Go! Guide Jan. 17

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 1’s and 2’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 17, 23, 24; Just for Babies Storytime Ages 0-13 months, 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 24; 3’s to 5’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 22, 23; Hogwarts Prep School Grades 4-6, 4 p.m. Jan. 17; Teen Dungeons and Dragons, 5 p.m. Jan. 17, 31; Teen Steam: Snowy Experiments, 4 p.m. Jan. 18; Art Smart for Teens: Watercolors, 4 p.m. Jan. 21; Milk & Cookies Jr. Storytime Ages 1-2 6 p.m. Jan. 21; Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8, 7 p.m. Jan. 21; Teen DIY at Hope: Painted Bookends, 3 p.m. Jan. 22; Watch-It Wednesday for Teens: New Year, New Movie, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23; Sticker Stories Grades K-6, 4 p.m. Jan. 23; Music and Movement, 4 p.m. Jan. 24; Spanish Storytime Ages 0-5, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25; TEEN DIY: Painted Bookend, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 25; CryptoClub Grades 3 and up, 3 p.m. Jan. 25; Storytime with Clifford Ages 3-6, 4 p.m. Jan. 25; Remix: DIY-Painted Bookends, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26; American Girl Club Ages 6-12, 3 p.m. Jan. 26; Eat for Cheap for Teens: Chicken Tortilla Soup, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29; CoderDojo BYOD Grades 2-12, 4:30 p.m., Jan. 29; CoderDojo Python on Raspberry Pi: Grades 7-12, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29; CoderDojo: Grades 2-8 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29; French Storytime, Ages 5 and up, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29; French Storytime Ages 0-4, 5 p.m. Jan. 29; Build a Better Reader Ages 4-7 , 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.

TINKERGARTEN TRIAL, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Jan. 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

CHAOTIC TUESDAY AT THE COMMONS, 5 p.m. Jan. 22, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Make a snowstorm in a jar and watch chaos runs its course.

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.

TINKERGARTEN WINTER COURSE, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Feb. 2, 16, 5:15 p.m. Feb. 12, Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus. Tinkergarten is a six-week outdoor, play-based education course for children 18 months to 8 years old. Try a free trial class first. Information: tinkergarten.com; Breanna.17@hotmail. com.

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL DAY, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 3, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Girls ages 5-10 bring your doll and join the ninth annual American Girl Doll Day. Activities include making matching sailor hats for you and your doll, an ocean in a bottle, creating your own scrapbook page about your doll and making an edible ocean. Cost is $22 per child. To register call 812-376-2680 or visit columbusparksandrec.com.

MAD SCIENTISTS!, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Hands-on science fun for the whole family. Snacks are included. Cost is $1 per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration required.

Music, live performances

COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE, 4 p.m. Jan. 19, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Bring your fiddle, guitar, banjo or other instrument to participate in the open jam session at 4 p.m. Group performances begin at 5 p.m. with High Sierra, Friends of Bluegrass, Jackie & Friends, Dan Branaman & Eagle Ride, and Randy King & Hoosier Hills. Concession items will be available for purchase. Admission is free; donations accepted.

THIRD SATURDAY FISH AND CHICKEN DINNER WITH LIVE MUSIC, 6 p.m. Jan. 19, Willow Leaves Theatre, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Roger Banister and Denise Kocur will be playing bluegrass and country music. Upcoming artists include the following: Feb. 16, James Cave; March 16, Jeff Stevenson; April 20, Kevin Stonerock playing original roots-oriented “Americana” songs, blending folk, country, and rock and roll.

YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT, 7 p.m. Jan. 25, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Recital by students of the Andrews String Studio.

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

GRIEG’S GORGEOUS PIANO CONCERTO AND BRAHMS’ SUNNY 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. Tickets: $5 to $50. Information, tickets: 812-376-2638; thecip.org; 315 Franklin St., Columbus.

40 YEARS OF COLLEGE VALENTINE’S SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Brown County, Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Classic rock concert with the popular “Docs Who Rock” performing your favorite love songs. Chocolates, roses, beer, wine, champagne and mixed drinks will be sold in the auditorium.

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

‘THE POPE WALKS INTO A PUB — AN IRISH COMEDY,’ 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 26, FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Place: Perpendicular Island Parochial House, located on a remote — very remote — island off the west coast of Ireland. The residents, three banished priests and their unbalanced housekeeper, will receive a last chance at redemption. Tickets $15 advance; $20 at the door; available at Viewpoint Books downtown or FairOaks Mall office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at brownpapertickets.com. Information: 812-343-4597.

‘SELMA,’ 6-8 p.m. Jan. 21, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. The 2014 film chronicles the three-month period in 1965, when Martin Luther King Jr. led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey and Cuba Gooding Jr. Rated PG-13.

Talks, lectures, classes

CULTIVATING ABUNDANCE IN OUR LIVES: A MODERN BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON GIVING, 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Tom Mitchell from Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington covers the benefits of giving along with practical advice for how everyone can improve their mind of generosity. The class also includes guided meditations and a chance to ask questions. Register at mybcpl.org under “Events.”

PET FIRST AID, 2 p.m. Jan. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Dr. Rick Chaille, Columbus Veterinary Services, covers how to be prepared for emergencies that involve a cat or dog and how to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies. Register at mybcpl.org under “Events.”

JUMPS, TUNNELS, WEAVE POLES, WOW, 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Learn about the dog sport of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and more from Ruth Goode, owner of Pawsitive Energy. Learn about training and competing in agility trials. A demonstration will complete the evening. Sponsored by Kennel Club of Columbus and open to all.

MIND AND MEDITATION, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Introduction to The Happiness Program, Art of Living’s flagship course with breathing techniques and practical wisdom that can change your life. Experience techniques to calm the mind with a two-minute breathing exercise, enjoy effortless guided meditation for deep rest, and explore the body-breath-mind connection.

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.

DINING WITH DIABETES, 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Four-week course taught by Purdue Extension Educator Harriet Armstrong includes planning meals and snacks with healthy recipes, reading food labels, using seasoning to replace salt and more. Must register and pay fee of $20 individual, $30 couple, by Jan. 23. Partial scholarships available. To register call the Extension Office at 812-379-1665.

OUR FAMILY — HUNGARIAN JEWS IN THE HOLOCAUST, 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. On the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Holocaust survivor Alex Star and his nephew, Tibor Klopfer, a second-generation survivor, put a human face on events and statistics of World War II by recounting experiences of their Jewish Hungarian family.

DIGITAL DID YOU KNOW? regular library hours through January, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Visit the Reference Desk during January to learn more about downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more. Library also offers Book-a-Librarian by appointment for one-on-one assistance with library resources and computer skills.

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

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.

TUESDAY AT TWO: REFLEXOLOGY, 2 p.m. Jan. 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Certified Reflexologist Leslie Dyar shares a cost-effective, relaxing way to offset the effect of stress — reflexology. Reflexology is massage of the feet or hands based on the belief that pressure applied to specific points on these extremities benefits other parts of the body. Learn how reflexology works, its origin and some reflexology self-help techniques. Register at mybcpl.org under “Events.”

CUPID SKATE, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 15, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Enjoy a Valentine’s Day themed skate filled with love songs, crafts and door prizes. Admission: $7.50 per person; $14 per couple. Cost includes skate rental.

YOGA BASICS AT NOON, noon to 1 p.m. third Wednesday of every month, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Explore the practice of yoga, its philosophy and benefits with yoga teacher Jenn Willhite, who will cover foundational poses, linking movement with breath, breathwork and keys to establishing a dedicated yoga practice during one-hour sessions held on the third Wednesday of each month. Please bring your own mat.

SWIMMING FOR EXERCISE, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Lap swimming, water aerobics, public swim available seven days a week. Information: foundationforyouth.com.


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: American Sign Language Meet-up, 10 a.m. Jan. 24; Book Discussion at Hope: “Sleep,” by S.J. Watson, 1 p.m. Jan. 17; Drop-in Digital Help/Computer Basics, 5 p.m. Jan. 17; Civil War Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. Jan. 17; Painting with Marilyn, 10 a.m. Jan. 19; “Wicked Columbus, Indiana,” 10 a.m. Jan. 19; Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 10 a.m. Jan. 21; Columbus Viewfinders Photography Club, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21; Game afternoon, 1-5:30 p.m. Jan. 26; Adults Reading YA Book Club: “Dumplin’’ by Julie Murphy, 6 p.m. Jan. 28. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.”

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING, 9 a.m. Feb. 2, Bartholomew County REMC, 1697 W. Deaver Road, Columbus. Group meets first Saturday of the month. Each monthly meeting focuses on learning a new sewing or creative skill, or group sewing on our philanthropic sewing projects. Bring your interest in sewing, your latest project to show and tell, and your own beverage and snack. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your favorite sewing tool to January’s meeting. Questions: contact Marilyn at marilyndesigned @aol.com.

COMMUNITY CAST-A-WAYS GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Cost is $27 per booth. More than one may be purchased. Admission to the public is free on day of sale. Information: columbusparksandrec.com.

EUCHRE, 2-5 p.m. Mondays in January and February, America and Roby Anderson Community Center, 421 McClure St., Columbus. All levels of players welcome. No charge, donations accepted.

COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts, noon to 4 p.m. third Saturday of the month (next date is Jan. 19) 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.


GROUNDHOG DAY, 8 a.m., Feb. 2, Hope Town Square, State Road 9, Hope. Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will ask Grubby the groundhog to predict the rest of the winter. Warm drinks, snacks and a community breakfast available afterward.

Galleries, museums & exhibits

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

GALLERY 411, winter hours, noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 411 Sixth St., Columbus. Currently on display is the Winter 2018 Exhibition, featuring recent work by Columbus native Tré Reising, a light installation by Jamie Pawlus and 50/50 including 50 unique works of art by 50 community members. 411 is a community arts gallery and cultural space for exhibitions, events, and collaborations with Columbus’ arts and cultural organizations. Learn more at artsincolumbus.org/411.

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 the 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.

Fundraisers, non-profits

IORG BREAKFAST, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jan. 26, St. John’s Masonic Lodge/Temple, 4131 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus. Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, waffles and more. Goodwill offering for the brunch and will have baked goods for sale.

JANUARY BOOK BLIZZARD, regular library hours through January, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Buy any book and get two free in the ongoing book sale area.


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.

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.