CIVIL WAR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South” by Bruce Levine will be discussed. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
WRITER GATHERINGS: NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NaNoWriMo), 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 14, Bartholomew County Public Library, main floor east, 536 Fifth St. Join local writers and write the first draft of your novel. Local organizer is Kimberly Free. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
GIFT WRAPPING & BOW TYING, 6 p.m. Nov. 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Register at mybcpl.org under Events, or by calling 812-379-1266. Participants must supply two small- to medium-size rectangular gifts or empty boxes. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
COLUMBUS AREA MULTI ETHNIC ASSOCIATION (CAMEO) MONTHLY MEETING, 6 p.m. Nov. 9, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. The host association will provide snacks representative of their country. Information: 812-379-1266, mybcpl.org and columbuscameo.org.
COLUMBUS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP, “CONFLICT RESOLUTION: DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN THE WORKPLACE,” 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Columbus Area Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St. Presenters Nancy Stiegmeyer and Jackie Delagrange will discuss how to effectively deal with challenging coworkers and colleagues and dealing with conflict in the workplace. Free and open to the public. Information: columbusyp.org, 812-379-4457 and [email protected].
AN EVENING WITH WINSTON CHURCHILL, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Actor and scholar Kevin Radaker will portray Sir Winston Churchill during a visit to the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, less than a year after the end of World War II. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
“LANDFILL HARMONIC” DOCUMENTARY FILM, shown in conjunction with the Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show of re-purposed 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.
POPULATING HOOSIERLAND, 10 a.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenter Ron Darrah will talk about how and when our ancestors arrived in the state and what footprints they left behind. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ONE STROKE PAINTING, white flowers, holly berries and pine needles on a red bucket, 1 p.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library conference room, 536 Fifth St. Fee: $25, covers all supplies. Register at 812-379-1266 or mybcpl.org.
MEET WITH A PUBLISHER & AUTHORS DAY, 1 p.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Debi Stanton and authors from Pen It! Publications will speak with potential authors. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
SONGS FROM THE MOVIES, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Lalith Guy Paranavitana will sing songs from films including “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady” and others. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TOPICS IN PERMACULTURE: SMALL LIVESTOCK IN A PERMACULTURE SYSTEM, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Third in a five-part series. Presenters are Rhonda Baird and Cheryl Carter Jones. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org. Presenters are Rhonda Baird and Cheryl Carter Jones.
BLUEGRASS ITALIAN STYLE, 1:15 p.m. Nov. 15 at Parkside Court, 3660 Central Ave., and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Paolo Ercoli from Italy will talk about how he became interested in Bluegrass music and, along with Roger Banister, play tunes illustrating different styles and techniques used in playing the dobro/reso-phonic guitar. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
WHAT IS NETFLIX AND HOW TO I USE IT? 6 p.m. Nov. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Patric “Mr. Noobie” Welch will detail what you need to watch Netflix, how much it costs and how it can replace or complement cable/satellite service. Register at 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
JOURNALING TO FACILITATE HEALING, 6 p.m. Nov. 16, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presenter Suzy Milhoan, author of “The Healing Game: A Story of Loss and Renewal,” will discuss the basics of journaling and how to use it to release pain from loss or trauma. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
3-D DESIGN BASICS USING TINKERCAD, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. For ages 10 and older. Basic computer skills required. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
HOPE BOOK DISCUSSION, 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Hope Branch Library. “The Lake House” by Kate Morton. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TOPICS IN PERMACULTURE: ENERGY IN A PERMACULTURE SYSTEM, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presented by Peter Bane, designer, teacher, consultant, editor and publisher of Permaculture Activist magazine. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ESSENTIAL OILS AND AGING, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. General information on essential oils with emphasis on the aging process. With Carissa Rusin. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
YOUR LAZY WAY TO GREAT SHAPE, 6 p.m. Nov. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Jim Everroad, author and 2016 Master’s National Platform Diving Champion, will discuss and demonstrate low intensity and easy movements to incorporate into daily life to enhance health and productivity. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Register at redcrossblood.org, Give Blood-Find a Blood Drive. Donors will receive a free book from the library’s ongoing book sale. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
ART HOUSE IN THE RED ROOM FILM SERIES, 6 p.m. Nov. 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Host Kyle Willey will show the 1950 Japanese film “Rashomon,” which marked the entrance of Japanese film onto the world stage. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
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 Web site. Proceeds will benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.
49TH ANNUAL TURKEY SUPPER, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5, Petersville United Methodist Church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Columbus. Traditional baked turkey and dressing, gravy, noodles, green beans, cranberry relish or applesauce, roll, dessert and drink. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and younger may eat free. Carry-outs will be available in the annex. Information: 812-372-3575 or 812-603-8378.
VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until the food is gone, Nov. 11, Yellow Trail Museum on the Hope Town Square. Free luncheon for veterans and their guests. Any veteran who would like to share a story or two of his military experience is welcome to tape a segment that day. Information: 812-371-7969.
HOOSIER TRIALS 5K RUN/WALK, 10 a.m. Nov. 12, Ceraland Park cross-country course, 3989 S. County Road 525E. Registration fee: $20 including a commemorative patch. Proceeds will benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, to promote physical fitness, high adventure and community involvement. Open to the public. Prizes awarded to the top three male and female finishers. Registration and prepayment or for further information: hoosiertrails5k.org.
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, prerace pasta dinner and late registration on Nov. 11, with times to be announced. Information: Brown County YMCA, 812-988-9622.
AMERICAN GIRL CLUB: “KIT,” 3 p.m. Nov. 5, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. For ages 5-10. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
DIY: TEXTING GLOVES, 3 p.m. Nov. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. For grades 7-12. All supplies provided to make gloves that can be used on a touch screen. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
FAMILY NIGHT MOVIES, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. All films start at 6 p.m. Scheduled: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Nov. 9; “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” Nov. 16; and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” Nov. 30. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org
READING TIME WITH LOTTIE THE GREAT DANE, 10 to 11 a.m. or 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Ages 5 and older can practice reading to Lottie for 15 minutes. First-come, first-served. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
TEEN BOOK CLUB 4 to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and the upcoming movie will be discussed and teens will create their own beast in the digital media lab. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
JUST FOR BABIES STORY TIME, 11 a.m. Nov. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Rhymes, songs, books and fund for babies through 13 months. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
AFTER SCHOOL MOVIE: YOU DECIDE, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Choose what will be shown by voting at the Teen Desk for “Max” or “Allegiant.” Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
SCRATCH CODING, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. for grades 3-6, 2:30 p.m. for grades 7-12, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Learn how to program interactive stories, games and animation using Scratch. With instructor Deb Gaff. For Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.org.
FAMILY BINGO FOR BOOKS, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Book prizes for kids and adults. All ages are welcome. Information: 812-379-1266 and mybcpl.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. 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.
AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus, through Nov. 30, make an ornament to honor a veteran and place it on one of the Heroes Trees located at the main entrance and in the children’s department; displays of paintings by Gus Potthoff, military uniforms, medals, artifacts and other items, located on the library’s main floor; science fiction and fantasy book sale, buy one, get two free, in the ongoing book sale area of the library.
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].
“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.
“THE KINGDOM BEHIND THE CURTAIN,” presented by Fairy Tale Musical Theater, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20, The Pixy Theater, Edinburgh. Original fairy tale written by director Cecile Beavin for all ages. Audience participation is encouraged. Reception to meet cast members and have homemade desserts after the performance.
THE HEARTFELT TRIO, Janniece Jaffe, Curtis Cantwell Jackson and Michael Beck, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, The Harlequin Theater at FairOaks Mall on 25th Street. Cash bar available. Tickets: $20 at the door; $15 in advance at the mall office, Viewpoint Books downtown and the theater 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. Information: 812-379-2408.
FORTY YEARS OF COLLEGE, Nov. 19, Brown County Playhouse,70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets, $17.50 and $16.50, available at 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 30TH SEASON, Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School, Erne Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Scheduled: Organist Dan McKinley, Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir and the Philharmonic Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, at First Christian Church.
WEINLAND CLUBHOUSE BAKE SALE, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4, in the atrium at Centerstone, 720 Marr Road. All proceeds benefit the Weinland Clubhouse recovery based program for adults with mental illness.
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.
CHRISTMAS MARKET, 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5, Clarion Hotel on Jonathan Moore Pike. Over 50 vendors, artisans, crafters and small businesses from which to shop. Prizes, raffles, cookies, candy, hot cocoa and photos with Santa.
HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING 18TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AND 12TH ANNUAL FIREMEN’S CHEER FUND TOY DRIVE, 7:45 p.m. Nov. 5, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: $15. Kids 4 and under free. Raffle to benefit the Cheer Fund. New or gently used toys will be collected for donation to the Cheer Fund.
COMEDIAN HEYWOOD BANKS, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $27.50, available at 812-988-6555 and broncounty playhouse.org.
NINTH ANNUAL WOOD CARVING SHOW, presented by Columbus Hoosier Carvers, Franklin Chipmates and Indianapolis Circle City Carvers, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5, Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 396 Branigin Blvd., Franklin. Admission is free. Door prizes awarded throughout the day. Information: 812-372-1956 or 317-736-3689.
COMEDY SHOW TO BENEFIT REINS TO RECOVERY THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 11, Celebrations event center in Seymour. With opening act Robert Hay-Smith and headliner Jeff Bodart. Tickets sold at the door: $15 per person, $25 per couple. Doors open at 7 p.m. Light snacks, beer and wine available for purchase.
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. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays (closed Sundays in December, January, February and March). Information: 812-378-2622.
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].
IVY TECH GALLERY OF FINE ART & DESIGN, 4475 Central Ave. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays 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. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 812-247-0502.
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. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: tsartisans.com.
ART GUILD OF HOPE GALLERY, featuring fine art by guild members, 645 Harrison St., Hope. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. General, membership and sponsorship information: 812-764-6417 and hopeartguild.com.
SOUTHERN INDIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 812-522-1178.
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. Mondays through Saturdays 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.