Thursday, September 29, 2011

Calendar of Events for October 2011

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

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

October Dated Events

Home Depot’s Build-Learn-Create Kids’ Workshops
Saturday, October 1
Fire Rescue Helicopter

Polar Express Tickets go on Sale!
*Tickets on sale 10/1 at 9AM and sell out fast!*
Ride the Indiana Transportation Museum’s Polar Express Train with Santa in December and make great memories with the family!  Buy tickets now!

Free Fall Movies
Saturday and Sundays now thru November 6
9A and 10A
Hamilton 16 IMAX, Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville
See link for movie titles and snack specials

Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Events
View this website for info on events, listed by county
Tons of great info on this link…such a great find!!

Renaissance Faire
Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2
Experience the Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I at The Fishers Renaissance Faire.  There will be over 250 costumed characters, jousting by the Knights of Valour, armed combat demonstrations, period music and dance, Shakespeare vignettes, roving comedy, swordplay, an SCA encampment with arts and crafts demonstrations, over 60 artisans and merchants, many food vendors, and a Kids Karnivale.
Adults: $8 advance sale, $10 at gate; Kids ages 5-12 $5, 4 & under Free; Parking $2/car

Free Children’s Museum Night
Thursday, October 6

Noblesville Movies in the Park
October 7

Oktoberfest at Trader’s Point Creamery
Saturday, October 8
Music, hayrides, pumpkin carving, games, cow milking, calf petting, face painting, farmer’s market booths, bonfire, and more!

Ruditoonz Concert
“A Benefit for Brad”
Brad was injured in the State Fair stage collapse and is now paralyzed
Join others in the community for a fundraiser for this young man’s journey
Saturday, October 8
Carmel Gazebo, Civic Square Downtown Carmel
Kids will get to create their own artwork to sell at the benefit, and there will be a 30-minute Ruditoonz concert in the middle of the event as well. There will be snacks and beverages available for purchase, with all sales going to Brad's family, plus a silent auction, games, face painting and prizes.
Admission: $5 per person or $20 per family, with all sales going to Brad.
Please wear Green in Brad’s honor!

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday , October 8
Monster Machine

Snapperz Grand Opening Celebration and Colts' Autograph Night
Friday, October 14
Several Colts' players such as Justin Snow, Adam Vinatieri, Pat McAfee, Jeff Saturday and Dallas Clark will be signing autographs with all proceeds benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana.
$5 admission
Face paintings, balloon animals, raffles, and silent auctions
Get More Info Here!

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve Annual Halloween Hikes
Friday, October 14; Saturday, October, 15
Registration required and spots fill up fast
Hike times are assigned upon registration
$6/person for Fishers residents; $9/person non-residents
A hike, campfire, snacks, drinks, and music make this a family-friendly Halloween activity
Get More Info Here!

Conner Prairie Headless Horseman
October 14-16; 20-23; 27-29
Enjoy a hayride thru the woods….who else might appear??!!
Check link for ticket pricing and special promos
Add the Apple Store trip in to make a day of it!!

Children’s Museum Haunted House
October 15-31
$6 members; $6.50 non-members; Discount tickets at Marsh for $5.50

Zoo Boo at the Indianapolis Zoo
October 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Wear your costume and bring your treat bag!
$2 off coupon in the local “Reach” magazines!

Spooky Sports Haunted Woods
Friday, October 21; 8-11PM
Saturday, October 22; 5-11PM
Fright-Free Hours are 5-7PM Saturday
Billericay Park Woods-12690 Promise Road, Fishers 46038
$10 per person; ages 4 and under free
Get More Info Here!

Conner Prairie Community Day!
Admission is FREE for everyone!
Saturday, October 22
What a treat!  Come and check out one of our favorite places!  Then enjoy the Apple Store before you head home!  We have a membership and it pays for itself after about 2 visits.  Think about becoming a member, too!
Get More Info Here!

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday , October 22
Monster Truck

7th Annual Wizards Academy
Indiana Medical History Museum
Ages 3rd-6th grades
Saturday, October 23
-Visit with wondrous creatures from Animalia, Inc. and explore the science behind your favorite boy wizard's magical world through hand-on experiments!
-Michael Cohen, PhD, professor emeritus of Science and Environmental Education at IUPUI, will educate and entertain parents while their young wizards attend classes
Great event for young scientists!

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 October 31
Scroll down to “Parkside Café Brochure and Coupons” on the above link!

Conner Prairie’s Apple Store
Thru October 30
Hand-dipped caramel apples, apple donuts, seasonal goodies and gifts, and more!
Last year's servings:
19,374 caramel apples; 7,880 donuts; 6,600 slushies!
See coupon On This Link Here for 15% off all Apple Store purchases now thru October 30 (Members Only)
Get More Info Here!

Stonycreek Farm Pumpkin Festival
(See our Crew Review!)
Thru 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
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!

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 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

Blue Ribbon Carriage Rides
Tour the downtown streets of Indy by horse drawn carriage!
Open year round, 7 days per week
Rates start at $50 for 1-4 passengers for a 25-minute ride; Holds up to 6 for $5 more/person
Load at your choice of hotel or restaurant or starting point
They tell us little ones sitting on laps don't get charged as passengers, so you can squeeze more in!
Get More Info Here!

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
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
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!

Indiana State Police Museum
Police cars, artifacts, displays of all things law enforcement
Open 9A-3P, Monday thru Friday
Located near 21st and Post Road in Indianapolis
Get More Info Here!

Indiana War Memorials
(See our Crew Review!)
Museums honoring all Indiana war veterans
Downtown Indy

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

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

Museum of Miniature Houses
(See our Crew Review!)
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

Pepsi Coliseum Public Ice Skating
Great for birthdays, youth events
$5 entry ages 13+; $4 entry under age 13
Skate rental extra
Indiana State Fairgrounds

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 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, Rollerskating
1st Wed of each month: Tiny Tot Days
Character Skates; Saturdays; 11A-1:30P
Oct. 1-Hello Kitty
Oct. 8-Sponge Bob
Oct. 15-Elmo
Oct. 29-Dora
Free admission on Tuesdays October 11, 18, 25
West side of Indy

Snapperz Family Fun & Sports
(See our Crew Review!)
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
(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!

"The Park" at Trader's Point Christian Church
Got kids with a lot of energy? How about a two-story indoor playground filled with mazes, slides, and a tree house?
Hours: Monday-Friday 8A-8P;  Saturdays 8A-6P; Sundays 12:30P-8P
Get More Info Here! (Scroll down the page on this link for the details)

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