Calendar of Events

August 20, 2014

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Allergies

Allergies are seemingly everywhere now.  Living in this area, we are subjected to some of the worst seasonal allergies in the entire country.  Food allergies are on a meteoric rise in children.  Nearly 1 in 3 Americans now suffer from some type of allergy.  Dr. Stephen Pollard is one of the nation’s leading allergists and will walk the audience through the symptoms of various types of allergies, as well as the cause of these symptoms and how best to treat them.  He will take questions from the audience and hopes to educate those in attendance on how to best overcome the frustrating symptoms of allergies.  Dr. Pollard is based in Louisville and also practices in Columbus with Family Allergy & Asthma.  He has been an allergist for more than 35 years and leads one of the most advanced allergy research centers in the country.

Pollard HS Web


Start: August 20, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
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 20, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Phone: 8123721571
719 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Blood Drive at Bob Poynter GM

Bob Poynter GM Cars & Trucks

Wednesday, August 20
1pm – 5pm
Click here to sign up!


The donation process takes less than an hour. It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating. Most people are eligible to donate. There are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable.

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to meet patient needs at the 60+ hospitals it supplies.


Start: August 20, 2014 1:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Bob Poynter GM
1209 E Tipton Street, Seymour, IN, 47274, United States

August 19, 2014

College Can Cost Less Than You Think

Mike Nehring, College Planning Solutions, hosts this workshop specifically targeted to help parents of college-bound students resolve their most pressing financial concerns.  He will cover scholarships, funding, loans, how to maximize tax deductions and credits, FASA and the complicated admissions process.

Start: August 19, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 19, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

August 18, 2014

Basic First Aid

Kimberly Parish, licensed Red Cross instructor, will cover recognizing when there is an emergency and calling 911, hands-only CPR and some basic first aid. We will discuss signs of a heart attack, stroke and some other common life threatening emergencies. This is not a certified course.

Start: August 18, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 18, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

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 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



CONTACT: Annette Roy Board Member, Public Relations 317-916-6268

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

Connect With Us: Website:

Date: August 18, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

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:


Facebook: SAYF League

Twitter: @SAYFL1

Website: (click on the SAYFL tab)



Date: August 18, 2014
Venue: Seymour High School
Phone: 812-522-4384
1350 W. Second St., Seymour, IN, 47274, United States

August 17, 2014

Skate to Donate


Start: August 17, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Hamilton Center Ice Arena
IN, United States

Family Fun Days: Campfire Cooking

Get ready to churn butter and mix cornbread. We are going to cook like a pioneer. We will work together to make a hardy frontier meal using hearth cooking techniques and historic recipes, then sit down and enjoy are fixins. There will be vegetarian sides, but the main course will have meat. Nothing will be vegan.

$8 for adults, $5 for children, Members $6 for adults and $3 for children

Maximum: 25 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
Members of the Bartholomew County Historical Society get special discounts on workshops. Members also get every fourth class FREE.

Start: August 17, 2014 1:00 pm
End: August 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Henry Breeding Farm
Phone: 812-372-3541
13730 N 100 W, Edinburgh, IN, 46124, United States
Cost: 8

Bark in the Park End of Summer Doggie Day

Vendors will be present with information for dogs and their owners inside the pool deck.

Indy Dog & Disc Club will entertain in the field east of pool at 6 pm and 7 pm.
Doggie Swim will be held from 6:30 pm to 8 pm – $5 per dog.

All dogs must be sociable, accompanied by an owner/handler, and on leash (except while swimming).

Start: August 17, 2014 6:00 am
End: August 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Donner Park Aquatic Center
Phone: 812-376-2680
22nd & Sycamore, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
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