Kids and teens
February and beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Reading Time with Lottie, 3:45 p.m. Feb. 19; Coder Dojo Themes for ages 7 to 17, 1 p.m. Feb. 19; ; 1’s & 2’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Feb. 15, 21, 22; Around the World Grades 3-6, 4 p.m. Feb. 15, 22; Just for Babies Storytime, 11 a.m. Feb. 15, 22; Full STEAM Ahead Grades K-2, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 22; Toddler Time at Hope: Ages 1-2, 10 a.m. Feb. 18; Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-6, 3:45 p.m. Feb. 16, 23; Stitch Camp for Ages 9-13, 10 a.m. Feb. 17, 24; Maker Space for Ages 9-13, 1 p.m. Feb. 17, 24; Spanish Storytime: Ages 0-5, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19; Teen Book Club: Superheroes, 4 p.m. Feb. 19; Jr. Milk & Cookies Storytime: Ages 1-2, 6 p.m. Feb. 19; Teen Gaming, 6 p.m. Feb. 19; Milk & Cookies Storytime: Ages 3-8, 7 p.m. Feb. 19; 3’s to 5’s Storytime: 10 a.m. Feb. 20; French Storytime, 5 p.m. Feb. 20; Crazy 8’s: Grades 3-5, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 21; Helping Your BFF with a Creep of an SO, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20; Coder Dojo Python: Ages 12-17, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21; Crazy 8’s Club: Grades K-2, 4 p.m. Feb. 21; manga/anime club for teens, 4 p.m. Feb. 21; After School Movie, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22; Toddler Time at Hope: Ages 1-2, 10 a.m. Feb. 23 Did You Know? 3 p.m. Feb. 24; Miss Ferry the Tooth Ferry Storytime: Ages 1-2, 10 a.m. Feb. 27; Winter Olympics 2018: Grades 2-6 4 p.m. Feb. 27; Miss Ferry the Tooth Ferry Storytime: Ages 3-5, 10 a.m. Feb. 28; Teen Cafe, 4 p.m. Feb. 28. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
MAD SCIENTISTS!, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Hands-on science fun for the whole family. Cost is $1 per person. No pre-registration required. Snacks will be served. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE, 6 p.m. Feb. 17, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, Nashville. Cost is $40 per couple and $10 per additional child. Includes dinner, dancing and a take-home photo frame. Open for all ages.
YOUTH LACROSSE, 6 p.m. Feb. 18, 25, Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Winter lacrosse practices are open to all youth players grades 1 to 6. Equipment will be available on a first-come basis for each session. There is no cost for the session. Information: columbuslax.org.
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, 6:45 p.m. Feb. 21, 28, Hamilton Center Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Free equipment will be available to use and no experience is necessary. Registration is not required.
CHAOTIC TUESDAY AT THE COMMONS, 5 p.m. Feb. 27, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Join the library staff at Chaotic Tuesday to make a house of cards. We will use straws and cards of different sizes to make unique designs.
FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES: “BEETHOVEN’S WIG,” 6 p.m. March 2, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Columbus Area Arts Council invites families to enjoy a multimedia performance with live classical music and wacky characters featuring Beethoven and his cartoon orchestra — all projected on the big screen. Information: artsincolumbus.org.
TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE, 4:15 p.m. March 3, Hamilton Center Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Event is open to kids ages 4-12 interested in the sport of hockey. Free equipment is available to use. To register, go online to tryhockeyforfree.com.
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 the 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; columbusarea railroadclub.com; or info@columbusarea railroadclub.com.
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/bodhi blossomyoga.
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-opolisexoticpetting world.com.
JIMMY DOOLEY CONCERT, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18, Central Heights Church of God, 3151 Sharon Lane, Columbus, freewill offering will be taken.
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 to 18 $5 in advance, $10 at the door; children under 12 with an adult always free. Information: csoindiana.org/tickets.
COLUMBUS CITY BAND WINTER CONCERT, 2 p.m. Feb. 25, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus.
FIFTH ANNUAL BROWN COUNTY YOUTH MUSIC SHOWCASE, 7:30 p.m. March 3, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. An evening of Brown County’s most talented residents, produced and emceed by Kara Barnard. The show is a fundraiser for the BETA Teen Center and features youth ages 6 to 18 and a variety of ensembles, solos and duets. A silent auction of handmade items will take place before the show. Tickets: $12; free for children ages 12 and younger.
PHILHARMONIC STRINGS INVITATIONAL, 7-9 p.m., March 6, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Event will take place in the Nugent-Custer Performance Hall and feature string orchestras from Columbus and surrounding communities.
A LENTEN CHORAL CONCERT, 7 p.m. March 10, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. The Saint Bartholomew Choir, with music director Bogdan Minut, will present a program of sacred choral music to accompany the congregation on its Lenten journey to prepare for Holy Week and the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Admission is free and donations are welcome.
MUSIC AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN, 3 p.m. March 11, First Presbyterian Church, Seventh and Franklin Streets. Dale Rogers, former organist at North Christian Church will play an organ concert including music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Guilmant and Jerome Kern on the 47-rank Casavant pipe organ. Free admission, but an offering will be taken. Information: 812-372-3783.
FRIDAYS@FIRST, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: March 16: 7 p.m. Bradley Burgess, organ; April 13: 7 p.m., Schumann Piano Concert — Jooyoung Kim; May 11: 7 p.m., An Evening of Opera Duets; May 18: 7 p.m., Voice Students of Julianna Jerome-Drerup; June 1: 7 p.m., The Reen Family.
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: “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.
“LOVE LETTERS,” 6 p.m. Feb. 16, 17; 1 p.m. Feb. 18, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Tickets: $25 (includes dinner and show). Actors’ Studio of Hope production. 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 to 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.
TWIST THE NIGHT AWAY, 7:30 p.m. March 9, 10, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. An encore performance of last year’s production with music of the 1950s, such as the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley. All-ages show produced by Rhett Thomas of Silver Night Entertainment.
BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplay house.org.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: American Sign Language meet-ups, 10 a.m. Feb. 22; Hope Book Discussion, 1 p.m. Feb. 15; Introduction to Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m. Feb. 15; Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15; Children’s Dental Day, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17; Adults Reading YA Book Club, 6 p.m. Feb. 19, Garage Pub and Grill, 308 Fourth St., Columbus; Decorative Painting, 10 a.m. Feb. 17; Presidential Trivia on President’s Day, 6 p.m. Feb. 19; The Beginner Gardener, 10 a.m. Feb. 20, 27; CPD K-9 Program, 7 p.m. Feb. 21; Underground Railroad in Indiana, 6 p.m., Feb. 22; How to Start Your Own Business, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22; Art House at the Red Room Film Series, 6 p.m. Feb. 27; History of Hip Hop, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
LEARN TO PLAY PICKLEBALL, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays in February at Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave. in Columbus, and noon Fridays and 8 a.m. Saturdays in February 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.
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.
COMPUTER BASICS, 6 p.m. Feb. 22, 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, Microsoft Word, social media, apps, resumes, library website and more.
OILS OF THE BIBLE, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Hope Branch Library Annex, 619 Harrison St., Hope, discussion of the significance of the oils used in the Bible time and how we can use them for our benefit today. The event is free, make and take roller oil bottles available for $10 for personal use.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER, 8 to 11 a.m., Feb. 24, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St., Columbus. Breakfast, yard sale and silent auction hosted by Boy Scout Troop 588.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS: BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 and 4, Columbus Bowling Center, 3010 State St., Columbus. Presented by MainSource Bank and Foundation For Youth on March 3 and 4. Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bartholomew County. Register, donate or sponsor at foundationforyouth.com.
HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING: MARCH MAYHEM, 7:45 to 10:15 p.m. March 3, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Seven big pro wrestling matches, four Hoosier Pro Wrestling title matches, favorite HPW wrestling stars. Concessions, wrestling merchandise, T-shirts and hoodies; family-friendly event. Tickets $12 for adults; children 4 and younger free.
COIN APPRAISAL EVENT, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6, Mainsource Bank, 8475 State Road 9, Hope. Knowledgeable HCC staff member will be onsite conducting coin appraisals, with no appointment necessary. Have your coin collection, rare paper bills and more appraised. For more information about MainSource Bank, go online at mainsourcebank.com.
INDIANA MASTER NATURALIST CLASS, 6 p.m. March 7, 14, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 U.S. 50E, Seymour. Adult learning opportunity with a class on different natural history subjects each week. Subjects include Indiana geology, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, invasive species and tree identification. Graduates of the eight-week class receive a master naturalist pin after completing 24 hours of volunteer service to a public agency.
MOLECULAR ENERGIES AND VIBRATIONS, 6:30 p.m. March 15, Hope Branch Library Annex, 619 Harrison St., Hope. Learn how to channel your molecular energy and increase vibrations and how your body interacts and reacts with positive and negative energy and how to encourage more positive energy while increasing your vibrations to improve health, stamina, and general well-being. Make and take an essential oil blend for emotional wellness as well. Cost $15. Event is at the Hope Branch Library Annex building next to the library.
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
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM DISCUSSION GROUP, 10 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, all are welcome to have coffee and join in discussions about various topics from community’s past, including stories about growing up in our community of Hope, Hartsvillle, Clifford, or St. Louis Crossing. All are welcome to share stories or just come to listen. Free! Questions? Call 812-371-7969.
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 atterburybakalarair museum.org.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 524 Third St., Columbus. Information: 812-372-3541 or bartholomew history.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 freeman armyairfield 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.