Festival St. Mary Orthodox Church, 102 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, will host a festival from noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and from noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. The event, which will go on rain or shine, will feature live music, arts and crafts, holiday gift items, a silent auction, ethnic and American food and baked goods. Parking is available at Isom Elementary.
Open House at Fitness Center
An open house to showcase the classes offered at Carole’s Fitness, 5661 Madison Ave., will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Morning and afternoon classes are available, and they are tailored to meet the needs of individuals. Sessions begin Oct. 8 and run through Jan. 16. Call 317-788-8377 for a free class.
Card Party, Quilt Raffle
The Ave Maria Guild will host its fall card party and quilt raffle from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. A recommended donation of $10 includes lunch (chicken or tuna salad or ham sandwich, fruit salad, a beverage and dessert). Info: JoAnn Poque 317-888-2129.
Artists’ Work Will Be Displayed
An open house to view original artwork and framed prints by Jeff Thomas and Bernie Price will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Biltwell Event Center, 950 S. White River Parkway West Drive.
Benefit Dinner and Auction
Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., will host its annual Holy Cow dinner and silent auction from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. A benefit for Greenwood’s public elementary schools, the dinner will feature spaghetti, garlic bread, a salad, a dessert and a beverage. Cost is $3 per child age 10 and under, $8 per adult. Info: 317-881-1653 or www.greenwoodumc.org.
Carnival at Greenwood Library
Greenwood Library, 310 S. Meridian St. is hosting a free family carnival from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will feature a balloon artist, face painting, free cotton candy, games, crafts and the movie “Dumbo.” Info: www.greenwoodlibrary.us.
Chamber Is Recruiting New Members
The Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce will host a membership drive at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. The program will highlight membership benefits and provide the opportunity for prospective members to ask questions about the chamber’s role in the community. Visit www.beech grovechamber.org to register. Info: Renee Harlor at 317-800-8499.
Diabetes Prevention Class
A diabetes prevention class begins today at the Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby St. Adults at risk for developing diabetes or who have a prediabetes diagnosis are encouraged to enroll. Financial aid is available. Info: 317-269-6004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Quilters Will Meet
The Southside satellite group of the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis will meet at noon Thursday, Sept. 27, at Friedens United Church of Christ, 8300 S. Meridian St. Lynn Hodge from Quilt Expressions in Noblesville will do a demonstration with the Brother Scan N Cut. Those attending will learn how to die cut designs in fabric for quilts. Info: http:// www.quiltguildindy.net.
Perry Township/Southport Historical Society
The Perry Township/Southport Historical Society will host a presentation on the old Indianapolis interurban railway during its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Ave. Before IndyGo and when many families didn’t have cars, the interurban rail cars could be seen throughout Perry Township carrying riders to their destinations. Guests are welcome to join in the discussion and share any pictures they may have.
Dance Troupe Looking for Members
The Fledermauchen Tanzgruppe at the German-American Klub, 8602 S. Meridian St., is looking for dancers to join its group. Open practices will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. today and next Wednesday. Info: Marie Lawlor at 317-501-4814.
Two-day Music Fest at Garfield Park
The Holler on the Hill music festival at Garfield Park is Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature headlining performances by St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Moon Taxi plus more than 30 other groups, including Colter Wall, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Billy Strings, Jesse Dayton, the Detroit Cobras and many more. In addition to the music, artisans, food and alcohol and farmers market vendors will have booths set up. Tickets are available at www.holleronthehill.com.
Event Will Benefit Operation Honor Guard
Flanner & Buchanan is partnering with Operation Honor Guard - a nonprofit agency that provides assistance to organizations that provide military funerals - for a Day of Giving from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at American Legion Post 355, 7610 S. Meridian St. All of the money raised will be used to purchase new honor guard uniforms for Indianapolis area units; the cost of outfitting one member is more than $800. Donations may also be made at https://flannerbuchanan.com/ operation-honor-guard. The guard says Ninety percent of the funds collected will stay in the community, with only 10 percent going to administrative costs.
Illusionist Will Share Word of the Gospel
David Laflin will share the word of the Gospel through the art of illusion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Thompson Road Baptist Church, 1700 E. Thompson Road. There is no charge. Info: 317-7833348. 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