Discover Downtown Franklin’s 9th annual Strawberries on the Square will include serving strawberry shortcake on the courthouse square, the Lion’s Club Fish Fry, and the FHI Garage Sale. Evening activities include a classic car cruise-in on N. Main St., kid’s activities, the musical styling’s of Pet Monkey, and the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Artcraft Theatre. The 7th Annual Franklin Heritage, Inc. Garage Sale will take place 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. in the parking lot on North Main Street across from the Artcraft Theatre. This sale is only for Friday so stop by early to find a bargain! Anyone interested in donating items for the sale, please contact Franklin Heritage at 317-736-6823. Discover Downtown Franklin will host Strawberries on the Square from 11:00 a.m. until they sell out. Volunteers will serve cake, ice cream, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and a bottle of water for $5.00. This event is an annual fundraiser for the organization and its activities. The Lion’s Club Fish Fry will be held Friday and Saturday, May 24th and 25th, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the public parking lot at the corner of Water Street and East Monroe Street. The Lion’s Club has been having fish fry’s since the club was chartered in 1945. Proceeds from these events benefit several groups throughout the community including: mini-grants to all First Grade classes in Franklin, High School Scholarships, vision screenings, the Inter-Church Food Pantry, Johnson County Good Cheer Fund, the Franklin Boys and Girls Club, and many more. Discover Downtown Franklin invites all classic car enthusiasts to bring their classic cars into downtown Franklin on Friday, May 24th. Parking will be reserved on North Main Street across from the Artcraft Theatre and in the adjoining parking lot. Reserved parking begins at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Franklin Heritage will be showing “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Artcraft Theatre at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all”-quoted from IMDb.com. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance contact Franklin Heritage at (317) 736-6823 or visit www.historicartcrafttheatre.org. Pet Monkey will perform on stage on the courthouse square from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pet Monkey is a five-piece band based out of Bloomington, Indiana that sports both tight four-part harmonies and excellent musicianship. With a playlist featuring songs from the 60′s to the 90′s, Pet Monkey can move from The Beatles to Steely Dan, from Billy Joel to Van Morrison, and from Dobie Gray to Vince Gill and play them all adeptly. Come on out and get the Pet Monkey experience….it’s music to soothe the savage beast! You can also check out our website at www.petmonkeyband.com. The concert is open to the public and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. It is recommended that the public bring their personal lawn chairs or blankets. Discover Downtown Franklin is a non-profit organization that strives to create and maintain community traditions, celebrate the historic nature of downtown Franklin Indiana, and promote its uniqueness to central Indiana and the surrounding region. Through collaboration with various entities in the community, DDF encourages a healthy economic atmosphere in historic downtown Franklin. For further information contact Megan Hart at (317) 346-1258 or visit www.DiscoverDowntownFranklin.com.