Night & Day Calendar of Events for October

BEECH GROVE

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: communitycenter@beechgrove.com.

Dinner and Live Entertainment at the American Legion • The public is invited to a dinner of cornbread and ham and beans for $5. Rob Little will play the piano for entertainment. | When: Oct. 17, starts at 5 p.m. | Where: American Legion Post 276, 327 Main St. | Info: The Legion at (317) 787-5547 or email americanlegion276@gmail.com.

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.

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

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

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.

Wheatley’s Fish Fry • Live music every Friday at Wheatley’s Fish Fry on the patio, weather permitting. | When: Oct. 16, 5-8:30 p.m. | Where: 8902 Southeastern Ave. | Info: (317) 862-6622; WheatleysFishFry.com.

GREENWOOD

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 rrossman330@gmail.com.

Self Defense with a Purpose • Are you looking for a fun and creative date night idea? Would you like to learn self-defense in the process? How about your desire to support foster kids in our area? This is THE opportunity to check all those boxes. Join us as we learn basic self-defense with Mrs. Myers. We will be working closely in pairs, so this is a great opportunity for a date night outing! Each ticket purchased sponsors a community foster child’s birthday through our Birthday Blessings program. We ask you to join us in making a foster child’s birthday even more special. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Please wear a mask when entering the building. You will be able to remove your mask when we take our places on the mats. By design, this will be a close contact event. Please be aware of this when registering. Spots are limited! Grab your tickets today!  | When: Oct. 17, 5 p.m. | Where: Pilsung ATA Martial Arts, 1729 US-31. | Info: resourcesofhope.org/self-defensewithapurpose.

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. 17, 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. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Oct. 22, 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. 21, 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: erinhartman75@gmail.com.

Greenwood trick-or-treat • When: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 31

INDIANAPOLIS

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

ONLINE EVENTS

After School Play Date: Block Party • Kids and teens are invited to a Block Party! Bring your LEGOs, K’next, Duplos, or your favorite building bricks and complete building challenges with Learning Curve Activity Guides and other kid builders. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions about 24 hours before the event. | When: Oct. 15, 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Where: online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4562403.

Kiwanis Club of Perry Township • The Kiwanis Club of Perry Township will meet the first and third Thursday of each month. | When: Oct. 15, 7 a.m. (EST) | Where: IHOP, 7521 U.S. 31 S. and on Zoom. | Info: email: kiwanisperry@kiwanisperrytownship.org; kiwanisperrytownship.org; Facebook: Kiwanis of Perry Township.

After School Play Date: Block Party • Kids and teens are invited to a Block Party! Bring your LEGOs, K’next, Duplos, or your favorite building bricks and complete building challenges with Learning Curve Activity Guides and other kid builders. This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. You will be emailed login instructions about 24 hours before the event. | When: Oct. 15, 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Where: online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4562403.

Simple and Affordable Plant-Based Cooking Series • Adults are invited to discover cooking tips for transforming vegetables into a delicious and nutritious meal during this cooking demonstration presented by Carol Wroblewski, a Food for Life instructor certified by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). This video will premiere on Oct. 19 and be available for viewing for 30 days thereafter. | When: Oct. 19, 7-8 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4628218.

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.

PERRY TOWNSHIP

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.