Freetime: May 9


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.” Visit the gallery at 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday through Tuesday.



RHYTHMIC DRUM HEALING, May 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Union Christian Church, 1331 E. County Road 300 S., Franklin. Free event with freewill offering accepted. Lead by Lori Meyers.

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.



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. 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.

EDINBURGH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 will be having its 60th year class reunion on May 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Timbergate Golf Course Clubhouse, 151 St. Andrews Ave., Edinburgh. All members from the class of 1964 and their guests are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. Guests are encouraged to bring old yearbooks, photos, jackets or any memorabilia to share. Those 1964 class members and their guests attending the Alumni Banquet at 6 p.m. at the High School cafeteria on May 18 will be seated together at the banquet. Alumni Banquet tickets are available at the Edinburgh Community Center or the town library for $ 15 each.



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].

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.



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



INDY SOUTH WOMEN’S CONNECTION invites you to a “Memories of Mother” Dinner, May 14 from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., at Dye’s Walk Country Club, 2080 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Guest speaker Dr. Phillis DeWitt, a former foster child, will tell us about situations in her life when she needed a hero to rescue her. There will be a photo booth, prizes, tea tastings and more! The cost for dinner and the program is $20. RSVP by May 10 by calling Jeanie at 317-899-4760, or emailing [email protected].

FREE CONCERT AT THE EDINBURGH AMERICAN LEGION. Jim Jam and the Scrim Scrams will be performing at the Edinburgh American Legion after the annual Alumni Association banquet on May 18. Once again, Jim Jam has recruited some of the top musicians to create an all-star lineup of Scrim Scrams. With Max McGuire, Kevin Silva, Andy Bierline, Greg Hedges, Bruce Zaring and the latest addition of Indy’s own Ripple Effect vocalist Isis Rivera, this show will certainly be one you won’t want to miss! The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and there is no cover or membership required.

DOG TAGS FREE WILL CONCERT, May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson County Park Amphitheater. Pulled pork, hot dogs, side, chips, dessert. Bring family friends and lawn chairs and come watch the Southern Indiana Garage Band. More info at Facebook: Dog Tags of Johnson County. Supports local veterans.



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.



TROOP 228’S MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST, May 11 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin. $10 per meal. Moms and children under 3 eat for free with the purchase of a meal. Your meal includes three pancakes with scrambled eggs, your choice of sausage or bacon, a cup of fresh fruit and your choice of beverage: milk, orange or apple juice, coffee or hot tea.



PLANT SALE, May 18 at 9 a.m., parking lot of Trafalgar Methodist Church, 375 Pleasant St. Perennials, vegetable starts and gardening items. Proceeds fund Trafalgar Country Gardeners community projects. For more information, call 317-517-0566.

CULTIVATING GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE, May 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7125 S. Meridian St. (one block south of Southport Rd on Meridian St.) For more information, call Linda Stemnock at 317-889-2540.

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.



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.




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

CHALK AND POPSICLES ON THE PORCH, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in to create a masterpiece out of chalk and enjoy a popsicle. For more information:

COFFEE AND COLORING, May 13 at 10 a.m. Join other adults for a relaxing start to the week with coloring, coffee and tea. For more information:

BACKYARD BIRDING — Attracting and Identifying our Feathered Friends, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Learn ways to attract birds to your backyard, what to look for during the spring migration and how to make a simple bird feeder. For more information:

GNOME OF THE MONTH, May 14 at 1 p.m. Make a gnome coaster. For more information:

SILENT BOOK CLUB, May 18 at 10 a.m. Book club for introverts! Read on your own in the library. Bring your own book or choose one of ours. For more information:

FAMILY TRIVIA NIGHT, May 21 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a night of trivia for the whole family. For more information:

LET’S PLANT, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. Help us plant our new Community Garden. Dress for a mess! Weather permitting. Link for more information:



CRAFTY KILLERS — TRUE CRIME PODCAST CLUB, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a craft or quiet project to do while listening to a true-crime podcast. For more information:

MOTHER-DAUGHTER ZUMBA, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. Instructor Sheri Lloyd leads a Zumba session for mothers and daughters. For more information:

CRAFTING CONNECTIONS, May 21 at 10 a.m. Bring your project to work on and meet other crafty people. For more information:

CRAFTERNOON — WIND CHIMES, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. Use various items to make wind chimes. Link for more information:

PAPER POPPIES, May 22 at 6 p.m. Learn how to make your own poppy to wear on Memorial Day. For more information:

POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP, May 25 at 11 a.m. During this introspective and conversational workshop, read and experience a selected poem and then collaborate to create a new poem. For more information:



COMMUNITY SHRED DAY, May 18, 9 a.m. to noon. Bring any documents you need shredded to our free community Shred Day.



LITTLE SCIENTISTS, May 15 at noon. Discover scientific wonders through books, experiments and interactive learning. For more information:

DONUTS WITH GROWNUPS, May 15 at 3 p.m. Grab your favorite grownups for donuts, crafts and quality time. For more information:

YOGA ON THE PRAIRIE, May 20 at 6 p.m. Reconnect with nature, your breath and the world around you. Some yoga mats are available. Dress for comfort and bring a friend. For more information:

SHADOW ART, May 21 at 11 a.m. Use the sun to make one-of-a-kind works of art. For more information:

IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING INVASIVE PLANTS, May 30 at 6 p.m. Learn how to identify and eradicate invasive plants that threaten to displace our native species. For more information:

TINY ART SHOW, MAY 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. View the tiny artworks created by children and teens, vote for your favorite and enjoy tiny refreshments. For more information:


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

CHARCUTERIE 101, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. Learn the basics of creating a charcuterie board. Review techniques and arrangements as we make a board for the class to share. For more information:

STICKER MANIA, May 13 at 4:30 p.m. Create and use stickers to make a fun notebook. For more information:

TALES FOR TAILS, May 13 at 6 p.m. Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered Pet Partners canine friend. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the children’s desk or call 317-885-1330. For more information:

RAINBOW EARRINGS, May 14 at 6 p.m. Create a fun pair of rainbow earrings. For more information:

ISO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT SERIES, May 18 at 11 a.m. This interactive performance introduces children to instruments through story, movement and live music by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians. For more information:

NATIONAL CLASSIC MOVIE DAY, May 18 at 1 p.m. In honor of National Classic Movie Day, enjoy the 1940 comedy “His Girl Friday” starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Snacks, popcorn and beverages provided. For more information:

FAIRY TALE STEAM SCAVENGER HUNT, May 18 at 4:30 p.m. Solve STEAM challenges and explore fairy tales inside and outside the library. Win prizes for completing the scavenger hunt and enjoy light refreshments. For more information:

LEGENDS AND LORE, May 23 at 4:30 p.m. Explore the mythological legends of the ancient Greek world through a variety of activities. For more information:

CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY, May 24 at 4 p.m. Find out why we celebrate Memorial Day with a story, craft and activities to prepare your family for this holiday weekend. For more information:

TAYLOR SWIFT PARTY, May 28 at 3 p.m. Listen to Taylor’s versions of her albums as we make friendship bracelets, pins, and small journals. For more information:



ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the W. Perry Library at 6650 S. Harding St. The June meeting will be held at a different date and time (June 17 at 10 a.m.).

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 HOST STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, on the second Tuesday of the month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 8111 S. Emerson Ave. in Indianapolis. The group is open to those recovering from a stroke or those caring for a stroke survivor. The series of sessions will provide insight from Franciscan medical experts, including physicians, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists and social workers will lead each session and provide the opportunity to talk with others who are coping with the effects of stroke. The group meets in the Franciscan Health Indianapolis Cancer Center Conference Room. For more information, call 317-528-8872.

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