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 proceeds 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.
Meet Indianapolis Public Library CEO • Marion County residents will have an opportunity to personally meet with Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes. Attendees can express concerns about the library during the CEO’s “We Love Our Library” tour throughout February. | When: Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Rd. | Info: Visit indypl.org for more information on the tour.
Ham and Bean Dinner • All are welcome to 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.
Reverse Raffle and Spaghetti Dinner • The Gamma Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha is hosting an event to benefit Camp Riley for physically disabled children. Attendees must be 21 years old. | When: Feb. 16, 7 p.m. | Where: Our Lady of Greenwood Catholic Church, 399 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. | Cost: $15 | Info: Visit epsilonsigmaalpha.org.
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: South Grove 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.
Cancer Research • The community can get a buzz cut (one size clipper guard all over) or get their head shaved to help raise money for St. Baldrick’s For Children’s Cancer Research. | When: Feb. 23, 2 – 4 p.m. | Where: The Vault Hair Salon, 700 Main St., Beech Grove. | Cost: $10 donation for haircut. | Info: Call the salon at (317) 784-4000.
Best of the Midwest Show Choir Invitational • Award-winning middle and high school choirs from around the region will gather to compete. | When: Feb. 15, 6 p.m.; Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m. | Where: Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Rd. | Cost: $5 for Friday and $12 for Saturday | Info: Visit centergrovechoirs.org.
Time for Three • This trio of musicians are artists-in-residence of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The music goes beyond traditional classics to include country western, gypsy and jazz idioms, forming a unique blend. An artist meet-and-greet with a light reception follows the concert. | When: Feb. 21, 7 p.m. | Where: Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 W. Main St., Greenwood. | Info: Visit greenwoodarts.org.
Indianapolis Brass Choir • The free concert features a large brass ensemble of professional musicians and serious amateurs, which will play diverse styles of music for 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.
V.F.W. Breakfast • The community can select from a menu of eggs to order, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuit, fried potatoes, corned beef hash, pancakes and French toast sticks. Euchre will be held after by the ladies aux. and darts after this by the men’s aux. | When: Feb. 16, (breakfast) 8 – 10:30 a.m., (Euchre) 2 p.m. and (darts) 7 p.m. | Where: Greenwood V.F.W. 5864, 333 S. Washington St. | Cost: $6 for breakfast, $5 for euchre and $5 for darts. | Info: Call (317) 888-2488.
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.
Blue Robotics Open House • Perry Meridian High School’s Robotics Team is unveiling their new 120-pound robot, with demonstrations every 30 minutes. | When: Feb. 18, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Where: Perry Meridian High School, 401 W. Meridian St. | Info: Visit cyberblue234.com.
Book Launch Party • Local author Brad A. LaMar will have a book launch party to celebrate the debut of his novel, The Obsidian Dagger. Books will be available for purchase and the author will be available for autographs, photos and conversation. | When: Feb. 23, 4 – 7 p.m. | Where: Indy Reads Books, 911 Mass Ave. | Info: Visit bradalamar.com.
Kid’s Night Out • Adults can enjoy an evening out while the staff of the YMCA entertains the kids! Dinner and snacks will be served. | When: Feb. 23, March 9, 23, April 13 and 27, 5 – 10 p.m. | Where: Baxter YMCA, 7900 S. Shelby St. | Cost: $21 for members ($10 per additional child in same family) and $36 for non-members ($15 per additional child in same family) | Info: Call Nicholle Pate at (317) 865-6472.
The Musical • Beef and Boards will transform that famous film with that iconic song into a live stage musical. | When: now-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.
Garden Meeting • The Cultivating Garden Club will meet with speaker Linda Souchon to discuss cooking with herbs. | When: Feb. 21, 6 p.m. | Where: St. Johns Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St. | Info: Call Angie White at (317) 407-1121.
Painting Party • Adults of every skill level are invited to take a painting class by St. John member, Lisa Guckelberg called “Masterpiece Painters on a Mission.” All supplies and refreshments will be provided for a fee. | When: Feb. 17, 2 – 5 p.m. | Where: St. John Lutheran Church and School, 6630 Southeastern Ave. | Cost: $30. | Info: Visit stjohnindy.org or call (317) 352-9196.
Scams and Identity Theft Protection • A free seminar will be offered for members and the community. Michelle Maryer, an attorney with the Indiana State Attorney General’s office will present information on the latest techniques and deceptive practices used by frauds on the phone, how to protect your social security number and credit information. | When: Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – noon. | Where: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St. | Info: Call the office at (317) 881-2353.
Community Lunch • The public is invited to come together for a friendly lunch. | When: Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Where: University Heights United Methodist Church, 4002 Otterbein Ave. | Info: Call the church at (317) 787-5347.
Lenten Breakfast • Launching the series of breakfasts is Loren Minnix, a director on the Indy Vet House board and President of Warrior’s Hope. “God’s Promise” is the 2013 theme and offering will support the Perry Township Religious Education, Fletcher Place and Brightwood Community Centers. | When: Feb. 16, 7:30 a.m. | Where: Rosedale Hills United Methodist Church, 4450 Keystone Ave. | Cost: Free with a voluntary mission offering. | Info: Call the church at (317) 786-6474.
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