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April 27, 2014

Family Fun Days: Go Fly a Kite!


The gusty winds of spring are here. What better way to spend an afternoon than to fly a kite. We will share a brief history of kites, make our own kites, and then go and take them for a spin (weather permitting). We will also make some paper airplanes to fly as well. You can come for the whole time, or just a little while. It will be high flying fun for the whole family.

$5 for public, $3 for members

Maximum: 24 guests

Advance registration is required and payment is to be made in full at time of registration. To register call 812-372-3541 or email info@bartholomewhistory.org.
Members of the Bartholomew County Historical Society get special discounts on workshops. Members also get every fourth class FREE.

Start: April 27, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Henry Breeding Farm
Phone: 8123723541
13730 N 100 W, Edinburgh, IN, 47124, United States
Cost: 5

April 29, 2014

Volunteer Action Fair

“Spring into Action” at the United Way Volunteer Action Fair on April 29th from 4:30-6:30pm at The Commons!

VAC Action Fair flyer in jpegEvery minute of service creates a stronger community!  There is a special feeling you get when you fill a need, solve a problem or simply make life better for someone else.  Here’s your chance to identify volunteer opportunities and become an integral part of cultural change by giving back in your own community.  Community-based nonprofits participate to share their organization’s story so they can help match your time and talent with their volunteer needs. 

 One thing is for sure:  Your help is needed in the community!  Any amount of time or talent you can share will be greatly appreciated by the organizations who dedicate themselves to making our area a stronger and more vibrant place to live.  We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Start: April 29, 2014 4:30 pm
End: April 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: The Commons
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

May 2, 2014

Live Broadcast: First Fridays for Families



First Fridays for Families

May 2

Live Broadcast: 4-6pm

The Commons

Sponsored by Old National Bank

Start: May 2, 2014 4:00 pm
End: May 2, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: The Commons
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

First Friday’s for Families Presents Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty will be brought to life by ArtReach at Old National Bank’s First Fridays for Families on Friday, May 2 at 6:00 PM in The Commons. All First Fridays for Families programs are free thanks to the generous financial support of Old National Bank. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Custer, Nugent, and Teegarden Foundations.


Originally published by Charles Perrault in 1697, Sleeping Beauty tells the story of a princess who is cursed to 100 years of sleep by pricking her finger on an enchanted spindle. Although protected by her fairy godmother, will anyone be able to save her? Young and old will enjoy ArtReach’s enchanting adaptation.


Sponsored by Old National Bank, First Fridays for Families is a free arts program that focuses on enriching the lives of pre-kindergarten through third grade 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: May 2, 2014 6:00 pm
End: May 2, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: The Commons
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

May 4, 2014

CMV Foundation Benefit Concert

CMV Benefit Flyer

Start: May 4, 2014 12:30 pm
End: May 4, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
122 E 2nd St, Seymour, IN, 47274, United States

May 10, 2014

Saturday Sampler: Honk! Honk! Cars in Columbus

May is the month of speed in Indiana, and Columbus has an exciting legacy of racing. We also have a great history of all types of cars and even manufactured an eight wheeled automobile!  Learn all about Bartholomew County’s love affair with autos, and even try your hand at a car craft.  Beep! Beep!  Here we go! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: May 10, 2014 11:00 am
End: May 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Yellow Trail Museum
Phone: (812) 371-7969
Main St., Hope, IN, 47246, United States
Cost: Free

State Street Car Show – Anything on Wheels


Car Show – sponsored by Dorel Juvenile Group
All proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation
Show off your car, truck, tractor, or motorcycle
Entry fee $10.00
Fun, games and jump houses to keep the kids entertained
Food and prizes throughout the day
50’s theme
Rain date: May 17th

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Start: May 10, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Dorel Juvenile Group Parking Lot
Phone: 812-372-0141
2525 State Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

Live Broadcast: Victory Circle (Victory Gymnastics Academy & Victoria’s)



Victory Gymnastics Academy 1 year Anniversary.

4181 N 150 W Columbus, just off of Lowell Rd.

Live Broadcast: 12:30-2:30pm

Also chance to win tickets to “A night with Duck Dynasty.”

Other prizes available to win too. 


Start: May 10, 2014 12:30 pm
End: May 10, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: Victory Circle
4181 N 150 W, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

May 17, 2014

Catch A Cure Softball Tournament

Catch a Cure is a fundraiser to support American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life! Relay for Life raises money to help catch that CURE for all cancers!!!Tournament will take place at Deer Run Park in Brown County on May 17th and will start at 10am.  A team would be a least 10 people (equal amount of males and females). The registration fee is $200 ($20 per player) for a team. A shirt will be given to each registered player. All proceeds go to Relay for Life of Brown County. Rules and registration forms will be sent to each team captain. The deadline for registration is May 3, 2014. This fundraiser is put on by Relay for Life’s Soleful Strutters team! Concessions will be available for purchase.  Call Kristina Johnson @ 812-320-8577 with any questions or if you would like to enter a team.

Start: May 17, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Deer Run Park
Phone: 812-320-8577
1001 Deer Run Ln, Nashville, IN, 47448, United States
Cost: Free

Literacy Festival

An afternoon of free family fun. Book character costume contest.  Free gently used books.  Awesome door prizes.  Food.  Music.  Silly Photo Ops.  Play Quidditch.  Over 50 literacy activities.

Start: May 17, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Central Middle School
725 7th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free
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