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Tribute Bands, Movie Series, Comedy Play, Fly-In & Pancakes This Weekend

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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. Here, Flying Toasters perform previously at Cool Creek, where this year’s schedule features: tonight, Fleetwood Gold; July 1, Toy Factory; July 15, The Nauti Yachtys featuring Josh Kaufman; July 22, Stella Luna and The Satellites; Aug. 5, 45RPM.

Fleetwood Gold is the band tonight at Cool Creek Park, “Beetlejuice” is the flick at the outdoor summer movie series and The Belfry Theatre’s “Drinking Habits” play opens tonight at Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville. On Saturday, come out for a fly-in and pancake breakfast at Noblesville Airport and later that day hear the REO Speedwagon tribute band at Federal Hill Commons summer music series.

Here, we offer our Times readers 20 things to do this weekend and beyond:

1. 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, Fleetwood Gold; July 1, Toy Factory; July 15, The Nauti Yachtys featuring Josh Kaufman; July 22, Stella Luna and The Satellites; Aug. 5, 45RPM

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: “Beetlejuice,” rated PG. Rain date makeup: “Groundhog Day” rated PG, July 2.

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

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

5. Enjoy pancakes and airplanes during a Noblesville Chapter of Experimental Aircraft Association’s Fly-In and Breakfast 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Noblesville Airport, with free admission and donation of $7 for breakfast, $5 for ages 10 and younger,  for breakfast. Young Eagles Rally, for kids interested in flying, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, with airplane rides available, at the airport.

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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. Tonight’s movie: “Beetlejuice,” rated PG. Rain date makeup: “Groundhog Day” rated PG, July 2.

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. 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.

8. 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.  

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

10. 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.

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Audiences will enjoy the antics of Jennifer Poynter of Carmel (as Sister Augusta, right) and Sarah Eberhardt of Fishers (as Sister Mary Catherine) in The Belfry Theatre’s “Drinking Habits,” a comedy by Tom Smith, which runs June 24-July 3 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, with Nancy Lafferty directing, with reservations at thebelfrytheatre.org.

11. 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 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.

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

13.  Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday for The Belfry Theatre’s “Rehearsal for Murder,” a mystery thriller, with a cast of 15, directed by Diane W. Wilson of Carmel and to be performed Sept. 23-Aug. 2 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville. For more information, and an audition packet with character info, visit www.thebelfrytheatre.com

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

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

18. Save the date: Noblesville Main Street’s Noblesville Street Dance has changed its date to Aug. 6, from the previously posted July 23 event, on the Courthouse Square.

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

20. 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 7 to 9:30 p.m., with opener.

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