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July 29, 2014

Back to School Splash Bash

Students who attend Custer Baker Intermediate School and Franklin Middle School can enjoy this end of the summer pool party at Franklin Family Aquatic Center. Cost is $2/swimmer (Pool Passes cannot be used for entry). Concessions will be available to purchase. Sorry, no parents allowed.

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Start: July 29, 2014 7:00 pm
End: July 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Franklin Family Aquatic Center
Address:
390 Branigin Blvd, Franklin, IN, 46131, United States

April 4, 2014

First Fridays for Families

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays for Families begin at 6 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. Arthur Smith of the Arts Council said, “This is a great way to introduce the arts to a young audience in a fun environment. And thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this program is free.”

Friday, November 1, 2013: Madcap Puppets Theatre presents Fantastic Fairy Tales. The classic fairy tales unfold with giant puppets, audience participation, and a surprise twist. The tales includeThe Wishing TreeThe Water of Life, and Rapunzel.

Friday, December 6, 2013: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, to life. The audience will encounter Ebenezer Scrooge and his harrowing Christmas Eve adventure in one of the best-loved holiday stories of all time. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will teach more than just Ebenezer a timeless lesson.

 

Friday, January 3, 2014: Start the new year off with a hilarious, high-energy, family comedy show by Johnny Magic. This interactive show includes silly characters, colorful props, fun music, audience participation and of course jaw-dropping magic. From giving CPR to a raccoon to riding down an imaginary escalator, Johnny’s unique performance will make audiences laugh.

Friday, February 7, 2014: Billy Jonas throws out the rules when he hits the stage. His show is a musical conversation and a sonic celebration where the audience makes the music.

Friday, March 7, 2014: Let the wild rumpus begin with The Wild Rumpus World Circus. This one-of-a-kind circus that combines hilarious clowning with aerial artistry, fantastic stilt characters with mask theater and rapid fire juggling. The Wild Rumpus ensures a lively and engaging performance.

Friday, April 4, 2014: Columbus’ own Dancers Studio finishes the season with Peter and the Wolf. This classic tale tells the story of Peter as he makes a plan to catch a wolf who is trying to eat his animal friends.

For further information about Old National Bank First Fridays for Families or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 812-376-2539.

Start: April 4, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 4, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: The Commons in Columbus
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

March 7, 2014

First Fridays for Families

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays for Families begin at 6 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. Arthur Smith of the Arts Council said, “This is a great way to introduce the arts to a young audience in a fun environment. And thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this program is free.”

Friday, November 1, 2013: Madcap Puppets Theatre presents Fantastic Fairy Tales. The classic fairy tales unfold with giant puppets, audience participation, and a surprise twist. The tales includeThe Wishing TreeThe Water of Life, and Rapunzel.

Friday, December 6, 2013: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, to life. The audience will encounter Ebenezer Scrooge and his harrowing Christmas Eve adventure in one of the best-loved holiday stories of all time. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will teach more than just Ebenezer a timeless lesson.

 

Friday, January 3, 2014: Start the new year off with a hilarious, high-energy, family comedy show by Johnny Magic. This interactive show includes silly characters, colorful props, fun music, audience participation and of course jaw-dropping magic. From giving CPR to a raccoon to riding down an imaginary escalator, Johnny’s unique performance will make audiences laugh.

Friday, February 7, 2014: Billy Jonas throws out the rules when he hits the stage. His show is a musical conversation and a sonic celebration where the audience makes the music.

Friday, March 7, 2014: Let the wild rumpus begin with The Wild Rumpus World Circus. This one-of-a-kind circus that combines hilarious clowning with aerial artistry, fantastic stilt characters with mask theater and rapid fire juggling. The Wild Rumpus ensures a lively and engaging performance.

Friday, April 4, 2014: Columbus’ own Dancers Studio finishes the season with Peter and the Wolf. This classic tale tells the story of Peter as he makes a plan to catch a wolf who is trying to eat his animal friends.

For further information about Old National Bank First Fridays for Families or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 812-376-2539.

Start: March 7, 2014 6:00 pm
End: March 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: The Commons in Columbus
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

February 7, 2014

First Fridays for Families

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays for Families begin at 6 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. Arthur Smith of the Arts Council said, “This is a great way to introduce the arts to a young audience in a fun environment. And thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this program is free.”

Friday, November 1, 2013: Madcap Puppets Theatre presents Fantastic Fairy Tales. The classic fairy tales unfold with giant puppets, audience participation, and a surprise twist. The tales includeThe Wishing TreeThe Water of Life, and Rapunzel.

Friday, December 6, 2013: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, to life. The audience will encounter Ebenezer Scrooge and his harrowing Christmas Eve adventure in one of the best-loved holiday stories of all time. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will teach more than just Ebenezer a timeless lesson.

 

Friday, January 3, 2014: Start the new year off with a hilarious, high-energy, family comedy show by Johnny Magic. This interactive show includes silly characters, colorful props, fun music, audience participation and of course jaw-dropping magic. From giving CPR to a raccoon to riding down an imaginary escalator, Johnny’s unique performance will make audiences laugh.

Friday, February 7, 2014: Billy Jonas throws out the rules when he hits the stage. His show is a musical conversation and a sonic celebration where the audience makes the music.

Friday, March 7, 2014: Let the wild rumpus begin with The Wild Rumpus World Circus. This one-of-a-kind circus that combines hilarious clowning with aerial artistry, fantastic stilt characters with mask theater and rapid fire juggling. The Wild Rumpus ensures a lively and engaging performance.

Friday, April 4, 2014: Columbus’ own Dancers Studio finishes the season with Peter and the Wolf. This classic tale tells the story of Peter as he makes a plan to catch a wolf who is trying to eat his animal friends.

For further information about Old National Bank First Fridays for Families or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 812-376-2539.

Start: February 7, 2014 6:00 pm
End: February 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: The Commons in Columbus
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

January 3, 2014

First Fridays for Families

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays for Families begin at 6 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. Arthur Smith of the Arts Council said, “This is a great way to introduce the arts to a young audience in a fun environment. And thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this program is free.”

Friday, November 1, 2013: Madcap Puppets Theatre presents Fantastic Fairy Tales. The classic fairy tales unfold with giant puppets, audience participation, and a surprise twist. The tales includeThe Wishing TreeThe Water of Life, and Rapunzel.

Friday, December 6, 2013: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, to life. The audience will encounter Ebenezer Scrooge and his harrowing Christmas Eve adventure in one of the best-loved holiday stories of all time. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will teach more than just Ebenezer a timeless lesson.

 

Friday, January 3, 2014: Start the new year off with a hilarious, high-energy, family comedy show by Johnny Magic. This interactive show includes silly characters, colorful props, fun music, audience participation and of course jaw-dropping magic. From giving CPR to a raccoon to riding down an imaginary escalator, Johnny’s unique performance will make audiences laugh.

Friday, February 7, 2014: Billy Jonas throws out the rules when he hits the stage. His show is a musical conversation and a sonic celebration where the audience makes the music.

Friday, March 7, 2014: Let the wild rumpus begin with The Wild Rumpus World Circus. This one-of-a-kind circus that combines hilarious clowning with aerial artistry, fantastic stilt characters with mask theater and rapid fire juggling. The Wild Rumpus ensures a lively and engaging performance.

Friday, April 4, 2014: Columbus’ own Dancers Studio finishes the season with Peter and the Wolf. This classic tale tells the story of Peter as he makes a plan to catch a wolf who is trying to eat his animal friends.

For further information about Old National Bank First Fridays for Families or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 812-376-2539.

Start: January 3, 2014 6:00 pm
End: January 3, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: The Commons in Columbus
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

December 6, 2013

First Fridays for Families

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays for Families begin at 6 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. Arthur Smith of the Arts Council said, “This is a great way to introduce the arts to a young audience in a fun environment. And thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this program is free.”

Friday, November 1, 2013: Madcap Puppets Theatre presents Fantastic Fairy Tales. The classic fairy tales unfold with giant puppets, audience participation, and a surprise twist. The tales includeThe Wishing TreeThe Water of Life, and Rapunzel.

Friday, December 6, 2013: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, to life. The audience will encounter Ebenezer Scrooge and his harrowing Christmas Eve adventure in one of the best-loved holiday stories of all time. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will teach more than just Ebenezer a timeless lesson.

 

Friday, January 3, 2014: Start the new year off with a hilarious, high-energy, family comedy show by Johnny Magic. This interactive show includes silly characters, colorful props, fun music, audience participation and of course jaw-dropping magic. From giving CPR to a raccoon to riding down an imaginary escalator, Johnny’s unique performance will make audiences laugh.

Friday, February 7, 2014: Billy Jonas throws out the rules when he hits the stage. His show is a musical conversation and a sonic celebration where the audience makes the music.

Friday, March 7, 2014: Let the wild rumpus begin with The Wild Rumpus World Circus. This one-of-a-kind circus that combines hilarious clowning with aerial artistry, fantastic stilt characters with mask theater and rapid fire juggling. The Wild Rumpus ensures a lively and engaging performance.

Friday, April 4, 2014: Columbus’ own Dancers Studio finishes the season with Peter and the Wolf. This classic tale tells the story of Peter as he makes a plan to catch a wolf who is trying to eat his animal friends.

For further information about Old National Bank First Fridays for Families or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 812-376-2539.

Start: December 6, 2013 6:00 pm
End: December 6, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: The Commons in Columbus
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

November 16, 2013

Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show

Start: November 16, 2013 10:00 am
End: November 16, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: The Commons in Columbus
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

November 2, 2013

Fall Family Fun Night!

The Waldron Elementary PTO invites you to the annual “Fall Family Fun Night” on November 2, 2013. There will be a chili supper, carnival games, dunk tanks, a silent auction – Fun for the whole family!

All proceeds will go toward maintaining various programs provided by the PTO for the children.  These include our fluoride program, accelerated reader program, field trips, general support for the classrooms, and our main goal this year is updating technology for the classrooms.

The PTO supplements funds that are not given by the state.  We purchase iPads for the classrooms, give each teacher money to purchase things that they need for their classroom, pay for most of the field trip fees so that they are affordable for each student, pay for class parties, and several other things throughout the year. The donations we get go a long way for us to help give each child a great experience in school to treasure for a lifetime.

For more information, or to donate to the silent auction, contact Shannon Coon.

Start: November 2, 2013 5:00 pm
End: November 2, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Waldron Elementary
Address:
306 S East St., Waldron, IN, 46182, United States

November 1, 2013

Franklin College Hosts Fall Chamber Concert

Franklin College musicians will be performing during a chamber concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 in Custer Theater in Old Main, located on the corner of Monroe Street and Branigin Boulevard. The show will feature students and chamber ensembles and it will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.

Start: November 1, 2013 7:00 pm
End: November 1, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Franklin College
Address:
Franklin, IN, United States

First Fridays for Families

First Fridays for Families is a free program geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. All First Fridays for Families begin at 6 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. Arthur Smith of the Arts Council said, “This is a great way to introduce the arts to a young audience in a fun environment. And thanks to our generous title sponsor, Old National Bank, this program is free.”

Friday, November 1, 2013: Madcap Puppets Theatre presents Fantastic Fairy Tales. The classic fairy tales unfold with giant puppets, audience participation, and a surprise twist. The tales includeThe Wishing TreeThe Water of Life, and Rapunzel.

Friday, December 6, 2013: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, to life. The audience will encounter Ebenezer Scrooge and his harrowing Christmas Eve adventure in one of the best-loved holiday stories of all time. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will teach more than just Ebenezer a timeless lesson.

 

Friday, January 3, 2014: Start the new year off with a hilarious, high-energy, family comedy show by Johnny Magic. This interactive show includes silly characters, colorful props, fun music, audience participation and of course jaw-dropping magic. From giving CPR to a raccoon to riding down an imaginary escalator, Johnny’s unique performance will make audiences laugh.

Friday, February 7, 2014: Billy Jonas throws out the rules when he hits the stage. His show is a musical conversation and a sonic celebration where the audience makes the music.

Friday, March 7, 2014: Let the wild rumpus begin with The Wild Rumpus World Circus. This one-of-a-kind circus that combines hilarious clowning with aerial artistry, fantastic stilt characters with mask theater and rapid fire juggling. The Wild Rumpus ensures a lively and engaging performance.

Friday, April 4, 2014: Columbus’ own Dancers Studio finishes the season with Peter and the Wolf. This classic tale tells the story of Peter as he makes a plan to catch a wolf who is trying to eat his animal friends.

For further information about Old National Bank First Fridays for Families or any other Arts Council programs, visit www.artsincolumbus.org or call 812-376-2539.

Start: November 1, 2013 6:00 pm
End: November 1, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: The Commons in Columbus
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States
Cost: FREE

October 26, 2013 – October 27, 2013

2013 unCommon Cause

Tickets are now on sale for Columbus Area Arts Council’s annual fundraiser gala, unCommon Cause. This year’s theme is Bollywood: The Sights and Sounds of India. With this year’s theme, organizers hope to transport revelers to an exotic place complete with canopied balconies, elephants (maybe not elephants), festive music, dancing, and a riot of color.

The 38th annual unCommon Cause will be held Saturday, October 26 at 6:30 PM at The Commons. Our co-chairpersons Nida & Umar Farooq and Hanna Omar & Nebil Baghum invite the community to participate in the festivities. Honorary co-chairpersons are Kiyomi & Anant Talaulicar and Sarla & Swadesh Kalsi. All proceeds from the event go to support Columbus Area Arts Council.

Complementing the night’s theme, Indian-inspired food will be prepared by chef Gethin Thomas. Exotic drinks, live and silent auctions, and fast-paced games will keep things spicy. Living Proof will once again provide after-dinner music for dancing. Indian-inspired attire is encouraged for this black-tie optional event.

Tables of eight can be reserved for $1,000. Individual reservations can be made for $125 each. All reservations will end October 18 and can be made at the Arts Council offices located in The Commons, or by calling (812) 376-2539. Reservations may also be made online at www.unCommonCauseAuction.org.

Start: October 26, 2013 6:30 pm
End: October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Venue: The Commons
Address:
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Night of a Thousand Jacks

As night falls on Columbus, countless glowing faces spring to life. Individuals and organizations from across Columbus carve jack-o’-lanterns and submit them to compete in a contest to determine who are the most creative carvers in town. The shining faces then set the ambiance for an evening festival which includes games, entertainment, the “Monster Mutt Parade” pet costume contest, and more. Admission is free and the fee to enter carving contest is $5. All proceeds benefit Advocates for Children work to lift up the lives of children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect.

Start: October 26, 2013 3:00 pm
End: October 26, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: PNC Bank
Address:
333 Washington Street, Columbus, IN, 47201
Cost: Free

Christmas Bazaar

The First United Methodist Church of Seymour is hosting their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. All proceeds will go to missions. Join us for outstanding crafts, artwork, and baked goods. There will be a silent auction as well! There is no admission fee and there will be plenty of free parking. Lunch will be served and snacks, coffee and soft drinks will be available all day.

Start: October 26, 2013 9:00 am
End: October 26, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: First United Methodist Church of Seymour
Address:
Corner of Third Street & Ewing Street, Seymour, IN, 47274, United States

October 13, 2013

Second Sunday Music Series

Trinity Episcopal in Bloomington (at the corner of Kirkwood and Grant) announces the “Second Sunday Music Series” of Choral Evensong.  The first event in the series takes place on Sunday, October 13 at 5:30, featuring music of Herbert Brewer, Francis Jackson and Bruce Neswick, and sung by members of the Trinity choir and students from the Jacobs School of Music. Evensong is conducted by Mr. Bruce Neswick, professor of organ at Indiana University and former Director of Music at St. John the Divine Cathedral in NYC.

Start: October 13, 2013 5:30 pm
End: October 13, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Trinity Episcopal
Address:
111 S Grant St, Bloomington, IN, 47408, United States

October 11, 2013 – October 12, 2013

Nineveh Heritage Festival

All weekend:  Entertainment, Vendors, Indian Creek FFA Pork Chops & Ice Cream, Smoke Eaters BBQ, Silent Auction, kids games at Mutual Savings Bank

Friday Ham & Bean Supper at Nineveh Christian Church from 5:30 to 8

Saturday: Breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. at the corner, parade at 10 a.m., Fish Fry from 11 to 6 at the Masonic Lodge, Corn Hole Tournament at 12:30 p.m., Dessert Auction at 2 p.m., Chili Supper at the fire station from 5 to 7 p.m., Square Dance at 6 p.m.

Start: October 11, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
Venue: Nineveh Heritage Festival
Phone: 317-933-2898
Address:
7742 S. Nineveh Road, Nineveh, IN, 46164, United States

October 8, 2013

30th Annual American Red Cross Book Fair

30th Annual American Red Cross Book Fair
DATE Thursday, October 3, 2013
TIME 9:00 am – 7:00 pm EDT
WHERE Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West, 5700 W. Airport Road,
Bloomington, IN 47403
PRESENTER Monroe County Chapter
CONTACT June Taylor
COST $10 opening day only
TICKET PHONE 812-332-7292
COMMUNITIES Statewide
NOTES 30th Annual American Red Cross Book Fair
October 3 – 8, 2013
Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West
Phone: 812-332-7292
Admission: Free, except for opening day.
The 30th Annual American Red Cross Book Fair will be held October 3 – 8, 2013 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West. There will be 100,000 gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, cassettes, records, games, puzzles, maps, sheet music, and many other items for sale at very reasonable prices.
Opening day admission is $10, but the rest of the week’s attendance is free. Please call to receive a Book Fair bookmark with dates, times (vary from day to day) and specials listed. All proceeds from the Book Fair benefit Red Cross disaster relief, service to military families, and emergency preparedness services in Monroe and Owen Counties.
Thurs., Oct. 3, 9 am -7 pm OPENING DAY! $10 admission for best selection of books & media.
Friday, Oct. 4: 9 am – 7 pm: No admission charge. 4th annual food drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank – bring non-perishable food and you’ll receive a “book buck,”
good for $1 off book and media purchases.
Saturday, Oct. 5: 9 am – 6 pm : 4th annual food drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank – bring non-perishable food and you’ll receive a book buck, good for $1 off book and media purchases
Sunday, Oct. 6: 9 am – 6 pm: Half-price day & Military Family Appreciation Day – Military families present ID and get free goodie bags for your children!
Monday, Oct. 7: 9 am – 6 pm: $10 bag-it day – we furnish the bag or bring your own of comparable size. You can fit at least two dozen books in a grocery bag – all for ten bucks.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: 9 am – 12 pm Community Day; Books & media left are free. Donations are encouraged.
Contact us at (812) 332-7292 or redcross@monroe-redcross.org for more information or to volunteer for this event, or visit us on the web at www.redcross.org.

Start: October 8, 2013 9:00 am
End: October 8, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building West
Phone: 812-332-7292
Address:
5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington, IN, 47403, United States
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