Preschool Story Time and Craft • Preschool age children and an adult are invited for stories and crafts surrounding the theme of “Cookies and Candy.” | When: Jan. 24, 11 a.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Call (317) 788-4203.
Life Size Lock In • Children in grades 6-9 are invited to play life-size versions of Monopoly, Sorry, Candyland, Clue and more. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Registration and permission slips required. Bring in a canned food item and get in for $3. | When: Jan. 25, 5 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Cost: $5 entrance fee. | Info: Call (317) 881-1953.
Visit with a Civil War Soldier • All ages are invited to attend as Johnson County Educator and Civil War reenactor Tom Haywood presents information and stories about Hoosier involvement in the Civil War. The library will also has been honored to host the Civil War 150 National Exhibition on the Civil War. | When: Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Cost: Free. | Info: Register at greenwoodlibrary.us or call (317) 881-1953.
Preschool Yoga • Children ages six and under are invited to exercise and learn yoga poses from a certified instructor from the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. | When: Feb. 2 and 16, 1 p.m. | Where: Fountain Square Branch Library, 1066 Virginia Ave. | Info: Call (317) 275-4390 to register.
Alphabet Soup • Preschoolers ages 3-6 and an adult are invited to learn about the letter “D” through stories and fun activities. | When: Feb. 5, 1:15 p.m.; Feb. 6, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. | Where: Franklin Road Branch Library, 5550 S. Franklin Rd. | Info: Call (317) 275-4380.
BG Chatterbooks • Adults are invited to read and come to discuss “Astrid and Veronica” by Linda Olsson. | When: Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Call (317) 788-4203.
Mass Appeal • The play centers around Father Tim Farley and his entertaining sermons. His sermon is interrupted one Sunday by seminarian Mark Dolson and both men find out that they have much to learn about their priestly duties. | When: Jan. 25-27 | Where: Spotlight Players, 524 E. Main St., Beech Grove. | Cost: $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. | Info: Tickets can by purchased at brownpapertickets.com or reserved by calling (317) 767-2774.
Escanaba in da Moonlight • Directed by John D. Carver, the play spins a tale of humor, horror and heart as a man tries to go to any lengths to remove his name from the wrong page of the family record book. | When: Jan. 25, 26, Feb. 1, 2, 8 p.m.; Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m. | Where: Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. | Cost: $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors. | Info: Call (317) 862-2270 or visit buckcreekplayers.com.
Auditions • Director Lea Viney is looking for four females and four males to star in the comedy, “Gender Souffle.” Auditions consist of reading from the script and an advance copy is available upon request. | When: Jan. 27 and 29, 7 p.m. | Where: Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. | Info: Call (317) 862-2270 or visit buckcreekplayers.com.
Just Say NO to Winter • The church is holding a free family-fun-fest to allow participants to forget the “winter blahs” and have fun with activities and games for all ages. | When: Jan. 26, 3 – 6 p.m. | Where: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St. | Info: Call (317) 881-2353.
Let Your Light Shine • Messy Church, a new concept in community outreach, includes games, crafts music and stories for families. The activities center around families participating in games together. The event includes a light meal. | When: Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13, 4 – 6 p.m. | Where: Greenwood United Methodist Church, 524 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood. | Info: Call the church at (317) 881-1653.
Chili Supper for Riley Kids • The Kiwanis Club of Greenwood and Greenwood United Methodist Church are co-hosting a chili supper with proceeds benefitting Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. The event is open to the public. | When: Jan. 26, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Methodist Church, 525 N. Meridian St. | Cost: $6 per person. (Includes bowl of chili, cornbread, dessert and drink) | Info: Call the church at (317) 881-1653.
Art Fair and Auction • The Montessori Garden Academy will have an art fair and auction to foster enthusiasm among the students and the community for early childhood art education. The event includes a student art exhibition, music by Five Year Mission, raffle, art auction and refreshments. Proceeds will help purchase classroom supplies and equipment for the school. | When: Feb. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Where: Wheeler Arts Community Theatre, 1035 Sanders St. (South of Fountain Square) | Cost: $5 per ticket and free for children 12 and under. | Info: To donate directly to the school contact Liz Jackson at (317) 782-9990.
Ladies Night • Think pink and come for Ladies Night! Guests will ride, create a hand printed handkerchief and enjoy food, wine and one another’s company. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. | When: Feb. 2, 5 – 8 p.m. | Where: Four Willows Farm, 1213 S. Franklin Rd. | Cost: $60 plus $12 craft fee. | Info: RSVP by Jan. 26 by calling Chris Loughmiller at (317) 501-2841.
Beginner-Friendly Computer Class • Adults, especially seniors, are invited to explore the computer in a class that provides instruction, fun and plenty of time to practice. The topic of this class is “Email.” Participants will sign up and use a Yahoo! Email account and learn how to send and receive emails. | When: Feb. 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Branch Library, 2502 Shelby St. | Info: Call (317) 275-4490 to register.
DivorceCare • This 13-week program helps men and women going through separation and divorce. Each session includes a video with experts discussing issues and personal stories from people who have been through these same struggles. Free childcare is available during the sessions. There are also sessions for children 5-12 during this time. | When: Wednesdays, Feb. 6 – May 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Where: Southeastern Church of Christ, 6500 Southeastern Ave. | Cost: $15 for workbooks (scholarships available) | Info: Register by calling (317) 352-9296.
Grief Share • A support group for those who have lost a loved one will be offered in a 13-week workshop. | When: Wednesdays, starting Feb. 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Where: Southeastern Church of Christ, 6500 Southeastern Ave., 6500 Southeastern Ave. | Info: Call (317) 352-9296.
Invasive Plants • Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation and Development Council’s Bob Edelman will present a program on invasive plants popping up in our backyard. The workshop will emphasize helping people identify the more common invasive plants and methods of control. | When: Feb. 12, 6 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Call (317) 788-4203.
Music Collectors Convention • The 243rd of the Indianapolis Music Collectors’ Conventions will have thousands of recycled, out-of-print and hard-to-find records, CDs, DVDs and tapes. | When: Jan. 27, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Where: La Quinta Inn, 5120 Victory Dr., Indianapolis. | Info: Call (317) 882-3378.
CGHS Pre-Contest Show • The national award winning choirs from Center Grove High School will present their challenging vocal numbers, dancing and costumes for the public before their competition season begins. | When: Jan. 31, 7 p.m. | Where: Center Grove High School Performing Arts Center, 2717 S. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood. | Cost: $5 general admission and $4 for students and seniors. | Info: The season schedule can be found at centergrovechoirs.org or call (317) 881-0581, Ext. 4100.
Indianapolis Brass Choir • The free concert features a large brass ensemble of professional musicians and serious amateurs, which will be playing diverse styles of music appealing to all ages. Wheeler Mission will take a free-will offering. | When: Feb. 24, 4 p.m. | Where: Friedens United Church of Christ, Community Life and Worship Center, 8300 S. Meridian St. | Info: Call (317) 881-6779.
Girl Stories Art Show • An exhibition of work from a girl’s empowerment project by Indianapolis artist Lori Leaumont will be presented to the public. Artwork by Leaumont and students from the Girl Stories workshop will be displayed. Music will be provided by singer, songwriter and guitarist Joy Mills at 7:30 p.m. | When: Feb. 1, 6 – 9 p.m. | Where: Wheeler Art Center, 1035 Sanders St. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: Call (317) 916-8894.
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