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Shopping local is one of the best way to support Indianapolis business. And buying locally grown food is one of the first steps toward sustainability. The freshest ingredients are always the things that have traveled the least. Binford Farmers Market on Indianapolis' northeast side aims to help Indianapolis people connect with each other and local farmers, gardeners and goods makers. Held every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am the Binford Farmers Market offers the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers and other goods from central Indiana vendors. Admission and parking are FREE and getting their is easy. Located at 62nd Street (0 comments)
Garfield Park Arts Center Drum Circle: Release Your Inner Rhythm for Free - 05/29/10 09:54 AM
Everybody's got rhythm in his or her soul. Whether you're a toe tapper or a head banger, a booty shaker or a finger drummer, some part of you wants to groove to the beat of your internal clock. This Saturday, you'll get the chance to bring that beat inside you gasping into the light of day with dozens of other people just like you. The Garfield Park Arts Center will be hosting a drum circle at Garfield Park in Indianapolis this Saturday, May 29 from 2 to 5 P.M. The best part? This Indianapolis event is totally free. Amateur beat makers, (0 comments)
Things to Do This Weekend if You're Not a Race Fan - 05/28/10 11:17 AM
Love the spirit of May in Indy, but aren't big on the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (the Indy 500) itself? Don't worry, you're not alone. If the thought of watching cars try to pass each other on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for hours in the hot sun doesn't thrill you, there are still plenty of ways to soak up the party atmosphere this weekend. The month of May in the Circle City is nonstop fun, and this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday promise to be the most exciting days of the summer so far. Memorial Day in Indianapolis means lots of black (0 comments)
The Indianapolis Zoo is constantly reinventing itself. Whether they are hosting fun Indianapolis 500 related events like the Zoopolis 500 or introducing a new Butterflies exhibit in their White River Gardens, the Indianapolis Zoo provides a place to get in touch with some of Mother Nature's most fascinating creatures. The Indianapolis Zoo welcomes Cheetah: The Race for Survival opening Saturday, May 29 in Indianapolis downtown. As part of the Indianapolis Zoo's reputations for conservation, their Cheetah: The Race for Survival exhibit hopes to educate Indianapolis people about this endangered species. Included in the regular price of admission to the Indianapolis (0 comments)
No need to hit the ‘panic’ button just because the total number of homes sold in Danville, Indiana dropped 36.4 percent. That’s because pending sales soared an incredible 177.8 percent, from 9 the previous month to 25 in April, 2010. This stat is also up 25 percent compare to April of 2009. In further good news – at least from a supply-demand standpoint – is the fact that the total number of Danville homes for sale dropped 5.6 percent, from 125 in March to 118 in April. Nevertheless this was an increase of 6.3 percent versus last April. (2 comments)
Maxwell and Jill Scott Croon at Conseco Fieldhouse - 05/21/10 10:47 AM
R&B and Soul singers Maxwell and Jill Scott tour into Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis downtown Monday, May 24 for an Indianapolis music event. Featuring two of R&B's most soulful crooners, this Indianapolis concert is an anticipated Indianapolis event for many Indianapolis people. Tickets are one sale now priced between $41.50 and $152.00, with a two for one special courtesy of Verizon Wireless for $45.75. Don't miss this Maxwell and Jill Scott: The Tour as it hits the Circle City next Monday. Maxwell and Jill Scott: The Tour combines the talents of two singer songwriters in who have taken American soul by (0 comments)
Eiteljorg Museum Opens New Exhibit "Generations" - 05/21/10 10:44 AM
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a unique Indianapolis attraction in the heart of Indianapolis downtown. Founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a reflection of his own love for collecting Western and Native American art. Each month this Indianapolis museum offers a host of Indianapolis events and constantly brings new exhibits to its Indianapolis art galleries. May 22 marks the opening of the Eiteljorg Museum's newest Indianapolis art exhibit Generations: The Helen Cox Kersting Collection of Southwestern Cultural Arts. Open through August 8, this Indianapolis (0 comments)
The number of homes sold in Avon, Indiana dropped 9.3 percent as just 39 homes sold in April compared to 43 the previous month. But offsetting this drop was a significant 41.1-percent rise in the total number of pending sales, with 79 in April compared to just 56 in March. Compared to April of 2009 this is a 17.9-percent increase. The total number of Avon homes for sale rose from 377 in March to 392 in April for an increase of 4 percent. What’s more, compared this same time 12 months ago the number of listings was up a (0 comments)
It has come time for some of the most talented children in Indianapolis to show the Circle City what they've got. The action takes place this weekend at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis as the Indianapolis School of Ballet presents a one-act ballet of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. ISB's students and several guest artists will take to the grand stage inside the Scottish Rite on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23, both shows are 3 p.m. matinees. If you have never been to the Masonic Cathedral you're missing out, for it is truly one of (0 comments)
This Weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (5/21 to 5/23) - 05/21/10 10:29 AM
Indianapolis attraction, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, constantly brings a cache of fun experiences to the Circle City. Expos, auctions, festivals and more fills the Indiana State Fairgrounds 11 months out of the year, until the Indiana State Fair finds its home each August. This weekend the Indiana State Fairgrounds offers two vastly different Indianapolis events: the Mecum Indy Spring Classic Car Auction and the Spirit Fayre. Continuing to offer events for all types of interests, the Indiana State Fairgrounds attracts both car fanatics and spiritual gurus to its campus. Read on for a preview of these fun Indianapolis community events at (0 comments)
Want to spend your Saturday browsing exotic home and beauty goods, sipping some vino, and supporting a great cause all at the same time? Then make sure to mark your calendar for The Village Experience's Race to the Village celebration this Saturday, May 22, from 4:00 p.m-9:00 p.m. The Village Experience is officially expanding, and will now feature kitchen and home goods as well as jewelry, clothing items, and other specialty products. Grab your wallet and a friend, and come hungry--there will be appetizers from Five Star Catering, wine samples from Barefoot Wine, and beer samples from Upland Brewery. The (0 comments)
The outlook for the Lawrence Township Real Estate market continued to improve in April as there were increases across the board in three areas of measurement: homes sold, homes listed for sale and pending sales. Of these 3 metrics the greatest increase was in the total number of homes sold, with sales rising 13.5 percent in the Lawrence Township area of Indianapolis. Also, when compared to last April’s total of 111 the 151 sales in April, 2010 represents an increase of 36 percent and an even bigger increase of 57.3 percent versus 15 months ago. Home sales have risen (0 comments)
The number of Washington Township homes for sale rose 9 percent in April, reaching a total of 1,293. This is a 9.5-percent increase over the 1,181 homes listed for sale in April of 2009. In a sign that spring had finally arrived for the Washington Township real estate market the number of homes sold rose 13.8 percent as 173 homes were sold in April compared to 152 the previous month. This is a 31.1 percent increase compared to 12 months ago and an astounding 98.9-percent increase compared 15 months ago. Meanwhile, the total number of pending sales increased 15.5 (0 comments)
The Brownsburg real estate market showed signs of health in April as sales were up and listings were down slightly. The total number of homes sold rose from 46 in March to 55 in April for an increase of 19.6 percent. This figure is also up 27.9 percent over last April when there were 43 completed sales. The total number of Brownsburg homes for sale dropped 2.1 percent, from 291 the previous month to 285 in April. This is up just 1-percent from last April’s total of 282 listings. There was no change from the previous month as the (0 comments)
From a supply-demand standpoint the Carmel real estate market was looking pretty balanced in the month of April, 2010. Starting with sales, the total number of homes sold rose from 93 in March to 113 in April for a 21.5-percent increase. Compared to April of 2009 when there were just 74 sales this is a 52.7-percent increase. Also on the rise was the total number of pending sales. With 117 the previous month compared to 161 in April there was an increase of 37.6 percent. Compared to last year’s total of 97 there was an increase of 66 (0 comments)
Check out the photos of old race cars at the bottom of this page. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum located at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track on the west side of Indianapolis in an area known as Speedway, features highlights in racing and one of the most complete and visited collections or motorsport and related memorabilia of motor sports in the world.
Initially, the museum was constructed in 1956 by Tony Hulman, the track owner at the time, as part of a remodeling and revitalization project to update the track and make it more visitor friendly. (1 comments)
This week, Artistic and Managing Directors of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Janet Allen and Steven Stolen, invited members of the press for an intimate gathering in which they previewed their upcoming season. As Around the World in 80 Days heads into its final weekend, and their 2009-10 season comes to a close, it seemed an apt time to reflect on the past and look to the future. This Indianapolis theatre will have a hard time topping the amazing productions that filled this past season. But Allen and Stolen shared an enthusiasm for the future that makes their upcoming season seem (0 comments)
The Broad Ripple Art Fair is an anticipated annual event in a favorite Indianapolis cultural district each Spring. As the weather grows warm, Broad Ripple springs to life with Indianapolis shopping, Indianapolis culture and more. The Indianapolis Art Center adds to the buzz with their 40th Annual Broad Ripple Art Fair, May 15 and 16 just north of Indianapolis downtown. As the Indianapolis Art Center's largest fundraiser event, the proceeds from the annual Broad Ripple Art Fair go toward funding the many FREE Indianapolis events and Indianapolis art classes throughout the year. With wonderful art based community development programs, the (0 comments)
May in Indianapolis is officially in full swing. With last weekend's chilly running of the 34th annual Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Indy residents embraced the first waves of race season excitement in in the Circle City. And the city can begin preparing now for the next big event celebrating the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (the Indy 500): the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard. Breakfast at the Brickyard takes place at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the plaza pavilion. Roll out of bed bright and early for this fun-filled Indianapolis event; you don't want to miss out on a (0 comments)
Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, is the center of a variety of Indianapolis nightlife activities. Whether Butler University students are hitting the Indianapolis bars for a bit of drinking, or north Indianapolis people are grabbing a bite to eat at any of the many Indianapolis restaurants, Broad Ripple is continually abuzz with fun. When laughter spills into the streets, Crackers Comedy Club takes center stage in this Indianapolis nightlife mecca. Andi Smith headlines at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple May 12 through 15, offering sidesplitting comedy that will hit you surprisingly hard. Tickets to this Indianapolis event range (0 comments)
This coming Monday, May 17, 2010, is the date set for a fund-raising event featuring the Indianapolis Colts safety, Bob Sanders. He and his friends, all Indianapolis sports celebrities, will meet in the kitchen at Morton's Steakhouse, an elegant Indianapolis restaurant, swapping their blue and whites for aprons and dinner plates. It's all part of Bob Sanders' own dream, which he has appropriately named the "Chasing Dreams Foundation." Sanders' dream team is hooking up with Morton's The Steakhouse Restaurant, an upscale, community-conscious steak house in downtown Indianapolis. Morton's has its own ongoing programs to aid and enhance Indianapolis culture and (0 comments)
Get Fit at the Indiana State Museum with Major Taylor Fitness Fest - 05/13/10 02:44 PM
The Indiana State Museum strives to cover all aspects of Hoosier life, past, present and future. This weekend the Indiana State Museum focuses on improving Indianapolis health with their Major Taylor Fitness Fest. This exciting Indianapolis event offers a wealth of knowledge, activities and tests to get your health and fitness on track just in time for warm weather. Admission to the Major Taylor Fitness Fest is included with your ticket to the Indiana State Museum and will be held on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. Head to Indianapolis downtown to take part in this Indianapolis museum's crusade for (0 comments)
The Civil War still fascinates American history buffs to this day. As the only time in American history when the country faced a rift deep enough to rip the nation apart, the lessons learned from the Civil War are extremely important to carry with us through all time. Conner Prairie presents Civil War Days Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 at their living Indianapolis museum. Admission to this Indianapolis education event is FREE with general admission to Conner Prairie. Join in a host of Civil War focused activities including a live reenactment of a Civil War battle. For one (0 comments)
Homelessness is a tragic problem that strikes citizens across the United States. With anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million Americans without a home on any given night, it is impossible to believe that such a rampant problem could arise in a country as wonderful as America. But sadly, homelessness is a reality for millions of Americans and thousands of Hoosiers. Take a bite out of homelessness at the Salvation Army's annual Eat Outside the Box event on Veteran's Memorial Plaza in Indianapolis downtown Friday, May 14. Beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 2:00 pm, Eat Outside the Box offers (0 comments)
Mother's Day Brunch at Indianapolis Restaurants Celebrate Mom - 05/08/10 11:38 AM
Unless you have had your head under a rock for the past week, you know this Sunday is Mother's Day. What's that? You didn't know that Mother's Day was THIS weekend? You forgot to make plans, send flowers or even a card? Well, I'm here to tell you, "Calm down. It's not to late to give your Mom that special Mother's Day celebration she deserves." She did after all carry you around for a solid nine months before going through the excruciating process of giving birth. The least you can do is treat the lady you loves you to a delicious (1 comments)
Driving up historic North Meridian Street offers a veritable feast of beautiful homes. With some of the most impressive Indianapolis real estate throughout the entire city, it is hard not to admire these magnificent mansions. But what would it be like to actually walk through the front door and take a look around the stunning houses of this historic Indianapolis neighborhood? Tour Meridian Street mansion at St. Margaret's Hospital Guild's Decorator's Show House and Gardens thru May 9, an annual Wishard Health Services fundraiser. A historic house, once owned by famed Indiana author Booth Tarkington, sets the scene for a (0 comments)
Ever since Nelson Haynes of Deering Savings & Loan originated the world’s first reverse mortgage loan in 1961 to a Portland, Maine widow reverse mortgages have grown steadily in popularity. Counting only FHA-insured reverse mortgage loans, originations have grown from just a few hundred in 1990 to more than 110,000 in 2008. Whereas for some seniors getting a reverse mortgage is a way of preserving a certain standard of living and buffering against a dwindling income, for many unfortunate others it’s the financial equivalent of a life raft, a last resort for affording basic necessities like prescription medications and other (0 comments)
If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend and are looking to celebrate the arrival of Spring in the Circle City, you're in luck. The Orchard in Bloom event at Holliday Park will allow you to find the perfect accessories for your freshly tilled garden, browse airy tents filled with unique merchandise, and support a great cause all at the same time. The Orchard in Bloom event supports The Orchard School, a private school here in Indy. Feel good about supporting Indianapolis children and their education as you find inspiration for your perfect outdoor haven. This nationally recognized (0 comments)
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