Free Time – July 20


GREENWOOD FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays through Oct. 14, Greenwood United Methodist Church parking lot, 525 N. Madison Ave.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT/FAMILY FUN DAY, 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5, East Park, New Whiteland; festivities will begin with a parade at noon; activities include a dunk tank with New Whiteland police officers and elected officials waiting to be dunked, vehicle and equipment displays and demonstrations, face painting, T J & Hooch deejay, food trucks/vendors, fire station tours along with several local businesses setting up booths. The Indiana Blood Mobile will be on site along with the JumpStart from Southside Harley Davidson. The White River Township Fire Education Trailer and the Johnson County Emergency Management Mobile Command Vehicle will be at the event. Rowdie with the Indianapolis Indians will be there part of the day as will the Pacers Fan Van. The day’s festivities will end with the showing of “The Lego Batman Movie” by South Pointe Church around 9 p.m. To register for the parade or for free booth space or to sign up to donate blood please email or call 317-535-5858 and select option No. 1 or 317-535-7500.

FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 2, downtown Franklin, southwest corner of West Jefferson and South Jackson streets.

Arts & crafts

SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE JULY EXHIBITION: SYVIA GRAY, through July 29, Southside Art League Gallery, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood; artist show and free silk painting demonstration by native Indianapolis artist Sylvia Gray, who exhibit painted silk paintings/wearable art and impressionistic oil paintings, many of which will be for sale. Visit her website, to see examples of her unique creations. Visit the gallery during regular hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Please call SALI to arrange for viewing by appointment at any other time. Information: 317-882-5562.

PAINTING THE PAST, 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Art of Kira Studios, 135 N. Main St., Franklin; learn to paint the Hendrick’s cabin, which is located next to the Johnson County Museum. The cost for the program is $20 per person. For more information, please visit or call 317-346-4500.

COLOR THE COUNTY COMMUNITY PAINTING DAY, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 19, 351 E. Jefferson St., Franklin; Johnson County Community Foundation’s Color the County Mural Program design winner has been announced, and organizers are recruiting volunteers to help paint the mural at the Jefferson Street building in August. JCCF invites residents of all ages to help paint at the Franklin Community Painting Day during the Franklin Farmers Market. Painting supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Books & Literary events

BOOKLOVERS BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m. July 20, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “The Bookshop on the Corner,” by Jenny Colgan, 317-881-1953,

TRAFALGAR NOVELS & NOSH, 6 p.m., July 25, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., free, discussion of “Loving Frank,” by Nancy Horan, 317-878-9560 for more information.

WHITE RIVER BOOK DISCUSSION, 1:30 p.m. July 26, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, discussion of “Hidden Figures,” by Margot Lee

GREENWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM, through July 29, Greenwood 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;

Church & Spiritual Programs

FREE HAIRCUTS, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31, Revealing Light Baptist Church, 16130 U.S. 31 North, Edinburgh, all are welcome to attend the outreach event for a free haircut and can receive gift bags of free hygiene products; 765-256-0308.


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.

Fundraisers & Galas

KATIE ROBARDS SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING, noon, July 28, Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4422 Hickory Stick Blvd, Greenwood, funds raised go for the Katie Robards Scholarship Fund. Scholarship is run through the Johnson Memorial Health Foundation. This year 21 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded bringing the total awarded to more than $300,000. For more information or sign up contact Mike Robards at 317-416-9755.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WOMEN BUILD 2017: DINNER AND AUCTION, 6 p.m. Aug. 12, Lone Willow Barn, 5425 E. County Road 700 North, Franklin, $10; hog roast dinner; email for tickets.


GET GARDEN ADVICE, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. through July 21, and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 22, Fitzpatrick Hall, Johnson County fairgrounds, Franklin. Certified Purdue Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions or just talk about plants. Free. Information: 317-736-3724.

WORMS AND THE GARDEN, 6 p.m. July 27, free, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St., Learn how to use worms to break down plant materials and create compost that you can use in your garden. Brown County gardening expert Torrie Birkemeier will discuss vermicomposting and how it can benefit home gardeners. Public welcome. Information: 317-736-9167.

Health & fitness, support

SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC, 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Franciscan Health will be at GPL to administer DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR, Meningococcal, Meningococcal Group B, Polio, Tdap and Varicella. Please bring your health insurance card with you. Most major health insurance companies like Anthem, United Health Care, Aetna and Cigna are accepted. Franciscan Health also have a program that allows them to assist with the cost of vaccines, for those without health insurance. Information and registration: 317-528-6374 or email or

HEARING TEST BY MIRACLE EAR, 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 15, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Stop by the library and set up a time for a free hearing test with Miracle Ear. No registration required.

BAXTER YMCA & PERRY PARK, 6 p.m. July 25, meet at Baxter YMCA on Shelby Street at Stop 11 Road; neighborhood hike of 5 miles;

GRIEFSHARE, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 13, GracePoint Church, 330 Whiteland Road, New Whiteland; support program features nationally recognized experts of grief recovery topics, such as relationships, challenges of grieving and guilt and anger; for more information, call Donna Smith at 317-535-3512; or email

FOREST LAWN COMMUNITY OUTREACH HEALING PATH WORKSHOP SERIES, 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 23, Dyes Walk Country Club, 2080 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, area professionals present a different topic on grieving the loss of a loved one; expert advice includes topics such as coping with loss; home defense and personal safety; financial and practical matters and more. The final workshop in the series is a healthy eating presentation delivered by a nutritionist who provides important information on how grief and sadness affect hunger, meal planning strategies following the loss of a loved one and more. For information on the unique Healing Path Workshop Series and other free events and activities intended to enhance the overall well-being of the Greenwood community, call Community outreach coordinator, Jesica Overstreet at 317-535-9003.

GRIEFSHARE, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 4, Southland Community Church, 5800 Smith Valley Road, Greenwood; support group open to all who’ve experienced death of a loved one, group is open to all denominations; registration by email at The cost is $20 for the workbook, unless you already purchased one, and can be paid during class.

FITNESS CLASSES FOR ADULTS 50 AND OVER, Mondays through Aug. 11, Carole’s Fitness, 5661 Madison Ave., Indianapolis; $40 to $45; registration: 317-788-8377 or


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.


READ TASTE TOUCH, 10 a.m. July 20 to 21, Heritage Hall, Johnson County Fair, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin; children ages 5 through 7 are invited to participate to promote literacy, nutrition and agriculture for both parents and children; Heritage Hall on the northeast end of the Johnson County Fairgrounds, just south of the Purdue Extension Johnson County office. Every day a different book will be featured with the goal of promoting reading, good nutrition, and agriculture awareness to young children. Each day during the one hour program, the children will actively participate in story time (read), with themed snacks and science or craft projects (taste and touch) added to enhance the child’s learning experience. The participants will also receive for one year an RT2 Activity Newsletter, which can be used by the parents to bring home the excitement of sharing books with their children. There is no cost for RT2, but space is limited to the first 30 registrants. Children may attend one, two, or all five days. Contact Purdue Extension Johnson County office at 317-736-3724 to register.

FAMILY YOGA, 11 a.m. to noon, July 22, Peaceful Heart Yoga, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, with Becky Mann, kids of all ages, parents and grandparents, come stretch, breath, move and relax together as a family; $5 per person.

SMART START CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOL ART FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE, 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4, 203 Commerce Drive, Franklin; 317-738-9200.

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 up to age 5 and their caregivers, pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts and hands-on art activities, to register call 317-923-1331, ext. 213.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Southport library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, free, children 3 to 5 and an adult, stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, playtime, sharing time for adults, 317-275-4510.

WONDERFUL ONES STORY TIME, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 317-885-1330,

TERRIFIC TWOS STORY TIME, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 317-885-1330,

CRAFTY KIDS CLUB, 4 to 5:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, crafts, 317-878-9560,

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, 317-881-9642.

Movies & Theater

“THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 21 to 22, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin; $3 to $5, includes a cartoon; 1975; three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California, Bill Bixby, Tim Conway, Don Knotts;

“FANTASTIC” EVENING AT THE TRAFALGAR LIBRARY, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 24, Cosplay is encouraged for this magical evening. Make Potterverse crafts, play games and watch “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

ARTCRAFT SUMMER BREAK MOVIE SERIES: “THE BUGS BUNNY/ROADRUNNER MOVIE,” 10 a.m. July 25, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, $5 admission, includes small popcorn and a drink,

SUMMER MOVIE CAMP SERIES: “SING,” 10 a.m. July 26, Canary Creek Cinema, 870 Mallory Parkway, Franklin, PG, 108 min, 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;

OUR TOWN PLAYERS: “THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER,” 7:30 p.m. July 28 and 29, 2 p.m. July 30, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to 5, 2 p.m. Aug. 6, Franklin Active Adult Center, 160 E. Adams St.

SUMMER MOVIE CAMP SERIES: “MONSTER TRUCKS,” 10 a.m. Aug. 2, Canary Creek Cinema, 870 Mallory Parkway, Franklin, PG, 105 min, 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; canarycreek


GREENWOOD PARK MALL CONCERT SERIES: THE BLIND SIDE, 6:30 p.m. July 20, 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; A group of Indiana musicians with decades of experience, The Blind Side brings covers and originals to the stage, performing a wide array of genres, from rock to country;

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: EDDIE VAN ZANT, 7 to 10 p.m. July 21, downtown Bargersville, 24 N. Main St., free, locally grown produce stand, beer and wine garden, food trucks; bring lawn chairs; information: 317-422-3126.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: HAMILTON STRING BAND, 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 18, downtown Bargersville, 24 N. Main St., free, locally grown produce stand, beer and wine garden, food trucks; bring lawn chairs; information: 317-422-3126.

HAMILTON CREEK, 7 p.m. July 22, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., bluegrass; $10, visit for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513 and request additional information.

RAINWATER, 7 p.m. Aug. 5, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., original central Indiana rock and roll, visit for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513 and request additional information.


93RD ANNUAL STOCKOVER REUNION, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 20, White Creek United Methodist Church, 6730 W 930S, Bartholomew County, Stockhover-Kreinhagen reunion; directions: Take State Road 11 to 950 South. Turn west. At St. John’s Lutheran Church, veer left onto 930 South. White Creek Church is 2 miles ahead on the right. Please bring a covered dish to share. Beverage and table service will be provided. For additional information, call Gene or Connie at 513- 245-1609 or email at

FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977, 6 p.m. Sept. 9, Elks Club, 56 E. Jefferson St., Franklin; $20 per person; send payment and address and email to Bob Smith, 1039 Park Ave., Franklin, or visit Facebook, 1977 FCHS 40 class reunion.

FRANKLIN COMMUNITY CLASS OF 1967, Oct. 6 to 7, Compass Park Community Center, 690 S. State St., Franklin. Details TBA; Contact Terri Miller Holsinger at 317-753-2172 or Vicki Fulmer McComb at 317-407-8326 for more information.


CARD GAMES, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 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, Wednesdays and Fridays — Exercise Circle; 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays — Tai Chi; 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays — 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 317-882-4810 for more information. The cost of this class is $2 per session.

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, 317-736-8214.

EUCHRE, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Trafalgar Banquet Center, 107 S. Pleasant St., $3, 317-878-4424.

10-MINUTE CHAIR MASSAGE, noon to 2 p.m. by appointment second Tuesday of each month, free, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810.

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, 317-888-7973,

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, 317-882-4810.

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, 317-346-0173.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE, 12:30 p.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810.

Social groups & clubs

AMERICAN LEGION WEEKLY TREASURE HUNT, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion Franklin Post 205, 1200 Park Ave.; post, opens 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 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 317-736-4707.

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, 317-881-9668.

BINGO, warmups start at 6:30 p.m., games at 7 p.m. Mondays, Greenwood Moose Lodge 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road, minimum package $10, 317-881-9668.

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.


DIFFERENT LIKE ME CLUB, 6:30 p.m. July 25, Craig Park 10 E Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, at the large shelter on the hill next to the playground. For tweens and teens that are high functioning on the Autism spectrum or have a disability and want to play games and have fun! Cost: free; Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: 317-781-1571.

TRY IT TUESDAY: STEAMPUNKS FUN WITH CHEMICAL REACTIONS, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St.; STEAMpunks — This month’s focus is on science and exploring chemical reactions with Unicorn Milk, DIY Floam and more. Get ready for a fun discussion and hands on activities…and of course, snacks are included. Grades 6 to 12. Registration required:

THE COURT, 3:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; $5 cover charge on weekends, 7 Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar, safe, clean environment for teens offering Wi-Fi, jukebox, concessions, a dance floor, arcades and a DJ on the weekends, 765-341-0568.

CENTRAL INDIANA YOUTH CHORUS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, East 10th Street United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, free, ages 10 to 18, learn to sing four-part a cappella harmony, performance opportunities, ongoing registration, Janet Foster, 317-407-4564,,

DANCING WITH A PURPOSE, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 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

EATS & BEATS NIGHT, 5 to 9 p.m. July 22, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville; join an evening of music by Toy Factory, and wine on the lawn; food trucks will also be lined up outside the tasting room offering a variety of delicious mobile eats. Free admission. Family friendly.

MUSIC ON THE PATIO, 2 to 5 p.m. July 23, Mallow Run Winery 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville; music by Half Step Sisters, enjoy laid back music and summer snacks on the patio. Winery open 12 to 6 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.