WTHR Cares Community Calendar

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**Please note:  The following events are listed alphabetically.  They are not listed under the day of the event.
 
Enjoy food prepared "Live" from some of Indy's top chefs. Attend A Night with the Network, a fundraiser for the Domestic Violence Network.  It's at the Indianapolis Art Center on Saturday, October 4th.


See a new Hoosier history exhibit.  American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition opens at the Indiana State Museum on September 20th and lasts through February 15th, 2015.  
 
The Asante Children's Choir, from East Africa, performs in Greenfield.  They'll sing at the Trinity Park United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 4th, at 6 p.m. 
 
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.
 
Support Indiana college students at the Circle City Classic! Get tickets to see Central State take on Kentucky State and watch the battle of the bands on Saturday, October 4th

 
Are your kids heading to college?  You might want to check out a Circle City Classic College Fair featuring historically black colleges and universities.  It's from the Indianapolis Black Alumni Council and it takes place at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet on Thursday, October 2nd, from 6 to 9 p.m. 
Join tens of thousands of Hoosiers at the Circle City Classic Parade with celebrities, college bands, and floats.  It's in downtown Indy on Saturday, October 4th, from 10 to Noon.


Clark Gable Slept Here.  Phoenix Theatre presents this dark comedy about Hollywood from September 18th through October 19th.


 
 
Labor Day is the launch of our 28th annual Bob Gregory Coats for Kids campaign. Join WTHR again. We know we can count on you to donate new or gently-used heavy winter coats, at Tuchman Cleaners locations through October 13th. Remember, we need coats for kids of all ages – from infants to age 18.
If you're headed to the Colts Game, against the Baltimore Ravens, on Sunday, October 5th, donate a heavy winter to our Coats for Kids Colts Collection.   Channel 13 personalities, Tuchman Cleaners and Salvation Army staff will collect coats, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside Lucas Oil Stadium.


 
Support service dogs. Get your dog and take a walk in the Canine Companions DogFest Walk 'n Roll. Register today for the event at WhiteRiver State Park, October 4th.
 
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.  
 
Celebrate Fall at the Heartland Apple Festival with music, arts and crafts, apple cider and caramel apples.  It's at Beasley's Orchard in Danville on October 4th & 5th and October 11th & 12th.
 
Parents and teens can attend the Indianapolis Christian College Fair. It's at Heritage Christian School on Wednesday, October 1st, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


 

 Register for Indy DO Day!  Join thousands volunteering to serve their community on October 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
 
 
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 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. 
 
See a hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.  Mamma Mia is at Clowes Memorial Hall from October 3rd through the 5th.
 

 
Veterans and their families can learn about jobs, housing assistance, education benefits and more at the Military and Veterans Rally Point. It's at the American Legion Post 331, in Brownsburg, on Tuesday, September 30th.  It's sponsored by Easter Seals Crossroads. 

Enjoy German food and music at Oktoberfest in Zionsville.  It's under a tent at the St. Alphonsus Church, on Saturday, October 4th, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.



 
Get tickets for a theatre classic - the All American musical Oklahoma! It's at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre through October 5th.

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, a ride on a zip line and enjoy family fun at the Pumpkin Harvest Festival.  It's at Stonycreek Farm in Noblesville from September 27th through October 31st.
 
If you want to buy western art, head to the Quest for the West Art Show & Sale, at the Eiteljorg, through October 5th.
 
 
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. 
 
 
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.  
 
 
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. 
 
Prevent child abuse. Attend the Treasure Our Children Beach Bash - a dinner fundraiser for Chaucie's Place on October 9th.  It's at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.


A treat for Shakespeare fans.  Get tickets to attend The Two Gentlemen of Verona, at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, through October 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. 

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