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Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival, June 13, 2019 @cccathedralindy

June 12, 2019 Leave a comment

“The Works” at the Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival. staff photo, (c) 2016,  all rights reserved.

By Elise Shrock
On behalf of Christ Church Cathedral

The Cathedral Women of Christ Church Cathedral will hold the 54th Annual Strawberry Festival on Thursday, June 13, 2019, on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Traditional strawberry shortcakes will be offered for sale from 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or until supplies run out. Carryout opens in the church basement at 8:30 a.m.

The “Works” costs $7 for a treat of homemade shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping. Single items are available á la carte for $2 each. Cash only.

More than 95% of all proceeds go directly to charity. In 2018, the Cathedral Women donated over $70,000 to non-profit organizations.

“Extending the hospitality of our parish outside of the cathedral walls and into our community hits right at the heart of our work at Christ Church Cathedral.” explains the Rev. Lauren Grubaugh of Christ Church Cathedral. “The Strawberry Festival is a big party and a treat for the whole city. But the true heart of the festival is the fundraising component. Nearly all proceeds go to organizations providing real human needs.”

Strawberry Festival Chair Jennifer Manterfield echoes this sentiment, saying, “The volunteer efforts led by the Cathedral Women are nothing short of miraculous each year. Seeing our church and community members come together and work side by side to put this on strengthens my faith in many ways. And our organization is always thrilled to award the proceeds of the day in community grants. That’s what our mission is truly about and it’s an honor to be able to do that for area organizations.”

In addition to the sale, other Strawberry Festival activities will include:

• Entertainment on Monument Circle starting at 10:00am. Acts include: Children’s Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Heather Michelle Chapman, CCC Guitar Trio, Bells Ringers, Trio Compas, Mariachi Sol Jaliciense, and Meztli Cultural

• An Indiana Blood Center bloodmobile will be on the Circle offering free “The Works” tickets to blood donors starting at 9 am.

• Noonday Holy Eucharist will be offered inside the church at 12:05 pm.

• Free walking tour brochures of the Cathedral offer details on the history and beauty of our church building.

The First inaugural Strawberry Festival was held on Thursday, June 10, 1965. The festival was the idea of parishioner Pat Harding, who suggested the church host a strawberry festival, such as they had back in her hometown of Lymington, England. With Nate Gore, Church Sexton, the Cathedral Women thought they could both raise funds and have some fun.

The Cathedral Women baked and sold 100 homemade shortcakes on the church lawn for the first festival in 1965. They decided to host it on Thursday night to capitalize on the evening hours of the J.C. Penney department store on Monument Circle. Within two hours, they had sold out of shortcakes. This year, the congregation baked 19,499 homemade shortcakes.

“Hagar” Opera at Christ Church Cathedral, Jan. 9

January 9, 2016 Leave a comment

“Hagar” Opera at Christ Church Cathedral. Photo provided by the event organizers and used with written permission.

Press Release
National Opera Association

The Sacred in Opera Initiative of the National Opera Association will present a performance at the historic Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., featuring soprano Jane Dutton.

Dr. Isai Jess Muñoz from the faculty of Indiana Wesleyan University coordinates the performance, which will showcase Act One from a new Opera, Hagar, by William David Cooper, recent winner of the Charles Ives Composition Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, commissioned by Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis.

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with the production team discussing the commissioning and producing of Hagar, as an example of new operas successfully being funded and presented today by sacred spaces.

The presentation is a free event open to the public.


Another scene from the “Hagar” opera. Photo provided by the event organizers and used with written permission.

The National Opera Association convention continues through Sunday at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 125 Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.

For more information, visit, or call 317-636-4577.

Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival, June 12

June 11, 2014 Leave a comment
Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival

Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival, June 12. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Kelly Young
On behalf of Christ Church Cathedral

The “berry” popular Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Strawberry Festival will take place Thursday, June 12, 2014, 9-6 p.m. (while supplies last) on Monument Circle. Carryout orders begin at 8:30 a.m. in the basement of the Cathedral. Group presale tickets are available by calling 317-636-4577. Entertainment begins on the Circle at 10 a.m. More than 300 volunteers will be on-hand to serve an estimated six tons of strawberries and 18,000 homemade shortcakes. Christ Church Cathedral Women has hosted the Strawberry Festival every summer since 1965. Festival proceeds benefit local, national and global nonprofit organizations through bi-annual grants.

Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Strawberry Festival

Thursday, June 12, 2014
8:30 a.m. carryout only
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (until supplies last)
Entertainment begins at 10 a.m.

Monument Circle, in front of Christ Church Cathedral, 131 Monument Circle

$7 for the Works: shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping
$2 A la carte
Cash only. ATM access available across from Christ Church Cathedral

For more information:
Visit, or call 317-636-4577.

Editor’s Acknowledgement: Baise Communications.

Things to do in Indianapolis, Feb. 17-23, 2014

February 16, 2014 Leave a comment
Parke County Maple Syrup Festival

Parke County Maple Syrup Festival, Saturday and Sunday.
Photo provided by Parke County, Inc. and used with written permission. Logo

Things to do in Indianapolis and Indiana
For the week of February 17-23, 2014

15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana

  1. SAT-SUN: Parke County Maple Syrup Fair in Rockville
  2. MON-SUN: 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show at the State Fairgrounds
  3. MON: Joshua Bell in Concert at Ball State University
  4. FRI: 5th Annual Winter Nights Film Series at the Museum of Art
  5. SAT: Ron White Live at the Old National Centre
  6. SUN: College Goal Sunday at 40 Locations Across Indiana
  7. TUE: Indiana Pacers NBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  8. SUN: College Men’s Basketball at Butler University
  9. TUE: Augustin Hadelich Live at the Indiana History Center
  10. SAT-SUN: 23rd Annual Maple Syrup Festival in Salem
  11. THU-SUN: 17th Annual Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
  12. FRI: Lee Greenwood in Concert at the Carmel Palladium
  13. SAT: Alamire in Concert at Christ Church Cathedral
  14. SUN: Indiana Ice USHL Ice Hockey at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  15. FRI-SUN: ‘Down on the Bayou’ at Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre

To see thousands of upcoming event listings and things to do in Indianapolis and Indiana, visit our main Web site at, or go mobile with for smartphones and tablet PCs.

Father’s Day, Schmooza Palooza, Strawberries and more in Indianapolis

June 13, 2013 Leave a comment
Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral hosts the annual Strawberry Festival on Monument Circle today.

Press Release
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Enjoy Summer Flowers

New, colorful summer flowers have been planted throughout Downtown. Drought-tolerant annuals in a summer mix of purple, pink, red and yellowenergize our cityscape. The floral palette includes: bronze leaf yellow cannas, Lucky Lantana Rose, bronze leaf/pink flowering big begonias, Dragon Wing pink begonias and Purple Queen setcreasea. Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. plants more than 12,000 summer annuals in 223 Downtown planters. Indianapolis has been recognized as having one of the cleanest Downtown’s in the U.S. and beautiful flowers are a big part of a vibrant Downtown.

Celebrate Father’s Day Downtown

There are plenty of things to do Downtown June 16 to show your dad love this Father’s Day! Spend the night Downtown June 14 – 16 and receive up to 30 percent off with Indy VIP rates. The Rathskeller and Athenaeum are hosting a fun Father’s Day combo featuring lunch, a performance by Time for Three and Monty Python’s musical ‘Spamalot.’ Check out special Father’s Day menus at Morton’s, The Steakhouse, Weber Grill, Iozzo’s, Indianapolis Colts Grille or Buca di Beppo. Head to Chef Joseph’s for a live performance by Julie Houston and special “meat and potatoes” dinner. Give Dad an Indians or Edible Arrangements gift.

Party on Georgia Street

Friday Block Parties on Georgia Street take place from 5 – 8 p.m. June through August for friends to gather and kick off their weekends. June 14 hear Sour Mash Seven, presented by Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Come enjoy local tunes, the Bud Light Boardwalk Beer Garden and good times as these FREE Friday festivals become a regular feature of the Downtown party scene! Have dinner and drinks at your favorite sidewalk cafe or bring your own snacks. Follow@GeorgiaStIndy for updates!

Schmooza Palooza

Network with hundreds of Indy’s business professionals and learn more about local businesses and their products and services in a lively atmosphere featuring music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The Indy Chamber’s Schmooza Palooza is Tuesday, June 18, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the JW Marriott. New this year: Startup Village, showcasing up-and-coming startups. Interact with some of Indy’s most innovative entrepreneurs!  Admission is FREE if you pre-register by 5 p.m. today. Walk-ins are welcome. Cost at the door is $35/members and $50/non-members.

Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival

Have a taste for strawberries? Don’t miss the 48th annual Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Strawberry Festival Thursday, June 13 on Monument Circle from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (or until supplies run out!) Enjoy the “Works” with shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping for $6.  Orders can also be made a la carte, with or without any of the toppings for $2. Cash only. Entertainment begins at 10 a.m. Head Downtown for many more summer festivals!

Celebrity Softball

Join the excitement Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at Victory Field for the fifth annual Celebrity Softball Challenge, benefiting Indiana Children’s Wish Fund and presented by The Tony Stewart Foundation.  Witness your hometown superstars battle it out in a 7-inning celebrity softball game. Players include Colts and Pacers members, mascots, media personalities and other sports stars.  Roy Hibbert and Robert Mathis will host the event. Tickets are $7 and FREE for children ages 3 and under; a family four pack is $20.

For more information, visit, or call 317-237-2222.