Pet Carnival IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital, a 24-hour facility located at 5425 Victory Drive, will host its 20th annual Pet Carnival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The free event will feature vendors who specialize in pet-related products, an adoption fair, competitions for pets, a splash zone, face painting, caricatures, lemonade, hot dogs and popcorn. All pets must be on a leash (maximum of 6 feet) or in a carrier. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation of either pet food or cleaning supplies for Indy Humane. Info: www.indyvet.com or 317782-4484.
Eye Screenings for Children The Lions Club of Southport will conduct free eye screenings for children ages 1-6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-19, at Southport Library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. Info: AJ Johnson at 317250-3556 or email Ladylion438@earthlink.net.
Paper Shredding, Appliance Disposal, Auction Beech Grove is hosting a free paper shredding program and a recycling fair for appliances from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday behind City Hall, 801 Main St. Volunteers will be on hand to help those who need assistance. The city and Mike Heimel Auction Services will conduct a sale of police cars, bicycles and office items at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Department of Public Works, near the intersection of Churchman and Ritter avenues.
Questions About Refugees Answered Heidi Smith from the Indianapolis Archdiocesan Refugee Resettlement program will speak at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Her remarks will include who is eligible for refugee resettlement, how they apply, where they are sent and what is done to help them when arriving.
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. 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.
Launch Party for WTTS Can Concerts City Barbeque is sponsoring the WTTS Can Concerts, and its Downtown location, 621 W. 11th St., will host a launch party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The event will feature live music and special guests. Those who donate canned or nonperishable goods to the Dayspring Center Family Emergency Shelter will be entered for giveaways. The restaurant at 7863 S. U.S. 31 will accept canned goods throughout the month. For every five cans that guests donate, they will receive coupons for two free sides. The concert series kicks off Aug. 2 with Phillip Phillips at The Vogue.
Classic Car Show
In commemoration of John Dillinger’s death, author Carol Sissom is hosting a classic car show from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Bubba’s 33, 7791 S. U.S. 31. Sissom is encouraging everyone with Prohibition gangster era cars to enter them. Trophies will be awarded, and Sissom will sign copies of her book “Banking With Dillinger.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Free Classes For Seniors Franciscan Senior Promise offers a variety of free classes, including “Kidney Talk and CICOA” from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday; “AARP Smart Driver,” which teaches valuable defensive driving skills and serves as a refresher course of the rules of the road, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, cost is $15 per AARP member, $20 per nonmember; and “Dementia Conversations,” 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 27. Call Robyn Stuteville at 317-528-6570 to register or for more information.
Bulletin Boards are $10 per posting, or free with the purchase of advertising. To place a listing or for more information, call 317-7810023 or email Scott.Mohr@southsidervoice.com