Kids and teens
January and Beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Ones and Twos Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 25; 3’s to 5’s Storytime, Just for Babies Storytime: 1-13 months, 11 a.m. Jan. 25; Around the World Grades 3-6, 4 p.m. Jan. 25; Reading Time with Lottie, 3:45 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19; Full STEAM Ahead: Grades 3-6, 3:45 p.m. Jan. 26; 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.
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.
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.
COLUMBUS CITY BAND WINTER CONCERT, 2 p.m. Feb. 25, The Commons, 300 Block of Washington Street, Columbus.
January and Beyond
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.
AN ‘INCONVENIENT SEQUEL,’ 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. A free showing of the film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
“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 email@example.com.
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: Art House in the Red Room Film Series, 6 p.m. Jan. 30; Genealogy — Just Getting Started? 2 p.m. Jan. 25; Natural Healing, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25; Build a Better Reader: Pre-Kindergarten-kindergarten, 6 p.m., Grades 1-2, 7 p.m. Jan. 30; Art House in the Red Room: “Greed in the Sun,” 6 p.m. Jan. 30; Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
LEARN TO PLAY PICKLEBALL, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave. in Columbus, and noon Jan. 26 and 8:15 a.m. Jan. 27 at 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 afterward. 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 AMERICA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
30th ANNUAL HAM AND TURKEY DINNER, 4-7 p.m. Feb. 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Gaiser Drive, Seymour. Featuring all the trimmings. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards mission projects. The public is invited. Carry out will be available. Information: 812-522-1089.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.