Applause!: Sept. 8-14

• The Third Annual Historic Irvington Masquerade Ball will be held Oct. 21 from 8 p.m.-midnight at Irvington Ice and Coal, 400 S. Ritter Ave. Tickets are on sale now, and we’d encourage you to reserve them ASAP, as this event sells out very fast. This year’s theme is Victorian Jack the Ripper. Dance the night away with The Midtown Mad Men, enjoy the culinary stylings of Jonathan Byrd’s Catering, and partake in some liquid refreshment from local brewery Black Acre Brewing. Attire is formal, with mask. This is a  21 and over event. Visit for tickets. Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple.
The Irvington Community Council has announced the annual Irvington Halloween Festival Parade, being held this year on Oct. 28 during the Street Fair portion of the 71st Irvington Halloween Festival, will be named in honor of longtime Irvington community leader Marty Powell. The official name for the parade shall henceforth be “The Marty Powell Halloween Festival Parade.” Marty Powell was an active force for good in Irvington until her death on May 11, 2017.
In addition, the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival Grand Marshall will be Jeff Mudgett, great-grandson of  H.H. Holmes. Jeff was the star of History Channel’s “American Ripper,” and featured his quest to prove that H.H. Holmes was also Jack the Ripper. The show came to Irvington to explore the area’s connection with Holmes, and included segments by TWO of our beloved Weekly View columnists, Al Hunter and Steve Barnett.
• The City of Lawrence Government Center is currently under renovation to meet ADA standards. There are temporary entrances on the north and south ends of the building, and offices remain open during the renovation.
• Beech Grove will hold a Town Hall meeting on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Hornet Park Community Center. On the agenda will be a variety of topics, including an update on the old St. Francis Hospital demolition, sidewalk projects on Churchman, the Arlington Roundabout progress, and much more. The public is invited to come and ask questions and get information.
• Did you know that Southport Seniors offers Bingo twice a month in the Community Room? The next bingo match-up will be on Sept. 19 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call Peggy Bryson at 317-783-9231 for more information.
• Local author Linda Minton recently released the book, WWII Heroes: We Were Just Doing Our Jobs. The book contains stories of Pearl Harbor survivors from Indy, plus stories of local men on the USS Indianapolis and other stories about World War II veterans. Look for it in local bookstores or on Amazon.
• Fall is nearly here! The offical beginning of autumn is Sept. 22. It’s not too early to think about raking leaves and taking care of winterizing your home. Check out our Home Service providers on Page 7 for local help around the house!