Upcoming Events

May 2, 2014

First Friday’s for Families Presents Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty will be brought to life by ArtReach at Old National Bank’s First Fridays for Families on Friday, May 2 at 6:00 PM in The Commons. All First Fridays for Families programs are free thanks to the generous financial support of Old National Bank. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Custer, Nugent, and Teegarden Foundations.


Originally published by Charles Perrault in 1697, Sleeping Beauty tells the story of a princess who is cursed to 100 years of sleep by pricking her finger on an enchanted spindle. Although protected by her fairy godmother, will anyone be able to save her? Young and old will enjoy ArtReach’s enchanting adaptation.


Sponsored by Old National Bank, First Fridays for Families is a free arts program that focuses on enriching the lives of pre-kindergarten through third grade 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: May 2, 2014 6:00 pm
End: May 2, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: The Commons
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

Ignite Columbus



Ignite Columbus
Friday, May 2nd from 6:30-9:00 pm
At IU Center for Art and Design
310 Jackson Street, downtown Columbus, IN

You are invited to a lively evening of food, drink and frivolity as we promote social change through creative thinking. See what happens when great minds compete for huge cash prizes in a fast-paced format to see who has the next great idea for our community.
-No cover
-Free (yummy!) food
-Cash bar
-Great music
-Brilliant presentations

Start: May 2, 2014 6:30 pm
End: May 2, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: IU Center for Art and Design
310 Jackson St. , Columbus, IN, 47201, United States


The Chordlighter Barbershop Chorus presents their annual Cabaret on Friday May 2nd at the National Guard Armory in Franklin.  For information or tickets, please, call 317- 882- 5187

Start: May 2, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 2, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: National Guard Armory
Phone: 317-882-5187
Ninuteman Way, Franklin, IN, 46131, United States
Cost: $15.00

May 3, 2014

Pork In The Park

Pork In The Park amateur BBQ Competition to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jennings County. May 3 at the North Vernon City Park. For a $2 donation, the general public is invited to participate in the judging of the People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice will run from 4:00 pm until the first team runs out. Then at 5 pm food will be served in Shelter #1 at the city park for a cost of $5.00 per person until food runs out, sign up for both for $ 6.00.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day.  Other Relay For Life teams will also be setting up fundraiser booths selling items and holding silent auctions.

6More information available at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pork-in-the-Park/614771441925848

Date: May 3, 2014
Venue: North Vernon City Park
North Vernon, IN, 47265, United States
Cost: 6

May 3, 2014 – May 4, 2014


The Magical Beauty of Gourds.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Sat., May 3, 9 am-6 pm, and Sun., May 4, 9 am-3 pm, at the Boone County 
Fairgrounds (I-65 Exit 138), Lebanon, IN.  Age 14-60 $5, Seniors 60+ $3, Under 
14 free!  Bring a can of food for $1.00 off admission.
Gourd Competitions, Vendors, IGS Gourd Store,
Seeds, Demos, Kids’ Booth, Gourd Art Raffle, and Auctions Saturday & 
Sunday! Gourd Gurus To Answer Questions. Entries & Preregistered Classes 
ONLY Fri., May 2, noon – 7 pm.  Info at showchair@indianagourdsociety.org & 
Start: May 3, 2014
End: May 4, 2014
Venue: Boone County Fairgrounds
Lebanon , IN, United States
Cost: $3-$5

Greeting Cards

Make two beautiful 5 X 7 greeting cards suitable for a baby card or a birthday card.  Learn how to use iris folding to make unique and interesting greeting card.  Iris folding is a paper craft that involves folding strips of paper in such a way to form a design.  The center of the design forms an iris.  No prior iris folding experience is required.  Instructor is Susie Fintz of Fintz Folds http://fintzfolds.com.  Register at mybcpl.org.  $15 fee covers all supplies.  Ages 12 and up.  


Start: May 3, 2014 12:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 12:00 am
Venue: Unnamed Venue
IN, United States
Cost: $15

Whodunit? Murder, Mayhem and Malice Book Sale

Buy one mystery book at our ongoing book sale in May and the next one is free!



Date: May 3, 2014
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

Auto Technicians of Tomorrow Car show

Southeastern Career Center is having a car show on May 3, 2014. Registration is at 9am. the fee is $15.00.  The awards will be held two thirty pm. The rain date is would be Saturday May 10th.

Date: May 3, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Phone: 812-689-52
Southeastern Career Center, Versailles , IN, United States
Cost: Free

Hoosier Pro Wrestling “DERBY DAY DESTRUCTION”

2 weeks away another stacked card of HPW Wrestling at the fairgrounds in Columbus, IN….we will be taking donations for the American Cancer Relay for life. Come see some great wrestling and help a great cause!!!!

Date: May 3, 2014
Venue: Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds
Phone: 812-552-4477
HWY 11, Columbus, IN, United States
Cost: $12 kids 4 & Under Free

Johnson County Garden Celebration

The tenth annual Garden celebration, sponsored by the Johnson County Garden Club and Purdue Master Gardeners, will be held at Scott Hall, Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The theme is the Language of Flowers. There will be a tree giveaway; first come, first serve, as well as speakers throughout the day. In addition to plant and garden related vendors, there will be food items as well. Admission is $2.00 at the door OR the equivalent of non-perishable food items for the local food pantry.

Start: May 3, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Scott Hall
Phone: 317-736-3724
250 Fairgrounds St, Franklin, IN, 46131, United States
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