Holy Name Church will host a holiday bazaar and chili luncheon from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 (lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m.), at its Parish Life Center, 21 N. 16th Ave., Beech Grove. The event will feature crafts, baked goods and raffles for $300, $200, $100 and a $100 Meijer gift card. Vendor space is available by calling 317-784-6860 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southport Choirs Will Perform Christmas Concert
Southport High School’s choirs will be featured in a Festival of Carols concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St. The choirs will join the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in performing Christmas classics. Tickets cost from $20 to $40 and are available at www.indychoir.
The Rotary Club of Greenwood and Greenwood Christian Academy will host its inaugural 5K Christmas run/walk Saturday, Dec. 17, at the academy, 835 W. Worthsville Road. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the first 300 people to sign up get a free Santa suit for the race. There will be food and contests for the ugliest sweater and best-dressed pet. Info: www.gcak12org/rotary-5k-event.
Vote for Zoo’s Celebration of Lights
The Indianapolis Zoo’s celebration of Christmas lights – a tradition since 1967 – has been nominated again for USA Today’s 10 Best Zoo Lights, and zoo officials are hoping to take top honors with an outpouring of votes from fans of the gala, which includes train rides, light displays, shows, carolers and a carousel. People can vote once daily through Dec. 5 at http://bit.ly/2fDiVOZ.
Open House at Ronald McDonald Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana, 435 Limestone St., will host its Home for the Holidays open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cookies, Christmas music and hot chocolate while visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald. Those attending are asked to bring gifts, games and clothing for the nearly 60 families staying at the house.
Shop at Small Businesses on Saturday
Launched in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday will be celebrated Saturday. Leading the cause will be the Irvington Business Association, whose members have planned a day of special buys, music and giveaways. “Small, locally owned businesses add much to the community,” an American Express spokesperson said. “Living in the community, the owners are your neighbors. Their interests are your interests. Small businesses donate to local organizations while fostering prosperity.”
Shopping for Fine Art?
The Southside Art League, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, will feature works by its members during a Christmas sale from Dec. 1-23. The show will feature an array of original works in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, pastel, photography, ceramics, greeting cards and prints. A layaway plan will be available. The gallery is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and by appointment (call 317-882-5562).
Center Collecting Toys for Its Christmas With Santa
Cardwell Do-it Best Home Center and the People Helping Network are hosting a toy drive for their annual Christmas With Santa. Toys can be dropped off at the center, and monetary donations can be mailed to the People Helping People Network, c/o Cardwell Home Center, 3205 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227. More than 500 children visited with Santa last year, and all of them received free gifts and a candy cane with a special holiday message. Info: 317-781-4769.