COOKIE WALK AND PRESENTS WITH A PURPOSE
Homemade cookies are $7 per pound and people can take home other goodies such as breads, candies and more.
Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenwood United Methodist, 525 N. Madison Ave.
Also, take care of your Christmas shopping and spend your dollars in support of local missions. Soup and sandwich lunch available at the Cookie Cafe.
For more information, go to www.greenwoodumc.org, Women’s Ministry.
SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE SUPER CHRISTMAS SALE, Nov. 29 through Dec. 30. Member artists will be exhibiting a special collection of original art works this Christmas season. Many pieces are small and perfect for gift giving. Gift certificates available for anything at SALI, such as purchasing artwork, taking classes or paying dues. Layaway is available. A wide variety of styles, subjects, media and prices will be shown, including matted giclee prints, original framed and unframed art, ceramic sculpture, paper sculpture, greeting cards, jewelry and more.
SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE members present Fall Exhibit 2023, on display now until Dec. 30. Our member artists will be exhibiting art works that follow the theme “Black and White.” Come and enjoy the artwork during regular hours. Visit the gallery at 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday through Tuesday.
FRANKLIN COLLEGE FALL STUDENT ART EXHIBIT. The Franklin College art department invites the public to attend the upcoming art exhibit and opening reception on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. Admission is free. Students from all levels of studio art classes will display a selection of their work completed during the fall semester. Awards will be presented and select pieces of artwork will be available for purchase. The public may also view the artwork from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 6. For more information, call 317-738-8185.
DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Madison St., Franklin. Christmas concert organ music, including Widor’s Toccata, Christmas carols for all to sing and music by the Franklin Community Band. Held as part of the Downtown Christmas Lighting Celebration. Event is free and open to the public.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lewis Creek Wesleyan Church, 2010 W. County Road 850 S., Flat Rock. Live music by Westport Praise Team. Refreshments will be provided. Ornament decorating and even a visit from Santa! All are welcome.
LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin. The topic for the next conversation is Trust in Elections. 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 livingroomconversations.org for more information.
CLUBS & HOBBIES
FRA BRANCH 130 is still looking for a few good men and women to join the fun! Monthly meetings are held 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 www.fra130indy.org.
JOHNSON COUNTY STAMP CLUB meets at 5:30 p.m. third Tuesday of each month. 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.
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.
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 www.frstswimming.com. Use discount code 15Fall23 for 15% off of your first lesson.
THE GREENWOOD GATORS swim club is offering swim lessons. For more information, visit greenwoodgators.net.
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.
TOP FLOOR WOMEN, Indy’s Premier Southside Networking Events invites all women looking for personal and professional development to join us the first Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at JPtheGeek offices, 156 S. Park Blvd., Greenwood. For more information, to register for the event, register as a speaker for an upcoming month or even become a coffee sponsor, go to www.topfloorwomen.org.
EXCHANGE OF JOHNSON COUNTY, Join us for a free lunch, Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Our major projects include: Field of honor American flags; Patriots Day and 9/11 displays; over 618 homeless veterans housed by Indiana Exchange Clubs and more. For more information, contact Brenda Bennett at 317-432-4146 or [email protected].
33rd ANNUAL COOKIE WALK, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. at First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Create your own box of decorated and specialty cookies sold by the pound ($7). Fudge, divinity and other candies will be sold by the half pound ($5). All proceeds go to support local, state and international missions.
GREENWOOD HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenwood Community High School. Santa pictures from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. free with $2 admission. Children under 10 are free. Holiday Craft Fair will feature 160 vendor booths selling everything from home decor and holiday decorations to women’s and children’s items and so much more! We will also have food vendors on site to keep everyone full and happy while they shop! Proceeds from this event benefit the Greenwood athletic department.
HOLIDAY ART ADVENTURE, now through Nov. 21. Join us as you travel to five shops in the Greenwood area and create a craft at each shop! By the end, you’ll have five beautiful pieces to display your own unique tier tray. Five lucky participants will also win a gift basket worth over $100! Tickets cost $25 and each shop only has 20 available, so stop by today to get yours. Participating shops include: Bella Rose Design, Crafts and Creations, ProArt Gallery, Wild Sapphire and Teal Canary.
CUSTER BAKER CRAFT SHOW, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 101 State Road 44 in Franklin. Come and enjoy some early Christimas shopping.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT THE MALL. Greenwood Park Mall has officially opened its Santa Photo Experience, which will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays through Christmas. In addition to the Santa Photo Experience, Greenwood Park Mall will host local events including: Caring Santa (Dec. 3), WRTV toy drive (Dec. 9), pet photos (Dec. 10), breakfast with Santa (Dec. 16), and Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy (Dec. 16).
EDINBURGH PIXY THEATRE: Upcoming Events: Dec. 9 – Night Owl Country Band Christmas Show. Santa in the lobby prior to the show! Dec. 16 – 40 Years of College Classic Rock. Check out www.facebook.com/PixyTheatre for event information and event descriptions or call 812-526-6513.
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.
LIBRARY COMMUNITY EVENTS
STORYTIME AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m.. Join JCPL at the Bargersville Community Center (14 W. Old South St.) for stories, songs and a craft. For more information: https://jcplin.libnet.info/event/9145724.
EVENTS AT CLARK PLEASANT LIBRARY: 350 Clearwater Blvd., Whiteland
TEA REX PARTY, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Celebrate DINOvember with a Tea Rex Party! Join us for a special storytime with games, crafts and a snack. Wear your finest tea party or dinosaur attire. For more information: https://jcplin.libnet.info/event/9066726.
GET YOUR GAME ON – JUNIOR EDITION, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. Bring family and friends to this night of board game play. For more information: https://jcplin.libnet.info/event/8980430.
INDY UKER SOUTHSIDE JAM, Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy ukulele music and practice a tune with the Indy Ukers; for all ages. For more information: https://jcplin.libnet.info/event/9146523.
EVENTS AT FRANKLIN LIBRARY: 401 State St.
FRANKENBRAIN, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Have fun trying science experiments about the brain with Franklin College psychology students. For more information: https://jcplin.libnet.info/event/8997201.
EVENTS AT GREENWOOD LIBRARY: 310 S. Meridian St.
HISTORY ROUNDTABLE – World War I, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a show and tell series for history fans. Expertise is not required, just a love of history. We’ll discuss a new topic every other month and all you have to do is come ready to summarize a nonfiction book you’ve read, a documentary you’ve seen, or a podcast you’ve listened to related to the main topic. Register online or by calling 317-881-1953.
WELLNESS DAY. Join us Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a full day of wellness activities! Spots still available for our creative wellness workshops! 10 a.m.: Babies and toddlers (up to 35 months); 11 a.m.: Preschoolers (ages 3-5); 12:30 p.m.: Kids (ages 5-8); 2 p.m.: Tweens (ages 9-13); 3:30 p.m.: Teens (ages 14-18). Registration required for events. For more information, visit www.greenwoodlibrary.us.
EVENTS AT WHITE RIVER LIBRARY: 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood
STICKER MANIA, Nov. 20 at 4:30 p.m. Create and use stickers to make a fun notebook. For more information: https://jcplin.libnet.info/event/8982294.
PUZZLE BINGO, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. Play bingo to win puzzles. For more information: https://jcplin.libnet.info/event/9166671.
DIY HOLIDAY DECOR ON A BUDGET, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of holiday decoration crafting to make your home warm and inviting. For more information: https://jcplin.libnet.info/event/9139907.
THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY EVENTS
FREE THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by the Edinburgh Community School Corporation in the high school cafeteria. Everyone is welcome. Call 812-526-2681 by Nov. 8 for deliveries for those who are unable to attend.
CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY – DRIVE-THRU ONLY THANKSGIVING MEALS, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Scott Hall, 250 Fairground St., Franklin. All are welcome! Deliveries will be made to homebound residents only. For more information, contact 317-662-0199 or [email protected].
ORGANISTS TO PERFORM AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EVENTS, 100 E. Madison St., Franklin. Events are free and open to the public. Nov. 19 at noon: International recitalist Alessandro Bianchi will present a concert at the church on the historic Steere pipe organ. Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m.: The church will be offering a Christmas concert of organ music, including Widor’s Toccata, Christmas carols for all to sing and music by the Franklin Community Band. Held as part of the Downtown Christmas Lighting Celebration, this Christmas Concert has become a tradition for many, with traditional music interspersed with well-known carols for the whole family.
FRANKLIN COLLEGE FALL and HOLIDAY CONCERTS. The Franklin College music department is hosting three performances in December. All concerts will be held in the Clarence E. and Inez R. Custer Theatre in Old Main; performances are free and open to the public. Choral Concerts will take place on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. The performances will feature the Franklin College Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus and the FC Singers. Instrumental Concert will be on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The performance will showcase the FC percussion ensemble, FC string ensemble and the FC wind ensemble. For more information, call 317-738-8185.
FRANKLIN COMMUNITY BAND, will perform on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 U.S. 31 S., Franklin. Refreshments will be served.
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS. Union Christian Church is hosting two one-night GriefShare sessions on surviving the holidays. The first will be on Nov. 14 and the second on Dec. 12, both at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will be the same and participants are welcome to attend both. To sign up for either or both sessions, visit https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup and enter 46131 for the zip code.
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.
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.
AARP FOUNDATION is seeking local volunteers to help taxpayers with tax preparation and assistance in filing tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be AARP members but should be computer literate and have some familiarity with federal and state income taxes. Free tax training followed by IRS certification will begin Jan. 8-12 at Clark-Pleasant Library. For more information, contact Steve Snyder, 317-272-0626 [email protected], or apply at aarpfoundation.org/taxaide.
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.
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 www.mainstreethospicein.com.