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Dec
12
Tue
Walk the Talk Speaker Series
Dec 12 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Joe Hart will perform with the Walk the Talk band opening the show with an hours set of classic rock, soul, and funkyness to help pump you up to hear amazing speakers on the topic of mindfulness.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/143332906395076/

Dec
13
Wed
Circle City Greens Monthly Meeting & Elections
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join CCG for our monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events, ongoing issues, and strategies to continue building the Green Party in Indiana! We will also be holding elections for CCG officers.

We will meet at Julie’s shop (Indy Artsy) in the Circle City Industrial Complex.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/163436427737960/

Vocab: Truthspeakers
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The truth isn’t always love and light. The truth isn’t always shadows and hurt. Join us as we feature two artists that speak their truth, no matter!

Featuring spoken word artist: Adrienne Nadeau

Musical performance by Yadin Kol

and always the coveted open-mic!
+
DJ Stylistic

21+. $7 cash at the door
Doors open around 8 and show starts around 9

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/166274133923673

Dec
15
Fri
Young Living Oils Make & Take Event!
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

December 15th
5:30-8:30pm

Come join us as we learn to use our essential oils to create some uniquely infused gift options, perfect to treat yourself and others this holiday season!

We’ll have several different stations set up with all of the ingredients and supplies needed to create your own unique DIY treats.

Prices will range from $5-$15 per gift, depending.

We’ll have everything you need to make these oil-infused creations set up for you, so bring your creative spirit and make some one-of-a-kind gifts with us!

Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41688&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000123&date=12/15/17

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/404698293283122/

The Art of Chakra Tuning (3rd Series)
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3RD FRIDAYS SKILL-BUILDER SERIES
Dec.15, Theme: The Art of Chakra Tuning

Chakras are subtle energy centers in your body, which help you to engage the world and integrate your experiences. When healthy, chakras promote well-being on every level: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Chakras are profoundly complex. Exploring their depths and helping them to develop is a journey. Cultivating your ability to sense and work with your chakras is an essential part of your evolutionary journey.

In this workshop, you will explore tuning into the energies of the major chakras, share impressions, receive feedback from others and strengthen your sensing capabilities. You will also learn foundational techniques for tuning up your chakras to enhance their vibrancy and function.

Cost: $25, $20 when registered 2 weeks prior
Registration at http://medicineheartwoman.com/skill/

This is the 5th of 5 skill building workshops being offered on 3rd Fridays this Fall. Stay tuned for more coming in 2018. For info on the other workshops, visit: http://medicineheartwoman.com/skill/

I look forward to sharing this workshop with you. Love & Life!

Tickets: http://medicineheartwoman.com/skill/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/101655903849163

Dec
16
Sat
Indy Winter Farmers Market
Dec 16 @ 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/

YOGA: The Path To and Through Your Lifes Purpose with Adi shakti
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

How Yoga Guides Us To and Through Our Life’s Purpose
A donation based lifestyle workshop with Adi Shakti

Adi Shakti is a teacher’s teacher + humanitarian popular for her controversial and radical approach to supporting her students in liberation. Spiritually. Emotionally. Financially.
She teaches globally
and is based on a sustainable hippie farm in Costa Rica.
@adi_shakti_rising

0$-100$ sliding scale – all donations go to the Peace Center to support peace education for children in the inner city
Credit cards accepted

We will talk:
Intimacy with the energetic system (Chakras)
Resting beyond the mind (Koshas)
The Path to Freedom (Patanjali’s Sutras)
The Path of the karma yogi (Bhagavad Gita)
Wound work to awakening (Akhanda Shakti)

This is a philosophy workshop suitable for practicing beginners to seasoned teachers.

No previous yogic philosophy knowledge is required.

This workshop is ideal for those interested in yoga beyond the postures – everyone with an open mind is welcome.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/135466187163631/

Community Yoga Class
Dec 16 @ 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.

Mechelle’s FINAL Performance
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We’re so very sad to see her go but so very excited to see her pursue her dreams! Come see Mechelle’s final performance in Indy at Sultana Cafe.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1498121783610848/

Dec
17
Sun
Founder’s Day Hike with Winding Waters Group, Sierra Club
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Winding Waters Group, Sierra Club will host the Founder’s Day Hike at Brown County State Park on Sunday, Dec17th, 2017 at 10am. Enter the park from the North Entrance and meet at the Upper Shelter House B, which is up on the hill and before the North Lookout Tower. Parking is available at the shelter. We are planning a 2-3 mile moderate hilly hike limited to 20 people. We will be going uphill and downhill in whatever weather nature provides for us that day so plan for it! Wet, snowy, icy weather? Hiking sticks/poles are recommended. Warm clothes including hats, gloves and hiking boots are necessary. No rain date has been scheduled. There is a $7 fee per car load to enter Brown County State Park.

For more info and to RSVP, contact Julie Lowe: [email protected] cell phone 317-345-8355

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/138187743510258/

Dec
18
Mon
Meatless Mondays @ Broad Ripple Park
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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

Dec
19
Tue
Indy Contra Dance
Dec 19 @ 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.

Dec
20
Wed
Garfield Park Arts Center Fall and Winter Concert Series
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each month, this fun music and stories series will faeture a different holiday theme. The concerts, held the third Wednesday of the month, will last around 90 minutes and are free of charge and open to all ages.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/121832911826334/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500335346718729/

Dec
22
Fri
The Nightmare Before Christmas Watch Party
Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Nightmare Before Christmas Watch Party

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1358872594238377/

Dec
23
Sat
Community Yoga Class
Dec 23 @ 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.

Dec
24
Sun
Monthly KIDS DAY at Indy CD & Vinyl!
Dec 24 @ 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/

Dec
25
Mon
Meatless Mondays @ Broad Ripple Park
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 25 @ 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

Dec
26
Tue
Palmistry 101 with Yale Bowman
Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Palmistry 101 is an introductory level class covering the basic structure and methods used for reading palms.

Participants will learn to identify the major and minor lines of the hands, analyze hand structures and finger lengths, familiarize themselves with interpreting the fingerprint patterns, and will be taught how to give an accurate palm reading using these techniques.

Join Yale Bowman as we combine the left and right brains, using the science of palmistry and our own intuitions to give astoundingly accurate palm readings.

Hands-outs will be provided for each attendee. Each participant will receive a palm reading during the class.

Personal Investment: $35

Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41688&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000130&date=11/26/17

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/223068434895178/

Indy Contra Dance
Dec 26 @ 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.

Dec
30
Sat
Community Yoga Class
Dec 30 @ 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.

Dec
31
Sun
New Year’s Eve Reiki Share
Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

* All Reiki practitioners lovingly invited to a New Year’s Eve Reiki share in Bloomington *

Please join us for an afternoon of connection, community, laughter, and consciously celebrating positive and healthy intentions for the new year!

This will be a time to feel nourished, nurtured, connected, joyful, grounded, expansive, to practice Reiki in comm-unity, and to embrace the wellspring of healing potential available within all of us! ♥

The share will begin with time for arriving, introductions, and a group meditation. We will celebrate the transition of the year, savoring our appreciation for all our blessings in 2017, awakening & rooting new intentions, and opening to all that is best for us in the months ahead. We will also share Reiki with each other, in small groups or as one group (depending on the number in attendance).

After sharing Reiki we will come back together for reflections, tea, snacks, and a post-holiday gift exchange (handmade and regifting welcome!).

Date: December 31 (snow date Jan 1)
Time: 2-5pm
Location: BLISS Reiki Studio, 405 W 6th St, Suite F (2nd floor), Bloomington IN

Vegetarian snacks, water, and tea will be provided

Donation to support the space: $8-10, plus bring a wrapped gift for the exchange

Material donations will also be gratefully welcomed for the Bloomington animal shelter and pet food pantry! Especially welcome & needed items are: newspapers, plastic bags, wet cat/dog food, dry cat/dog food (open or sealed), cat litter (open or sealed), cat/dog toys, stuffed animals, and old towels, sheets, or blankets ~ these are so helpful for the animals they care for! 🙂

The Reiki share is joyfully hosted by Kat Forgacs, certified Reiki and Animal Reiki Teacher.

Please contact Kat through PM or email ([email protected]) to RSVP, or simply follow the link above.

Love and happy holidays to all! ♥

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1094773863992607/

Jan
1
Mon
Meatless Mondays @ Broad Ripple Park
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 1 @ 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

Jan
2
Tue
Indy Contra Dance
Jan 2 @ 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.

Urban Garden + BEER
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Food Not Lawns—Indianapolis
Tuesday, January 2 at 6:30 PM

Join us upstairs at Tomlinson Tap Room at one of the big wood tables – we gather at 6:30 to whenever for beer and informal Urban Garden discussions. W…

Urban Garden + BEER

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018, 6:30 PM

The Tomlinson Tap Room
222 East Market Street Indianapolis, IN

1 Urban gardeners Attending

Join us upstairs at Tomlinson Tap Room at one of the big wood tables – we gather at 6:30 to whenever for beer and informal Urban Garden discussions. We will meet every 1st Tuesday of every month to keep it consistent. Also feel free to bring crafts, seeds, or any other passion to share or trade too. It has been amazing to see people bringing, show…

Check out this Meetup →

Jan
3
Wed
Yoga for Healing
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

An Evening of Healing with yoga instructor/ Reiki Practitioner, Ashley Zeller and with live music by Michelle Qureshi

In this class, participants enjoy a gentle, yet powerful two-hour candlelit yoga practice while receiving Reiki–a soft form of energy healing often associated with pain and stress relief. The perfect introduction to Reiki. Yoga lovers, don’t miss out on this unique practice that will ignite your own healing power and facilitate healing!

Tickets: https://jccindy.org/health-wellness/yoga/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/539888436344577/

Jan
5
Fri
First-Ever Meeting of INFU Female Farmers Chapter
Jan 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ladies, let’s do this! We have some fabulous female farmers in this state, and Indiana Farmers Union is ready to help us form a female farmer chapter through which to host events and classes, lobby, or create change where change is needed. It’s time we put our spirit, passion, talents, and determination together for the good of agriculture and for family farmers and local food in Indiana.

That said: Jan. 5 at 10:30 a.m., we will be meeting at the Platform conference room in the west end of Indianapolis City Market. Address: 222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Coffee and breakfast items will be served during our meeting, which is scheduled to last two hours. I would encourage and hope that many — if not all — of us can then head into the Indianapolis City Market to have a light lunch together. There are lots of wonderful food vendors there. This will give us more time to get to know one another and to drum up ideas for this chapter as we move forward.

My hopes for this meeting: After initial introductions, I (Sherri Dugger) will explain how chapters work within Indiana Farmers Union and answer any questions you might have about INFU. We can then brainstorm on names for this chapter. We can also brainstorm on events we might like to hold each year, and we will decide upon how to host meetings (in person or by phone) moving forward. I understand we are all spread out geographically and we are busy, so we can decide on what works best for the majority. Overall, my hope is that we can decide what we want to accomplish in year one and go from there. I’m excited to bring this group together to network and do good work within the state. Let’s harness this energy and get to work in support of one another! We will see you on Jan. 5!

For more information, please email [email protected]com or visit http://www.indianafarmersunion.org. Thank you!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/373204729786498/

Jan
6
Sat
Indiana Youth Empowerment Program
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are inviting all immigrant youth ready to take action in their communities for the overall improvement of the quality of life of their communities. This program is designed as a collaborative space where current organizers and participants will learn about the history of immigration in the United States and highlight the current systemic issues affecting our immigrant communities, no matter their legal status. Along with the history and our presence today as immigrants or from a family of immigrants, we will explore the intersectionalities that exist between us and our neighbors fighting against the system oppression on race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, and more!

If you are an immigrant youth concerned about our current political climate, how it affects our families, and how we can take action now to influence our futures, please register for the Indiana Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)! To learn more about other states working with youth, visit https://www.nysylc.org/

This event is FREE! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided!
Once registered, our program coordinators will send all details regarding parking, building location on Purdue campus, and more!
Please register as an individual OR as a group. If you are an educator wanting to bring a group of students, please register as a group and email Dara Marquez at [email protected] with any questions or concerns!

Workshops Include:
1. History of Immigration in the U.S.
2. Systemic Oppression
3. Criminal Justice and Detention Centers
4. Story of Self
5. Why We Organize and Leadership Training

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indiana-youth-empowerment-program-tickets-41000281947

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1579560892120479/

Community Yoga Class
Jan 6 @ 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.

Jan
7
Sun
Service
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Celebration Service at The Athenaeum.

We are continuing a conversation on Eric Butterworth’s “Spiritual Economics”

Richard Brendan will guide the conversation

Roy Glen Jones and Tim Spradlin will provide music

Fellowship will follow the service

Here are a few quotes from the book to contemplate:
You are a living magnet, constantly drawing to you the things, the people, and the circumstances which are in accord with your thoughts. In other words, you are where you are in experience, in relationships, even in financial conditions, because of what you are (which is where you are in consciousness).

If you are willing to accept full responsibility for your life. then even as your level of thought has put you where you are (or at least contributed to it), so by a change of consciousness, you can change the experiences of your life.

Your personal welfare begins with your consciousness. It is not what happens on Wall Street. It is not the “state of the economy.” It has its inception in the state of your mind.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658983264377894/

Jan
8
Mon
Meatless Mondays @ Broad Ripple Park
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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

Jan
9
Tue
Indy Contra Dance
Jan 9 @ 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.

Jan
13
Sat
Volunteer for Animals! “Workday + Potluck” –
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Volunteer for Animals!
PEAK is a 100% volunteer ran organization!

PEAK offers a variety of regular volunteer positions ranging from farm chores to office tasks to visiting greeter. Individuals with an interest in volunteering professional skills (e.g. carpentry, accounting, marketing, etc.) are also encouraged to contact us. We offer remote as well as on-site opportunities.
Join our monthly “Workday + Potluck” – 2nd Saturday of the month!

There will NOT be a workday in March due to other events. There are 10 volunteer slots per workday. To join a workday and/or to receive emails reminders and information please email [email protected]
Workday dates and tentative projects:

FULL — Sat. Apr. 9th 10:00am – 2:30pm – Plant Grass Seed, New Pig Shelter Construction

Sat. May 14th 10:00am – 2:30pm – Lay + Tamp Additional layer of barn floor, Landscaping + Paint Barn Roof + Canopy off Travel Trailer

Sat. Jun. 11th 10:00am – 2:30pm – Paint All Purple Doors + Stain Deck

Sat. Jul. 9th 10:00am – 2:30pm – Upgrade Labyrinth, Landscaping

Sat. Aug. 13th 10:00am – 2:30pm – Port-a-Potty Construction

Sat. Sept. 10th 10:00am – 2:30pm – Construct Animal Shelter in Back Pasture

Sat. Oct. 8th 10:00am – 2:30pm – Fall Clean-up
Internships

Spend the Spring/Summer making a difference and learning about farmed animals! Learn more about our internships!

Details: http://uplandspeaksanctuary.org/volunteer/

Community Yoga Class
Jan 13 @ 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.

Good Food Feast
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for food, a cooking demonstration and nutrition class provided by Purdue Extension! The Community Controlled Food Initiative is a cooperative that brings fresh affordable food to our community!

How it Works

You pay $25 or $12 for EBT/SNAP participants and we use the collective buying power to get wholesale prices from local farmers. Food pickup is the second Saturday of every month at the Good Food Feast. You can learn more and order online at http://food.kheprw.org/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645241229014012/

Details: http://kheprw.org/ccfi/

Jan
15
Mon
Meatless Mondays @ Broad Ripple Park
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 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

Jan
16
Tue
Indy Contra Dance
Jan 16 @ 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.

Jan
19
Fri
Rockin’ Soulful Yoga Weekend with Eric Paskel
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Yay! Three classes during this Winter weekend with Eric Paskel! Join us for both lecture and asana classes, exploring the depths of the yoga practice.

January 19 | Relationship to the Goddess
January 20 | Yoga Rocks with the Soft 70s
January 21 | Soulful

Click the “Ticket” link below to see class descriptions and registration! We can’t wait!

Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=43637&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000138

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/144923209474676/

Rockin’ Soulful Yoga Weekend with Eric Paskel
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Yay! Three classes during this Winter weekend with Eric Paskel! Join us for both lecture and asana classes, exploring the depths of the yoga practice.

January 19 | Relationship to the Goddess
January 20 | Yoga Rocks with the Soft 70s
January 21 | Soulful

Click the “Ticket” link below to see class descriptions and registration! We can’t wait!

Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=43637&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000138

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/144923209474676/

Jan
20
Sat
Indy Winter Farmers Market
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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.

Rockin’ Soulful Yoga Weekend with Eric Paskel
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Yay! Three classes during this Winter weekend with Eric Paskel! Join us for both lecture and asana classes, exploring the depths of the yoga practice.

January 19 | Relationship to the Goddess
January 20 | Yoga Rocks with the Soft 70s
January 21 | Soulful

Click the “Ticket” link below to see class descriptions and registration! We can’t wait!

Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=43637&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000138

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/144923209474676/

Jan
22
Mon
Meatless Mondays @ Broad Ripple Park
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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

Jan
23
Tue
Indy Contra Dance
Jan 23 @ 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.

Jan
27
Sat
Community Yoga Class
Jan 27 @ 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.


 


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