Go Guide – May 5



TALES FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, with longtime IMS employees Peggy Wampler and Jerry Simo, 6:30 p.m. May 9, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. 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.

7 APPS YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE, 6 p.m. May 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by the library’s Patric “Mr. Noobie” Welch.  Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CRAFT NIGHT: WASHER NECKLACES, 6 p.m. May 10, Bartholomew County Public Library conference room, 536 Fifth St. Library staffer will demonstrate using nail polish and washers to create colorful necklaces. Limit of 15 people. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. May 12, Bartholomew County Public Library conference room, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN & BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH, 6 p.m. May 12, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Affects of cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement on healthy aging will be covered. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

LITERACY FESTIVAL, noon to 3 p.m. May 14, Central Middle School, 725 Seventh St. More than 50 literacy activities, including a book character contest, as well as food, music, games and door prizes and Bartholomew County Public Library’s Story Walk. Sponsored by Bartholomew County Literacy Task Force.

DRONES, 6:30 p.m. May 19, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Learn about the history of Bartholomew County Radio Control Fliers Club, a history of drones and a synopsis of the technology and uses of the drones of today. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 p.m. May 19, Bartholomew County Public Library Conference Room, 536 Fifth St. The first half of “Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee – The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged,” by William C. Davis will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ONE STROKE PAINTING, 10 a.m. May 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Participants will paint a bird house on a terra cotta pot. For ages 13 and up, maximum of 18 people. Supply fee of $25 due at the class and covers all supplies. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org under Events.

BACK PAIN SEMINAR, 5:30 p.m. May 23, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Lynn Billeter-Ellegood, senior physical therapist at Columbus Regional Hospital’s Joint and Spine Center, will discuss common causes of back and neck pain and treatment options. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. May 24, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Kyle Willey will show the 1973 film “Badlands,” starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen and the first film directed by Terrence Malick. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.

WATER FLUORIDATION: ITS RICH HISTORY, THE SCIENCE AND WHY IT MUST END, 6:30 p.m. May 26, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Dr. John Pawlus, dentist, will talk about how he went from being an avid fluoride supporter to an activist working to remove it from our drinking water. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.



FISH FRY TO BENEFIT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY SHERIFF’S YOUTH ACADEMY, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 13, American Legion Post 24, 2515 25th St. Fish, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad. Cost: $8. Drinks extra at the bar. Entertainment by Hank Haggard beginning at 8 p.m. Information: 812-376-7036.


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.


SECOND ANNUAL KATIE MCBURNETT 5K, 9 a.m. May 7, Mill Race Park. Registration: $25 .  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.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FITNESS RUN, open to all Bartholomew County elementary-age students and younger, 10 a.m. May 14, Mill Race Park. Distances range from 1 to 1.4 miles. Information: runcolumbus.org and 812-376-2696.

FIFTH ANNUAL COLUMBUS YOUTH TRIATHLON, 7 p.m. June 11, Donner Aquatics Center, 739 22nd St. Open to ages 5 to 14 from Columbus and surrounding communities. Cost: $35 per person. Registration: 812-372-7867.

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 include 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 May: Children’s Day in Japan, May 5, with origami tutorials, games and art projects, free with museum admission; Mother’s Day, May 8, all dads or one guardian get in free with one paid child’s admission; Museum After Dark (STEAM Night), 5 to 7 p.m. May 20, for ages 5-10, $8 per member, $12 per non-member, registration deadline May 17; Armed Forces Day, May 21. 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN FOR YOUTH, for ages 5-13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 13, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave. Exotic animal demonstrations, human bubble soccer, inflatable obstacle course and slide, swimming, police car tours, crafts, games, dinner and more. Cost: $9 per child. Registration: 812-348-4558.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FITNESS RUN, open to all Bartholomew County elementary-age students and younger, 10 a.m. May 14, Mill Race Park. Distances range from 1 to 1.4 miles. Information: runcolumbus.org and 812-376-2696.

YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHTS, free airplane rides for kids 8 through 17, 8 a.m. to noon May 21, Columbus Municipal Airport, sponsored by Columbus Area EAA Chapter No. 729. Parental approval required by calling the airport administration office, 812-376-2519 weekdays. Information: youngeagles.org.


YOUTH FISHING DERBY, 5:30 p.m. June 5, Mill Race Park Round Lake. Open to ages 3 through 15. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes awarded to all winners. Rain date is Sunday, June 12. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2696.

FREE FUN DAYS at Donner Center. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled: Blast Off, 1 to 3 p.m. June 10; The Incredible Dinosaur Show, 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 24; Carnival Time, 4 to 7 p.m. July 22. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.

FIFTH ANNUAL COLUMBUS YOUTH TRIATHLONS, 7 p.m. June 11 and Aug. 13, Donner Aquatics Center, 739 22nd St. Open to ages 5 to 14 from Columbus and surrounding communities. Cost: $35 per person. Registration: 812-372-7867.

NOON KIDS CONCERTS, noon June 16 and 23, Donner Park Shelter House. Free. Featured June 16, “The Cowboy Show,” with cowpoke Lonesome Paul Odenwelder telling tales of the Old West and singing songs about the exploits and challenges of the American cowboy. Featured June 23, “Mr. Punch – The Babysitter,” presented by Adzooks Puppets. Information: 812-376-2539 and [email protected].

INDIANA JIM’S REPTILE EXPERIENCE, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. June 22, Donner Center. Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.


COLUMBUS SPRING FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 7, 14, 21 and 28, Fourth Street between Jackson and Washington streets. Twenty-two vendors of produce, plants, crafts, ready-to-eat food, baked goods and more. SNAP vouchers accepted.

FARMER’S MARKET OF HOPE, 5 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of May, June, August and September and every Friday in July, Hope Town Square. Farmer’s market, local bands performing on the bandstand and a cruise-in on the east side of the square. Vendor information available at 812-546-0423.

COLUMBUS SUMMER FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June through Sept. 17, Cummins COB parking lot. More than 90 vendors, of produce, plants, flowers, homemade crafts, baked goods, popcorn, desserts, soaps, dog treats, chicken, eggs, wine, coffee and more, weekly music and community booth. SNAP vouchers accepted.

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.

COLUMBUS GOLDEN K KIWANIS, 10 to 11a.m. Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Always an interesting and informative program. All are welcome. Information 812-342-6944.



“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. May 6 and 7. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 seniors, students and children. Tickets available 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.

“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.



CABARET AT THE COMMONS, “ROMANTIC NOTIONS” with Jason Danieley, 7:30 p.m. May 5, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 VIP, $30 preferred and $15 general admission. Reservations and tickets available at 812-376-2638, ext. 1 and at theCIP.org. Full cash bar available. 

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.

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.

PHILHARMONIC STRINGS CLASS CONCERT, 6:30 p.m. May 16, Columbus North High School, Judson Erne Auditorium. Free admission.

“FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE,” 7 p.m. May 20 and 21 and 3 p.m. May 22, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Broadway songs performed live by The Lasting Impressions. Advance tickets $15 at Viewpoint Books, the mall office, the Harlequin box office and from Lasting Impressions members. Tickets $20 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.

“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:  “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.

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.


JCB NEIGHBORFST!, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of June, July, August and September, 300 block of Washington Street. Free concerts by A Fistful of Bacon, June 2; the Jai Baker Band, July 7; Groove Essential, Aug. 4; and Hudson Hornet, Sept. 1. Information: 812-376-2539 and [email protected].

FINGERSTYLE GUITARIST RICHARD SMITH, 7 p.m. June 4, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Advance tickets $15 at Viewpoint Books, the mall office and the Harlequin box office. Tickets $20 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.

MILL RACE LIVE CONCERT, BATTLE OF THE BANDS, 7 p.m., June 11, Mill Race Park. Rain location will be Foundation for Youth.

“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.

FINGERSTYLE GUITARIST RICHARD GILEWITZ, 7 p.m. June 23, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Advance tickets $15 at Viewpoint Books, the mall office and the Harlequin box office. Tickets $20 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.

“HERE’S TO LIFE” JAZZ WITH ZEMRAH AND COMPANY FROM CHICAGO, 7 p.m. June 25, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Advance tickets $15 at Viewpoint Books, the mall office and the Harlequin box office. Tickets $20 at the door. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.

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.



COMEDY AT THE EAGLES, 930 Washington St. Scheduled: Dave Dugan, 8 p.m. May 6; Mike Toomey, 8 p.m. June 3; and Ron Feingold, 8 p.m. July 8. For ages 18 and older. Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: 812-376-7075.

“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.

“BUM DITTY BUM” BOOK SIGNING, with J.D. Maulin and Hanna Guy Maulin, 7 to 9 p.m. May 6, Yo Mama Frozen Yogurt and More, 3780 W. Jonathan Moore Pike.

“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.

SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7, Smith Elementary School, 4505 Waycross Drive. More than 40 vendors, including several crafters who participate in the annual 12 Dames of Christmas show. Live acoustic music. Lunch available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Smith Elementary special education program.

SEVENTH ANNUAL JACKSON COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM MACHINERY SHOW, opening at 8 a.m. May 12, 13 and 14, Jackson County Fairgrounds in Brownstown. Admission: $2, ages 12 and under free. International Harvestor, antique gas engines, tractors and equipment, Cub Cadet garden tractors, antique tool and machinery displays, cars and trucks manufactured in Indiana, antique hit-and-miss gas engines and tractor demonstrations, indoor and outdoor swap meet and flea market, silent auctions noon to 4 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, barrell train rides all three days, arts and crafts, knife and jewelry making, wood working and basket weaving.  Food available for purchase. Information: 812-523-3246 and 812-523-3594. Information on show days: 812-525-2718 and 812-216-5597.

MILL RACE CENTER FABULOUS DAY TRIPPERS, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17. Explore the history of flight through visits to the Wilber Wright homestead in New Castle, and the Dayton Interpretive Center in Ohio, which showcases the Wright brothers’ print shop, a prototype of the first airplane and the flying school at Huffman Prairie. Cost: $55 per MRC member, $65 for non-members. Information: 812-376-9241 or [email protected].

PRESENTATION AND DEMONSTRATION BY PAUL DAILY OF WILD HORSE MINISTRIES, 6:30 p.m. May 20, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, State Road 11. Free. Take lawn chairs for seating. Information: 812-350-9386.

33RD ANNUAL DOLL & BEAR SHOW & SALE, sponsored by Doll’s Night Out Club of Columbus, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds Community Building. Antique, modern, collectible and original dolls and bears on display. Door prizes. Information: 812-376-9124 and [email protected].

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, $125; Patron Level including drink ticket and a chance to win a Corvette raffle entry, $150.

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.

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.


ARTZ DAZE, 11 a.m. to 3  p.m. June 3, July 1 and Aug. 5, 300 block of Washington Street. Free hands-on, outdoor art experiences. No experience required. Information: 812-376-2539 and [email protected].

DISCOVER LIVING, 3 to 7 p.m. June 9, The Commons, 300 Washington St. Vendors with products and services to enhance life, from good health to exciting adventures and a beautiful home and more. Admission is free. Door prizes awarded. Sponsored by The Republic and Columbus Regional Health. Information: 812-379-5655.

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.

THE BOURBON EXPERIENCE, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

18-HOLE GOLF SCRAMBLE, June 18, Hickory Hills Golf Club, Brownstown. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Fee: $50 per player including cart and meal. Payouts for first-, second- and third-place teams. Prizes for the longest drive and closest to pin. Limited to 14 teams. Sign up: John Olsen, 812-358-4529, or Calli Johnson, 812-350-4864. Proceeds will benefit Reins to Recovery Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center.

MILL RACE CENTER FABULOUS DAY TRIPPERS, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20. Visit a local goat farm to watch the process of raising goats and operating a working farm. Lunch on your own in Scottsburg with time to visit local antique shops. Cost: $25 for MRC members, $30 for non-members. Information: 812-376-9241 or [email protected].

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.


FAMILY BINGO AND MAKE-YOUR-OWN-SUNDAE NIGHT, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 27, Donner Center. Limited to the first 30 families, maximum of five per family. Prizes awarded to bingo winners. Registration required, including number of people attending: columbusparksandrec.com and 812-376-2680.


END OF SUMMER DOGGIE SWIM, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14, Donner Aquatic Center. Cost: $5 per dog. Each dog must be accompanied by an owner or handler.

Galleries, museums & exhibits

“ART ALERT – A SHOWCASE OF FINE ARTISTS,” through June 30, Columbus Visitors Center, corner of Fifth and Franklin streets. Featuring the work of six Columbus-based artists: Bob Burris, Susie Gregory, Mary Gretsinger, Chris Newlund, David Williams and YiAnna Young. Information: 812-378-2622.

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. 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. 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.