Indianapolis Area Charity Events: Rack up Some Good Karma in 2011

Beginning of the year charity events in Indianapolis might be just the ticket for those philanthropic souls whose new years resolutions had something to do with being a better person in the year 2011. Just in case you’re one of them, or even if you’re not, you might find Fun City Finder‘s collection of coming Indianapolis charity events of interest. Most of them, like the Annual Chocolate Celebration in Kokomo, are designed to intrigue and entice. The fundraisers below are by no means the only ones, but we hope you find them inspiring.

Charity events coming up in and around Indianapolis

Children’s Miracle Network – Though this Carmel, Indiana event is free, donations to elevate awareness of childhood obesity are gratefully accepted. Dance to Mik the Music Man at the Mansion at Oak Hill Mansion. Your hosts: Primrose School of Noblesville.
February 18, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. – Friday
Oak Hill Mansion, Carmel, Indiana
Charity: Awareness about Childhood Obesity
Chocolate Celebration – What better excuse for indulging in chocolates than this Samaritan Caregivers benefit at the Kokomo Mall? Every conceivable chocolate concoction will be available, from truffles to creme brulee.
February 3, 2011 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Thursday
Kokomo Mall, Kokomo, Indiana
Charity: Samaritan Caregivers
D’Vine Winter Wine and Beer Festival – This one would make an outstanding day trip from Indianapolis to Columbus, Indiana. It’s an annual fundraiser put on by DSI to benefit the disabled, held on the charming Bartholomew County Courthouse Lawn.
February 26, 2011 – 11:00 a.m. – Saturday
Downtown Columbus
Charity: Benefits the physically and mentally disabled
IceMiller Indy Wine Fest – Held at the beautiful Indiana Roof Ballroom, this is the festival’s twelfth annual production, showcasing the fine Indiana vineyards wines for tasting and purchase. Benefits the public outreach programs of Indianapolis media magnate, WFYI.
February 4, 2011 – 6:00 p.m., Friday
Indiana Roof Ballroom
Charity: Public television station WFYI, Channel 20
Let’s Make Magic for Kids – A fundraiser for the School for the Deaf featuring a unique performance by a deaf poet in ASL with vocal interpretation by Douglas Ridloff, a comedian from New York. You will also enjoy wine, dessert and a silent auction.
February 19, 2011 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday
Blue Heron Ballroom, The Garrison, Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis
Charity: Indiana School for the Deaf
Rivoli Revue – A mustn’t-miss Indianapolis event starring the Creme de les Femmes, an Indy burlesque troup, the Belly Belly belly dancers and many more favorites. Help restore the historic Indianapolis performing arts venue Rivoli Theatre and have a ripping good time at the Athenaeum Theatre, a wonderful downtown Indianapolis attraction.
January 28, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. – Friday
The Athenaeum

Charity: Rivoli Theatre Renovation
Support the USO – This is an important fundraiser convening at the popular Cooper’s Stardust Bowl in nearby Noblesville, Indiana. Arcade games, mini-golf and bowling are all part of the afternoon’s fun agenda, as well as pizza, hot dogs and soft drinks for a buck each. Sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Alpha International.
January 30, 2011 – 12:00 noon – Sunday
Cooper’s Stardust Bowl
Charity: USO of
Music Benefit Concert – Star performers from the renowned faculty of the School of Music at the Indianapolis University perform a benefit at the Indiana University school of Medicine. Supports healthcare work still being carried out in Vietnam.
January 23, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Sunday
Indiana University School of Medicine

Charity: Medical Missions

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