Free time – January 5

FRANKLIN COLLEGE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY ACTIVITIES, events all day Jan. 16: 1 p.m.: Chapel service, Richardson Chapel: “A Service of Thanksgiving for the Ministry of MLK.” Remember the life and ministry of King with songs and spoken reflections.; 3:15 p.m.: MLK Day commemorative march and rally: march will begin west of the B.F. Hamilton Library at the Indiana Alpha Gazebo and end at the Richardson Chapel. The purpose of the march is to honor those who marched before to win the freedoms known today and with those who still struggle to have their freedoms recognized.; 4 p.m.: MLK Day Convocation Lecture, Richardson Chapel: The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner will present a lecture titled “Listen, Amplify, Act: The Path of Solidarity”; 7 p.m.: screening of “Boycott,” Richardson Chapel: 2011 film tells the story of the 1955-1956 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. All events are free and open to the public.
Arts & crafts
SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE JANUARY SHOW: CHARLENE BROWN, through Jan. 31, Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) Off Broadway Gallery, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood; original drawings in various media and oil paintings — many for sale; Brown is an award-winning artist and teaches drawing and painting to youth and adults out of her home studio in Carmel; numerous awards from Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, the Indiana Artists Club and the Richmond Art Museum. Gallery open during regular hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; or by appointment at any other time. Meet Brown during the SALI open house at 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 317-882-5562.
QUILT CONNECTION GUILD, 7 to 9 p.m., Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood. Start the new year with the Quilt Connection Guild. Take a look at members’ latest projects, enjoy a fashion show and snacks this month, and maybe win a door prize. The Guild meets every month and new members are always welcome.
MOSAICS 101, 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., 1.5-hour class where participants can create a set of 4 x 1/4-inch square coasters. Learn the basics of design, assembly, materials and grouting. All materials are free. Bring in pieces to add. Participants have the option of returning to the library at a later date to grout or taking dry grout home to complete the project. Registration is required:
FRANKLIN CHIPMATES WOODCARVING CLUB, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 396 Branigin Blvd., beginners and experienced craftspeople welcome, 317-736-1582.
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, 317-736-4547.
ADULT BEGINNER PAINTING CLASSES, 10 a.m. Saturdays, The Studios, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $25, must call to register, 317-474-4889.
BEGINNING CROCHET CLASS, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, $50, fee includes six hours of instruction, patterns, two skeins of yarn, crochet hook, students need tapestry needle, scissors, split ring or locking stitch marker, registration, 317-889-9665,
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, 1 p.m. Jan. 9, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “Winter of the Wolf Moon” by Steve Hamilton, 317-881-1953,
STOUT STORIES, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Scotty’s Brew Club, discussion of “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusakfree,
CLARK PLEASANT BRANCH PIZZA AND PAGES BOOK DISCUSSION FOR TEENS, 6 p.m. Jan. 10, Clark Pleasant Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, free, discussion of “The Raven Boys,” by Maggie Stiefvater;, 317-535-6206 for more
CLARK PLEASANT BOOK AND MOVIE DISCUSSION, 5:30 p.m., Jan. 11, Clark Pleasant Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, “The Maltese Falcon,” by Dashiell Hammett;, 317-535-6206.
TRAFALGAR LIBRARY SELECTED SHORTS READING DISCUSSION, noon-1p.m., Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Trafalgar library, 424 N. Tower St., listen to a short story and have a brief discussion; Dec. 16: David Sedaris; Jan. 13: Margaret Atwood; Feb. 10, poetry of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes;
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m. Jan. 16, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, 317-885-1330, free, discussion of “The Mountain Between Us,” by Charles Martin;
FRANKLIN PAGE-TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Franklin library, 401 State St., free, discussion of “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert;
Jan. 18, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “The Unexpected Everything,” by Morgan Matson, for teens and adults, 881-1953,
Church and Spiritual Programs
PERSONAL RETREAT DAY, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 17, Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove take some time away, rest, relax, read, walk the Labyrinth, pray. Fee: $35 (includes a room/lunch.) Spiritual direction $30 (optional). To register, call 317-788-7581 or visit
‘SOUPS, STEWS & CHILI, OH MY!’ 6 p.m. Jan 12, Clark Pleasant Public Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland. Purdue Extension class. Call library to register 317-535-6206
PURDUE EXTENSION DINING WITH DIABETES CLASSES, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26, Feb. 1 and 2, Purdue Extension Johnson County, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin; free class; program includes information on planning meals and snacks with delicious sand healthy recipes, cooking demonstration sand food sampling, motivation and support, ideas for being more active, an understanding of how diabetes affects overall health; registration due Jan. 20: 317-736-3724 or email
JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE ONLINE COURSES, Patrons can access thousands of online courses in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, web design, business, marketing and more at no cost. The video library offers users a chance to grow skills in graphic design, computer programming, photography and video. Software includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Google Apps, iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Visit to log in and create a account.
Family Programs
FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL: ‘PETE’S DRAGON,’ 6 p.m. Jan. 19, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., family-friendly movie, Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon”  the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. 103 min | Rated PG;
Fundraisers and Galas
19th ANNUAL CARRIE CLAYBURN MEMORIAL DINNER, 5 p.m. until halftime at home basketball game Jan. 7, Indian Creek High School Cafeteria, 803 Indian Creek Drive, Trafalgar, pork chops provided by the Indian Creek FFA, smorgasbord dinner will be provided by area churches. Free will offering will go to a scholarship in Clayburn’s name. If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Heidenreich at 317-502-0610.
MASTER GARDENER CLASSES, Jan. 10 to March 28, Purdue Extension Johnson County, 484 N. Morton St. on the fairgrounds in Franklin. Registration now open. Cost is $125 per person and includes all class-related handouts and materials. Information: 317-736-3724.
JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB, 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month, Purdue Extension Johnson County office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, new members welcome, 317-346-7316.
Health and fitness
BAXTER YMCA 500 FESTIVAL MINI MARATHON TRAINING, Saturday mornings, Monday and Wednesday evenings or Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Jan. 16 to May 6, training program will prepare participants of all levels for 13.1-mile course by providing mileage plans, organized training days, equipment information, cross-training suggestions and nutrition strategies. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to attend. Cost is $87 for members and $99 for guests; two for one pricing available. This does not include race registration. All participants are responsible for their own registration. Visit to download the registration form or call 317-881-9347 for more information.
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETINGS, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove, 317-803-9086
F.I.T. FORCE 3  DANCE FITNESS, 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Gear, 230 Commerce Drive, Franklin, $5 suggested donation, dance fitness classes, encouraging women to find Freedom In Truth for their mind, body and spirit,,
MEDITATION HIKES, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, free, meet at Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion, facilitated by Global Peace Initiatives, hikes occur regardless of the weather,
iCAN YOGA, 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Evolutions@Yoga, 2801 Fairview Place, Greenwood, five session pass is $65, beginning yoga class for people with larger bodies; 317-881-9642.
KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Peaceful Heart Yoga Studio, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $10 per class,
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-foot 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.
CROUCHING TIGERS CUB SPECIAL STORYTIME, 6 p.m. Jan 17, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., become a Crouching Tigers Cub by participating in this fun, interactive story time with a Crouching Tigers instructor; 30-minute class will include a Crouching Tigers story about confidence, a martial arts lesson and a game. Registered students will receive a Crouching Tigers booklet and a new sense of confidence. Registration is required:
MAKE & TAKE, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, free, visitors can find art-making projects in the Star Studio Classroom inspired by works of art on view at the IMA. Projects are designed to be accessible and fun for museum visitors of all ages and all levels of art-making experience,
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 0 to 5 and their caregivers, pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts and hands-on art activities, to register call 317-923-1331, ext. 213.
THE REV. HANNAH ADAIR BONNER: ‘LISTEN, AMPLIFY, ACT: THE PATH OF SOLIDARITY,’ 4 p.m. Jan. 16, Richardson Chapel, Franklin College, part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration; Bonner, ordained in the United Methodist Church, serves as the curator of The Shout, a spoken word, poetry-focused arts and justice community in Houston, Texas, that seeks to put words into actions. Bonner will discuss those crying out for justice and equality in our communities, a world that competes for attention and time, a culture that resists change through complacency and the role each of us plays in building our future. Free and open to the public.
Movies & Theater
‘JAILHOUSE ROCK,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 to 7, Artcraft Theater, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, not rated, 1 hr, 36 min, music, drama; 1957, starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy; after serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star; $3 to $5, includes a cartoon,
‘SIXTEEN CANDLES,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14, Artcraft Theater, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, PG, 1984, John Hughes, ‘80s high school birthday flashback, Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Anthony Michael Hall; $3 to $5, includes a cartoon,
‘MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21, Artcraft Theater, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, 1998, G, Muppets take on the classic treasure island hunt novel, Tim Curry, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the gang; $3 to $5, includes a cartoon,
‘A JOY FOREVER: MARIE WEBSTER QUILTS,’ through Jan. 8, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, exhibition features 25 appliqued quilts by Marie Webster, an Indiana native who rose to national fame in the early 20th century. Webster was discovered in 1911 when Ladies’ Home Journal included four of her quilts in full color for the first time. The exposure propelled the amateur quilt maker from Marion into the national spotlight. Also on display in the exhibition are some of Webster’s patterns, original pages from Ladies’ Home Journal and a digital version of Webster’s scrapbook, which invites guests to browse through Webster’s fan letters, news clippings and other memorabilia. Webster had a major impact on the quilt revival of the early 1900s. Her home in Marion is a National Historic Landmark and home of The Quilters Hall of Fame. Complete information:
‘JACCO OLIVER: LIQUID PAINTING, LIQUID TIME,’ through Feb. 12, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, exhibits feature colorful paintings transformed into video animations, artist creates enthralling pieces that merge traditional painting techniques with photography and video animation. The pieces present a variety of subjects, from intimate scenes of daily life to captivating landscapes and abstract visions.; admission is included with general admission and free for IMA members;
‘A GENTLEMAN COLLECTOR FROM INDIANA: PORTRAITS FROM THE COLLECTION OF BOOTH TARKINGTON,’ through Feb. 26, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, admission included in general admission and free for IMA members; 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Hoosier native and dedicated art collector, Booth Tarkington. This exhibition of portraits highlights Tarkington’s interest in the human face, a subject he wrote about extensively. The show will also feature the writer’s commentary on his collection as found in his correspondence with artists, dealers and art historians.
‘DOING YOUR CIVIC DUTY: THE EVOLUTION OF VOTING,’ open through beginning of April, Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin, new exhibit tells the story of changes in who could vote, the role of different elected officials, and some of the fascinating elected officials over the years. For more information, visit or call 317-346-4500.
FRANKLIN COLLEGE INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTS, 7 p.m. May 9, Custer Theatre in Old Main, showcase of Franklin College students who participate in the FC String Ensemble and the FC Wind Ensemble.
FRANKLIN COLLEGE CHORAL CONCERTS, 7 p.m. May 5 and 2 p.m. May 6, Custer Theatre in Old Main. The choral concerts will feature all three college choirs: The FC Singers, the Women’s Chorus and the Men’s Chorus.
FRANKLIN COLLEGE CHAMBER CONCERTS, 7 p.m. April 11, Custer Theatre in Old Main, concerts will showcase Franklin College students enrolled in voice or music classes. They will perform an array of music from Broadway and contemporary favorites, to classical and romantic art songs.
CHORDLIGHTERS BARBERSHOP CHORUS, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, men who like to sing and who are interested in the group should come to a rehearsal, call 317-882-5187 or visit for more information.
FITNESS CLASSES, Jan. 9 to Feb. 17, Carole’s Fitness, 5661 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, fitness classes for people over age 50, beginner and intermediate, $40 for six classes, advanced classes, $45 for six classes. Registration deadline, Jan. 4. For information, call 317-788-8377 or email
NATIONAL SOUP DAY, noon, Jan. 11, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E Adams St., free soup and dessert lunch at noon. For members only. Cathy Bailey, 317-736-3696.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: ‘STAY AWAY JOE,’ 12:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E Adams St., free snacks and show, in honor of Elvis’ January birthday, “Stay Away, Joe,” a 1968 Western-comedy film set in modern times and starring Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith and Joan Blondell. For members only. Cathy Bailey, 317-736-3696.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: ‘THE STRAIGHT STORY,’ 12:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E Adams St., free snacks and show, An elderly man makes a long journey by driving his lawn-mover tractor across states visit and mend his relationship with his ailing brother. Based on a true story. Starring Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek. For members only. Cathy Bailey, 317-736-3696
MY PLATE, every second Monday, Matthew Hunt from the Purdue Extension, will be presenting the Small Steps curriculum. A recipe or snack is prepared for each lesson and those present will be offered the opportunity to sample it. Each participant will receive an incentive gift from Purdue Extension following the presentation. For members only. Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E Adams St., Bev Bonsett, 317-736-3696.
MANICURES AND HAIRCUTS, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Friday of the month, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., students from Empire Beauty School will provide free manicures and haircuts the first Friday of the month on-site, for members only, Bev Bonsett, 317-736-3696.
ZUMBA GOLD, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., instructor Christa Martin, Zumba Gold takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older adult, for those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Cost is $2 per session. For members only, Bev Bonsett, 317-736-3696.
WII GAMES, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., Franklin, fun and exercise, for members only, Bev Bonsett, 317-736-3696.
LINE DANCING, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, line dancing lessons led by Phyllis and Harold Parker, for members only. Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams, Bev Bonsett, 317-736-3696.
HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING (HEAL) CLASS, 1 p.m. first Monday of the month, the Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., goal of this group is to share healthy recipes, healthy eating tips, and learn to prepare these dishes. Meetings are for anyone who enjoys cooking and wants to share their joy with others and learn new ways to cook and eat healthy. Call 3882-4810 for more information. The cost of this class is $2 per session.
BARGERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER, starting Jan. 1, Tuesdays, 14 W. Old South St. Bargersville, meal, guitar-picking and singing and karaoke. Information: 317-797-5527.
Social and support groups and clubs
AMERICARE HOSPICE WINTER GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, Franklin First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Madison St., Franklin. Our Winter group will be an afternoon group to get everyone home before dark. Please call Americare at 317-736-0055 to reserve your spot. The group is free, but organizers need to know how many are coming. Ask for Joanna Morse, bereavement coordinator.
AMERICAN LEGION TRIVIA, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, American Legion Greenwood Post 252, 334 South U.S. 31, Greenwood, 317-881-1752.
BAXTER YMCA REGISTERING FOR YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES, season runs Jan. 14 to March 11. Practices take place one evening each week and games take place on Saturdays. Prices vary because the Y offers a sliding fee scale based on household income. In YMCA Youth Sports, there are no tryouts and no one gets cut from the teams. Everyone who registers is assigned to a team and all players have the opportunity for equal playing time in games, all players participate throughout practices and games. For additional information contact Ashley Chitwood, Youth & Adult Sports Director, at Register online at
TRY IT TUESDAY: CRAYON CANDLES, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 10, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., get crafty, make a colorful candle made of crayons, registration required:
THE COURT, 3:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; $5 cover charge on weekends, 7 Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar, safe, clean environment for teens offering Wi-Fi, jukebox, concessions, a dance floor, arcades and a DJ on the weekends, 317-765-341-0568.
CENTRAL INDIANA YOUTH CHORUS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, East 10th Street United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, free, ages 10 to 18, learn to sing four-part a cappella harmony, performance opportunities, ongoing registration, Janet Foster, 317-407-4564,,
DANCING WITH A PURPOSE, 3 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Freedom Center, 6240 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, free, teens meet in the cafeteria for pizza, drinks, ministry to provide a fun and safe environment, talk, dance, pray, small groups, listen to inspirational speakers and leaders,
Wine and food
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m., last Saturday of each month, Greenwood Masonic Lodge 514, 592 N. Meridian St., $7, 317-437-5428.
FISH DINNER, 6 to 8:30 p.m. second Friday of the month, Greenwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864, 333 S. Washington St., fish, choice of two sides — baked beans, coleslaw or french fries, $10, karaoke and a 50/50 raffle, public is invited to attend and enjoy the evening, 317-888-2488.
GREENWOOD VFW STEAK DINNER, 6 p.m. fourth Friday of every month, Post 5864 333 S. Washington St., Greenwood, strip steak, baked potato, salad with your choice of dressing, roll and butter, $11, karaoke and a 50/50 raffle, open to the public, 317-888-2488.
MONTHLY BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Whiteland Masonic Lodge, 39 S. Front St., $6, all-you-can-eat which includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits with gravy, and pancakes plus juice, milk, and coffee. Everyone welcome to come and meet your friends and enjoy good food.
SHEPHERD’S TABLE FREE LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 524 N. Madison Ave., free, 317-881-1653.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8 to 10 a.m. third Saturday of every month, First Baptist Church of Greenwood, 99 W. Main St., free,