FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays May 13 to Sept. 2, downtown Franklin, southwest corner of West Jefferson and South Jackson streets
ADULT GAME NIGHT, 7 p.m. May 19, Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., join a relaxing evening of tabletop games; instructors will be on hand to teach some games (Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Codenames, etc.), or feel free to play your own! Must be 18 and over. Registration preferred: greenwoodlibrary.us
FRANKLIN STRAWBERRIES ON THE SQUARE, 11 a.m. until sold out May 26, Johnson County courthouse square, 5 E. Jefferson St., Franklin; enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake, ice cream, whipped topping and bottled water for $5.
NINEVEH EASTERN STAR STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3, Nineveh Masonic Lodge, 7221 S. Nineveh Road annual strawberry festival, featuring homemade ice cream along with many choices to add to your strawberries.
Arts & crafts
BAMBI’S MS FUNDRAISER, 6 p.m. May 18, canvas painting, Craft + Cork, 3115 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite G, Greenwood, 317-300-1277; complete information: http://craftandcork.com
INTRO TO DRAWING, 6 p.m. May 23, Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., Have you dreamed of being able to draw the images you create in your head while reading a story? Join local artist Lisa Guckelburg in learning how to get started drawing with this basic introductory class. Registration required: greenwoodlibrary.us
WALL OF WORDS WOOD PROJECT, 6 p.m. May 23, Craft + Cork, 3115 Meridian Parke Drive, Suite G, Greenwood; 317-300-1277; craftandcork.com
FRANKLIN CHIPMATES WOODCARVING CLUB, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Franklin Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 396 Branigin Blvd., beginners and experienced craftspeople welcome, 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, starstruckcatstudio.com
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, starstruckcatstudio.com
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, starstruckcatstudio.com
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, starstruckcatstudio.com
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
READ AND BLEED @ YOUR LIBRARY: AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood; adults ages 17 and up; all blood types are urgently needed. Refreshments provided. Ages 17 and up. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Books and Literary events
GREENWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM, through July 29, Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., readers of all ages are encouraged to record hours read, participate in our reading challenges, attend programs, and more to earn points. Collect points to vote for some great community prizes; greenwoodlibrary.us
BOOKLOVERS BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m. May 18, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “The Wanderers,” by Meg Howrey, 881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
I HEART YA BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. May 19, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “Salt to the Sea,” by Ruta Sepetys, for teens and adults, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
FRANKLIN LIBRARY PIZZA & PAGES BOOK DISCUSSION, 6 p.m. May 19, Franklin library, 401 State St., free, discussion of “Hate List,” by Jennifer Brown; 317-738-2833 for more information
HISTORY ROUNDTABLE, 6:30 p.m. May 25, Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., Join in a new show-and-tell series for history fans! Expertise is not required…just a love of history. Discuss a new topic each month and all you have to do is come ready to summarize a non-fiction book you’ve read, a documentary you’ve seen, or a podcast you’ve listened to related to the main topic; greenwoodlibrary.us
TRAFALGAR NOVELS & NOSH, 6 p.m. May 30, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., free, discussion of non-fiction reads; pageafterpage.org.
WHITE RIVER BOOK DISCUSSION, 1:30 p.m. May 31, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, discussion of “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes; pageafterpage.org
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, 1 p.m. June 5, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of your choice of mystery — bring your own book to discuss, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
PRIMETIME BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. June 6, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “Mr. Mercedes,” by Stephen King, registration, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us/primetime.asp
STOUT STORIES, 6:30 p.m. June 6, Greek’s Pizzeria and Tapp Room, free, patrons 21 and older only, discussion of “Middlesex,” by Jeffrey Eugenides, pageafterpage.org
CLARK PLEASANT ROCKIN’ READS BOOK DISCUSSION, 5:30 p.m. June 7, Clark Pleasant Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, discussion of “On the Road with Janis Joplin,” by John Byrne Cooke; pagefterpage.org, 317-535-6206
WELL RED BOOK CLUB, 6 p.m. June 14, Vino Villa, free, discussion of “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” by Neil Gaiman, 317-885-5036, greenwoodlibrary.us.
MILITARY READS, 2 p.m. July 15, Franklin library, 401 State St., are you a reader of military nonfiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend this book discussion. Books will be available at the reference desk. Discussion of “Black Hawk Down,” by Mark Bowden; pageafterpage.org
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, 1 p.m. first Monday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
PRIMETIME BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, registration, 881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us/primetime.asp
FRANKLIN PAGE-TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of each month, Franklin library, 401 State St., free, pageafterpage.org
I HEART YA BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of young adult books, for teens and adults, 881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
FOURTH WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB, 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, Prince of Peace United Christian Church, 3050 Smokey Row Road, Bargersville, all are welcome, free, 535-7712 or email@example.com.
BOOKLOVERS BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m. third Thursday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, 881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
WHITE RIVER BOOK DISCUSSION, 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday of each month, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, pageafterpage.org
STOUT STORIES, 6:30 p.m. first Monday of the month, location is a different pub or brewery in the area, free, patrons 21 and older only, pageafterpage.org
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m., Third Monday of the month, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, 885-1330, pageafterpage.org
CLARK PLEASANT ROCKIN’ READS BOOK DISCUSSION, 5:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Clark Pleasant Library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, New Whiteland, pagefterpage.org, 317-535-6206
WELL RED BOOK CLUB, 6 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Vino Villa, free, discussion of wide variety of books; patrons 21 and older only, 317-885-5036, greenwoodlibrary.us.
FRANKLIN LIBRARY PIZZA & PAGES BOOK DISCUSSION, 6 p.m. Fridays, Franklin library, 401 State St., free, discussion; 317-738-2833 for more information
MILITARY READS, Franklin library, 401 State St., Are you a reader of military nonfiction and the occasional military fiction book? If so, your orders are to attend this book discussion. Books will be available at the reference desk; pageafterpage.org
TRAFALGAR NOVELS & NOSH, 6 p.m., selected dates, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., free, June 27 – “The Crossing by Samar Yazbek,” July 25 – “Loving Frank,” by Nancy Horan, Aug. 29 – “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” by Barbara Kingsolver, 317-878-9560 for more information
Church and Spiritual Programs
GARAGE AND BAKE SALE, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 3, New Beginnings Coummunity Church, 600 Ironwood Drive, Franklin; all are welcome.
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 Lynda.com 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 pageafterpage.org/lynda to log in and create a Lynda.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 317-881-4719 or 317-694-4711; greenwoodmerrymixers.com; facebook.com/greenwoodmerrymixers
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; riolodance.com
Fundraisers and Galas
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
FRANKLIN MASONIC LODGE BREAKFAST, 7:30 p.m. May 20, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Franklin Masonic lodge, 801 S. Main St., $6 adult, $3 child, breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, juice and coffee. Fundraiser for Dancing with the Johnson County Stars; information, 317-409-0908or Facebook , Dwtjcs.
CHASE 5K COLOR RUN/WALK, check-in, 5 p.m., race, 6 p.m. May 25, Freedom Park, Greenwood; benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; registration is online at TheChaseColorRun.com
AMITY FIRE & RESCUE FISH FRY, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 3, Amity Fire & Rescue, 3274 S. 550 E. Franklin, fundraiser, all are welcome
PLANT SALE, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20, Trafalgar United Methodist Church, behind the library off State Road 252. Vegetable and flowering plants for sale, free seeds while supplies last. Presented by Trafalgar Country Gardeners. Proceeds support community gardening activities and projects. Information: 317-736-9167.
JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB: GARDENS OF KEN AND JAN RITTER, 6:30 p.m. June 12, Purdue Extension Johnson County office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, spring salad pitch-in new members welcome, 317-346-7316
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, garfieldgardensconservatory.org
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 www.recyclejohnsoncounty.com.
Health and fitness, support
DEALING WITH ANXIETY, 6 p.m. May 23, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., adults (ages 18 and older; Facing the pressures of life can cause anxiety. From worry to panic attacks, conditions that create anxiety range from bothersome to debilitating. Debbie Dukate, MA, from Kenosis Franklin Counseling, will present tips to help combat anxiety; pageafterpage.org
WESTSIDE PARK, GREENWOOD HIKE, 8 a.m. Saturdays in 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 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 am. Tuesdays in 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: indyhike.org
SOUTHPORT PARK HIKE, 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays in May, meet at 6901 Derbyshire Road behind the Southport Police Station for an 8-mile hike; indyhike.org
SCHOOL TO SCHOOL AND PERRY WOODS, 6 p.m. Tuesdays in May, Southport Middle School, 5715 S. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, park by the basketball court on the south side for a 5-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
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, fitforce3.com, email@example.com
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; franklinparks.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 881-6778 ext. 238. A Caregiver Support Group is held the second Saturday of the month during class.
BEGINNER YOGA CLASSES, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Franciscan Education & Fitness Center, 421 N. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, (between Sam’s Club and Walmart) $10 per class or $50 monthly unlimited, JoAnn Turner, 528-7719
FUN TIME YOGA FOR KIDS, now booking private and groups of 5 or more, 7 Cedars Yoga, 1064 S. Morgantown Road, Morgantown, 374-6795, email@example.com
YOGA BASICS LEVEL 1, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday and Thursdays, 7 Cedars Yoga, 1064 S. Morgantown Road, Morgantown, 374-6795, firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 jcpark.org, 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 email@example.com.
TAI CHI CLASS, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, First Baptist Church basement, 201 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, free, 736-6753
PRENATAL YOGA, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Peaceful Heart Yoga Studio, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $40 for eight-week session; $8 drop-in; 843-267-5381, peaceful-heart-yoga.com
CHRISTIAN YOGA, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 9:15 a.m. Saturdays, Mount Pleasant Christian Church Community Life Center, 407 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, $3, 881-6727
MEDITATION HIKES, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, free, meet at Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion, facilitated by Global Peace Initiatives, hikes occur regardless of the weather, globalpeaceinitiatives.net
KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Peaceful Heart Yoga Studio, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $10 per class, peaceful-heart-yoga.com
PRENATAL YOGA, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Evolutions@Yoga, 2801 Fairview Place, Suite 1, Greenwood, check website for fee information, evolutionsyoga.com, Terrie Purdy, 881-9642
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. May 18, 25, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., school age (5-11), Homeschoolers! Come to hear stories, make crafts and play games; pageafterpage.org
STEAM WORKSHOP, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 18, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, Whiteland, school age (ages 5-11); work out your science, technology, engineering, art and math skills with challenges to get you tinkering, imagining, building and problem-solving; pageafterpage.org
HOP AND BOP, 10:30 a.m. May 19, Franklin library, 401 State St., preschoolers (ages 3-5); child’s caregiver required; Dance! Explore different kinds of music and experiment with movement and rhythm in this fun, high-energy program for preschoolers; pageafterpage.org
SATURDAY STORYTIME, 10 a.m. May 20, Franklin library, 401 State St., children of all ages (birth to age 12); child’s caregiver required, families welcome; enjoy stories and songs with your family; pageafterpage.org
BEES, PLEASE, 2-3 p.m. May 20, Clark Pleasant library, 530 Tracy Road, Suite 250, Whiteland; school age (ages 5-11); families welcome, see (and taste) what bees can do! It’s pretty sweet; pageafterpage.org
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; pageafterpage.org
DIFFERENT LIKE ME CLUB, 6:30 p.m. May 23, Craig Park, 10 E. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, ‘tweens and teens that are high functioning on the Autism spectrum or have a disability and want to play games and have fun; free; snacks will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend; http://jcasg.com/
HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT, 2-3 p.m. 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. pageafterpage.org
CENTER GROVE PRINCESS TEA, 5 or 6:30 p.m. June 5 and 6, 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. June 7, Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood; 3-year-olds through elementary ages are invited to join their favorite princess for an hour of pampering; registration, www.centergrovechoirs.org/princess.
YOUTH GARDEN CAMP, 9-11 a.m. June 9, 1, 23, 30, July 7, Johnson County fairgrounds, Franklin, $15 per child (includes all class-related materials and a T-shirt), for ages 8-12 (4-H membership not required). Register at Purdue Extension Johnson County, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, IN 46131. Each day children will grow in knowledge and experience firsthand the thrill of planting a seed and watching it grow. Crafts, team-building activities and even snack time will help youngsters learn about soil, plants, pests, and garden-to-plate nutrition and become good keepers of the soil. For more information, contact Heather Dougherty at 317-736-3724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMP CAN-DO, 8:15 to 4:15 p.m. weeks of June 12, June 19 and June 26, Whiteland Community High School, Johnson County Autism Support Group will host a summer program for teens on the autism spectrum, which blends traditional camp activities with life skills in a fun environment. Registration is $150 per session for Johnson County residents and $175 per session for residents outside of Johnson County. Campers attending all three sessions receive a $75 discount. To check availability, visit www.jcasg.com/camp-can-do or contact Amanda Cooper at 317-409-8372 or email@example.com.
WEE WEDNESDAYS, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, $5 public, $3 IMA members, Star Studio classroom, for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers, pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts and hands-on art activities, to register call 923-1331, ext. 213
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Southport library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, free, children 3 to 5 and an adult, stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, playtime, sharing time for adults, 275-4510
WONDERFUL ONES STORY TIME, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 885-1330, pageafterpage.org
TERRIFIC TWOS STORY TIME, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 885-1330, pageafterpage.org
CRAFTY KIDS CLUB, 4 to 5:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, crafts, 878-9560, pageafterpage.org
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood Public Library, 301 S. Meridian St., preschoolers 3 to 5 year-olds, greenwoodlibrary.us.
FUN TIME YOGA FOR KIDS, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Evolutions @ Yoga, 2801 Fairview Place, Suite 1, Greenwood, $5, Terrie Purdy, 881-9642
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, franklincf.com
STORY TIME AT STARBUCKS, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Starbucks, 2279 N. Morton St., Franklin, free, ages 3 to 6, must be accompanied by an adult.Contact for reservations Mary Beth Spitz, 560-5017, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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; email@example.com; 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
Movies & Theater
‘BACK TO THE FUTURE,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 26-27, Artcraft Theater, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, PG, 1 hr 56 min, adventure, comedy, sci-fi, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson; Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown; $3 to $5, includes a cartoon, historicartcrafttheatre.org.
SUMMER MOVIE CAMP SERIES: ‘RATCHET AND CLANK ,’ 10 a.m. May 31, Canary Creek Cinema, 870 Mallory Parkway, Franklin, PG, 94 minutes, free to all patrons, sponsored by Bradley Chevrolet, Corn Country Radio, Franklin Parks and Recreation, Horizon Bank, Denny’s Restaurant, and Victory Christian pre-school; www.canarycreekcinemas.com
ARTCRAFT SUMMER BREAK MOVIE SERIES: ‘AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST,’ 10 a.m. June 6, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, $5 admission, includes small popcorn and a drink, www.historicartcrafttheatre.org.
SUMMER MOVIE CAMP SERIES: ‘KUNG FU PANDA,’ 10 a.m. June 7, Canary Creek Cinema, 870 Mallory Parkway, Franklin, PG 95 minutes, free to all patrons, sponsored by Bradley Chevrolet, Corn Country Radio, Franklin Parks and Recreation, Horizon Bank, Denny’s Restaurant, and Victory Christian pre-school; www.canarycreekcinemas.com
ARTCRAFT SUMMER BREAK MOVIE SERIES: ‘BABE,’ 10 a.m. June 13, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, $5 admission, includes small popcorn and a drink, www.historicartcrafttheatre.org.
‘ANSWERING THE CALL: JOHNSON COUNTY IN WORLD WAR I,’ Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin; exhibit will tell the story of Johnson County’s involvement in World War I at home and abroad. For more information, visit the website at www.johnsoncountymuseum.org or call 317-346-4500.
BEYOND SPACESHIP EARTH, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., immersive exhibit tells dynamic story of space exploration from NASA’s Project Mercury program, which sent the first Americans into space, to the International Space Station. Families can see astronaut artifacts, learn space-travel history and immerse themselves in the life of an astronaut. International Space Station Exhibit: Discover how astronauts perform scientific experiments in space; View real video of an astronaut’s day-to-day life in space; Try on space gear, and try out interactive space-task activities. Indiana Astronaut Wall of Fame: Learn about the Hoosiers who’ve made astronomical impact; View space artifacts and images from the Purdue University Archives; Explore the database of Indiana astronauts. Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater: See the Liberty Bell 7, the capsule behind America’s second manned space flight; Experience Gus Grissom’s story in the a dynamic sound and light show Flight of the Liberty Bell 7; admission and complete information: childrensmuseum.org
YOU ARE THERE: HOME CANNING, open through Aug. 12, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. Exhibition is taking guests back to canning’s Hoosier beginnings. The exhibit explores the impact the Ball Brothers Company from Muncie, had on the original food preservation movement across the United States. A supporting content room will focus on topics such as Ball Brothers company history; World War II-era food preservation techniques and kitchens; seasonal food guides; and a resurgence in canning popularity. For more information on IHS or the Indiana Experience, call 317-232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.
EARLY STAGE: ALZHEIMER’S TOURS, 2 to 4 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, meet on Floor 2 at top of escalator, free, registration required through the Alzheimer’s Association, 1-800-272-3900, new program at the IMA, launched in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indianapolis Chapter, designed for early-stage Alzheimer’s patients and provides an opportunity for patients to participate in a facilitated conversation of artworks in the IMA collection with their caregiver, family and friends, ima.org
THE POWER OF CHILDREN: MAKING A DIFFERENCE, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, exhibit about children who’ve made a difference in the world, exhibit includes Anne Frank and Ryan White, complete hours and admission information: childrensmuseum.org.
GUIDED DOCENT TOURS, booked during museum hours, Monday through Sunday, Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis included with museum admission, 10 or more visitors needed to participate, in-depth experience of selected museum exhibitions and themes, conducted by registration only and must be booked at least two weeks in advance, tour lengths are 30 minutes to one hour depending on group preference, call 317-234-1728 for details
INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART PERMANENT EXHIBIT TOURS, 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, ASL interpreted tours occur each month at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. the third Sunday “Ask Me!” Roaming docents are available in the galleries from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays to answer questions and share information. Tours meet at the top of the escalator, on Floor 2. Assistive listening devices are available by request. For a schedule of upcoming public tour topics, visit the website, free, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis; imamuseum.org/programs/tours
MEDITATION HIKES, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, free, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000, Michigan Road, Indianapolis, meet at the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion, hikes facilitated by Global Peace Initiatives, hikes occur on museum grounds regardless of weather, globalpeaceinitiatives.net
ART-MAKING ACTIVITIES, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Star Studio Classroom, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, free drop-in visitor art making available; work with a teaching artist and make your own piece of art inspired by the exhibitions and ideas on display at the museum, projects designed to be accessible and fun for museum visitors of all ages and levels of experience
THE CHORDLIGHTERS: 30 YEARS OF LOVE SONGS, 7 p.m. May 20, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin; $15 adults, $12, students, celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Chordlighters with “Thirty Years of Love Songs,” upbeat performance will have guests of all ages smiling from the barbershop chorus-style tune; historicartcrafttheatre.org.
SWINGIN’ SOUNDS OF BENNY GOODMAN, 7:30 p.m. June 1, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band will bring the energy and delicate swing of the Benny Goodman small bands to you, performing some of their best known material. You’ll also hear some of your favorite Goodman Big Band melodies, done small band style. $10-$15; www.historicartcrafttheatre.org
GREENWOOD PARK MALL’S FREE RAY SKILLMAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: ROD TUFFCURLS AND THE BENCH PRESS, 6:30 p.m. June 1, Greenwood Park Mall, outdoor fountain on mall’s north side, free series will highlight a variety of music including country, rock, R&B, Top 40, with tributes to Elton John and Billy Joel; Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press, is a Chicago-based cover band with a national following. Their repertoire includes hits by Hall & Oats, Taylor Swift, Queen, the Beatles, Broadway musicals and Disney classics; for more information, visit www.shopgreenwoodparkmall.com.
MILITARY BAND, 7 p.m. June 3, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, free, visit www.TheEdinburghPixy.com for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513.
GREENWOOD COMMUNITY BAND NETHERLANDS TOUR PREVIEW CONCERT, 7 p.m. June 4, Greenwood Amphitheater, 100 Surina Way, free concert previewing the band’s June 5-12 international tour in the Netherlands, where they’ve been invited to play with other community bands in Monnickendam, just outside of Amsterdam; music will be a mix of traditional and contemporary American works for the Monnickendam community as part of the band’s commitment to be music ambassadors; donations are always welcome at GoFundMe.com/ggcbtrip.
GREENWOOD PARK MALL’S FREE RAY SKILLMAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: BLUE RIVER BAND, 6:30 p.m. June 8, Greenwood Park Mall, outdoor fountain on mall’s north side, free series will highlight a variety of music including country, rock, R&B, Top 40, with tributes to Elton John and Billy Joel; A country band formed in Greenwood, Blue River Band is known for its high energy at live performances. The multi-instrument band will perform a set of country cover songs; for more information, visit www.shopgreenwoodparkmall.com.
POLKA BOY, 7 p.m. June 10, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville; Your favorite hit with a polka twist!; $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Children 12 & under free. Tickets available for purchase online at mallowrun.com.
MUSIC ON THE PATIO, 2-5 p.m. June 11, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville; music by Exit 99, enjoy laid back music and summer snacks on the patio. Winery open 12-6pm. Free admission.
JAMIE NICHOLE, 7 p.m. June 17, Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh, folk, Americana, $10, www.TheEdinburghPixy.com 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 chordlighters.org/ for more information.
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.
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, 5 to 8 p.m. 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.
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, thesocialofgreenwood.org.
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, thesocialofgreenwood.org
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, thesocialofgreenwood.org
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, cicoa.org
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, franklinchurch.org
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
FRANKLIN AMERICAN LEGION MAY EVENTS: May 19: Prime rib dinner; May 21: Cross project, putting crosses for veterans on courthouse lawn, 8 a.m.; May 26: Grill only; May 29: Memorial Day ceremony at courthouse, 11 a.m.; pitch-in at post following courthouse ceremony. Post will be closed after pitch-in; June 3: Biscuits and gravy breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., $3 all-you-can-eat; 10 a.m., board meeting; Franklin American Legion Post 205 is located at 1200 Park Ave. Call 317-738-9934 for more information.
EDINBURGH LEGION ANNUAL MEETING, 6 p.m. May 18, American Legion Post 233, 500 Memorial Drive, meeting will include discussion and possible vote on a new post constitution and by-laws. Post elections are also scheduled 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for 2017-18 officers. All members are requested to attend.
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: 1109991.toastmastersclubs.org; contact Edward Barrett, 888-5176, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 facebook.com/MidStateARC/; or www.midstatehams.org OR contact us at PIO@midstatehams.org
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: SFuller1@me.com
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: scincc.com
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
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, email@example.com
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, thesocialofgreenwood.org, 882-4810
END OF THE YEAR ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 3:30 p.m. May 23, Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., an afternoon of ice cream sundaes and laughter. Registration is encouraged; greenwoodlibrary.us
CRAFT NIGHT: PAINT YOUR PET, 6:30 p.m. May 24, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, teens and adults welcome, paint-by-numbers project, all materials provided; pageafterpage.org
ANIMENIACS CLUIB, 3:30 p.m. 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! pageafterpage.org
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. pageafterpage.org
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, ciybc.org
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, email@example.com
Wine and food
12TH ANNUAL BISCUITS AND GRAVY BREAKFAST, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 27, New Whiteland VFW Post, 215 U.S. 31, Whiteland; donations requested, $3 to $5, to support the Johnson County Community Van fund which assists veterans with their local transportation needs when they are unable to drive; World War II veterans will eat free
PIZZA AND WINE NIGHT, 5-9 p.m., music by Cari Ray, 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 27, Mallow Run Winery, 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. mallowrun.com
MUSIC ON THE PATIO May 28-29, 2-5 p.m. live music by The Tides May 28 and by Acoustic Catfish May 29, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville; enjoy laid back music and summer snacks on the patio. Winery open noon to 6 p.m. Free admission. mallowrun.com
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, noon to 9 p.m. June 3, noon to 6 p.m. June 4, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville, music 1-4 p.m. by Kelleen Strutz and 5:30-8:30 p.m. by Mike & Joe on Saturday, music 2-5 p.m. Sunday by Woomblies; annual celebration of all things strawberry. Enjoy the yearly small-batch release of sweet strawberry wine plus extra-large strawberry shortcakes and fresh berries to take home; menu of BBQ eats available. Free admission. Family friendly. Complimentary wine tasting in the tasting room until 6 p.m. mallowrun.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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