Calendar of Events

December 7, 2013

Heroes’ Tree

Make an ornament to honor a veteran or current member of the military.  Ornaments can contain a photo and/or name of your veteran and any other decorations you wish to add. Or, you can pick up a paper ornament in the shape of a dog tag at the library.  The Heroes Tree will go up at the library on November 11th and stay in place through the end of the year.


Start: November 11, 2013 8:30 am
End: December 31, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

Holiday Giving Program

Centra Foundation will partner with the Salvation Army (FOP Cops & kids in Jackson County) in each of the Indiana communities where Centra Credit Union has a branch.  Angel Tree tags will be displayed on Christmas Trees in the branch. Our intent is to provide a new option for individuals who do not have the time to purchase gifts and return them to the Salvation Army.

Christmas Angels Tags with a child’s name and age will represent a child’s complete wish/need and will be valued from $50- $100.  Other ornaments will offer smaller donation amounts starting at $10.  These donations would be pooled towards the purchase of gifts.

The program will run from Nov 25th – Dec 14th

Date: December 7, 2013
Venue: Any Centra Credit Union Branch
Throughout South Central Indiana, IN, United States

QMIX Christmas Musical Fireworks


Join us December 7 Downtown Columbus for Thomasson Thomasson Long & Guthrie’s QMIX Christmas Musical Fireworks happening immediately after the Festival of Lights Parade!

Bring your family, friends, and largest and loudest portable radio tuned to QMIX 107.3 because these fireworks are choreographed to all your favorite holiday tunes!

Then after the show, stick around for FREE pictures with Santa! Thanks to Studio Limelight Photography.

Come early too! Stake out your parade spot and then head over to the Commons for Easterling Entertainment’s “Santa via Satellite” Magic Show starting at 4 pm.

Hope to see you December 7th! Happy Holidays from Thomasson Thomasson Long & Guthrie, MainSource Bank,Columbus Regional HealthFranklin College, and QMIX 107.3!



Date: December 7, 2013
Venue: Downtown Columbus
Phone: 812-376-2539
4th and Washington Streets, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE!

Reindeer 5K Run/Walk Registration

Total Fitness is hosting a Reindeer 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 14, at 8:00 am. with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society. Entry fee is $15 and all participants receive a t-shirt. You can sign up at Total Fitness and the deadline to sign up is December 9.

Date: December 7, 2013
Venue: Total Fitness
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: $15

Polar Express at The KidsCommons Registration

On December 15, come in your pajamas ready for a make-believe train ride to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate, holiday crafts and a jingly surprise. Listen to a reading of the well-loved Christmas story, “The Polar Express.” Participate in museum-wide activity stations while learning interesting locomotive facts and enjoying model trains!



Registration Deadline is December 11. Pre-registration is required. Sign up early, limited spots available. Payment is due at time of registration. No refunds. $6/child. $3/adult. To register call, 812-378-3046. 

Session 1: 1 – 3pm; Session 2: 4-6pm

Date: December 7, 2013
Venue: Kidscommons
309 Washington Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: $6

Fireman Cheer Fund Drop Event

Please join us at Parkside Court Retirement Community the Columbus Fireman’s Cheer Fund! Pancake Breakfast 8-9am Suggested donation of $5 or toy donation, meet the Firemen and see the fire trucks. Also, toy donation from 9-12 with FREE refreshments.

Start: December 7, 2013 8:00 am
End: December 7, 2013 12:00 pm
Venue: Parkside Court
Phone: 812-378-9795
3660 Central Avenue, Columbus, IN, 47203, United States
Cost: Free

UU Holiday Market

The annual UU Holiday Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd., Columbus.

There will be unique homemade gifts; holiday greenery; a soup luncheon and cookie walk. New this year will be craft activities for children and there is a rumor that Santa Claus may visit.

Artisans and craftspeople offering homemade wares – such as pottery, woodworking, weaving, paintings, etc. – are invited to participate. Space is on an “as available” basis and 10 percent of sales is  to be donated to the church.

For more information, call 342-6230 and leave a message.

Start: December 7, 2013 9:00 am
End: December 7, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: Uniterian Universalist Church
7850 Goeller Boulevard, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Weave a Manger

Weave your own manger; add grass, berries, and then the holy family for a family heirloom or a thoughtful gift. This is a good project for a beginning weaver.  All materials supplied.  Instructors are Kathy and Ruthie Shroyer.  Fee of $20 covers all supplies.  For ages 12 and up.  Register at or call 379.1266.




Start: December 7, 2013 10:00 am
End: December 7, 2013 12:30 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: $20, pay at class

Holiday Extravaganza Planned to Collect Donations for Toys for Tots

Start: December 7, 2013 12:00 pm
End: December 7, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: Windsor Village Park
6510 E. 25th Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46219, United States
Cost: Free

Holiday Treasures Open House

What’s your holiday treasure? Join the Bartholomew County Historical
Society for light refreshments, ornament making, and holiday cheer on
December 7 at 1 p.m. for our Holiday Open House  featuring: Holiday
Treasures. See  winter collectables from nativity sets to nutcrackers!
Admire these treasures gathered from our community and collection.

Start: December 7, 2013 1:00 pm
End: December 7, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County History Center
Phone: 812-372-3541
524 Third Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free
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