The Decatur Township Democrat Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Buffer Park Golf Course, 3825 Foltz Road. A pitch-in dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. The club meets the second Monday of each month. Info: Jon Easter at 317-201-0236.
Library’s New Books Will Be Discussed
Greenwood Public Library will host a book discussion on its new titles at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Sassafras Tea Room, 229 N. Madison Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12. The event will allow participants the opportunity to try some tasty treats while learning about upcoming new releases. Tea purchases will be covered by the library. Registration: www.greenwoodlibrary.us.
Tales of Oliver Twist Told in Musical
Based on the novel about orphan Oliver Twist, “Oliver!” will be staged July 13-15 and 20-22 by Greenwood’s Agape Performing Arts Co. Featuring children, teenagers and adults, the musical follows the 9-year-old boy as he falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets. When Twist’s intended mark, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on him and offers him a home, the group plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking. Curtain time at McGowan Hall, 1305 N. Delaware St, is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $5, $10 and $15, can be reserved by visiting www.AgapeShows.org or calling 317-709-3730.
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. There will be a questionand-answer session.
Those Old Shoes Have Value
Woodside Community Church, 1811 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood, is hosting a shoe drive to raise funds for playground equipment and outdoor activities. Clean, gently worn and new shoes can be dropped off at the church and at 6427 St. Jean Drive. The church earns money based on the weight of the shoes donated. The shoes are then sold through another charity, and the proceeds are used to feed, clothe and house families in developing countries. Info: Ileta Schaub at 317-258-8076.
IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital, a 24-hour facility located 5425 Victory Drive, will hosts its 20th annual Pet Carnival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 14. 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 a cleaning supply for Indy Humane. Info: www.indyvet.com or 317782-4484.
Support Group for Veterans
Warrior’s Hope, an organization that assists veterans and activeduty 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.
Fleet Reserve Meets; Reunion for USS Indianapolis Survivors
Fleet Reserve Association Branch 130 meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Greenwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864, 333 S. Washington St. The group meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Denny’s, I-65 and Main Street, Greenwood. Info: www.fra130indy.org. A reunion for USS Indianapolis will be held July 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. Info: Visit https://www.ussindianapolis.com/ for more information.
Ave Maria Guild Planning Rummage Sale
The Ave Maria Guild of St. Paul Hermitage will make plans for its Aug. 24 rummage sale when meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. 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.