These are not necessarily CIC sponsored events. For a calendar of CIC events, go here.
Festival of Ridván: This annual Bahá’í festival commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. Elections for local, national and international Bahá’í institutions are generally held during the Festival of Ridvan. The first (April 20 or 21), ninth (April 28 or 29) and twelfth (May 1 or 2) days are celebrated as holy days when work is suspended.
Please plan to stay after the Ridvan program for a potluck dinner at 6 pm prior to the annual meeting!
Please note, the annual meeting begins at 7pm and is for registered Baha’is only. If you enjoyed the 1st Day of Ridvan celebration, there are many other special events available throughout the month (devotions, holy days, game nights, etc.). Please check the calendar or contact the Baha’i Center to get involved (317) 297-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for an Earth Day celebration!
All are invited to a special Earth Day chapel service, which will take place in Sweeney Chapel from 11:30-12:30pm. After the service, please join us in the Shelton Auditorium foyer and Cafe South for opportunities to learn about different organizations doing important ecological work and join the eco-justice effort at CTS!
Please RSVP (free!) if you’d like to bring information about a local eco-organization or if you’re interested in meeting with CTS community members to discuss the ongoing eco-justice activities at the seminary.
If you are interested in bringing information about an organization, set up is at 11:00am in the Shelton Auditorium foyer.
Lunch conversations about CTS eco-initiatives will take place in Cafe South from 12:30-1:30pm. Lunch will be available for purchase in the cafe.
Questions? Please contact Prof. Felicity Kelcourse at email@example.com.
Beltane is the anglicised name for the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man
Come join White River Grove for a celebration of Beltane! All our rituals are free, family-friendly and open to the public. Potluck to follow.
6:30 pm Words about Music
7:30 pm performance
Russian Easter Festival Overture (15 min.)
Lux Aeterna (27 min.)
Requiem (55 min.)
What’s Interesting About This Concert?
- A Requiem or Requiem Mass is a musical composition associated with death, dying, and mourning, even when they lack religious or liturgical relevance. Requiems are beautiful masterpieces that evoke powerful emotion from the listener.
- A Count and wealthy landowner from Austria commissioned the Requiem when his young wife died, but planned on commissioning the piece from Mozart and passing it off as his own. Mozart died before he could finish the work and one of his students finished the piece and copied the entire score in his own handwriting so it was virtually impossible to determine who wrote what.
- American composer Morten Lauridsen blends poetry and the human voice, which he calls the most wonderful and personal of all musical instruments. Lauridsen composed the requiem Lux Aeterna in 1997 the year his mother died. She was the muse making Lauridsen one of many composers who composed requiems inspired by their mothers.
- Rimsky-Korsakov wrote that his Russian Easter Overture was written to convey the legendary and heathen aspect of the holiday, and the transition from the solemnity and mystery of the evening of Passion Saturday to the unbridled pagan-religious celebrations of Easter Sunday morning.
The 8th Annual Earth Day at the J will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from noon to 5 pm.
Co-sponsored by Indianapolis Power & Light Company and Citizens Energy Group, the event features 45 organizations and 60 interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities to educate and inform attendees about many Earth Day topics.
For a list of all the activities, visit https://jccindy.org/community/earth-day/
A core Jewish value is #tikkunolam, Hebrew for repairing the earth or making the world a better place. It is a natural fit for the JCC to celebrate this day as a signature event for the organization and the Indianapolis community.
More than 6,000 people of all backgrounds and faith are expected to attend, to participate and to have fun. The event is FREE, although tickets will be required for some items and activities.
NEW this year
The Green Car Show presented by Tom Wood Group featuring the all-new Jaguar I-Pace (electric), the Nissan Leaf (electric), the Porsche Panamera Turbo S (E-Hybrid), Lexus UX (hybrid) and four electric motorcycles from Tom Wood Powersports Indy (Zero Motorcycles line). And owners of the vehicles will be on hand at the Owners’ Corner. Why go GREEN? Come find out!
Earth Day at the J 5K | Prior to Earth Day at 10:30 am
This 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk kick off the day. In keeping with the theme, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. The run is topped off with everyone’s favorite nosh, the bagel (generously provided by Shapiro’s Deli)! Come for the run. Stay for the fun.
In addition to an assortment of Indy’s best food trucks, like BRICS, Market District Foodie Fleet and NYSlice and entertainment on the Main Stage sponsored by WTTS , check out beer and wine stations featuring selections from Bier Brewery North, Heineken and Sun King Brewing Company. For ages 21 and older only.
Free parking is available at
Hasten Hebrew Academy
6602 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260
600 W. 70th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
All are invited to come together to honor survivors of different generations and those who work toward advancing Holocaust education.
In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the JFGI Engagement & Education Center’s Domont Auditorium (6705 Hoover Rd.)
The City of Carmel’s ceremony remembers victims of the Holocaust in conjunction with the National Days of Remembrance events.
The Ceremony takes place at the Tarkington Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts
Carmel United Methodist Church Bell Choir
University School of Indiana Choir
Actors Theatre of Indiana
Special Guest Speaker Esther Davidson will provide the keynote
Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors presents Images from the Border: Here and There, which will feature multiple displays that bring visual, tangible, and experiential elements of the migrant experience on America’s southern border to people of Central Indiana.
Dates and Location of Exhibit:
May 3 – June 30, 2019
First Floor of the Indiana Interchurch Center (1100 W 42nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208)
Opening Night: May 10, 2019 from 6-8 PM
Follow COIN on Facebook to receive information and RSVP to exhibit-related events.
OBAT’s annual ISNA Iftar is taking place this year on May 18th 2019 at 8:00 pm. Bring your family along for an inspiring evening featuring speaker, Hazem Bata (Former Secretary General ISNA).
(There is no fee for attending this event)
We are very grateful to the following for sponsoring the Iftar:
Dilshad Ansari | Aisha Muzzaffar | Mohammad Safder | Afshan Khan | Naz Malik | Ghazala Shahid | Cooki Baber | Sobia Khan | Tabassum Ahmed | Semaab Butt | Kausar Siddiqui | Samina Shahid | Ruksana Sabhoi | Mona Usman | Saeeda Asfahhan | Seema Alvi | Bibi Ohab | Suzan Kamel | Tasnim | Naz Abbasi
Come celebrate Shabbat (the Jewish Holy day) before the Indy Pride Parade!
Every week Jews observe the Sabbath, the Jewish holy day. The Sabbath begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday. To celebrate and embrace our Jewish community at Indy Pride, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Indy Pride have partnered together to host an official Shabbat service prior to the start of the Cadillac Barbie Indy Pride Parade. All people from all religious backgrounds are welcomed to come celebrate with the Jewish and LGBTQ+ community!
Meet us at the Firefighters Credit Union on Mass Ave around 8am. We will begin the service at 8:15.
Addiction touches many people’s lives, but it is something that few of us really discuss. Addiction should not be battled alone! It impacts the individual, family, and community-we all know someone who is affected by an addiction of some sort. Please join Archbishop Thompson and Substance Addiction Ministries of Archdiocese of Indianapolis on August 14 at 7:00 pm for a Substance Addiction Ministry Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral (1347 North Meridian St, Indianapolis 46202), where we will lift up in prayer those who are afflicted and affected by addictions. A reception and refreshments will be available immediately following Mass in the Cathedral Parlor. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.