Cardwell Do-it Best Home Center, 3205 Madison Ave. is holding a new and used shoe drive through Christmas Eve. Those donating shoes are asked to tuck a brief note inside them for the African children who will be the recipients.
Church Serves Free Meals Every Friday
Resurrection Lutheran Church, 445 E. Stop 11 Road, serves free community dinners from 5:30-7 p.m. every Friday.
Artwork of Students and Faculty on Exhibit
The artwork of students and faculty members from the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2450 Shelby St., is on display through Jan. 10. Free workshops from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays throughout the exhibit will offer activities that are related to the show, which can be viewed from noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays, 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
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. The refuse can also 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.
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.
Free DoTerra Classes Begin in January
Free doTerra classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and will be offered the first and third Mondays of each month. Participants will learn how to used use doTerra therapeutic-grade essential oils and wellness products to improve their health. Info: Kathy at 525-9345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Free Legal Services Offered
The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic provides free assistance to low-income families from 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Southeastern Church of Christ, 6500 Southeastern Ave. Info: 352-9296.
Free Legal Advice on Various Topics
The Legal Line, 269-2000, a program that features attorneys answering questions about divorce, child custody, landlord/tenant issues, personal injury, employment law, etc., will be manned by members of the Indianapolis Bar Association from 6-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Callers with more complex issues are encouraged to seek representation through the Lawyer Referral Service at 269-2222. In addition, the Bankruptcy Help Line, 269-1910, is open from noon-1 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
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.
Franklin Township Community Chat
Franklin Township Schools Superintendent Flora Reichanadter, Kelly Foulk, who serves as one of Mayor Greg Ballard’s neighborhood liaisons, and Indianapolis police community relation officers Gretchen Smith and Andrew Sheler will discuss what is going on in the township from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Chick-fil-A, 5240 E. Southport Road.
Baxter Y Will Host Basketball Tourney
Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby St., will sponsor a double-elimination three-on-three basketball tournament for teens on Saturday, Dec. 20. The cost is $20 per member, $35 per nonmember. Four players can be on a team. Individuals without a team can be assigned to one. Info: Joel Hudson at 865-6456.
Author Writes Another Book
On the heels of his latest award-winning book, “The Exclamation Generation!” author Bill Jenkins has released “Fifteen,” a paperback that should keep readers interested until the last page. The book can be ordered by calling 783-2287.