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Carnival, Fairyville, Teter Walk, Movie Series, Pooh Play, SMC Day, and More

(Photo courtesy of Nickel Plate Arts)
Visit the 10th annual “Welcome to Fairyville,” through Saturday at the Nickel Plate Arts Campus and other locations in downtown Noblesville

The carnival is in town, visit Fairyville, watch a Winnie-the-Pooh play, join a wildflower walk and attend outdoor movies and beyond with today’s list of 30 things to do in The Times.

1. Visit the 10th annual “Welcome to Fairyville,” through Saturday at the Nickel Plate Arts Campus and other locations in downtown Noblesville, with many events free. Vote for your favorite miniature fairyhouse in the Fairy Home Show along the outdoor Fairyville Trail (noon to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday) during Fairy Friday and Sprite Saturday. Reserve toadstools for take-out craft activities and in-person events, enjoy storytelling, nature-themed activities and more. There is a Mad Hatter Tea Party by Caravan Classes, Fairy Toadstool Fashion Show, Clay Fairy House project at Kiln Creations, Fairy Yoga at Shien Yoga and a Tots Fairy Class at Caravan Classes.  Today, enjoy face painting at Lil Bloomers, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Urban Forest Walk to Talk Trees at noon; Fairy Scavenger Hunt at Gal’s Guide Library noon to 9 p.m.; fairy-themed treats at Texy Mexy, Noble Coffee and Primeval; Fairy Friday reception 6-9 p.m. at Nickel Plate Arts, live harp music, face painting with Adrienne Maynard, Fairy Toadstool Fashion Show at 6 p.m. by Lil Bloomers, more, including grownup fairy entertainment. Saturday events include: Tree Tour at 10 a.m., traveling two hours, two miles; Fairyville Trail open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and meet fairies along the trail and hear fairy musicians; rock painting and card making and art demonstration and spinning/carding and weaving demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton County Artists’ Association’s Birdie Gallery at Fifth and Cherry streets, Noblesville; plus many of the same activities as Friday. For a full schedule, visit https://nickelplatearts.org/fairyville/

2. Shop at the Just Between Friends (JBF) Kids Consignment Sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (50 percent off marked items) and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 75 percent off marked items) at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

(The Times photo by Betsy Reason)
The Huesman Amusements carnival opens tonight and continues through May 1 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

3. Huesman Amusements offers an outdoor carnival with rides, games and food at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and April 29, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and April 30, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday and May 1, and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

4. Westfield kicks off Movies in the Plaza series at dusk tonight, featuring Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,” on the Great Lawn at Grand Junction Plaza, with more movies every fourth Friday through October.

5. All ages will enjoy the children’s comedy, “The House at Pooh Corner” with Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Euyore, Rabbit and all of their friends, in this production by Improbable Fiction Theatre Co., at 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, with reservations at http://tinyurl.com/HouseAtPoohCorner.

6. Carmel Community Players presents “The Fantasticks” musical, today through May 8, directed by Rich Phipps, at The Cat Theatre in Carmel, with show times at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets at https://carmelplayers.org/

7. Attend the Greater Indianapolis Militaria Show 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

8. Visit SMC’s all-ages Community Day and celebrate National Pneumatics Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at SMC Corp. of America in Noblesville, with factory tours, bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, scavenger hunt, food trucks, SMC’s automation vision studio, local vendor market, face painting, chalk drawings, music and outdoor games. Join the scavenger hunt for the Golden Ticket, get a chance to win an SMC Chocolate Bar and more at the North American headquarters for the Japanese-based company that develops and manufactures pneumatic technology, just north of 146th Street between Cumberland and Howe roads.

9. Noblesville Tri Kappa’s first Bingo Nite fundraiser, with raffles, pull tabs, baked goods sale and more is sold out for Saturday night at the Noblesville Moose Lodge.

10. Celebrate spring with the annual Teter Wildflower Walk with free guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. or wander on your own between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at Teter Organic Farm in Noblesville.

11. Auditions for The Belfry Theatre’s “Drinking Habits” comedy are at 7 p.m. April 24-25 at the Noblesville theater, with performances June 24-July 3.

12. 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.

13. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser will be at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mill Top Conference & Banquet Center in Noblesville. Tickets are $30 per person or $270 per table of 10. Buy individual tickets online at https://bit.ly/3MkxyEF or table tickets at https://bit.ly/3OkRJUR

14. Bring your favorite vinyl to play on a provided turntable at 5:30 p.m. on Turntable Thursdays at Primeval Brewing in downtown Noblesville.

15. Enjoy Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration on April 29 at the Treetop Outpost at Conner Prairie in Fishers, a Mother’s Day Brunch May 8.

16. 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 at https://enpointe.yapsody.com/

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

18. Handmade Vintage Spring Market 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.

19. Come out and watch or participate in the VFW Indiana Loyalty Day Celebration in the City of Noblesville with lineup at 11 a.m. and parade at noon on April 30, with food, entertainment and awards at the VFW Post 6246 on South Ninth Street. Parade starts at Ivy Tech Hamilton County in Noblesville, travels west on Logan Street, north on 10th Street, east on Monument St. To be a sponsor or a participant, contact the VFW Post.

20. The Attic Theatre presents “Sense & Sensibility” May 5-7.

21. Get dressed up and join in for the 14th annual “Wine, Wags & Whiskers” at 6 p.m. May 8 at Embassy Suites in Noblesville.

22. The Boys & Girls Club Auxiliary Auction is May 14 at Harbour Trees.

23. Get up early for the 23rd annual Hamilton County Master Gardener Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

24. Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s third annual Flea Market on Logan and Clinton streets will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. Residents can be vendors at their home for $25 donation per household, community may donate items to NPA to sell at Preservation Hall, with donations taken 10 a.m. to noon May 14 and 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 17.

25. Make plans to attend the free Indiana Peony Festival, in its second year, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at Seminary Park in Noblesville.

26. A used bicycle sale and donation day will be 10 a.m. to noon May 21, sponsored by Recycled Cycles at the group’s repair shop at 810 E. Main St., in Westfield, at the top of the drive, north of Big Hoffa’s BBQ. Top-condition bikes will be for sale at bargain prices, with proceeds to purchase parts to repair other bikes, under the sponsorship of Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County.

27. Carmel Arts & Design District presents “Art of Wine” from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 21, for ages 21 and older, with unlimited wine tastings from participating wineries for $30. Tickets go on sale today on eventbrite.com

28. The Belfry Theatre will have auditions for ages 5-18 for Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” Apprentice Players summer youth production 3-5 p.m. May 22 and 6-8 p.m. May 23 at EnPointe Indiana Ballet in Noblesville, with performances July 28-31 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville.

29. Main Street Productions presents “Rumors” by Neil Simon, at Basile Westfield Playhouse, June 2-12, directed by Jen Otterman.

30. Get your team together for the June 3 Darlington Bed Race in downtown Noblesville to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville. It’s the same day as the Noblesville Lions Pork Chop Dinner, which is typically 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 3 on the Courthouse Square with all-you-can-eat pancakes 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 4.

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