Monday, August 1, 2011

Calendar of Events for August 2011

Completed Events are marked in Green
*Events are organized by Dated, Outdoors, Movies, Ongoing, and Charity/Service make sure to scroll all the way down!!

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

August Dated Events

Fun Food Days this Month:
August 3-National Watermelon Day
August 10-National S’mores Day
August 30-National Marshmallow Toasting Day
Just ideas of ways to enjoy a themed snack or meal with your Crew!

Monon Community Center Water Park, Carmel
(See our Crew Review!)
Water park, water slides, lazy river, pool, splash pools, diving boards

Free Children’s Museum Night
Thursday August 4

“FedEx Plane Pull Challenge” and “Runway Run”
Special Olympics Fundraisers
Sat. Aug 6
Former Indy Airport
Adult team competitions and youth competitions; Great for team building opportunities!

Home Depot’s Build-Learn-Create Kids’ Workshops
Saturday, August 6
Pencil Box
Get More Info Here!

Community Health Network's "Kids' Community Day"
Hamilton Town Center Playground area
Saturday, August 6
Live musical performances, animal shows, magicians, snakes, goodies

Taste of Downtown (Indy)
Saturday, August 6
Free event with Indy restaurants tastings and $3 wine tasting; live bands; free winery tours
College Avenue between Ohio and New York at Easley Winery
Get More Info Here!

State Fair
Animals, Exhibits, Rides, Food Vendors
August 5-21
Get More Info Here!

Indiana Transportation Museum's "Fair Train"
(See our Crew Review!)
August 5-21
Leaves Fishers Station at 116th Street; Makes 10 round trips daily
Get More Info Here!

Hamilton County Sports Complex
Family Fun Fair
Saturday, August 6
Sports vendors, sports competitions, community vendors, bounce houses, rock wall, child id tags, children's wellness info, drawings and giveaways

Family Night Hikes
August 6
“A Very Dark Night Hike” theme…..
Bring food for the campfire and marshmallows and roasting sticks are provided
Then explore the woods!
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fishers; 8-10P
Residents $4; Non-Residents $6

Family Creek Stomping
August 7th
Get wet, muddy, have fun, and learn at the same time!
Holliday Park in Indy, off of Spring Mill Road
Ages 2+; $5/person
Manual page 41

Devour Downtown
August 8-21
50+ Indy Downtown Restaurants open their doors with special offers that are hard to pass up!

National S’mores Day
August 10; Event is held on August 14
Campfire and S’more Roasting
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve,  Fishers

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday, August 13
School House Photo Holder

Fishers Movies in the Park
August 12: "Dispicable Me"
August 19: "Tangled and Robin Hood"
August 26: "Toy Story 3"
Check link for locations and times

Carmel Movies in the Park
August 19th; Dusk
"Toy Story 3"
Located at West Park on 116th and Towne Road

Noblesville Movies in the Park
August 20
"Grown Ups"

Classic Car Show JukeBox Saturday
August 20
Relive the 50’s and 60’s at this annual oldies event. Enjoy a classic car show, retro music and exciting games and contests. Old-fashioned fun for all ages!  Free!
Westfield, Cool Creek Park on 156th and US 31
Get More Info Here!

Kids Tri For Kids
(Yes.....For You and the Crew Loves all things Fitness for Fams!)
Youth Triathlon Series for ages 7-14
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

-Service Projects and Charity Events-

Bottles for Babies
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!

Kids Against Hunger
(See our Crew Review!)
*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

-Farmer’s Markets-

Abundant Life Farmer’s Market
7606 E. 82nd Street, Indy

Geist Farmer’s Market
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
8115 Oaklandon Road, Indy

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

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

Binford Boulevard Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 7-October 29
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
Broad Ripple High School Parking Lot
1115 Broad Ripple Avenue

Carmel Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 21-October 1
Carmel City Hall
One Civic Square

Cicero Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, thru September
175 W. Jackson Street

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

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

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

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

-Ongoing Outdoor Family Art and Music Events-

First Friday Art Tour
1st Fridays of each month
Tour over 25 Downtown Indy Art Galleries

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’s Jazz on the Monon
Select Saturdays
At the Monon and Main Street in Carmel
**Last Concert August 6th**

Holliday Park Summer Concert Series
Spring Mill Road
Manual page 42
**Last Concert August 11th**

Indy Parks Summer Concerts and Movies-in-the-Park Series
11 Park Locations and Schedules
**Some end in August and September**

Noblesville’s Main Street Jazz on the Square
Monthly 1st and 3rd Fridays
August 5, 19; September 2,16

Noblesville’s Summer Concert Series
Dillon and Forest Park
**Last Concert August 4th**

Symphony on the Prairie
Thru September 4

-Splash Parks- 

West Park at 116th and Towne Roads
(See our Crew Review!)
Hours: 9A-9P
**Closes Labor Day Weekend**

Billericay Park at 126th and Promise Rd.
Hours: 10A-8P
**Closes Labor Day Weekend**

Dillon Park at 146th and Hazel Dell Rd.
Hours: 11A-7P
**Closes Labor Day Weekend**

-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

*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
**Late Day Reduced Fees offered now thru August 8th!  See the top of this blog for more info!**

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
(See our Crew Review!)
Nature Center and Ongoing Events
Bird Hikes and Activities, Wildflower Hikes, Special Programs

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
$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

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
**Can't make a tour?  Volunteer at the Million Meal Marathon thru Kids Against Hunger on November 1, taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium! 

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

Museum of Miniature Houses
Open Wed-Sunday
$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!

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 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
Tiny Tots Skate with Dora!; Wed, Aug 3; 10A-Noon
Character Skates; Saturdays, 11A-1:30P
-Aug 6: Skate with Elmo!
-Aug 13: Skate with SpongeBob!
-Aug 20: Skate with Dora!
-Aug 27: Skate with BatMan!
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

Stony Creek Farm
"Family Fun on the Farm"

(See our Crew Review!)
Fridays-Sundays, thru August 28
Jumping Pillow, Pumpkin Train, Pedal Cars, Duck Races, Farm Animals, Hayride,
Fees for some activities

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

Make sure to visit our Crew Review Page to read up on our take on spots around Indy!  Check that page often....we're making new stops all the time!

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