Freetime: June 13


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.



SUMMER HOG ROAST, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Union Christian Church, 300 S., just west of Airport Road. $10 per meal.

SOUTHERN INDIANA TAIKO DRUMMERS, June 19 at 7 p.m. They will perform at the amphitheater in Franklin, 237 W. Monroe St. Free and open to the public. Hosted by Grace United Methodist Church.

TRIVIA FUN NIGHT, June 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Franklin, 600 Paul Hand Blvd. (County Road 400 N. off U.S. 31). Food available beginning at 5 p.m., with trivia starting at 6 p.m. Cost: $8 per person/ $30 per four-person team. Cash prize for winner, plus door prizes awarded throughout the evening. Teams may include up to four players. Questions? Call 317-535-8985.

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.



NIMBLE THIMBLES “SEW WITH ME” WORKSHOP, June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Education Room, Johnson County Extension Office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin. 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 helpful. We will demonstrate and help you to each make a magic pillowcase. This pillow case could be entered into the County Fair as an Open Class or as a 4-H exhibit. Fabric and supplies will be provided by the Nimble Thimbles. To register, call 317-341-3562 and be sure to leave a message.

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



INDIANA LIVE STEAMERS, located just south of the Horse Park in Johnson County Park. Train ride dates: June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 (car show), Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. Bring your family, your friends, or anyone who would like the experience of traveling the rails on this miniature transportation network. The Indiana Live Steamers is ready to take you on a memorable journey through forested park land, over several bridges and along cattail-lined creeks. Trains are in operation on the third Saturday of every month between May and October, weather permitting. Hours of operation are noon until 4 p.m. and cost per person is $4. Birthday parties are available; to arrange a time contact: Dan Goins at 765-342–7069 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Special Events: “Sparks in the Park” on 28th. We will be operating our train rides at Johnson County Park on Friday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m., prior to the fireworks You can find us at: or on Facebook.

LONGEST DAY SUNDAE DRIVE-THRU, June 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Morning Pointe Senior Living, 75 S. Milford Drive, Franklin. Build your own sundae for $5.

IMH WHITE ELEPHANT SALE, June 21 and June 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine (in shelter) at 690 State St., Franklin. New and used items — clothing, jewelry, art, books, kitchen, hand tools, furniture, etc. Proceeds go to the Greenhouse Fund.

MEET THE ANIMALS, July 25 at 6 p.m., Trafalgar Library, 424 S. Tower St. Free and open to the public. Learn about Providence Wildlife Rehabilitators and see some of the animals they care for. Co-sponsored by the library and Trafalgar Country Gardeners. For more information, call 317-517-0566.



AREA FARMERS AND FARMLAND OWNERS meeting scheduled on June 24 at 11 a.m. at the White River Library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, to discuss farm land assessments and tax rates. State Senator Rodric Bray, director of legislative operations, will lead our discussions and has invited other area state reps and local elected officials that determine budgets and tax rates. All local farmers and farmland owners are invited to express their concerns and ask for changes to be made to the farmland assessment formula.



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.



BARGERSVILLE, Wednesdays 5 to 7 p.m. from June 5 to Sept. 25 in downtown Bargersville, 24 N. Main St. Special events: July 21 and Sept. 15, noon to 3 p.m., at Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road.

EDINBURGH, Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. from June 6 to Sept 26 at 201 W. Main Cross St.

FRANKLIN, Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon, now through Sept 14 at Amphitheater at Youngs Creek Park, 237 W. Monroe St.

FRANCISCAN FARMERS MARKET, Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June 5 through Sept. 25 in the parking lot at 5230 E. Stop 11, across the street from Franciscan Health Indianapolis. The Franciscan Health Weight Loss Center continues its tradition of hosting a weekly farmers market this year.

GREENWOOD, Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon; runs until Sept. 28 at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave.

TRAFALGAR, Thursdays 4:30 to 7 p.m., June 6 to Aug. 29 in the parking lot at Keller Williams, 108 N. State Road 135. Locally grown produce, flowers, meats, honey, eggs, baked goods and handmade items. Visit

WHITELAND, Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from June 4 to Aug. 27 at Johnson County Public Library Clark Pleasant Branch, 350 Clearwater Blvd.



BACKYARD PONDS, June 27 at 6 p.m., Trafalgar Library, 424 S. Tower St. Learn how to build and maintain a backyard pond. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 317-517-0566.

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS, July 25 at 6 p.m., Trafalgar Library, 424 S. Tower St. Free and open to the public. Get an up-close and personal look at some of Indiana’s wild critters during a presentation by Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation. For more information, call 317-517-0566.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m., Trafalgar Library, 424 S. Tower St. Free and open to the public. Learn about the Society of St. Andrew and its program “Gleaning America’s fields to feed America’s hungry.” Co-sponsored by the library and the Trafalgar Country Gardeners. For more information, call 317-517-0566.



FRANCISCAN HEALTH WEBINAR, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. Franciscan Health hosting free Coping with Chemo Brain webinar aimed at increasing understanding of the mental side effects of chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients while teaching strategies for managing them. The webinar will share signs and symptoms to watch for while teaching techniques for coping with changes to memory, concentration and focus during and after chemotherapy. The one-hour webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration is available on the Franciscan Health website.

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.



STORYTIME AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER, June 24 at 11 a.m. JCPL is taking storytime on the road! Join us at the Bargersville Community Center for stories, songs and a craft. Located at 14 W. Old South St. Link for more information:

FILM, FACT AND FICTION, June 28 at 6 p.m. Separate fact from fiction with Film, Fact & Fiction! We will discuss Indiana Jones literature and the true history that inspired the story! The first ten people to register and attend will receive a ticket to see “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” at the Artcraft Theatre. Located at the Johnson County Museum, 135 N. Main St., Franklin. Link for more information:

BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER: Bargersville Station 201, June 29 at 1 p.m. Are you interested in a career as a firefighter? Join us at Bargersville Station 201, see the fire vehicles and learn from local firefighters. Located at Bargersville Fire Department Station 201, 3991 N. State Road 135, Franklin. Link for more information:


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

SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY, June 20 at 3 p.m. Welcome the official start of summer with flower crowns, sun tea and more! Link for more information:

RANDOM FANDOM, June 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Celebrate your favorite pop cultures and geek fandoms! Play games, craft, meet a comic book illustrator, enjoy snacks, participate in a cosplay contest and more! Link for more information:



CRAFTING CONNECTIONS, June 18 at 10 a.m. Bring a project to work on and meet other crafty people. Link for more information:

GET YOUR GAME ON-CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE GAME, June 18 at 6 p.m. Bring family and friends to this night of board game play. Link for more information:

PAWS TO READ, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a registered therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the Welcome Desk or call 317-738-2833. Link for more information:

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE, June 26 at 4 p.m. A member of the Chickasaw Nation shares family artifacts, photographs and stories. Link for more information:

MINI STORIES, June 27 at 5 p.m. Join us as we write fun short stories as groups using Rory’s Story Cubes. Link for more information:



THE ART OF READING SUMMER CHALLENGE, now through June 29. We’re celebrating the arts all summer long! Stop by a help desk or sign up online to get an Art of Reading bingo card. Complete activities to earn a Bingo and win some fun prizes. Be sure to check out our program calendar to see all of the awesome arts-based programs we have lined up this summer!

DIAMOND ART COASTERS, June 13, 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Craftiness level: Beginner. Create your own sparkling coaster with the popular diamond painting method! Please sign up for one time slot only. Ages 18+; registration required.

CPR & AED TRAINING, June 13 at 5:30 p.m. This is an American Safety and Health Institute course covering Adult, Child and Infant CPR, choking and AEDs. A certification card will be issued to all students who pass the written and practical exams. The cost for testing materials and certification is $12 (cash or check) and will be collected in class. Ages 13 and up.

GPL ART FESTIVAL, June 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate art at this after-hours festival! Watch demos from a variety of local artists, enjoy the opening of our Tiny Art exhibit, participate in one of our community art projects, shop at our handmade market, enjoy a live musical performance, get your photo taken in one of our art photo spots and more!

LIBRARY AFTER DARK: A FUNDRAISER, Aug. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is the night that you need a babysitter! Experience the library like a kid again with free reign of the building and no one shushing you…but with snacks and adult beverages! And it’s also a fundraiser for the Greenwood Library Foundation! The foundation raises funds so that library staff can dream up, plan and offer exciting programs just like the fun you’re going to have at Library After Dark. Early bird tickets are $25 until June 30. Early discounted access for library card holders. General tickets are $35 starting on July 1.



YOGA ON THE PRAIRIE, June 17 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:

TEEN CRAFTERNOON, June 18 at 3 p.m. Break out the craft supplies and make something cool! Link for more information:

A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM, June 19 at 3 p.m. Celebrate Juneteenth by reading books, singing songs and making crafts. Link for more information:

SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY, June 20 at 3 p.m. Welcome the official start of summer with flower crowns, sun tea and more! Link for more information:

BUILD A BACKYARD POND, June 27 at 6 p.m. Learn how to build and maintain an ornamental backyard pond. Link for more information:


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

PERLER BEAD PRIDE FLAGS, June 14 at 4 p.m. Create a Pride flag magnet out of Perler Beads! For more information:

SOLAR SYSTEM AMBASSADOR, June 15 at 1 p.m. presents Water in the Solar System. NASA Solar System Ambassador Meredith Hoog presents NASA’s work to understand and find water in our solar system. Snacks and drinks provided. For more information:

PUZZLE PALOOZA, June 19 at 6 p.m. Choose one puzzle with your friends and complete it together. Enjoy drinks and snacks. Link for more information:

CHESS CLUB, June 22 at 9:30 a.m. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, test yourself in a friendly atmosphere. Link for more information:

TAILS AND TRAILS RESCUE MEET AND GREET, June 22 from noon to 4 p.m. Stop by to meet adoptable dogs with the Tails and Trails Rescue, and learn about the adoption process. Link for more information:

BLACK QUILTERS: Storytelling through Art, June 23 at 2 p.m. Learn how quilting has been used in African American culture to tell stories throughout generations. Link for more information:

ANIME AFICIONADOS, June 26 at 6 p.m. Come watch “RWBY” and taste Japanese snacks with us. Link for more information:



FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, FRANKLIN SYMPHONIC COUNCIL, Wednesdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Concert dates: June 19 at Hubler Amphitheater, June 26 at Franklin College, July 3 at Franklin College, July 10 at Franklin College, July 17 at Franklin College, July 24 at Hubler Amphitheater and July 31 at Grace UMC. Concerts at Franklin College are outdoors, so bring a blanket or chair. Rain location is at Grace UMC, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin. For more information, call 317-789-8277 or email [email protected].



HEALING DRUM CIRCLE, June 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at at Union Christian Church, 1331 E. County Road 300 S., Franklin. Free will offering accepted…all else provided!

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 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. 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.

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