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Oct
17
Tue
Soil 2017 Bringing Our Money Back Down To Earth
Oct 17 all-day

People are waking up to the importance of the soil. Soil fertility is vital for human health, resilient communities and strategies for combating climate change.

But most people don’t talk about soil and money in the same breath.

Since 2010, tens of thousands of us in dozens of communities have begun supporting local food enterprises that are building healthy soil. Through public meetings large and small, local networks, and lots of peer-to-peer learning, we’ve steered more than $57 million into 632 soil-building food enterprises.

Details: https://slowmoney.org/events/soil-one/

The Servant Leadership Online Training Summit @ Online
Oct 17 all-day

LEARN THE BENEFITS OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP
FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION AND LIFE
Each Session Includes a Leadership Exercise, Practice or Technique
& Practical Tools You Can Start Using IMMEDIATELY

Discover new and creative opportunities for yourself and your team
Find out how to develop systems to help people perform as highly as possible
Learn a blueprint for creating a better future for you and your children
Get practical tools and exercises to shift perceptions and attitudes in your organization
Discover why focusing on the growth and well-being of people is the key to success
Learn how to lead your organization into more wealth, health and freedom

Register: https://servantleader.lpages.co/leadbox/14527a873f72a2%3A10292dec8946dc/5715999101812736/

Details: http://berrettkoehler.wpengine.com/servant-leadership-summit-optin

Indy Contra Dance
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Indy Contra logo 5 feet

 

Come discover what was described on NPR as “swirly awesomeness!”  Contra dancing is a taught progressive folk dance, always to live music in the styles of Irish, old-time, swing, gypsy, and newly composed music.  Although ballroom, salsa and swing are often competitive dance forms, contra dancing is about community, making friends and dancing to diverse music.   You don’t even need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time.  A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

Coming for the first time?  Show up at 7:35 to learn a few basic steps before the dance starts.

Seeking Health Through Integrated Nutrition & Exercise
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you have the desire to pursue change, but don’t feel confident that you could achieve it alone then this program is for you. Register Today

We are here for you. Your coaches, Stacey Davis and Denise Kerr will help design a 12-week program, featuring all of the tools and encouragement needed to radically expand your ability to sustain changes that will last a lifetime.

Details: http://www.sadhanastudios.org/classes/nutrition-shine.aspx

Tickets: http://yogatoyouindy.com/enrollments/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/562235117500732/

Defining Hope – World Premiere at the Heartland Film Festival
Oct 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of DEFINING HOPE.

Defining Hope is a documentary that weaves the stories of patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves. It is about optimism and helps us define what ‘quality of life’ really means.

Diane is a nurse caring for end-stage cancer patients who is confronted with her own complex diagnosis. 23-year-old Alena undergoes a risky brain surgery that has the potential to damage her short-term memory. 95-year-old Berthold lives with his elderly wife who struggles to honor his wish of dying peacefully at home. Defining Hope follows these patients and others as they face death, embrace hope, and ultimately redefine what makes life worth living.

Defining Hope is produced by Carolyn Jones Productions, the same team that created The American Nurse Project, an award-winning photography book and documentary film celebrating nurses. Defining Hope is made possible through the generous support of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the American Nurses Foundation, Jeannie Patz Blaustein, The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and Walden University.

Nurses will receive 1.25 free contact hours for watching the film and completing the evaluation thanks to the generous support of Walden University.

Walden University is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Tickets: https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=137520~27accb67-97c5-4070-9063-3f5ae36ffd74&epguid=68662027-8964-4fa3-838f-413570a91e0d&

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1953308111660475/

Heartland Premiere: Little Warriors
Oct 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Join us for a very special premiere of Sam Miro’s film “Little Warriors” at our own Heartland Film Festival! You can get your tickets at: https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=138834%7E27accb67-97c5-4070-9063-3f5ae36ffd74&

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/151939878738589

Oct
18
Wed
The Servant Leadership Online Training Summit @ Online
Oct 18 all-day

LEARN THE BENEFITS OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP
FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION AND LIFE
Each Session Includes a Leadership Exercise, Practice or Technique
& Practical Tools You Can Start Using IMMEDIATELY

Discover new and creative opportunities for yourself and your team
Find out how to develop systems to help people perform as highly as possible
Learn a blueprint for creating a better future for you and your children
Get practical tools and exercises to shift perceptions and attitudes in your organization
Discover why focusing on the growth and well-being of people is the key to success
Learn how to lead your organization into more wealth, health and freedom

Register: https://servantleader.lpages.co/leadbox/14527a873f72a2%3A10292dec8946dc/5715999101812736/

Details: http://berrettkoehler.wpengine.com/servant-leadership-summit-optin

Oct
20
Fri
2017 Bioneers Conference
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

“The world is in upheaval. This is what the birth of a new civilization looks like.”

Early bird tickets to #Bioneers2017 are now on sale! Join us for a gathering of leaders who are building a movement of solutions. Register today: http://bit.ly/2qJyxIT

Bioneers 2017 will be an electrifying kaleidoscope of breakthrough models, strategies and solutions inspired by nature: climate action – ending extreme inequality and creating democracy – racial and gender equity and healing – women’s leadership – restoring land, water, air, biodiversity – and exploring how nature’s profound intelligence can guide us.

Our Indigenous Forum is a powerful and unique gathering of Native Peoples building bridges with non-Native allies and each other (100 Indian nations in 2016). Bioneers Youth make up 20% of the 3,000 participants!

Check out this year’s incredible speaker lineup here: http://conference.bioneers.org/speakers

Tickets: http://conference.bioneers.org/register/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679713192068801

Oct
21
Sat
Indy Winter Farmers Market
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

We will have all of our fermented foods and drinks available for tasting and buying. And our fabulous carrots!!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/254797208283882/

Community Yoga Class
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

LaDonna

Our Community Yoga class will be every Saturday at 10:30am with LaDonna Goshow.   The class  will focus on stress reduction and learning how to create space for yourself and others. All levels welcome…..suggested donation of $5-15.

Seed Swap, Workshops, and Local Food Celebration
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come to learn about our local food project and our collective grow outs to build a sustainable food model for our community.

This event includes presentations on:
-Backyard Plant Breeding
-Harvesting Acorns for Food
-SEED Brown County’s Local Food Initiative.

Community seed boxes (free seeds) will be available.
(Seeds donated by @sherck seeds, @baker creek, and @seed Savers exhange.)

-Small scale seed growers, farmers, homesteaders are WELCOME to table and sell seed, goods, artisan products, etc.
SEED Brown County asks for a donation if this event serves your business well. Honor system, networking opportunity to build and nurture relationships within the food community. SEED is a 501C3 not for profit corporation recognized in the state of Indiana.
Not For Profits are welcome to table this event as well…

No seeds are needed to attend!!!!!!!!
Workshops and presentations are FREE.

Volunteers needed. If you want to table this event representing your organization- let us know.

This event is a great chance to get the word out about your farm, business,

Hosted by SEED Brown Countyunty – and SEED BC will have an ongoing presentation about our project.

This event has been sponsored by the Brown County Community Foundation and is available to our community due to the grant that SEED Brown County received.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1284200495009916/

Broad Ripple Zombie Walk 2017
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

BRAINZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Now in its 12th year, The Broad Ripple Zombie Walk has become Indiana’s largest Zombie themed flash mob. The fake blood flows as the undead swarm Broad Ripple for a series of events to benefit Gleaners Food Bank. Their hunger for brainz topped only by their thirst for charity. In 2016, The Broad Ripple Zombie Walk had over 800 zombies and collected 3,500 lbs of canned food. Can we break 5,000 lbs of food this year?? Come join the zombie horde this year and get your fix of gore and good vibes!

Back by popular demand….we will have a zombie themed carnival set up! Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in gruesome, zombie themed carnival games for a chance to earn great prizes!

Want to secure your 2017 commemorative Broad Ripple Zombie Walk t-shirt? Please remember to bring 10lbs of canned food to the booth between 5pm-7pm. Donations more than (approx 10lbs) are encouraged (we want to pack that semi!!!) but a free t-shirt is earned with your 10lb donation. This usually equals out to bout ten cans or boxes of food. If you have more than one person in your family you will need to bring more food! Supplies and sizes are limited so get there early to claim your t-shirt!

Benefitting Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc.

**Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact [email protected] for more information on how you can get your logo on over 1000+ t-shirts and flyers!**

Zombie Day Schedule –
Canned Food Collection and Zombie Gathering 5-7pm
Zombie Walk 7-8pm through the streets of Broad Ripple
Zombie Feast 7:30-9:30pm
Zombie Prom 9-12am

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/121968031782489/

Hustle & Flow
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Stephanie Martinez and Yvonne Rodriguez for Invoke’s hip hop vinyasa class on Saturday, April 8th from 6:00-7:30pm.

If music inspires your vinyasa flow, this is the class for you. Stephanie and Yvonne will lead you through 70 minutes of hip hop vinyasa, followed by an R&B restorative cool down and a long savasana. This class is open to any hip hop loving yogi.
Music live from DJ thisJustin.

What: hip hop vinyasa flow, followed by an R&B restorative cool down, and a long savasana.

Where: Invoke Studio Downtown
Level: 2 and up
Investment: $25

Music? Tell us about the music! A mix of old school and current hip hop. Everything from Jay-Z, Kayne, 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Mos Def, Drake, Missy Elliott, Janelle Monae, OutKast, Kendrick Lamar, N.W.A., A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Rihanna, Nas, A$AP Rocky, and more!

Tickets: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=2357&stype=41&prodid=1882

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/169658010267374/

Theaster Gates Lecture
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Theaster Gates (American, b.1973) is a Contemporary artist working in a diverse practice of installation art to address topics of social justice, gentrification, and urban planning. A life-long Chicago native, Gates originally studied urban planning and worked as the Chicago Transit Authority’s arts planner. Today he is a hugely influential artist with a visible impact on both the community and infrastructure of Chicago. His most celebrated piece, The Dorchester Project, entailed Gates buying up old, dilapidated buildings and renovating them into cultural institutions that celebrate the people and culture of Chicago’s South Side. Gates describes himself as equal parts artist, bureaucrat, and hustler.

Gates is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Artes Mundi award in 2015, the inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics in 2013, and being named a Fellow of United States Artists in 2012. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Punta della Dogna in Venice, and at Documenta 13 in Kassel, among many others. He currently teaches at the University of Chicago.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theaster-gates-lecture-tickets-35337095203

Oct
22
Sun
Bloomington Community Walk
Oct 22 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Register Online Here: http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/bloomington

Event Details
Walk Date: 10/22/2017
Walk Location: Indiana University Memorial Stadium – Bloomington, IN
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/22/2017 at 12:30 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Cindy Moore
Contact Phone: 812-327-0792
Contact Email: [email protected]
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
We are the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create and administer educational programs that are based in science, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss and those who struggle with mental illness. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquarted in New York, AFSP has 87 local chapters nationwide, hosting events and trainings to reduce the loss of lives by suicide and create communities that are having informed conversations about mental health.

Why We Walk:
Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. It’s up to Walkers like us to make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.

AFSP Indiana was charted in 2008, and has been working year round in the Hoosier State to change the way our communities, schools, churches, professionals, family and friends talk and think about mental illness and suicide. For more information about AFSP, Indiana Chapter activities or to learn how YOU can get involved in this movement, contact the Indiana Chapter of AFSP at [email protected]

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/275800986181578

12th Annual Wizards Academy
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Visit with fantastic creatures during a live animal show and explore the magic of science through hands-on experiments! Parents and children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite wizardly attire! Recommended for grades 3-6. Advanced registration required. For more information or to register, visit http://www.imhm.org/events.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1845104175819543/

Monthly KIDS DAY at Indy CD & Vinyl!
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

KIDS DAY at Indy CD & Vinyl is a monthly celebration of our younger selves, complete with playtime, crafts, and live music for kids and music lovers of all ages!

Normally on the last Sunday of each month, in May we are hosting KIDS DAY on a special date: Sunday May 22nd, so as not to interfere with the Indy 500 race day!

Live music from Mr. Daniel, and 10% of all used vinyl sales is donated to local 501(c)3 charity GIRLS ROCK! INDIANAPOLIS! to help fund their summer camps and year-round programming. More on GRI here: www.girlsrockindy.org

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1006788696043381/

Oct
23
Mon
Meatless Mondays @ Broad Ripple Park
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Did you know Mondays are Meatless??
We think they should be, and Indy passed a resolution in support of the lifestyle. Not sure what to eat? Come to Meatless Mondays and we got you covered! Already about this life and know what to eat? Come out anyway of course! Support the lifestyle and the people that are helping to bring awareness to our state with 25% of the proceeds going to Indy VegFest! Meatless Mondays will be happening once a month @ Broad Ripple Park. Bring everyone!! All the cool kids will be there.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440009306305836/

DoItIndy Radio Hour @ Grove Haus
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Our show is about the Indianapolis music scene, plain and simple. We want people to hear the show and then go out to the clubs to see the bands we play. We want the bands we play to hear the other bands we play and start a dialog about a stronger music community. Then, that community can nurture new bands and we can start the cycle all over again. Our mantra? “Let’s make a scene”.Hosted by DoitIndy Founder/Senior Reporter Scott Tolin and Dointindy Music Editor MPCavalier, “The Hour” dispenses with the kind of stale radio we’ve been subjected to for a generation. Local and regional bands submit the music directly to us, we listen to it all, and we build each week’s playlist to be a unique listening experience. We’re not just hitting “shuffle” on iTunes. We don’t play favorites and we don’t answer to any corporate interests. We are, like so much of the music in Indianapolis, completely independent.   LISTEN LIVE  on Monday. 8pm.Http://rfi.fm/

 radio free

Oct
24
Tue
Art + Entrepreneurship Workshop | Part 2
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For our second workshop in this series, Graham Brown (Founder of United State of Indiana) and Emily Kennerk (Founder of Bitchstix) will share their personal journeys in art and entrepreneurship.

Ideas are paramount for both artists and entrepreneurs. We obsess, strategize, problem solve, create, and recreate in order to bring our ideas to fruition. The outcome for both artists and entrepreneurs may differ and exist in different arenas, but the principles are the same. This guided workshop will explore the crossover and co-mingling of aptitudes, skills, habits, and realities of the artist and entrepreneur.

Graham and Emily will bring a lively and fresh perspective on today’s entrepreneur. The session is suited for the start-up, the individual thinking about being an entrepreneur, the artist, and the seasoned business owner. Attendees can expect to explore and identify their personal entrepreneurial archaeology and what it takes to overcome reservations and take their next step.

AGENDA:
Introduction + Welcome
Speaker Intros
Point + Counterpoint
Activity #1
Intermission – snacks and drinks
Q&A w/ Audience Participation
Activity #2
Wrap Up + Closing
Happy Hour + Socializing

ABOUT THE ART + ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES:
The Speak Easy, Big Car Collaborative, and Central Indiana Community Foundation want to create opportunities for collaboration between art and entrepreneurs. To do so, we are blending the ways artists and entrepreneurs create through this innovative workshop series.

ABOUT GRAHAM:
Graham Brown is the creator of a small Indy-based clothing brand, United State of Indiana. His choices as a business owner and designer are more influenced by personal passions—from community activism to music to pro wrestling—than by professional pursuits. He sees that as his biggest advantage as an entrepreneur. Graham is still worried about getting his first real job.

ABOUT EMILY:
Emily Kennerk is a seasoned artist, seasoned as in having a tremendous amount of experience in rejection, failed projects, and unintended wins. Ironically in her latest pursuit, she is beginning to understand that the parallels of the artist and entrepreneur are undeniable. Kennerk is the founder of Bitchstix, a social enterprise cosmetic brand located in Indianapolis.

TO ATTEND:
RSVP via the Eventbrite link (below). Attendance is free for Speak Easy members and $25 for the public.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-entrepreneurship-workshop-part-2-tickets-38046509133

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1813486782223799/

Indy Contra Dance
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Indy Contra logo 5 feet

 

Come discover what was described on NPR as “swirly awesomeness!”  Contra dancing is a taught progressive folk dance, always to live music in the styles of Irish, old-time, swing, gypsy, and newly composed music.  Although ballroom, salsa and swing are often competitive dance forms, contra dancing is about community, making friends and dancing to diverse music.   You don’t even need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time.  A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

Coming for the first time?  Show up at 7:35 to learn a few basic steps before the dance starts.

Seeking Health Through Integrated Nutrition & Exercise
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you have the desire to pursue change, but don’t feel confident that you could achieve it alone then this program is for you. Register Today

We are here for you. Your coaches, Stacey Davis and Denise Kerr will help design a 12-week program, featuring all of the tools and encouragement needed to radically expand your ability to sustain changes that will last a lifetime.

Details: http://www.sadhanastudios.org/classes/nutrition-shine.aspx

Tickets: http://yogatoyouindy.com/enrollments/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/562235117500732/

Oct
26
Thu
COP WATCH 101
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do to the nature of this event, the location will only be giving to those that register.
We are excited to have Debbie Southorn, from American Friends Service Committee in Chicago, return to facilitate.

If possible, we are asking people to also join us for our bystander training, on October 17th, to lay the groundwork for this crucial topic.

This is in no way, an end all be all training. We are not experts and this training is not to make you an expert. Our goal is to share and build on our collective knowledge, so we can be better equipped to make better decisions.

Registration is required to attend this event!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g6QVoTu1xvaMxrJuLLLi4qKw73KAvvdfq-NTZUu04O8/edit

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1731619503813660/

Vegan Drinks: Halloween Edition!!
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a spooky edition of Vegan Drinks at B’s Po Boy in Fountain Square!
We have the outdoor/enclosed patio (weather dependent) reserved, so come have a drink with us! Bonus points if you dress up, I might even buy you a drink 😉
Several vegan menu options too.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049075278658475

Oct
28
Sat
Community Yoga Class
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

LaDonna

Our Community Yoga class will be every Saturday at 10:30am with LaDonna Goshow.   The class  will focus on stress reduction and learning how to create space for yourself and others. All levels welcome…..suggested donation of $5-15.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fundraising is the vehicle that lets nonprofits do their work. This workshop helps young organizations build a case for support and provides an overview of common fundraising types to help in thinking through why and in which ways nonprofit groups might best raise funds. This seminar is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization. Presented by Indianapolis Public Library Foundation staff in the Riley Room.

Made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-fundraising-planning-tickets-35479377774

Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Increasing in prominence as a tool for enhanced efficiency and strengthened service delivery, collaboration’s advantages, disadvantages, potential, and pitfalls must be understood by all savvy nonprofit professionals. This seminar is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization. Presented by Maury Plambeck.

Made possible by The Emily Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-nonprofit-collaboration-tickets-35479505155

Irvington Halloween Fest After Party
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Playground Productions Studio is the place to be after The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival!

Live Music, Performing Arts. Artist booths, Beer, Costume Contest and more!!!

21+ $10 ADV $15 Gate

Black Acre Brewing Co. will be providing an excellent selection of Brews!

Music Line up:
Laser Stage:
The Hammer and The Hatchet
Megan Hopkins And Dave Vogt
Jessie Phelps
#RobotDrawings
Cory Sites
DjayRas Tuli
Harlem Indynois

Main Stage:
Indyca
Tracksuit Lyfestile
The Trip
The Town TT

Official Sponsors:
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival
Renew Dental Arts
Real Event Enterprises
DarkStar Vaporz
NUVO Promotions
NUVO
Skydive Indianapolis
Light Matter Promotions
Berzerko Clothing
Aries Art
Drunk Octopus Magazine
Playground Productions Studio
#outtatimefilms

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irvington-halloween-festival-after-party-tickets-37106461425

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420532974703999/

The Half Step Sisters at Indy Folk Series
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Half Step Sisters
Saturday October 28, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Indy Folk Series

Indianapolis favorites Katie Burk (fiddle and vocals) and Julia Conway (bass, ukulele and vocals) first joined musical forces in 2008 to develop their own take on the folk and acoustic roots music they both love. These talented and engaging performers charm and delight audiences everywhere they play with their interesting arrangements and close vocal harmonies, and have recently focused on writing and recording their own original songs.

In 2012, The Half Step Sisters were chosen from among 1000 entries to appear on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Performing as part of the Duets Competition, the duo wowed the audience and took home third place!

Advance Tickets on sale 10/1/17
http://IFSOct2017.bpt.me/
or call: 1-800-838-3006
Adults: $15 in advance/$20 at the Door
Students/Age 65 and up: $10 in advance/$15 at the door
Age 12 and under: free

ABOUT THE INDY FOLK SERIES
The Indy Folk Series is an all-ages listening room venue featuring superb acoustics, art on the walls, and candles on the tables. Concerts are held once a month, September – May, in the performance space at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis. Light refreshments, including a variety of beverages, available prior to the concert and during intermission.

Doors to the lobby open to the public at 6:15 p.m., the concert begins at 7:00 p.m.and is expected to end by about 9:00 p.m.

615 W. 43rd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
http://www.IndyFolkSeries.org

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1842987966022346

Oct
29
Sun
Wild Medicinal Plant Series
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join local plant experts Monique Philpot and Grace MacNeil in this 3-class series to learn about the amazing plants, trees, and mushrooms of our region.

You will make medicinal oils for salves, tinctures, medicinal vinegars, honeys, liniments and learn to cook delicious meals with plants from our local unique ecosystem! Immerse in nature and plant gathering from the landscape within each class. Come prepared to get your hands dirty! Together we will fill our cabinets with effective natural medicines that you will know how and when to use on yourself or others. We will personalize the class based on your skill level, so come whether you are a beginner or advanced student. This class is open to anyone ages 16 and up.

This is a 3 month class series so you get to learn throughout the changing Fall season! Register through our website (follow “ticket” link)

Class begins on Sunday September 24th.

Tickets: http://wildnatureproject.com/wild-edible-and-medicinal-plants.html

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/378030149279176

Teal Pumpkin Fall Carnival- Indianapolis
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a worldwide movement to “Raise awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.”

This year Indianapolis will have a fall carnival that is Teal-Pumpking friendly! All of our treats and prizes will be non-food items (stickers, bubbles, glow sticks, etc). This will mean familes with food allergies will have a safe place to celebrate Halloween. It also means that families who want non-candy options for Halloween will have a place to play games and enjoy – without all the sugar!

This is a food-free event. Leave snacks in your vehicle please. Children will be spared “You can’t have that.” at this event.

This event is a dual purpose of service Indianapolis families with non-food options for trick-or-treating AND as a fund-raiser for the new furniture for the high school group at Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church (HUUC). HUUC is a Welcoming Congregation. That means we consider the most vulnerable and cater our services towards those marginalized by our society.

Let’s make Halloween fun for everyone! Join us for a food-free, allergy-friendly carnival complete with games, prizes, and all the fixings of a truly spectacular Fall Carnival… minus the edibles. Tickets coming soon.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935127493441469/

Oct
30
Mon
Meatless Mondays @ Broad Ripple Park
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Did you know Mondays are Meatless??
We think they should be, and Indy passed a resolution in support of the lifestyle. Not sure what to eat? Come to Meatless Mondays and we got you covered! Already about this life and know what to eat? Come out anyway of course! Support the lifestyle and the people that are helping to bring awareness to our state with 25% of the proceeds going to Indy VegFest! Meatless Mondays will be happening once a month @ Broad Ripple Park. Bring everyone!! All the cool kids will be there.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440009306305836/

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Tickets: https://butlerartscenter.org/event/lyle-lovett-john-hiatt

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1376796159063257

DoItIndy Radio Hour @ Grove Haus
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Our show is about the Indianapolis music scene, plain and simple. We want people to hear the show and then go out to the clubs to see the bands we play. We want the bands we play to hear the other bands we play and start a dialog about a stronger music community. Then, that community can nurture new bands and we can start the cycle all over again. Our mantra? “Let’s make a scene”.Hosted by DoitIndy Founder/Senior Reporter Scott Tolin and Dointindy Music Editor MPCavalier, “The Hour” dispenses with the kind of stale radio we’ve been subjected to for a generation. Local and regional bands submit the music directly to us, we listen to it all, and we build each week’s playlist to be a unique listening experience. We’re not just hitting “shuffle” on iTunes. We don’t play favorites and we don’t answer to any corporate interests. We are, like so much of the music in Indianapolis, completely independent.   LISTEN LIVE  on Monday. 8pm.Http://rfi.fm/

 radio free

Oct
31
Tue
Indy Contra Dance
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Indy Contra logo 5 feet

 

Come discover what was described on NPR as “swirly awesomeness!”  Contra dancing is a taught progressive folk dance, always to live music in the styles of Irish, old-time, swing, gypsy, and newly composed music.  Although ballroom, salsa and swing are often competitive dance forms, contra dancing is about community, making friends and dancing to diverse music.   You don’t even need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time.  A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

Coming for the first time?  Show up at 7:35 to learn a few basic steps before the dance starts.

Seeking Health Through Integrated Nutrition & Exercise
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you have the desire to pursue change, but don’t feel confident that you could achieve it alone then this program is for you. Register Today

We are here for you. Your coaches, Stacey Davis and Denise Kerr will help design a 12-week program, featuring all of the tools and encouragement needed to radically expand your ability to sustain changes that will last a lifetime.

Details: http://www.sadhanastudios.org/classes/nutrition-shine.aspx

Tickets: http://yogatoyouindy.com/enrollments/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/562235117500732/

Nov
1
Wed
To See for One’s Self: The History and Future of Autopsy
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Presented by Dr. Darin L. Wolfe, MD. In his talk, Dr. Wolfe will cover the surprising history of death investigation with the dawn of humanity and finishing with a look into the future of one of history’s oldest medical procedures: the autopsy.

Dr. Darin L. Wolfe is a forensic pathologist based out of Bloomington, IN. He is the owner of Indiana Forensic & Surgical Pathology, LLC, through which he performs forensic and medical autopsies all over the state of Indiana. His article To See For One’s Self, a review on the national decline of autopsies, won a Brooks-Sydney Award from the New York Times.

The Forensic Science Lecture Series (FSLS), sponsored jointly by the Indiana Medical History Museum and the University of Indianapolis Archeology & Forensics Laboratory, was established in 2004 to help educate the public in the forensic sciences and related fields and to spotlight the fascinating stories scientists have to tell.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/indiana-medical-history-museum-6912874747

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/466809440357356/

Nov
2
Thu
2017 Crossroads Cooperative Summit
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

2017 Crossroads Cooperative Summit

Join us on November 2nd for our 11th Annual Crossroads Cooperative Summit.

We’ll be discussing “How Cooperatives Contribute to Quality of Place and Community”. Cooperatives from across the country will share stories of how cooperative governance strengthens their cooperatives and the importance of member owner participation to the health and well being of their cooperatives.

Join us and be inspired!

Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/regform?llr=aaavrqtab&oeidk=a07eed0ubn7f95c63a4

Details: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eed0ubn7f95c63a4&llr=aaavrqtab&showPage=true

Victor Wooten Trio at The Vogue
Nov 2 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 12:00 am

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 11 Sep 2009 at 08:00 PM

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1506083

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/321463481621619

Nov
3
Fri
IRest Personal Practice Immersion iPPI with Stephanie Lopez @ Embarque
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & wellbeing in daily life.

Come join us for this iRest Personal Practice Immersion (iPPI) where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iPPI is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:
-Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
-Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
-Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
-Experience BodySensing in movement
-Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy, and relaxation
-Learn to skilfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
-Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security, and peace
-Awaken to your essential wholeness

Schedule:
Friday – 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday – 9:30 am-7:00 pm
Sunday – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Investment:
$350 / $295 before September 25

This iPPI fulfills the short retreat requirement of the iRest Certification Program.

Stephanie Lopez, LISW-S, is Director of Operations for the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI), Senior iRest® Trainer and IRI Retreat Leader. Stephanie’s teachings are informed by over two decades of immersion in the non-dual teachings of yoga as well as her integration of western psychology and the wisdom traditions of eastern spirituality. As a clinical social worker Stephanie weaves self-inquiry and iRest meditation into her clinical practice. Teaching for nearly 15 years, Stephanie’s compassionate presence, depth of knowledge, and ease of being create a welcoming space for insightful learning. She leads workshops, retreats, and trainings in the U.S. and internationally. Stephanie finds joy in her marriage with her husband, Francisco, and their two cats, Juniper & Luna. She is also an avid traveler and hiker.

Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=143560&stype=-103&sTG=28&sVT=54&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000054

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1886301214947874/

Worker Cooperative Startup Webinar
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a participatory conversational format. Attendees are offered 30 minutes of free consulting after the webinar from the Democracy at Work Network.

Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c76454cbcb08d650cde7dc3c8da9331e?mc_cid=fd239d62ca&mc_eid=7a98b7488f

LaShawnda Crowe Storm with Abegunde:Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LaShawnda Crowe Storm with Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde: Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams
November 3-January 20

“Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams” will expand the dialogues began in Crowe Storm’s works “Her Name is Laura Nelson” and “Be/Coming” with newly commissioned pieces. “Her Name Is Laura Nelson” is Quilt I from “The Lynch Quilts Project Series”, which explores the history and ramification of racial violence in America, particularly lynching, through the textile tradition of quilting. This quilt explores the intersection of lynching and gender violence. While “Be/Coming” is the first in the series “Masquerade Americana”. This piece is rooted in the various masquerade traditions found throughout Africa, particularly Gelede (Gail-lah-day) and Egungun (Ay-goon-goon) of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Gelede celebrates female mystical power, while Egungun honors one’s ancestors. “Masquerade Americana” series addresses historical and contemporary social ills and in/justices rooted in the American context from a Black / African-American lens.

The new pieces, which include a bronze casting of the pelvic bones of an unknown African American woman, other womb-shaped objects that will be placed in an interactive installation, and new writings by poet and priest Abegunde. Crowe Storm’s continued collaboration with Abegunde adds new layers to the experience in words and performances that examine how the abuse, loss, and commodification of one’s womanhood and humanity can be transformed through processes that lead to healing and the rebirthing and re/making of identity. Grounded within the context of community co-creation efforts, each of the pieces exhibited in “Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams” was developed with the hands of many, like the new womb-shaped objects, which were given to selected artists to complete their transformation. Throughout the run of the exhibition the Indianapolis community will have opportunities to dive deeper into the themes via participation in collaborative aspects of the work and special programming.

About Lashawnda Crowe Storm:
If life were a photo, then Crowe Storm’s artwork would be its negative, seeking to explore those aspects in our society that have been ignored or forgotten such as history, lynching, misogyny, slavery and suicide. Her art is a form of social work and she uses it to open doorways to community dialogue, which is the first step to healing, which in itself leads to wider social change. Through her work, a voice is given to the marginalized people and disregarded aspects of our society.

About Maria E Hamilton Abegunde:
Maria E Hamilton Abegunde is a Memory Keeper, poet, ancestral priest in the Yoruba Orisa tradition, and a Reiki Master. Her research and creative work respectfully approach the Earth and human bodies as sites of memory, and always with the understanding that memory never dies, is subversive, and can be recovered to transform transgenerational trauma and pain into peace and power. She is a visiting lecturer in the department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and the founding director of The Graduate Mentoring Center at Indiana University.

Pictured: LaShawnda Crowe Storm,”Untitled”(2017), bronze casting of pelvic bone
Image courtesy of Polina Osherov and the artist.

This exhibit was made possible by the Simon Family Foundation, Indiana Arts Commission, CICF, the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Sun King.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/275114339659254/

Billy Joel
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at 09:00 AM

American Express : Mon, 20 Feb 2017 at 09:00 AM

Sirius Presale : Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at 12:01 AM

Internet Presale : Wed, 22 Feb 2017 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at 10:00 AM

Tickets: http://ticketmaster.evyy.net/c/253158/264167/4272?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ticketmaster.com%2Fevent%2F050052492B25827C

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/406642119682188/

Nov
4
Sat
CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:45 pm

Now one of the 20 largest marathons in the U.S., the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is the ideal fall marathon for everyone from the first time marathon runner to elite athletes. Starting and finishing at the Indiana State Capitol, the course highlights landmarks and historical neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis. Nationally recognized as flat and fast, the event has hosted Olympians, PR seekers, and thousands of Boston Marathon qualifiers.

Event Highlights:

Marathon sells out annually
Flat, Fast Half Marathon – one of the fastest growing in the USA
5k featuring Monumental Kids Movement, the Beyond Movement’s youth running program that educates Indianapolis youth on the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living
Health & Fitness Expo with expo speakers, vendors & more

Don’t wait to register to #BeMonumental on November 4, 2017!
Indianapolis – A Beautiful Place to Set Your Pace!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cno-financial-indianapolis-monumental-marathon-half-marathon-5k-and-kids-fun-run-november-4-2017-registration-29806433846?aff=efbevent

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/351513968555283

Indy MADE Market Fall 2017
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Indy MADE Market is an ALL HANDMADE market featuring over 55 local makers all under one roof!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/109736796300631/

Community Yoga Class
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

LaDonna

Our Community Yoga class will be every Saturday at 10:30am with LaDonna Goshow.   The class  will focus on stress reduction and learning how to create space for yourself and others. All levels welcome…..suggested donation of $5-15.

Veterans Art Day
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Veterans and members of the Armed Forces who are active or retired, from any branch, of any rank and age are all welcome to participate in FREE art workshops led by our instructors and veteran artists. The Art Center will offer free glassblowing, painting, ceramics, welding, jewelry-making and photography activities to honor veterans and connect them to the healing and fun power of doing hands-on art.

Partners and vendors will be tabling in the main gallery from 11:30 am -2 pm and a Networking Luncheon will take place from 12:00-1:30 pm.

Spaces are limited, please register ahead of time here: http://bit.ly/2vc9RuB

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/131910747410383/

PEAKsgiving V ~ a compassionate holiday celebration
Nov 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re excited to announce that Kristin Lajeunesse of Will Travel For Vegan Food will be our (first ever) special guest at PEAKsgiving V!

Kristin is a travel and food enthusiast originally from upstate New York. She is the author of Will Travel for Vegan Food: A Young Woman’s Solo Van-Dwelling Mission to Break Free, Find Food, & Make Love; and founder and writer of the award-winning website Will Travel For Vegan Food. Kristin is a business and lifestyle strategist for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/293777734410007/

The Uncomfortable Truth
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Join us for the film and the Q & A to follow. You may also choose to join us for a special luncheon with Loki before the screening. Both options are available at http://uncomfortabletruth.bpt.me/

In this film, Loki Mulholland, the son of famous Civil Rights Activist, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, grapples with his familys deep roots in racism as he unearths his familys history and the truth behind their slave-owning past.

Together with Luvaghn Brown, a Freedom Rider, Loki explores, through his very personal history, the United States institutions of racism that continue to haunt our country today.

The Uncomfortable Truth is an unapologetic film that lays bare what we all need to understand about each other with an open and honest dialogue on race and society.

This film is captioned for Deaf and Hard of Hearing viewers, and ASL interpretation will be available for the Q & A. If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and purchase luncheon tickets, an intepreter will be made available.

About the filmmaker:

Loki Mulholland, a native of Virginia, is an award-winning filmmaker and the son of Civil Rights Legend, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Loki has won multiple film festival awards, Best of State, and the Filmed in Utah Award. In addition, he has received over 36 Telly Awards for his various work in video production. His first book, “She Stood For Freedom”, is a nationally published illustrated kid’s book about the life of his mother and was inspired by his award-winning film, “An Ordinary Hero”, which appeared on PBS. Loki has spoken all over the country on the subject of the Civil Rights Movement and race relations today. His next film, “The Uncomfortable Truth”, slated for release in the fall of 2017, chronicles the history of institutional racism in America and his family’s connection to it dating all the way back to Jamestown, Virginia. The Uncomfortable Truth has won Best Documentary at the National Black Film Festival, Utah Film Awards and the Milledgeville Film Festival. Currently, Loki resides in Utah and runs the foundation he created, The Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation, to continue his mothers work, teach people about the Civil Rights Movement and inspire kids to make a difference in their world.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413071052133172

Ben Folds – Paper Airplane Request Tour
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM

Artist Presale : Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation/Old National Presale : Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM

Tickets: http://ticketmaster.evyy.net/c/253158/264167/4272?u=http%3A%2F%2Fconcerts.livenation.com%2Fevent%2F050052C7825113DA

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1857887027793879/


 


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