Indyteledata’s Lunch and Learn Series continues from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Books & Brews, 3808 Shelby St. The program, which features a free meal, will focus on business continuity and disaster recovery. Register by calling 317-231-5547 or visiting ww.indyteledata.com/.
Special Meeting for Perry Board of Education
The Perry Township Board of Education will host a special meeting and a public work session at 6 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the township’s Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Ave. The agenda may be viewed at http://www.boarddocs.com/in/msdpt/Board.nsf.
College Credit Transfer Agreement
Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Indianapolis have signed a credit transfer agreement that will make it easier for students to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students can move from the associate of science in business administration curriculum at Ivy Tech to the bachelor of science in business administration accelerated adult program at UIndy. Info: 317-788-3294 or email ALadmissions@uindy.edu.
The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis’ Southside satellite group will meet at noon Thursday, June 27, at Friedens United Church of Christ, 8300 S. Meridian St. Cathy Burkett, owner of In Stitches Quilt Shop in Rushville, will be the guest speaker. Those attending are asked to wear something orange as it’s the color for the theory talk. Info: http://www.quiltguildindy.net.
Want to Adopt a Dog or a Cat?
More than 1,000 dogs and cats from shelters and rescue organizations will be up for adoption from 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Indy Mega Adoption Event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The fee starts at $30, which is less than half the price normally charged by some shelters. Pets will go home with their new owners the same day. Early bird admission is available for $25, otherwise it is free. Info: http://bit.ly/megaearly.
Author at Central Library Sunday
The Indianapolis Public Library’s signature event of the current adult summer reading program will be an appearance by bestselling author Madeline Miller, Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. She will discuss her mythological retelling, Circe, which is on the summer reading list, as well as her other bestseller, The Song of Achilles. Book sales and signings will follow the program. Adult summer reading activities include book discussions, writing workshops presented by the Indiana Writers Center, and altered-book poetry programs presented by the Indianapolis Art Center. Those attending any adult summer reading program event will receive a raffle entry for a grand prize basket of goodies featuring Gen Con passes, gift certificates, and a signed copy of Circe by Madeline Miller. Individuals can stop by their local Indy Public Library branch to pick up a “Favorite Fiction: Rebooted” tote bag, while supplies last, and receive a raffle entry with the bag. No registration is necessary to participate. For more information about these summer programs for adults, visit www.indypl.org/srp.
Popular Garfield Park Concerts
Free concerts featuring two of the most popular outdoor performances take place Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27, at 7 p.m. at the MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park. Presented by the Friends of Garfield Park and Indy Parks, multi-talented jazz violinist/vocalist Cathy Morris performs in the first concert. Morris’ instrumentals and vocals have entertained enthusiastic fans in central Indiana for many years. One night later, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis performs. The all-volunteer orchestra is in its 78th season and is led by Orcenith Smith, conductor and artistic director. The orchestra was formed in 1941. Admission and parking are free. The free concerts are possible due to public support ot the Friends of Garfield Park. Info: www.garfieldparkindy.org.
Beech Grove Fireworks
The annual Beech Grove community-wide fireworks display will be Wednesday, July 3, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at Sarah T. Bolton Park, 1300 Churchman Avenue. Food vendors will have food available for purchase at 6 p.m., with DJ music beginning at the same time. Aerial fireworks are expected to be fired off at dark (10 p.m.). Patrons are urged to bring lawn chairs. Parking is reserved in the park for vehicles with valid handicapped tags or license plates only. Admission to the park is free. The event is an annual community activity of the Beech Grove Promoters Club. Info: www.BGPromoters.org.