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July 19-Mission: READ with Teen Book Buddies: Children going into kindergarten through 3rd grade can sign up to read with a teen once a week throughout the summer as we explore outer space. This is a great way to keep reading skills sharp! We'll start each session with a snack and a short craft, then kids and teens will practice reading individually. Kids can pick out a prize each week they meet with their buddy, and there will be a completion party in our last week! Registration required; register only once for the 7 week session. 3-4 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 19-Fishers Summer Concert Series, Dave & Rae: On the lawn at Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive, Fishers IN 46038. 7-9pm. Free! Join Fishers Parks & Recreation Tuesday evenings in June and July for their free outdoor concert series, perfect for the whole family! Bring a picnic, lawn chairs, or blankets to enjoy the popular Dave & Rae as they perform all the latest pop songs to get those conga lines moving! No scooters, Razors®, skateboards, rollerblades, skates or bicycles, please. Bring an office supply to support Janus Developmental Services. Visit www.fishers.in.us/parks for the season schedule. Weather Line: 317-595-3491. Presented by Fishers Parks & Recreation and sponsored by Primrose School at Gray Eagle. Grant support provided by Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate.

July 19-You Are here Keyboard Crafts: What can you do with a dead keyboard? Lots! We’ll salvage the parts from old keyboards to make unique picture frames, wallets, magnets, and more. Registration required; open to teens 11-19. 1-2 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 19-Safe Sitter (11-13): Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches girls and boys ages 11-13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. The class is $30 and will be taught by Lt. Stephanie Martindale. For more information or to register for a class, visit the Brownsburg Fire Territory website at www.brownsburgfire.org or call 317-852-1190. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library, 450 S. Jefferson St., Brownsburg.

July 19-All About Chocolate Truffles: Come see a brief slideshow about chocolate truffles and their history, get some truffle recipes, and--best of all--make your own truffles! Chocolate, fillings, and toppings will be provided by presenter Patti Kovack. Registration required and opens 7/1. 6-7 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 19-Jambodo: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

July 19 & 20-World Travelers Ages 3 ½-K: Africa: This week we’ll be visiting Africa! Please try to remember to bring the pretend passport your child received the first week to each class. Registration required and opens 7/1 at 9 a.m.; open to ages 3½-6. 1-2 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 20-Journey from Book to Movie: True Grit: Join us as we travel out West while watching True Grit, based on the book by Charles Portis. This year, our summer reading program theme is Novel Destinations. So we're celebrating by watching various films about other places - specifically those based on books! We'll also enjoy snacks and light refreshments! Registration required and opens 7/1; open to ages 18+. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 20-Teen Game Days (final): Play Rock Band, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., and more on the Wii every Wednesday this summer. You can also play Cranium, Uno, Pictureka, Say Anything, Apples to Apples or Zombie Fluxx if you like card and board games. Bring your own if you have a favorite! We’ll provide popcorn and lemonade. Registration optional; open to teens 11-19. 2-4 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 20-Bon Voyage Babies (final): Join us for this special Book Babies! We'll have rhymes, songs, and lots of fun as we celebrate summer reading together! Registration required and opens 7/6; open to ages 6-15 months; an adult must accompany each child. 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 20-July Round table readers:We'll be discussing Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Copies are available for check-out at the Front Desk. If you haven't read the book, drop in anyway and find out if you'd like to. Registration not required. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 20-Acoustic Catfish:The Indianapolis City Market features live music on various Wednesdays through the summer from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the West Plaza. www.indycm.com.

July 20-Women’s Gold Classic:At Coffin Golf Course 2401 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. The event follows a scramble format, with an 8 am shotgun start. Play is open to women only, but men are welcome to volunteer in support of the event. Cost is $75 per individual and $300 per foursome, which includes green fees/cart, continental breakfast, lunch and goody bag. Event will also include raffle prizes, contests and a silent auction. Justin Snow, Long Snapper for the Indianapolis Colts will b eon the course signing autographs and lending his support. For more information please contact Donna Roberts, Executive Director at 317-632-3561.

July 21-Mission: READ with Teen Book Buddies: Children going into kindergarten through 3rd grade can sign up to read with a teen once a week throughout the summer as we explore outer space. This is a great way to keep reading skills sharp! We'll start each session with a snack and a short craft, then kids and teens will practice reading individually. Kids can pick out a prize each week they meet with their buddy, and there will be a completion party in our last week! Registration required; register only once for the 7 week session. 2-3 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 21-You Are Here: Girl Twister: Play twister with up to 20 people! Our Giant outdoor version will be a ton of fun. Please wear comfortable clothing and FRESH socks! Registration optional; open to teens 11-19. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 21-Cynthia Layne: Zoolapalooza is a brand new concert series that will feature some of the area’s best decade bands including Zanna Do! and The Flying Toasters. Concerts are Friday nights June 17 – July 15 at 5:30 p.m. and are included with regular zoo admission. Visitors can enjoy delicious food and beverage options from Centerplate Catering while viewing the lemur and flamingo exhibit. Come to the zoo on Thursday evenings July 14 – Aug. 18 to hear some great jazz and see the animals (until 7 p.m.)! All performances begin at 5:30 p.m. and are included in zoo admission. There will be zookeepers with animals, costumed mascots, the playground and Kroger Splash Park to keep the kids entertained too. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, although plenty of seating will be available. Call 317.630.2001 or visit www.indyzoo.com.

July 21-Sizzlin’ Gregg Bacon; Blues, Jazz and R&B:Enjoy a fun summer evening along the Downtown Canal at this popular FREE outdoor summer concert series. Concerts take place every Thursday June 2 – Aug. 11, 6 - 8 p.m. (and July 4 from 5 - 9:30 p.m.) You may rent a table on the Terrace or bring your own chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hill across the Canal. Café, outdoor grill and cash bar are available. Visitors can enjoy FREE musical performances along the canal walk area. The series is presented by Lewis Wagner, LLP and Marsh. Reserved tables for eight are $45 ($40 for IHS members) or tables of four are $35 ($30 IHS members). Call 317.232.1882 to reserve a table or log on to www.indianahistory.org for more information.

July 22-Teddy Bear Tourist (Final): Join us for a story time full of songs, activities, stories and a simple craft for children 2 to 3½ years old and their adult caregiver. After the 25 minute group session, we will have time to play with toys and interact together. Registration required and opens 7/8; open to ages 2-3 ½ years; and adult must accompany each child. 1:30-2:15 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 22-Computer Savvy Seniors: For Seniors 55 years and older! This 10-week course will teach you the basics of a computer in a relaxed environment. You’ll also learn applications and computer shortcuts. Registration is required; the fee is $75.00 for the 10-week series. Manual included. Fridays, June 3-Aug. 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 22-Plaine and Easie: Plaine and Easie will open the third weekend of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival with Joie Musicale: Music of the French Renaissance. For playfulness, grace, and sheer delight, it's hard to beat the music of renaissance France. Join Plaine and Easie as the whole ensemble jams on some of that era's most evocative and festive hits. The 7:30 concert will be followed by a reception with the artists. The site is at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center at 450 W. Ohio Street in downtown Indianapolis. For information and tickets www.EMIndy.org or fms@iquest.net.

July 22-Peru High School Class of 1981 30th Class Reunion:Class of ’81 Reunion will be held at the Peru Maennerchor, 154 South Wabash Street, Peru, IN. The celebration begins at 7:30 PM on July 22, 2011. Cost is $5.00 for singles and $8.00 for couples. Group photo to be taken at 8:00 PM sharp, cost for photo is $10. Pictures will be delivered later that night. Will have snacks and jukebox. Need RSVP. Can also contact Cathy Beard-Primerano at 765-480-6328 or cllprimer@sbcglobal.net. Things for Classmates and Families to do on Saturday: Circus Parade at 10am; Circus City Festival; and Circus Hall of Fame featuring Jim Decker.

July 22 & 23-St.Susanna Parish Festival:The St. Susanna Parish Festival offers food, fun, and entertainment for all ages! Highlights for the 2011 Festival include: Carnival Games, Kiddie Games, Funnel Cakes, Texas Hold’em Tournament, Beer and Gambling Tent, Used Book Sale, Country Store, Family Bingo, and Free Entertainment. Come out and join us! The festival will run from 6 – 11 pm on Friday and 4:30 – Midnight on Saturday. St. Susanna Parish is located at 1210 E. Main Street, Plainfield, IN. For more information check out our website: www.stsusannaparishfestival.com.

July 23-XTERRA DINO Triathlon: XTERRA DINO Triathlon (swim, mountain bike, trail run), Versailles State Park, 1387 E US Highway 50, Versailles, IN 47042. Reg. chg. www.dinoseries.com.

July 23-Susie's Place Charity Ride: 2nd Annual Susie's Place Charity Ride. 8 a.m. Registration-Beechwood Centre, Avon. 80-mile police escorted ride ending at Avon American Legion for lunch. This is a pledge ride: $25 min. per rider.

July 23-Fourth Annual College Prep Conference & College Fair:The 4th Annual CLD College Prep Conference & College Fair is an event that provides eight hands on educational sessions designed to equip youth and parents with knowledge and skills needed for successful interaction with high school guidance counselors, college admissions & financial aid officers, as well as key higher education administrators. Registration is $15 per participant, which includes breakfast & lunch. Deadline is July 16, 2011.

July 23-Car Show/Car Wash/Bake Sale: Join us at Old Union United Church of Christ, 12703 N 50 W Edinburgh, IN 46124 for our Annual Car Show Car Wash and Bake Sale. Prizes awarded for first, second and third places in Car Show. Also, prizes, raffles, and 50/50 drawing. Baked goods available for purchase. Free will donation for Car Wash. Proceeds benefits church upkeep and disaster relief. For more information, please contact Kirby Rupp at 812-526-2157.

July 23-Skylars Journey Fun Day Benefit:It's a non-for-profit org to help Skylar Hedrick and others in Indiana with a rare condition, Chromosome 15-Duplication and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Hog Roast $6 a person includes food and drink, Kid Activities, Auction Nancy Noel paintings, Amish Furniture, trips, too much to mention all. Bands all day! Camping available for additional fee. Motorcycle Ride $15/$5 for passenger includes meal and activities. Win a golf cart, Chances $10 a ticket or 6 for $50. drawling at later date. Come have fun good food and help others in need. Where: Caldwell Acres Rushville In. 46173 Noon to 7pm. Bands till late.

July 23-Indiana Island Band: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

July 24-Sacabuche! Cardinal Ricci in China: The last of the six concerts of this year's Indianapolis Early Music Festival will be one of the most spectacular. This group is acclaimed as one of North America's most exciting new sackbut and cornetto ensemble. They have been making names for themselves since appearing in the Berkeley Early Music Festival. Their concert will be at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center located at 450 W. Ohio Street in downtown Indianapolis on the canal. The 7:30 concert will be preceded by an informal chat with the performers and followed by a reception. For information on this event and others in the festival, or to purchase tickets, please go to www.EMIndy.org or fms@iquest.net.

July 24-Diva Bride Bridal Expo: 12pm-4pm at Sahm's Atrium & Gardens , One American Square Downtown. Indy Wedding Ideas is excited to be hosting our unique bridal expos showcased throughout the Indianapolis and surrounding counties! Our events take fashion, trends and fantasy and couple it with the best known wedding professionals and produce a high end event for all brides to be planning the weddings of their dreams.

July 24-Dance Your Shoes Off:Dance Your Shoes Off, 3pm at University Park Indianapolis. Collect shoes for the needy.

July 24-Brides on Mass Ave:It’s never too early or too late to start planning the perfect wedding. Large bridal shows can be very overwhelming and frustrating leaving you feeling like you haven’t accomplished anything. Join the 600 Block of Mass merchants for the Bridal Open House where you can speak directly with specialty cake experts, hair stylist, fashion stylist and many more wedding industry professionals. Tour the shops and make sure to visit the outdoor Fashion “Ceremony”. RSVP at bridesonmass@gmail.com enter to win an Amazing bridal package.

July 25-Mission: READ with Teen Book Buddies: Children going into kindergarten through 3rd grade can sign up to read with a teen once a week throughout the summer as we explore outer space. This is a great way to keep reading skills sharp! We'll start each session with a snack and a short craft, then kids and teens will practice reading individually. Kids can pick out a prize each week they meet with their buddy, and there will be a completion party in our last week! Registration required; register only once for the 7 week session. 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 25-Advanced Excel Class: This 3-hour course will teach you how to master the Microsoft Excel software. You'll learn how to sort data, filter data, pivot tables, and mail merge your spreadsheets; experience with Excel is a prerequisite. The course cost is $15, and registration is required. Please contact the library at 317-852-3167 or visit http://www.brownsburg.lib.in.us/ to register. Class runs from 6-9 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 25-29-Travel Club Ages 6-10: Oceans: This week instead of going to a country, we will dive into the oceans! We will still read stories and have a snack, but we will also be playing water games outside so wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet! Registration is required and opens 7/11; open to ages 6-10. 3-4 p.m. on 7/25 & 7/26, 10-11 a.m. on 7/28 & 7/29 at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 26-Mission: READ with Teen Book Buddies: Children going into kindergarten through 3rd grade can sign up to read with a teen once a week throughout the summer as we explore outer space. This is a great way to keep reading skills sharp! We'll start each session with a snack and a short craft, then kids and teens will practice reading individually. Kids can pick out a prize each week they meet with their buddy, and there will be a completion party in our last week! Registration required; register only once for the 7 week session. 3-4 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 26-Global Tykes (final): Join us for a special cultural story time! We will "travel" to a global destination with stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Registration is required and opens 7/12; open to ages 18 months to 3½ years. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 26-Fishers Summer Concert Series, Peace Train:On the lawn at Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive, Fishers IN 46038. 7-9 PM. Free! Join Fishers Parks & Recreation Tuesday evenings in June and July for their free outdoor concert series, perfect for the whole family! Bring a picnic, lawn chairs, or blankets to enjoy the 60’s and 70’s rock and roll sounds of Peace Train. No scooters, Razors®, skateboards, rollerblades, skates or bicycles, please. Bring an office supply to support Janus Developmental Services. Visit www.fishers.in.us/parks for the season schedule. Weather Line: 317-595-3491. Presented by Fishers Parks & Recreation and sponsored by Fry’s Electronics. Grant support provided by Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate.

July 26-Acoustic Catfish: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

July 27-Teen Book Club: Summer Edition! (final): Read an awesome book and talk about it with friends. Plus, each month we will have a great snack and craft to go with the book! July’s book is Beastly: a modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" set in Manhattan and told from the Beast’s point of view. Books for each month are given out at the meeting the month before; if you missed the last meeting, contact Emily for a copy. Registration required; open to teens 11-19. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 27-Teen Summer Movie: Red Riding Hood:The final movie of the summer at Brownsburg Library is the new, live-action Red Riding Hood! The movie is open to teens and preteens, ages 6-19; registration is optional. Parents are responsible for monitoring the ratings appropriate for their own child (the movie is rated PG-13). From 2-4 p.m.

July 27-Witch Hazel Valley People:The Indianapolis City Market features live music on various Wednesdays through the summer from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the West Plaza. www.indycm.com.

July 28-Mission: READ with Teen Book Buddies: Children going into kindergarten through 3rd grade can sign up to read with a teen once a week throughout the summer as we explore outer space. This is a great way to keep reading skills sharp! We'll start each session with a snack and a short craft, then kids and teens will practice reading individually. Kids can pick out a prize each week they meet with their buddy, and there will be a completion party in our last week! Registration required; register only once for the 7 week session. 2-3 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 28-Travel Club: Oceans (Ages 6-10): This week instead of going to a country, we will dive into the oceans! We will still read stories and have a snack, but we will also be playing water games outside so wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet! Registration required; opens 5/23 at 9 a.m.; please sign up for only one session per week. 10-11 a.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 28-Touchstone Awards:Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be smart, strong, and bold. The Touchstone Awards are an annual event hosted by Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis celebrating the voices of women and girls and honoring outstanding female leaders in our community. This year’s honorees are Billie Dragoo, Marianne Glick, Nancy Silvers Rogers, and Dr. Beverley Pitts. Held at the JW Marriott Hotel at 10 South West Street. For more information visit http://girlsincindy.org/touchstone_awards.

July 28-Sunset Stomp Jazz Band: Zoolapalooza is a brand new concert series that will feature some of the area’s best decade bands including Zanna Do! and The Flying Toasters. Concerts are Friday nights June 17 – July 15 at 5:30 p.m. and are included with regular zoo admission. Visitors can enjoy delicious food and beverage options from Centerplate Catering while viewing the lemur and flamingo exhibit. Come to the zoo on Thursday evenings July 14 – Aug. 18 to hear some great jazz and see the animals (until 7 p.m.)! All performances begin at 5:30 p.m. and are included in zoo admission. There will be zookeepers with animals, costumed mascots, the playground and Kroger Splash Park to keep the kids entertained too. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, although plenty of seating will be available. Call 317.630.2001 or visit www.indyzoo.com.

July 28-Actors Theatre of Indiana; “Songs We Knew During World War II” – the music of the 1940s: Enjoy a fun summer evening along the Downtown Canal at this popular FREE outdoor summer concert series. Concerts take place every Thursday June 2 – Aug. 11, 6 - 8 p.m. (and July 4 from 5 - 9:30 p.m.) You may rent a table on the Terrace or bring your own chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hill across the Canal. Café, outdoor grill and cash bar are available. Visitors can enjoy FREE musical performances along the canal walk area. The series is presented by Lewis Wagner, LLP and Marsh. Reserved tables for eight are $45 ($40 for IHS members) or tables of four are $35 ($30 IHS members). Call 317.232.1882 to reserve a table or log on to www.indianahistory.org for more information.

July 29-Travel Club: Oceans (Ages 6-10): This week instead of going to a country, we will dive into the oceans! We will still read stories and have a snack, but we will also be playing water games outside so wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet! Registration required; opens 5/23 at 9 a.m.; please sign up for only one session per week. 10-11 a.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 29-Computer Savvy Seniors: For Seniors 55 years and older! This 10-week course will teach you the basics of a computer in a relaxed environment. You’ll also learn applications and computer shortcuts. Registration is required; the fee is $75.00 for the 10-week series. Manual included. Fridays, June 3-Aug. 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

July 30-Pet Adoption Day: Various Rescues & Shelters Attending in hopes of finding some Lucky Critters their Forever Homes. Complete list of groups at http://www.CountryCritersVet.com/AdoptionDays.html.

July 30-First Annual Faith and Family Health Fair: New Life Community Church of Indianapolis is holding its first Annual Faith and Family Health Fair at 1500 W.86th on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will be able to access information on cancer and diabetes screenings. Opportunities are available to take an exercise class and or learn healthier food preparations. Visitors can utilize exhibitor services from the Indiana Blood Center, the Indiana University School of Dentistry, and the Butler School of Pharmacy and more! We will offer glucometers to 100 qualify people. There will be free counseling from the State Heath Assistance Insurance specializing in medications and insurance programs for the elderly. Contact: Lilith Hutchinson MSN,RN (317) 373-3792, immanuelalpha@live.com.

July 30-Face to Face Makeup Competition:On July 30th at 3801 Madison Ave Indianapolis, IN Re-creations will be hosting a Creative Makeup Competition to promote the arts and makeup as an artistic expression. Visit www.re-cbc.com for information or to purchase your tickets today!

July 30-Tonos Triad: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

Now through July 31-Seasons 52 Live Entertainment:Performing within the restaurant’s oversized, circular bar, musicians Kelleen Strutz, Jeff DeHerdt, Heather Ramsey, Rachel Leigh and Sean Baker will entertain diners and bar guests with a variety of contemporary, multi-generational favorites. Guests are encouraged to sit back and experience great entertainment while enjoying one of Seasons 52’s delicious signature flatbreads, fresh and flavorful entrees, Mini Indulgence desserts or a glass of wine from their award-winning international wine list. Sunday- Thursday 6-10 pm, Friday & Saturday 6-11 pm at Seasons 52 Keystone at the crossing 8650 keystone Crossing Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Now through July 31-AlphaGraphics Third Annual Fight Against Hunger Campaign:The AlphaGraphics business center, 12955 Old Meridian St., Suite 103, Carmel, IN will sponsor its third annual July food drive to benefit Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. To participate call 844-6629 or email Rhonda, rkile@alphagraphics.com, and a donation container will be placed in your office with accompanying flyers and posters supporting this worthy cause. The container will be picked up at the end of July and delivered to the Gleaners warehouse. AlphaGraphics is also serving as a drop off for those wishing to deliver food directly to us. This year we are adding a virtual food bank where people will be able to purchase food on line that will go directly to the Gleaners warehouse to be distributed throughout the community. For more information visit our website, us605@alphagraphics.com.

AUGUST EVENTS

August 1-Introduction to Publisher:In this three-hour introductory class, you'll learn how to make flyers, signs, newsletters, award certificates, and calendars using the Wizard in Publisher. Cost: $15; prerequisites: basic computer skills. Registration required. 6-9 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

August 2-Kelley School of Business Evening MBA Information Session:Kelley Evening MBA information session at IUPUI Campus Center (420 University Blvd.) on August 2, 5:30-7:30pm. Meet Kelley faculty, alumni and admissions staff to learn more about our nationally ranked, part-time MBA program. Register at kelleygrad.iu.edu.

August 2-Second Wind Trio: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

August 2-September 3–Special Quilter’s Menu and Paintings: -Preview antique quilts or purchase your favorite quilt. Quilt Discovery Days will be held August 6-20th in the sanctuary at Ghyslain’s Bistro. Over 32 paintings will be displayed. Daily tours are available Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 75 N. Main Street in Zionsville. For more info call (317)733-1177 or email info@nanoel.com.

August 3-Introduction to Windows 7:In this three-hour introductory class, you'll learn about the new Windows 7 desktop, including working with a window, working with files and folders, Windows Explorer, shortcuts, and the control panel. Cost: $15; prerequisites: ability to use a mouse, open and close programs and windows and/or Intro to Computers Class. Registration required. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

August 4-James Bell & Paradigm Jazz Quartet: Zoolapalooza is a brand new concert series that will feature some of the area’s best decade bands including Zanna Do! and The Flying Toasters. Concerts are Friday nights June 17 – July 15 at 5:30 p.m. and are included with regular zoo admission. Visitors can enjoy delicious food and beverage options from Centerplate Catering while viewing the lemur and flamingo exhibit. Come to the zoo on Thursday evenings July 14 – Aug. 18 to hear some great jazz and see the animals (until 7 p.m.)! All performances begin at 5:30 p.m. and are included in zoo admission. There will be zookeepers with animals, costumed mascots, the playground and Kroger Splash Park to keep the kids entertained too. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, although plenty of seating will be available. Call 317.630.2001 or visit www.indyzoo.com.

August 4-Peace Train and the Flower Power Brass: Enjoy a fun summer evening along the Downtown Canal at this popular FREE outdoor summer concert series. Concerts take place every Thursday June 2 – Aug. 11, 6 - 8 p.m. (and July 4 from 5 - 9:30 p.m.) You may rent a table on the Terrace or bring your own chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hill across the Canal. Café, outdoor grill and cash bar are available. Visitors can enjoy FREE musical performances along the canal walk area. The series is presented by Lewis Wagner, LLP and Marsh. Reserved tables for eight are $45 ($40 for IHS members) or tables of four are $35 ($30 IHS members). Call 317.232.1882 to reserve a table or log on to www.indianahistory.org for more information.

August 4-6–Bean Blossom Gospel Music: -Historical Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground will come alive with the sounds of gospel music. Pack your lawn chair for seating arrangements. For tickets information, call (800)414-467. Choose to spend the weekend camping or rent a cabin. We’re located just south of Indianapolis, near Nashville.

August 5-Computer Savvy Seniors: For Seniors 55 years and older! This 10-week course will teach you the basics of a computer in a relaxed environment. You’ll also learn applications and computer shortcuts. Registration is required; the fee is $75.00 for the 10-week series. Manual included. Fridays, June 3-Aug. 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

August 5-7th Annual Pop Tab Drop: Start collecting your tabs for the 7th Annual Pop Tab Drop on Monument Circle, Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join Ronald McDonald, Pop and the Twisters Band and other local personalities as we try and beat last year’s record and collect 12 million pop tabs in three hours! The world’s largest pop tab will be available for photos, and kids will have a chance to win prizes playing the pop tab toss. There will be other surprises and entertainment for the entire family, so watch our website at www.rmh-indiana.org for updates. Don’t miss out on what promises to be another tab-u-lous event! All proceeds benefit families who call our House home while their seriously ill or injured children receive medical care at Riley Hospital for Children or other Indianapolis hospitals. For more information, contact Communications and Marketing Manager Kelly Thien at (317) 267-0605, ext. 207 or by e-mail at kthien@rmh-indiana.org.

August 6-Children's Tumor Foundation NF Walk: Join us on a hot Saturday morning in August to walk it...run it...sweat it... and RAISE IT... as we raise critical funds for Neurofibromatosis (NF) research. There will be refreshments and entertainment for all, along with a silent auction with amazing items! We also are offering incentives for those participants who want to fundraise to help the 1 in 3,000 people living with NF. The walk will be held at Northview Christian Church, 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel, IN 46033. Registration begins at 8:10 a.m. To register visit: http://www.kintera.org/site/c.9hJJK2MJJgL0H/b.6741937/k.BEE3/Home.htm.

August 6-PlayFit: Ready For School, Ready for Fun:Celebrate the start of a wonderful school year with active games and special guest appearances from the characters Dora and Diego! Live concerts featuring Doctor Noize at 1:30 and 3 p.m. will get you moving with his fun mix of lyrics and live musical performances. Register on site to win an iPad featuring the Doctor Noize game "Bananas!” PlayFit is sponsored by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and is supported by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent.

August 6-Election Day in 1836 Prairietown:1836 Prairietown (on-going, debate is at 1:30 p.m.)It's Election Day in Prairietown! The very important local title of Fence Inspector is up for grabs, and every vote counts! Come listen to the candidates’ debate and then help select the best candidate for the job. You can even run on your own platform, if you feel up to the task! Conner Prairie 13400 Allisonville Road Fishers IN 46038; visit us at http://www.connerprairie.org/.

August 6-Taste of Downtown-Toy Factory, Goodnight Gracie& The Tides: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

Now through August 7-Snoopy the Musical: The beloved characters of Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts come to life in this joyful musical celebration! Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and all of their friends as they sing, dance, and laugh their way through classic Peanuts adventures in this Children's Museum Lilly Theater presentation. Whether you're a lifelong fan or visiting his world for the very first time, Snoopy has something for everyone! Recommended for families with children ages 4 and up. Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. Book by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, and Michael L. Grace. Music by Larry Grossman. Lyrics by Hal Hackady. Originally produced by Arthur Whitelaw, Michael L. Grace, and Susan Bloom. Originally directed by Arthur Whitelaw. ASL Interpreted performances. No Monday Performances! Shows at 1& 3pm except for July 27 & 30, only show at 1pm.

August 7-9-140th Old Settlers Picnic and Fair:The Mooresville Lions Club announces the 140th Old Settlers Picnic and Fair on August 7th,8th and 9th at Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park is located on Indianapolis Road in Mooresville. Admission and parking are free. Profits benefit many local charities. This year’s fair opens with the parade on Sunday August 7th at 2pm. Other activities include a huge Merchants’ tent, plenty of festival food, free entertainment and a queen’s contest.

August 8-Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint:In this three-hour introductory class, you'll learn how to create a slide show with design templates, transitions, and animation. Cost: $15; prerequisites: basic computer skills and word processing experience. Registration required. 6-9 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

August 9-Great Ideas Book Discussion:Book discussion group for people who like to read & discuss books about important ideas from literature, science, government, culture & religion. Please join us as we discuss "I Know This Much Is True" by Wally Lamb. If you need a copy of the book, just ask at the circulation desk. All are welcome! No registration required. 6:30-8 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

August 9-Indiana Island Band: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

August 11-The Art of Music/Music of Art:This concert-lecture, presented by local classical guitarist Samuel Lawson, explores the connection between impressionism in visual art and in music from the Renaissance period to the modern day. 6-8:30pm, The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indy 46203.

August 11-Con Alma: Zoolapalooza is a brand new concert series that will feature some of the area’s best decade bands including Zanna Do! and The Flying Toasters. Concerts are Friday nights June 17 – July 15 at 5:30 p.m. and are included with regular zoo admission. Visitors can enjoy delicious food and beverage options from Centerplate Catering while viewing the lemur and flamingo exhibit. Come to the zoo on Thursday evenings July 14 – Aug. 18 to hear some great jazz and see the animals (until 7 p.m.)! All performances begin at 5:30 p.m. and are included in zoo admission. There will be zookeepers with animals, costumed mascots, the playground and Kroger Splash Park to keep the kids entertained too. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, although plenty of seating will be available. Call 317.630.2001 or visit www.indyzoo.com.

August 11-Brenda Williams with Cold Fusion; Classic Jazz, R&B and Soul: Enjoy a fun summer evening along the Downtown Canal at this popular FREE outdoor summer concert series. Concerts take place every Thursday June 2 – Aug. 11, 6 - 8 p.m. (and July 4 from 5 - 9:30 p.m.) You may rent a table on the Terrace or bring your own chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hill across the Canal. Café, outdoor grill and cash bar are available. Visitors can enjoy FREE musical performances along the canal walk area. The series is presented by Lewis Wagner, LLP and Marsh. Reserved tables for eight are $45 ($40 for IHS members) or tables of four are $35 ($30 IHS members). Call 317.232.1882 to reserve a table or log on to www.indianahistory.org for more information.

August 12 & 13-Handcrafted and Homegrown Market:The Art Sanctuary, 190 N. Sycamore St, Martinsville, IN 46151, Friday 6-9 pm, Sat. 10-3, local artists and their handcrafted products.

August 13-Boone County Cancer Society Battle of the BBQ: Boone County Cancer Society Battle Of The BBQ, Lebanon Memorial Park 1200 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon, IN Serving 5 P.M. -- 7 P.M. Come and enjoy as the Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMT's, Clubs, Businesses and Area Churches Battle it out to be the best BBQ in Boone County!

August 13-Adoption and Orphan Care Expo:24 local and international agencies available to the public to answer questions about adoption and orphan care. At Gray Road Baptist Church, 5500 S Gray Road, Indianapolis In 46237 from 9 to 5p.m.

August 13-October 15-Hoosier Salon 87th Annual Exhibition: What: A juried exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Indiana artists. This exhibition is an 87-year tradition. When: August 13- October 15, 2011. Where: Indiana State Museum 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis. Museum Admission: $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, and $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Admission is free for museum members and children under 3. HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday -- 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.hoosiersalon.org.

August 13-IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk: Enjoy the fine art, merchant activities, entertainment, culture and shopping of the Carmel Arts and Design District every second Saturday in 2011. Featuring new artists and exhibits in the galleries each month. Each gallery walk takes place from 5-10pm.

August 13-White River Yacht Club Open House: WRYC 1400 East 74th Street, Indpls. In 46240 317-251-0344 Starts at Noon Fun & Food & Music& Games &Raffle& Auctions & Helicopter Rides ( weather pending) Gilligan's Island Theme Contest Kids Welcome. Come Dance in the Light of the Full Moon.

August 13-Acoustic Catfish: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

Now through August 14-Dora and Diego--Let's Explore!: It's time for adventure when preschoolers and their families come to explore the newest exhibit from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon! Dora and Diego—Let's Explore! takes visitors on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends. Explore Isa's Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies' crew to uncover pirate treasure, and help baby animals in the Rainforest Maze. Play with Dora and Diego and share with, care for, and help others. Ready? Let's go! ¡Vámonos! Produced by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with Nickelodeon, the Dora and Diego—Let's Explore! exhibit is presented by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Indiana. ©2010 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go! and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

August 15-Introduction to Email:In this three-hour introductory class, you'll learn how to use a free email provider, send and receive email, add a name to your electronic address book, and how to send an attachment. We will also discuss security. Cost: $15; prerequisites: basic computer and Internet skills. Registration required. 6-9 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

August 16-Second Wind Trio: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

August 17-Acoustic Catfish:The Indianapolis City Market features live music on various Wednesdays through the summer from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the West Plaza. www.indycm.com.

August 18-Clifford Ratliff Big Band: Zoolapalooza is a brand new concert series that will feature some of the area’s best decade bands including Zanna Do! and The Flying Toasters. Concerts are Friday nights June 17 – July 15 at 5:30 p.m. and are included with regular zoo admission. Visitors can enjoy delicious food and beverage options from Centerplate Catering while viewing the lemur and flamingo exhibit. Come to the zoo on Thursday evenings July 14 – Aug. 18 to hear some great jazz and see the animals (until 7 p.m.)! All performances begin at 5:30 p.m. and are included in zoo admission. There will be zookeepers with animals, costumed mascots, the playground and Kroger Splash Park to keep the kids entertained too. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, although plenty of seating will be available. Call 317.630.2001 or visit www.indyzoo.com.

August 19-Is That Your "Reel" Hair? by Tiffanie Bridges:Based upon a real-life experience Tiffanie has dubbed her "6th Grade Hair Fiasco,” this one-woman musical inspires and entertains as it reveals lessons learned after Tiffanie’s mother put a SUPER relaxer in her hair and it all fell out. 7-8pm, The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indy 46203.

August 20-Greg O’Haver: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

August 23-Blue Alchemy: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

August 25-Teen Book Club: Summer Edition: Read an awesome book, talk about it with friends, and make a craft to go with it while having a great snack! In August we’re reading Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. Sixteen-year-old Francesca is one of a handful of girls at a parochial school that has just turned co-ed and could use her mother's help handling the ensuing problems; but her mother is struggling herself with severe depression. Books are distributed at the previous month’s meeting; if you missed one, contact Emily at 317-852-3167 for a copy. Registration required; open to teens 13-19. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Brownsburg Public Library.

August 27-Island Breeze: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

August 30-Ken Wilson: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

September 2-5-Rib America Festival:Celebrate America at the Eiteljorg Museum! Admission to the museum is FREE from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., enjoy family-friendly games, music, crafts and artist demonstrations. Enjoy a BBQ buffet in the Sky City Café. Join in the fun on the fourth! For details, visit www.eiteljorg.org/ejm_WhatsHappening/EventsCalendar/default.asp. September 3-Indianapolis Women’s Half-Marathon: Women's Half-Marathon and 5K, for more info on our site http://indywomenshalfmarathon.com. Located in Downtown Indy Hilton Garden Inn.

September 3-Davis & Devitt: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

September 3-24 Hours of DINO: 24 Hours of DINO, Versailles State Park, 1387 E US Highway 50, Versailles, IN 47042. Mountain bikes relay and solo race for 6, 12 or 24 hour division. Reg. chg. www.dinoseries.com.

September 3-Sunman Wine & Fireworks Festival: Family fun, wine tasting, meals, games. Sat. parade followed by the Sunman Idol Contest Finale and Kid’s Talent Show, ends with fireworks. No adm. chg. Town of Sunman, 225 Fitch Ave., Sunman, IN 47041 www.sunmanchamber.org.

September 6-Shirley Judkins Combo: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

September 10-IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk: Enjoy the fine art, merchant activities, entertainment, culture and shopping of the Carmel Arts and Design District every second Saturday in 2011. Featuring new artists and exhibits in the galleries each month. Each gallery walk takes place from 5-10pm.

September 10-Acoustic Catfish: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

September 10 & 11-Columbus Scottish Festival: Midwest Highland Games Championship, the only Sheepdog trial in the state! Also enjoy Scottish food, culture, Bagpipe bands, lots of other musical entertainment, European Car Show, kids area, and fun! It will be held September 10-11, 201 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Visit www.scottishfestival.org for more information.

September 11-Annual Lil’ Charlie’s Oktoberfest: Bratwurst eating and homebrew contests, food, Lil’s Charlie’s micro-brew beers, music and comedian, 504 E. Pearl Street, Batesville, IN 47006. www.lilcharlies.com.

September 13-Luke Austin Daugherty: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

September 17-Answers for Autism Walk:Cox-Hall Gardens 2000 W. 116th Street Carmel, IN 46032 The 11th Annual Answers for Autism Walk will be held on Saturday September 17th, 2011.The walk is a one mile family friendly event. The day includes music, food, sensory activity tent, bounce houses, rock climbing, silent auction and MORE! Answers for Autism is an organization of parent volunteers who have children with autism. Our mission is to raise money to fund Indiana programs that assist families touched by autism. Please visit www.aaiwalk.org for more information.

September 17-Blue Alchemy: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

September 17 & November 12-Heartsaver AED Course with Optional First Aid Instruction :Heartsavers AED Course hours - 9am - 1pm at IU Health North Hospital. Cost: Heartsavers with AED for $60 and Heartsavers with AED and First aid for $75. To register or for more information , please call 317.688.2568.

September 20-KRS: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

September 21-24-Versailles Pumpkin Show: Rides, Saturday parade, art show, contests, food, live music, Versailles Courthouse Square, 115 N. Main Street, Versailles, IN 47042. No adm. chg.. www.ripleycountytourism.com.

September 23-An Evening of Authors: Reach Out and Read Indiana is hosting its seventh fundraising event at Fairbanks Hall (340 West 10th Street) in Indianapolis on Friday, Sept. 23rd, 2011 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM. Reach Out and Read prepares Indiana’s youngest children to succeed in school by promoting early childhood literacy. This evening will consist of a buffet, a silent auction, crafts, children’s book authors and more. Reach Out and Read Indiana will benefit from this event through name recognition, personal donations and ticket sales. Adult tickets-$35, Child Tickets-$15.

September 23 & 25-Indianapolis Opera's "Madama Butterfly":This heart wrenching show will be performed at 8pm on Friday, September 23 and 2pm on Sunday, September 25 at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis. Cio-Cio San, the girl called Butterfly, abandons her faith and heritage for the dashing American sailor, Lieutenant Pinkerton, but Pinkerton’s love is fleeting and Butterfly’s happiness is short-lived. Performed in Italian with English super-titles.

September 24-Diggin It for United Way Car Show: Caterpillar Remanufacturing, 751 International Dr Franklin, IN. Registration is from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, with the Award Presentation at 3:00 pm. Events include Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, 50/50, Raffles, Food, Music and much more.

September 24-Tonos Triad: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

September 24 & 25-Annual Kiwanis Apple Festival: Entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, games and everything apples, Liberty Park, 716 South Park Ave., Batesville, IN 47006. Sat. 11-6, Sun 11-4. No adm. chg.

September 27-Indiana Island Breeze: Enjoy a glass of fine wine and live music at the Easley Winery Groovin’ in the Garden concert series! Bring a group of friends, split a bottle of wine and enjoy great entertainment. Concerts are Tuesdays 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. For more information, check out www.easleywine.com or call 317.636.4516.

OCTOBER EVENTS

October 1-Women of Hope Walk :Women of Hope includes a one day, 15-mile Walk of Hope beginning at Coxhall Gardens (2000 W. 116th St.) in Carmel, Indiana in which participants pledge to raise at least $1,000 to support St. Vincent cancer patients through survivor initiatives and programs. You support the cause by participating, volunteering for the event, or coming out to support our walkers! Learn more about this great cause and opportunity on the Women of Hope website: https://give.stvincent.org/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=366.

October 1 & 2-Versailles State Park Annual Bluegrass Festival: More than 12 regional bluegrass bands, music and food! Versailles Lake front in Versailles State Park, 1387 E US Highway 50, Versailles, IN 47042. Adm. Chg. www.ripleycountytourism.com.

October 2-American Girl Fashion Show hosted by American Cancer Society:1:00 & 4:30pm at Factory 12 Event Loft, Columbus, $30 & $40, www.agfscentralin.com.

October 8-IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk: Enjoy the fine art, merchant activities, entertainment, culture and shopping of the Carmel Arts and Design District every second Saturday in 2011. Featuring new artists and exhibits in the galleries each month. Each gallery walk takes place from 5-10pm.

October 8-Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival: The Scottish Society of Indianapolis hosts the Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival, 1008 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis, 46260, 9am-9pm; includes vendors, food, dance, and live music. IndyScot.org.

October 8 & 9-Ertel Cellars 5th Annual Wine Festival: Wine tasting, live music, food, children’s activities, arts and crafts just off of SR129 south of Batesville at 3794 East County Road, 1100 North, Batesville, IN 47006. No adm. chg. www.ertelcellars.com.

October 9-Mile for a Child 5K Hope Run/Walk: Join us for our second annual 5K event at Fort Harrison State Park. Registration starts at 7:30a. For more information visit our website: https://sohohoperun.dojiggy.com or email Annie annieelble@savingorphans.com.

October 16-Coin Show : The Lafayette Numismatic Society is having a coin show at the Tippecanoe County fairgrounds 1401 teal road Lafayette Indiana 47902 from 9:00am. till 4:00pm. free admission.

October 28-30-Overeaters Anonymous Region 5 Convention:Overeaters Anonymous Region 5 Convention takes place 10/28/2011 - 10/30/2011 at the Hilton Indianapolis North. Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. For questions call 317-809-0781 or email 2011circleofrecovery@gmail.com.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

November 4-13-Indianapolis Opera's "A Water Bird Talk & Bon Appétit!":These two one-act shows will be performed at 8pm on Fridays, Nov. 4 &11 and Saturdays, Nov. 5&12 and 2pm on Sundays, Nov. 6&13 at Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. In the first show an Audubon expert gradually reveals through the subject of water birds his comically domineering wife is making his very existence miserable. The second is based on a televised 1961 cooking lesson by Julia Child.

November 5 & 6-Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul: Visit the wineries on the Indiana Wine Trail while they serve up wine like never before. From wine sauces to wine tapas to wine cake—wine is the meal! Wine and food tastings will be free, with larger portions available for purchase. Recipes and special discounts will be available. www.indianawinetrail.com.

November 12-IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk: Enjoy the fine art, merchant activities, entertainment, culture and shopping of the Carmel Arts and Design District every second Saturday in 2011. Featuring new artists and exhibits in the galleries each month. Each gallery walk takes place from 5-10pm.

November 14-21-Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week: Collection of shoebox gifts for children around the world in need of a simple gift of love. Collection Center: Chapel Rock Christian Church. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC.

DECEMBER EVENTS

December 3-Christmas Cookie & Candyland Day: Madison County Extension Homemakers are sponsoring this event at the 4-H building, Beulah Park, Alexandria, IN. There will be demonstrations, cookies and candies for sale, recipe book for sale, and a cookie/candy exchange. We will also have lunch items for sale.

December 10-IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk: Enjoy the fine art, merchant activities, entertainment, culture and shopping of the Carmel Arts and Design District every second Saturday in 2011. Featuring new artists and exhibits in the galleries each month. Each gallery walk takes place from 5-10pm.

2012 EVENTS

March 9 & 11-Indianapolis Opera's "Opera Goes to the Movies":This trip through Hollywood's blockbusters will be performed at 8pm on Friday, March 9 and 2pm on Sunday, March 11 at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis. From ‘Moonstruck’ to ‘Apocalypse Now,’ Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters have featured some of the greatest operatic hits of the ages. Join us for a true multimedia experience that pairs these timeless movie moments with the magic of live operatic performance. Performed in original languages with English super-titles.

May 4 & 6-Indianapolis Opera’s “Faust”:Faust will be performed at 8pm on Friday, May 4 and 2pm on Sunday, May 6 at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis. Sell your soul to the Devil and there will be hell to pay. Old and disillusioned Faust forfeits his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for youth and pleasure. He seduces the virtuous Marguerite, then leaves her. Performed in French with English super-titles.

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