Night & Day Calender of Events October 2019

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Buzz Club • Buzz Club is an after-school program for grades K-6, Monday through Friday. Cost is $30 per week; each additional child is $15 per week. Transportation is provided to HPCC after school. Download the registration form at | When: Monday-Friday, after school through 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086;

Beautify Beech Grove Farmers Market • Produce and more from local vendors, including Mithoefer Produce, Happy Mutt Bakery, Irani Tea, Treats by Jess, Whiteland Orchard, Fletch’s Apple Lane and more!| When: Tuesdays through Oct. 15, 3-6 p.m. | Where: South Emerson Church of God, 3939 S. Emerson Ave. (In the parking lot.) | Info: (317) 850-6898;

Fundraiser Lunch • Proceeds will benefit youth programming. | When: Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086; please register at

Mini Monday • Learn and play program for preschoolers. Free of charge. | When: Oct. 14, 10 a.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 788-4986.

Zumba • Zumba classes are held each week on Mondays $5. | When: Oct. 14, 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: Call (317) 788-4986 for questions.

Hit Fit with Kaitlyn • High Intensity Interval Training each Monday and Wednesday of every week. $5 per class. | When: Oct. 14 and 16, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086;

Weekly Wednesday Dinner • Hornet Park hosts free dinner for families every Wednesday. | When: Oct. 16, dinner at 5:30 p.m.; activities start at 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086;

Yoga • Yoga classes are now held each week on Thursdays. $5. | When: Oct. 17, 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: Call (317) 788-4986 for questions.

HPCC Safety Series: Stranger Danger • Halloween self-defense class for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade. | When: Oct. 28, dinner at 5:30 p.m.; program is from 6-8 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086;

Halloween dinner and costume contest • A Halloween dinner and costume contest sponsored by the Lions Club. | When: Oct. 30, dinner at 5:30 p.m.; contest is at 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086;


37th Annual Center Grove Craft Fair • More than 250 exhibitors will feature art, crafts, handmade gifts and many other items. Breakfast and lunch foods will be available for purchase in the cafeteria. Santa will be available for pictures. Come out to enjoy a day of shopping and support Center Grove Trojan Football. | When: Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Librar2717 S. Morgantown Road. | Info:; Facebook: CGHSCraftFair.


Baby Storytime • Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, fingerplays and sing-alongs with Miss Shelby and her ukulele. | When: Oct. 10, 17, 24 & 31, 10:30 a.m. | Where: Fountain Square Library Branch, 1066 Virginia Ave. | Info: (317) 275-4390;

Play Date Preschool Storytime • Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes, followed by playtime at the library. | When: Oct. 21 & 28, 11 a.m. | Where: Fountain Square Library Branch, 1066 Virginia Ave. | Info: (317) 275-4390;


Indianapolis Fire Department Open House • The Indianapolis Fire Department will open its doors this Saturday as part of a citywide neighborhood open house. IFD Chief Ernest Malone invites you and your family to attend and meet with firefighters and other personnel who serve in your area. Activities include hands-on CPR demonstrations, free vitals checks, apparatus displays, family escape plans, station tours, a smoke detector installation sign-up sheet, car seat installation information, IDF public educators on hand at each station to answer questions about fire and life safety and more. | When: Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m. | Where: 4155 E. Stop 11 Road. | Info: (317) 327-6041

Homeschooled Adventures • Homeschooled children ages 6-12 are invited for activities designed to entertain and educate as a supplement to their homeschool curricula. | When: Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m. | Where: Franklin Road Library Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 275-4380;

Introduction to Knitting • Individuals of all ages are invited to join Franklin Township resident Kathy Page, who will draw on her decades of knitting experience to teach the basics of the craft, including the cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch and bind off. Participants will knit a scarf for the class project. | When: Oct. 16 & 23, 3-4 p.m. | Where: Franklin Road Library Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 275-4380;

Happy Harvest Festival • Everyone welcome! Enjoy carnival games, crafts, trick or treat on our woods trail and picnic with us. Wear your happiest costume to make everyone smile! | When: Oct. 19, 4-7 p.m. | Where: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3932 MiCasa Ave. | Info:


Job Center • The library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. | When: Oct. 15, 22 & 29, 10 a.m.-noon. | Where: Garfield Park Library Branch, 2502 Shelby St. | Info: (317) 275-4490.


Movies in the Park • Bring your chairs and enjoy a night at the Amphitheater for a 21-and-older movie in October. These movies are free to attend! When the sun goes down, the movie begins! The Addams Family will be shown. | When: Oct. 11, 8 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Amphitheater, 100 Surina Way. | Info:

148 Donation Car Show • 148 Ministries is holding their annual fundraising event this year, “148 Donation Car Show.” All makes/year; registration fee: $20; dash plaques to first 50 cars; judged show; Best of Show; Top 15; Best GM, Mopar, Truck, Jeep, Rat Road and Import. | When: Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; registration at 9 a.m. | Where: The Suds, 350 Market Plaza. | Info:; sponsorship packages can be purchased at Contact us for details about corporate sponsorship.

Local Author Fair • Dozens of local authors are expected to attend Greenwood Public Library’s Local Author Fair. This marks the seventh year for this annual event, which introduces Greenwood residents to local writers from a variety of genres. In addition to the opportunity to speak with local writers, the Author Fair also gives aspiring writers the opportunity to learn about local writing organizations. | When: Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Info: Shawn Cross Firefighters Local 416; (317) 881-1953;

Halloween Concert • Looking for a musical haunt for Halloween season? Last year was a terrifying hit, and the survivors are ready to reincarnate the live concert event at the Greenwood High School Auditorium. It’s here that everyone gets to experience some of our most intense music set against a backdrop of Hallow’s Eve. Our band will be in costume; the audience is invited to arrive in costume. Monster music you may remember and other melodies you will never forget. Prepare to be mesmerized as dancers dominate the stage. The stage sets the mood with black lights, fog, video, spooks and the unexpected. Our social reception afterward is supplied with plenty of ghoulishly tasty snacks. Halloween goodie bags are provided for each guest. | When: Oct. 20, 4 p.m. | Where: Greenwood High School auditorium, 615 W. Smith Valley Road. | Info:


Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery • Storytelling Arts of Indiana presents what has become a cherished, annual tradition and one of the most iconic events of the fall in Indianapolis. “Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery” is an event the whole family can experience in a stunning and sobering setting. Seven Hoosier storytellers will spin spine-tingling tales under a tent, turning up the fright factor as the night goes on. Ticket prices are: adults (18 and over): $20 in advance/$25 at the gate; students (ages 10-17): $10 in advance; $15 at the gate; children (10 and under): free; families (all living under one roof): $50 in advance; $55 at the gate. Buy online at or at the gate. | When: Oct. 12; gates open at 6 p.m.; stories start at 7:30 p.m. | Where: Crown Hill Cemetery, 3400 Boulevard Place. Parking is free. Please use entrance at 34th St. & Boulevard Place. North gate will be closed. | Info:

Indianapolis NARFE Meeting • Indianapolis Chapter 151 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet with all active and retired federal employees and their spouses welcome. | When: Nov. 1, 12:30 p.m. | Where: National Assn. of Letter Carriers Hall, 221 E. 54th St. | Info:


Annual Nightmare on Edgewood • Our 41st year promises to be bigger, badder and more extreme than ever! Now open through Saturday, Nov. 9 (Thursdays through Saturdays). Gates and ticket booth opens at 6:30 p.m., haunts start at 7 p.m. and gates close at 10 .m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends. Tickets start at $25 for all three attractions. Fast pass tickets are $35, which guarantees half the wait at the head of the line (note: a limited number of fast pass tickets are sold each night). Coupons and tickets are available on the Nightmare on Edgewood website. | When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 9, 7 p.m. | Where:1921 S. Meridian St. | Info:

Perry Township GOP Club • State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer will be our guest speaker. We will also have an open form for the GOP candidates that are running in the November election. The location is different than our normal meeting spot. It is located north of Cardwell’s Do it Best Center and parking is available on the east side of the building. | When: Oct. 10, social time at 6:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 7 p.m. | Where: 3145 Madison Ave. | Info: Facebook: Perry Township GOP Club.

The Cultivating Garden Club • The topic is: “Wild Bird Rehabilitation.” The speaker is Liz Hatton. New members are welcome.| When: Oct. 17, 6 p.m. | Where: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 S. East St. (U.S. 31 & Southport Road.) | Info: Diana Williams at (317) 258-7916.

Annual Reverse Raffle • The Wishing Well Fund’s annual Reverse Raffle. Grand prize is $5,000 with many other money prizes, along with door prizes, hourly 50/50 raffles and many other games of chance. A buffet dinner is also included. Tickets are $100 each – ticketholder and three guests admitted per ticket. | When: Nov. 3; doors open at 12:30 p.m.; event starts at 1 p.m. | Where: Primo’s, 2615 National Ave. | Info: Connie Dawson for tickets at (317) 437-0540 or


Preschool Storytime • Preschoolers ages 3-5 and an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes that focus on early literacy skills and school preparedness. | When: Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m. | Where: Southport Library Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. | Info: (317) 275-4510.

The Cultivating Garden Club • Topic: “Wild Bird Rehabilitation.” Speaker: Liz Hatton. New members are welcome. | When: Oct. 17, 6 p.m. | Where: St. John’s UCC, U.S. 31 & Southport Road. | Info: Diana Williams at (317) 258-7916.