News In Brief

The National Federation of the Blind of Indiana Circle City Chapter will hold the 2018 annual Angel Child Gifting and Service Award Banquet 4-8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Speedway Moose Lodge 500, 4917 W. Vermont St. Dinner will begin at 4:15 p.m. Kim Retterer will receive the Service Award, which recognizes individuals with more than 25 years of service to the blind and visually impaired. Keynote speaker will be Richard Payne of the National Federation of the Blind, Ohio affiliate.  Admission is $20 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. 

Donations to Angel Child can be sent to NFB Circle City Chapter, P.O. Box 531934, Indianapolis, IN 46253. 

Violence, Trauma, Grief and Healing workshop

The Indiana Association of Black Psychologists (IABPsi) will hold a Violence, Trauma, Grief and Healing workshop 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at 37th Place Edna Martin Christian Center, 2605 E. 25th St. The free workshop will discuss how trauma affects your brain and spirit, emotional malnutrition and techniques to help heal from trauma. Lunch is provided.  Space is limited to 50 registrants. Call 317-643-2227 or email to register. Registration deadline is Nov. 28.

 EMCC and KIPP joint event

The Edna Martin Christian Center and KIPP Indy Public Schools will host a joint event to celebrate phase I of the Leadership and Legacy Campus renovation as well as the groundbreaking of a new high school.

Community members can see the new Edna Martin Christian Center facility, which underwent months of construction. KIPP Indy Legacy High School will be at the south end of the Leadership and Legacy Campus. 

The groundbreaking and open house will be 10:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 at 2259 Ralston Ave. and will include a short program, tour and light lunch. RSVP at or call KIPP at 317-547-5477 or Edna Martin Christian Center at 317-637-3776.

 Library Groundbreaking

The Indianapolis Public Library will break ground for the new Martindale-Brightwood branch at 9 a.m. Nov. 20 at 2434 N. Sherman Drive. The new branch will be 15,000 square feet and replace the current Brightwood branch. The new building will accommodate a larger book collection, activities for children and teens, job search assistance, public computers and meeting space. Library officials will announce new Google technology such as Chromebooks and hotspots that will be available when the library opens. The Bookmobile will be at the groundbreaking to provide demonstrations. 

 High school fair

Indy High School Advising will have the first Indy High School Fair 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Atherton Union Reilly Room at Butler University. The fair will help middle school students and their families make decisions about where to attend high school. The event will feature high school admissions representatives, staff, faculty and students, who will share their knowledge about their respective high schools. Indy High School Advising invited around 30 high schools, including those in Indianapolis Public Schools, to host a table at the fair. Pre-registration is available at

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