Southwood Assembly of God, 8700 S. Meridian St., is hosting a family fun day on Sunday. The free event will get started with a special worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue lunch. A fair, complete with games, bounce houses and a gladiator ring, will run from 1-3:30 p.m. Info: 888-5683.
Greenwood Trail Trek Challenge is Saturday
Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels will converge upon historic Downtown Greenwood on Saturday for the eighth annual Trail Trek School Challenge. The event features a 5-kilometer run and a noncompetitive 5-kilometer run/walk and gets under way at 8 a.m. at the Greenwood Community Center, just south of Main and Meridian streets and behind the fire station. The cost is $25 per adult (includes T-shirt), $10 per child (includes shirt) or $5, no shirt. Proceeds will benefit the city’s trails system. Info: www.greenwood.in.gov.
Nature Photographs May Be Viewed
An opening reception for “Nature’s Holliday,” an exhibit featuring works by members of the Indiana Photographic Society, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Road. Those who want to get an early look at the display, which runs through Nov. 2, can do so from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 327-7180.
Run/walk Will Benefit LifeBridge Community
A 5K run and 1-mile walk to benefit LifeBridge Community will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m. at Sarah Bolton Park, 1300 Churchman Ave., Beech Grove. The Christ-centered agency provide tools that empower Southeastside children and families physically, academically, emotionally and spiritually to achieve a brighter future. Info: www.lifebridge-community.org.
Public Invited to Harvest Dinner
The Lads of Harmony, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will perform at the Franklin Township Historical Society’s annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 8936 Southeastern Ave. In addition to classic barbershop-style a capella songs, the group will perform patriotic and gospel numbers and some songs from recent decades. Tickets are $15. Reservations with payment must be received by Oct. 11; mail them to Harvest Dinner, Franklin Township Historical Society, P.O. Box 39015, Indianapolis, IN 46239. Info: Dana Crapo at 784-5314.
Roncalli’s Class of 1984 Will Host Reunion
Roncalli’s Class of 1984 will celebrate its 30-year reunion by attending the school’s homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 3. Activities will continue Saturday with tours of the school at 4 p.m., a class picture at 5 p.m., Mass at the chapel at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at McQ’s Pub & Eatery, 3149 E. Thompson Road, at 6:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple if paid by Sept. 30, $30 per person or $50 per couple at the door. Mail checks, payable to McQ’s, to Patrick Spencer, 1238 Smoketree Drive, Beech Grove, IN 46107. Those planning on going to the game or Mass should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Group for Caregivers
A support group for individuals who care for the elderly meets for an open discussion from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at St. Mark Catholic School, 541 E. Edgewood Ave. For more information about the program, which is sponsored by Catholic Charities Indianapolis, call Monica Woodsworth at 261-3378 or email email@example.com.
Networking, Training, Inspiration Offered Through Rainmakers
Offering inspirational programs, networking opportunities and business training – all of which are essential to running a successful business – Rainmakers meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Fireside Brewhouse, 997 E. County Line Road, Greenwood.
Free Massages for Military, Police, Firefighters, First Responders
As a way of saying thanks to military members, police officers, firefighters and first responders for their service, a group of Healing Touch practitioners are treating them to free therapy sessions to reduce pain, stress, depression and fatigue from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Greenwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864, 333 S. Washington St. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Info: Britton Shoellhorn at 888-2488.
Second Saturday Program Features Free Movie and Concessions
Southport’s Second Saturday program continues Sept. 13 with the free showing of “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” which stars Don Knotts. The movie, a scary mystery-comedy suitable for the entire family, gets under way at dusk at Southport Park, 6901 Derbyshire Road, where complimentary concessions will be available. Those attending can bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets laden with goodies. The audio/video services will be provided by AVL Connections.
Garfield Neighbors Meet
The Garfield Neighbors Neighborhood Association meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Burrello Family Center in Garfield Park. A representative of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Lisa Laflin, Mayor Greg Ballard’s neighborhood liaison to the Southside, will field questions.
Beech Grove Historical Society Meets
The Beech Grove Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. today at Beech Grove Library, 1102 Main St.
Toastmasters Meet Every Monday
The Vineyard Toastmasters Club meets from 7-8:15 p.m. every Monday at the Perry Township Government Center, 4925 Shelby St., where members gain confidence and leadership skills by improving their communication techniques. Info: Edward Barrett at 888-5176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Other locations and a complete list of acceptable waste are available at www.indy.gov/toxdrop. The illegal dumping of any debris is punishable by fines up to $2,500, warns DPW.
Beech Grove Masons Serve All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
The Beech Grove Masonic Lodge, 617 Main St., will serve a buffet pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday.
Volunteers Needed to Drive Veterans to Medical Appointments
American War Mothers is in need of volunteers to drive patients to and from the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1481 W. 10th St. The hospital supplies vans, and drivers are given meal tickets. Info: 988-2472 or 988-4055.
Support Group for Veterans Meets
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.
Youth Chorus Offers Free Lessons
Youths between the ages of 10 and 18 are invited to sing four-part a cappella and join the Central Indiana Youth Chorus in its rehearsals from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at East 10th Street United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St. Info: Janet Foster at 407-4564 or www.ciybc.org.