Posted By Paula Henry on Wednesday, September 05, 2012 2:27:00 AM | 2 Comments
It's hard to believe I am writing about Labor Day activities already. But, it's that time of year and the best time to enjoy outdoor activities and festivals.
One of the most popular festivals in Indianapolis has always been the Indianapolis Greek Fest. It really should be called the Greek Feast, because this is the place to be if you enjoy Greek food. What's not to love!
Although I'm not Greek and can't even claim to have one ounce of Greek blood, I truly enjoy a good Gyro with creamy goodness of tzatziki sauce. It doesn't stop there, though - there's nothing on the menu at Greek Fest I haven't eaten and truly enjoyed.
Posted By Paula Henry on Monday, January 30, 2012 8:50:00 PM | 3 Comments
Super Bowl XLVI will kickoff in just a matter of days. The anticipation and excitement is palpable everywhere you go, especially downtown Indianapolis! Take some time this week to do the Super Bowl Shuffle out of your normal routine and into the events surrounding this piece of sports history!
Super Bowl Village will continue all week in downtown Indianapolis! Free concerts, zip-lines, the famous Roman numeral statue, the NFL Experience and more abound.
Posted By Paula Henry on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:48:00 AM | 2 Comments
SUPER BOWL XLVI in Indianapolis
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you should know that Indianapolis will be the host city of Super Bowl XLVI (46). On Sunday, February 5, 2012 Lucas Oil Stadium will be filled to the brim with eager fans cheering on the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. This is the first time Indianapolis has ever hosted a Super Bowl and we couldn’t be more excited! A plethora of fanfare surrounding this epic event awaits all Central Indiana football fans. Even if you don’t love football, you will love all of the happenings around town leading up to the big game.
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SUPER BOWL HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK ~ MONDAY 1/23 – SUNDAY 1/29
Posted By Paula Henry on Monday, January 16, 2012 6:27:00 AM | 2 Comments
Picks of the week ~ 1/16 – 1/22/2012
After two whole weeks of keeping your New Year resolutions, reward yourself with a pleasurable outing! Here are our top picks for Central Indiana happenings this week.
1/16 MONDAY ~ FREE ADMISSION DAY, INDIANA HISTORY CENTER In celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Indiana History Center will be offering free admission, films about Dr. King’s life and the Civil Rights era and a special themed craft.
1/16 MONDAY ~ FREE ADMISSION DAY, CONNER PRARIE In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the park will be open to the public from 10am until 5pm, free of charge. Bring a canned good to support Third Phase, Hamilton County. Conner Prairie
1/16 MONDAY ~ FREE ADMISSION DAY, THE CHILDREN’S...
Happy New Year, Central Indiana! Has the hustle and bustle left you with nothing but torn paper, half-eaten goodies and pine needles stuck in the carpet? Never fear, we have a cure for your after-holiday blues! Here are our top picks to help you wrap up the old and ring in the new!
Posted By Paula Henry on Monday, December 12, 2011 5:56:00 PM | 1 Comment
We are on the hunt for the best decorated Holiday homes in Indianapolis - so let us know in the comments the 'must see' Holiday homes. Next week we'll put up a map and a poll where you can vote for the best decorated home.
The following is from a friend of mine who shares about their family tradition of finding 'the' house. The home she is talking about, shown in the video, is no longer decorated for the Holidays, so we're looking for your opinion of the best decorated home in the Indianapolis area. Send us pictures if you want; we'll post them here!
OUR FAVORITE FAMILY CHRISTMAS OUTING ~ THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE
Our favorite family tradition in Indy! We pile our crew...
Bundle up the kiddos and pile in the car! There’s an unlimited number of holiday events for kids and families in Central Indiana this week. These are just our favorite picks. So, drop the tinsel and lights, don’t forget your mittens and stop kicking your little brother – it’s time for a family outing! (Don’t make me stop this blog!)
Dust off your clutch purse and top coat, because this week we’re taking you out to the theatre! We’ve compiled a list of our top theatre picks for the month, taking you beyond the velvet ropes. So, please silence your smartphones and no photographs are allowed while viewing the picks of this week…
AN EVENING OF MAGIC THEATRE AND VAUDVILLE
12/6 TUESDAY - Shows Tuesday Dec. 6th only at the Theatre on the Square, Indianapolis. Two of America’s best magicians join forces creating a show so amazing...
Now that we’ve packed up all of our harvest décor and picked over all the Thanksgiving leftovers, let’s talk Christmas! Central Indiana offers some of the most wonderful Holiday happenings that can turn even the scroogy-ist Scrooge into a jolly old elf. Here are our top picks for Holiday fun this week.
11/28 MONDAY ~ COUNTRY CHRISTMAS AT STONYCREEK FARM
All of Indiana will be bustling this week and the excitement of the season will be brewing. With a chill in the air and the Holidays on our minds, we’ll all be searching for that perfect “something” that ignites our spirits. Here are our favorite events to kick off the Holiday season this Thanksgiving week.
11/21 Monday ~ Capitol Christmas Tree Tour
See the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes a stop in Santa Claus, IN. Guests can sign the banner that travels with the tree to Washington, DC. This is one of only 26 stops the tree will make across country, and the only stop it will make in Indiana.
Posted By Paula Henry on Saturday, August 06, 2011 8:41:00 PM | 1 Comment
It's that time of year in Indianapolis. You don't have to eat everything, but you'll have a hard time choosing from so many great restaurants and menus. Beginning August 8th at many downtown restaurants, Devour Downtown brings together the best of Indianapolis dining so you visit your favorite restaurant or try a new one.
With almost 50 participating restaurants, you're sure to find something you like at a place everyone can agree on.
Gather your friends for a party or enjoy an intimate dinner with your loved one. Many restaurants will be showcasing their signature dishes and offering a great deal.
Depending on the restaurant, you can get 2 meals for $30.00 or $30.00 a person. Whether you're favoring a great steak from Ruth's Chris, fried pickles and a brew at Scotty's or seafood at McCormick and Schmick's,...
Brownsburg Indiana - Experience a full day of fun starting with the Fourth of July parade beginning at 10:00 from the Brownsburg High Shool and ending at Arbuckle Acres Park. The parade is followed by a Carnival at the park...
A new resident recently arrived at the Indianapolis Zoo. A baby Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf, believed to be a male, was born June 3 to mother Nova. The Zoo in Indianapolis is the only location in the Midwest where you can interact with dolphins. This video shows dolphins in training.
The zoo has many wonderful exhibits year-round, and summer is a perfect time to come out and explore this downtown treasure. The zoo was the first facility to receive triple accreditation as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. The zoo opened in 1964 and is located in White River State Park.
Tiger Forest is a new exhibit featuring the zoo’s three Amur Tigers. A glass viewing area allows visitors to observe these...
Kick off your weekend with an outdoor musical experience at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center at 450 West Ohio Street in downtown Indianapolis. The 2011 Concerts on the Canal series features a spectacular lineup of jazz, blues and R&B entertainers. The concert series is held at The Kruse Family Stardust Terrace at the History Center on Thursday evenings through Aug. 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Concert guests may bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages, or purchase items from the on-site café, outdoor grill and cash bar. Chairs and blankets can be brought in for free seating or tables can be reserved, for a fee, on the terrace. Parking is available...
This weekend will be a great time to visit the Indianapolis Flower and Home Show. The rain outside holds the promise Spring is on it's way What better way to launch into Spring than to look at beautiful flowers and gardens.
.Whether you looking for a garden overhaul or just want to add some color to your garden, this is your opportunity to see some professionally designed garden spaces.
Meet Chip Wade from HGTV's 'Curb Appeal' and learn get great ideas for maximizing your homes curb appeal. This is especially important if you plan on selling your home this spring.
Don't have a lot of garden space, but still want to beautify your outdoor area, check out the Big Ideas for Small spaces segment.
Best of all the Flower and Home Show is located at Lucas...
Today begins the annual '12 Free Days of Christmas' the city of Indianapolis conducts every year. This is really a great time to get out and explore the city.
Starting today with free admission to the Eiteljorg Museum. The Eiteljorg is a Museum dedicated to Native American and Western Arts and has one of the best collections in the world. The building itself is unique and looks like they picked it up from the deserts of New Mexico and planted here in Indianapolis. I'm not sure that will be enough to keep you warm today, so go inside and check out the museum.
The line up this year includes favorites for all. You're sure to find something you want to do. Free admission and activities for the 12 Free Days of Indy Christmas include:
Tour of James Whitcomb Riley' Home and Museum in Lockerbie Square
Mistletoe Musical Festival at the Indianapolis Arts Garden
The Holidays are a perfect time to get out and explore the city. The Holiday calendar for Indianapolis is jam packed with activities for every day in the month of December. These are some of my favorites.
Circle of Lights at Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Whether you drive, walk or take a horse drawn carriage around the circle, this Indianapolis landmark is a must see during the Holidays.
When you can’t decide what to do or just don’t know what is happening around Indianapolis, don’t despair! AroundIndy.com is a great website dedicated to keeping track of “things to do” around Indy.
They offer an extensive community calendar featuring day to day activities and events around Indy, from Farmers Markets and concerts to day trips and dining. The site directory will help you find local activities, even neighborhood garage sales.
The best part, straight from the webmaster: “You don't have to take any surveys, answer any questions, jump through any hoops, or register for ANYTHING to see and use the entire site. We promise no pop-up ads, no junk e-mail, no spam, no spyware, ...