Buzz Club 2020-2021 • An afterschool program for BGCS students Monday-Friday in grades K-6 until 6 p.m., providing a hot dinner, homework help, special programs and transportation provided from school to HPCC; care provided by BG teachers and aides. $35 a week (additional children in the same family will be $20 per week). To print a registration form, go to hornetparkcommunitycenter.com/buzz-club; to register, go to bit.ly/buzzclub2020. | When: Started Aug. 10, continues M-F until 6 p.m. | Where: 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songs of Hope Church Open House and Ribbon Cutting • Join Songs of Hope Open House and Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. Songs of Hope is a brand-new concept in church. Our services will be held every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. starting Nov. 5. The entire service is focused on worshipping God through contemporary praise music. We have also adopted the #FORBeechGrove. This is because we are committed to serving the Beech Grove community. We are for our businesses, schools and individuals because God is for them. Our open house will include free hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and choice of drink, all provided in a prewrapped safe package. We will have our praise team playing while people get a chance to talk around and see what this new experience will look and feel like. | When: Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Songs of Hope, 102 S. 9th St. | Info: songsofhopechurch.org; @songsofhope1; Facebook: songsofhopechurch.
The Thirteenth Hour • In 2020, the Thirteenth Hour (13th Hour) expands again to remain Indy’s Longest Haunted Experience. Your journey will take you through The Cathedral of Souls, Reaper’s Hollow and Mine No. 13. This Halloween season, step inside the 13th Hour and learn what secrets lie below the surface; a new chapter awaits, Indianapolis. The 13th Hour is an immersive, no-touch outdoor haunted attraction consisting of three separate haunted houses that are all chapters of the same story, quickly becoming one of Indy’s favorite things to do for Halloween. We offer free limited onsite parking with ample free street parking available. The losing time represents when the last ticket will be sold; if you have your ticket by this time, you will be granted admission. In rare circumstances, we may stop selling tickets prior to closing time if we have reached capacity. | When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24, 7:15 to 11:59 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 25, 7:15 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 30, 7 to 11:59 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 to 11:30 p.m. | Where: 850 S. Keystone Ave. | Info: (860) 385-1031; thirteenthhourindy.com.
Trunk or Treat • Beech Grove Girls Softball Affiliation, in partnership with Beech Grove Little League invites guests to join its annual Trunk or Treat event. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks, games and prizes for the best decorated trunk. Due to COVID, we ask everyone to social distance and we will require masks. We are also accepting vendors for this event. Vendor fee is $25. Want to have a trunk? Please contact Kasey for questions about being a vendor or if you are interested in having a trunk. | When: Oct. 31, noon-2 p.m. | Where: 1248 Buffalo St. | Info: Kasey at (317) 448-8231.
Halloween Fun Fest with the Good Witches of Hornet Park • It wouldn’t be Halloween at the Community Center without a party! Unfortunately with COVID concerns we must limit our fun day to only 30 guests. Children 12 and under are invited to join us for a fright-free event of crafts, games, treats, prizes and more! Tickets are $5 per child. | When: Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: Purchase tickets at hornetparkcommunitycenter.com.
Beech Grove trick-or-treat • When: 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31
Fall Harvest Festival • From the last weekend in September through the end of October, visitors can come to the farm Tuesday through Saturday for the Fall Harvest Festival. Experience hayrides, a straw bale playground, miniature train rides, farm animals, a straw fort, a little farmer experience, a pumpkin patch and more. Check their website to confirm 2020 plans. Prices ages 3 and up: weekdays: $8; weekends: $10. Children ages 2 and under: Free. | When: Oct. 1-31; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; | Where: 7010 E. Raymond St. & 1100 N. State Road 37. | Info: watermansfamilyfarm.com/raymond-street-location-fall-festiv.
Hanna Haunted House • Six attractions; one location! Hanna Haunted Hayride, Undead, Blood Barn, Freakshow, Horror Fields and Descension. $23.95 weekdays, including Sundays; $29.95 Fridays and $33.95 on Saturdays. | When: Sunday-Thursday, 7-10:30 p.m.; 7 p.m.-midnight, Fridays and Saturdays, through Nov. 1. | Where: Hanna Haunted House, 7323 E. Hanna Ave. | Info: (317) 357-0881; hannahauntedacres.com.
Wheatley’s Fish Fry • Live music every Friday at Wheatley’s Fish Fry on the patio, weather permitting. | When: Oct. 23, 5-8:30 p.m. | Where: 8902 Southeastern Ave. | Info: (317) 862-6622; WheatleysFishFry.com.
Southside Art League’s One-Artist-Show • A free One-Artist-Show by Hoosier artist and Greenwood native, Robin Rossman. She will be exhibiting a collection of contemporary sculptures created with a variety of materials, including bronze, clay, metallic oxides, acrylics and wax. Most will be for sale at different price points. | When: Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 1-31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call SALI to arrange for viewing by appointment at any other time.| Where: The Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) Off Broadway Gallery, 229 E. Broadway St. | Info: SALI at (317) 882-5562 or Robin at (317) 430-3623 or email@example.com.
The Suds Saturday Cruise-In • Named by Car Craft magazine as “one of the best places to cruise in America with your car,” the Suds Drive-In has been THE PLACE to cruise since 1957. The 2020 season marks the 63rd anniversary of this amazing place. Originally opened as a Dog N Suds, the restaurant has been visited by hundreds of thousands of late model and classic cars, trucks and bikes. So come join all the gearheads, hot-rodders, muscle car fans and daily drivers enthusiasts every Saturday night (weather permitting) from April to the end of October, starting “around” 4 p.m. Check out vehicles of every make, model, shape size and year. The Suds will be serving up delicious food from their historic 50s-style drive-in, so be sure to grab a bite to eat while you’re there. Bring the kids too, because this is very much a family-friendly event! | When: Oct. 24, 4-9 p.m. | Where: The Suds Saturday Cruise-In, 350 Market Plaza.| Info: Facebook: Holden Owners of Indiana.
The Social of Greenwood Food Pantry • The Social of Greenwood Food Pantry is now open! Drive-through food distribution will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please stop by! | When: Oct. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Oct. 29, noon-2 p.m. | Where: The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St. | Info: (317) 882-4810; thesocialofgreenwood.org.
Wednesday Night Bingo • There are 17 games including a Cover-All at the end. The Cover-All is usually $500. Participants in the Wednesday night Bingo games can begin buying their “Bingo Sheets” at around 5:15 p.m. The VFW’s kitchen is open on Wednesdays and participants are invited to purchase anything on the menu. The kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. The VFW has two men’s and two women’s restrooms. Each of the bathrooms has sanitizer; there are three stations with sanitizer in the front bar room and at least two stations with sanitizer in the Bingo rooms. There is also a thermostat to take an individual’s temperature, if they so desire. The Annual Bingo License, Annual Raffle License and the Annual Charity Game Night License # is 002855. The public is welcome. Please sign the book at the door upon entrance. No outside food or drink is permitted. | When: Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Greenwood VFW Post 5864, 1842 Veterans Way. | Info: If you need help or have questions, please call Sherri Jones at (253) 278-1980. The Post phone number is (317) 888-2488.
Scare Away Hunger • The Social of Greenwood: Scare Away Hunger: Reverse Trick or Treating: join
us for a fun way to give back to The Social’s Food Pantry! Those who donate canned food items will
be entered to win a $25 Kroger gift card. Bonus entities if you come dressed in your spookiest
costume! | When: Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-noon. | Where: The Social, 550 Polk St. | Info: (317) 882-4810; thesocialofgreenwood.org.
Trick or Treat with the Sanderson Sisters • The “Sanderson Sisters” from the movie Hocus Pocus will be handing out candy on Halloween. | When: Oct. 31, 5-6 p.m. | Where: 200 E. Broadway St. | Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwood trick-or-treat • When: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 31
Nightmare on Edgewood • Nightmare on Edgewood opens for its 42nd season. New this year is The Cinema, where guests find themselves stepping directly into their favorite scenes from iconic horror movies. Also new is Conley Farm, a dilapidated barnyard and stable crawling with violent and grossly deformed farmhands, the unfortunate victims of hazardous farming chemicals. At Edgewood Sanitarium, the doctors enforce inhumane practices as they work to “cure” the residents’ deranged minds and the patients often riot in resistance. For an additional $5, guests can also experience Shadows Escape, Indiana’s only 3D audio sensory experience. Tickets start at $25 for all three attractions. First Pass tickets are $35 and will operate on a timed ticketing system. | When: Through Saturday, Nov. 7 (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays). Gates and ticket booth open at 6:30 p.m., haunts open at 7 p.m. and gates close at 10 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends. | Where: Nightmare on Edgewood, 1927 S. Meridian St. | Info: (317) 899-9619; Coupons and tickets are available at the Nightmare on Edgewood website, nightmareonedgewood.com.
Ghost Stories at Tibbs Drive-In • Storytelling Arts of Indiana has redesigned its popular Ghost Stories event for fans to enjoy safely in the age of COVID-19. Relocating from Crown Hill Cemetery to Tibbs Drive-In allows guests to remain in their cars or socially distanced in lawn chairs for the ultimate, outdoor, fall tailgating experience. Hoosier storytellers Celestine Bloomfield, David Matlack, Sally Perkins and Bob Sander will spin spine-tingling tales for all to enjoy, followed by a family-friendly scary movie on the big screen. When it ends, we’ll show one for the adults. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $20 for an individual; $50 for two-plus people in vehicle.| When: Oct. 23, 8 p.m.: ghost stories; 9 p.m. The Addams Family; 11 p.m.: The Ring.| Where: Tibbs Drive-In, 480 Tibbs Ave. | Info: storytellingarts.org.
Indianapolis trick-or-treat • When: 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31
Scarecrow Madness • Scarecrow Madness is an annual fundraiser occurring all over Johnson County! This is our second annual event. Contestants are asked to purchase a scarecrow kit for $25 and create a display in their yard or business. An interactive map is available on the website for folks to drive and see them. Prizes and website/Facebook recognition. This year’s proceeds go to Johnson County Senior Services’ new building fund. Readymade scarecrow heads and posts are available until sold out at Carpenter Realtors in Franklin during business hours. | When: Through Oct. 31 | Where: Enter online. | Info: Scarecrowmadness.com.
Monster Squad: An Adult Interactive Movie Experience • Join us for an adult interactive movie experience with the 1987 favorite, The Monster Squad. The evening will include pop-up facts about classic movie monsters and trivia, along with a script and goodie bag with interactive elements for a fun movie-watching experience. The chat will be open for Mystery Science Theatre-esque conversation! So put the kids to bed, pop some popcorn and join us for a spooky-ish movie night! Ages 18 + please Monster Squad – A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. Rated PG-13. A staff member will be in touch with a link. | When: Oct. 23, 7:30-9 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: greenwoodlibrary.us/calendar#/events.
Spooky Storytime: Kids Edition • Our Kids Department is celebrating the spooky Halloween season with an evening storytime! Miss Anne and Katherine have picked out a few fun, themed spooky tales the whole family will enjoy and will be available in the chat to say “hello” and share additional book recommendations. Coming soon: Direct links to join us on either Facebook or YouTube. | When: Oct. 24, 7-7:30 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: greenwoodlibrary.us/calendar#/events.
Beech Grove Chatterbooks Book Discussion • Join in to discuss The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. This novel is set 15 years after the events of the sequel, The Handmaid’s Tale. The book is narrated by Aunt Lydia, a character from the previous novel. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions about 24 hours before the event. | When: Oct. 26, 2-3 p.m. | Where: Online through the Beech Grove Branch. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4630624.
Virtual Bingo • Do you love bingo? Join us online for bingo every Monday. All ages are welcome to play. We play as many rounds as we can during the hour and the winner of each round is entered into a drawing for the weekly prize. For information on how to connect and generate a bingo card, please register. It’s free to play! Meet new friends and join the fun! | When: Oct. 26, 7 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: register at hornetparkcommunitycenter.com.
The Modern Slavery Movement: Human Trafficking • Join Professor Jack Turman, Jr., PhD., from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health who will provide insight into the definitions, conditions and consequences of human trafficking. Learn to identify the warning signs associated with human trafficking. Included will be a discussion about the local, global, social, economic, political and environmental root causes of this criminal behavior, as well as opportunities to get involved to address this human rights violation. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. Those who register will be emailed login instructions about 24 hours before the event. | When: Oct. 27, 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4476981.
Teen Tuesday Online • Join the teen discussion to talk all things books, movies, TV and more. Come find out what other teens are reading. We want to know! This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions about 24 hours before the event. | When: Oct. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4600914.
An Evening Online with Jason Reynolds • Award-winning young-adult author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds brings his dynamic voice and magnetic personality to discuss writing, life, race, family and everything in between. Jason Reynolds is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and poems for young people. He is a two-time National Book Award finalist; the recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor and multiple Coretta Scott King Honors; and the winner of a Kirukus Prize, two Walter Dean Myers Awards and an NAACP Image Award, among many other honors. In addition, Reynolds was named the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in January 2020. This event will be hosted by Indianapolis’ own Ebony Marie Chappel. | When: Oct. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4627575.
English Conversation Circle • Join our English Conversation Circles to practice and improve your English skills in a comfortable and welcoming place. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions about 24 hours before the event. | When: Oct. 28, 6-7 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4634163.
Family Game Night Online • Kids, teens, parents and caregivers are invited to log on with the Learning Curve at Central Library to play virtual tabletop games together via platforms including Board Game Arena and Zoom! This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. Those who register will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event.| When: Oct. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4522792.
Data & Drafts: An overall look at the effects of COVID-19 in Indianapolis • Join the SAVI team to discuss data and drafts that will provide up-to-date local information about COVID-19 cases, unemployment, housing needs, food insecurity and how these issues impact the Indianapolis neighbohoods. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions about 24 hours before the event. There is a maximum of 75 participants for this event. | When: Oct. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4628451.
Kiwanis Club of Perry Township • The Kiwanis Club of Perry Township will meet the first and third Thursday of each month. | When: Nov. 5, 7 a.m. (EST) | Where: IHOP, 7521 U.S. 31 S. and on Zoom. | Info: email: email@example.com; kiwanisperrytownship.org; Facebook: Kiwanis of Perry Township.
Asylum House • Visit the all new incredible Asylum House in 2020! The one, the only, the original … Asylum House. Indy’s Scariest Premiere Haunted House has partnered up this year with The Key Escape Rooms and together has brought a fantastic host of dark, super-creepy new rooms and scenarios to The Asylum House. Admission costs: $24. The Key Escape Rooms are available all year round by appointment! Games in The Key on Fridays and Saturdays, through October must be finished by 6:30 p.m. to allow opening of The Asylum House. On Friday, Oct. 24, the Asylum House will be open for the movie Little Shop of Horrors at 4:30 p.m. Ticket price includes the movie showing, a drink, a snack and a ½ off coupon for a VIP ticket to the Asylum House. On Saturday, Oct. 31, there will be a free Kids’ Trick or Treat event for kids up to 12 years old from 4-6 p.m. as well as a “Trunk or Treat” during that timeframe; decorate your trunk and hand out candy to the kids in our parking lot! | When: Every Friday and Saturday evening, Oct. 23 & 24, 30 & 31, 8 p.m.-midnight. | Where: Asylum House, 6611 Bluff Road. | Info: (317) 919-9347; theasylumhouse.com.
Fright Manor Haunted House • Fright Manor features Murder on Anniston Drive. We have three haunted attractions: Unleashed, Twisted and Psychomanthium. The Southport Little League did not operate this past summer due to the virus. So, there was no revenue for them. The boys and girls that play baseball and softball need help. Visiting Fright Manor will help as some proceeds help SLL. General admission: $20-22. $15 discounts for military, police, firefighters and first responders; $10 discount for those ages 55 and older; $10 fast pass to the front of the line. $5 off Friday night football; bring ticket stub to game. | When: Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Weeknights: 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Where: Fright Manor Haunted House, 350 Anniston Dr. | Info: (317) 883-7666; frightmanor.com.
Halloween at The Heights • Southport Heights Christian Church is bringing back its annual Trunk or Treat event, known this year as “Halloween at the Heights.” Along with the line of candy-filled trunks you’ve come to know and love, there will also be carnival games, inflatable obstacle courses, plenty of food and so much more! Make sure “Halloween at the Heights” is part of your Halloween night plans! | When: Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. | Where: Southport Heights Christian Church, 7154 McFarland Road. | Info: southportheights.church/Halloween.
BBQ Fundraiser to help Greentree Apartment residents • Giving back never tasted so good! On Sept. 19 a fire broke out at Greentree Apartments in Perry Township. The fire displaced 44 residents. The Southport International Rotary Club is partnering with City Barbeque of Greenwood for a fundraiser. City BBQ will give 20 percent toward the proceeds if we can get our families and friends to purchase over $500 on Nov. 3. Ordering online? Use code FundA at checkout at order.citybbq.com/menu/greenwood for pickup or delivery on Nov. 3. Ordering over the phone? Ask to apply code FundA when you provide your payment information. All orders must be picked up or delivered on Nov. 3 from City Barbecue Greenwood for it to count toward our fundraiser. Thanks for your support! | When: Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Where: City Barbecue Greenwood, 7863 U.S. 31 S. | Info: Facebook: Southport International Rotary Club.
2020 Annual Awards Dinner • Beech Grove Chamber’s 2020 Annual Awards Dinner. Entertainment is by Tony Walker and the Second Half Band. Tony is a former Indianapolis Colt, motivational speaker and talented musician. | When: Nov. 5, 5:30-8 p.m. | Where: Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 2615 National Ave. | Info: beechgrovechamber.org.