Night & Day Calender of Events December 2019

If you have an event you’d like listed in the calendar of events, please email Nancy Price at nancy@icontimes.com.

BEECH GROVE

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 bit.ly/buzzclub2019. | When: Monday-Friday, after school through 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086; beechgrove.com/community-center.

Mini Monday • Learn and play program for preschoolers. Free of charge. | When: Dec. 9, 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: Dec. 9, 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: Dec. 9 and 11, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086; beechgrove.com/community-center.

Movie Night at Hornet Park • Join us for a community dinner at 5:30 p.m.; movie, Home Alone, starts at 6 p.m. | When: Dec. 11, 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 788-4986.

Family Storytime • Families are invited to the library to listen to seasonal stories. | When: Dec. 18, 6 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Library Branch, 1102 Main St. | Info: (317) 275-4560.

Yoga • Yoga classes are now held each week on Thursdays. $5. | When: Dec. 12, 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: Call (317) 788-4986 for questions.

Preschool Storytime • Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join children’s librarians for seasonal stories and fun activities. | When: Dec. 6 and 13, 11 a.m. | Where: Beech Grove Library Branch, 1102 Main St. | Info: (317) 275-4560.

Breakfast with Santa • Zeta Theta Chapter of Tri Kappa is planning its 40th annual Breakfast with Santa. Admission is by advance ticket sales only and cost $8 per person. Ticket price includes a continental breakfast, Santa visiting at each table before he heads to the Pictures with Santa area with pictures costing $8 each, a craft area, musical entertainment and games. | When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m. | Where: Beech Grove High School, 5330 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 488-9429; beechgrovezetatheta.org.

Spaghetti Dinner • Servant’s Heart of Indy will have their 16th annual Spaghetti Dinner. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, which includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Each person is asked to bring a wrapped “white elephant gift.” After dinner, the wrapped gifts will be auctioned off. We will have a few silent auction items this year as well. All proceeds go directly to Servant’s Heart of Indy. | When: Dec. 7, 6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 788-9433.

Ave Maria Guild • The Ave Maria Guild will host their Christmas party. They will have their regular scheduled meeting after lunch with the installation of the newly elected officers. | When: Dec. 10, noon. | Where: St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave. | Info: Vicki Goss at (317) 223-36 F 87 or vlgmimi@aol.com.

FOUNTAIN SQUARE

Pajama Storytime at Fountain Square • Families with children up to age 11 are invited for holiday stories, songs and a craft just before bedtime. Wearing pajamas is encouraged! | When: Dec. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 & 27, 6 p.m. | Where: Fountain Square Library Branch, 1066 Virginia Ave. | Info: (317) 275-4390.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

Baby Lapsit at Franklin Road • Babies up to 18 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, bounce and learn. | When: Dec. 6, 13 and 20, 10:30 a.m.| Where: Franklin Road Branch Library, 5550 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 275-4380.

Homeschool Adventures • Homeschooled children ages 6-12 are invited for activities designed to entertain and educate as a supplement to their homeschool curricula. Parent educators are encouraged to attend and collaborate as Miss Karen and Miss Kasey will present activities for ages 6-12. | When: Dec. 6 and 20, 1:30 p.m. | Where: Franklin Road Branch Library, 5550 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 275-4380.

Breakfast at Wheatley’s with Senator Aaron Freeman • Senator Freeman and his family will be having breakfast with you from 9-10 a.m. Stick around for an open questions/answer forum from 10-11 a.m. You may ask questions or just stay to listen to the discussion. This is a great way to fuel up before hitting the vendor booths for holiday shopping! | When: Dec. 7, 9-11 a.m. | Where: Wheatley’s Fish Fry, 8902 Southeastern Ave. | Info: facebook.com/WanamakerConnections.

Old Fashioned Christmas • The Franklin Township Historical Society will host its annual free “Old Fashioned Christmas.” This year’s event will have a Victorian theme. The evening will again include luminaria lining the pathway, the singing of traditional Christmas carols accompanied by the building’s original antique pump organ, readings of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and the Christmas story from Luke 2, punches, cookies and more. All are welcome! | When: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. | Where: Franklin Township Meeting House, 6510 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 862-1993; fths.org.

Old Fashioned Christmas • The Franklin Township Historical Society will host its annual free “Old Fashioned Christmas.” This year’s event will have a Victorian theme. The evening will again include luminaria lining the pathway, the singing of traditional Christmas carols accompanied by the building’s original antique pump organ, readings of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and the Christmas story from Luke 2, punches, cookies and more. All are welcome! | When: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. | Where: Franklin Township Meeting House, 6510 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 862-1993; fths.org.

Toddler Storytime at Franklin Road • Toddlers 18-36 months and an adult are invited to listen, clap, move and learn. | When: Dec. 11 & 18 , 10;15 a.m. | Where: Franklin Road Library Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 275-4380.

Jingle Bell Rock Dance Party • Preschoolers ages 3-6 and an adult are invited to listen, jump and dance to holiday music with Miss Kasey. Scarves and rhythm instruments will be provided for added fun. | When: Dec. 18, 1:15 p.m.; Dec. 19, 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. | Where: Franklin Road Branch Library, 5550 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 275-4380.

Christmas in Wanamaker 2019 • Christmas will be here before we know it and Wanamaker will be celebrating in style again this year. Christmas in Wanamaker is the chance for the town to kick off the Christmas season. There will be vendor booths set up around town, a parade, several of the local businesses will be having open houses, drawings for some wonderful door prizes, entertainment, and of course, Santa will be in town for those wanting to make special requests. For information regarding booth rentals contact Melinda Reynolds at purseptionsboutique@yahoo.com. To enter a unit in the parade or to help with this year’s event please contact Paul Hilton at paul_hilton@sbcglobal.net. The vendor booths will be located in the Advanced Limousine building and the Skillman Building at 8620 Southeastern Ave. (former Humphrey/Mahoney Chevrolet building), the Back Porch Garden & Pool and Mascari’s Cleaners. They will be open from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. | When: Dec. 18, 1:15 p.m.; Dec. 19, 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. | Where: The parade will start at the corner of McGaughey Road and Southeastern Avenue and will end at New Bethel Baptist Church. | Info: facebook.com/WanamakerConnections.

GARFIELD PARK

Job Center at the Library • The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session will focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development and instruction on basic computer skills. The Job Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. | When: Dec. 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 & 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Library Branch, 2502 Shelby St. | Info: (317) 275-4490.

Vintage Movie Night • Film historian Eric Grayson will screen The Curse of the Cat People (1944) as the final monthly Vintage Movie Night selection. Featuring actors Simone Simon and Ann Carter, a lonely little girl (Carter), with boorish parents, is given to flights of fancy. She is visited by a ghost (Simon) who may or may not be real. The two celebrate the changing seasons, Christmas, and the little girl learns to cope being with being “different.” Admission is $5; concessions are $1. Family-friendly and free parking.| When: Dec. 7, 7 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr. | Info: (317) 327-7135; gpacarts.org.

Taste of SoIndy • Join us for an evening of tastings from local restaurants and food vendors, music, craft beer and wine from Garfield Brewery and SoIndy residents. Proceeds benefits the 2020 initiatives of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan. Our growing list of tasting vendors include Jailbird, Rooster BBQ, Shelby Street Saloon, King Gyros, Wing Street at Pizza Hut, Books & Brews, Community Hospital South and Normal Coffee. | When: Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC), 2432 Conservatory Dr. | Info: Eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-soindy-tickets-79743895137.

GREENWOOD

Holidazzle II: Dinner and Show • It’s that time of year to welcome Santa and Mrs. Clause but are they up for the annual Christmas tradition of delivering goodies and cheer? You guessed it … just as the big night approaches, not one but BOTH come down with the flu! But not to worry, their special elf nephew comes to the rescue and adds a little bit of dazzle while he’s at it! Ticket prices start at $42.50; price include taxes, gratuities and ticket transaction fee. | When: Thursdays-Saturdays, Now through Dec. 21, 7 p.m. | Where: Stage to Screen Studios, 916 E. Main St. | Info: (317) 360-2733; cateredcabaret.com/shows.

Bids 4 Kids Luncheon Auction • Greenwood Rotary Club is excited once again to share our annual event to benefit children in the Greater Greenwood area, “Bids 4 Kids.” We invite your partnership in this exciting opportunity. Proceeds will benefit Greenwood Rotary projects that serve kids in the Greater Greenwood community. | When: Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Info: greenwoodrotarybids4kids.eventbrite.com or Facebook: Greenwood Rotary Club.

2019 Greenwood Holiday Craft & Gift Show • The Social of Greenwood is proud to host our Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Show, with over 120 vendors placed throughout the halls, cafeteria and gym. Homemade gifts, crafts, home décor, baked goods, jewelry, clothing, candles and countless other wonderful items. There will be raffles, door prizes, food and much more! $1 entrance fee benefits The Social of Greenwood, 501(c) (3). Children 12 and younger are free. | When: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Where: Greenwood High School, 615 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood. | Info: Facebook: The Social of Greenwood.

Holiday Sip & Shop • Sip, Shop & Be Merry with Bourbon Women Indy! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at our annual Holiday Sip & Shop event at Payless Liquors. Guests will enjoy Four Roses Bourbon tastings and more! Everyone is welcome – sip, shop and be merry with Bourbon Women and our wonderful sponsor, Four Roses! Admission is free. Please register in advance. Must be 21 to participate. Please sip responsibly. | When: Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. | Where: Payless Liquors, 1266 N. Madison Ave. | Info: bourbonwomen.org/eventbrite-event/bourbon-women-annual-holiday-sip-shop-greenwood-in.

SFC Christmas Bazaar • Come leisurely shop and purchase gifts for some of your “hard to buy for” people at Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi’s Christmas Bazaar! We’ll have a gymnasium full of fun and unique booths, homemade presents and friendly people! | When: Dec. 8, 12:30-3 p.m.| Where: SSFC, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. | Info: (317) 859-4673; Facebook: SSFCchurch.

TeenHQ: Elf Interactive Movie • Join other cotton-headed ninny muggings for an interactive screening of the holiday classic Elf! You’re invited to shout, sing and snack along as Buddy the Elf travels from Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole to New York in search of his real father, who happens to be (gasp!) on the Naughty List! Enjoy a goody bag full of surprises and snuggle up with some hot chocolate. Registration required. TeenHQ programs are for teens only in grades 6-21 and ages 11-18. We ask that no parents or younger siblings attend TeenHQ events. Please contact us ahead of time if you have any special requirements.| When: Dec. 11, 4-6 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, Teen Room, 310 S. Meridian St. | Info: (317) 881-1953; greenwoodlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

Joyful Sound • Joyful Sound is a professional handbell choir based out of Greenwood and has been performing and educating the community since 1999. All concerts are family-friendly and open to the public. Admission is free, though a donation to Joyful Sound is welcome! | When: Dec. 13, 7 p.m. | Where: First Baptist Church of Greenwood, 99 W. Main St. | Info: joyfulsound.info/upcoming-concerts.

Christmas Concert • The Greater Greenwood Community Band is performing its annual Christmas concert. Narrated by Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers, this musical event is packed with festive Christmas favorites, multimedia, special guests and a visit from Santa. Directors Ora Pemberton and Randy Greenwell will be conducting the not-for-profit 80-plus piece band of volunteer musicians, plus special gusts including Liz James, Whiteland High School’s choir director, and a troupe of dancers from Style Dance Academy. | When: Dec. 15, 2 p.m. | Where: Greenwood High School auditorium, 615 W. Smith Valley Road. | Info: greenwoodband.org.

INDIANAPOLIS

DAV RecruitMilitary Indianapolis Veterans Job Fair • DAV and RecruitMilitary are joining forces to attract, hire and retain military veterans and military spouses in the Indianapolis area. This is a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses. | When: Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Where: Murat Shrine Temple, 510 N. New Jersey St. | Info: bit.ly/indianapolis120519.

Freetown Village Celebrates Christmas • Freetown Village is a play that promises to inspire as it explores the significance of family and cultural traditions during the holiday season. Set in the 1870s in an African American church, the play celebrates the richness of the community, the spirit of giving and the preservation of family traditions. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by going to Freetown Village’s website at freetownvillage.org or Eventbrite. | When: Dec. 7, 2 and 7 p.m. | Where: Scott United Methodist Church, 2153 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave. | Info: (317) 631-1870; freetown@freetownvillage.org.

Vox Sacra Annual Christmas Concert • Vox Sacra (Sacred Voice), the Schola Cantorum of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, joined by the Archdiocesan Youth Choir, is presenting two opportunities to spend an evening filled with sacred music as we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Christ. The Schola’s fourth annual concert of Advent and Christmas music features works by Byrd, Palestina, Pearsall, Stopford and more. The concert is free and open to the public. | When: Dec. 14, 7 p.m. | Where: Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St. | Info: (317) 236-1483; ctuley@archindy.org; voxsacra.com.

PERRY TOWNSHIP

Christmas Remembrance • Franciscan Health and Franciscan Hospice Bereavement are hosting a “Christmas Remembrance” event. Participants will join other families and members of the hospital and hospice staff for a memorial service. There will be Christmas music performed by a choir, guest soloist, piano, organ and harp. A candle-lighting ceremony offers a symbolic way for guests to honor their loved ones. Those attending are encouraged to bring photos of loved ones they would like to remember or honor with you to display on the Table of Honor at the front of the sanctuary. Refreshments and fellowship will be offered following the service. Those who respond by email or phone ahead in advance will receive a special handmade ornament from Bronner’s Christmas Store in Frankenmuth, MI. | When: Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd. | Info: To RSVP, contact Karla Riggs Norton  at (317) 528-2636 or karla.norton@franciscanalliance.org.

Breakfast for Jesus! • The Praising Hands Puppet Ministry at Calvary Lutheran Church & School is holding a special event – Breakfast for Jesus! Please join us for a morning of food, puppets and crafts to celebrate the birth of our savior. This is a free family event for all ages and is open to the public. | When: Dec. 7, 9-10:30 a.m. | Where: Calvary Lutheran Church & School gymnasium, 6111 Shelby St. | Info: Please call the church office with any questions at (317) 783-2000.

Skate with Santa • Sycamore Ice Skating Club and Indy Parks and Recreation are offering a free Skate with Santa event. Skaters can donate six canned goods or a $5 monetary donation to skate with Santa for free. Proceeds will go to St. Vincent de Paul Society. | When: Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Where: Perry Park, 451 E. Stop 11 Road. | Info: business.facebook.com/events/1743757379093163.

Book Chat: Books & Brews at Shallo’s • Come find your next favorite read and support a local business at the same time when we take Book Chat on the road to Shallo’s! We’ll fill you in on new titles added to the GPL collection and great reads for your Christmas shopping list. Join us for a fun discussion and free light appetizers. Drink and additional food purchases at your own discretion. | When: Dec. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. | Where: Shallo’s, 8811 Hardegan St. | Info: Please register online at greenwoodlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar or by calling (317) 885-5036. For ages 18 and over.

Roncalli Christmas Concerts • Roncalli High School will present its annual Christmas Concerts. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir and Show Choir will perform at the 6 p.m. show. The 8 p.m. show will feature the Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Women’s Choir and Show Choir. The instrumental Christmas concert is Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. It will feature the Concert Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for Roncalli students and children 14 years old and younger. Print your tickets and bring them with you to the show. Tickets will be scanned at the entrance to the auditorium. | When: Dec. 10, 6 p.m. | Where: Roncalli High School, 3300 Prague Road. | Info: (317) 787-8277, ext. 249; Roncalli.booktix.com.

SOUTHPORT

Southport’s Christmas in the Park • Crafts and refreshments for kids of all ages! Santa arrives at 6 p.m.! | When: Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Where: 6901 Derbyshire Road. | Info: (317) 786-5489; southport.in.gov.

SIS Annual Christmas Concert • SIS (Sisters in Song) is 50-plus gals who represent 22 churches on the Southside. We sing every Friday morning homes, assisted living and etc. from the Southside of Indy to Franklin. We started doing a Christmas concert last year and had a really great turnout so we’re doing it again this year. | When: Dec. 15, 5 p.m. | Where: Southport Heights Christian Church, 7154 Mcfarland Road. | Info: (317) 783-7714; southportheights.org.