Kids and teens
June and beyond
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Reading Time with Lottie Ages 5-12, 11 a.m. June 21; Full STEAM Ahead Grades K-2, 3 p.m. June 22; Internet Gaming Grades 1-6, 10 a.m. June 25; Storybook Musical Theater Grades 3-6, 3 p.m. June 26; Chaotic Tuesday at The Commons, 5 p.m. June 26; “The Little Mermaid” Rocks! On the Plaza, 5:30 p.m. June 27; Cosplay Dance Party for Teens, 6 p.m. June 28; Storytime with Peppa Pig Ages 3-6; American Girl Club Ages 6-12, 3:30 p.m. June 30. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, 4:15 p.m. June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Kids ages 4 to 10 interested in hockey, participate on Saturdays through Aug. 25. Free equipment will be available to use. Cost: $5. This event is a drop-in with no prior registration required. Please arrive 30 minutes early to get fitted for equipment. Information: 812-376-2686; columbusparksandrec.com.
TINKERGARTEN TRIAL CLASS, 10 a.m. June 23, 30, July 14, 21, Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus. Free summer trial class. An outdoor, play-based, education for children 18 months-8 years old. Information, to register online: tinkergarten.com/classes/39067.
SUMMER CHEER CAMP, 2 p.m., June 25, Columbus Gymnastics Center, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. High school senior project and summer day camp through Columbus Parks and Rec in the Foundation For Youth building. For kids in Grades K-3. New skills taught, arts and crafts, snacks, and games. Awards at the end of the camp. Space is limited. Information: 812-376-2545
SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP, 2:30 p.m. July 9, Columbus Gymnastics Center, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Summer day camp through Columbus Parks and Recreation in the Foundation For Youth building. For kids in Grades K-3. New skills taught, arts and crafts, snacks and games. Awards at the end of the camp. Space is limited. Information: 812-376-2545.
HOCKEY EDGEWORK CLASSES, Intermediate edgework will be offered 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 1, or 7 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 2. Bantam/high school edgework will be offered 7:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 1, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Information or to register with your coach’s referral, call 812-376-2686.
PEE WEE AND BANTAM DROP-IN SKILL LESSONS, 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 1, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Cost is $10. Session focuses on advanced skills such as edgework, power skating, shooting mechanics and stick handling. Open to skaters and goalies for instruction-based skill development. No registration required. Information: 812-376-2686 or columbusparksandrec.com.
HPW WRESTLING AND AARON’S 16TH ANNUAL FILL THE SHELVES CANNED FOOD DRIVE, 6 p.m. June 30, Aaron’s Sales and Service, 2675 N. National Road, Columbus. Free HPW Pro wrestling show with HPW stars. Admission six or more cans of food to benefit local food banks. Bring lawn chairs. Concessions, wrestling merchandise, family friendly show. No outside coolers.
SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP, 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 9, Columbus Gymnastics Center, 405 Hope Ave. Summer day camp through Columbus Parks and Recreation in the Foundation For Youth building. For kids in Grades K-3. New skills taught, arts and crafts, snacks and games. Awards at the end of camp. Space is limited. Information,: 812-376-2545.
COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts, noon to 4 p.m. third Saturday of the month at the Johnson County Park headquarters building at Camp Atterbury. Information: Greg Harter, 812-350-8636; columbusarea railroadclub.com; or [email protected] railroadclub.com.
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 to 18. Information: 812-372-7867.
FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAYS WITH MISS POLLY, 12:15 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St., Columbus. Information: 812-376-0778.
COLUMBUS CHESS CLUB, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Lewellen Chapel, corner of Middle Road and Grissom Street, Columbus. Most games are 10 minutes in length; equipment is furnished. Open to chess players 18 and older. Information: 812-603-3893.
YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY, noon Mondays, Recovery Engagement Center, 1951 McKinley Ave., Columbus. Donation-based class. Information: 812-447-2585.
FESTIVAL OF EXOTIC ANIMALS, Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting Zoo, 12696 W. County Road 50S, Columbus. Visitors can see and pet more than 40 species, including foxes, macaws, miniature ponies and prairie dogs. Choose from two sessions: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Information or reservations: zoo-opolisexoticpettingworld.com; Zoo’Opilis’ Facebook page; or 812-764-4980.
BROADWAY MEMORIES, 7 p.m. June 23, Columbus North High School, 1400 25th St. Musical selections performed by five Broadway stars will celebrate the best of Broadway, from classic to contemporary. Proceeds benefit Music & Memory, a music program to be started at Our Hospice to enhance patients’ lives through music. Tickets $25 to $125; to purchase, go online at ourhospice.seatyourself.biz, or call 812-314-8004.
GLOBAL BEATLES DAY CONCERT ON THE PLAZA, 6:30 p.m. June 25, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Live concert by Indianapolis-based The Tempos, performing Beatles songs. Bring lawn chairs. Rain location: Red Room.
NINTH ANNUAL BEAN BLOSSOM SOUTHERN GOSPEL JUBILEE, 7 p.m. July 5, Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground, 5163 N. State Road 135, Nashville (Bean Blossom). Three full days of southern gospel music. Camping will be available on Bill Monroe’s 55-acre campground. Hosted by Bill Bailey, billbaileyconcerts.com.
THE 4 DIMENSIONS, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 6, 7, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Show that brings together four different performers and treats the audience to hits spanning four decades — the ‘50s through the ‘80s. Featuring Jenn Cristy and Eric Brown and the performers from One Pulse Entertainment. Tickets: $20.50 and $19.50.
JCB NEIGHBORFEST, 6 to 8 p.m. July 12, downtown Columbus, area of Washington and Fourth streets. Music by the Warrior Kings, a hard rock-blues band. Free and public. Presented by the Columbus Area Arts Council.
HAMILTON CREEK, 7 p.m. July 14, Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh. Bluegrass band. Admission $10. Visit TheEdinburghPixy.com for schedule information, in-depth event descriptions, or call 812-526-6513 and request additional information.
WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, Nashville. Hosted by local musicians David Sisson and Jason Blankenship in the CornCrib Lounge. Food and drinks, with live music from singers, songwriters and performers.
GENE STRATTON-PORTER, 2 p.m. June 24, Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane, Nashville. Presentation on Gene Stratton Porter’s life and career, and the destruction and rebirth of the Limberlost. Presented by Curt Burnette, naturalist at the Limberlost State Historic Site. Information: call library at 812-988-2850 or visit browncountylibrary.info.
SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE CAMP SHOW: BROADWAY BABIES, noon to 2 p.m. June 30, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Fourth annual camp allows students to show off musical talents and theater skills in a salute to Broadway. Tickets: $5 to $7.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Hope Book Discussion 1 p.m. June 21; Computer Basics at America and Roby Anderson Community Center, 6 p.m. June 21; Minnestrista Theatre Preserves Ages 8 and up, 6 p.m. June 21; Knitting Rocks! Purl Jam, 2 p.m. June 23; Adults Reading YA Book Club: Teen LGBTQIA + Fiction, 6 p.m. June 25; Columbus Viewfinders Photography Club, 6:30 p.m. June 25; Marshmallows Rock! 6:30 p.m. June 26 at 240Sweet Artisan Marshmallows; American Sign Language Meet-up, 10 a.m. June 28. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
THE FEAST, 6-10 p.m. June 22, Upland Pump House, 148 Lindsey St., Columbus. Guests will be served a six-course meal with each course crafted by a local chef with fresh ingredients sourced from area farmers. VIP hour starts at 6 p.m., cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be available at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the opening of The Columbus Food Co-op. Tickets $150; include food, beer and wine, and live entertainment by Circus 46. Information: eventslogbook.com/events/the-feast-fundraiser-columbus-food-co-op/.
PARIS CROSSING HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI BANQUET, 7 p.m., June 22, Pines Evergreen Room on U.S. 31 near Seymour. Those who attended any of the three Jennings County Schools from Paris Crossing, Lovett and Marion urged to attend. Social hour 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30, program at 7:30. Those from the 70-year class of 1948 and 60-year class of 1958 in attendance will be honored. Other recognitions to be made. Alumni pay $25, which includes the dues, social hour and dinner; guests pay $20. Information: 812 346-5304.
HERITAGE BARN TOUR, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23, various locations, Jennings County. The self-driven tour will focus on barns along Highway 3 and 7 in Jennings County and will feature Yankee and transverse barns dating from the 1860s through the 1930s. Participants also can visit landmarks, four historic cemeteries and two covered bridges. Activities at some of barns include a hayride, hot dog roast, and vintage clothing/jewelry sale. Tickets $10 to $12. Information: indianabarns.org, 812-346-8989.
240SWEET INTERACTIVE MARSHMALLOW MAKING CLASS, 1 p.m. June 23, July 21, 240sweet Studio, 9600 U.S. 31 North, Columbus. Chef Alexa Lemley will teach participants how to make gourmet marshmallows from start to finish. Learn about the history of marshmallows, sample some 240sweet puffs and cut, powder and bag some marshmallows to take home. Info: 812-372-9898; 240sweet.com/pages/interactive-marshmallow-making-class.
240SWEET MARSHMALLOW EXPERIENCE, 2:30 p.m. June 23, July 21, 240sweet Studio, 9600 U.S. 31 North, Columbus. Join Chef Alexa and her team in creating your own custom pan of marshmallow dessert. Information: 812-372-9898; 240sweet.com/pages/new-marshmallow-experience.
STATE STREET TACO TOUR, 5-8 p.m. June 23, taquerias on State Street in Columbus. Maps and tasting guides available. For restaurant details, go online at facebook.com/events/164652817562897/. Participating restaurants: Sabor De La Vida, 1625 State St.; Taqueria J&C, 1741 State St.; Panaderia y Taqueria La Espiga, 2232 Illinois Ave.; Taqueria El Mexicano, 251 Center St.; Taquiera SalvaMex, 2241 State St.; La Guanajuato, 2710 State St.
PICKLEBALL CLINICS, noon to 1:30 p.m. June 25 to 27, Sept. 17 to 19, pickleball court at Donner Park, in area of 19th Street and Lafayette Avenue. Three-day clinics allow participants to learn the fundamentals of the game and play. Equipment provided. Bring comfortable shoes, water, sunscreen and comfortable clothing. Register through the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, 812-376-2680 or 739 22nd St., Columbus. Info: Send email to columbus [email protected].
HOPE’S OLD-FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, 5 p.m. until after dark, June 29, Hope Town Square. Activities: musical entertainment, fish fry, food booths, apple pie baking contest with money prizes, pony rides, calk walk, old fashioned games and contests, crafts, and a decorated bike/trike/wagon parade for kids. Fireworks at dark. Information: 812-546-8020 or 812-371-7969.
CONTRA DANCE WITH THE NEW HOOSIER BROADCASTERS, 7 p.m. June 29, Mike’s Music & Dance Barn, 2277 W. State Road 46, Nashville. Special dance at Mike’s Dance Barn in cooperation with the Indiana Forest Alliance. Music by The New Hoosier Broadcasters with calling by Trevor DeWitt of Louisville. Festivities start at 7 p.m. with instruction and simple dances for novice contradancers. Main contra dance at 8 p.m. with last waltz at 11 p.m. Mike’s BBQ buffet dinner & regular menu & bar will available at 6:30 p.m. Admission $6.
QMIX MUSICAL FIREWORKS 30: ‘RED WHITE AND BOOM,’ 5:30 p.m. July 3, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Ivy Tech parking lot with games, face-painting for kids, vendors and food. Easterling Entertainment will provide a free magic show at 6 p.m. Patriotic and choreographed-to-music fireworks display begins at 10 p.m.
HOPE FARMERS MARKET, 5-8 p.m. July 6, Hope Town Square, State Road 9, Hope. Market will include a tractor cruise-in, car cruise-in on the east side of the square, market and band live music. Market first Friday of the month through September.
WALK THE TALK SPEAKER SERIES: CREATING HAPPINESS, 7:30 p.m., Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Learn concept of happiness from common men and women as they share their approaches to creating happiness in this world. Series includes live music, six storytellers, confetti, fun interactivity a motivational balloon drop (inside each balloon is a motivational phrase on topic), a cool light show, and lots of takeaways on topic. Doors open at 7 p.m.
DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOW, 7 to 9 p.m. July 21, Aug. 18, Donner Park, 739 22nd St., Columbus.
SEEDS OF LOVE 5K RUN/WALK, 8 a.m. Sept. 15, First Baptist Church, 3300 Fairlawn Dr., Columbus. Benefits Love Chapel. Sign up online: signmeup.com/124888; information: 812-372-5971 or 812-376-3321
BEAN BLOSSOM FARMERS’ MARKET, 4-7 p.m. Fridays throughout the summer, St. David’s Episcopal Church, corner of State Roads 45 and 135 North, Nashville (Bean Blossom). Features local vendors, growers and artisans, musicians, indoor and outdoor dining, special community events, children’s activities. SNAP customers welcome.
COLUMBUS CITY SUMMER FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 15, FairOaks Mall parking lot, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Featuring fresh produce, eggs, pulled pork sandwiches, fruit, jams and jellies, spices, herbs, breads, pies, cookies, plants, flowers and more. Parking available; bikes, wheelchairs and walkers will have easy access. Senior and WIC vouchers accepted. Information: 812-378-0539.
COLUMBUS FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 15, Brown Street in the Cummins Inc. parking lot between Fifth and Eighth streets in downtown Columbus. Includes produce, arts and crafts, ready-to-eat food, baked goods, personal care products, and more. Live music. Senior and WIC farmers market vouchers, SNAP (Double Bucks program) and Foodlink accepted. Information: columbusfarmersmarket.org.
HOOSIER HARVEST HOME FOOD PRESERVATION SERIES, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through July 5, Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road, Columbus. Learn about home food preservation techniques, including freezing, canning and drying. Series taught by Harriet Armstrong, master food preserver and health and human sciences educator, Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County. Registration fee is $10 for each class or $45 for series. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the scheduled workshop. June 21 — Pressure Canning; June 28 — Pickling and Drying Food; July 5 — Jams and Jellies. To register, call 812-379-1665 or visit extension.purdue.edu/Bartholomew/.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION: CASEY ROBERTS, 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 21, IU Center for Art + Design, 310 Jackson St., Columbus. Complimentary reception will include an artist talk with Casey Roberts, a brief Q&A session and light bites. Free and open to all. Hosted by the Columbus Area Arts Council and made possible by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Information: artsincolumbus.org.
ARTIST-LED WORKSHOP: EXPERIMENTAL CYANOTYPE WITH CASEY ROBERTS, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22, IU Center for Art + Design, 310 Jackson St., Columbus. Indianapolis-based artist Roberts will conduct informal demonstrations and provide hands-on assistance, allowing each participant to make their own cyanotype work of art. The workshop will explore themes of landscape and environment while providing a better understanding of how to push materials, ideas and techniques. No previous experience necessary. Non-toxic materials provided. Workshop includes field trip to Mill Race Park to gather materials for inspiration. Information: artsincolumbus.org.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM DISCUSSION GROUP, 2 p.m. first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to have coffee and join in discussions about various topics from community’s past, including stories about growing up in our community of Hope, Hartsvillle, Clifford or St. Louis Crossing. Free. Questions: 812-371-7969.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM/VISITOR CENTER, west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. Research center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays and by appointment. The museum/visitor information center hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays with extended hours during special events. The museum includes thousands of items donated by members of the community to tell the story of Hope’s heritage. Information: 812-546-8020 or 812-371-7969.
IN THE BEGINNING, free art exhibit for Bob Burris’ work, WellConnect, 237 Washington St. in Columbus.
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. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org and on Facebook.
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].
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 of 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.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncounty artguild.org.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Information: 269-375-3234.
B3 GALLERY, 125 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, 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: browncounty artgallery.org or 812-988-4609.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.