Go! Guide – Dec. 6

Kids take their best shots

Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Avenue, Columbus, will host Elks Lodge #521’s Hoop Shoot at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration is at noon for boys and girls in age groups 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Winners of the local event will go on to compete in the District Hoop Shoot in Seymour.

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Whatever the Weather, 11 a.m., Dec. 6; Hope Family Craft Night, 3 p.m., Dec. 6; Teen Watch-It Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 6, 13; Library Babies, 10 and 10:30 a.m., Dec. 7, 14, 21; Teen Thursgame, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 7, 14, 21; Crafts and Cocoa, 4 p.m., Dec. 7; Teen Crochet Camp, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 8; Teen Pizza Party Society, 3 p.m., Dec. 9; Teen Pup Club, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 11; Family Storytime, 6 p.m., Dec. 11; Toddler Time, 9:15 and 10 a.m., Dec. 12, 19; Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Dec. 12, 19; Teen Life-Size Oregon Trail, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 12; Preschool STEAM, 11 a.m., Dec. 13; Builders’ Guild, 4 p.m., Dec. 13; Teen Dungeons and Dragons, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 14; Tween Game Time, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 14, 21; Kwanzaa, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 14; Sing and Play with Allie Jean, 10 a.m., Dec. 15; Teen STEAM, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 15; Tween Stitch Camp, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 15; An American Girl Holiday, 1:30 p.m., Dec. 16; Pokemon Club, 4 p.m., Dec. 18, 19; Winter Solstice Storytime and Craft, 6 p.m., Dec. 18; Homeschool Hangout, 11 a.m., Dec. 19; Teen Last Day of School Party, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 19; Teen Winter TV Marathon, 10 a.m., Dec. 20; Playdate, 11 a.m., Dec. 20; Holiday Special, 11 a.m., Dec. 22; Teen Winter Solstice Party, 2 p.m., Dec. 22. Information: mybcpl.org/events.

TEEN DATE NIGHT: A HOLIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE, 4 to 9 p.m., Dec. 15, Crump Theater, 425 Third St., Columbus. Doors open 4 p.m., “Elf” will show at 5 p.m., and “Krampus” will show at 7 p.m. This event is open to all local middle and high school students, who are invited to bring a date, a friend, or their whole team. Tickets are $10, which includes both showings, popcorn, a drink, and candy. Information: turningpointdv.org/datenight.


SONGS FOR LOVE CHAPEL, 3 p.m., Dec. 10, St. Paul Episcopal Church, 2651 California St., Columbus. Featuring local musicians and choirs offering favorite sacred and secular music for the Christmas Holidays. Admission is free with an offering for Love Chapel.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Dec. 17, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St., Columbus. Featuring Dr. Michelle Louer, director, Dr. John Allegar, organist, and the Second Presbyterian Church Beecher Singers & Orchestra. A pre-concert harp recital will begin at 6:40 p.m. Free.

Sports, exercise, wellness

HOOP SHOOT, 12:30 p.m., Dec. 9, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Columbus Elks Lodge #521 Hoop Shoot. Registration is at noon, shooting begins at 12:30 p.m. Age groups: boys & girls 8-9, 10-11 & 12-13. Local winners will go on to compete at the District Hoop Shoot to be held in Seymour.

BLACKWELL PARK STORYWALK, Blackwell Park, 1550 Whitney Court, Columbus. Enjoy some fresh air while strolling the Bartholomew County Public Library’s StoryWalk. 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: Skill Builders, 1:30 p.m., Dec. 6; Hope Family Craft Night, 3 p.m., Dec. 6; Crafts and Cocoa, 4 p.m., Dec. 7; Chair Yoga, 1 p.m., Dec. 12, 19; Author Talk, 2 p.m., Dec. 12; Book Tasting, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 12; Kwanzaa, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 14; Hooks and Needles Meetup, 11 a.m., Dec. 16; Adults Reading YA Book Club, 6 p.m., Dec. 18; Music with Valerie, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 22; Holiday Special, 11 a.m., Dec. 22. Information: mybcpl.org/events.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 8 to 11 a.m., Dec. 9, St. Johns Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus. Free will donation.

PROPELLER LEGO CLUB, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Dec. 11, 18, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Come join Propeller’s ever growing Lego Club. In the month of December, the club will be building holiday-themed creations, serving hot cocoa, and watching holiday movies. The club is free and open for all ages.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT DECORATING, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13, Turning Point Community Services Building, 729 Washington St., Columbus. Turning Point’s Prevention Team invites the public to join an evening of holiday ornament decorating. The event is free. Whether you celebrate the holiday season, creating a personalized ornament is a memorable experience that you and your kiddos will remember for years to come. Reserve your family’s spot by registering in advance at turningpointdv.org/events/ornament.

CNC TRAINING WORKSHOP, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Attendees will learn to use Propeller’s Forest Electric 4X4 CNC routing table. Workshop attendees will be shown the basics of Cut2D Pro, the software used to program a project. Cost ($20 nonmembers, $10 members) includes wood, supplies and use of equipment. Safety equipment will be provided.

ACRYLIC ORNAMENT DESIGN WORKSHOP, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 17, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Attendees will embark on a jolly journey as the first 30 minutes will feature a tutorial on navigating Cricut Design Space. With the guidance of our holiday-spirited instructors, participants will create acrylic personalized ornaments. Choose from three delightful designs. Pricing is $10 per ornament. For more information and to register, go to ColumbusPropeller.com and click on the EVENTS tab at the top.

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 6:30 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., Dec. 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., Dec. 10 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., Jan. 6 and the first Saturday of each month. Neighborhood group welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and walks of life, meets 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, Dec. 7 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 information, visit starquiltersofcolumbus.weebly.com.

EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dec. 12 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, visit 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. “Christmas Trees Through Time — Christmas Memories” continues through Dec. 21. 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 currently available by appointment. For more information: 812-546-8020.

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.

PERCEPTIONS YOGA, MINDFULNESS & ART, 139 State Road 3, Vernon. Third annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, Tuesdays noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through December 22nd. Original works for sale include acrylic and oil paintings, ornaments, jewelry, pottery, furniture, handmade decorative pieces, cards, collectibles, and woodworking items. Information: perceptionsyoga.org or facebook.com/northvernonyoga.

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, 134 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. 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., Jan. 5 and 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.