Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News

Westside

January 24, 2013

IndyTalks collaborative program explores 'Indy's Kids'

INDIANAPOLIS — The grassroots civic-focused initiative known as IndyTalks was founded with the goal of helping community members "converse, connect, and create."

This year's theme, "Indy's Kids," hopes to bring heightened attention to the things the community is doing to support, enrich, and empower youth. IndyTalks partners also plan to explore the things we can and should be doing better to improve the lives of young people.

"Whether you have children or not, celebrating the accomplishments of young people and acknowledging where we can do more is an important act of civic participation that strengthens our community," said Erin Kelley, IndyTalks program partner and director of education and community engagement for the Indiana Historical Society.

Programming for the first half of the year has been confirmed and IndyTalks will kick off 2013 with a special broadcast of "No Limits" on WFYI 90.1 FM at 1 p.m. Jan. 31.

Host John Krull will speak with leading education experts, Bob Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center and John Bridgeland of Civic Enterprises, to explore how Indiana can turn around the high school dropout crisis.

On Feb. 16, the Indiana Historical Society invites families to a free admission day at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center for "Love your Heart." In celebration of American Heart Month, families are encouraged to explore the healthy choices they can make together when deciding what to eat and when to exercise.

As part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI's 24th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium on Feb. 27, a special IndyTalks panel will focus on the problems of bullying and intolerance. Panelists will explore strategies for encouraging respect among young people.

On March 23, the International School of Indianapolis and Big Car will bring young people from around the globe together in conversation to share their stories of life in Indiana. On April 27, Marian University invites families to let nature be their teacher during a special program at the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab. INDYCOG rounds out the spring at the Platform (City Market) on May 15 in a program designed to explore how Indy can be a city where anyone from 8 to 80 will want to ride a bike.

For more information about IndyTalks, including complete program descriptions for the first half of this year, visit the website at www.indytalks.info.

1
Text Only
Westside
  • Footlite Musicals concludes 2013-14 season with 'Nine' Critics have described the musical "Nine," running May 2-4, 8-10, 15-18 at Footlite Musicals, as "lush/hypnotic" and "a true piece of arm come to life onstage." Footlite's production will be presented at the Hedback Community Theater, 1847 N. Alabama

    April 22, 2014

  • Indy Zoo sponsors recycling event With Earth Day just around the corner, the Indianapolis Zoo is inviting area residents to do something kind for Mother Earth by participating in Power Recycling Weekend, presented by Ingram Micro, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 and 27 in the zoo park

    April 22, 2014

  • Sun King Brewery set to unveil 'Cara Mia' Broadway in Indianapolis and Sun King Brewery announce the creation of "Cara Mia," a Sun King seasonal beer, in conjunction with the arrival of "The Addams Family" in Indianapolis. The kegs will be tapped from 6 to 8 p.m. April 23 at The Glossbrenner

    April 22, 2014

  • WSF 4-22 news puppy pitstop pic 1 Puppy Pitstop comes to Speedway SPEEDWAY -- A new doggy daycare has made its debut in Speedway and has already been a big hit with locals in three weeks it's been open. Puppy Pitstop is owned by four animal-loving families who wanted to save the building that once housed Dog Tracks

    April 22, 2014 5 Photos

  • WSF 4-22 news reading pros pic 3 Reading like pros Members of the Indiana Pacers All-Star Reading Team served as guest readers at the Read Like A Pro Reading TimeOut event last week at McClelland Elementary School. The event lasted for about an hour and was presented by Cargo Services. Kelli Towles,

    April 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Allyson performs at The Cabaret After a dozen releases on Concord Jazz over the course of two decades and three Grammy nominations, Karrin Allyson says she still believes the best way to listen to jazz is in a small, quiet club. She'll perform songs from her vast career as well as

    April 22, 2014

  • WSF 4-22 spt bd tennis pic-2 Orioles sweep Giants in girls' tennis play Orioles sweep Giants in girls' tennis play By Ryan Palencer Flyer Correspondent

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 4-22 news ballard visits chapel hill pix 2 Mayor holds meeting in Wayne Township Mayor Greg Ballard is making the rounds and spent some time in Wayne Township last week, holding one of his Mayor's Night Out meetings at the Chapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center. He started the meeting talking about crime. "Generally speaking, the cit

    April 22, 2014 5 Photos

  • WSF 4-22 spt beaty pic-1 Two-sport Ben Davis star weighing options In a world where high school athletes choose to specialize earlier and earlier, Ben Davis senior Michael Beaty has been an anomaly in his sporting endeavors. Now, with the end of his senior year nearing, Beaty is trying to set his future plans after

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 4-22 news bduhs four star pix 2 BDUHS named Four Star School The Indiana Department of Education has chosen Ben Davis University High School as a Four Star School for performing in the upper 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories. The award is for achievements in the 2012-13 school year. B

    April 22, 2014 3 Photos

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Kangaroo Rescued From Swimming Pool Raw: 3 American Doctors Killed in Afghanistan Raw: Obama Arrives at State Dinner in Tokyo Raw: Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot Raw: Obama Visits Meiji Shrine in Tokyo Stars Talk Guns N' Roses at Golden Gods New Pictures of Ship That Sank in 1888 Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Goes to Court SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye'
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read