Freetime: March 28



EASTER EGG HUNT AND BAKE SALE, March 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Franklin American Legion Auxiliary, 1200 Park Ave. Open to the public; children of all ages are welcome!

EASTER SUNDAY, March 31. Come join us at Lewis Creek Wesleyan Church, 2010 W. County Road 850 S. Flat Rock. All are welcome. Easter breakfast at 9:30 a.m and music at 10:30 a.m., with Easter egg hunt to follow.

EASTER EGG HUNT, April 13 at 11 a.m. The Town of Prince’s Lakes will host its annual free Easter Egg Hunt at the Town Hall Park. Children are invited to come and enjoy vehicle tours starting at 10 a.m. from the Nineveh Volunteer Fire Department and Prince’s Lakes Police Department. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance to have pictures taken with boys and girls. Kona Ice will be there to serve treats along with Enedina’s Taco Truck! The Egg Hunt will begin at 11 am. Participants are split into five age groups: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, and 12 and older. No registration is required to participate in egg hunt, but you must register at the Shelter House for a chance to win a door prize. Come early to register for door prizes so we can start the egg hunt on time. Must be present to win.




SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE is hosting a two-artist-show by Indianapolis artists Barbra Thomas and Kristen Kloss at the gallery from now through March 30. The guest artists will each be exhibiting a collection of abstract paintings.

SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE WINTER EXHIBIT, now through March 30. Member artists will be exhibiting art works that follow the theme “Faces and Figures.” You have to come see it, because the subjects are not all humans as you might expect. A wide variety of styles, subjects, media and prices will be available. Visit the gallery at 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday through Tuesday.



LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second Monday (April 8 no meeting) at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin. The topic for the next conversation will be Civic Renewal. 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.



EDINBURGH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979 will be having its 45th year class reunion on May 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the John R. Drybread Community Center, 100 E. Main Cross St. in Edinburgh. All members from the class of 1979 and their guests are welcomed to attend, even those who may have finished their high school education at a different school. Food and drinks will be provided by the committee and there is no charge. We welcome this opportunity to visit with old friends and share memories. You are welcome to bring old yearbooks or any item of memorabilia, photos, jackets or other items you’d like to share with the group.



INDIAN CREEK SWIM CLUB will be offering swimming lessons at the high school in the following blocks: April 8 to May 16, May 20 to June 27, July 1 to Aug. 1, Aug. 12 to Sept. 12 and Sept. 16 to Oct. 31. Those interested can get further information by going to, calling 317-878-2128, or emailing [email protected].

FRANKLIN REGIONAL SWIM TEAM is offering swim lessons for children and adults. For information on private or group lessons, visit

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

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

JOHNSON COUNTY STAMP CLUB meets at 1 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month at the Trafalgar Library, 424 S. Tower St. 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].

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.



FRANKLIN COLLEGE SOLAR ECLIPSE LECTURE, April 4. Franklin College invites guests of all ages to campus to enjoy “The Exceptional Totality of 2024: A Once in a Lifetime Celestial Marvel,” an enlightening evening with associate professor of physics Arbin Thapaliya. Thapaliya will educate guests with an overview of the total solar eclipse scheduled to take place on April 8. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with appetizers, with the lecture to follow at 6:30 p.m. The evening will also provide the opportunity for guests to participate in space demonstrations and virtual reality experiences, as well as use solar telescopes. Thapaliya will also provide interesting facts and pose questions to guests regarding the upcoming eclipse. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and requires registration. To register, visit

FRANKLIN COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPRING CONCERTS. Two chamber concerts will be held in April at the Clarence E. and Inez R. Custer Theatre in Old Main and are free and open to the public. The vocal chamber concert at 7 p.m. on April 11 will feature the voice students accompanied by Chang Shen on piano. The instrumental chamber concert will be held at 7 p.m. on April 16. For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at 317-738-8185.



UPSTREAM is having two upcoming training opportunities on April 4 at the Clark Pleasant Library for a Lunch & Learn titled “Real Life. Real Choices.” This experience is designed to increase social awareness of the challenges living in poverty can present by giving participants a glimpse of the barriers faced by a low-income family surviving month to month. Please register at:

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS, April 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at 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.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING, June 27, Sept. 26, Dec. 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Greenwood Fire Department is hosting free fire extinguisher training events at the Greenwood Community Center, 100 Surina Way. This event is a chance to learn essential fire safety skills and gain confidence in handling fire extinguishers. Firefighters will guide participants through hands-on exercises, teaching them proper use techniques and what to do after the use of one. Limited spots available, so those interested should sign up at

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



CIRQUE ITALIA comes to Greenwood. Master jugglers, low wire fanatics, dazzling contortion, wild trampoline antics and even a wheel of death! All age groups are welcome at our strictly animal-free shows! March 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m., and March 30 and 31 at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Shows will take place at 1251 U.S. 31 N., in the Greenwood Park Mall parking lot under the stunning white & blue big top tent! For more information or for tickets, visit Ticket prices from $10 to $50; call 941-704-8572 to get the promo code for your location.

RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE at the Nineveh Senior Center, 3208 E. Rodeo Drive, on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and March 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come shop the loads of bargains available. Biscuits and gravy, pancakes, chili, hot dogs, dessert, soda and water will be available for purchase.

EDINBURGH PIXY THEATRE: Upcoming Events: Check out for event information and event descriptions or call 812-526-6513.

BOHO BOUTIQUE POP-UP SHOP, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 14, Crafts & Creations, 3100 Meridian Parke Drive, Greenwood; come celebrate the creative, the unusual, the bright and the beautiful by using vintage linens and up-cycled fabrics to create gorgeous functional and fun fashion, welcoming décor, one-of-a-kind jewelry and stunning artwork and gifts.



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.



ECLIPSE PARKING, April 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. Gateway Services/Access Johnson County Public Transit, 3500 N. Morton St., Franklin. $50 with access to grassy area for fun in the sun, also access to indoor bathrooms. Some limited concessions. Why choose us? Right on U.S. 31; we are a nonprofit that serves people with disabilities and provides employment, respite services, a day program and community services. We put all our funding toward providing quality services to those we serve.



SOUP BOWL, April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Mother’s Cupboard Community Kitchen will have its annual Soup Bowl Benefit at The Seasons Lodge in Nashville. Adult tickets are $30 and kids under 12 are $5. Advance sale tickets are available and are available at the door. Adult ticket holders will receive a unique hand-thrown bowl by talented Brown County potters and fill those bowls with fine soups from Brown County restaurants. Children’s tickets do not include a bowl. There will be live music and many unique items in a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Mother’s Cupboard Community Kitchen.

MOTHER’S NIGHT OUT PURSE BINGO, 5:30 p.m., games start at 6:30, May 8, Greenwood Moose Lodge No. 2079, 813 W. Smith Valley Road. Tickets are $35/20 games, all with designer purse prizes, a bingo dauber and a raffle ticket for a door prize. Bring any non-perishable food item for an extra door prize ticket. Additional bingo cards, raffle basket tickets, 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase, as will food and drink. Must be 18 to enter. Cash only. To buy tickets, go to Questions, email [email protected] or call 317-340-4294.



BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES, March 28 at 6 p.m., Trafalgar Library, 424 S. Tower St. Naturalist Sarah Gray will talk about how to develop a home garden that uses native plants and is good for the animals that like to live there. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 317-517-0566.

FREE SPRING LAWN CARE CLASS, April 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 310 S. Meridian St. Proper planning and actions this spring will help ensure a healthier lawn. Learn proper timing for fertilizing, crabgrass prevention, weeds and seeding. Registration suggested to ensure enough handouts. Register online at or call 317-881-1953, ext.4.

THE CULTIVATION GARDEN CLUB, April 18 at 6 p.m., St. John’s Church, U.S. 31 and Southport Road Will be talking about using natives for continuous blooms, featuring John Chapin, owner of Tree Frog Gardens. For more information, call Linda Stemnock at 317-889-2540.

JOHNSON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB is hosting its annual Garden Celebration, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Scott and Herring Halls, 250 Fairground St, Franklin. Learn how to grow flowers, shrubs, grasses and trees that enhance your landscaping. Featuring 70+ vendors and three speakers who will educate regarding native plants and wildlife rehabilitation. General admission is $2 a person; CASH ONLY. In addition to free parking, free seed packets and tree seedlings will be given away while supplies last. Visit social media for updates regarding vendors and speakers. Questions can be directed to Gary Kiesel at [email protected].



YOGA AT TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 198 N. Water St., Franklin. Ashley Baremeister, certified yoga instructor, will be offering gentle yoga sessions ($15 each; chair and floor options available) April 1, 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No class on April 8. Call Karen 317-850-7460 for more information.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS, hosted by Johnson County Parks and Recreation, 2949 E. North St., Nineveh. Join park staff for a Wednesday morning stroll around the park. We will meet at the park office at 8:30 a.m. We’ll always walk at least one mile and up to an hour. Come for all or just part of the walk. Open to everyone, but no pets. Come and have a nice chat and get fit. Canceled in the event of inclement weather or holidays.



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EXHIBIT OPENING, “Building a Foundation: 100 Years of Masonic Temple History” April 18 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 “Building a Foundation: 100 Years of Masonic Temple History.” To celebrate the building’s centennial, the Museum is opening a brand new exhibit about its history. Join us for the grand opening it is free, open to the public and refreshments and appetizers will be served. For information about other upcoming museum events, please call 317-346-4500 or visit





PAPER SPRING FLOWERS DROP-IN, April 1 from noon to 4 p.m. Use strips of scrapbook paper and straws to make your own beautiful spring flowers! Drop in to our Studio Makerspace on the 2nd floor. New to the space? Get a tour and explore available kits! No registration required. All ages welcome; adult supervision required for individuals ages 14 & under.

MAKER IN RESIDENCE – NEEDLE FELTING CLASS, April 1 and April 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Come and experience a hands-on class on needle felting from our Maker in Residence, Carole Ricketts Corey! Learn the science of why wool felts and how different fibers behave. Participants will use spring themed cookie cutters and colored wool to felt a small ornament to hang. Ages 18+.

VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT, April 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. Think you’re the best Nintendo Switch player out there? Compete against new friends and old for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Game Stop!

MAKER IN RESIDENCE DROP SPINDLE CLASS, April 10 and April 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Ever wanted to know how yarn is made? Come and explore different types of animal fibers (exotic and domestic) and learn to spin your own yarn. Participants will be spinning on a drop spindle. Wheels will be available for demonstration purposes. Ages 18+.



FRANKLIN COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT, April 18 at 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 U.S. 31 S. in Franklin. Refreshments will be provided.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH to celebrate 200 years with special organ concerts. April 28 — Didier Hennuyer, performing organist from Cathedral of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, will present a concert at 12:15 p.m. May 5 — Maurice Clerc, organist emeritus at Dijon Cathedral, France, will present a concert at 12:30 p.m. These concerts are supported by a grant from the Branigin Foundation and free to the public. First Presbyterian Church is located at 100 E. Madison St., Franklin.

BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE honors the music of Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd, April 25 at 7:30 pm. Calling all southern rock fans! The Brown County Playhouse welcomes the Artimus Pyle Band! The legendary Hall of Fame drummer, now the only surviving member of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band, pays tribute to his friend and former bandmate, Ronnie Van Zant. Tickets are available online at and at the Brown County Playhouse box office by calling 812-988-6555.

HISTORIC BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE welcomes country music star Pam Tillis, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Over the course of her career, Pam Tillis has charted more than 30 singles and 10 studio albums. Tickets are available online at or by calling the Brown County Playhouse box office at 812-988-6555.



RHYTHMIC DRUM HEALING CIRCLE, April 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 N. Water St., Franklin. Drums and other musical instruments are provided; no experience needed. Come and experience the healing power of drumming. Call 317-850-7460 for additional information.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE DROP-IN DAY. Johnson County is hosting a Community Resource Drop-In Day. Several organizations and providers will be providing access to community resources. The event will be held the second Tuesday each month from 3 to 6 p.m. at Herring Hall at Johnson County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground St., Franklin. Anticipated organizations and providers on site include: Johnson County Health Department (birth certificates, vaccine and testing information); Johnson County Public Library (cards and services); WIC; mental health providers; substance use treatments providers; Naloxone (Narcan) training; advocacy groups; adult education opportunities; a notary; insurance navigation and case management support and general community services. It is a free public event and no registration is required. For more information or to ask questions, contact Erica Ratz at [email protected] or 317-883-7081.

FRANCISCAN HEALTH INDIANAPOLIS will be hosting a monthly Lung Support Group at the Indianapolis hospital, 8111 S. Emerson Ave., entrance 1, starting on March 21. The meetings will take place on the third Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Cardiac Testing Conference Room. The Lung Support Group provides support for people living with lung disease. Meetings include a guest speaker and focus on education and treatment information. RSVP for the meeting and transportation a week prior to the event. For more information, call 317-528-8901 or email [email protected].

ATLAS (Assisting through loss after suicide) Suicide Bereaved Support Group for those who have lost someone to suicide. Facilitated by suicide loss survivors and individuals familiar with suicide loss. Teens (13-17) meet second Tuesday of the month and adults (18+) second Wednesday of the month. For more information, visit or call 317-824-9617; leave a message with your number and we will call you back.

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.



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