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How a society treats its less fortunate members says a lot about the moral fitness of its people. Below we present the latest news on charitable organizations, events and other goings on.

Community Spotlight: TeenWorks Preps Kids for College & Beyond

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One sign of a vibrant and growing community is the existence of community organizations that support groups and individuals in ways that allow them to live healthy and happy lives. TeensWorks is an organization that works to help young people ages 16-18 gain work experience, build a resume and transition from high school to college. […]

I Love Indy’s Big Heart (#BracketsForGood)

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One thing I love about Indianapolis is that people here are genuinely nice. We smile at each other, make conversation in the grocery checkout line, and are pretty polite on the roads. Oh sure, you’ll run into a grump here and there, but for the most part, we are happy to lend a hand. I’ve […]

Adult Swim | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Event for Adults

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On Saturday, February 22nd, over 2000 young professionals and other adults (21+ only) will gather for a night of fun and games, food and beverages (and we’re not talking apple juice and cookies) at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. All five stories of the world’s largest children’s museum will be turned into what is described […]

Help Crown a Super Chef at the 2014 Souper Bowls

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With these ridiculously frigid temps that seem to be here to stay in the tri-state area, we’re all looking for ways to stay warm. Second Helpings is hosting their third annual Souper Bowls this Saturday where you can warm your belly with samples of soup prepared by some of the areas best chefs. 2014 Featured […]

Holiday Cheers and Beers: An Adult-Only Event at Conner Prairie

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Holiday Cheers and Beers is a brand new, adults-only holiday event, hosted by Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana. It takes place Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This fun event, which is presented by the Conner Prairie Horizon Council, a young professionals group, is about having fun in the present, by experiencing […]

Can’t Wait ’til Black Friday? Mass Ave Midnight Shopper Starts Nov 22

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For some people, Christmas can never come soon enough. For anyone who falls into this category, Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis is THE place to be on November 22. This year marks the 12th anniversary of Mass Ave Midnight Shopper, an annual event in which stores along Mass Ave keep their doors open until midnight […]

Penrod Arts Fair Kickstarts "Indiana’s Nicest Weekend" on Friday Night

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Indiana’s Nicest Day has become Indiana’s Nicest Weekend says Penrod Society PR Committee Chair Blake Koriath. That’s because this year’s installment of the Penrod Arts Fair will commence a day earlier than usual, or more specifically, an evening earlier, on Friday night. For the first time ever, the 47-year old annual event, which runs every […]

Inspiring Youth to Give and Serve

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This Indy Talks event, a collaboration between Giving Sum and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana, was created to develop the next generation of philanthropists and help families create a culture of philanthropy and service. Hosted at Carpe Diem – Meridian School, families were given the chance to participate in hands-on activities, talk to several […]

Cookout on the Circle: Summer Food and Fun for a Worthy Cause

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No summer is complete without at least one cookout. The good news is that there need to get your hands dirty messing with the grill. Crossroads of America Council, together with Marsh Supermarkets, will hold the 22nd annual Cookout on the Circle. As the name implies, the event will take place at Monument Circle on […]

Read. Tutor. Mentor. Kickoff at Monument Circle

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Hundreds of readers gathered throughout Central Indiana on Thursday, June 6 to help kickoff United Way of Central Indiana’s second annual Read. Tutor. Mentor. Event. The locations included Monument Circle, Fishers YMCA, Boone County Courthouse, Hancock County Courthouse, and the Morgan County Courthouse. Read. Tutor. Mentor. at Monument Circle Adults and children sporting a shirt […]

Zest ‘n Zing – A Foodie Event for the At-Home Chef

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This year’s Zest ‘n Zing was hosted at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on May 7th, 2013. Chef Jason M. Anderson & purebread Simmental farmer, Ginny Tauer (Team Beef) went head-to-head against Chef Greg Schiesser & pork producer, Nick Sommers (Team Pork). Though Team Beef ultimately took home the victory, both sets […]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Paws: It’s Mutt Strut 2013

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Taking you dog on a walk is one thing. Taking you dog on a walk at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is quite another! The Motor Speedway will host Mutt Strut 2013 from 9:30am through 3:30pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This unique event represents a coming together of dog owners from all over Indiana and […]

Starlight Ball Gala: A Black-Tie Affair at the JW Marriott

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Enjoy some food, fun and entertainment, with added benefit of helping victims of domestic abuse. The Starlight Ball annual black-tie gala will take place at the JW Marriott Saturday, March 9 starting at 6:30 pm. This annual celebration is sponsored by the The Julian Center, a local organization whose programs and services are designed to […]

Enjoy Fine Wine and Stimulating Conversation at the Indy Wine Fest

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 You don’t have to be a sommelier to love wine. Anyone can attend this year’s Ice Miller Indy Wine Fest, which will showcase both locally produced wines, as well as national and international vintages. The event will take place at The Grand Hall in Union Station at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday, March 2, […]

10th Annual WRTV Channel 6 Toy Drive: ‘Tis the Season for Giving

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Christmas isn’t a joyous time for everybody. There are plenty of families right here in Indianapolis that can’t afford to pay bills on time or eat regularly, let alone purchase gifts for friends and family. Of course, the ones that are hurt the most by poverty are children, and children suffer doubly during the holiday […]

Blueprints to End Homelessness

Bad News:  Indianapolis has homeless people In our cynical age, it becomes easy to brush with a broad stroke, writing off all homeless people/panhandlers as lazy folks looking to get over or take advantage of well-intentioned folk. Mayor Greg Ballard proposed to direct them to services by posting panhandling boxes. “The reason they stay out […]

Celebrity Servers Features Bob Sanders’ Chasing Dreams Team

This coming Monday, May 17, 2010, is the date set for a fund-raising event featuring the Indianapolis Colts safety, Bob Sanders. He and his friends, all Indianapolis sports celebrities, will meet in the kitchen at Morton’s Steakhouse, an elegant Indianapolis restaurant, swapping their blue and whites for aprons and dinner plates. It’s all part of […]

Mutt Strut: Dogs on the Brickyard

In addition to hosting one of the most anticipated events in Indianapolis sports all year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens its doors for a number of Indianapolis community events. This Sunday, April 25, 2010, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway teams up with the Humane Society of Indianapolis for Mutt Strut, a fundraiser for the Humane Society. […]

Support the Hoosier Hills Food Bank This Sunday

This Sunday, February 19, join Hoosier Hills Food Bank for the Hoosier Hills Soup Bowl. The 16th annual iteration of this popular event held in Bloomington, Indiana, will feature handmade pottery designs from more than 30 local artisans. In addition, your taste buds are in for a treat with a wide array of hearty soups […]

Béla Fleck Brings The Africa Project to Indianapolis

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Béla Fleck, a world-renowned banjo virtuoso best known for his work with New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, is taking part in Indianapolis‘ celebration of Black History Month. The famous musician will be performing with his Africa Project at Clowes Memorial Hall in Butler University this Friday, February 19. The Africa Project […]

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