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.
 
Horse lovers. Check out the All-American Horse Classic, featuring 700 horses. It's at the Indiana State September 2nd through the 6th.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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, from September 1st through October 13th. Remember, we need coats for kids of all ages – from infants to age 18.
 
Support cancer survivors. Help paint a Community Mural, designed by a cancer patient, at IU Health's Fairbanks Hall. It's on Saturday, September 6th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
It's time to Devour Downtown. Get 3 course-meals, at value prices, at some downtown Indy restaurants through August 31st.
 
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.
 
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 through September 7th.   
 
 
Enjoy faith forums, song and dance, and family activities at the Festival of Faiths. It's at the Veterans Memorial Plaza, in downtown Indy, on Sunday, September 7th, from 1 to 5 pm. It's free.

 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.  
 
Enjoy music, arts and crafts, and garlic-flavored food at the Garlic Fest. It's in Bloomington August 30th & 31st.
 
Support the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking. Tee off at the Golf for A Change fundraiser, at Brickyard at the Crossing on September 19th.
 
Support people recovering from addiction. Register for the 2014 Hawk Walk & Run. It's at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park, September 13th.
 
Attend the IMA Block Party with a new art installation, music, food, croquet and take part in a community painting. It's on Friday, August 29th, from 2 – 7 p.m. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
 
See some of the best young violinists, in the world at the International Violin Competition. It's September 5th through the 21st.


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. 
 
Get tickets for a theatre classic - the All American musical Oklahoma! It's at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre from August 21st through October 5th.
 
Raise funds and awareness to prevent suicide. Join the Out of the Darkness Walk, at White River State Park, September 13th.
 
It's one of the nation's largest single day Arts Fairs.  Attend the Penrod Arts Fair with 300 artists and six stages of entertainment. It's at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on September 6th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park. See the legend of King Arthur in Camelot, at Garfield Park, August 29th & 30th. It's at 8 p.m. It's free.

 
Support people living with cancer. Register for the St. Vincent Cancer Walk, at Lions Park in Zionsville, September 20th.
 
Help low income women dress for the workplace. Support Dress for Success at "Stepping Out In Style", a Fashion Fundraiser, September 5th. at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

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.  
 
Get tickets to see Swing! It's a song and dance show celebrating "swing". It opens at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, September 5th through the 20th.

 
They performed with megastar acts such as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Elton John and Carly Simon. Hear "The Hitmen" sing rock n' roll classics at Symphony on the Prairie, at Conner Prairie on August 28th & August 29th. Or, enjoy New Orleans-style jazz from the Preservation Hall Band during the last weekend of Symphony on the Prairie. They perform on August 30th & 31st.
 
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.
 
Enjoy 10 tons of pork, live music, arts and crafts and more at the Tipton County Pork Festival. It's in downtown Tipton September 4th through the 6th.

 
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. 

On the Labor Day weekend, enjoy art, culture and music, with dozens of bands, at the WARMfest.  It's a celebration of the White River at Broad Ripple Park, August 29th – September 1st.

Shop for new and gently-used upscale children's clothing and maternity items at the Whale of a Sale! It features 55,000 items, at the State Fairgrounds September 4th through the 6th.

Celebrate the White River at the White River Festival. See exhibits, performances, family activities, tours and more through September 14th.

Attend the White River Festival Community Fun Day on Saturday, September 6th. Create wildlife collages, meet live turtles and more at White River State Park. It's free.

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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