Event Calendar week of 2/22



PlayFULL Hours: Natural Wonderland ● Children ages 1-5 are welcome to join in PlayFULL hours for unstructured playtime and socialization with other young kids. Each session features a specific theme, the current theme being our natural wonderland. Parents, participation is required. Program is indoors only. ● Feb. 24 from 10-11 a.m. ● Billericay Park: 12690 Promise Rd., Fishers ● R$2/NR$3 or Flex Pass ● 595-3150


Life Skills for Teens ● Teens will learn skills for making lifelong, successful choices and effective decision making at this series of skill-learning sessions at Ivy Tech. Session One will cover topics including resumes, finances and student loans. Register for both sessions at the same time to receive a discount! Today is the last opportunity to attend Session One. ● Feb. 25 from 4-5 p.m. ● Recreation Annex at Ivy Tech: 300 N. 17th St., Noblesville ● $50 per session, $70 for both sessions purchased together ● 770-5750


Mother-Son Superhero Challenge ● Moms, take your level of adventure with your son to a whole new level with fun bonding activities. Pizza, bingo, a costume contest, trivia and a scavenger hunt are just some of the exciting events you’ll get to spend time with your son doing. It will be a night of laughter and bonding for everyone! Aunts, grandmas, and older female role models are more than welcome to attend with a young gentlemen sidekick. ● Feb. 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. ● $15 ● Monon Community Center & The Waterpark: 1235 Central Park Dr. E., Carmel ● 573-5243 ● www.carmelclayparks.com/superhero-sidekick-challenge

Roving Indiana ● Discover various fiber wonders at 13 local yarn shops in Hamilton Co., including Always in Stitches and Black Sheep Yarn. Purchasing an event passport allows participants to collect gifts, get discounts and enter to win a prize at each participating premier yarn shops. ● Feb. 26-Mar. 13 during business hours ● Passports cost $7.50 ● Always in Stitches

Address: 1808 East Conner St., Noblesville ● 776-4227 ● www.rovingindiana.com

Polish Baltic Philharmonic ● Founded in 1945, on the heels of postwar Poland, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic is the largest musical institution in northern Poland, and is coming to visit the city! Multiple classic pieces will be performed. Feel free to attend the pre-concert discussion (which is complimentary for ticketholders), led by Professor Heather Platt. In addition, former Polish President Lech Walesa says he “wishes the wonderful people of Carmel, Indiana all good wishes, and hopes that they enjoy the performance of the major orchestra of Gdansk, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra.” ● Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ● Ticket prices vary ● The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts: 1 Center Green, Carmel ● 843-3800 ● www.thecenterpresents.org


Carmel Winter Farmers Market ● Missing the Farmers Market this winter season? Check out the Carmel Winter Indoor Farmers Market featuring local grown and produced foods such as winter vegetables, meats, eggs, maple syrup, honey, baked goods and cheeses. The market offers a chance for consumers to produce local produce and reasonable prices. ● Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Recurs every Saturday. ● Founders Park All-Purpose building: 11675 Hazel Parkway, Carmel ● 710-0162 ● www.carmelfarmersmarket.com

Learn a New Board Game ● Disconnect from your phone and reconnect with people! New board games far exceed the ones you remember from childhood. Local game developers Action Phase Games will demo February releases Scoundrel Society and Ninja Camp at noon while other enthusiasts will be playing family and strategy games until 11pm. No need to bring anything just come in and reboot! ● Feb. 27 from noon-11 p.m. ● FREE ● Saltire Games, 11723 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis ● (317) 823 – 1645, saltiregames.com

Hoosier Heart-Land ● In honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial, this year’s Nickel Plate Art’s Valentine’s exhibit features works that depict what artists love about the Hoosier state. Meant to serve as a visual love letter to Indiana, this event commemorates the people, places, and things that make this state what it is today. Even in dreary February days, you will be able to marvel at what a complex, vibrant place Indiana has become. Today is the last day this exhibit will be on display. ● Feb. 27 ● Nickel Plate Arts Campus: 107 S. Eighth St., Noblesville ● 542-3690 ● www.nickelplatearts.org


Star Wars Game Day ● Bring your inner Jedi, rebel or storm trooper to meet others from your side of the force from the 501 Legion Bloodfin Garrison and Rebel Legion Mos Espa Base for photos and interactions. Learn to play Star Wars Armada, X-Wing, Imperial Assault, Living Card, and roleplaying games. Promos and other giveaways for playing and dropping in to learn more about the force! ● Feb. 28 from 1-5 p.m. ● FREE ● Saltire Games 11723 Pendleton Pike ● (317) 823 – 1645, saltiregames.com


Drawing Class ● Learn to improve your artistic skills in this art class for all skill levels. Nickel Plate Studio Artists Bruce Neckar and John Reynolds will provide subject matter and provide tips. Nickel Plate Arts will be responsible for providing graphite sticks, newsprint, and drawing boards, although participants may bring their own materials. Must be 15 or older. ● Feb. 29-Mar. 7 recurring every Monday, from 7-9 p.m. ● Nickel Plate Arts Campus: 107 South Eighth St., Noblesville ● $100/10 weeks ● 452-3690 ● www.mkt.com/nickel-plate-arts/drawing-class-session

Nickel Plate Art Showcase Artist: Michael Jack ● Get lost in the rich colors and details of photographs by Michael Jack this month. The walls of the Stephenson House will be filled with his works, concluding today! ● Feb. 29 ● Free ● Nickel Plate Arts Campus: 107 South Eighth St., Noblesville ● 452-3690 ● www.nickelplatearts.org


Hoosier Hysteria for Kids ● In honor of the Indiana Bicentennial 2016, the Carmel Clay Public Library presents Hoosier Hysteria at the Library during the month of March. All ages are welcome to this Children’s Department activity. Celebration of Indiana’s tradition of basketball madness, a tournament of Hoosier kidlit authors, special school age basketball themed programming, scavenger hunts, crafts, trivia, and more are offered! ● Mar. 1-31 at varying business hours ● Carmel Clay Public Library: 55 Fourth Ave. SE, Carmel ● 844-3363 ● www.carmel.lib.in.us