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Mon, Feb 24, 2020 5:00 PM - Mon, Feb 24, 2020 6:00 PM @ Online Event

Registration for the 2020 Monthly Online Reiki Practice group is now open!

Each month you’ll experience a live guided Reiki technique and meditation, or you can practice with the recording. As a group member, you have access to the live meditations as well as the recordings, so you can continue to work with the meditations as much as you like afterwards.

Practicing in this collaborative, yet intimate setting helps us to feel supported, so we can go deeper into our meditation.

We also contemplate and explore concepts like compassion, fulfillment, groundedness, staying present while being engaged in a complex world, stability, and deeply centered self-care.

Here’s what participants have experienced:

“I have listened and meditated with your mountain meditation the past two mornings. As I’ve said many times before, you have a gift with words. Beautiful meditation. It really allowed me to go deep in my practice.”
–Linda C.

“Kat leads a wonderful practice group at the end of each month. If you sign up you will not be disappointed. So beautiful and fulfilling 🙏❤️ “
-Karen Pease


You can join any month throughout the year, and you will receive access to the full series of monthly meditations, plus the December 2019 gathering as a special bonus (meditator’s dozen).

To join the 2020 practice group, please visit:

++ Please Note: The live practices are scheduled for 6pm Eastern US time starting January 2020 (not 5pm as listed in the event). — As the December event has already passed, the rest of the times can’t be edited in the event page. The updated time is shown everywhere else, including the signup page, so I hope to clarify that with this note. 🙂 ++

? Not sure if you want to join for the whole series ?

You also have the option to request individual months’ recordings (one at a time/a la carte).

To learn about that option, please visit this link for a list of all the meditations from 2019: (Click “View more” to display the monthly meditations to choose from.)

You can view a sample monthly meditation video here:


Questions are welcome! Please reply and let me know what I can help with.

Looking forward to sitting with you in compassion, practice, and peace 🥰🧘‍♀️

with love,


About the host:

Kat Forgacs is a certified Teacher of traditional Japanese Reiki and Animal Reiki, and founder of BLISS Reiki and Animal Reiki.

Kat trained with Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki and Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source (founder of the Let Animals Lead® method).

Kat loves witnessing joy and freedom develop in her students and clients through the insights of the system of Reiki, including techniques and practices for improving our physical and spiritual health; for increasing our resilience, compassion, and emotional intelligence; and for expanding our ability to live joyfully and mindfully present in the world.

Kat’s gentle style of teaching honors the insights, practices, and ethics of traditional Reiki and highlights how they can support us when we integrate them into our everyday life. Her insights and personal findings emphasize mindfulness, meaningfulness in the mundane, and creating personal wellbeing through choice and practice.

Kat hosts Japanese Reiki and Animal Reiki classes and practice days at animal sanctuaries in New England, the Midwest, the Southwest, Europe, and online. She has been teaching Reiki and Animal Reiki full-time since 2014. A New England native, Kat currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

For more information:

Questions are welcome! Please contact your instructor Kat Forgacs at [email protected]

Explore other BLISS Reiki classes and events at

FB group: BLISS Animal Reiki – Info & Q&A
Youtube channel:
Vimeo channel:

Tags: Monthly Reiki, online, wellness, energy work




Mon, Feb 24, 2020 6:00 PM - Mon, Feb 24, 2020 8:00 PM @ College Avenue Branch | Indianapolis Public Library

Making Democracy Work One Voter at a Time!

Learn how to register voters at the FREE 90 minute training sessions hosted by the League of Women Voters of Indianapolis.

As the nation’s oldest nonpartisan organization, the LWV will help you understand how to help others properly complete the federal voter registration form, navigate Indiana’s online voter registration portal, and educate voters on what they need to know they go to the polls.

These trainings are excellent for new LWV members wishing to learn how to register voters and are especially useful for non-profit community leaders wishing to engage in voter services activities ahead of the 2020 elections.

We recognize that these trainings fall over the dinner hour. Unfortunately, we cannot provide food, but please feel free pack a meal or snack to bring with you.

Tags: voter registration, civic duty, activism, social justice, League of Women Voters




Mon, Feb 24, 2020 7:00 PM - Mon, Feb 24, 2020 9:00 PM @ TruConnection

Come one, come all, to TruConnection’s first Connect-to-Others event: Poetry Open Mic Night! For two hours we invite you to join by reading your own poems, the poems of other authors, and/or listen, support, and enjoy! invite your friends, especially those who need a little push to share their awesomeness.

There will be light snacks, hot tea, water, and of course, a microphone! We are so excited to hear your poet hearts express themselves.

This event is meant to be quiet, SAFE, and peaceful, to give the poets the best audience and energy we can. Hate speech will not be tolerated and anyone who crosses this line will be told to leave.

Come share in the magic that comes from expressing ourselves to and with others. Let us heal and grow through this outlet.

Tags: Poetry Open Mic Night, slam, writing, writers, spoken word, community




Mon, Feb 24, 2020 7:00 PM - Mon, Feb 24, 2020 9:00 PM @ Christian Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle – scholar, preacher, and author – will join Dean Leah Gunning Francis for, “A Conversation with Dr. Marvin McMickle” on February 24th at 7:00 PM in Sweeney Chapel. Free and open to the public! Don’t miss it!!

Tags: conversation with Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle




Mon, Feb 24, 2020 - Mon, Feb 24, 2020 @ University of Indianapolis

All South Indy residents, businesses, and stakeholders are invited to join us in moving our vision of equitable community development forward:
6:00 Doors open for check in, refreshments and socializing
6:30 TOD presentation by Dept. of Metropolitan Development
7:00 SoIndy Updates and Vote on proposed changes to QOLP
– Enter raffle to win $25 Anytime Fitness gift certificate –

Tags: South Indy, Quality of Life, Meeting




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 8:30 AM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 1:00 PM @ Indiana State House

Join us for a day of lobbying our legislators for Reproductive Justice issues. We’ll spend the day learning how to lobby our legislators, petition the Governor, and learn how to fight for our Reproductive Rights.

Tags: women’s reproductive rights, Planned Parenthood, Social Justice, nonprofit, rally




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9:30 AM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 2:30 PM @ Indiana State House

Youth event promoting Advocacy, Civic Engagement, & Leadership for students 12 to 18, from across the state and to meet their legislators.

Tags: Black Lives Matter, rally, social justice, nonprofit, Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9:00 PM @ Alkhemy



Kheprw Institute is collaborating with Forward Cities to launch a pilot entrepreneur hub at 38th and Illinois Street which will provide space for under-resourced entrepreneurs to work, develop skills and build their network.

The hub is located at Alkhemy (3802 N. Illinois Street) and open for business February 18 – March 21 with the goal of gauging community needs and collecting learnings to adapt and scale the project.

Every Wednesday join us for FREE workshops focused on essential skills, systems and steps to starting and growing your business. Full workshop schedule coming soon!

Share your business idea VERBALLY or WRITTEN and get your chance to win a $500 prize. We’ll host a pitch night where a $500 winner will be selected and a second $500 prize will be awarded by a panel of judges on a written proposal.


TUE: 12 – 9 PM
WED: 9AM – 1PM
THUR: 12 – 9PM
FRI: 9AM – 1PM
SAT: 11AM – 5PM





Tue, Feb 25, 2020 2:00 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 3:00 PM @ Broad Ripple Park - Indy Parks and Recreation

With the Winter Night Skies so clear, we will take advantage of that and learn a bit about the Phases of the Moon and start planning a Moon Garden!

Tags: moon phases, gardening, agriculture




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 4:00 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 5:00 PM @ 16 Park Community Center

Writing workshop that inspires participants to write about their personal experiences with environmental justice. Facilitated by the Kheprw Institute and IndyStar environmental and data reporters Emily Hopkins and Sarah Bowman!


Emily Hopkins is a data reporter on The Indianapolis Star’s investigations team.

Sarah Bowman is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Indianapolis Star.

Tags: Writing workshop, Environmental, Social Justice, nonprofit, activism, Kheprw Institute




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 5:00 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 7:00 PM @ Indianapolis Artsgarden

On Tuesday, February 25, IndyHub, Arts Council of Indianapolis and The Exchange – Indianapolis Urban League have teamed up to showcase two local artists, Manon Voice and Carrington Clinton in one of Indy’s most extraordinary public spaces, The Indianapolis Artsgarden.

The event will include artists’ tiny-talks moderated by Rishard Allen, who just happens to be an IndyHub Board Member, 1828 Project Alum and member of the team at the Arts Council of Indianapolis. And it wouldn’t be a Five to Seven without networking with a purpose – a portion of all beverage proceeds from Sun King Brewery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Circle Kombucha will support local artists through Art & Soul: A Celebration of African American Art & Artists in Indiana.

Come alone or with friends, either way, you’ll meet great people all while supporting Indy’s art and music scene. Did we mention it’s free? RSVP today.

Don’t stress about driving. Our friends at Lyft are offering 15% off (2) rides to/from The Artsgarden using the code: 5TO7ARTS.

Tags: Art & Soul: A Celebration of African American Art & Artists in Indiana, Live Music, nonprofit, Indy Hub, jazz, Manon Voice, Carrington Clinton




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 5:30 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 7:00 PM @ IUPUI Campus Center

Phil Buchanan, author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, and president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, in conversation with Catherine Herrold, assistant professor at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Tags: Phil Buchanan, philanthropy, nonprofit, benefit, charity, planned giving, be the change




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 6:30 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 8:30 PM @ Agrarian

Joe Tucker of Sourced Honey will share all the basics of beekeeping along with tips and insight from his own extensive experience. You’ll leave this class feeling ready to start your own hive this spring!

$10/person, kids may attend for free.

Tags: Joe Tucker of Sourced Honey, beekeeping, farm & garden




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 6:30 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 8:45 PM @ Heartland Film

Focusing on Volunteering & Kick-Starting 2020!

Tuesday, February 25th for the Indiana Filmmakers Network meeting 6:30-8:45pm, at the Heartland Film office in Fountain Square, Indianapolis, Indiana… With more open networking and discounted food items afterwards at Red Lion Grog House.

IFN is looking for all those interested in helping to see this IFN Hub remain around for its fourth consecutive year.

Volunteering is easy and open to all IFN members… Now is your chance to get involved with helping to bolster the cinematic arts and the creative community where you live. IFN is looking for state representatives and student ambassadors, as volunteers to join local hubs and the IFN state board. (average IFN dues are $20/yr) – Volunteering and On-boarding information here:

We will devote this meeting to Kick-Starting 2020 in a positive new direction. Please come share all your creative plans for the year ahead and discuss what you’d like to see at future IFN meetings in your area and beyond. Are you looking for projects? Planning projects? Just curious about what the IFN is all about? Open networking after the meeting…

Please share this event and come vote and do your part to help shape Indiana’s creative community!

As always, attending IFN Hub meetings is free and open to the public; you do NOT have to be a member. Please join us, invite your friends, and help us spread the word!

Indiana Filmmakers Network Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit helping connect Indiana’s Creative Community. Monthly IFN meetings are FREE and open to the public. Our monthly event topics vary, many with special professional guest speakers. Join us each month for a new exciting topic and your chance to connect with local creatives! You can learn more about IFN by attending one of our many free monthly meetings and at

For more information, please visit:

There is absolutely no charge and meetings are always open to the public. Our gatherings are open to all those who wish to participate: Actors, Models, Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Artists, Photographers, Musicians, Make-up & Hair, Design, Fashion, etc. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend.

Tags: Indiana Filmmakers Network, Indianapolis, nonprofit, monthly meeting, Actors, Models, Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Artists, Photographers, Musicians, Make-up & Hair, Design, Fashion, etc.




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 7:00 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 8:30 PM @ Harrison Center

Join us for our February discussion of THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker — February 25, 2020 at 7pm at the Harrison Center.

$5 suggested donation.


The Color Purple is the story of two sisters–one a missionary to Africa and the other a child wife living in the South–who remain loyal to one another across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. (via Goodreads)

Tags: February book club discussion of THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 7:00 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 11:00 PM @ HI-FI Indy

Sun King Brewery & MOKB Present
We Were Promised Jetpacks w/ Slaughter Beach, Dog
Tuesday, February 25th at HI-FI
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM
All shows 21+

Advance: $18
Day of Show: $20
Public On Sale: Friday, November 22nd 10AM
Get Tickets:

A limited amount of reserved seating upgrades are available for this show. To check availability and reserve your table, contact [email protected]!

Brought to you by:
Sun King Brewery –
Kolman Dental, P.C. –
Do317 –
MOKB Presents –

More info at Have a question? Email us at [email protected]!

Tags: Live Music, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Slaughter Beach, Dog




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 7:00 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 10:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Join us for the annual Mardi Gras Celebration of the new decade!

Presented by Yats and The Jazz Kitchen, join us for the annual Mardi Gras Celebration featuring …

Pork & Beans 9pc Mardi Gras Brass Band @ 7p
Limited Table Seating
Dance Floor Available

DJ Rusty Redenbacher follows spinning the best in danceable gems.

Hurricanes, Fleur de Lis, Sazaracs
Enjoy Crab Cakes, Shrimp Etoufee & other New Orleans fare
Hurricane Specials, King Cakes

Pork N’ Beans Brass Band
Indianapolis sports a great many bands specializing in a variety of musical genres, but finding New Orleans-style brass bands among them is rare, because there is really only one. But the funky sounds of the Big Easy have made it here by way of the Pork N’ Beans Brass Band, a group consisting of local musicians.

Tags: Live Music, Pork N’ Beans Brass Band, Brass band, New Orlean’s Jazz, Fat Tuesday, DJ Rusty Redenbacher




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 7:30 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 10:30 PM @ Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall at Butler University Arts Center

This event will take place at the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall in Robertson Hall and is free and open to the public.

Happy Birthday Ludwig!

Come celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his glorious music for piano and cello. Acclaimed cellists Adriana Contino and Butler graduate Andre Gaskins will be joined by pianists Jean-Louis Haguenauer and Tony Weinstein.


Die Zauberflöte Variations, “Ein Mädchen

Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 102 nr. 5 in D Major

Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 5 nr. 2 in G minor

Adriana Contino, Cello Jean-Loouis Haguenauer, piano, Andre Gaskins, Cello, Tony Weinstein, Piano

Tags: Beethoven’s 250th birthday, piano, cello, classical




Tue, Feb 25, 2020 7:45 PM - Tue, Feb 25, 2020 10:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

Come out and dance to the swingin’ music of Cathy Morris and Dianna Davis! Cathy and Dianna are both well known musicians in the Indianapolis music scenes and beyond and they will be sure to improvise a one in a kind evening of dance music. Indy Contra’s own Rhonda Minnich will be calling the dance!

Hope to see you there!

All ages – all are welcome – no partner needed
$9 (non members) $7 (members) $5 (youth)
Bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Live music starts at 8pm

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

————-The Musicians————
As a musical ambassador, Cathy has performed for world leaders and dignitaries including Mikail Gorbachev, the Prince and Princess of Serbia, President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush and the Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae among others.

A 2017 Creative Renewal Fellow and a four time Indiana Arts Commission Grant winner, Dianna received her Masters of Music in clarinet performance from Indiana University and has been playing dance music ever since.
Directions to the dance hall can be found here:

Tags: Contra Dancing, Live Music, Cathy Morris, Dianna Davis




Wed, Feb 26, 2020 8:00 AM - Wed, Feb 26, 2020 9:30 AM @ Speak Easy

“What can we, as a community, do to help you and your startup?” Join us for the next 1MC monthly meetup for the entrepreneur community!

This month we will feature presentations from 2 startups at different stages in growth and then you’ll have a chance to ask questions and provide feedback through 15-20 minutes of Q&A.
Doors open at 8:00am for coffee and conversation | Program begins at 8:30am.

About the presenters:
KHEPRW ENTREPRENEUR HUB: Kheprw Institute and Forward Cities are collaborating to provide free coworking space, skill development workshops, and network building activities for under-resourced entrepreneurs at 38th and Illinois. Kheprw is using this pilot to test the concept and receive feedback from entrepreneurs like you!

LEARN OR TEACH: Learn or Teach is a corporate training company that provides a Learning Management System and custom content creation. They help businesses digitize their training processes, issue assessments and certifications, and up-skill their workforce.



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