Woodside Community Church, 1811 S. Morgantown Road, will host a community day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature a duck race, the giveaway of backpacks and more than 40 vendors, including Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop and Johnson’s BBQ Shack. Those attending are asked to bring clean, gently worn and new shoes to donate to the church’s fundraiser. Info: Ileta Schaub at 317-258-8076.
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.
App Assists Veterans With VA Benefits Claims
The National Veterans Legal Services Program has launched an app – the NVLSP VA Benefit Identifier – that helps veterans determine what VA benefits that they are likely entitled. The app, which can be downloaded at www.nvlsp.org/, directs users to a questionnaire that assists in verifying whether they should file a claim for service-connected disability benefits or nonservice-connected disability pension.
Sponsors, Vendors Sought for Music on Main
The Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors and vendors for its Music on Main program, which will be staged from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 on Main St. The event will feature local and regional groups, food trucks, arts and crafts, health products, a beer garden and a kids zone. Info: 317-800-8499 or email info@beech grovechamber.org.
High School Students Will Stage Musical
High school students from throughout central Indiana will perform an orchestrated version of “The Secret Garden” at 7 p.m. July 25-28 and 2 p.m. July 28 and 29 at Park Tudor. Presented by Summer Stock Stage, the production tells the story of an orphan girl who returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and discovers a magic garden with haunting melodies and spirits to guide her through her new life. Tickets, $14 for the July 25 preview performance and $18 for all other shows, can be purchased at www.summerstockstage.com.
Southside Street Names Will Be Discussed
The origin of Southside street names, including Thompson Road and Epler Avenue, will be discussed by Barry Browning and Fred Shonk when the Perry Township/Southport Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Ave. (wonder where that name came from). Guests are welcome.
Quilters Will Meet
The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis’ Southside satellite meeting will begin at noon Thursday, July 26, at Friedens United Church of Christ, 8300 S. Meridian St. Carol Stahlhut will discuss the latest in quilting trends and what fabrics will be available in September. Additional information is available at http://www.quiltguildindy.net.
Church Serves Free Lunches
University Heights United Methodist Church, 4002 Otterbein Ave. and 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 products will be available from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 725 S. State St.
Dinner and Variety Show
The curtain will rise at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, for a variety show and dinner at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. The performers will include Eric Kincaid, who was in “Cats” on Broadway, magician Chad Collyer, vocalists, a bell soloist and a percussionist. Tickets, $20 per adult, $10 per child under 8, can be purchased at the church from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily until July 26. Dinner includes carved roast beef with au jus, baked chicken, vegetarian lasagna pinwheels, salad, rolls and desserts. Info: 317-881-1653.
The Beech Grove Moose Lodge, 3320 S. Emerson Ave., will host a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from noon-8 p.m. Saturday. Also on are the menu are breaded tenderloin sandwiches, side dishes, beverages and desserts.
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