Editor’s note: The following listings have been edited to reflect the cancellations due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Kids and teens
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled online: Captain Cash: Grades 2-5, 11 a.m., Jan. 14, 21, 28; A New Year’s Resolution for Jenny and Denny via Facebook, 10 a.m., Jan. 15; Youngest Artists Take & Make Ages 1-5, all day, Jan. 19; Virtual Family Game Night: Sketch It! via Zoom, 4 p.m., Jan. 19; A Super Silly Storytime via Facebook-Toddlers and Preschoolers, 10 a.m., Jan. 20; Family Trivia: Toys via Zoom, 4 p.m., Jan. 26.
BUILDER’S GUILD-VIRTUAL PROGRAM, Jan. 1 to 31. Join the Bartholomew County Public Library’s Builder’s Guild and participate in building challenges, exchange ideas, and share your creations in our virtual headquarters. LEGOs, K’Nex, Minecraft, and all building materials and formats welcome. This is an ongoing program — participate whenever you like. This month’s challenge is to build a spaceship. Email [email protected] to join or visit the kids page of the BCPL website for more information.
FAMILY STEAM: INDOOR SNOWBALL LAUNCHERS TAKE & MAKE, all day. Your family will learn about physics and the laws of motion by assembling your own indoor snowball launchers. Kit includes supplies to make two launchers, two “indoor snowballs,” and a packet of instructions and scientific method steps. One kit per household. Register with the Bartholomew County Public Library by Jan. 26 and pick up on Jan. 27 via curbside.
“THE LEGEND OF WILEY JAKE,” 6 p.m., Jan. 15 & 16, 1 p.m., Jan. 17, Willow Leaves Theatre, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Set in the wild west, this engaging and entertaining re-telling of Jacob & Esau and the sibling rivalry they shared makes for a ripsnorting good time. Phone 812-546-0640 for more information and tickets.
JEFF DANIELS VIRTUAL CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26, live streamed from the Park Theatre Civic Centre. The show will feature songs from his new album, “Alive and Well Enough.” The concert is a fund raiser for the Park Theatre, a nonprofit movie house to help the Park offer free movies for kids over the summer and other events. Daniels crafts an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening. Music lovers and movie fans alike love his songs and playing and musicianship, and those stories that only he can tell. As a bonus, people can submit a question during the show and Daniels will answer them in a post-concert Q&A. Tickets are $20 per single concertgoer or $30 for one than one viewer. They can be purchased on Crowdcast at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jeffdanielsparktheatrejan26/register. Two options are offered since the virtual shows only allow one ticket per email address. That is all that is necessary to view the concert on a computer or device. More information is available at park-theatre.org or on the Park Theatre’s Facebook page, or by calling the Park’s box office at 812-346-0330.
Talks, lectures, classes
EMPOWER ME TO BE CLUTTER FREE, 11 a.m. to noon, Jan. 20, 27, online. Empower yourself to be clutter free by joining us in January for this program series by Purdue Extension. Register for each session individually or up to all four free virtual lunch-and learns to learn steps to eliminate clutter at home and work. Register online at https://bit.ly/PUEXT-WalletWellness
A RACE CONVERSATION: A DIY BOOK DISCUSSION, ends Feb. 28. Read “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo and organize a discussion with people you know. For more information, contact [email protected]. Learn more at http://www.therepublic.com/2020/10/21/book-discussion-duo-creating-more– dialogue -on-race/
VET-TO-VET DISCUSSION, 5:10 p.m., Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Hour-long, facilitator-led group discussions with others who have served in the military. Attendees are able to share experiences with fellow veterans.
Sports, exercise, wellness
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH VIA ZOOM, 6 to 7 p.m., Jan. 20, Zoom. Clinical therapist Lynn Pittman, MSW, LCSW, covers ways to maintain a healthy mental state while dealing with the stress that COVID presents. She also covers the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how to combat this particular depression. Register at mybcpl.org under “Events.” A Zoom link will be emailed to those signed up. Brought to you by the Bartholomew County Public Library.
YOGA VIA ZOOM, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Fridays, Zoom. Enjoy these six free yoga sessions from Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte Alberts/Yahara Yoga Studio. Classes in order: Intro to Yoga; Chair Yoga; Mindful Yoga; Vinyasa Yoga; Power Yoga; EmPower Yoga. Sign up for as many as you desire. The registration button on the Bartholomew County Public Library website takes you to the Yahara Yoga Studio page.
PUBLIC SESSION, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Weekday Public Skating is starting back up at Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena. Times are 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday (adult only), and Thursday. Cost is $4 per person and $2 for skate rental. Skate aids (scooters) will not be available. Call 812-376-2686 for more information.
SWIMMING FOR EXERCISE, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Lap swimming, water aerobics, public swim are available seven days a week. You must pre-register for current swim sessions. Information: foundationforyouth.com.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled online: Mind Games: The Science of Perception Deception via Zoom, 6 p.m., Jan. 14; Training Techniques for Our Animals: Positive or Permissive? via Facebook Live, 6 p.m., Jan. 19; A Virtual Tour of the Yellow Trail Museum via Facebook, 4 p.m., Jan. 22; Home Cheesemaking via Zoom, 6 p.m., Jan. 25; All Book’d Book Club via Zoom, 5:30 p.m., Jan. 26; Remembering the Holocaust…Remembering Eva Kor via Zoom, 6 p.m., Jan. 27.
WHAT’S FOR SUPPER? CLUB, Jan. 1 to 31, virtual program via email. Figuring out what’s for dinner is hard enough, but thinking of a dinner that everyone in your home will eat is almost impossible. Share your easiest and kid-approved recipe, and the group will compile all of the recipes into one document and share the recipes with the community. To get the recipes from November’s “What’s for Supper? Club,” email [email protected]. Email your home’s favorite recipe to [email protected] at any time to be included in the next round of recipes.
ELKS LODGE BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Elks 521 Lodge Bingo Hall, 4664 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m. on Sundays. The first game is at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. Open to the public. Information: 812-379-4386.
BINGO, 2 to 6 p.m., Saturdays, VFW, 215 N. National Road, Columbus. Open to the public. Doors open at 1 p.m.
COLUMBUS CHESS CLUB, 5 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, Lewellen Chapel, corner of Middle Road and Grissom Street, Columbus. Equipment is furnished. Open to chess players 18 and older. Information: 812-603-3893.
AMERICAN SEWING GUILD NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING, 9 to 11:30 a.m., first Saturday of the month, Sew Crazy, 5520 25th St., Columbus. Each monthly meeting focuses on learning a new sewing/creative skill or group sewing on a philanthropic project. Bring an interest in sewing and your latest project to show and tell. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skills are welcome. Contact [email protected] with questions.
Galleries, museums, exhibits
GALLERY 506, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St., Columbus. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Sundays.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM/VISITOR CENTER, west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. The board recently announced the museum would be closed for the season until the first full week of April 2021. This also includes the “Sunday Socials,” which typically meet the first Sunday of each month. At this current time, if an individual or a small group wants to visit the building, contact the museum at 812-546-8020 or Susan Thayer Fye at 812-343-3798.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, located at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus is currently closed for winter upgrades. The museum will reopen in March of 2021. 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 atterbury bakalarair museum.org and on Facebook.
T.C. STEELE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, staff is offering special indoor tours — each with a maximum of 10 people — Wednesday through Sunday. These tours are included with site admission, but preregistration is recommended by calling 812-988-2785. Information: https://indiana museum.org/tcsteele.
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 are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 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, jenningscounty.org.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD ANNUAL PATRON & YOUTH EXHIBITS, Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Offering a wide variety of art from both talented patrons and the next generation of artists. Visits are by appointment Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
THE REPUBLIC BUILDING GALLERY, 333 Second St., Columbus. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
411 GALLERY, 411 Sixth St., Columbus. The gallery is open by appointment by sending an email to Susana Villegas at [email protected]. A virtual tour of the current exhibit “In-Depth,” is also available online at https://bit.ly/2N195rk.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Hoosier Artist Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and masks are required. Information: hoosierartist.net.
BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY, 1 Artist Drive, Nashville. Open daily Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Free admission and parking. COVID-19 protocols are in place, with masks required. A special exhibit now features the entire Indiana collection by Gustave Baumann. Paintings by over 60 Indiana artists are also for sale. Information: 812-988-4609, [email protected], brown coountyartgallery.org.
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 5-18. Information: 812-372-7867.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Ongoing activities, all free with museum admission. Information: 812-378-3046.
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