Visit with a Civil War Soldier • All ages are invited to attend as Johnson County Educator and Civil War reenactor Tom Haywood presents information and stories about Hoosier involvement in the Civil War. The library will also host the Civil War 150 National Exhibition on the Civil War. | When: Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Cost: Free. | Info: Register at greenwoodlibrary.us or call (317) 881-1953.
Preschool Yoga • Children ages six and under are invited to have fun exercising and learning yoga poses from a certified instructor from the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. | When: Feb. 2 and 16, 1 p.m. | Where: Fountain Square Branch Library, 1066 Virginia Ave. | Info: Call (317) 275-4390 to register.
Civil War Music and Dancing • Both the North and South used music and dance to rally troops, as recreation, to march by and many other reasons. The public is invited to join in the song and dance of this period. | When: Feb. 5, 6 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Cost: Free. | Info: Register at greenwoodlibrary.us or call (317) 881-1953.
Alphabet Soup • Preschoolers ages 3-6 and an adult are invited to learn about the letter “D” through stories and fun activities. | When: Feb. 5, 1:15 p.m.; Feb. 6, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. | Where: Franklin Road Branch Library, 5550 S. Franklin Rd. | Info: Call (317) 275-4380.
BG Chatterbooks • Adults are invited to read and come to discuss “Astrid and Veronica” by Linda Olsson. | When: Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Call (317) 788-4203.
Organ and Bayan Accordion Recital • Award-winning Dr. Marko Petricic, Organist at Northminister Presbyterian and teacher at the University of Indianapolis, will be performing in a recital open to the public. | When: Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m. | Where: All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 E. 56th St. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: Visit allsoulsindy.org or call (317) 545-6005.
Let Your Light Shine • Messy Church, a new concept in community outreach, includes games, crafts music and stories for families. The activities center around families participating in games together. The event includes a light meal. | When: Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13, 4 – 6 p.m. | Where: Greenwood United Methodist Church, 524 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood. | Info: Call the church at (317) 881-1653.
Art Fair and Auction • The Montessori Garden Academy will have an art fair and auction to foster enthusiasm among the students and the community for early childhood art education. The event includes a student art exhibition, music by Five Year Mission, raffle, art auction and refreshments. Proceeds will help purchase classroom supplies and equipment for the school. | When: Feb. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Where: Wheeler Arts Community Theatre, 1035 Sanders St. (South of Fountain Square) | Cost: $5 per ticket and free for children 12 and under. | Info: To donate directly to the school contact Liz Jackson at (317) 782-9990.
Ladies Night • Think pink and come for Ladies Night! Guests will ride, create a hand printed handkerchief and enjoy food, wine and one another’s company. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. | When: Feb. 2, 5 – 8 p.m. | Where: Four Willows Farm, 1213 S. Franklin Rd. | Cost: $60 plus $12 craft fee. | Info: RSVP by calling Chris Loughmiller at (317) 501-2841.
Relay For Life Chili Cook-Off • Bring your best chili, side dish or dessert for the official kickoff of the Relay For Life of Southeast Indy season. Votes can be made on the best chili with a donation. | When: Feb. 9, noon – 3 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Senior Citizen’s Center, 602 Main St., Beech Grove. | Info: RSVP to Jessica Hancock at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for a relay at relayforlife.org/southeastindyin.
Mystery Magical Show • The Greenwood Rotary Club and Kids Against Hunger will host Garry and Mihaela Carson’s Mystery Magical Show with proceeds benefiting nutritious meals with Kids Against Hunger. | When: Feb. 13, 7 p.m. | Where: Greenwood High School auditorium. | Cost: $10. | Info: Call (317) 517-0343 for purchasing information.
Beginner-Friendly Computer Class • Adults, especially seniors, are invited to explore the computer in a class that provides instruction, fun and plenty of time to practice. The topic of this class is “Email.” Participants will sign up and use a Yahoo! Email account and learn how to send and receive emails. | When: Feb. 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Branch Library, 2502 Shelby St. | Info: Call (317) 275-4490 to register.
DivorceCare • This 13-week program helps men and women going through separation and divorce. Each session includes a video with experts discussing issues and personal stories from people who have been through these same struggles. Free childcare is available during the sessions. There are also sessions for children 5-12. | When: Wednesdays, Feb. 6 – May 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Where: Southeastern Church of Christ, 6500 Southeastern Ave. | Cost: $15 for workbooks (scholarships available) | Info: Register by calling (317) 352-9296.
Grief Share • A support group for those who have lost a loved one will be offered in a 13-week workshop. | When: Wednesdays, starting Feb. 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Where: Southeastern Church of Christ, 6500 Southeastern Ave., 6500 Southeastern Ave. | Info: Call (317) 352-9296.
Invasive Plants • Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation and Development Council’s Bob Edelman will present a program on invasive plants popping up in our backyard. The workshop will emphasize helping people identify the more common invasive plants and methods of control. | When: Feb. 12, 6 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Call (317) 788-4203.
CGHS Pre-Contest Show • The national award winning choirs from Center Grove High School will present their challenging vocal numbers, dancing and costumes for the public before their competition season begins. | When: Jan. 31, 7 p.m. | Where: Center Grove High School Performing Arts Center, 2717 S. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood. | Cost: $5 general admission and $4 for students and seniors. | Info: The season schedule can be found at centergrovechoirs.org and ticket questions can by answered by calling (317) 881-0581, Ext. 4100.
Indianapolis Brass Choir • The free concert features a large brass ensemble of professional musicians and serious amateurs, which will be playing diverse styles of music appealing to all ages. Wheeler Mission will take a free-will offering. | When: Feb. 24, 4 p.m. | Where: Friedens United Church of Christ, Community Life and Worship Center, 8300 S. Meridian St. | Info: Call (317) 881-6779.
Girl Stories Art Show • An exhibition of work from a girl’s empowerment project by Indianapolis artist Lori Leaumont will be presented to the public. Artwork by Leaumont and students from the Girl Stories workshop will be displayed. Music will be provided by singer, songwriter and guitarist Joy Mills at 7:30 p.m. | When: Feb. 1, 6 – 9 p.m. | Where: Wheeler Art Center, 1035 Sanders St. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: Call (317) 916-8894.
Louie Dampier Night • Southport graduate of 1963, Indiana High School All Star and 1968 NCAA Basketball All American Louie Dampier will have his number (32) officially retired. The ceremony will take place between the Junior Varsity and Varsity game. | When: Feb. 1, JV at 6 p.m. and Varsity at 7:30 p.m. | Where: Southport High School Fieldhouse, 971 E. Banta Rd. | Cost: $5 per person. | Info: For pre-sale tickets contact the SHS athletic office at (317) 789-4893.
Gnomes in the Conservatory • Come see a whimsical display of garden gnomes amongst the Conservatory’s collection of orchids, ferns, palms and all kinds of tropical plants. | When: Feb. 1 – 10, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 1 – 5 p.m. | Cost: $3 per person or $8 per family (2 adult max) | Info: Call (317) 327-7184.
Meet the New IMCU Manager • Indiana Members Credit Union is hosting an event for the public to meet the new branch manager, Misty Faulkner. There will be complimentary refreshments and prizes. | When: Feb. 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Where: IMCU Center Grove Branch, 1604 S. S.R. 135 | Info: Contact Faulkner about the event by emailing email@example.com.
English Country Dance • Join host Barry Levitt and dance caller Alice Smith-Goeke for a lively evening of dancing for all skill levels. English Country Dance is a form of social folk dance, which originated in Renaissance England. | When: Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: No registration is required. Call (317) 327-7135 for further details.