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Friday Movies, Ferraris, Concerts, Plays, Summer Sledding, Shred Day, More

(The Times photo by Betsy Reason)
See Ferraris on the Square during the 19th annual free Ferrari Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the east side of the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville.

Noblesville Parks & Recreation kicks off its summer concert series at Federal Hill Commons and Dillon Park, Main Street Productions and Carmel Community Players present plays on stage, Hamilton County offers Shred Day, and Conner Prairie has Art on the Prairie.

Here, we offer our Times readers 30 things to do this weekend and beyond:

1. Noblesville Parks offers Food Truck Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22, at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville.

2. Jim Wafford’s Hamilton County TV presents the 11th annual free summer movie series at 9:15 p.m. Fridays, through June 24, with movies in your car on Friday nights in June at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnicking are invited. Tonight’s movie: “Groundhog Day.”

3.  Main Street Productions presents “Rumors” comedy by Neil Simon, at Basile Westfield Playhouse, through Sunday, directed by Jen Otterman, with tickets at www.westfieldplayhouse.org.

4. Carmel Community Players presents “Medley of Murders,” directed by Tanya Haas, a night of three one-act plays starring youth ages 18 and younger, opening tonight and continuing weekends through June 19, at Carmel Friends Church, with tickets at https://carmelplayers.org/. 

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

6. 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.

(Photo courtesy of Indy Ghost Light Photography)
Ian Hauer of Noblesville as Glenn Cooper and Sara Castillo Dandurand of Carmel as Cassie Cooper rehearse for Main Street Productions’ Neil Simon comedy, “Rumors” which continues through Sunday at Basile Westfield Playhouse and is directed by Jen Otterman of Noblesville.

7.  Conner Prairie and the Fishers Arts Council welcome guests Saturday to a beautiful afternoon outdoor event for Art on the Prairie. Browse and shop the creations of local artists and artisans, enjoy live music, and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8. Beat the heat during Simon Summer Sledding from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Simon Moon Park in Westfield with help from Westfield Fire Department.

9. Carousel Corner is open at Forest Park in Noblesville from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through July 31, then weekends Aug. 6-Oct. 23, with $2 carousel rides and $3 mini golf.

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

11. Concerts at the Commons kick off 7 p.m. to 10 p.m this Saturday and continue select Saturdays through September at Federal Hill Commons. Concert schedule: June 11, Southern Accents, (Tom Petty Tribute) and  Groove Smash; June 25, REO Survivor (REO Speedwagon Tribute) and Aela; July 9, 16 Candles (‘80s variety) and Roughouse; July 23, Britbeat (Beatles tribute) and Rhino Down; Aug. 13, Motor City Revue (Motown Tribute) and BBI; Aug. 27, Nightrain (Guns & Roses tribute) and The Cosmic Situation; Sept. 9, The Eagles Project (Eagles Tribute) and The Toons; Sept. 24, Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Tribute) and Sam King.  

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, through June at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville.

13. Shine up your Ferrari for the 19th annual free Ferrari Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the east side of the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville. Enjoy an authentic Italian lunch buffet, for $45 per person, with a glass of sparkling wine, as well as reserved parking in front of Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano, with reservations at 317-774-9771.

14. Stop in for a Book Signing of “When the Hart Speaks,” by Janet Hart, 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Thistle & Thyme Home Store in downtown Noblesville.

(Photo courtesy of Carmel Community Players)
Carmel Community Players’ “Medley of Murders,” comedy, directed by Tanya Haas, a night of three one-act plays starring youth ages 18 and younger, opens tonight and continues weekends through June 19, at Carmel Friends Church.

15. Hamilton County Artists Association’s annual Kids Art Camp, morning and afternoon seasons, June 13-16, HCAA’s Birdie Gallery in Noblesville, $45 each, Grades 1-8, reservations call Karen Fehr at (317) 896-3754 or email karenfehr45@gmail.com.

16. Hamilton County Parks offers Wednesday night free Cool Creek Campfires at Cool Creek Park, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 27. Special programs each week: June 15, Nocturnal Animals; June 22, Hedgehog Hannah; June 29, Reptiles with Rex Morrell; All-American Animals, July 6; Baby! It’s Wild Outside, July 13; Hoosier Owls, July 20; Really Dangerous Animals, July 27.

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

18. Noblesville Parks’ Summer Concert Series kicked off Thursday with Endless Summer Band and continues Thursdays at Dillon Park in Noblesville. Here’s the schedule: June 16, Cosmic Situation; June 23, The Big 80s Band; June 30, Jambox; July 7, Roughouse Indy; July 14, Toy Factory; and July 21, Dave & Rae.

19. Bring your family to the Touch-a-Truck event, open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 at Grand Park in Westfield.

20. Join Hamilton County Parks & Recreation on the lawn at Cool Creek Park for the kickoff of the Cool Creek Concert Series, at 7 p.m. select Friday, with $5 admission, free to ages 12 and younger. Concert schedule: June 17, The Flying Toasters; June 24, Fleetwood Gold; July 1, Toy Factory; July 15, The Nauti Yachtys featuring Josh Kaufman; July 22, Stella Luna and The Satellites; Aug. 5, 45RPM

21. Make plans to attend Wayne-Fall Lions Club’s Fundraiser Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at Wayne-Fall Lions Club, in partnership with Bridge of Hope Church. Special $5 per bag sale 2:30-3:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club. Donations are being accepted, including clothing in good repair, now through June 15. Contact Debbie at 317-441-3964 to arrange for donation drop-off or possible pickup of donations. Lions Club is at 11940 E. 191st St., Noblesville.

22. Join the teams of Reggie’s Motorworks and Fueled for School for an annual open house and car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at Noble Auto Service on South 10th Street in Noblesville. Just a $10 entry for vehicles goes to Fueled for School, spectators free.

(Photo courtesy of Indy Ghost Light Photography)
Ian Hauer of Noblesville as Glenn Cooper and Sara Castillo Dandurand of Carmel as Cassie Cooper rehearse for Main Street Productions’ Neil Simon comedy, “Rumors” which continues through Sunday at Basile Westfield Playhouse and is directed by Jen Otterman of Noblesville.

23. It’s Strawberry Shortcake time, and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is playing host to its 44th annual Strawberry Festival on the Noblesville Square from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18. The event is coordinated with Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire and a Noblesville Juneteenth event. The Strawberry Festival offers homemade shortcake topped with strawberries, ice cream, and whipped topping. Profits are donated to local nonprofits. The Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire will feature local artisans, makers and crafts. The Juneteenth Celebration will include educational activities, music, and entertainment brought to you by local inclusion and equity groups in the region.

24. Legacy Keepers Music kicks off the annual StringTime on the Square Courthouse Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 18 in downtown Noblesville. The free, family-friendly, lawn-chair friendly, bluegrass concert is a tradition that this year moves to the northwest corner of the Square.

25. Bring your dad or son out to the annual Father’s Day Car Show at Forest Park, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19, with $10 entry for vehicles, free to spectators. All on grass and mostly in the shade, with food, restrooms and all proceeds to benefit brain-injured children and Normal Life of Sheridan residential facility.

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

27.  The Belfry Theatre presents “Drinking Habits” June 24-July 3 at Ivy Tech Hamilton County in Noblesville, with Nancy Lafferty directing, with reservations at thebelfrytheatre.org.

28. Enjoy pancakes and airplanes during a Noblesville Chapter of Experimental Aircraft Association’s Fly-In and Breakfast 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 25 at Noblesville Airport, with free admission and donation for breakfast.

29. Experience Indiana’s rural landscape with a ride on the Nickel Plate Express Caboose Rides, June 25-July 30.

30. 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 betsy@thetimes24-7.com.