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Five things you should know for Sunday

February 12, 2017 | WTHR 13 | Source Article

Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN), PICO National Network

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Here are five things going on around Central Indiana on Sunday you should know about:

  1. SkyTrak Weather Forecast - Rain is tapering off this morning and areas of fog are developing. Visibility will fall less than one mile in some spots. The winds are already picking up this morning, which will help prevent fog development. Right now, temperatures are very mild for a February morning but will eventually fall into the low 40s by late morning.
    A gradual clearing moves in today, as the dry northwesterly winds turn. It will be sunny by afternoon with gusty winds around 20 to 30 mph. Temperatures will still rebound into the upper 40s, thanks to the sunshine.It will be mostly clear and breezy this evening. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s to near 30 degrees with winds out of the northwest from 5 to 15 mph.
    Monday will be a pleasant day with sunny skies and high in the mid 40s.
  2. Memorial Tournament for Riley Oberhart with all proceeds going to the family. We lost someone magic. Our community transcends a single store or a single town - we're all a beautiful, interwoven family. We all get so much from this community and it's our turn to give something back to the Oberharts. Riley and his father, Daniel, were killed when the car they were in was struck by a man trying to get away from police after robbing an Anderson Pizza Hut. 
    Preregister here or you can also sign up at the door at Noblesville High School beginning at noon and going until 8 p.m. 
    Due to the amazingly overwhelming support of the community, we are expanding the event to include a silent auction, a small bake sale, and select side events.
  3. "Taste of Hope" is an annual food-tasting fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Hope Academy. The recovery high school is a part of Fairbanks, a nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment center. Hope Academy is a fully-accredited, tuition-free public charter high school that provides a dual platform on academics and recovery. The school relies on donations to help provide recovery support programs to meet each students' needs. It costs $21,000 to educate one student. 
    "Taste of Hope" is open to the public and features delicious cuisine from several local restaurants including: Meridian Restaurant, Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano and the Shoefly Public House at Fairbanks, 8102 Clearvista Parkway from Noon to 2 p.m. 
  4. Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 40 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday at 2 p.m. The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The FAFSA MUST be filed by March 10 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid. College Goal Sunday is so important since completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming. In less than one afternoon at a College Goal Sunday event, students and their families can get free help and file the form online.
  5. Hundreds of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith leaders will join Mayor Joe Hogsett and Sheriff John Layton on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church to discuss efforts to protect immigrants, Muslims, people of color and other groups targeted by President Trump's recent series of executive orders. The Public Action for a City of Inclusion event is organized by Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN), a broad-based, faith-oriented grassroots organization and member of PICO National Network. In addition to addressing the political climate at the national level, the IndyCAN members will detail steps the city can take to protect families targeted by discriminatory and unconstitutional orders. Among the steps proposed is an explicit commitment from the mayor and sheriff to refrain from using public funds to enforce or carry out federal immigration policies.