Kids and teens
March and beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: ; 1’s & 2’s Storytime, 10 a.m. March 8, 14, 15; Toddler Time at Hope, 10 a.m. March 9, 16; Lego Club: Ages 6 through 12, 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. March 9; Milk & Cookies Junior Storytime, 6 p.m. March 12; Milk & Cookies Storytime: Ages 3 through 8, 7 p.m. March 12; 3’s to 5’s Storytime, 7 p.m. March 13, 11 a.m. March 14; Coder Dojo Themes for Ages 7 through 17, 1 p.m. March 19; Reading Time with Lottie, 3:45 p.m. March 19; Full STEAM Ahead Grades Kindergarten through Second grade, 6:30 p.m. March 22, 29; French Storytime Ages 4 and younger, 5 p.m. March 27; Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-6, 3:45 p.m. March 30; Stitch Camp for Ages 9-13, 10 a.m. March 31. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
TINKERGARTEN FREE TRIAL CLASS, 10 a.m. March 17, 24, April 7, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Tinkergarten provides early childhood learning in the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, while having fun. Information, to register: tinkergarten.com/classes/all/47203.
IT IS SEW EXCITING! 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 20, Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road, Columbus. Third through sixth-graders learn sewing basics while making a versatile drawstring bag. Cost is $7 for current 4-H members, $20 for those not currently enrolled in 4-H, plus the purchase of your fabric, pins and thread for the bag or backpack. Sponsored by Purdue Extension. Call 812-379-1665 to make reservations by March 19; space is limited. Adults are welcome to stay.
GLOW IN THE DARK EASTER EGG HUNT, 7 to 9 p.m. March 31, Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus. Music and games start at 7 p.m., egg hunting starts at dusk. Event is free for all teens.
FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES: PETER AND THE WOLF, 6 p.m., April 6, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Audiences will enjoy a performance of “Peter & The Wolf,” as performed by Dancers Studio Inc. This short ballet, based on a Russian folktale with music composed by Sergei Prokofiev, is for children as it introduces a musical instrument for each character in the ballet. There will be two performances at 6 and 6:45 p.m. Information: artsincolumbus.org.
SPRING TEA FOR TWO! 2 to 4 p.m. April 8, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Mothers with daughters ages 3 to 8 can wear spring finery and enjoy an afternoon of magic; make your own tea party hats, magic wands, flowers; have snacks. Cost: $24 per pair; $12 for each additional person. To register, call 812-376-2680; stop by Donner Center or visit columbusparksandrec.com. Registration deadline is April 4 or until maximum enrollment has been met. Sponsored by Columbus Parks & Recreation.
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.
COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEASON, (all times at 3:30 p.m.). Scheduled: “Appalachian Homecoming,” April 8 at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus; “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.
LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES, Indiana Organists United, the alumni affiliate of the organ department of the I.U. Jacobs School of Music – Bloomington, is hosting the annual Lenten Organ Recital Series on pipe organs in Columbus. A variety of music will be presented at noon every Wednesday at various churches throughout the Lenten season. Scheduled: March 14, Ed Bruenjes at Asbury United Methodist, 1751 27th St.; March 21, Dianne Sprunger at First Presbyterian, 512 Seventh St.; March 28, John G. Simpson at Sandy Hook Church, 1610 Taylor Road.
FRIDAYS@FIRST, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: March 9: 7 p.m., students of Shangheng Liu Piano Recital; 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 8: 7 p.m., The Reen Family.
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.
2018 SPRING BARBERSHOP CONVENTION, noon to 11:30 p.m., March 23, Columbus North High School, 1400 25th St., Columbus. Weekend activities include a formal quartet and chorus contest, an informal tag singing contest, informational and leadership development sessions and singing throughout Columbus with a Better World Singing Project. Sessions are split between two venues: Columbus North High School and Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Edinburgh, 12210 N. Executive Drive, Edinburgh. Single-session tickets are $20. All events registrations: $20 for youth; $35 for students; $55 for regular.
NIGHT OWL COUNTRY BAND, 7 p.m. March 31, Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, Country, southern rock. For tickets and more information: call 812-526-6513 or online at theedinburghpixy.com.
FIFTH ANNUAL CROONERS FOR CASA, 6:30 to 11 p.m. April 7, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Teams of competitors perform karaoke-style numbers to compete for votes in the form of contributions to Advocates for Children. There will be audience participation events such as the “wheel of ‘oke” and an open mic session. Information and tickets: croonersforcasa.com.
ORGAN RECITAL, 7:30 p.m. April 20, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St., Columbus. Recital by Craig J. Cramer, professor of organ/university organist, University of Notre Dame. Admission is free.
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.
ROYAL-OFF-THE-SQUARE THEATRE, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Productions presented by Jackson County Community Theatre. Scheduled: “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.
STAND UP FOR LIFE BENEFIT, 7 p.m. March 9, Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh. Comedy show, stand up, improv and hand sketch comedy, as well as a joke contest and showcase of comedians. Cost $10 per person; patrons 17 and over only. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Tickets and information: theedinburghpixy.com or call 812-526-6513
TWIST THE NIGHT AWAY, 7:30 p.m. March 9, 10, 16, 17, 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.
SECOND ANNUAL SHIMMY AND SHAKE, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 24, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Margaret Lion and her troupe, Different Drummer Belly Dancers, will perform a mix of traditional belly dancing and modern music. For audiences of all ages. Tickets: $15; $13; and $10.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: American Sign Language Sign-Ups, 10 a.m. March 8, 22; Bartholomew County Writers Group 6 p.m. March 8; Eat This, Not That, 6 p.m. March 8; Decorative Painting, 10 a.m. March 10. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT, 11 a.m. March 8, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Attend “Diversity through Art,” a celebration of various styles of artwork from women around the world. Guest speakers will be Tobi Herron and Benedicte Quatrecasas, both from Faurecia. They will give a small talk, “The Art of Defining Your Own Success.” Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to the free, public event.
A LOOK AT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN INDIANA, 5 to 8 p.m. March 8, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. Zonta Club of Columbus presents an event on International Women’s Day at the Columbus Learning Center featuring keynote speaker Diane Good, Community Development Coordinator at Ascent 121. The topic of discussion will be the how, what, when and why of human trafficking in Indiana. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, fruited water, non-alcoholic beverages.
BROWN COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB MEETING, 7 to 9 p.m. March 13, Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane, Nashville. Meeting will include a photo share of member’s work and a lesson on how to critique photography. Membership in the club is open to anyone who is interested in photography, and the public is invited to attend. For more information contact Shirley Lance at 812-606-1029.
INDIANA MASTER NATURALIST CLASS, 6 p.m. March 14, 21, 18, 28, April 4, 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.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY POOCH PARADE, noon March 17, Hope Town Square. Register on the north side of the square at 11, pet parade in costume starts at noon. Junior division is for parent/owner age 12 and younger and dog; senior division for parent/owner age 12 and older and dog. Ribbons/awards given for: Pooch only in costume (the most Irish); pooch plus parent/owner in costume (the most Irish); Peoples’ Choice Award. Bartholomew County Humane Society, City of Columbus Animal Care Services, Neuter Scooter and Paula A. Pollitt Animal Shelter will be present, and animals will be available for adoption. Registration fee is $5 and benefits the Paula A. Pollitt Animal Shelter in Hope. Donated, pet-friendly items will also be auctioned to benefit the Pollitt Animal Shelter. Registration forms available at Hope Town Hall, Hope Police Station, Yellow Trail Visitor Center and other area businesses. Register in advance or day of parade. Information: Susan Thayer Fye, 812-343-3798.
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS, 7 to 9 p.m. March 20, Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane, Nashville. Held in Meeting Room B. Topics include basic camera settings, composition, light metering, post processing, camera care and keeping digital images safe. The class will be instructed by Jessica and Sharon Bussert, is appropriate for both digital and film photographers and is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Brown County Photography Club.
10TH ANNUAL D-VINE WINE AND BEER FEST, 1 to 7 p.m. March 24, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Wineries, breweries and distilleries from around Indiana will offer free samples and products for sale. Snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 or at the event for $25. A processing fee will apply for tickets purchased online at dsiservices.org. Tickets may also be purchased in advance at DSI, 2920 10th St., Columbus. All proceeds benefit individuals with disabilities served by Developmental Services, Inc. Information: 812-376-9404.
LOVE AND RESPECT: MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT COURSE, 6:30 p.m. March 27, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road, Columbus. Register: email@example.com; or cccolumbus.org
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.
THE CLOTHESLINE CHILI SUPPER & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER, 6-8 p.m. April 5, Columbus First Church of the Nazarene, 1245 McClure Road, Columbus. Brands available at the auction include LuLaRoe, Doterra, Usborne Books, Pink Zebra, LipSense and multiple themed gift baskets. All proceeds will go to help purchase items for The Clothesline Foster Closet. Tickets are $5 can be purchased online at Hunter’s Resale or at the door. Information: theclothesline14.com.
SPRING CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW, 1 to 6 p.m., April 8, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Join over 40 craft and direct sales vendors. Enjoy a walking taco, baked goods and place a bid in the silent auction. Free admission and parking.
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.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM/VISITOR CENTER, on the west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. Museum 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. Located at 644 Main Street, Hope. Information: 812-546-8020.
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. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Special tours may be scheduled by calling 812-372-4356. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field, later named Bakalar Air Force Base. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org and on Facebook.
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 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.
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.