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.
Book Sale • The public is invited to add books to their own personal collection. A bake sale will be featured, sponsored by PNC, and all procedes will go to the Friends of the Library. | When: Feb. 13 (Friends Preview Night), 4 – 7 p.m.; Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Feb. 15-16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Call (317) 788-4203.
Civil War Experience • Join presenters from Conner Prairie in reliving Indiana during the Civil War. Learn about Morgan’s Raid from a Civil War soldier and find out what life was like for a woman in the Soldier’s Aid Society. | When: Feb. 16, 2 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Cost: Free. | Info: Register at greenwoodlibrary.us or call (317) 881-1953.
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.
Valentine’s Dinner • All ages can attend a Valentine’s Dinner with music by the Joymakers. | When: Feb. 9, 5 p.m. (music at 6 p.m.) | Where: Edgewood United Methodist Church, 1820 E. Epler Ave. | Info: Call (317) 784-6086.
Pre-Lenten Service and Tea • The community is invited to come together before Lent for a service and music featuring ManualAires, a select ensemble from Emmerich Manual High School. | When: Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m. | Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 4702 S. East St. | Info: Call the church at (317) 786-7854.
Relay For Life Chili Cook-Off • Bring your best chili, side dish or dessert for the official kickoff of the Relay For Life of Southeast Indy season. Votes can be made on the best chili with a donation. | When: Feb. 9, noon – 3 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Senior Citizen’s Center, 602 Main St., Beech Grove. | Info: RSVP to Jessica Hancock at Jessica.email@example.com. Register for a relay at relayforlife.org/southeastindyin.
Mystery Magical Show • The Greenwood Rotary Club and Kids Against Hunger will host Garry and Mihaela Carson’s magic show with proceeds benefiting nutritious meals with Kids Against Hunger. | When: Feb. 13, 7 p.m. | Where: Greenwood High School, 615 W. Smith Valley Rd. | Cost: $10 | Info: Call (317) 517-0343 for purchasing information.
Ham and Bean Dinner • All can come for a hearty helping of ham and beans for this dinner benefiting the outreach programs of the church. | When: Feb. 15, 3:30 – 5 p.m. | Where: United Methodist Church, 102 S. 9th Ave. | Info: Contact Lee Holder at (317) 786-1005.
Lions Bean Dinner • The Beech Grove Lions Club will have their 38th annual Bean Dinner to benefit Lions and community projects. | When: Feb. 22, 4:30 – 7 p.m. | Where: Southport Intermediate School, 851 S. 9th St., Beech Grove. | Cost: $5 (includes all the ham/beans you want, corn bread cole slaw, drink and dessert) | Info: Call (317) 862-9064.
Kid’s Cooking • Kids and parents will learn how to cook nutritional meals from scratch. The class features healthy, simple recipes, food games and food safety basics. | When: Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Where: Georgetown Market,4375 Georgetown Rd. | Cost: $10 for children and $25 for adults. | Info: Register by calling (317) 293-9525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Time For Three • The world’s first classically-trained garage band will perform music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry Kanye West and Justin Timberlake. | When: Feb. 23, 2 p.m. | Where: St. John Lutheran Church, 6630 Southeastern Ave. | Cost: $10 per person or $35 for a family of four or more. | Info: Call (317) 352-9196.
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. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit Wheeler Mission. | 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.
English Country Dance • Join host Barry Levitt and dance caller Alice Smith-Goeke for a lively evening of dancing for all skill levels. English Country Dance is a form of social folk dance, which originated in Renaissance England. | When: Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: No registration is required. Call (317) 327-7135 for further details.
Centennial All You Can Eat Breakfast • As a part of the Masonic Lodge Centennial Celebration, the second Saturday of each month will feature an all you can eat breakfast. | When: Feb. 9 | Where: Beech Grove Masonic Lodge, 617 Main St., Beech Grove | Cost: $7.50 | Info: Call the lodge at (317) 787-0972.
Speech and Debate Tournament • Nearly 200 students from the six-state region will gather for a speech and debate tournament sponsored by the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. Hundreds of community judges are needed to provide real-world feedback to the students as they present a variety of speeches and two styles of debates. | When: Feb. 12 – 15. | Where: Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 W. Main St. | Info: To participate as a judge contact Beth Delph at email@example.com by Feb. 11.
Tax Help at the Social • Certified Public Accountant, Tim Dages, will be on hand to help members with their taxes. | When: Feb. 13, 20 and 27, 1 – 4 p.m. | Where: The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., Greenwood. | Cost: $100-$150 depending on the complexity of your needs. | Info: Sign up for a time slot by calling (317) 882-4810.
Vintage Movie Night • Directed by James Whale, the public can watch “Remember Last Night?” (1935). This is a mystery-comedy where couples awaken after a party to discover the host has been murdered, but they’re too impaired to remember the details. | When: Feb. 16, 7 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. | Cost: $4 at the door. | Info: Call (317) 327-7135.
Y Summer Camp • Children ages 3-15 can fill their summer days with a variety of activities to stay active and make friends during this camp. | When: Registration opens Feb. 16 | Where: Baxter YMCA, 7900 S. Shelby St. | Cost: Varies. | Info: Contact Tiffany Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit indymca.org.
Quilt Connection Guild • Members of the guild will demonstrate techniques that the public can include in their next quilting or sewing project. | When: Feb. 7, 7 p.m. | Where: Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood. | Info: Visit quiltguilds.com/Indiana.
The Musical • Beef and Boards will transform that famous film with that iconic song into a live stage musical. | When: Feb. 7 – March 24| Where: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd. | Cost: $37.50 to $62.50 | Info: Call (317) 872-9664 or visit beefandboards.com.
Love Letters • Celebrate Valentine’s with that special someone at the show and receive a complimentary dessert and drink at intermission. | When: Feb. 14 – 17 | Where: Spotlight Players Theater, 524 Main St., Beech Grove. | Info: Find tickets only online by visiting brownpapertickets.com.
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