Applause!: Oct. 20-26

• A heads-up for travelers: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will install median cable barriers on 30 miles of I-74 between I-465 on Indianapolis’ southeast side and the Decatur County line at Exit 123. Installation of the cable barriers will begin as early as December, weather permitting, and is expected to be complete next summer. Drivers on I-74 should be alert for workers in the median and some temporary lane restrictions.
• Indianapolis Power and Light is beginning its fall tree pruning near power lines to get ready for winter storms. Look for workers along 21st St. and 16th St. shortly, among other places on the east side where trees encroach on the power lines. If you have questions or concerns, call the line clearing office at 317-261-8128.
• Don’t forget to check out the Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library on Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. This free event showcases the very talented African-American writers, athletes, business leaders, and movers and shakers who have helped shape the city.
• Check out Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo at Theater at the Fort Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. This Cleveland-based Saxophone Duo will be performing SaxoVoce, a long-term project exploring the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice. General Admission is $10, and student discount is $5. Get tickets in advance at to avoid disappointment.
• The City of Beech Grove’s annual leaf collection program began October 16th and will continue through December 15th. The city will pick up bagged leaves during this period.
• The City of Beech Grove will hold a Shredding Day on Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-noon behind City Hall. There will be free shredding of documents, and a free appliance drop-off (no tube TVs), with assistants there to help you unload.
• The State Police Museum will host their Annual Trunk or Treat afternoon for Sat., Oct. 21 from 3-5 p.m. Troopers and local police officers will be handing out candy from the trunks of their patrol cars to all children in costume. There will be carnival games, craft activities, and music. The supply of treats is limited, but you won’t run out of things to see at the ISP Museum. The museum is located at 8660 E. 21st St. (near the 21st and Post Rd. location).
• Wow, but October and November are just non-stop activity in and around the east side! We’ve been getting some wonderful phone calls from our faithful readers telling us how much they enjoy reading it every week. We’re glad that our paper is part of your busy schedule. If you’d like to help support us, please patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw their ads in the Weekly View!