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 online: Kids Kitchen, all day, Jan. 7; Kids Bingo Family Event via Zoom, 4 p.m., Jan. 12; Family Storywalk Kit Take & Make, all day, Jan. 13; Captain Cash: Grades 2-5, 11 a.m., Jan. 14; A New Year’s Resolution for Jenny and Denny via Facebook, 10 a.m., Jan. 15; Youngest Artists Take & Make Ages 1-5, all day, Jan. 19; Virtual Family Game Night: Sketch It! via Zoom, 4 p.m., Jan. 19; A Super Silly Storytime via Facebook-Toddlers and Preschoolers, 10 a.m., Jan. 20; Family Trivia: Toys via Zoom, 4 p.m., Jan. 26.
BUILDER’S GUILD-VIRTUAL PROGRAM, Jan. 1 to 31. Join the Bartholomew County Public Library’s Builder’s Guild and participate in building challenges, exchange ideas, and share your creations in our virtual headquarters. LEGOs, K’Nex, Minecraft, and all building materials and formats welcome. This is an ongoing program — participate whenever you like. This month’s challenge is to build a spaceship. Email [email protected] to join or visit the kids page of the BCPL website for more information.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT, 6 to 9 p.m., Jan. 8, Columbus Gymnastics Center, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. The event is for ages 5 and older with a cost of $25. Children can spend the evening at the Columbus Gymnastics Center playing games, making crafts and enjoying open gym time while parents go out and enjoy the evening off. Spots are limited so sign up early. Register by Jan. 6 at www.columbusparksandrec.com.
STEAM TO GO: CODING UNPLUGGED TAKE AND MAKE PROGRAM AGES 8-12, all day. Register by Jan. 11 for your packet of flexible one-hour coding activities that can be completed online with a device, or offline and unplugged. Activities provided courtesy of CS First. Curbside pickup at the library begins Jan. 12.
FAMILY STEAM: INDOOR SNOWBALL LAUNCHERS TAKE & MAKE, all day. Your family will learn about physics and the laws of motion by assembling your own indoor snowball launchers. Kit includes supplies to make two launchers, two “indoor snowballs,” and a packet of instructions and scientific method steps. One kit per household. Register with the Bartholomew County Public Library by Jan. 26 and pick up on Jan. 27 via curbside.
Talks, lectures, classes
A RACE CONVERSATION: A DIY BOOK DISCUSSION, ends Feb. 28. Read “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo and organize a discussion with people you know. For more information, contact [email protected] Learn more at http://www.therepublic.com/2020/10/21/book-discussion-duo-creating-more– dialogue -on-race/
VET-TO-VET DISCUSSION, 5:10 p.m., Mondays, Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus. Hour-long, facilitator-led group discussions with others who have served in the military. Attendees are able to share experiences with fellow veterans.
Sports, exercise, wellness
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH VIA ZOOM, 6 to 7 p.m., Jan. 20, Zoom. Clinical therapist Lynn Pittman, MSW, LCSW, covers ways to maintain a healthy mental state while dealing with the stress that COVID presents. She also covers the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how to combat this particular depression. Register at mybcpl.org under “Events.” A Zoom link will be emailed to those signed up. Brought to you by the Bartholomew County Public Library.
YOGA VIA ZOOM, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Fridays, Zoom. Enjoy these six free yoga sessions from Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte Alberts/Yahara Yoga Studio. Classes in order: Intro to Yoga; Chair Yoga; Mindful Yoga; Vinyasa Yoga; Power Yoga; EmPower Yoga. Sign up for as many as you desire. The registration button at the Bartholomew County Public Library takes you to the Yahara Yoga Studio page.
SWIMMING FOR EXERCISE, Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Lap swimming, water aerobics, public swim are available seven days a week. You must pre-register for current swim sessions. Information: foundationforyouth.com.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. Scheduled online: Let’s Go for a Little Hike via Zoom, 6 p.m., Jan. 7; Craft Night: Friendship Bracelets Take & Make Tuesday, 6 p.m., Jan. 12; Landscaping with Native Plants: How to go Native via Zoom, 6 p.m., Jan. 12; Mind Games: The Science of Perception Deception via Zoom, 6 p.m., Jan. 14; Training Techniques for Our Animals: Positive or Permissive? via Facebook Live, 6 p.m., Jan. 19; A Virtual Tour of the Yellow Trail Museum via Facebook, 4 p.m., Jan. 22; Home Cheese Making via Zoom, 6 p.m., Jan. 25; All Book’d Book Club via Zoom, 5:30 p.m., Jan. 26; Remembering the Holocaust…Remembering Eva Kor via Zoom, 6 p.m., Jan. 27.
WHAT’S FOR SUPPER? CLUB!, Jan. 1 to 31, virtual program via email. Figuring out what’s for dinner is hard enough, but thinking of a dinner that everyone in your home will eat is almost impossible. Let’s help each other out: Share your easiest and kid-approved recipe, and we will compile all of the recipes into one document and share the recipes with the community. To get the recipes from November’s “What’s for Supper? Club,” email [email protected] Email your home’s favorite recipe to [email protected] at any time to be included in the next round of recipes.
MONDAY NIGHT MAGIC, 5 to 9:30 p.m., Jan. 11, Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus. This event is for ages 14 and older with a cost of $5. Bring your playgroup and meet some new players at Monday Night Magic at Donner Center. Casual play includes modern, pauper, standard and commander formats. There will also be pack giveaways.
BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, VFW, 215 N. National Road, Columbus. Open to the public.
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 Fridays and 11 a.m. on Sundays. The first game is at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. Open to the public. Information: 812-379-4386.
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, Sew Crazy Columbus, 5520 25th St., Columbus. Each monthly meeting focuses on learning a new sewing/creative skill or group sewing on a philanthropic project. Bring an interest in sewing and your latest project to show and tell. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skills are welcome. Contact [email protected] with questions.
Galleries, museums, exhibits
GALLERY 506, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St., Columbus. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Sundays.
YELLOW TRAIL MUSEUM/VISITOR CENTER, west side of Hope Town Square at 644 Main St., Hope. The board recently announced the museum would be closed for the season until the first full week of April 2021. This also includes the “Sunday Socials,” which typically meet the first Sunday of each month. At this current time, if an individual or a small group wants to visit the building, contact the museum at 812-546-8020 or Susan Thayer Fye at 812-343-3798.
ATTERBURY-BAKALAR AIR MUSEUM, located at Columbus Municipal Airport, 4742 Ray Boll Blvd., Columbus is currently closed for winter upgrades. The museum will reopen in March of 2021. 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 atterbury bakalarair museum.org and on Facebook.
T.C. STEELE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, staff is offering special indoor tours — each with a maximum of 10 people — Wednesday through Sunday. These tours are included with site admission, but preregistration is recommended by calling 812-988-2785. Information: https://indiana museum.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 [email protected]
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, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: tsartisans.com.
JENNINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, 335 Brown St., Vernon. Information: 812-346-8989, jennings county.org.
BROWN COUNTY ART GUILD ANNUAL PATRON & YOUTH EXHIBITS, Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. Offering a wide variety of art from both talented patrons and the next generation of artists. Visits are by appointment Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 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. The gallery is open by appointment by sending an email to Susana Villegas at [email protected] A virtual tour of the current exhibit “In-Depth,” is also available online at https://bit.ly/2N195rk.
HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville. Hoosier Artist Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and masks are required. Information: hoosierartist.net.
BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY, 1 Artist Drive, Nashville. Open daily Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Free admission and parking. COVID-19 protocols are in place, with masks required. A special exhibit now features the entire Indiana collection by Gustave Baumann. Paintings by over 60 Indiana artists are also for sale. Information: 812-988-4609, [email protected], brown coountyartgallery.org.
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.
KIDSCOMMONS, 309 Washington St., Columbus. Ongoing activities, all free with museum admission. Information: 812-378-3046.
We understand that many events are in flux during this time. If you have updates or information to add, send listings to [email protected]