Free Time – August 10


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

HOPS & VINES FESTIVAL, 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 26, downtown Franklin; participants can taste samples of craft beers and Indiana wines while enjoying live music at a family friendly event; Artcraft Theatre retro movies: 2 p.m., “Adventures In Babysitting,” 5 p.m. “Stand By Me,” 7:30 p.m., “Karate Kid,” 10 p.m. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” 57 N. Main St.; 5 p.m. Food and beverage vendors serving, $5 admission, 5 p.m. classic car cruise-in on North Main Street, 7 to 10 p.m. live music by Hairbangers Ball;

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

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.

OUTSIDE THE LINE: COLORING FOR ADULTS: noon, Aug. 24, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults! Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun and some lunch provided by the library to help you release your inner artist. Reservation is required. Lunch will be provided.

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, 317-736-1582

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, 317-736-4547

ADULT BEGINNER PAINTING CLASSES, 10 a.m. Saturdays, The Studios, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $25, must call to register, 317-474-4889

ART CLASSES, 9 a.m., 2 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, 317-882-4810

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, 317-966-0933

Books and Literary events

I HEART YA BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “Vengeance Road,” by Erin Bowman, for teens and adults, 317-881-1953,

BOOKLOVERS BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m. Aug. 17, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion of “Behind Closed Doors,” by B.A. Paris, 317-881-1953,

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m., Aug. 21, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, “Beautiful Ruins,” by Jess Walter, 317-885-1330, pageafter

Fundraisers and Galas

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

CUPCAKES AND CANVAS, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Franklin Morning Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care, 75 S. Milford Drive, Franklin; create a masterpiece with the help of a local artist and enjoy treats at the same time, $30, all proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, space is limited. RSVP by Aug. 14: 317-736-4665 or

DINING IN THE DARK, 5 p.m. Aug. 24, Compass Park Community Center at the Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, fundraiser will highlight the hardships of older adults while raising money for a nonprofit organization that serves them. Johnson County Senior Services will serve a three-course meal completely in pitch-black darkness. Diners will get in touch with all senses as they savor the smell and taste of the dining experience. The meal will be complete with music and conversation. Cost is $63 per individual, and $500 to $1,000 for a reserved table for eight. The keynote speaker will be Richard Brendan, a local broadcaster. The event includes a silent and live auction and is intended for guests 15 years old and older. Funds raised at the program will also help provide many of the free essential services that enhance the lives of Johnson County seniors. Johnson County Senior Services also maintains a food pantry and delivers food to seniors in need and at risk, as well as providing free durable medical equipment, information and assistance. For more information or to order tickets, call 317-560-1707.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WOMEN BUILD 2017: DINE TO DONATE, 4 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Texas Roadhouse, 270 S. Marlin Drive, Greenwood; 10 percent will go to Habitat; flier is required: email

Health and fitness, support

INTRO TO HOOPING WITH LAUREN, 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 12, Peaceful Heart Yoga, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $10 to $12, pre-registration required: 843-267-5381 (cell), email,

FAMILY YOGA WITH BECKY MANN, 11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 19, Peaceful Heart Yoga, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $5, kids ages 5 and up with their parents and/or grandparents! Must pre-register to hold your spot: 843-267-5381 (cell); email:

STORYTIME YOGA WITH SAKSHI, 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 26, Peaceful Heart Yoga, 550 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, $10, for ages 3 and up, Must pre-register to hold a spot, 843-267-5381 (cell); email:

DISCOVER MARTINSVILLE HIKE, 9 a.m. Aug. 15, meet at Martinsville Park, 360 N. Home Ave., Hike will be 5 to 6 miles, free,

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.

SHEEK ROAD, 6 p.m. Tuesdays in August, Meet at Grassy Creek Elementary School at the intersection of Sheek and Worthsville roads, hike is 5 miles along Sheek and Worthsville Roads and through several Greenwood neighborhoods.

SOUTHPORT PARK, 9:15 a.m. Mondays in August and September, meet at 6901 Derbyshire Road, Indianapolis; 8-mile hike.

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

WESTSIDE PARK, GREENWOOD HIKE, 8 a.m. Saturdays in August and September, park in the Westside Park parking lot in Greenwood, 8-mile walk with a 5-mile option in parks and neighborhoods in Greenwood.

MERIDIAN WOODS AND TRAILS, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in August and September, southside 5 to 6 mile hike in Meridian Woods neighborhood, meet in parking lot of Woodside Community Church, 329 W. Banta Road, which is just past Lockwood Lane. Meet in the parking lot. information:

Games and hobbies

ADULT GAME NIGHT, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., join a relaxing evening of table top games. Instructors will teach some games, or feel free to play your own! Must be 18 and over. Registration preferred:


JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB PHIL AND DAWN VANBLARCUM: P&D FLOWER FARM AND COOKOUT, Aug. 14; Purdue Extension Johnson County office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, new members welcome, 317-346-7316

DAYLILY/IRIS SALE, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19, Sullivan Hardware & Garden, 6955 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana Daylily-Iris Society event, free admission. Members will offer their daylilies and iris at reduced prices including outstanding varieties and colors not normally offered at local Garden Centers. Visit website for more information: or call Shirley Toney 317-346-0005.

FALL LAWN CARE, 6 p.m. Aug. 30, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., local gardening expert Dick Huber will present a class on fall lawn. Learn when to fertilize and how much fertilizer to use. Weeds are always a problem so learn about broadleaf and grassy weeds and which herbicides to use. Bring a weed sample. The event is free. Register at or call 317-885-5036.

WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPIDERS, 6 p.m. Aug. 31, free, Trafalgar library, 424 S. Tower St. Naturalist Leslie Bishop will separate face from fiction during an illustrated program about spiders. Learn how beneficial these oft-maligned creatures are. Public welcome. Information: 317-736-9167

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, 317-346-7316

TRAFALGAR COUNTRY GARDENERS, last Thursday of each month, 317-736-9167

CULTIVATING GARDEN CLUB, 6 p.m. third Thursday of each month at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St., Indianapolis; 317-881-2353

CONSERVATORY TOURS, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, $1,


ART SMART: PAPER ART, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., Grades K–5: Get creative in this paper workshop;

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 317-923-1331, ext. 213

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,,

Movies & Theater

‘TWELVE ANGRY MEN,’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 to 12, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin; jury holdout tries to prevent a miscarriage of judgement, 1957, NR, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam;

LIL’ DARLINS VAUDEVILLE, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, fast-paced comedic vaudeville show featuring hula hoop artists, magicians, musicians, jugglers, sword swallowers …. and much more; all ages welcome; tickets $10 to $15;

FAMILY FILM FEST: ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,’ 5:45 p.m. Aug. 31, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle;


‘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 or call 317-346-4500.


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: HAZELWOOD 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

WAMM FEST, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 19, Craig Park, Greenwood; music lovers have a treat in store at the ninth annual WAMM Fest charity event; six bands will perform throughout the event, each bringing something that all will appreciate. This year’s line-up includes:11 a.m. to noon Chuck and Renee Crull – acoustic duo; noon to 1:30 p.m., That 90’s Band – all 90’s music; 1:30 to 3 p.m., Toy Factory – R&B from the 80’s to today; 3 to 4:30 p.m., Indy Nile – funk, R&B and rock; 4:30 to 6 p.m., Woomblies Rock Orchestra – wide variety of music; 6 to 8 p.m., Soul Street – funk, soul and Motown; Sertoma Club of Greenwood charitable event, Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate, and children 6 and under are free. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit

ADULT BEGINNER’S UKULELE, 6 p.m. Aug. 22, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., if you always have wanted to play the ukulele, now is your chance! Learn more about the ukulele and get some tips and tricks for getting started. Ukuleles provided. Space is limited. Registration is required:

RETRO REWIND — ‘80S FILM FEST, Aug. 25 and 26, Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin; Friday, Aug. 25: 7:30 p.m. “Big” and 10 p.m., “Raising Arizona”; Saturday, Aug. 26: 2 p.m.: “Adventures in Babysitting,” 5 p.m.: Stand by Me,” 7:30 p.m.: “The Karate Kid” and 10 p.m.: “Fast Times at Ridgemenot High,” tickets:

TIM WRIGHT (OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS), 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., country, rock, bluegrass; $10, visit for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513 and request additional information.

KIM ROBBINS, 7 p.m. Sept. 9, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., country, bluegrass; $10, visit for schedule information and more in-depth event descriptions or call 812-526-6513 and request additional information.

ELKRIDGE BLUEGRASS BAND, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 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.

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.


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 1992, 7 p.m. Sept. 2, Shale Creek Brewery, 178 W. Jefferson St., Franklin. For more info go to the FCHS class of 92’ Facebook page

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.


TEEN DYSTOPIAN LOCK-IN, 5 p.m. Aug. 18, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., imagine a world embroiled in chaos…or just experience it now at the Teen Room’s Dystopian Lock-in! Dive into apocalyptic worlds like “The Hunger Games,” “Maze Runner,” and “Divergent” through games, crafts and scavenger hunts. Snacks and war paint provided; registration:

TRY IT TUESDAY: STEAMPUNKS ROBOTICS & CODING CHALLENGES, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., exploring robotics and coding with Cubelets, Little Bits, Rokit Smart, and more; fun discussion and hands on activities…and of course, snacks are included. Registration required. Grades 6 through 12.

STEAMPUNKS BUILDING CHALLENGE, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., focusing on engineering and challenging teens to a series of building projects. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to GameStop. Get ready for a fun discussion and hands on activities…and of course, snacks are included. Registration required: Grades 6 through 12.

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

EATS & BEATS NIGHT, 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville; music by Tastes Like Chicken; evening of music and wine on the lawn; food trucks also will 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. Aug. 13, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville; music by Steve Michaels, enjoy laid back music and summer snacks on the patio. Winery open 12 to 6 p.m. Free admission.

ARTS AND CRAFT BREW, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 and Nov. 21, Taxman Brewing Co., 13 S. Baldwin St., Bargersville; $40, includes craft brew and all supplies to create a 16 by 20 acrylic painting on canvas; register at

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, 317-437-5428