Free Time – January 12

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.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER DANCE, 6 p.m. Feb. 10, Greenwood VFW 5864, 333 S. Washington St., prime rib dinner will include baked potato, green beans, salad, roll and butter. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Entertainment will be by the Luke Carol Project. Tickets for this event are $20 per person. There will also be door prizes, 50/50’s, and a Bottle Toss. Valentine’s Day photos will be taken for donations. Tickets are available at the Post after 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Plan to stop by and enjoy a great meal and meet some new people in a non-smoking atmosphere with comfortable seating. If you have any questions, please call the VFW at 317-888-2488.
Arts & crafts
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:
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.
SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE FEBRUARY SHOW: ‘ATAVISM DISPLAYED: GRANDFATHER’S GIFT PERSISTS,’ month of February, Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) Off Broadway Gallery, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood; exhibition by artist Patricia A. Good Payne; native Hoosier, resides in Indianapolis; career work includes work with commercial arts, studies at workshops lead by master artists around the country, lifetime hobby of photography stimulates compositions in water color and acrylics. Memberships include Southside Art League, Hoosier Salon, Watercolor Society of Indiana, and Central Indiana Writers Association and is an Oblate with Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call to arrange for viewing by appointment at another time. Public is invited to meet Payne during an open house at SALI, 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 5. Light refreshments will be served. Sales will benefit Southside Art League, Our Lady of Grace Monastery and Indiana Conference of United Methodist Women.
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.
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.
TRAFALGAR LIBRARY SELECTED SHORTS READING DISCUSSION, noon-1 p.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, 317-881-1953,
BOOKLOVERS BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m. Jan. 19, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “I’ll See You in Paris,” by Michelle Gable, 317-881-1953,
FRIENDS USED BOOK SALE, Friends members sale 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19; regular sale open to the public: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 22, Franklin library, 401 State St., find great deals on gently used books, CDs and DVDs when you visit the first Friends Used Book Sale of the year at the Franklin Branch. Memberships will be available at the door on Jan. 19 for those who want to join the Friends and shop at the Members sale. For more information, call 317-738-2957 or visit
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
‘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 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 to 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.
INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Riolo Dance Studio, 502 N. Capitol Ave. (second floor), Indianapolis; $10 to $15, no partner needed; advanced American style smooth and rhythm group classes;, 317-490-6739.
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;
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;
MAKER SATURDAY: CHEMICAL REACTIONS, noon Jan. 28, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., join the Teen Advisory Board to learn all about chemical reactions. Demonstrations will be held every half an hour starting at noon. All are encouraged to attend;
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.
TRAFALGAR COUNTRY GARDENERS, 2 p.m. Jan. 26, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., garden magazine and catalog swap. Open to all interested gardeners. 317-736-9167.
MASTER GARDENER CLASSES, through March 28, Purdue Extension Johnson County, 484 N. Morton St. on the fairgrounds in Franklin. Cost is $125 per person and includes all class-related handouts and materials. Call for availability: 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
GREENWOOD PARK MALL HIKE, 8 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, in January, sign in at the mall food court for a self-guided hike. Take as many one mile laps as you want 8 to 10 a.m.
SOUTHPORT PARK HIKE, 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays through January, meet at 6901 Derbyshire Road behind the Southport Police Station for an 8-mile hike;
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:
MARTIAL ARTS LEADERSHIP DEMO, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., grades K-3: Crouching Tigers will be holding a Leadership demo class for grades K-3. In this one hour class, students will kick, punch and yell KIA!! before memorizing the Crouching Tigers creed and receiving a workbook to help them along. The class will end with a tournament where students will work in teams and develop team spirit as well as leadership skills. Registration is required:
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.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Southport library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, free, children 3 to 5 and an adult, stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, playtime, sharing time for adults, 317-275-4510.
WONDERFUL ONES STORY TIME, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 317-885-1330,
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.
HIDDEN GEMS OF INDIANA ARCHITECTURE, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., learn about Indiana’s hidden architectural gems from the shell-covered St. Anne Chapel at St. Mary of the Woods in Terre Haute to Evansville’s 9.5-foot tall Vulcan statue. Suzanne Stanis, director of Heritage Education for Indiana Landmarks, will share her insider knowledge to highlight historic places worth a visit, from the quirky to the sublime: small towns, neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, parks, cemeteries, scenic drives, museums, and more. Register at or 317-885-5036.
Movies & Theater
‘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, historicartcraft
‘THE AFRICAN QUEEN,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11, Artcraft Theater, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, 1951, PG, an unlikely love story leads to World War I era heroics, Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, $3 to $5, includes a cartoon,
‘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.
FITNESS CLASSES, through 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
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.
Social and support groups and clubs
DOLLAR HOT DOGS, noon to 5 p.m. every day, Greenwood American Legion Post 252, 234 U.S. 31 South, 317-881-1752.
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.
DOLLAR BEER FRIDAYS, noon to close Fridays, American Legion Greenwood Post 252, 334 U.S. 31 South, Greenwood, 317-881-1752.
JOHNSON COUNTY EMT ASSOCIATION TRAINING SESSIONS, 7:30 p.m. first Monday of the month, Johnson County Emergency Operations Center, behind jail facility; sessions for anyone interested in emergency medicine or for EMTs who need in-service training hours to maintain their certification; information, Roger Gifford 317-422-5703 or Pat McDaniel 317-881-8872.
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 indy
SATURDAY TEENS: COLORING, CARTOONS AND COCOA: noon Jan. 14, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., sitting back and relaxing with coloring, cartoons, and hot cocoa. Registration encouraged. Grades 6-12.
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, 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
WINTER WARM UP WEEKEND: FIESTA TACO SOUP, open noon to 6 p.m music 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W Whiteland Road, Bargersville, enjoy satisfying soups, freshly-baked breads, and scrumptious desserts, all paired with your favorite Mallow Run wines and live local music; free admission. Complimentary wine tasting. Soup meals, desserts and wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase. Saturday music: Davis & Devitt, Sunday music: Exit 99;
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.
COMMUNITY MEALS, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Turning Point Church, 3600 N. Morton St., Franklin; 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 N. Water St., Franklin, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Center Grove Church, 2340 S. State Road 135, Greenwood; 6 to 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Stones Crossing Church, 7000 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mount Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood; 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 445 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis; 5 to 7 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, Honey Creek United Methodist Church, 2722 S. Honey Creek Road, Greenwood, 6 to 8 p.m. every third Monday, Greenwood First Presbyterian Church, 102 W. Main St.; 5 to 6:30 p.m., some Mondays, Hopewell Presbyterian, 677 W. State Road 144, Franklin; for more information about participating, contact Cathy Ann Armour at or call her at 716-3900 or contact one of the organizations serving the meals, to see the monthly menu calendar, visit or pick up a copy at any of the locations serving the meals.
SHEPHERD’S TABLE FREE LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 524 N. Madison Ave., free, 881-1653
PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8 to 10 a.m. third Saturday of every month, First Baptist Church of Greenwood, 99 W. Main St., free,