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August 23, 2014

Saturday Sampler: The Post Office

We take for granted how neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps our letter carriers from making their rounds, but have you considered what a hassle it would be to drive a wagon to town to pick up your mail?  We will learn how rural families in Bartholomew County enjoyed the nation’s first rural free delivery postal service.  You will even get to design your own stamp! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: August 23, 2014 11:00 am
End: August 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Yellow Trail Museum
Phone: (812) 371-7969
Address:
Main St., Hope, IN, 47246, United States
Cost: Free

Greenwood Summer Concert Series

My Yellow Rickshaw
MY YELLOW RICKSHAW
Saturday, August 23, 7 p.m.
Greenwood Amphitheater

Let My Yellow Rickshaw “boldly take you where no cover band has gone before!” For several years, the band has weaved humor, variety, and seamless covers into every show – from Skynard to Kanye, Zac Brown to Miley, a little rock, Top 40, and even an Irish jig or two. With a refreshing lineup of sounds that includes mandolin, upright bass, percussion, and fiddle.            

Click HERE for the full schedule!

Start: August 23, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Greenwood Amphitheater
Phone: 317-881-4545
Address:
300 S Washington St., Greenwood, IN, 46143, United States
Cost: FREE

August 24, 2014

5th Annual Columbus ArtFest

Join us in downtown Columbus, IN on August 23-24, 2014 for the Columbus ArtFest, returning for its fifth year and once again graciously hosted by the City of Columbus and the Downtown Merchants Association. Watch as Washington Street transforms into a spectacular outdoor art gallery showcasing the extraordinary talents of more than 80 national artisans from 16 states. Purchase original sculpture, paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolor/gouache and exquisite one-of-a-kind rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Select images from a variety of photographic styles and subject matter and elegant creations in glass, wood and mixed-media. Become an art collector! Or add to your existing collection. Discover that unique piece of art to add to your home or work place.

Hours are Saturday August 23 from 10-5 and Sunday August 24 from 11-5. Admission is free with abundant free parking throughout Downtown Columbus. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful!

SONY DSC

Start: August 24, 2014 10:00 am
End: August 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: 300 Block of Washington St
Address:
Downtown Columbus, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

August 30, 2014

Greenwood Summer Concert Series

Indy Nile
INDY NILE
Saturday, August 30, 7 p.m.
Greenwood Amphitheater
 
Indy Nile makes its Greenwood summer series debut with an electric mix of classic rock, funk, blues and motown. Please join us for the series finale featuring a lot of interaction with the audience. 

Click HERE for the full schedule!

Start: August 30, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Greenwood Amphitheater
Phone: 317-881-4545
Address:
300 S Washington St., Greenwood, IN, 46143, United States
Cost: FREE

September 13, 2014

Saturday Sampler: Cabinet of Curiosities

What do a mermaid, a unicorn tail, and a two-headed cow have in common?  They are all the types of “artifacts” included in traveling displays of oddities which were a popular form of entertainment before movies.  Check out some of the strange items in the Bartholomew County Historical Society’s collection and make a curiosity to take home that will be sure to impress your friends! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: September 13, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County History Center
Phone: 812.372.3541
Address:
524 Third Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

September 20, 2014

Saturday Sampler: Cabinet of Curiosities

What do a mermaid, a unicorn tail, and a two-headed cow have in common?  They are all the types of “artifacts” included in traveling displays of oddities which were a popular form of entertainment before movies.  Check out some of the strange items in the Bartholomew County Historical Society’s collection and make a curiosity to take home that will be sure to impress your friends! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: September 20, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Yellow Trail Museum
Phone: (812) 371-7969
Address:
Main St., Hope, IN, 47246, United States
Cost: Free

September 23, 2014

Purdue College of Technology All Aboard Open House

The Purdue College of Technology in Columbus is inviting you and your family to attend an open house on September 23 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence. Join us for free food, games, and activities while learning about PCOT and our degree programs. Get help applying to Purdue College of Technology Columbus and more!  Visit purdue.edu/columbus or call 812.348.2027 for more information.

Start: September 23, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 23, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Purdue College of Technology
Phone: 812-348-2027
Address:
4444 Kelly St, Columbus, IN, 47203, United States
Cost: Free

October 4, 2014

Saturday Sampler: Pumpkin Palooza

A fall tradition for the Bartholomew County Historical Society, Pumpkin Palloosa celebrates everything pumpkin!  Why do we carve pumpkins? Who were the first people to grow pumpkins?  What parts of the pumpkin are edible?  Why are they called jack-o-lanterns?  Learn the answers to all these questions and more as we discover pumpkin lore and even carve a pumpkin to take home!  Enjoy this fall favorite with your family. Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: October 4, 2014 11:00 am
End: October 4, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Yellow Trail Museum
Phone: (812) 371-7969
Address:
Main St., Hope, IN, 47246, United States
Cost: Free

October 6, 2014 – October 10, 2014

32nd Annual American Red Cross Book Fair

32nd Annual American Red Cross Book Fair
Date Thursday, October 2, 2014
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
Communities Statewide
Notes 32nd Annual American Red Cross Book Fair   October 2 – 7, 2014Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West Phone: 812-332-7292 Admission: Free, except for opening day.

The 32nd Annual American Red Cross Book Fair will be held October 2 – 7, 2014 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. 2, 9 am -7 pm OPENING DAY! $10 admission for best selection of books & media.

Friday, Oct. 3: 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. 4: 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. 5: 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. 6: 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. 7: 9 am – 12 pm Community Day; Books & media left are free. Donations are encouraged.

Contact us at (812) 332-7292 or www.redcross.org/in/bloomington for more information or to volunteer for this event.

Start: October 6, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 10, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West
Phone: 812-332-7292
Address:
5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington, IN, 47403, United States
Cost: 10.00 opening day only

October 18, 2014

Saturday Sampler: Pumpkin Palooza

A fall tradition for the Bartholomew County Historical Society, Pumpkin Palloosa celebrates everything pumpkin!  Why do we carve pumpkins? Who were the first people to grow pumpkins?  What parts of the pumpkin are edible?  Why are they called jack-o-lanterns?  Learn the answers to all these questions and more as we discover pumpkin lore and even carve a pumpkin to take home!  Enjoy this fall favorite with your family. Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: October 18, 2014 11:00 am
End: October 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County History Center
Phone: 812.372.3541
Address:
524 Third Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free
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