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Kids Pop-Up Sale, Women’s History Art Reception, Comic Celebrates St. Patty’s

Shop kids consignment items, celebrate Women’s History Month, laugh at stand-up comedian Dave Dugan and climb aboard the Nickel Plate Shamrock Express this Saturday. These are among the 20 things to do this weekend and beyond in today’s list of things to do in The Times:

1. Shop kids consignment items at the Spring 2022 Indy Kids Mega Pop-Up Sale, open free to the public 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Finch Creek Fieldhouse in Noblesville.

2. Join the artists reception meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today for “Boosting the Signal: Women’s History in Art at Gal’s Guide Library on the second level of the Nickel Plate Arts Campus in downtown Noblesville.

3. Join the Saint Patrick’s Weekend Comedy Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at The Cat in Carmel, featuring Dave Dugan, Irish dancers, music and more, with tickets at eventbrite.com.

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Shop wall-to-wall kids consignment items at the Spring 2022 Indy Kids Mega Pop-Up Sale, open free to the public 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Finch Creek Fieldhouse in Noblesville

4. Enjoy Jai Baker 3 at 1205 Distillery St. Paddy’s Day gathering from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. today at the Distillery.

5. Climb aboard the Nickel Plate Shamrock Express train excursions on Saturday at Forest Park for family and adult-only 65-minute trips 1950s vintage coach and dining cars. Irish music will fill the historic cars with special fortunes and a visit from a leprechaun who will give chocolate coins from his pot of gold. Family rides depart at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Adult rides depart at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5:30 p.m. Two special Irish cocktails will be available for purchase in addition to other drinks.

6. Visit Noblesville Schools’ budding artists celebration featuring artwork by the area’s elementary schools on exhibit through March at the Nickel Plate Arts Campus in downtown Noblesville. Also, view “Terms of Endearment” exhibit in Judge Stone House and showcase of art by Belinda Short.

7. Hearthside Suppers will be offered through Sunday at Conner Prairie in Fishers.

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Climb aboard the Nickel Plate Shamrock Express train excursions on Saturday at Forest Park for family and adult-only 65-minute trips 1950s vintage coach and dining cars. Irish music will fill the historic cars with special fortunes and a visit from a leprechaun who will give chocolate coins from his pot of gold.

8. Join the Turntable Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Primeval Brewing in downtown Noblesville, where folks bring their favorite vinyl to play on the provided turntable. Special Beer Tappings, My Pretty Irish Girl on March 17, Chompinator Doppelbock on March 19.

9. Enjoy the sounds of Noblesville Schools’ many choirs — from middle school to NHS Singers — during a District Show Choir Concert at 7 p.m. March 17 at Noblesville School, with tickets available.

10. The Belfry Theatre presents “The Lilies of the Field,” by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by William E. Barrett, March 18-27, at Ivy Tech Hamilton County in Noblesville, with Linnéa Leatherman directing.

11. Gal’s Guide Library celebrates the publishing of its first anthology at a special release party from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 19 on the second level of Nickel Plate Arts in downtown Noblesville. Juried stories, prose and poems written by women about women, with contributions by 14 authors, are included in the book, which sells for $15.

12. Shop at Whale of a Sale Upscale Children’s Consignment Event March 24-27 at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield.

13. Main Street Productions presents “Flaming Idiots” by Tom Rooney, at Basile Westfield Playhouse, March 31-April 10, directed by Brian Nichols.

14. TopGolf Tournament is April 7 at TopGolf Fishers to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

15.  Auditions for Main Street Productions’ “Rumors” by Neil Simon, will be April 11-12 with performances June 2-12 at Basile Westfield Playhouse, directed by Jen Otterman.

16. Westfield kicks off Movies in the Plaza series on April 22, featuring Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,”  at Grand Junction Plaza.

17. Carmel Community Players presents “The Fantasticks” musical, April 22-May 8, directed by Rich Phipps.

18. Auditions for The Belfry Theatre’s “Drinking Habits” comedy are at 7 p.m. April 24-25 at the Noblesville theater.

19.Handmade Vintage Market Spring is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville, with tickets available at handmadevintagemarket.com

20. The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville Auxiliary Auction fundraiser will be May 14 at Harbour Trees Golf Club in Noblesville.

– Contact Betsy Reason at Betsy@thetimes24-7.com