Kids and teens
January and Beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Maker Space for Ages 9-13, 1 p.m., Jan. 20; Stitch Camp for Ages 9-13, 10 a.m., Jan. 20; Coder Dojo Themes for ages 7-17, 1 p.m. Jan. 22; Jr. Milk & Cookies Storytime Ages 1-2, 6 p.m. Jan. 22; Milk & Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8, 7 p.m. Jan. 22; 3’s to 5’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 23, 24; French Storytime Ages 5 and up, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23; French Storytime Ages 0-4, 5 p.m. Jan. 23; Crazy 8’s Club: Grades 3-5, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23; Ones and Twos Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 18, 24, 25; 3’s to 5’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 23, 24; Crazy 8’s Club: Grades K-2, 4 p.m. Jan. 24; Just for Babies Storytime: 1-13 months, 11 a.m. Jan. 18, 25; Around the World Grades 3-6, 4 p.m. Jan. 18, 25; Reading time with Lottie, 3:45 p.m. Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12; Teen STEAM, 3 p.m. Jan. 18; Spanish Storytime: Ages 0-5, 10 a.m. Jan. 19; Full STEAM Ahead: Grades 3-6, 3:45 p.m. Jan. 19, 26; Teen Book Club: Fairy Tales & Retellings, 4 p.m. Jan. 22; Teen Game Night, 6 p.m., Jan. 22; Teen STEAM at Hope Branch, 2:45 p.m. Jan. 23; Coder Dojo Python Ages 12-17; Manga/Anime Club for Teens, 4 p.m. Jan. 24; After school movie for teens, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25; Teen Cafe, 4 p.m. Jan. 31. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
CHAOTIC TUESDAY, 5 p.m. Jan. 23, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Be inspired by the creativity demonstrated by the creators of Chaos and make a non-traditional snow globe with library staff.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Ongoing activities, all free with museum admission: Little Explorers, 11 a.m. Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Fridays; Art Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Wacky Science, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 812-378-3046.
FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. The Boys & Girls Club is open to children ages 5 through 18. Information: 812-372-7867.
FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAYS WITH MISS POLLY, 12:15 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St., Columbus. Information: 812-376-0778.
COLUMBUS CHESS CLUB, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Most games are 10 minutes in length; equipment is furnished. Open to chess players 18 and older. Information: 812-603-3893.
COLUMBUS GOLDEN K KIWANIS, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Always an interesting and informative program. All are welcome. Information: 812-342-6944.
COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts, noon to 4 p.m. third Saturday of the month at the Johnson County Park headquarters building at Camp Atterbury. Information: Greg Harter, 812-350-8636; columbusarearailroadclub.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CommUNITY YOGA, 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Drive, Columbus. Donation-based class appropriate for all levels. Information: 812-447-2585; facebook.com/bodhiblossomyoga.
YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY, noon Mondays, Recovery Engagement Center, 1951 McKinley Ave., Columbus. Donation-based class. Information: 812-447-2585.
WINTER FESTIVAL OF EXOTIC ANIMALS, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting Zoo, 12696 W. County Road 50S, Columbus. Visitors can see more than 35 species, including foxes, macaws, miniature ponies and prairie dogs. Choose from two sessions: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2:30 to 5 p.m. Information or reservations: 812-764-4980; zoo-opolisexoticpettingworld.com.
DUELING PIANOS: TAKE 2, 7 p.m., Jan. 19, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Show presented by Ivy Tech Community College to raise funds for scholarships and other financial assistance. The show is a 21-and-over event. Featuring keyboardists who engage the audiences with interactive music, song requests and invite audience members on stage. Cost $50 per person or $90 per couple. Information: connect.ivytech.edu/duelingpianos, or email@example.com or 812-374-5342.
PETAR & DANIEL GUITAR DUO, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Faculty/student ensemble from the IU Jacobs School of Music featuring music from around the globe. Starring Daniel Duarte and Petar Jankovic, guitarists with an eclectic repertoire from contemporary to Latin jazz to classical and Spanish music. Admission: $13.50 for adults; $6.50 for students.
VISION 2025 PROJECT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Rails Craft Brew and Eatery, 114 St. Louis Ave., Seymour, featuring Nora Jane Struthers and her band, the Party Line. Blend of country, folk, roots and rock. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Rails, Jackson County Visitor Center, This Old Guitar, Brooklyn Pizza and Greemann’s Furniture.
FRIDAYS@FIRST, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Jan. 26: 7 p.m., Laura Andrews Strong Studio; Feb. 2: 6 and 7:30 p.m., Students of Steve and Sophie Reen; April 13: 7 p.m., Schumann Piano Concert – Jooyoung Kim; May 18: 7 p.m., Voice Students of Julianna Jerome-Drerup; June 1: 7 p.m., The Reen Family.
IT TAKES 2: GREAT DUETS WITH JENN CRISTY & COMPANY, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a special live concert starring Playhouse’s sweetheart Jenn Cristy and One Pulse Entertainment’s superb live band performing all your favorite rock, R & B and soul hits. Tickets: $20.50 to $31.50.
January and Beyond
CABARET AT THE COMMONS WITH SPENCER DAY, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, The Commons, 300 Block of Washington Street, Columbus. Singer-songwriter and jazz pianist Spencer Day returns with his mix of vocal jazz, early ’60s pop, and soul. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar available. Tickets $40 or $60 VIP, and available at thecip.org/spencerdaycabaret; 812-376-2638, ext. 1; or 315 Franklin St., Columbus.
CABARET AT THE COMMONS WITH MARY CLAIRE KING, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Mary Claire King brings her cabaret show back home and will sing with the 13-member Range a cappella group. Tickets: $40 to $60; available at thecip.org or 812-376-2638, ext. 1.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 2017-18 SEASON, “LISTEN.” All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School’s Erne Auditorium, 1400 25th St., unless otherwise specified. Scheduled: “All for Love,” with violinist Ariel Horowitz and soprano Cathy Rund, Feb. 3; “Da-Da-Da-Duuummm,” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, April 7; “Sean Chen Plays Brahms,” April 28; annual patriotic concert “Salute!” 7 p.m. May 25, on the grounds of the Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial. Tickets and information: 812-376-2638; online at thecip.org; and in person at 315 Franklin St., Columbus.
COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEASON (all times at 3:30 p.m.). Scheduled: “Hometown Talent,” Feb. 18 at The Commons; “Appalachian Homecoming,” April 8 at The Commons; “Expeditions, Adventures and Odysseys,” June 10 at The Commons. Tickets: Adults $10 in advance, $15 at the door; senior citizens and students 12-18 $5 in advance, $10 at the door; children under 12 with an adult always free. Information: csoindiana.org/tickets.
“REJECT: THE SCIENCE OF BELONGING,” noon and 5 p.m. Jan. 23, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. Both showings of the documentary film “Reject” are free and open to the public. A discussion of the content of social ostracism will take place during the showing, led by Harriet Armstrong of Purdue Extension. For more information contact the Purdue Extension Office, 812-379-1665.
“LOVE LETTERS,” 6 p.m. Feb. 9-10, 16-17; 1 p.m. Feb. 11, 14, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Tickets: $25 (includes dinner and show). Reservations: 812-546-0640
ROYAL-OFF-THE-SQUARE THEATRE, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Productions presented by Jackson County Community Theatre. Scheduled: “Almost, Maine,” dinner theater at The Pines in Seymour, Feb. 16-18, 23 and 24; “All My Sons,” April 27 and 28 and May 4 and 5, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 adults and $10 students and seniors, available online at jcct.org. Information: 812-358-5228 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
January and Beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: How to Plan your Walt Disney World Vacation, 6 p.m., Jan. 18; Civil War book discussion group, 7 p.m. Jan. 18; German emigration/immigration, 10 a.m. Jan. 20; Radio-Controlled Airplanes, 1 p.m. Jan. 20; Remote Control Cars: Hobby Grade, 2 p.m. Jan. 20; French Film Series, 4 p.m. Jan. 20; Adults Reading YA Book Club, 6 p.m. Jan. 22; Finding Amelia, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22; Art House in the Red Room Film Series, 6 p.m. Jan. 24, 30; Microblading and semi-permanent makeup, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23; Genealogy — Just Getting Started? 2 p.m. Jan. 25; Natural Healing, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25; Build a Better Reader: Grades 1-2, 7 p.m. Jan. 30; Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
COLUMBUS FFA FRANK BURBRINK CHILI SUPPER, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 19, Family Arts building at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Silent auction, barbecue and chapter T-shirt sale, “guess the kernels,” and more. Chili supper proceeds go toward a scholarship for FFA members; barbecue and shirt sales benefit the Columbus FFA.
MOUNTAINEERING PRESENTATION, 2 p.m. Jan. 20, Jennings County Public Library, 2375 State Road 3 North, North Vernon. Columbus mountaineer Walter Glover will tell his stories and share images of the trips he has taken around the world in support of southern Indiana youth wellness initiatives. Books by Glover about his climbs of Mount Everest, Kilimanjaro and the Russian and Australian mountains will be available at a discount. A portion of each book sold goes to Foundation for Youth, Columbus. For audiences young and old.
THIRD ANNUAL WORLD CUP CORNHOLE BOARD TOURNAMENT, 4-9 p.m. Jan. 20, Taylor Brothers Construction, 4555 Middle Road, Columbus. Register as a team of two and indicate the country you’d like to represent. On tournament day, dress in your country’s colors or traditional costume and bring a related food dish to share. Entry fee $40 per team of two. Silent Auction and 50/50 raffle available until 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Dr. Thor Bogren Scholarship Fund at Ivy Tech, established in memory of a former club member, and the Columbus Rotary Student Exchange Program. Visit columbussunriserotary.org to download an entry form.
LEARN TO PLAY PICKLEBALL, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays Jan. 23, 30 Foundation for Youth, noon Fridays Jan. 19, 26 and 8:15 a.m. Saturdays Jan. 20, 27, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Wear comfortable clothing and proper footwear. Equipment will be provided. First hour is a lesson, with regular pickleball play after. For adults. To register: Juliana.Bernabe62@gmail.com. Cost is $10 for three-week clinic at Foundation for Youth, free for Mill Race Center; $5 drop-in fee applies for facilities. A pass may be purchased for a reduced fee with Mill Race Center registration.
COMPUTER BASICS AT THE AMERICAN AND ROBY ANDERSON COMMUNITY CENTER, 6 p.m. Jan. 25, America and Roby Anderson Community Center, 421 McClure St., Columbus. Library staff member Sandy Allman will provide one-on-one assistance with basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, social media, apps, resumes, the library website and more.
THE REPUBLIC’S 23RD ANNUAL BRIDAL SHOW, 1-4 p.m. Jan. 28, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Admission free. Event will feature more than 60 vendors showcasing everything needed to plan a wedding day, including reception venues, caterers, florists, disc jockeys and photographers. The latest fashions in bridal and attendant gowns along with tuxedos will be modeled throughout the day. Brides can win a prize package of $500 to use toward their wedding.
WINE & CANVAS, 1:30-4 p.m. Jan. 28, Tri State Artisans, 422 Washington St., Columbus. A teacher will guide the group step by step in replicating the night’s featured painting. By the end of the event, participants will create a piece of artwork while supporting Turning Point. Cost is $40, which includes a $25 donation to Turning Point. Snacks will be provided; please bring your beverage of choice. Register by Jan. 22 at turningpointdv.org/events.
GROUNDHOG’S DAY CELEBRATION, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 2, Hope Town Square, State Road 9, Hope. Grubby the groundhog will tell those gathered whether there will be an early spring or a longer winter. All are welcome. Entertainment provided by the Hauser High School band. Refreshments will be served.
THRIVE ALLIANCE FUNDRAISER, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9, FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St., Columbus. A night of chocolate and fun to raise money for the services of Thrive Alliance and The ARC of Bartholomew County. Tickets $3 in advance, $4 day of event. A $20 ticket provides eight individual servings. Advance tickets may be purchased from The ARC, Thrive Alliance and Viewpoint Books.
DANCE INDIANA VALENTINE’S DANCE, 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 10, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Features cash bar, music by the Starlighters. Tickets: $25 per person; $10 gallery. Reserve a ticket by sending an email to email@example.com. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
VALENTIMES 10K OR 5K, 8 a.m. Feb. 17, Seymour High School, 1350 W. Second St., Seymour. Choose to run or walk the 5K or 10K. To register: signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/122763.
BOURBONFEST: COME GET YOUR PHIL, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 17, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Live music, silent auction and blind bourbon raffle. Bourbon served by a variety of distilleries. Admission: $15 to $50; thecip.org/bourbonfest/bourbons. Bourbonfest benefits the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic’s outreach efforts.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 31, FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Fresh produce and meat; artisan breads, sweets, jellies, herbs, spices; flowers and plants. Visit with local authors.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
“SINCE I’VE BEEN HERE,” ALINE CHEVALIER ART EXHIBITION OPEN HOUSE, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 19, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus, exhibition open house for mixed-media artist Aline Chevalier. The exhibit will include a retrospective of different themes she has developed since living in Columbus, as well as her current work. More information may be found at facebook.com/events/345503469254061/.
ANILA AGHA ARTIST TALK, 6-7:15 p.m. Feb. 9, Columbus Visitors Center, Fifth and Franklin Streets, Columbus, The Columbus Area Arts Council hosts Anila Agha, an internationally recognized artist, who will speak on her multi-media works, the design process and what it means to be a creative entrepreneur. This event is free and open to everyone. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the artist during a reception, followed by an artist talk and Q&A session with the audience.
IN THE BEGINNING, free art exhibit for Bob Burris’ work, WellConnect, 237 Washington St. in Columbus.
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES BREAST FEEDING COALITION 2017 ART EXHIBIT, WellConnect, 237 Washington St., Columbus. Highlighting the work of local photographer Angela Jackson. Free.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Closed for winter upgrades. Reopens 10 a.m. March 6. Visit online on Facebook and at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 524 Third St., Columbus. Information: 812-372-3541 or bartholomewhistory.org.
THE COMMONS GALLERY, second floor, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: cmadart.org or columbus firstname.lastname@example.org.
IVY TECH GALLERY OF FINE ART & DESIGN, 4475 Central Ave., Columbus. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 812-374-5139 or email@example.com.
WELLCONNECT, 237 Washington St., Columbus. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 812-247-0502.
TRE BICCHIERI, 425 Washington St., Columbus. Artwork by nine local artists including Gail Plattner, Jeff Jackson, Stephen Whittaker, John Strickland, Susie Gregory, Rebecca Campbell, Cathy Schooler and Robert Baker. All artwork is for sale. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.
TRI-STATE ARTISANS, 422 Washington St., Columbus. Handmade retail gallery of more than 60 local artisans. Unique gifts, fine art, art classes for youth and adults, youth art programs, art parties and home parties. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: tsartisans.com.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM, on the west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. Winter hours January through April: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The museum includes thousands of items donated by members of the community to tell the story of Hope’s heritage. For appointments to visit other times, call 812-546-8020 or 812-371-7969.
FREEMAN ARMY AIR FIELD MUSEUM, 1035 A. Ave., Freeman Field, Seymour, across from the airport hangars. Open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, excepting holidays, and by appointment throughout the week. Exhibits include recovered artifacts from the base’s time as a foreign aircraft evaluation center. Groups are welcome. Information and appointments: 812-522-2031 and freemanarmyairfield museum.org.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncountyartguild.org.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Information: 269-375-3234.
B3 GALLERY, 125 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, second floor of the Artist Colony Shops. Information: 812-988-6675.
BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY, Artist Drive and Main Street, Nashville. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: browncountyartgallery.org or 812-988-4609.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.