Kiwanis Kite Flying Day Among 25 Things to Do

Here is our weekly list of 25 Things to Do in The Times:

1. Noblesville Farmers Market is open for the season 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville. Parking is offered at the nearby Mexican restaurant that was torn down, at BlueSky Commerce, both just west of the park, and at the park’s Green Room parking lot, which will be restricted to vendor spaces and handicapped parking only during the weekly market.

2. Noblesville Preservation Alliance is accepting community donations 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and 5:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. May 17 at Preservation Hall for the third annual NPA Flea Market on Logan and Clinton streets, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. Residents can be vendors at their home for $25 donation per household. Visit

3. Join in a Family Kite Flying Day, sponsored by Noblesville Kiwanis Sunrisers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at East Pavilion of Dillon Park in Noblesville, rain or shine with things to do in the pavilion. Hot dog, chips, drink and a kite for $5, open to all ages.

4. The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville’s 36th annual Auxiliary Auction, themed ‘80s Prom style,” is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Harbour Trees Golf Club, sponsored by the Tocash Family, at $175 per person, and live music by Greta Speaks and hors d’oeuvres buffet, proceeds to the club, with reservations required.

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, through June at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville.

6. Attend a free Planning for the Future afternoon workshop from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Noblesville, with guest speakers Jim Hogle of U.S. Consumer Credit Restoration Association, Kay Hartley of Hartley Funeral Homes in Cicero, Bethel Pastor Allen Schoonover and a Thrivent Financial Services. This is an informational workshop, not a sales seminar, with reservations at 317-773-4315.

7. Deadline is Monday for applications to sign up to be a contestant in the Hamilton County 4-H Fair Queen contest on July 8.

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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. Also, a VIP ticketed event, Peonies in the Park, will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 20 in Seminary Park, with peony-inspired dishes and drinks from 10 local eateries, for $100 for VIP tickets. There is also a Brunch & Blooms brunch crawl on May 21. For more on the Peony Festival, visit

12. 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.

13. 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

14. 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.

15. The Noblesville High School Music one-day-only Mattress Sale Fundraiser is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 22 at Noblesville High School

16. Binding the Wounds of War workshop to help understand the invisible wounds of war will be offered 9 a.m. to noon May 26 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Noblesville, featuring trained counselors from Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Military and Families Ministries.

17. Westfield continues its Movies in the Plaza series at dusk tonight, featuring “Inside Out” on May 27 on the Great Lawn at Grand Junction Plaza, with more movies every fourth Friday through October. June 20: PAW Patrol the Movie.

18. 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, 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.

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

20. Auditions are June 5-6 for Main Street Productions’ “30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play,” by Alan Haehnel, at Basile Westfield Playhouse, directed by Tanya Haas, on July 28-Aug. 7. Info at

21.  Deb Castino Memorial Golf Outing is June 7 at Harbour Trees to benefit Boys & Girls Club.

22. Carmel Community Players presents “Medley of Murders,” directed by Tanya Haas, June 10-19, at Carmel Friends Church.

23. The next Shred Day will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (or until trucks are full) June 11 at Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center in Noblesville.

24. Roy Reynolds, known for his Elvis tributes, will sing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 11 at the Noblesville Jim Dandy.

25.  Save the date: Put on your dancing shoes for the mid-July return of Noblesville Main Street’s Noblesville Street Dance on July 23 on the Courthouse Square.

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