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Maker Faire, Juneteenth, String-Time, Movies, Concerts, Plays and More

(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, continues this weekend, with the final performance on Sunday at Carmel Friends Church.

Flying Toasters concert tonight at Cool Creek Park, Strawberry Festival, Art Fair and Juneteenth are Saturday on the Courthouse Square with a Wayne-Fall Lions Club Rummage Sale on Saturday. Here, we offer our Times readers 25 things to do this weekend and beyond:

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

2. Join Hamilton County Parks & Recreation on the lawn at Cool Creek Park for the Cool Creek Concert Series, at 7 p.m. select Fridays, with $5 admission, free to ages 12 and younger. Concert schedule: tonight, 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

3. 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: “Uncle Buck.”

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, through Sunday, at Carmel Friends Church, with tickets at https://carmelplayers.org/. 

5. Make plans to attend Wayne-Fall Lions Club’s Fundraiser Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 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.

6. Noblesville Farmers Market is open for the season 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville. ABC Ballroom will be at the Farmers Market at 8 a.m. this Saturday. 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.

7. 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. Saturday at Noble Auto Service on South 10th Street in Noblesville. Just a $10 entry for vehicles goes to Fueled for School, spectators free.

8. 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. Saturday. The event is coordinated with the 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.

(The Times photo by Betsy Reason)
It’s Strawberry Shortcake time, and Marge and Dale Ostler enjoy strawberries at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church’s Strawberry Festival in 2021. This year’s 44th annual Strawberry Festival is on the Noblesville Square from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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

10. 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. Sunday, 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.

11. 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.

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

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

17. Westfield continues its Movies in the Plaza series at dusk June 24:, featuring “PAW Patrol the Movie” on the Great Lawn at Grand Junction Plaza, with more movies every fourth Friday through October.

18. 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.

(The Times photo by Betsy Reason)
Kate Boice of Noblesville, a Conner Prairie youth volunteer spinner, demonstrates some of the work that she does at Conner Prairie in Fishers.

19. Concerts at the Commons are 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on select Saturdays through September at Federal Hill Commons. Concert schedule: 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.  

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

21. 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.

22. Main Street Productions presents “30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play,” by Alan Haehnel,” July 28-Aug. 7, at Westfield Playhouse, directed by Tanya Haas.

23. The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players summer youth musical, Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” will offer five performances July 28-31 at Ivy Tech Hamilton County Campus in Noblesville, directed by James H. Williams, and featuring about 40 kids ages 5-18. Tickets at www.belfrytheatre.com.

24. Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville Cornhole Tournament at Forest Park will be Aug. 5.

24. Carmel Community Players presents “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment,” directed by Lori Raffel, Aug. 12-21.

25. Save the date: The sixth annual Noblesville Rotary Club BrewBQ is 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 20, Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville. Headliner is That’s What She said, 7 to 9:30 p.m., with opener.

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