The Southport Lions Club will offer free vision screenings to children ages 1-6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 22-24, at Southport Library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. Reservations are not required. Info: AJ Johnson at 317-250-3556 or Pauline Ulrey at 317-374-7294.
Church Will Give Away Baked Goods
St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 2560 S. Villa Ave., will give away baked goods from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, or until the supply runs out.
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.
Support Group for Veterans
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.
Indianapolis Home Show
Running Jan. 18-27 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the 97th annual Indianapolis Home Show will feature more than 900 home focused experts offering decorating, landscaping, construction and remodeling ideas and products. The main attraction will be the centerpiece home built inside Exposition Hall by Davis Homes. The event will also feature Karen E. Laine (the mom) from “Two Chicks and a Hammer”; HGTV star Vern Yip; “Madcap Cottage’s” John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon; and local designer Liz Henderson. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $15 per adult, $3 for children ages 6-12. All military personnel will be admitted free with valid identification on opening day (and free parking). Discount tickets are available at Ace Hardware stores and www.IndianapolisHomeShow.com. Info: 317-705-8719.
Downtown Bike Ride
With Mayor Joe Hogsett serving as the pace rider, the eighth annual Polar Bear Pedal will get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the City Market, 222 E. Market St. The free 10-mile ride will traverse the heart of Indianapolis and loop through the Old Southside. The first 200 riders to register will receive a T-shirt. Info: LaMar Holliday at 317-3274505.
Update on Red Line
IndyGo will provide an update on the Red Line construction project from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at College Avenue Library, 4180 N. College Ave. For those riding a bus, Route No. 17 stops at the library. Info: 317-635-3344 for more information.