Kids and teens
September and Beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Storytime Ages 3-5, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19; Crazy 8’s Club, Grades 3-5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, registration required; Ones & Twos Storytime, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20; Storytime Ages 3-5, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20; Crazy 8’s Club Grades K-2, 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20, registration required; Ones & Twos Storytime, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14 and 21; Just for Babies Storytime for babies up to 13 months, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 and 21; Around the World for Grades 3-6, 4 p.m. Sept. 14 and 21, registration required; Full STEAM Ahead Grades K-2, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and 21, registration required; Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-5, 4 p.m. Sept. 18 and 24, registration required; Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime Ages 1-2, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18; Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18; International Talk Like a Pirate Day Storytime at Hope, 10 a.m. Sept. 15; Reading Time With Lottie Ages 5-12, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 15; American Girl Club-Julie Albright, 3 p.m. Sept. 16, registration required; Library Catalog Grades 1-6, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 18; Teen Book Club on the Plinth, 4 p.m. Sept. 18; Hogwarts for Muggles: Care of Magical Creatures for Teens at Hope, 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19; Teen STEAM-Art, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19, registration required; Hogwarts for Muggles: Care of Magical Creatures for Teens, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20; Coder Dojo Python Ages 12-17, 4 p.m. Sept. 20, registration required; Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage Review Grades K-6, 4 p.m. Sept. 22, registration required; Build a Better Reader Pre K-K, 6 p.m. Sept. 26, registration required; Build a Better Reader Grades 1-2, 7 p.m. Sept. 26, registration required; 13 Reasons Why Not, 6 p.m. Sept. 27, for teens and adults; After School Movie for Teens, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 28, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive. Open to ages 4-12. Cost: $5 per child. Free equipment available to use. No need to register, just drop in. Information: 812-376-2686.
WORLD WIDE DAY OF PLAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, The Commons, 309 Washington St. Turn off your screens for family game time with three floors of hands-on learning and exploration.
LEARN TO SPEED SKATE, free drop-in sessions and skate rental available for all ages at Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive. Scheduled: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Sept. 23 and 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 24. Registration is not required. Information: 812-376-2686.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Ongoing activities, all free with museum admission: Little Explorers, 11 a.m. Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Fridays; Art Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Wacky Science, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 812-378-3046.
FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. 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. the first Friday of each month. Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St., Columbus. Information: 812-376-0778.
CHAOTIC TUESDAY, 5 to 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, around Chaos I at The Commons. The Jean Tinguely kinetic sculpture will be operating and local “experts” will answer questions and explain how the iconic piece of iron art works. Chaotic Tuesday is free and open to the public. Information: Columbus Area Arts Council, 812-376-2539.
COLUMBUS CHESS CLUB, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Most games are 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., Columbus. 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].
STEAM AFTER DARK REGISTRATION, kidscommons, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Three-hour event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 introducing children to STEAM concepts through hands-on activities and experiments. A pizza dinner will be provided each night. For ages 3 to 12. Cost: $14 for members; $18 for non-members. Register the Tuesday before each event by calling 812-378-3046 or stopping by the museum. Payment is due at time of registration.
September and Beyond
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES ON THE PLAZA, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Columbus Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble will be playing, possibly on the Conversation Plinth.
[email protected], First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Arkady Orlovsky, cello, and Tamara Orlovsky, piano, 7 p.m. Sept. 15; Movie Sing-A-Long, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20; Jim Gill, 7 p.m. Nov. 3; Amanda Sesler, 7 p.m. Nov. 17; Community Carol Sing, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Doors open 30 minutes before each presentation.
DANCE INDIANA, 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: The Starlighters. Cost: $25 for full dance room and experience, $10 to just listen. Tickets sold at the door or email [email protected].
MOOS & BLUES FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, at the bandstand on Hope Town Square. Free live music performed by Tophat Blues Revue, David and DeVitt, Brown 25, Shelbyville Second Baptist Church Choir and more. Food available for purchase.
ANNIE SELLICK AND PAT BERGESON, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, The Harlequin Theater at FairOaks Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance at the mall office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at Viewpoint Books. Cash bar. Tickets at the door: $20. Student tickets: $10. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.
FINAL DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOW OF THE SEASON, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23, Donner Park shelterhouse, rain or shine. Free admission. Sam Simmermaker will be master of ceremonies. Opening act will be state fair performers “Autumn’s Dawn” and singers Kathleen Moman, Elizabeth Johnson and Hanna Boelhke followed by Columbus North’s 25th Street Jazz Singers and popular American music, blues, folk, mild rock ‘n roll and standards performed by Tony London and Friends, including Tom Lego, Danny Clark, Steve Rosenberg, Dan Mustard and Greg Hedges. Information: 812-372-6700.
COLUMBUS INDIANA PHILHARMONIC 2017-18 SEASON, “LISTEN.” All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus North High School’s Erne Auditorium unless otherwise specified. Scheduled: “I Love a Piano” with Tony DeSare, Sept. 16, at Columbus East High School Auditorium; “Celebrating the Reformation: 500th Anniversary,” Oct. 28, with a massed choir including the Philharmonic Chorus and area church choirs performing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”; “Stand and Shout” with cellist Leonardo Altino; “Home for the Holidays” with Marja Harmon, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; “All for Love,” with violinst Ariel Horowitz and soprano Cathy Rund, Feb. 3; “Da-Da-Da-Duuummm,” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, April 7; “Sean Chen Plays Brahms,” April 28; annual patriotic concert “Salute!” 7 p.m. May 25, on the grounds of the Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial. Tickets and information: 812-376-2638; online at thecip.org; and in person at 315 Franklin St., Columbus.
CABARET AT THE COMMONS, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: Cabaret at The Commons with Tony Award nominated Santino Fontana, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets: $55 (VIP), $35 (Preferred) and $20 (General Admission). A plated dinner is available for $18. Tickets and information: 812-376-2638 or visit theCIP.org.
SINGER-SONGWRITERS GREG FORESMAN, ALAN RHODY AND JOHN MANN, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, Woodstock Grill, Seymour County Club, 1400 Shields Ave., Seymour. Presented by the live music committee of Seymour’s Vision 2025 Project. Advance tickets $12 at Woodstock Grill, Jackson County Visitor Center and Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door: $15.
CONCERTS AT HARLEQUIN THEATRE, FairOaks Mall. Scheduled: Buck’s Stove and Range Co. Reunion Concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6; The Graveyard Stompers, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Cash bar available. Tickets: $15 in advance at the mall office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at Viewpoint Books. Tickets at the door: $20. Student tickets: $10. Information and reservations: 812-343-4597.
LITTLE HOPE OPRY OF WILLOW LEAVES, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Traditional and classic country music by the Willow Leaves House Band and special guests, 7 to 10 p.m. the first Saturday of November and December. Food available for purchase, family atmosphere, no smoking or alcohol allowed. Admission: $10. Scheduled special guests are The McGuires, Nov. 4, and Andy & Hank, Dec. 2. Information and reservations: [email protected] and 812-546-0640.
CONCERTS AT BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Scheduled: “The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” favorites of the ’50s and ’60s with Ross Martinie Eiler and full band, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 14, 19 and 26, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, $20.50 and $19.50; “Heart & Soul,” the best of Motown, rock ‘n’ roll and soul, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, and Oct. 7, 12 and 20, $20.50 and $19.50; “Respect: The Women of Rock ‘n’ Soul,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 13, 21 and 28, $20.50 and $19.50; “Working Class Heroes,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, $20.50 and $19.50; and 40 Years of College Beagles Tribute featuring music by the Beatles and the Eagles, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, $17.50 and $16.50. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, 70 Van Buren St., Nashville. Scheduled: “Moonlight and Magnolias,” Sept. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and [email protected].
“MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14-16 and 21-23, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets: $18.50 and $19.50. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
“SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY,” 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and 1 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15, Willow Leaves, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Dinner and show: $25. Show only: $15. Reservations available. For information, tickets and reservations call 812-546-0640.
September and Beyond
NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY CEREMONY, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial, Second and Jackson streets. The ceremony will be emceed by Zack Ellison with keynote speaker Kenny Burton, AMVETS State Commander. Special guest is Brigitta (Midg) Hemmings, daughter of POW Gus Potthoff. Ceremony will include Vocalist Harvey Leggett and the “Southern Indiana Pipes and Drums.” Invocation/benediction by Mike Childers, chaplain VFW Post 1987, and the reading of Bartholomew County POWs/MIAs by Iraq War veterans Chris Fitzsimmons and Tasha Sorokin.
21ST ANNUAL HOT RODS AND ROCK & ROLL, 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16, downtown Columbus. Car and motorcycle show, food available for purchase, free concert by Rick K & the Allnighters at 7 p.m.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: “Steps Through Time — History Days,” over 18 participants including local collectors and museums, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16; Family Bible Preservation, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 16; A Voice Through Signing, four-week course with sign instructor Jennifer Mohr, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, and 9; Afternoon Delight Mystery Book Discussion, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19; Medicare Seminar, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19; Bartholomew County Writers Group, 6 p.m. Sept. 20; Art House in the Red Room Film Series, featuring the 2010 British coming-of-age film, “Submarine,” 6 p.m. Sept. 20; Hope Book Discussion Group, “The Great Gatsby,” 1 p.m. Sept. 21; The Well-Oiled Athlete — Essential Oils, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21; Civil War Book Discussion Group, “Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America,” 7 p.m. Sept. 21; Art House in the Red Room Film Series, featuring the 1955 French thriller “Les Diaboliques, 6 p.m. Sept. 26; Songs from the Heart,” inspirational songs written and performed by Roger McFayden, 6 p.m. Sept. 28; Weave Indian Corn, for ages 12 and older, 10 a.m. Sept. 30, supplies fee of $15, registration required; Community Book Read Kick-Off — Rock-Painting Parties, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Library Plaza and the Hope branch. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
COLUMBUS CITY FARMERS SUMMER MARKET, rain or shine 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the FairOaks Mall parking lot, 2380 25th St., Columbus, facing 25th Street. Vendors of produce and meats, flowers, locally produced art, sauces and jellies and other items. Also a variety of ready-to-eat food, from pulled pork sandwiches to gluten-free baked goods. Information: the Facebook page at Columbus City Summer Farmers Market.
COLUMBUS FARMERS MARKET, rain or shine 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cummins, Inc. parking lot on Brown Street between Fifth and Eighth streets in downtown Columbus. Includes produce, plants, handmade items such as arts and crafts, flowers and more among 94 vendors. Plus, live music and ready-to-eat foods. Information: columbusfarmersmarket.org.
BEAN BLOSSOM FARMERS MARKET, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 6 at St. David’s Episcopal Church at the corner of State Roads 45 and 135 North. Enjoy live music and free children’s activities, stock up on fresh produce and support local farmers and artists.
GNAWBREW BEER, ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, Sept. 15 and 16 at eXplore Brown County, 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville. Festival-goers will enjoy unlimited samples of beer and home-brewed creations from local and regional breweries, homebrewers and beer connoisseurs. Those who bring a six-pack or growler of their favorite craft beer can participate in a Beer Exchange and Homebrew Competition. Festival-goers will be able to admire artwork by talented Hoosier artists and enjoy live musical performances by Bigfoot Yancey, Cut Camp, Split Rail, Earphorik, The Trip and Rainwater. General admission single-day advance tickets for Sept. 16 are available online for $50 or can be purchased at the gate for $60 cash. VIP weekend passes are also available for $100 in advance online only and include early bird tasting before the festival gates open to the general public. Primitive tent campsites will be offered to all festival-goers purchasing a ticket. For those 21 or older. Presented by Quaff ON! Brewing Co. Information: 812-340-4761; gnawbrew.com.
30TH ANNUAL HOPE RIDE, Sept. 16, Hope. Scenic bicycle tours of 13, 25, 50 or 100 miles suitable for rides of all ages and fitness levels. Entry fee includes Hope Volunteer Fire Department’s pancake breakfast, a hearty Hoosier lunch, root beer floats and live music. Information and registration: www.hoperide.org.
50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF LINCOLN ELEMENTARY, Sept. 16 and 17 at Columbus Signature Academy — Lincoln, 750 Fifth St. See the inside of the building and learn how the Linden Project is working to complete the design. Tickets: $15. Duration: 60 minutes. Tour times and tickets: columbus.in.us/tour-options/.
SEEDS OF LOVE 5K RUN/WALK, 8 a.m. Sept. 16 at First Baptist Church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. All proceeds go to Love Chapel. Cost: $20 with shirt by Sept. 4 or $15 without shirt by Sept. 4. Register online at: signmeup.com/120575.
ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL, 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16, 1306 27th St. Carnival-like games for kids, family fun jar game for kids and adults, bouncy houses and straw maze, variety of food available for purchase, beer garden and a raffle for $2,000. Proceeds will benefit special PTO projects, including the new greenhouse.
42nd ANNUAL KIWANIS MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 18, Harrison Lake Country Club, 588 N. Country Club Road, Columbus. Four-person golf scramble. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $125 per golfer or $450 per foursome and includes range balls, greens fees, cart, buffet lunch, prizes, and post-round appetizers. Register by sending a check made payable to Meridian Kiwanis to P.O. Box 624 Columbus, IN 47202. Information: kducks.com.
SOUTHERN INDIANA CENTER FOR ARTS PAINTING CLASSES, 6:30 p.m. at Rails Craft Brew and Eatery, 114 St. Louis Ave., Seymour. Participants will complete a retro painting on an 11 x 14 canvas. Sessions: Sept. 18, camera; Oct. 24, rotary dial phone. Cost: $32.50 per session; SICA members receive a 20 percent discount. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. Information: 812-522-2278.
GIDDY UP AND GOLF 18-HOLE SCRAMBLE, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23, Seymour Country Club, 1400 Shields Ave., Seymour. Four-man teams. Cost: $50 per player which includes cart and meal. Payouts: first-, second- and third-place teams. Prizes: longest drive and closest to pin. Only 13 teams can play, so get your team together and sign up by contacting Kristye Lewis at 812-521-0901.
SIXTH ANNUAL BucCornEar FESTIVAL, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23, Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road, 4 miles west of Nashville. Food and games, burning house demonstration, photo opportunities with Smoky the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog and more. Admission is free, small donations required for games and food. Proceeds will benefit the fire department. Information: 812-988-6201.
FALL FLING HEN AND CHICKS BARN MARKET, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30, 5602 E. County Road 100N, Seymour. Free music performances, more than 50 vendors selling vintage items, designer clothing, arts and crafts. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, available for purchase. Open to the public. Admission: $5 gate fee for adults, children 12 and younger admitted free. Weekend pass available for $7 per adult. Information: 812-216-1449, facebook.com/henandchicksbarnmarket.
THE NOT-SO-NEWLYWED GAME, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, The Commons, 309 Washington St. Couples: Cindy and Eric Frey, Patty and Brian Hannasch, Shelley Knust and Teresa Voorhees, Whittney and Adam Loyd and Lorraine and Charles Smith. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the annual report to the community and game show to begin at 6:15 p.m. There will be heavy appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 and available at weblink.donorperfect.com/NotSoNewlywedGame or turningpointdv.org under Events/Not-So Newlywed Game.
THE HAUNTING, Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 29 through Oct. 28, Shireman Homestead, 7060 W. County Road 200N. Main scare times, not suitable for young children, are 8 to 11 p.m. and tickets are $12 each. Child-friendly hours are 5 to 6 p.m. and tickets are $5 each. Information: shiremanhomestead.com.
SANS SOUCI AUCTION FUNDRAISER, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30, Sans Souci building, 1526 13th St. Doors open at 9 a.m. Mike Mensendiek will be auctioneer and items may be viewed at auctionsandrealestate.com or the Sans Souci store. A bicycle, a golf outing, art pieces and furniture are among the unique items to be included. Admission is free and sack lunches will be available for purchase. Information: 812-372-3419.
ETHNIC EXPO, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14, corner of Washington and Second streets, Columbus. Ethnic food booths, entertainment, international bazaar. Parade along Washington Street at 11 a.m. Oct. 14.
MOVIE EVENTS AT BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Scheduled: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 11 p.m. Oct. 28, $10; and “Sleepless in Seattle,” 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 31. Information and tickets: 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org.
COMEDIAN HEYWOOD BANKS, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Tickets, $27.50, available at 812-988-6555 and browncountyplayhouse.org. Also scheduled, Greg Hahn, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, $25.50.
FARM-TO-FIFTH TOUR, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 30, Bear Wallow Distillery, 4484 Old State Road 46E, Nashville. See the process of turning locally grown grains into Indiana Handcrafted Whiskey and learn the history of whiskey making and moonshining in Brown County. Tours offered daily at the top of each hour. Cost: $6 per person, includes the full sample flight.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
AVENUE OF ARCHITECTS, all day from Aug. 24 through Nov. 16, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Explore the architecture of Fifth Street in this photography exhibit with works by Hadley Fruits, Balthazar Korab and Adam Reynolds.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 524 Third St. Featured: “Who’s a Hoosier,” through Oct. 3; and “Indiana Disasters” Oct. 5 through Nov. 8. Exhibits are part of the Indiana Historical Society’s Traveling Exhibit Program. Information: 812-372-3549.
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES BREAST FEEDING COALITION 2017 ART EXHIBIT, WellConnect, 237 Washington St., Columbus. Highlighting the work of local photographer Angela Jackson. Free.
506 GALLERY, COLUMBUS VISITORS CENTER, corner of Fifth and Franklin streets, Columbus. On display through early November: Vintage Charley Harper prints, including serigraphs, lithographs, Ford Times prints and rare collectibles from the collection of Larry Smith and Circle City Frames. 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.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 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 World War II-era air base barracks building section showing barracks living at the former air base and a World War II 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., Columbus. Free and open to the public during normal operating hours at The Commons. Information: cmadart.org or columbus [email protected].
IVY TECH GALLERY OF FINE ART & DESIGN, 4475 Central Ave., Columbus. 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., Columbus. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 812-247-0502.
TRE BICCHIERI, 425 Washington St., Columbus. 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. Mondays through Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.
TRI-STATE ARTISANS, 422 Washington St., Columbus. 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.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM, on the west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. 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. The Research Center is open from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays and by appointment. This area concentrates on genealogy, but has information for general historical research, too. The museum visitor information center hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, with extended hours during special events in town. Appointments to visit other times can be arranged by calling 812-546-8020 or 812-371-7969.
FREEMAN ARMY AIR FIELD MUSEUM, 1035 A. Ave., 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 freemanarmyairfield museum.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. 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.