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March 27, 2014 – May 31, 2014

ELC Summer Enrichment Camp Registration

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Start: March 27, 2014
End: May 31, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: $25 Reg. fee + $145/week

April 21, 2014

Hungarian Jews During the Holocaust

Alex and TiborAlex Star, a first generation survivor, and his nephew, Tibor Klopfer, a second generation survivor, put a human face on events and statistics of WW II by recounting experiences of their Hungarian Jewish family. Alex was a young teen when war broke out and for a while hid out in the countryside until he was captured and sent to labor camps. In July of 1944, Tibor’s mother (Alex’s older sister), was deported from a rural ghetto in Hungary to Auschwitz-Birkenau.  She was liberated at the end of the war from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Tibor’s father lost all of his immediate family including his first wife and two daughters. He spent much of the war in Hungarian and German forced labor camps before being liberated from Dachau at the end of the war. Our speakers come to us through the Bureau of Jewish Education in Indianapolis.

Start: April 21, 2014 6:30 pm
End: April 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

April 22, 2014

Earth Day Expo


Start: April 22, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 22, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: The Commons
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Columbus Area Arts Council Annual Meeting to Focus on STEAM Education

The Columbus Area Arts Council’s annual report to the community will be held Tuesday, April 22 at YES Cinema. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 4:30 PM and the program will begin promptly at 5:00 PM. Don Steffy, a well-known leader in the Indianapolis arts community and founder of the Pike Performing Arts Center, will deliver the keynote speech, “The Arts, are they a “matter” of opinion? Creating STEAM for STEM Education.” YES Cinema is located at 328 Jackson Street in the heart of the Columbus Arts District.


Mr. Steffy’s talk will focus on adding arts education to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education to create STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). STEAM is a movement initially championed by the Rhode Island School of Art and Design (RISD) that is nowwidely adopted by other educational institutions, corporations, and individuals. The goal of adding Arts education to the traditional STEM model is to foster true innovation that comes from combining the mind of a scientist with that of a designer.


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: April 22, 2014 4:30 pm
End: April 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: YES Cinema
Commons Mall, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Central Middle School Spanish Fair



All of the students here at Central that are taking a Spanish class are presenting at the fair about a Spanish speaking country that they have researched. They will also have some great activities for kids (and adults) to do at their booth that either come from that country or pertain to that country. The event is free but there are some booths that Spanish club is sponsoring that do cost money. The money raised by Spanish club will go towards a scholarship fund to help students travel to Puerto Rico through a travel abroad program we plan to do. 
Start: April 22, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 22, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Central Middle School
725 7th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

Introducing Windows 8

Do you want to know more about the Microsoft Windows 8 interface? Join us for an introduction and demonstration of some of the new features. Bring your Windows 8 computer to practice on if you own one.  Presented by Reference Librarian Denise Wirrig.


Start: April 22, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

April 23, 2014

Financial Capability Series

Take Control of your money instead of your money controlling you. An asset based approach to increasing net worth and financial stability for every family.

A series of 3 classes starting Wed, April 16th through Wed, April 30th from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Start: April 23, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 23, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Eastside Community Center
421 McClure Rd, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

April 24, 2014

Digital Downloads

Reference Librarian Tyler Munn will talk about the various free downloadable items offered at your library. He will demonstrate how to download eBooks, audio books, magazines and music to a variety of devices.  There will be time to ask questions as well.


Start: April 24, 2014 6:30 pm
End: April 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

April 25, 2014 – April 26, 2014

Grand Opening – Affordable Columbus Dentistry

Affordable Columbus Dentistry Is Affordable Healthcare!


Columbus, IN:

Local dentist sees affordable dentistry as affordable healthcare and opens the first walk-in, reduced-cost dental office at 1942 State Street/State Road 46 East in Columbus!


Dr. Christopher Bartels, DDS first opened Tipton Lakes Family Dentist in July of 2009, at 4570 West Jonathan Moore Pike/State Road 46 West, to help people of all ages maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Bartels treats patients for routine dental care, in addition to extractions, root canals, crowns, and dentures.


Over the years, many patients have shared with Dr. Bartels how difficult receiving treatment can be, due to lack of insurance. Opening Affordable Columbus Dentistry, on east State Street, has given Dr. Bartels the opportunity to enhance the current building structure and property, while simultaneously providing individuals and families, with little or no dental insurance, access to quality and affordable dental care.


Dr. Bartels and the Affordable Columbus Dentistry staff are hosting a Grand Open House, Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day. There will be drawings for free dental procedures and prizes given by local businesses that support affordable dental healthcare.


The public is invited and encouraged to participate in Affordable Columbus Dentistry’s Grand Open House and learn more about the benefits of affordable oral healthcare. Those living and working in Bartholomew and the surrounding counties, no longer need to put off going to the dentist because of cost.


For more information, visit: www.affordablecolumbusdentistry.com  


Start: April 25, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 26, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Affordable Columbus Dentistry
1942 State Street/SR 46 E, Columbus, IN, United States
Cost: Free

April 26, 2014

Earth Day 2014

Earth Day celebration with many events! See the flyer for all of the specific details!

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Start: April 26, 2014 8:00 am
End: April 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Columbus/Bartholomew County Recycling Center
Phone: 812-376-2614
720 South Mapleton Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free
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