Kids and teens
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Library Babies, 10 a.m., June 30, July 14; Block O’Clock, 11 a.m., June 30, July 14; Storytime: Ages 1-5, 1 p.m., June 30, July 14; Teen Thursgame: Happy Little Dinosaurs, 2 p.m., June 30; Kids’ Art Studio, 12:30 p.m., July 1, 8, 15; Teen DIY: Moss Ball Habitats, 3 p.m., July 1; Builder’s Guild, 4 p.m., July 1; Artistic Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., July 5, 12; Teen STEAM: Gardening, 4 p.m., July 5, 12; Game Time, 12:30 p.m., July 6, 13; Watch-It Wednesday, 4 p.m., July 6, 13; Reading with Lottie, 3:45 p.m., July 7; French Storytime, 4 p.m., July 7; Thursgame: Casino Nite, 4 p.m., July 7; Table Toppers, 4 p.m., July 8; Stitching is Fun for Everyone, 10 a.m., July 9; Teen Pro Gamer Club, 3 p.m., July 9; Mondays at Millrace Storytime, 10 a.m., July 11; Reading with Lottie, 11 a.m., July 11; D.I.G. Time, 2 p.m., July 11; Teen Digital Music Production, 3 p.m., July 11; Drama Club, 4 p.m., July 11; Storytime, 6 p.m., July 11; Toddler Time, 10 a.m., July 12; Kids Yoga, 10:30 a.m., July 12; Storytime, 11 a.m., July 12; Patio Playdate, 11:30 a.m., July 12; Family Gaming Night with Turning Point, 6 p.m., July 12; Kids Who Care, 10:30 a.m., July 13; Cardio Drumming, 4 p.m., July 13; Tween Explore More, 4 p.m., July 14; Teen One-Shot RPG: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, 4 p.m., July 14; Seahorse Storytime and Stuffing, 2 p.m., July 15; Teen DIY: Sea Creature Terrariums, 3 p.m., July 15; Treasure Hunters, 4 p.m., July 15; Ocean Explorers, 1 p.m., July 16.
STORYTIME WITH MR. DAVE!, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, June 30, Hope Town Square, 635 Harrison St., Hope. Call Mr. Dave at 812-546-5310 for more information.
STONE BELT ART DISPLAY, all day, to July 31, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Come and enjoy artwork created by artists at Stone Belt Disability Services by visiting an ocean- and environmental-themed exhibition at BCPL.
Music and theater
ORGAN RECITAL, 6:30 p.m., July 9, Grace Lutheran Church, 3201 Central Ave., Columbus. A free organ recital featuring Matthew Wachtman, an Indiana University Jacobs School of Music student presents a free recital, showcasing the community’s beautiful 1966 Wicks organ.
JEROCO ON THE PLAZA, 6 to 7 p.m., July 15, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by Jeroco. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl.
STELLAR SUMMER NIGHTS, 6 p.m., July 22 and Aug. 26, Stellar Plaza, downtown North Vernon. Live music, entertainment and more sponsored by North Vernon Main Street. Free and open to the public.
FOUNDERS FRIDAYS, 8 to 9 a.m., Fridays (except July 1) through Aug. 29, Lucabe Coffee Co., 310 4th St., Columbus. Each week, one business founder shares the ups and downs of his or her entrepreneurial journey. The free event is held in the meeting room at Lucabe Coffee Co. Coffee will be provided. The event is open to the public. Participants enjoy the opportunity for questions and answers from the area’s leading innovators in a relaxed environment.
KNITTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, 3:30 to 5 p.m., July 7, Shabby Sheep and Ewe, 1113 16th St., Columbus. Knitting classes for absolute beginners. $30 covers two classes. To register, contact shabbysheepandewe.com or come in to the shop. Check website for hours.
PRESERVE IT NOW … ENJOY IT LATER, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 8, Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road, Columbus. Learn the basics of safe home canning: pressure canner & boiling water canner. Lecture/resources with hands-on practice and take home product. Presenters are Purdue Extension mastering home food preservation instructors. Cost is $50. Register online by July 5 at cvent.me/kagOyz. For registration questions, contact [email protected]
Sports, exercise, wellness
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 3 to 7 p.m., July 5, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org.
BLACKWELL PARK STORYWALK, Blackwell Park, 1550 Whitney Court, Columbus. Enjoy some fresh air while strolling the Bartholomew County Public Library’s StoryWalk. Together with the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, the library is excited to bring you “Don’t Worry, Little Crab” by Chris Haughton in June and “Marlo” by Christopher Browne in July. The StoryWalk is located along the People Trail near the Pollinator Park in Blackwell Park.
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., most Saturdays through Oct. 1, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Dr., Columbus. A noncompetitive environment in which children ages 4 to 10 can learn the basic skills of hockey without distractions that are often associated with an overemphasis on winning. Free equipment is available to use. Cost is $5 per child. Arrive 30 minutes early to get fitted for equipment.
GIRLS HOCKEY, 6 to 7 p.m., Mondays, through Oct. 10, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Dr., Columbus. Are you a girl interested in hockey? Come join us for a girls-only hockey class and learn the fundamentals and basic skills of hockey. For ages 7-16. $10 drop in fee.
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.
COLUMBUS FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays through Sept. 17, south of Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St., Columbus. The market averages more than 100 full- and part-time vendors offering a range of plants, made-to-order food, lotions/soaps, coffee, honey, crafts, meats, eggs, baked goods, produce and more! More details can be found at columbusfarmersmarket.org or follow on Facebook for weekly entertainment updates.
JENNINGS COUNTY FARMER’S MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through mid-October, North Vernon City Park, 604 N. State St. More information is available on the Jennings County’s Farmers Market Facebook page.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Dementia Friends Information Session, 2 p.m., July 1; Cbus Chess Crew, 2 p.m., July 2, 16; Stitching is Fun for Everyone, 10 a.m., July 9; What’s Eating My Plants?, 6 p.m., July 12; Skill Builders, 1 p.m., July 13; Lawn Care Myths Debunked!, 6 p.m., July 13; Bartholomew County Writer’s Group, 6 p.m., July 14; Writing Moments the Matter: Capturing Stories Creatively, 10 a.m., July 15.
PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, 6 to 11 a.m., July 4, North Vernon Fire Department, 2000 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon. North Vernon/Center Township Fire Department is hosting an annual pancake & sausage breakfast with a free will donation.
FOREST PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, 9 to 11 a.m., July 4, Forest Park, Columbus. Meet old and new neighbors. Wear your red, white and blue. Bring family and friends. Decorate your bikes, trikes, wagons, lawnmowers, and classic cars. Watermelon, lemonade, and games for everyone! All are welcome! Call 812-344-1471 for information.
ELKS LODGE BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Elks 521 Lodge Bingo Hall, 4664 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. The first game is at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Open to the public. Information: 812-379-4386.
VFW POST 1987 BINGO, 215 N. National Road, Columbus. Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.), second Saturday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m. (doors open at noon). Open to the public.
AMERICAN LEGION BINGO & KARAOKE, American Legion Post 25, 2515 25th St., Columbus. Bingo is on Tuesdays starting at 6 p.m. Karaoke is on Wednesdays starting at 6 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 16 and older. Information: 812-603-3893.
COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, noon to 4 p.m. July 16 and the third Saturday of each 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., July 2 and the first Saturday of each 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. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skills are welcome. Contact Marilyn at [email protected] with questions.
GRACE’S TABLE DRIVE-IN FREE MEAL, 5 p.m., second Sunday of each 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. The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. 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, 644 Main St., Hope. The museum is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from Noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Cruise-ins will be July 1 and the first Friday of August and September. The Research Center is open on Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon or by appointment. Contact the museum at 812-546-8020. Follow the Facebook page “Yellow Trail Museum/Hope Visitors Center” for updated information.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, located at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Special tours may be scheduled by calling 812-372-4356. The museum preserves the history of the former Atterbury Army Air Field, 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, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Nashville. Staff is offering special indoor tours — each with a limited number of people. Tours are included with site admission, but preregistration is recommended by calling 812-988-2785. Information: indianamuseum.org/tcsteele.
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. Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Information: 812-346-8989, jenningscounty.org.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Featuring Art in the Garden, 5-8 p.m. June 25, a fundraiser benefitting Brown County Art Guild. Enjoy an evening of live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and plein air painting and fine art demonstrations in the gardens of a longtime Brown County resident. Tickets are $100 per person. More information and tickets are available at browncountyartguild.org/product/art-in-the-garden-ticket.
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. 411 is a community arts gallery and cultural space for exhibitions, events and collaborations with Columbus arts and cultural organizations. Learn more about the current exhibition and artists at www.artsincolumbus.org/411.
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. Anabel Hopkins and Joanne Shank are the June Featured Artists at Hoosier Artist Gallery. Hopkins paints abstracts and landscapes in oils, acrylics, and pastels. She also creates poured paintings and jewelry. Shank paints the beauty of local birds, flowers, and vegetation in watercolors and offers greeting cards. Information: hoosierartist.com.
BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY, 1 Artist Drive, Nashville. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 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.
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.