Pool to Open, Vintage Baseball Match, Music Festival, Comic Book Event

Photo courtesy of Jason Salyers
Enjoy live music with Jason Salyers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Primeval Brewing in downtown Noblesville
The Times photo by Betsy Reason
Forest Park Aquatic Center in Noblesville, which features a slide and zipline, opens Saturday, with hours this weekend noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Monday, with $8 admission, concessions available.

Here’s our list of things to do this weekend and beyond. Here’s our Times’ list of 33 things to do.

  1. Experience “The Sleeping Beauty,” presented by Ballet Theatre of Carmel, at 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Star Bank Performing Arts Center in Zionsville.
  2. Head to the 1836 Prairietown as the outdoor areas are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, during the 2023 season at Conner Prairie in Fishers.
  3. Dance to Janet Jackson during her Together Again tour at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, with tickets at concerts.livenation.com
  4. Noblesville Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville.
  5. Meet local comic book creators, shop for comic books, original art and prints, and sign up for cool door prizes during a Comic Book Show & Tell from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Lacy Arts Building in downtown Noblesville.
  6. Forest Park Aquatic Center in Noblesville opens at noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Monday, then again after Noblesville Schools summer break begins, with $8 per person admission, concessions available. Morse Beach will also open for the summer on Saturday through Sept. 4. Pool membership includes movie nights, Tiny Tots Swim and Morse Beach admission.
  7. Come cheer on White River Baseball Club as they take on the Normal, Ill., Prairie Chickens during Hamilton County Bicentennial free Vintage Baseball Match at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bishop’s Park on 256th Street in Arcadia.
  8. Check out the comedians at The Brick Room Comedy Club, featuring Dyke Michaels, Dustin Burkert and James Avery Sanders tonight and Sara Huntington, Sohile Ali and Shannon Rostin on Saturday, all shows at 8 p.m., with $10 admission tickets at thebrickroom.cc.
  9. Enjoy live music with Jason Salyers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Primeval Brewing in downtown Noblesville.
  10. Enjoy live music at Grindstone Public House in Noblesville, featuring The Dead Squirrels on Saturday, Matt Record on June 3, Craig Thurston on June 1, Chris Huntley on June 8, John Gilmore on June 10, Craig Thurston on June 15, Disagreeable on June 17, Kelli Yates on June 22, Jeff Brown on June 24 at the downtown Noblesville restaurant.
  11. Go out to the countryside for live music with Jeff Day at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Midwest Originals Duo at 6:30 p.m.  today, a Strawberry Music Festival noon to 10 p.m. Saturday featuring Jamie Owens, 12:30 p.m.; Juan Douglas Trio, 1:45 p.m.; Flannel Tones, 4 p.m.; and The Bishops, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Krista & The Night Shift, 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 2; and Jeff Day, 1-4 p.m. June 3; Ciara Haskett, 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 3; Anneliese & Ali, 1-4 p.m. June 4 and 10; and Yoga at the Winery, 7 p.m. June 8; Jamie Owens, 6:30 p.m. June 9; The Booze Hounds, 6:30 p.m. June 10, all at Spencer Farm Winery in Noblesville. Visit spencerfarmwinery.com
  12. Visit the Fishers Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through the summer at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers.
  13. Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission and The Lacy Arts Building are partnering to offer the second film in a vintage film series featuring famed and local stunt driver Lucky Teter at 8 p.m. Saturday.
  14. Join Noblesville Main Street at its monthly mixers from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Primeval Brewing Co. on Logan Street in downtown Noblesville.
  15. Salute our military veterans during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hamilton County War Memorial on the Courthouse Square, presented by Ralph Lehr Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6246 and Noblesville American Legion Post 45.
  16. Visit Westfield Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays through the summer at Grand Junction Plaza in Westfield.
  17. The Attic Theatre’s production of “Shrek The Musical” is on stage June 1-3 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville.
  18. Noblesville Lions Club’s annual Pork Chop Festival, renamed Grillin’ on the Square this year, with pork chops, chicken and hot dogs, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 2 with pancakes 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 3 under a tent on the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville.
  19. Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville’s 2023 Darlington Bed Race in its 11th year is June 2 on Ninth Street at the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville.
  20. Enjoy First Friday at Nickel Plate Arts Campus from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 2 with new art exhibit, “The Melting Pot,” exploring Indiana’s evolving cultural heritage, plus showcase by Liz Hamstra of “Neon Electric Moon,” with live music by Indy Identity Crisis.
  21. join the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation’s family-friendly Amazing Miller Race Scavenger Hunt at 8 a.m. June 3 in walkable downtown Noblesville. Teams are $30 each, with use of Goosechase app, and registration at noblesvilleschoolseducationfoundation.org/ Noblesville Main Street Duck Race and Scavenger Hunt is noon to 3 p.m. June 3.
  22. Join Noblesville Preservation Alliance for its fourth annual Flea Market fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 at Preservation Hall on Logan Street in Noblesville, and local homes, including 14 blocks of sales, on Logan and Clinton, from 10th to 17th streets, with more info on how to get involved at noblesvillepreservation.com, with drop-off donations accepted from 1-5 p.m. on May 28 at 1274 Logan St., with inquiries to Amy Coyle at 317-379-9819.
  23. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for Legacy Keepers Music’s free StringTime Music on the Square monthly series at the Hamilton County Courthouse Square: Rock Bottom Boys of Madison County, 6:30-8:15 p.m. June 3; Prairietown, Addie & Friends, Santiago Bap Trio, Limestone Nomad, Stampede String Band, Brad McCord, John Gilmore and Barrel Scrapers, noon to 8:15 p.m. July 1; Stones Crossing, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Aug. 5; Cornfields & Crossroads, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Sept. 2.
  24. Experience live music featuring DitchWeed Acoustic Project at 9 p.m. June 3 at Syd’s Bar & Grill in downtown Noblesville. Bring donation items for Living Water outreach.
  25. The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players youth production will have auditions for ages 5-18 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 4 and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 5 at EnPointe Indiana Ballet in Noblesville, with more information and a downloadable audition packet at thebelfrytheatre.com
  26. Come out for live music during Fishers Parks Department’s Free Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in June and July at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, featuring Six Foot Blonde, June 6; Dude!, June 13; Jukebox Luke, June 20; My Yellow Rickshaw, June 27; Karma, with fireworks to follow, July 4; Street Pennies, July 11; Groovesmash, July 18; and Hank Ruff, July 25. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Visit http://www.npdamp.com/
  27. Cool Creek Park and Nature Center free Wednesday Campfires will kick off at 7 p.m June 7 on the north side of Cool Creek Park in Westfield, with Birds of Prey program featuring Take Flight Education’s Mark Booth.
  28. Experience live community theater with The Hyperion Players’ production of “Call Me Sister,” at 7:30 p.m. June 8, 9 (talkback after show) and 10 and 2:30 p.m. June 10 and 11, at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, with $12 tickets at hyperionplayers.com
  29. Noblesville Parks and Recreation presents the free 2023 Summer Concert Series 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays in June and July: Cosmic Situation, June 8; Roughouse, June 15; Jai Baker 3, June 22; Not Your Average Boy Band, June 29; Groove Smash, July 6; The Toons, July 13; Hairbangers Ball, July 20, at Dillon Park in Noblesville. Lawn chairs and blankets invited. Concessions available.
  30. Join Gordon Insurance, partnering to present Noblesville Main Street’s free Music & All That Jazz series, featuring The Andy Schomburg Band, June 10; Juan Douglas Trio, July 8; David Hartman Trio, Aug. 12; Moontown Pickle Stompers, Sept. 9; and Cohen-Rutkowski Project, Oct. 14, on the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville.
  31. Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department’s free Concerts at the Commons will feature eight tribute bands on Saturdays: The Eagles Project (Eagles tribute), June 10; Shoot to Thrill (AC/DC tribute), June 24; Crush (Bon Jovi tribute), July 8; No Fences (Garth Brooks tribute), July 15; Chicago Rewired (Chicago tribute), Aug. 12; Earth to Mars (Bruno Mars tribute), Aug. 26; American English (Beatles tribute) Sept. 9; Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Band tribute), Sept. 23; all at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville.
  32. Head to the Hamilton County Courthouse Square for St. Michael’s Episcopal Church’s annual Strawberry Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17, with tickets $8 each.
  33. Check out Jess Pearson’s new book, “Imagining the Darkness,” a memoir, based on the abuse she experienced as a child as well as her journey to healing, during an autograph signing event 2-4  p.m. June 24 at Gal’s Guide Library, 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville, second floor of Nickel Plate Arts Campus. A small percentage of sales at the library will go to Gal’s Guide Library & Nickel Plate Arts.

-Betsy Reason writes about people, places and things in Hamilton County. Contact The Times editor Betsy Reason at [email protected] For more Hamilton County Bicentennial events, visit www.hamcoturns200.com

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