Go! Guide – July 10

Step into aviation history

The iconic “flying boxcar” C-119 aircraft on display outside the Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum at Columbus Municipal Airport will be open to the public for tours from 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The museum is located at 4742 Ray Boll Boulevard.

The Republic file photo

Kids and teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: D.I.G. Time, 11 a.m., July 10, 17, 24; Teen Watch-It Wednesday: Mysteries, 1 p.m., July 10, 17, 24; BCPL Express Summer Fun Days, 1:30 p.m., July 10, 17; Builders’ Guild, 4 p.m., July 10; Library Babies, 10, 10:35, and 11:05 a.m., July 11, 18, 25; Rockin’ Storytime with Mr. Dave at Hope, 10 a.m., July 11, 18, 25; Teen Thursgame, 1 p.m., July 11, 18, 25; Tween Duckorating, 4 p.m., July 11; Family Exercise and Movement, 4:45 p.m., July 11; Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators, 9:30 and 11 a.m., July 12; Tween Stitch Camp, 3:30 p.m., July 12; Mondays at Mill Race Storytime, 10 a.m., July 15, 22; Teen Volunteer Day, 1 p.m., July 15; Pokemon Club, 4 p.m., July 15, 16; Family Storytime, 6 p.m., July 15, 22; Toddler Time, 9:15 and 10 a.m., July 16, 23; Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., July 16, 23; Teen Read-In, 1 p.m., July 16; Spy School, 6 p.m., July 16; Preschool Dance Class, 10 a.m., July 18; Candle Dipping, 4 p.m., July 18; kidscommons, 1:30 p.m., July 19; Teen Lock-In, 6:30 p.m., July 19; Teen Book Club, 3:30 p.m., July 22; Tween Mystery Dinner, 5 p.m., July 22; Teen DIY, 1 p.m., July 23; Teen Games at Mill Race, 4 p.m., July 25; End of Summer Pool Party, 7 p.m., July 27. 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. Sponsored by Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. Information at turningpointdv.org/wiw.

JOURNEY, through July 31, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m., The Landmark, 729 Washington St., Columbus. Over the summer, the Prevention Team at Turning Point Domestic Violence Services 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.


FARMJAM 2024, 6 to 10 p.m., July 13, Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 N. County Road 100W, Edinburgh. Bartholomew County Historical Society presents the first FarmJam event benefitting the historical society. Featuring music from The Revelators and One Night Only with Allen Purtlebaugh. Food from Divine BBQ, beer from Hog Molly and wine and drinks from Swine and Dine. All ages welcome, those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. $15 per car in advance, $20 night of event. Information: 812-372-3541, bartholomewhistory.org.

GREENTIMBRE, 6 to 7:30 p.m., July 18, Hope Town Square, Hope. GreenTimbre a local husband-and-wife duo that plays acoustic tunes from multiple eras and genres and originals about life in the Midwest. Good tunes and good vibes for good people. Bring your chair, your supper and an appropriate beverage to enjoy some great music in the shade.

WFIU PRESENTS JAZZ IN JULY, 7 to 8 p.m., July 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Al Cobine Big Band performance. Guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets to the concert. Food trucks will also be available at the event. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the Columbus Commons.

STATE RETRO, 6 to 7:30 p.m., July 26, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by State Retro. This local 4 piece band describes themselves as an indie band with funk and blues influence. Bring your chairs, food, and appropriate beverages for a great evening of music.

Sports, exercise, wellness

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 1 to 6 p.m., July 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Donate and Save Lives.

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: Flow Yoga, Noon, July 15, 22; Columbus Viewfinders, 6 p.m., July 15; Adult Game Night, 6 p.m., July 15; Chair Yoga, 1 p.m., July 16, 23; Author Talk, 2 p.m., July 16, 23; Genealogy Jam, 6 p.m., July 16; Civil War Book Club, 5:30 p.m., July 17; Music with Valerie, 10:30 a.m., July 19; Hooks and Needles Meet Up, 11 a.m., July 20. Information: mybcpl.org/events.

PROPELLER LEGO CLUB, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mondays, July 15, 22, 29, 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. Scheduled entertainment on Saturday is Cotton Patch. More information: columbusfarmersmarket.org.

NIGHT OF SERVICE, 5 to 6:30 p.m., July 11, The Forge Event Center, 418 Fourth St., Columbus. The Kiwanis Clubs of Columbus are hosting a Night of Service to help four worthwhile charitable organizations. Join us for an evening of food, fun, networking, and service. Free and open to the public, but register is requested. Bring any new school supplies that you can donate for the Bartholomew County School Supply Assistance Program. Register at facebook.com/MeridianKiwanisofColumbus. For more information, visit www.kducks.com.

CRICUT 101: SIGNS, 2 to 4:30 p.m., July 14, Columbus Propeller, 4760 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Join Cricut master Crissy Riley and learn the basics of Cricut Design Space and make your own one-of-a-kind sign from a selection of predesigned options using high-quality vinyl. Cost is $25 per sign.

FIRST FAMILIES OF HOPE, 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 3 and 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. 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. 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., July 20, 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., July 11 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., Aug. 3 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, Aug. 1 and the first Thursday of each month (no meeting in July), 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., Aug. 13 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 July 13 and 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. 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. “Undercurrents,” featuring work by artists Tasanee Durret, India Hines and Nandi Jordan and guest-curated by One Drop, an Indianapolis-based artist collective uplifting artists of color, is featured through Aug. 23. 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., Aug. 2 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.