June 22, 2013
The Bartholomew County Youth Football will be hosting a fish fry fundraiser and a sign-up for youngsters to play. The event will take place at Mill Race Park near the parking lot at the entrance on Saturda,y June 22, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Fish sandwiches are $5, and the cost to sign up for youth football is $80. Other donations are appreciated.
Sponsored by Bartholomew County Youth Football. For more info, contact Will Hammons at 317-714-6798.
Cierra is 6 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s in November of 2012. She is the daughter of Mike and Marci McCauley and there will be a benefit to help raise money to help offset medical cost and travel expenses. Come join in on the fun for a great cause! Pulled pork dinner starting at 12:00 noon. A corn hole tournament will start at 2:00 pm (there will be small entry fee), a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and lots of music and good times!
June 29, 2013
Community Picnic, Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Games, Fundraiser for Rachel Lapidus, and Fireworks at Dusk
A fun filled day for the whole family. Bring your family out on June 29th and support our youth. Lots of fun and games for kids and parents. Have lunch and enjoy the afternoon!
July 3, 2013
It’s Bartholomew County’s largest party of the year, and you’re invited!
July 3rd is the date, Columbus Municipal Airport is the place! All the Food and Fun start at 5:30pm in the Ivy Tech parking lot. Easterling Entertainment will entertain the kids with a magic show at 6:00, and get rockin’ at 6:30 with Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio at 6:30 on the Ivy Tech stage! Then at 10:00pm we LIGHT ‘EM UP!
Don’t forget your family, friends, and your largest and loudest portable radio tuned to QMIX 107.3…because these fireworks are choreographed to all your favorite QMIX tunes!
Can’t wait to see you there!
July 4, 2013
July 27, 2013
Live broadcast from Johnson Whitkemper’s Biggest Block Party Ever!
12 bands, 3 stages, Downtown 4th st and Washington
Event: 5:30- Midnight
Live Broadcast: 5-7pm
July 27, 2013 – July 28, 2013
The Columbus Area Arts Council’s Johnson Witkemper Insurance Biggest Block Party Ever is Saturday, July 27 from 5:30 PM until Midnight in downtown Columbus on Fourth and Washington Streets. Admission is $8. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Look for our $1 off coupons in our ads in The Republic newspaper.
Last year, over 3,000 people attended this annual fundraiser for the Columbus Area Arts Council. This year’s entertainment line-up includes 12 local and regional acts performing on three stages throughout the evening. Mayan Miscalculation, monetary winner of the 2013 Battle of the Bands, is the first group to perform at 5:30 PM on the acoustic stage. Regional acts include Hudson Hornet (Bloomington) and Shiny Penny (Kokomo). A more low-key acoustic stage features local bands, The McGuires and Hamilton Creek.
Headlining this year’s event is the Hunter Smith Band. Many people may recognize Hunter Smith’s name. Smith, who won a Super Bowl ring in 2007 as punter for the Indianapolis Colts, retired from football and launched a music career. “We are looking forward to having Hunter Smith Band headline this year’s event,” said Tami Sharp, program director of the Arts Council. “Their shows are full of energy and we’re sure Columbus will love their pop country/rock sound,” added Sharp.
Downtown restaurants will prepare special block party food for purchase and Bartholomew County Beverage will offer beer, wine, and non-alcohol drinks at convenient stations along Fourth Street.
Children can once again enjoy the Hilliard Lyons Kids Zone in the 300 block of Washington Street.
For additional information about the block party or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 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.
August 2, 2013
The Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fish fry & tractor pull on August 2, at 5:00 pm. Money raised will be used for the fire department.
August 3, 2013
The Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fish fry & tractor pull on August 3, at 11:00 am. Money raised will be used for the fire department.
Route 21, the success track for pregnant and parenting teens, is holding a progressive dinner fundraiser in downtown Columbus, August 3rd. Start with Hors d’oeuvres , wine and art at Old City Hall. Then it’s off to Bistro 310 for dinner, and dessert at Smith’s Row! Your $50 ticket purchase will help fund Route 21′s programming benefiting teen parents and local teen pregnancy prevention efforts. Pick up your tickets during regular business hours at QMIX, 825 Washington Street, downtown Columbus, and support Route 21!
August 24, 2013 – August 25, 2013
Produced by Columbus Area Arts Council and sponsored by Johnson-Witkemper Insurance, Biggest Block Party Ever is an annual fundraiser for the Arts Council. Held on the last Saturday of July, the block party includes three music stages and 12 bands performing throughout the evening. The entertainment line-up includes local and regional acts playing a range of musical styles from rock and country to blues and soul.
Headlining this year’s event is Hunter Smith Band. When Super Bowl Champion punter Hunter Smith decided to retire from football after 12 years in the NFL he did so with a plan in mind. The first step was to strategically put together an eclectic group of musicians then couple them with an eclectic catalogue of self written biographical songs. Next came the challenge of melding a singer-songwriter approach with a very serious and unique country rock sound. He pulled it off. It is called the Hunter Smith Band.
This year’s lineup:
Dunlap Stage (The Commons)
5:30–6:30 PM monetary winner of Battle of the Bands
6:15–7:15 PM Bigalow P (Motown, R&B)
7:30–8:30 PM Hudson Hornet (Rockabilly)
8:45–10:00 PM Justin Slager Band (original and Classic Rock covers)
Johnson-Witkemper Stage (Acoustic)
6:00–6:45 PM The McGuires (Rock duo)
7:00–7:45 PM Anna Miller
Bud Light Stage (PNC Lot)
6:00–7:00 PM TOG Band (Rock covers)
7:15–8:15 PM No Soup 4 U (Rock covers)
8:30–9:30 PM Shiny Penny (Indie Rock)
10:00–11:30 PM Hunter Smith Band (Country Rock)
August 25, 2013
Help the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation “Feed the Needs” of education in our community by attending the “FEED”uccine dinner (bread, salad, dessert and drink included) at Tre Bicchieri for only $15 a ticket!
October 3, 2013
30th Annual American Red Cross Book Fair
DATE Thursday, October 3, 2013
TIME 9:00 am – 7:00 pm EDT
WHERE Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West, 5700 W. Airport Road,
Bloomington, IN 47403
PRESENTER Monroe County Chapter
CONTACT June Taylor
COST $10 opening day only
TICKET PHONE 812-332-7292
NOTES 30th Annual American Red Cross Book Fair
October 3 – 8, 2013
Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West
Admission: Free, except for opening day.
The 30th Annual American Red Cross Book Fair will be held October 3 – 8, 2013 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West. There will be 100,000 gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, cassettes, records, games, puzzles, maps, sheet music, and many other items for sale at very reasonable prices.
Opening day admission is $10, but the rest of the week’s attendance is free. Please call to receive a Book Fair bookmark with dates, times (vary from day to day) and specials listed. All proceeds from the Book Fair benefit Red Cross disaster relief, service to military families, and emergency preparedness services in Monroe and Owen Counties.
Thurs., Oct. 3, 9 am -7 pm OPENING DAY! $10 admission for best selection of books & media.
Friday, Oct. 4: 9 am – 7 pm: No admission charge. 4th annual food drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank – bring non-perishable food and you’ll receive a “book buck,”
good for $1 off book and media purchases.
Saturday, Oct. 5: 9 am – 6 pm : 4th annual food drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank – bring non-perishable food and you’ll receive a book buck, good for $1 off book and media purchases
Sunday, Oct. 6: 9 am – 6 pm: Half-price day & Military Family Appreciation Day – Military families present ID and get free goodie bags for your children!
Monday, Oct. 7: 9 am – 6 pm: $10 bag-it day – we furnish the bag or bring your own of comparable size. You can fit at least two dozen books in a grocery bag – all for ten bucks.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: 9 am – 12 pm Community Day; Books & media left are free. Donations are encouraged.
Contact us at (812) 332-7292 or email@example.com for more information or to volunteer for this event, or visit us on the web at www.redcross.org.
October 18, 2013
The Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fish fry & tractor pull on October 18, at 5:00 pm. Money raised will be used for the fire department.
October 19, 2013
The Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fish fry & tractor pull on October 19, at 11:00 am. Money raised will be used for the fire department.