Calendar of Events

October 27, 2013

2013 unCommon Cause

Tickets are now on sale for Columbus Area Arts Council’s annual fundraiser gala, unCommon Cause. This year’s theme is Bollywood: The Sights and Sounds of India. With this year’s theme, organizers hope to transport revelers to an exotic place complete with canopied balconies, elephants (maybe not elephants), festive music, dancing, and a riot of color.

The 38th annual unCommon Cause will be held Saturday, October 26 at 6:30 PM at The Commons. Our co-chairpersons Nida & Umar Farooq and Hanna Omar & Nebil Baghum invite the community to participate in the festivities. Honorary co-chairpersons are Kiyomi & Anant Talaulicar and Sarla & Swadesh Kalsi. All proceeds from the event go to support Columbus Area Arts Council.

Complementing the night’s theme, Indian-inspired food will be prepared by chef Gethin Thomas. Exotic drinks, live and silent auctions, and fast-paced games will keep things spicy. Living Proof will once again provide after-dinner music for dancing. Indian-inspired attire is encouraged for this black-tie optional event.

Tables of eight can be reserved for $1,000. Individual reservations can be made for $125 each. All reservations will end October 18 and can be made at the Arts Council offices located in The Commons, or by calling (812) 376-2539. Reservations may also be made online at

Start: October 26, 2013 6:30 pm
End: October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Venue: The Commons
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

City of Franklin Food Drive

To benefit the InterChurch Food Pantry of Johnson County

Taking donations now through November 8th at the Cultural Arts & Recreation Center (396 Branigin Blvd) & City Hall (70 E Monroe St). Items Needed: toilet paper, hygiene products, canned fruit and vegetables, tomato juice, saltines, laundry detergent, smooth peanut butter, breakfast cereal.
*No Glass Items Please

Date: October 27, 2013
Venue: Cultural Arts and Recreation Center
396 Branigin Blvd, Franklin, IN, 46131, United States

Running for the Stars/Girls on the Run 5K

Family School Partners will host Running for the Stars/Girls on the Run on November 16, 2013.    This 5k run/walk is unique in its evening start at 5:30 p.m. from CSA Lincoln Campus, glow-in-the-dark T-shirts and the winding course through the streets of architecturally renowned Columbus. Young ladies participating in GIRLS ON THE RUN will be guest participants in the race.  Both pre- and post-activities are planned for participants and their families.

This event is perfect for the serious runner, recreational walker, or the entire family.  Registrations are currently being taken.  The registration fee is $25.00 for participants 19 and older, which includes the glow-in-the dark event t-shirt.  Ages 12 to 18 may register for $15.00 and receive the glow-in-the-dark t-shirt.  Children 11 and under are free with the option to purchase a shirt.

Pre-registration, which ends November 1st, is available at   Mail in and drop off registrations are also available at the BCSC Administration Building located at 1200 Central Avenue.  Pre-registration by the 1st of November will ensure a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt in the participant’s choice of size.

Date: October 27, 2013
Venue: BCSC Administration Building
1200 Central Avenue, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

“Photographic Impressionism” by Darryl Jones

Columbus Museum of Art and Design features the manipulated photographs of artist Darryl Jones at the Gallery at Hotel Indigo from October 1 through October 31.

Start: October 27, 2013 8:00 am
End: October 27, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Hotel Indigo
Phone: 812-375-9100
400 Brown Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Cheer Fund Charity Air Show



Admission if FREE to the general public for the Bartholomew County RC Fliers 6th Annual Cheer Fund Charity Air Show, Sunday October 6th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

See all type of model airplanes and helicopters perform special flying demonstrations. Great food and refreshments available as well as raffle prizes. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

For more information, contact Mike at 812-350-7793 or visit!


Start: October 27, 2013 10:00 am
End: October 27, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Petersville Collection Center
25th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Sandy Hook Chili Cook-Off

Sandy Hook UMC is hosting a Chili Cook-Off to benefit local mission work on Sunday, October 27th from 3 to 6 p.m. at Sandy Hook Church.  Come join us for fun and fellowship and vote for your favorite chili made by local residents and restaurants.  Chili tasting is free.  Additional food, drinks, and dessert will be available for purchase.

Start: October 27, 2013 3:00 pm
End: October 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: Sandy Hook United Methodist Church
1610 Taylor Rd, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free
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