Go! Guide – March 23

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Library Babies, 10 and 10:30 a.m., March 23, 30, April 6; Afternoon Storytime, 1 p.m., March 23, 30, April 6; 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; Sing & Play with Allie Jean, 4 p.m., March 23, April 6; 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; Starlit Storytime, 6 p.m., March 27, April 3; Toddler Time, 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m., March 28, April 4; Storytime, 11 a.m., March 28, April 4; Tween Watch Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., March 28; Teen Crochet Camp, 3:30 p.m., March 28; Whatever the Weather, 11 a.m., March 29, April 5; Watch-It Wednesday: Women’s History Month, 3:30 p.m., March 29; 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; Disassemblers, 1:30 p.m., April 1; Teen Poetry Workshop, 3:30 p.m., April 3; Teen Trivia: Steven Universe, 3:30 p.m., April 4; Reading with Lottie, 3:45 p.m., April 4; Teen Watch-It Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., April 5; Teen Games at the Park, 2 p.m., April 6; Bad Vibes Friday, 1 p.m., April 7.

GLOW IN THE DARK EGG HUNT, 9 a.m. to noon, April 1, 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 there are enough eggs for everyone. Register at 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. Kids of all ages are welcome. Questions, contact Pastor Adam Rodriguez at [email protected] or 812 372-1571.

Talks, lectures, classes

NEUROVERSITY MARCH MADNESS, 5 to 6:30 p.m., March 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.

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, 6:30 to 8 p.m., March 23, The Republic Building, 333 2nd St., Columbus. “The Nature of the Beast: Tecton and the Gorilla House at the London Zoo,” a lecture by guest artist and architecture historian Esther Choi in the auditorium at The Republic Building. This event is free and open to the public.

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY, 6 to 8:30 p.m., March 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.

REACH TALK, 6 to 8 p.m., March 30, REACH Columbus, 3528 W. Two Mile House Road, Columbus. This is an informational meeting with different topics discussed each month. Topics to include: PA Hours — Do You Qualify?, BDDS/Family Support Waiver, Behaviors, Special Olympics, etc.

LECTURE BY ROBERTO NUNEZ, 6:30 to 8 p.m., April 6, The Republic Building auditorium, 333 2nd St., Columbus. A lecture by guest architect Roberto Nunez. This event is free and open to the public.


“A HEE HAW SEQUEL-A SECOND HELPING”, 5:30 p.m., March 24, 25; 12:30 p.m., March 26, Willow Leaves of Hope, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Tickets are $35 a person, including 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.

[email protected] CONCERT, 7 to 9 p.m., March 24, First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Concert featuring Julie Gilchrist (soprano) accompanied by her pianist, David Ashworth. They will be performing a set of Irish music. Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the event.

“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

SPRING SKATING CLASSES through April 30, studio (small) ice, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Classes include Snowplow Sam 1 & 2 (ages 4-6) for beginning skaters, Basic 1-6 (ages 4-12): a progressive level of fundamental ice skating skills, Hockey Beginner (ages 4-12) for basic skating and hockey skills, and Hockey Advanced (ages 4-12) for advanced hockey skating and hockey skills. Class times: Snowplow Sam 1 — Saturdays at 11 a.m.; Snowplow Sam 2 — Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.; Basic 1 — Tuesday at 4 p.m. or Saturdays at noon; Basic 2 — Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.; Basic 3 — Tuesday at 5 p.m. or Saturdays at 1 p.m.; Basic 4 — Tuesdays at 4 p.m.; Basic 5 — Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.; Basic 6 — Tuesdays at 5 p.m.; Hockey Beginner — Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.; and Hockey Advanced — Thursdays at 6 p.m. Visit cbusinparks.com/YouthSkating to register.

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 and “Bark, George!” by Jules Feiffer in April. 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: Adult Craft Night, 5 p.m., March 23; ASL Chat/Practice Group, 5:30 p.m., March 23, 30, April 6; 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; Cbus Chess Crew, 2 p.m., April 1; Chair Yoga, 1 p.m., April 3; Adult Game Night, 5 p.m., April 3; Masterclass on Energy and Adrenal Fatigue, 5:30 p.m., April 4. BCPL Author Talk: Kate Beaton, 7 p.m., April 4; Skill Builders, 1:30 p.m., April 5; Faith in Place: Environmental Stewardship and Advocacy, 6 p.m., April 5; Dementia Friends Information Session, 2 p.m., April 7.

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 nonperishable food donation.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY FAIR COMMUNITY DINNER, 6:30 to 9 p.m., March 24, Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. The annual Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Community Dinner. The auctions for sponsors of the Fairgrounds streets and days will follow the dinner. Sponsors receive parking passes as well as either their name on a street sign or a hospitality tent on their day.

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF OLD WEST SHOOTISTS NATIONAL CONVENTION, March 24-26, The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, 960 E. State Road 46, Nashville. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24: Seminars on a variety of Old West topics, and vendors selling period items and clothing. The opening ceremony will be at 1 p.m. March 25, and seminar and vendor hours that day are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours on March 26 are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Single-day tickets to seminars and vendor areas are available at the door for $5. Children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, visit ncows.com.

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. Carryout service will be available. Annual club membership ($30 per year) is available with indoor archery practice range open 24/7 for Club Members.

STORY NIGHT, 6 to 7 p.m., March 27, Gramz Bakery and Cafe, 409 Washington St., Columbus. The Underground presents “Story Night: Acoustic Music and Stories.” Two people take 10 minutes to share their story, based on a theme. The theme for this event is, “An Unforgettable Trip”. If you would like to share your story, please contact Dale Sechrest at [email protected] This is a free event, with donations accepted for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP, 6 to 7 p.m., March 29, CMT Room, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Dr., Columbus. “The Underground: Night of Worship” with Dale Sechrest & the Peace Band; Mark Fisher, Mark Neafus & Tony Garrison. Worship and a short word. Coffee and treats will be available. This is a free event. Any questions, please contact Dale Sechrest at [email protected]

PERCEPTIONS, 5 to 7 p.m., March 31, Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness & Art, 139 E. State Road 3, Vernon. At the end of the month, Perceptions will host a Creative Aging Showcase. Works of artists from a variety of our Creative Aging classes will be on display for one evening for the public. Come see and talk to the artists about their experiences with a variety of media and styles. The month of April Perceptions will host Kirstin Trilling Speer, a painter and photographer. Kirstin will be in the gallery opening her show on April 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. The closing reception will be on April 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. April 22 and 23 will have more open hours for the Sassafras Festival. Karen Chilman will be throwing pottery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

COLUMBUS EASTERN STAR BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. to noon, April 1, St. Johns Masonic Lodge., 4131 Rockford Road, Columbus. Columbus Eastern Star Breakfast including biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, pancakes and drink. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Bake sale items available.

SPRING FLING ADOPTION EVENT, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 1, Dog World Daycare and Behavior Center, 1629 Southpark Court, Columbus. FURever dates provided by Bartholomew County Humane Society, Columbus Animal Care Services, Mercy Rescue, Community Animal Rescue Effort, Heartland Sheltie Rescue, Yogi’s Mastiff Rescue, Red Skye Rescue, Southside Animal Shelter and Brown County Humane Society.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP, 6 to 7 p.m., April 2, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. The Underground: Night of Worship with Dale Sechrest & the Peace Band. Worship and a short word. Coffee and treats will be available. Held in the Commons Upper-Lobby near the escalators. This is a free event.

INDIANA DAFFODIL SOCIETY DAFFODIL SHOW, 3 to 6 p.m., April 14, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 15, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Dr., Columbus. Columbus welcomes spring with a two-day daffodil show. Friday, April 14 will have a judged flower show with hundreds of beautiful daffodils on display. A gardener’s dream, as all flowers are hardy in the Columbus area. Saturday, April 15 is Public Day with children’s activities and free bouquets. Free and open to the Public

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. 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., April 9, 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]

EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD, 5:30 to 7 p.m., April 11, 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, please contact Kathy AmRhein 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/RESEARCH CENTER, west side of Hope Town Square, 644 Main St., Hope. The museum is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. beginning April 1, or by appointment. The Research Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning April 10 or by appointment. Contact the museum at 812-546-8020. Follow 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.