Applause!: Sept. 1-7

•Many Hoosiers have friends and loved ones in Texas where Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc. Thousands have been displaced, and may not be able to go back to their homes in the Houston area for weeks. Midwest Food Bank is collecting donations for the victims. The group is asking for peanut butter, peanuts, canned meat, toilet paper, paper towels, canned fruits and vegetables, toothbrushes and toothpaste. The Food Bank is located at 6450 S. Belmont Ave.
The American Red Cross is asking for financial donations so they can purchase relief items. Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a phone donation. The Indiana Red Cross has deployed 40 volunteers to the region, along with six emergency response vehicles.
As always, be wary of groups that call and ask for donations for relief. Not all of them are legitimate, and may actually steal your identity.
• NEAR will hold at Street Party on Sept. 18 from 4-7 p.m. celebrating their 100th developed home in the neighborhood. The party will be on 9th between Tacoma and Temple, and the still-under-construction houses will be open to tour. The event is free.
• Indianapolis Public Library is kicking off its celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the building of Central Library in September. Throughout September and October, children and families can roll their coins down the “donation maze” at Central Library to support the refurbishing of the 100-year-old Penny Gates at the south entrance of the Cret Building that were established from the donation of pennies by children “in loving remembrance of their friend James Whitcomb Riley.” Other programs include a 1917 storytime and scavenger hunt for children, a presentation on Central Library’s urban legendary “hauntings,” and an exploration of the life of James Whitcomb Riley.
• Beech Grove Common Council will conduct a public hearing on the 2018 budget on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Beech Grove City Hall, 802 Main St. To see a copy of the proposed budget, visit the town’s Web site,
• Sammy Terry will be the host of a pre-Halloween scarefest Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Irving Theatre. The movie is “Hell Walks The Earth,” and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Always an eastside favorite, get there early for good seats and a good time!
• Labor Day is September 4, the first Friday in September. State, local, and federal agencies will be closed for the holiday, and trash pickup will be on a sliding schedule, so Monday’s trash gets picked up Tuesday, and so on. This is the unofficial end of summer, and the unofficial beginning of autumn.
The Weekly View offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4. The deadline for classified and home service ads will be Sept. 5. Have a safe and fun long weekend!