Applause!: Aug. 4-10

• Congratulations to all the  hard working engaged citizens who were honored on National Night Out Aug. 1. Each of IMPD’s Districts and the IMPD Community Engagement Office presented an award to those “Who through their voluntary and demonstrable acts and engagements have either helped to make their neighborhoods safer, maintained a viable CrimeWatch group, created a new and successfully functioning CrimeWatch group, or launched a much needed police/community relationship that has proven helpful in supporting a better quality of life for their neighbors and neighborhood.” The honorees included Community Engagement Office, Marco Dominguez; Downtown District, Paula Brooks, Ransom Place Neighborhood; East District, Marna Draper, Larnie Lane CrimeWatch Group; North District, John Boggs, Castleton Estates Home-Owners Association; Northwest District, Jim and Laura Martin, Eagledale Neighborhood Association; Southeast District, Debbie Conway, Bean Creek Neighborhood Association;  Southwest District, Bob Longdon, Rhodius Park CrimeWatch.
• If you like cool cars, check out a couple of shows this weekend. On Aug. 5, the12th Annual National Multiple Sclerosis Society & Shadeland Ave. Antiques Mall Annual Car & Hot Rod Show will take place. It is open to all cars & hot rods 25 yrs old & older. At the Shadeland Ave. Antiques Mall, 3444 N. Shadeland Ave., from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Also on Aug. 5, the Binford Blvd Classic Car Show will take place at  6205 Rucker Rd. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
• There will be a very interesting workshop at the Bona Thompson Center on Aug. 20 from 1:00-6:30 p.m. on identifying and caring for special family photos. Joan Hostetler, a historic photograph specialist, will discuss how to examine and interpret photos and much more. In connection with this workshop, you are invited to reserve spots to have have your interesting Indiana-related photographs scanned. Technicians will make high resolution scans while you wait and, later, the images and descriptive information will be loaded into the Indiana Album web page ( an online catalog of 7,500 Indiana related images so far. The Irvington Historical Society will receive digital copies of any Irvington related images. This free event is by reservation only. Visit to make your reservation for a time slot. There is a limit of 5 photos per time slot.
• Check out iMOCA’s new digs at 2834 E. Washington St. during First Friday, Aug. 4 from 6-9 p.m. “Level Up: Art Inspired by Gaming Culture” and “Illimat” board game release special event on Aug 17 and the ongoing exhibition celebrates Gen Con with the introduction of the game created for the rock band, The Decemberists. Local artists are creating board games for this show. iMOCA and Cat Head Press, plus Twogether Studios are working on the project. Also, East 10th UMC will celebrate its first anniversary participating in First Fridays with great local music and art. The church is located at 2327 E. 10th St. and the show is family friendly.