Author: Kate Amos

February is Black History Month: How to Celebrate and Learn with Indianapolis Area Events

As we begin 2017, it seems more important than ever to become informed about the diverse cultures that make up our local communities. The month of February has long been celebrated as Black History Month (also known as National African American History Month) and Indianapolis area organizations have put together events which showcase the achievements, struggles, and voices of the African-American community. While we celebrate and learn, we begin to understand the impact and contributions of African-Americans in Indianapolis and beyond. Now – January 16th, 2017 Black History Month T-Shirt Voting In celebration of the Pacers Dream Big Initiative,...

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Adults Only New Years Eve Parties and Events in Indy | #IndyWithoutKids

It’s almost 2017 and the only thing between you and an adult-only New Year’s Eve party is a sitter. Call Grandma and pack the sleeping bags, because this year Indy is home to a wide selection of adults-only fun for one night only. From a Gatsby style bash to a masquerade ball, to a boy band review, the hardest part will be choosing which party to attend! Ciroc the New Year, Regions Rooftop Tower Time & Tickets: 9pm – 2 am, $130 per person More Info: Ticket includes premium bar, appetizers, champagne toast, special midnight presentation as well as...

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Where Kids Can Holiday Shop for Their Parents in Indy

There’s a sweet kind of shop popping up around the holidays where children can shop for their loved ones. Instead of taking them to Target for Dad and hoping they don’t pick something expensive that he doesn’t need or want, consider one of these area Santa Shops. Children come into the store and select gifts for Mom, Dad, siblings, teachers, grandparents – anyone they need to cross off the shopping list. Many of the shops don’t allow adults but have helpers to assist children with their lists and payment. Gift wrap is usually available, the selection is manageable for...

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Haunted Houses and Places: Where to Get Scared in Indy

While I don’t take my toddlers to haunted houses (other than lights on at TCM) I do enjoy a good scare myself. Here are some great area attractions to get you in the mood for Halloween! Hanna Haunted Acres 7323 E. Hanna Ave. Indianapolis, In Open weekends and various weekdays through 11/5 7pm-10pm weeknights and Nov. 4,5, 7pm-midnight weekends in Oct. Prices start at $13 and are discounted online www.hannahauntedacres.com The Asylum House Marion County Fairgrounds Fridays and Saturdays 8pm-1am Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday 7pm-10pm Tickets starting at $14 for kids and $24 for adults, $3 off coupon on website...

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Best Pumpkin Patches for Babies in Indianapolis

Pro Tips – Know Before You Go: Bring bug spray. Especially in wet weather, the bugs can be quite pesky. In warm weather be warned that bees abound. Skip the stroller. Bumpy, muddy fields are no place for a stroller. Opt for the wagon (available at select locations or bring your own) or use a baby-carrier when possible. Carry a backpack. With apples to pick, pumpkins to carry, and little ones in your arms having a free hand is key for a successful trip. Toss all necessities into a backpack instead of your usual diaper bag. Bring an extra...

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