Night & Day Calender of Events January 2020

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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;

Yoga • Yoga classes are now held each week on Thursdays. $5. | When: Jan. 16,  6 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: Call (317) 788-4986 for questions.

Preschool Storytime & Craft • Preschoolers and an adult are invited to join the children’s librarians for stories and fun activities. | When: Jan. 16, 23 and 30, 11 a.m. | Where: Beech Grove Library Branch, 1102 Main St. | Info: (317) 275-4560;

Art Club • Art Club begins again! Students in grades 5-12 are invited to participate regardless where they attend school. All supplies and snacks are included. Each workshop is led by local artist Sam Posthumus and is only $5 per week. No commitment; come on the weeks you can. Transportation will be provided for Beech Grove students that attend South Grove or Middle School. | When: Jan. 16, 23 and 30, 6-8 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info:

Mini Monday • Learn and play program for preschoolers. Free of charge. | When: Jan. 20, 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: Jan. 20, 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: Jan. 20 and 22, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. | Info: (317) 803-9086;

Family Storytime • Families are invited to the library to listen to stories. | When: Jan. 21, 6 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Library Branch, 1102 Main St. | Info: (317) 275-4560;

The Indianapolis Music Collectors’ Convention • The convention, which is a music show and sale, will be open to the public. Thousands of recycled, out-of-print and hard-to-fine phonograph records, compact discs, tapes and other music-related items will be displayed and offered by sale by dealers from Indiana and other Midwestern states. The materials will represent a wide variety of tastes in music. The public is encouraged to bring records, CDs or other related items they wish to sell to dealers. A door prize drawing will be held at noon. Admission is only $4 or just $3 if you mention Facebook, Craig’s List or other media hosting show information. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Free parking will be provided. Persons interested in obtaining display space should contact Nan Ruark, Alpha Records & Music, Box 17575, Indianapolis, IN 46217 or by phone at (317) 882-3378. | When: Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Where: La Quinta Inn, 5120 Victory Drive (I-465 and Emerson Avenue South – exit 52). | Info: Nan Ruark at (317) 882-3378; Alpha Records Indianapolis.


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: Jan. 16, 23 & 30, 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: Jan. 27, 11 a.m. | Where: Fountain Square Library Branch, 1066 Virginia Ave. | Info: (317) 275-4390;


Friends of JCPL Book Sale • Join us for our next Friends of JCPL Book Sale and browse our gently used selection of books, movies, music and more! We have something for every age and in every genre … at great prices! Proceeds support the library’s literacy initiatives like Explore Summer, JCPL’s summer learning program – Authors at JCPL series – At Home in Johnson County series – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – Innovative and educational library programming year-round! | When: Jan. 23, 4-8 p.m.; Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Where: Johnson County Public Library – Franklin Branch, 401 S. State St. | Info:

Flannel and Frost Purse Bingo • Designer Purse BINGO, benefiting Johnson County Senior Services and VASIA. $30 per ticket, $280 for a table reservation of eight. $10.25 for a Chick-fil-A dinner box. | When: Feb. 6, 5-9 p.m. | Where: Franklin Elks Lodge #1818, 56 E. Jefferson St. | Info: To purchase tickets and pre-order Chick-fil-A, call Kim at (317) 560-1707; pick up tickets at JCSS, 731 S. State St.


Franklin Road Book Discussion • Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion program. The book to be discussed is The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer. | When: Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. | Where: Franklin Road Library Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 275-4380;

Homeschool Explorers • 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 librarians present specially-selected activities. | When: Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. | Where: Franklin Road Library Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Road. | Info: (317) 275-4380;


Arts for All • Arts for All welcomes everyone to take a journey through the world of art for free. Activities that relate to the current exhibition and stimulate curiosity are designed to be challenging, yet accessible to all visitors of Garfield Park. Spend your Saturday afternoon with us and take home a meaningful experience. This month’s activity is “Pop-Up Selfies.” All of the great art masters took “selfies” with their artwork! Make an eye-catching drawing by designing a self-portrait that stands on its own. Arts for All is for all ages; children and adults are invited to participate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact us if your group is larger than six people. | When: Jan. 18 and 25, noon-5 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr., arts classroom on third floor. | Info: (317) 327-7135;

Stress Relief Yoga • Focus on relaxing with yoga after a stressful day. $5 per class. | When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 21 and 23, 6 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Burrello Family Center, 2345 Pagoda Drive. | Info: (317) 327-7220;

Open Computer Lab • Receive personalized assistance in using Microsoft Word and other applications. Discover Library eBooks, eMagazines, Kanopy, Hoopla, OneClickDigital and the many library online databases. | When: Jan. 21, 4-6 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park Library Branch, 2501 Shelby St. | Info: (317) 275-4490;


GriefShare • Grieving the loss of someone close to you? Find comfort and support at GriefShare. GriefShare is a 13-session seminar/support group. You can attend at any time! | When: Saturdays from Jan. 11-April 4, 10 a.m.-noon. | Where: Southland Community Church, 5800 W. Smith Valley Road. | Info: Mary and Robert Gerlach at (317) 340-3284;

Monday Night Book Group • Discuss books in a fun and relaxed setting. “Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton will be discussed. | When: Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. | Where: White River Branch Library, 1664 Library Blvd., Community Room (whole room). | Info: (317) 885-1330;

Girls FIRST Robotics • The library is hosting its first robotics team for girls ages 7-10. Build with motorized legos and learn about simple machines and coding over this series of eight programs. It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids while exciting them through a brand they know and love – LEGO®. Guided by coaches and FIRST® Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Girls First is affiliated with Girl Scouts of America.| When: Jan. 24, 4:30-6 p.m. | Where: White River Branch Library, 1664 Library Blvd., Community Room (whole room). | Info: (317) 885-1330;

TeenHQ: Roaring 20s Murder Mystery • Welcome back to the Roaring 20s for a 1920s-themed murder mystery party. This is the age of Prohibition – and of bootleggers and gangsters. The owner of The Cat’s Meow jazz club, Felix Fontano, is throwing this private party for a group of sophisticates, artists and hoodlums … until things go horribly wrong. Be sure to stop by TeenHQ to pick up your character packet and permission slip. Registration required in TeenHQ. Costumes are encouraged, especially since we’ll be having a costume contest! We have a few spots available for teens that want to attend but not have a big role. Programs are for teens only in grades 6-12 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: Jan. 24, 6-9 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., Teen Room. | Info: Jessica Smith at (317) 885-5036;

Board Game Mondays • Let’s play! Bring your games or let us teach you one of ours. Sponsored by Patrick Olmstead Law. All ages. Child’s caregiver required. | When: Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m.  | Where: White River Public Library, 1664 Library Blvd. | Info:

Community Yoga for All • Want to relax and become more flexible? Join us for this fun introductory yoga class presented by Studio You. Bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes. All ages welcome. | When: Jan. 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Where: White River Branch Library, 1664 Library Blvd., Community Room (kitchen side). | Info: (317) 885-1330;

Family Escape Room: Escape Wonderland • Can you solve all the puzzles and escape from Wonderland? Only the Cheshire Cat knows for sure. Please register for only one session. | When: Feb. 1, 1-1:45 p.m. | Where: White River Branch Library, 1664 Library Blvd., Community Room (whole room). | Info: (317) 885-1330;

Quilt Connection Guild • The Quilt Connection Guild will host its annual demonstration night for the quilting community. Our topics will include “Using Inktense Pencils on Fabric,” “Quick, Easy and Fast Prairie Points,” Decorative Hangers” and “Fast, Easy Modern Improv Quilt Blocks.” The program is free and open to the public. Please join us! | When: Feb. 6, 7 p.m.  | Where: Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. | Info: Suzanne at

Solo Art Show at Southside Art League • Come experience artwork by local artist Alyssa Overton in her first solo art show. She enjoys using many different mediums including graphite, pastel, pen, colored pencil, mixed media and paint. The art will be displayed from Feb. 1-29 at the Southside Art League Inc. (SALI) Gallery and the gallery’s free open house will be held Feb. 7, when you can meet Alyssa, enjoy light refreshments and her artwork. | When: Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m.  | Where: SALI, 299 E. Broadway St. | Info: SALI at (317) 882-5562; Alyssa at (317) 864-8098 or

Valentine’s Day Sock Hop • Greenwood VFW Post 5864’s Auxiliary will host a Valentine’s Day Sock Hop. Entertainment will be done by “Krazy Kris and his Karaoke.” There is no charge to get in, however, donations will be accepted for 15 different door prizes. There will also be a raffle and a 50/50 drawing. The post’s regular menu will be available beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be open to the public. Plan to stop by and enjoy some good food and meet some new people in a non-smoking atmosphere with comfortable seating. | When: Feb. 14, 8 p.m.  | Where: Greenwood VFW Post 5864, 1842 Veterans Way. | Info: Greenwood VFW post 5864 at (317) 888-2488.


Lunch and Learn • St. John Lutheran Church and School invites you to join us for a “Lunch and Learn” adult fellowship opportunity. The guest speaker during lunch will be Tawnee Hinton, a member of St. John and a U.S. Navy officer during a troubling geopolitical time on the world stage. Tawnee will share some of her experiences on this stage as she served on and off since 1996. We look forward to seeing you.| When: Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m. | Where: St. John Lutheran Church and School, 6630 Southeastern Ave. | Info: Don VanPelt at (317) 937-6206 or

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: Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m.  We meet at one of the restaurants across the street at 11:00 AM for lunch. | Where: Nat. Assn. of Letter Carriers Hall, 2211 E. 54th St., Indianapolis. | Info:


Quilters Guild of Indianapolis • Do you want to start your quilting year with fresh ideas? Then come to The Back Door Quilt Shop presentation at the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis’ Southside satellite location (QGIS). Shop owners Linda Hale and Teri Daughtery will bring a trunk show and demonstrate their favorite tools and techniques, including wool applique. | When: Jan. 23, 12-2 p.m. | Where: Friedens United Church of Christ, 8300 S. Meridian St. | Info:


Baby & Toddler Storytime • Babies and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult are invited for an active class featuring stories, songs and rhymes followed by socialization and playtime with age appropriate toys. | When: Jan. 29 and 30, 10:30 a.m. | Where: Southport Library Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. | Info: (317) 275-4510;

Young Scientists • Elementary schoolchildren are invited to learn about topics in science, technology, engineering and math through fun and interactive activities. | When: Jan. 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Where: Southport Library Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. | Info: (317) 275-4510;

The Cultivating Garden Club • Topic: “Houseplants, Terrariums, Fairy Gardens.” Speaker: Darlene Trusty, Master Gardner, Allisonville Nursey. New members are welcome. | When: Feb. 20, 6 p.m. | Where: St. John’s UCC, U.S. 31 & Southport Road. | Info: Diana Williams at (317) 258-7916.