GREENWOOD-A-GLOW, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Free, except for $1 photos with Santa. The tree lighting will begin at 5 p.m. with Isom Elementary and Greenwood High School choirs singing and Santa flipping the switch to light the tree; carriage rides, live animal shows, family friendly crafts, coloring, Christmas caroling and food for purchase.
JOHNSON COUNTY THANKSGIVING BANQUET, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Scott Hall, 250 Fairground St., Franklin. Free. 10th annual banquet, which is open to all Johnson County residents. Full Thanksgiving dinner will be served.
SANTA TRAIN, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Morgantown Fire Station, Highland Street. Free. Guests waiting in line also will enjoy entertainment by a full cast of costumed characters. Santa’s helpers will also provide donated warm-weather gear to children in need of warmth this winter. Limited tickets available. Tickets are available beginning when the train arrives.
SANTA TRAIN, 3 p.m. Dec. 1, Bargersville Town Hall, 24 N. Main St. Free. Guests waiting in line will also enjoy entertainment by a full cast of costumed characters. Santa’s helpers will also provide donated warm-weather gear to children in need of warmth this winter. Limited tickets available. Tickets are available beginning when the train arrives.
TRUNK-OR-TREAT, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Prince of Peace Church, 3050 W. Smokey Row Road, Bargersville. Free.
TRICK-OR-TREAT, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Morning Pointe, 75 S. Milford Drive. Free. Trick or treating and other events.
TRICK-OR-TREAT, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Hickory Creek Franklin, 580 Lemley St. Free. Residents will pass out candy.
HALLOWEEN ORGAN CONCERT, 2 p.m. Oct. 29, First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Madison St., Franklin. Free. Organists Nara Lee and Colin Andrews will play the soundtrack of “Phantom of the Opera,” along with a showing of the movie. People and children are encouraged to come in costume. Treats will be handed out.
SPOOKTACULAR, Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Community Halloween party with crafts, games and storytelling.
TRICK-OR-TREAT STORY TIME, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Franklin branch of Johnson County Public Library, 401 State St. Spooky story time with a craft and trick or treating in the library. Costumes and candy bag encouraged. Open to preschool aged children and caregivers. Families are welcome.
HALLOWEEN PARTY, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, at the Trafalgar branch, 424 S. Tower St. Wear your costume for games, crafts and library trick or treating.
PUMPKIN TRAIL, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Story Walk at Franklin’s Urban Forest. Wear a costume, listen to non scary stories and trick or treat along the trail.
CARNI-FALL, 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, Story Walk at Independence Park, Greenwood. Dress up in costume for games and trick-or-treating on the Story Walk.
TRUNK-OR-TREAT, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Scoops and Treasures, 300 Tracy Road, New Whiteland. Free. Prizes given for the best trunks. Call the shop to reserve your parking space and help fill the lot with decorated trunks. Information: 317-530-9900
CHILDREN’S HARVEST PARTY, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, First Assembly of God, 1035 Hospital Road, Franklin. Open to ages preschool through fifth grade This event is an alternative to Halloween and taking your children trick or treating. Free. Food, games, inflatables and candy. No costumes.
KELSAY FARMS FALL ACTIVITIES, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 29 through Oct. 29, Kelsay Farms, 6848 N. County Road 250 East, Whiteland, 7-acre corn maze, milking parlor tours, hayrides, climb on the straw bale mountain, pet the baby calves, swim through the corn crib play area, ride the Moo Choo Express. Dairy snacks including milkshakes, grilled cheese and juicy cheeseburgers will be available for purchase along with pumpkins for carving. Admission is $10 and free for children one and under. Trick-or-Treating through the corn maze will also take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Anyone dressed in a costume will receive $1 off admission. Kelsay Farms is a sixth generation dairy and crop farm originally land-granted by President Martin Van Buren in 1837. The farm milks around 500 cows three times a day and farms over 2400 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. For more information visit kelsay farms.com.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, Indian Creek High School, 803 Indian Meadows Drive, Trafalgar. No admission charge. Concessions available for purchase.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Dec. 3, Saint Francis and Clare School, 5901 W. Olive Branch Road, Greenwood.
WHITELAND ORCHARD FALL ACTIVITIES, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. You pick pumpkins and straw bales, corn stalk bundles for sale. Cider slushies. Samples available. Free admission.
DOUGHERTY FAMILY FARMS FALL ACTIVITIES, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 2248 W. County Road 500 N., Franklin. Selection of pumpkins, gourds, straw, fodder shocks and fall decorations. Petting zoo; pony rides are $4 on the weekends.
VETERAN’S DAY POPPY DRIVE, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 Sam’s Club on Emerson Ave and Nov. 11, various locations. Proceeds go to post relief fund.
VIETNAM PARTY, 6 p.m. Nov. 18, Greenwood VFW Post, 333 S. Washington St. Vietnam veterans who arrived in country in the county 1967 or left Vietnam in 1967 will celebrate 50 years and will be honored. Other veterans will be honored. Free entertainment from Tony Kirk and free food.
Arts & crafts
ARTISAN MARKET, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin. Free. Local artists will sell pottery, jewelry, paintings, fiber arts, prints and photographs.
BACK ROADS OF BROWN COUNTY STUDIO TOUR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31; free map and guide is available online at browncountystudiotour.com, at the Brown County Visitors Center. Free. Meet artists, watch them work and have a chance to buy their goods.
SALI NATIONAL ABSTRACT ART EXHIBITION XIII, 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 through 27, Garfield Parks Art Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. Indianapolis, exhibiting a sampling of the nation’s finest examples of contemporary, two-dimensional art from across the USA. Professional artists from across the United States were juried into this exhibit by Juror John Berry of DePauw University. Their paintings represent a wide variety of contemporary media and artistic techniques. All paintings are for sale, so art collectors are advised to come early for the best selection. This annual art exhibit is sponsored by the Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) in Greenwood.
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 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: 317-627-5872 or 317-883-8988
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, 317-889-9665, starstruckcatstudio.com
Books & Literary events
TEENHQ EXPERIENCE JAPAN, 6 p.m. Nov. 1, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St. Free. Evan Wright, a graduate of Stanford University’ Reischauer Scholars Program, will be sharing his passion of Japanese culture. Participants will learn about Japanese culture during Wright’s presentation, followed by themed crafts, games, and snacks. Registration preferred at greenwoodlibrary.us.
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, 317-881-1953, 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, 317-881-1953, 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, 317-535-7712 or email@example.com.
BOOKLOVERS BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m. third Thursday of the month, Greenwood library, 310 S. Meridian St., free, discussion, 317-881-1953, greenwoodlibrary.us
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 greenwoodmerry firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 317-881-4719 or 317-694-4711; greenwoodmerrymixers.com; facebook.com/greenwoodmerry mixers
BALLROOM DANCES, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Riolo Dance Studio, 502 N. Capitol Ave. (second floor), Indianapolis, $10 to $12, lesson at 7:30 p.m., open dancing 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., all skill levels and abilities welcome; no partner needed; refreshments available; riolodance.com
Fundraisers & Galas
TRIVIA NIGHT, 6:30 Nov. 4, Saints Francis & Clare Catholic School, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. $50 a seat or $400 a table. Dinner, drinks, trivia, 50/50 drawing, and pull-tabs. Event is fundraiser for the school’s ministry. Tickets available at the school.
JOHNSON COUNTY FOP AUXILIARY 154, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Greenwood Moose Lodge 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road. Tickets are $20 and will be available until Oct. 25. Comedian Mike Armstrong, a former police officer, will do a comedy show; Dawn Arnold at email@example.com.
WINE AND CANVAS FUNDRAISER, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Critser’s Greenhouse, 9890 State Road 135, Morgantown. $35, which includes a $20 tax deductible donation to Turning Point. Register at turningpointdv.org/events.
CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA, Christmas shopping bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2, The Barn at the Bay Horse Inn, 1468 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood. Thirty eight vendors will sell items ranging from jewelry, skin care, homemade crafts, clothing and kitchen items. Local restaurants are donating chocolate desserts. Fundraiser for Biglife and Haven Women’s Ministries.
BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT SALE, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Southport High School, 971 E. Banta Road, Indianapolis. Fundraiser for the school’s Riley Dance Marathon for Riley Hospital.
PURSE BINGO, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Greenwood Moose Lodge, 813 W. Smith Valley Road. Hosted by the auxiliary of the Greenwood VFW Post. $25; win a Coach or Michael Kors purse.
Games and hobbies
QUILT CONNECTION GUILD, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2, Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood. Skilled members will be demonstrating techniques and design ideas. Guests and new members are welcome.
NATIVE VINES PRESENTATION, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 4, Johnson County Purdue Extension Office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin. Free. Jim McCormac will speak about native Indiana vines and their uses with flowers, fruits and attracting bees and other pollinators.
MASTER GARDENER CLASS, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 9 through March 27, $125 per person, which includes all class-related handouts and materials. Learn from horticulture and Purdue Extension experts about plants, soils, lawn care, weed control and plant problems. For registration information, contact Purdue Extension Johnson County at 317-736-3724.
MEDICINAL PLANT GARDEN TOURS, 11 a.m. Saturdays through September, free, Indiana Medical History Museum, 3045 W. Vermont Street, Indianapolis. The Medicinal Plant Garden demonstrates more than 100 species from around the world. Informational signage tells how the plants have been used, and visitors are welcome to wander at their own pace. Free guided tours are offered on each Saturday morning through September at 11 a.m. imhm.org, 317-635-7329.
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, garfieldgardensconservatory.org
Health & fitness, support
FRANKLIN RUNNING GROUP, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Franklin Parks and Recreation parking lot, 396 Branigin Blvd., route is 3 miles out and back alternating directions on the paved trail. First Tuesday of the month is “Fast Mile Night” Run will start with a time first mile followed by the regular training run (starts Oct. 3). Last Tuesday of the month is social night and dinner follows the training run (starts Sept. 26). More info at energy2action.com. Sign up for email notices at energy2action.com Questions? Call Gretchen at 317-604-8002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMECOMING IN UNIVERSITY PARK HIKE 6 p.m. Tuesdays in September, go to Homecoming in University Park neighborhood off Main Street in Greenwood, go half way around the roundabout and continue to the University Park sign. Turn right and park at the first parking lot. This hike is 5 miles with shorter options on sidewalks and blacktop footpaths through wooded areas; indyhike.org
GRIEFSHARE, 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays through Nov. 21, Mount Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, more information: mtauburnumc.org. Please contact Harleen Cutrell at email@example.com or 317-514-4038 if you plan to attend.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 317-736-3689; franklin parks.org
DIFFERENT LIKE ME CLUB, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and Nov. 28; Free, Greenwood library, 310 S Meridian St., Greenwood. Tweens and teens that are high functioning on the Autism spectrum or have a disability can play games and have fun.
4-H PROJECT FAIR, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Scott Hall. Free. Learn more about 4-H projects and clubs; enroll in 4-H.
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
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, pageafterpage.org
TERRIFIC TWOS STORY TIME, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, 317-885-1330, pageafterpage.org
CRAFTY KIDS CLUB, 4 to 5:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Trafalgar library, 424 Tower St., free, crafts, 317-878-9560, pageafterpage.org
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Greenwood 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, 317-881-9642
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, 317-850-3864, wefitspecial email@example.com, 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, 317-560-5017, mspitz7@ comcast.net
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, White River library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, free, ages 3 to 5, registration, 317-535-6206, page afterpage.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, 317-535-6206, 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, 317-275-4510
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: 317-407-4564; email@example.com; ciybc.org
Movies & Theater
INTO THE WOODS, 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 12, Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 3 and 4 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5., Franklin Community High School, 2600 Cumberland Drive, Franklin. $12, $10 and $8. Tickets can be bought online at franklinpac.org.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14. Grace Assembly of God, 6822 U.S. 31, New Whiteland. Free.
12 ANGRY JURORS, 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, Greenwood Community High School, 615 W. Smith Valley Road.
THE HOLLOW, 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4, Indian Creek High School, 803 Indian Meadows Drive, Trafalgar.
BYE BYE BIRDIE, 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 11, 6 p.m. Nov. 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Roncalli High School, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis; $7 for adults and $3 for Roncalli students and children 14 and younger. Tickets can be ordered online at roncalli.org/box_office
THE BABOUSHKA AND THE SNOW CHILD, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St. Fairy tale theater production.
SLIGHTLY HAUNTED PUPPET THEATRE, through Oct. 29, The Melchior Marionette Theatre, 78 S. Van Buren St., Nashville. $5. A fast paced Halloween marionette show. Schedule: melchiormarionettes.com; 800-849-4853
BIG BAND HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31, The Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, $15; call 317-253-4900 to reserve a seat; the performance will cover Halloween hits as well classic music that celebrates the fall season. Come dressed in costume (optional) and have a chance to win special prizes.
GOOD OLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St. $10.
NIGHT OWL COUNTRY BAND, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St. $10.
BLACK FRIDAY CONCERT, 6 p.m. Nov. 24, 300 E. Ohio St., Franklin. The Punches, a gospel bluegrass band will perform. Free. A freewill offering will be collected.
BLUEGRASS JAMMING CLASS, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to Nov. 21, Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., Edinburgh; taught by Allie Burbrink using the Wernick Method, $195 for entire class session, early signup discount, Burbrink is a self-taught guitar player, bluegrass and old-time musician, and former seventh-grade English teacher. As a member of the Indiana-based band The Whipstitch Sallies for several years, she sang lead and harmony, wrote songs, and played guitar, clawhammer banjo and harmonica. Allie also played in a duo with Frank Lee and in the popular old-time string band The Freight Hoppers, based in western North Carolina.
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 317-882-5187 or visit chord lighters.org/ for more information.
ROCK STEADY BOXING, Tuesdays 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., 2:30 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays noon to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Fridays 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality of life, sense of efficiency and self-worth. To set up an assessment to see whether you should join the program, call The Social at 317-882-4810.
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 317-382-4810 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
COMPUTER CLASSES, 10 a.m. Mondays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., free, sign up at 317-882-4810
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, 317-882-4810
ZUMBA, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, $5, Trafalgar Banquet Center, 107 S. Pleasant St., 317-878-4424
BINGO, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. Fridays, $4 at The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
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
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, 317-888-7973, 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, 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
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, 317-882-4810
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, 317-535-5200, ext. 1, franklinchurch.org
Wii BOWLING, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810
EUCHRE, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $2, 317-882-4810
BUILDING BETTER BONES EXERCISES, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
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; 317-878-5475
CONTRACT BRIDGE, 1 p.m. Thursdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., $1, 317-882-4810
NONIMPACT AEROBICS, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
Social groups and clubs
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 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, 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, 317-881-9668
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, 317-888-5176, 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.
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 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, 317-888-2488
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, 317-535-6626
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, 317-535-6626
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, 317-885-5098, 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, 317-888-2488
WOODCARVING, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, $1, The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., 317-882-4810
THE SOCIAL OF GREENWOOD DAY TRIP, every third Wednesday of the month, for information, thesocialofgreenwood.org, 317-882-4810
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, 317-407-4564, 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
FALL HARVEST DINNER, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Honeycreek United Methodist Church, 2722 S. Honeycreek Road, Greenwood. Adults $10, childen under 12-years-old are $5. Turkey or Ham with all the fixings. Carry out available.
UNION CHILI SUPPER,3 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Union Elementary School, 3990 W. Division Road, Bargersville, $8 adult $4 for children at the door; chili supper, carnival games, silent and live auctions. Proceeds go to help fund a scholarship.
ARTS AND CRAFT BREW, 6:3 to 9 p.m. 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 portalunlimited.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, 317-437-5428
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.
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
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Turning Point Church, 3600 N. Morton St., Franklin. No meal on Oct. 31.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 N. Water St., Franklin.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m, Thursdays, Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood. No meal Oct. 19.
COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6:30 p.m, Fridays, Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive.