HOOSIER TRAILS 5K RUN/WALK, 11 a.m. Nov. 7, Ceraland Park cross country course, 3989 S. County Road 525E. Proceeds will benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, to promote physical fitness, high adventure and community awareness. Registration open from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A $20 registration fee includes a commemorative patch. The public is welcome. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. To register and pay in advance or for more information: hoosiertrails5K.org.
SIXTH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 8K AND 5K WALK, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26, Girls Inc. parking lot, 956 N. O’Brien St., Seymour. Cost: $25 plus five non-perishable food items through Nov. 12 (deduct $5 if you don’t want a t-shirt); $35 after Nov. 12; $15 for children 10 and under. Proceeds will benefit Girls Inc. of Jackson County. Registration forms available at Girls Inc., at indianatiming.com, and signmeup.com/109377.
CLIMBING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HIKING, Muscatatuck Park, North Vernon. Rugged trails for hiking and biking, bouldering on natural stone cliffs at Vinegar Mill site (no climbing or bouldering on mill ruins). Trail maps available just inside Visitors Center door. Free. Information: 800-928-3667 or online at muscatatuckpark.com.
FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, 405 Hope Ave. The Boys & Girls Club is open to children ages 5 through 18. Information: 812-348-4558, ext. 202.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Special days in November: Free family fun time, Nov. 8; Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11; World Toilet Day, Nov. 19; open Monday Nov. 23; Thanksgiving activities Nov. 23-27; closed Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving. Weekly activities free with paid museum admission: Little Explorers at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Fridays; Art Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Wacky Science, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 812-378-3046. Weekly activities free with paid museum admission: Little Explorers at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Fridays; Art Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Wacky Science, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 812-378-3046.
FREE STORY TIME WITH POLLY VERBANIC, 10 a.m. the first, third and fifth (if there is one) Wednesdays of each month, Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St. Information: 812-376-0778.
ACTIVE ARTISTS, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Feb. 4, March 3, and April 7, Columbus Gymnastics Center, 405 Hope Ave. Run and roll on the gymnastics floor and make a holiday craft or two during the family open gym session. Crafts are free. Open gym fee is $3 per child. Parental supervision/participation required. Information: 812-376-2680 or columbusparksandrec.com.
MOM & ME FOR TEA, 1 p.m. Dec. 6, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. For mothers with daughters ages 3 to 8. Lunch, punch, sweets, games, prizes and surprises. Cost: $22 per mother/daughter pair. Registration deadline Dec. 2 or until maximum enrollment has been met. Register at Donner Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; with credit card by calling 812-376-2680 during business hours; or online at columbusparksandrec.com.
“DEARLY DEPARTED” DINNER THEATRE, Nov. 5, 7, 8, 20, 21, and 22, Simmons Winery, 8111 E. County Road 450N. Evening times: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee hours: Doors open at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., play at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 per person, including dinner and the play. Reservations: 812-546-0091.
STAR QUEEN, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Comic musical about the biblical book of Esther presented as a modern-day pageant. Original musical written by Tennessee musician John Thomas Oaks, a frequent performer in Columbus. The production currently is touring throughout the country. Free. 812-376-9478.
Food and Drink
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH BORCHERS HARVEST DINNER AND BAZAAR, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6, St. Paul Lutheran Church Borchers, 10792 N. County Road 210E, Seymour. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, bazaar of homemade crafts, locally grown canned goods, homemade noodles, and a silent auction of themed gift baskets. Carry-out orders available. Information: stpaul-borchers.org and 812-522-7364.
48TH ANNUAL PETERSVILLE UNITED METHODIST TURKEY SUPPER, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7, Petersville United Methodist Church, 2781 N. County Road 500E. Traditional turkey and dressing dinner for $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. Carry-out orders available in the church annex on the northeast side of the church. Information: 812-372-3575 or 812-371-0587.
SEVENTH ANNUAL WINE-A-REE WINE AND BEER TASTING, noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 21, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Tickets: $20 in advance at Viewpoint Books, Bevers Family Pharmacy in Seymour and Levenstein’s in Greensburg, or $25 at the door. Unlimited tastings of products by numerous wineries and breweries and a commemorative wine glass included. Food from Hangar 5 restaurant will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Hoosier Trails Council of Boy Scouts of American. Information: hoosiertrailsbsa.org.
Educational & support groups
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY DAY, with guest presenters from Flagship Enterprise Center and Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 5, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ENROLLCOLUMBUS: AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Columbus Regional Health. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“PUDGE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF CARLTON FISK,” presented by author and baseball fan Doug Wilson of Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
LIVING HISTORY MILITARY DISPLAY, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Equipment on display dating from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“MY ENEMY, MY FRIEND: A STORY OF RECONCILIATION FROM THE WAR IN VIETNAM,” with author, retired Air Force Brigadier General Dan Cherry, 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“HOW TO CUT THE CABLE CORD AND STOP PAYING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR TELEVISION,” 6 p.m. Nov. 9, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org. Class will be canceled if fewer than five register by Nov. 5.
CRAFT NIGHT: STAMPED TOTE BAGS, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Bartholomew County Public Library conference room, 536 Fifth St. Register at 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
INTRODUCTION TO THE INCREDIBLE HARP, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Hands-on workshop presented by Claudia Slabaugh, local private music teacher. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
CAMEO MEETING, 6 p.m. Nov. 11, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: columbuscameo.org.
USO SHOW, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, with Charlotte Battin and local performers. Free. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Donations accepted for USO Indiana. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St.
CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History” will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT/MDWISE, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 855-417-5615.
THE FILM, “YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL ROAD TRIP (YERT),” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Nugent-Custer Performance Hall at The Commons. The family friendly docu-comedy is about three friends who travel around America searching for innovators tackling the greatest environmental challenges and is shown in conjunction with Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show.
HEALTHY LIVING PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14, Brown County Community YMCA, 105 Willow St., Nashville. Free. Local authors Cheryl Fiscus Jenkins and Dr. Michael E. Day will give inspirational messages and demonstrations regarding healthy living. Copies of their book will be available for purchase.
HAND EMBROIDERY: TIPS AND TECHNIQUES, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information and a list of required items: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“PREPARING FOR THE HOLIDAYS,” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The Apprisen staff will guide you through creating a budget, minimizing unplanned spending and keeping your finances on track. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: THE BASICS, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 317-575-9620.
ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, featuring the 1949 British film noir “The Third Man,” 6 p.m. Nov. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SCREENING, 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 19, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Free screenings including cholesterol (fasting required), balance test, advanced directives, mental health screen, hearing test, blood pressure, height and weight, BMI, eye pressure, pharmacist consultation, dietician consultation and glucose test (fasting required). Information: 812-376-9241 and millracecenter.org.
AUTHOR JAMES ALEXANDER THOM, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Thom will discuss his latest book, “Fire in the Water,” which recounts the explosion of the paddlewheel Sultana near Memphis, Tennessee, at the end of the Civil War, killing 1,800 homebound Yankee survivors of the prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
“DANCING INTO THE HEART OF COMPASSION,” presented by Arts for AIDS, Dec. 1, The Commons, 300 Washington St., with hosts Jan Lucas-Grimm and Sopeade Lanlehin. In observance of World AIDS Day. Featuring the African American Dance Company of Indiana University, directed by Iris Rosa, performing a fusion of modern, jazz , African, and Latin American styles of dance, and African and Jamaican music provided by DJ Ras Max from Zimbabwe. In addition, Dr. Dexter Shurney, chief medical officer of Cummins Inc., will share global updates and information on HIV/AIDS challenges in southern Indiana. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for an evening filled with dance, food and drink, and shopping at a Global Bazaar. The program will be from6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, Eventbrite and at the door: $25 adults, $12 students, children 11 and under free with adult ticket purchase. Proceeds will benefit those whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Information: artsforaids.org.
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: DIVORCECARE FREE SEMINAR, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Registration: 812-348-6257.
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: GRIEFSHARE FREE GROUP SEMINAR for adults who have lost a loved one, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Registration: 812-343-6257.
COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE CONCERTS, Nov. 7, Donner Center, 22nd Street in Columbus. Open jam sessions at 4 p.m. Group performances at 5 p.m. featuring live bluegrass and gospel bluegrass music by New Terrain, Common Ground, Cumberland Gap, and Friends of Bluegrass. Donations will be accepted. Information: 812-379-2408.
10TH ANNUAL ST. BARTHOLOMEW CONCERT SERIES, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St. Scheduled: “East Meets West” with international opera singer soprano Mei Zhong, 7 p.m. Nov. 7; “An Anniversary Christmas Celebration,” featuring choral music, brass numbers, children’s voices and the St. Bartholomew Choir and singers from the community, 7 p.m. Dec. 19; “The Best of …” featuring the Minut Piano Duo of Mirabella and Bogdan Minut performing their favorite pieces, 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Information: Bogdan Minut, 812-379-9353 ext. 237 or [email protected].
“HONORING OUR HEROES,” a salute to veterans and USO Show, Nov. 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 215 N. National Road. Dinner at 12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 per person, $15 per couple, available at the post, 812-379-2791, or by calling Lori at 812-344-7422. If seating permits, tickets will also be sold at the door.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE AT MILL RACE CENTER, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 13, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., featuring Whipstitch Sallies. Admission: $5 for MRC members, $10 for nonmembers. Cash bar and complimentary snacks. Information: 812-376-9241 and millrace center.org.
DALE SECHREST, “THE JOURNEY” CD RELEASE CONCERT, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, YES Cinema, Fourth and Jackson streets. With a live band including performers who have toured with artists ranging from John Mellencamp to Eddie Money. Tickets are $10 in advance at Tom Pickett’s Music Center, $12 at the door. Information: dalesechrest.com.
MUSIC AT THE HARLEQUIN THEATRE, inside FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Scheduled: Rhythm Future Quartet, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, $15 in advance, $20 at the door; “Sounds of Summer” Beach Boys Tribute, 7 p.m. Nov. 28 and 3 p.m. Nov. 29, $18. Cash bar available. Tickets available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or Harlequin Box Office.Information and reservations: 812-343-4597 and theharlequintheatre.com.
“MUSICAL JOURNEY,” COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC’S 2015-16 SEASON. All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School auditorium unless indicated otherwise. Scheduled: “Verdi Requiem,” Nov. 15; Christmas Concert, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13, featuring Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir with the orchestra; Celebrating the Chinese New Year, with pianist Tianshu Wang performing the “Yellow River Concerto,” Feb. 6; “Music for Royalty,” featuring Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir with the orchestra, 7:30 p.m. April 2; “A Visit to Vienna,” April 30; “Salute!” 7 p.m. May 27, 2016 at the Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial, corner of Brown and Second streets. Information and tickets: thecip.org, [email protected] or 812-376-2638 ext. 1.
CABARET AT THE COMMONS, featuring Broadway star Laura Osnes, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Tickets: $50, $30 and $15, available at thecip.org/tickets.
FRIDAYS@FIRST, FEATURING ORGANIST ROBIN GRATZ, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Free and open to the public.
“THE JOURNEY BEGINS,” COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2015-16 SEASON. All concerts at 3:30 p.m. at The Commons unless indicated otherwise. Scheduled: “O’er the Fields We Go,” Nov. 22; “The People You Meet Along the Way, Feb. 28; “Death & Transfiguration,” April 10, Columbus North High School; “Cleared for Launch!” 7:30 p.m. June 12, Mill Race Park Amphitheatre. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 senior citizens and children 12 and older, free admission for children under 12 with adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at csoindiana.org/tickets.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN MUSIC SERIES. Programs are at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Seventh and Franklin streets. Offerings will be taken but admission is free. Scheduled: oboist Sarah Hager, hometown artist, accompanied by Dianne Sprunger, Nov. 22; “Advent Organ Fest,” featuring six Columbus organists performing favorite Christmas music, Dec. 6; “Deconstructing Opera,” trombone, clarinet and piano excerpts from operas, Feb. 28; Chris Young, longtime Indiana University professor of organ, and his wife, violinist Brenda Young, date in April to be announced.
COLUMBUS CITY BAND 2015-16 SEASON. All concerts are Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Commons. Admission is free. Scheduled: Dec. 6 (Sounds of the Season & Christmas Classics), Feb. 14 and April 10. Concerts performed by more than 50 volunteer musicians from the community include show tunes, big band, military, concert and symphonic selections. Information: [email protected].
17TH ANNUAL HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING CHEER FUND FUNDRAISER, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, State Road 11 and County Road 200S. Featuring former NWA World Champion and Hall of Famer Tommy “Wildfire” Rich and others. Tickets: $15, kids 4 and under admitted free. New and gently used toys will be collected for donation to the Cheer Fund. Information: 812-552-4477 and hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com.
ULTIMATE HOME PARTY, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7, St. Bartholomew Catholic School cafeteria, 1306 27th St. All your favorite direct-sales companies in one place for convenient holiday shopping. A bake sale will also be held. Interested vendors may contact Christie Hertle, 812-371-7009.
15TH ANNUAL HONORING VETERANS BANQUET, Nov. 7, Hilton Garden Inn north of Edinburgh Premium Outlets. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Program, “We Honor Veterans,” presented by speakers from Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, and presentation of Patriot Awards to individuals and organizations who have championed the cause of military veterans, reserve components and active duty troops. Checks for reservations should be mailed to Honoring Veterans Committee, P.O. Box 2171, Columbus, IN 47201-2171. Cost: $30 per person. Information: Gordon Lake, 812-372-1382 or [email protected].
18TH ANNUAL LOCAL CLAY POTTERS’ HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE, 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7, Bloomington Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington. Free admission. Featuring functional pottery, sculptural pieces, wheel-throwing demonstrations, mineral exhibit and more. Potters Robert Pulley and Larry Spears, both Columbus natives, will be among numerous ceramic artists participating.
SATURDAY SAMPLER, “HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD,” featuring Diwali, the Indian festival of lights celebrating the triumph of good over evil, Nov. 7. Learn about Diwali traditions, make a clay lamp and sample Indian food. Two sessions: 10:30 a.m. at Haw Creek Heritage Center in Hope, and 1:30 p.m. at Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third St. Space is limited. Please call 812-372-3541 or visit [email protected] to make reservations.
“GUIDE 15,” annul fundraiser benefiting Brown County Art Guild, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. The Ron Kadish Jazz Quartet will entertain, local beers and wines will be served, and Ralph and Ava’s will cater. Tickets available at guild15.brownpapertickets.com/ and 812-988-6185.
COMEDY SHOW, with headliner Jeff Bodart and opening acts Jeff Oskay and Robert Hay-Smith, to benefit Reins to Recovery Therapeutic Riding Center, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13, Celebrations Event Center, 357 Tanger Blvd. in Seymour. Tickets, $15 each or $25 per couple, will be sold at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase as well as light snacks. Must be 21 or older to attend. Information: Calli Johnson, 812-350-4864.
16TH ANNUAL WHITE CREEK LUTHERAN SCHOOL BASKET BINGO, raffle and refreshments, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the school, 16270 S. County Road 300W, Columbus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: 20 games for $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets available at the school office, 812-342-6832. Proceeds will go toward a Chicago trip for seventh- and eighth-grade students.
11TH ANNUAL DEJA VU ART AND FINE CRAFT SHOW, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Featuring artists who reuse and recycle materials to create glass art, jewelry, mixed media pieces, sculpture, wearable art, weaving, woodworking and more. Admission is free and open to the public. Information: Columbus Area Arts Council, 812-376-2539 and facebook.com/DejaVuArtAndFineCraftShow.
ABE MARTIN VILLAGE BAZAAR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14, Brown County History Center, 90 Gould St., Nashville. The first Abe Martin Village Bazaar will combine quality arts and crafts with a good old-fashioned bazaar offering a wide variety of craft items, gifts, antiques, food and surprises for sale. Information about becoming a vendor: Gloria Berryman, 812-988-4465 or [email protected].
HOLIDAY CREATIONS CRAFT SHOW AND SALE, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. Shop over 35 vendor booths featuring unique items. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: 812-376-2680 and columbusparksandrec.com.
FINAL SECOND SATURDAY VILLAGE ART WALK OF 2015, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, at various galleries open late in downtown Nashville. Information: 812-988-6185 and browncountyartguild.org.
26TH ANNUAL OPEN HEARTH CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St. More than 20 vendors and hot meals available for purchase. Information: [email protected].
GIRLS’ DAY OUT, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Sonya’s Dance Zone, 3140 N. National Road. Various vendors for holiday shopping, “Cupcake and Canvas” event for children, holiday themed pictures for $20. Information: 812-344-4662.
COLUMBUS EAST BAND BOOSTER BASKET BINGO, 5 p.m. Nov. 14, Columbus East High School cafeteria (enter through north doors), 230 S. Marr Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. Special bingo, pull tabs, door prizes, bingo supplies available, homemade desserts and other concessions available for purchase. You must be 18 or older to play. Cost: $20 for 20 games.
ABE MARTIN VILLAGE BAZAAR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14, Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St., Nashville. Over 35 vendors of quality arts and crafts: ceramics, handmade jewelry, original art, gifts, handcrafted items, antiques, food items and more. Admission is free.
TEEN HIGH ROPES ADVENTURE, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Columbus Youth Camp. Open to anyone in seventh through 12th grades. An afternoon of vertical challenges on the newly renovated high ropes course and zipline at Columbus Youth Camp and pizza afterward. Participants will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Foundation for Youth and take a shuttle to Youth Camp. Cost: $10 for FFY members, $15 for non-members. Register at FFY by Nov. 12. Information: 812-348-4558, ext. 40, and foundationforyouth.com/calendar.
25TH ANNUAL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH COOKIE WALK, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 21, in the church fellowship hall, 618 Eighth St. Large variety of cookies and cookie mix to be sold to benefit a range of missions supported by the church. Pre-orders also can be made and delivered. Information: 812-342-4475.
COMMUNITY CAST-A-WAYS GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 21 Donner Center, 739 22nd St. Booth space includes three 6-foot tables and chairs. Registration deadline is Nov. 18 or until maximum enrollment has been met. Register at Donner Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; with credit card by calling 812-376-2680 during business hours; or online at columbusparksandrec.com.
YES COMEDY SHOWCASE, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Scheduled: Costaki Economopoulos, Nov. 21; Mike Armstrong (two shows) Dec. 31; Dan St. Paul, Jan. 30; and Ron Feingold, Feb. 27. Information: 812-379-1630.
CHICAGO “SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP” TRIPS, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. Bus will leave Seymour at 6:30 a.m., will pick up passengers at Edinburgh Outlet Mall, and return at approximately midnight. Cost: $60 per person, including transportation and breakfast on board. Reservations and information: Amy Anderson Miller, 812-523-3681 and [email protected]. Proceeds will benefit senior citizen programs Thrive Alliance Meal Program and Senior 107 Club.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM’S CHRISTMAS HOMES TOUR, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4. Self-guided tour of five homes decorated for the season. Yellow Trail Museum open with free refreshments and a place to rest. Tickets, $10, will go on sale during Christmas of Yesteryear Nov. 20. Later tickets will be available at Hope Area Visitors Center, Reflections and other Hope businesses. Information: 812-371-7969.
READERS THEATRE, LUNCH & LAUGHTER, noon, Dec. 9, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Cost: $7, including lunch. Enjoy lunch and entertainment from Mill Race Center’s Readers Theater. Reservations are required for lunch: 812-376-9241 [email protected].
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION BALLROOM DANCE, presented by Dance Indiana, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12, Nugent-Custer Performance Hall, The Commons. Social time from 6:30 to 7 p.m., music provided by DJ Billy Crase, light appetizers included, cash bar. Admission: $20 per person. Ticket reservations: [email protected]. Include your name, phone number and number of tickets desired. To purchase tickets, mail checks and contact information to Dance Indiana, P.O. Box 168, Columbus, IN 47202. Information: sites.google.com/site/danceindiana2/
Galleries, museums & exhibits
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 524 Third St., Columbus. On display through Nov. 20, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Rural Free Delivery Comes to Hope,” featuring artifacts from Yellow Trail Museum in Hope. Information: 812-372-3541 or bartholomewhistory.org.
THE COMMONS, SECOND FLOOR, 300 Washington St. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: [email protected].
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ART + DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Information: 812-375-7550 or [email protected].
IVY TECH GALLERY OF FINE ART & DESIGN, 4475 Central Ave. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 812-374-5139 or [email protected].
COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER, 4555 Central Ave. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. Admission is free to the public. Information: 812-314-8507 and education coalition.com.
WELLCONNECT, 237 Washington St. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 812-247-0502.
TRE BICCHIERI, 425 Washington St. Paintings by John Strickland of Franklin, Susie Gregory of Columbus and Patti Paris Owens of Franklin, photography by Joe Sanders of Columbus. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
TRI-STATE ARTISANS, 422 Washington St. Handmade retail gallery representing 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. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: tsartisans.com.
HOTEL INDIGO GALLERY, 400 Brown St. Exhibits presented by Columbus Museum of Art & Design. Information: cmadart.org.
ART GUILD OF HOPE GALLERY, featuring fine art by guild members, 645 Harrison St., Hope. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. General, membership and sponsorship information: 812-764-6417 and hopeartguild.com.
HAW CREEK HERITAGE CENTER, 111 Aiken St., Hope. Information: 812-372-3541 or [email protected].
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM, on the west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St. Thousands of items donated by members of the community to tell the story of Hope’s unique heritage. Military display, tools, housewares, clothing, pictures, doctor’s office, grocery items, hardware, barber shop, agriculture and Moravian history. Open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays 1 to 4 p.m., during special events in town and by appointment by calling 812-371-7969.
FREEMAN ARMY AIR FIELD MUSEUM, 1035 A Avenue, Freeman Field, Seymour, across from the airport hangars. Open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays except holidays, and by appointment through the week. Exhibits include recovered artifacts from the base’s time as a foreign aircraft evaluation center, including formerly buried parts of German, British and other planes, a fully restored World War II-era fire truck, artifacts honoring men and women who trained at the base and a newly opened exhibit on Tuskegee Airmen and WACS/WAFS. Information and appointments: 812-522-2031 or freemanfield.org.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, featuring “Cityscape & Holiday” Show of city scenes and holiday inspired paintings created by guild members, Nov. 4 through Dec. 31. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, during the final Second Saturday Village Art Walk in Nashville. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 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., on the second floor of the Artist Colony Shops. Information: 812-988-6675.