Kids and teens
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Irish Dancers, 6 p.m., March 9; Reading with Lottie, 11 a.m., March 13, 17; Teen Read-In: Disability Awareness Month Edition, 1 p.m., March 13; Pokémon Club-Battle Academy, 3 p.m., March 13; Pokémon Club, 4 p.m., March 13, 21; Starlit Storytime, 6 p.m., March 13, 20, 27; Toddler Time, 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m., March 14, 21, 28; Storytime, 11 a.m., March 14, 21, 28; Teen Pizza Party Society, 3 p.m., March 14; Milkweed in Milk Jugs, 4 p.m., March 14; Teen Disney Princess Movie Marathon, 10 a.m., March 15; Whatever the Weather, 11 a.m., March 15, 22, 29; Miss Merry the Tooth Fairy, 1 p.m., March 15; Real Life Among Us, 3 p.m., March 15; Library Babies, 10 and 10:30 a.m., March 16, 23, 30; Sing & Play with Allie Jean, 10:30 a.m., March 16 and 4 p.m., March 23; Teen Thursgame, 1 p.m., March 16; Easy Magic, 4 p.m., March 16; Teen Mario Kart Tournament, 1 p.m., March 17; Kids Kitchen, 2 p.m., March 18; Teen Trivia: Five Nights at Freddy’s, 3:30 p.m., March 20; Builders Guild, 4 p.m., March 20; Block O’Clock, 4 p.m., March 20; Homeschool Hangout, 11 a.m., March 21; Teen Green: Seed Starting, 3:30 p.m., March 21; Family Movie Night, 6 p.m., March 21; Watch-It Wednesday: Women’s History Month, 3:30 p.m., March 22, 29; Afternoon Storytime, 1 p.m., March 23, 30; Tween Game Time, 3:30 p.m., March 23, 30; Teen Thursgame, 3:30 p.m., March 23, 30; Teen Dungeons and Dragons, 3:30 p.m., March 23; French Storytime, 4 p.m., March 23; Senior Project: Environmental Chat, 4 p.m., March 23; Teen DIY: Painting Bookends, 3:30 p.m., March 24; Kids’ Art Studio, 11 a.m., March 25; Save Fred!, 3:30 p.m., March 27; Tween Watch Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., March 28; Teen Crochet Camp, 3:30 p.m., March 28; Teen Anime at Columbus Rock Gym, 4 p.m., March 30; Stitch Camp, 3:30 p.m., March 31; Teen Pro Gamer Club, 3:30 p.m., March 31.
GLOW IN THE DARK EGG HUNT, 9 a.m. to noon, April 1, in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 719 Fifth St., Columbus. Families will experience a morning full of glow-in-the dark fun, inflatables, photo ops, snacks, and more. This event is FREE to attend but registration is required for the egg hunts to ensure that we have enough eggs for everyone! Register at https://spl.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1623501. To ensure we have lots of capacity for kids please register no more than 2 adults per family for the egg hunt wave of your choice. More than 2 adults per family are welcome to attend the event overall that day! Kids of all ages are welcome! If the waves fill up, we will open up a waiting list. Questions, contact Pastor Adam at [email protected] or 812 372-1571.
Talks, lectures, classes
NEUROVERSITY MARCH MADNESS, 5 to 6:30 p.m., March 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, NeuroVersity, 315 Washington St., Columbus. Join us for March Madness free drop-in classes and learn about NeuroVersity’s day program designed to support the continued growth and independence of adults with disabilities. Free drop-in classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March. Focus is on healthy food, body, wallet, hygiene, and social life. Party on the last day Thursday, March 30.
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY, 6 to 8:30 p.m., March 13, 20, 27, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, eight-session education program for family, friends and significant others of adults with mental health conditions. NAMI Family-to-Family provides information about mental health conditions, communication, problem solving, treatment and recovery. The course is designed to increase understanding and advocacy skills while helping participants maintain their own well-being. For more information and to register, please call or text: 317-800-5495 or 812-376-9364.
“SEW” EXCITING!, 9 to 11:30 a.m., March 14, 15, 16, Columbus East High School, 230 S Marr Road, Columbus. All third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders are invited to attend with an adult. Class size is limited at the sewing camp. Classes will be held in the Textiles Lab. Cost is $10 for current 4-H members and $30 for those not currently enrolled in 4-H. Plus the purchase of your fabric, pins, and thread. All other materials supplied. Further instructions will go out to each participant after registration. Register by March 10. Call 812-379-1665 to reserve your spot today!
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, 6:30 to 8 p.m., March 23, The Republic Building, 333 2nd St., Columbus. Join us for a lecture, “The Nature of the Beast: Tecton and the Gorilla House at the London Zoo,” by guest artist and architecture historian Esther Choi in the auditorium at The Republic Building. This event is free and open to the public.
SACRED CHOIR CONCERT, 7 p.m., March 11, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St., Columbus. Concordia University Wisconsin Kammerchor with Dr. Alexa Doebele as Director. Everyone invited, admission is free.
“A HEE HAW SEQUEL-A SECOND HELPING”, 5:30 p.m., March 17, 18, 24, 25; 12:30 p.m., March 19, 26, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Tickets are $35 a person, includes full dinner with dessert, drink and show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and play at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee: doors open at 12:30 p.m., dinner at 1 p.m., and play at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 812-341-7251.
“PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ”, 4 to 8 p.m., March 26, Upland Columbus Pump House, 148 Lindsey St., Columbus. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Dance Street Studio present “Puttin’ on the Ritz: A Night of Live Music and Dancing in Support of the CSO’s 100th Season.” Throughout the course of the evening of this speakeasy-themed fundraiser, Ronda Byers of Dance Street Studio will teach three different styles of dance popular during the 1920s: the Charleston, Foxtrot and Jitterbug. After each lesson there will be open dancing with the CSO performing live. Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will also be provided. Tickets may be purchased through the CSO website at csoindiana/dancefundraiser.
Sports, exercise, wellness
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 feature “The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read” by Rita Lorraine Hubbard in March. The StoryWalk is located along the People Trail near the Pollinator Park in Blackwell Park.
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: ASL Chat/Practice Group, 5:30 p.m., March 9, 16, 23, 30; Irish Dancers, 6 p.m., March 9; Adult Game Night, 5 p.m., March 13; BCPL Author Talk: David Epstein, 1 p.m., March 14; Soil Amendments for Great Growing, 6 p.m., March 14; Weaving Indiana: Film Screening and Artist Talk, 6:30 p.m., March 16; Columbus Viewfinders, 6 p.m., March 20; What Do I Need to Know to Raise Chickens?, 6:30 p.m., March 20; BCPL Author Talk: Jernard Wells, 4 p.m., March 21; Women’s History Trivia Night, 6 p.m., March 21; Family Movie Night, 6 p.m., March 21; Civil War Book Club, 5:30 p.m., March 22; Adult Craft Night, 5 p.m., March 23; Lights Up, Sound Down Morning Movie, 10:30 a.m., March 24; Adults Reading YA Book Club: Disability Awareness Month, 6 p.m., March 27; Local Author Visit, 6 p.m., March 28; BCPL Author Talk: Pam Jenoff, 7 p.m., March 28; Reading with Friends, 9:30 a.m., March 29; Music with Valerie, 12:30 p.m., March 31.
SUPER SMASH BROTHERS TOURNAMENT, 5:30 to 9 p.m., March 24, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road, Columbus. Come out for a Super Smash Brothers Tournament! This is for a Columbus North Senior Project to benefit the Salvation Army. Entry fee is cash or non-perishable food donation.
FISH FRY, 5 to 7 p.m., March 25, Hawpatch Hawcreek Conservation Club, N. County Road 900E, Hope. Hawpatch-Hawcreek Conservation Club will have its annual fish fry, membership drive and raffle at the Clubhouse behind Schaefer Lake. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by Club Raffle. Cost of meal is $10 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and under. Tickets sold at the door. Carry-out service will be available. Annual Club membership ($30 per year) is available with indoor archery practice range open 24/7 for Club Members.
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 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, Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.), and the second Saturday of each 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., March 18 and the third Saturday of each month. Trains will be operating layouts in four scales — HO, N, O, and On30. At our next presentation (open to the public), Thursday, March 23, Joe Bicicci will talk about his experience, stories, and history on the Illinois Central Railroad. All are invited. 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.
GRACE’S TABLE FREE MEAL, 5 p.m., March 12 and the second Sunday of each month, East Columbus United Methodist Church, 2439 Indiana Ave., Columbus. Free meal in the youth center as well as music and storytelling. Enter the church parking lot on Indiana Avenue.
COLUMBUS STAR QUILT GUILD, 9:30 a.m. to noon, April 6 and the first Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church Columbus, 3300 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus. Each gathering consists of a short business meeting, followed by a quilting lesson/program, along with show and tell of finished projects. Members participate in various service projects. New and experienced quilters are invited to attend. Membership dues are $15 per year. For more information, please contact guild President Susannah Lipinski at [email protected]m.
EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD, 5:30 to 7 p.m., March 14, second Tuesday of each month, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Come and join the Evening Star Quilt Guild, a group of women who enjoy creating traditional and modern art quilts while learning new methods. For more information, contact Deborah Elliott at [email protected]
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. Admission is free, with a donation suggested. 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 currently open by appointment only through March by calling 812-546-8020 or 812-343-3798. Reopening in April. 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 Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help with ongoing costs of operation. 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. 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. to 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.
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. The galley is open Thursday and Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about the current exhibition and artists at 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. 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. Saturdays and Mondays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 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.