Noblesville Tot Tunes — Kids love to start the day off with music and movement. Toddlers/preschoolers and their caregivers will get their morning groove on with songs, rhymes, and dance. These activities encourage the development of gross motor skills and language skills. Rhythm instruments for 25 children will be available, but the program may be enjoyed without instruments. Wednesday and Thursdays, Nov. 2-23, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Noblesville Library, 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville. Free admission. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
Follow the North Star at Conner Prairie — Take on the role of a fugitive slave traveling along the Underground Railroa. This nationally acclaimed program highlights the challenges, perils and uncertainty faced by fugitive slaves escaping to freedom. You will appreciate the encouragement of a Quaker family willing to help and provide shelter, and learn how and where to hide, and who to trust and who to avoid. Follow the North Star makes connections to many modern issues, such as human trafficking and bullying. Participants are sure to walk away with a lot to think about. For ages 12+; children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 3-19, at varying times. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. For more, call 317-776-6006 or visit connerprairie.org.
2016 Program Series: History Along the White River — 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 History Along the White River. This event, hosted by Historian David Heighway, will guide you in an exploration of the history of the “Wapahani,” also known as the White River, that winds across Central Indiana. Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel. For more, call 317-844-3362 or visit carmel.lib.in.us.
November First Friday ● Unwind during First Friday at Nickel Plate Arts. Activities and entertainment are always free. Beer and wine are available for purchase. This month coincides with the juried art show, so Indiana’s Best and Brightest will feature artwork from some of the most outstanding artists in the NPArts region and beyond. Live music, hands-on activities and a special bar featuring wine, beer and champagne from Mr. G’s Liquor will make this one night out you won’t want to miss. Nov. 4 from 6-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South 8th St., Noblesville. Free admission. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.
Bingo Bonanza — B-I-N-G-O! Come along for a fun evening playing this classic game with family and friends. Five in a row, four corners, black out, and other fun patterns will be potential winners. Pizza will be provided and prizes will be won. Register in advance. Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m., Monon Community Center East, 1235 Central Park Drive E., Carmel. Cost is $8 per person. For more, visit carmelclayparks.com/ccpr-events/bingo.
Indiana Bicentennial Celebration Cabaret — CCP is joining the celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial by producing a cabaret of Indiana composers, musicians, and performers. Hear the best of Indiana’s musical history including songs from the likes of Hoagy Carmichael and Michael Jackson. There is no better way to celebrate 200 years of our great Hoosier state. Nov. 4-6 at varying times. Carmel Community Players, 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd, Carmel. Cost is $10. For more, call 317-815-9387 or visit carmelplayers.org.
Young Frankenstein at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre — Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick and lab assistant Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. This is the last day to see what happens to the Frankenstein family legacy. Nov. 5, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green, Carmel. For more, call 317-843-3800 or visit thecenterpresents.org.
Arts and Crafts Marketplace — Shop 25 different craft vendors at the Arts & Crafts Marketplace. Shoppers will discover a variety of unique homemade items including various sizes of quilts, super hero or princess capes, handmade jewelry, doll clothes, cloth pumpkins, rope bowls, Kiwanis wooden toys, bath products, wood-turned items and more. Snacks and a light lunch will be available in the Candy Cane café and homemade treats will be for sale in the bake shop. Proceeds from the marketplace will benefit various local charities supported by the St. Mark’s United Methodist Women. Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 E 126th St., Carmel. Free admission. For more, call 317-846-4912 or visit stmarkscarmel.org/umw.
Beauty and the Beast at Grace Church — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic transformation story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a magic spell. The Beast must learn to love and be loved by others in order to break his curse before time runs out. Grace Church’s presentation will focus on the power of love in transformation among the characters. Today is the last day to see it. Nov. 6, Grace Community Church, 5504 E 146th St., Noblesville. For more, visit gracechurch.us/theatre.
Drawing Class — 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 provide graphite sticks, newsprint and drawing boards, although participants may bring their own materials. Must be 15 or older. Beginners are welcome. Mondays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 from 7-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South 8th St., Noblesville. Cost is $100/10 weeks. For more, call 317-452-3690 or visit nickelplatearts.org.