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Teatime for mom

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Freetown Village Inc. will host the Mother Daughter Tea social 2 p.m.-4 p.m., May 8 at New Covenant Church, 4625 N. Keystone Ave. The elegant affair will provide mother/daughter tandems an afternoon of fun and allow them to display some of their favorite attire. Traditional tea courses will be served at regular intervals during the social, with games, tea history lessons, etiquette and 1950s-themed nostalgia in between. Business casual or dressy clothes, as well as hats, are encouraged at the event, and contests will be held for a mother/daughter look-alike and fanciest hat.

Reservations are required. Admission is $30 for adults, $15.75 for children under 10 and $28 for Freetown Village members. The Tea Cozy will provide catering. For reservations or more information, call (317) 631-1870 or visit freetownvillage.org.

Who doesn’t want free beer and brats?

The Athenaeum Foundation will hold a Beer N’ Brats social event 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., May 7 at the historic Athenaeum building, 401 E. Michigan St. Monarch Beverage will conduct a free beer tasting and the Rathskeller restaurant will provide the brats during the event, which is aimed at educating the community about the history of the iconic downtown building. It is taking place as part of First Fridays, a collection of art shows and cultural events that happen on the first Friday of each month.

For more information, call Cassie Stockamp at (317) 655-2755 or email cassiestockamp@athenaeumfoundation.com.

Calling All Poets

Etheridge Knight Inc. will host the Annual Etheridge Knight Youth Poetry contest at 2 p.m-4 p.m., May 1 at the Marion County Public Library Glendale Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Ave. Also known as the Po-Rap-Try Concert, this contest is designed to give young artists 21 and under a chance to show their talents in poetry, rap, music, dance and performing arts. The event is free and open to the public.

Call (317) 524-6951 to learn more.

Program honors Black Civil War heroes

American Legion Post 249, the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Alpha Mu Omega chapter, Storyteller’s Drum, the Indianapolis Public Schools Office of Multicultural Education and the IPS Crispus Attucks Museum have teamed up to invite fifth and sixth-grade IPS students to attend the 14th Annual Crown Hill Program Honoring Black Civil War Soldiers. The event, which will be held 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m., May 6 at Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th and Boulevard streets entrance in the big meadow, honors the often unsung heroes who fought valiantly to preserve the union and for their freedom. Interested teachers should send their name, their school and principals’ names, and the number of students to attend via fax at (317) 226-4611 or email Pat Payne at PayneP@ips.k12.in.us. For more information, call (317) 226-2431.

Spring soul concert

The African American Arts Institute of Indiana University’s Soul Revue will hold its annual spring concert at 8 p.m., May 1 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. in Bloomington. The theme for the show will be “Soul Speaks,” and will focus on how Black popular music has always given commentary on the social conditions of African Americans.

Tickets are $10 for children and students (limit 2 per student) and $20 for adults.

For more information, contact Olivia Hairston at (812) 855-5427 or olihairs@indiana.edu or visit indiana.edu/aaai.

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