Free Time – March 23

Seasonal
‘CHANGING AMERICA’ TRAVELING EXHIBIT, March 24 to May 3, Franklin College, 101 Branigin Blvd., traveling exhibit “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963,” in the Richardson Chapel. Related programming will include a lecture at 7 p.m. on April 6 and poetry readings at 7 p.m. April 27. Both events will be held in the Branigin Room located in the Napolitan Student Center. Poetry readings will be made by Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah. May is the author of “Hum” and “The Big Book of Exit Strategies,” and has been awarded a Spirit of Detroit Award, the Wood Prize from Poetry and an Indiana Review Prize. Faizullah is the author of Seam and had been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Ploughshares Cohen Award and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize. Admission to the exhibit and related programming is free and open to the public.
SOUTH INDY TRAIN SHOW, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 25, 5152 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove, $4 adults, younger than 14 free with adult, all scales, operating layouts, free parking, food available, contact Dennis Scamihorn, 317-340-8181 or dscamihorn@marian.edu.
EARTH DAY EVENT, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, Province Park, Franklin, food, craft projects, education on everything from wildlife to gardening. Sponsored by Johnson County Recycling District, Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District, Johnson County Public Library and Partnership for Water Quality.
BARGERSVILLE EASTER CELEBRATION, 10 a.m. Breakfast with the Bunny, Easter egg hunt, 12:15 p.m., April 15, Maple Grove Elementary School, 3623 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville.
Arts & crafts
SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE MARCH SHOW: JOHN MANICKE, exhibit open through March 31, Southside Art League Gallery, 229 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, 30 paintings and sketches by local professional artist John Manicke. Most for sale. Manicke did not take any formal classes in art until he was pursuing his master’s degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin. During his career as a human resource manager with various companies, he continued his art studies, also entering competitions and art fairs. In 1990, he retired and began classes with the Indianapolis Art Center. He has studied with Ellie Siskind, Jan Royce, Gregg Kreutz, and the late Bill Ashby. He is a member of several artist organizations, including the Hoosier Salon, The Indianapolis Artists Club, The Indiana Heritage Arts, The Central Indiana Artist’s Association, The Indianapolis Art Center and the Southside Art League. He has won 44 awards in the past 25 years. Meet the artist at an open house, 2:30 to 5 p.m. March 5, at the gallery. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call to arrange for viewing by appointment at another time: SALI, 317-882-5562, or the artist, 317-882-7073.
CRAFT CLUB, 6 p.m. March 28, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., make a surprise quick craft. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on. Register online at greenwoodlibrary.us or by calling 317-885-5036.
SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE APRIL SHOW: CHUCK HORSMAN, April 1 to 27, Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) Off Broadway Gallery, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, original impressionistic oil paintings, many of which will be for sale by southsider Chuck Horsman, who graduated from Roncalli High School, and the University of Indianapolis in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in fine arts. He now works as a graphic designer for his own company, Chuck Horsman Design, which he began in 2002. His landscapes and portrait paintings are displayed at the Stutz Building in Indianapolis, ProArt Gallery in Greenwood, and his website chuckhorsmanart.com. Meet Horsman during the SALI open house 6-8 p.m. April 14 at the gallery. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call to arrange for viewing by appointment at another time: SALI, 317-882-5562, or the artist, 317-882-7073.
FRANKLIN STUDENT ART EXHIBIT, April 3 through May 5, Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, Franklin College, graduating senior art students will display a selection of their work from the last four years. The student art exhibit opening reception will be at 6 p.m. May 9 in the Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium on the first floor of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. Students involved in all levels of studio art classes will display a selection of their work completed during the spring semester. Student Art Awards will be presented. The art department will showcase student work from May 9 through 16 at the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.
Books
NOVELS & NOSH, 6 p.m. March 28, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., Have a book that you just can’t stop talking about? This is the book discussion for you! Maybe you’ll discover your next read. Each month we’ll discuss your favorite books on a selected theme and hear about other participants’ favorite books. Discussion topic: favorite female writers; pageafterpage.org.
WHITE RIVER BOOK DISCUSSION,1:30 p.m. March 29, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” by Rachel Joyce; pageafterpage.org.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, 1 p.m. April 3, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “An Appetite for Violets,” by Martine Bailey, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us.
STOUT STORIES, 6:30 p.m. April 3, Planetary Brewing, free, discussion of “1984,” by George Orwell, patrons 21 and older only, pageafterpage.org.
PRIMETIME BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m.
April 4, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “The Pecan Man,” by by Cassie Dandridge Selleck; registration, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us/primetime.asp.
CLARK PLEASANT ROCKIN’ READS BOOK DISCUSSION, 5:30 p.m. April 5, Clark Pleasant Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, free, discussion of “Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker,” by Stanley Crouch; pagefterpage.org, 317-535-6206.
WELL RED BOOK CLUB, 6 p.m. April 12, Vino Villa, free, discussion of “The Circle,” by Dave Eggers; patrons 21 and older only, 317-885-5036, greenwoodlibrary.us.
I HEART YA BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m.
April 19, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “Salt to the Sea,” by Ruta Sepetys, for teens and adults, 881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us.
Church and Spiritual Programs
LENTEN SERIES, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 4, Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 N. Water St., Franklin; Bible/book study or engage in a 10-inch square prayer quilt-making activity. Activities concluded with Vespers. A light meal will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. All activities are open to the community.
GREENWOOD BAPTIST LENTEN SEASON: EASTER ACTIVITIES, 10:15 a.m. April 9, Palm Sunday worship featuring Cantata “Amazing Love, How Can It Be,” 6:30 p.m. April 13, Maundy Thursday worship, including foot washing and communion, 10 a.m. April 15, Easter Egg hunt, 10:15 a.m. April 16, Easter service, First Baptist Church, 99 W. Main St., Greenwood; all are welcome; firstbaptistgreenwood.org.
Fundraisers and Galas
DINE TO DONATE, 5 to 8 p.m. March 30, Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza, 229 S. Main St., Franklin, 10 percent of sales to benefit St. Thomas Clinic.
JOHNSON COUNTY 4-H GOAT CLUB VINCENT VAN GOAT ART AUCTION AND SCHOLARSHIP DINNER, 6:30 p.m. April 1, Scott Hall, Johnson County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground St., Franklin, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner from the Kopper Kettle Inn and Restaurant begins at 6:30 p.m. The live art auction, with art created by club’s very own talented 4-H goats, will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids under 12. Contact Elizabeth for more information or to buy tickets: 317-627-5436.
CRAFT AND VINTAGE MARKET, April 15, Johnson County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground St., Franklin, Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma sorority is hosting a craft and vintage market, vintage-inspired handmade items, home furnishings, clothing, jewelry and more; call Rena Elbert 812-371-1121 for an application form and/or questions.
GIRLS INC. COWGIRL UP GALA, 6 to 9 p.m. April 22, Barn at Crystal Spring Farm, 3620 Hurricane Road, Franklin, individual tickets $50, couple tickets, $90, table of eight, $360; ticket reservations: 317-736-5344 or amy@girlsincjc.org.
Gardening
SPRING LAWN CARE CLASSES, 6:30 p.m. March 23, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, mowing techniques, proper timing for pre-emergent crabgrass herbicide, broadleaf weed control, aeration, establishing a fertilizing schedule and more topics, no registration fee, registration is encouraged, handouts available. Instructor: Dick Huber, master gardener. Register online at pageafterpage.org or call 317-885-1330.
MORGAN COUNTY GARDENFEST AND PANSY SALE, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 25, Hoosier Harvest Church, 4085 Lenvoil Road, Martinsville. Free. Morgan County Master Gardeners present this daylong public event featuring a pansy sale and more than 30 garden-related vendors. Free seeds and native trees will be given away. Pansy sale proceeds benefit MCMG projects including community demonstration garden, Boys and Girls Club of Mooresville partnership, and Purdue scholarship. mcmastergardeners.org.
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.
LEARN ABOUT DRAGONFLIES, 2 p.m. March 30, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St. Naturalist Leslie Bishop will present a program on the wonderful array of Indiana dragonflies. Free. Public invited. Presented by Trafalgar Country Gardeners. Information: 317-736-9167.
HERB WORKSHOP FOR KIDS, 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 1, Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. Kids will have fun learning about herbs and how to grow them. Each child will take home a small container garden to watch it grow. Goodies provided. April 1, ages 6-12, Reservations required, limited seating; call 317-327-7184.
SPRING LAWN CARE CLASSES, 3 p.m. April 6, Community Hospital South, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis, mowing techniques, proper timing for pre-emergent crabgrass herbicide, broadleaf weed control, aeration, establishing a fertilizing schedule and more topics, no registration fee, registration is encouraged, handouts available. Instructor: Dick Huber, master gardener. Register by calling 1-800-777-7775.
JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB: ECOLOGIC INDIANA, 6:30 p.m. April 10, Purdue Extension office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin; Spencer Goehl and/or Natalie Marinova/EcoLogic Indiana will present on the importance of native plants to pollinators and inclusion in our home gardens. Native plants will be available for sale on a pre-order basis. Edie Dyer-Wilson will also present on the amazing monarch butterfly.
ORGANIC GARDENING, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
April 18, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St. Free. Learn the philosophy behind organic gardening as well as tips and tricks that will make your garden bloom with healthier food and plants. Register at 317-878-9560 or pageafterpage.org.
COMPOSTING 101, 6 to 7 p.m. April 19, Franklin library, 401 State St. Free. An expert from the Johnson County Soil and Water District will present a basic composting class focusing on soil health, what to compost and how to do it, and vermicomposting. Register at 317-738-9711 or pageafterpage.org.
Games and hobbies
ADULT GAME NIGHT, 7 p.m. March 31, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., fun evening of table top games. Instructors will be on hand to teach some games, or feel free to play your own! Must be 18 and over. Please register online at greenwood library.us or by calling 317-885-5036.
SOUTHERN INDIANA MARBLES SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15, Comfort Inn & Suites, Columbus, buy, sell, trade, free admission, 812-376-3051, marBLesNFS@hotmail.com; in-room trading 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, antique hand-made marbles, machine-made marbles.
Health and fitness
AMERICARE HOSPICE SPRING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, 6 p.m. six consecutive Mondays, April 10 to May 15, Franklin office, 1150 N. Main St., Franklin; 317-736-0055.
FRANKLIN GREENWAY TRAIL PET HIKE, 3 p.m. March 27, 4-mile pet hike on the Greenway Trail in Franklin, meet at Needham Elementary School, 1399 Upper Shelbyville Road, all hikers are welcome; you do not need a dog to join. Please be prepared to provide the date of your dog’s last rabies vaccination. All dogs must be on a 6-foot or less non-retractable leash at all times. Owners be prepared to pick up after your pet. Please note that the hike leader has the authority to ask any participant to leave the hike if their dog becomes aggressive toward other dogs or people; indyhike.org.
BAXTER YMCA 500 FESTIVAL MINI MARATHON TRAINING, Saturday mornings, Monday and Wednesday evenings or Tuesday and Thursday mornings, through 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. Visitindymca.org/centers/baxter/schedules-events/ to download the registration form or call 317-881-9347 for more information.
Kids
H-CLUB, 10 a.m. March 23, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., home-schooled students ages 5 to 11, hear stories, make crafts, play games; pageafterpage.org.
TINKER TOTS, 10:30 a.m. March 24, Franklin library, 401 State St., preschoolers (ages 3-5); child’s caregiver required, explore, create and learn through interactive STEAM activities for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.
MESSY ART, 4:30 p.m. March 27, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenowod, school age kids ages 5 to 11, explore the world of art through new creations each month. Please dress for a mess; pageafterpage.org.
WE-FIT WEDNESDAY SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Franklin Christian Fellowship Church, 2800 N. Graham Road, Franklin, free, for special needs children, families, have fun, network, sing, do crafts, share about Jesus, Patty Kinney, 850-3864, wefitspecialneedsministry@yahoo.com, franklincf.com.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10 a.m. and 1:30 pm. Thursdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, ages 3 to 5, registration, 535-6206, pageafterpage.org.
STORY TIMES TO GO, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 2 to 4, pageafterpage.org.
HOME-SCHOOL CLUB, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, read, art, writing, lharris@jcplin.org, pageafterpage.org.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 3 to 5, registration, 535-6206, pageafterpage.org.
STORY TIMES TO GO, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, ages 2 to 4, pageafterpage.org.
BABY STORY TIME, 2 p.m. Thursdays, Southport library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, free, babies up to 23 months and an adult, active program with stories, songs, fun to develop a love of books, 275-4510.
CENTRAL INDIANA YOUTH CHORUS CHORAL INSTRUCTION, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays year-round, East 10th St. United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St., Indianapolis; activity for boys and girls age 10 to 18 who like to sing and learn to sing four-part a cappella harmony; ongoing registration; reading music not required; contact: 407-4564; janettenor@comcast.net; ciybc.org.
STORYTIME YOGA, noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturdays, Peaceful Heart Yoga Studio, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $12, ages 3 and older, 843-267-5381, peaceful-heart-
yoga.com.
Lectures
INVENTIONS FOR ALL, 2 p.m. March 25, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, Whiteland, jump into Women’s History Month with a celebration of women and their great ideas. Explore inventions, patents and some women who can inspire us all to think outside the box. For more information or to register, please visit pageafterpage.org/programs.
‘BLACK LIVES MATTER, DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE,’ 7 p.m.
April 6, Branigin Room, Napolitan Student Center, Franklin College, 101 Branigin Blvd., Barbara Ransby, Ph.D., will present “Black Lives Matter, Democracy and Economic Justice: Reflections on the Long Black Freedom Movement,” Ransby is a professor of history, African-American studies, gender and women’s studies, and is interim vice provost for planning and programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She will examine the relevance of the black lives matter movement and reflect on what historians term the long black freedom movement, extending back to the 19th century. Lecture is free and open to the public; franklincollege.edu.
BE A PHYSICIST, 4:30 p.m. April 11, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., grade school-age, what does a physicist do at work? Perform experiments and explore the work of physicists like Isaac Newton and Katharine Burr Blodgett, the first woman to get her Ph.D. from Cambridge and discovered a way to measure things you can’t see. pageafterpage.org.
Movies & Theater
FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL: ‘TROLLS,’ 6 p.m. March 23, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., after the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. All ages are welcome to attend. greenwoodlibrary.us.
STAND UP FOR LIFE COMEDY SHOW BENEFIT, 7 p.m. March 24, Edinburgh
Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, ages 17 and older, Most concert ticket prices are $10, excluding special events, see theedinburghpixy.com for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513.
‘THE PHILADELPHIA STORY,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 24 to 25, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, 1940, snooty society comedy of marriage, divorce and remarriage, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, $3 to $5, includes a cartoon, historicartcrafttheatre.org.
‘LES MISERABLES,’ April 6 to 9, McGowan Hall, 1305 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis; 10-to-18-year-old performers from all over the Indianapolis area performing the student edition of the internationally acclaimed musical “Les Miserables” with the Agape Performing Arts Company, which is based in Greenwood; showtimes: 7:30 p.m. April 6, 1 and 7:30 p.m. April 7, 7:30 p.m. April 8, 3:30 p.m. April 9; tickets may be purchased online at thelittleboxoffice.com/agape. $5/child, $10 adult, $15 VIP seats, for more information on the show: facebook.com/Agape-Performing-Arts-Company-1254654014622238.
‘TIM BURTON FESTIVAL,’ April 7 and 8, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, Friday: “Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Batman,” Saturday: “Corpse Bride,” “Pee-Wee’s big Adventure,” Beetlejuice,” “Mars Attacks”; tickets and information: historicartcrafttheatre.org.
‘SHOW BOAT,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 14 to 15, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, 1951, musical of love and luck on a Mississippi riverboat, Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel; $3 to $5, includes a cartoon, historicartcrafttheatre.org.
‘THE NOTEBOOK,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m.
April 21, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, 2004, a couple falls in love but are soon separated by their social differences, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, $3 to $5, includes a cartoon, historicartcrafttheatre.org.
Museums
‘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 johnsoncountymuseum.org or call 317-346-4500.
Music
TOY FACTORY BAND, 8 to 11 p.m. March 25, Franklin Elks No. 1818, 56 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $10 cover charge, must be 21 with valid ID.
INDIANA BOYS, 7 p.m. April 8, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, Americana, country, Most concert ticket prices are $10, excluding special events, see theedinburghpixy.com for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513.
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.
Reunions
ABRAHAM LINCOLN IPS NO. 18 1955-1965 REUNION, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8, Garfield Park Community Church, 743 E. Pleasant Run Parkway South Drive, Indianapolis, reunion for students who attended Abraham Lincoln IPS No. 18 between 1955 and 1965, coffee and donuts will be served. A tour of the school follows at 1:30 p.m. No charge to attend. If you have any memorabilia from your days at IPS No. 18 please bring them along to reunion. Reservations: Pat (Freeman) Walker at 317-535-5150.
BETA ASSOCIATE CHAPTER OF KAPPA KAPPA KAPPA INC. 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY, 7 to 9 p.m. April 17, Walker Cottage, 475 W. Main St., Greenwood, any and all former former members of the chapter are welcome to attend.
Seniors
NINEVEH SENIOR CENTER RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24, 9 a.m. to noon March 25, Nineveh Senior Center, 3208 Rodeo Drive, Nineveh, chili, hot dogs, desserts and drinks.
BARGERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 14 W. Old South St. Bargersville, meal, guitar-picking and singing and karaoke. Information: 317-797-5527.
COMPUTER CLASSES, 10 a.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., free, sign up at 882-4810.
HEARING AID CLEANING AND BATTERIES, 11 a.m. to noon, second Monday of each month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St.
BARGERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, 14 W. Old South St. Bargersville, music, singing and pitch-in supper, welcome singers, pickers and all who enjoy fellowship, for information 422-5358 or 840-7856.
NINEVEH SENIOR CENTER, 3208 Rodeo Drive, Johnson County Park, next to the horse park, for those 50 and older; weekly activities: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: euchre, cost is $1, dominoes, free; ping-pong after cards; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, bid euchre, cost is $1; 9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, Shanghai cards; 10 a.m. Mondays: ping-pong; second Friday of the month: pitch-in lunch at noon followed by business meeting. Info: Jon Myers 812-343-4229.
Social and support groups and clubs
KARAOKE, 8 p.m. March 25, Greenwood Legion Post 242, 334 U.S. 31 South, featuring John & Angie, 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.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF JOHNSON COUNTY WEEKLY ADOPTION, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Humane Society Johnson County Pet Center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, cost depends on pet, hsjc.org, 535-6626, about 20 new animals each week, if interested in specific pet, contact humane society in advance.
PETS ALIVE SPAY AND NEUTER TRANSPORT, first Thursday of the month at Humane Society Johnson County Pet Center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, 7:15 to 8 a.m. drop-off; next day return transport, noon to 12:30 p.m. Information: hsjc.org, 535-6626.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF JOHNSON COUNTY PET FOOD PANTRY, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., first Monday of the month at the pet center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, hsjc.org, 535-6626.
Teens
PROJECT PROM, April 7 to 9, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, stop by the library to browse selection of prom dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. Zeta Tau Alpha’s Franklin College chapter will be on hand to assist you in finding the perfect dress or tux. Find something you like and take it home for free! Visit the White River Branch from 2 to
5 p.m. April 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8, or 1 to 4 p.m. April 9. Project Prom is especially in need of plus size dresses! Donations may be dropped off at any JCPL Branch or at Sophia’s Bridal Tux and Prom, 2025 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis. For more information, please visit facebook.com/
projectpromjohnsoncounty or contact Kelly Staten at 317-738-2833.
DIFFERENT LIKE ME CLUB, 6:30 p.m. March 21, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., tweens and teens that are high functioning on the Autism spectrum or have a disability and want to play games and have fun; RSVPabbey@stillpointconsultants.com.
VINTAGE NEEDLE HOLDER, 6:30-8 p.m. March 27, Franklin library, 401 State St., teens and adults welcome, make your own needle holder, plus one for a friend, based on a pattern used in the 18th century. Drink tea and eat cookies made from a recipe your great-great-grandmother might have used; pageafterpage.org.
Wine and food
WINTER WARM UP WEEKEND: SPRING MINESTRONE, open noon to 6 p.m., music 2 to 5 p.m. March 25 to 26, 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: Cari Ray; Sunday music: Kelleen Strutz; mallowrun.com.