Free time – July 14

Your weekly guide to events organized by category

Arts & crafts

SALI JULY EXHIBIT: PATRICIA BARDES, through July 30, The Southside Art League, Inc. 299 E. Broadway in Greenwood, Nashville resident Bardes will be exhibiting impressionistic paintings, she studied at Herron School of Art and Indian University; her memberships include the Indiana Artists Club, Indiana Heritage Arts, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, Brown County Art Gallery, and the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society; regular gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, call SALI at 317-882-5562 to arrange for viewing by appointment at any other time. The exhibit is free. The public is invited to meet Patricia Bardes during the SALI Open House 6 to 8 p.m. July 8. Light refreshments will be served.

REDEVELOPING DOWNTOWN: COLUMBUS’ MODERN URBAN FORM, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, through Aug. 26, IU Center for Art+Design, 310 Jackson St., Columbus, gallery exhibit explores the evolution of Columbus’ modern urban form from 1950 to the present. After World War II, Columbus worked to balance maintaining an old and decaying business district with new shopping areas created as the city expanded. The downtown now includes offices, entertainment and the arts. For more information, contact the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives at 812-379-1297 or IUCA+D at 812-375-7550.

NIMBLE THIMBLES QUILT CLUB, first Friday of the month, 9 to 11:30 a.m. work session, 12:30 p.m. meeting, Johnson County Purdue Extension Office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, 736-4547.

ADULT BEGINNER PAINTING CLASSES, 10 a.m. Saturdays, The Studios, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $25, must call to register, 474-4889.


READING OLYMPICS: BRAZIL CARNAVAL MASKS AND MOLAS, Mondays 10 a.m., 2 p.m.; Tuesdays 3 p.m., July 18 and 19, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, free, kindergarten through Grade five: join in for some Olympic-sized fun, travel around the world and try out activities and crafts with an international theme;

“ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ”: JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING, through July 23, each branch will host fun programs for all ages throughout the summer. Register online between May 31 and June 5 for a chance to be entered into a drawing for four Kings Island passes. Visit to learn more and sign up. Some programs require registration and will fill up fast.

July 20, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “Code Name Verity,” by Elizabeth Wein, for teens and adults, 881-1953, greenwood

WHITE RIVER BOOK DISCUSSION, 1:30 p.m. July 27, 1664 Library Blvd.,
discussion of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman Greenwood,

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m., July 18, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, 885-1330, discussion of, “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight,” by Alexandra Fuller,

PRIMETIME BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, registration, 881-1953,

FRANKLIN PAGE-TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, Franklin library, 401 State St., free,


RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Community Congregational Church, 4592 N Hurricane Road, Franklin, sandwiches, desserts and drinks also available. Church is located on Hurricane Road approximately ½ mile south of Whiteland Road.

OPEN DOOR FELLOWSHIP CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6 to 8 p.m. through July 15, 250 14th St. in Franklin,

FAITH BIBLE INSTITUTE, 1:15 p.m. Sundays Aug. 15 to Dec. 5, registration for fall session open until July 1, The Grove Baptist Church, Tracy Plaza Suite 7,
400 Tracy Road, New Whiteland, Bible course that covers the Bible chronologically. The class includes verse-by-verse Bible teaching, student workbooks and group classes. The first two classes are free so interested students can check out the classes and decide if they would like to enroll. Cost is $126. For more information, call 317-800-0515.


DISCOVER LINE DANCING, 7 p.m. July 15, The Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, free, complete information:

BALLROOM DANCES, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Riolo Dance Studio, 502 N. Capitol Ave. (second floor), Indianapolis, $10 to $12, lesson at 7:30 p.m., open dancing 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., all skill levels and abilities welcome; no partner needed; refreshments available;; 490-6739.

DANCE LESSONS, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, beginning/intermediate ballroom; 1:15 p.m. country line dances, Mount Auburn United Methodist Church, Community Room 6, State Road 135 and Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood. All ages welcome. Information: J. Rummage, 765-318-1175 or B. Gordon, 881-4337.

Festivals, fairs and parades

FRANKLIN FEST, 6 to 10 p.m., July 15, downtown, East Court and Monroe streets, Franklin, band JAMBOX will play from 7 to 10 p.m. and food and drinks will be available from the following food trucks: Brozinni Pizzeria, Which Which, Johnson’s BBQ Shack, Jivy’s Barbecue, Pierogi Love Indy, Mrs. Curl’s Mini Curl Ice Cream Truck, and kettlecorn by Steve and Debby Ham. Beer will also be sold. Children’s activities are planned.

Fundraisers and Galas

ST. THOMAS CLINIC DINE TO DONATE, 5 to 8 p.m., July 18, Whiteland Dairy Queen, 99 N. U.S. 31, Whiteland, 10 percent of sales will be donated to the clinic;

ANNUAL JOEY PROCTOR GOLF OUTING, Aug. 8, deadline is July 18, Valle Vista Golf Club, check-in: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; shotgun start at 1 p.m.; scramble format, four-person teams; tournament fees include VIP golf limo service from the parking lot to the starting area, greens and cart fees for 18 holes, unlimited beverage service, chef’s choice four entree buffet with dessert served in the Valle Vista banquet room, prizes, for information, visit Facebook, email or call 317-889-1332.


GARDENING QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY MASTER GARDENERS, 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, during the Johnson County fair July 17-23. The booth is in Fitzpatrick Hall at the south end of the fairgrounds. Also, see a display of “fancy foliage” for ideas about plant color beyond blossom time. If you have a plant problem you want help identifying, bring a sample.

DAYLILY/IRIS SALE, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, Sullivan Hardware, 6955 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis. Conducted by Indiana Daylily/Iris Society.

TRAFALGAR COUNTRY GARDENERS, last Thursday of each month, 736-9167.

CULTIVATING GARDEN CLUB, 6 p.m. third Thursday of each month at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St., Indianapolis; 881-2353.
Health and fitness

FRANKLIN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, 6 p.m. Franklin Aquatic Center, 396 Branigin Blvd., hot dog cookout, free pool party 7 to 9 p.m., pictures with officers, police and specialty vehicles on display, K9 and EOD robot demonstrations, community specialty programs: fingerprint cards, Kid ID kits, impairment goggles, prizes and more, National Night Out is an awareness-raising event created to increase awareness about police programs in communities.

BAXTER YMCA & PERRY PARK HIKE, 6 p.m. Tuesdays in July, meet at Baxter YMCA on Shelby Street at Stop 11 Road, neighborhood hike of 5 miles,

MIDNIGHT 5K, 10:30 p.m.,
July 15, Seymour High School Stadium,1350 W. Second St., Seymour, $20, in support of high school’s cross country team, Randy Fife 812-569-4886,

MERIDIAN WOODS AND TRAILS HIKE, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in June and July, southside 5-6 mile hike in Meridian Woods and nearby neighborhoods on mostly paved trails, meet in parking lot at Woodside Community Church, 329 W. Banta Road, which is just past Lockwood Lane, Indianapolis,

WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETINGS, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove, 803-9086.

MOVING BEYOND CANCER SURVIVOR PROGRAM, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 23; Session 4: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25; Session 5: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 6 to Nov. 29; Session 6: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 8 to Dec. 1; Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis Cancer Center, second floor conference rooms at 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, accessible by Entrance 4, holistic approach of recovery methods, combining physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health components for survivors, loved ones and caregivers; free 12-week program offers classes beginning in March and continuing throughout the year; each week focuses on a different topic to meet the needs of cancer survivors and caregivers. Participants will receive weight management and fitness tool kits, and learn the benefits of exercise, relaxation techniques, healthy meal planning and easy meal preparation. To register, visit, or call 528-1412.

WESTSIDE PARK, GREENWOOD HIKE, 8 a.m. Saturdays in June and July, meet at Westside Park in Greenwood, 8-mile walk with a 5-mile option in parks and neighborhoods in Greenwood;

SOUTHPORT PARK HIKE, 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays in June and July, meet at 6901 Derbyshire Road, Indianapolis, behind the Southport police station for an 8-mile hike,

GREENWOOD PARK MALL HIKE, 6 p.m. Mondays in June and July, sign in at the food court for a self-guided hike, take as many 1-mile laps as you want,

ZUMBA, 7 p.m. Sundays, Amity Baptist Church, 3597 U.S. 31 South, Franklin, $1 for kids up to fifth-grade age, $3 for adults, $5 for family of four with $1 for each extra person; 738-2736.

AQUATOTS, Franklin Parks and Recreation program, dates and times vary; parent/toddler swim class, class is designed for children 9 months through
3 years old; complete information: 736-3689;


July 19, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, free, Learn about the relatively unknown man who is one the most accomplished Hoosiers, past or present. A best-selling novelist, poet, short story writer, literary critic,
lawyer, engineer, geologist, and master archer, Maurice Thompson founded the National Archery Association and was one of the major figures of Indiana’s Golden Age of Literature. He also indirectly had a hand in the nicknames of
two Indiana high schools, greenwood

JOHNSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Mucky Duck at 2800 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, show off your knowledge of popular culture, current events, sports, and history, sign up with your trivia team that should include between 2 and 8 people. Entry charge is $20 per person. Entry forms are available at the Events page at, by calling 317-346-4500, or stopping by the museum during regular business hours. Proceeds will go towards the JCHS Dancing with the Johnson County Stars fundraising total.

1816: INDIANA JOINS THE NATION, through Jan. 21, 2017, Indiana Historical Society interactive exhibition, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis, re-creates the Corydon meeting house where delegates met to draft Indiana’s first state constitution, guests will join in conversation with delegates representing various viewpoints on issues such as education, slavery, personal liberty and the balance of power between branches of this new government,

DESTINATION INDIANA, Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis; facilitated, interactive exhibits that use digital technology, touch screens and immersive displays of historic images and documents to explore and understand the story of Indiana using photographs and other archival materials such as broadsides, manuscripts, maps, printed items and sheet music. Destination Indiana features eight “drive yourself” time-travel stations that can each hold as many as six guests. The space also includes a large-group experience that offers access to nine journeys on its 22.5-by-7.5-foot screen, which features twice the resolution of a 1080i high-definition television set. Each station includes at least one journey for each of Indiana’s 92 counties, as well as “Indiana Stories” on subject matters such as African-American Hoosiers, the Civil War, the Ohio River, mapping the state, social justice and reform, rail transportation, agriculture and more are also explored.

TINKER TOTS, 10:30 a.m., July 15, Franklin library, 401 State St., Franklin, explore, create and learn through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) activities for children ages 3 to 5; caregivers required to attend; pageafter

LEGO TECHNIC, 1 to 4 p.m., July 15, 22, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, Grades two to five: Register for a two-week session and build a LEGO technic frontloader. Space is limited to 10, and participants should be able to attend both weeks,

TINKER TIME FAMILY FUN DAY, 1 p.m. July 23, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, free, Do you like to take things apart? Or maybe building is more your style? Join in for the first Tinker Time Family Fun Day where the whole family can experiment, explore, and create together. All ages are welcome,

READING OLYMPICS: ITALY — FRESCO PAINTING, Mondays 10 a.m., 2 p.m.; Tuesdays 3 p.m., July 25 and 26, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, free, Grades kindergarten to five: Join in for some Olympic-sized fun, travel around the world and try out activities and crafts with an international theme;

CAMP CAN-DO, through July 22, Whiteland Community High School, Johnson County Autism Support Group program for teens on the autism spectrum, four-week summer day camp, camp blends traditional camp activities with life skills in a fun environment, $275 county residents, $300 non residents, information, registration forms or financial aid inquiries, Amanda Cooper, 317-409-8372 or,

YMCA DAY CAMP, registration now open for camp through Aug. 5, Baxter, YMCA 7900 Shelby St., Indianapolis, day camp open to children ages 3-15, camps accredited by the American Camp Association, which means they have met or exceeded the highest nationally recognized standards for health, safety, staff training and program quality; age-appropriate camps available for each child and pool time is included; new camps being offered this summer include “Mike and Sully’s Scare Factory,” “Glamping” and “Robotics.” Families can choose half day, full day and overnight camp programs for their children. Also, Flat Rock River YMCA Camp is the Y’s overnight camp, about 45 minutes southeast of Indianapolis on the beautiful 240-acre camp ground in St. Paul — great way to give your child their first experience of being away from home. All campers will enjoy great camping activities such as horseback riding, swimming, biking, canoeing, the zip line, archery and more; parents can register their children by stopping by any YMCA location, online at or by calling 266-9622. Financial assistance is available. For more information about Flat Rock River YMCA Camp, call 888-828-9622 or visit for more information.

WEE WEDNESDAYS, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, $5 public, $3 IMA members, Star Studio classroom, for children ages zero to five and their caregivers, pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts and hands-on art activities, to register call 923-1331, ext. 213.

Movies & Theater

MOVIE IN THE PARK: DISNEY’S “ZOOTOPIA,” 5 p.m. July 16, East Park, Ballpark Drive, New Whiteland, hosted by SouthPointe Church, free event for families, film begins at dusk; event will also feature bounce houses, face painting, interactive games, popcorn, snow cones, door prizes and concessions for donations,

CANARY CREEK CINEMAS SUMMER MOVIE CAMP, 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 3, Canary Creek Cinemas, 870 Mallory Parkway, Franklin, free admission, movie camp combo, $4, July 6: “Shaun of the Sheep,” July 13: Alvin and the Chipmunks,” July 20: “Norm of the North,” July 27: “Paul Bart: Mall Cop 2,” Aug. 3: “Pan,”

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, 7 to 9 p.m. July 15, 22, Herron High School, 110 E. 16th St., Indianapolis, $5, $8 or $12, new summer stock theater in Indy, absurdist play by Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello, drama creates powerful visions of a fragmented modern world. It deals with issues of human identity, the search for meaning where there is none and the confusion between art (the imaginary) and life (the reality). As an acting company begins their rehearsal of a play, they are unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of six strange people -six unfinished, unrealized characters who have not fully been brought to life, in search of an author to finish their story. Their only chance to live is to find some author who is willing to put them in a play,,

“JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL,” 7 to 9 p.m. July 16, Herron High School, 110 E. 16th St., Indianapolis, $5 to $12, Based on the classic story, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and TONY nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse; 1997 Tony Award Nominee for Best Book of a Musical, musical has also won several other awards for its actors, including the prestigious Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.,,

“MA AND PA KETTLE AT HOME,” 2 p.m. July 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 15 and 16, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, adults 55 and older, free on July 14; $3 to $5 other days, Not Rated, 1h, 20 mins, comedy, 1954, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Alan Mowbray; tickets for the July 14 showing must be picked up in advance and will be available for pickup at the Franklin Swartz Family Mortuary, 300 U.S. 31 South Morton Street, Franklin, 317-738-0202; other showings: $5 adults,$4 students, seniors, military, $3 kids, includes a cartoon,

STARLIGHT MOVIE NIGHT: “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS,” 7:30 p.m., July 15, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, free, a fun, family evening under the stars at this summer’s Starlight Movie Night. Activities include a costume contest, kids’ craft, and games and will start at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. The event will also include Star Wars trivia and raffle prizes. Don’t forget to bring your comfiest lawn chair, a couple of blankets and bug spray,

ARTCRAFT SUMMER BREAK SERIES: “RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN,” 10 a.m., July 18, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, $5, series consists of three animated movies; ticket includes a small drink (soda or water) and a small popcorn;

“JURASSIC PARK,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., July 22 and 23, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, $3 to $5, PG-13, 2h, 7min, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller; Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum; During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. Winner of three Oscars — Directed by Steven Spielberg;

SUMMER BREAK SERIES — LIVE THEATER: “UPCYCLED CINDERELLA” AND “THE GREATEST: SPORTS HEROES A-Z,” 10 and 11:15 a.m., July 25, Artcraft Theatre,57 N. Main St., Franklin, $5, Grades prekindergarten to five, Bright Star Touring Theatre presentation, 10 a.m.: “Upcycled Cinderella,” 11:15 a.m., “The Greatest: Sports Heroes A-Z,”

DANIEL LUSK: GO FOR THE GOLD, 6 p.m., July 28, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, free, Magician extraordinaire Daniel Lusk returns with some Olympic-sized fun for the whole family,

COMEDY NIGHT, 8 p.m. Tuesdays, The Gas Light Inn, 2280 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, newly remodeled Comedy Hideout at The Gas Light Inn has been arranged as a comedy venue in the style of New York or Los Angeles comedy rooms with comfortable and intimate seating for 40; menu includes tenderloins, catfish and more; historic building was a hangout for John Dillinger and has been featured on A&E’s Biography channel’s “My Ghost Story, “ direct any questions to Joe Demore at 782-1250 or 459-8483.


THE LUXURY OF TEA AND COFFEE, CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SHIRLEY M. MUELLER COLLECTION, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, free, an exhibit that highlights the historical significance of trade with China, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road,


GREENWOOD PARK MALL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, 7 p.m., Thursdays through July 21, Greenwood Park Mall, fountain on north side, 1251 U.S. 31 North, Greenwood, July 14: Love and Theft: Love and Theft, an original country band, is best known for their number one hit “Angel Eyes”. The ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated twosome takes their music to the next level of country. Grab a seat early and check out acoustic guitarist and singer Carly Brooke, a local teen with a big talent, starting at 6 p.m. Then, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., Tastes Like Chicken, another local act that covers the best of pop, rock, R&B, and disco. July 21: Toy Factory: This party band plays R&B favorites and dance hits like “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire and “That’s the Way (I Like It),” by KC and the Sunshine Band.

MERCY TRIUMPHS, 7 p.m., July 16, The Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, $10, rock, county, southern gospel,;

STAMPEDE STRING BAND, 7 p.m., July 23, Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, $10, Americana,


DRAGOO FAMILY REUNION, 1 p.m. Aug. 14, fireside shelter, Johnson County Park, lunch served at 1 p.m. For more information, call 317-529-7423.

CENTER GROVE CLASS OF 1981 REUNION, 6 to 10 p.m., July 16, Mucky Duck at Southport Road and Interstate 65 Southport Road and I-65, Indianapolis, $10, Center Grove class of 1981 will meet for their 35th high school reunion; fee will be collected at the door.

FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1961, July 22 and 23, Bojak’s Bar and Grill, Masonic Home Park, Franklin, $35, Franklin High School Class of ’61 will be celebrating their 55th class reunion with a meet-and-greet starting at 5:30 p.m. July 22 at Bojak’s Bar & Grille, 377 E. Jefferson St., all are welcome. The reunion will be July 23 at the Indiana Masonic Home Compass Park Community Center, fro 5 to 10 p.m. Follow the blue and white signage to our reunion location. Classmates may contact Harriett Beeler 736-7277 or Sharon Williams 736-4955 for reservations for themselves and their guest(s).

FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966, July 23, American Legion Post 205,1200 Park Ave, Franklin,, For more information contact: Christine Smith Fleener, 317-346-7165 or; or Kathleen Smeltz Pittman, 317-736-7760 or

Wine and food

EATS & BEATS NIGHT, 5 to 9 p.m. July 16, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville, enjoy an evening of music and wine on the lawn; food trucks will also be lined up outside the tasting room offering a variety of delicious mobile eats. Music 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. by Toy Factory. Free admission. Complimentary wine tasting in the tasting room until 9 p.m. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. All outside alcohol prohibited by Indiana law.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., July 16, Franklin Masonic Lodge, 801 S. Main St., Franklin, $6, third Saturday each month.