Christmas Time Concert • The Greater Greenwood Community Band will perform holiday music for the public under the direction of Thomas Dirks and Ora Pemberton. Bring a canned good item to donate. | When: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. | Where: Greenwood High School Auditorium, 615 W. Smith Valley Rd., Greenwood. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: Visit greenwoodband.com.
Christmas at Garfield • Guests can visit the Conservatory to meet Santa, take a ride on the holiday train, make toys with Santa’s elves and enjoy some holiday treats by Mrs. Claus. | When: Dec. 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Where: Parkwide at each center of Garfield, 2432 Conservatory Dr. | Cost: $3 photos with Santa. | Info: Call (317) 327-7275 or visit gpacarts.org.
Blue Christmas Service • The service recognizes that the concerns of everyday life become greater during the holiday season. Those who attend will hear a brief message of hope, light a candle for each particular concern, and receive a private, individual prayer and blessing. Light refreshments will be served after. | When: Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m. | Where: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St. | Info: Call (317) 881-2553.
Breakfast with Santa • Sponsored by Bloomfield State Bank, Santa Claus is coming to town to have breakfast with you and your child. Meal includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. Visit with Santa and have a photo taken. | When: Dec. 15, 9 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Community Center, 100 Surina Way. | Cost: $5 photos. | Info: Call (317) 881-4545.
Christmas Cookie Sale • The parish is holding a Christmas cookie sale for the public. Dazzle your guests at the next holiday party with some of these treats. | When: Dec. 16, 2 p.m. | Where: St. Athanasius the Great, Byzantine Catholic Church, 1117 S. Blaine Ave. | Info: Visit saindy.com.
Christmas Party • Southport’s Annual Christmas Party will include pictures with Santa, refreshments and activities. | When: Dec. 18, 6- 8 p.m.; Santa arrives at 7 p.m. | Where: Community Center, 6901 Derbyshire Rd. | Info: Contact Angie Kerner at email@example.com.
Vintage Movie Night • “The Great Rupert” (1950) will be shown. It stars Jimmy Durante as part of a family that has seen better times. Things change when they encounter a squirrel that they name Rupert. | When: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. | Cost: $3 (includes popcorn) | Info: Call (317) 327-7135.
Manual Homecoming Basketball Game and Spaghetti Dinner • Alumnus of the Year will be honored before the varsity game. Proceeds will benefit the students and the Manual Alumni Scholarship Fund. | When: Dec. 8, dinner at 5:30 p.m., JV game at 6:30 p.m. and Varsity game at 7:30 p.m. | Where: Manual High School, 2405 Madison Ave. | Cost: $10. | Info: Call (317) 259-5331 and please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Christmas Dinner and Program • Active military, reservist, veterans and family members are invited to come for a chili cook-off and dinner. Special guest is Santa with gifts. Please bring a canned food item to donate. | When: Dec. 9, 5 p.m. | Where: Christ Our Shepherd, Church of the Brethren, 857 N. S.R. 135, Greenwood. | Info: Call Ron Hale at (317) 882-7212.
Holiday Open House • The pet salon will feature many attractions and marked down retail items. Faith the dog will be featured at the party along with the shop’s founder. | When: Dec. 9, 1 – 5 p.m. | Where: Auntie Leila’s Pet Salon, 50 N. Madison, Greenwood. | Info: Call (317) 888-6266.
Winter Horse Camp • Children can learn about horse care, participate in a variety of horse related activities and all day campers will ride twice a day. | When: (ages 11 and up) Dec. 27 and Jan. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; (ages 7-10) Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; (ages 4-6) Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, 1 – 4 p.m. | Where: Four Willows Farm, LLC, 1213 N. Franklin Rd., Greenwood. | Cost: Varies. | Info: Call (317) 862-4691 or (317) 727-8367.
A Christmas Carol • Beef and Boards will bring back this timeless Charles Dickens story. Jeff Stockberger stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this story of forgiveness and second chances. | When: Dec. 7-18 | Where: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd. | Cost: $22-$32 | Info: Call the Box Office at (317) 872-9664.
Clothe-A-Child and Toy Drive • The Indianapolis Fire Department and Greenwood Fire Department will team up with Johnny Rockets to support “Fill the Bell, Clothe-A-Child” and the United Way’s toy drive. | When: Dec. 7, 4 – 8 p.m. | Where: Johnny Rockets locations at Castleton, Circle Centre and Greenwood. | Call (317) 327-6086.
Cookie Sale • Come buy cookies such as springerle, rosettes, cherry bonbons, decorated sugar cookies and many more. Cash and credit cards accepted. All proceeds will be donated to Compassion Ministry to help the needy families at Christmas. | When: Dec. 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Where: Calvary Lutheran Church, 6111 Shelby St. | Info: Visit clcs.org.
Silly Safaris and The Reindeer Reserve • The library will be filled with animals for children of all ages to interact with. This has been made possible by generous donations of the friends of the library. | When: Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Call (317) 788-4203.
Ave Maria Guild • The Ave Maria Guild of St. Paul Hermitage will have a meeting with a Christmas pitch-in lunch and install the 2013 Officers and Board of Directors. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share and canned goods to donate to local food pantries. | When: Dec. 11, noon. | Where: St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave. | Info: Call Linda at (317) 885-5098.
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