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Pottery Classes, Ivy Tech Play, Book Signing, Bird Walks, More 

(Photo courtesy of Kiln Creations)
Kiln Creations in downtown Noblesville has eight new pottery wheels and lots of opportunities for folks to create their own art during hour-long class times today through Sunday. Plus there is an Intro to Wheels class, “Hairy Potter and the Gobbled up Noms,” at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday and many more programs on the schedule.

These are among the 20 things to do this weekend and beyond in today’s list of things to do in The Times:

1. Kiln Creations in downtown Noblesville has eight new pottery wheels and lots of opportunities for folks to create their own art during hour-long class times today through Sunday, and every Thursday-Sunday in the near future. Plus there is an Intro to Wheels class, “Hairy Potter and the Gobbled up Noms,” at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, a “Bunny Footprints” class using your baby feets from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, a “Build a Bunny” from wet clay with parental help suggested for participants ages 8-13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, and many more programs on the schedule.

2. The Belfry Theatre presents “The Lilies of the Field,” by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by William E. Barrett, opening tonight and continuing weekends through March 27, at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, with Linnéa Leatherman of Westfield guest directing and tickets available online and at the door.

3. Gal’s Guide Library, home to the first women’s history lending library in the United States, is celebrating the publishing of its first anthology at a special release party from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Nickel Plate Arts in downtown Noblesville. (Read more in today’s edition of The Times.)

4. 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.

5. Grab your binoculars and join Hamilton County Parks for Beginner Bird Walks at 8:30 a.m. Sundays and Wednesdays at Cool Creek Park in Westfield and 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday, April-June, at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville.

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

7. Enjoy the live music of Celtic Rain from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Special Beer Tapping of Chompinator Doppelbock on Saturday at Primeval Brewing in downtown Noblesville, where folks bring their favorite vinyl to play on a provided turntable at 5:30 p.m. on Turntable Thursdays. 

8. Noblesville Parks’ Adult Pickleball Leagues for ages 18 and older are forming and will play March 28-May 19 on Mondays at Finch Creek Park and Thursdays at Forest Park, with registration required.

9. Conner Prairie opens for the 2022 outdoor season on March 29 with sprucing up of the Treetop Outpost, spring cleaning in Prairietown and Civil War Journey, plus the 1836 Balloon will be open, weather dependent.

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

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

12. 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 of Noblesville.

13. Blatchley Nature Study Club invites the public to the 2022 Spring Wildflower Walk and Centennial Celebration is 1 to 5 p.m. April 16 and 30 at 125 Boulder Drive in Noblesville near Potter’s Bridge.

14. Visit the annual Fairyville at Nickel Plate Arts and Hamilton County Artists’ Association Birdie Gallery and in downtown Noblesville on April 19-23 with most events free

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

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

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

18. EnPointe Indiana Ballet will present “Don Quixote, featuring artistic directors Pollyana Ribeiro and Robert Moore of Noblesville, 7 p.m. April 29 and 2 p.m. April 30 at Noblesville High School with tickets available.

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. Save the date: The 23rd annual Hamilton County Master Gardener Plant Sale is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

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