Go! Guide – June 12

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Storytime at Bartholomew County Historical Society, 11 a.m., June 12; Teen Watch-It Wednesday: Mysteries, 1 p.m., June 12, 26; BCPL Express at Parks and Rec Summer Fun Days, 1:30 p.m., June 12; Builders’ Guild, 4 p.m., June 12; Library Babies, 10, 10:35, and 11:05 a.m., June 13, 20, 27; Rockin’ Storytime with Mr. Dave at Hope, 10 a.m., June 13, 20, 27; Teen Thursgame, 1 p.m., June 13, 20, 27; Teen Dungeons and Dragons, 3 p.m., June 13; Wonderlab Museum, 11 a.m., June 14; Teen Pride Flag Party, 3 p.m., June 14; Tween Stitch Camp, 3:30 p.m., June 14; Real Life Among Us, 1:30 p.m., June 15; Mondays at Mill Race Storytime, 10 a.m., June 17, 24; BCPL Express at Mill Race, 10:30 a.m., June 17, 24; Teen Games at Donner Park, 2 p.m., June 17; Pokemon Club, 4 p.m., June 17, 18; A Haunted Evening, 6 p.m., June 17; Family Storytime, 6 p.m., June 17, 24; Toddler Time, 9:15 and 10 a.m., June 18, 25; Cuentos y Cantos, 11 a.m., June 18; Teen Altered Art, 1 p.m., June 18; Preschool Dance Class, 10 a.m., June 20; Stuffed Animal Sleepover, all day, June 20; Summer Solstice Party, 1 p.m., June 20; Comic Strip Workshop, 3 p.m., June 20; Whooo Donnit? Make an Owl, 3 p.m., June 21; Sing & Play with Allie Jean, 4 p.m., June 21; Kids Ukulele Class, 4:30 p.m., June 21; Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., June 25; Teen Book Club, 3:30 p.m., June 25; D.I.G. Time, 11 a.m., June 26; Tween Game Time, 9 a.m., June 27; Whalemobile, 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30 a.m., June 27; Family Exercise and Movement, 4:45 p.m., June 27; Teen Chef, 1 p.m., June 28. Information: mybcpl.org/events.

WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays through July 31, The Landmark, 729 Washington St., Columbus. All teens entering seventh through 12th grades are welcome to join for a free lunch and activities for local youth. There is no need to sign up, just come in and hang out. Information at turningpointdv.org/wiw.

JOURNEY, through July 31, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m., The Landmark, 729 Washington St., Columbus. Over the summer, the Prevention Team will collaborate with youth in the community through team-building activities, trauma-informed art projects, and peer-to-peer support initiatives. This program is open to all local youth and free to attend. Once-per-week attendance is encouraged. Information at turningpointdv.org/teens.

TEEN DATE NIGHT, 6 to 8 p.m., June 28, The Landmark, 729 Washington St., Columbus. Turning Point and Indiana Youth Group are joining forces for a free night of colors, music, and fun. Grab a partner or your besties and create your own personal tie-dye creation and sing all of your favorite songs. All materials will be provided. Be sure to sign up ahead of time. All middle and high school students are welcome to attend. For more information or to register, visit turningpointdv.org/datenight.


NAMI PEER-TO-PEER, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 18, Columbus Recovery Cafe, 1412 Sycamore St., Columbus. NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an eight-session recovery-focused course for adults with mental health conditions. Free and confidential and led by peers with mental health conditions. A great resource for information on mental health and recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope to build on the strength and resilience of participants. To register, email [email protected], call 812-373-6055, or call or text 812-344-1542.


BANISTER BLUEGRASS BAND, 6 to 7 p.m., June 14, Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Join us on the Plaza for a concert by Banister Bluegrass Band. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl.

SMOKIN JOKERS, 6 to 7 p.m., June 20, Hope Town Square, 404 Jackson St., Hope. Join the library and Smokin’ Jokers rock and blues band for an evening in the park. Bring your chairs and snacks for rockin’ in the square.

LAUGHING JACK, 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 28, Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Join us on the Plaza for a concert by Laughing Jack. Acoustic tunes, ballads, shanties and songs of America, Ireland and the British Isles. And sometimes Pirates.

Sports, exercise, wellness

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 1 to 6 p.m., June 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Donate and Save Lives.

MOONLIGHT LOOP, 9 p.m., June 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. The 2024 Moonlight Loop is a leisurely 19-mile night bike ride around scenic Columbus. Registration is $35 through June 21 and $40 on race day, June 22. Whether you decide to ride or not, you can still be a part of it all by memorializing/honoring a beloved pet (or a special animal-loving human). Volunteers are also needed to assist with the event. For more information, go to columbus.in.gov/animal-care-services.

LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 12, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. A noncompetitive environment in which children ages 4-10 can learn the basic skills of hockey. $5 Drop-in. Arrive 30 minutes early to get fitted for equipment. (Some sessions may be cancelled due to special events.)

OPEN SKATES, Fridays 7 to 9 p.m., Saturdays 2 to 4 p.m., Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus.

SUMMER SKATING AND HOCKEY CLASSES, through Aug. 1, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Classes include Snowplow 1 and 2, Basic 1-6, Novice Club, Speed Skating, Adults Class, Hockey Beginner, and Hockey Advanced. Classes will take place on the studio (small) ice. These courses are not part of our annual ice show. Visit cbusinparks.com/ice-and-hockey for class times and to register.

HOUSE LEAGUE HOCKEY, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays through July 30, or Thursdays through Aug. 1, Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. House league nights will consist of 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of cross ice games. $80. Visit cbusinparks.com/house-league-reg for details.

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: Author Talk, 8 p.m., June 13, 2 p.m., June 20; Hooks and Needles Meet Up, 11 a.m., June 15; Flow Yoga, Noon, June 17, 24; A Haunted Evening, 6 p.m., June 17; Plaza Yoga, 6 p.m., June 17; Columbus Viewfinders, 6:30 p.m., June 17; Chair Yoga, 1 p.m., June 18, 25; Sisters in Crime Author Panel, 6 p.m., June 18; Music with Valerie, 10:30 a.m., June 21; Zen Wellness Yoga, 6 p.m., June 21; Keeping Family Recipes Alive at First Christian Church, 10 a.m., June 22; Michael Twitty Soul Food, 2:45 p.m., June 22; Adults Reading YA Book Club, 6 p.m., June 24; All Book’d Book Club, 5:30 p.m., June 25; Sugar and Spice Romance Book Club, 6 p.m., June 27. Information: mybcpl.org/events.

PROPELLER LEGO CLUB, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mondays, June 17, 24, July 1, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Come join Propeller’s ever-growing Lego Club. The club is free and open for all ages.

COLUMBUS FARMER’S MARKET, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays through Sept. 14, behind City Hall, 123 Washington St., Columbus. Food, crafts, gifts, entertainment and more. More information: columbusfarmersmarket.org.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON BUILDS: TOOLBOX, 2 to 6 p.m., June 15 or June 29, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Step into Propeller’s vibrant maker community for this fun filled, family-friendly activity where you will be crafting personalized toolboxes. Skilled instructors will be on hand to assist (build should take approx. 90 to 120 mins). $25 for Propeller members and $35 for nonmembers.

WINGS OF CHANGE BUTTERFLY RELEASE, 3 to 6 p.m., June 15, Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Honor your loved one by sponsoring a butterfly in their name! The day will include raffles, resources, fun and fellowship, food trucks, music, and inspirational speakers. Reserve your butterflies in advanced at recoverycafecolumbus.org/donations. Minimum of $20 donation per butterfly.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT, 5 to 7 p.m., June 21, Cummins’ Irwin Office Building, 525 Jackson St., Columbus. Turning Point’s Prevention Team will host yard games, board games, and a sidewalk chalk drawing contest. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit turningpointdv.org/events/fgn.

WELDING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. to noon, June 22, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Attendees will learn the basics of welding, positions, and equipment setup; tour Propeller’s metal shop, get an overview of welding safety and receive two hours of hands-on experience with welding equipment under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Stations will be set up for MIG and flux core welding. $100 per person.

BASIC WOODWORKING: CUTTING BOARD, 2 to 5 p.m., June 22, 23, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. This is a two-day project. Delve into the world of craftsmanship as you learn to wield woodworking tools and create your own personalized cutting board. All skill levels welcome. $70 for members and $80 for nonmembers.

MOOSE COOKOUT, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., June 25, Moose Lodge 398, 330 Eighth St., Columbus. Join us at the Moose Lodge No 398 for a cookout. Fried fish and sides will be served for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and pulled pork dinners with sides will be served fresh off the Big Green Egg from 5 to 7 p.m. Freewill donations are appreciated. Drive thru, carry out, and dine-ins welcome. All proceeds will directly benefit Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit turningpointdv.org/moosecookout.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT, 6 to 8 p.m., June 26, The Landmark, 729 Washington St., Columbus. Turning Point’s Prevention Team is joining forces with Columbus IN Pride to engage families in free Hotbox pizza, video games, board games, and a comfortable accepting environment. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.turningpointdv.org/events/fgn.

STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP #2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 6, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Build on skills learned in Intro to Stained Glass Workshop #1. Learn the intricate art of working with curved edges. Spaces are limited and prior participation to Intro to Stained Glass Workshop #1 is required. Cost is $100 per person.

FIRST FAMILIES OF HOPE, 10 a.m. to noon, the first Saturday of each month, Yellow Trail Research Center, west side of Hope Town Square, 644 Main St., Hope. The Bartholomew County Genealogical Society would like to recognize the Yellow Trail Museum’s 50th Anniversary in 2025 with the First Families in the Hawcreek/Flatrock area. The First Families of Hope Talks continue through August 2025. Bring photos, genealogy, documents, stories or anything else you might want to share. With your permission, the genealogical society will scan copies during the sessions so you can take home the originals you bring. These digital copies will be available for all attendees (bring your own jump drive), as well as the Yellow Trail Research Center.

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., June 15 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., July 14 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.

THE TABLE, 6 p.m., June 13 and the second Thursday of each month, Petersville United Methodist Church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Columbus. There will be a free meal and a time of sharing, discussion and prayers.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, 9 to 11 a.m., July 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, email Marilyn at [email protected] for meeting location.

COLUMBUS STAR QUILTERS, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 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., July 9 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. 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 through August.

YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM/VISITORS 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 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, at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 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. The C-119 Aircraft will be open to the public the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org and on Facebook.

PERCEPTIONS YOGA, MINDFULNESS & ART, 139 State Road 3, Vernon. 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. Selected by the Board of Indiana Heritage Arts, the Hoosier Masters Collection is a dynamic exhibit that showcases the distinguished skills of more than a dozen Hoosier artists. With a variety of subjects, this exhibition features work from some of Indiana’s finest heritage-style impressionist artists, through June 30. Guild Artist Exhibition and Sale is all-new artwork and a refurbished gallery space. The guild is celebrating a milestone birthday this year — 70 years of continuous operation in the same location — with the Jubilee Collection I and special exhibition and sale through July 12. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncountyartguild.org.

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. 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. 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, 11 a.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.