Freetime: July 4


Greenwood Library hosting Families on the Go!!

Join us at a different park each week for a family art program!

Smash painting at Freedom Park-July 9 at 10 a.m.; Chihuly on the go at Craig Park-July 16 at 10 a.m.; String art at Summerfield Park-July 23 at 6 p.m.




SOUTHSIDE ART LEAGUE is hosting a one-artist show now through July 31. The artist is Kathleen Rice of Altered Books, who will be displaying her recycled and embellished books. Come meet the artist at the SALI Open House on July 12, 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.

The SALI Summer Exhibit, artists will be exhibiting art works that follow the theme, “The Sky’s the Limit”. A wide variety of styles, subjects, media and prices will be available, including framed and unframed original paintings, matted giclee prints, ceramic sculpture, paper sculpture and greeting cards. The exhibit will be displayed for three months, now through September 28.



LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second Monday (no July meeting) 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.



CENTER GROVE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979, 45 YEAR REUNION, Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Folktale Event Center in Greenwood. For more information, text or call 317-997-4087 or 317-319-4353.

CENTER GROVE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1984, 40 YEAR REUNION, Aug. 3 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mucky Duck in Indianapolis. Register by July 17: at For more information, text or call 317-627-2106.



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



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



BROWN COUNTY LIONS INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS, July 6 at dusk. The Brown County Lions have put on the display to honor America each year for over 50 years. The fireworks will fly when it is good and dark. The best views of the fireworks are on the hill west of the high school football field. The Scouts of Troop 190 will sell food and glow bracelets to earn money to pay for camp. The fireworks are paid for by small business donations and with money collected by Lions members wandering through the crowd.

INDY SOUTH WOMEN’S CONNECTION invites you to a “Renovations of the Heart” dinner, July 9 from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. at Dye’s Walk Country Club, 2080 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Our guest speaker, Bea Clements, will use examples of home improvement shows to ask the question, “Can you really ‘Do It Yourself?’” Also, Audra Nichols of Country Nutrition will enlighten us about her health food store. The cost for dinner and the program is $20. RSVP by July 5 to Jeanie at 317-899-4760 or [email protected].

ARTCRAFT THEATRE is hosting its volunteer orientation on July 20 at 10 a.m. If the applicant is under the age of 18, they must have a parent with them. If the applicant is 18 or older they will have to go through a background check; the cost of that is $7.

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.

COMMUNITY NIGHT, July 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. on the field located east of Whiteland Fire Department, 141 S. State St. The town of Whiteland will host an entertaining and family-oriented celebration with live music featuring 90 Proof, food for purchase, hot air balloon rides, fireworks and other activities. For more information, visit the Town of Whiteland’s Facebook page.

MEGA BINGO, 2 p.m. Aug. 4, doors open at 12:30 VFW Auxiliary, 1842 Veterans Way, Greenwood, 20 straight games, valuable prizes. Tickets $35, reserved flat $10. Contact Trudy at 317-702-3290.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whiteland Community High School, 300 Main St. Join the Clark-Pleasant and Whiteland police departments, along with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Whiteland Fire Department, for a free night of fun, music, community and awesome sliders.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at East Park, 300 Ballpark Drive, New Whiteland. Join the New Whiteland Police Department for a free family fun and community partnership. Food trucks, demonstrations, face paint, community resources, free raffles and a live DJ will be present. A blood drive will also take place.

INDIANA LIVE STEAMERS, located just south of the Horse Park in Johnson County Park. Train ride dates: 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 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]. You can find us at: or on Facebook.



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., now through 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., now through 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., now 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, now through Sept. 28 at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave.

TRAFALGAR, Thursdays 4:30 to 7 p.m., now through 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., now through Aug. 27 at Johnson County Public Library Clark Pleasant Branch, 350 Clearwater Blvd.



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.



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 —

COFFEE AND COLORING, July 8 at 10 a.m. Join other adults for a relaxing start to the week with coloring, coffee and tea. For more information:

DRIVE-IN MOVIE, July 9 at 6 p.m. Make a cardboard car, enjoy snacks and watch “Maya the Bee Movie.” For more information:



CLASH OF THE CUPCAKES, July 11 at 6 p.m. Show off your cupcake decorating skills in this themed challenge. Prizes awarded for first through third place. For more information:

LITTLE SCIENTISTS, July 12 at 10 a.m. Discover scientific wonders through books, experiments and interactive learning. For more information:

TIE DYE WORKSHOP, July 13 at 1 p.m. Learn how to make fun patterns out of tie dye. Bring an item you wish to dye, such as a T-shirt or pillowcase. For more information:



SUMMER PUZZLE SWAP, July 13 at 1 p.m. Is there a closet in your house with a stack of puzzles that are collecting dust? Would you like to have a new puzzle, but don’t really want to spend the money? Well, we have the program for you! To participate, drop off puzzles and games at the second floor help desk from July 1 to July 12. For each puzzle or game that you donate you’ll receive a ticket for the July 13th event. Each ticket equals one puzzle you get to pick out at the swap.

ART AND AN AUDIOBOOK, July 15, 6:30 p.m. Come spend an hour doing a calming art project while listening to a short audiobook. In July we will be doing book folding, turning a book into a piece of art. Bring your own hardcover book or we’ll have some discarded titles for you to use. Audiobook title will be announced at a later date. Ages 18 and up.

HISTORY ROUNDTABLE: OLYMPICS, July 18 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. July’s topic is the Olympics.

ADULT BRAIN BREAK: MOVIE AND CRAFT AFTERNOON, July 20 at 1 p.m. Join us for a showing of “National Treasure” and a craft! Come and let Nicolas Cage entertain you while you have some popcorn and do a fun art project!

BOOK TASTING, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. Explore new titles, engage in discussions with fellow readers, and discover hidden literary gems at our book tasting. The “menu” will include new releases and old favorites, fiction and nonfiction. You’re sure to find something to your liking to take home or add to your to-read list. Ages 18 and up.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS is visiting GPL, July 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a family-friendly evening with “Studio of Colors.” Be inspired by the colorful work of artist Dale Chihuly. Make your own art sculpture using balloons, practice abstract painting techniques, and use transparency film to make 3D art.

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.



PLEIN AIR ON THE PRAIRIE, July 11 at 3 p.m. Find a spot on the prairie to paint or draw en plein air (in the open air). Please bring your supplies. For more information:

MODEL RAILROAD DISPLAY, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the entire family to this drop-in event and see a model railroad display presented by the CINTRAK Model Railroad Club. For more information:


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

CHESS CLUB, 9:30 a.m. July 6. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, test yourself in a friendly atmosphere. For more information:

STICKER MANIA, July 8 at 4:30 p.m. We’ll create and use stickers to make a notebook. For more information:

TALES FOR TAILS, July 8 at 6 p.m. Improve your reading skills and enjoy time with a Pet Partners canine friend. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the children’s desk or call 317-885-1330. For more information:

SOCIAL WELLNESS MONTH: FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS, July 10 at 2 p.m. Create friendship bracelets to keep and share with others while meeting new friends to celebrate Social Wellness Month. For more information:

ISLAND INTRIGUE: MURDER MYSTERY PARTY, July 12 at 6 p.m. Put your detective skills to the test in this live-action murder mystery game set in Hawaii. Call or visit the branch to sign up to be a character in the drama. For more information:



FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, FRANKLIN SYMPHONIC COUNCIL, Wednesdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Concert dates: 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].



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