Applause!: March 10-16

• Ready to SPRING FORWARD on March 12? Remember to set your clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time. While you’re at it, please check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
• IMPD Coffee With a Cop will be held March 10 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Starbucks at 9605 E. Washington St. This is great chance to get to know some of our East District police officers.
• Three urgent care centers managed by Franciscan Health in central Indiana are operating under a new name — FranciscanExpressCare – effective March 6. Previously known as Franciscan Immediate Care, the centers are located at Beech Grove Thompson Commons (5210 E. Thompson Rd.), Greenwood (1001 N. Madison Ave.) and Village Park Plaza – Carmel (14641-1 Thatcher Lane).
• The deadline for schools to submit an application to participate in the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) 2017 Paint the Plow campaign is March 15. INDOT continues to accept applications for the community outreach program designed to promote safety and awareness of INDOT’s Winter Operations all year long.  INDOT’s East Central District invites high school or colleges within district boundaries to paint an INDOT snow plow blade with original artwork to represent their school. Visit for an application and more information.
• In association with the April 13 – May 14 exhibit at Central Library, “States of Incarceration,” adults are invited for a screening of the documentary, “13,” a 2016 film that centers on race in the criminal justice system and titled after the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which outlaws slavery. The showing will be on March 18 from 2-5 p.m. at the Central Library Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair. Following the film, a local panel will feature Dr. James Kilgore, an author, activist and university lecturer who appears in the documentary; Dr. Terri Jett, Associate Professor of Political Science at Butler University and Board President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana; and those affected by incarceration. The event is free.
• Eunan McIntyre will warm up the crowd at Manley’s Irish Mutt March 14 at 7 p.m. to get everyone in the mood for Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
• With garage sale season looming, it’s time for a gentle reminder that garage sale signs in the public right-of-way are a no-no. If you tape, staple or nail a sign on a light post, you run the risk of a fine — and annoying the neighbors. The city says you can put a sign up in your yard, but it has to come down after two days.
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