Applause!: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

• There will be a  public informational meeting for the Sherman Park Reuse Initiative on Tues., Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., at John Boner Neighborhood Centers, 2236 E. 10th Street. Residents are invited to lend a voice in research and consideration for the future use of the 50-acre brownfield at Sherman and Michigan. Food and drinks will be served as part of this meeting.
• Congratulations to the Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Mozel Sanders Foundation, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, The daVinci Pursuit, and Reconnecting to Our Waterways for receiving substantial grants from the Indianapolis Foundation in their most recent funding round.
• SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY OCT. 13TH – Come and celebrate with the Black Hat Society of Historic Irvington. They will be revealing their 2018 calendar (which will be for sale) at The Irving Theatre (5505 E. Washington) from 7-9 p.m. There will be a live band, witches brew, and framed portraits available to purchase. All funds from the sales of the calendars will benefit The Pour House, Helping Paws Inc., and Juvenile Diabetes Camp. This will be an Irvington collector’s item to treasure forever. Please bring a donation of a can or bag of pet food or a pair of new socks for men for The Pour House. Cash and credit cards accepted.
• Most of the vendors at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market will be donating 10 percent of their sales on Sept. 30 to Hurricane Relief through Operation USA. The market will be held in the parking lot behind Broad Ripple High School at 1115 Broad Ripple Ave. from 8 a.m.-noon.
• Want to learn to sew? The Indianapolis Public Library Brightwood Branch is hosting “It’s Sew Easy: Machine Sewing for Beginners,” Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Adults and teens ages 14 and older are invited to learn the basics of sewing by making a pillowcase and a tote bag with a zippered pocket. A limited number of sewing machines will be available for student use, or you may bring your own. Supplies for the pillowcase will be provided. However, students must bring basic sewing tools and tote bag materials. A supply list will be provided upon registration. This four-week series of classes is free, but space is limited. Call 317-275-4310 to register.
• The City of Beech Grove was recently awarded $396,776.00 in funding from INDOT to repair local roads and streets, which should be in place early 2018. The funding will be used to either replace or rebuild several areas, including 21st Ave. from Cleveland to Southern, 12th Ave. from Alton to Churchman, and several more critical streets and roads.
• Riley Festival in Greenfield runs Oct. 5-8, encompassing the 4-H Fairgrounds to the Festival downtown, where there will be hundreds of vendors, entertainment, and exhibits celebrating Greenfield’s favorite poet, James Whitcomb Riley. The traditional Flower Parade will be on Oct. 6 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. when schoolchildren walk through downtown to the the statue of Riley. This year’s featured Riley poem is “After the Frost.” For more information and a complete schedule, visit
• Festival and craft season is upon us. The Weekly View has very affordable rates for nonprofit advertising! Give us a call at 317-356-2222 for more information.