The Greater Greenwood Community Band will hold a free Children’s Concert at the Surina Park Amphitheater in Greenwood on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. Children and adults can enjoy the musical line-up from Disney fan-favorites to classic cartoon melodies. A special hands-on demonstration of instruments begins at 3 p.m. for children. Free refreshments, balloon animals and temporary tattoos will be provided. Patrons may bring lawn chairs. Info: http://greenwoodband.org.
BG YOUTH GIRLS BASKETBALL
A brief informational meeting with parents and daughters for a winter basketball league from December to early February will be at Beech Grove High School. The league is for girls, grades 4-8 in Beech Grove City Schools. The first meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 25 with a second session Sept. 26, each 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the main gymnasium. Practices will be in November with games on alternate Sundays. Info: contact Kristin Raker, 317-331-5745 or email at: email@example.com.
On Friday, Sept. 27, Roncalli High School will hold its 50-year homecoming celebration. Game time is 7 p.m. as Roncalli’s football team plays Brebeuf Jesuit. At halftime, Roncalli’s 50th class and the 25th class will be recognized. Awards will be given for Alumni of the Year, Honorary Alumni and Spirit of Family. After the game, homecoming festivities under the big tent features food, drink and live band performance by local favorite, “Tastes Like Chicken,” for adults over 21. Tickets to the tent party are $10 each. Beverages will be available for purchase. Info: 317-787-8277 ext. 242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BG YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
Registration for swimming lessons, ages 5-13 years, will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Beech Grove High School pool. Sessions are Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 8-10 for 45 minutes, beginning at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon or 1 p.m. Cost is $20 per child. Payment is due at registration. Info: email@example.com.
GBGCC MINI-GOLF OUTING
The Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce is having a mini-golf outing, Friday, Sept. 27, Noon to 4 p.m., at Otte Family Fun and Mini Golf, 681 Sheek Road, Greenwood. Cost is $80 per foursome. Info and registration: Beechgrovechamber.org.
LUCHA LIBRO FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL LIBRARY
A unique form of Mexican wrestling known as Lucha Libre will be presented to the public in the atrium, Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. The Lucha Libro Festival features “freestyle wrestling” with colorful masks and high-flying wrestling maneuvers with rules like American matches. Lucha Libre dates to 1863 and developed from Greco-Roman wrestling. First of three matches begins at 11 a.m. After the final match, patrons may have their photos taken with a wrestler. The festival includes artists’ talks with Carlos Sosa, La Sardina Gallery founder Melt-Face, and El Camaron Electronico about the cultural significance of Lucha Libre at 3 p.m. A free screening of the PBS documentary film, “Tales of Masked Men – A Journey Through Lucha Libre,” will be at 4 p.m. in the auditorium. Info: indypl.org.
FAMILY FUN WALK
Participation forms for the seventh annual Beautify Beech Grove Family Fun Walk are available at Eckstein Shoe Store, 620 Main Street, or online at BeautifyBeechGrove@gmail.com. The event is Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m., at Sarah T. Bolton Park in Beech Grove. Registration fee is $10 and includes an event t-shirt.
A community dinner followed by an informative class on student empowerment will be Monday, Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m., at the Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave. The class is conducted by Rose Myers of Pilsung Martial Arts. She will demonstrate techniques for dealing with difficult situations that students may face. Registration is $5 per student. Info and link to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLICK AND COLTS TO KICK HUNGER
The Indianapolis Colts and the Gene B. Glick Company are out to kick food insecurity this season through a variety of ways, including the annual collection of canned goods before the Nov. 10 home game against the Miami Dolphins as part of the “Sacking Hunger” initiative. The Colts and Glick team members will combine efforts for the annual “Horseshoe Helpings” by distributing meals to more than 2,000 needy families. Also, Glick is donating $200 to Gleaners Food Bank for each field goal made by the Colts this season, providing 800 meals per field goal.
OPEN HOUSE AT INDYTELEDATA
IndyTeleData, 5144 Madison Ave., will host an open house from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. The company, headed by Steve Battiato, offers strategic information technology services and business solutions. Food and beverages will be provided. Register at https://www.indyteledata.com/events.html.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETS
Jack Christy, owner of Christy’s of Indiana auctions, will be the guest speaker when the Perry Township/Southport Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Ave. Guests are welcome.
Girls Inc., which supports programs and scholarships for girls and young women, will host a purse bingo at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Greenwood Moose Lodge, 813 W. Smith Valley Road. Designer bags by Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach and Betsey Johnson will be awarded, and a cash bar and snacks will be available. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. Info: Amy Chandler at 317-736-5344 or email email@example.com.
REVERSE RAFFLE’S PRIZE IS $5,000
The Wishing Well Fund will host its annual reverse raffle from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Primo South Banquet & Catering, 2615 National Ave. Tickets cost $100 and are good for the admission of four adults, dinner, wine, beer and soft drinks. The grand prize is $5,000. Proceeds will be used to buy food for nearly 170 families at Christmas. Info: Connie Dawson at 317-437-0540.
INDY PARKS ARE HAPPENING
Fall is the perfect time to discover Indy Parks and its 800 programs, including hayrides at Southeastway Park, ice skating at Perry Park and arts activities, environmental educational programs and Oktoberfest at Garfield Park. There are 211 city parks encompassing 11,254 acres, 125 playgrounds, 155 sports fields, 135 miles of trails, 23 recreational and nature centers, 19 pools, four dog parks and 13 golf courses. Info: 317-327-7275 or http://www.indyparks.org/.