The Johnson County Extension Homemakers are hosting their third annual Dog Tags Triathlon Saturday for the benefit of struggling veterans and families. Participating teams will consist of a man and woman competing in golf (at Tameka Woods Golf Club in Trafalgar) bowling (Hi-Way Lanes in Franklin) and cornhole (Johnson County Fairgrounds). The cost is $250 per team; golf only is $200. Sponsorships range from $100 to $2,000. Info: 736-3724 or www.extension.purdue.edu/johnson.
Quilters Will Meet
The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis welcomes the public to its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., where Nysha Oren will present a Zentangle trunk show. Info: www.quiltguildindy.net.
Program Will Cover Details of a Kidney Transplant
People who have stage V kidney disease and are interested in a kidney transplant are encouraged to attend a presentation at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center, 8111 S. Emerson Ave. The program’s speakers will include a kidney donor and transplant recipients. Info: Janice Steuri at 528-2006.
Eskenazi Health West, 5515 W. 38th St., will host a free health fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Screenings will be offered for blood pressure, glucose, depression, asthma and HIV. In addition, representatives from insurance companies and health organizations will be on hand to showcase their products. Info: 880-3838.
Book Discussion on Fletcher Family
Get to know the man and the family behind the Southeastside Fletcher Place Historic District when the Indiana Historical Society hosts a book talk and signing with author Daniel Blake Smith. The event, celebrating the release of “Our Family Dreams: The Fletchers’ Adventures in Nineteenth Century America,” takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. Call 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org to register.
The Central Indiana Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Ivy Tech Community College, 2820 N. Meridian St. Participating employers are listed at www.ivytech.edu/hireivy/events.
Summerfest Saturday at German Park
The Indianapolis Liederkranz will host its annual Summerfest from 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday at German Park, 8600 S. Meridian St. The celebration will feature German food and drink and music from the Liederkranz Brass Band and the Jay Fox Bavarian Showtime Band. Admission is $5 per adult; children age 12 and under will be admitted free. The park features a playground. Info: Cliff Chandler at 782-9216.
Bingo at Sahara Grotto
The Sahara Grotto, 7620 Madison Ave., will host an evening of bingo Friday. Play starts at 7 p.m., and there will be pull tabs. Food and snacks will be available at 6 p.m. Players must be at least 18.
YMCA Offers Sports League
Registration is underway for Baxter YMCA’s soccer, football, T-ball and baseball leagues, which are open to 3- to 15-year-olds. Practices will take place one evening each week with games on Saturdays. The cost varies because the Y offers a sliding fee scale based on household income. There are no tryouts, and no one gets cut; everyone plays. Register at www.indymca.org/baxter; info: Joel Hudson at 865-6456.
Guild Is Plannning Sale
The Ave Maria Guild will discuss its fall rummage sale when meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug., 9 at St. Paul Hermitage. The sale is Friday, Aug. 26, at Our Lady of Grace Academy, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove.
St. Francis Holding Blood Drive
Franciscan St. Francis Health, 8111 S. Emerson Ave., will hold a blood drive from 7 a.m.-noon and 4-8 p.m. Saturday in its Terrace Conference Center. The donation process takes about an hour. Registration is not required but can be done at www.DonorPoint.org.