Fun In the Sun: Public libraries, groups planning spring break activities

Wondering what to do this spring break? Look no further than Jackson County.

Several opportunities are available to keep students entertained as Brownstown Central, Crothersville, Medora and Seymour schools are on spring break from March 20 to 24.

The Jackson County Public Library has several activities, all free to the public, planned for the week.

From 2 to 3 p.m. March 20, the main branch of the library in Seymour will offer a PokéWalk around the city for grades 3 through 5. Participants must have their own personal device with Pokémon Go installed. Registration is required and may be done at the library or by calling 812-522-3412, option 2, or visiting

Also, for children of all ages, there will be crafts and board games March 21 and 23, and “The Wild Life” movie will be shown from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 24.

And for those 12 and younger, Ice Cream Palooza, sponsored by Friends of the Jackson County Public Library, will be at 2:30 p.m. March 22.

For teens in grades 6 through 12, the main branch will offer a monster marshmallow activity March 20, a Lego challenge March 21, the movie “Short Circuit” on March 23 and a classic video game tournament March 24. All of these events will start at 2 p.m. Signup for the video game tournament will start at 1:30 p.m.

At the Crothersville Library, crafts and board games will be available for all ages March 20 and 21, and Ice Cream Palooza is set for 2:30 p.m. March 23 for children 12 and under.

Then at the Medora Library, there will be crafts and board games for all ages March 21 and 23, while Ice Cream Palooza will be at 3 p.m. March 22 for those 12 and under.

For information about activities, call the Crothersville Library at 812-793-2927 or the Medora Library at 812-966-2278.

The Boys and Girls Club of Seymour will host a three-on-three double-elimination basketball tournament for middle and high school students March 25, starting at 8 a.m. It’s being organized by Seymour Dance Marathon, which raises money for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

The cost to enter the tournament is $10 per player. Each team can have up to four players. Organizers prefer teams to register ahead of time online at, but signups will be accepted the day of the tournament.

Southern Indiana Center for the Arts in Seymour will host events from March 21 to 24.

Each morning, the center will offer pottery classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Students will start with a small plate or plaque pattern and turn it into their own piece of artwork.

The cost is $15 per person, with all supplies provided. Eight to 10 people are allowed per session, so reservations must be made by calling the arts center at 812-522-2278. Participants are asked to wear clothes that they don’t mind getting a little dirty.

There also are several classes for parents and children scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m. each day.

They include a foil relief project on an 11-by-14 canvas board March 21; watercolor and shapes abstract art on an 8-by-10 canvas March 22; favorite superhero on an 8-by-10 canvas March 23; and a mixed media project on an 11-by-14 canvas March 24.

The March 22 and 23 classes cost $10 per person, and the March 21 and 24 classes cost $15 per person.{p class=”MsoNormal”}Class sizes are limited, and reservation/prepay is required by calling the arts center.

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Seymour Library: 303 W. Second St., Seymour

Crothersville Library: 120 W. Main St., Crothersville

Medora Library: 27 W. Main St., Medora

Boys and Girls Club of Seymour: 950 N. O’Brien St., Seymour

Southern Indiana Center for the Arts: 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour