Applause!: Dec. 1-7

• IMPD invites everyone to Coffee with a Cop on Dec. 5 from 6-7 p.m. and Dec. 6 from 6-7 a.m. at McDonalds, 9700 E. Washington St. (Cherry Tree Plaza). Officers from Cumberland and IMPD with be there to answer your questions, address your concerns and to just chat.
• The IMPD Downtown District and the PourHouse will host a Homeless Drive on Fri., Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Items can be dropped off at the IMPD Downtown District located at 39 W. Jackson Place. Officers will be outside and available to greet you. If you are unable to make it this day you are welcome to drop off Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The following clothing items are especially needed, and can be new or gently used: Men’s coats & sweatshirts (sizes XL-4X only, please), Men’s gloves, Men’s winter boots (all sizes), Men’s winter and casual socks (new), Toilet paper, and Men’s deodorant.
• Speaking of the PourHouse, they have an awesome Welcome Home team that helps people experiencing homelessness get off the street and into safe housing. The ladies and gentlemen they are helping have nothing except the clothes on their backs. The PourHouse collects new and gently used mattresses, box springs, kitchen appliances, and more to make their new places into homes. Call 317-716-5274 to find out what they need, and if you can, pay it forward. You can also e-mail them at if that’s more convenient.
• Hurry, hurry, hurry to get your Black Hat Society 2018 calendar for the person on your list that has everything! Calendars are available at the Irvington Lincoln Square (5648 E. Washington), Coal Yard Coffee (5533 E. Bonna Ave.), Snips (5731 E. Washington), Tye Dye Grill (1311 N. Shadeland), and Magic Candle (203 S. Audubon). Proceeds from the calendar sales go directly to the Diabetes Youth Foundation Camp, Helping Paws Pet Rescue, and the PourHouse Street Outreach team. Only $20!
• St. Clair Place Neighborhood Association is having their holiday celebration on Dec. 9 from 7-11 p.m. at the Tick-Tock,, 2602 E. 10th St. There will be appetizers and prizes as the neighbors celebrate their continued successes.
• Did you know that 10 Johnson Coffeehouse has Coffee and Board Games every Saturday from 2-5 p.m.? Each Saturday, bring a game to play, or learn a new game. Seasoned GenCon game instructors are on hand to teach. This  is a family-friendly activity that sounds like fun for everyone!
• There will be open auditions for the Indianapolis premiere of The Bridges of Madison County Sun., Dec. 3 and Mon., Dec. 4 at 7 PM at Footlite Musicals located at 1847 N. Alabama St.  All actors should bring sheet music in your key that best displays your vocal talents. You can sing a song from this show but it must be in the correct key. There will not be any dance auditions for this production.  Consult the Footlite website,, for characters and their ranges.