Go! Guide – Sept. 13

Ready to roll

Bike riders are shown crossing the finish line in the 2022 Cycling for Brighter Days fundraiser. The 2023 event will take place Saturday morning, starting from Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road, Columbus. Riders can choose to ride from 1 mile to 62 miles. 100% of the event’s $25 entry fees will benefit the Brighter Days shelter. Register online at bit.ly/RegisterCycling2023 or call/text 812-314-1195.

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Preschool STEAM, 11 a.m., Sept. 13; Library Babies, 10 and 10:30 a.m., Sept. 14, 21, 28; Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime, 1 p.m., Sept. 14; Tween Game Time, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 14, 21, 28; Teen Thursgame, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 14, 21, 28; Family Trivia Night, 6 p.m., Sept. 14; Teen Crochet Camp, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 15; Teen Pizza Party Society, 3 p.m., Sept. 16; Teen Anime Club, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 18; Pokemon Club, 4 p.m., Sept. 18, 19; Family Storytime, 6 p.m., Sept. 18, 25, 1 p.m., Sept. 21, 28; Toddler Time, 9:15 and 10 a.m., Sept. 19, 26; Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Sept. 19; Homeschool Hangout, 11 a.m., Sept. 19; Teen STEAM: Obsolete Media, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 19; Playdate at the Library, 11 a.m., Sept. 20; Teen Watch-It Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 20, 27; Sing and Play with Allie Jean, 11 a.m., Sept. 21; Teen Dungeons and Dragons, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 21; Family Craft Night, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 21; Teen September Equinox, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 22; Kids Kitchen, 2 p.m., Sept. 23; Irwin Gardens Storytime, 11 a.m., Sept. 26; Teen STEAM: Geocaching, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 26; Preschool Art Studio, 11 a.m., Sept. 27; Tween Craft, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 27; Next Generation Day, noon, Sept. 30; Columbus Pride 2023, 1 p.m., Sept. 30.

Music and theater

HELLUNA ON THE PLAZA, 6 to 7 p.m., Sept. 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Reminiscent of an old school circus sideshow, this family of performers features fire spinners and aerial arts. This family-friendly show is exciting for all ages.


GREAT GIRLS, WONDERFUL WOMEN, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 28, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Join us for a fundraising luncheon event focused on inspiring and empowering girls and women in the community while raising funds for scholarships at FFY. Everyone is welcome. Keynote speaker is Cummins CEO Jennifer Rumsey. Be part of this movement by getting your tickets today at bit.ly/GGWW-2023.

Sports, exercise, wellness

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 14, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus.

CYCLING FOR BRIGHTER DAYS, 8:30 a.m., Sept. 16, Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road, Columbus. Community bike ride fundraiser for the Brighter Days homeless shelter. Ride options: 11 miles, 31 miles, 62 miles or one-mile family fun ride. Children under 12 may ride free and must be accompanied by registered parent or guardian. Snacks and drinks provided. Check-in at Community Church of Columbus parking lot between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. 100% of the $25 registration fee benefits the shelter. Register online at bit.ly/RegisterCycling2023 or call/text 812-314-1195.

5K WALK/RUN, 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 16, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Dr., Columbus. 5K Run and Walk and bring your dog to support Columbus Turning Point. Starts and finishes at Hamilton Community Center. Online registration is required. Registration $20 per person. With shirt, $30 per person. Includes free snack and drink. Link for registration: getmeregistered.com/Zaras5K.

BICYCLE BOOGIE, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 30, Upland Columbus Pump House, 148 Lindsey St., Columbus. IUAA South Central Region Harvest Bicycle Boogie. Choose your favorite of three rides offerings: the leisurely 13.5-mile Family Boogie scenic tour meanders along the Columbus People Trails system. For the more adventurous, we offer the invigorating 33-mile scenic tour of Columbus and Bartholomew County. Our ultimate 48-mile Boogie Tour offers an unforgettable ride through the hills of Bartholomew and Brown Counties with a stop at the famous Story Inn. Proceeds from the ride help fund the IUPUC Alumni Association Scholarship which supports students pursuing an Indiana University or Purdue University degree at IUPUC. Register at https://www.myiu.org/events/boogie2023

LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., most Saturdays through Oct. 7, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, 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 DROP-IN HOCKEY, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 9, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Are you a girl interested in hockey? Drop in to learn the fundamentals and basic skills of the sport in a girls-only environment. Visit cbusinparks.com/HockeyPrograms to register or for more information.

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 “Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty in September. 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: Family Trivia Night, 6 p.m., Sept. 14; Music with Valerie, 10:30 a.m., Sept. 15; Hooks and Needles Meetup, 11 a.m., Sept. 16; Adult Game Night, 6 p.m., Sept. 18; Chair Yoga, 1 p.m., Sept. 19, 26; Quickbooks Online, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 19; Author Talk, 2 p.m., Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Sept. 27; Family Craft Night, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 21; Lights Up Sound Down Movie, 10 a.m., Sept. 22; Adults Reading YA Book Club, 6 p.m., Sept. 25; All Book’d Book Club, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26; Reading with Friends, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 27; Civil War Book Club, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 27; Author Visit and Book Signing, 5 p.m., Sept. 29; Next Generation Day, 12 p.m., Sept. 30; Columbus Pride 2023, 1 p.m., Sept. 30.

COLUMBUS FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, through Sept. 16, behind City Hall, 123 Washington Street. Food, crafts, gifts, entertainment and more. More information: columbusfarmersmarket.org.

PUBLIC BY DESIGN, ongoing exhibition highlighting an exploration of community, architecture, art, and design that activates the modern legacy of Columbus, Indiana, exhibits located throughout downtown Columbus through November, for a map and more details, visit exhibitcolumbus.org.

ART SHOW, 5 to 7 p.m., through Sept. 29, Perceptions Yoga, Mindfulness & Art, 139 E. State Road 3, Vernon. The public is invited to the September art show featuring the work of Mike Allen. The show opens on Sept. 1 with an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Allen’s artwork will be on display and for sale at affordable prices during regular gallery hours the entire month of September. A closing reception will take place Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. so that individuals can pick up purchased items or buy any unsold items.

HOT RODS AND ROCK & ROLL, 3 to 9 p.m., Sept. 16, Downtown Columbus. 106.1 The River will be holding its annual free community car show and concert in the heart of Downtown Columbus. The car show begins at 3 p.m. and is followed by a free concert at 7 p.m. featuring “Rick K and the Allnighters”. This energetic band plays classic hits, mainly from the 70s and 80’s, but they also include some 60’s, some Motown, and some patriotic songs too! Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and maybe a light jacket. Attendees are always encouraged to visit the wide variety of restaurants and stores in Downtown Columbus, who welcome the show every year.

ALL FORD FALL FESTIVAL CAR SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 23, Master Power Transmission, 3300 E. 10th St., Columbus. Show is open to all Fords and Ford-powered vehicles. Celebrating 55 years of the Bullitt, with a special judged class for all Bullitts all years. Door prizes, cash giveaway and 50/50. Food will be available onsite.

COLUMBUS IN PRIDE FESTIVAL, 1 to 7 p.m., Sept. 30, Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus. The Columbus IN Pride Festival unites Columbus as one community that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion for all and embraces the LGBTQ community. The festival seeks to promote this unity by bringing together members of the LGBT community, allies and community organizational leaders while advocating for positive conversation about the values and experiences we share while celebrating what makes us different.

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., Sept. 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, or on Facebook at Columbus Area Railroad Club.

GRACE’S TABLE FREE MEAL, 5 p.m., Oct. 8 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.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, 9 to 11 a.m., Oct. 7 and the first Saturday of each month. The American Sewing Guild is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative activity. Our neighborhood group welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and walks of life. We meet monthly to learn new sewing skills, network with others who share an interest in sewing and participate in community sewing projects. If you are interested in attending, please email Marilyn at [email protected] for meeting location.

COLUMBUS STAR QUILT GUILD, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 5 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 additional information, visit starquiltersofcolumbus.weebly.com.

EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 10 and the second Tuesday of each month, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. The Evening Star Quilt Guild is a group of women who enjoy creating traditional and modern art quilts while learning new methods. For more information, check out the website: starquiltersofcolumbus.weebly.com.

FRIENDS DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB, 1 to 4:30 p.m., every Thursday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2561 N. California St., Columbus. Bridge club open to the public.

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., or by appointment. The Research Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. Guild Artist Exhibition and Fine Art Sale through Nov. 3.

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. September featured artists are Marci Wease and Don Wood. Marci is a self-taught welder/plasma cutter specializing in working with the “junk” no one else wants. Don is a master craftsman working with native and found wood. Marci and Don will host the Art Walk reception at Hoosier Artist Gallery on Friday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. and look forward to meeting visitors to the event. 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. 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.