Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
I not only sell homes in Hendricks County but all over Central Indiana! Call me today for a free market analysis on your current home. I am always looking for sellers and buyers! Call ME today!
Look What Debbie's Been Up Too:
Prior to joining the Tucker Team, I worked for the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association where the primary function was to promote Indy as a convention and leisure destination. Additionally, I have experience with Kittles Home Furnishings and with State Farm Insurance. I also supervised the Secondary Marketing department for Inland Mortgage. I have proven skills in communication, negotiation, organization and attention to detail will prove beneficial to my real estate clients. My husband and I have built custom homes in the Mooresville area for over 25 years, therefore my intimate understanding of the process of building a home can aid clients thru the entire home building process.
Meet My Team:
Angie has worked with the F. C. Tucker Company and the A. M. H. Graves Company for over fifteen years. She has managed these offices for many years. She is a great asset to my team. She assists me on my day to day work and works with our clients for a smooth transaction and sales.
About Indy: Who We Are
Indy Profile In Indianapolis, it's so easy to do so much. Indy offers big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. The nation's 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to nearly 22 million visitors a year.
Crossroads of America- Indianapolis is commonly referred to as the Crossroads of America and is easily accessible from a wide variety of locations, with many interstate highways bisecting our city. Not only that, but half the nation's population is within a day's drive, which makes traveling to Indy by car an attractive option for many. If flying is more your speed, the Indianapolis International Airport offers travel on 11 airlines and nonstop and direct flights to 39 destinations. And, it's only a short 15-minute drive to the heart of downtown.
Attractions Abound in Downtown Indy- Once you arrive, you'll find Indy to be a fresh and diverse cultural city with an enriching array of arts, attractions, historical sites and special events. Visit the Indiana Repertory Theatre for the best in professional theatre including comedies, dramas and musicals, both contemporary and classic, on two stages. Take a listen to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra while they move you with music at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. With a year-round performance schedule of 200 classical, pop and seasonal concerts, you can't miss it. Let Indiana history and heritage stir your spirit. Monument Circle is home to the 284-foot Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument. Dedicated in 1902 and made of Indiana limestone, the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument stands as a tribute to the Indiana servicemen who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. Thirty-two stories up, an observation tower provides a panoramic view of the city skyline. Considered second only to Washington, DC in number of memorials, Indianapolis pays homage and respect to Medal of Honor recipients, fallen law enforcement and firefighters and Indiana servicemen and women who died in conflicts from the Civil War to Somalia. Indianapolis is also home to one of only 26 national monuments in the country. Situated on the east bank of the Central Canal, the USS Indianapolis Memorial recognizes those who died on the last U.S. ship to sink during World War II. Etched on one side is the story of the sinking with the names of all those who served on the other. Please everyone in your party by visiting attraction-filled White River State Park. White River State Park, nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, has cultural, educational and recreational activities to offer something interesting to each visitor. The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a showplace for the art, culture and history of the American West and its indigenous people. Indian Market is their signature event, held each summer, featuring works from more than 150 Native American artists from across the country. Follow the journey of the student-athlete at the NCAA Hall of Champions. Through a variety of highly interactive displays and video presentations, visitors are able to see and hear athletes and coaches describe how they excelled in their respective sports. Get back to nature at the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens, where plants and animals are the main attraction. The nation's only accredited combined zoo, aquarium and botanical garden, it occupies 64 acres in White River State Park. The Indianapolis Zoo, divided into biomes, features nearly 4,000 animals and is home to the state's largest aquarium and the country's first totally submerged, underwater dolphin viewing dome and a huge shark touch tank. White River Gardens gets two green thumbs up for its seasonal botanical shows, theme demonstration gardens and 5,000 square-foot conservatory filled with tropical plants. Explore Indiana's past, present and future through a variety of interactive exhibits at the Indiana State Museum. While there, get a first-hand account of the state's African-American history in the Legacy Theater, where four themed performances stages provide a diverse cultural experience of black heritage in Indiana, or see a larger-than-life movie at the IMAX theater.
Get your Cultural Kicks in Indy- Venture outside of our compact, convenient downtown and you'll find more of the same...exciting and educational attractions for visitors of all ages. Feast your eyes on paintings, sculptures, photographs and textiles from African, American, Asian and European collections at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), one of the largest general art museums in the United States. While on the IMA grounds, glimpse Indiana history and take a tour of Oldfields - Lilly House and Gardens museum home with eight restored and furnished historic rooms or enjoy a leisurely stroll around their 152 acres admiring gorgeous gardens and al fresco art. Plan to explore Conner Prairie, a 19th century living history museum and frontier village, where the past becomes the present. Experience authentic frontier activities, including a pioneer wedding celebration, baseball game and barn dancing. It's good, old-fashioned family fun. Speaking of families and fun, one cannot visit Indianapolis without frolicking at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The five-story museum houses 100,000 artifacts in 11 galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, foreign culture and the arts. Many of the exhibits are interactive and participatory, encouraging hands-on learning. Take a ride on the turn-of-the-century carousel or get a great view of the stars at SpaceQuest Planetarium. Dinosphere represents one of the largest displays of real juvenile and family dinosaur fossils in the United States and invites you to experience the Cretaceous Period in a multi-level, multi-sensory, immersive environment that intrigues and educates visitors of all ages.
Racing Reigns Supreme in Indy- When it comes to racing, Indianapolis takes the checkered flag every time. Commonly referred to as the "Racing Capital of the World," Indianapolis hosts the two largest single-day sporting events in the world: the Indianapolis 500 and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard . Visit the Hall of Fame Museum on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to discover how the city's love affair with racing started, where it's been and where it's going. Be part of more high-octane action at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis (ORP), just a few short miles from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and home to the richest drag racing event in the world. Lightening speeds and the deafening roar of massive motors return to the quarter-mile drag strip each Labor Day weekend for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. ORP's six-month season includes more than 100 days of racing excitement, including the Kroger SpeedFest, NASCAR Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series and five annual USAC races.
Sporting & Special Events Score Big- Racing is certainly not all Indy has to offer the sports-minded. The city boasts professional teams in most major sports including basketball, football and baseball. Enjoy America's favorite pastime with an incredible view of the downtown skyline with the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field. Watch the NBA's Pacers or WNBA's Fever drive and score at Conseco Fieldhouse, a monument to Indiana's rich basketball tradition reminiscent of times gone by with the state-of-the-art capabilities for today. The NFL's Indianapolis Colts, Super Bowl XLI Champions, will take to the gridiron in their brand new home, Lucas Oil Stadium, for high energy, adrenaline pumping excitement during the 2008 season. From sporting events to special events, Indianapolis hosts all kinds. In May, swells of people come to the city to participate and spectate during the 500 Festival, a series of fun and family-friendly events culminating in the running of the Indianapolis 500. Events include the Mini Marathon, Community Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the 500 Festival Parade. Listen to the smooth sounds of the Indy Jazz Fest in White River State Park. Explore the city's African-American heritage and culture with the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration. This weeklong event includes an employment fair, health and wellness fair, concerts and more than 1,000 consumer exhibits. Revel in the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of the Indiana State Fair, the oldest state fair in the country held for a dozen days each August. Superb ShoppingTop Don't forget to take home your Indianapolis gift or souvenir. Explore the Circle Centre mall, where you'll find the state's only Nordstrom among 100 other specialty stores. For an upscale shopping experience, visit the Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Crate & Barrel and Tiffany & Co. Check out Indy's interesting cultural districts, including Massachusetts Avenue with its galleries, shops and one-of-a-kind restaurants. If antiques are what you're looking for, take a short drive southeast of downtown to Fountain Square, where you'll find more than 200 antique dealers in specialty stores and art galleries. Or, browse the eclectic boutiques and vintage clothing shops of Broad Ripple Village and dine in one of their many restaurants, featuring a vast array of offerings from sandwiches to sushi to steak. Stroll the brick-lined streets of quaint and quiet Zionsville, located 20 minutes north of downtown Indianapolis, where more than 50 specialty shops and restaurants await.
Delectable Dining-Did someone mention food? Indy's diverse and abundant restaurant selection gives diners a lot to chew on, from familiar chain restaurants to exciting and surprising independent, local establishments. Tempt your taste buds with succulent steak or savory seafood. Travel around the globe without ever leaving the city with Indy's impressive variety of ethnic eateries, located all across town. Catch the big game on one of the many TVs at area sports bars and neighborhood pubs, many located in or near hotel properties. The nightlife in Indianapolis is as varied and vibrant as its other offerings. Relax in a cozy lounge while listening to cool jazz, get your groove on in a high-energy dance club or sip sophisticated concoctions in an upscale martini bar. Whatever your pleasure, Indianapolis promises to not go to sleep until you do!
Absolutely Accommodating-First-class accommodations are available all over the city and surrounding areas. Try the downtown ambiance for a romantic weekend for two and experience the classic charm of Indianapolis. Seven downtown hotels with more than 2,800 rooms are connected via skywalk to the Indiana Convention Center, which creates a convenient package for convention delegates. Affordable, family-focused properties are abundant and located only a short distance from area attractions. Looking for some quiet time? Indianapolis has an array of quaint bed and breakfast inns that will pamper and rejuvenate the weariest of travelers. Indianapolis delivers an outstanding and exciting visitor experience with a wide variety of easy to get to attractions coupled with friendly people in a warm environment! Be part of the action now and return again soon with your family and friends! Indianapolis...so easy to do so much!
About Indy: What's a Hoosier?
That's the question most asked by Indiana visitors. No one seems to know exactly where the word "Hoosier" (hoo-zhur) came from but there are plenty of stories on its origin -- 30 at last count. Here are some of the more popular theories:
Hoosiers are well-known for their questioning and it is possible the nickname originated because they could not pass a house without pulling the latchstring and crying out "Who's yere (here)?"
In 1851 Amelia M. Murray reported that she heard the name Hoosier originate when settlers shouted "Huzza!" when gaining victory over a marauding party from a neighboring state.
Kentucky contractor Samuel Hoosier hired Indiana workers to build the Portland canal at Louisville. These superior laborers became known as "Hoosier's Men" or "Hoosiers" and carried the nickname back north with them. Unfortunately, no one has ever been able to prove the existence of Mr. Hoosier.
Before its use in America, Hoosier was used in England to refer to someone who lived in the hills or mountains. It may be related to the French"osier" meaning someone from the countryside. This term is still commonly used in Eastern Canada.
Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley said the origin of the title "Hoosier" came from the pugnacious habits of the early settlers. "They were vicious fighters ... [and] frequently bit off noses and ears. This happened so often that a settler coming into the barroom after a fight would see an ear on the floor and ask,'Whose ear?'"
That Indiana rivermen were so spectacularly successful in trouncing or "hushing" their adversaries in the brawling that was then common that they became known as "hushers," and eventually Hoosiers.
A theory attributed to Gov. Joseph Wright derived Hoosier from an Indian word for corn, "hoosa." Indiana flatboatmen taking corn or maize to New Orleans came to be known as "hoosa men" or Hoosiers. Unfortunately, a careful search of Indian vocabularies failed to reveal any such word for corn.
Today the word is used to denote an Indiana native or resident. Although the origin is uncertain, one thing is clear about the word -- "Hoosier" and Hospitality go hand in hand. Famous Hoosiers with Indianapolis Connections
Larry Bird, President of Basketball Operations and former coach of the Indiana Pacers
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States
Discover Indianapolis' Cultural
Districts Arts and culture thrive in Indianapolis with not one, not two, but six distinct "cultural districts." In these districts, you will find delightful public art, unique galleries, inspiring museums, quaint shops and engaging recreation. Satisfy your appetite at exquisite restaurants, ethnic eateries and sidewalk cafes. Laugh out loud or dance the night away at one of dozens of night clubs and theaters. The districts also have your ticket to professional sports and performances.
The six cultural districts are: Broad Ripple Village, Fountain Square, The Canal and White River State Park, Mass Ave Arts & Theater District, Wholesale District and Indiana Avenue.
Broad Ripple Village Located six miles north of downtown, Broad Ripple Village boasts a thriving art scene and street life with shops, historic buildings and parks in charming, walkable neighborhoods nestled between beautiful greenways and waterways. By night, it pulses with the beat of the most original music venues and nightlife destinations in the city.
Fountain Square Cultural District Fountain Square is an historic neighborhood with a town square and central fountain like a European village. This thriving artist community blends retro and new art influences in its architecture and style, creating a funky mix of independent, one-of-a-kind destinations.
The Canal and White River State Park The Canal and White River State Park is Indiana's museum and cultural attractions corridor. The 250-acre park and canal feature the world-class Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens, Indiana State Museum and IMAX Theater, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field (baseball) and the south portal to the Central Canal. It's a package of tremendous art, history, recreation, leisure and sports, all showcased along a beautifully restored urban waterway.
Mass Ave Mass Ave is the arts and theater district, drawing creative people to its eclectic offerings of live theater and music venues, trendy galleries, shops and restaurants. It's a place where people live and work amid memorable architecture and style, alongside the city's most historic and urban neighborhoods.
Wholesale District The Wholesale District is a vibrant entertainment center with great shopping (Circle Centre mall), signature restaurants, lively entertainment and quality hotel accommodations all within easy walking distance of each other! Visitors rave about cultural events and performances, the historic architecture and friendly, inviting hospitality.
Indiana Avenue The Indiana Avenue cultural district encompasses the most historically rich commercial district for Indianapolis' African-American community. The area is known for history and heritage, jazz music and restored neighborhoods. Its cornerstone is the Madame Walker Theater Center.
Distance from Monument Circle: 0.55 miles The American Cabaret Theatre - Indianapolis' premier musucal theatre and most exciting choice for live, quality entertainment is located in the historic Athenaeum building in downtown...
Distance from Monument Circle: 0.62 miles The largest veterans organization in the world was founded in 1919 with more than 2.8 million members in posts in 50 states, Washington, DC, and at least 28 foreign countries, with departments in...
Distance from Monument Circle: 2.34 miles The Asante Children's Theatre of Indianapolis, IN (ACT) is a professional theatre organization committed to preserving the tradition of African and African-American performing arts.
The historic Athenaeum is a 114-year-old German American Community Center--a significant architectural (German Romanesque - 1894, German Renaissance Revival - 1898) landmark listed three times on the...
Distance from Monument Circle: 11.2 miles Holiday Inn North at the Pyramids is home to Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park. Reserve a Caribbean Cove package and enjoy over 50,000 square feet of indoor water recreation.
Distance from Monument Circle: 13.77 miles Come visit the largest toy collection in the Midwest! You'll find yourself immersed in bumper cars, trains, vintage airplanes, dolls, collectible toys, games, a working carousel and so much more
Homes I have listed...
13951 N Old Otto Ct Camby IN 46113
4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,630 sq ft
For Sale: $169,000
2354 Central Ave Indianapolis IN 46205
2 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,216 sq ft
For Sale: $179,900
If want to see these homes, give me a call 430-3242!
Homes that I have sold:
5951 Quail Ridge Drive- Indianapolis
126 Wagon Trail - Mooresville
316 S Lindley Avenue-Indianapolis
626 N Somerset Avenue- Indianapolis
1855 Ambassador Court-Indianapolis
2269 Sandringham Circle-Indianapolis
4290 Eagle Lake Drive- Indianapolis
5404 E. 81st Street- Indianapolis
5807 Bertha- Indianapolis
4706 E County Road 850- Mooresville
698 Hollowood - Avon
1229 Country Creek Circle-Indianapolis
1846 N Delaware Street- Indianapolis
3486 E. Comer Lane - Mooresville
6392 E. Centenary Road-Mooresville
610 & 612 Hanley Street- Plainfield
5312 Cody Lane- Plainfield
220 Cossell Drive- Indianapolis
5410 Chestnut Woods Drive- Indianapolis
7968 Witherington Road- Indianapolis
1274 River Ridge- Brownsburg
9408 B Avon Creek- Avon
128 Wagon Trail - Mooresville
321 N. Meridian Street - Indianapolis
1624 Beech Drive North - Plainfield
2091 Saunders Field - Avon
4955 Tuscany Lane - Indianapolis
5850 N County Road 901E - Brownsburg
8668 Captain - Avon
10910 Pine Valley Path- Indianapolis
5240 Baltustrol Drive - Avon
117 Walleye Court- Indianapolis
7350 Kimberly Lane - Plainfield
Events around the city:
Spring Trip Ideas
Indy offers something for everyone this spring. Exciting exhibits, gorgeous gardens, spring sports and powerful performing arts are all great reasons to jump in the car and head to Indianapolis for a springtime getaway.
Special Events & Exhibits:
"Yosemite: Art of an American Icon" Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Now - August 3 Explore Yosemite National Park's visual legacy through approximately 80 paintings, photographs and Native American baskets during this exhibit, which examines the way artists have shaped the park's identity over time and how Yosemite has influenced the work of popular artists. The exhibit includes the work of 56 artists, including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and others.
Civil War Days Conner Prairie May 17-18 Step back in time and into the 1860s to encounter this piece of American history brought to life by re-enactors from around the country. Discuss battle tactics with Union and Confederate soldiers, meet Abraham Lincoln and witness life on the Indiana home front and get an up close look at cavalry demonstrations and artillery drills. You never know, you could be the Army's newest recruit!
Animation The Children's Museum of Indianapolis May 24 - January 4, 2009 What child hasn't spent a Saturday morning watching their favorite cartoons? In "Animation," a new exhibit from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in collaboration with Cartoon Network, children and adults can explore the art, math, science and technology of animation from conception to the finished product. Familiar characters from television favorites will illustrate the process.
Koalas Indianapolis Zoo May 24 - September 1 Cute and cuddly visitors from the "Land Down Under" will take up temporary residence at the Indianapolis Zoo this summer. An adorable duo of koalas - marsupials, not bears - will be visiting from the San Diego Zoo. Also on exhibit will be other Aussie animals such as Gouldian finches, bearded dragons and a carpet python. Don't miss it, mate!
Arts & Culture:
Breaking the Mode: Contemporary Fashion from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Indianapolis Museum of Art Now - June 1 This extensive exhibition of contemporary fashion from LACMA's permanent collection focuses on the dramatic change in the aesthetics of fashionable dress over the past 25 years and is divided into four thematic areas: construction, materials, form and concept. Among the more than 40 international designers whose work will be exhibited are Jean-Paul Gaultier and Yohji Yamamoto, with historical examples by Christian Dior and others.
"Looking Over the President's Shoulder" Indiana Repertory Theatre April 1 - May 3 Native Hoosier Alonzo Fields aspired to be an opera singer, but through a twist of fate found himself working at the White House where he remained for 21 years as Chief Butler. Using memories and music, he introduces a cavalcade of characters: presidents, prime ministers, monarchs and movie stars in this fascinating and enormously entertaining play.
"Black Gold" Phoenix Theatre April 10 - May 4 When an African-American factory worker buys an oil rig on eBay hoping to bring in the money he needs to send his son to college, his neighbors think he's crazy. But when he strikes "black gold" in his backyard in Detroit, everyone in the world wants a piece! With six actors playing more than 80 roles, this is a fast-paced, futuristic satire of class, race and greed in a country that will go to dangerous lengths to keep the cheap crude flowing.
Broad Ripple Art Fair Indianapolis Art Center's ARTSPARK May 17-18 The Broad Ripple Art Fair features 225 juried artists exhibiting and selling original fine art, traditional and contemporary, in a full array of media. Feast on a variety of summer snacks and refreshing drinks with international flavor at two gourmet food courts and four stages offer the best in live, local entertainment. Enjoy free hands-on activities, offered to visitors of all ages and abilities, in the kid's creativity tent.
Sports & Recreation:
Indiana Pacers Conseco Fieldhouse April 6, 8, 12, 16 The Indiana Pacers heat up the hardwood of Conseco Fieldhouse during their home schedule. See Danny Granger, Mike Dunleavey and this band of basketball warriors lead the Pacers to victory in the home of Hoosier hysteria.
Indianapolis Indians home games Victory Field April 11-18, 22-25, 29-30 and May 9-16, 20-21, 30-31 (and other selected dates through August 30) The Indianapolis Indians, Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, play 72 home games at downtown's Victory Field during their April - September season. The Indians provide hard-hitting baseball action in a picturesque setting overlooking the Indianapolis skyline. Tickets start as low as $8, making an Indians game affordable family entertainment.
Naptown Roller Girls Indiana State Fairgrounds April 19 and May 17 The Tornado Sirens, the competing roller derby team for Indy's Naptown Roller Girls league, is made up of 14 ladies who go by monikers such as Mizz Understood and Joan of Dark. The women of the Naptown Roller Girls league proudly wield their wheels in a game that requires not just sweat, but stamina and stealth. Formed in 2006, The Naptown Roller Girls are members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the national governing body for women's amateur flat track roller derby in the U.S.
Indiana Fever home games Conseco Fieldhouse May 7, 17, 29 and 31 (and various dates through September 13) The WNBA's Indiana Fever heat up the hardwoods of Conseco Fieldhouse with 18 regular season home games this season. Watch the most talented players in women's basketball vie for the championship during these family-friendly and entertaining games.
Month of May in Indy:
500 Festival Community Day Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 21 Take a lap around the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway in your own car before the real race cars take to the track for the big race a few days later during the 500 Festival Community Day. A host of other activities await you, including a tour the IRL car transport trailers, a visit to Pit Lane, autographs from Pro Series drivers, and live music, entertainment and video games. Admission to Community Day also includes admission to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
500 Festival Memorial Service Monument Circle May 23 Indy embraces an important holiday in the midst of its racing festivities - Memorial Day. A wreath-laying ceremony, dedicated to the memory of Hoosiers in all wars and conflicts who sacrificed their lives in defense of the nation, will take place while the names of those Indiana servicemen who have fallen within the past year are read aloud.
Carburetion Day & Concert Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 23 Rock superstars Stone Temple Pilots will headline the popular Carb Day concert, one of the highlights of the month of May filled with great racing and non-stop entertainment. The concert is free to all ticket holders for the final day of on-track activity before the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. Tickets are just $10 each, with children 5 and under admitted free.
500 Festival Parade Downtown Indianapolis May 24 Nearly 300,000 people line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to enjoy this spectacular event, complete with all 33 drivers in the Indianapolis 500, spectacular floats, bands from across America, giant balloons and specialty units.
Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 25 Get ready for the 92nd edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing!" Defending champ Dario Franchitti will battle some of the world's greatest open-wheel drivers for the Borg-Warner trophy. This year, qualifying should prove very exciting as the recent merger between IndyCar and Champ Car means even more cars, drivers and teams will be competing for the 33 spots in the starting field.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Volunteers needed for Mass Ave planting Join Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and Riley Area Development Corp to make Mass Ave bloom . Volunteers are needed to help plant hundreds of annuals and perennials in the 50 landscaping beds along Mass Ave. The planting will take place Saturday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Register by calling 637.8996, ext. 202. Breakfast and lunch are included!
IMAX Theater 650 W. Washington St. 233.4629 Head to the IMAX Theater for larger-than-life entertainment! To celebrate Shine A Light, Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert documentary, you can register to win a Fender Guitar autographed by Q95's Bob And Tom crew. On April 25, Ian St. Ian of the Bob and Tom Show will award the guitar to the winner at 6:15 p.m. and provide a demonstration of the hot licks performed by the Rolling Stones in the film. Additionally, a full cash bar is available Friday and Saturday nights for the 7 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. showings of Shine A Light. Visit http://www.ne16.com/t/4731062/149474472/45348/0/ for other show schedules.
Colts Draft Jam at the Ram The Indianapolis Colts and the Ram Restaurant and Brewery are proud to present the 2008 Draft Day "Draft Jam at the Ram". Come and join in the excitement of the NFL Draft on Saturday, April 26 from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery. Spend the day with the Indianapolis Colts as they watch this year's NFL Draft. See where the hottest college players will end up. During the draft party there will be Colts give-a-ways and prizes. Colts players will be on hand for autographs from 3 - 5 p.m. and the Colts cheerleaders will be signing autographs from 1 - 3 p.m. Get ready Colts fans, the season starts NOW!!
On Procession Parade This spring, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will host the exhibition On Procession, a range of contemporary artworks that use the parade as a theme or an apparatus. The exhibit runs May 2 - August 10. As an extension of the exhibition, the IMA is sponsoring an actual parade in Fountain Square on April 26. Commissioned artists and artist groups are producing and array of projects, including contributions by artists Allison Smith, FriendsWithYou and Alison Heimstead. Anyone can participate in the parade! There is a FREE workshop to create a parade entry on the morning of April 26 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Fountain Square Library. Even if you don't want to be in the parade, head over to Fountain Square and watch the spectacle! For more information on the parade and exhibit visit http://www.ne16.com/t/4731062/149474472/30003204/0/.
Mark your calendar
May 1 500 Festival Kick-Off Monument Circle 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE May 2 IDADA First Friday Downtown Art Galleries 6 p.m. - 9 p.m FREE May 2 Mini-Marinarathon, presented by Marsh Westin Indianapolis 5:30 p.m. $22 May 2, 3 & 4 Victorian Theatre by Candlelight: "Decieved, Doomed and Departed" President Benjamin Harrison Home Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 2 p.m. $18; $15 members May 2 - June 26 Michel Tcherevkoff's "Shoe Fleur: A Footwear Fantasy" Dean Johnson Design and Gallery Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE May 2 - 18 Leading Ladies Indianapolis Civic Theatre Thurs. 7 p.m.; Fri & Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. $24 - $31 May 3 Bowfire Murat Centre 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $49.50 May 8 Racing Can be Murder Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library 7 p.m. FREE
Tickets for the game are available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Conseco Fieldhouse box office. Call 239.5151 or visit ticketmaster.com for ticket information
April Power Breakfast planned
Hendricks County Senior Services and Preferred Home Health have teamed up to offer the April Senior Power Breakfast titled "How to Live with Arthritis." Dr. Thomas Ambrose, MD, from The Clarian Human Motion Center will be presenting the program. The breakfast will be April 17 at the Hendricks County Senior Center, 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville. Cost is $2 per person. Those who wish to attend and not eat may do so for no charge. To make a reservation, call 745-4303.
Testimonials From My Past Clients:
•The process of selling/buying a house is one of the most stressful experience I have ever had. You need a lot of education and a lot of help to navigate through it and Debbie was with me all along the way. She is patient, kind, experienced and willing to do whatever it takes to get things done. I highly recommend Debbie to anyone who needs a real estate agent that cares for your needs and understands them. She is simply the best! Rita Milandri
•Working with Debbie Blackwell was a great experience. She helped us to find a wonderful home in Historic Irvington area. She was excellent at listening to our wants and needs, found homes that fit our criteria and was extremely patient with us during the purchasing process. We couldn't have been happier with our experience and would recommend her for buying or selling your home. Jamie & Chris Loveless
•Debbie Blackwell handled every aspect of the purchase of our home flawlessly. She took care of us with everything from negotiating to the paperwork and was always an advocate for us when dealing with the seller. It is rare to work with someone with such a perfect combination of expertise and personality. We give Debbie the highest recommendation and enjoyed working with her. Chris & Kristen Lupton
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.