Go! Guide Dec. 27

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Wintertime Game Grades 2-6, 3 p.m. Dec. 27; CryptoClub Grades 3 and up, 3:45 p.m. Dec. 28; Cozy Read-In for Teens, 1 p.m. Jan. 3; Word Nerds Grades 4-6, 4 p.m. Jan. 3; Teen Games at Hope, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7; Milk & Cookies Jr. Storytime Ages 1-2 6 p.m. Jan. 7; Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8, 7 p.m. Jan. 7; Hogwarts for Muggles for Teens at Hope: Divination, 3 p.m. Jan. 8; Random Tuesday: Teen Storytime with Dakota, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8; CoderDojo Grades 2-12, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8; CoderDojo Python on Raspberry Pi Grades 7-12, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8; CoderDojo Grades 2-8 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8; Manga/Anime Club for Teens, 3:45 p.m. Jan. 9. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.

PRINCESS TEA, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 27, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Dress as your favorite Disney princess, have tea and cookies, make your own crown and skate with a Hamilton Center Princess. This event is for princesses ages 4-12. Cost is $15 per princess. To register, call Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena or go online to columbusparksandrec.com.

FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES: THE MAGICAL MIND OF BILLY SHAKESPEARE, 6 p.m. Jan. 4, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Free, interactive evening with a ragtag group of actors, a wandering friar and a young William Shakespeare. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. First Fridays for Families is a family entertainment series that introduces young audiences to a wide variety of performing arts in a fun, informal setting.

HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, 7:45 p.m. Jan. 5, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Seven big pro wrestling matches. Four Hoosier Pro Wrestling championship belt matches. HPW Star Flash Flanagan returns. Concessions, wrestling items, T-shirts and hoodies for sale. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bell time 7:45. Admission $12; children 4 and under free. Information: hoosierprowrestling.bravehost.com.

ONE-SHOT RPGS FOR TEENS: TO SERVE HER WINTRY HUNGER, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus, Single-session role-playing games. This month, the group will play To Serve Her Wintry Hunger, a dark fairy tale game from Cavalry Games. Players play as “wicked winter spirits hunting down a human lost in a deadly blizzard.”

PRINCESS BALL 2019, 4:30-8 p.m. Jan. 12, Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Father/daughter dance, target age is 3-11 years old, cost is $25 per couple, $15 each additional princess. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Pictures 4:30-6; craft room, 5-7; dancing 6:30-8. Snacks are provided. For more information, volunteer or register: foundationfor youth.com.

TINKERGARTEN TRIAL, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Jan. 12, 15, 19, 22, Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus. Outdoor, play-based, education for children 18 months to 8 years old (suggested). Information: tinkergarten.com

FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES: LUCKY DIAZ AND THE FAMILY JAM BAND, 7 p.m. Feb. 1, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. First Fridays for Families is a family entertainment series that introduces young audiences to a wide variety of performing arts in a fun, informal setting. February is Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Featuring Columbus native Alisha Gaddis and husband Lucky Diaz, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will perform their acclaimed and award-winning kids’ songs with smart, crafty lyrics and irresistibly fresh pop beats. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This signature event series is free to attend thanks to the sponsorship of Old National Bank and the City of Columbus.

Music, live performances

MAMA’S HEADACHE, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5, Red Room at Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Mama’s Headache, an alternative rock band, performs original music and songs from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Kaleb Brown, Nathan Jeffares, Eric Olson and Cameron Jenkins make up the band. Innocence, their debut album, was released last month. Information: 812-379-1266 or mybcpl.org.

HAMILTUNES: AN AMERICAN SINGALONG, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Everyone is invited to this event led by students of IU Jacobs School of Music, exclusively featuring music from “Hamilton: An American Musical,” the blockbuster Broadway musical. Free admission; seats are based on a first come, first serve basis. These shows have sold out across the nation. Reserve your ticket online only — $2 per ticket internet charge applies. Information: 812-988-6555 or browncountyplayhouse.org.

GORGEOUS GRIEG AND BRAMS’ SECOND SYMPHONY, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Columbus North High School Auditorium, 1400 25th St., Columbus. Featuring Timothy Stephenson on piano. The beginning of Grieg’s concerto is one of the most memorable moments in classical music, and the entire concerto is filled with beautiful melodies. Tickets: $5 to $50. Information, tickets: 812-376-2638; thecip.org; 315 Franklin St., Columbus.

WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC, 7 to 10 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, Nashville. Hosted by local musicians David Sisson and Jason Blankenship in the CornCrib Lounge. Food, drinks. Live music from singers, songwriters and performers.

Films, theater

‘REAR WINDOW,’ 6-8 p.m. Jan. 7, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. 1954 classic Hitchcock mystery stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Rated PG.


KWANZAA CELEBRATION, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Observed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means “first” and signifies the first fruits of the harvest. It is also celebration of family, community and culture, and honors African heritage. After the program, organized by the local NAACP, stay for the feast in the Conference Room. Those who attend the meal should bring a side dish.

WINTER IN THE WOODS, Jan. 18 to 21, Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau Office, 10 N. Van Buren St., Nashville. Shake off cabin fever, recharge after the holidays in Brown County with the annual Winter in the Woods weekend. Information: winterinthewoods.com.

Talks, lectures

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, 6 p.m. Jan. 8, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Jennifer Mohr covers how to use essential oils in helping with New Year’s resolutions. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

SHOW AND TELL WITH ANTIQUES, FINE ART AND COLLECTIBLES, 6 p.m. Jan. 24, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scott Keller, an academically trained antiques and personal property appraiser, answers questions and examines items. Program is similar to the television show “Antiques Roadshow;” Keller has made two appearances on that show. Appraisals are not legal and are for education and entertainment only. No firearms, coins, stamps or jewelry will be appraised. Please limit your items to two per person. Keller has been appraising for 28 years. His work includes appraising the J. Irwin Miller papers for the Indiana Historical Society, items from the original Zaharakos and a bed Abraham Lincoln slept in.

VET-TO-VET DISCUSSION, 5:10 p.m., Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. An hour-long, facilitator-led group discussion with others who have served in the military. Attendees will be able to share problems with fellow veterans who may also be having a similar experience.

Sports, exercise

FIRST DAY NATURE HIKE, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 1, Stone Head Nature Preserve, State Road 135 South/Bellsville Pike T, Nashville (Stone Head). Join Jeff Riegel of the Stone Head Conservancy and others for an easy walk around selected pathways of the nature preserve. The Gnawbone Christmas Bird Count will be conducted by some participants during this outing so binoculars are advisable for those wishing to view the birdies. Appropriate dress will include waterproof boots, preferably of the high-topped variety.

FRIGID ROGAINE, noon, Jan. 5, eXplore Brown County, 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville. Navigate the hills of Brown County during this orienteering race in which participants use a map and compass to locate checkpoints. Check-in begins at noon; the rogaine begins at 1 p.m. Admission: $65. Information: browncounty.com/calendar/event/frigid-rogaine.


JANUARY BOOK BLIZZARD, through January, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Buy any book and get two free in the ongoing book sale area. Open during library hours. Proceeds benefit the library’s Friends of the Library group.


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: American Sign Language Meet-up, 10 a.m. Dec. 27; Eve of National Trivia Day — trivia competition practice, 6 p.m. Jan. 3; Craft Night — Abstract Floral Art, 6 p.m. Jan. 8; Skill Builders, 1 p.m. Jan. 9. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.”

COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts, noon to 4 p.m. third Saturday of the month except in September at the Johnson County Park headquarters building at Camp Atterbury. Information: Greg Harter, 812-350-8636; columbusarea railroadclub.com; or info@columbusarea railroadclub.com.

Galleries, museums & exhibits

STUDIO WORKS: FALL 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, Indiana University J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, 333 Second St., Columbus. Opening reception 6 p.m. Jan. 11. Exhibition will showcase works completed during the Fall 2018 semester by the inaugural cohort of the Miller M. Arch program.

GALLERY 506, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, inside Columbus Visitors Center, 506 5th St. Current show: Charley Harper Holidays, through Dec. 31, featuring the work of the iconic mid-century illustrator.

AVENUE OF THE ARCHITECTS, regular library business hours, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. An exhibit of photographs and illustrations about Columbus’ Fifth Street.

WINDOW TO COLUMBUS, Heritage Fund courtyard, 538 Franklin St., Columbus. Small, ongoing exhibit about innovation and design in Columbus.

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, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd, is currently closed for winter upgrades. The museum will reopen at 10 a.m. March 5. Special tours, library access and media center programs may still be scheduled during the closed months by calling 812-372-4356. 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:w 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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY, noon Mondays, Recovery Engagement Center, 1951 McKinley Ave., Columbus. Donation-based class. Information: 812-447-2585.

ZOO’OPOLIS EXOTIC PETTING WORLD, 12696 W. County Road 50S, Columbus. Visit all habitats and learn about pets, feed and take pictures with more than 100 animals representing more than 40 different species and the reptile kingdom, including foxes, raccoons, timber wolves, prairie dogs, wallabies and more. Reservations required. Choose from two sessions: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 2:30-5 p.m. Text to make your reservation 812-764-4980. Learn more on Facebook under Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World.