Upcoming Events

April 27, 2014

Family Fun Days: Go Fly a Kite!


The gusty winds of spring are here. What better way to spend an afternoon than to fly a kite. We will share a brief history of kites, make our own kites, and then go and take them for a spin (weather permitting). We will also make some paper airplanes to fly as well. You can come for the whole time, or just a little while. It will be high flying fun for the whole family.

$5 for public, $3 for members

Maximum: 24 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 info@bartholomewhistory.org.
Members of the Bartholomew County Historical Society get special discounts on workshops. Members also get every fourth class FREE.

Start: April 27, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Henry Breeding Farm
Phone: 8123723541
13730 N 100 W, Edinburgh, IN, 47124, United States
Cost: 5

April 28, 2014

MDA Columbus Lock-Up Nominations

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central Indiana is holding their annual Lock-Up event on Wednesday, June 4 from 11am-2pm at the Harrison Lake Country Club.  The event is a chance for business leaders in the community to use their professional and personal influence to raise funds for Central Indiana families affected by muscle disease. It is also a great event for networking with other key business leaders and gaining exposure for your company. 


MDA of Central Indiana is currently accepting nominations for influential business leaders that should be recognized for their achievements and are known for having big hearts.  All nominations should be emailed to Indianapolis@mdausa.org or mailed to 9100 Purdue Road, Suite 203 Indianapolis, IN  46268.  

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for 43 different neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s disease.  We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising, and local engagement. 


Locally, the MDA of Central Indiana located in Indianapolis, helps to raise funds that support the 1,100 local families living with muscle disease.  Of every dollar raised, 77 cents goes directly back to services, research, and education.  The local ser­vices we provide include MDA clinic visits and flu shots, annual repairs of durable medical equipment, support groups for patients and caregivers, therapy consultation, and one week summer camp for ages 6-17.



Date: April 28, 2014
Venue: Harrison Lake Country Club
588 South Country Club Road, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Genetic Testing in Healthcare

Lisa SpockGenetic testing is now an important part of healthcare and is used frequently to diagnose genetic disorders, guide treatment decisions, and predict future disease. Dr. Lisa Spock, a genetic counselor and a research analyst specializing in genetic testing, will introduce you to the field, review the types of genetic tests that are available, and discuss their roles in patient care.


Start: April 28, 2014 6:30 pm
End: April 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

April 29, 2014

Volunteer Action Fair

“Spring into Action” at the United Way Volunteer Action Fair on April 29th from 4:30-6:30pm at The Commons!

VAC Action Fair flyer in jpegEvery minute of service creates a stronger community!  There is a special feeling you get when you fill a need, solve a problem or simply make life better for someone else.  Here’s your chance to identify volunteer opportunities and become an integral part of cultural change by giving back in your own community.  Community-based nonprofits participate to share their organization’s story so they can help match your time and talent with their volunteer needs. 

 One thing is for sure:  Your help is needed in the community!  Any amount of time or talent you can share will be greatly appreciated by the organizations who dedicate themselves to making our area a stronger and more vibrant place to live.  We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Start: April 29, 2014 4:30 pm
End: April 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: The Commons
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

April 30, 2014

Focus Areas for Effective Development

As part of our 2014 Nurturing Nonprofits Learning Series, we’re going to look at Donor Development with Melanie J. Norton.

Focus Areas for Effective Development

Part one of this session will take a look at donor motivation and share the latest information on who gives and why.  How do you know where to focus your efforts and most effectively use these precious resources?  And how do you translate this focus into increased philanthropic dollars for your organization? 

Introducing Planned Giving into your donor conversations.  In the second half, you’ll discover tools and tips to help you provide the full range of giving opportunities to your donors and prospects.  As an important partner of major and annual giving, a robust planned giving program is a chief component of any development operation and a strong deferred gift pipeline provides financial stability for your organization. 

Cost is $35 per session

Time: 8:30am Continental Breakfast, 9:00 – 11:30am Program

To register, email tshuck@franklincollege.edu or call the LJC at 317-738-8264. 

About our Speaker, Melanie J. Norton, CFRE

Melanie offers a keen understanding of the legal, financial, and emotional dimensions of charitable giving.  Melanie served as Director of Gift Planning at DePauw, spearheading the oversight and administration of a gift planning program that exceeded $180 million in documented expectancies and boasted a planned giving honor society with more than 1,400 members. 

Melanie holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  Prior to her work in development, she worked as an Assistant Vice President at Fifth Third Bank in the divisions of Trust and Investment Advisors and Retail Banking for seven years.  Melanie is the Treasurer of the national board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP).

Start: April 30, 2014 8:30 am
End: April 30, 2014 11:30 am
Venue: Henderson Conference Room in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts at Franklin College
Phone: 317-738-8264
101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, IN, 46131, United States
Cost: 35.00

Financial Capability Series

Take Control of your money instead of your money controlling you. An asset based approach to increasing net worth and financial stability for every family.

A series of 3 classes starting Wed, April 16th through Wed, April 30th from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Start: April 30, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Eastside Community Center
421 McClure Rd, 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: April 30, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 30, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Phone: 8123721571
719 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States


Publisher 2007 is used to create publications such as newsletters, business cards, brochures, etc.  The software comes with many templates to help in the design process.  Join this class and learn the basic skills you need to unleash the artist in you.



Start: April 30, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 30, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

May 1, 2014

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 1, 2014
Venue: Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone: 812-379-1266
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: Free

QMIX Girly Golf



May 1st at Otter Creek Golf Course.
Lunch will be served at 11:00 am thanks to Kasey Stam at State Farm Insurance
Short Golf Demo for beginners at 12:30 pm.
Shot-gun start at 1:00 pm.


Registration cost: $60 per golfer, can have up to 4 ladies per team.


(New to 2014: You must pay registration fee before May 1st! You may pay via credit card or paypal with the form below or drop off your payment to 825 Washington St, Columbus after registering online.) 


Stick around after for awards & door prizes, and a light dinner thanks to Texas Roadhouse!


This is a LADIES ONLY Scramble, so leave the men at work! Also ALL skill levels are invited to play…whether you’re on par with the guys or have no idea what a birdie is, come on out and enjoy an afternoon with the girls!




All proceeds will benefit Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.


Click here to register!


Start: May 1, 2014 8:00 am
End: May 1, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
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