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.

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 through May 11th.  

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.

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. 

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.  

Protect your identity.  Shred personal documents and toss computers and small electronics at Community Shred-It Day. It's Saturday, April 26th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Channel 13's parking lot and four other locations.  It's a fundraiser for Crime Stoppers.  

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.  

Where you eat can have impact on Thursday, April 24th.  More than 40 area restaurants will donate a portion of your bill to Dining Out For Life. It benefits the Damien Center to fight HIV/AIDS.  Look at the list of participating restaurants to support this cause.

Do you know some outstanding volunteers?  Nominate them for a Diversity Volunteer Award from the United Way of Central Indiana.

Attend the Earth Day Indiana Festival at White River State Park.  It's one of the largest Earth Day events in the nation and features 130 environmental and conservation exhibits, live music, and special activities for kids.  The Festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 26th  and it's free.

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.

If you're struggling with infertility or plan to adopt or foster children, get resources from experts at the Family Building Fair.  It's at The Fountains Banquet & Catering Center in Carmel, Thursday, April 24th, from 6 to 9 pm and it's free.

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. 

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.  

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.

Honor Holocaust victims at a March of Remembrance in Broad Ripple on April 27th.  First, see a film, profiling the story of an Indianapolis Holocaust survivor, at the Indianapolis Art Center at 1:30 p.m.  That's followed by the March, at 3:30 p.m., along the Monon Trail.

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. 

Learn about the International Space Station at NASA's Destination Station. It's a new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum through June 29th

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.

See films that show the reality of mental illness and the hope of recovery.  Attend the Shining Light Film Festival at the Central Library, April 24th through April 26th.

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 work of more than 70 artists as they open their studios in downtown Indianapolis.  Attend the Stutz Artists Open House, at the Stutz Business Center, on April 25th and April 26th.

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.  

Support people living with Multiple Sclerosis.  Join the Walk MS, at Military Park, Saturday, April 26th.  Registration starts at 7 a.m.

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 for WTHR Health & Fitness Expo!  Get free health screenings, fitness workouts, cooking demos, and a Kid's Zone.  Also, meet celebrities, such as, Andrew Luck, Olympian Nick Goepper, Rocker Brett Michaels, retired IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher and Channel 13 personalities.  The Expo is at the Indiana State Fairgrounds April 26th & 27th.  Get free tickets and learn the full schedule. 

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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