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Bikes in Bloom decorate city for spring and healthy living
GREENFIELD — More than 25 area churches, business and nonprofit organizations are participating in Bikes in Bloom, Greenfield’s annual spring tradition. The bikes are decorated in a theme or bright colors and are then placed throughout the downtown area to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage people to bike downtown for shopping and dining. Event sponsor Greenfield Main Street invites the public to vote on a favorite at greenfieldmainstreet.org. The bikes will be on display through June 10.
The Broadway touring company of ‘Kinky Boots’ struts into town
INDIANAPOLIS — During Charlie Price’s struggle to keep his father’s shoe business going, he discovers an untapped niche in the market — a need for sturdy stiletto-heeled boots for local drag queen performers. The lighthearted musical “Kinky Boots,” featuring songs by 80s pop star Cyndi Lauper, plays May 16 through 21 at Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave. Visit butlerartscenter.org for a link to purchase tickets.
Watercolors on display at Greenfield Banking Co. gallery
GREENFIELD — Shirley Woolard’s artwork will be on display in Greenfield Banking Co.’s Art Gallery, 1920 N. State St., during May and June. Woolard, who works exclusively in watercolor, has been painting for 12 years. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout central Indiana including the office of the Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell. Woolard is affiliated with the Indiana Watercolor Society, Hendricks County Arts Council, Hoosier Salon and Southside Art League. The gallery is open to the public during regular business hours.
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Rookie and veteran readers score with Andrew Luck’s radio book club
INDIANAPOLIS – Readers can now follow Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s book club on public radio station WFYI 90.1. A book club podcast will air at 9 p.m. one Monday at month. Luck will select a book for younger readers (rookies) and a book for adults (veterans.) Readers — whether rookies or veterans — can register to participate at andrewluckbookclub.com and see what books Luck has selected as the book of the month.
Black, white and checkers make an Indianapolis 500 fashion statement
INDIANA — Race fans are encouraged to show their Indianapolis 500 pride by wearing black, white or checkered clothing each Friday leading up to the May 28 auto race. Inspired by the Indianapolis Colts’ “blue” Fridays, this style program is called #500fashionfridays. Some Indianapolis-area restaurants are offering discounts for showing Indy 500 pride. Visit indianapolismotorspeedway.com for more information and to find out about more Indianapolis 500 events.
Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society hosts sale and auction
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society will host a sale and auction of Indiana’s native plants Saturday at Park Tudor School, 7200 N. College Ave. A pre-sale presentation by Dawn Slack of the Nature Conservancy and early-admission shopping open at 9:30 a.m. for a $10 fee, which can be applied towards any auction purchase. The plant sale and book sale open to the public at 10:15 a.m. The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. Proceeds from the event go to support the society’s mission of the preservation of Indiana’s native plant life. For more information, visit inpaws.org.
War vet Josh Bleill to speak at Park Chapel
GREENFIELD – Marine Corps veteran Josh Bleill will speak May 19 at Park Chapel Christian Church, 1176 E. McKenzie Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. While on patrol in Iraq, Bleill was the victim of a bomb blast that took the lives of two friends and took both of his legs. He will share his story of courage and perseverance. A $10 admission includes cook-out style food. To register to attend, visit parkchapel.org/events.