Scrapbooking • This two-day scrapbooking and rubberstamping weekend will keep everyone on their toes as you work on your project with other scrapbooking enthusiasts. | When: May 1 from 3 – 10 p.m. and May 2 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Where: The Beech Grove Public Library | Cost: $5 Info: Call Tonya at 781-7800.
Free Comic Book Day • School-age children and teens are invited to pick up free comic books (while supplies last) and draw their own comic characters. | When: May 2, during library hours | Where: Fountain Square Branch of the IMCPL | Info: Call 275-4390.
Burmese Refugee Continuing Education Series: Safe Driving • In an effort to provide useful information to the city’s growing Burmese populations, this workshop will discuss the most commonly broken traffic laws and the financial and legal consequences of not following the laws. The program will be presented in English and Chin. | When: May 2 at 10 a.m. | Where: Southport Branch of the IMCPL | Info: Call 275-4510.
Art Walk • Its time once again for the annual Mass Ave Spring Gallery Walk. Unique galleries, quaint shops and many restaurants will be taking part in the art showing. | When: May 1 | Where: Along Mass. Ave. | Cost: Free
Spring Progress: Darkness to Light • Orcenith Smith will conduct “Darkness to Light,” featuring Copland’s “An Outdoor Overture,” Deliu’s “The Walk to Paradise Garden” and Tchailkovsky’s “Symphony No. 5.” | When: May 10 at 3 p.m. | Where: Pike Performing Arts Center | Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $5 students | Info: Call 216-5455.
Perry Township Democrat Club • Everyone is invited to the Perry Township Democrat Club meeting to see guest speaker Joel Miller. Miller is set to speak about the census program and how it affects you. | When: April 30 at 6:30 p.m. | Where: The Communication Workers of America Local 4900 located at 1130 East Epler. | Cost: Free
The Quilt Connection Guild • This months meeting will include an auction that has many great quilting items for sale. All visitors are welcome. | When: May 7 at 6:30 p.m. | Where: The Greenwood United Methodist Church at 525 North Madison Ave. | Cost: Free | Info: Call 787-4010.
Balloon Festival • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial Era Balloon Festival will help to get the 2009 season started the right way. Country singer, Casey Jamerson, will be there the first night at the Coke Zero Stage in the Pagoda Plaza to entertain the crowds. | When: May 1 – 3 | Where: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway | Cost: Free | Info: Call 492-6747.
500 Festival Kick-Off to May • It’s time to start your engines ladies and gentleman, and only we Hoosiers can do it, with this much style. Live music, the 2009 Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet Corvette Pace cars, the 500 Festival Princesses will all be on hand to help kick off racing season this year. | When: May 1 starting at 11:30 a.m. | Where: Monument Circle, Downtown | Cost: Free.
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon • This is the 33rd Running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and is fifth running event in America, so be their to show your support. | When: May 2 | Where: White River State Park | Info: Call the event phone at 614-6464.
Indy 500: Opening Day and Rookie Orientation • Lather up on the sun screen and break open the brewski, it’s racing time again. This is the first chance spectators will get to see the cars hitting the pavement this year. | When: May 6 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. is the Indianapolis 500 rookie orientation program and from 2 – 6 p.m. is practice for the Indianapolis 500.
Pinned Down • Lets get ready to rumble…. The Indiana State Wresting competitions are in full swing this weekend. | When: May 2 -3 beginning at 8 a.m. | Where: The Indiana State Fairgrounds | Cost: $10 | Info: Call 780-1885.
Southport Street Fair • Numerous vendors, live entertainment, wine tasting, raffle prizes, food, kids activities, and a Cruise-In at the Southport Dairy Queen and Putt Putt. | When: May 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Where: Southport Road between Madison and McFarland | Info: Call the Greater Southport Business Alliance at 787-1300.
Booth Space Available • The 3rd Annual Spring Buy at Hornet High Community Sale is still seeking vendors. Sellers bring your garage sale items, new items, crafts or promote your business to make some extra money. Spaces are available at the low rates of $25 for one space or $40 for two. Sponsored by the Beech Grove High School PTO. | When: May 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove High School (parking lot) | Info: Call Kim Westervelt at 791-1406 or e-mail email@example.com.
Retirement Celebration • There will be a retirement celebration for Marsha Maines, Conne Opat and Norma Strong. | When: May 4, 2:45–4 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Elementary School boardroom.
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