The Times photo by Betsy Reason
Noblesville Lions Club members, in a previous year, serve up pork chops, sides and dessert during their annual Lions Pork Chop Dinner, which will be on Friday on the Courthouse Square.
The Times photo by Betsy Reason Noblesville Lions Club members, in a previous year, serve up pork chops, sides and dessert during their annual Lions Pork Chop Dinner, which will be on Friday on the Courthouse Square.
Wow. Lots going on this weekend in and around downtown Noblesville.
So here’s my list of 15 things to do this weekend and beyond.
1. Today is Shred Day, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Center on Pleasant Street in Noblesville. There will be free onsite shredding available to Hamilton County residents, who provide proof of residency. There is a limit of four banker boxes or equivalent size per vehicle.
2. Forest Park Aquatic Center and Morse Beach in Noblesville are open daily beginning at noon today. Hours for the pool, posted at the front door, noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Hours for the beach are 1-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Aquatic center membership includes admission to the beach, located at Morse Beach Park north of Noblesville, and Tiny Tots Tuesdays and Thursdays, during which the baby pool and splash pad only are open 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pool admission is an affordable $6 per day or $4 after 5 p.m. There are still some openings for the summer Learn to Swim program there that starts next week.
3. The Noblesville Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to noon today at Federal Hill Commons.
4. The Noblesville Street Dance is 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today on the Square, featuring Jambox on the main stage, plus kidzone activities, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and ice cream and hot dog-eating contests, and a screening of “Despicable Me 3” on the lawn of the Hamilton County Government & Judicial Center.
5. “Red, White and Tuna” comedy is on stage at 8 p.m. today and runs for two more weekends at The Belfry Theatre.
6. Indiana Department of Natural Resources offers free fishing all weekend. Good places to fish are behind Schwartz’s Bait & Tackle Shop, Dillon Park and Hague Road Nature Haven, as well as White River Campground.
7. Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano will play host to its annual Ferrari Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on Ninth Street on the Square, with reserved parking for participating vehicles.
8. The annual Noblesville Lions Pork Chop Dinner is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 8 under a tent on the Courthouse Square.
9. Noblesville Main Street’s Music and All That Jazz begins at 7 p.m. Friday on the Square, with the Farrelly Markiewicz Quartet.
10. Nickel Plate Arts Campus will play host to First Friday activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
11. Upcoming Food Truck Fridays are 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 14 and 28 at Federal Hill Commons.
12. There’s a Tribute Tour Concert Series, featuring Separate Ways with Fishers School of Rock on June 15.
13. A Maker Faire is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. also June 15 on the downtown Square, where St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will serve up its annual strawberries and ice cream at its Strawberry Festival.
14. Then on June 22, Blackberry Jam Folk Band will perform at 6:30 p.m., as part of the String-Time on the Square Series, sponsored by Legacy Keepers Music.
15. The final thing to do is read The Times. Today is the first day of The Times’ conversion to an online edition Tuesday-Saturday, with one weekly print edition on Wednesdays. Yes, I know for some of you folks, it will be difficult to get used to, as it is me. We appreciate your feedback; emails may be sent to our CEO Tim Timmons at ttimmons@thetimes24-7.com.
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