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Feb
20
Tue
Aries Art on Exhibit at The Hatch
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

My original art exhibit at The Hatch has been EXTENDED through the month of February! This installation has been updated to include a handful of my older originals- most of which have never been showcased before now! Also includes the remaining original Creatch characters, and more!

Stop in any time during regular hours M-F 9am-4pm or contact them directly to arrange a private viewing! Visit www.ariesartnw.com to secure your purchase (can be picked up on-site or shipped for an additional cost).

RSVP to this event for more updates!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/331231834038286/

Conscious MOVEment Meditation Weekly Classes
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Conscious MOVEment Meditation (CMM) is a transformational conscious dance and meditative practice designed to honor oneself, nurturing our innate creativity and our relationship to the community and environment through body movement expression. The practice consists of free form movement apt for men and women of all ages. No previous dancing experience is required. CMM is a rejuvenating practice, guaranteed to get your heart pumping and sooth your soul. Let the music move you and awaken your sacred body through MOVEment.

Having a routine conscious dance practice helps restore Prana (life energy), empowers you to live life in the present moment and positively influences the daily routine activities at work and home.

Engagement Guidelines:

1.CMM participants are encouraged to come to the practice with an open mind and loving heart.
2.This is mainly a barefoot practice but dance shoes can be used if they have not been worn on the street.
3.Dress comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
4.Minimize talking while you are dancing to allow participants move out of their heads and into their bodies.
5.Respect your self and others during the practice. You can dance alone or with others. If you are not interested in dancing with another person simply bow with hands at your heart. This gesture means “no, thank you”.
6.Listen to your body, take appropriate breaks, drink water and breathe.
7.Stay present during the practice and enjoy your MOVEment meditation journey!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1804600982891758/

Marion County SWCD Annual Meeting
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sittin’ and Sippin’ with Sue Spicer for Indiana 7th
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
21
Wed
Aries Art on Exhibit at The Hatch
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

My original art exhibit at The Hatch has been EXTENDED through the month of February! This installation has been updated to include a handful of my older originals- most of which have never been showcased before now! Also includes the remaining original Creatch characters, and more!

Stop in any time during regular hours M-F 9am-4pm or contact them directly to arrange a private viewing! Visit www.ariesartnw.com to secure your purchase (can be picked up on-site or shipped for an additional cost).

RSVP to this event for more updates!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/331231834038286/

Free Webinar on “Igniting the Local Food Revolution”
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:

For the local food movement to grow exponentially in your community, you must take your place on the front lines. To ignite a new level of impact, effectiveness, and scale, you must master the seven revolutionary steps of building a regional foodshed.

Making the transition from the global industrial food system to a highly localized regional foodshed is an evolutionary process of healing and regeneration that you can learn and align with. If you are serious about local food systems, and want to significantly increase the potency and legacy of your work, this webinar is for you.

In this 90-minute session, Michael Brownlee and @Lynette Marie Hanthorn – long-time foodshed catalysts and founders of the Local Food Academy – will reveal:

– Why the local food movement has stalled, and how it can be re-ignited

– How regional foodsheds can become our society’s lifeboats to a regenerative future

– The seven practical steps towards becoming a leader of the local food revolution in your community

“A hundred years from now, everyone will be eating what we today would define as local organic food, whether or not we act. But what we do now will determine how many will be eating, what state of health will be enjoyed by those future generations, and whether they will live in a ruined cinder of a world, or one that is in the process of being renewed and replenished.” – Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:

This free, interactive webinar is limited to 100 participants, so please register early! If all spaces are filled, you will still be able to watch a live broadcast of this event on the Transition US Facebook page. However, only those who have registered in advance will be able to participate in polls and ask questions of the speaker.

WEBINAR PRESENTERS:

Michael Brownlee is the author of “The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times” (2016) and “Reclaiming the Future: How to Lead the Local Food Revolution in Your Community” (2018).

A Colorado native, Michael lives in Boulder (“America’s foodiest town,” according to Bon Appetit magazine), where he and partner Lynette Marie Hanthorn operate Local Food Catalysts LLC, an online publishing and events company supporting emerging leaders in the unfolding local food revolution. Together, in 2017, they launched the Local Food Academy for emerging foodshed catalysts, offering online trainings, workshops, personal coaching, and consulting.

Michael and Lynette Marie recently produced the online Local Food Summit, featuring more than 90 pre-recorded presentations and interviews with local food leaders in the U.S. and internationally. They also initiated one of the first Slow Money investment groups in the U.S., providing low-interest loans to local food and farming enterprises in Colorado.

Previously, they co-founded Local Food Shift Group (formerly known as Transition Colorado, the first officially-recognized Transition Initiative in North America), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community resilience and self-reliance through localizing the food supply.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/166772617421125/

Envision Festival 2018
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 9:00 am

Envision Festival, Costa Rica’s own and Central America’s premier international festival, is a celebration dedicated to awakening our human potential. Envision provides a platform for different cultures to experience co-existing in sustainable community, and inspire one another through art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and our fundamental connection with nature.

Envision Festival 8 takes place February 21st – 25th, where the rainforest spills onto the beach, Playa Hermosa de Uvita, Costa Rica. Now is the time to design your life

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/envision-festival-all-tickets-2018-tickets-8899782489?aff=efbevent

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2301989370026768/

Kickoff Event, Barnes for State Representative
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Explore the catacombs beneath the Indianapolis City Market & help us send John Barnes to the State House.

With Irvington’s own paranormal provacateur, Alan Hunter.

Join Sponsors: Hon. Kate Sweeney Bell, Hon. Vernon Brown, Theresa Bruno, Hon. Terry Curry, Hon. Ed DeLaney, Hon. Myla Eldridge, Hon. Dan Forestal, Hon. Carey Hamilton, Hon. Debra Jenkins, Stuart Mora, Hon. Cherrish Pryor, and the Hon. Julie Voorhies.

Donation Categories:

Stray Cat $35
Cellar Ghost $50
Extra Cool Ghoul $75
Ectoplasmic Phantom $100

Enter through the West Wing of the City Market Complex!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/197855530956524/

Solarize Indianapolis Info Session
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Monthly Heartland Group Meeting will have a presentation from Ray Wilson of Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, Topic:

Solar Power: What it is, How it works, and How to get it?

Many people like the idea of having solar panels on their homes but feel daunted by their lack of knowledge about solar or worry that solar may not be a sound investment. Others can’t make the time to find a reputable solar contractor or fear that they’ll receive a poor price or product. Still others may not see going solar as something that regular folks do.
Solarize Indianapolis is a volunteer team of folks who are motivated to promote clean, affordable energy in our community. This Initiative is modeled on the best elements of other grass -roots programs around the country, which have been successful in delivering simple, cost-effective means to acquiring solar energy. Note we are not selling anything. We are volunteers excited to share our experience and want to get more solar panels installed in the Indianapolis area as soon as possible.

If you have been thinking about installing solar photovoltaic panels or even curious, then, you probably want to be confident of:
· getting a good price,
· making a sound investment that will lower energy bills for years to come,
· getting the project done without hassle by a qualified installer who guarantees the work,
· reducing one’s carbon footprint.

If so, we invite you to come listen and get information that could be helpful to you.
The evening will consist of a short slide presentation of basic information about the costs and benefits and general information about solar panels and the decisions that need to be made.

The benefits of attending this meeting:
1. You will be more informed about the decision to go solar by people who have already done it.
2. With this project, going solar is easy – we navigate the challenging parts for you, vetting contractors, prices and products,
3. We’re all volunteer – we have no skin in the game.
4. Going solar feels great and saves you money.
5. By going solar now, you’re in great company – lots of people have gone solar and lots will do so with this project.
6. The time is now to get started.
7. This is happening all over the state. It’s already been done in NW IN, Columbus and Bloomington and it’s being done in Carmel, Elkhart, Evansville, Goshen, Kokomo, Muncie and South Bend.
8. You will have access to our best practices for selecting a solar supplier.
9. Most likely you will benefit from a lower cost because of the price negotiated through collective agreements.
10. You will be able to move forward more rapidly and with confidence than if you do it on your own.
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346547052498385/

Small Houses Presented by Flat 12 Bierwerks
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Small Houses
Feb 21 2018
Doors @ 7 / Show @ 8pm
Tickets Available at the Door
Presented by Flat12 Bierwerks Indianapolis
More info soon…

SMALL HOUSES
https://www.facebook.com/Smallhousessing

Small Houses is an Austin, TX-based alternative country project featuring the songs and poems of Flint, MI-native Jeremy Quentin. Artfully crafted with finger-style guitar and softly sung melodies, the bars of his new album Still Talk; Second City describe the people, the love, and the homes of Quentin’s life.

Still Talk; Second City is the result of a one yearlong effort, borne of the exhaustion from too much time spent moving. Prompted to flee to Atlanta with the intent of an indefinite stay, Quentin’s eight months of living and recording was funded by various odd jobs and sleeping in the car – anything to keep the project alive. All-night restaurants and friends’ homes were among the venues where he recalled the memories of the hometown suburbs that suffuse the album, while shades of influence from poets like James Wright, Jim Harrison, and Seamus Heaney hover like weighty ghosts in the background.

Featuring guest appearances by artists including Mike Brenner (Magnolia Electric Co., Songs:Ohia), Samantha Crain, Erin Rae (The Meanwhiles), and John Davey, Still Talk; Second City celebrates the survival of winning out of “the worst and the longest time” and the drive to create a home outside of the one we already had (“I want something better, mean weather, revelier” – “South, Southern”). Other songs struggle with the want and need to leave, but reveal the need missing, or withheld (“I hear you’re lucky on me, honest, and torn to beat up my 99′′ – “Staggers and Rise”). “Still Talk” eavesdrops on imagined conversations, wished for but never had: “I want to make my real life static, real life when it’s worth, braided veins and a headlight coming, and a real list of words saying, ‘your mom and I still talk’”.

Damon Moon, the album’s producer and engineer, was inspired by the recording style of creators like Richard Swift (Foxygen, Tennis, Damien Jurado) and Roy Halee (Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds), and took a hand in helping to write and serve as a sounding board across one of his most involved efforts to date.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015800942024381/

Walk the Talk Speaker Series – Creating Happiness
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Coming February 21, 2018, Walk the Talk takes a road trip to Bloomington, IN. At the Buskirk-Chumley Theater we present the topic of Creating Happiness. How does one create happiness for themselves? Does it come from within us or from the material world?

In philosophy, happiness translates the Greek concept of eudaimonia, and refers to the good life, or flourishing, rather than simply an emotion. In psychology, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states reflect judgments by a person about their overall well-being. Outside of these definitions, what is true happiness and how do you create it?

Come find out more from common men and women as they share their approaches to Creating Happiness in this world.

Our events always include live music, 6 fabulous storytellers, confetti, fun interactiveness, a Motivational Balloon drop (inside each balloon is a motivational phrase on topic), a cool light show, and lots of takeaways on topic! Doors are at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Come early to grab a great seat! Tickets will available soon at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater box office. Ticket prices are: $11 for Students; $15 for non-students; kids 11 and under get in free. (Students include college, high school and junior high. Must have student ID.).

Thanks for helping us create an epic shift, one person at a time. And that person is you!

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10204075

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/268208790349791/

Walk the Talk Speaker Series – Creating Happiness
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Coming February 21, 2018, Walk the Talk takes a road trip to Bloomington, IN. At the Buskirk-Chumley Theater we present the topic of Creating Happiness. How does one create happiness for themselves? Does it come from within us or from the material world?

In philosophy, happiness translates the Greek concept of eudaimonia, and refers to the good life, or flourishing, rather than simply an emotion. In psychology, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states reflect judgments by a person about their overall well-being. Outside of these definitions, what is true happiness and how do you create it?

Come find out more from common men and women as they share their approaches to Creating Happiness in this world.

Our events always include live music, 6 fabulous storytellers, confetti, fun interactiveness, a Motivational Balloon drop (inside each balloon is a motivational phrase on topic), a cool light show, and lots of takeaways on topic! Doors are at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Come early to grab a great seat! Tickets will available soon at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater box office. Ticket prices are: $11 for Students; $15 for non-students; kids 11 and under get in free. (Students include college, high school and junior high. Must have student ID.).

Thanks for helping us create an epic shift, one person at a time. And that person is you!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/268208790349791/

Climate Science Workshop
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us and Dr Gabe Filippelli to boost your basic understanding of climate science, ask all the questions you have always pondered, and prepare your own short-talks, pitches, or presentations on Climate 101. We’ll also discuss ongoing plans for our Fossil Free Fast goals for Indianapolis and opportunities to engage with the City’s sustainability planning.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/716931055178385/

Vocab: versatility w/ Gritty & The Craftsman
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Due to the “holiday” we will have our show on the 3rd Wednesday. We are estatic to have the dynamic duo Gritty & the Craftsman featuring.

These two are forces seperately AND collectively. Join us as they take us on a adventure of true magnitude… music, comedy, theater!

You will NOT want to miss this!

Our social justice spotlight is featuring the Thunderstone Project.
They are working to get solar panels to Haiti. https://pub.s4.exacttarget.com/50kzf3aphvd

21+ $10 cash at the door

Also featuring DJ Stylistic on the decks
As well as a open-mic!
Hosted by Corey Ewing and our founder, Tatjana Rebelle

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/551891615157429/

Feb
22
Thu
2018 Annual Meeting and Workshop
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) announces its annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 22nd at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. This event includes multiple workshop sessions of interest to both agricultural and suburban property owners.
The meeting and workshop runs from 8:30am- 1:00 p.m. Cost is $12 per person, which includes lunch. The meeting will feature various exhibitors and concurrent education sessions. Morning sessions include: Impact of Cover Crops, Where the Wild Things Were (a natural history session with county historian David Heighway), Dicamba training, and Indy Wildlife Watch: Using photography to understand how urban wildlife utilize urban and periurban habitat with Dr. Julia Angstmann the Director Butler Center for Urban Ecology. The agriculture sessions are eligible for CCH, CCA, and PARP credits.

Several county residents/organizations committed to conservation will also be recognized with awards.

Attendees at the annual meeting will be presented with a summary report of 2017 SWCD activities and a vote will be held to elect a supervisor for the one open position on the SWCD board. The SWCD Board of Supervisors Election Candidate is Rodney Rulon. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted.

Online registration is available at: www.hamiltonswcd.org. For more information, contact Hamilton County Soil and Water at [email protected]in.gov or 317-773-2181.

Tickets: http://www.hamiltonswcd.org/events

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/146149179424673/

Aries Art on Exhibit at The Hatch
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

My original art exhibit at The Hatch has been EXTENDED through the month of February! This installation has been updated to include a handful of my older originals- most of which have never been showcased before now! Also includes the remaining original Creatch characters, and more!

Stop in any time during regular hours M-F 9am-4pm or contact them directly to arrange a private viewing! Visit www.ariesartnw.com to secure your purchase (can be picked up on-site or shipped for an additional cost).

RSVP to this event for more updates!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/331231834038286/

13TH Film Community Discussion
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

Join us on Thursday, February 8th from 6-8pm as we watch 13th together in community. Then return on Thursday, February 22nd to engage in a community discussion as we journey together to support the development of new pathways of economic empowerment and agency for often-forgotten and overlooked community members. RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] Light refreshment provided.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/13th-film-community-discussion-tickets-42846894214

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/186338085451776/

Sustainable Living Seminar: Indiana’s Path to Sustainability
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The scientific reports about environmental changes keep coming, with mounting evidence that is very concerning for public health and communities in the U.S. and around the world. A recent scientific report found that global carbon emissions have increased about 2% this year, after several years of staying steady. The federal government is reconsidering several important climate rules and policies. This can all be discouraging. But there are constructive things happening at the local and state level across the country. Businesses are also moving forward with positive programs. Janet McCabe, Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation at IU’s new Environmental Resilience Institute, who worked at EPA from 2009-2017 on many of that agency’s climate and clean air programs, will discuss the many positive efforts underway in Indiana and nationally, and how you can get, or remain, engaged.

For more information, visit carmelgreen.org or contact Madelyn Zalon by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (317) 815-9941.

This event will be held in the Program Room and is sponsored by Carmel Green Initiative and the Carmel Clay Public Library. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free program.

Tickets: http://carmelgreen.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=353:indianas-path-to-sustainability&catid=25:cgi-evemts&Itemid=40

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/499807473746722/

Feb
23
Fri
Aries Art on Exhibit at The Hatch
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

My original art exhibit at The Hatch has been EXTENDED through the month of February! This installation has been updated to include a handful of my older originals- most of which have never been showcased before now! Also includes the remaining original Creatch characters, and more!

Stop in any time during regular hours M-F 9am-4pm or contact them directly to arrange a private viewing! Visit www.ariesartnw.com to secure your purchase (can be picked up on-site or shipped for an additional cost).

RSVP to this event for more updates!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/331231834038286/

FED: Food Expo & Discussion
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

#FEDNWI

Join us on Friday, February 23 for a daylong event exploring food topics. FED is open to all — whether you’re a part of the food industry, have a passion for food issues, or eat food! 😉

This collaborative event will be focused on cultivating connections and addressing food access across Northwest Indiana. Let’s get to know one another, learn together, and brainstorm ways to work together!

🌱 Breakout sessions will have topics for community members, food producers, and community organizers.
🌱 Lunch with local ingredients is included in ticket price.
🌱 The Expo will will be an opportunity to discover local farmers and food producers, organizations, and community projects.
🌱 Take part in creating a collaborative vision for the future of the local food system of NWI!
🌱 Food producers and buyers are invited to a private Speed Networking event in the morning.
🌱 FULL DETAILS at nwifoodcouncil.org/FED

ALL are welcome! Come whenever you can, whether it’s for the full day or just an hour or two.

TICKETS: Buy tickets ($20), or reserve an Expo booth ($50, inc. admission): nwifoodcouncil.org Reserve yours today!

THANK YOU!
The following organizations support grassroots action to build a just, sustainable, and thriving locally-oriented food system for all in Northwest Indiana. Please join us in giving a tremendous thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!

🌱 County Line Orchard – Venue Sponsor
🌱 Nature’s Cupboard Michigan City/ Chesterton – Eco Sponsor
🌱 Anthem, Inc. – Wellness Sponsor
🌱 Purdue Extension – Communications Sponsor
🌱 The Pax Center – Lunch Sponsor
🌱 Lakeshore Public Media – Media Sponsor
🌱 Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition
🌱 Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience – Local Ingredient Sponsor
🌱 Valpo Velvet Ice Cream – Sweet Sponsor
🌱 CoThrive Community Timebank – Community Project Sponsor
🌱 Grapevine Local Food Marketing – Marketing Sponsor
🌱 Creative Solutionz – Supporting Sponsor
🌱 Edible Michiana – Supporting Sponsor
🌱 Decay Devils – Art Sponsor

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fed-food-expo-discussion-tickets-42329326154

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/193937114684295/

Food Assembly
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Food Assembly is an initiative launched by Kheprw Institute to provide a space and process where community members are the primary decision makers in addressing the food challenges in their communities in a non-hierarchical democratic approach.

We meet every second Saturday 2-3pm and fourth Friday 5:30-7:30pm at KI to share information and empower ourselves as we look to build grassroots solutions together.

Come build with us!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-assembly-tickets-42362286740?aff=efbevent

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191158398282134/

The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Adults are invited for a discussion of the book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a powerful collection of essays that offer a chorus of evidence that the burden is real. A panel of contributors to the book will share their thoughts on the issue and discuss how our nation can move forward. Panelists will include award-winning Detroit newspaper columnist Rochelle Riley, the book’s editor; A’Lelia Bundles, author of the book, “All About Madame C.J. Walker;” and Tamara Winfrey-Harris, social commentator and author of the award-winning book, “The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America.”

Buy the book: http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/burden

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-rochelle-riley-center-for-black-literature-culture-registration-42056117981

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/795096707357180/

Feb
24
Sat
Become a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator!
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – Feb 25 @ 11:00 am

Join All Species Kinship (A.S.K.) for a two-day state required couse on wildlife rehabilitation basics through the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC).

This course is REQUIRED to acquire a state wildlife permit. The first day is a lecture covering the basics of the most common species in Michigan. Day 2 is a hands-on lab using deceased wildlife, and an exam.

More updates will be posted. The date is NOT SOLIDIFIED.

**While this class is a state requirement to obtain a license, it does not mandate that you proceed to acquire a permit. Many people take the course as “advanced planning” or to get a realistic peek at what is involved. Some decide that wildlife rehab isn’t for them, which is just as productive as determining that it IS something you want to proceed to do.**

**Additional steps required for licensing include site visit from a Conservation Officer, and establishment of a veterinary partner. More info on the additional requirements can be researched here:http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-31574_31580-239608–,00.html

You can get an idea of the full requirements to become licensed in Michigan by requesting more info from Michigan DNR in the meantime–they can provide info on minimum standards for caging etc. Request info here: 517-284-6410.

Costs: $150-$260; will update as we know.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/197856170753961/

Nonprofit Program Development
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

You cannot win funding for your nonprofit without an effective program plan. In this workshop, you will discover the main components of a solid program plan, one that will help provide quality services to your community. This workshop is best for those who have already established their nonprofit organization.

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

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/program-development-tickets-41339016110

Volunteer Fair/Open House
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to know how you can become a volunteer for Indiana Youth Group. We are looking for Mentors and Tutors. Join us for a tour of the new facility and learn about volunteer oportunities and ask questions. Parking is located behind the building as well as street parking. Light refreshments and beverages will be available. Tours will start at 1pm and go every 20 minutes. We ask that you rsvp so we know how many to expect.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-fairopen-house-tickets-42218874791

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/532886373764340/

IRB Book Club: Kindred x Octavia Butler
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our February pick is Octavia Butler’s “Kindred,” which is a personal favorite among the staff as well as our customer base.

“Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.”

This science fiction classic is available from Indy Reads Books for $16.00. You can walk in and order the book, or give us a call at 317-384-1496 to reserve your copy!

This is an OPEN book club. This means you can join at any time, read as much of the book as you wish, and of course – come talk to us about the book of the month! All proceeds from the purchase of this book – as well as all other titles – support the adult literacy programs of Indy Reads.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/139767853366945/

M&M : Money and Minimalism
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

February Meeting: How minimalism sneaks into other areas of our lives, including finances.
“The best way to give yourself a raise is to spend less money. These days I know that every dollar I spend adds immense value to my life. There is a roof over my head at night, the books or the music I purchase add unspeakable value to my life, the few clothes I own keep me warm, the experiences I share with others at a movie or a concert add value to my life and theirs, and a meal from China Garden with my best friend becomes far more meaningful than a trip to the mall ever could.” -Everything That Remains by The Minimalist

Josh and I will share what techniques have worked well in our lives and what we believe has helped us achieve out financial goals. -Malisa

*Come to share or come to listen, no one is required to share.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225064660959152/

Feb
25
Sun
Monthly KIDS DAY at Indy CD & Vinyl!
Feb 25 @ 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/

Feb
26
Mon
Aries Art on Exhibit at The Hatch
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

My original art exhibit at The Hatch has been EXTENDED through the month of February! This installation has been updated to include a handful of my older originals- most of which have never been showcased before now! Also includes the remaining original Creatch characters, and more!

Stop in any time during regular hours M-F 9am-4pm or contact them directly to arrange a private viewing! Visit www.ariesartnw.com to secure your purchase (can be picked up on-site or shipped for an additional cost).

RSVP to this event for more updates!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/331231834038286/

John Norquist: Urban Freeways & The Value of Cities
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

When the Indiana Department of Transportation announced that it intends to widen I-65/70 through downtown Indianapolis, residents in the affected neighborhoods as well as historic preservationists, landscape designers, architects, and members of the business community united in their call for alternative plans.

Indiana Landmarks invites you to hear a perspective from one who orchestrated, and won rave reviews, for an alternative to highway expansion. On February 26, John Norquist, former mayor of Milwaukee, will speak on urban interstates & livable cities at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue in Indianapolis. The talk is free but requires a reservation or by calling 317-639-4534.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-norquist-urban-freeways-the-value-of-cities-tickets-42711696835

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1936213543373722/

John Norquist: Urban Freeways & the Value of Cities
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

When the Indiana Department of Transportation announced that it intends to widen I-65/70 through downtown Indianapolis, residents in the affected neighborhoods as well as from historic preservationists, landscape designers, architects, and members of the business community united in their call for alternative plans.

Indiana Landmarks invites you to hear a perspective from one who orchestrated, and won rave reviews, for an alternative to highway expansion. On February 26, John Norquist, former mayor of Milwaukee, will speak on urban interstates & livable cities at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue in Indianapolis. The talk is free but requires a reservation on Eventbrite.

A former Wisconsin state senator, Norquist was Milwaukee’s mayor when he championed the removal of a .8-mile stretch of elevated freeway through the city’s downtown and replaced it with a boulevard and tax-base supporting development, winning local and national acclaim. Under his leadership, the city revised its zoning code and reoriented development around walk-able streets and public amenities such as the 3.1-mile river-walk.

After leaving elected office in 2004, Norquist spent a decade as president and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a national organization based in Chicago and Washington, DC, that promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. Based on his experience taking down the Park East Freeway, Norquist created a program at the Congress for the New Urbanism to help advocates and local officials pursuing alternatives to highway expansion.

Author of The Wealth of Cities, Norquist has taught courses in urban planning and development at the University of Chicago, Marquette University, DePaul University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is working on a book about federal programs that help and hurt cities.

Doors open with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., followed by Norquist’s talk and Q&A, 6-7:00 p.m.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-norquist-urban-freeways-the-value-of-cities-tickets-42711696835

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/265673263969061/

Male Identifying Sexual Assault Survivor’s Writing Group
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

JOIN THE JULIAN CENTER AND THE INDIANA WRITERS CENTER FOR AN EIGHT WEEK SURVIVOR’S WRITING GROUP

Group Starts February 5

OVER THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAM, PARTICIPANTS WILL EXPLORE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING THEIR STORY SO THEY CAN BE HEARD – IF ONLY ON PAPER.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT MARY ALICE AT THE JULIAN CENTER AT 317.361.6176

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/140393856652153/

Feb
27
Tue
Conscious MOVEment Meditation Weekly Classes
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Conscious MOVEment Meditation (CMM) is a transformational conscious dance and meditative practice designed to honor oneself, nurturing our innate creativity and our relationship to the community and environment through body movement expression. The practice consists of free form movement apt for men and women of all ages. No previous dancing experience is required. CMM is a rejuvenating practice, guaranteed to get your heart pumping and sooth your soul. Let the music move you and awaken your sacred body through MOVEment.

Having a routine conscious dance practice helps restore Prana (life energy), empowers you to live life in the present moment and positively influences the daily routine activities at work and home.

Engagement Guidelines:

1.CMM participants are encouraged to come to the practice with an open mind and loving heart.
2.This is mainly a barefoot practice but dance shoes can be used if they have not been worn on the street.
3.Dress comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
4.Minimize talking while you are dancing to allow participants move out of their heads and into their bodies.
5.Respect your self and others during the practice. You can dance alone or with others. If you are not interested in dancing with another person simply bow with hands at your heart. This gesture means “no, thank you”.
6.Listen to your body, take appropriate breaks, drink water and breathe.
7.Stay present during the practice and enjoy your MOVEment meditation journey!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1804600982891758/

Mar
1
Thu
Indiana Small Farm Conference
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Indiana Small Farm Conference serves as the annual educational and farmer-to-farmer networking event for the Indiana small and diversified farm community. The conference was developed in response to a gathering of Indiana small farmers and stakeholders at the Purdue University campus in the fall of 2011. The Purdue Small Farm team hosted the inaugural conference in 2013 and has had continued success thanks to the support of Indiana farmers and organizations. The conference now hosts over 500 attendees, 50 exhibitors, and several national speakers. We look forward to continuing to build this growing conference in partnership with the small and diversified farm community of Indiana!

https://www.purdue.edu/dffs/smallfarms/home/small-farm-conference-2018/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/367842146961498/

Mar
2
Fri
Indiana Small Farm Conference
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Indiana Small Farm Conference serves as the annual educational and farmer-to-farmer networking event for the Indiana small and diversified farm community. The conference was developed in response to a gathering of Indiana small farmers and stakeholders at the Purdue University campus in the fall of 2011. The Purdue Small Farm team hosted the inaugural conference in 2013 and has had continued success thanks to the support of Indiana farmers and organizations. The conference now hosts over 500 attendees, 50 exhibitors, and several national speakers. We look forward to continuing to build this growing conference in partnership with the small and diversified farm community of Indiana!

https://www.purdue.edu/dffs/smallfarms/home/small-farm-conference-2018/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/367842146961498/

Spring Bulb Show @ Garfield Park Conservatory
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the sights and smells of spring a little early at the Garfield Park Conservatory! The annual Spring Bulb Show returns this year with an array of colorful flowers. From classic favorites to unique hybrids of tulips, hyacinth, daffodils, and more – we’ve got your cure for the winter blues!

Admission is $4 for individuals and $10 for families (2 adults max per family).

BONUS: The bulbs from the display will be for sale Mar. 10 at 10am.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/149007722477956/

Women’s Spring Thaw Backpacking Weekend
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 11:30 am

You asked we’ve delivered! We are so excited to offer the 2-night backpack trips back so you can enjoy the wilderness and learn even more! This is a beginner to moderate backpack trip. For the weekend you will hike a total of 10 miles along the rugged Tecumseh trail, despite what you may think about Indiana being flat this trail is not, you will hike up and down with a little over 600 ft. of elevation gain and loss. Equipment is provided at no additional charge on a first come first serve basis.

Weekend Summary: You will meet your guide Friday March 2nd by 5pm at the Low Gap Trail parking lot in Morgan-Monroe State Forest, and hike in and stay close to the parking lot that evening to camp. Saturday morning you will pack and up hike about 7-8 miles along the rugged Tecumseh trail to the backcountry camping area, the next day you will hike out the about 2-3 mile back to the parking lot to complete the low gap trail loop.

Tickets: https://dnkpresents.com/event/womens-spring-thaw-backpacking/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550989578310849/

Indy VegFest volunteer party/meet-and-greet
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, March 3rd at Fletcher Place Arts!
We will provide a main dish and drinks, and you are welcomed to bring additional food or drinks to share (vegan please).
We will also have 2018 Indy VegFest posters and palm cards for distribution, and *maybe* t-shirts by then.
You can stop by for 10 minutes, or stay for the full three hours.
More details to come. 🙂
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/572598103078550/

Young Farmer After Party
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

After the party is the…after party: the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition After Party, that is. We’ll be learning and connecting at the Indiana Small Farm Conference (come say hi at the Trade Show!), March 1-3.

On Friday evening (March 2), there’s a fun reception for the conference, which ends around 7pm. Afterwards, we’re hosting an “After Party” for young farmers at the Black Swan Brewpub.

We’ll have some appetizers for everyone to enjoy, and you can buy Black Swan’s freshly made beer ($4-$5/pint) and full meals. Need more to entice you? The Black Swan just added giant games – Jenga and Connect Four, and Chess. Good company guaranteed, and everyone is welcome.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/328490230977471/

Mar
3
Sat
Neighbor Power Indy 2018
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Neighbor Power Indy is a fun, interactive day of neighbor-led workshops, neighborhood storytelling, and neighborhood awards! 

Our 2018 gathering will be held on Saturday, March 3, at Marian University, from 8:00am-3:30pm.

This year’s theme is: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Celebrating Diverse and Inclusive Communities.

The 2018 Co-Chairs are Nancy Silvers Rogers, Executive Director of Ministries of Eastern Star Church, and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.

2018 Gathering

The 7th annual Neighbor Power Indy, co-chaired by Nancy Silvers Rogers, Eastern Star Church, and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Marian University. This year’s theme is: Won’t you Be My Neighbor? Celebrating Diverse and Inclusive Communities. Neighbor Power Indy is a fast paced day of interactive resident-led workshops, neighborhood storytelling and a neighborhood awards ceremony. Convened by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, this annual event draws neighbors, community leaders, business owners, nonprofits, corporate partners, and elected government officials.

2018 Workshops

  • The Battle to Preserve Crown Hill Cemetery’s North Woods
  • Mental Health in the Community
  • Bringing People Together Through Language and Culture 
  • Abundance through Allyship & Servant Leadership
  • Looking Within: Finding and Building on Local Talents in Northwest/Flanner House Area
  • Improving your Neighborhood through Community Policing
  • Indy WalkWays: Engaging Community Partners to Improve Pedestrian Safety  
  • Transforming Crooked Creek over the Decades
  • Indy’s Journey to Digital Readiness
  • Indy Vitals 
  • Tru Colors Shining Bright!  
  • Developing Grassroots Maternal and Child Health Leaders  
  • Celebrating Diversity in Interfaith Communities
  • Civic Dialogue & Holding Questions versus Having Answers 
  • Street Fest and You: How to Build Community through Events
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
  • The People’s Planning Academy Presents: Inclusive Engagement for Community Planning
  • Good Food Connections: Improving Food Access through Neighbor-Driven Collaboration
  • Using Outside Resources to Further Neighborhood Goals    
  • Neighbor Tales
  • Encourage Diversity and Inclusion in your Neighborhood by Engaging a variety of populations

Registration: http://www.inrc.org/npi-registration

Indiana Small Farm Conference
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Indiana Small Farm Conference serves as the annual educational and farmer-to-farmer networking event for the Indiana small and diversified farm community. The conference was developed in response to a gathering of Indiana small farmers and stakeholders at the Purdue University campus in the fall of 2011. The Purdue Small Farm team hosted the inaugural conference in 2013 and has had continued success thanks to the support of Indiana farmers and organizations. The conference now hosts over 500 attendees, 50 exhibitors, and several national speakers. We look forward to continuing to build this growing conference in partnership with the small and diversified farm community of Indiana!

https://www.purdue.edu/dffs/smallfarms/home/small-farm-conference-2018/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/367842146961498/

Spring Bulb Show @ Garfield Park Conservatory
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the sights and smells of spring a little early at the Garfield Park Conservatory! The annual Spring Bulb Show returns this year with an array of colorful flowers. From classic favorites to unique hybrids of tulips, hyacinth, daffodils, and more – we’ve got your cure for the winter blues!

Admission is $4 for individuals and $10 for families (2 adults max per family).

BONUS: The bulbs from the display will be for sale Mar. 10 at 10am.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/149007722477956/

Women’s Spring Thaw Backpacking Weekend
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 11:30 am

You asked we’ve delivered! We are so excited to offer the 2-night backpack trips back so you can enjoy the wilderness and learn even more! This is a beginner to moderate backpack trip. For the weekend you will hike a total of 10 miles along the rugged Tecumseh trail, despite what you may think about Indiana being flat this trail is not, you will hike up and down with a little over 600 ft. of elevation gain and loss. Equipment is provided at no additional charge on a first come first serve basis.

Weekend Summary: You will meet your guide Friday March 2nd by 5pm at the Low Gap Trail parking lot in Morgan-Monroe State Forest, and hike in and stay close to the parking lot that evening to camp. Saturday morning you will pack and up hike about 7-8 miles along the rugged Tecumseh trail to the backcountry camping area, the next day you will hike out the about 2-3 mile back to the parking lot to complete the low gap trail loop.

Tickets: https://dnkpresents.com/event/womens-spring-thaw-backpacking/

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550989578310849/

Mar
4
Sun
Service
Mar 4 @ 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/