Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Calendar of Events for November 2011

Completed Events are marked in Yellow
*Events are organized by Dated, Service Projects, and Ongoing 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! 

November Dated Events

Polar Express Tickets are on Sale!
*Tickets went on sale 10/1, but they sell out fast!
The event runs weekends in December, but buy your tickets NOW!!
Ride the Indiana Transportation Museum’s Polar Express Train with Santa in December and make great memories with the family!  Buy tickets now!
Get More Info Here!

“Follow the North Star” at Conner Prairie
November 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
Become a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad, fleeing from captivity, risking everything for freedom. What will you experience on your quest for a new life?
Come face-to-face with slave hunters, see fear and hope in the eyes of a fellow runaway and be encouraged by a Quaker family. Truly experience life as a fugitive slave during your journey through one of the most compelling periods in Indiana's history

Free Children’s Museum Night
Thursday, November 3

Noblesville Main Street "First Fridays"
Friday, November 4
5-8P; Free
Annual Soup Cook-Off
On the square in Historic Downtown Noblesville

Free Fall Movies
Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7
Hamilton 16 IMAX, Hamilton Town Center
9AM, 10AM

“Lights Up, Sound Down”
Open to everyone, but specifically giving families & children with Autism and sensory issues the opportunity to enjoy their favorite movies in a comfortable, sensory-friendly setting with the lights turned up and volume turned down in the auditorium
Saturday, November 5
Hamilton 16 IMAX, Hamilton Town Center
“Puss and Boots”

62nd Annual Christmas Gift and Hobby Show
November 9-13
Indiana State Fairgrounds

Veteran’s Day Parade
November 11
Downtown Indy

Midtown Indy Holiday Historic Home Tour
November 12-13; 11A-5P
Tour 5 historic homes in the Butler Tarkington, Meridian Kessler, and Broadripple areas.  Homes are decorated for the holidays and display the character and design decades past.
Tickets are $15; Advance sale discount tickets available

Holiday Tour of the Coxhall Mansion
November 11-13; 11A-5P
Coxhall Gardens, 116th Street and Towne Rd.
Tour each room of the historic mansion decorated of the era for the holidays
$15 per person, cash only
Get more info at: 317.714.2101

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
Saturday, November 12
Science Lab

“Annie” at the Carmel Repertory Theatre
November 17-27
The Tarkington at the Palladium
Show times vary
Tickets $18-$20.25

23rd Annual Warren Holiday TreeFest themed “It’s Christmas Time Again.”
November 18-22
Browse 40+ decorated trees at the Warren Performing Arts Center, Warren High School
Trees available for purchase and range from 10’ timbers embellished by professional designers to compact 2.5’ creations by area celebrities
Performances by local choirs and dance groups; Holiday décor available at the gift shop
Indianapolis Symphonic Band will perform at 7P on November 22
All proceeds benefit Warren Arts & Education

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
Saturday, November 19
Santa’s Sleigh

Handmade Indiana
Saturday, November 19; 9A-3P
Shop handmade crafts by local artisans at the Indiana State Museum

Santa Letter Drop Off
Fishers Parks and Rec
November 21-December 12
8:30A-4:30P, Monday-Friday
Santa has dropped off a very special mailbox that will send your letters directly to his workshop.  He has promised to reply to each letter he receives. All letters must include a self addressed stamped envelope so Santa can get back to you without delay!  For fourth grade and younger. 
Drop off at: Fishers Town Hall and 11565 Brooks School Rd.

Drumstick Dash
Take part in a 4.5 or 2.3 mile run/walk with your friends and family
Thursday, November 24; 9A
Proceeds benefit Wheeler Mission Ministries

Fishers YMCA Inaugural “Wishbone 5k”
Thursday, November 24; 8A
Great for all ages; Kids “Fun Run” after the 5k
Proceeds benefit the “Y For All” Campaign
Family night and packet pick up, Wednesday, November 23, 5-8P

Christmas Tree Lightings:
-Carmel: November 19, 4:30-6:30P; Civic Square
-Noblesville: November 25, 7P; On the Square
-Indianapolis: November 27, 6-8P; Downtown Circle
-Fishers: December 1, 6:30-8:30P; Town Hall
-Westfield: December 2, 7P; Downtown

Christmas and Holiday Events:
(more to come on the December Calendar!  We'll be posting that on Tuesday, November 22nd for maximum event planning!  We're going to be gathering a list of Christmas light shows, so submit those to Mindy Here if you know of them!)

Hamilton Town Center “Holiday Festival”
Saturday, November 12; 2-9P
Live concerts, strolling carolers, food, animal shows, face painting, Santa’s arrival via helicopter, decorated streets, tree lighting, grand fireworks finale, and more!
Get More Info Here

Annual Christmas Parade; November 27, 2P

Westfield in Lights; December 2, 5:30-8:30P
Santa House, Tree lighting, Live nativity scene, Horse carriage rides, Carolers, Winter market with 30+ vendors, Fire pits

-Children’s Museum:
Jolly Days Winter Wonderland….enjoy the Yule Slide and more!
November 25-January 8

- Christmas at the Zoo
November 25- December 30 (Opened Wednesdays-Sundays)
Santa’s village, Animals, Animated light shows

-“Holiday Shoppers Express”
Saturday, November 26
Ride the Indiana Transportation Museum’s Train from Fishers to Noblesville and explore the holiday decorated square!
See Santa, enjoy shopping in decorated shops, complimentary hot chocolate and coffee
4 arrival and 4 departure times, so go and stay as long as you like and make a day of it!
$7 round trip tickets for adults; $3 ages 2-12; 2 and under Free
Reservations required; Buy your tickets NOW!

-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

-Ongoing Activities-

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!

*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

Chicken Limo and The Hippo Party Bus
Rent the privately-driven Chicken Limo for your next fun occasion!
Seats 8; $85/hour
Rent the privately-driven Hippo Party Bus for an even bigger party!
Seats 18; $150/hour
Loaded iPod on each rental

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 Areas
Great Fall and Holiday events on the calendar!
Open Tuesday-Sunday; Outdoor areas closed November thru March.

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!

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

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 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!)

Skateland Family Skate Events, Rollerskating
1st Wed of each month: Tiny Tot Skates
Character Skates; Saturdays; 11A-1:30P
Nov 5-Skate with Elmo
Nov 12-Skate with Spongebob
Nov 19-Skate with Yo Gabba Gabba’s Brobee
Nov-26-Carnival Skate
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

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

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