Friday, January 6, 2012

Calendar of Events for January 2012

*Events are organized by Dated, Service Projects, and Ongoing/Area Venue make sure to scroll all the way down!!

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

-Dated January Events-

“Willy Wonka”

Thru January 7

Presented by Civic Theater

Ticket prices and show times vary

At The Tarkington at the Palladium, Carmel

Children’s Museum

Jolly Days Winter Wonderland….enjoy the Yule Slide and more!

Thru January 8

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

Eiteljorg Museum

Thru January 8

Over 1200 feet of train track is decorated and embellished with themes and settings from the Wild West

Polar Bear Pedal, presented by BGI

Monday, January 2

Free Indianapolis Family Bike Ride

Join Mayor Ballard on a 12.2-mile bike ride to celebrate Indy’s connected bikeways

Children’s Museum

Open for admission pricing on Monday 1/2

FREE for First Thursday 1/5 from 4-8PM

FREE for MLK Day Monday, 1/16 (we’ve been this day….it’s very busy!  But free!)

Hearthside Suppers

Conner Prairie

Select evenings January 6-March 25

Recommended for ages 10 and older

(We went in 2010 and LOVED it!!)

Lights Up, Sound Down

Movies for families and children with Autism and sensory issues

Saturday, January 7

10AM; Free!

“Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked”

Hamilton 16 IMAX, Noblesville Hamilton Town Center

World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour Train Show

January 7-8

Free riding train for kids; Train demos you can run; Vendor booths

Tickets: Adults $10; Kids 16 and under FREE with paying adult

Get More Info Here!

Devour Downtown Indianapolis

January 9-22

Support Indy-area restaurants and dine in downtown Indy

Check venues for age restrictions

Rhythm Discovery Center

(Read our Crew Review Here!)

Saturday, January 14th

Free admission from 10a-5P

Explore the world of music and sound with a hands-on approach!

Get More Info Here!

Jack and the Beanstalk Indianapolis Opera

Saturday, January 14th

11AM; Free!

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Saturday, January 14



Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale

January 14-15

Indiana State Fairgrounds

Tickets: $3.50/day or $5 for a 2-day pass; Kids 12 and under FREE!

Harlem Globetrotters

Monday, January 16, MLK Day

2PM at Conseco Fieldhouse

Tickets $25

Free Community Day at Conner Prairie

MLK Day, Monday, January 16



Disney on Ice, “Dare to Dream

January 18-22

Conseco Fieldhouse, Indy

Indianapolis Home Show

January 20-29

Tickets: Adults $13, Ages 6-12 $3, 5 & under Free

Bop to the Top

Saturday, January 21; 8:30A

One-America Building

The Bop to the Top is a 36-Floor Stair climb up the One-America Building. 780 Steps, 500 Feet Straight UP! Open to all ages and abilities. The event is a benefit for Riley Hospital for Children.

Children’s Tea At the historic Propylaeum in the Old Northside District in Indy

Saturday, January 21; 2PM

This month: “Dolly and Me”

Bring your doll and have a tea!  This fabulous fun tea is geared to you and your doll.  Dolls will have their own tea treats and tea cups.  Come dressed and have fun!

Adults: $18; Children: $6-$9

Reservations required

Super Bowl 2012

-“NFL Experience”

Event runs January 27-February 4

Tickets go on sale NOW!: $20 kids; $25 adults; Group packages and promo days available

-“NFL Village”

Event runs January 27-February 5


Zipline ($10/ride), Live Music and Entertainment, Vendors, Interactive Activities

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Saturday, January 28



Get More Info Here!

-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!

Kids Against Hunger

(See our Crew Review!)

3rd Saturday of the Month

Food Packing

Samaritan’s Purse, “Operation Christmas Child”

Pack a shoebox and support a child in need

Shepherd Community Center

TONS of ways to get involved and give back: soup kitchen, youth sports, tutoring, medical clinic, pancake breakfasts.  Find your fit!

Wheeler Mission Thrift Store

By selling new and gently used clothing and household items to the community, the Thrift Store helps fund vital ministry programs and also offers training and work opportunities for program participants. Volunteers are needed throughout the week to sort, organize, and clean donations at the Thrift Store and Donation Center.

-Ongoing Activities and Area Venues-
If we've been there, you'll see our Crew Review link attached!

Ben and Ari’s

(Read our Crew Review!)

Arcades, Bowling, Miniature Golf, Parties, Pizza

Fishers, 141st and SR 37

Get More Info Here!

Blue Ribbon Carriage Rides

(Read our Crew Review….coming soon!)

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

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

Children’s Art Gallery

Recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records as the Smallest Children’s Gallery!

Downtown Carmel

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

Open Thursday-Sunday; Outdoor areas closed thru March.

Cool Creek Park Nature Center

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

Earth Discovery Center

Eagle Creek Park

(See our Crew Review!)

$5 Park admission/car; Discovery Center Free

9A-5P Mon-Sat; 1P-5P Sun

Farmers Markets

- Carmel Winter Farmers Market

Saturdays; 9A-Noon

Carmel, City Center Building

-Trader’s Point Creamery

Saturdays; 9A-Noon


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

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!

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

Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

(Read our Crew Review….coming soon!)

Year-round puppet shows with holiday themes

Downtown Indy

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

Recreation Unlimited

(See our Crew Review!)

Indoor Playset Demo Showroom open for play!


$6 per child

Rhythm! Discovery Center

(See our Crew Review!)

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


-Carmel Ice Skadium

Open Year Round

Fees: $5-6.50; Skate Rental $3

-Indiana/World Ice Skating Academy

Open Year Round

Fees: Children $3-$4, Adults $4-5; Skate Rental $3

Pan Am Plaza, Downtown Indy

-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

-The Forum at Fishers, Ice Skating

Open Year Round

$6 entry; $4 skate rental; Ages 3 and under only pay skate rental

-Skateland Family Skate Events, Rollerskating

1st Wed of each month: Tiny Tot Skates

Character Skates; Saturdays; 11A-1:30P

West side of Indy

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

(See our Crew Review!)

Individual Trampolines, runways, walls, dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, foam pits, and fitness classes

Fishers, 121st and Cumberland Road

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

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)

1 comment:

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