Applause!: July 14-20

• Indiana Landmarks joins Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) to celebrate Hoosier places that have meaning—personal, communal, visual, artistic, historic, or natural. The juried exhibition Meaningful Places features 30 photographs by 21 Indiana artists from across the state.The opening will be July 15 from 9-3 during the Treasure Hunt at Indiana Landmarks Center, in the Rapp Family Gallery at 1201 Central Ave. Admission is free.
• IMPD East District recently received new bikes for their bike unit. Shepherd Community Center donated them to the district, where they will be used to reduce crime and build community.
• The east side of Indianapolis has become a hotbed of creative reuse — look at the Circle City Industrial Complex’s successful blend of makerspaces, art studios, small businesses, and brewpub. Joining the trend is The Windsor Theatre, a proposed art cinema/restaurant in the former Christian Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Windsor Park just next to Spades Park Library. Developers are envisioning a three screen movie theatre showing indie and art films, plus a restaurant opening in spring 2018.
• The Indiana Legion and Indiana Red Cross have partnered to combat a critical blood shortage. If you’re currently eligible to donate blood, sign up to donate at the 99th Annual Convention of The American Legion, Department of Indiana on Fri., July 14. The blood drive will be held at Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st St. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Holy Spirit Festival is July 13-15 at the church, located at 10th and Shortridge. There will be family dinners from 5-7; entertainment in the Rose Garden (sponsored by Manley’s Irish Mutt), games of chance and much more. Free shuttles from Get Fit at Shortridge and Washington, and the Bible College on Shortridge. Admission to the festival is $10 at the gate.
• Donations to the Otterbein Neighborhood Association and Otterbein UMC Yard Sale can be made after July 17 for the sale July 22. Contact to arrange for drop off.
• Check out the ongoing series of discussions, The Skeptic’s Guide to Intuitive Self-Care, led by Colleen Donahoe and Shawndra Miller at the Wild Persimmon School of Wellness, 6215 E. Raymond St. July 18 at 7 p.m., there will be a discussion about Mutualism. For registration and more information, visit
• Living Word Church, located at 21st and Kildare, is hosting their Food Pantry Sat., July 15 from 9 a.m.-noon. The Food Pantry is in a white garage just north east of the church, more closer to Riley St.
• The Buck Creek Players Play-A-Part fundraiser will be Peter Pan Aug. 4-6. All roles are won through an online silent auction with auditions. Be part of a great theatre experience by getting your tickets soon online at and making a donation to keep community theatre alive on the east side.