Go! Guide Jan. 24

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 1’s and 2’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 24; Just for Babies Storytime Ages 0-13 months, 11 a.m. Jan. 24; Teen Dungeons and Dragons, 5 p.m. Jan. 31; 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; Teen Cafe: Flag Poster, 4 p.m. Jan. 30; Build a Better Reader Ages 4-7 , 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31; 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.

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, 9, 16 and 5:15 p.m. Feb. 5, 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.

HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 2, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. HPW Wrestling “Fallout” in Columbus with seven big matches including four HPW title matches. Concessions, wrestling merchandise, T-shirts and hoodies will be available for sale.

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

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.

CABARET AT THE COMMONS, 7:30 p.m., The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Scheduled: Feb. 14: Broadway veteran Gavin Creel will take the audience on a journey through musical theater history for an evening of popular songs experienced in an entirely new way. The Tony Award-winning actor is known for his Broadway roles in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Hair,” the “Hello Dolly” revival, “She Loves Me,” and on London’s West End in “The Book of Mormon” and “Mary Poppins.” For tickets and complete information, visit thecip.org.

COLUMBUS CITY BAND CONCERT, 2 p.m. Feb. 24, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Join the Columbus City Band in celebrating its 175th anniversary at the annual Winter Concert. Admission is free.

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.

‘ANGEL STREET’ DINNER THEATRE PRODUCTION OF A VICTORIAN THRILLER, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 1-10, Willow Leaves Theatre, 326 Jackson St., Hope. In the story, Mr. Manningham is slowly driving his devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks sinister motives. Will Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard be able to intervene before Bella is driven mad? Dinner theater performances will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9 and 1 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10. Tickets $26 and available at 812-546-0640. The cast includes Cheryl Baker, Jason Bowser, Gregory Andis, Kathryn Baylor, and Connie Kiviniemi-Baylor.

Talks, lectures, classes

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. Fee of $20 individual, $30 couple; 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.

SECRETS TO MEDITATION, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 12, 19, North Christian Church, 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus. Learn the ‘Bellows Breath’ to boost your energy, calm your mind and reduce stress. Experience a unique guided meditation. Get an introduction to the Art of Living Happiness Program, a flagship course that dives deep into the power of breath and stress management techniques. Information and RSVP: [email protected].

JEREMY SMITH GUEST LECTURE, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, former Republic building, 333 Second St., Columbus. Jeremy Smith guest lecture, “Soft Architecture: Is being finished finished?” at the, IN 47201. This event is free and open to the public.

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

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.

BEGINNER PICKLEBALL, 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23, or Feb. 17 and 24, Tipton Lakes Athletic Club, 4000 W. Goeller Blvd., Columbus. Pre-registration required. Limit eight participants. To register or for more information, email [email protected]. Pickleball is a low impact activity that is fun for all ages. Equipment will be provided or bring your own paddle. It is a two-week clinic for two hours each week for a total of $35. There is a separate $10 drop-in fee at TLAC ($5 guest fee or $0 if TLAC member, plus $5 court fee). Participants must attend each lesson, since each subsequent week will build upon the previous week’s Beginner lesson. Follow Columbus Pickleball Club on Facebook.

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; 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.”

CATHY WILLIAMS: ‘ABSTRAKS & AMBIGUITIES,’ Feb. 1 to May 3, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. Williams is a mixed media expressionist who weaves eccentric stories within portraiture and abstractive figurative works. The exhibit may be viewed 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free. Information: Chris Beach, 812 314-8507.

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. On Feb. 2 one member will guide the group in creating a no-tie apron. Bring your interest in sewing and your latest project to show and tell. If you want to participate in the sewing project bring two yards of fabric, basic sewing equipment and your sewing machine along with your own drink and snack. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skills are welcome. If you have questions contact Marilyn at [email protected].

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 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 2 018, 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.

VET TO VET BREAKFAST, 7 to 11 a.m., Feb. 9, ETC Building, West O&M Ave., North Vernon. Vet to Vet Breakfast is a monthly fundraiser, one of whose aims is lowering suicide rates in southern Indiana. Vet to Vet is open to all southern Indiana veterans. Meetings take place every Thursday at the North Vernon ETC. The group shares knowledge and offers connections with fellow veterans.

BOURBONFEST, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Whether you like yours on the rocks, neat, with a splash or shaken and strained, bourbon is the event’s featured beverage served by the top bourbon distilleries in the country large and small. Information and tickets: thecip.org/bourbonfest.

DANCE MARATHON, 8 p.m. Feb. 23, Central Middle School, 725 Seventh St., Columbus. To sign up to volunteer or register for the dance, go to turningpointdv.org and click the purple button at the top of the page. The first 100 people to sign up to volunteer will have a chance to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards.

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.