Columnists

Egg Hunts, Wildflower Walks, Pooh Play, Birding and This Weekend

(Photo courtesy of Conner Prairie)
Enjoy Easter on the Prairie on Saturday at Conner Prairie in Fishers with egg hunt (1:30 p.m. for ages 2-3, 1:45 p.m. for ages 4-5, 2 p.m. for ages 6-8, 2:15 p.m. for ages 9-12) and crafts, scavenger hunt, and breakfast at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., with reservations.

There’s still time to attend another Easter Egg Hunt before Easter Sunday. Also, watch a kids play, join a wildflower walk and do some birding this weekend and beyond with today’s list of 25 things to do in The Times.

1. Grab your Easter basket and head for Noblesville Moose Lodge for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a white elephant auction.

2. All ages can attend the children’s comedy, “The House at Pooh Corner” by Improbable Fiction Theatre Co., today through April 24 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, with reservations at http://tinyurl.com/HouseAtPoohCorner.

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

4. Enjoy Easter on the Prairie on Saturday at Conner Prairie in Fishers with egg hunt (1:30 p.m. for ages 2-3, 1:45 p.m. for ages 4-5, 2 p.m. for ages 6-8, 2:15 p.m. for ages 9-12) and crafts, scavenger hunt at Treetop Outpost,  and breakfast at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., with reservations at https://www.connerprairie.org/. The outdoor history museum is open for the season.

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. Visit the annual Fairyville at Nickel Plate Arts and Hamilton County Artists’ Association Birdie Gallery and in downtown Noblesville on April 20-23 with most events free.

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

(Photo courtesy of Indy Ghost Light Photography)
All ages can enjoy seeing the energetic and accident-prone Tigger, known for being a bit of a braggart while bouncing on his tail, in the children’s comedy, “The House at Pooh Corner” by Improbable Fiction Theatre Co., today through April 24 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, with reservations at http://tinyurl.com/HouseAtPoohCorner.

8. Westfield kicks off Movies in the Plaza series on April 22, featuring Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,”  at Grand Junction Plaza, with more movies every fourth Friday through October.

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

10. Visit SMC’s all-ages Community Day and celebrate National Pneumatics Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 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.

11. Ages 18 and older can participate in Noblesville Tri Kappa’s first Bingo Nite fundraiser, with raffles, pull tabs, baked goods sale and more, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 23 at the Noblesville Moose Lodge, with reservations by messaging Noblesville Tri Kappa on Facebook or by contacting Jennifer Warner at 317-903-9921 or email NoblesvilleBetaEpsilon@trikappa.org.

12. 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. April 24 at Teter Organic Farm in Noblesville.

13. 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.

14. 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/

15. 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.

16. 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.

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

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

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

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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

25. 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 a Noblesville location to be announced, with performances July 28-31 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville.

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