Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday Happenings

The Christmas season is here! There are some many great things to do with your family in Central Indiana. Here are a few highlights.

**FREE** Christmas at Lilly House - Indianapolis Museum of Art Grounds - Now-January 4 - See the home decorated in the style of a 1930s and 40s style for the holidays.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Jolly Days - Now-January 4 - Take a ride down the Yule Slide, visit with Santa, go "ice fishing" and more winter activities.


Indiana State Museum - Celebration Crossing - Now-December 31 - Take a ride on the LS Ayres train, meet Santa and more. Celebration Crossing is at the Indiana State Museum Now- December 31.

**FREE** Circle of Lights - Monument Circle - - Head downtown to see the holiday decorations on Monument Circle.

**FREE** Mail a Letter to Santa - Monument Circle - Have a letter for Santa? Drop it in a special mailbox on the east side of Monument Circle. The mailbox will be there until December 18. *Please note - All letters must have a return address for Santa to reply! (stamped, self-addressed envelope appreciated).

Christmas at the Zoo - Now-December 30 - Wednesdays-Sundays 5-9pm - Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day - Take an evening stroll through the Indianapolis Zoo to enjoy the Christmas lights, carolers and more.

Indiana Repertory Theatre - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Now-December 26 - See this classical Christmas tale on stage at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration - December 5-23 - Take your family to this holiday tradition in downtown Indianapolis.

Eiteljorg Museum - Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure - Now-January 19-Watch model trains wind past landmarks from Indianapolis and through the American West.

Winterland Light Show - Ellis Park in Danville - 600 E. Main Street - Now-December 30 - Drive through the musically animated Winterland Light Show. The show runs Sunday-Thursday from 6-9pm and Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm. Admission is $8. Get a coupon for $3 off at www.danville-chamber.org.

Conner Prairie - Gingerbread Village - Now-January 4 - Take a stroll through a village that looks good enough to eat. Visit the Gingerbread Village at Conner Prairie. The village was created by both professional and amateur builders. It's free with museum admission.

Conner Prairie by Candlelight - Take a 60 minute guided tour to experience the holidays in 1836. The tours are December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20. For reservations call 317-776-6006.

Indiana Historical Society - Festival of Trees - Now-January 3 - 10am-5pm 

Beef &apos Boards Dinner Theatre - A Beef &apos Boards Christmas - Now-December 23 - Tickets range from $38.50-$63.50 and include a holiday buffet. For more information or to purchase tickets call 317-872-9664 or visit www.beefandboards.com.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mary Poppins On Stage!

Take your family to see Mary Poppins on stage at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre. The Disney musical is on stage through June 29. 

Beef and Boards is offering a $10 discount for all kids tickets, ages 3-15.

To reserve your seats, call the box office at 317-872-9664 or visit www.beefandboards.com.


Mary Poppins (Cara Statham Serber) and Bert (Buddy Reeder) show Jane (Kennedy Martin) and Michael (Logan Sejas) a new perspective in Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre’s current production of Mary Poppins, now on stage through June 29.



Friday, March 21, 2014

Best Bets for the Weekend

Happy Spring!

Spring Bulb Show - Garfield Park Conservatory - Friday, March 21 - Celebrate spring at the Spring Bulb Show at Garfield Park Conservatory. See a display of tulips and other spring blooms. The Conservatory is open on Friday from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Admission is $3 or $8 per family.

Kids Story Time - Indy Reads Books - Saturday, March 22 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - Take your kids to this weekly story time. Also, get a great deal on a book while you are there. Most of the donated children's books are just $1.

Face Painting Workshop for Kids - College Avenue Library - Saturday, March 22 1 p.m. - Kids ages 7 and up are invited to the College Avenue Library to learn the basics of face painting. Call 317-275-4320 to register.


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

FREE Frozen BluRay

I found a great deal this morning! If you are planning to buy "Frozen," I found a way to get it FREE! I signed up for a free account on the site, TopCashBack. With a new account I was given an exclusive offer when I order the "Frozen" Blu-Ray Combo pack from Walmart. This offer expires on March 21!

Here is how you do it. 

1. Visit TopCashBack and set up a new account with your email address. 
2. Search for Walmart.
3. After you select Walmart, you should see this offer below.
4. Follow the link to Walmart
5. Order Frozen for $19.96. Be sure not to put anything else in your cart or the order will not work.
6. Select Store Pick-up.
7. In a few weeks, TopCashback will put $22 in your account


Friday, March 14, 2014

Best Bets for the Weekend


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Happy St. Patrick's Day Weekend!

Here are a few ways to celebrate.

Blarney Bash - Georgia Street - Saturday, March 15 noon-10 p.m. - Head downtown to Georgia Street for Blarney Bash. The event features live music from My Yellow Rickshaw and The Flying Toasters.

23rd Annual Shamrock Run and Walk - Saturday, March 15 10 a.m. - Start off the day with a run or walk. This four-mile course starts and finishes on Monument Circle. Afterward, enjoy ShamRockin' the Circle.

How I Became A Pirate - Pyramid Players - Beef and Boards - Saturday 1 p.m. - See the popular children's book by Melinda Long come alive on stage. The show is just one hour long and includes a snack and drink.

Cinderella - Peewinkle's Puppet Studio - Saturday, March 15 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.- Peewinkle's puppets present this classic fairytale,

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries - Old National Centre - Saturday, March 15 1 p.m.- See the musical adventures of Scooby-Doo and those "meddling kids."

Ansel Adams - Eiteljorg Museum - Now-August 3- This is one of my favorite photographers. I have not been yet this time, but the last time the exhibit was in town, it was fantastic. This exhibit showcases photographs by the late Ansel Adams. Admission is $12; $10 for seniors, $6 for ages 5-17 and 4 and under are free.
















Friday, February 14, 2014

Best Bets for the Weekend

Happy Valentine's Day!

Looking for something to as a family this Valentine's Weekend? Here's a look at what's going on around town.

PowerShares QQQ at Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Tonight, head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to tennis greats John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. The PowerShares QQQ Challenge begins at 7 p.m.  Tickets start at $25.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Heart and Soul: An Evening of Romance - Spend Valentine's Day with the Symphony. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Indiana Ice Vs. Tri-City Storm - Enjoy hockey with your Valentine's. The Indiana Ice take on the Tri-City Storm February 14 and 15 at the Pan Am Pavilion downtown.

Indiana State Museum - Indiana Art Fair - Shop from more than 60 Indiana Artists during the Indiana Art Fair on February 14 and 15. A variety of mediums are available. Friday is preview night from 5:30-8 p,m. and tickets are $25 or $20/members. Saturday's admission is included with regular museum admission. The fair is Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.





Friday, January 17, 2014

MLK Day FREE Events



Many kids will have to go to school on Martin Luther King Day to make up for snow days, including my daughter. But if you still have the day off, there are a lot of things you can do in Indy for FREE! Here's a look.

White River State Park - You will get one free admission per attraction for each canned good you bring for Gleaner's Food Bank. Attractions include Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, IMAX Theater, Eiteljorg Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions and Victory Field.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Visit the museum between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy free admission and celebrate the live, achievements and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There will special activities and performances.

Rhythm! Discovery Center - 110 W. Washington St. - Enjoy free admission from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Indiana History Center - 450 W. Ohio St. - Enjoy free admission, hands-on activities, storytelling and more. the museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Conner Prairie - 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers - Free admission and special activities from
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Harlem Globetrotters - Bankers Life Fieldhouse- This isn't free, but I wanted to include it. I loved watching the Globetrotters when I was a kid and still do. They will play at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $23-$114.