Christ Our Shepherd Church of the Brethren, 857 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, will host a dinner program for all military personnel – retired and active – and their families at 5 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker is James McIntire, who was injured while serving on a submarine during the Vietnam War. He serves as state coordinator of the Veterans Transportation Network, which provides veterans free rides to medical appointments. Info: 317-416-7888.
Church Will Give Away Baked Goods
St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 2560 S. Villa Ave., will give away baked goods from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, or until the supply runs out.
Free Concert Will Feature Keyboard Favorites
A free concert of keyboard favorites by Howard Cottengim will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Thompson Road Baptist Church, 1700 E. Thompson Road. Cottengim played for 25 years with the Masters Quartet.
It’s Easy to Discard Toxic Waste
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works will conduct a ToxDrop from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Perry Township Government Center, 4925 Shelby St. In addition, the refuse can be dropped off at 1725 S. West St. from 9-11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Suitable materials include antifreeze, paint, brake fluid, batteries, drain and toilet bowl cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, adhesives, pesticides, pool chemicals, thermometers and used motor oil.
Support Group for Veterans
Warrior’s Hope, an organization that assists veterans and active-duty personnel in finding positive methods to deal with the issues that trigger combat-related imagery or trauma, meets from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at 444 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood.
Board of Education Meetings, Work Sessions
The Perry Township Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Ave, except for October, when it meets the fifth Monday. Public work sessions are held at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of February, April, June, August, September and November.
College Fair at UIndy
The Greater Indianapolis Southside College Fair will run from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the University of Indianapolis’ Athletics & Recreation Center, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. The fair will feature representatives from more than 60 colleges. Students and parents will be able to meet with college representatives to gather information and ask questions about admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and other activities.
Free Health Screenings and Paper Shredding
Beech Grove Middle School, 1248 Buffalo St., is hosting a community fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature free health screenings and paper shredding, and large appliances can be recycled. Information about the area’s schools, parks, health-care facilities and merchants will be available. Info: visit www.beechgrovechamber.org.
Young Musicians Will Compete
Six finalists will compete in Saturday’s Michael Ben and Illene Komisarow Young Musicians Contest at the DeHaan Fine Arts Center on the University of Indianapolis campus, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. The winner will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Beginning at 2 p.m. the competition is free to watch.
Memorial Mass for Deceased Guild Members
A memorial Mass to celebrate the lives of recently deceased members of the Ave Maria Guild will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at St. Paul Hermitage. The guild’s meeting follows at 12:30 p.m. Members are welcome to bring a sack lunch as they make plans for their March 23 rummage sale.
Nominations Sought for Preservation Work
Indiana Landmarks is seeking nominations for its Servaas Memorial Awards, which celebrate achievement in historic preservation, and its Williamson Prize for outstanding individual leadership in the field. The awards carry cash prizes up to $2,000. Info and nomination forms (due by May 2): www.indianalandmarks.org/awards.
The Lenten Breakfast Series hosted by the Southeast Cluster of United Methodist Churches continues at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ UMC, 8540 S. U.S. 31. There is no charge to attend the program, which is open to the public, but donations will be accepted on behalf of the Perry Township Religious Education Association and Fletcher Place and Brightwood community centers. Subsequent breakfasts will be held March 10 at Edgewood UMC, 1820 E. Epler Ave.; March 17 at Christ UMC, hosted by Woodside and Calvary UMCs; and March 24, at Rosedale Hills UMC, 4450 S. Keystone Ave.
Flower & Patio Show
The Indiana Flower & Patio Show opens Saturday for a nine-day run at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Visitors will find patios and gardens and thousands of ideas to take home. The show will feature guest speakers, demonstrations and vendors selling bulbs, seeds, annuals, flowers, plants and other items. Admission is $14 per adult; children ages 12 and under will be admitted free. All active and retired military, police and fire personnel will be admitted free Tuesday, March 13. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays. Info: www.IndianaFlowerandPatioShow.com, where coupons good for $2 off admission are available.
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