Calendar of Events

December 14, 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

Chris Abbot Fundraiser

Benefiting Chris Abbot (Chris suffered a tragic loss when his home caught fire on Nov 22, 2013, and he lost his wife and 2 children)   

All Details: $5.00 Cover charge, 50/50 drawing, and silent auction (all proceeds go to Chris)

Start: December 13, 2013 8:00 pm
End: December 14, 2013 12:00 am
Venue: Columbus VFW
215 N National Road, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

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 14, 2013
Venue: Any Centra Credit Union Branch
Throughout South Central Indiana, IN, United States

Columbus Wreaths Across America

The 5th annual Columbus Wreaths Across America Ceremony sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion will be held December 14, 2014.  We will start at Noon at the Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial downtown and place 3 36″ wreaths there.  We then head to Garland Brook Cemetery to place 2 36″ wreaths; one in each of the Veterans Sections under the flag poles.  We will then distribute over 450 11″ wreaths free of charge to people for their deceased Veteran’s grave.


Local point of contact is Ron Shadley, Funeral Director at Myers Funeral Service.  812.376.3341.  Donations are tax exempt.



Date: December 14, 2013
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

“A Christmas Carol”

Once again, Christmas will warm the icy heart of Ebenezer Scrooge in the stage adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Performances are scheduled for December 13, 14, & 15 at the Park Theatre Civic Centre in North Vernon, Indiana!


Friday, December 13 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 14 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 pm

Tickets are : Adults, $8 in advance [$10 at the door]; Students, $3 and $1 for Pre-K.

Date: December 14, 2013
Venue: Park Theatre Civic Centre
5 N Madison Ave, North Vernon, IN, 47265, United States

The Bethlehem Experience

Dec 14th & 15th @ Flintwood Wesleyan Church 5300 E 25th Street.  Call or email the church to reserve a tour time.  379-4287 or flintwoodchurch@att.netBethlehem flyer

Date: December 14, 2013
Venue: Flintwood Wesleyan Church
Phone: 812-379-4287
5300 E 25th St, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Join us for a classic Holiday movie as it comes to life on the stage. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Children under 12, $8. Tickets are available at Viewpoint Books, and at the FairOaks Mall Information Desk. Cash bar available. 

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday: 7:00 pm / Sunday: 3:00 pm

Date: December 14, 2013
Venue: Harlequin Theatre
FairOaks Mall, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Christmas Dinner at Grace United Methodist Church Meal Reservation

Christmas Dinner: celebrating the Season four our Friends and Neighbors. Delivery is noon to 2 pm, carry out is 2 to 4 pm, dine in from 5 to 6:30 pm. Call 736-7962 between December 2 – 20 to request a meal.

Date: December 14, 2013
Venue: Grace United Methodist Church
Phone: 317-736-7962
1300 E Adams Drive, Franklin, IN, 46131, United States
Cost: FREE

Reindeer 5K Run/Walk

Total Fitness is hosting a Reindeer 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 14, at 8:00 am. with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society.

Start: December 14, 2013 8:00 am
End: December 14, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Total Fitness
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Breakfast With Santa

This event is from 9 – 11 am and fun for the entire family! Join us for a breakfast consisting of pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, donuts, juice, milk, and coffee.
Each child will receive a picture with Santa! MUST PRE-REGISTER, limited space available.

Start: December 14, 2013 9:00 am
End: December 14, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Cultural Arts and Recreation Center
396 Branigin Blvd, Franklin, IN, 46131, United States
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