Kids and teens
March and beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 1’s & 2’s Storytime, 10 a.m. March 15; Toddler Time at Hope, 10 a.m. March 16; Around the World for Grades 3 to 6, 4 p.m. March 15, 29; Coder Dojo Themes for Ages 7 through 17, 1 p.m. March 19, 21; Reading Time with Lottie, 3:45 p.m. March 19; Teen Gaming, 1 to 5 p.m. March 19; Coder Dojo Classic: Ages 7 to 17 at Hope Branch, 2:45 p.m. March 20; March Madness, 4 p.m. March 20; Teen Movie Marathon: Books to Movies, 12:30 p.m. March 21; Full STEAM Ahead Grades Kindergarten through Second grade, 6:30 p.m. March 22, 29; Teen Book Club: James Patterson, 3:45 p.m. March 26; French Storytime: Ages 5 and Up, 4:30 p.m. March 27; French Storytime Ages 4 and younger, 5 p.m. March 27; Coder Dojo Python: Ages 12 to 17, 3:30 p.m. March 28; Manga/Anime Club for Teens, 4 p.m. March 28; Dungeons and Dragons, 5 p.m. March 29; All Creatures Great and Small at Hope library, 6:30 p.m. March 29; Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3 to 6, 3:45 p.m. March 30; Stitch Camp for Ages 9 to 13, 10 a.m. March 31. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
PRINCESS TEA, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 15, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Come dressed as your favorite Disney princess, have tea and cookies, make your own crown, and skate with our very own Hamilton Center princess. Cost is $15 per princess and only 15 spots available to kids ages 4 to 12. Register online at columbusparksandrec.com or call us at 812-376-2686.
TINKERGARTEN FREE TRIAL CLASS, 10 a.m. March 17, 24, April 7, 14, 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.
SHAMROCK SKATE, 2-4 p.m. March 17, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Join in on St. Patrick’s Day for a an afternoon of skating. Regular rates of $4 for kids and $4.50 for adults apply. Wear green and get free skate rental.
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.
CHAOTIC TUESDAY AT THE COMMONS, 5 p.m. March 27, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus, join library staft and catapult into spring with an engineering challenge.
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 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 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.
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.
COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE, 4 to 8:30 p.m. March 24, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Roger Brown, Dan Branaman, Straightline and James White & Deercreek will all perform bluegrass and bluegrass gospel. Bring your own instrument for the open jam session that begins at 4 p.m. Group performances will follow at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. Food concession items will be available for purchase. Information: columbusbluegrassjamboree.com.
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.
THE REAL GROUP IN CONCERT, 7 p.m. April 13, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. The real Group is an a cappella vocal jazz quintet from Sweden that is returning to Columbus as part of the Saint Bartholomew Concert Series, 12th Season. Tickets: $25 per person. Please purchase tickets in advance from Bogdan Minut (St. Bartholomew Music Office, lower level of the church), the Columbus Visitors Center, Viewpoint Bookstore or online at events.ticketprinting.com/event/25013.
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, 7:30 p.m. April 14, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Texas country at its very best with Ray Benson and his full-size band. Ten-time Grammy winners return to Playhouse after a sell-out performance this past spring.
PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT, 4 p.m. April 15, North Christian Church, 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus. Free and open to the community.
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.
“THE LAWS OF JACKSON ST.,” 7 p.m. March 16, Willow Leaves Theatre, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Join Pete Law as he presents his one-man show about growing up on Jackson Street in Hope in the ’70s and ’80s. Admission to the show is a free-will donation. Willow Leaves will be serving dinner (extra costs may apply.)
TWIST THE NIGHT AWAY, 7:30 p.m. March 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.
“THE SAVANNA SIPPING SOCIETY,” 6 p.m. April 6, 8, Willow Leaves Theatre, 326 Jackson St., Hope. The characters stumble upon friendship and learn how to live life to the fullest. Dinner and show $25. Reservations 812-546-0640.
JENNINGS COUNTY PLAYERS: “OUR TOWN,” 7:30 p.m. April 6, Park Theatre, 25 N. Madison Ave.. Classic drama by Thornton Wilder about two ordinary families living in adjacent houses in sleepy Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire in the early years of the 20th century. Tickets can be purchased in advance from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Park Theatre Civic Centre. Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance. Ticket prices are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for adults; students, $3 and preschoolers, $1.
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.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: American Sign Language Sign-Ups, 10 a.m. March 22; book discussion group at Hope: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” 1 p.m. March 15; O Canada, 6:30 p.m. March 15; Civil War Book Discussion Group, “Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South,” 7 p.m. March 15; General Lew Wallace, 6:30 p.m. March 19; Disability Services at Your Library, 1 p.m. March 20; Understanding the Home-buying Process, 6:30 p.m. March 20; Geneaology — Just Getting Started? 2 to 4 p.m. March 22; Computer Basics at the America and Roby Anderson Community Center, 6 p.m. March 22; Louisa May Alcott, 6:30 p.m. March 22; Spanish Storytime Ages 5 and younger, 10:30 a.m. March 23; Dating and Identifying Historic Photographs, 10 a.m. March 24; Indiana Album Scan-a-Thon, 11 a.m. March 24; Adults Reading YA Book Club: “The Raven Boys,” 1 and 6 p.m. March 26; Bad Movie Night, 6 p.m. March 26; Taxes and Your Property, 6:30 p.m. March 26; The New American Backyard: Moving Toward Sustainability, 6:30 p.m. March 27; Heroin at Home, 7:30 p.m. March 28. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
INDIANA MASTER NATURALIST CLASS, 6 p.m. March 21, 18, 28, April 4, 11, 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 ages 12 and younger and dog; senior division for parent/owner ages 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 available for purchase. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the event. 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.
BEGINNER’S PICKLEBALL CLINIC, 11:30 a.m. March 27, April 3, 10, Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Come learn a game that is the fastest-growing game in the nation. This is the first of three clinics to learn how to play Pickleball. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Please bring water. Equipment will be provided. Fee is $10 for three lessons. Register at email@example.com.
LOVE AND RESPECT: MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT COURSE, 6:30 p.m. March 27, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road, Columbus. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org; or cccolumbus.org.
THE CLOTHESLINE CHILI SUPPER & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER, 6 to 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.
HOME EC ANNUAL GARAGE SALE, sponsored by Common Threads, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, Community Building. Enjoy shopping at one convenient location featuring children’s clothing, adult clothing, toys, games and household items, furniture and more. Food, baked goods, snacks and drinks available for sale. Donations will benefit community projects and Orphan Grain Train.
KIDS AND TEENS ONLY GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. April 14, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus, all items for sale must be kid- and teen-oriented (ages 8 to 17). Cost: $6 for the first table; $3 for each added table. Set-up will be from 7 to 9 a.m. the day of the sale. Participants ages 16 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian or adult. To register, call 812-376-2680, stop by Donner Center or visit columbusparksandrec.com. Register by April 11.
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.
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 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.
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.