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February 28, 2015

2015 Mt. Healthy Winter Carnival and Chili Supper

For over 30 years, Mt. Healthy has hosted a fun community event!  Everyone is welcome to attend our Winter Carnival and feast on yummy food, play a gym full of fun games, win some awesome prizes, and bid on some fantastic auction items from local businesses!  Admission is free–food, game tickets, and auction items may be purchased at the event!

Start: February 28, 2015 12:00 am
End: February 28, 2015 12:00 am
Venue: Mt. Healthy Elementary School
Phone: 812-342-2463
12150 S St Rd 58, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

D’vine Winter Wine and Beer Festival

The seventh annual DSI D’Vine Wine and Beer Festival is slated for February 28 at The Commons. Join us for beer and wine tastings from local wineries and breweries. 

Date: February 28, 2015
Venue: The Commons
Phone: 8123745342
300 Washington Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

March 2, 2015

Sprout Traveling Film Festival

The Arc of Bartholomew County’s Scenes of Inclusion: A Disability Film Series Presents Embracing Arts for All, the Sprout Traveling Festival

Monday, March 2, 7 pm at YES Cinema, 328 Jackson Street, Downtown Columbus, IN

Admission is free.

For more information thearcofbc@yahoo.com

Six short films, ranging in length from 4 minutes to 21 minutes, highlight a variety of opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities engaged in the arts as a means of education, creative self-expression, and personal and professional growth. And an additional film, produced locally and featuring Bartholomew County residents, World of Ability will also be shown.

Among the films to be shown are 3:15 to Brunswick, a whimsical film capturing a romantic moment of connection between two people waiting for a train that never arrives; Beautiful, two people with disabilities navigate through the challenges they’re faced with when their relationship is displayed in public; My Classic Life As An Artist, filled with humorous and poignant assessments of his life, this documentary explores the complexities of expression as autistic artist Larrry Bissonnette moves between speech, typing and painting;

Dancing With Downs, Madrid dance troop Danza Down enchants audiences with classical ballet, traditional Spanish dance and musical theatre performances; The House tells the story of a group of women as they explore their own lives and memories through drawings and animations the director created from their artwork; and Hannah, a celebration of motion, energy and elegance of human movement, evoking the power of adrenaline in the young Hannah Dempsey, a young dancer and athlete with a disability.

Funding provided by the Heritage Fund, the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

Contact Info: The Arc of BC, 2060 Doctors Park Dr., Columbus, IN 47203 812-372-0610 thearcofbc@yahoo.com




Start: March 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: March 2, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: YES Cinema
Commons Mall, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

March 6, 2015

First Fridays for Families

Columbus Area Arts Council Presents Old National Bank’s First Fridays for Families. Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:00 PM, The Commons, FREE

First Fridays for Families Features Wacky Chad!

Prepare to laugh until it hurts with stunt comedian Wacky Chad at Old National Bank’s First Fridays for Families on Friday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in The Commons. All First Fridays for Families programs are free thanks to generous financial support from Old National Bank. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Nugent, Custer, and Teegarden Foundations.

For more than a decade, Wacky Chad has made thousands of people laugh at schools, fairs, festivals, theaters, colleges and universities all over the world. His award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America’s Got Talent (twice!) and a performance at the 2014 Super Bowl.

“This guy is a riot” said Karen Shrode, the arts council’s executive director. “Physical comedy is so much fun to watch and there’s no doubt that Wacky Chad has perfected his tricks. Nevertheless, we’re glad he wears a crash helmet!”

Sponsored by Old National Bank, First Fridays for Families is a free arts program that focuses on enriching the lives of young children by highlighting the performing arts. All First Fridays for Families programs begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of each month from November through April and are held in the Nugent Custer Performance Hall in The Commons in downtown Columbus.

For further information about First Fridays for Families or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 812-376-2539.

The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Start: March 6, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 6, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: The Commons
Phone: 8123745342
300 Washington Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

March 7, 2015

Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2015

Big Brothers Big Sisters program is 100% free of charge to participants.

75% of its funding comes from private donations and Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual fundraiser.

Every year, corporate sponsors, bowling teams and virtual bowlers join our efforts to raise our annual goal of $100,000 for kids’ sake! In March we celebrate everyone’s efforts with a Bowling Party where sponsors, bowling teams, staff and our amazing volunteers will enjoy bowling, winning prizes, music, free food, sodas and more!

The 2015 Bowl for kids’ Sake party will take place on Saturday, March 7 at the Columbus Bowling Center.




Date: March 7, 2015
Venue: Columbus Bowling Center
3010 State St, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

IAC “Sur Sandhya – Musical Night” 2015


Indian Association of Columbus (IAC) welcomes you to 2nd annual Musical event “IAC Sur Sandhya 2015″, an event where vocal artists show their talent in their choice of language. Also, instrumentalists will mesmerize the crowd with scintillating music.

Time: Saturday, March 07, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, gates open at 4:30 PM
Venue: Auditorium, Southside Elementary School (1320 W 200 S, Columbus, IN)

Ticket price: $5 (includes service fee) for age above 12 years and FREE for age 12 years & below.

Tickets can be purchased at https://eventslogbook.com/events/iac-2015-sur-sandhya-musical-night/ or by searching for event on https://eventslogbook.com

Snacks will be available for purchase at venue.



Start: March 7, 2015 5:30 pm
End: March 7, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: Southside Elementary School
Phone: 812-372-3745
1320 W Cty Rd 200 S., Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: $5

A Columbus Starry Night Art with a Twist Party & Open House

Saturday March 7th at 6:30pm  Tri-State Artisans is having an Open House to celebrate our newly expanded event space. Everyone is welcome to attend. We will have food, drink and shopping in our expanded retail area for everyone who does not want to paint. We invite you to register for our “A Columbus Starry Night” painting that will take place in our new event space. To register to paint go to www.events.tsartisans.com/columbus.



Start: March 7, 2015 6:30 pm
End: March 7, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Tri-State Artisans
Phone: 812-528-5748
422 Washington St, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

March 10, 2015

Columbus Area Arts Council Annual Meeting

Columbus, IN The Columbus Area Arts Council’s annual report to the community will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at YES Cinema. Light refreshments will be available at 4:30pm with the program beginning at 5:00pm. Charles (Rusty) Briel, Executive Director at the Indiana State School Music Association, will deliver a keynote talk about the importance of music and arts education. YES Cinema is located at 328 Jackson Street in the heart of the Columbus Arts District.

Briel has been Executive Director at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) since 2000. Prior to his hiring at ISSMA, he was Director of Orchestras at Center Grove High School and Instrumental Music Director in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. Briel holds an MS in Music Education from Indiana State University. ISSMA is the organization that develops and sponsors the music festivals for school bands, orchestras and choirs. Their activities provide a platform for evaluating music performance which, in turn, furthers their mission to develop performance-oriented assessment of state and national musical academic standards.

The theme of this year’s annual meeting picks up from last year’s talk on STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) when Don Steffy of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir spoke about the importance of the arts in the lives of young people.

The public is invited to attend the annual report to the community. For additional information, please visit www.artsincolumbus.org.

The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts  commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Start: March 10, 2015 4:30 pm
End: March 10, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: YES Cinema
Commons Mall, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

March 20, 2015

BEST OF THE FEST: “Frank vs. God” Film Screening

Sometimes overcoming life’s obstacles begins by serving God…with a lawsuit.

In Frank vs. God, David Frank thinks he’s lost everything. Unable to move past the grief of losing his wife, this former lawyer has all but given up. That is, until a tornado not only destroys his house, but also takes from him the last real connection to the world, his beloved dog Brutus. When the insurance company deems the loss an “act of God,” David is desperate and convinced that someone has to pay.

2014 Heartland Festival Official Selection, Narrative Feature. Directed by Stewart Schill, starring Henry Ian Cusick (“LOST”), Ever Carradine, Natalya Oliver.

Heartland Film and The Historic Artcraft Theatre present the 3rd Annual Best of the Fest (March 20 & 21, 2015), showcasing four Heartland Film Festival movies over two nights in Franklin, Ind. Sponsored by The Branigan Foundation.

Tickets only $5.



Start: March 20, 2015 7:30 pm
End: March 20, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: The Historic Artcraft Theatre
57 N Main Street, Franklin, IN, 46131, United States
Cost: $5

March 21, 2015

One Stroke Painting

Supply fee: $25.00, pay at class. For ages 13 and up.  Maximum of 18.  Register at mybcpl.org or call 379-1266

Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke.  Participants will paint grapes on a glass jar.  Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor.  Fee covers all supplies.



Start: March 21, 2015 10:00 am
End: March 21, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: $25
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