Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream is teaming with local businesses to bring awareness to myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer that Joe Saba is battling. An event to show support for Saba, a sales executive with the Franklin Daily Journal, and a fundraiser for the Simon Cancer Center will be held from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Pinocchio’s, 1011 N. State Road 135, Suite F2, Greenwood. The program will feature a silent auction, a cornhole tournament, prizes and live music. Info: 865-8844. Saba, a Bargersville resident and a longtime coach of youth sports, and his wife, Joannie, have two children, Matt and Alexis.
“The Little Mermaid Jr.” Performances at Beech Grove
Christian Youth Theatre will present “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Beech Grove High School, 5330 Hornet Ave. The Disney tale features the beautiful, young mermaid Ariel, who longs to leave her ocean home and her fins behind and live in the world above. Tickets are $12 and $14 and can be purchased at www.cytindy.org/tickets/Disneys-The-Little-Mermaid-28.
Benefit Will Help to Purchase Defibrillators for Police Department
The Southport Lions Club is hosting a benefit spaghetti and meatballs dinner and a silent auction for the Southport Police Department from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the city’s Community Center, 6901 Derbyshire Road. The meal costs $8 and includes garlic bread, a salad, cheesecake and a beverage. Proceeds will be used to purchase defibrillators. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
After-school Programs Recognized; Rummage Sale at Concord Center
An open house to recognize the importance of after-school programs will be held from 3-6 p.m. Thursday at Concord Neighborhood Center, 1310 S. Meridian St. The event will feature rock-wall climbing, arts and crafts, table tennis and enrichment games. The center is also holding a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Donations can be dropped off at the center. Info: 637-4376 ext. 41. A benefit to raise funds for Concord’s program will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The evening will feature music, dinner, a cash bar and a silent auction. Tickets are $50.
Southport Farmers Market Open Tuesdays, Fridays
The Southport Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of Southport Antique Mall, 2028 E. Southport Road, is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and 3-7 p.m. Fridays through the end of the month. A sampling of the vendors’ goods includes dairy products, baked goods, meats, jewelry and soaps. People interested in booth space should call Nancy Miller at 431-3267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hand Bell Choir Will Perform
Joyful Sounds, a professional hand bell choir under the direction of June Hannah, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave.
Quilters Will Meet for Lunch
The Out to Lunch Bunch, a satellite group of the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis, will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 8180 S. U.S. Those attending are asked to wear costumes and bring a show-and-tell item.
Chapel Winds Woodwind Quintet in Concert
Chapel Winds Woodwind Quintet will present a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Irvington Presbyterian Church, 55 Johnson Ave. The group plays classical, sacred, folk, contemporary and other styles of music. A pizza reception follows the concert. Info: 356-7225 or www.irvpresby.org for more information.
Manual’s Class of 1965 Is Planning Reunion
Manual High School’s Class of 1965 will celebrate its 50th reunion April 30, 2015, at Primo Banquet Hall & Conference Center. Alumni are asked to update their addresses and phone numbers by calling Sandy Drexler at 784-3455. Info: www.Manualclass1965.
Book Sale at Beech Grove Library
Beech Grove Friends of the Library are holding a book sale through Saturday at the library, 1102 Main St. Only Friends may attend the sale from 4-7 p.m. today, but memberships may be purchased. The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Roncalli Ensembles Will Present “Sacred Sounds” Concerts
Ensembles from Roncalli’s band and choral programs will perform “Sacred Sounds” concerts at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the school’s auditorium. There is no charge to attend, but tickets are required. They can be reserved by calling 787-8277 ext. 249 or emailing email@example.com.
Cancer Society Will Hold Fundraising Walk
The American Cancer Society is recruiting walkers and fundraisers for its 5K Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which will be held Saturday at White River State Park, 801 W. Washington St. Info: (800) 227-2345 or www.makingstrideswalk.org/indianapolisin.
Want to Craft Brew?
A program on how to make beer at home will be presented from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at White River Library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. Participants, who must be at least 21, will learn how different styles and flavors are created from experts at Brewline Brewing Co. Info: 885-1330.
Fall Festival, Candy, Free Hot Dogs, Apple Cider
Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., will host its Trunk or Treat & Fall Festival from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Congregation members will sport decorated vehicles with trunks wide open with Halloween treats for everyone in costumes. In addition, the event will feature free hot dogs, popcorn, apple cider, face painting, games and a haunted bus. Info: 881-1653 or www.greenwoodumc.org.
Children Can Trunk or Treat
A trunk or treat program for children ages 12 and under will be held from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Southport Christian Church, 201 E. Epler Ave. Info: 784-4431.
Halloween Party at Baxter YMCA
Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby St., is hosting its annual Halloween party from 6-8 p.m. Friday. The evening will feature a haunted house, crafts, snacks and a costume contest. The cost for members is $3 per person, $12 per family; for nonmembers it’s $6 and $15, respectively. Info: 881-9347.
Library Will Host Halloween Party
Franklin Road Library, 5550 S. Franklin Road, will hold a Halloween party from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Children of all ages are invited to dress in costume and stop by for games, crafts and stories. Info: 275-4380.
‘Rocky Horror Picture Show 1/2,’ ‘Harry Potter Halloween 1/2’ Shown
Greenwood Library, 310 S. Meridian St., will show “Rocky Horror Picture Show 1/2” at 8 p.m. Saturday. The library staff will give an overview of audience participation and how to do “The Time Warp” dance before the show. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Props will be provided, and those attending must be 18 or older. “Harry Potter Halloween ½” will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 27. The program will feature Halloween fun for kindergartners through fifth-graders with a twist of Harry. Info: 885-5036.
Visit Garfield Park for a Haunting Good Time
Children ages 2-5 are invited to don their Halloween costumes and head to the Garfield Park Conservatory, 2450 Shelby St., at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, to meet some creepy and not-so-creepy creatures while doing a craft. The cost is $4, and registration is required. Info: 327-7580. The conservatory will be transformed into a haunted house from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29 and 30. Admission is $2. For the easily scared, it’s advised that they tour the house from 5:30-7 p.m., when it won’t be so spooky. There are fun and free events at the arts and family centers. A free reptile and amphibian show will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.
Party, Costume Contest and Animal Show
The Beech Grove Parks Department is hosting a free Halloween party, a costume contest and an animal show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Elton H. Geshwiler Senior Center, 602 Main St.
Monster Mash Community Party
Billed as a “monster mash,” a free Halloween party will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Community Center, just south of Main and Meridian streets and behind the fire station. The event will feature a costume contest, bounce houses, stories, a disc jockey, trick-or-treating and a pumpkin patch. A dinner and a hayride will be available for $2.
Zombies Will Rule Southport
Southport is hosting a zombie village and a Halloween party and parade from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. The parade lineup starts at 5:30 p.m. at Southport Elementary, 261 Anniston Drive, and will move along Walnut Street to Southport Road and to the Community Center, 6900 Derbyshire Road. Info: 786-5489.