Free Time – October 28

FEATURED EVENT

TRUCK N’ TREAT WITH PICK n’ GRIN and BONFIRE, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Gateway Cowboy Church, 5723 S. County Road 200 W., Trafalgar. Bring lots of candy to pass out at your truck. Awards for most lit up truck, scariest truck and grittiest truck. Costume contest and pony rides for kids. All are welcome. For more information call 317-752-4468.

ARTS

SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE presents 17th SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition, now through Oct. 29, Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. Paintings by 37 professional artists from across the United States were selected for this exhibit. Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Check www.gpacarts.org for updated hours.

SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE GALLERY, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood. Guest artist is award-winning Hoosier artist Wyatt LeGrand now through Oct. 30. He will be exhibiting a collection of oil paintings. Gallery hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

CHURCH EVENTS

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN STOP, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin. Special organ music and treats to go! All are welcome.

ANNUAL CRAFT AND BAKE SALE, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Nashville. Unique handcrafted items and scrumptious homemade delights.

GREENWOOD UNITED METHODIST WOMEN hosting COOKIE WALK AND PRESENTS WITH A PURPOSE, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade cookies, breads, fudge, cheeseballs and more! Proceeds go to local and national missions projects. Visit our cafe from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and purchase soup and sandwiches to go. Church located at 525 N. Madison Ave.

CLUBS &HOBBIES

FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION BRANCH 130 meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Greenwood VFW, 1842 Veterans Way.

SENIOR GOLF LEAGUE IN JOHNSON COUNTY, 10 a.m. Mondays. Par 58, 18-hole golf course; $15 walking or $20 with cart. Show up by 9:45 a.m. and play with other seniors. For more information, contact Gordon Simons at 317-882-1230 or [email protected]

THE U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS MEMORIAL BRANCH, breakfast meeting second Tuesday of the month at Denny’s, Main St. and I-65 in Greenwood, at 9 a.m. Open to veterans of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the sea services. For information, visit www.fra130indy.org or the FRA National website at www.fra.org.

FIVE POINTS CONSERVATION CLUB TRAP SHOOTING, 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Open to the public. Located at 4444 Five Points Road, Indianapolis.

JOHNSON COUNTY STAMP CLUB, 6 p.m. third Thursday of the month, meeting held at Franklin library, 401 State St.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! Oct. 30 at 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, 100 E. Madison St. Join organists Colin Andrews and Wolff von Roos for a fun musical accompaniment to the silent movie classic “Phantom of the Opera.” The concert is free, public welcome, kids and costumes encouraged! For more information, contact pastor Peter Jessen at [email protected], 317-736-6952 or 317-919-8300.

SPOOKTACULAR SKATE-O-TREAT, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Perry Park Ice Rink, 451 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis. Sponsored by Indy Parks and Recreation and hosted by Sycamore Ice Skating Club.

FRANKLIN COLLEGE WRITER SERIES, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Franklin College will welcome two alumnae, Brooke Lauren Davis and Samantha Fain, to campus as part of the Carlson-Stauffer Visiting Writer Series. Their lectures and readings will take place at Hamilton Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 317-738-8185.

58TH DELTA THETA TAU ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scott Hall, Johnson County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 at the door.

9TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Nov. 5-6. Forty-plus downtown retailers, restaurants and businesses will be having sales and giveaways in the walkable historic downtown. Visit at least 10 participating businesses with your punch card (no purchase necessary; just pick it up at your first stop in any participating business marked by a balloon) and you’ll be entered to win one of our fabulous prize packages valued at $100 or more.

NINEVEH SENIOR CENTER, now open with limited activities. Coffee provided for events. Masks are required. Weekly activities: Shanghai, 9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays; Euchre, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Bid euchre, 6 p.m. Thursdays.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

CINTRAK MODEL RAILROADING CLUB, will be setting up its trains and running them. Kids and adults will both enjoy seeing these detailed model train displays. Franklin library – Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MUSIC

FRANKLIN COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERTS, Vocal chamber on Nov. 4 and Instrumental chamber on Nov. 16. Both concerts will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clarence E. and Inez R. Custer Theatre in Old Main. For more information, contact 317-738-8185.

BEEF AND BOARDS PRESENTS “Phantom,” now through Nov. 21. The haunting tale of the French novel “The Phantom of the Opera” by Gaston Leroux lifts off the pages and onto the dinner theatre stage. Tickets range from $50 to $75 and include dinner buffet and select beverages. For tickets and complete show schedule visit beefandboards.com, or call the box office at 317-872-9664.

SUPPORT

VETERAN SUPPORT MINISTRY, meets weekly on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at 673 Jack Pine Drive in Whiteland. Veteran support ministry provides peer to peer counseling and biblical healing to veterans recovering from the residuals of military service.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, led by the Main Street Hospice staff, is a place for all those who have experienced the loss of someone they love. Public is welcome to come and listen or share their grief stories. Sessions are the first Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street Hospice office, 10 Highland Ave., Franklin. For information call 317-736-0055.

LITTLE FREE PANTRY and LITTLE FREE LIBRARY. Take what you need, give what you can. This walk-up pantry and library set out by the sidewalk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Open to anyone in need. Located at 496 Carol Drive, Greenwood.

AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUP, every Monday, 7 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin. For more information call 317-625-5495.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS, 2nd Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. located at West Perry Library; 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. by phone. For more information and to register, call 800-272-3900.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, for adults who have lost a loved one, Main Street Hospice, 10 N. Highland Ave., Franklin. Call 317-736-0055 for upcoming times and dates.

GRIEF SHARE, meets Monday nights 6 to 8 p.m., The Crossing, 8728 S. Nineveh Road, Nineveh.

JOHNSON COUNTY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP, meets monthly, call or email Angela Young for details at 888-9545 or [email protected]

PROJECT SAFE PLACE, 24-hour crisis intervention service for youths ages 7 to 17. To receive help, a youth may walk into a nonresidential Safe Place site and ask for assistance or call 317-738-5437.

VOLUNTEERING

Anew Hospice, is looking for volunteers to better serve patients both in the facilities and their homes. Serving a wide scope of areas, including doing puzzles, playing cards and more. To volunteer, call 317-300-2292 or email [email protected]