Upstairs Downtown, Farmers Market Opens, Attic, CCP Plays on Stage

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Carmel Community Players — Kevin Caraher (left) as The Girl’s Father, Bellomy, and Kevin Shadle of Fishers, as The Boy’s Father, Hucklebee, rehearse for  “The Fantasticks” musical, which continues through Sunday, directed by Rich Phipps, at The Cat Theatre in Carmel, with show times at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at

Noblesville Main Street’s First Friday tonight and the kickoff of the Farmers Market is a good sign for warm weather to come. Also, enjoy other activities with today’s list of 20 things to do in The Times.

1. Noblesville Main Street’s First Friday event is Upstairs Downtown, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, featuring tours of the Lacey Building (former location of Kirk Hardware), hard-hat tours of The Lofts on Tenth Street and the Sheriff’s Residence and Old Jail, Gordon Building and more. Tour headquarters is Adler Building at Ninth and Maple. Tickets for guided ($20 for adults and $10 for ages 17 and younger at 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.) and ($10 for adults and free for ages 17 and younger) unguided tours at

2. The Attic Theatre presents “Sense & Sensibility” play, directed by Bill Smith, through Saturday with shows at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville.

3. Carmel Community Players presents “The Fantasticks” musical, through Sunday, directed by Rich Phipps, at The Cat Theatre in Carmel, with show times at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at

4. Noblesville Farmers Market kicks off for the season at 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.

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. Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday at Conner Prairie in Fishers.

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..

8. The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville’s 36th annual Auxiliary Auction, themed ‘80s Prom style,” is 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Harbour Trees Golf Club, sponsored by the Tocash Family, at $175 per person, with live and silent auction with donations still being accepted through Thursday, and live music by Greta Speaks and hors d’oeuvres buffet, proceeds to the club.

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, 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.

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.

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. 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.

16. 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.

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

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

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

20. Hamilton County Parks’ Koteewi Aerial Adventure (Edge Adventures), K-Trails Equestrian Adventures, Koteewi Range Sport & Target Archery Center and Koteewi Lake are all open for the season.

– Contact Betsy Reason at