My Soul in Stillness Waits • This evening of reflection will take a deeper look at how we enter into a stillness that moves us and how we wait for what is to come by transforming where we are in the moment. There will be an evening prayer, dinner and presentation with speaker Mary Schaffner of St. Anthony/Holy Trinity Parishes in Indianapolis. | When: Dec. 4, 5 – 9 p.m. | Where: Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. | Cost: $30 (includes dinner; register and pay in advance with a friend and save $5) | Info: Pre-registration deadline is Nov. 27. Call Helen at (317) 788-7581 to register.
Eyes Wide Open Memorial • The American Friends Service Committee and the local Chapter 49 of the Veterans for Peace and Faith United Church of Christ will display over 200 pairs of empty combat boots with the names of Indiana soldiers who have died in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display will have a visual representation of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghani civilians who have died during the conflicts. | When: Nov. 10, 9 a.m. – Nov. 11, 6 p.m. | Where: Faith United Church of Christ, 4040 E. Thompson Rd. | Info: Visit afsc.org/eyes.
Honor Our Hero’s Veterans Dinner • Active military, reservists, veterans and family members are invited to a free dinner with guest speaker, Warren Hardig, MenforMissions Exec Dir. Guests are asked to support the homeless vets by bringing toothpaste, toothbrushes, non-alcoholic mouthwash, soap, shampoo, deodorant, gloves, clothing, etc. | Where: Christ Our Shepherd, Church of the Brethren, 857 N. S.R. 135, Greenwood. | Info: Call Ron Hale at (317) 882-7212.
Craft Fair and Bazaar • The community is invited to the Santa’s Elves of Indy Craft Fair and Bazaar. Activities include over 20 vendor booths, face painting, live DJ, rummage and bake sale, silent auction and voting for the best gingerbread house. Proceeds will benefit children in need this Christmas. | When: Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Where: Perry Meridian Middle School, 202 W. Meridian School Rd. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: Email email@example.com.
Holiday Fundraiser • A holiday bazaar will have 25 cent items among the holiday items, gifts, décor, miscellaneous holiday collectibles. Proceeds will go to God’s Bounty food pantry in Wanamaker. | When: Friday, Nob. 9, 7 p.m. | Where: Zion United Church of Christ, corner of South Post Road and Troy Avenue, Wanamaker. | Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ave Maria Guild • The Ave Maria Guild of St. Paul Hermitage will meet. Mass will be offered for Terry Hannon, the spouse of Guild member Roberta Hannon, and all deceased members of the Guild. Members are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. | When: Nov. 13, 11 a.m. (Mass) and 12:30 p.m. (meeting) | Where: St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove | Info: Call Linda at (317) 885-5098.
The Friends of Garfield Park, Inc. • Members are invited to the 2012 annual meeting. | When: Nov. 14, 9 a.m. | Where: Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Dr. | Info: Call Dale Bowell at (317) 789-0577.
International Essential Tremor Foundation • The Indianapolis chapter will hold a meeting surrounding the topic of stress and anxiety. Guests are encouraged to bring a friend. | When: Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. | Where: Dimitri’s Casual Dining, 4902 S. East St. | Info: RSVP is required and can be made by calling (317) 791-1118.
Blood Drive • Lift your sleeve and save a life by donating blood. | When: Nov. 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Visit indianablood.org for a list of all donation locations.
Cooking for the Holidays • Jolene Ketzenberger, Food Editor for the Indy Star, will present foods, recipes, cooking tips and tasting opportunities for Thanksgiving meals. Attendees are asked to bring a packaged food item for St. John’s Food Pantry. | When: Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – noon. | Where: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St. | Cost: Free. | Info: Call (317) 881-2553.
Greenwood-a-Glow • The annual community tree lighting celebration will feature family-friendly activities, such as carriage rides, photos with Santa, puppet shows and crafts. Entertainment will be provided by local church and school choirs. | When: Nov. 17, 4 – 8 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St.; tree lighting on the corner of Madison and Main Street in Greenwood. | Cost: $2 carriage rides and $1 photos with Santa. | Info: Visit greenwoodlibrary.us.
Autumn Art Fair • Come browse and shop for family-friendly, handcrafted and affordable art. Over forty local artists will sell their wares. | When: Nov. 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Nov. 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: Call (317) 327-7135.
That Something Species Arts and Crafts Fair • The Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Nu Tau Chapter is hosting an event with over 135 booths of handcrafted, original items from around the state. Food and beverages will be available. | When: Nov. 24, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove High School, 5330 Hornet Ave. | Cost: $2 donation at door benefits local charities. | Info: Visit nonprofitfacts.com/IN/Delta-Theta-Tau-Sorority-37.html.
Living with Alzheimer’s for Late-Stage Caregivers • The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host a two-part session for caregivers. | When: Nov. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Where: Johnson County Library White River Branch, 1664 Library Blvd. | Cost: Free. | Info: Registration is required by calling (800) 272-3900.
Catholic Identity • This session is about the secret for happiness in the Beautitudes. Guests can come and listen to Jesus’ recipe for happiness as speakers explore what it means to be “beautitude people” in the 21st Century. Sister Susan Marie Lindstrom, OSB, will be the guest speaker. | When: Nov. 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m. | Where: Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. | Cost: $25. (Includes dinner) | Info: RSVP by Nov. 12 by calling (317) 788-7581 or visiting benedictinn.org.
Santaland Diaries and Season’s Greetings • Spotlight Players will present both of these holiday renditions based on the stories by David Sedaris. | When: Nov. 9-11, 16-18; (Friday and Saturdays) 8 p.m. and (Sundays) 6 p.m. | Where: Spotlight Players, 524 E. Main St., Beech Grove. | Cost: $12 for adults and $10 students/seniors. | Info: Tickets can be reserved and picked up at will-call by calling (317) 767-2774.
Gospel Concert • Echoes of Calvary, an ensemble of men, presents Southern Gospel style music in a four-part harmony. | When: Nov. 18, 6 p.m. | Where: Southside Church of the Nazarene, 2515 E. Thompson Rd. | Cost: Free. | Info: Call the church at (317) 784-1373.
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