Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., will host its Trunk or Treat & Fall Festival from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Congregation members will sport decorated vehicles with trunks full of Halloween treats for everyone wearing 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.
Sorority Will Host Rush Party
“Friends Are Life’s Dessert” is the theme for a rush party being hosted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, by Gamma Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a service organization that supports Camp Riley, Easter Seals and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. People interested in attending the event should call Pat Hamby at 508-9015.
After-school Programs Recognized; Items Sought for Rummage Sale
An open house to recognize the importance of after-school programs will be held from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Concord Neighborhood Center, 1310 S. Meridian St. The programs keep children safe, help working families and inspire innovative learning and youth development, said Executive Director Nikki Girls. The event will feature rock-wall climbing, arts and crafts, table tennis and enrichment games. The center is collecting items for its rummage sale, which will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Info: 637-4376 ext. 41.
Greenwood Library Will Host Authors Fair
More than 30 authors will be on hand when Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., hosts an authors fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Those attending can meet authors, learn about writing organizations and get a few tips from the pros on how to start writing. Romance novelist Sandy James will speak, and there will be a reading by Brick Street Poets.
Representative of Chosen People Ministries Will Speak
Jeffrey Kran, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct., 22, at Southview Wesleyan Church, 4700 Shelbyville Road. The ministry was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who believed that Jesus was the Messiah of Israel. From its humble beginning in Brooklyn, N.Y., the ministry has grown into a worldwide program. In stressing the Jewish roots of Christian faith, the ministry hopes to make its message more accessible to Jews. Info: 783-0404.
Adventure Film Series Continues
The Greenwood Kiwanis and Southport Lions clubs’ Travel Adventure Cinema Series resumes with “The Travels of Father (Junipero) Serra” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Greenwood High School, 615 W. Smith Valley Road. Narrated by Monty and Marsha Brown, the movie will introduce patrons to the “man who invented California.” The Browns will follow Serra’s footsteps from San Diego to San Francisco while discussing his amazing work two centuries ago. The program will also feature 40 minutes of live country gospel music. Admission is $5. Info: 881-4059 or www.montyandmarsh.com/serra.html.
Booth Space Available for Craft and Bake Sale
Vendor tables are available for Santa’s Cookies & Crafts on Dec. 6 at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., where Santa will make an appearance from 10-11 a.m. The bazaar, which will feature homemade cookies, cheese balls, sweet breads, fudge, other goodies and toys will run from 9 a.m.-noon. Info: 902-4632.
Circle City Connection Chapter of ABWA
Circle City Connection Chapter of the American Women’s Association will host a luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Lincoln Square Restaurant, 7308 E. 21st St. Guests are welcome. Info: Jackie at 823-8932.
University Heights UMC Serves Free Lunches
University Heights United Methodist Church, 4002 Otterbein Ave. and adjacent to the University of Indianapolis, will serve free lunches from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Free Meals, Clothing and Hygiene Items
Free hot meals will be served from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 725 S. State St., by volunteers from Centered Around Christ, which helps the needy and homeless. In addition, free clothing and hygiene items will be available.
Southport Masons Will Host Breakfast Buffet
Made-to-order breakfasts will be served from 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Southport Masonic Lodge, 5678 S. U.S. 31, where eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, hash browns, toast, coffee and juice will be available for $6.
Learn How to Sing in Four-part Harmony
The award-winning White River Sound Women’s Chorus welcomes ladies of all ages and musical backgrounds to learn how to sing in four-part harmony. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. most Tuesdays, and newcomers needn’t know how to read music. Info or location: Shar at 446-6103.
Support Group for Caregivers
A support group for individuals who care for the elderly will host an open discussion from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at St. Mark Catholic School, 541 E. Edgewood Ave. For more information about the program, which is sponsored by Catholic Charities Indianapolis, call Monica Woodsworth at 261-3378 or email email@example.com.
Networking, Training, Inspiration Offered Through Rainmakers
Offering inspirational programs, networking opportunities and business training – all of which are essential to running a successful business – Rainmakers meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Fireside Brewhouse, 997 E. County Line Road, Greenwood.
Toastmasters Meet Every Monday
The Vineyard Toastmasters Club meets from 7-8:15 p.m. every Monday at the Perry Township Government Center, 4925 Shelby St., where members can gain confidence and leadership skills by improving their communication and listening techniques. Info: Edward Barrett at 888-5176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.