Calendar of Events

August 27, 2014

Improve Your Health One Bite at a Time

Are biotech foods safe to eat?  Most of us have eaten genetically modified foods without knowing it, but are they safe?  Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S. grocery shelves have genetically modified ingredients.  Carolyn Behrman, Natural Choices for Healthful Living, will chat about these foods and if they are good for you or work against you.

Start: August 27, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 27, 2014 7:30 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 27, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Phone: 8123721571
719 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a series of class to help those at risk for type 2 diabetes and their families. Please visit the Purdue/Bartholomew County Extension website at for a flier and registration form. Harriet Armstrong, Health and Human Science Extension Educator, is offering an evening and afternoon option. Please call the Bartholomew County Extension Office with any questions.


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Start: August 27, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Faith Ministries
5103 W State Road 46, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: 20

August 25, 2014

GarageBand for the Beginner

Music production can be a very complicated process especially if you don’t know where to start. GarageBand is a free app for tablets and smart phones and is a great way to get started! Curtis Hartwell, the library’s Social Media Coordinator, will cover the basics on how to start creating awesome music and discuss all the in- app instruments, their functions and how to compose your first song.  Bring a tablet with the GarageBand app installed to participate.


Start: August 25, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 25, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
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

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Date: August 25, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

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!


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

Indiana Artists Club 82nd Annual Membership Exhibition

The Indiana Artists Club annual Member Exhibition, which opens September 22, features up to 100 pieces in a variety of media and styles, including pastels, oils, watercolors, acrylics and more. Most of the artwork is for sale.


A free opening reception, with light refreshments, will be held at the Columbus Learning Center on Saturday, October 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shawn Thomas Dingwerth, executive director of the Richmond Museum of Art and author, will speak at the reception at 6:30 p.m. about his new book, “The Richmond Group Artists.” Copies of the book, which tells the untold story of a group of artists who developed a distinctive impressionistic style which transformed Richmond into an important center for art in the Midwest, will be available for purchase and signature.


The exhibition runs through December 30, 2014. It is free and open to the public, Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Monday – Thursday through Dec. 15. For more information, visit or call Columbus Learning Center at (812) 314-8507.

Date: August 24, 2014
Venue: Columbus Learning Center
Phone: (812) 314-8507
4555 Central Avenue, Suite 210, Columbus, IN, 47203, United States
Cost: Free

August 23, 2014

Greenwood Summer Concert Series

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.            

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

CNHS Class of ’74 Reunion

Columbus North High School Class of 1974 is having their 40th Class Reunion on August 23. The reunion will take place at the Garage Pub and Grill on 4th Street in Downtown Columbus from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. There will be a live band, food, and a cash bar.

Invitations have been mailed and email announcements sent. Current contact information for many classmates is lacking. Reunion organizers ask friends and relatives for help updating the contact information. Contact information can be updates at the class website, or call 812-657-3364.


Start: August 23, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 23, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: The Garage
308 4th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

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
Main St., Hope, IN, 47246, United States
Cost: Free
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