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

March 4, 2015

All Star Night

Our community support from the North Men’s and Women’s basketball programs and the East Women’s basketball programs has been welcomed this year. All Star Night will include an obstacle dribbling course. Prizes will be given.We are going to have a lot of fun.

Start: March 4, 2015 5:30 pm
End: March 4, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: National Guard Army - Columbus
2160 Arnold Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

March 5, 2015 – March 8, 2015

2015 National Maple Syrup Festival

Festival guests can expect to find a wide variety of maple dishes, ranging from sweet to savory and everything in between. Not only will restaurants feature dishes that bring a unique maple twist to classic favorites, there will also be truly one-of-a-kind maple creations on the menu too.

Just outside of town, guests at this year’s fifth-anniversary Festival can satisfy their sweet tooth with some maple walnut chocolate chip cookies at the 19th Hole Sports Bar at Salt Creek Golf Retreat or some mouthwatering apple maple bacon fritters at the Brown County Inn.

As the National Maple Syrup Festival approaches, more recipes and restaurants will join in this “Maple on the Menu” feature of the Festival. A complete list of participating restaurants can be found at http://nationalmaplesyrupfestival.com/maple-on-the-menu-in-nashville-restaurants/.

Maple also will be on the menu during several other National Maple Syrup Festival activities. On March 7 and 8, the Dutch Oven Diva will prepare maple dishes live in front of spectators over a campfire in the Brown County State Park. Gourmet hot chocolate and maple marshmallows from Brooke’s Candy Co. and 240Sweet also will be available.

Several other activities and events will be occurring throughout the county and within the Village of Nashville as part of the National Maple Syrup Festival, including live sugaring demonstrations, historical reenactments, interpretive hikes, the sale of maple-related goods and foods, family fun, and much more.

For more information on the National Maple Syrup Festival, please visit nationalmaplesyrupfestival.com and be sure to make plans to attend March 5-8.

Start: March 5, 2015
End: March 8, 2015
Venue: Nashville
Nashville, IN, 47448, United States

Spokeasy Open House

Columbus Bicycle Co-op will hold their second annual Open House Party:  Spokeasy at Bike Co-op in the United Way building. Featuring live music by Bigfoot Yancey. Admission is free.

Start: March 5, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 5, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: United Way Building
1531 13th St, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

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: March 5, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 5, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: Bike Co-op
1531 13th Street, Columbus, IN 47201, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: 10

Body Image in the Modern World

The current state of our society lends itself to poor body image for the majority of women. We will navigate the onslaught of media pressure and also explore methods to promote healthy self worth.  Presenter is Courtney Smith, Co-Director of Fitness and Co-Head Trainer, Tipton Lakes Athletic Club.



Start: March 5, 2015 6:30 pm
End: March 5, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

March 6, 2015

Chili Cook Off

North Star Montessori PTO Presents Our 1st Annual Chili Cook Off

March 6th, 2015

From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: North Star Montessori School

This event is OPEN to the public!
Join your Friends & Family for a night of

A $5.00 Ticket Gets You

  • Delicious Home Cooked Chili
  • Refreshments and Hors Devours
  • A Vote in the Chili Cook-Off
  • Chances to Win an Array of Prizes in our Silent Auction
  • A Great Opportunity to Meet your Child’s Friends

Ticket purchases benefit North Star Montessori
and its’ outdoor playscape. Donations are greatly

Start: March 6, 2015 5:00 pm
End: March 6, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: North Star Montessori (lower level)
2320 Midway St, Columbus , IN, 47201, United States
Cost: 5

First Fridays for Families

Columbus Area Arts Council Presents Old National Bank’s First Fridays for Families. Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:00 PM, The Commons, FREE

First Fridays for Families Features Wacky Chad!

Prepare to laugh until it hurts with stunt comedian Wacky Chad at Old National Bank’s First Fridays for Families on Friday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in The Commons. All First Fridays for Families programs are free thanks to generous financial support from Old National Bank. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Nugent, Custer, and Teegarden Foundations.

For more than a decade, Wacky Chad has made thousands of people laugh at schools, fairs, festivals, theaters, colleges and universities all over the world. His award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America’s Got Talent (twice!) and a performance at the 2014 Super Bowl.

“This guy is a riot” said Karen Shrode, the arts council’s executive director. “Physical comedy is so much fun to watch and there’s no doubt that Wacky Chad has perfected his tricks. Nevertheless, we’re glad he wears a crash helmet!”

Sponsored by Old National Bank, First Fridays for Families is a free arts program that focuses on enriching the lives of young 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: March 6, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 6, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: The Commons
Phone: 8123745342
300 Washington Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE


An Evening To Remember…

This special night is designed to provide a memorable evening for All Mothers and their Sons of all ages. A FREE 5X7 photo will be given to all who attend along with other Photo purchasing options as well as dancing, some singing and special tribute interviews. It is a “Formal Attire” event which means to wear your Sunday best outfit. All the proceeds for this event will go to the BCLL 9U Baseball All-Star Team to help offset cost for their 2015 tournaments. We hope you and your Son(s) will come and join us for this very special evening as you both share this time together creating lasting memories.

Start: March 6, 2015 7:00 pm
End: March 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: F.O.E.
217 Washington Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: 20

March 7, 2015

Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2015

Big Brothers Big Sisters program is 100% free of charge to participants.

75% of its funding comes from private donations and Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual fundraiser.

Every year, corporate sponsors, bowling teams and virtual bowlers join our efforts to raise our annual goal of $100,000 for kids’ sake! In March we celebrate everyone’s efforts with a Bowling Party where sponsors, bowling teams, staff and our amazing volunteers will enjoy bowling, winning prizes, music, free food, sodas and more!

The 2015 Bowl for kids’ Sake party will take place on Saturday, March 7 at the Columbus Bowling Center.




Date: March 7, 2015
Venue: Columbus Bowling Center
3010 State St, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
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