Five things to know for Saturday

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Here are five things that are going on that you should know about on Saturday:

  1. SkyTrak Weather Forecast - It's definitely one of the colder mornings this winter with many locations at/below zero. Despite a good deal of sunshine today, most places will struggle to hit double-digits in the temperature department before 2pm. There isn't a lot of wind, but with temperatures this cold it doesn't take much to push wind chills into the -15 to -10 range. You'll need to limit outdoor time unless you're layered up properly.
  2. Approximately 75 union electricians and apprentices will be on hand to disassemble Downtown Indianapolis' favorite holiday centerpiece. Volunteers will be on hand from 8 a.m. until the task is complete.
    The 54th annual Downtown Indy, Inc.'s Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481 took place Nov. 25 on Monument Circle. The 4,784 lights on 52 garland strands will be taken down Saturday. (This includes more than six miles of electrical wire and more than two miles of garland.) This is the final year for the current décor. Most of the electrical hardware and decor has passed its prime and shows great signs of wear. Funds are being sought for the Keeping Spirits Bright Circle of Lights Decor Campaign, which will be directly used to replace electrical hardware, sockets, lights, garland, cable, anchors, etc. Additionally, decor surrounding the Monument is in need of repair and replacement, including the toy soldiers and sailors and larger-than-life candy cane poles. The campaign will also address decor elements beyond the bollards encompassing the entire footprint and lighting of Monument Circle.

  3. Four-term Indianapolis Mayor and former Congressman William H. Hudnut III will be remembered at services in the city he led for 16 years on Saturday. Hudnut died December 17th of complications from heart disease at age 84, after a lengthy illness.
    In Indianapolis, the former Presbyterian minister and Indianapolis Mayor will be remembered at a memorial service at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 North Meridian Street, on Saturday, at 11:00AM. WTHR will have a live stream of the service at and on the WTHR mobile app.

  4. Mayor Joe Hogsett and the TechPoint Foundation for Youth are proud to present the 5th Annual Indianapolis VEX Robotics Championship (IndyVRC) on January 7-8, 2017 at 9am both days on the University of Indianapolis Nicoson Hall. IndyVRC provides the opportunity for Marion County students to work alongside industry professionals in designing, building, and programming a robot for the competition. 180 K-12 teams will compete for scholarships, internships, and the opportunity to advance to state finals.

  5. Major Health Partners will hold a community open house on Saturday featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the brand new 300,000 square foot MHP Medical Center. Visitors will get their first look inside the facility and will be able to explore the new building on a self-guided tour. During the tour, staff members from each open department will be available to highlight their areas.
    The open house is from noon to 3:00 pm. Door prizes will be given away and refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to visitors. The new MHP Medical Center is located in Intelliplex Park at 2451 Intelliplex Dr. Shelbyville, IN 46176, just off I-74 and State Road 9.
    This event will provide the community with an excellent opportunity to see areas that are typically restricted to the public. Open house attendees will be invited to view a CT machine, an operating room and C-section suite, labor and delivery rooms, postpartum rooms, the new Ambulatory Care Center, and a trauma room in the Emergency Department. Visitors will also get a chance to see our new inpatient rooms and learn about the spa-concept we are introducing.