Go Guide

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Library Babies, 10 a.m., Nov. 4, 11, 18; Patio Playdate, 11 a.m., Nov. 4, 11, 18; Teen Dungeons &Dragons, 4 p.m., Nov. 4; Builder’s Guild Jr., 10:30 a.m., Nov. 5; Builders Guild K-6, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 5; Walk on Washington, 1 p.m., Nov. 6; Dakota Let’s Play: Runescape, 4 p.m., Nov. 8; Horses on the Plaza, 5 p.m., Nov. 8; Toddler Time, 10 a.m., Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30; Kids Yoga, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 9; Patio Storytime, 11 a.m., Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30; Teen STEAM: Nature’s Notebook, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 9; Games, Games, Games and More, 4 p.m., Nov. 9; Teen Watch-It Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 10, 17, 24; Cardio Drumming, 4 p.m., Nov. 10; French Storytime, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 11; Virtual Teen Poetry Workshop, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 11; Teen Trivia Night: Pokemon Edition, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 12; Tween Explore More, 4 p.m., Nov. 12; Storywalk Storytime at Blackwell Park, 11 a.m., Nov. 13; Sans Souci Storytime, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 15; Teen Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Party, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 15; “Home Alone,” 5 p.m., Nov. 15; Teen STEAM: Geocatching, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 16; Music &Movement, 4 p.m., Nov. 16; Kids Bingo, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 17; Virtual Teen One-Shot RPG: A Vampire Mystery, 6 p.m., Nov. 18; Spanish Storytime, 10 a.m., Nov. 19; Teen DIY: Glove Monsters, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 19; Minecraft Mania, 4:30 p.m., Nov. 19.

WHATEVER THE WEATHER PLAYDATE, 10 a.m., Nov. 10, 17, Donner Park, 22nd St., Columbus. Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground off of Lafayette Ave for a relaxed nature-themed playdate that will occur “Whatever the Weather”! Includes songs, rhymes, nature activities, and crafts.

THE GREAT BRICKISH MAKE-OFF CHALLENGE, through Nov. 30, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Compete in our first-ever Great Brickish Make-Off Challenge! Contestants, ages 0-12, are invited to use their imaginations and any brick-style blocks they choose to create their entry, which will be displayed in the Children’s Department. Entries will be judged on Nov. 30, and prizes will be awarded to the favorite three designs. This year’s theme is food. Use your own materials and build at home, or ask at the Children’s Desk for Legos you can use to design your creation. Submissions can be dropped off and entry forms completed at the Children’s Desk anytime during the month of November.


SONG &STORY: GRIMM &GULLEY, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 6, Columbus Learning Center auditorium, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. The Granny Connection invites you to a wonderful evening of songs and stories. Author Philip Gulley and local singer-songwriter Tim Grimm join with Jan Lucas-Grimm to present a night of music and musings honoring all we cherish in the Heartland. The evening begins with a fun raffle of holiday gifts. Program begins around 7 p.m. Wine, beer, and snacks available. Limited seating. Tickets for sale from organizational members, Viewpoint Books or online at Grannyconnectin.org. $25 for in-person or $15 for online streaming. Masks required.

FAIRY TALE MUSICAL THEATER’S ORIGINAL PRODUCTION “Ember-Ella and the Imagical Cat,” 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St. in Edinburgh, a performance with whimsy, creativity and a woven-in life lesson for all ages. Admission: donations of any amount. Information: Cecile Beavin at 812-988-6854.

“FOOTLOOSE,” from Columbus East High School drama department, 7 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Clarence E. Robbins Auditorium, 230 S. Marr Road. Tickets: Tickets on sale at discounted price at search.seatyourself.biz/…/columbuseasths/buy-tix

Talks, lectures, classes

CHRIS BARDT, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nov. 4, The Republic Building, 333 Second St., Columbus. Join us for a lecture by guest architect Chris Bardt of 3sixØ Architecture in the auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Visit chrisbardt.com for more information about Chris Bardt.

Sports, exercise, wellness

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE!, 10:45 a.m., Nov. 6, Hamilton Community Center &Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. One Saturday per year and in partnership with USA Hockey and 400 other local associations across the country, we will host Try Hockey for Free! We encourage you to bring your kids ages 4 to 9 to come out and try youth hockey as part of the Hockey Weekend Across America celebration. Please arrive 30 minutes early for fittings. Free equipment is available for use. For more information, call 812-376-2686.

7TH ANNUAL HOOSIER TRAILS 5K RUN/WALK, 10 a.m. Nov. 13, Ceraland Park cross country course, 3989 S. County Road 525E, Columbus. Event is to promote physical fitness, high adventure and community awareness. Proceeds will benefit Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. Registration open from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome. Prizes awarded to the top three male and female finishers. $20 advance registration fee includes commemorative patch. To register and pay in advance or for more information: hoosiertrails5k.org.

BEGINNER PICKLEBALL CLINIC FOR ADULTS, 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 13, 14, Tipton Lakes Athletic Club, 4000 W. Goeller Blvd., Columbus. Clinic is $40 per person. Preregistration required. The two-day clinic will introduce the fundamentals of the game. Participants must attend each lesson since each subsequent day will build upon the previous beginner lesson. Equipment will be provided or bring your own paddle. Wear comfortable clothes, court shoes, bring water and wear sunscreen. There is a separate $5 nonmember fee or $2 member fee each visit at TLAC. Please pay at the TLAC front desk each time before going out onto the court. Email [email protected] to register or for more information.

SKATE WITH SANTA, 1 to 3 p.m., Nov. 27, Hamilton Community Center &Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. $5.50 for adults 18+, $5 for ages 5 to 17, and free for ages 4 &under. $2 for Skate or Scooter Rental.

SWIMMING FOR EXERCISE, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Lap swimming, water aerobics, and public swim are available. You must preregister for current swim sessions. Information: foundationforyouth.com.


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Drawing as Seeing, 9:30 a.m., Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dementia Friends Information Session, 2:30 p.m., Nov. 5; Walk on Washington, 1 p.m., Nov. 6; Horses on the Plaza, 5 p.m., Nov. 8; American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m., Nov. 9; Bartholomew County Writers Group, 6 p.m., Nov. 11; The Hello Girls, 6 p.m., Nov. 11; Columbus Viewfinders Photography Club, 6 p.m., Nov. 15; Adolescent Substance Use: What Can Parents Do?, 7 p.m., Nov. 16; Zoom 101, 6 p.m., Nov. 17.

CANDY CANE LAND HOLIDAY BAZAAR, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 6, Sew Crazy, 5520 25th St., Columbus. Local artists are selling handcrafted crafts for Christmas gifts and decorations. Come and find your one of a kind gift! Make sure to register for the giveaway of free tickets for the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show at the State Fairgrounds. Vendor space is available for any last minute vendors. Call 812-481-8200 for any more information.

TRIVIA NIGHT, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Nov. 12, Jennings County Public Library, 2375 State Road 3 North, North Vernon. The Jennings County Public Library will be hosting its first-ever Trivia Night! Play alone or as a group with your friends (max of 8 people per team) to see if you can be the winner/winning team with the highest points to win a cash prize of $200. The evening will include trivia questions provided by D&J Entertainment, an appetizer, a cash bar, a 50/50 drawing, and lots of fun! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Decorate your table for a chance to win a prize. The money from this benefit will go to the Libraries Endowment fund at the Jennings County Community Foundation. You must be 18 or over to attend. Tickets are $25 a person and can be purchased at the Jennings County Public Library or by visiting the library web page for the link.

DEJA VU ART AND FINE CRAFT SHOW, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 13, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. This is the 16th annual event featuring professional artists who do a variety of art and fine crafts. The show is free and open to the public. For more information, see the show’s Facebook page at facebook.com/DejaVuArtAndFineCraftShow/.

40TH ANNUAL TWELVE DAMES OF CHRISTMAS, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 13, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Craft and Art show in the Fairgrounds Community Building. Masks required.

SEASONS HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFT SHOW, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 27, Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, 560 E State Road 46, Nashville. This is a juried show featuring paintings, jewelry, baskets, clothing, soaps, woodworking, rugs, quilts, pottery, candles, chocolates, photography, lapidary, and much more handmade by local and regional artists and crafters. Admission and parking are free. Food is available to purchase for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. For additional information visit seasonsartandcraftshow.com.

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.

VFW POST 1987 BINGO, VFW Post 1987, 215 N. National Road, Columbus. Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.), Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.). Open to the public.

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.

COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, noon to 4 p.m., third Saturday of the month. Trains will be operating layouts in four scales — HO, N, O, and On30. The club is located at the Johnson County Park headquarters building adjacent to Camp Atterbury. Information: Greg Harter 812-350-8636, columbusarearailroadclub.com, or on Facebook at Columbus Area Railroad Club.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING, 9 to 11:30 a.m., first Saturday of the month, Bartholomew County REMC, 1697 W. Deaver Road, 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 Marilyn at [email protected] with questions.

GRACE’S TABLE DRIVE-IN FREE MEAL, 6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 14, second Sunday of the month, East Columbus United Methodist Church, 2439 Indiana Ave., Columbus. Drive-in free meal as well as music and storytelling. Enter the church parking lot on Indiana Avenue. Tables are available for walk-ups.

Galleries, museums, exhibits

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 524 Third St., Columbus. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. BCHS hosts two permanent exhibits that share the history and heritage of Bartholomew County. Learn about our county through interactive, hands-on exhibits that include a map table, notable people, county timeline, Then and Now, Did you Know, early industrialists and videos of Reeves steam engines. The historical society also hosts rotating exhibits throughout the year featuring items from their extensive collection. Currently they are collaborating on two exhibits — Marquee Moments features collection and borrowed items with historical information about theaters that existed in Columbus through the years, including The Crump, Rio, Drive-in and more. Also on display are paintings by artist Carole Wantz, most of which feature local families and their stories. Information: 812-372-3541, bartholomewhistory.org.

GALLERY 506, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St., Columbus. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM/VISITOR CENTER, west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. The museum is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the museum at 812-546-8020. Follow their Facebook page “Yellow Trail Museum/Hope Visitors Center” for updated information.

YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM SUNDAY SOCIALS, 2 to 4 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 the communities of Hope, Hartsville, Clifford and St. Louis Crossing. Folks are encouraged to bring news articles and photos. All topics are welcome, but any special stories about businesses around the square will be highlighted for the historic walking tour. Information: 812-371-7969.

ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, located at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Special tours may be scheduled by calling 812-372-4356. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field, which was later named Bakalar Air Force Base. Free admission. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.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: indianamuseum.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 and 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 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. The Indiana University J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program presents Eve Mansdorf and Tim Kennedy in the gallery. The exhibition will run from through Dec. 3.

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 bit.ly/2N195rk. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a community art project with the goals of amplifying the voices of survivors and working toward preventing domestic violence through art is presented. “Transformation” consists of 692 buttons designed by children, teens and adults in the local community and surrounding area. The installation is open for viewing on Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Hoosier Artist Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required. Information: hoosierartist.net. October featured artists are Joanne Shank and Kendall Reeves. Joanne creates watercolor paintings of birds in their natural habitat throughout the changing seasons. Kendall does the entire process from photographing his favorite subject, “things that have seen better days,” to the printing and mounting of his images. The public is invited to meet them at the Art Walk event on Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the gallery.

BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY, 1 Artist Drive, Nashville. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free admission and parking. COVID-19 protocols are in place, with masks required. Information: 812-988-4609, [email protected], browncountyartgallery.org.

CHARLENE MARSH STUDIO &GALLERY, 4013 Lanam Ridge Road, Nashville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call the studio/gallery at 812-988-4497 or visit charlenemarshstudio.com.

INDIANA ARTISAN IN COLUMBUS, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. Open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.


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 are all free with museum admission. Information: 812-378-3046.