Children’s Festival • The church will host a festival with games, snacks and an illusionist/ventriloquist. | When: Sept. 29, 2 – 4:30 p.m. | Where: Faith Baptist Church, 1640 Fry Rd., Greenwood. | Info: Call (317) 859-7964.
Fall Festival • The festival will have food, music, games and pony rides. Southport UMC hosts the event annually to bring the community together. | When: Sept. 29 | Where: Southport United Methodist Church, 1947 E. Southport Rd. | Cost: Free | Info: Call (317) 784-9508.
Waterman’s Fall Harvest Festival • The public can visit the farm for the pumpkin patch, games, activities, rides, animals, food, music and more. | When: Sept. 29 – Oct. 31 (hours at Raymond Street are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.) | Where: Waterman’s Family Farm, 7010 E. Raymond St. and 1100 N. Ind. 37, Greenwood. | Info: Visit watermansfamilyfarm.com.
Fall Health Festival • Senior Promise will host an event geared for those 50 and older. It offers information on a variety of medical topics and health screenings, including cholesterol, blood pressure, oral cancer, balance assessment, vision, diabetes foot and lung/air capacity. | When: Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – noon. | Where: The Atrium Banquet Hall, 3143 E. Thompson Rd. | Cost: flu vaccine is $35 and pneumonia vaccine is $70 for non-Medicare enrollees and non-part B Medicare beneficiaries. | Info: Call (317) 528-6660.
Holy Name Oktoberfest • There will be a kids zone with games, food from Fireside Brewhouse, beer from Flat 12 and live music including the Flying Toasters. There will also be Monte Carlo Gaming and a $25,000 raffle. | When: Oct. 12-13, 5 p.m. –midnight. | Where: Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. | Cost: Free admission. | Info: Call (317) 784-5454 or visit holyname.cc/Oktoberfest.
Fall Festival Fundraiser • There will be a bonfire, games, rides, crafts, activities and concessions. All proceeds benefit Southport Christian Church Youth Groups. | When: Oct. 21, 3 – 6 p.m. | Where: Southport Equestrian Center, 6228 S. Rural St. | Info: Call the church at (317) 784-4431.
Veterans Appreciation • A complimentary dinner for veterans will be held before the Beech Grove vs. Ritter football game. | When: Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove High School cafeteria. | Info: Call Melody Stevens at (317) 788-4481 ext. 1061.
CGHS Breakfast Show • The choirs of Center Grove High School will perform their fall competition shows, as well as a variety of solos, ensembles and dance acts. Specialty coffees, beverages, sausage and biscuits and an assortment of pastries and fruit will be available for purchase. | When: Sept. 29, 8 – 11 a.m. | Where: CGHS, 2717 S. Morgantown Rd., Greenwood. | Cost: $5 per person or $4 for seniors and students. | Info: The performance schedule can be found at centergrovechoirs.org.
Breakfast and Euchre • Come for a breakfast of eggs to order, bacon and sausage gravy, biscuits, fried potatoes, cornedbeef hash and mush and pancakes. Euchre will be held after by the Ladies aux. | When: Sept. 29, (breakfast) 8 – 10:30 a.m.; (euchre) 2 p.m. | Where: Greenwood VFW, 333 S. Washington St., Greenwood. | Cost: $6 for breakfast and $5 for euchre. | Info: Call (317) 888-2488.
Basketball Tournament • The Women’s American Basketball Association will host a tournament with many former college players from Indiana on the Mid-West Diamonds team. | When: Sept. 29, (Mid-West Diamonds)1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and (Mid-West Diamonds)7 p.m. | Where: Perry Meridian Middle School, 202 W. Meridian School Rd. | Cost: Free for ages 5 and below, 6-11 is $5 and ages 12 and up are $10. | Info: Call (317) 920-WABA.
Holy Name Homecoming • All alumni, parishioners, families and students of Holy Name Catholic School are invited to Homecoming. There will be two football games, free food with paid admission to the games, face painting and balloons. | When: Sept. 30, noon | Where: Beech Grove Athletic Field (13th and Main Street) | Info: Call Mark Gasper at (317) 865-3051.
Greenwood 5k Trail Trek • Participants, volunteers and cheering fans are needed for this 6th annual event, which promotes healthy lifestyles and awareness of the Greenwood Trail system. | When: Oct. 6, 9 a.m. | Cost: $18 | Info: Register and find more info at greenwood.in.gov.
Firehouse Chili Cook Off • The community is invited to taste and vote for your favorite chili cooked by local firefighters. There will also be a cornhole competition for teams of two. Proceeds will benefit the local Christmas Angel Fund. | When: Oct. 20, 1 – 4 p.m. | Where: 900 S. SR 135, across from Target in Greenwood. | Info: Register for the cornhole tournament at tournament around.com. Call (317) 885-3318 for further details.
A Celebration of Women • Women who have impacted many lives with their selfless service will be honored during this celebration, such as IMPD Sergeant Jo Ann Moore, volunteer Bonnie Schott and Founder of Second Starts Sally Schrock. The event will include a lunch, style show and award ceremony. | When: Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Where: Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. | Cost: $35 each or $245 for a table of eight. | Info: Call (317) 788-7581 to register.
Community Tech Day • CDM Computers will offer a free event for all who have an interest in technology. Come for great conversations, an informal show and tell, gaming and food. | When: Sept. 29, noon – 3 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Shopping Center, 7655 Shelby St. (Corner of US 31, Shelby St. and Stop 11) | Info: Call (317) 788-7885 or email email@example.com.
Star Wars Reads Day • School-age children and teens can celebrate Star by making their own light sabers to take home, playing in a trivia competition and watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars (G). | When: Oct. 6, 10 a.m.(lightsaber), noon – 3 p.m. (trivia) and 3 p.m. (movie) | Where: Southport Branch Library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Rd. | Info: Register by calling (317) 275-4510.
Oh Baby! Showcase • Resources will be provided for individuals who are already pregnant, planning or have recently had a baby. Attendees will be able to meet south side pediatricians and family practice physicians. | When: Oct. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Where: Community Hospital South, 1402 E. County Line Rd. | Info: Registration is required and can be made at (800) 777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com/ohbaby.
Jacob Glover • This local artist will present his screen print, lithos and woodcut collages for the public. He is a Fine Arts Student at the Herron School of Art. | When: Oct. 5, 7 – 10 p.m. | Where: Funkyard Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 1114 Prospect St. (Fountain Square) | Info: Call (317) 822-3865.
Book Discussion • Adults are invited to read and discuss “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson. | When: Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Franklin Road Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Rd. | Info: Call (317) 275-4380.
A Beginner’s Guide to Zombie Survival • Teens ages 13-17 are invited as artists from the Indiana Repertory Theatre show how to camouflage oneself as a zombie with stage makeup All supplies will be provided, but participants are advised to bring a black eye pencil. | When: Oct. 3, 3 p.m. | Where: Franklin Road Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Rd. | Info: Call (317) 275-4380.
BG Chatterbooks • Adults are invited to read and discuss “Refuge” by Terry Tempest Williams. | When: Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Call (317) 788-4203.
You Can’t Take it With You • This comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart will be performed by Whiteland Community High School as their fall play. | When: Oct. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. | Where: Whiteland Community High School, 300 Main St., Whiteland | Cost: $5 | Info: Call (317) 535-7562.