Sunday, March 27, 2011

Calendar of Events for April 2011


*Butler Bulldogs' Final Four, Fan Events*
Neighborhood Rally-March 31
Blue and White Day-April 1
Butler Pep Rally-April 1
Bulldog Dancing in the Streets Fair-April 2
Community Viewing Party-Hinkle Field House-April 2
Welcome home the Dawgs! Wed, April 6; Hinkle FH; Doors 3P; Rally 4P
Get More Info Here!




Women's Final Four, "Tourney Town"
April 1-3; see info link below for hours
Indiana Convention Center
*FREE*
Fan Interactive Exhibits, Concerts, Contests, Giveaways, Food, Fun!
Get More Info Here!




"April Fools Family Fun Find"
Scavenger Hunt and Camp Fire
April 1; 1-7 P; Free
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fishers




"SO…Over the Edge".....Scale a downtown building!
Bring the fam to watch as you benefit a great cause
Adult Fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics
Registration begins 4/1; Event held 10/15
Get More Info Here!

Rita's Backyard
April 1, Grand Opening!
Garden Center, Lunch & Tea Room.....you should see the small tea cups for little girls!
116th and Brooks School Road, Fishers
We ♥ small businesses!......(Tell her Mindy sent you!)
Get More Info Here!



Conner Prairie Outdoor Areas Season Opening!
April 1-3; Now open thru the Fall!





National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
PB & J themed games and activities
April 2
11-1P; $4 residents/$6 non-residents
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fishers





Spring Break Campfire Camp
April 5-7; 6P-9P; $40 residents/$60 non-residents
Ages 9-15
Campfire activities, games, hikes
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fishers




"One Day Without Shoes"
A nationwide event to raise awareness of the many children in the world who live without shoes
In some countries, children must walk for miles for food and medical help.  Cuts and sores on the feet can lead to serious infection.  Some kids are denied access to school if they don't have shoes.
In 2010, over 1600 events were held and 250,000 people across the USA went barefoot to raise awareness to this global issue
Will you do it?  It's uncomfortable and what will people think?  It's cold out.....But, can you make it happen to help make a difference in the life of child, somewhere?.
...It's. just. one. day....
April 5, 2011



3-day Spring Break Swim Lessons
April 6-8; 30-minute lessons from 11A-1P
Fishers High School
$10/lesson



Indianapolis Indians 125th Season Opening Game 
April 7; 7 P
Value Pack-$15 ticket includes a hot dog, unlimited soda and choice of a souvenir item. Purchase online or at the box office, in advance
Fireworks after the game!


Children's Museum Target Free Family Night
April 7; 4-8P
(Free first Thursday of every month from 4-8P)




Cooper's Stardust Bowl, Noblesville
Cosmic Bowling Specials and Coupons for $1 shoes, games, and snacks
Coupons good April 15-August 30
Smoke-Free Days: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (select hours); Summer days, too!
Play 9 holes of Putt Putt Golf for $5/person and get 8 arcade tokens free!




Weekend Spring Movies
Saturdays and Sundays; Shows start at 9A and 10A
Hamilton 16 Imax, Hamilton Town Center
FREE!; Kid Combo Snacks available for purchase






Prairie Tykes at Conner Prairie
Ages 2–5. $11 members; $12 non-members
9:30–11am; 12:30-2pm select Fridays
April 8- Up and Away, April 15- Wool Wonders, April 22 and 23- “Eggs”cellent Adventure
Classes continue thru entire summer





USA Gymnastics Family Fun Night with the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse
April 8
Come join the Indiana Pacers and USA Gymnastics for a special meet & greet with Bridget Sloan and USA Gymnastics Fitness Activities on the Practice Court at 5:30 p.m. The Pacers will play at 7pm! Each ticket includes the Lucas Oil Family Night package (food voucher, t-shirt voucher, and post game free throws on the main court).






Story Time
Free; April 8, April 21
Carmel Monon Center; 11-11:25A






LEGO Store Grand Opening Event & Build
April 8-10; Now open regular hours to build away!
Castleton Square; Center Court in front of Macy’s






Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
Sports Pinball
April 9; Free





WWII Airborne Reenactment
Ft. Harrison State Park
April 9-10
Details coming soon on the Ft. Harrison site as soon as their April calendar is listed




Bottles for Babies
Life Centers
Get involved with the family by raising funds in your own creative way for this great organization





Horse and Pony Trail Rides
Ft. Harrison State Park
Ongoing Thru October





Climb Time Indy
Rock Wall Climbing
Wednesday Nights Kids’ Night after 5PM
$12/session; Free harness rental to all others





Skateland Family Skate Events
Saturdays; 11A-1:30P
$2 admissions; $3 skate rental
Face painting; Balloon animals
Skate with your favorite character:
April 2-Minnie Mouse
April 9-Batman
April 16-Elmo
April 23-Easter Bunny






Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
75 vehicles on display at all times
Open 9A-5P
Adults $5; ages 6-15 $3; Under 6 Free
Take a Track Lap (for additional costs) while you're there!




"Rent-A-Wrestler"
HSE High Wrestling Team
Cleaning, Mulch, Yard Work, Projects, Moving, You Name It!
April 16
3-hr shifts from 9-12 or 1-4
$10/hr with a $25 minimum
Fundraiser for the Jason Conreaux Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Jason was a former team manager and passed away at the age of 18. 
Contact: Heath Chastain, 317-989-8179




Family Learn To Fish Day
Fort Harrison State Park
April 16; 9A-12P





Civil War Museum
Free; Observation Deck $1
10A-6P Wed-Sun





Easter Egg Hunts.....let us know of more in your area!
 
-1ST ANNUAL Egg Hunt at the Indy 500 Race Track!
 10A-Noon; Free!
 Inside turn 2, adjacent to Hall of Fame Museum
 Prizes include: Race Tickets, Autographed Memorabilia, Candy, and More!
 Ages 12 and under for egg hunt only!
 Get More Info Here!




-Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast
  Breakfast: 8:30-11:30; $5
  April 16; Hunt Festivities start at 10; Hunt at 11; Free
  Forest Park, Noblesville



-Egg Hunt In the Pool!...."Egg-Stravaganza"
  Fun activities and crafts in the family gym
  Pool time slots available at registration
  $3/person, Members: $6/person, Non-Members
  April 16; time slots from 3-6P
  Fishers YMCA



-Children’s Egg Hunt and Doggie Egg Hunt
  West Park, Carmel
  $1/child; $3/dog
  April 23; 10:30 and 11A



-Pictures with Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt
  April 23; Pictures at Noon; Hunt at 1P
  Roy G. Holland Park, Fishers; Free








Earth Discovery Center
Eagle Creek Park
Free with park admission ($5/car)
9A-5P Mon-Sat; 1P-5P Sun





Trader’s Point Creamery
  -Creamery Tours
  Walk the grounds, milk cows

 
-Private Safari Ride Around the Farm
  $150 for 10 people
 



Global Youth Service Day
Serve at "Kids Against Hunger" packing food for kids around the world
April 16; 9-4; 2-hr shifts available
Fundraiser and service project





Kids' Concert by Bobbie Lancaster
April 20; 10-11A; Kids ages 2-5
Carmel Monon Community Center; Free





Noblesville Schools Wellness Extravaganza
April 21, 6-8P
High School Campus, enter thru gates #18, #1, #2
Fitness events include: Scooter triathalon, Heart challenge course, Spin Zumba and more!
Special appearances by: Radio Disney and the Butler Basketball Players!
Get More Info Here!






Spring Wildflower Hike 
Ft. Harrison State Park
April 23





"Earth Day Indiana" Free Outdoor Festival
Exhibits, music, food, kids' activities
White River State Park
April 23; 11A-4P





Lucas Oil Stadium Tours
A behind the scenes, 1-hour tour visiting the playing field, NFL locker room, plaza, press box, and more
Every Tuesday/Wednesday
11A, 1P, 3P
Adults $7; Ages 4-12 $5; Ages 3 and under free





Lowes Build And Grow Clinic
Window Bird House
April 23; Free


Orchard In Bloom
April 29-May 1
22nd Annual Show benefiting Holliday Park!
Gorgeous Garden Displays, Garden Market, Face Painting, Kids' Activities, Food Venues
Adults: Advanced Tickets $10; Gate admission: $12; Children 14 and under Free
Get More Info Here!
  
500 Fest: Back Home Again in Noblesville
Centennial Celebration of  the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Saturday, April 30
Shopping, Dining. Kids' Activities, Raffle Prizes, Pictures in the 2001 Chevy Pace Car
Noblesville Town Square
Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Good Samaritan Network
Get More Info Here






“Healthy Kids Day” at the Fishers YMCA
April 30; 9A-1P; Free and open to the community
Health-related vendors; Fishers Police and Fire Departments to answer questions
about family health and safety. Kids should come dressed and ready to play!



-Calendar Archives-

Friday, March 25, 2011

Crew Review on Conner Prairie "Discovery Station"

Step in to "Discovery Station" at Conner Prairie in Fishers!
It's a great place for imaginative play and allows little ones to go from the farm, to the store, to the garden, or even to the train station! The place is filled with books, puzzles, and a log cabin building area, to name a few.  Most children ages 10 and under would feel at home here, but it's also a great place for big kids and parents to interact with the little ones as well.

Starting April 1, the outdoor exhibits open and
the entire park's hours are 10-5, Tuesday-Sunday.

**The Crew Review**
It's great for the entire fam. Our crew enjoys it year round and calls it one of our A++ stops.
Consider a family membership for only $65, and $95 to include grandparents.
Two trips there and it's paid for!

Doll houses, train tables, and the farm in the distance!



Tend to your veggies in the garden or stop by the farm to milk the cow
or shoot some "basket" ball hoops!



Dress up in your favorite character or shop at "Mudsock Market". Play food, a cash register, aprons, and pretend money help your little one step into character!
I'm pretty sure they don't take Visa!



Meet Rosie! She's quite patient and really enjoys the kids! Moo.....



Pull up the stool and start milking Rosie!



Today's order: a can of peaches, red pepper, cucumber, and squash.....that will be $1.25, please!



Pick apples from the apple tree.....just don't get caught taking a bite!



All aboard at Fisher's Station! Wait in line for tickets.....the train's leaving soon!



After a long day, the table's set in the kitchen and a homemade dinner awaits.
There's room for four at this feast!


Make a final stop at the Gift Shop. The $.25 sucker sticks come in many different flavors and the kids, big and little, enjoy picking out their own flavor!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Playspace Park and Playground Finder


Love this!


Ever wanted to try a new place to play with your crew?


The Kaboom Playspace Finder allows you to plug in your zipcode and find the area parks!




Calendar of Events for March 2011

NEW: Bats and Warthogs.....what a fun combination!
NEW: OMG Orchids.....aka Odd, Magical and Gorgeous!
Indianapolis Zoo
Exhibit opening day March 18
Get more info here!


Free Kids' Concert by "Ruditoonz"
Wednesday, March 23; 10-11 AM for kids ages 2-5
Monon Community Center
Get more info here!


"Circus Day"
Saturday, March 26; 10A-5P
FREE Admission
Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Events include: Hampel Family Circus, Live Animal Shows, Clowns, Magicians, Jugglers
Games, Prizes, Face Painting, Radio Disney from 3-5P
Get more info here!

Free Kids' Movies
"Gulliver's Travels", Rated PG
Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27
Shows start at 9 and 10 AM both days
Hamilton 16 IMax Theatre, Hamilton Town Center
Get more info here!


Log and Timber Show.....we like to present the unexpected!
Friday, March 25-Sunday, March 27
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Adults $15; Kids 18 and under Free; Get coupons for $3 off at the link below
Get more info here!


A look ahead.....Get your materials and start planning now!
"Lemonade Day"
Sunday, May 1
In your area or at your location of choice
A national program for kids to become an entrepreneur, set goals, make a biz plan, earn money
Get more info here!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crew Review on "Dancing Dolls" at the Fishers YMCA

 
 **The Crew Review**
This class is perfect to expose little girls to dance! Miss Kelly directs this 40-minute class and introduces beginner dance moves and terms through repetition and upbeat music.

Each week has a theme, a story time, and a coloring session to round out the class. The last session of the 7-week class involves a "Princess Parade" through the halls of the YMCA!

Sessions are ongoing year round and are available for ages 2 and up. This class is offered for members and non-members.


Miss Kelly loves what she does! This parent-child class is great for family members to dance along side their little ones, too!

No one's watching.....so just shake it!
And then we color! Your little lady gets to create her own masterpiece and take it home to show off!

Smiles fill the room as we dance and sing with our Dolls!

.....and memories are created for sure!

Near the end of the session, there's the famous walk of the red carpet where each Doll get's crowned and has her 10 seconds of fame!  Moms, Dads, and visitors then walk the halls of the YMCA with the Dolls to wave big for the "Princess Parade"!               

Get More Info Here! Fishers YMCA;
Search for the program guide for current class schedules.