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.
 
Check out Animals and All That Jazz! Enjoy a Jazz band, food stations and the Indianapolis Zoo, on Thursday evenings, through August 14th.  
 
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. 
 
And, the Shakespeare in the Park Company performs "As You Like It" in Noblesville today through Saturday. It's free.  
 
We all feel the pain of rising crime in our community. Take the Blue Pledge. Take a stand. Let's Make our home a safer place. Learn more.
 
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.  
 
High school students and parents… attend the CLD College Prep Conference & College Fair. It’s at the Indiana Convention Center on Saturday, August 9th.
 
Congressman Andre Carson hosts the Central Indiana Job Fair, at Ivy Tech, August 6th.  Meet more than 60 employers.  
 
Enjoy Concerts on the Canal at the Indiana History Center. Hear local bands on Thursdays through July 31st. There is free seating and paid seating.

Dance Kaleidoscope performs Cole!...dancing to the music of Cole Porter, at the Tarkington, August 9th & 10th

See some of the world's best marching music at the Drum Corps International World Championships. It's at Lucas Oil Stadium August 7th – August 9th
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. 
 
See the work of Vincent Van Gogh and other famed painters in the first exhibition devoted solely to the Neo-Impressionist movement. Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionist Portrait is at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from June 15th through September 7th.   

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.  
 
Support families in need. Tee off at the Flanner House Golf Outing at the Country Club of Indianapolis August 4th. 

Do you know an outstanding organization or person - such as a teacher or historian - bringing awareness to Indiana history? Nominate them for a Founders Day Award  from the Indiana Historical Society. Nominations are due by August 1st 
 
Enjoy music in the park. Garfield Park hosts its' Signature Series on Saturday, August 9th. It’s a Music Fest with some of Indy's top acts. The music starts at 6 p.m.
 
Strike up the band! 8 concert bands from around the State perform at the Greenwood Community Band Festival. It's at the Surina Amphitheater, on Saturday, August 9th.
 
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.  
 
Get to know your police. Meet officers from six districts at the IMPD Community Day. Enjoy free food and prizes on Georgia Street, on Thursday, August 7th, from 11 to 2.
 
Enjoy Midway rides, cotton candy, concerts and more at the Indiana State Fair!  Saturday, August 2nd is Band Day at the Indiana State Fair with dozens of high school bands performing and the finals tonight.  Sunday (August 3rd)'s highlight? The Truck & tractor pulling at the Lucas Oil Indy Super Pull and the Hispanic/Latino Music Festival.  On Monday, August 4th, get unlimited rides for $15, from Noon to 10. On Tuesday, August 5th, it's $2 Tuesday at the State Fair - $2 admission at the gate and $2 "Taste of the State Fair" Food specials. On Thursday, August 7th, stop by the WTHR tent, meet our anchors and reporters and take "the Blue Pledge". Let's make our home a safer place. Also, see Josh Kaufman, from "the Voice", perform on the Free Stage, Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, August 9th, it’s 4-H Day, at the Indiana State Fair, with competitions and livestock exhibits. Also, watch a day-long Cheerleading competition with cheerleaders from around the state. And on Sunday, August 10th, see the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals and check out the Contemporary Christian Music Festival on the Free Stage.
 
Help fight the nation's number one killer - heart disease. Join WTHR and the American Heart Association at the Indianapolis Heart Walk. It's at White River State Park September 13th. Register today.

 
Do you know professionals, 40 and under, who are making their mark in the workplace or the community? Nominate them for an Indy's Best & Brightest award from Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. The nomination deadline is August 22nd.
 
After a few years of construction, there is new hope for a critically endangered species. The Simon Skojdt International Orangutan Center is now open at the Indianapolis Zoo. It’s one of the largest exhibits of its’ kind and will serve as a research and conservation center. 

Take a journey to a rain forest to learn about an endangered species. See Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, at the IMAX Theatre, at the Indiana State Museum.
 
See a Kurt Vonnegut Art Exhibit, featuring portraits of the famed author and Indianapolis native. It’s titled “What People Like About Me is Indianapolis”. It's at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library through July 31st.
 
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. 
 
Head to Germany in Indy.  Enjoy German food, dance and culture at the Indianapolis Liederkranz Summerfest.  It's at German Park August 2nd.  
 
Shatter the silence on abuse. Attend Lucky at Lucas - a fundraiser, at the Lucas Estate, for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, August 9th.
 
Attend workshops, concerts, and electronic instrument demos at the Midwest Electro-Music Experience.  It's at the Irving Theatre Friday and Saturday.   
 
Want to learn more about your family history? Get tips at the Midwestern Roots Conference. It's at the Indianapolis Marriott East on August 1st and 2nd 

A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement! It's a comedy on stage at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre from July 5th through August 17th.
 
See hundreds of Motorcycles on Meridian, downtown, August 8th and 9th. It's a celebration surrounding the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Speedway.
 
Enjoy motorcycle road racing at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. It's at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway August 8th – August 10th.
 

Buy Indiana grown goods at the Southport Farmers Market. It’s at the Southport Antique Mall on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Fridays, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Enjoy a movie under the stars! Attend the Summer Nights Film Series, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, on Fridays through August.   
 
Hunger is a problem for thousands of Central Indiana children. Summer Servings offers children, in need, free meals at 200 sites in Marion County. It's for kids 18 and under.  
 
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and head to Symphony on the Prairie with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The ISO performs at Conner Prairie through August 31st.  The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs August 1 & 2.   
 

Fly over the great wall of China and explore the lifestyles of modern-day Chinese families. See the Exhibit, Take Me There: China, at the Children's Museum through November 2nd. 
 
See a historic exhibit from China. Terra Cotta Warriors, an army of clay soldiers from an Emperor's tomb, is at the Children's Museum through November 2nd.
 
The Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre performs Shakespeare's "The Tempest". It's at White River State Park July 31st through August 2nd and it's free.
 
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.  

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. 

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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