Edgewood United Methodist Church, 1820 E. Epler Ave., is serving a free Thanksgiving dinner from 5-7 p.m. Saturday.
ART FAIR AT GARFIELD PARK
The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, will host its 12th annual Autumn Art Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature about 40 artists selling their works, including ceramics, drawings, jewelry, mixed media, pressed flowers, sculptures and fancy gift boxes. Admission and parking is free. Info: 317-327-7135.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BEING COLLECTED
The Franklin Symphonic Council is collecting used musical instruments for Franklin Middle School band students who want to participate in the ensemble but cannot afford their own instruments. If necessary, the council will pay for minor repairs so that beginning musicians may reuse instruments with a lot of musical life left in them. Info: Jaime Shilts at 317-691-2017.
Delta Theta Tau will present its 44th annual Artisan Holiday Market from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Beech Grove High School, 5330 Hornet Ave. An admission fee of $3 per adult (13 and over) will benefit local charities.
REMEMBER A LOVED ONE
Franciscan Health and Franciscan Hospice Bereavement are hosting “Christmas Remembrance” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd., where participants can honor and remember their lost loved ones through a program featuring guest speakers, music and a candle-lighting ceremony. Those attending can bring photos of those they want to honor. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the free service. Reservations: Karla Norton Riggs at 317-528-2636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO STARTS SATURDAY
For the first time in its 51-year history, Christmas at the Zoo will begin before Thanksgiving with the opening Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Indianapolis Zoo. The traditional event continues daily through Dec. 30, closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and day. The zoo opens at noon and Christmas at the Zoo activities go from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., extended until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Many of the zoo’s more robust animals — tigers, red pandas, brown bears, walrus and more — will be out to enjoy the cooler weather. The zoo’s many indoor exhibits offer a perfect place for guests to warm up. Colorful light displays are part of Christmas at the Zoo. And Santa Claus will be on hand at Santa’s Village under the Bicentennial Pavilion. Local choirs also fill the night with Christmas carols. Info at: IndianapolisZoo.com.