Winter Fun keeps kids active and entertained


Kids, Come Spend the Night at the Monon Community Center
Leave your parents at home, gather your friends, and pack your overnight bag for the Winter Blast Lock-In at the Monon Community Center on Friday, January 18 at 6pm to Saturday, January 19 at 9am. Activities will include team games, group challenges, crafts, and more! We will provide dinner on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, and snacks throughout the event. Each participant will need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and overnight items. In order to provide enough food and supplies for all, participants must be pre-registered by Wednesday, January 13. Register now at (use activity #339002-01).

Fee is $25/person. Appropriate for ages 6-14 years. Contact Traci Pettigrew, Event Supervisor, at 317.573.5243 or for more information.
Winter Kids Koncerts: Interactive and fun music for children

The Winter Kids Koncert series is an enriching and engaging experience for young children ages 2-5 years. Filled with sing and dance-along favorites, each show lasts one hour. These kid-friendly concerts are carefully crafted to be entertaining and allow for the children to dance and sing. All Kids Koncerts are from 10-11am  at the Monon Community Center Banquet Rooms and are free to the public. Register early at
The concert schedule includes:
·        Monday, January 28 – Ruditoonz
·        Monday, February 25 – Island Breeze
·        Monday, March 25 – Mik the Music Man
·        Monday, April 29 – Stacia Demos

Contact Traci Pettigrew, Event Supervisor, at 317.573.5243 or for more information.
Daddies & Daughters, Come Dance the Night Away at Our Princess Ball

Formerly known as the Daddy Daughter Dance, the Princess Ball adds a level of elegance and enchantment to your typical dance. Bring your princess to the Monon Community Center Ballroom on Saturday, February 9, from 6-9pm for an evening of dancing and fun. Cuddle together on the horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, enjoy a variety of hot hors d’oeuvres, serve yourself a bubbly refreshment from the punch fountain, and dance the night away. This event is not exclusive to daddy’s and daughters only: uncles, grandpas, and older male role models are more than welcome to attend with their little princess. The horse-drawn carriage and beautiful decorations turn this event into a magical evening you will never forget.

Fee is $40/couple; $10/additional daughter. Appropriate for ages 4+ years. Register now at (use activity #229005-01; 229005-02 for additional daughters). Contact Traci Pettigrew, Event Supervisor, at 317.573.5243 or for more information.


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