University Heights United Methodist Church, 4002 Otterbein Ave., 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, clothing and hygiene items will be available from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Chu rch, 725 S. State St.
Free Admission to Franklin Basketball Games
The Franklin College men’s and women’s basketball teams are offering free admission to their home games during Christmas break. Times and dates for the men’s games are: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Wabash; 7 p.m. Dec. 29, Cornell; and 3 p.m. Dec. 31, Thomas More. The women’s only home contest during the break is at 3 p.m. Dec. 28 against Trine.
Youth Basketball League
Registration is underway for Baxter YMCAs youth basketball leagues, which begin Jan. 14 and run through March 11. Practices will take place one evening each week, with games on Saturdays. Prices vary because the Y offers a sliding fee scale based on household income. There are no tryouts, and no one gets cut. Everyone is assigned to a team, and all players have the opportunity for equal playing time in games and practice. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Service for the Despondent
St. John’s United Church of Christ, corner of U.S. 31 and Southport Road, will hold its annual “blue” Christmas service at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. The worship is designed for those who find it difficult to be in the Yuletide spirit because of an illness, unemployment, grief or loneliness. The service provides a spiritual vehicle to recognize one’s sadness, which is a rare opportunity in a season when joy seems almost socially mandated.
The church will host a family worship at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and a communion and candlelight service at 11 p.m. Info: 317-881-2353.
Acoustic Music Show
Paul Rippy, who serves as the disc jockey for The Southside Voice’s cruise-ins, will host an acoustic music show from 8-11 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Atkins Post 355, 7610 S. Meridian St., where Mark Proctor and Stan Bixler will perform folk and country music and soft rock. No minors will be admitted.
Bulletin Boards are $10 per posting, or free with the purchase of advertising. To place a listing or for more information, call 317-781-0023 or email Scott.Mohr@southsidervoice.com.