Upcoming Events

August 9, 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 9, 2014 11:00 am
End: August 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County History Center
Phone: 812.372.3541
Address:
524 Third Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

Colorful Columbus Yoga in the Park

Experience the Art of Yoga at Colorful Columbus Yoga in the Park benefiting the Columbus Parks Foundation. $25 per person / $50 per family up to five / $10 for additional kids.

See full program of activites and register today at www.columbusaparksfoundation.org or by visiting Donner Center.

Start: August 9, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 9, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Mill Race Park
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

“Fools” – A Comedy by Neil Simon

“Fools” (Neil Simon) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Show dates are August 8, 9, 15 & 16 at Celebrations Reception & Events Center at the Shoppes at Seymour Outlet Mall.
Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and available by reservation only; beer, wine, and mixed drinks available for additional charge. Reserve tickets by calling 812-528-1951, or online at www.seymouracts.org

Start: August 9, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 9, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Celebrations Reception & Events Center
Address:
Seymour, IN, 47274, United States

August 11, 2014

Seymour Area Youth Football League

The Seymour Area Youth Football League (SAYFL) is a new elementary tackle football league this year based in Seymour (no traveling). The league is open to all area kids entering 3rd-6th grade. There will be a 3rd/4th grade division and a 5th/6th grade division. A “combine” will be held to choose even teams based on size and talent level. K-2nd grade flag football will still be organized through the high school program and is not affiliated with SAYFL.

Our mission is to teach fundamentals (including USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling) along with leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect. Our vision is to bring our community together in a safe atmosphere and strive to become better neighbors, coaches, parents, fans, and supporters of our local football programs. USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling is a national certification program that each coach (head and assistants for each team) is required to complete to learn proper tackling fundamentals to reduce the likelihood of concussions. We have a Players’ Safety Coach that completes training by USA Football, will train all the league’s coaches, and be present during game days to ensure safety techniques are being followed.

We have some upcoming registration dates listed below. The fee is $130/child and that includes all equipment except cleats. This fee is due before the first practice which is tentatively scheduled for the week of August 25th (coaches will finalize their own schedules for each team). The child will also be properly sized for equipment at that time. Sign up sheets will be available but can also be found on the website. We are currently looking for more coaches. Coaches are required to complete an application, have a background check, and participate in a coaches’ clinic put on by Seymour’s Head Varsity Football Coach to learn the rule book, play book, and proper coaching techniques. Coaches’ applications will be available at the sign ups and can be found on the website as well.

Wednesday, Aug. 20th (5pm-7pm) @ Seymour High School football field – Registration and Equipment Sizing

Thursday, Aug. 21st (5pm-7pm) @ Seymour High School football field – Registration and Equipment Sizing

Friday, Aug. 22nd – First home Varsity game against Franklin HS and SAYFL will be there with a registration table from 6pm-7:30pm.

***Credit Cards will be taken during these registration dates***

 

SAYFL contact info:

Email: SAYFL.contact@gmail.com

Facebook: SAYF League

Twitter: @SAYFL1

Website: www.seymourowlsfootball.com (click on the SAYFL tab)

 

 

Date: August 11, 2014
Venue: Seymour High School
Phone: 812-522-4384
Address:
1350 W. Second St., Seymour, IN, 47274, United States

Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Nominations

Nominations for Inaugural Induction are Being Accepted Through September 1, 2014

The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its first group of honorees.

Its board of directors is compiled of representatives from the business, government and retired military sectors. The Chairman of the board, Russell H. Dowden, Jr., COL, USA (Retired) was inducted into the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame in 2011 as that is his home state. Now a Hoosier, Mr. Dowden formed the idea of creating a similar organization here.

Up to fifteen veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions. To be eligible, a nominee must meet any one of these criteria:
> Been born in Indiana
> Entered military service in Indiana
> Lived in Indiana for a minimum of eight years

All branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, all ages, living or deceased, and males and females will be considered equally. The complete nomination packet and criteria can be found at imvhof.com. Nominations will be accepted through end of day September 1, 2014.

The first induction ceremony will take place on November 7, 2014 at the Garrison at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence, IN. Event details will be available on the website as it nears.

Tax deductible donations can be made via check or money orders made out to IMVHOF and sent to: IMVHOF

P.O. Box 269098 Indianapolis, IN 46226

 

IMVHOF FACT SHEET

CONTACT: Annette Roy Board Member, Public Relations 317-916-6268 annetteroy@sbcglobal.net

Name: Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Reach: The State of Indiana

Mission: The objective of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is to honor and provide support to Indiana military veterans and to educate others on their outstanding accomplishments.

• Nominations will be accepted annually for inductees into the Hall of Fame

• 2014 nominations are being accepted now through September 1, 2014

• There is no cost to nominate someone

• Fifteen inductees will be honored at the organization’s inaugural event on November 7, 2014

• Inductees will receive a medallion and presence on the website

Status: • The IMVHOF is a not-for-profit with 501(c)3 status from the IRS

General Nominee Criteria:
• The nominee must have been born in Indiana; entered military service from Indiana; or lived in Indiana for a minimum of eight years
• All criteria and the nomination form can be found on imvhof.com

Connect With Us: Website: www.imvhof.com

Date: August 11, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Homelessness in Columbus

As part of her senior project at Columbus East Maggie Frazier will present facts and information on the state of the homeless in Columbus and cover what people can do to help with situation.

Start: August 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

August 12, 2014

Reverse Mortgages

Have you heard about reverse mortgages, but aren’t quite sure if they’re legitimate or a scam?  Were you wondering if one is right for you or someone you know?  Reverse Mortgages can be a useful financial tool for older homeowners, but they’re not for everyone.  Lisa Piercefield a certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor from Apprisen will provide a basic overview of Reverse Mortgage and alternatives.

LPiercefield

Start: August 12, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

August 13, 2014

Alzheimer’s: Communications and Behaviors

This session is designed to explore the nature of behavioral changes in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It will include strategies to address difficult behaviors and explore how communication with a person with Alzheimer’s changes with disease progression.  Strategies for more effective communication throughout the course of the disease will be given.  Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.

alz

Start: August 13, 2014 12:00 pm
End: August 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

This group will meet the first Wednesday or every month at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church from 6:00-8:00 in Room 2102.

Angels of Hope hopes to reach out to those who have walked the same path and together, work to restore hope for the future.

Start: August 13, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 13, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Phone: 8123721571
Address:
719 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

August 14, 2014

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day

Thursday, August 14 is DQ® Miracle Treat Day
Blizzard® Treat sales to benefit local kids in need
 
Chips Ahoy!® and Oreo® will be among the Blizzard® Treats served at participating DQ®and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide on Miracle Treat Day to benefit local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During the ninth annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, August 14th, one dollar or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit MiracleTreatDay.com.
Date: August 14, 2014
Venue: Dairy Queens
Address:
IN, United States
iCal Import