Go! Guide – Jan. 23

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Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 1’s and 2’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Jan. 23; Just for Babies Storytime, 0-13 months, 11 a.m. Jan. 23; Teen Dungeons & Dragons, 4 p.m., Jan. 23, 30; Toddler Track Ages 1-2, 10 a.m., Jan. 24, 25; Fri-DIY for Teens: Suminagashi, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 24; Saturday Storytime Ages 1-5, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 25; Fan Club! Grades K-5, 1 p.m., Jan. 25; Read With 4H Grades K-12, 4 p.m., Jan. 27; Teen Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Jan. 27; Starlit Storytime Jr. Ages 1-2, 6 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 3; French Storytime Ages 0-10, 5 p.m., Jan. 28; Teen Café: Buttons, 4 p.m., Jan. 29; Spanish Storytime Ages 0-5, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 31; Teen Service Hour Day Ages 12+, 10 a.m., Feb. 1; Starlit Storytime Ages 3-8, 7 p.m., Feb. 3; CoderDojo-BYOD Grades 2-12, 4 p.m., Feb. 3; CoderDojo Chromebook Grades 2-12, 4 p.m., Feb. 3; Snack + Chat for Teens: Romance Fiction Edition, 4 p.m., Feb. 3; 3’s-5’s Storytime, 10 a.m., Feb. 4; Work in Progress: Teen Writers Club, 4 p.m., Feb. 4; Manga/Anime Club for Teens, 4 p.m., Feb. 5. Register: mybcpl.org.

HOPE BRANCH LIBRARY, 635 Harrison St., Hope. Scheduled: Teen Steam, 3 p.m., Jan. 28; Teen DIY at Hope Branch Library: Triangles on Canvas, 3 p.m., Feb. 4.

FIRST FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES: CHARMING PRINCES, 6 p.m. Feb. 7, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus, series that introduces young audiences to a wide variety of performing arts in a fun, informal setting the first Friday of each month December through April. Performances are free and open to everyone. This month, we bring you Mill Race Theatre Company in Charming Princes. Cinderella lived the dream: she donned a gown of starlight, waltzed with the prince and stole a (somewhat wet and slimy) kiss. So what if Charming couldn’t take a hint if it smacked him with a 6-inch stiletto? He was a prince, and that’s what Cinderella had wished for…right? Fortunately, Fairy Godmother extraordinaire Lilynimble Merryweather is on hand to sort out stale dreams and unwanted wishes, even if it means resorting to charming a prince or two. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show starting at 6 p.m.

Music, live performances

LAURA ANDREWS STRONG STUDIO RECITAL, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. A string studio recital of students from elementary age to high school under the tutelage of Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Columbus Symphony Orchestra violinist, Laura Andrews. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is free, with donation baskets at the doors for those willing to help keep the musical performances thriving.

REBIRTH BRASS BAND, 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington. The Grammy-wining Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Eight members of the band will appear on stage, playing Rebirth Brass Band songs along with New Orleans standards and contemporary music.

PAT GODWIN, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 25, The Harlequin Theater, Fair Oaks Mall, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Pat Godwin has blossomed into one of the most clever comedians and prolific, award-winning comedy songwriters in the business. He’s appeared on every top morning show, worked for six years as a part of Philadelphia’s Morning Zoo, three years for The Bob & Tom Show, and was a frequent guest and contributor to Howard Stern’s radio and TV shows. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

TIM GRIMM, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Jackson County Visitor Center, 100 N. Broadway St., Seymour. Award-winning songwriter, actor, and recording artist Tim Grimm will bring his "Hoosier Heartland" style of music with a live show.

COSTAKI ECONOMOPOULUS , 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, The Harlequin Theater, Fair Oaks Mall, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Comedian Constantinos Christos Vassilis "Costaki" Economopoulos covers several topics in his act, but focuses mainly on political comedy. He is a regular guest on the The Bob & Tom Show, most notably with his former weekly broadcasts of a spot dubbed "The Economonologue". Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, Nashville. Hosted by Rick Fettig in the CornCrib Lounge. Food, drinks. Live music from singers, songwriters and performers. Info: browncountyinn.com.

Talks, lectures, classes

BEE INTENSIVE, 9 a.m., Jan. 25, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. All day workshop hosted by the Bartholomew County Beekeepers for people interested in beekeeping. Topics include the life cycle of bees, benefits of bees, diseases of the hive, building a hive, winterization of hives, and more. Limited to 45 participants. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

LIFE PLANNING SEMINAR #1 – ASSISTED LIVING, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. A series of Life Planning Seminars will be conducted to help the community to address questions on topics such as assisted living, retirement planning, college planning, living wills, funeral planning, Advance Medical Directives, organ donation, trusts, estate planning, and insurance. Lisa Kelly from Four Seasons will guide a discussion on assisted living and how to prepare yourself or others you love and answer any other questions you might have. Open to the public. Please RSVP to Rob Heathcote at 812-344-8437 or [email protected] **RSVP if attending, eating dinner at 5:15 p.m. prior to the presentation, and/or in need of child care***

MEDICARE SEMINAR, 6 p.m., Jan. 27, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Two-hour long seminar about Medicare. Each attendee receives a printed handout of the important issues regarding their Medicare choices. Presenter Scott Donahue is employed by Medicare Simplified, an independent, non-profit organization. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

DINING WITH DIABETES, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20. Afternoon classes, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey Street, Columbus or evening classes, 6 to 8 p.m. Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Designed especially for people with Type 2 diabetes, their family members, or anyone who wants to learn more about healthy eating, this program will help you learn the skills needed to promote good health. Register by contacting the County Extension Office, 812-379-1665. See https://extension.purdue.edu/Bartholomew/pages/default.aspx, register by Jan. 28th. Cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple sharing materials. Partial scholarships are available if needed.

VET-TO-VET DISCUSSION, 5:10 p.m., Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Hour-long, facilitator-led group discussion with others who have served in the military. Attendees able to share experiences with fellow veterans.

Sports, exercise, wellness

YOGA BASICS AT NOON, noon to 1 p.m. every Monday, 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 every Monday of each month. Bring your own mat.

SECRETS TO MEDITATION, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 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].

BEGINNER PICKLEBALL FOR ADULTS — THURSDAY, noon, Jan. 23, 30, Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Equipment will be provided or bring your own paddle. It is a three-week clinic, 1.5 hours each week for a total of $40/person. Payment in cash on the first day to the instructor. Follow Columbus Pickleball Club on Facebook.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org.

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: foundation foryouth.com.


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Drawing as Seeing, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6; American Sign Language Meet-Up, 10 a.m., Jan. 23; Creating Wellness in 2020: Make It a Priority, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23; Free Beginner Beekeeping, 9 a.m., Jan. 25; Homeschool Meetup: All Ages, 10 a.m., Jan. 27; Never Again: Two Perspectives of the Holocaust, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 28; From Hartsville to Columbus: S. Wertz & Mrs. L.S. Condo, 6 p.m., Jan. 30; Hunting the Caliphate, 6 p.m., Feb. 3; Take Two-sday, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 4; Letters Home: A Bartholomew County Native’s Firsthand Experience of WWI, 6 p.m., Feb. 4; Skill Builders, 1 p.m., Feb. 5; Reflexology, 6 p.m., Feb. 6. Register: mybcpl.org.

COSMIC SKATE, 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Join us for a Cosmic Skate to celebrate National Skating Month! Discover the magic of skating while enjoying our hot chocolate bar and magical cupcake stand. This skate does involve special effects and lighting. Regular public session rates apply.

GOLDEN K KIWANIS, 10 a.m., Jan. 27, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Bud Hunt of The Republic will speak. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

SIBLINGS ROCKIN’ AUTISM (SRA), 6 p.m., Jan. 27, Arc of Bartholomew County, 2060 Doctor’s Park Drive, Columbus. Information: follow us on Facebook or call 812-371-2529.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Feb. 1, Bartholomew County REMC, 1697 W. Deaver Road, Columbus. Bring your interest in sewing and your latest project to show and tell. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skills are welcome. If you have questions contact Marilyn at [email protected].

GAMES EXTRAVAGANZA, 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 1, Tarnished Table-Top Gaming Center, 3910 25th Street, Columbus. Play games at Tarnished Table-Top Gaming Center with Becca and Dakota. Buy, bring, or borrow games to learn and play. Gamers of any experience level are welcome.

HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING "FALL OUT", 7:45 p.m., Feb. 1, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Seven pro wrestling matches with all your favorite HPW Stars. Four HPW title matches, concessions, wrestling merchandise, T-Shirts, and hoodies. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission $12, kids 4 and under admitted free.

BINGO, 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, VFW, 215 N. National Road. Open to the public.

BINGO, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Open to the public.

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.

ELKS LODGE BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Elks 521 Lodge Bingo Hall, 4664 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Information: 812-379-4386.

49 FRIDAYS, 8 to 9 a.m. Fridays, Lucabe Coffee Company, 310 4th Street, Columbus. Join us each Friday for caffeinated conversation as we learn from entrepreneurs and innovators. Each session features a business founder discussing his or her entrepreneurial journey or information that is helpful to business startups.

BROWN COUNTY SIPPIN’ TRIP, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., each Saturday of the month, Brown County Visitors Center, 211 South Van Buren Street, Nashville. Sample some of Brown County’s best beverages as you tour and taste at multiple distilleries, wineries, and breweries. The tour begins and ends at the Brown County Visitors Center. A packed lunch and shuttle-bus transportation is provided. Cost $55.

COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts, from noon to 4 p.m. third Saturday of each month (Feb. 15) at the Johnson County Park headquarters building at Camp Atterbury. Information: Greg Harter, 812-350-8636; columbusarearailroadclub.com; or info@columbusarea railroadclub.com.

Fundraisers, nonprofits

EMPTY BOWLS 2020, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 1, Central Middle School, 725 Seventh St., Columbus. Entertainment by Black Tie Optional, playing rock classics and amped-up jazz favorites. Dementia-friendly dining will be available 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Artisan bowl, all-you-can-eat soup, bread, and drink for $25 plus online ticket fees. All-you-can-eat soup, bread, and drink for $12 plus online ticket fees. Children 12 and under are $3 plus online ticket fees. Desserts are $2. Advance tickets are available online at eventbrite.com/e/empty-bowls-columbus-indiana-tickets-86123861789. Tickets may also be purchased at Viewpoint Books, Mill Race Center and at the door. All proceeds will benefit Horizon House Homeless Shelter, Love Chapel, Community Center of Hope, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, and Thrive Alliance.

FREE CHILI DINNER AT THE ROHDE FOR JUDGE RALLY, 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 4, Rohde’s Family Diner, 1644 Orinoco Ave., Columbus. Everyone will have the opportunity to meet Jon, learn how to support Jon, or simply enjoy a nice dinner. The event is sponsored by Friends of Jon Rohde, and freewill donations will be accepted. Parking is located at R&R Towing and on 17th Street, Orinoco Avenue and Elm Street.

POWER OF LOVE FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVER, 7 p.m. Feb. 21, North Christian Church, 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus. BBQ dinner at 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. with the concert by singer, songwriter Chris Wilson starting at 7 p.m. The first half will be John Denver and the second part will include some of his own songs. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, available at Viewpoint or grannyconnection.org.

Galleries, museums & exhibits

HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY: GEOFF KELLER, Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 Jefferson St., Nashville; new member Geoff Keller’s graceful vase-shaped aspen wood sculptures are adorned with delicate drawings of birds and other mammals. Keller uses archival ink and pencil, making thousands of tiny dots to create his drawings. He credits Indiana’s famous bird artist, the late Bill Zimmerman, who gave Keller lessons on bird morphology, as his inspiration. Keller’s art is available for viewing and purchase at the gallery.

INDIANA THROUGH THE SEASONS, ongoing, B3 Gallery, 61 W. Main St., upstairs, Nashville; special showing of work by Bloomington photographer Gary Morrison.

SHARING THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Bartholomew County Historical Society, 524 Third St., Columbus; exhibit, designed by RedBox of Chicago, includes a detailed timeline with items from the BCHS collection, a hands-on map table that features maps dating back to the early 1800s, a Notable People wall and a Then and Now/Did you know carousel full of fun facts. Group tours for guests of all ages are available upon request; information 812-372-3541 or bartholomewhistory.org.

YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM SUNDAY SOCIALS, 2 p.m. first Sunday of each 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, Hartsville, 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.

ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, located at the Columbus Municipal Airport will be closed until March 3 for annual winter maintenance. Tours may still be scheduled by calling the museum at 812-372-4356. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field later named Bakalar Air Force Base. Visit the museum at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org, and on Facebook.

T.C. STEELE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Guided building tours are every hour at quarter past the hour from 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville. Explore the new Singing Winds Visitor Center, encounter art in the locations where Steele originally painted it, find art activities and games for all ages in the outdoor studio and enjoy guided tours of the Steeles’ home and Large Studio. Information: 812-988-2785.

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].

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.

JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989, jennings county.org.

BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD ANNUAL PATRON & YOUTH EXHIBITS, Brown County Art Guild, 48 South Van Buren St., Nashville. Admire a wide variety of art from both talented patrons and the next generation of artists. Submit your own masterpiece or simply come see other’s creations. January and February Guild hours: by appointment Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

411 GALLERY, 411 Sixth St., Columbus. Scheduled: 50/50, 12 to 4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, Dec. 12 to Feb. 14, a Community Art Project brings together 50 community members to create a group show of small pieces, each with their own take on a common theme; COLLABORATION%5E3, 12 to 4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, until Feb. 14, a group exhibition by Bob Anderson, Bobbie K Owens and Laurie Wright is the result when three personal aesthetics, three different media and three decades of friendship merge as collective works of art. Artist reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Jan. 23, an artist reception for COLLABORATION%5E3. Information: artsincolumbus.org/411.

THE REPUBLIC BUILDING GALLERY, 333 Second St., Columbus. The Indiana University J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program presents 10 X Relay. An opening reception will be held on Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a panel discussion with the artists during the reception beginning at 7 p.m. The exhibition will continue to Feb. 27.


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.

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.