Seasonal
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, Providence Park, Franklin, free family activities such as a tree seedling giveaway, rain barrel display, story walk, natural art projects, and creek water monitoring. There will be educational programs throughout the day — an animal discussion with Johnson County Parks & Recreation, and a bee talk with Purdue Extension Master Gardeners. There will also be native plants for sale from EcoLogic’s nursery ($5 cash or check). For more information, contact the Johnson County Recycling District at 317-738-2546.
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
QUILT CONNECTION GUILD, 7 to 9 p.m. April 6, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., along with the monthly show-and-tell, quilting news, fun and fellowship, some of our members will display and demonstrate vintage sewing machines. The Guild meets every month and new members are always welcome.
SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE APRIL SHOW: CHUCK HORSMAN, through April 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 to 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, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 18 to May 2, Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, Franklin College, Franklin College graduating senior art students Kelly Marcelo and Tim Morris will display a selection of their work from the last four years during upcoming individual exhibits. Marcelo will showcase her work, including graphic design, photography and videos April 18 to 24. She will talk about her work during an opening reception at 7 p.m.
April 18. Marcelo is a visual communications major. Morris will showcase his work, including graphic design, illustrations, photography and painting, from April 24 to May 2. He will talk about his work during an opening reception at 7 p.m. April 24. Morris is a graphic design major.
Books and Literary events
PIZZA AND PAGES: TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 4:30 p.m. April 7, Franklin library, 401 State St., free, discussion of “The Lightning Thief,” by Rick Riordan, discuss the book while enjoying pizza and other goodies. Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the children’s
reference desk; pageafterpage.org.
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.
POET NANCY PULLEY OF BRICK STREET POETRY, 6 p.m. April 11, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., Nancy Pulley, a graduate of Indiana Central College (now University of Indianapolis) has had poems appear in several journals and publications. She has been a recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant in Poetry. She has published two poetry chapbooks and in 2014, a full length poetry book, Warren Avenue, published by Chatterhouse Press. pageafterpage.org.
‘AN EVENING WITH J.L. KATO,’ 6:30 p.m. April 17, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Central Indiana Writers’ Association and GPL present “Avoiding Abstract Language” to Greenwood library. J. L. Kato, poet, will lead an exercise with the attendees by asking them to rewrite a piece of writing. Then, they will compare the old and revised pieces. This event for writers of prose and poetry. Kato, is editor of The Flying Island online journal, and president of Brick Street Poetry, Inc. He is a native of Japan who grew up in central Indiana. He was the first host for the monthly poetry readings at the Education Center of Tipton County. Kato is the winner of the 2011 Best Book of Indiana Award for poetry, “Shadows Set in Concrete,” published by Restoration Press. An Evening with J. L. Kato is a FREE event for all ages, and everyone is invited.
FRANKLIN PAGE-TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION, 6:30 p.m. April 17, Franklin library, 401 State St., free, discussion of “The Rosie Project,” by by Graeme Simsion, pageafterpage.org.
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m. April 17, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, 317-885-1330, free, discussion of “Territory,” by Tricia Fields; pageafterpage.org.
Classes
FINANCIAL LITERACY: TAX TIME TOPICS, 6 p.m. April 6, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., Don’t know what to do with your tax refund? Josh DeArmitt, CFP, from DeArmitt Financial Group will give a timely presentation on tax refunds and retirement topics; pageafterpage.org.
BUILDING A HEALTHY SALAD, 6 p.m. April 10, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, April is National Garden Month! Learn tips on how to create delicious and nutritious salads from Stacey (Faith) Grogg of Purdue Extension; pageafterpage.org.
CAKE DECORATING, 6 p.m. April 11, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood; learn buttercream piping and decorating techniques, students from Central Nine Career Center’s To the Nines Restaurant will teach, participants will rotate through stations to practice mixing icing, script and decorating techniques. Each participant will leave with a set of piping tips and a pastry bag. All supplies will be provided. Please note there is a cost of $5 per participant. For more information or to register, please visit pageafterpage.org/programs.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, 6 p.m. April 11, Clark Pleasant branch, 530 Tracy Road, Sutie 250, New Whiteland, Interested in mindfulness? Spend an hour learning some simple techniques to introduce you to mindfulness, a tool for battling stress, increasing happiness and producing calm. pageafterpage.org.
Dance
MODERN WESTERN SQUARE DANCING, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Rivers of Life Fellowship, 1962 Old Meridian St., Greenwood, $4 per lesson per person; first two lessons are free; those interested should email greenwoodmerrymixers@gmail.com, or call 317-881-4719 or 317-694-4711; greenwoodmerrymixers.com; facebook.com/greenwood
merrymixers.
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; riolodance.com.
Fundraisers and Galas
GIBSON FAMILY BENEFIT AUCTION, 10 a.m. April 8, Unity Baptist Church, 7361 Spearsville Road, Morgantown (Brown County); auction of antiques and collectibles — vintage ladies’ jewelry and accessories, artwork, hand tools, dishes and more, other household goods; proceeds benefit U.S. Navy veteran Heath Gibson, who is battling stomach cancer;
cravenauctioneering.com.
ST. THOMAS CLINIC CHARITY PAINTING PARTY AND ART AUCTION, 2 p.m. April 15, Franklin Parks and Recreation, 396 Branigin Blvd., artist leading the event will be Tammy Amsler, $45 includes all art supplies and light refreshments. To order tickets call, 317-535-6057.
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.
Games and hobbies
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.
Gardening
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.
Government
TOX BOX, hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 1051 Hospital Road, Franklin. Items accepted: household cleaning supplies, yard and pool chemicals, automotive fluids, oil-based paint and stain. No latex paint will be accepted. The Tox Box is for Johnson County residents only. No businesses, contractors or small quantity generators will be accepted. Call the Johnson County Recycling District office at
317-738-2546 for more information or visit recyclejohnsoncounty.com.
Health and fitness, support
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION EVENT: ‘UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS, 10 a.m. April 11, Community Hospital South, Education Center, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis. Attendees will learn common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs and how to intervene effectively.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION EVENT: ‘HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY,’ 1 to 3 p.m. April 12, Franklin library, 401 State St., “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research,” attendees will learn about the latest research providing insights on how to make lifestyle choices that may help them keep their brain and body healthy as they age, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
GREENWOOD HIKE, 10 a.m. April 7, Meet in the northwest corner of the Rural King parking lot, 860 S. U.S. 31. This is a 5 to 6 mile hike on a paved trail and city streets. After the hike, have lunch at To The Nines at Central Nine Vocational School of Culinary Arts; indyhike.org.
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.
WESTSIDE PARK, GREENWOOD HIKE, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays in April and May, park in the Westside Park parking lot in Greenwood, 8-mile walk with a 5-mile option in parks and neighborhoods in Greenwood. indyhike.org.
GREENWOOD PARK MALL HIKE, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in April and May sign in at the mall food court for a self-guided hike. Take as many one- mile laps as you want; indyhike.org.
MERIDIAN WOODS AND TRAILS, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in April and May, southside 5 to 6 mile hike in Meridian Woods neighborhood, meet in parking lot of Woodside Community Church, 329 W. Banta Road, which is just past Lockwood Lane. Meet in the parking lot. information:
indyhike.org.
SOUTHPORT PARK HIKE, 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays in April and May, meet at 6901 Derbyshire Road behind the Southport Police Station for an 8-mile hike; 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. Visit www.indymca.org/centers/baxter/schedules-events/ 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.
History
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.
Kids
H-CLUB, 10 a.m. April 6, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., home-schooled students ages 5 to 11, hear stories, make crafts, play games; pageafterpage.org.
HOP AND BOP, 10:30 a.m. April 7, Franklin library, 401 State St., preschoolers (ages 3 to 5); caregivers required, le’s dance! We’ll explore different kinds of music as we experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun, high-energy program for preschoolers; pageafterpage.org.
PAJAMA STORYTIME, 7 p.m. April 10, Franklin library, 401 State St., children of all ages (birth to age 12); caregivers required, families welcome, snuggle together in your favorite PJs and experience a half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes before heading home to have sweet dreams of this fun family storytime; pageafterpage.org.
TALES FOR TAILS, 6 to 8 p.m. April 10, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, grade school-age, improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Children’s Reference Desk or call 317-885-1330.
Lectures
‘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.
STEM FOR ADULTS: SOLAR ENERGY: YES YOU CAN! 6:30 p.m. April 13, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, Curious about alternative power but have no idea how to start? Johnson Melloh Solutions will show how it all works. From one panel to a larger system, there are ways to save money using clean energy. pageafterpag.org.
Movies & Theater
‘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 at https://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 Theater, 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 Theater, 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 Theater, 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
WINE, CHEESE AND ALL THAT JAZZ, 6:30 p.m. April 8, Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin, visitors can sample a range of wines and try gourmet cheeses, hors d’oeuvres and small desserts while enjoying live music. Guests can bid on silent auction items from businesses and cultural venues throughout central Indiana as well as merchandise and gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses. Tickets without reservations are $40 at the door on the day of the event and $35 in advance when reserved by phone or email. The event is for adults 21 and older only. All proceeds benefit the historical society. Information: johnsoncountymuseum.org; 317-346-4500; bcundiff@co.johnson.in.us.
‘ANSWERING THE CALL: JOHNSON COUNTY IN WORLD WAR I,’ opens April 20, Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin; people of all ages are invited, the newest exhibit at the Johnson County Museum of History. This exhibit will tell the story of Johnson County’s involvement in World War I at home and abroad. The opening will be 6 to 8 p.m. with refreshments; for more information, visit the website at johnsoncountymuseum.org or call 317-346-4500.
A LAND ENCHANTED: THE GOLDEN AGE OF INDIANA ART, through May 14, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, exhibit portrays cultural and artistic growth in fine arts that occurred in Indiana during the late 19th and early 20th centuries with objects drawn from the IMA’s permanent collection. Explore this important chapter of Hoosier history through paintings and sketchbooks by William Merritt Chase, James F. Gookins, John Washington Love, the Hoosier Group and others.
Music
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.
CORNFIELDS AND CROSSROADS, 7 p.m. April 22, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, bluegrass, $5, see www.theedinburghpixy.com for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513.
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 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.
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
JCCOA SPRING FLING, 10:30 a.m. April 27, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., Johnson County Council on Aging and the Franklin Active Adult Center invite all Johnson County seniors to attend, seniors will learn about the resources available through JCCOA, hear speaker Joe Erickson, VASIA Director, and enjoy a free lunch and the opportunity to win door prizes. RSVP with name and phone number to the Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams, Franklin, at 317-736-3696. Contact AAC Manager Cathy Bailey 317-736-3696, with questions.
CARD GAMES, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., bid euchre on Tuesday, euchre on Thursday or pinochle on Friday. Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
BINGO, 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Franklin Active Adult Center at 160 E. Adams St., pay 50 cents per card and try for regular, special, or cover-all wins, call 317-736-3696 for further information.
EXERCISE CLASSES, 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday — Exercise Circle; 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday — Tai Chi; 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday — chair yoga, Franklin Active Adult Center, 150 E. Adams St., call 317-736-3696 for further information.
Social groups and clubs
KARAOKE, 8 p.m. April 8 and 22, Greenwood American Legion, 334 S. U.S. 31, 317-881-1752.
2017 GREENWOOD DOLL & BEAR SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood, 1/2 mile south of the Greenwood Park Mall, admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. Food will be available for purchase and parking is free. If you have questions about the show or purchasing a table to sell doll related items, please contact Jo Ann Gates at 317-882-5787 or e-mail her at gatesja@att.net.
AMERICAN LEGION WEEKLY TREASURE HUNT, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion Franklin Post 205, 1200 Park Ave.; post, is open daily at 2 p.m. and at noon on Saturday. Public is welcome. Call 317-738-9934; Registration required.
GREATER GREENWOOD LIONS CLUB MEETING, 6:30 p.m. Golden Corral, 160 S. Marlin Drive, Greenwood, visitors welcome, information: Vickie Gilmore, 812-603-4440.
Teens
PHOTO CRAFTS, 4:30 p.m. April 6, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., (ages 12 to 17), bring in your photos to turn them into works of art. Make a watercolor portrait, silhouette or letter collage.
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! This year’s program will be held at two branches. Franklin branch: 3:30 to 6 p.m., March 17; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18; 1 to 4 p.m. March 19; White River Branch: 2 to 5 p.m., April 7; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8; 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.
DIY SEWING PROJECTS FOR BEGINNERS, 6 p.m. April 12, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, teens and adults welcome, sewing doesn’t have to be daunting. Learn how to make hand warmers, pencil cases, keychains and more in this easy workshop. All supplies are provided. pageafterpage.org
Wine and food
AMERICAN LEGION BISCUITS AND GRAVY BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. every first Saturday of the month, Franklin American Legion Post 205, 1200 Park Ave. All you can eat for $3. Open to the public. 317-738-9934
FFA PORK CHOP DINNERS, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month, FFA Leadership Center, 6595 S. 125 W, Trafalgar, entrée, three sides, dessert and drinks for $15. Reservations should be made with Chris Nix at 317-878-4570 and are accepted until 4 p.m. each third Tuesday.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. last Saturday of each month, Greenwood Masonic Lodge 514, 592 N. Meridian St., $7, 437-5428
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 carmourconsulting@gmail.com. or call her at 317-716-3900 or contact one of the organizations serving the meals, to see the monthly menu calendar, visit underthesonfaithcommunity.org 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, 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, firstbaptistgreenwood.org