Organizers of Southport’s Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade and party are holding a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the mayor’s office, 6901 Derbyshire Road. Volunteers who would like to play the roles of zombies for the parade, which is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, should attend.
The city’s Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Southport Park, 6901 Derbyshire Road. The event will feature live entertainment (Random Harvest, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Emerald Field, 3-4:30 p.m.), a bounce house, vendors, food trucks and much more. Vendor applications are available at www.southportevents.org.
Public Invited to Harvest Dinner
The Lads of Harmony Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will perform at the Franklin Township Historical Society’s Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 8936 Southeastern Ave. Tickets are $15, and reservations with payment must be received by Oct. 11; mail them to Harvest Dinner, FTHS, P.O. Box 39015, Indianapolis, IN 46239. Info: Dana Crapo at 784-5314.
Flu Shots Available Southport Baptist Church
St. Francis Visiting Nurse Service will administer flu and pneumonia immunizations for $37 and $80, respectively, from 10:30 a.m.-noon Sunday at Southport Baptist Church, 2901 E. Banta Road. Most insurances will be accepted. Info: 787-8236.
Auditions for a ‘Christmas Carol’
Buck Creek Players will hold auditions for “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6 and 7 at their playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. The cast calls for three males and four females of varying adult ages. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to peruse a copy of the script. Production dates are the first three weekends in December.
Car Raffle Will Help Fund Bands Trip to New York City
Center Grove High School’s Band Boosters is holding a car raffle to help fund the band’s trip to New York City to participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27. The band’s show is titled “Understanding,” and the program is led by drum majors Christopher Crowder, Drew Bonfield and Alexa Gail Colinco. Tickets, $40 each or three for $100 are available by filling out order forms at www.cen
tergrovebands.com. The drawing for the $30,000 car will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the school. Billed as The Road to Macy’s Car Raffle, the fundraiser is supported by Ray Skillman GMC Buick.
Fair Features Music, Food, Fun While Celebrating Cancer Survivors
Franciscan St. Francis Health Cancer Center, 8111 S. Emerson Ave., will host its fall festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature music from Tastes Like Chicken, free food, beverages and face painting, a magic show, a children’s costume contest with prizes and a farmers market. There will also be a balloon ceremony to recognize cancer survivors and their families, information on awareness and prevention of the disease and tours of the facility. Info: 528-7794.
Are You a Trivia Buff?
Roncalli is registering teams of eight for a trivia competition on Nov. 8. Contestants must be at least 21, and they will be quizzed on pop culture, music, sports, Roncalli history and much more. The cost, $125 per team, $20 per individual, includes pizza, chili and snacks. Beer will be available for purchase. Teams that sport the cleverest names and table themes will be eligible to win prizes. The evening will get under way with the celebration of Mass at 5 p.m. in the school chapel, followed by a social at 6 p.m. and the contest at 7 p.m. Call Gary Armbruster at 787-8277 ext. 242 for information about registration and sponsorships.
Works by Calligraphers Will Be Displayed
Works by members of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana (www.cal
ligin.org) will be exhibited Friday through Oct. 30 at the Southside Art League, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood. An open house to meet the artists will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. The display can be viewed from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 882-5562 to arrange for other hours.
Renovated Gallery Opens With Benefit for Hunger Inc.
Melodie Yvonne Ramey will celebrate the opening of her renovated gallery – Photographic Melodie, 2601 E. Southport Road – from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Those who bid on items not sold during the online art auction for Hunger Inc. and bring an item for the pantry will receive a free 8-by-10-inch print. Hunger Inc. will receive 20 percent of the profits from the evening.
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 Oct. 25 at White River State Park, 801 W. Washington St. Info: (800) 227-2345 or www.makingstrideswalk.org/indianapolisin.
Retired Teachers Hold Luncheon Meeting
The Perry Township Retired Teachers Association will host its fall luncheon meeting at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at MCL Cafeteria and Bakery, 3630 S. East St. A short business meeting will be followed by Ron May discussing the Indy Honor Flight program, whose mission is to transport World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., so they can visit the memorials dedicated in their honor. Info: Anne Sanders at 340-4527 or 878-4527.
Quilters Meet Oct. 2
Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker from the Indiana State Museum will present a program on “Indiana’s Quilters” when the Quilt Connection Guild meets from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. The guild features such activities as workshops, charity projects, a quilt challenge, parties and auctions.
English Country Dance
A free English country dance with host Berry Levitt and music by Entwyned (John Paolillo and Twy Bethard) will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2450 Shelby St. Period costumes are not required but encouraged.
Needlework Group Meets at Library
A needlework group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 2, 16 and 30 at Beech Grove Library, 1102 Main St. Those attending can work on projects while socializing.
Beech Grove Historical Society
The Beech Grove Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Beech Grove Library, 1102 Main St. Everyone is welcome. Info: 788-4203.
Benefit Dinner Will Aid Needy Families at Christmas
The Men’s Club of Rosedale Hills United Methodist Church, 4450 S. Keystone Ave., is holding a benefit chili dinner from 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $3 for children ages 7-12, $6 for those 13 and older; children 6 and under can eat for free. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Christmas fund for needy families.
Dog Adoption Fair at White River Library
Tails and Trails Rescue will host a dog adoption fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at White River Library, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, where pet owners can bring their furry friends for discounted nail trims and microchipping for $15. Info: 885-1330.