Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

September Community Spotlight

September 01, 2013

New Look + New Name = More Hope

Each year, over 35,000 Hoosiers are diagnosed with cancer. The St.Vincent Cancer Walk, formerly known as the St.Vincent Walk of Hope, helps fund valuable support services for patients with cancer.



The fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st at Lions Park in Zionsville. A ten mile challenge walk begins at 7:30 am, the three mile family walk begins at 10:00 am and the morning concludes with the Finish Celebration at 11:30 am!

Take the next step! Register as an individual, team member or event volunteer at




What’s YOUR story?

The Life Stories Project is collaboration among the Indiana Historical Society, Storytelling Arts of Indiana and WFYI. Their common goal is to record, preserve and share true stories of everyday people. Individuals are invited to share family stories of childhood, pets, summer vacations, relatives, work life, war, family traditions and the like. In an effort to create a stronger, more vibrant community that celebrates both commonalities and differences, the recordings will be archived in the oral history collection at the Indiana Historical Society.

To register for an upcoming recording session on September 29th, October 27th or November 10th, visit www.lifestoriesproject.net (other dates and times are available by special request).

You may also visit this site for story prompts and other preparation resources.

Bark at the Waterpark

Bring your four-legged friend for a dip at the Monon Community Center Waterpark on Saturday, September 7th from 12 noon - 3:00 pm. Human and canine visitors will enjoy live music, swimming, vendors, socializing and dock-diving. The “Barktember” event is for all ages, and tickets are $10 per dog. Visit www.carmelclayparks.com for additional information.

Coats for Kids collection begins September 2nd

Bob Gregory’s Coats for Kids campaign, WTHR’s longest running community service event, provides winter coats for Central Indiana children in need.

Coats for Kids is a great philanthropic opportunity for the entire family. Purchase a new winter coat while school shopping, or donate a gently used winter coat from your closet (sizes infant through teen). Coats may be delivered to any Tuchman Cleaners for dry cleaning until October 14th.

October 6th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Coat collection at the Colts-Seahawks game

October 19th from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm All Indianapolis area families are invited to choose a coat at The Salvation Army’s coat distribution day at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Agro/Horticultural Building.

For donation details, to make a monetary contribution or to volunteer on October 19th visit www.salvationarmyindiana.org or phone WTHR at 317.636.1313.

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 28th marks the ninth annual Museum Day Live! Museums across the United States will join forces to support Smithsonian’s mission to offer FREE access for all patrons. Over 800 museums in all 50 states are participating this year. Visit www.smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to download a ticket. Locate a museum in Indiana or wherever your travels may take you on September 28th at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues.


Say cheese! (and milk and yogurt and ice cream)

Help Trader’s Point Creamery celebrate their tenth anniversary! Indy’s favorite organic dairy farm and restaurant is offering a $10 dining card to Loft Restaurant guests, live music and dinner on the deck on Friday evenings and a wine and cheese tasting party on September 26th. The popular Friday Green Market runs through October as well. Check out www.tpcorganics.com and plan a fall visit!