Freetime: April 11



April 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lodge No. 107 (801 S. Main St.)

$12 per meal, dine-in and carryout available.

Meal: fish sandwich, french fries, cole slaw, dessert and water.

Optional sides: hush puppies, onion rings and select soda.

All proceeds will be donated to the Franklin Police Department’s K9 Fund.




SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE SPRING EXHIBIT on display until June 29. Member artists will be exhibiting art works that follow the theme, “You Are My Sunshine.” Come meet the artists at the SALI Open House, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. 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 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.



FRANKLIN PARENTS SWIMMING ASSOCIATION will be holding a Swim-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. at the Franklin Community High School pool. Franklin Regional Swim Team swimmers will be swimming to raise money for facility upgrades and other items to help the club. There will be food trucks, a cornhole tournament for adults, a dunk tank and other carnival games, and a raffle (all cash only). FRST continues to offer swim lessons for children and adults. For information on the Swim-A-Thon, or on private or group lessons, visit

INDIAN CREEK SWIM CLUB will be offering swimming lessons at the high school in the following blocks: 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].

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 MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPRING CONCERTS at the Clarence E. and Inez R. Custer Theatre in Old Main. Free and open to the public. April 15 at 7 p.m.; April 23 at 7 p.m; April 30 at 7 p.m.; May 3 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m.; May 7 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at 317-738-8185.



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



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.

BLOOD DRIVE, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Greenwood, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: ourladygreenwood to schedule an appointment.

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

BOHO BOUTIQUE POP-UP SHOP, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

FAIR BLOCK WORKSHOP, May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Education Room, Johnson County Extension Office, 484 N. Morton St. Franklin. Learn now to make a quilt block, understand how to press a quilt square, learn new sewing skills, see your quilt square on display at the Johnson County Fair. Fabric and supplies provided by the Nimble Thimbles Quilt Club. To register, call Becky Kaylor at 317-341-3562; be sure to leave a message. Bring your own working sewing machine, as long as you know how to thread and operate it properly, or let us provide a machine for you. Sewing tools, scissors, rotary cutters, pins, etc. will be provided. Basic sewing skills needed.



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.



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, May 8, games start at 6:30 p.m. at the 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.



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].

INVASIVE PLANTS, May 30 at 6 p.m. at Trafalgar Library, 424 S. Tower St. Naturalist Dawn Slack will talk about invasive plants, their impact on the environment and what home gardeners can do to eradicate them. Free and open to the public. Information: 317-517-0566.



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 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.



135 N. Main St., Franklin

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, call 317-346-4500 or visit

WINE, CHEESE AND ALL THAT JAZZ, April 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Adults 21 and up are invited to the annual fundraiser for the Johnson County Historical Society at the Museum. Guests can sample wines from local wineries and taste a variety of cheeses and enjoy live jazz music. There will also be a silent auction with local gifts available. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum or online for $50 ($45 for members), or at the event for $55. All proceeds benefit the Johnson County Historical Society. For more information, visit or call 317-346-4500.



MEET PIGEON STORYTIME! Pigeon, the star of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” by Mo Willems, joins us for this special storytime. Photo opportunities are available. Apr. 22, 10 a.m. • Preschoolers • White River Library; Apr. 23 • 10 a.m. • Preschoolers • Clark Pleasant Library; Apr. 25, 10 a.m. • Families • Trafalgar River Library; Apr. 25, 4:30 p.m. • Children • Franklin Library. For more information:


—EVENTS AT CLARK PLEASANT LIBRARY: 350 Clearwater Blvd., Whiteland—

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet local authors, find great spring reads and enter to win prizes during JCPL’s Local Author Fair. For more information:

SEW TOGETHER: TOOTH FAIRY PILLOW, April 16 at 6 p.m. Use your basic sewing skills to make fun and easy tooth fairy pillows! For more information:

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS, April 27 at 2 p.m. Join us for a panel discussion on public safety in Johnson County, featuring representatives from the towns of Whiteland and New Whiteland, Clark-Pleasant Schools and local fire and police departments. For more information:

CELEBRATE DIA! April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Experience different cultures and languages in Johnson County. For more information:



NEEDLE FELTING CLASS, 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+.

KOOL-AID FIBER DYEING, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. For ages 6+: Kids are encouraged to come and have a hands-on experience dyeing yarn and animal fibers with Kool-Aid! Kids will learn about animal fibers and the dyeing process. Kool-Aid is a safe and non-toxic way to learn about color theory.

NATURAL FIBER DYEING CLASS, April 20 at 1 p.m. Class participants will be diving into the wild, wonderful world of color. Class will learn about professional grade dyes vs. natural dyes. They will learn where there are resources to explore what kinds of natural dyes can be found in their own environments. Class will dye several mini hanks of yarn with black beans, avocados, dandelions and more. Ages 18+.



ALL ABOUT ALPACAS, April 11 at 6 p.m. Tawney Roddy and her therapy alpaca talk about alpaca history, behaviors, and processing wool. For more information:

MERMAID KEYCHAINS, April 17 at 4 p.m. Craft a mermaid tail keychain. For more information:


—EVENTS AT WHITE RIVER LIBRARY: 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood—

CRAFTY KIDS, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. Kid artists, come and create with us. There are new materials and projects monthly. Dress for a mess. For more information:

EVERY CHILD READY TO READ FOR BABIES, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Give your baby a solid start. Learn activities and practices of the Every Child Ready to Read program targeted to your child’s first year. For more information:



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.

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. 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