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May 2, 2014

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 3, 2014

Auto Technicians of Tomorrow Car show

Southeastern Career Center is having a car show on May 3, 2014. Registration is at 9am. the fee is $15.00.  The awards will be held two thirty pm. The rain date is would be Saturday May 10th.

Date: May 3, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Phone: 812-689-52
Southeastern Career Center, Versailles , IN, 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 10, 2014 – May 17, 2014

Literacy Blooms Tea

The Literacy Blooms Tea benefiting the Book Buddies program will be held at Irwin Gardens on Saturday, May 10th.  Seating times are 1:00 and 2:30. Tickets are $15 each, age 2 and under are free. 

Stroll through the gardens and interact with Little Red Riding Hood characters. Self-serve lunch included.  Come see the gardens in bloom.

For more information or tickets call 812.376.4461.

Start: May 10, 2014 1:00 pm
End: May 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: The Inn At Irwing Gardens
Phone: (812) 376-3663
608 5th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: $15/person

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

Bartholomew Reads Annual Literacy Festival

Join us for another great Literacy Festival on Saturday, May 17th from noon to 3pm at Central Middle School.  We’ll have old stand-bys as well as some new activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Interested in lending a hand? We can use help the afternoon before and the evening after the Festival with set-up and tear-down. If you want to help just let us know at jordang@bcsc.k12.in.us or 812.376.4392. 

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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