Color Yourself Calm, a grown-up coloring class — November is a season of festivity, thanksgiving and sometime stress. Ease into the holidays by coloring yourself calm. All materials are provided so you can enjoy an evening of free, relaxing coloring. Feel free to bring a friend and allow your creativity to blossom as your page fills with color. Soothing music is provided to create a stress-busting mood. Several designs will be available to choose from. Nov. 16 at 6 p.m., Noblesville Library, 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville. Class is free. For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us.
Photo coaster making — Turn four photos into beautiful gifts for the holidays or decorative keepsakes for years to come during this fun class. Any four photos of your choice may be used to make drink coasters. Each photo should be 3.5 by 3.5 for best results. All other supplies will be provided. For ages 13 and older. Nov. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m., Roy G. Holland Memorial Park, 1 Park Dr., Fishers. Cost is R$10/NR$15. For more, call 317-595-3150/
Teen DIY temporary tattoos — Draw it, print it, ink it. The Fishers Teen Zone will be transformed into a temporary tattoo parlor as participants express themselves through creating their own body art. Unleash your artistic talents and experiment with a range of designs, from vintage to abstract. Templates will be provided, or you can create your own design (inappropriate language or images will not be tolerated). Open to ages 13 and up. Nov. 17 at 6 p.m., Fishers Library, 5 Municipal Dr., Fishers. Free. For more, call 317-579-0300.
Beginning knitting — Beginning this Friday and recurring monthly, you can learn basic knitting techniques from an experienced teacher in a small class that allows for as much one-on-one attention as you need. Start making a scarf and finish it at home. With the basics, you’ll be able to conquer great things in the knitting world. Nov. 18, Dec. 3 and Dec. 16 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Always in Stitches, 1808 E. Conner St., Noblesville. Cost is $15. For more, call 317-776-4227 or visit alwaysinstitches1.com.
Hogwarts High Tea in the (really) Dark — Did you miss October’s Hogwarts event? Did it sell out before you could claim a spot? Well, you have a second chance. Join your fellow magic-lovers for the third year of celebrating in Hogwarts style, which includes the Sorting Hat, Butterbeer and other favorite foods of Harry and Ron. Feel free to dress up and enter for the door prize. Bookings are taken early. Nov. 18 from 6-8 p.m., Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen, 30 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel. Cost is $35 per person. For more, call 317-565-9716 or visit tinastraditional.com/events.
Murder Mystery Dinner — Come, if you dare! Enjoy a four-course dinner while your table works to solve a mystery. Each member of the table will be given a character identity with a short script. Between each meal course, a new act will begin and your table will work together to figure out “whodunit.” This interactive and fun mystery is not easy to solve, so bring your thinking cap as well as your appetite for a wonderfully cryptic evening with friends and family. Attendees must be 21 or older and bring ID. One drink ticket will be included with registration; additional alcohol will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 18 f rom 7-10 p.m., Monon Community Center East, 1235 Central Park Dr. E., Carmel. Cost is $30 per person. For more, visit carmelclayparks.com/ccpr-events/murder-mystery-dinner.
Annual Holiday Festival — It’s a holiday celebration! Enjoy a free concert by country music artist Jerrod Niemann, Zooperstars!, kid’s activities (including face painting, airbrush tattoos and balloon artists), a magician, storytime with Mrs. Claus, Santa’s arrival, live reindeer, beer and wine, vendor tables, giveaways, and goody bags. Nov. 19 from 4-8 p.m., Hamilton Town Center, 13901 Towne Center Blvd., Noblesville. For more, visit simon.com/mall/hamilton-town-center/stream/holiday-festival-4571539.
Holiday on the Square — Co-sponsored by the City of Carmel and the Carmel Arts Council, this event kicks off the holiday season in Carmel. Enjoy Christmas-themed entertainment, a holiday farmers market, Santa, his elves and live reindeer in a welcome festive atmosphere for the city’s holiday lighting ceremony on Civic Square. The Mayor will officiate this event and children can get their picture with Santa for a small fee. Nov. 19 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Holiday on the Square, 1 Civic Square, Carmel. Free admission. For more, call 317-571-2474 or visit carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=533.
Carmel Winter Farmer’s Market — The Carmel Winter Farmers Market features 24 vendors of Indiana-grown and/or produced foods. These include fresh vegetables, meats, poultry, country eggs, baked goods, jellies, jams and honey. Don’t let winter deprive you of the quality of ingredients that you deserve. Saturdays, Nov. 19 through Jan. 21, 2017 from 9 a.m.-noon, Founders Park, 11675 Hazel Dell Pkwy., Carmel. Free admission. For more, call 317-710-0162 or visit carmelfarmersmarket.com.
Into the Woods ● Beef and Boards is proud to present the enchanting fairy tale musical by Stephen Sondheim, entitled “Into the Woods.” You know the stories of how a baker and his wife wish to have a child, Cinderella wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack wishes his cow would give milk. But everyone’s wish comes at a price. Now, you can hear the rest of the story, and today is the last chance. Nov. 20, Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis. For more, call 317-872-9664 or visit beefandboards.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 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.
Reynolds Christmas lights display — Check out the free annual Christmas lights display held at the Fishers Reynolds store location. This year, the lights will light up the sky through the first of 2017. Don’t miss this holiday tradition for the north Indianapolis area. Nov. 22, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017 at dusk, Reynolds Farm Equipment, 12501 Reynolds Dr., Fishers. Free admission. For more, call 317-849-0810 or visit reynoldsfarmequipment.com/events.