BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. April 14, Bartholomew County Public Library Conference Room, 536 Fifth St. Meet with other writers, share ideas and learn. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: “LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE,” 6:30 p.m. April 14, Bartholomew County Public Library Meeting Room 3, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
NATIVE PLANTS WALK AT NOBLITT PARK, 10 a.m. April 14, starting at the Noblitt Park People Trail kiosk. Kris Medic of the Purdue Extension Office will talk about the in-town river corridor habitat including native and invasive plants. Dress for the weather and uneven ground. In case of severe weather, rain date will be April 16. Registration required: Bartholomew County Public Library, 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.
“RETURN TO AUSCHWITZ,” 6 p.m. April 14, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Multi-media program by Charles Moman about his return to Poland and trip to the largest Nazi death camp. Program is appropriate for ages 16 and older. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ONE STROKE PAINTING, 10 a.m. April 16, Bartholomew County Public Library Conference Room, 536 Fifth St. For ages 13 and older. Marilyn Tentler will lead the class in painting hydrangeas on a glass vase. Supply fee of $25 includes all supplies. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.
SALVATION ARMY: EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES, 6 p.m. April 18, Bartholomew County Public Library Conference Room, 536 Fifth St. Captain Alan Sladek and Nancy Johnson will talk about emergency disaster services, such as locating housing for someone whose home has been destroyed, and will discuss volunteer opportunities. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
GETTING STARTED IN THE GARDEN – LANDSCAPE 101 SERIES, 6:30 p.m. April 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Kris Medic of the Purdue Extension Office will talk about vegetable garden basics. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.
EMERGENCY HOME CARE FOR PETS, 7 p.m. April 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. with veterinarian Dr. Joy Dvorak. Sponsored by Kennel Club of Columbus. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES, 6 p.m. April 20, Bartholomew County Public Library Conference Room, 536 Fifth St. Ray Weatherholt, who maintains several acres of butterfly habitat in southern Indiana, will cover how to plan and care for a butterfly garden and provide information about Monarchs. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“GENERATION A: PORTRAITS OF AUTISM & THE ARTS” – ARC OF BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY SCENE OF INCLUSION FILM SERIES, 6:30 p.m. April 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
CLOTH BASKET CLASS, with instructor Diane Taylor, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23, Hawcreek Heritage Center, 111 Aiken St., Hope. Participants will create a 6-inch memory basket from cloth strips. Cost: $30, includes 3 yards of material. Or bring your own “memory” material precut into 1-inch strips. Hosted by Art Guild of Hope. Information: 812-764-6417.
STRESS AND PARENTING, presented by the Caring Parents Program, 6:30 p.m. April 25, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Local resources regarding parenting will be shared. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TOP TEN LIST: OUTSTANDING TREES, SHRUBS AND VINES FOR THE COLUMBUS AREA – LANDSCAPE 101 SERIES, 6:30 p.m. April 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. With Kris Medic of the Purdue Extension. Registration is required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
COUPONING FOR BEGINNERS – MONEY SMART WEEK PROGRAM, 6 p.m. April 27, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Library staff member Jessica Hendry will talk about finding and organizing coupons, matching them with sales for the best savings, understanding coupon policies at local stores and making the most of coupons. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
CREATE A SPRING SCENE WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR, 6:30 p.m. April 27, Bartholomew County Public Library Computer Lab, 536 Fifth St. Registration is required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.
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].
DEBT FREE THROUGH DAVE RAMSEY – MONEY SMART WEEK PROGRAM, 6 p.m. April 28, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Gabriel Thomas of Alpha Financial Services. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
LIBRARY FUN NIGHT, 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Family friendly games, snacks and a grand prize. Proceeds will benefit the Summer Reading Club and all-age programming. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
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.
51ST ANNUAL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SMORGASBORD, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 21 and 22, First UMC, 618 Eighth St. Food, entertainment and fellowship, with all proceeds supporting local and international missions of the church. Tickets: $14 at the door or in advance for $12 adults and $5 for children 5 to 10 years at the church office, Viewpoint Books and The Ark. Children 4 and under are free. Carry out and delivery are available by contacting the church office before 3 p.m. on smorgasbord days. Information and tickets: 812-372-2851.
THIRD ANNUAL MAINSOURCE BANK “BBQ BLUES & BREW” FESTIVAL, June 25, downtown Columbus, in conjunction with Columbus Artfest and the Firecracker 5K Race. Free admission. Information: Facebook at BBQ Blues & Brew and 812-418-8918.
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 KATIE MCBURNETT 5K, 9 a.m. May 7, Mill Race Park. Registration; $20 before April 15, $25 after. Proceeds will be used to purchase “Cough Buddy” medical bears for patients at Indiana and Kentucky hospitals. Race is hosted by the Katie’s Wish Foundation. Information: katieswish.com and [email protected].
RELAY FOR LIFE 2016, to benefit the American Cancer Society, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 14, Fourth Street, downtown Columbus. Information: Kathy Toburen, 812-350-3273 and relayforlife.org/columbusin.
SEVENTH ANNUAL FIRECRACKER 5K RACE, sponsored by Columbus Running Club in conjunction with Columbus Artfest and BBQ Blues & Brew, approximately 10 a.m. June 25, from Mill Race Park to the finish line at Fourth and Franklin streets. Pre-registration required. Entry fee includes a race shirt. Information: Facebook/columbus running club.
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. 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. Special activities in April: Earth Day, April 22; Financial literacy games and activities throughout the week, April 23-30. 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.
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.
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.
“LOVE LETTERS” by A.R. Gurney, 7 p.m. April 28, 29 and 30, The Harlequin Theatre, inside FairOaks Mall on 25th Street. Tickets: $20 at the door or $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street and the Harlequin box office. Cash bar available. Information, reservations and will call: 812-343-4597.
“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.
“BLITHE SPIRIT,” a comedy by Noel Coward, presented by Brown County Community Theater, 7:30 p.m. May 13, 14, 20 and 21, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St. Nashville. Tickets: $15.50, $14.50 and $10.50. Reservations: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
40 YEARS OF COLLEGE CLASSIC ROCK CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. April 16, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets: $17.50 and $16.50. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
“MAD DOGS AND AN ENGLISHMAN,” 7 p.m. April 16, The Harlequin Theatre, inside FairOaks Mall on 25th Street. Tickets: $20 at the door or $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street and the Harlequin box office. Cash bar available. Information, reservations and will call: 812-343-4597.
“LOST IN THE ’50S,” 7 p.m. April 16, Artcraft Theater, downtown Franklin, featuring the Chordlighter Barbershop Chorus, quartets and guest performers. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students, $12 per person for groups of 10 or more. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Information: 317-882-5187 or 812-372-8963.
ABC-STEWART FAMILY FUN CONCERT WITH J.D. MAULIN AND FRIENDS, CD release party for “Bum Ditty Bum,” 4 p.m. April 17, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children, available at Viewpoint Books. All ticket proceeds will benefit ABC-Stewart School. Information: [email protected].
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.
“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: “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.
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.
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 cabaret date. Reservations and tickets available at 812-376-2638 ext. 1 or by visiting theCIP.org. Full cash bar available. Scheduled “Romantic Notions” with Jason Danieley, May 5.
THE KENAN RAINWATER BAND, 7:30 p.m. May 7, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Appropriate for all ages. The Brown County native was a founding member of the Indiana Boys and the band will perform songs from their first album, “The River Flows.” Tickets: $12. 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].
“CELEBRATE SPRING” BALLROOM DANCE, 7 to 10 p.m. May 14, The Commons, presented by Dance Indiana. Music by DJ Billy Crase, light appetizers included, cash bar, social time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 per person. To purchase tickets, mail checks and contact information to: Dance Indiana, P.O. Box 168, Columbus, IN 47202. Tickets also will be available at the door.
TERRY LEE AND THE ROCKABOOGIE BAND, 7:30 p.m. May 28, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Rock ‘n roll from the 1950s, honky tonk, rhythm & blues, boogie woogie, swing and rockabilly. Brown County beer and wine available for purchase. Show is appropriate for all ages. Tickets: $18.50. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
“THE JOURNEY BEGINS,” COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S 2015-16 SEASON. Scheduled: “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.
LIVE ON THE PLAZA, FEATURING “NATURALLY 7” A CAPPELLA GROUP, 7 p.m. June 17, Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza, 536 Fifth St. Free. Members call their shows “vocal play,” in which they sing as instruments from bass guitar to flutes. Information: 812-376-2539 or artsincolumbus.org.
2016 KIWANIS DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOWS, June 25, July 16, Aug. 13 and Sept. 24, Donner Park shelter house. Free shows featuring a variety of emcees and performers.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 16, inside FairOaks Mall. Fresh produce, meats and poultry, eggs, breads, pies, cookies, jams and jellies, herbs, honey, specialty soaps, dog treats and more. Information: Facebook at Columbus City Farmers Market.
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.
HOOPS FOR HAITI FUND RAISER, 1:30 p.m. April 23, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave. The senior project of Payton Ingram, the 3 on 3 basketball tournament will raise money for Bethesda Medical Clinic in Haiti. Doors will open at 1 p.m. To register or make a donation: hoops-for-haiti.org. and hoopsforhaiti16@gmailcom.
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.
SPRING SENSATION VENDOR & CRAFT EVENT, 3 to 6:30 p.m. April 24, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Ballroom, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike. Free admission. Booths by local businesses, independent consultants and craft vendors. Please use entrance by the fountain.
PIONEER DAYS AT SHIREMAN HOMESTEAD, 7060 W. County Road 200N. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August. Trick horse show, wagon rides, Western town and more. Admission: $10 per person. Information: 812-372-2946 or shiremanhomestead.com.
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.
28TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR, ENGINE AND MACHINERY SHOW, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 and 30, Brown County Fairgrounds, Old State Road 46, Nashville. Over 100 vintage tractors, pieces of farm machinery and garden tractors on display, Massey Family Tractors and Equipment, grinding machines of all types, crafts and flea market, consignment sale and food. For kids: Barrel rides, corn shelling, corn box and a pedal tractor pull at 3 p.m. Saturday. An auction at 2 p.m. Saturday will include a homemade quilt, split rails made during the show, handcrafted children’s country store-style playhouse and other miscellaneous items. A parade of antique tractors and equipment will leave the fairgrounds at 1:30 p.m. Friday and arrive at Brown County Health and Living Center at approximately 1:45 p.m. Information: Jim Kelp, 812-322-9036 and bcama.net.
“BATMAN THE MOVIE” (1966), 7 p.m. May 6, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. The very first “Batman” movie with Adam West and other cast members from the original TV show battling the Joker, the Riddler, Cat Woman and other super villains trying to take over the United Nations. Tickets: $5 and $4. Information: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
“DERBY DAY DESTRUCTION” HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, 7:45 p.m. May 7, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seven big pro wrestling matches including three HPW title bouts and a ladies match. Concessions, wrestling merchandise and more available for purchase. Admission: $12. Kids 4 and under free. Information: 812-552-4477 and hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.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.
THIRD ANNUAL LOBSTERFEST PHILHARMONIC FUNDRAISER, May 21, Old National Bank parking lot on Fifth Street. “Happy hour’ at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. An authentic New England clambake and lobster boil recreated Midwest-style, with Maine lobsters and clams and traditional fixin’s. Lobster alternative available upon request. Reservations available at the.CIP.org or 812-376-2638. Tickets: Individual Level, $100; Patron Level, $150, includes two drink tickets and a chance to win a Corvette raffle entry.
AVIATION DAY 2016, beginning at 8 a.m. June 11, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd. Free airshows at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., will begin with a remote-controlled airplane demonstration followed by stunt pilot Michael Vaknin in his EXTRA300L, REdStar Pilots and a “Super Stearman Wingwalking” performance by Dave Dacy and Tony Kazian. Other activities include a Columbus Corvette car show, plane rides, Touch-a-Truck, bounce houses and other activities for kids. Breakfast ($7) and lunch will be available as well as various food vendors. The Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum and Blackerby’s Hangar 5 restaurant will be open. Admission is free but select attractions will charge a fee. Information: 812-376-2519.
38TH ANNUAL INDIANA HERITAGE ARTS EXHIBITION, June 11 through July 2, Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive, Nashville. All 135 paintings chosen by expert judges to be included in the show will be for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 812-988-4906 and indianaheritagearts.org.
COLUMBUS ARTFEST, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26, Mill Race Park, in conjunction with Columbus Running Club’s Firecracker 5K and BBQ Blues & Brew. Information: columbusartfest.com.
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. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Featured through April 26: “Chaos in The Commons,” 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. 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 May 27: “Drawing Upon Drawing.” 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.