Event Calendar week of 9/13



Concerts on the Central Green — Give yourself something to look forward to on “humpdays” during lunch this month. Fishers Parks & Recreation for Concerts on the Central Green is presented by Meyer Najem Construction and provides entertainment while you enjoy a picnic with co-workers. Be sure to inquire about additional information concerning lunch discounts before the show. Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 26 from 12-1 p.m., 1 Municipal Dr., Fishers. Admission free. For more, 317-595-3150

Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy Craft Night — Ladies, get your hands on crafts that focus on female empowerment and deep connections with the world (and the galaxies beyond). This craft night is led by Nicole Amsler, who makes any complicated craft seem easy. All materials will be supplied but a small donation is welcomed. Sept. 14, Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville. Admission $10 suggested. For more, 317-452-3690 or www.galsguidesite.wordpress.com/craft-nights 


Savor Westfield — Enjoy a tasting event with samples from 16 local eateries, wineries and breweries. Adults age 21 and older can purchase a ticket that serves as a pass to all participating businesses. Taste the variety that your local community has to offer for one easy, reasonable fee. Sept. 15 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St., Carmel. Cost is $30 pre-sale, $35 at the door, $40 VIP pass. For more, www.savorwestfield.com

Kids’ Dulcimer Class — This is a unique six-week class for kids wanting to explore playing dulcimer instruments. Local musician Sharon Broyles will guide children and teach them to play simple tunes. A variety of music styles will be explored, with an emphasis on Irish music. Kids will also sing, act out poems using sound and rhythm and get to sample a variety of other percussion instruments. Instruments will be provided. Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 20. Ages 5-7 from 5:30-7 p.m., ages 8-12 from 7:30-9 p,m., Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. 8th St., Noblesvill. Cost is $95. For more, 317-452-3690 or  www.nickelplatearts.org/classes


Hoosier Park — Hoosier Park’s Entertainment lineup is in full swing. Enjoy the performance by Not Your Average Boy Band, an energetic and eclectic cover band. These weekend events in the Terrace Showroom have always been very popular and continue to please. Sept. 16, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson. Free admission. For more,  765-620-2281 or www.hoosierpark.com

Carmel on Canvas — See over 50 painters create masterpieces before your eyes. The art of Plein Air Painting, or outdoor painting while studying a subject, has garnered significant interest in recent years. The 2nd annual Carmel on Canvas highlights these skills with a juried show and prizes. Artists will have three days to paint, including a Quick Paint on Sunday for anyone 14 or older. Sept. 16-18, Carmel Arts & Design District, Main St. and Rangeline Rd., Carmel. Free admission. For more, 317-752-1722 or www.carmelartsanddesign.com/features/carmel_on_canvas

St. George Festival — The St. George Festival presents a heritage of faith and hospitality  through delicious Middle Eastern food, live music and dancing, a carnival, silent auction and more. Influences from the Holy Land, the Middle East and the other cultures that make up St. George’s congregation are interwoven into all activities. Church tours will explain the church’s Byzantine architecture and iconography painted by a team of Greek iconographers. Service animals only, please. Sept. 16 from 5-11 p.m. and Sept. 17 from  noon–11 p.m., St. George Orthodox Christian Church, 10748 E. 116th St., Fishers. Free admission, $5 for parking. For more, 317-845-7755  or www.stgfest.org/p/st-george-festival.html


30th Annual Noblesville Tour of Historic Homes — Enjoy exclusive access to some of the most beautiful, historic homes in Noblesville. During this year’s event, 11 private residences and cultural sites will open their doors to visitors with an interest in historic architecture or influential areas from Noblesville’s past. You can walk or bike this tour. Plan to eat lunch at one of Noblesville’s great restaurants as you enjoy your day downtown. Sept. 17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Begins at Hamilton County Museum of History:, 810 Conner St., Noblesville. Cost is $10 in advance, $12 day of tour. For more, www.noblesvillepreservation.com

Festival of Machines at Conner Prairie — Celebrate Indiana’s rich history of transportation at the 3rd annual Festival of Machines. Get up close to one-of-a-kind rare cars, classic cars, steam engines, helicopters and more, and learn their unique stories. A select group of concours-quality cars will be showcased throughout this two-day festival, but expect to see much more than just cars. Famil activities will be offered each day. Sept. 17-18. Cost is included in the price of admission to Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. For more, 317-776-6000 or www.connerprairie.org 


Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop — Do you love the beauty of calligraphy? Learn it from an expert. Each workshop is designed to teach the basics of different types of modern calligraphy, including the ever-popular pointed pen. In addition to top-quality instruction, you’ll also receive supplies and other take-homes to help you continue your lettering journey. Sept. 18 from noon-3 p.m, Oliver Twist’s, 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suite 165, Carmel. Cost is $125. For more, www.manayunkcalligraphy.com/learn-calligraphy 


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Coxhall Mansion Tour — Enjoy a tour covering the history of the stately Coxhall Mansion, as well as the surrounding grounds and the Cox family. Hamilton County Parks recently opened up this service, and there are answers prepared for all of your questions about the estate. Not recommended for young children. Sept. 20 from 5-7 p.m., Coxhall Gardens, 11677 Towne Rd., Carmel. Free admission, pre-registration required. For more,  317-770-4400

Learn to Ice Skate — The Carmel International Ice Skating Academy is now 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. Sept. 13-Oct. 4,  Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m., Carmel Ice Skadium, 1040 E. 3rd Ave. SW., Carmel. Cost is $90 per six-week session, skate rental available for $18. For more, 317-844-8889 or www.carmeliceskadium.com