Author: Lizz Scaletta

Indianapolis Weekend Planner April 28-30

As we approach the last weekend in April, here are some top family-friendly picks for this upcoming weekend in Indianapolis and surrounding area. For a complete list of activities, check out our calendar.  Have a great weekend! Friday, April 28 Don’t forget, kids eat free on Friday at these locations. Take advantage of the last springtime series of free Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theaters! This weekend’s movie is Sing. If you are a FMG member, the movies are free, otherwise they are $1 each.  That is still a pretty good deal! Head downtown to the Circle at around 11:00am and check out Lemonpalooza 100 cup challenge. Lemonpalooza is a fun competitive fundraiser to see who can sell the most cups of Lemonade and raise the most amount of funds, in a two-hour period! In the evening Rhodius Parks hosts Youth Open Gym from 6pm to 8pm. Youth Open Gym is designed for ages 9-17 years old.  During Open Gym, youth are encouraged to engage in activities such as basketball and other sports. This event is free! Saturday, April 29 Don’t forget, kids eat free on Saturday at these locations. Check out one of my personal favorites, Cars and Coffee! The event is free from 10AM to noon at Gator Motorsport on the northwest side of Indianapolis.   Seeing all the cars will surely get you revved up for the...

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Lawrence Township Spotlight

Lawrence Township is located on the Northeast side of Indianapolis within Marion County. Lawrence Township includes part of Geist Reservoir and extends north to the Hamilton County Line. To the East, it extends to Hancock County (McCordsville), south down to 38th street (Warren Township) and west to Washington Township. Whenever anyone asks me about where I live, I often say near Geist or the Fort. The “Fort” refers to Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park, and covers a pretty broad area. Usually saying that allows folks who are only somewhat familiar with this area to have a pretty good idea of where Lawrence is. The town of Lawrence is encompassed in Lawrence Township. The Town of Lawrence is actually a city, even with it’s own mayor. For more information click here! Lawrence Township has a pretty relaxed vibe with a feeling of community and diversity. There is certainly something for everyone here! While this list does not include all that Lawrence Township has to offer, here is a list of 10 top spots we love in Lawrence Township! One of our favorite places to visit is Fort Harrison State Park. Located in the heart of Lawrence, this state park is fun for visiting the playground (there are several), running, biking, fishing or just enjoying a family picnic. It is also our favorite place to take family portraits. While this park...

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Indianapolis Family Weekend Planner – March 3-5

Start the first weekend of March off right with some family friendly activities in Indianapolis! Here are some top picks for this upcoming weekend. For a complete list of activities, check out our calendar. Have fun this weekend! Friday, March 3 Don’t forget, kids eat free on Friday at these locations. On Friday morning, head out to see Angry Birds, the first movie featured in the Morning Movie series at the Goodrich Quality Theaters in Noblesville. Join the Frequent Moviegoer Club and see the morning movies for free!  Non-members are $1 per person and the movie starts at 10am....

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Stuart Little at Indiana Repertory Theatre

My daughter Lily and I had the opportunity to see Stuart Little at the IRT on Saturday morning. With a run time of a little over an hour (65 minutes, with no intermission), this theater performance was perfect for my 5 year old!  Most guests sit on carpeted floor or for a little more, you can purchase chair seating.  I personally think the floor seating was perfect for my wiggly one! The stage and carpeted area are all on the same level so you really feel like you’re involved in the play.  It is important for guests to stay on the green carpeting and not on the surrounding tan walkways so that the actors can move around and interact with your child during the play.  At the end of the performance, children and adults are invited to do a quick activity, meet the actors and take photos in the stage area. The price for the performance can’t be beat.  Floor seating is $8, adults are $15 and all chair seating is $20. Affordable parking is available at the Circle Center Mall (about a block walk) or you can valet right out front.  The show runs Saturdays (10am and 1pm) and Sundays (1pm and 3pm) until March 26.  Check out the IRT website for more...

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