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. 
 
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.
 
Hear the band Perry, Justin Moore and other country music stars at the Brickfest Music Festival. It's July 26th and 27th, during the Brickyard 400, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's free with admission to the track.  
 
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.  
 
Enjoy a salute to Cole Porter at Concerts in July. It's free at Lions Park in Zionsville on Sunday, July 27th. 
 
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.
 
 
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. 
 
 
Enjoy Entertainment on the Plaza - free Friday concerts at the Hancock County Courthouse, on the south lawn, in Greenfield. They’re on Fridays through July 25th, at 7 p.m.
 
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 your kids, ages 8 to 19, have a business? Forum Credit Union's Bright Start Program hosts a Youth Entrepreneurial contest. Submit a picture or video to be eligible for a prize. The program ends July 31st.
 
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 a Gospel Jubilee in Brown County. Hear nearly 20 performers at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground. It's in Bean Blossom July 24th – July 26th.  
 
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.  


It's Indiana Private College Week July 21st – July 25th. Schedule tours and learn more about the state's 31 independent colleges and universities.

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.

Film lovers can select from more than 90 movies at the Indy Film Fest. It's at the IMA through July 17th through July 26th.
 
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 high-flying, aerobatic acts at Kokomo Wings & Wheels. The Air Show and Car Show are taking place at the Kokomo Municipal Airport on Saturday, July 26th, and the event is free.
 
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. 
 
Shatter the silence on abuse. Attend Lucky at Lucas - a fundraiser, at the Lucas Estate, for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, August 9th.
 
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.

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.  

Families can join the Summer Reading Program: "Read in Any Language" at Indianapolis Public Libraries. Get points for reading and win prizes. The program runs through July 26th.  

 
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 on Fridays through August 31st. Hear the Music of the Beatles on Friday, July 25th. Get a list of all summer performances. 
 


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.  


Help develop the Martindale-Brightwood Community of Indianapolis. Tee off at a fundraiser - the William "Bill" Crawford Charitable Golf Outing. It’s at the Eagle Creek Golf Club on July 25th.


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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