Visit Garfield Park for a Haunting Good Time
The Garfield Park Conservatory, 2450 Shelby St., will serve as a haunted house from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today and Thursday. Admission is $2. For the easily frightened, it’s advised that they visit from 5:30-7 p.m., when it won’t be so spooky. There are also fun and free events from 6-8 p.m. at the arts and family centers. A free reptile and amphibian show will be held at the conservatory from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Party, Costume Contest and Animal Show
The Beech Grove Parks Department is hosting a free Halloween party, a costume contest and an animal show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Elton H. Geshwiler Senior Center, 602 Main St.
Ghouls, Goblins Will Visit Greenwood VFW Post
Greenwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864, 333 S. Washington St., will host a Halloween party Friday. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a gruel and greens buffet dinner (soups, stews, chili and salad bar) for $10. Music by the Prowler Band will begin at 8:30 p.m. Costumes are optional. Info: Cindy Coram at 989-5427.
Halloween Party at Southport Antique Mall
Southport Antique Mall, 2028 E. Southport Road, will host its second annual All Hallow’s Eve from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The event will feature a trick-or-treat trail, games, a costume contest and a scavenger hunt. In addition, the Southport Farmers Market will host games and fun activities from 3-7 p.m.
Fraternity House Will Be Haunted for One Evening
Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Franklin College will transform its fraternity house, 800 E. Monroe St., into a haunted attraction from 9 p.m.-midnight Thursday. The experience is not recommended for young children. The cost is $3, with all proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Greenwood Band in Concert Saturday
The Greater Greenwood Community Band will present its annual fall concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood High School, 615 W. Smith Valley Road. Admission is free, but canned goods and other nonperishable items will be collected by the Salvation Army.
Franklin College Will Present Concert
Franklin College will present a free chamber concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Custer Theatre in Old Main, 101 Branigin Blvd. The show will feature Broadway numbers, contemporary favorites and classics. Chamber concerts are best described as performances in intimate settings.
Southport Library Hosting Series of Writers Workshops for Youths
NaNoWriMo creative writing workshops for teenagers and young adults will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 4 p.m. Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19 and 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Southport Library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. Participants should bring writing devices or call 275-4510 to reserve a laptop. The sessions will be led by young authors such as Jessica Brockmole, Julie Young, Julia Karr and Saundra Mitchell. They will discuss topics like writers block, character and plot development and reviewing your work.
Where Do Our Clothes Come From?
Journalist Kelsey Timmerman will present “Where Am I Wearing?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Napolitan Student Center at Franklin College. When Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began an adventure that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. He now travels the world and shares the stories of the people he meets while educating audiences and promoting dialogue about how to improve the world economy. From a 20-something T-shirt maker in Honduras to a single mother of two in Bangladesh, Timmerman humanizes the issues of globalization.
Veterans Day Service in Beech Grove
A Veterans Day service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, on the steps of Beech Grove City Hall, 802 Main St. Organizers say the event will serve as a fitting tribute to all veterans.