St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3932 MiCasa Ave., will sponsor a free harvest festival from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Guests, who are encouraged to wear costumes, can enjoy carnival games, a picnic, crafts and trick-or-treating.
Calvary Lutheran Church and School, 6111 Shelby St., will show the Disney movie “Moana” - rain or shine - at 7 p.m. Saturday. Popcorn, hot dogs, chips, beverages and desserts will be provided.
University Heights United Methodist Church, 4002 Otterbein Ave. and adjacent to the University of Indianapolis, has launched a program for children with physical and mental disabilities. The Siloam Ministry for Supportive Services, which runs from 9-10 a.m. every Sunday, is named for the pool in Jerusalem where Jesus healed a blind man. Info: https://www.uhumc.com.
REPUBLICANS WILL MEET
The Perry Township Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at 3145 Madison Ave., where state Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer will be the guest speaker. There will also be an open forum for candidates running in the November election.
PERRY SCHOOL BOARD MEETS
The Perry Township Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Ave.
‘HOLY COW’ SPAGHETTI DINNER
The 16th annual “Holy Cow” spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held Friday, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. The dinner and auction are open to the public. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Greenwood public elementary schools. The dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children, 10 years and under. Info: www.greenwoodumc.org.
ROWDIE’S PUMPKIN PATCH
Rowdie’s Pumpkin Patch opens Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. for Indianapolis Indians’ Knot Hole Kids Club members of 2019 and new 2020 members at Victory Field. Youngsters, 14-and-under can pick their pumpkin in the outfield and take a hayride. The event is free. Rowdie, the Indians mascot, will be dressed as a scarecrow. Snacks and drinks will be available.
RONCALLI PRESENTS KATHY TROCCOLI
Christian recording artist Kathy Troccoli will perform at a free public concert Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., at Roncalli High School. Troccoli will be accompanied by two Roncalli choirs and each South Deanery grade school will be represented during her performance. Patrons must have a ticket for Troccoli’s performance in the performing arts auditorium. Tickets are available in the main office at Roncalli, 3300 Prague Road, daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seating is limited.
AVE MARIA GUILD MONTHLY MEETING
The Ave Maria Guild will have its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove. The guild recently held its semi-annual card party to raise funds for the St. Paul Hermitage. Donna Laughlin took home a 43-inch LED Insignia TV.
LOCAL AUTHOR’S FAIR
Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St., serves as host for its seventh annual local author’s fair, Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The fair introduces Southside residents to local writers from a variety of genres. Information about local writing organizations will be available.
PICKLEBALL TOURNEY AT GREENWOOD
The inaugural Greenwood Pickleball Open unfolds Friday, Oct. 4 from 9 1.m. until noon at Craig Park. Nine courts are available for the round-robin tourney for beginner and advanced players. The event is sponsored by Greenwood’s Parks and Recreation Department and Rest and Restore Ministries. Tickets are $20 per person. The first 50 players who sign up receive a branded drawstring bag and commemorative T-shirt. Proceeds benefit Rest and Restore Ministries and improvements to pickleball amenities at the park. Winning teams receive a trophy and $100 gift cards for each division. Register at: https://register.greenwood.in.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html.
FALL BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE
St. John’s UCC, 7031 S East St., will host their Fall Bazaar and Bake sale, Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be more than 50 vendors.