Upcoming Events

January 16, 2015 – April 15, 2015

Free Tax Preparation Appointments

Free Income Tax Return Assistance and Preparation Appointments can be made starting January 16th.  Call Eastside Community Center at 376-7840, Doug Otto Center at 211, Mill Race Center at 376-9241, or the Sandy Hook United Methodist Church at 372-8495.  This is a service of the host organizations, IRS VITA and AARP Tax-Aide.

Start: January 16, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 15, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Multiple
Columbus, IN, United States
Cost: Free

January 29, 2015

Bike Repair & Maintenance Classes

We are offering a series of 6 classes on Bicycle Maintenance & Repair this Winter! Join us for as few or as many of the classes as you like.

The classes will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm:

Jan 29th - Basic Bike Repair & Maintenance
Feb 12th - Brakes: Adjustment & Cable Maintenance
Feb 19th – Derailleurs: Adjustment & Troubleshooting
Feb 26th – Cup & Cone Bearings: Adjustment & Overhaul
Mar 12th – Bottom Brackets: Adjustment & Overhaul
Mar 19th – Headsets: Adjustment & Overhaul

The suggested donation to attend is $10 per class, $25 for 3 classes, and $50 for all 6 classes. If you can’t afford it, please don’t let the cost be a barrier to expanding your bike repair knowledge. Donate as much as you can. If you want to learn, then we want to teach you!

These classes are FREE for all of our regular volunteers – those who regularly sign up for shifts as a Shop Monitor, Greeter or Volunteer Supervisor.

Contact us at info@bikeco-op.org to RSVP or to get more information.



Start: January 29, 2015 6:00 pm
End: January 29, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: Bike Co-op
1531 13th Street, Columbus, IN 47201, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: 10

Student-Athletes: Recruiting Realities

Does your teen have hopes to continue playing their sport in college?  Wondering about the realities of the recruiting process and all the logistics surrounding college sports recruiting?  Join Robyn Spoon, College Planning Services, for an evening of answers to the biggest questions surrounding this topic.  She’ll cover eligibility, recruiting efforts, scholarships, the various divisions and athletic leagues and whatever questions you bring.

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Start: January 29, 2015 6:30 pm
End: January 29, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

January 30, 2015

Daniel Burbrink Memorial Scholarship Event

The Daniel Burbrink Memorial Scholarship Fish Fry and Silent Auction is coming Saturday, January 30 from 5 – 8pm at the community building on the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds. All proceeds are given as scholarships to 4-H and FFA Participants. Contact the extension office, 812-379-1665, with questions. Free will donation.

Start: January 30, 2015 5:00 pm
End: January 30, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds
Phone: 812-552-4477
HWY 11, Columbus, IN, United States

January 31, 2015

League of Women Voters

Amy Miller, President of the League of Women Voters of Indiana, will give a short presentation on The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political membership organization which acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels, builds citizen participation in the democratic process and engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.  The purpose of the meeting is to increase awareness of the League and encourage membership in Bartholomew County.

Start: January 31, 2015 11:00 am
End: January 31, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

17th Annual Empty Bowls




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Start: January 31, 2015 5:30 pm
End: January 31, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Central Middle School
725 7th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Non-denominational Concert

The concert will be hosted by Connor Boyle and Elizabeth Andrews as well as volunteers from youth groups around the community such as The Ridge, St. Peter’s, St. Bartholomew, and CCC.
All of our collected proceeds will benefit Horizon House homeless shelter.
Unity Night of Praise will take place January 31 in the Erne Auditorium at North from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Connor was in love with the idea of developing an event that brought the Christian community of Columbus together. He and I are both Catholic. With that come many stereotypes, whether true or not, that tend to set us apart from many other Christian denominations. However, there is one undeniable similarity among Christians of different denominations. Our music is all derived from one idea: the love of God. We hope to create a sense of “unity” by performing popular Christian songs with a music group that is made up of high school students from many different denominations.
The concert will feature one song arranged and sung by East High School’s Acalympians and we hope for accompaniment by the Banister Family Bluegrass Band.


Start: January 31, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 31, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Erne Auditorium
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Hoosier Pro Wrestling Presents “FALLOUT”

Pro Wrestling. Ladies match: World famous female wrestler LuFisto VS The Powerhouse Princess Lovely Lylah

Flash Flanagan vs HPW Champion Rob Ramer and many more matches! All tickets $12  Kids 4 and under are FREE


HPW Fallout Final for print

Start: January 31, 2015 7:30 pm
End: January 31, 2015 10:45 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds
Phone: 812-552-4477
HWY 11, Columbus, IN, United States
Cost: 12

February 1, 2015

Yellow Jug Old Drug Program

Started by the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization in 2008, the Yellow Jug Old Drug Program has partnered with Pharmacy Care Solutions in Columbus, Indiana to provide secure and responsible drug disposal.  The Yellow Jug Old Drug Program addresses the fact that there are very limited ways to dispose of unwanted drugs.  Now, consumers can take their unwanted medications to Pharmacy Care Solutions, located at 2323 N. Marr Road, Columbus year-round for a safe disposal option while reducing the amount of chemicals showing up in our water.  
The Yellow Jug Old Drug Program not only decreases the volume of expired or unused prescription d​rugs in our medicine cabinets, it could also have a beneficial impact on the environment and the state’s fresh water supply.


Date: February 1, 2015
Venue: Pharmacy Care Solutions
2323 N. Marr Road, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

February 2, 2015

Bartholomew County Little League Registration

Registration for Bartholomew County Little League baseball is going on now through March 6th.  Visit www.bcllbaseball.org to sign up or to find more information.

Date: February 2, 2015
Venue: Ceraland Park
Phone: 812-377-5849
3989 S 525 E, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: $45-$85
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