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April 5, 2014

Bowties, Bustles & Bonnets

Join the Bartholomew County Historical Society for Bowties, Bustles & Bonnets on April 5th, at 6 p.m. at our new facility, the Haw Creek Heritage Center (111 Aiken Street, Hope, Indiana) for 170 years of fashion trends. From powdered wigs to wing tips and sleeve-puffs to shoulder pads, see how technology and social folkways are reflected in style and design throughout the decades in women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from historic recipes will be served while you discover high fashion from 1776-1946. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased at the Bartholomew County History Center at 524 Third Street in Columbus, the Hope-Star Journal at 645 Harrison Street in Hope, at the Yellow Trail Museum at 644 Main Street in Hope. Tickets will become available in March and are $20 for the public, $15 for members, and $5 for children (Under 21). Group ticket pricing is available.

In conjunction with Hope’s Civil War Days and the Haw Creek Heritage Center’s Open House, a free preview of the show at 1 p.m. at the town square in Hope.  Rain location will be at the library annex.

Start: April 5, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 5, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Haw Creek Heritage Center
Phone: 8123723541
111 Aiken Street, Hope, IN, 47246, United States
Cost: 20

Haw Creek Heritage Center Open House

Join the Bartholomew County Historical Society on April 5th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as we celebrate the grand opening of the Haw Creek Heritage Center in Hope, IN. Come and explore the new exhibits, including a photo exhibition by Carla Clark; get a closer look at some never before seen treasures of our collection, try your hand at a heritage craft, shop in our new gift shop, hum along to some lively music, and savor complimentary refreshments.  This event is free and open to the public.  Additional free programming will be held on the Hope town square in conjunction with Hope Civil War Days.  This program is made possible through support by the Hope Town Council.  The Haw Creek Heritage Arts Center is at 111 Aiken Street in Hope. 

Start: April 5, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 5, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Haw Creek Heritage Center
Phone: 812-372-3541
111 Aiken Street, Hope, IN, 47246, United States
Cost: Free

March 29, 2014

Roller Derby Home Bouts 2014: South Shore Roller Girls


Start: March 29, 2014 6:00 pm
End: March 29, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Columbus Skateland
Phone: (812) 372-6677
2660 N Talley Rd. , Columbus, IN, 47203, United States
Cost: $5-$10

March 26, 2014 – April 1, 2014

Ignite Columbus – Seeking Presenters



Ignite Columbus is seeking passionate and civic-minded individuals to present their most innovative ideas or projects at our event. Presenters will share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

Speakers will compete in one of two categories:
“Best Community Project” Competitors will pitch their ideas to the panel of judges for $2,000 in funding. The project must benefit Columbus in some way so think public art, active transportation or equality education but remember, creativity is key!
“Most Enlightening Presentation” Competitors will teach the audience something. This category isn’t tied to a project – it’s just supposed to be fun, educational or entertaining. Winner gets $250 cash.

Stay in the loop! Like Ignite Columbus on Facebook
Email questions or project concepts to (Don’t worry, we won’t share your ideas!)
Learn more about Ignite and watch speakers in other communities talk about their passions.

Be sure to save the date for the event: Friday, May 2nd from 6:30-9:00pm

Start: March 26, 2014
End: April 1, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

March 25, 2014

Walkway to Wages & Wealth

kafriendA community event organized by the Bartholomew County Financial Literacy Coalition for Money Smart Week with funding from Southeast Indiana Workforce Investment Board is for those looking for information on employment, training, education and finances and is designed to encourage financial literacy through speakers and vendors.  Fashion show with local models and clothes from Sans Souci. Four $200 gift card door prizes.  Free food.

 4:30-5:15 Fashion Your Career; Getting the Job With Your First Impression presented by Kathy Friend, nationally known stylist and image consultant.

 5:30-6:00 You’re Hired: 5 Steps to Getting and Keeping a Fulfilling Job presented by Darcy Keith a brain injury survivor known as the Queen of Survival.

 6:30-7:00 Money Savings Fashion Show featuring local models and clothes from Sans Souci produced and emceed by Kathy Friend.

Start: March 25, 2014 4:00 pm
End: March 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: FairOaks Mall
Phone: 812-376-7840
2380 25th St, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

March 15, 2014

Live Broadcast: Score’s Sports Bar & Grill


Live Broadcast from Score’s Sports Bar & Grill

3539 W Two Mile House Rd, Columbus, IN 47201

7-9 pm

Redeem your QMIX Bud Light Blarney Stone, or win one that evening for prizes! Including the grand prize of $500!

Start: March 15, 2014 7:00 pm
End: March 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Score's Sports Bar & Grill
3539 W Two Mile House Rd, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Saturday Sampler: Pack Your Wagon

How did the settlers move from one place to another and what did they bring with them?  We’ll discover the trials of moving pioneers and you will get a chance to see what you would take with you if you were traveling to the frontier.  You’ll also take home a pioneer surprise.  Let’s get moving! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: March 15, 2014 11:00 am
End: March 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Yellow Trail Museum
Phone: (812) 371-7969
Main St., Hope, IN, 47246, United States
Cost: Free

March 9, 2014

Brown County Bridal Tour

A new kind of Bridal Show, one where you actually visit venues and experience what your big day will feel like. Come on out to some of the most popular wedding locations in Brown County, and meet with local vendors who specialize in Brown County weddings.

Most bridal shows present a booth to booth experience, walking through crowds to multiple tables of fliers. While the Brown County Bridal Tour will offer the same benefits of meeting with different vendors, we are hoping to provide a more hands on, one on one experience. You will actually be able to go into popular venues in the area, and see what each atmosphere is like, and if it is right for you. Our goal is to help you experience a preview of the magic of Brown County weddings.

Tickets – $8-presale, $10-at the door

Start: March 9, 2014 10:00 am
End: March 9, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Multiple Brown County Venues
Phone: 812-250-4896
Nashville, IN, 47448, United States
Cost: 8

March 8, 2014

Live Broadcast: Johnson County Antique Market



Live Broadcast: Johnson County Antique Market

Johnson County Fairgrounds, Scott Hall

10 am- 11am

Start: March 8, 2014 10:00 am
End: March 8, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: Johnson County Fairgrounds
250 Fairground Dr, Franklin, IN, 46131, United States

March 7, 2014 – March 8, 2014

The Actors Community Theater of Seymour, Inc. Presents…

wpe1f6ac4c_05_06The Actors Community Theater of Seymour, Inc Presents Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies”!


Show dates are March 7th-8th and 14th-15th at the Celebrations Reception & Events in Seymour. Tickets are $20 in advance for meal and the show and $25 at the door. If you are interested in the show only, tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Call 812-528-1951 to reserve your tickets February 1st-28th!


For questions, email or visit their website at! You can also find them on Facebook!

Start: March 7, 2014
End: March 8, 2014
Venue: Celebrations Reception & Events at the Shoppes at Seymour
IN, United States
Cost: $8-$25
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