Freetime: September 14



FIRST ANNUAL FALL MARKET, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Hope Church, 5307 W. Fairview Road, Greenwood. Join 20-plus vendors for a great day of shopping. Cards, jewelry, books, photography, ceramic items, clothing, raffles and much more! Admission is $3 (kids 10 and under free), or donate a package of socks/underwear for local foster youth. All proceeds benefit Resources of Hope. For more information, email [email protected] or find us on Facebook.

UNION CHRISTIAN CHURCH FALL HOG ROAST, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1331 E. County Road 300 S. in Franklin, just west of Airport Road. $10 per meal.




SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE presents its Annual National Abstract Art Exhibition XIX, hosted by Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. This exhibit is dedicated to showcasing the best two-dimensional abstract paintings from across the USA. Paintings will hang Oct. 6-28. Awards will be presented at an opening reception on Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parking is free and entrance is at the lower level. Exhibit hours are Monday thru Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday. Check for updated hours.



WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, Sept. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m., 3209 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood. Series: “Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. Have the first week’s study read and video watched. Book can be purchased at or Amazon. At the back of the book there will be a code to log into the website to watch the video.

BETHLEHEM CHURCH ANNUAL HOMECOMING in Trafalgar, Sept. 24. Pitch-in dinner at 12:30 p.m. followed by a program at 1:30 p.m. For information, call 317-627-9643.

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ANNUAL CRAFT AND BAKE SALE, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seeking vendors; spaces are $26 or $47 for double. To register or for more information, visit or call 317-422-9331.

LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin. Small groups meet monthly to discuss timely topics, with a different topic each month. All are welcome. Enter on the west side of the building. Visit for more information.



INDIAN CREEK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1978 will be hosting its 45th class reunion on Sept. 23. The reunion will be held at 10 Pins Bowling in Franklin. For more information, see the “ICHS 78” Facebook page.



LEARN THE ART OF WOODCARVING, every Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Parks and Recreation building. Everyone of all ages welcome. Instructors available. No carving tools needed. Contact Steve McClain at 317-696-5713 for inquiries.

JOHNSON COUNTY STAMP CLUB meets at 5:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month at the Trafalgar Library, 424 S. Tower Drive.Come and enjoy monthly stamp exchanges/offers. U.S. and worldwide collectors of all ages are invited. For more information: [email protected] or 317-989-6799.

NIMBLE THIMBLES QUILT CLUB meets the first Friday of each month at 9 a.m. at Purdue Extension Office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin for socializing, demonstrations and displays of finished projects. The business meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. Yearly membership is $20. New and experienced quilters are welcome. For more information, contact club president Vicki Craig at [email protected].

FRANKLIN REGIONAL SWIM TEAM is offering lessons for children and adults. For information on private or group swim lessons, visit Use discount code 15Fall23 for 15% off of your first lesson.

THE GREENWOOD GATORS swim club is offering swim lessons. For more information, visit

INDIAN CREEK SWIM CLUB is offering swim lessons at the high school through Nov. 2. Those interested can get further information by going to, calling 317-878-2128 or emailing [email protected].

FRA BRANCH 130 holds its monthly meeting on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Greenwood VFW, 1842 Veterans Way, Greenwood. The U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial Branch holds its breakfast meeting the second Tuesday of each month at Denny’s South Park at Main St. and I-65 in Greenwood at 9 a.m. We would be glad for you to join us and we will buy your breakfast on your first visit. For more information, visit

EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m., Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey Street, Columbus. Members aim to develop an appreciation for the art of quilting. For more information, contact Kathy AmRhein at [email protected].

NINEVEH SENIOR CENTER now open with limited activities. Coffee provided for events. Membership is $25 per year. Weekly activities: Euchre on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and bid euchre on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Chair exercise classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

COLUMBUS STAR QUILT GUILD meets the first Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus. Following a short business meeting, members display their finished creations. Either a lesson/work session or program will follow. Yearly membership is $15. New and experienced quilters are always welcome. For more information, contact guild president Susannah Lipinski at [email protected].

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



AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS, Sept. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. Held at the Greenwood Library, 310 S. Meridian St. Participants will learn valuable defensive driving strategies and a good refresher of the rules of the road. Learn about new vehicle technologies and safety features. Cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members, cash or check payable at class. Register online at or call 317-881-1953, ext. 4



JOHNSON COUNTY MUSEUM EXHIBIT OPENING, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. People of all ages are invited be among the first to see the Johnson County Museum of History’s newest featured exhibit, “Celebrating 200 Years of Johnson County History.” Our new exhibit will commemorate the bicentennial of our great county. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 317-346-4500 or visit

109th ANNUAL UNION TOWNSHIP ALUMNI BANQUET, Sept. 16., Union Elementary School, 3990 W. Division Rd., Bargersville. Registration and social hour 4:30 p.m.; greeting 6 p.m. invocation and buffet, followed by business meeting. For information about reservations, call Karen Santerre at 317-752-5203.

VOICES FROM THE PAST: STORYTELLER SERIES, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Johnson County Museum of History presents Campaigning With Sherman: Hoosiers March to the Sea. People of all ages are invited to see Civil War expert Dr. Tony Trimble lecture on the role of our Indiana troops who fought in Sherman’s army during the Atlanta campaign of 1864 and on the march to the sea. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 317-346-4500 or visit

HEALING HEARTS ANNUAL BALLOON RELEASE, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. Courtyard at Franklin College. Open to anyone who has lost a child. Contact Sheila at 317-502-0610 if you have any questions.

ALL ABOARD!! The Indiana Live Steamers are ready to take you on a memorable journey through forested park land and more. Located in Johnson County Park. Trains operate on, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21, noon to 4 p.m. Cost $4 per person. More information at or also on Facebook.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF JOHNSON COUNTY MOVIE EVENT, Sept. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Historic Artcraft Theater, 57 N. Main Street, Franklin. Showing “Kiss the Ground.” Enjoy this documentary to learn how regenerating the soil is one way we can reverse global warming. After the film, stay for a conversation with local experts about what our community can do. Free, but a donation and pre-registration are appreciated. Get your ticket at, at the door, or on Eventbrite.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS is encouraging citizens to vote and are committed to making sure that voters have information about local, state and federal candidates and political issues. Come and register to vote with the Johnson County League of Women Voters at the Johnson County Public Libraries on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon or 4 to 6 p.m. at the Franklin, White River, Trafalgar and Clark Pleasant library branches.

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at The Historic Artcraft Theatre. Benefiting the Central IN Police Foundation-Code One Fund. Supporting families of officers killed in line of duty. Local comedians – Hoss Ridgeway, Ray Hensley, Ryan May, Chris Cline, Jan Tatlock. Artcraft located at 57 Main St. in Franklin. Tickets at door $10.

NIMBLE THIMBLES QUILT CLUB presents “Every Birdy Welcome” Quilt Show, Sept. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Scott Hall, 250 Fairgrounds St. in Franklin. Quilter Mary M. Hogan will present a program at 7 p.m. Fri. on her specialty, string quilting. Also a members’ challenge quilt contest, mini-quilting demonstrations and shopping at vendors. Ticket prices (cash only) $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Friday’s ticket includes both days’ admission. Saturday only tickets are $5 at the door. Children under 12 free. For ticket information, contact Carolyn at 317-460-6370 or Betsy at 812-343-3437. Food available for purchase. “Snippy Jim” will be available during the show to sharpen knives, scissors, etc. for a small fee.

CLARK-PLEASANT PICKLEBALL CHALLENGE, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon, Whiteland Community High School tennis courts. All proceeds go to the Jerry Lasiter Scholarship fund; Jerry is a longtime honored icon in the Clark-Pleasant community. The entrance fee is $25 and includes a T-shirt if you register by Sept. 1. All levels of players are invited, but you must be at least a freshman in high school to participate. This is a scholarship fundraiser, so bring your checkbooks or contribute to our buckets. Any level of giving will help to get this scholarship fully funded.

NINEVEH TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY, Sept. 23 from 2 to 9 p.m., Prince’s Lakes Town Hall. Food trucks, vendors, bounce house, opening ceremony and pet parade at 3 p.m. Cornhole, silent auction and historical displays. Outdoor movie showing of “Hoosiers” at dusk; bring your lawn chairs! For more information, call Dave Wilcoxon at 317-358-5992.



INDY/GREENWOOD SENIOR DANCERS at MJ Ballroom, 88 U.S. 31 S. First class free. No partner needed. Ballroom social group class on Mondays at 9:30 a.m; line dancing group class, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; ballroom social dance party mixer, Wednesdays 1 to 3:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks available.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE, first Wednesday of the month, 10 to 11 a.m. Each dance is taught. MJ Ballroom, 88 U.S. 31, S. Cost is $3.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, every first Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Garfield Park Arts Center. Each dance is taught. All ages welcome. Cost is $1.

LINE DANCE at Beech Grove Senior Center, 602 Main St. Every Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m. Line Dance for 55 and over. Newcomers welcome. Each dance is taught if needed. Free.



FRANCISCAN HEALTH – Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 27, Franciscan Health Indianapolis Campus, 5230 E. Stop 11.

BARGERSVILLE – Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., 24 N. Main St. until Sept. 20

EDINBURGH – Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m., parking lot at 201 W. Main Cross St.

TRAFALGAR – Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m., 108 N. State Road 135.

WHITELAND – Fridays from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Whiteland Town Hall, 549 E. Main St.

FRANKLIN – Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, 237 W. Monroe St.

GREENWOOD – Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, Greenwood United Methodist Church parking lot, 525 N. Madison Ave.



CULTIVATING GARDEN CLUB, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m., St. John’s Church, U.S. 31 and Southport Road. Discuss random acts of flowers with Cheryl Cooper and Lindsay Potter. For more information, call Linda Stemnock at 317-889-2540.



AUTHORS AT JCPL, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Whiteland Community High School auditorium. Featuring Shelby Mahurin, the New York Times bestselling author of the Serpent and Dove trilogy. The first 100 JCPL cardholders to register and attend will receive a copy of “The Scarlet Veil.” Copies of the books will also be available from Wild Geese Bookshop. Tickets will be available starting Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. on Eventbrite.



CONCERT SERIES at the Franklin Amphitheater at Youngs Creek Park. Sept. 29 – No Fences; Sept. 30 – Mellencougar. Visit for more information.

GREENWOOD COMMUNITY BAND, SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, Greenwood Amphitheater, Surina Square, Craig Park: CGCB Concerts In The Park; Sept. 24 – 4 p.m. Park Concert.



HEALING HEARTS SUPPORT GROUP for those who have lost a child meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (except Sept. Balloon Release) and Dec. (Memorial Service) at Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 N. Water St., Franklin. Contact Karen Hardin 317-850-7460 for more information.

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.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets weekly in Franklin: Open Meetings: Mon. 7 p.m., According to Bill Group, 100 E. Madison St.; Tues. 7 p.m.; Wed. 6 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sat. 8 p.m., Franklin Serenity Group, 550 E. Jefferson St., 2nd floor; Thurs. 6:30 p.m., Sobriety Now Group, 1300 E. Adams St.; Fri. 7 p.m., Tara Treatment Center, 6231 U.S. 31. Closed Meetings: Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Mon. 7 p.m., 550 E. Jefferson St.; Wed. 8 p.m., 100 E. Madison St.; Thurs. 7 p.m. (men only) 550 E. Jefferson St.

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.

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.

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. at Southport United Methodist Church. For more information and to register, call 800-272-3900.

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.

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.



LOCAL VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS are looking for volunteer drivers who can take local veterans to and from their medical appointments. Johnson County Veterans Transportation Network and Roudebush VA are recruiting. A vehicle and scheduling will be provided and other benefits include a free meal ticket, a free flu vaccination, free physical and more. Those interested should call Johnson County coordinator Jan Pennington at 317-473-5906.

ANEW HOSPICE is looking for volunteers to provide companionship, a listening ear, and non-clinical assistance to patients both in facilities and their homes. Volunteers experience a rewarding connection and provide invaluable comfort and support to patients and their families. To volunteer, call 317-300-2292 or email [email protected].

JOHNSON COUNTY CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) mission is to advocate for and provide every neglected, abused, or exploited child in our county a voice in the court process and to educate our community regarding its responsibility for children under these circumstances. Training classes are forming now! Please contact Tammi Hickman at 317-346-4561 or submit an application at

VASIA JOHNSON COUNTY/SHELBY COUNTY (Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults) is a public guardianship program which depends on volunteers to assist seniors and incapacitated persons. Volunteer up to 8 to 10 hours per month and your make your own schedule! Activities include monthly visits, personal shopping, recreational activities, service monitoring and advocacy. Visit for more information.

MAIN STREET HOSPICE IN FRANKLIN IS CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS. To provide companionship to a patient in assisted living, long-term care, or a private home? Can you knit or crochet lap blankets? Would you like to assist with birthdays, events and seasonal projects? For more information, call 317-736-0055 or visit