BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY WRITERS GROUP, 6 p.m. Oct. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HOOSIER NOVELS ON THE BIG SCREEN, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenter Dan O’Brien of Greenwood, a former Emmy-winning television sportscaster and freelance writer, will talk about a variety of novels by Hoosier authors that were made into movies over the last several decades. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ONE STROKE PAINTING, autumn leaves on slate, 10 a.m. Oct. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Marilyn Tentler will be instructor. Cost: $25, including all supplies. Registration required: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TEEN BOOK CLUB: DYSTOPIAN FICTION, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TOPICS IN PERMACULTURE: PRINCIPLES OF PERMACULTURE, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenters Ronda Baird and Cheryl Carter Jones will lead the first of a five-part series organized by Kris Medic. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ESSENTIAL OILS AND AGING, with presenter Carissa Rusin, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF INDIANA HISTORY, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. James Madison, author of “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana,” will tell some of the best stories of the state’s past and present. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ANDREWS STRINGS STUDIO RECITAL, 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Students of Laura Andrews will perform. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
COMMUNITY BOOK READ DISCUSSIONS. Chapters eight through 11 of “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana” by James H. Madison will be discussed Oct. 19 at Viewpoint Books, and chapters 12 through 16 will be discussed at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at Mill Race Center. The book as a whole will be discussed at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the library’s Hope branch. Information: 812-379-1266.
EAT CHEAP FOR TEENS: APPLE CIDER FLOAT, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. All supplies provided. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
THE FOUR SQUARES OF RETIREMENT, 6 p.m. Oct. 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Samantha Wilmot of Banks Life will talk about Medicare, extended care planning, financial planning and life insurance. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HOOSIERS: THE STORY OF INDIANA: THE NEXT INDIANA, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Columbus Learning Center, Summerville Room. After the film, Doug Gardner, coordinator of the history program at IUPUC, will lead a discussion.
INTRO TO ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Basic computer skills required. For ages 10 and up.Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
COMMUNITY BOOK READ DISCUSSION, 4 p.m. Oct. 26, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Discussion about “Sidekicked” by Hoosier author John Anderson and wild training games. Open to grades 4-6. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
AFTER SCHOOL MOVIE – YOU DECIDE, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Teens cast your votes now for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Winning movie will be shown. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TOPICS IN PERMACULTURE: PRINCIPLES OF PERMACULTURE, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenters Ronda Baird and Cheryl Carter Jones will lead the SECOND of a five-part series organized by Kris Medic. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
GLASS FORMING WORKSHOPS, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, in front of The Commons, sponsored by Columbus Area Arts Council. Participants will make glass pumpkin paperweights with assistance from skilled glass artists. Ten workshops are limited to five people per session. Cost is $30 per person, with a limit of two per order, and pre-payment is required. Reservations may be made with a credit card at 812-376-2539 or at the Arts Council office in The Commons, 300 Washington.
SNAKEHEAD ED, 2 p.m. Oct. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Learn about nature, reptiles, biomes and science through interactive close encounters with exotic snakes. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“LANDFILL HARMONIC” DOCUMENTARY FILM, shown in conjunction with the Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show of repurposed and recycled art, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, The Commons. Free and open to the public. The film tells how music improved the lives of poor children in Paraguay and how playing recycled instruments gave them hope for a better future. Film trailer available at vimeo.com/122542602.
EASTERN STAR HAM AND BEAN DINNER, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15, St. John’s Masonic Lodge/Temple, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Dinner includes ham and bean soup, cornbread, coleslaw, drink and dessert: $6 adults, $3 children under 12. Carry-out orders available. Vegetarian soup available.
FISH FRY, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11750 W. County Road 930W, Waymansville. Sponsored by the Adult Fellowship.
TASTE OF COLUMBUS, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, The Commons. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Approximately 35 local vendors, including franchises, independent startups and restaurants from around Columbus, will offer food and alcoholic beverages, making the event open only to people 21 and older.
EIGHTH ANNUAL WINE-A-REE wine and beer tasting festival (including a silent auction), noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 5, at The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Unlimited tastings and a commemorative wine or beer glass are included in the price of the ticket. Tickets are available at the Viewpoint Bookstore in Columbus, Jackson County Visitors Center and This Old Guitar Store in Seymour, Village Lights Bookstore in Madison, and Levenstein’s in Greensburg, as well as on the hoosiertrailsbsa.org website. Proceeds will benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.
PICKLEBALL CLINICS FOR BEGINNERS, noon Oct. 14 and 21, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St.; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 and 22 Donner Park pickleball courts at 17th and Sycamore streets. Equipment provided.
HILLY HALF MARATHON fundraiser for Brown County YMCA, Nov. 12, Brown County State Park, including a 5K walk and run and a 10K run. Packet pick up and late registration from 7 to 8 a.m., start of all races at 8:30 a.m., 5K awards at 9:45 a.m. and 10K awards at 10:20 a.m. Half marathon timing will end at noon followed by awards at 12:30 p.m. Children’s race, pre-race pasta dinner and late registration on Nov. 11, with times to be announced. Information: Brown County YMCA, 812-988-9622.
SEVENTH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 8K RUN AND 5K WALK, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 24, Girls Inc., 956 N. O’Brien St., Seymour. Cost: $15 plus five non-perishable food items through Nov. 10 (deduct $5 if you don’t want a shirt); $35 after Nov. 10; $15 for ages 10 and under. Proceeds benefit Girls Inc. of Jackson County. Registration forms available at Girls Inc., at indianatiming.com and at signmeup.com/112558.
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. Special activities in October: half price admission with the donation of a new toy on Fireman’s Cheer Fund Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13; WTIU Kids Literacy Lab with PBS KIDS science, creativity and math apps that promote reading, noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 18; Lights on After School, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20; Computer Coding at kidscommons, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 28 and 11 a.m. Oct. 26 and 27, free with museum admission, for ages 5 and up, no registration required. 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. 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.
“I BELIEVE IN MAKE BELIEVE,” a musical presented by Jackson County Young Artists, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15, Royal-Off-the-Square Theatre, Brownstown. Tickets available at 812-358-5228 and jcct.org.
COMMUNITY BOOK READ ACTIVITIES AT KIDSCOMMONS. Book reads and activities around the Community Book Read kids’ selections, “Raindrops Roll” by Hoosier author April Pulley Sayre, for grades K-2, and “Sidekicked” by Hoosier author John Davidson Anderson, for grades 4-7, will be held through Oct. 15, at kidscommons, 309 Washington St. Discussion topics will include water filtration, the water cycle, rain forest habitats and experiments with surface tension. A detailed schedule of events and admission fees are available at kidscommons.org.
ABE LINCOLN TALES, 10 a.m. Oct. 14 for ages 3, 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Oct. 14 for kindergarten through second grade, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth Street, Columbus. Funny Abe Lincoln tales and a craft in the Storytime Room. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TRICK OR TREAT TALES, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, Donner Center. Not-so-scary Halloween tales and songs, crafts, games and snacks. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $1 per person. Information: columbusparksandrec.com.
“THE SLIGHTLY HAUNTED PUPPET THEATRE,” 20-minute performances from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October, Melchior Marionette Theatre in downtown Nashville, featuring classic Halloween character and music. Tickets $5. Children under 2, free. Free popcorn. Complete schedule available at melchiormarionettes.com or 800-849-4853.
KIDS’ PROGRAMMING AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St. Scheduled: Just for Babies Story Times, rhymes, songs, books and fun just for babies up to 13 months, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 and 20; kids 5 and older can practice their reading skills at Reading Time with Lottie the Great Dane, 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15; American Girl Club, for ages 5-10, 3 p.m. Oct. 22, register at mybcpl.org under Events or at 812-379-1266; Halloween Carnival, costume contest and games for ages 2-8, 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25, tickets available at the children’s desk beginning Oct. 17; Take a Walk with Clifford Story Time for ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Oct. 26, with stories, crafts and a free copy of “Clifford Takes a Walk.” Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST for ages up to 12 years, Oct. 30, Donner Center. Times: 2 p.m. for ages up to 5 years, approximately 3 p.m. for ages 6-12. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in the categories of scariest, prettiest, funniest, most adorable, most original and best animated. All participants will receive a ribbon and treat bag. Numbers for judging will be available beginning at 1:30 p.m. Crafts will be available from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Information: columbusparksandrec.com.
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 11 a.m. Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Always an interesting and informative program. All are welcome. Information: 812-342-6944.
COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts running, noon to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Johnson County Park headquarters building at Camp Atterbury. Information: Greg Harter, 812-350-8636; columbusarearailroadclub.com; or [email protected].
“AND THEN THERE WERE NONE” by Agatha Christie, presented by Jennings County Players, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. Oct. 23, Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon. Tickets: $8 adults in advance at the theatre box office, $10 at the door; $3 students grades K through 12; $1 pre-school children. Box office hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 812-346-4329.
“CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF” (dinner theater), presented by Actors’ Studio of Hope, 6 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and 1 p.m. Nov. 6 and 13, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Information: 812-546-0640 and Facebook at Actors’ Studio of Hope or Willow Leaves of Hope.
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE RADIO SHOW, presented by Actors’ Studio of Hope, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Information: 812-546-0640 and Facebook at Actors’ Studio of Hope or Willow Leaves of Hope.
JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITY THEATRE, Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Scheduled: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11; “Little Shop of Horrors” dinner theater at The Pines Restaurant in Seymour, Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2017; and “Romeo and Juliet,” April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6. Further information: jcct.org, 812-358-5228 and [email protected].
“STUCK IN THE 60’S” WITH ROBIN MCNAMARA AND THE HEADLINERS, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15, the Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall. Cash bar available. Tickets: $20 at the door or $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street and the Harlequin box office. Information, reservations and “will call” tickets: 812-343-4597.
FRIDAYS @ FIRST MUSIC SERIES, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth Street. Concerts are free and open to the public. Scheduled: Cello and piano with Arkady and Tamara Orlovsky, 7 p.m. Oct. 14, doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie sing-along, Oct. 28, contact church for details; and the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, doors open at 7 p.m.
COLUMBUS CITY BAND 2016-17 CONCERTS, 2 p.m. at The Commons. Admission is free. Classic and contemporary concert, symphonic and military band music performed by more than 50 volunteer musicians, directed by Steve McGrew. Scheduled: Fall Concert, Oct. 23; Songs of the Season & Christmas Classics, Nov. 27; Winter Concert, Feb. 12; Spring Concert, April 9.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 30TH SEASON. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School, Erne Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Scheduled: singer/pianist/actor Ann Hampton Callaway, Oct. 29; organist Dan McKinley, Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir and the Philharmonic Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, at First Christian Church; Philharmonic Holidays with The Wright Brothers and Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Erne Auditorium; pianist Di Wu, Feb. 4; Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” featuring the Philharmonic Chorus, April 1; pianist Elliot Wuu, April 29; “Salute!” free patriotic concert, 7 p.m. May 26, on the grounds of Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial. Single concert tickets: $15 to $55, adults; $10 to $50, seniors; $5 to $35, students. Season tickets and Phil’s Family Fun Passes available. Information: 812-376-2638 and [email protected].
COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S “ADVENTURES IN GREAT MUSIC” SEASON. Advance tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Tickets at the door: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. Ages 12 and under are always free. Scheduled: “Boo! Things That Go Bump in the Night,” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16, The Commons; “A CSO Holiday,” free, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4, The Commons; “Hometown Talent,” 3:30 p.m. March 5, The Commons; “Music Americana,” 3:30 p.m. April 30, Columbus North High School Auditorium; and “Hail to the Heroes,” 7:30 p.m. June 11, Mill Race Park.
LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES DINNER THEATER, “Sweet Dreams … Patsy Cline Revue,” Oct. 29, at Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Featuring Lisa Barrett as Patsy Cline, with the Willow Leaves House Band and guest Holly Hamilton. Family atmosphere, no smoking or alcohol. Tickets: $25. Information and reservations: 812-546-0640 and [email protected].
HALLOWEEN PARTY MUSIC NIGHT WITH THE GRAVEYARD STOMPERS, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, The Harlequin Theatre at FairOaks Mall. Cash bar available. Tickets: $20 at the door or $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books on Washington Street and the Harlequin box office. Information, reservations and “will call” tickets: 812-343-4597.
COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE, Nov. 5, Donner Center. Open jam sessions begin at 4 p.m. (you must bring your own instrument) followed by group performances at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Free-will donations will be accepted.
CHRISTMAS CABARET AT THE COMMONS, with Broadway performer Megan Hilty, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets, including a dessert by Blackerby’s First Class Catering, are $75 Celebrity, $50 Starlet and $30 Co-Star, and are available online at theCIP.org or by calling the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic box office at 812-376-2638, ext. 1. Table reservations are available.
“BACK ROADS OF BROWN COUNTY” STUDIO TOUR, through Oct. 31. Free, self-guided driving tour of 14 studios and workshops throughout Brown County. Maps and a guide are available online at browncountystudiotour.com at Brown County Visitor Center in downtown Nashville and at many businesses in Nashville. Route is well marked. No reservations are required. Studios are generally open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily but any exceptions are noted on the map.
CO-OP STREET FAIR, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15, Fourth Street, downtown Columbus. Local vendors, music and prizes. Information: columbusmarket.coop.
COMEDY AT YES CINEMA, 328 Jackson St. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Scheduled: Dan Chopin, Oct. 15, Rated “R”; Henry Phillips, Nov. 12, Rated “R”; Mike Armstrong, Dec. 31 (two shows) Rated “PG 13”; Drew Hastings, Jan. 28, Rated “PG 13.” Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Information: 812-379-1630.
SUPER SATURDAY, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Featuring “Bad Indiana Music,” from the Indiana State Museum’s collection of late 19th and early 20th century sheet music. Free. information: 812-376-9241 and millracecenter.org.
YES 2016 FILM FEST, Oct. 28-30, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. International and domestic narratives, documentaries and shorts as well as numerous question-and-answer sessions. Information: yesfilmfestival.com and yes cinema.org.
MINGLE ‘N’ JINGLE, 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 3, Hilton Garden Inn, 12210 N. Executive Drive, Edinburgh. More than 30 vendors of fashion, hair, nail and gift ideas. Donate a new toy to the Cheer Fund for a chance to win an overnight stay at the Hilton and a gift card from the outlet. Wine available at a cash bar.
ST. AGNES CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5, St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Road, Nashville. Crafts, Christmas items, gift items, paper creations, homemade goodies, outside vendors, sharpening service for knives, scissors and had tools, raffle of a king-sized quilt.
36TH ANNUAL 12 DAMES OF CHRISTMAS FINE ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, Community Arts Building. Enlarged craft show featuring new and veteran vendors at a new location. Door prizes awarded.
HOLIDAY CREATIONS CRAFT SHOW & SALE, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, Donner Center. Admission is free. Vendor registration deadline is Nov. 8. Information and registration: columbusparksandrec.com.
DEJA VU ART AND FINE CRAFT SHOW, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12, The Commons. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, wearable art, woodworking, glass art, weaving and more, all made from repurposed or scrap materials by artists from Indiana and neighboring states. Admission is free. Information: facebook.com/DejaVuArtAndFineCraftShow.
27TH ANNUAL OPEN HEARTH CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St. More than 20 vendors as well as local handcrafters, featuring wreaths, homemade candy and bread, wax melts, crotchet and more. Hot meals available. Information: 812-379-4287, [email protected] or flintwood.org.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY MOVIE EVENT, Nov. 14, Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Featured: “Captive,” 6:15 and 8:15 p.m.; and “Home Run,” 5:45 and 8 p.m. Both films rated PG-13. Tickets: $1 in advance at Community Downtown, 522 Seventh St., or at the theater; $2 at the door. Sponsored by Celebrate Recovery. Information: 812-348-6257.
NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK ACTIVITIES. Scheduled: “Columbus Families Got Talent,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Cal Brand Room, City Hall, 123 Washington St.; Family of the Year recognition, 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Cal Brand Room, City Hall, with entertainment by “A Joyful Sound,” fourth and fifth graders from St. Peter’s Lutheran School; family roller skating, 1 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 26, Columbus Skateland, free for families bringing a family picture (rent or bring skates). Information: 812-342-1552.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
COLUMBUS VISITORS CENTER, corner of Fifth and Franklin streets. Visitors Center hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays (closed Sundays in December, January, February and March). Information: 812-378-2622.
COLUMBUS LEARNING CENTER, 4555 Central Ave. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Admission is free to the public. Featured through Nov. 17: “Collective Imagination” exhibit of mixed media from IndyArtWerkz members, including Aline Chevalier of Columbus. Information: 812-314-8509.
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 bartholomew history.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 + DESIGN, 310 Jackson St. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Featured Oct. 14 through Nov. 18: “Eye of the Beholder: Fashion and Transforming Ideals of Beauty,” 30 women’s ensembles selected from the Sage Collection demonstrating ideals of beauty and body shape from 1775 to the present. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, with curator’s remarks at 6:30 p.m. Information: IUCA+Design, 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].
WELLCONNECT, 237 Washington St.Featured through December: Work by local artist Paul Neufelder, his first show since his return from living in Thailand, with a public artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 812-247-0502.
TRE BICCHIERI, 425 Washington St. Artwork by nine local artists including Gail Plattner, Jeff Jackson, Stephen Whittaker, John Strickland, Susie Gregory, Rebecca Campbell, Cathy Schooler and Robert Baker. All artwork is for sale. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. 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.
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.
SOUTHERN INDIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour. Featured through Oct. 31: Exhibit by Art Alliance Brown County.Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 812-522-1178.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Exhibits featured in October: Watercolors by Brian Gordy of Muncie, and oils by Wyatt LeGrand of southern Indiana. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncountyartguild.org.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Featured in October: Jewelry, grass baskets and silk/stained glass pieces by Ruth Wert and stained glass and photography by Anne Ryan Miller. 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.
BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY, Artist Drive and Main Street, Nashville. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: browncountyartgallery.org or 812-988-4609.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.