Go! Guide – Feb. 21

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Playdate, 11 a.m., Feb. 21; Teen Watch-It Wednesday, Black History Month, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 21, 28; Indiana’s Historic Barns, 6 p.m., Feb. 21; Library Babies, 10 and 10:30 a.m., Feb. 22, 29, March 7; Tween Game Time, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 22, 29, March 7; Teen Thursgame, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 22, 29, March 7; Miss Ferry the Tooth Fairy, 4 p.m., Feb. 22; Cuentos y Cantos, 11 a.m., Feb. 23; 11 a.m., March 5; Teen After School Snack, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 23; Teen Pizza Party Society, 3 p.m., Feb. 24; Teen Volunteer Group, 4 p.m., Feb. 26; Family Storytime, 6 p.m., Feb. 26, March 4; Toddler Time, 9:15 and 10 a.m., Feb. 27, March 5; Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Feb. 27; Teen Crochet Camp, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 27; Preschool STEAM: Building Blocks, 11 a.m., Feb. 28; After School Special, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 28; Teen One-Shot RPG: Marvel Multiverse, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 29; Sing & Play with Allie Jean, 10 a.m., March 1, 4 p.m., March 8; Teen Book Club, 3:30 p.m., March 1; Teen Coloring Party, 3:30 p.m., March 1; The Disassemblers, 1:30 p.m., March 2; Teen Anime Club, 3:30 p.m., March 4; Homeschool Hangout, 11 a.m., March 5; Teen STEAM: Geocaching, 3:30 p.m., March 5; Whatever the Weather Storytime and Playdate, 11 a.m., March 6; Teen Watch-It Wednesday: Disability Awareness Month, 3:30 p.m., March 6; Teen Board Game, 3:30 p.m., March 7; STEMnastics, 5 p.m., March 7; Women in Library History, 6 p.m., March 7; Teen Trivia Challenge, 3:30 p.m., March 8; Kids’ Ukulele Class, 4:30 p.m., March 8. Information: mybcpl.org/events.

TEEN DATE NIGHT: GAME NIGHT, 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 23, Turning Point, 729 Washington St., Columbus. Turning Point presents Teen Date Nights, a fun way to spend quality time together. All teens are welcome. This month’s free event will host an array of board games, video games, pool, and more, with food provided. Sign up at turningpointdv.org/datenight.

EASTER EGG HUNT, 10:30 a.m., March 23, Sandy Hook United Methodist Church, 1610 Taylor Road, Columbus. Easter Egg Hunt (for kids and adults of all ages), no registration needed. After the Easter Egg Hunt, people are invited to stay for free pictures with the Easter Bunny and an all-you-can-eat Pancake Bar Fundraiser (suggested donation is $5, proceeds fund youth group’s summer mission trip to St. Louis). Questions, contact Sandy Hook UMC at 812-372-8495.


SPRING CONCERT SERIES: DAN KUSAYA, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. A free concert of traditional African music by musician Dan Kusaya.

BILLY BALLENGER CONCERT, 7 p.m., March 1, The Ridge Church, 2800 Bonnell Road, Columbus. Free concert hosted by REACH Columbus, Inc. Tickets are required as seating is limited. Go to reachcolumbus.net/concert for more information.

Sports, exercise, wellness

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 1 to 6 p.m., Feb. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Donate and save lives.

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.


“LIVING IN THE MIDDLE”, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 21, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. IU Columbus and the NAACP of Bartholomew County invite the community to attend “Living in the Middle: Parenting Across Color Lines,” an interactive discussion panel. The free event will include time for questions, as well as information about local support and resources. No registration is required. Organizers encourage members of biracial families to attend, as well as anyone interested in better understanding and supporting our local biracial community. In-person attendance is encouraged, however, Zoom is available. For more information, visit go.iu.edu/4RSM.

GATHERING FOR PEERS, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Feb. 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Calling all persons who live with a mental health condition. Come and enjoy hearing Krystyna Karr. Experiencing her own mental health conditions, Krystyna understands that mental health conditions can impact a person’s daily life but is also aware that one can lead a full, meaningful life despite the conditions. Hers is a story of adversity, setbacks, successes, and triumphs with her mission being one of hope and healing. To register, email [email protected] or text or call 812-376-9364.

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 26, 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. The course is designed to increase understanding and advocacy skills while helping participants maintain their own well-being. The program is taught by trained family members who have a loved one with a mental health condition. For more information and to register, call or text 317-390-9023 or 812-376-9364.


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Indiana’s Historic Barns, 6 p.m., Feb. 21; Racism and Mental Health, 6 p.m., Feb. 22; Atrium Dedication, 3 p.m., Feb. 24; Flow Yoga, noon, Feb. 26, March 4; Adults Reading YA Book Club, 6 p.m., Feb. 26; Chair Yoga, 1 p.m., Feb. 27, March 5; Author Talk, 2 p.m., Feb. 27, 4 p.m., March 6; Pathways to Wealth, 5 p.m., Feb. 27; All Book’d Book Club, 5:30 p.m., Feb. 27; Reading with Friends, 9:30 a.m., Feb. 28; Poetry Writing Workshop, 6 p.m., March 4; An Artist Looks at Frank Lloyd Wright, 6 p.m., March 5; Skill Builders, 1:30 p.m., March 6; Sierra Club, 6 p.m., March 6; Women in Library History, 6 p.m., March 7. Information: mybcpl.org/events.

AN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR, 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 23, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. An elegant fundraising affair, devoted to the noble cause of fostering progress and the advancement of ABC-Stewart School. Highlights of the evening include a global food tasting, plated meal, open bar, silent and live auction, games and prizes. Purchase tickets online at abcstewartschool.org/abc-fundraising-gala.

WELDING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 24, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Attendees will begin in a classroom setting and learn the basics of welding, positions and equipment setup. Then attendees will tour Propeller’s metal shop and get an overview of welding safety and the importance of personal protective equipment. Following this discussion, attendees will get hands-on experience with welding equipment under the guidance of experienced instructor. Attendees will receive two hours of welding time. Stations will be set up for MIG and flux core welding. Cost is $75 per person.

PROPELLER LEGO CLUB, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 26, March 4, 11, 18, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Come join Propeller’s ever-growing Lego Club. The club is free and open for all ages.

PRO-LIFE MOVIE NIGHT, 6 p.m., Feb. 26, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus. Bartholomew County Right to Life is proud to present a free movie to our community. “Unplanned” is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. Concessions will be available for purchase. Visit bcrtl.org to reserve tickets.

MARCH MADNESS TRIVIA NIGHT, 6 to 10 p.m., March 2, St. Bartholomew School Gym, 27th St. and Home Ave., Columbus. Trivia by A+ Trivia, general trivia with some sports-related trivia. Cash prize for winning team, silent auction and more. Cash bar. All proceeds benefit ALFA adult literacy program in Haiti. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 for table of 8. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to eventbrite.com/e/march-madness-trivia-night-tickets-787660532857.

SPRING INTO THE WOODS, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 21, Hilton Garden Inn, 12210 N Executive Dr., Edinburgh. Join the Mudlark Garden Club of Columbus, Indiana for the Spring into the Woods event! Registration is required before March 7. $25 per person (lunch included). Speakers include Marc Milne, associate professor of biology, University of Indianapolis; Dawn R. Slack, project manager/coordinator for Indiana Invasives Initiative; and botanist Nathanael J. Pilla. For more information and for registration details, visit the Facebook page for Spring Into the Woods.

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: 801-856-4812.

COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, noon to 4 p.m., March 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., March 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., March 2 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, email Marilyn at [email protected] for meeting location.

COLUMBUS STAR QUILTERS, 9:30 a.m. to noon, March 7 and the first Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church Columbus, 3300 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus. The Columbus Star Quilters will be conducting its annual auction on March 7. There will be lots of quilting supplies, fabrics and related sewing notions. The event is open to all. 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., March 12 and the second Tuesday of each month, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. The Evening Star Quilters will host two speakers on March 12. Lisa Dodson, a passionate fiber/quilt artist, will show her art, explain why many quilters shop at art and craft stores to find quilting supplies and why art quilts are gaining in popularity and acceptance throughout the world. Monica Kindraka Jensen, an aspiring quilt artist, will present her “Garlic Series,” discussing what she learned from each of the heads of garlic. 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. Through Feb. 29, “And Still We Rise: A History of Resilience, Perseverance, Faith & Love” showcases local African American history in conjunction with Black History Month Columbus Indiana. Through June 28, “Columbus Connections at the 1904 World’s Fair” explores local contributions to the famous exhibition 120 years ago in St. Louis. 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. Dutch photographer Iwan Baan’s architecturally focused work documenting Columbus’ many notable Modernist structures will be featured at Gallery 506 through August.

YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM/VISITOR CENTER/RESEARCH CENTER, west side of Hope Town Square, 644 Main St., Hope. The Museum and Research Center are closed for the winter season until April but are available by appointment. For more information: 812-546-8020.

ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd, is currently closed for winter upgrades. The museum will reopen in March. Pending availability, special tours, library access and media center programs may still be scheduled during the closed months by calling 812-372-4356. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org and on Facebook.

PERCEPTIONS YOGA, MINDFULNESS & ART, 139 State Road 3, Vernon. The February art show features the work of executive director and guiding teacher Karen Chilman. On display will be more than 50 pieces of art Karen created over the past 45 years. Works on canvas, on paper and wood as well other media will be shown. Many have never been exhibited and most will be for sale to the public. Gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. 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. Through April 12, the gallery features “If Morandi Painted My Knick Knacks,” a collection of oil paintings by local artist Jes Miller. 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., March 1 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.