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Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Carmel Symphony Orchestra

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

1.  Discover your inner rock star during the Kings of Leon concert at Verizon Wireless in Noblesville  – Friday, September 25.

2.  Listen to beautiful music as Micheal Feinstein joins the Carmel Symphony Orchestra for a one-night only performance – Friday, September 25.

3. Play putt putt at Ben & Ari’s or ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage at Conner Prairie (both in Fishers) and see the 8 Great Towns staffers there! – Friday, September 25.

4.  Visit the Museum Of Miniature Houses in Carmel to celebrate the 5th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day. Before you go, be sure to download a Museum Day Pass at smithsonian.com – if you do, you will be given free admission – Saturday, September 26.

5. Unwind while watching a Movie in the Park at West Park in Carmel – Saturday, September 26.

6. Experience “National Take a Child Outside Weekend” at Conner Prairie – Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27. UPDATE: Conner Prairie is also honoring the Smithsonian Pass mentioned above – Take advantage of this great deal!

7.  Visit the small town of Atlanta for the 36th Annual Atlanta Earth Festival (and ride the EarthFest Train there!) – Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27.

8.  The Carmel International Arts Festival is back! Attend this free event that showcases talented artists of all kinds – Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27.

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

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Wow that is going up HIGH!

Wow that is going up HIGH!

This Friday the staff of the Hamilton County CVB will be getting out of our offices to experience the county.  A few times a year, we try to have a little get together- last year we feasted on barbeque from Big Hoffa’s and it was delicious!

This year our staff outing begins with a little friendly competition at Ben & Ari’s – putt putt if the weather is nice and bowling if it is too chilly or raining (although the forecast I just looked up shows 80 & partly cloudy on Friday).  After the putt putt/bowling winner is announced, we will chat over pizza.  We will then head over to Conner Prairie to explore the grounds – and for the first time I will ride 350 feet up in the air on the 1859 Balloon Voyage!  Wish me luck.

I will report back on the events of the day – in the meantime, I can’t wait to get out and stretch my legs with my 8 Great Towns colleagues.

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This past Saturday my boyfriend Marc and I had our first opportunity this summer to do whatever we pleased…  no weddings, parties or other plans.

Photo from BubsBurgersAndIceCream.com

Photo from BubsBurgersAndIceCream.com

With a free day ahead of us, we decided to dress in comfy clothes and head out to explore the county.  We started the day at Bub’s Café in Carmel.  As a self diagnosed coffee junkie, I was delighted to see that they had fresh brewed coffee for those waiting to be seated.  I drank 4 cups of the hot, fresh roasted brew!  Marc and I then ate a selection of delicious breakfast delights.  He ordered the biscuits and gravy (which I stole bites of throughout the meal), while I ordered the granola, yogurt, and fruit dish, along with a side of fried potatoes (I was ½ way healthy..ha!).  What I noticed the most was that with the fun decor, great location (right on the Monon Trail) and delicious food, Bub’s Cafe is a truly unique Indiana dining experience.

After enjoying the scrumptious breakfast, we decided to walk the Monon Trail to work off the calories we had just consumed!  We walked south on the Monon Trail down to the area where the Regional Performing Arts Center is under construction.  It was Marcs’ first time to see the site, and he was really impressed and he cannot wait to enjoy live performances next year when it is completed.

After a good workout, we headed out to run errands (grocery shopping, the bank, etc.) around Hamilton County and before we knew it, it was Saturday evening!  We wanted to do something enjoyable and fun, but still inexpensive.  We decided to go putt-putting at Ben & Ari’s in Fishers.  The competition of who would be champion began and due to a hole in 1, I beat Marc by 1 stoke -even after losing my ball twice in the water!

All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing day spent in Hamilton County.  Who knows when we will have another day to just explore, but when we do there are so many places I cannot wait to discover!

Ben & Ari's in Fishers

Ben & Ari's in Fishers

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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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Thursday evening was my weekly date night with my boyfriend (we’re trying to get out and do things this summer, so these weekly rendezvous will probably be the source of many of these blogs). Rather than the usual dinner and a movie, we decided to tap into our inner children and spend the evening at Ben and Ari’s in Fishers. For $10 we played a round of miniature golf. We walked right in, and one of the workers tore herself away from a group of Girl Scouts to get us our clubs and balls. If you’re looking to go, I’d recommend a quick game on an evening during the week – we were the only ones on the course. There were no lines, no waiting, and no impatient patrons behind us, it was great.

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