A group of concerned citizens is restarting the Northwest Perry Neighborhood Association, which is bounded by Troy Avenue to the north, Madison Avenue to the east, I-465 to the south and Harding Street to the west. An informative meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Roch Parish Life Center, 3603 S. Meridian St.
Author Will Speak on ‘Faith in Crisis’
National Book Award recipient Walter Wangerin Jr., who has written more than 40 books, will speak on “Faith in Crisis” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 6111 Shelby St. He will field questions, and a variety of his books from Bookmamas will available for purchase.
Recycle Those Unwanted Electronics
An electronics recycling fair will be held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday at CDM Computers, 7340 Washington St., where computers, printers, LCD monitors, cellphones and batteries can be dropped off. CRT monitors and televisions will not be accepted. Info: 317-788-7885.
Free Flu Shots for Veterans
Members of American Legion Post 252 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts 5864 and 6978 can receive flu shots at the Greenwood VFW, 333 S. Washington St., from 1-3 p.m. Any veteran registered with the Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center can get a free shot when supplying a copy of their VA card.
Irvington will celebrate its 70th annual Halloween Festival with a weeklong schedule of events. Festivities get underway Saturday with a pumpkin carving contest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and a masquerade ball at 8 p.m. Other activities include a spooky organ concert, eerie stories, a bike ride and a street fair. A complete listing of events is available www.irvingtonhalloween.com.
Southwood Baptist Church, 501 S. Fourth Ave., Beech Grove, will host its annual coat giveaway for men, women and children from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Info: 317-783-9079.
Recognizing Teen Dating Violence
Because more and more adolescent girls and boys are experiencing some kind of abuse from their significant others, the Indiana Youth Institute will present a luncheon program to help parents, young people, teachers and youth workers learn the warning signs of teen dating violence. The free workshop will run from 11:30-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, 3737 Waldemere Ave. RSVP to www.iyi.org/ywc.
Programs Will Cover Care of Orchids
A free program on caring for rare orchids will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 2450 Shelby St., by Donald White, who has raised the exotic flowers for more than 30 years and sold them for 20. Alex Challis, who has bachelor’s and masters degrees in botany from the University of Michigan, will speak on orchids of the Caribbean at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the conservatory. Admission is $5. Both speakers will bring an assortment of orchids to sell.
Country Festival and Dog Walk
Tails & Trails Rescue is hosting a country festival and dog walk from noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Buck Creek Farm, 11944 Southeastern Ave. The event will feature live music, a food and beer tent with local breweries, vendors, herding demonstrations, an adoption fair, a walk in the country and silent and live auctions. The cost is $5 per adult; children ages 17 and under will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Register at www.tailsandtrails.
Halloween Psychic Fair This Weekend
The Pyramid of Enlightenment Spiritual Center, 8101 E. Washington St., will host its 25th annual Halloween psychic fair from noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be candy, prizes, the giveaway of movie passes at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. and readers ($10 for 15 minutes) of all types, including astrology, clairvoyance, numerology and palmistry. Door prizes and aura pictures will also be available. Admission is $5; info: 889-7590.
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