Free Time – April 27

Arts & crafts
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 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.
TEACHER APPRECIATION GLASS PROJECT, 6 p.m. May 1, May 10, Craft + Cork, 3115 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite G, Greenwood, 317-300-1277; complete information:
QUILT CONNECTION GUILD, 7-9 p.m. May 4, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood, along with monthly show-and-tell, quilting news, fun and fellowship, Back Door Quilts is conducting a trunk show. The Guild meets every month and new members are always welcome.
FRANKLIN STUDENT ART EXHIBIT, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 2, Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, Franklin College, Franklin College graduating senior art student Tim Morris will display a selection of his work from the last four years during upcoming individual exhibits. Morris will showcase his work, including graphic design, illustrations, photography and painting. Morris is a graphic design major.
FRANKLIN CHIPMATES WOODCARVING CLUB, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 396 Branigin Blvd., beginners and experienced crafts people welcome, 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, 736-4547
ADULT BEGINNER PAINTING CLASSES, 10 a.m. Saturdays, The Studios, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $25, must call to register, 474-4889
ART CLASSES, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Southland Community Church, 5800 W. Smith Valley Road Greenwood, free art classes with local artist, Edward Patterson. Southland is creating a series of 12 large paintings depicting various Bible scenes; each piece will be 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide and will teach students oil-on-canvas painting; information: 627-5872 or 883-8988
FIBER ARTS GUILD, 6 to 9 p.m. second Wednesdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, bring a project, discussions about spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking and felting,
RUG HOOKERS, 6 to 8 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, bring a current traditional rug hooking project, join other rug hookers,
OPEN STUDIO AT STARSTRUCK CAT STUDIO, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Starstruck Cat Studio, 3130 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite H, Greenwood, free, adults only, bring current knitting, crochet, rug hooking, weaving project, enjoy coffee, conversation, 889-9665,
WOODCARVERS, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., join other seniors, 882-4810
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,
QUILT CONNECTION GUILD, 7 to 9 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., meetings feature experienced quilters sharing their knowledge; group hosts workshops, sewing days to learn new skills, annual quilt challenges, bees, an annual auction and parties, new members welcome, Jo Ann Gates, 966-0933
Books and Literary events
ADRIAN MATEJKA, 1 p.m. April 29, Franklin library, 401 State St., Matejka is a nationally renowned poet and Indiana resident. His collection of poems, “The Big Smoke” (Penguin, 2013), was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and was also a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His new book, “Map to the Stars,” was published by Penguin in March 2017.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, 1 p.m. May 1, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “The Cat Dancers,” by P.T. Deutermann, 317-881-1953,
STOUT STORIES, 6:30 p.m. May 1, Mashcraft Brewing, free, “The Yellow Birds,” by Kevin Powers, patrons 21 and older only,
PRIMETIME BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. May 2, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “A Memory of Violets,” by by Hazel Gaynor; registration, 881-1953,
CLARK PLEASANT ROCKIN’ READS BOOK DISCUSSION, 5:30 p.m. May 3, Clark Pleasant Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, free, discussion of “Light My Fire: My Life with the Doors,” by Ray Manzarek;, 317-535-6206
MONEY SMART WEEK: GET OUT OF DEBT IN NINE YEARS, 6 p.m. April 27, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood; adult program; Rick Gard from Community Outreach for Financial Education (COFFE) will discuss how to be completely debt-free in nine years or less, including your mortgage, without spending any more money than you are right now.
FOOD PRESERVATION CLASSES, 6 p.m. May 17, “Dehydrating 101,” May 31, “Jam & Jellies,” Franklin library, 401 State St., learn how to safely preserve fruits and vegetables, whether you are a beginner or experienced food preserver. Join the Purdue Extension Educator, Stacey (Faith) Grogg, at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information or to register for the program, contact the Johnson County Public Library Franklin branch, 317-738-2833.
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.
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, or call 317-881-4719 or 317-694-4711;;
BALLROOM DANCES, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Riolo Dance Studio, 502 N. Capitol Ave. (second floor), Indianapolis, $10-$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;
Fundraisers and Galas
GREENWOOD TRI KAPPA PURSE BINGO, 6:30 p.m. May 10, Moose Lodge at 813 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood; designer purse bingo fundraiser; 20 games are planned, additional bingo cards, raffle basket tickets and 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase. All profits from this fundraiser will be distributed to local Johnson County schools, libraries, needy families, needy senior citizens, scholarships and other charities. Tickets are presale only. They are $25 in advance and $30 for a reserved table. For tickets or information, contact Shirley Williams at 317-727-5662 or email
FRANKLIN ROTARY CLUB PEDDLING FOR A PURPOSE, 8 a.m. May 13, rides leave from Gray Goat Bicycling Co., in Franklin, proceeds benefit Rotary International Foundation, registration fee is $30 per person and the ride is open to ages 16 and over. Riders may choose from a 25- or 35-mile ride option. For more information or to register for the event, visit or call Kate Taylor at 317-738-8094.
VFW POST 6978 GOLF TOURNAMENT, May 20: noon-12:40 p.m. check-in; 12:40 p.m. VFW program; 1 p.m. shotgun start, Legends Golf Club, 2555 N. Hurricane Road, Franklin; $84 per player; funds raised will support military, local veteran relief funds and other local charity programs; information and registration: 317-771-2168
COMPOSTING 101, 1-3 p.m. April 28, Johnson County Park, Maples Building, free class, speakers include Scott Wagner and Tony Branam from the Natural Resource Conservation Service who will discuss the basics of composting. Participants who attend the event will have the opportunity to apply for free weekly curbside compost pickup service throughout the summer. Fifteen families will be selected for the service based on location. If you would like to apply for the service but cannot attend the event please call the Johnson County SWCD office at 317-736-9540 ext. 101
LES BELLES FLEURS THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29, noon to 5 p.m. April 30, Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Admission is free with paid admission to the IMA or with IMA membership. The Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Indianapolis Garden Club, in collaboration with the IMA Horticultural Society, present whimsical and original floral displays and horticultural exhibits inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic and staged within an enchanting setting designed by Toomie Farris, president of McNamara Florist. Displays will focus on flowers and elements from nature and will compete for local and national awards in several divisions, including floral design, photography, horticulture, and conservation. The conservation education exhibit will highlight the importance of bees as pollinators and show how to rebuild their natural habitats by establishing key plants in our Indiana gardens. The purpose of the flower show is to set standards for artistic and horticultural excellence and to broaden knowledge in these areas for members and the public.
GARDENING WITH COLOR THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS, 6:30-8 p.m. May 2, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250 New Whiteland. Free. Learn how to add more color to your garden all season long. Johnson County Purdue Extension Educator Sarah Hanson will share ways to have a more colorful flower garden so you can enjoy the beauty from spring to summer to fall. Register at 317-535-6206 or
GARDEN CELEBRATION, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Johnson County Garden Club and Purdue Extension annual event, more than 40 vendors offering a variety of garden products, perennials, annuals, garden art, featured garden speakers, all day cafe, and a special hands on kids program in the afternoon, and more, $2 admission.
JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB: COURT’S YARD AND GREENHOUSE, 6:30 p.m. May 8, 609 W. Epler Ave., Indianapolis, new members welcome, 317-346-7316
PRAIRIE SCIENCE, 4:30 p.m., May 9, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., every year, thousands of endangered monarch butterflies make their way through Indiana, sampling the sweet flowers that grow in our state; plant flowers as a treat for these amazing guests. For more information or to register, please visit
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, 346-7316
TRAFALGAR COUNTRY GARDENERS, last Thursday of each month, 736-9167
CULTIVATING GARDEN CLUB, 6 p.m. third Thursday of each month at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St., Indianapolis; 881-2353
CONSERVATORY TOURS, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, $1,
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
Health and fitness, support
HOOP-YOGA FUSION, 4:40-6 p.m. May 6, Peaceful Heart Yoga, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, class with Allison Steinke; $20 per person; more info at
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.
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;
MERIDIAN WOODS AND TRAILS, 9:30 am. Tuesdays in April and May, southside 5-6 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:
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;
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 to download the registration form or call 317-881-9347 for more information.
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,,
AQUATOTS, Franklin Parks and Recreation program, dates and times vary; parent/toddler swim class, class is designed for children 9 months through 3 years old; complete information: 736-3689;
ZUMBA, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Providence Christian Church, 4080 W. County Road 100N, Bargersville, $5 per session, Zumba resumes with certified instructor, preregistration not required, all are welcome, 422-9331
PARKINSON’S EXERCISE CLASS, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays, Mount Pleasant Church Community Life Center, 381 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, “The Climb” exercise program is sponsored by Indiana Parkinson Foundation uses different forms to exercise and physical therapy to improve the daily lives of people with Parkinson’s. Contact Wellness Coordinator Penny Clayton at or call 881-6778 ext. 238. A Caregiver Support Group is held the second Saturday of the month during class.
FUN TIME YOGA FOR KIDS, now booking private and groups of 5 or more, 7 Cedars Yoga, 1064 S. Morgantown Road, Morgantown, 374-6795,
YOGA BASICS LEVEL 1, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday and Thursdays, 7 Cedars Yoga, 1064 S. Morgantown Road, Morgantown, 374-6795,
“INSANITY” WORKOUT CLASS, 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Community Center, 100 Surina Way, four-class session fee: $16 for members, $20 for residents, $24 for nonresidents, high-intensity cardio workout, drop in fee: $7, 881-8527
MONDAY MILERS WALKING CLUB, 8:30 a.m. every other Monday, Johnson County Park, 2949 E. North St., Edinburgh (north of Camp Atterbury) for directions, visit, walk at least one mile long and up to one hour, rain or shine, meet at the park office, free, club to promote fitness and friendship. Open to all ages. No pets. For more information, call 812-526-6809 or email
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.
H-CLUB, 10 a.m. April 27, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., homeschoolers ages 5 to 11, can join in to hear stories, make crafts and play games;
HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT, 2 to 3 p.m. April 27, May 25, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, Whiteland; 10:30 a.m. May 3, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood; school age (ages 5-11;); families welcome; homeschool families are invited to participate in a librarian-led activity about music, art, science, books or just plain fun. Time to socialize will follow.
STAR WARS CRAFTS, 6 to 7 p.m. May 1, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, Whiteland; use glue sticks and Jedi mind tricks to craft some awesome Star Wars creations just in time to celebrate Star Wars Day;
HOMESCHOOL HUB, 2-3 p.m. May 1, Franklin library, 401 State St., school age (ages 5-11); families welcome, homeschool families, meet us at the Franklin Branch for a program series just for you! Meet new people, learn something new and have a blast at each session.
PLAY, BABY PLAY, 10 a.m. May 1, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood; babies (birth-12 months); child’s caregiver required, families welcome; bring your baby (birth to age 2) and explore the world together through play. You’ll share lots of fun and interactive sensory activities to stimulate their developing brains;
TRIVIA NIGHT: HARRY POTTER, 7-8 p.m. May 2, Franklin library, 401 State St., kids of all ages — caregivers required; test your Harry Potter knowledge at trivia night! Dress like your favorite characters, get sorted in to your Hogwarts house and enjoy a night of fun with other Muggles.
SUPER-CRAFTERS, 6:30 p.m. May 23, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, Whiteland; ages 8-11, craft nerds unite! Kids can create masterpieces themed around their favorite sci-fi, fantasy or comic book characters;
READY, SET, KINDERGARTEN! 6 p.m. May 4, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Bring your child to this fun, free and interactive event to learn about kindergarten readiness. Guest speakers will share all the information you need to know to get your child on the road to kindergarten success. Registration Required. Sponsored by the Greenwood Pubic Library and the Johnson County Early Learning Coalition.
POLLINATOR FUN, 1 p.m. May 6, Scott Hall, Johnson County fairgrounds in Franklin; kids admission is free. Join beekeeper Roger Graham to learn about pollinators, do other fun projects and take home a kit to grow your own plants for pollinators. Part of the Garden Celebration presented by the Johnson County Garden Club.
BE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST, 4:30 p.m. May 16, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., grade school-age, What does an archaeologist do at work? Perform experiments and explore the work of archaeologists like Gertrude Bell, who was also a spy, and Howard Carter, who discovered King Tut’s tomb;
Movies & Theater
‘ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS,’ 8 p.m. through April 29, 2 p.m. April 30, Théâtre Margot, Johnson Center for Fine Arts, Branigin Boulevard and Grizzly Drive; madcap comedy about three actors pursuing their dreams of performing Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” in Texas. Rob Johansen will direct the play. He is a professional actor and director based in Indianapolis, mostly working at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. In March 2014, he directed “The Play’s the Thing” at Franklin College. General admission is $12. Admission for each performance is $8 for students and seniors (55 and older). Franklin College students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid Franklin College ID. Tickets may be reserved by email at or by phone at 317-738-8029 or 800-852-0232, ext. 8029.
‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 28-29, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, 1962, Depression era lawyer stands up for equality, Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall and Brock Peters; $3 to $5, includes a cartoon,
‘THE WIZARD OF OZ,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 12-13, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, 1939 Oscar-winning classic, Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger; $3 to $5, includes a cartoon,
‘Back to the future,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 26-27, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin,  $3 to $5, includes a cartoon,
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.
MERCY TRIUMPHS, 7 p.m. May 13, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, rock, country, gospel, $10, for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513.
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 882-5187 or visit for more information.
EMMERICH MANUAL CLASS OF 1962, noon to 4 p.m. May 6, Emmerich Manual High School cafeteria, 2405 Madison Ave., Indianapolis
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. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., bid euchre on Tuesdays, euchre on Thursdays or pinochle on Fridays. 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.
MEXICAN TRAIN, 11 a.m. first and third Fridays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., play Mexican Train (dominoes). This easy to learn game is fun for everyone! Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
JOYFUL NOISE SINGERS, 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., Do you like to sing? Join the Joyful Noise singers for oldies, classics, hymns, and more. Call 317-736-3696 for further information.
LINE DANCING, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St., call 317-736-3696 for further information.
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,Tuesdays, 14 W. Old South St. Bargersville, meal, guitar-picking and singing and karaoke. Information: 317-797-5527
COMMUNITY BINGO, 2 p.m. last Friday of the month, Hickory Creek of Franklin, 580 Lemley St., Franklin, musical entertainment, refreshments, bingo starts about 2:30 p.m., free, must RSVP two weeks in advance, 736-8214
COMPUTER CLASSES, 10 a.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., free, sign up at 882-4810
BUNKA EMBROIDERY, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of the month, $1, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St.
MEXICAN TRAIN, 1 p.m., The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1
MAH-JONGG, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1
MOVIE MATINEE, last Wednesday of each month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 882-4810
ZUMBA, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, $5, Trafalgar Banquet Center, 107 S. Pleasant St., 878-4424
BINGO, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. Fridays, $4 at The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 882-4810
EUCHRE, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar Banquet Center, 107 S. Pleasant St., $3, 878-4424.
10-MINUTE CHAIR MASSAGE, noon to 2 p.m. by appointment second Tuesday of each month, free, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 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
FOLK DANCING, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, $4, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St.
FREE FITNESS EQUIPMENT INSTRUCTION, 12:45 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., Greenwood Meadows representative will do fitness equipment instruction, sign-up in advance is required,
SENIOR STRETCH ’N’ FLEX, 11:15 a.m. to noon, every Tuesday and the second and third Thursday in the Activity Room, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., exercise class involves sitting and using stretching bands to perform stretches, $3,
NIA, 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, $5, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk Street, Greenwood, expressive body, mind, movement and lifestyle practice that promotes fitness and health, offers both traditional and nontraditional benefits including cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength, balance, endurance and relaxation,
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
CENTRAL INDIANA COUNCIL ON AGING NEIGHBORHOOD MEALS, 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Crestwood Village South, 8811 Madison Ave., Building 6, Indianapolis, suggested donation $2, hot, nutritious meals for adults 60 and older, call for reservation 24 hours in advance, 888-7973,
DAILY SENIOR LUNCHEON, 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., suggested donation $2 for those age 55 and beyond, call by noon the day before for reservations, provided by Central Indiana Council on Aging and In-Home Solutions’ Meals and More program, 882-4810
NUTRITIONAL SENIOR MEALS, 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, Nineveh Senior Center, Schoolhouse Road and Rodeo Drive, Johnson County Park, $4.60, call two days in advance to order meal, Rose McTarsney, 346-0173
DUPLICATE BRIDGE, 12:30 p.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 882-4810
BODY BALANCE AND STRENGTH EXERCISE, 9 a.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., taught by personal trainer, $5, tips to gain control of your health, registration required, 882-4810
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY: HOT MEALS, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Franklin Church of Christ, 3600 U.S. 31 North, free, different hot meals every week, Patty Rash, 560-1847, 535-5200, ext. 1,
Wii BOWLING, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 882-4810
EUCHRE, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $2, 882-4810
BUILDING BETTER BONES EXERCISES, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 882-4810
TRAFALGAR SENIOR CITIZENS, meetings at 11:30 a.m. second Wednesday of each month at the Sycamore Bible Church, 699 E. Park St. Bring a lunch and two or three covered prizes for bingo; 878-5475
CONTRACT BRIDGE, 1 p.m. Thursdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 882-4810
NONIMPACT AEROBICS, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 882-4810
Social groups and clubs
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
YOUR HOUSE HISTORY CONVERSATION GROUP, 6-7 p.m. May 1, Franklin library, 401 State St., want to learn more about the history of your house? Then you’ll want to attend this new conversation group. Come with your own information or just to listen in. Exchange stories and resources for researching the history of your own home.
KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY, 3 p.m. May 6, Greenwood American Legion, 334 S. U.S. 31, ladies auxiliary event, prizes for best derby hats, raffles and more 317-881-1752
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
DOLLAR HOT DOGS, noon to 5 p.m. daily, Greenwood American Legion Post 252, 234 S. U.S. 31, 317-881-1752.
DOLLAR BEER FRIDAYS, noon to close Fridays, American Legion Greenwood Post 252, 334 S. U.S. 31, 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.
FRANKLIN LIONS CLUB, 7 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, meetings are held in the second-floor meeting room on the east side of the building, for more information, contact Lion Paul Cote at 736-4707.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM, sign up 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Moose Lodge 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road, buy-in, $40 and includes dinner, 881-9668
BINGO, warm-ups start at 6:30 p.m., games at 7 p.m. Mondays, Greenwood Moose Lodge 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road, minimum package $10, 881-9668
VINEYARD TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 7 p.m. Mondays, Perry Township Trustee Office, 4925 Shelby St., Indianapolis; new members welcome any time; website:; contact Edward Barrett, 888-5176,
GREATER GREENWOOD LIONS CLUB, 6:30 p.m. meet-and-greet, 7 p.m. meeting, meets second and fourth Tuesdays at Golden Corral, 160 Marlin Drive, Greenwood
TRIVIA SHOW, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Crowbar Restaurant Lounge, 209 S. State Road 135, Trafalgar, all are welcome to participate or watch the game.
JOHNSON COUNTY SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB, 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting May 5, Herring Hall at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground St., Franklin, all ages are welcome, dues $10 per person and $1 per session, non-members can play for $2 per session, Bruce Lucas 403-6459
MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB monthly meetings 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month, Johnson County REMC office, 750 International Drive, Franklin. Meetings are open to the public for anyone interested in amateur radio. Volunteer Examiner testing starts at about 930 a.m. More information on Facebook at; or OR contact us at
BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Greenwood VFW, 333 S. Washington St., $17 to $21, doors open 5:30 p.m., warm-up games 6:30 p.m., sandwich menu available until 8:30 p.m., smoke-free, 888-2488
GREATER GREENWOOD TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 6:45 a.m. Fridays, Community Hospital South Education Center, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis, public is invited, improve your public speaking skills and meet new people, information:
SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA CORVETTE CLUB, recruiting new members. You don’t have to own a Corvette to join, you just have to be a Corvette enthusiast. The group raises money for the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Hubler Chevrolet on U.S. 31. Information:
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,, 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:, 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,, 535-6626
AVA MARIA GUILD OF ST. PAUL HERMITAGE, 12:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, except for April, June and December when the meetings start at noon. No meetings in January and February, St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove, free, Linda Augenstein, 885-5098,
GREENWOOD VFW LADIES EUCHRE, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Greenwood VFW Post 5864, 333 S. Washington St., $5, friendly game, helps ladies raise money for special projects they support, 888-2488
WOODCARVING, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, $1, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 882-4810
THE SOCIAL OF GREENWOOD DAY TRIP, every third Wednesday of the month, for information,, 882-4810
ANIMENIACS CLUB, 3:30 p.m. April 27, May 25, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood; teens (ages 12-17); Do you love anime? Join the Animeniacs Club! We’ll meet to watch anime, talk about/draw manga and enjoy pocky!
TEEN FILM FESTIVAL, 6:30 p.m. May 3, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., a festival created to highlight the talents of student filmmakers, introduce teens to new technology and award creativity and encourage further study in the arts. Students in grades 9-12 were invited to create an original video for the chance to win a prize and be named Festival Winner.
CLARK PLEASANT ANIME CLUB, 6 p.m. May 31, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, Whiteland; Do you love reading manga? Watching anime? Creating cosplay costumes? If so, then this is the club for you! Join us on the last Wednesday of every month as we get together and watch anime, talk about manga, play ninja and hang out.
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, 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
PIZZA AND WINE NIGHT, 5-9 p.m., music by Cari Ray, 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 27, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville; Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets, spread out on the lawn, and enjoy great pizza by the slice with your favorite Mallow Run wine while listening to live local music and spending a summer evening with family and friends. Winery open noon-9 p.m.. Pizza served 5-9 p.m. Free admission.
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 Dave Rook _ Russ Wilkerson
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 or call her at 317-716-3900 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, 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,