Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Calendar of Events for February 2012

*Events are organized by Dated, Service Projects, and Ongoing/Area Venue 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!

-February Dated Events-

Hearthside Suppers
Conner Prairie
Select evenings thru March 25
Recommended for ages 10 and older
(We went in 2010 and LOVED it!!)

Super Bowl Science
Conner Prairie
Wednesday, February 1
Find out why a spiral throw is so important, how speed and weight affect how hard players get hit and how they keep their balance and direction while swerving through the air….then test your own skills, too!

Children’s Museum
FREE for First Thursday 2/2 from 4-8PM
FREE for President’s Day 2/20

Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam
Thursday, February 2
Concert featuring star-studded performances by well-known artists
Pepsi Coliseum

Broad Ripple Super Fest
Friday, February 3-Sunday, February 5 Caricatures, ice sculptures, face painting, indoor/outdoor venues, games, Radio Disney
Get More Info Here!

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
Saturday, February 11
Valentine card creator

Valetine’s Day Show at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio
February 11 and 12
Various show times; purchase your tickets online at link below!
Hosted by Sweetheart the Clown
Tickets: $10/person; includes show, a special treat, and juice box!

2012 Ford 58th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show
February 17-20
Tickets: Adults-$13, Children 6-12 $8, 5 and under Free!

Free Community Day at Conner Prairie
President’s Day, Monday, February 20
Get More Info Here!

Free Admission at the Children’s Museum

President’s Day, Monday, February 20



Magic School Bus Live! The Climate Challenge

Wednesday, February 22


Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University

Adults: $13, Children: $8
Get More Info Here!

Book Benefit and Bazaar, a Shopping Extravaganza
Hosted by the MOMS Club® of Fishers-NE
Friday, February 24
Shop 35+ vendors from the area in support of benefiting the Hamilton County East Public Library

Dora the Explorer Live, “Dora’s Pirate Adventure”
February 24-March 31
Fridays at 10A; Saturdays at 10A and 1P
Beef and Boards
Tickets: $14

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
Saturday, February 25
Rumblin’ race car

Kids Helping Kids Garage Sale
Saturday, February 25
Noblesville Parks and Rec
Clean out the toys and closets, this sale is for kids, by kids!  Profit is kept by the kids!  Admission and table rental go towards programs in Noblesville Parks and Rec
Vendors: $12/table; Non-residents $17/table
Admittance: $1/person

Summer Camp Fair 2012

Saturday, February 25


The Fashion Mall at Keystone

Explore 75+ overnight camps, day camps and summer programs.  We will provide lots of fun entertainment from Radio Disney, face painters, our prize wheel, and much more! Every child who attends will also receive a free ID from Kids BMV.

Polar Bear Run
Saturday, February 25
30th Annual 3-mile and 5-mile runs…great for friends and family!
Summer Camp Fair 2012, by Indy's Child
Saturday, February 25
The Fashion Mall at Keystone
Explore 75+ overnight camps, day camps and summer programs.  We will provide lots of fun entertainment from Radio Disney, face painters, our prize wheel, and much more! Every child who attends will also receive a free ID from Kids BMV.

The Language of Music
Sunday, February 26
SymFUNy Sundays where families take part in preconcert activities
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Ruditoonz Winter Kids Koncert
Monday, February 27
Classical hits and sing-along favorites for kids ages 2-5
Monon Community Center, Carmel

Freedom Train
Tuesday, February 28
The story of Harriet Tubman, a woman born a slave and helping over 300 other slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad
Tickets: $13 adults, $8 children
Clowes Memorial Hall

Clifford the Big Red Dog Live
Wednesday, February 29
10A-Noon; Noon-2P
Ages PreK-2nd Grade
Tickets: $8
Clowes Memorial Hall

Monster Jam Truck Show
Saturday, March 3
Lucas Oil Stadium

-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

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-

Ben and Ari’s
(Read our Crew Review!)
Arcades, Bowling, Miniature Golf, Parties, Pizza
Fishers, 141st and SR 37

Blue Ribbon Carriage Rides
(Read our Crew Review!)
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
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

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
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!
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
(See our Crew Review!)
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
Get More Info Here!

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

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)


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