Kids and Teens
March and beyond
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. Scheduled: Lego Building Basics Camp for ages 5 through 8, 9 a.m. to noon, March 23 and 24. Zapped! and Lego Building Basics Camp cost: $110 members, $125 non-members. Information: 812-378-3046.
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. March 25 and April 1, 8, 15 and 22, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive. Information: 812-376-2686.
MEET THE AUTHOR OF “EMMA’S DANCING DAY,” Elizabethtown Children’s Library, 100 West St., Elizabethtown, 5 to 6 p.m., March 29. Hoffman will read her book, talk about overcoming obstacles, conduct an interactive dance demonstration and give away two prize packages. There will also be a book drive. Please bring new or gently used children’s books to the event. Information: 812-343-3683.
LITTLE HIKERS: NIGHT EXPERIENCE, 8 to 9:30 p.m., April 15, Touch the Earth Natural Area, located at N. Country Club Road. Experience the outdoors using all of your senses and learn about adaptations of animals that inhabit the night. To allow our night vision to develop, please leave flashlights at home.
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.
FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAYS WITH MISS POLLY, 12:15 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St. Information: 812-376-0778.
March and beyond
HOPEKEEPERS, Discussion and support group for those struggling with chronic pain/illness, 6:30 p.m. April 4 at Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road. Register at 812-348-6257.
DISCIPLINE VS. PUNISHMENT, At 6:30 p.m. April 20, Red Room, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Presentation designed to guide parents and caregivers in identifying age appropriate discipline techniques and to recognize difference between discipline and punishment.
FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES, free performances geared to children in kindergarten through third grade, 6 p.m. the first Friday of the month through May, at The Commons. Scheduled: Dancer’s Studio’s ballet version of “Alice in Wonderland,” April 7; Juggler Matt Jergens, May 5.
COLUMBUS CITY WINTER FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through April 15, FairOaks Mall. Farm-grown vegetables, eggs, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, honey, coffee, hot chocolate, nuts, breads, muffins, scones, cookies, handmade chocolate, jelly and jam, mushrooms, flowers, winter wreaths, bird houses, artistic glass, hand-painted cards, steampunk glass, local authors, soaps, pottery, woodworking and more.
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].
THE HARLEQUIN THEATRE. Fair Oaks Mall. Scheduled: Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink, 7 p.m., March 23; “A Tribute to Women in Jazz,” at 7 p.m. April 1, with Monika Herzig and female IU musicians. Featuring: New York Jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and the 25th Street Jazz Band; Richard Smith, an award winning, world-renowned finger style guitarist, at 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets: Available at Viewpoint Books and the FairOaks Mall office for $15 advance, $20 at the door, $10 students at the door. Information: 812-343-4597.
ACTORS STUDIO OF HOPE. Willow Leaves, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Scheduled: “Spirit,” directed by Pete Law and Naomi Pyle, produced by Naomi Pyle. Showings: Dinner at 6 p.m. and play at 7 p.m. April 21, 22, 28 and 29. Sunday matinees: Dinner at 1 p.m. and play at 2 p.m. April 23 and 30.
JACKSON COUNTY COMMUNITY THEATRE. Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown. Scheduled: “Romeo and Juliet,” April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6. Further information: jcct.org, 812-358-5228 and [email protected].
March and beyond
MUSICAL TEA PARTY. Presented by The Notables, volunteer organization of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Cost: $20 per person. RSVP by April 5 at 812-376-2638. Enjoy desserts, imported teas and music by the Philharmonic’s Principal Flutist Kathy Dell, 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 11 at First Presbyterian Church, Laws Room, 512 Seventh St. Bring your own teacup or mug.
INDIANA ORGANISTS UNITED. I.U. Jacobs School of Music alumni affiliate presents the Lenten Organ Recital Series. Each event begins at noon. Scheduled: Dr. David K. Lamb, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St., April 5; and Dr. John G. Simpson, Sandy Hook Methodist Church, 1610 Taylor Road, April 12. Admission is free.
FRIDAYS@FIRST. Sanctuary in First United Methodist Church, 618 8th St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., events begin at 7 p.m. Scheduled: Tristan Grider Vocal Recital, April 7; Erin Erickson Vocal Rectial, April 21; The Burchfield Brothers, Dove Nominated Duo, May 5; I.U. Doctoral Student in Piano _ Marta Menezes, May 12; Claire Baker Vocal Recital, May 19. Information: Kevin Butler at 812-372-2851 or [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: “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.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN MUSIC SERIES, 512 Seventh St. Anderson U. Chorale, 50 voice choir directed by Richard Sowers, 3 p.m. March 26. Admission is free, an offering will be taken.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC WINTER/SPRING CABARET SERIES AT THE COMMONS. Scheduled: Billy Porter, “Broadway and Soul,” April 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $55 VIP, $35 preferred, $20 general admission. Tickets may be purchased online at theCIP.org or by calling the box office at 812-376-2638, ext. 1. Cash bar provided by Joe Willy’s Burger Bar. Dinner, served between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., must be reserved in advance at $18 per person by calling the Philharmonic office at 812-376-2638, ext. 1.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 30TH SEASON, Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School, Erne Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Scheduled: 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 CITY BAND 2016-17 CONCERTS, Admission is free. Classic and contemporary concert, symphonic and military band music performed by more than 50 volunteer musicians, directed by Steve McGrew. Scheduled: Spring Concert, 2 p.m. April 9, The Commons.
MUSIC PROGRAMS AT ASBURY, Asbury United Methodist Church, 1751 27th St. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Indiana University Guitar Ensemble directed by Daniel Duarte, April 22. No admission charge, offering accepted. Information: 812-372-4555.
March and beyond
HAMILTON COMMUNITY CENTER AND ICE ARENA, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive. Princess Tea, dress as your favorite Disney princess, enjoy tea and cookies, make your own crown and skate with Hamilton Center princess, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 and 23. Cost: $15, ages 4-12. Register for Princess Tea at 812-376-2686.
COMEDY SHOW AT PIXY THEATRE, Talented comedians from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio are volunteering their time for the comedy show for the Relay For Life. All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. When: 7 p.m. March 24 at Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh. Cost: $10 per person, free for cancer survivors. For ages 17 and older. Information: 812-344-7593.
HAWPATCH-HAWCREEK CONSERVATION CLUB FISH FRY, Annual fish fry and fundraiser to support the Conservation Club. Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., raffle at 7 p.m. March 25 at Clubhouse, N. County Road 900E, Hope. Cost: $8 adults, $6 children 12 and under.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION KICK-OFF AT PUCCINIS, When: 6 to 7 p.m. March 31 at Puccinis, 318 Washington St. Meal costs $5 for family special, which includes slice of pizza, choice of salad or two breadsticks and drink. After the meal, participants will go to City Hall, 123 Washington St., and plant pinwheel garden.
FLINTWOOD WESLEYAN QUARTER MANIA, Fundraiser to benefit Flintwood Wesleyan Building Fund. Doors open at 9 a.m. with auction at 11 a.m. April 1 at the church, 5300 25th St. Bring quarters for bidding. Bidding paddles: $5. Information: 812-379-4287.
HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S. Multiple matches scheduled. Doors open at 7 p.m., bell at 7:45 p.m. April 1. Main Event battle for Hoosier Pro Wrestling (HPW) Heavyweight Title, plus three other HPW title matches. Tickets: $12. Kids ages 4 and under get in free. Concessions and wrestling merchandise available. Information: 812-552-4477 or email [email protected].
COLUMBUS STAR QUILTERS GUILD, St. John’s Masonic Lodge #20, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. April 5. Program: Presentation on Capering with Creativity by Wendy Butler Berns, a nationally known quilt artist, teacher and lecturer. Bring show-and-tell items to share with the group.
HOME EC ANNUAL GARAGE SALE, From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, Community Building, 750 W. County Road 200S. Donations benefit community projects and Orphan Grain Train. Shop for children’s and adult clothing, toys, games, household items and more. Snacks, baked goods and drinks will be for sale. Sponsored by Common Threads.
FIFTH ANNUAL WOMEN’S EXTRAVAGANZA FUNDRAISER, Fundraising event for women, children, veterans and families who need the Hope for Healing Program, but can’t afford it. The program is an Equine Assisted Learning program for individuals and families, utilizing activities with horses to learn to control their emotions, improve communication, strengthen relationships, improve confidence and self-esteem and more.. Event information: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 at The Sycamore of Mallow Run, 7070 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville. Women invited for a day of free pampering, shopping, silent auction, wine tasting and more. Information: Lisa at 317-496-0189 or [email protected].
SOUTHERN INDIANA MARBLES SHOW, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15, Comfort Inn & Suites, Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus. Antique handmade and machine-made marbles. Buy, sell or trade. Free admission. In-room trading from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 13 and 14. Information: [email protected].
FIRST UNITED METHODIST SMORGASBORD, Dine-in, carry-out or delivery from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 at the church, 618 Eighth St. Tickets: Adults $12 advance, $14 at the door; children 5 to 10 years $5 advance, $6 at the door; children ages 4 and under eat free. Information: 812-372-2851.
THIRD THURSDAY PRESERVE-A-PRESERVE DAY, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 18, Touch the Earth Natural Area, located at N. Country Club Road. Pull garlic mustard and invasive bushes along the edge of the preserve. We’ll also share a light lunch (provided).
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY. 536 Fifth St. Art House in the Red Room and Dreamland book discussion, March 28; Teddy Roosevelt: Fun in the White House, March 30. Information: 812-379-1255.
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. Current show: “Favorable Impressions,” an art show of contemporary printmaking from the 67th Street Printmakers, including local artists, through April 18. Information: 67thstreetprintmakers.org. 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. Information: 812-314-8509.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM at Columbus Municipal Airport, Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Special tours may be scheduled by calling 812-372-4356. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field, later named Bakalar Air Force Base. Museum displays include a WWII 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 and more. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org and on Facebook.
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: cmadart.org 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. 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.
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.
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.