What a beautiful 2nd day of summer!! The heat & humidity is here so drink lots of water and keep the pets hydrated. There are plenty of events to check out today courtesy of Aroundindy.com; check em out:
- ‘Back to School’ Drive at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Collecting school supplies to send 100 kids back to school, in partnership with the Salvation Army. Drop box located in the main lobby of the funeral home, June 17-28. Your donations appreciated. Info: See Web site below or call 317-925-3800. http://www.crownhill.org/events/detail.php/e/149
- Strawberry Festival at Faith Presbyterian Church.
Pancake breakfast, 8-11 AM, then strawberry shortcake available, 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Carnival games, entertainment, health fair and bloodmobile. Free admission. Info: See Web site below or call 317-849-1930. http://www.indianapolisfaith.org/
- Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser in Speedway.
All you can eat breakfast for $5. Kids under 6 eat free. 8-11 AM. Info: See Web site below or call 765-720-3395. http://www.speedwaylodge.org/
- Indiana Medical History Museum Open in Indianapolis.
The museum maintains a collection of scientific artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries in a completely authentic setting. Guided tours Thu-Sat, 10 AM to 4 PM (last tour at 3 PM), plus Wed by appointment only. Info: 317-635-7529. http://www.imhm.org/
- Monument Circle Walking Tour in Downtown Indianapolis.
A free guided tour led by volunteers from the Indiana Landmarks Center. Tour depart from the South Bend Chocolate Company on the circle, May 3 to Oct. 26: Fri/Sat, 10-11 AM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-636-5409. http://www.indianalandmarks.org/
- ‘The Ruff Ride’ Charity Event at Harley-Davidson of Indianapolis.
A motorcycle ride benefiting the Humane Society for Hamilton County includes 4 stops, concludes with dinner. $40. 11 AM to 5 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-219-3324. http://www.theruffride.com/
- Half Price Books Clearance Sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
In the Agriculture/Horticulture Building, June 21-23: Fri/Sat 9 AM to 9 PM, Sun 10 AM to 6 PM. Free admission. Info: See Web site below or call 317-927-7500. http://www.hpb.com/961.html
- ‘Game On! Downtown’ at the Courthouse Square in Danville.
A free one-day festival with giant and oversized versions of traditional tabletop board games, 12-4 PM. See http://bit.ly/122rxhy for the press release. Info: See Web site below or call 317-718-8750. http://www.visitdowntowndanville.com/
- ‘Groovin’ in the Garden’ Summer Music Series at Easley Winery.
Featuring a live music performance by Second Wind Trio, 2-5 PM. The summer music series is every Saturday, May 18 to Sept. 28, 2-5 PM. Free live music and weekly wine specials. Info: See Web site below or call 317-636-4516. http://www.easleywinery.com/
- 18th Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Microbrew Festival at the Phoenix Theatre.
An outdoor block party with live entertainment, local food vendors, and beer from 25+ local craft breweries. 3-7 PM. Ages 21+ only. $30 ($10 designated drivers). Info: See Web site below or call 317-635-7529. http://www.phoenixtheatre.org/
- Yellow Rose Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.
Horse-drawn carriage rides (1-4 passengers) are available Mon-Thu 6-11 PM, Fri 6 PM to 12 AM, Sat 4 PM to 12 AM, Sun 4-11 PM. Tour length and pricing varies. Info: 317-634-3400. http://www.indycarriage.com/
- Blue Ribbon Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.
Horse-drawn carriage rides (1-4 passengers) are available Mon-Thu 6-11 PM, Fri 6 PM to 12 AM, Sat 4 PM to 1 AM, Sun 1-11 PM. Length of tour and pricing varies. Info: See Web site or call 317-631-4169. http://www.blueribboncarriages.com/
- Chow Down Midtown Dining Event in Indianapolis.
30+ Indy restaurants offer 3-course meals for $30 and other special dining options. June 10-23. Reservations may be required at some locations; verify with venue. Info: See Web site or call 317-673-4211. http://www.chowdownmidtown.com/
- Summer Social at Christ the King Parish in Indianapolis.
A two-day festival with good food, live music, games, entertainment, and more. June 21-22: Fri/Sat, 5 PM to midnight. Info: See Web site below or call 317-255-3666. http://www.christtheking-indy.org/pages/CKS
- Summer Festival at St. Jude Catholic Church in Indianapolis.
A three-day festival with Iaria’s Italian food, fried chicken dinner, games, rides, and more. June 20-22: Thu 5-10 PM, Fri/Sat 5-11 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-786-4371. http://www.stjudeindy.org/
- Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever. Tickets: Venue Box Office or Ticketmaster. Info: See Web site below or call 317-917-2727. http://www.wnba.com/fever
- Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field.
Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians, weather permitting. Verify with the venue if inclement weather exists on game day. Info: See Web site below or call 317-269-3542. http://www.indyindians.com/
- Boney James Live at the Old National Centre.
Featuring a live music performance by the popular jazz saxophonist. Tickets: Venue Box Office or Ticketmaster. Info: See Web site below or call 317-231-0000. http://www.oldnationalcentre.com/
- Public Walking Tour at Crown Hill Cemetery.
“Skeletons in the Closet, Part II,” a public walking tour of the largest non-government cemetery in the nation. Rain or shine unless the weather is severe. $5 or less per person; no reservations required. Info: 317-925-3800. http://crownhillhf.org/tours_public.html
Remember summertime is here; keep the family hydrated and get out and have a lot of fun!!
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