Fena D’Ottavio of Accomplish Quilting will address the specifics of batting and thread for successful machine quilting when the Quilt Connection Guild meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. Guests are welcome. Info: email SMiller6514@gmail.com.
A series of free gardening classes offered by Purdue Extension begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Bethany Community Gardens, 4701 S. East St. The program, suitable for all gardeners, was launched last year and resulted in 800 pounds of produce being shared among participants and two food pantries. Additional sessions, each of which includes a free meal and babysitting services, are scheduled for 6 p.m. March 26, April 9 and 30, May 7 and 14 and June 18. Info: Bruce Bye at 317-783-7283.
FINANCIAL EDUCATION CLASSES
The Greenwood branch of Financial Center First Credit Union, 20 N. Emerson Ave., offers free financial education classes on topics like credit building, budgeting and investment planning. “How we manage our money has a huge impact on our lives,” said James Davidson, the center’s director of financial literacy. Info: 317-919-6113 or visit www. fcfcu.com/financial-education.
PAGODA DRIVE BRIDGE CLOSED
New bridge construction on Pagoda Drive over Pleasant Run will affect access to Garfield Park’s Burello Family Center and other areas of Garfield Park. Detours will be posted throughout the park. Vehicular traffic is to utilize Pleasant Run Parkway to Madison Avenue to Southern Avenue. Walkers and bikers should use the Pleasant Run greenway and footbridge over Bean Creek. The bridge will be closed until fall.
CELLTOWER HEARING RESET TUESDAY
The Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals will hear a postponed variance request for a proposed 135-foot communication tower on Perry Township Schools property Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the public assembly room on the second floor of the City-County Building. The hearing was postponed from Feb. 5 due to remonstrance. Skyway Towers LLC and FTE Moilnet of Indiana seek a special exception for the tower between Southport Middle and Clinton Young Elementary schools. Verizon seeks to improve its 4G coverage and wireless network reliability with the tower. The City-County Building is at 200 E. Washington St.
BEECH GROVE BLOOD DRIVE
The American Red Cross will have a blood drive at Hornet Park Community Center, Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The center is at 5245 Hornet Ave. in front of Beech Grove High School. Patrons are urged to schedule a time online at: www.redcrossblood.org.
ABSTRACT ART SHOW AT SAL
Southside Art League artist Linette Bledsoe will feature new works from her abstract collection in March at the art league’s gallery, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood. Her display, “Round and Round,” opens Friday. She owns Linette’s Painting & Fine Art, LLC. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.
'MASQUERADE UNDER THE STARS’
A fundraising gala, “Masquerade under the Stars,” will benefit the Center Grove Fine Arts Academy, Saturday at 6 p.m., at the Sycamore at Mallow Run, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville. Entertainment showcases the artistry, music and drama of students participating in CGFAA. A silent auction will be conducted. Funds raised will benefit CGFAA’s productions, camps and educational programs. A buffet dinner will be prepared by Grafton Peek Catering. Tickets are $50 per person. For info: email@example.com.
GRAND OPENING OF GPL STUDIO
The Studio – a re-imagining of library space that offers an opportunity for makers of all ages to create, explore, tinker, and learn – opens March 8-9 at the Greenwood Library. The Studio consists of an area for audio and video where patrons can record YouTube videos and broadcasts or make stop-animation films. The AV studio includes free access to audio recorder, a high-end camera, microphones, a photography light box and more. The maker studio is for creative individuals of all ages to explore, build and learn with free access to various kits, computers with editing software and equipment. GPL is at 310 S. Meridian St., in Old Town Greenwood.
EITELJORG OPENS FOR 30TH YEAR
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art launches its 30th year with a new exhibit March 9 that showcases the beauty of native American art. “A Sense of Beauty: Showcasing Power and Beauty in Native Art” displays jewelry, baskets, and pottery. Kachina carvings will be on display, beginning March 30. Eiteljorg will host a 30th anniversary party, March 29. Eiteljorg, founded by the late Harrison Eiteljorg opened in June 1989 as the first facility of the White River State Park. For info on 2019 displays, go to: www.eiteljorg.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NAYDO YMCA
of Greater Indianapolis needs volunteers for the 38th Annual North American YMCA Development Organization Conference on philanthropy, April 3-6. The volunteers would help with an expected 1,000 attendees in a variety of activities. Interested persons should contact Jim Wood or Melissa Everhart at 317-266-9622.
ESKENAZI VOLUNTEEN PROGRAM
Eskenazi Health is accepting applications for its annual VolunTEEN summer program for teenagers, 14 to 19 years old, to preview a path to becoming health care professionals. Applicants must be 14 years old by April 12. The teens will be mentored in nursing, therapy, medicine and health care. Two separate four-week summer sessions are offered. Teens must go through a volunteer certification process. Participants must attend a mandatory orientation, May 11 at 9 a.m., at Eskenazi hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave. For info: www.eskenazihealth.edu.