A workshop to keep parents and guardians abreast of the latest drug trends among teenagers will be presented by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Southport High School, 971 E. Banta Road. Those attending will receive free drug testing kits, and an officer will demonstrate how teenagers use common concealment containers. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to Learn About 4-H Activities?
A program to explain the activities of Perry Township 4-H will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Southport Library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. Youths between 5 and 18 are welcome to join the group, which meets the first Monday of every month. While there is no cost for 5- to 8-year-olds, the annual fee is $15 for everyone else (maximum of $45 per family). Info: Bill Borst at 888-8968 or email@example.com.
Native American Social Dance
The Indianapolis Urban League will sponsor a free Native American Indian social dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2450 Shelby St. Info: 327-7135 or visit www.gpacarts.org.
Before Feasting on Turkey, Why Not Do the Drumstick Dash
The annual Drumstick Dash – a 4.5-mile run-walk – gets under way at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, in Broad Ripple. The event will also feature the Lil’ Gobbler’s Run for children at 10:15 a.m. The cost to participate in the dash is $28 if registered by Nov. 24, $32 the day-of. Family discounts are available, and there is no charge for the kiddie romp. Proceeds benefit Wheeler Mission Ministries and its work to provide food, shelter and services to the poor and homeless. Founded in 1893, the agency is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in Indiana.
Craft and Bake Sale
Franklin Central Christian Church, 4100 S. Franklin Road, and its youth group are holding a craft and bake sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. The youth group will also operate a concession stand. Rental booth space is available. Info: Connie at 862-4107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School
Edgewood United Methodist Church, 1820 E. Epler Ave., will host vacation Bible school from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Organizers say the program provides the perfect opportunity for children to learn about Jesus while their parents go Christmas shopping. Info: the Rev. Jim Allen at 446-4347.
Watch Free Steve McQueen Movies
Beech Grove Library, 1102 Main St., is hosting a Steve McQueen movie night Monday, Nov. 24, with “Baby the Rain Must Fall” at 5:30 p.m., followed by “Could Be the Night” (only film McQueen’s first wife, Neile, made). The actor hailed from Beech Grove.
Buck Creek Players Will Hold Auditions for Dark Comedy
Auditions for Buck Creek Players’ production of “Cold Storage” are at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9 at 11150 Southeastern Ave. The cast calls for two men in their 40s to 60s and one female in her early 20s. The dark comedy examines health-care and end-of-life issues at a cancer hospital where two patients banter their way toward the meaning of life. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script, which is available at www.buckcreekplayers.com. Production dates are late January and early February.
Bowling Event Will Help Students Buy College Textbooks
The Strikes for Kids Indy Bowling Classic and auction will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Expo Bowl, 5261 Elmwood Ave. The registration fee is $40 per bowler or $200 for a lane up to six bowlers. The cost includes three games, shoe rental, a bowling shirt and bag, one pizza per lane and pitcher of soda. Proceeds will help four area high school seniors to purchase textbooks during their freshman year of college. Indianapolis Colts T.Y Hilton, Erik Walden, Ricky Jean-Francois and Darius Butler will co-host the event. Registration or sponsorship info: www.strikesforkidsindy.com.
Booth Space Available for Craft and Bake Sale
Vendor tables are available for Santa’s Cookies & Crafts on Dec. 6 at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., where Santa will make an appearance from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. The bazaar, which will feature homemade cookies for $4 a pound, cheese balls, sweet breads, fudge, other goodies and toys will run from 9 a.m.-noon. Info: 902-4632.