CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 p.m. March 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War” by William J. Cooper will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ONE STROKE PAINTING, flowers on two wrapped canvases, 10 a.m. March 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Fee: $25, covers all supplies. Information: 812-379-1266. Must register at mybcpl.org under Events.
DRAW YOUR OWN “SELFIE,” with instructor Joyce Dempsey, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. March 19, Art Guild of Hope gallery, 645 Harrison St., Hope. Cost: $15 including all supplies. Bring your selfie on your cell phone or a picture of your face. Information: 812-579-5913.
FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS 1790-1940, 10 a.m. March 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Allison DePrey Singleton of the Indiana Historical Society will talk about getting the most out of census research. Sponsored by Bartholomew County Genealogical Society. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
GROWING AND USING HERBS, with master gardener Sherry Warner, 6 p.m. March 28, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
GARDENING: WINTER INTO SPRING: HOME LANDSCAPE 101 SERIES, 6:30 p.m. March 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Learn how to begin this year’s gardening by starting seeds indoors with Kris Medic, Bartholomew County agriculture educator with the Purdue Extension. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“MOUNT EVEREST AND MOUNT KILIMANJARO: SEVEN MOUNTAIN STORY; THE BOOK,” 6 p.m. March 31, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. With author Wally Glover, mountain climber and retired pastoral care hospital chaplain. Copies of the book are available at Viewpoint Books. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“OF THE COMMUNITY,” ARC OF BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY SCENES OF INCLUSION DISABILITY FILM SERIES, 6:30 p.m. March 31, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Documentary film tells the stories of eight individuals with disabilities who live and participate in their communities in ways they choose. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
INDIANA MASTER NATURALIST CLASS, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 27, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 U.S. 50E, Seymour. Indoor and outdoor presentations designed to teach adults about Indiana natural history and wildlife at the refuge. Topics will include birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, invasive plants, Indiana geology, butterflies, tree identification, wetlands and more. Those attending most sessions and completing 27 volunteer hours at a natural area will receive a Master Naturalist pin and certificate. Cost: $35. Information: [email protected].
“DRAWING AND THE BRAIN,” a symposium gathering artists, architects and scientists to discuss the primacy of the sketch as the creative tool of invention and discovery in architecture, 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8 and 9 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 10, IU Center for Art + Design, 310 Jackson St., Columbus. Free and open to the public. Information: [email protected] and 812-375-7550.
“REACHING YOUR SUMMIT,” 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 8, doors open at 6 p.m.; and 9 a.m. to noon April 9, doors open at 8:30 a.m., First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 531 Fifth St. Enter through the Lafayette Avenue doors. Speakers Justin White, Joyce Sword, Mike Brown, Jason Maddix, Jim Foreman, L.D. McCoy, Jenny Lowry, Rick Thomas and Diane Zaharako will cover topics including estate planning tools, volunteering, long-term care insurance, investment, IRAs and Social Security, safety, security scams, protection, funerals, cremation and burial and others. Free. Register online at fccoc.org/reaching_yoursummit.php.
“SPEAKING OF WOMEN’S HEALTH” CONFERENCE, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9, Ivy Tech Community College Madison, 590 Ivy Tech Drive, Madison. Registration, breakfast and screenings, 8 a.m., followed by morning keynote speaker Katie Stam Irk, Miss America 2009. Afternoon keynote topic will be container gardening presented by Liz Brownlee, health screenings, massages, gift bags and 15 breakout sessions. Lunch will be at The Downtowner in Madison. Register online at connect.ivytech.edu/events/SWOH; call 812-265-2580 ext. 4145; or email [email protected].
OIL AND PASTEL PAINTING WORKSHOP, with Hoosier outdoor painter Mary Ann Davis, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7, Hawcreek Heritage Center, 111 Aiken St., Hope. Presented by Art Guild of Hope. Cost: $90 per person, $80 for Art Guild members. Participants must bring their own supplies. Supply lists and registration forms available at artguildofhope.net or by calling 812-764-6417.
THRIVE ALLIANCE/JCB 5K RUN & WALK, 8 a.m. April 9, United Way Center, 1531 13th St. Fundraiser to support local caregivers of older people and those with disabilities. Information: Julie Riggs, 866-644-6407 and thrive-alliance.org. Registration: signmeup.com/109371.
25TH ANNUAL SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE, 7 a.m. April 16, Military Park, 601 W. New York St., Indianapolis. Activities for all ages, Pink Parade of breast cancer survivors, a 5K timed competitive run, a 5K non-competitive run/walk, a 1-mile family walk, Kids’ Dash, In Color Station and more. Registration now open. Details, schedule of events, registration and further information: komenindy.org/race.
12TH ANNUAL RUN FOR THE IVY 5K/10K, 9 a.m. April 23, Ivy Tech Community College, Poling Hall, 4475 Central Ave. Proceeds will benefit Ivy Tech scholarships and programs. Interested individuals can register online at http://connect.ivytech.edu/events/runfortheivy or call 812-374-5342. A free Kids Fun Run begins at 10:30 a.m. Sign-up for children will be available at the race. Every child is a winner and will receive a ribbon for participating. Child care and activities for children ages 2 and older will begin at 8:30 a.m. on race day for children whose parents or caregivers are participating in the 5K run. The cost for this service is $5 per child. Registered participants may pick up their race packet at Ivy Tech from noon until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22. On race day, packet pickup will start at 8 a.m. Water will be available at a water station along the course, as well as at the finish line. Complimentary food and drink will be available to all race participants at the finish line. An awards ceremony will be held following the Kids Fun Run at approximately 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to first- and second-place winners in each age division for each event. Information: Amy Ables, [email protected].
SECOND ANNUAL SMART MONEY FAMILY FUN BIKE RIDE, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Family friendly bike ride with prizes and activities along 5- and 14-mile routes highlighting the importance of saving and using money wisely. Cost: $25 per adult, $5 per child. Proceeds will support financial literacy programs in the community. Rain date is Aug. 20. Information: centrafoundation.org.
FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, 405 Hope Ave. The Boys & Girls Club is open to children ages 5 through 18. Information: 812-372-7867.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Featured in March: Open regular hours Monday, March 14; St. Patrick’s Day activities throughout the day March 17; open regular hours Mondays, March 21 and 28, with Messy Monday fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Museum After Dark (STEAM night), 5 to 7 p.m. March 25, registration required by March 18; closed Easter Sunday, March 27. 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.
FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES, free programs geared toward young children, 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month through April, at The Commons. Scheduled: “Jungle Book,” presented by Dancers Studio Inc., April 1. Information: 812-376-2539, caac@ artsincolumbus.org.
ACTIVE ARTISTS, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 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.
KIDS/TEENS ONLY GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. For ages 8 through 18. Only kid/teen oriented items, nothing adult allowed. Vendor registration deadline is April 6. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.
FESTIVAL OF THE YOUNG CHILD, 10 a.m. to noon April 23, Donner Center, 739 22nd St. Annual event features a variety of agencies and organizations that provide activities and programs for children up to age 8. Lots of hands-on activities, games, crafts and goodies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Co-sponsored by Columbus Parks & Recreation, Children Inc., and Child Care Answers. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 26, inside FairOaks Mall on 25th Street. Fresh produce, meats and poultry, eggs, breads, pies, cookies, jams, jellies, herbs, honey, specialty soaps, dog biscuits and more. Information: Facebook at Columbus City Farmers Market.
SEYMOUR MAIN STREET MODEL TRAIN EXHIBIT, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment through March, Knights of Pythias building, 103 N. Chestnut St., downtown Seymour. Model train layouts and related photograph and artwork. Information: Julie Huff, 317-696-2635.
COLUMBUS CHESS CLUB, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Most games 10 minutes in length, equipment is furnished. Open to chess players 18 and older. Information: 812-603-3893.
“DRIVING MISS DAISY,” presented by Jackson County Community Theatre at Royal-Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. April 29 and 30 and May 6 and 7. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 seniors, students and children. Tickets go on sale one month prior to show at Family Drug in Brownstown and Bevers Family Pharmacy in Seymour. Out-of-town patrons may call Family Drug at 812-358-4502 to reserve tickets. Information: jcct.org, [email protected] and 812-358-5228.
“ALL THE KING’S MEN,” 7:30 p.m. April 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. May 1, Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon. Tickets: $8 in advance from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Park Theatre box office, or $10 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-493-8602.
TRANSFORMATIVE STORIES: CARRIE NEWCOMER, 7:30 p.m. March 19, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Live music by Newcomer and stories by Jill Bolte Taylor. Tickets: $27.50, available at browncountyplayhouse.org and 812-988-6555.
COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE, March 19, Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore streets. Open jam session (you must supply your own instrument) begins at 4 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by performances by bands including StraightLine, New Balance, Liberty Hill, High Octane and Friends of Bluegrass. Donations accepted. Snacks available for purchase. Information: 812-379-2408.
IU LENTEN ORGAN RECITAL SERIES, noon, March 23, North Christian Church, featuring organist Elizabeth Clark. Free.
“GIRLS JUST WANNA PLAY JAZZ,” a musical celebration of Women in History Month featuring Monika Herzig and other Indiana female musicians, 7 p.m. March 24, The Harlequin Theatre, FairOaks Mall. Cash bar available. Tickets: $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street or at the theater box office; tickets $20 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.
“SOUND OF MUSIC” SING-ALONG, 7 p.m. April 2, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Sing along with your favorite songs while watching the movie starring Julie Andrews. Specialty drinks and a make-your-own-lederhosen contest available for a small donation. Song sheets available. Admission: $10. Information: browncountyplayhouse.org and 812-988-6555.
“DYLAN: THE TIMES STILL ARE A’ CHANGIN,” 7:30 p.m. April 9, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Live concert homage to Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, starring Michael Schulbaum. Beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets: $20.50 and $17.50. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
CABARET AT THE COMMONS, 7:30 p.m., The Commons, 300 Washington St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 VIP, $30 preferred and $15 general admission. Dinner is available for $15. Dinner reservations are required before each cabaret date. Reservations and tickets available at 812-376-2638 ext. 1 or by visiting theCIP.org. Full cash bar available. Scheduled performances: “Confessions of a Star in Indiana,” with Shannon Forsell, April 7; “Romantic Notions” with Jason Danieley, May 5.
THIRD ANNUAL CROONERS FOR CASA, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 9, The Commons. Groups of community members will give karaoke performances for audience donations to benefit Advocates for Children. Tickets: $50 each, $450 for a table for eight. Information and tickets: croonersforcasa.com or 812-372-2808.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN MUSIC SERIES, 3 p.m. April 10, First Presbyterian Church, Seventh and Franklin streets, with Chris Young, longtime Indiana University professor of organ, and his wife, violinist Brenda Young. Offering will be taken but admission is free.
“THE JOURNEY BEGINS,” COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2015-16 SEASON, All concerts at 3:30 p.m. at The Commons unless indicated otherwise. Scheduled: “Death & Transfiguration,” April 10, Columbus North High School; “Cleared for Launch!” 7:30 p.m. June 12, Mill Race Park amphitheater. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 senior citizens and children 12 and older, free admission for children younger than 12 with adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at csoindiana.org/tickets.
COLUMBUS CITY BAND’S SPRING CONCERT, 2 p.m. April 10, The Commons, 300 Washington St. More than 50 volunteer musicians from the community will perform show tunes, big band, military and symphonic selections. Free. Information: [email protected].
“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: “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, 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.
40 YEARS OF COLLEGE CLASSIC ROCK CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. April 16, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nasville. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets: $17.50 and $16.50. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
FRIDAYS@FIRST MUSIC SERIES at First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. Scheduled: Students of Julianna Jerome-Drerup in recital, 7 p.m. April 29; “Mother Knows Best,” songs of motherhood from stage and screen, with Julianna Jerome-Drerup and Diane Sprunger, piano, 7 p.m. May 6. All events are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes before each event.
AN EVENING WITH ACOUSTIC GUITARIST LEO KOTTKE, 7:30 p.m. April 30, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $32.50. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
“WOMEN WHO ROCK — MOMS, MUSIC & MISSION,” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 12, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Fundraiser for Granny Connection to benefit grandmothers in Africa raising children orphaned by AIDS. Indiana University professor Glen Gass will give an interactive lecture/sing-along featuring music by numerous female icons of rock and roll. A light supper and auction will be held prior to the performance. Tickets are $25 in advance at Viewpoint Books or $30 at the door.
10TH ANNUAL ST. BARTHOLOMEW CONCERT SERIES, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St. Scheduled: Singer-songwriter Dan Schutte in concert, (danschutte.com) featuring Stained Glass, 7 p.m. May 14; “Postcards from Around the World,” with The King’s Singers, (kingssingers.com) 7:30 p.m. July 9 (tickets required). Information: Bogdan Minut, 812-379-9353, ext. 237 or [email protected].
PIONEER DAYS AT SHIREMAN HOMESTEAD, 7060 W. County Road 200N. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays March through August. Trick horse show, wagon rides, Western town and more. Admission: $10 per person. Information: 812-372-2946 or shiremanhomestead.com.
ANNUAL HAWPATCH-HAWCREEK CONSERVATION CLUB FISH FRY AND FUNDRAISER, March 19, at the clubhouse, located behind Schaefer Lake on County Road 900E near Hope. Dinner available from 5 to 7 p.m. for $8 adults, $6 children 12 and younger. Tickets sold at the door. A club raffle will begin at 7 p.m. Information: 812-603-2221.
WETLAND DAY PROGRAM, March 19, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 U.S. 50E, Seymour. Bird Walk starting from the visitor center at 8 a.m.; volunteer interpreters stationed along the Chestnut Ridge Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children’s nature crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., wildlife resource information available for teachers, and a Wetland Walk, weather permitting, starting from the visitor center at 11 a.m. All programs are free. Information: 812-522-4352 and [email protected].
SPRING OPEN HOUSE, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19, Trinity Resale Shop (Cougar’s Den), 601 W. Second St., Seymour.
MILL RACE CENTER FABULOUS DAYTRIPPERS’ PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON ADVENTURE, March 22. Visit the former president’s home, see his final resting place at Crown Hill Cemetery and have lunch at The Garrison. Cost: $45 MRC members, $55 non-members. Information and reservations: 812-376-9241.
DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH SOCK HOP, 5 to 8 p.m. March 25, DSI gym, 2920 10th St. Free and open to the public. In celebration of The Arc’s 60th anniversary, dance and dress like its 1956, with music from that era supplied by DJ Rich Anthony of 106.1 The River. Self Advocates of Tomorrow will collect canned goods for Love Chapel. Information: 812-372-0610.
COMEDIAN GREG HAHN, a “Bob & Tom Show” favorite, 7:30 p.m. March 26, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Warm-up act will be Dave Wilson telling Indy 500 stories. Brown County beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets: $20.50, available at 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
18TH ANNUAL COLUMBUS RACERS REUNION (Columbus Speedway-25th Street Raceway), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26, Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds Community Building. Bench racing, memorabilia, racing videos, vintage and modern race car display, vendor tables, awards and trophies, door prizes, food and drinks. Free admission. Information, 812-378-2060 and indyroadsters@gmailcom.
FARM-TO-FIFTH TOURS, noon and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Saturdays through May 28, Bear Wallow Distillery, 4484 Old State Road 46E, Nashville. Cost: $6 per person. Learn the role whiskey played in the formation of America during the Revolutionary War, what brought whiskey making to Indiana and moonshining in Brown County before, during and after Prohibition. See the complete production process beginning with locally grown grains through cooking, fermentation, distillation, aging, bottling and tasting. Information: 812-657-4923 and bearwallowdistillery.com.
HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING PRESENTS “HONOR TO A LEGEND MANIA” CANCER BENEFIT, 7:45 p.m. April 2, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, State Road 11 and County Road 200S. Doors open at 7 p.m. WWE Hall of Famer Handsome Jimmy Valiant, The Boogie Woogie Man and Doink the Clown return to HPW wrestling. Main event is a six-man tag match, a ladies match and four other big matches. Admission: $13, children 4 and under free. A portion of proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Information: 812-552-4477 and hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com.
“WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES” fundraiser for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, 10 a.m. April 9, starting in front of Columbus Learning Center. A senior project of Katie Emmert of Columbus East High School. Men and women will walk a mile in high heels to raise awareness of male violence toward women. On-site registration opens at 9 a.m. Participants who register before March 23 are asked to raise a minimum of $25. Those who register after that date are asked to raise a minimum of $30. Register at walkamilecbus.eventbrite.com.
SLOW ART DAY & PICNIC, April 9, Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Participants will view five paintings from the guild’s Magnum Opus Exhibition for 5 to 7 minutes each, followed by discussion and a plein air picnic at the Nashville Pavilion. Painters Joel Knapp, Jerry Smith and Peggy Brown will join the picnic. Cost: $10 per person, including picnic. Tickets may be purchased at bcartguildslowartday.bpt.me. Information: 812-988-6185.
NO TIE AFFAIR to benefit St. Bartholomew School, 7 to 11 p.m. April 16, Factory 12 Event Loft. Food and beer samples from local restaurants and breweries, including Tre Bicchieri, Ashlynn Leigh Cakes, Johnny Carino’s, Las Mangonadas, Camila’s, Hotel Indigo, Powerhouse Brewing, Noodles and Co., Sam’s Club and more. Live and silent auctions, games, raffles, cash bar and live music by local band, The Tiptonians. Tickets: $50 per person until April 1, $60 after. Information: stbirish.maestroweb.com.
THE BOURBON EXPERIENCE, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 and June 18, Bear Wallow Distillery, 4484 Old State Road 46E, Nashville. Learn the history of bourbon, see how it’s made and sample different styles. Cost: $35 per person, including an extended distillery tour, class materials, lunch, a cocktail, all samples and more. Space is limited. Make reservations at 812-657-4923.
AFTERNOON OF THE ARTS, 2 p.m. April 22, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Entertainment by Columbus North High School Show Choir, sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor, with special desserts sponsored by Bob and Helen Haddad. Admission: $5 for MRC members, $10 non-members. Information: millrace center.org and 812-376-9241, ext. 220.
FAMILY SERVICE “CAP” ADULT PROM, 7 to 11 p.m. April 23, The Commons. Food, open cash bar, party favors, red carpet “prom photos,” prom King and Queen and more. All proceeds benefit child abuse prevention. Cost: $35 per person, $320 per table of eight. Information: capadultprom.com.
SECRET GARDENS OF HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 and noon to 5 p.m. May 22, beginning at Columbus Area Visitors Center, Fifth and Franklin streets. Featuring 13 urban home gardens and 13 “curb appeal” landscapes within walking distance of one another and student arts and crafts sponsored by the Philip R. Miller Visual Arts Center at Columbus East High School. Advance tickets: $8 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger, available at Baker’s Fine Gifts and Viewpoint Books. Tickets at the door: $10 and $5. Information: 812-343-3408.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM at Columbus Municipal Airport. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field, later named Bakalar Air Force Base, and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sundays and Mondays. Museum displays include a World War II era air base barracks building section showing barracks living at the former air base, and a WWII Army Air Corps operating rotating beacon and tower. View the pictorial air base timeline 10-panel presentation, Noblitt-Sparks (Arvin) WWII military products, WWII Tuskegee Airman and 71st Special Operations Squadron-Vietnam display kiosks. See the WWII Home Front display plus other interesting artifacts and historical air base displays including many large model aircraft of that era. Visit the museum’s Ernie Schorr Memorial Library. The John C. Walter conference room features a wall-sized mural of a Bakalar Air Force Base AC-119G Gunship aircraft. The museum’s mission is to preserve the history of the former air base and honor those who served. Tours for school or other groups are available. Information: 812-372-4356 or 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. Featured through April 26, an exhibition of materials from the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives exploring sculptor Jean Tinguely’s intent in creating Chaos I and the sculpture’s history in the old and new Commons. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: [email protected].
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ART and DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Featured through March 26: “Fresh + Flash +Photographic,” exhibition of contemporary photography by Terri Bright, Adam Reynolds, Ivette Spradlin and Michael Tittel. Featured April 8 through May 27: “Drawing Upon Drawing,” with opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 7. 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 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Closed Sundays. Featured through April 22: “Distinctive Visions: The Art of Seeing,” photography by Robert Anderson and Ron Mellott and oil paintings by Gail Plattner. All artwork is for sale. Admission is free to the public. Information: 812-314-8509.
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 and photography by John Strickland of Franklin and Susie Gregory, Steve Whittaker and Joe Sanders, all of Columbus. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.
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: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 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 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, including buried parts of German, British and other planes; a fully restored World War II-era fire truck; artifacts honoring those who trained at the Field, including the Tuskegee Airmen and WAFS/WACS. New exhibits include an edged weapons display. Groups (school, service, home school, corporate and other) are welcome; both historic museum buildings are accessible to the handicapped. Information and appointments: 812-522-2031 and freemanarmyairfieldmuseum.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, on the second floor of the Artist Colony Shops. Information: 812-988-6675.