Applause!: Feb. 24-March 2

• IMPD East District will hold “Coffee With a Cop” on Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the Starbucks located at 5702 E. Washington St. This is an opportunity to get to know the officers in our community.
• March 1 is Ash Wednesday. Scecina Crusaders Baseball will have an Ash Wednesday Fish Fry in the cafeteria, 5000 Nowland Ave. from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 and include fish or pizza, fries, cole slaw, dessert and drink. Proceeds go to support the baseball team. For more information, contact Coach Gandolph at
• The Phoenix Theatre and the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center will present a special partnership performance of An Act of God, by David Javerbaum on March 7 at 7 p.m. With a divine sense of humor and the help of His devoted archangels, God is ready to take on the twenty-first century, hashtags and selfies included. Reserve tickets by calling 317-251-9467. The Indianapolis JCC is located at 6701 Hoover Rd. Tickets are $30.
• Old Bethel UMC, 7995E. 21st St., will present a free concert by Heart & Soul and Purdue Bells on March 4 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
• On February 8, 1977 Indianapolis was shocked by Tony Kiritsis was walking his hostage Dick Hall down Pennsylvania Street wired to a sawed off shotgun. Long after the 63 hour hostage situation ended it would spark debates on live media coverage; the professional responsibility of legal representatives and the legal defense “not guilty by reason of insanity,” The Irvington Historical Society offers an exhibition of 13 courtroom sketches created by David “Chopper” Gregory, an Irvington sketch artist, depicting most of the participants of State of Indiana v. Anthony G. (Tony) Kiritsis, CR77-44A in the Marion County Criminal Court. The exhibition will be at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 E. University Ave., Feb. 26-May 7. The center is open Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The exhibit is free; donations to help support the Irvington Historical Society will be gratefully accepted.
• Skimming through the many great First Friday shows for March 4, one that will get you in the mood for spending time in the great outdoors will be at the Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave. in the Rapp Family Gallery —Nature of Art: Indiana’s Painted Parks” by RickWilson, who spent two years visiting all of the state’s parks. The gallery will be open from 6-9 p.m.
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