Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Calendar of Events for September 2011

Completed Events are marked in Green
*Events are organized by Dated, Service Projects, Outdoors, Ongoing and Farmers Market categories....so make sure to scroll all the way down!!


*Want to add an event in your area to our list?  You can!
Email Mindy Here! 





September Dated Events

Children's Museum and Ft. Wayne Zoo Membership Exchange Program!
Good now thru September 15
Ft. Wayne Zoo members can visit the Children's Museum (and vice versa) free of charge with membership card and photo id!
Get More Info Here!



Parkside Café
-Arby’s, Yat’s, Subway, and Moe’s Southwest Grill partnered with Fishers Parks and Rec and select locations offer 10% off with the Parkside Café Coupons on the attached link
-Partnership is to promote picnics at Fishers-area parks!
Offer good thru 10.31.11
Scroll down to “Parkside Café Brochure and Coupons” on the above link!





Conner Prairie’s Apple Store
Open September 1-October 31
Hand-dipped caramel apples, apple donuts, seasonal goodies and gifts, and more!
See coupon on this link here for BOGO small apple slushies September 13-18!
Last year's servings:
19,374 caramel apples; 7,880 donuts; 6,600 slushies!



Free Children’s Museum Night
Thursday, September 1
4-8P



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



Fishers Movies in the Park
Fridays-
September 2: Megamind and Inception
September 9: How to Train Your Dragon
September 16: Shrek Forever After and Prince of Persia
September 23: Monsters Inc.
Check link for locations and times






Cool Creek Movies in the Park
Fridays-
September 9: Rango
September 16-Alice in Wonderland
Movies start at dusk, approx. 9PM
Westfield



38th Annual Indianapolis Greek Fest
September 9-10
Advanced tickets: $5; At the gate: $7
At Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Carmel
Food, Entertainment, Kids’ Events
Get a "Groupon" Ticket Deal Here!




Doggie Dip
Saturday, September 10
Fishers YMCA
1-3P
The pool’s closed, so bring the pooch to go for a swim.  Our crew did this event with our pup last year and they loved watching him swim!  All proceeds benefit the “Y For All” Campaign
$10/dog
Call the Y at 595-9622 to preregister!





Noblesville Movies in the Park
Saturday, September 10
“Iron Man 2”
Free!



Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday, September 10
10A
Make a Police Car!



Noblesville Annual Duck Race
September 10
In conjunction with the White River clean up






Penrod Arts Fair
Saturday, September 10
9A-5P
Grounds of Indianapolis Museum of Art
Art vendors; Entertainment; Food vendors; Special children’s area/stage with musicians, magicians, marionettes, petting zoo
Adults: $12 advance tix, $17 day of show; Kids 10 and under FREE!!








Putt-A-Palooza
Ben & Ari's in Fishers
Saturday, September 10
4-7P
Tickets are $10/person; $36 for a family of 4
Includes: unlimited mini golf, pizza from Marco's Pizza, face painting, kids' games, a 50/50 putt off contest, silent auction and more.
Fundraiser to benefit YMI, Youth Mentoring Initiative
Get More Info Here!






Barktember
Sunday, September 11
Doggie Day at the waterpark
Carmel
Vendors, dog swims, pet-owner competitions









Indy Jazz Fest
September 12-17th
Opti Park, Broad Ripple





Mini Maker Faire
Conner Prairie
September 17-18
10A-5P; Opens at 11A on the 18th
Maker Faire is a family fun festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play & be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology. The Makers will be on hand all weekend to talk about and demonstrate their inventive projects.
Included in park admission!




25th Annual Noblesville Tour of Historic Homes
September 17
10A-5P
Tour 9 homes in the Historic Downtown Noblesville Area!
Tickets are $10 advanced sale at various locations (see link below) or $12 the day of show; Children 12 and under are Free!



Art in the Park
Saturday, September 17
40 artists displaying and selling art on the lawn; Children’s area with hands-on art projects; Entertainment
9A-4P
Town Hall in Downtown Fishers



City Public Safety Day
Carmel
Saturday, September 17
10A-3P
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital
Tour fire trucks, police cars; fun education on safety; family events, games; food
Free!
Get More Info Here!






Answers for Autism Walk
Saturday, September 17
9A-1P


Hoosier Outdoor Experience
Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18
9A-6P
50 outdoor, hands-on activities; Food vendors; Fun for kids and the family
Free!
Ft. Benjamin Harrison



Life Centers Walk and Run For Life
Saturday, September 17th; Lebanon Memorial Park; 8A-11A
Sunday, September 25th; Indiana State Fair Grounds; 3-6P



Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour
Saturday, September 24th
10A-6P
Tour eight historic homes in the Broad Ripple area
$10 tix advance sale; $12 day of show
Get More Info Here!






Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday, September 24
10A
Make a Fire Truck!



Fishers Oktoberfest @ Saxony
Saturday, September 24th
Noon-10P
Live music, kids’ games, arts and crafts vendors, food and drinks for purchase
131st and Olio Road.
Free!






Carmel International Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25
10A-6P Saturday; until 5P Sunday
Main Street in Old Town Carmel
Art displays; Live entertainment; Food vendors
Free!
Get More Info Here!




“Paws for a Cause”
Saturday, September 24
10A-1P
Bring your dog to the park to play; Consider dogs for adoption who are looking for homes!
Vendor booths and Giveaways
Free!
Holland Park, Fishers



Great Train Expo
Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Workshops; Exhibits; Vendors
Tickets: $7; Children 7 & under FREE!






Stonycreek Farm Pumpkin Festival
Noblesville
September 24-October 31
10A-5P daily
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, inflatable haunted house, and more great events!
$5 parking fee and fees for each event; Pumpkins sold by weight



-Service Projects and Charity Events-

Bottles for Babies
An operation of Life Centers
Fill baby bottles with loose change to raise money for mothers who have chosen life for their babies
Great fundraiser for any age, in your home, garage sales, parties, you name it!



Food Rescue
Food Rescue schedules and inspires more than 2,000 "food rescues" each month, turning millions of dollars in rescued food into hundreds of thousands of meals for children and families in need through a network of volunteers working to turn discarded food into changed lives.
Great service to do as a family!



Hamilton County "Coats For Kids"
Saturday, November 5
7A-1P
Collecting donated new and used coats and other winter wear to give to kids in our community who need them.
Donate a coat and/or volunteer the day of!
Get More Info Here!


Kids Against Hunger
(See our Crew Review!)

-Ways to serve include:
*3rd Saturday of the Month
Food Packing

*Million Meal Marathon
Pack 1 million meals to feed Indiana’s hungry and feed those in need globally.
The biggest packing event yet!  3500 volunteers are needed!  Bring your small groups, family, friends, teams, or Brownie Troops to help pitch in and pack some meals!
November 1
Lucas Oil Stadium



"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



-Ongoing Outdoor Family Art and Music Events-
First Friday Art Tour
1st Fridays of each month
Tour over 25 Downtown Indy Art Galleries
6-9P


First Fridays Weekends
1st Fridays and Saturdays of each month
Art, entertainment, food, shopping
Noblesville Town Square Stores and Vendors


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
11 Park Locations and Schedules
**Some have ended, but some continue thru September**


Noblesville’s Main Street Jazz on the Square
Monthly 1st and 3rd Fridays
September 2, 16
7-9:30P


Symphony on the Prairie
Last shows September 2-4




-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
Smoke-Free Days: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (select hours)
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



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
Great Fall and Holiday events on the calendar!
Open Daily


 
Cool Creek Park Nature Center
(See our Crew Review!)
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
(See our Crew Review!)
$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
(See our Crew Review!)
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



Indianapolis Cultural Trail
A brick paved newly-built trail connecting five downtown cultural districts
Walk, run, or ride on the trail to explore the city, dining, shopping, and historic neighborhoods



Indianapolis Indians Baseball Games
(See our Crew Review!)
Ongoing games and theme nights in link below



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


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



John Deere Tractor Store at Reynolds Farm Equipment
Farm Figurine Toys and Tractors to (pretend) drive!
December Holiday Light Show is a must-see, too!
Fishers, 126th and SR 37



LEGO Store
Castleton Square; Center Court in front of Macy’s



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



Monkey Joes
(See our Crew Review!)
Bounce Houses and Birthday Parties
Castleton/North Indy



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 year long.....Schedule/Themes on link below
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
(See our Crew Review!)
Garden Center, Lunch & Tea Room.....you should see the small tea cups for little girls!
Open thru 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
September 7th-Skate with Dora; 10A-12P (Tiny Tots Day)
Saturday Character Skates; 11A-1:30P
Sep. 3rd-Skate with Woody
Sep. 10th-Skate with Spider Man
Sep. 17th-Skate with Elmo
Sep. 24th-Skate with Sponge Bob
West side of Indy



Snapperz Family Fun & Sports
30,000 sq ft of fun featuring bowling, themed inflatables, 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”
(See our Crew Review!)
U-Pick or Pre-picked Locally Grown Indiana Produce
Check for current crop options; Special treat to visit the farm store for some ice cream or fudge!
Fall includes pumpkins, hayrides, and special events
Noblesville



Stony Creek Farm
(See our Crew Review!)
Noblesville SR 38
Very family-friendly seasonal events
Get More Info Here!



Sweet Treat Boutique
(See our Crew Review!)
Ice cream, cotton candy, loads of treats, gifts
Great for birthday parties
Oaklandon/Geist area



Trader’s Point Creamery
(See our Crew Review!)
Take a Creamery Self Guided or Guided Tour!
Observe cow milking, see pigs and chickens, enjoy a treat at the Dairy Bar or a great meal at the Lodge Restaurant!



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




-Farmer’s Markets-

Abundant Life Farmer’s Market
Thursdays
4-7P
7606 E. 82nd Street, Indy


Geist Farmer’s Market
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Thursdays
2:30-6:30P
8115 Oaklandon Road, Indy


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


Cicero Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, thru September
8A-Noon
175 W. Jackson Street


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


Westfield Farmer’s Market
Fridays, June 3-September 2
4-8P
North Union Street