Applause!: Oct. 6-12

• Columbus Day is Oct. 9. All post offices, federal and state offices will be closed. All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 9 for its annual Library Staff In-Service Day. All Library locations will reopen at their regular times on Tuesday, October 10. All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) branches are closed Saturday, Oct. 7 through Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Branches resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 10. For a complete list of branch locations and hours, or to complete a transaction online, visit
• Join neighbors and police on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. for “Cops and Waters,” formerly known as Coffee with the Cops, at Lincoln Square in Irvington, 5648 E. Washington St. This is a great way to get to know the officers on the beat, ask questions, and voice concerns.
• Heartland Big Band will present “Swing, Swing, Swing,” Oct. 6-7 at Theater at the Fort at 7 p.m. Relive the music of the big bands and their leaders with classics like “Moonlight Serenade,” and “In the Mood.” Tickets are available for $25 at Brown Paper Tickets, or call 317-875-1900. Theater at the Fort is located at 892 Otis Ave. in Lawrence.
• IMPD East District’s next Chief for a Day event has been scheduled for Tues., Oct. 24 at the IMPD Training Academy, 901 N. Post Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program is designed for 20 civilian participants. To register, visit
• Don’t miss “Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library: Centennial Concert and Program” on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair. As part of Central Library’s 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited for special activities that include performances by a quintet from the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Children’s Choir, a presentation by the Mayor’s Office, the unveiling of a 100-year time capsule, period characters, souvenirs, and birthday cake. In addition, visitors can view a new exhibit, “Cret Building at 100,” that celebrates the architecture, people and stories of the Library’s Cret Building.
• Lots going on for First Friday, including Cathead Press, 2834 E. Washington, with John Collins McCormick live printing glow-in-the-dark t-shirts and postcards to celebrate the full moon. Also check out the Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware for full galleries of interesting work, Circle City Industrial Complex at 1125 E. Brookside Ave., for lots of open studios and businesses. Also check out the family-friendly East 10th St. United Methodist Church for east side art and fellowship. First Friday galleries are open from 6-9 p.m.
• Save the Date: Writers Shandra Miller and Meredith Engerski will read from their work on Oct. 15 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Bookmamas, 9 Johnson Ave. They are included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That?