WTHR Cares Community Calendar - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

The WTHR Cares Community Calendar promotes events and activities that are open to the general public. The calendar runs several times a day, seven days a week on Channel 13. Please submit entries for consideration at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. SUBMIT YOUR EVENT to on-air calendar. You can also SUBMIT YOUR EVENT to online event calendar.

WTHR Cares Community Calendar

**Please note:  The following events are listed alphabetically.  They are not listed under the day of the event.

100 Men in 50 Days.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana hopes to recruit more men to mentor kids.  Apply through May 28th.

Ten people in the U.S. drown each day and most are adults. April is Adult-Learn-To-Swim Month. Indy Aquatic Masters will offer free adult swimming classes at North Central High School and Butler University throughout April. Register today.

Where does a chipmunk sleep? Explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals in Animal Secrets. It's a new exhibit, at the Children's Museum, through May 4th.

Photography as art. See magnificent landscapes of the American West from famed photographer, Ansel Adams. The exhibit is at the Eiteljorg Museum through August 3rd. 

See the Cole Porter Classic Anything Goes at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. The "boy-meets-girl" tale musical comedy is on stage from April 3rd – May 1111th.  

Shatter the silence on abuse.  Attend the Blue Breakfast to support Coburn Place Safe Haven.  It's at the Colts Training Complex, April 25th, at 7 a.m. and Jeff Saturday is the keynote speaker.

A special treat for Central Indiana children.  Make reservations for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, at Conner Prairie, on Saturday, April 19th.  There are two seatings – one at 8:30 a.m. and the other at 11:30 a.m.

Donate Bus Passes to help the homeless go on job interviews. Buy them online and drop them off or mail them to the Horizon House for the homeless. 

See music, dance, and theater at the Butler ArtsFest, featuring Indianapolis Opera singer and Indianapolis native, Angela Brown and Dance Kaleidoscope, among many other performances. It runs from April 3rd through April 13th.  

Spring is in the air! See beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Kaleidoscope. It's at White River Gardens, on the grounds of the Indianapolis Zoo through September 2nd.  

Want to laugh? See a popular show about how men and women relate. It was the longest running solo play on Broadway. Defending the Caveman is at Theatre on the Square.

Experience Dining in the Dark on April 26th. It's a dinner fundraiser for Bosma Enterprises which serves the blind and visually impaired.  

The whole family can celebrate Easter Celebration at Conner Prairie on Saturday, April 19th.  Enjoy a science experiment with Peeps, an Eggstravaganza, a bunny petting event and more.

It's time for the hunt!  Children can head to the Easter Egg Hunt at Clay Terrace in Carmel and hunt for thousands of eggs.  It's Saturday, April 19th, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

See dozens of original prints of Indiana's most famous living artist. The Essential Robert Indiana is at the Indianapolis Museum of Art through May 4th.

Join the 5K Family Fun Run and support the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital. It's at Butler University April 12th.  

Enjoy furniture as art. See the exhibit, Fearless Furniture, crafted by Hoosier-born artists. It's at the Indiana State Museum through May 27th

Would you like to help cancer patients? Volunteer to be a First Visit Greeter for patients on their first trip to the IU Health Simon Cancer Center.  

A former Miss America, abused as a child, shatters the silence.  Hear Marilyn Van Derbur speak at the Friends of Chaucie's Place Breakfast.  It's at the Ritz Charles, in Carmel, on April 23rd, from 7 – 9 a.m. 

You are invited to a Good Friday Breakfast, from the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis,   It's at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, on April 18th at 7 a.m., and it's free.  A 9-1-1 survivor is the guest speaker.

Get educated about lung diseases at the Healthy Lung Expo from the American Lung Association.  It's for patients, families and professionals and it takes place at the Indianapolis Marriott North on April 15th.

Support children with diabetes. Get tickets for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hope Blooms Gala. It's April 12th.  

If you love antiques, buy goods from dealers nationwide at the Hoosier Antiques Expo It's at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, April 12th and 13th.

A life-sized history lesson for the family - a hidden graveyard of ancient elephants unearthed in Indiana. See Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons, at the Indiana State Museum, through August 17th.  

Help fight heart disease. Support the American Heart Association at a fundraising black-tie Gala.  Get tickets for the Indianapolis Heart Ball, at the JW Marriott, on May 17th. 

Support Indiana farmers at the Indy Winter Farmers Market. Get fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat and more at the Indianapolis City Market on Saturdays through April.  

City-County Councilor Marilyn Pfisterer who represents District 14, will host her 10th annual FREE Job Fair.  It's Tuesday, April 15th, at the Lakeview Church in Indianapolis from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The church is located at 47 Beachway Drive.

See fossilized imprints of the world's best-preserved dinosaur. Leonardo: The Mummified Dinosaur is a new installation in the Dinosphere Exhibit of the Children's Museum.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Register for the Matt Breman Memorial Run 4 Kids, on the downtown canal, April 26th.  It's a fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana. 

Journalist David Brancaccio speaks at Night of Vonnegut, at the Athenaeum, on Saturday, April 19th, at 6 p.m.  The "Marketplace Morning Report" journalist was the last person to interview Vonnegut before he died. 

Operation Hire A Hoosier Veteran will host one of the largest veteran Career Fairs in the country.  Expect more than 180 employers at the Job Fair at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  It's Wednesday, April 16th, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Help change or save women's lives. Join WTHR at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and raise money for mammograms and breast health services. The 5K Walk and Run is at Military Park April 12th.

Meet IndyCar drivers, taste dishes from celebrity chefs and hear recording star and Indy native, John McLaughlin, perform. Get tickets for Rev!, a charity event, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 9th.

You can show support to our nation's heroes.  Join Team RWB (Red, White and Blue) Indianapolis to connect the community with veterans through social and physical activities.  Take part in the non-competitive Run As One - a free Walk/Run on the Canal, April 19th.

Support the Scouting for Food Drive from the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Donate money for pre-bagged food at area Kroger Stores through April 19th. The Food Drive benefits local Food Pantries and Food Banks. Scouts will also be collecting food, door-to-door, in neighborhoods throughout Central Indiana.

SOS.  It's Send One Suit Week, from April 21st through April 25th, from Dress For Success.  Women can donate gently-used suits, at Classic Cleaners locations, for women in need. 

Enjoy a night of comedy at "Stand up for Families!" See comedian Patti Vasquez, "The Lipstick Mom", perform. It's a dinner fundraiser, April 26th, for Families First, which strengthens families.  

See The Mountaintop - a re-imagining of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's life. It's on stage at the IRT through April 27th.  

Head to the IMAX at the Indiana State Museum to see Titans of the Ice Age 3D. Watch giant animals that roamed the earth thousands of years ago.  

Hear top local, regional and national talent at UIndy Jazz Week.  It's at the University of Indianapolis through April 12th

Grammy-award winning Gospel artist, Karen Clark Sheard performs at the 30 year celebration of Upon This Rock Passion Play.  It's at the Pike Performing Arts Center April 18th and 19th

Get fit on your lunch break!  Join Workout Wednesdays, with fitness instructors, on Georgia Street, in downtown Indianapolis, every week.  It's from Noon – 12:45 p.m. 

Mark your Calendars!  Get free health screenings, fitness workouts, and meet celebrities, such as, Andrew Luck, Olympian Nick Goepper, and Rocker Brett Michaels, at the WTHR Health & Fitness Expo.  It's at the Indiana State Fairgrounds April 26th & 27th.  Get free tickets! 

See, hear, and interact with the past. Watch historic photographs come to life in the exhibit, You Are There, at the Indiana History Center.   

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