The fifth annual "A World of Difference – An International Parade" will step off at 10 a.m. September 29 from Lafayette Square Mall, Indianapolis (map).
The celebration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes the parade, but also an informational fair, restaurant taste event and performances. More than 40 different cultural organizations are involved in the World of Difference, which is sponsored by the Lafayette Square Area Coalition.
For those of us who just can't figure out how to navigate roundabouts, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works has scheduled open houses throughout Marion County to provide an overview on "how to drive, ride and walk them".
That's because Indy will start building their own, and doesn't want confused drivers, bicyclists or pedestrians. Seriously.
If you want to attend, here's the schedule:
Warren and Lawrence Townships- 20 September, 4-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 4332 German Church Road
Pike and Washington Townships- 24 September, 4-6 p.m., Nora Branch Library, 8625 Guilford Avenue
Perry and Franklin Townships- 26 September, 4-6 p.m., Franklin Road Branch Library, 5550 South Franklin Road
Center Township- 1 October, 4-6 p.m., Damenverein Room, The Athenaeum, 401 East Michigan Street
Wayne and Decatur Townships- 2 October, 4-6 p.m., Decatur Branch Library, 5301 Kentucky Avenue
A wine and cheese reception marks the opening of the exhibition of the art of Liz Naumann.
The event takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (7 September) in the Athenaeum Art Space, 401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis. It's open to the public at no charge.
A German artist from Gutach/Breisgau in the Black Forest, Naumann brings the art of Heimat to the Athenaeum. Her paintings of rural farmhouses, landscapes, Fastnacht (Fasching) masks and little chapels are full of vibrant color. Included are numerous images from Freiburg, the Black Forest and, in particular, Pfaffenweiler -- the ancestral village of many Hoosier Germans (especially in Jasper).
The exhibit will continue through September. For more information, contact the Max Kade Center, 317:274-2330.
(Painting by Liz Naumann courtesy of the Max Kade Center)
Citizens Energy Group and Mayor Greg Ballard today [4 September 2012] announced the recession of Executive Order #4, which declared a water shortage warning and contained mandatory water use restrictions, effective at noon tomorrow [5 September 2012].
The mandatory warning and water restrictions took effect 13 July 2012.
The performance progresses through the mansion as guests encounter different ghosts, among them: Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison, James Garfield and Dolley Madison who are rumored to haunt D.C. to this day.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6 to 17); no children under 6. Advance registration required.