Event Calendar week of 5/10



Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship ● Continuing this series housed in the Museum of Miniature Houses, Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship features the poems and photography of Shari Wagner, Indiana’s Poet Laureate. Enjoy her artistic expressions in ways Sounds and Songs of Ireland. MaryAnne Mathews will demonstrate various Irish classics in a way you’ll not forget! ● May 11 at noon ● Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections: 111 E. Main St., Carmel ● Free, donations accepted. ● 317-575-0240 ● www.museumofminiatures.org


How Does Your Garden Grow? ● Children ages 2-5 will love exploring nature through studying seeds, flowers, and gardens. Kids will then get the chance to make a themed craft for a loved one. This class is a series of events hosted by Prairie Tykes, a program for kids to make new friends and learn more about the world around them. Children must be accompanied by an adult (at no extra charge). ● May 12 from 9:30-11 am and May 13 from 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. ● Conner Prairie: 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers ● Reservation required ● $12 per child, $11 per member ● 317-776-6000 ● www.connerprairie.org 

A Dream Come True ● Celebrate Native American culture and create a beautiful dream catcher to keep. Participants 13 and up are invited to build their own dream catcher, rumored to catch bad dreams from trickling down into the dreams of the sleeping. Register in advance to create your own unique and creative piece of decoration. ● May 12 from 1-2 p.m. ● Roy G. Holland Memorial Park: 1 Park Dr., Fishers ● R$16/NR$24 ● 317-595-3150


Movies in The Park: Hotel Transylvania 2 ● Enjoy a free movie with the family this week! Arrive early to secure good seats (it is suggested that attendees bring their own blankets, lawn chairs, etc.) and get ready for Hotel Transylvania 2 to begin at dusk. Closed captioning available. Parents are encouraged to look into the featured films before bringing the family. Share photos with the hashtag #FishersMovies! ● May 13 at dusk ● Nickel Plate District: 6 Municipal Dr., Fishers ● Free ● 317-595-3150


Dragons and Dances of China ● This event is especially conducive to kids! Enjoy music, colorful costumes, dance, and even a dragon that will enchant an audience of all ages. Members of the ICCCI Dragon and Dance teams will convey the beauty of their culture in an intrinsic, artistic form. Capacity is limited. ● May 14 at 10:30 a.m. ● $10 per child, two free adult tickets with every child ticket purchased ● The Center for the Performing Arts at the Palladium: 3 Center Green, Carmel ● 317-843-3800 ● www.thecenterpresents.org

Alice in Wonderland ● Take a trip through Alice’s fantasy world within the rabbit hole, as portrayed by the Central Indiana Dance Ensemble. Everyone’s favorite characters come to life in this special rendition, including White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, and Caterpillar. As this event lasts for only one day, be sure to get tickets as soon as possible! ● May 14 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. ● Ticket prices vary ● The Center for the Performing Arts at the Tarkington: 3 Center Green, Carmel ● 317-843-3800 ● www.thecenterpresents.org

Drawn to the District ● The Carmel Arts and Design District welcomes plein air artists to paint the district on a few select days in May. Join other artists and enjoy creating art as often as you choose, whether it is one hour, one day, or every weekend! All types of artists, all ages, all levels including 3-D are welcome to join in the fun. Art classes for adults and children will also be offered. A schedule of events can be found online. ● May 14, 28, and 29 ● Carmel Arts & Design District: Main St. and Range Line Rd., Carmel ● 317-571-2787 ● www.carmelartsanddesign.com/FEATURES/drawn_to_the_district


Evolution of a Dancer ● The Indiana Ballet Conservatory presents a highly entertaining and educational performance showcasing the training process from the youngest Preparatory Division students in the program, all the way through the Professional Training Program & Level 8 graduates. The performance will follow each stage of development along a dancer’s journey. Enjoy class pieces from each level at IBC, as well as some award-winning soloists and ensembles from international ballet competitions. ● May 15 at 3 p.m. ● The Center for the Performing Arts at the Tarkington: 3 Center Green, Carmel ● 317-843-3800 ● www.thecenterpresents.org


Drawing Class (Session 2) ● 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. Beginners are welcome. ● May 16-June 13, recurs on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. ● Nickel Plate Arts Campus: 107 South Eighth St., Noblesville ● $100/10 weeks ● 317-452-3690 ● www.nickelplatearts.org/event/monday-night-drawing-class-session-2-10 


PlayFULL Hours: Build a Playground ● 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 focusing on materials and activities about playgrounds! The event will be outside, weather permitting. Parents, participation is required. ● May 17 from 10-11 a.m. ● Billericay Park: 12690 Promise Rd., Fishers ● R$2/NR$3 or Flex Pass ● 317-595-3150