Gala for the Grove • The Center Grove Education Foundation will present the 2014 Gala for the Grove, REACH for the Stars. The evening will include a VIP reception, dinner, and silent and live auctions, followed by live music and dancing. The Center Grove High School classes of 1964, 1989, and 2004 will be honored. | When: Feb. 22, 6 p.m. – midnight. | Where: Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. | Cost: Reservations for $100 per person available while space lasts.| Info: Visit centergrovefoundation.org.
Needlework Group • Bring your project and work while socializing with other needlework crafters. | When: Jan. 23, 6 p.m. | Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. | Info: Visit bgpl.lib.in.us/.
Chili Cook-Off • Beech Grove Masonic Lodge will hold its second annual chili cook off and all you can eat dinner. | When: Jan. 25, 4-8 p.m. | Where: 617 Main St., Beech Grove. |Cost: Entrance into cook-off is a $10 donation and should bring gallon of home-made chili and people just wishing to partake in the all-you-can-eat chili and $5 donation. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. | Info: E-mail email@example.com.
Origami Jewelry • Learn to make jewelry using simple supplies and origami techniques. All participants will leave with a completed piece. | When: Jan. 20, 6 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Info: Call (317) 885-5036 or visit greenwoodlibrary.us.
Try It Tuesday: Giant Sorry! • Try your hand at a GIANT Sorry! tournament. Snacks included for the teen program. | When: Jan. 21, 3:30 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. | Info: Call (317) 885-5036 or visit greenwoodlibrary.us.
Intermediate Internet • Discover advanced Web search strategies and learn the library’s Web accessible catalog and databases. The Basics is a prerequisite for this class. | When: Jan. 21, 10:30 – 12 p.m.|Where: JCPL branches, including White River Township branch, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. | Info: Visit jcplin.org/register.
Who’s That Owl • The Beech Grove Public Library will hold story time and craft for children’s preschool. | When: Jan. 23, 11 a.m. | Where: 1102 Main St., Beech Grove. | Info: visit bgpl.lib.in.us/
JCPL Community Writing Project • What does your community mean to you? Johnson County Public Library invites you to write a story about your community. For grades 3 and up. A parent or guardian must sign release for children under 18.| When: Stories accepted now-Feb. 28. | Where: JCPL branches, including White River Township branch, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. | Info: Visit jcplin.org/writingproject.
MLK Jr. Day Celebration • Program includes music, history presentation and keynote remarks by local civic leader Rozelle Boyd. Cost is free but seating is limited.| When: Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m. Doors open 5 p.m.| Where: University of Indianapolis, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. | Info: Visit uindy.edu/arts or call (317) 788-3583.
Midwest Landscapes Exhibit • The new Midwest Landscapes Exhibit will open formally with a reception to honor the artists and Guest Artist Gary Moore, a photographer who specializes in landscapes and scenes from Brown County. | When: Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by appointment.| Where: Southside Art League, 299 E. Broadway, Greenwood. | Info: Call (317) 882-5562 or visit southsideartleague.org.
Family: Past and Present by Southport Artistry • Join for this group exhibition that will explore the concept of family, its meaning, and how it affects people. Explore the interactive area were visitors are invited to make drawings or leave notes about their family. | When: Opening reception, Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m. | Where: The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) is located at 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. | Info: Call (317) 327-7135 or visit gpacarts.org
The Wonder of It All: Intimate Portraits of Nature • Join for an exhibition about looking around you and seeing the wonder and beauty that is everywhere; in the distance, past the bend, up the tree, right beside you, at your feet. Most of these photographs, by Glory-June Greiff, were printed from Kodachrome slides, a beautiful film and process no longer available. | When: Jan. 18 – Feb. 22, regular GPAC hours. | Where: The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) is located at 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. | Info: Call (317) 327-7135 or visit gpacarts.org
Reformers Unanimous • Reformers Unanimous (RU) is a Christ-centered additions recovery program. This program is open to all adults who struggle with any addiction or stubborn habit. People come and the issues range from drugs, alcohol, food and pornography addictions as well as those who are struggling to have a better marriage, those trying to deal with anger issues, or trying to stop smoking. People come to learn how to deal with life’s challenges. | When: Friday nights. | Where: Greenwood Bible Baptist Church, 1461 Sheek Rd. | Info: Visit greenwoodbiblebaptistchurc.com or call (317) 859-9440.