Event Calendar week of 8/16

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Wednesday

2016 Program Series: Johnny Appleseed Fest ● In honor of the Indiana Bicentennial 2016, the Carmel Clay Public Library is organizing a year-long series of events celebrating Hoosier history. The next event is entitled the Johnny Appleseed Fest. This event, for young children and a supervising adult, features apple stories, apple activities, apple crafts and an apple snack – all in celebration of the famous Hoosier, Johnny Appleseed. ● Apr. 17 from 10am-1pm ● Carmel Clay Public Library: 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel ● 317-844-3363 ● www.carmel.lib.in.us 

The Art of Business and the Business of Art ● This workshop will walk new artists through the steps of setting up as a small business, including guidance on what types of paperwork to file, what insurance to have and features of effective business contracts. The session is led by a local business leader, appointed by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce. ● May 17 from 6:30-8pm ● Hamilton East Public Library: 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville ● $5 ● 317-452-3690 ● www.nickelplatearts.org/classes/art-of-business

Thursday

Senior Expo ● It’s National Senior Citizen Day! Celebrating one of our most valued generations by mingling with new friends and enjoying light refreshments as you connect with local businesses and organizations that help improve quality of life for many elderly individuals. ● Aug. 18 from 11am-1pm ● The Reserve at Hamilton Trace: 9974 Federalist Dr., Fishers ● Free! ● 317-595-3150

Friday

Amp After Dark Series ● Enjoy Fishers’ Amp After Dark concerts weekly throughout the rest of August! Adults are welcome to dance the night away under the summer stars. This week, Carrie Newcomer and Gary Walters will put on a great performance. ● Aug. 19 from 9-11pm ● Nickel Plate District: 6 Municipal Dr., Fishers ● Free ● www.fishers.in.us/index.aspx?nid=406

Movies in the Park: Inside Out ● Celebrate this summer with your family and friends under the stars, while watching a good movie! This week, Inside Out will be shown. Movies begin right at sunset. Parents are encouraged to determine beforehand whether or not the movies are appropriate for young children you may wish to bring. ● Aug. 19 at sunset ● Asa Bales Park: 205 West Hoover Rd., Westfield ● Free ● 317-804-3183 ● www.westfieldmoviesinthepark.com/jurassicworld

Rain on Main ● Beautifully painted rain barrels will be on display along Main Street, beginning with the IU Health North Gallery Walk. This is the last day the barrels will be on display before being auctioned off at the Aug. 20th Carmel Farmers Market. Don’t miss out on this unique artistic experience. ● Aug. 19 from 5-9pm ● Carmel Arts & Design District: Main Street and Rangeline Road, Carmel ● Free ● 317-571-2673 ● www.rainonmain.com

Carmel Celebration of Bands ● This free concert is a collaboration of many talented musicians in the Indiana Wind Symphony and will spotlight a variety of band performances, all the way from Mozart to Dixieland. This family-friendly event demonstrates and celebrates the influence of music throughout generations. This community gathering will also create a forum for accomplished musicians of all ages to perform high-caliber musical works. ● Aug. 19-20 ● Carmel Arts & Design District: 30 W. Main St., Carmel ● www.carmelcelebrationofbands.com 

Saturday

Lydia Hawkins’ Funeral Reenactment at Conner Prairie ● Prairietown’s beloved Lydia Hawkins has died following the birth of her latest child, leaving behind her husband and several children. Join the citizens of Prairietown as they share stories about Lydia. There will be sample funeral biscuits and shape-note singing, a style of 19th-century hymns. Watch as the coffin is carried to the cemetery, and Brother Brownfield performs a religious service. ● Aug. 13-14 at 1:30pm ● Conner Prairie: 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers ● Free with general admission ● 317-776-6006 ● www.connerprairie.org 

District Brew Fest ● Enjoy some of the best rock music and best beers at the BrewFest this weekend! Approximately 20 brewers will feature their best selections. Food vendors who will also have meals available for purchase. This effort to celebrate live music and community is also for a great cause, as a portion of the funds raised will go to Chaucie’s Place, a Hamilton County child advocacy organization. ● Aug. 20 from 12-4pm ● Carmel Arts & Design District: Main Street and Rangeline Road, Carmel ● $55 general admission, $135 VIP admission ● 317-370-4051 ● www.districtbrewfest.com 

Sunday

Church Basement Ladies at Beef & Boards ● The Lutheran ladies are back and as funny as ever in this laugh-a-minute series! It is 1965, and times are changing quickly as the women figure out how to keep things under control in the house of God! Don’t miss this last comical, entertaining performance! ● Aug. 21 ● Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre: 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis ● 317-872-9664 ● www.beefandboards.com

Monday

No events

Tuesday

Learn to Ice Skate ● The Carmel International Ice Skating Academy is offering a comprehensive group class that is fun, rewarding and safe. Whether you just want to learn the basics or are training competitively, these structured lessons are a great place to start! Open to ages 3 through adult. ● Aug. 23-Oct. 4, on Tuesdays, from 4:15-5:15pm ● Carmel Ice Skadium: 1040 E. 3rd Ave. SW., Carmel ● $90 per 6-week session (skate rental available for $18) ● 317-844-8889 ● www.carmeliceskadium.com


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