Saturday, April 30, 2011

Calendar of Events for May 2011


May Dated Events


Mutt Strutt
Sunday, May 1; 11:30A-2:30P
Benefits the Indianapolis Humane Society
Indianapolis 500 Track
2.5 mile walk with or without a pet
$30 adults; $20 youth ages 8-15; Free 7 and under
Registration required



 
"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



 

2011 Indy Kids’ Triathlons
Saturday, June 11 at Perry Park
Saturday, July 30 at Sahm Park
*REGISTER BY MAY 27th to receive a medal, t-shirt, and goodie bag*
Ages 5-15
Short and Long Course options available
Swim, bike, run/walk
Parents can assist kids in this event!
Perry Park-451 Stop 11 Road
Sahm Park-91st and Masters Road
$25/person






“Cinderella”
Sunday, May 1
Marionette, Hand Puppet, Shadow Puppet Performance
Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio, Downtown Indy
Shows at 1P and 3P
Great for kids ages 2 to 10 years old
Tix: $10; Under age 2 Free




Free Children’s Museum Night
Thursday, May 5
4-8P



National Public Garden Day
Friday, May 6
11A-9P
Indianpolis Museum of Art
Visit the gardens and grounds, renowned for its beauty and history
Free



“Lights Up, Sound Down” Sensory Friendly Movies
Movies for Families and Children with Autism and sensory issues
Saturday, May 7
10AM
Movie: “Rio”
Hamilton 16 IMax
RSVP for Free Tickets
Get More Info Here!



 
Mother’s Day Heirloom Plant Sale at Conner Prairie
May 7-8
Plants $2-$5



National Train Day
Saturday, May 7
Ride the “Great Towns Train” and Visit the Train Museum, too!
Departure Location and Schedule in link below
Round-Trip Train Ride Prices: Ages 13+: $14; Ages 2-12: $6; Under 2 Free



Lowes Free “Build and Grow” Clinics
Saturday, May 7
Free Kids’ Workshops
Heart Flower Vase


Home Depot “Build-Learn-Create”
Saturday, May 7
Free Kids’ Workshops
Tulip Planter



Rita’s Tea Room for Mother’s Day Tea
Sunday, May 8
Brunch



Spencer Farm, “More than just berries”
Market Opens May 12
Noblesville
Strawberry Picking is TBD….but likely shortly after the opening date!



15th Annual Indianapolis Air Show
May 13-15
Mt. Comfort Airport
Headlined by the “Blue Angels”
Adults: $12-$15; Youth ages 6-12: $4-$5…..Buy tix early and save $$!





Family Night Hikes
Saturday, May 14
7-9 P
"Frog" theme....more thems monthly this summer!
Bring fodd (dogs and s'mores fixin's) for the campfire
Marshmallows and roasting stick are provided
After the campfire, you expolore the woods!
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fihser
Residents $4; Non-Residents $6
Get More info here (see Manual page 11)!








Hamilton County Sports Complex
Family Fun Fair
Saturday, May 14
11A-3P
Sports vendors, sports competitions, community vendors, bounce houses, rock wall, child id tags, children's wellness info, drawings and giveaway
Free!
Get More Info Here!






"Be A Happy Camper"
Sunday, May 15
2-6P
Learn the basics and safety aspects of camping; Activity centers; Games; Campfire
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve Shelter
A family event...parents must accompany children!
Free!
Get More Info (on page 3) Here!





Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day
Sunday, May 15
Noon-4P
Monument Circle
Games, prizes; Face Painting; Clowns; Food; Entertainment and more!
Free!



Public Works Week....honored by "Touch-A-Truck"!!
Tuesday, May 17
3-6P
Fishers, Municipal Complex between the BMV and Train Station 
Climb on and explore vehicles such as a street sweeper, dump truck, backhoe, snow plow, fire truck, police car, tractors, and more!
Gift bags for the first 150 kiddos to attend!
Temporary tatoo station, coloring station, t-shirts, water, and popcorn
FREE
Get More Info Here!






Family Learn To Fish Day
Saturday, May 21
Fort Harrison State Park
9A-1PM




Inaugural Bed Race to benefit Boys and Girls Club
Noblesville
May 21; 10A



Broad Ripple Art Fair
May 21-22
Cultural booths, food vendors, live music, 250+ artists
Tix: $10-$15 adults, $2 youth ages 3-12

 

 
Civil War Days at Conner Prairie
May 21-22
Free with admission



 
Indianapolis Zoo
*Zoopolis 500
Wednesday, May 25
10:30A
The traditional race of the Zoo's Tortoises!
Free with Zoo admission.
Get More Info Here!

*Tiger Exhibit Grand Opening
Saturday, May 28
Tiger Forest…only inches away thru thin plate glass!  Imagine the rush you’ll get staring directly into the piercing yellow eyes of a tiger!



Japan Jam
Saturday, May 28
5:30-11P
Music Academy at 126th in Fishers
Live Band Concert to raise funds thru SEND's Earthquake Relief Fund for Japan
Get More Info Here!






Lowes Free “Build and Grow” Clinics
Saturday, May 28
Biplane



500 Festival Character Breakfast and Reserved Parade Bleacher Seat
Saturday, May 28
9AM Breakfast; Noon Parade
Hilton Indy for Breakfast
$27 for Breakfast and a bleacher seat to the parade



500 Festival Parade
Saturday, May 28
Pack a picnic, bring your blankets and chairs, or buy seats/bleachers at link below
Noon start….but get there early if you’re sitting on the “Free” street-side seats!



Indianpolis Symphonic Band Concert
Saturday, May 28
Ft. Harrison State Park






Kids Tri For Kids
(Yes.....For You and the Crew Loves all things Fitness for Fams!)
Youth Triathlon Series for ages 7-14
May 30, July 4, August 21, September 5
$30 per participant; $25 for each additional family member
See link for date locations
See "Race Details" Tab for age-group distances
Get More Info Here!


-Farmer’s Markets-

Indy Farmer’s Market
Thursdays, May 5-October 27
4-6:30P
United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street


Traders Point Creamery Green Market
Fridays, May 6-October 28
4-8P
Dedicated to solely to organically produced foods
9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville


Binford Boulevard Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 7-October 29
8A-Noon
Indoors Nov 19, Dec 3 and 10 from 9A-12:30P
Northwest corner of Binford Blvd and E. 62nd Street


Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market
Saturdays,  May 7-October 29
8A-Noon
Broad Ripple High School Parking Lot
1115 Broad Ripple Avenue


Carmel Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 21-October 1
8-11:30A
Carmel City Hall
One Civic Square


Fishers Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 28-September 24
8A-Noon
Fishers Train Station
11601 Municipal Drive



Noblesville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 21-October 29
8-12:30P
Riverview Hospital Overflow Parking Lot on SR 32


Saxony Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 14- October 29
8A-1P
131st Street and Olio Road, Fishers



-Kids’ Free Summer Movies-

Noblesville Great Escape 10
Free shows start June 8, running Wed, Thurs, Fri of each week
All shows start at 9:30A



Regal Galaxy 14
96th Street
Shows for $1 per person
All shows start at 10A
Runs Tues/Wed from June 7-August 3



-Outdoor Family Art and Music Events-

First Friday Art Tour
1st Fridays of each month
Tour over 25 Downtown Indy Art Galleries
6-9P


 
Second Saturdays Gallery Walk
2nd Saturdays of each month, stroll area vendors’ art exhibits
Carmel

Indy Parks Summer Concerts and Movies-in-the-Park Series
Starting Mid May-September
11 Park Locations and Schedules


Hamilton County Outdoor Concerts Begin in June AND
Fishers Outdoor Movies begin in August.....Stay Tuned!



-Splash Parks-  (All Opening Memorial Day Weekend!)

Carmel
West Park at 116th and Towne Roads
Hours: 9A-9P

Fishers
Billericay Park at 126th and Promise Rd.
Hours: 10A-8P
Noblesville
Dillon Park at 146th and Hazel Dell Rd.
Hours: 11A-7P



-Ongoing Activities-

Bike Rentals at White River State Park
Rent a “Surrey” and take the fam cruisin’!
Rent and ride smaller bikes along the Central Canal Towpath, the Monon, and Mass Ave.
Rentals vary from $8-$30/hour



Boat Rentals at White River State Park
Rent a kayak, canoe, or double kayak to hit the Canal!
Rentals vary from $10-$30/hour


Bowling:
*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!


*Pin Heads, Fishers
Arcade, Bowling, Parties
Play-A-Lot: $2
Thunder Bowl: $3/person per game; $4 Fri-Sun



Carmel Monon Center “Escape Pass”
Workout Center and Family Fun Waterpark
$10/day adults; $8 kids 3 and up



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

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

 

Conner Prairie Indoors and Outdoor Areas
Special events ongoing
“Taste the Past Thursdays”-sample foods from the Lenape Indian Camp
Open Daily


 
Cool Creek Park Nature Center
Nature Center and Ongoing Events
Bird Hikes and Activities, Wildflower Hikes, Special Programs
Westfield/Carmel
Get More Info Here!



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


 
Gymnastics Unlimited
Open Gyms, Teen Times, Classes, Adult Zumba
Brookschool Rd. Exit off of 465 East

 
Hamilton County Sports Complex
Saturdays, "Community Appreciation Day"
Sundays, "Family Fun Day"
Open gym for all sports, bounce houses, tumbling, bungee trampoline, zip line
Noon-3P
$25/Family; $10/individuals
Get More Info Here!



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



Indiana Transportation Museum
Train Rides and Events All Year Long
Dinner Trains; Caboose Rides; Holiday Trains….See the schedule link!

 

Indianapolis Indians Baseball Games
Ongoing games and theme nights in link below
Don't miss "Friday Night Fireworks" for all home games on Friday nights!



Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Open 9A-5P
Adults $5; ages 6-15 $3; Under 6 Free
Take a Track Lap (for additional costs) while you're there!


 
LEGO Store
Castleton Square; Center Court in front of Macy’s
The 1st Tuesday of every month, first 250 kids in under age 14 get a FREE Lego set



Libraries
Ongoing calendar of events
Story Time; Early Literacy Programs; Teen Movie Night; Art Classes and more!


 
 
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


Museum of Miniature Houses
Open Wed-Sunday
Carmel
$4 adults; $2 children under 10



My Gym
Open Play for ages 1-5
Tuesdays 11:45-12:45
$5 per player for 1 hour of play
Ball pits, climbing, balance beams, trampolines, gym equipment, and the famous Mr. Kendal!Plus, it’s a clean, smaller gym so it’s just right for younger children! My Gym also does great birthday parties and structured classes as well!
E. 96th Street in Fishers



Prairie Tykes at Conner Prairie
Adult/child class to engage using crafts, dance, and song
Ages 2–5
$11/member youth; $12/non-member youth
9:30–11am and 12:30-2pm on select Fridays

Classes all summer long.....Schedule/Themes on link below
Get More Info Here!



President Benjamin Harrison Historic Home Tours
Daily 10A-3:30P; Tours on the half-hour
Enjoy the outdoor gardens and view this 3-level, 10-room historic home on an hour-long guided tour!
Downtown Indy
Adults-$8; Ages 5 to 17-$4; 4 and under-Free
Get More Info Here!



Rhythm! Discovery Center
Interactive exhibits and participatory opportunities using rhythm and its role in our society
Open: Mon-Sat, 10-5; Sun, 12-5
Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Youth: $5, Free under age 5
Downtown Indy at Illinois and Washington Streets



Rita's Backyard
Garden Center, Lunch & Tea Room.....you should see the small tea cups for little girls!
Open April 1-December 23
116th and Brooks School Road, Fishers
We ♥ small businesses!......(Tell her Mindy sent you!)


Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve for Parties of any kind!
Celebrate outdoors during this 2-hr event
Includes campfire, use of the shelter, a naturalist-led program, your choice of topic, nature hike, and marshmallows with roasting sticks
Bring additional food if you like…for hotdogs or s’mores
Maximum 90 people
Fees total for the entire program: $90 residents; $135 non-residents; $25 extra for live animals; $25 extra for programs running after sunset
Call: 317.595.3458



Skateland Family Skate Events
First Fridays Monthly, Home-School Ed Skate; $3.50/; 1-3P; Christian Music
May 5, “Cinco de Mayo”, 6-9P; Admission $.05, Skates $3
May 8, Mom skates Free!; 12:30-3P; 3:30-6P; Admission $6, Skates $3
May 30, 12:30-3P; Admission $7, Skates $3




Snapperz Family Fun & Sports (Moving to Carmel, Clay Terrace....mid June!)
30,000 sq ft of fun featuring bowling, themed inflatibles, rock wall, 4-story kid center, laser tag, games, bumper cars, trampoline, and food
Great for parties and group outings
Free Admission on Mondays after 5PM!
Check link for hours, general admission and single activity pricing



Spencer Farm, “More than just berries”
Market Opens May 12,
U-Pick or Pre-picked Locally Grown Indiana Produce
Noblesville
Strawberry Picking opens the season around Market open date!
Get More Info Here!


 
Stony Creek Farm
"Family Fun on the Farm"
Daily, May 27-August 28
10A-5P
Jumping Pillow, Pumpkin Train, Pedal Cars, Duck Races, Farm Animals, Hayride, 
Free!
Get More Info Here!



Sweet Treat Boutique
Ice cream, cotton candy, loads of treats, gifts
Great for birthday parties
Oaklandon/Geist area



Trader’s Point Creamery
*Private Safari Ride
$150 for 10 people
*Creamery Tours
Many tours available
Observe cow milking



Vintage Car, Saturday Night Cruise-In
May 7-Nov; 4:30-8:30P
Downtown Noblesville


Whitewater Valley Railroad
Operating Railroad Museum
Road Trip!  Connersville, IN
Themed rides, Dinner Trains, Thomas the Train® Rides
Dates, times, pricing on the link below!


-Service Projects and Charity Events-

Bottles for Babies
Raise money for Life Centers by filling baby bottles with loose change
Great for kids' events and garage sales fundraising....get creative with how to raise $!




Kids Against Hunger
3rd Saturday of the Month
Food Packing events sending food around the world


 
"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 began 4/1; Event held 10/15


Make sure to check out our Crew Reviews Here
to see the places we've been and get the inside scoop
on what it's all about before. you. go.! 


-Calendar Archives-

View April 2011 Calendar Here!