Kids and teens
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Thursgame, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27; Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-6, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27; Spanish Storytime, newborn to age 5, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28; Storytime with PJ Masks, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28; Random Friday, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28; CryptoClub and Scavenger Hunt: Grades 3 and up, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 28; American Girl Club Ages 6-12, 3 p.m. Sept. 29; teen gaming at Hope branch, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1; 3’s and 5’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Oct. 2; Coder Dojo Grades 2-8, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2; Coder Dojo Python on raspberry Pi Grades 7-12, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2; 1’s and 2’s Storytime, 10 a.m. Oct. 3; 3’s and 5’s Storytime, 11 a.m. Oct. 3; 1’2 and 2’s Storytime 10 a.m. Oct. 4; Lego Club ages 6-12, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
FRANKENCRAYON DRIVE, Oct. 1-31, Bartholomew County Public Library. Part of the Community Book Read. Collecting unwanted crayons. Bring them to the library and put them in the special Frankencrayon container in the Children’s Department. They will be recycled and made into new crayons by the Crayon Initiative.
TOUCH-A-TRUCK, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3, Clifty Creek Park, Indiana Avenue and Marr Road, Columbus.
HOOSIER PRO WRESTLING "NIGHT OF A WRESTLING LEGEND BOOGIE MANIA," 7:45 p.m. Oct. 6, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. WWE & NWA Wrestling Hall of Famer The Boogie Woogie Man Handsome Jimmy Valiant returns to HPW Wrestling. Seven big matches; four title matches. Family friendly event. Organizers accepting new toys for Firemen’s Cheer Fund show Nov. 3.
FALL BREAK PUBLIC SESSION, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 8-12, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Scheduled: Oct. 8 – Crazy Hair Day: Have crazy hair, receive free skate rental; Oct. 9 – Cosmic Skate; Oct. 10 – Sports Day: Wear favorite sports attire, receive free skate rental; Oct. 11 – ’80s Skate: Wear best ’80s garb, receive free skate rental; Oct. 12- Pajama Skate: Wear favorite warm PJs, receive free skate rental. Admission $4 for kids, $4.50 for adults; $2 for skate rental. Information: 812-376-2686.
FLIP AND DIP, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 8, 12, Columbus Gymnastics Center, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. "Flip” in the Columbus Gymnastics Center, then “dip” in the Foundation for Youth pool. Program is for ages 14 and under. Parent supervision is required. Bring your suit and towel for the pool. Cost is $10 per child. No refunds. To register: Visit Columbus Gymnastics Center/Foundation for Youth at 405 Hope Ave. weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; by phone at 812-376-2545 with Visa or MasterCard during business hours; or online at columbusparksandrec.com.
BOYS GYMNASTICS CAMP, 2-4 p.m., Oct. 8-11, Columbus Gymnastics Center, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Games, new skills taught. Boys provided snacks, some crafts. To register: visit Columbus Gymnastics Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by phone at 812-376-2545 with Visa or MasterCard. Online at columbusparksandrec.com. Registration deadline Oct. 5.
A*C*T ATTACK! 1-4 p.m. Oct. 9, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Kids ages 8-12: For those who like theater games, skits, acting out, improv. Join Dana Calfee. Cost $15 per child. Minimum of 10 kids must be registered by Oct. 5 for the class to be held. To register: visit Donner Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; by phone with Visa or MasterCard by calling 812-376-2680 during business hours; or online at columbudsparksandrec.com.
LITTLE CHEFS: GHOST AND GOBLIN GOODIES, 1 p.m. Oct. 10, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Fall break activity. Make a variety of delicious Halloween goodies. Class is for ages 5-8. Cost is $16 per child. To register: Visit Donner Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; by phone at 812-376-2680 with Visa or MasterCard during business hours; or online at columbusparksandrec.com. Register by Oct. 5 or until class maximum has been met. Class size is limited.
PRINCESS TEA, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 11, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Come dressed as your favorite Disney princess, have tea and cookies, make your own crown, and skate with our very own Hamilton Center princess. For ages 4-12. Cost $15 per princess. Limit of 15. Register online at columbusparksandrec.com or call 812-376-2686.
GIRLS ONLY: TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 13, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. For girls ages 4-12. Free equipment available. No registration required. Arrive 30 minutes early to get geared up. Information: 812-376-2686.
SKATE AND SCARE, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Haunted maze on the small ice, public skating on the large ice, crafts, candy. Cost $7; includes skate rental.
FRANK N. SCRIBBLE BOTTS, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 19, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Create a Scribble Bot that makes art. Ties into Community Book Read of "Frankenstein," and children’s book selections "Frankencrayon" and "Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor."
Music, live performances
‘THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS,’ 7 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 12-13; 2 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14, Willow Leaves Theatre, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Actors Studio of Hope and Willow Leaves present play about feisty women from Georgia who decide to shake up their lives. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6; play at 7. Sundays doors open 12:30 p.m., dinner at 1, play at 2. Tickets $25 per person; includes salad bar, dinner, dessert and play. Reservations: 812-546-0640.
COLUMBUS CITY BAND CONCERT, 2 p.m. Oct. 7, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Band kicking off 175th year with annual fall concert. Admission free.
FRIDAYS@ FIRST, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Oct. 19, Arkady Orlovsky, Cello and Tamara Orlovsky, Piano; Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Celebrate the Season — First United Methodist Church Music Ministry; Dec. 14, The Burchfield Brothers with vocalist, Mark Murphy.
DINNER WITH LIVE MUSIC, 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 20, Willow Leaves Theatre, 326 Jackson St., Hope. Beginning 6 p.m. all-you-can-eat fried fish and chicken dinner with salad, potato, drink and dessert. Live music at 7. Tickets: $25. Reservations: 812-546-0640.
COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. A night of music, including concert and dance band arrangements. Fundraising event; donations accepted. No tickets necessary. Conducted by director Shawn Bentz.
DURUFLE’S REQUIEM AND ENIGMA VARIATIONS, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, First Christian Church, 531 Fifth St., Columbus. Duruflé’s "Requiem" performed featuring Philharmonic Chorus in First Christian Church with the organ joining the orchestra. Elgar’s "Enigma Variations" is romp through musical depictions of Elgar’s friends. Tickets $20 to $45. Information: 812-376-2638; thecip.org.
ANDREWS STRINGS STUDIO RECITAL-STUDENTS OF LAURA ANDREWS, 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Red Room in Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Public invited to violin recital performed by The Andrews Strings Studio, comprised of 20 students from ages 10 to 18. Incorporates two chamber groups and each student performing his/her own solo.
NIGHT OWL HALLOWEEN CONCERT AND LIVE DVD RECORDING, 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 26, The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Night Owl Country Band hosting Halloween live DVD recording of album "Here To Somewhere." General admission tickets $10 at nightowlcb.com, or reserve table of eight for $75 by calling 812-375-4330. Food for sale by Special Dogs and More. Adult beverages for sale by Riverfront Taproom.
COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2018-19 SEASON, 3:30 p.m., various dates, The Commons, 300 Washington St. unless otherwise listed. Scheduled through 2018: Oct. 21, "Poise, Passion and Power;" Dec. 2, "A CSO Holiday (free admission); tickets: $5 to $40; www.csoindiana.org.
WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, Nashville. Hosted by local musicians David Sisson and Jason Blankenship in the CornCrib Lounge. Food and drinks, with live music from singers, songwriters and performers.
FALL FEST, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 7, Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane, Nashville. Children’s garden. Music by Robbie Bowden and Carolyn Dutton. Food; fortune teller; activities for all ages. Free. In case of rain the meeting rooms will be available. Information: 812-988-2850.
GHOST WALK AND MYSTERY DINNER, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13, Jennings County Historical Society and Museum, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Jennings County folklore and ghost stories re-enacted by local students; five-course meal served at the mystery dinner. Ghost Walks every 15 or 20 minutes 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. both days. Buy tickets at museum. Dinner tickets by reservation only before Oct. 8 at museum. Family friendly event.
TRICK-OR-TREAT TALES, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. Evening of not-so-scary Halloween tales and songs. After show make a craft, play a game, win prizes. Snacks served. Children must be accompanied byadult. No pre-registration required. Cost $1 per person at door.
REEVES FESTIVAL: POWERING THE PAST, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 27, Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W. County Road 100N, Edinburgh. Experience Bartholomew County history while enjoying a day in country. Barbecue pork and chicken with traditional side dishes; wine and beer; home tours; activities for adults and children. Music by Banister Family Bluegrass Band. Tickets $10 for BCHS members, $12 for adults and $5 for children 3-12. Children under 3 free. Buy advance tickets at History Center; or buy ticket at event. Information: bartholomewhistory.org or call 812-372-3541.
FLINTWOOD OUTDOOR MARKET, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. first Saturday of each month through October, Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St., Columbus. Information: flintwood.org.
HOPE FARMERS MARKET, 5 to 8 p.m. first Friday of the month through October, Hope Town Square, State Road 9, Hope. Market will include a tractor cruise-in, car cruise-in on the east side of the square, market and band live music.
LARRY BURTON: ‘RACING WITH FAITH,’ 11 a.m. Sept. 29, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Danny Burton signs copies of his book "Racing with Faith," which shows how faith, racing work together.
SUICIDE THE RIPPLE EFFECT – AN EVENING WITH KEVIN HINES, 6:30 p.m., Oct 2, Judson Erne Auditorium Columbus North High School, 1400 25th St., Columbus. Kevin Hines, mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, documentary filmmaker will share his story of survival and will to live. Co-hosted by Centerstone and the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. Register at Centerstone.org/RippleEffect.
BIGFOOT: FACT OR FICTION? 4 p.m. Oct. 4, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Columbus Signature Academy – Central eighth graders will use ecological and mathematical evidence to support their claims from both sides of the Bigfoot argument.
BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus.
IMPROVISING FRANKENSTEIN: BRINGING TO LIFE NEW STORIES OF DISABILITY, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Use improv to explore how Frankenstein is reflection of how we think about, respond to disability as individuals and communities. Session is led by Jim Ansaldo from the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
WHEN A SPIRIT CALLS: THE RISE OF SPIRITUALISM IN VICTORIAN INDIANA, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Yellow Trail Museum, 644 Main St., Hope. Discover why Victorians had elaborate mourning practices, how they memorialized lost loved ones, why Spiritualism hit is heyday during this time period in Indiana History. Karen Shank-Chapman, executive director Wayne County Historical Museum, will lead free presentation.
WILD HORSE MINISTRIES LECTURE, 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S, Columbus. Speaker Paul Daily relates horse training with a faith-based message about trust, faith, obedience and love. Free. Visitors can bring lawn chairs. Refreshments available. Information: Walker Chapel Church Pastor Roy Hendershot at 812-988-6989.
THE SCIENCE OF FRANKENSTEIN, 11 a.m. Oct. 9, Bartholomew County Public Library. Professor Steve tells story of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein." Professor Steve demonstrates concepts found in book and movies, including light, anatomy and electricity.
AFRICAN PENGUIN, 11 a.m. Oct. 13, Bartholomew County Public Library Hope branch, 635 Harrison St.; 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Columbus branch, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Meet an African Penguin from Newport Aquarium. Aquarium staff brings animal artifacts, discusses everything penguin. Limited to 100 at main library. Tickets available at the children’s desk beginning at 1:30.
HUMAN LIBRARY, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 20, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Reserve a 20- to 30- minute dialog session with a "human book." Learn about their experiences and life stories. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers, where difficult questions are expected appreciated and answered.
MANUFACTURING COLLEGE AND CAREER EXPO, 5:30-8 p.m., Oct. 22, Faurecia Clean Mobility, Building 2, 950 W. County Road 450S, Columbus. Area parents, educators, and students in Grades 7-9 invited in support of National Manufacturing Month. Free food, prizes and tour facilities to learn what modern manufacturing is like — what companies like Cummins, Dorel, Faurecia, LHP and Toyota located in Columbus make; jobs are available in manufacturing; skills and educational/vocational paths necessary to qualify for today’s manufacturing jobs.
MONSTER MASH: THE SCIENCE BEHIND MONSTER LEGENDS, 6 p.m. Oct. 22, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Zombies, vampires, werewolves, demons, Frankenstein: what are the origins of these monsters? Presentation by professor William Sullivan from Indiana University School of Medicine as he discusses the science behind some of the legends.
TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BODY SNATCHING, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, Sarah Halter, will talk the history of anatomical education and body snatching in Indiana and the scandals, public outcries and court cases that finally led to change.
A VISIT WITH MARY SHELLEY, 4 p.m. Oct. 27, Willow Leaves, 326 Jackson Street, Hope. Adrienne Provenzano portrays Mary Shelly. One-woman event is opportunity to meet Mary Shelley, author of "Frankenstein."
VET-TO-VET DISCUSSION, 5:10 p.m., Mondays in September and October, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. An hour-long, facilitator-led group discussion with others who have served in the military. Attendees will be able to share problems with fellow veterans who may also be having a similar experience.
OKTOBERFEST 5K, 7 a.m., Oct. 6, Seymour High School, 1350 W. Second St., Seymour. Register online at signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/126267.
BROWN COUNTY EPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL, all day, Oct. 12, Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville. Experience array of cycling-inspired events, resources. Features camping, demonstrations, food trucks, beer garden, group rides, games, raffles, live music, a post-ride barbecue. Proceeds benefit Hoosier Mountain Bike Association. Information: browncounty.com/calendar/event/2017-brown-county-epic-mtb-festival.
SPEED SKATING ACADEMY, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Saturdays in September, Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. A $15 drop-in session for speed skaters looking to work on their speed skating skills and the basics of racing.
MYSTERIOUS BOOK SALE, through September, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. In on-going book sale area – buy one mystery book and get one free. Information: mybcpl.org.
15th ANNUAL KIWANIS INCREDIBLE DUCK SPLASH, noon, Oct. 13, Mill Race Park, 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus. Kiwanis clubs in Columbus provide free entertainment for kids. Main event: release of thousands of rubber ducks at 12:30 p.m. into Round Lake. Sponsored ducks "compete" for cash, prizes. Winnersat 2 p.m. Ducks available for adoption from any local Kiwanis member, at Midwest Computer Solutions, from any participating “Duck Buddy” youth organization listed at kducks.com. One duck costs $5. Proceeds benefit local youth organizations, community service projects conducted by local Kiwanis clubs.
COLUMBUS AREA DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP BUDDY WALK, noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 13, Donner Park, 22nd Street, Columbus. Proceeds support advocacy efforts of National Down Syndrome Society, The Arc of Bartholomew County. Funds raised support Bartholomew, Brown & Jennings Special Olympics, the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation’s annual transition conference for individuals with disabilities pursuing post-secondary training or employment opportunities. Funds from Buddy Walk used to fund social, recreational activities for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. Registration 10:30 a.m.; walk at noon. Food, entertainment follow.
GREAT GIRLS, WONDERFUL WOMEN LUNCHEON, noon to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 23, Foundation For Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Opportunity for connection and mentorship. Tickets include a three-course meal prepared by Artisan Foodworks. Keynote address from Elaine Wagner. Proceeds benefit Foundation For Youth General Scholarship Fund. Information: foundationforyouth.com/calendar/view_event/177.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Columbus IN Rocks, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27; Weave a Basket, 10 a.m. Sept. 29; Register to vote, noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 29; Finding Balance in a Spinning World – Vestibular Disorders Support Group, 6 p.m. Oct. 1; Fabric Yo-Yos, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1.; Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2; American Sign Language Meet-ups, 10 a.m. Oct. 4. Register for events at mybcpl.org under “events.” Information: 812-379-1255.
SKILL BUILDERS, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 3, American and Roby Anderson Community Center, 421 McClure Road.
NIGHT OF COMEDY, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, The Harlequin Theatre, inside FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. in Columbus. Headliner Keith McGill, frequent guest "The Bob and Tom Show," major TV networks. Ray Hensley to open. Tickets $15 in advance at keithmcgill.brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the door. Information: 812-343-4597 or the Facebook page for The Harlequin Theatre.
BROWN COUNTY ROCK AND MINERAL SHOW, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30, Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould St., Nashville. Presented by Brown County Rock and Mineral Club. Demonstrations on gold-panning by the Southeastern Indiana Gold Club of Gatesville. Demonstrations on flint-knapping and wire-wrapping by local artisans. Vendors, rock crafts, jewelry, fossils, geodes, healing crystals, mineral specimens, turquoise, opals and agates featured. Information: browncountyrock.webs.com; email@example.com.
COLUMBUS EAST HIGH SCHOOL BAND REUNION, 4:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Fraternal Order of Police Building, 2120 W. County Road 450S, Columbus. Open to all present, former members of the band, staff and parents; Information: Scott Drysdale, 812-378-3439.
FRANKENFOODS, 6 p.m. Oct. 18, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Join Chef Alexa from Artisan Foodworks for a family friendly Frankenfood demonstration of how to make gourmet Halloween foods. Enjoy samples of dishes like sausage octopus and meatball eyes.
COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts, noon to 4 p.m. third Saturday of the month except in September at the Johnson County Park headquarters building at Camp Atterbury. Information: Greg Harter, 812-350-8636; columbusarea railroadclub.com; or info@columbusarea railroadclub.com.
‘CRIMES OF THE HEART,’ 7 p.m. Sept. 27-29, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Mill Race Theatre Company presents. Directed by Sharon Andrews, play follows the Magrath sisters as they gather together to find out the fate of their grandfather who is dying in a local hospital, and as they grapple with serious criminal issues faced by the youngest sister. Tickets $10 to $15; purchase at millracetheatre.org or in person at Mill Race Center.
COLUMBUS YES FILM FESTIVAL, all day, Oct. 25-28, Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus. Features over 20 narratives, documentaries and shorts. Films domestic, foreign. Admission $35 for a weekend pass or $7 per film. Information: yesfilmfestival.com, 812-379-1630 or by visiting the Facebook page for YES Film Festival.
IUPUC TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FILM SERIES, 3 p.m. multiple dates, YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus. Schedule: Oct. 29, “Summer and Smoke;” Nov. 19, “Baby Doll.” Free; open to the public. Information: iupuc.edu/williamsfilmseries.
Galleries, museums & exhibits
BACK ROADS OF BROWN COUNTY STUDIO TOUR, 10 a.m. Oct. 1 to 31, Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau Office, 10 N. Van Buren St., Nashville. Visit artists at working studios every day in October. Meet artists, watch them work, explore their studios, and buy a wide variety of handmade work directly from the artists. Download the free map or pick one up at the Visitors Center in Nashville. Some studio hours vary and are listed on the map. Information: browncounty.com/calendar/event/back-roads-of-brown-county-studio-tour.
QUILT SHOW, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Columbus Star Quilters and Evening Star Quilters present “A Gathering Of Quilts.” Traditional, art and modern quilts judged and on display. Vendors set up and hosting demonstrations both days. Admission $5. Vote for viewer’s choice, favorite challenge block.
IU MILLER M. ARCH FACULTY + STAFF EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER RILEY AND STEVEN BAKER "FLOOR TO WALL," 1 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 21, IU J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, 333 Second St., Columbus.
AVENUE OF THE ARCHITECTS, regular library business hours, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. An exhibit of photographs and illustrations about Columbus’ Fifth Street.
WINDOW TO COLUMBUS, Heritage Fund courtyard, 538 Franklin St., Columbus. Small, ongoing exhibit about innovation and design in Columbus.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM DISCUSSION GROUP, 2 p.m. first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to have coffee and join in discussions about various topics from community’s past, including stories about growing up in our community of Hope, Hartsvillle, Clifford or St. Louis Crossing. Free. Questions: 812-371-7969.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM/VISITOR CENTER, west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. Research center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and by appointment. The museum/visitor information center hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays with extended hours during special events. The museum includes thousands of items donated by members of the community to tell the story of Hope’s heritage. Information: 812-546-8020 or 812-371-7969.
IN THE BEGINNING, free art exhibit for Bob Burris’ work, WellConnect, 237 Washington St. in Columbus.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 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.
IVY TECH GALLERY OF FINE ART & DESIGN, 4475 Central Ave., Columbus. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 812-374-5139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRE BICCHIERI, 425 Washington St., Columbus. Artwork by nine local artists including Gail Plattner, Jeff Jackson, Stephen Whittaker, John Strickland, Susie Gregory, Rebecca Campbell, Cathy Schooler and Robert Baker. All artwork is for sale. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.
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: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: tsartisans.com.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Information: 812-988-6185 or browncounty artguild.org.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Information: 269-375-3234.
B3 GALLERY, 125 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, second floor of the Artist Colony Shops. Information: 812-988-6675.
BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY, Artist Drive and Main Street, Nashville. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: browncounty artgallery.org or 812-988-4609.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989 and jenningscounty.org.
COLUMBUS CHESS CLUB, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Lewellen Chapel, corner of Middle Road and Grissom Street, Columbus. Most games are 10 minutes in length; equipment is furnished. Open to chess players 18 and older. Information: 812-603-3893.
FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAYS WITH MISS POLLY, 12:15 p.m. the first Friday of the 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 to 18. Information: 812-372-7867.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Ongoing activities, all free with museum admission: Little Explorers, 11 a.m. Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Fridays; Art Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Wacky Science, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 812-378-3046.
YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY, noon Mondays, Recovery Engagement Center, 1951 McKinley Ave., Columbus. Donation-based class. Information: 812-447-2585.
ZOO’OPOLIS EXOTIC PETTING WORLD, 12696 W. County Road 50S, Columbus. Visit all habitats and learn about pets, feed and take pictures with more than 100 animals representing more than 40 different species and the reptile kingdom, including foxes, raccoons, timber wolves, prairie dogs, wallabies and more. Reservations required. Choose from two sessions: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 2:30-5 p.m. Text to make your reservation 812-764-4980. Learn more on Facebook under Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World.
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