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If you are already planning a weekend getaway to Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns or are looking to take a last minute Indiana vacation, here are 8 Great Things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana this weekend:

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Artomobilia, photo courtesy of CarmelArtsAndDesign.com

1.  Celebrate “Going Local Week” by visiting a weekend Farmers Market, a local winery or a U-Pick.

2.  View the “Berlin Airlift – A Legacy of Friendship” traveling exhibit, now displayed at the Indianapolis Executive Airport – Friday, September 11 – Saturday, September 12.

3. It’s not too late to participate in the “Tour De Carmel” cycling event! Saturday registrants are welcome to join in on this exciting 10 or 20-mile ride – Saturday, September 12.

4.  Stroll through beautiful Noblesville residences during the “23rd Annual Tour of Historic Homes” – Saturday, September 12.

5.  Study Indiana rocks and fossils during “Science Saturday” at Conner Prairie in Fishers – Saturday, September 12.

6.  Ride the Tipton Pork Festival Train to Tipton, where you can depart and continue on with your adventure at the Pork Festival – Saturday, September 12.

7.  Gather in the Carmel Arts & Design District for Artomobilia and check out an outdoor gallery of seminal designs from automotive history – Saturday, September 12.

8.  Enjoy the music from great live bands during “Sunday Music On The Patio” at Fionn MacCool’s in Fishers- Sunday, September 13.

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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I was reading the 2009 US Senior Open Twitter page and read that Pete & Alice Dye will have an autograph session on Friday & Saturday from 2 – 3 p.m – they will be in the merchandise tent.  Very cool!

If you are on Twitter, follow them for behind the scenes inside scoop of all the action (and follow us too!).  2009 US Senior Open: http://twitter.com/09USSeniorOpen.  Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns: http://twitter.com/8GreatTowns.

Here are a few of their tweets from today:

At 12:48 p.m.:

Eichelberger just eagled 15 with a sand wedge – 84 yards!

At 1:32 p.m.:

Loren Roberts in the flash area doing a post-round interview. He and Tom Lehman both posted 4-under rounds of 68.

At 2:43 p.m.:

Joey Sindelar just finishing up his post-round interview in media center – excited about the big crowds and a great golf course!

At 2:53 p.m.:

Shark sighting in the media center! Greg Norman commends the USGA for a great course setup, says conditions were ideal for scoring today.

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1. Buy tickets to watch great golf at the 2009 US Senior Open at Crooked Stick in Carmel.  Don’t forget that children 18 and under get in FREE! – Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2.

Fionn MacCool's in Fishers

Fionn MacCool's in Fishers

2. Meet with family and friends at Clay Terrace in Carmel for a live performance by Jimmy the Doorman. – Friday, July 31.

3. While the guys are watching the 2009 US Senior Open on the tv, gather gal pals for a day of shopping at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville.

4. Hire a babysitter and go wine tasting at the Art of Wine event in the Carmel Arts & Design District – Saturday, August 1.

5. Discover your inner Irishman while dining on corned beef & cabbage at Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant in Fishers.

6. If the 2009 Senior Open inspires you, spend a day playing golf at Wood Wind Golf Club in Westfield.

7. Watch the movie Legend of Bagger Vance while sitting under the stars at Clay Terrace in Carmel. – Saturday, August 1.

8. Travel back in time to attend “A Farm Wedding” at Conner Prairie in Fishers. – Sunday, August 2.

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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Many of our staff members have been out working tirelessly at Crooked Stick in Carmel for the 2009 US Senior Open.  Many of them have brought back amazing photos for you all to enjoy, which are below.  If you have cool photos, please share them with us!

Crooked Stick 18

After a light rain on Tuesday evening, Karen snapped a shot of a rainbow over the 18th Fairway.

FuzzyZoeller

Our intern, Rachel, was able to catch Fuzzy Zoeller hitting out of a bunker during his practice round.

Kori captured the bright blue sky, beautiful greenery and the cool corporate tents

Kori captured the bright blue sky, beautiful greenery and the cool corporate tents.

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Visiting for the 2009 US Senior Open? For details on golfing, dining discounts, shopping, a map and more download the 2009 USSO Entertainment guide: Guide.

Use this guide when you are away from the greens and explore the 8 Great Towns dotted throughout the county – all within easy access of each other.  From shopping and arts and culture to history and exceptional dining, your golf getaway will be one you will never forget.  Don’t miss after-hour Championship festivities at Clay Terrace and the Carmel Arts & Design District.  Gather with your golf group or meet new Championship fans to discuss the day’s rounds.

Also, if you are in from out of town (or are a local looking for a night away from home) – there is a FREE shuttle service running from select Carmel hotels to the Clay Terrace and Carmel Arts & Design District events. Picture 2

Shuttle schedule:

Run time – 5 pm until 11 pm (last pick up is at 10 pm).  Shuttle will pick up every 30 minutes.

Shuttles will pick up people at the Courtyard by Marriott at 5pm.

Pick up order:

  1. Courtyard by Marriott
  2. Radisson
  3. Springhill Suites
  4. Residence Inn
  5. Renaissance Hotel
  6. Hilton Garden Inn

The first stop is the Carmel’s Arts & Design District, followed by Clay Terrace.

The last shuttle will leave Clay Terrace to head back to hotels at 10pm.

Event Details:

Friday, July 31, 2009 – Jimmy the Doorman in Concert at Clay Terrace (6 pm – 9 pm).  Enjoy this free concert in the grass of Clay Terrace – don’t forget to hit the shops and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 – The Art of Wine in the Carmel Arts & Design District (5 pm – 10 pm).  Free and open to the public.  Local artists, wineries and live entertainment.  $15 to purchase a glass, allows for unlimited wine tasting.  Window shop the cool art galleries and boutiques, or dine at unique local eateries.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 – Movie under the Stars at Clay Terrace.  Golf theme, the Legend of Bagger Vance.  The movie starts around 9 p.m., but before the movie you can shop, stroll, dine or have drinks with friends.

For more details on golfing, dining discounts, shopping, a map and more download the 2009 USSO Entertainment guide: http://8greattowns.com/images/pdfs/2009_us_senio_open_entertainment_guide.pdf

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1. Put on your cowboy hat and party with pals to the sounds of George Straight, Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough at Verizon Wireless in Noblesville – Friday, July 24.

2. Stock up on fresh fruits and veggies at the Westfield Farmers Market – Friday, July 24.

3. Attend a production of “Shakespeare in the Park” at Dillon Park in Noblesville – Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25.

"Dinner in the Diner"

"Dinner in the Diner"

4. Listen as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra takes on the music of Billy Joel at Symphony on the Prairie (look out for 8 Great Towns staffers on Saturday!). – Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25.

5. Have “Dinner in the Diner” and enjoy a 4 course gourmet meal while dining aboard the 1930’s L&N diner car as it rolls through the countryside of northern Hamilton County. – Saturday, July 25.

6. Dance in the streets with family and friends during the “18th Annual Noblesville Street Dance” (don’t miss our very own “communitygal” as she dances to the tunes of the Wright Brothers)- Saturday, July 25.

7. Watch the stars twinkle in the sky while on the free “Star And Satellite Gazing Tour” at Strawtown Koteewi Park. – Saturday, July 25.

8. Buy your tickets for the upcoming 2009 US Senior Open held at Crooked Stick in Carmel.  This exciting event starts next week – July 27 – August 2!

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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Relaxing at Morse Park and Beach

Relaxing at Morse Park and Beach

1. See animals and livestock, eat great food, dance and gather with family and friends at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair in Noblesville – Thursday, July 16 – Monday, July 20.

2. Volunteer, cheer or participate at IronKids and watch as kids age 6-14 compete in an exciting triathlon at the Carmel Monon Center. – Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19.

3. Tour the Children’s Garden at Coxhall Gardens with a naturalist and discover the inspiration behind this magical little spot. Free to parents and children! – Friday, July 17.

4. Celebrate 10 years of business with Ben & Ari’s in Fishers – Live music, mini golf and BBQ only $5 per person. – Saturday, July 18.

5. Tap your toes at the Hedgehog Music Showcase in Arcadia for a variety show featuring local and regional entertainers in an old-fashioned radio show format. – Saturday, July 18.

6. Escape the summer heat at Conner Prairie by relaxing in the shade with a cool glass of lemonade and listen to interpreters tell fantastic folk tales and stories from days gone by.  – Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 19.

7. Learn more about the Paleo-Indian and early Archaic people who called central Indiana home thousands of years ago at Strawtown Koteewi Park. – Sunday, July 19.

8.  Build a sandcastle, fish or simply relax at Morse Park and Beach in Noblesville – Any time, any day! – Any time, any day!

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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