Eight bands from throughout the state will perform in consecutive concerts Saturday from Noon to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Amphitheater stage. In one day, more than 400 musicians will perform as each group takes to the stage outdoors at the top of each hour. Patrons are urged to bring lawn chairs and friends. Admission is free. Refreshments and food will be available. The concert lineup features six volunteer community concert bands, an all-brass band and a swing band.
The schedule: Noon, Indianapolis Symphonic Band; 1 p.m., Crossroads Brass Band; 2 p.m., Starlighters Big Band; 3 p.m., Hamilton County Community Band; 4 p.m., Terre Haute Community Band; 5 p.m., Madison Community Band; 6 p.m., Bloomington Community Band; and 7 p.m., Greater Greenwood Community Band.
Free shuttles will transport guests and performers between the venue and parking lots.
The amphitheater in Surina Square Park is located behind the fire station on Main Street in downtown Greenwood. The Community Center next door is reserved as a weather backup.
Info at http://GreenwoodBand.org.
MUSIC ON MAIN STREET
Music on Main Street, sponsored by the Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce, unfolds at Third Avenue and Main Street in Beech Grove, Saturday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The downtown Beech Grove event features free live music, a kid zone and beer garden plus various vendors. The performing bands are: 4 p.m., Tony Walker and the 2nd Half Band; 5:30 p.m., 90 Proof; and 7:30 p.m., Full Moon Dogs. Vendors may apply online at: https://bit.ly/momvendor2019. Info at: www.beechgrovechamber.org.
SERVANT’S HEART BENEFIT BREAKFAST
Servant’s Heart of Indy and O’Charley’s at Southport Road and Emerson Ave. are combining efforts for the third annual breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Southside non-profit that serves needy families. A $10 per person breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31 at O’Charley’s The breakfast features scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes (no substitutes) plus rolls and choice of coffee, tea, milk, orange juice or soft drink with free refills for coffee or tea. Children, 3 years and under, free. Servant’s Heart board members will have tickets available at the door. Activities include a silent auction. Advanced tickets and info: 317-788-9433.
SOLO ART EXHIBIT AT SALI IN GREENWOOD
A solo show by Greenwood artist Beverly S. Mathis will be on display at the Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) Off Broadway Gallery, Sept. 4-28. Mathis will exhibit her latest collection of watercolor and mixed media paintings. She is a former public-school art teacher who continues teaching adult watercolor classes at SALI. She has won numerous awards for her artwork, including three People’s Choice awards. Mathis enjoys painting a variety of subjects and styles from abstracts to photo realism. Visitors can meet Mathis during an open house Sunday, Sept. 15, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with light refreshments. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. The gallery is at 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood. Info: 317-882-5562.
IndyTeleData Hosting Discussion on Google
Instead of its monthly Lunch and Learn event, IndyTeleData will host a program on Google as it relates to a company’s website presence from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, 615 Airport Parkway. IndyTeleData president Steve Battiato will explain what Google is trying to do and what its priority is when it does searches. Register at https://www.indyteledata.com/events.html. Additional discussion is planned afterward at Oaken Barrel Brewing Co.
CPR/AED TRAINING AT HORNET PARK
The Beech Grove Fire Department will conduct a CPR/AED training Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m., at the Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. Cost is $30, including instruction, course book and American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED certification. A non-certification option is $10, including instruction and guidebook. Fee is payable by cash or check to instructor on Saturday. Space is limited; early registration at http://bit.ly/hpcc-cpr.
LOGO CONTEST FOR BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
The Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission is accepting submissions for its 200th anniversary logo design contest. Entries, which should be submitted to bicentennial.indy.gov. by Sept. 30, need to address the city’s history, civic pride, innovation and legacy. The overall winner will receive $5,000, with $1,000 and $500 going to the winners of the youth category and people’s choice, respectively. The bicentennial will celebrate two significant events in the founding of Indianapolis: when dozens of families built cabins along the east bank of the White River in 1820, and the approval of that site as the state capital and official naming of the city in early 1821.
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.
BUZZ INTO LEARNING
South Grove Family Fun Night, sponsored by the Beech Grove Education Foundation, unfolds Thursday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for South Grove students and families. Free A.R. books and math flashcards will be available. Patrons can enjoy games and activities, raffle baskets and visit local vendors on site. South Grove school is a Beech Grove city school located at 851 S. 9th Ave.