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Editor’s note: The following listings have been edited to reflect the cancellations due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Kids And Teens

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Preschool and Kids STEAM-Garden Update via Facebook, 10 a.m., June 26; Family Show-n-Tell via Zoom, 10 a.m., June 27; Story time with Miss Kate via Facebook, 10 a.m., June 29; Imagine Your Story Balloon Show via Facebook, 6 p.m., June 29; Music & Movement via Facebook, 10 a.m., June 30; Write Your Own Myth, 1 p.m., July 7; Here, There Be Dragons, 1 p.m., July 8; Tween Fandom Club, 3 p.m., July 9.

IMAGINE YOUR STORY: SUMMER LEARNING CHALLENGE, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. This summer BCLP teams up with some community partners in order to offer the 2020 Community Summer Learning Challenge, with the theme “Imagine Your Story.” Program is for all ages and combines reading, attending virtual or in-person programs, and completing activities in order to accrue points, win badges,and win actual prizes. More information at mybcpl.org

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Music, live performances

WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, Nashville. Hosted by Rick Fettig and Jason Blankenship in the CornCrib Lounge. Food, drinks. Info: browncountyinn.com.

Talks, lectures, classes

VET-TO-VET DISCUSSION, 5:10 p.m., Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Hour-long, facilitator-led group discussion with others who have served in the military. Attendees able to share experiences with fellow veterans. Mill Race Center opened after June 15.

Sports, exercise, wellness

YOGA BASICS ON THE PLAZA AT NOON, noon to 1 p.m. every Monday, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Explore the practice of yoga, its philosophy and benefits with yoga teacher Jenn Willhite, who will cover foundational poses, linking movement with breath, breath work and keys to establishing a dedicated yoga practice. Bring your own mat.

SECRETS TO MEDITATION, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, North Christian Church, 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus. Learn the “Bellows Breath” to boost your energy, calm your mind and reduce stress. Experience a unique guided meditation. Get an introduction to the Art of Living Happiness Program, a flagship course that dives deep into the power of breath and stress management techniques. Information and RSVP at IN.COLUMBUS@us.artofliving.org.

SWIMMING FOR EXERCISE, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Lap swimming, water aerobics, public swim available seven days a week. Information: foundationforyouth.com.


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled: Lei’gacy/Cox Family Singers in Concert — on Facebook, 6:30 p.m., June 26; Senior Virtual Cafe, 1:30 p.m., June 26; Recipe Chat, 6 p.m., June 29; Home Food Preservation Virtual Sessions, 1 p.m., June 30, July 7; Skill Builders, 1 p.m., July 1; Little Big Picture, 6 p.m., July 7; New Adult: Put a Fairy On It! (Ages 18-25), 7 p.m., July 9.

BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, VFW, 215 N. National Road, Columbus. Open to the public.

BINGO, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Open to the public.

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 18 and older. Information: 812-603-3893.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING, 9 to 11:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Bartholomew County REMC, 1697 W. Deaver Road, Columbus. Each monthly meeting focuses on learning a new sewing or creative skill or group sewing on our philanthropic sewing projects. Bring your interest in sewing and your latest project to show and tell. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skills are welcome. If you have questions, contact Marilyn at marilyn designed@aol.com.

COLUMBUS AREA RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE, with four operating layouts, from noon to 4 p.m. third Saturday of each month beginning again Aug. 15 at the Johnson County Park headquarters building at Camp Atterbury. If you love trains, come to an open house to see a variety of model trains and layouts. Information: Greg Harter, 812-350-8636; columbusarearailroadclub.com; or info@columbusarearailroadclub.com.

Galleries, museums & exhibits

GALLERY 506, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St., Columbus. The Balthazar Korab: Photographer of Architecture exhibit continues in Gallery 506, black and white historic photos of iconic Columbus architecture. Coming July 1: Avenue of the Architects (Fifth Street) An Exhibition by Ball State Students in Architecture and Historic Preservation. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sundays.

SHARING THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Bartholomew County Historical Society, 524 Third St., Columbus; exhibit, designed by RedBox of Chicago, includes a detailed timeline with items from the BCHS collection, a hands-on map table that features maps dating back to the early 1800s, a Notable People wall and a Then and Now/Did you Know? carousel full of fun facts. Group tours for guests of all ages are available upon request; information 812-372-3541 or bartholomewhistory.org.

YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM SUNDAY SOCIALS, 2 p.m. first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to have coffee and join in discussions about various topics from the community’s past, including stories about growing up in our community of Hope, Hartsville, 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.

ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, located at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus, is currently closed until July 9 with a soft opening, open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Normal operating hours are 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. Free admission. Visit the museum online at atterburybakalarairmuseum.org and on Facebook.

T.C. STEELE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Due to COVID-19 and social distance requirements, staff is offering special timed, indoor tours — each with a maximum of 10 people — Wednesday through Sunday. These tours are included with site admission, but pre-registration is recommended by calling 812.988.2785. Learn more about these tours, and find other visitor information here: https://indianamuseum.org/tcsteele

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 rbrooks12@ivytech.edu.

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 at tsartisans.com.

JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information at 812-346-8989 or jenningscounty.org.

BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD ANNUAL PATRON & YOUTH EXHIBITS, Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Admire a wide variety of art from both talented patrons and the next generation of artists. February Guild hours: by appointment Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12 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. The gallery is open by appointment by sending an email to Susana Villegas at svillegas@artsincolumbus.org. A virtual tour of the current exhibit “In Depth,” is also available online at https://bit.ly/2N195rk.


FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAYS WITH MISS POLLY, 12:15 p.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 to 18. Information: 812-372-7867.

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