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May 25, 2013

Carnival at Hamilton Town Center! (Noblesville)

Burton Brother’s Carnival is coming back! Join us for some fun and games! Rides for all ages!
The carnival operates from May 24th-June 1st.

Hours of Operation:
Friday 24: 5PM-11PM
Sat. 25: 3PM-11PM
Sun. 26: 3PM-10 PM
Mon. 27: 3PM-10PM
Tues 28 thru Thurs. 30: 5pm-10PM
Friday 3: 5PM-11PM
Saturday 1: 3PM-11PM

Carnival will be located in back parking lot, behind food court, adjacent to the Movie Theatre.

Any questions, call the mall office at 317.214.6956

Start: May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
End: June 1, 2013 10:00 PM
Venue: Hamilton Town Center
Noblesville, IN, United States

Midnight Opening of Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination (Indianapolis)

Be the first to experience Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose.

Friday, May 24-Saturday, May 25
11:59 p.m. – 4 a.m.

$50 per person includes:
-Admission to the exhibition
-Blast off into space on the Millennium Falcon experience
-Light snacks and beverages
-Star Wars gaming stations
-Free parking in the White River State Park Parking Garage

All guests will receive a commemorative Star Wars patch.

Wear your best Star Wars gear for the costume contest. Winners will receive out of this world prizes!

Click the link to make reservations for the event and timed tickets for the exhibition!

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Local Contributing Sponsors: McDonald’s of Central Indiana
Local Media Sponsor: WISH-TV8
Exhibition Museum Store supported by Hamilton Exhibits

(c) Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
This material is based upon work supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0307875.

Start: May 24, 2013 10:55 PM
End: May 25, 2013 1:55 AM
Venue: Indiana State Museum
Phone: 317.232.1637
650 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204, United States

Guitar Center Recording Made Easy Workshop (Nationwide)

It’s never been easier to create music and record on a computer. Even if you don’t know an insert from an input, modern technology makes it easy to produce great-sounding recordings at home.

Join us every Saturday morning at any Guitar Center and learn how to take your ideas from basic tracks to finished songs in just four user-friendly classes. Every month, we cover either Pro Tools or GarageBand. See below for a list of upcoming classes. Register now, as seats are limited.

See the full schedule at Guitar Center online.

Start: May 25, 2013 10:00 AM
End: May 25, 2013 11:00 AM
Venue: Guitar Center (Nationwide)
Phone: (866) 498-7882
United States
Cost: FREE

Monument Circle Tours (Indianapolis)

Indiana Landmarks’ free guided tour around the physical and symbolic heart of Indianapolis tells the intriguing story of Monument Circle, past and present. You’ll hear about the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and why the woman on top faces south. You’ll learn the roundabout’s role in the original city plan and the stories of the encircling architecture.

Tour details

When?  10:00 a.m. every Friday and Saturday, May-October (no reservation required, no tour if it’s raining cats and dogs).

Where? Tour departs from the South Bend Chocolate Company, located in the southwest quadrant of Monument Circle.

Parking? We suggest one of the Circle Centre mall garages, $1.50 for three hours (enter from Georgia, Illinois, or Washington streets).

Available at other times? Yes, we’ll be happy to conduct a tour on the day and time of your choosing for a fee. We charge $5 per person, with a $50 minimum charge, so it’s best to have a group.

Start: May 25, 2013 10:00 AM
End: May 25, 2013 11:00 AM
Venue: Monument Circle
Phone: 317-234-1580
1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN, 46204, United States
Cost: FREE

Indy Reads Books Storytime

Hosted by the Junior League of Indianapolis, this is a weekly event for kinds (or for anyone, really). We feature a variety of stories, and it is free -come check it out!

Start: May 25, 2013 11:30 AM
End: May 25, 2013 12:30 PM
Venue: Indy Reads Books
Phone: 317.384.1496
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indiaanpolis, IN, 462002, United States
Cost: FREE

IPL 500 Festival Parade (Downtown Indianapolis)

One of the original events produced by the 500 Festival, the IPL 500 Festival Parade, has grown to be one of the signature events held in the United States each year. The 500 Festival Parade is the only 500 Festival event that has taken place every year, beginning in 1957.  Held on May 25, the eve of the Indianapolis 500, 300,000 spectators from around the country will line the streets of Indianapolis for one of the nation’s premier parades, alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sat, May 25, 2013, 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm

Location: Downtown Indianapolis

Start: May 25, 2013 12:00 PM
End: May 25, 2013 1:30 PM
Venue: Downtown Indianapolis
Georgia Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States
Cost: FREE

Dazzling Memorial Day Centerpiece (Nationwide)

Kids use sparkly pipe stems and glittery pom-poms to make a patriotic centerpiece that’s perfect for the picnic table!

Start: May 25, 2013 1:00 PM
End: May 25, 2013 5:00 PM
Venue: All Lakeshore Learning Stores

Indianapolis Museum of Art Make & Take Workshop (FREE)

Star Studio

Each month drop by the Star Studio Classroom to find new art-making projects inspired by works of art on view at the IMA. Projects are designed to be accessible and fun for museum visitors of all ages and all levels of art-making experience.

Start: May 25, 2013 1:00 PM
End: May 25, 2013 4:00 PM
Venue: Indianapolis Museum of Art
Phone: 317-920-2659
4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN, 46208, United States
Cost: FREE

Come Improve DIY Skills at The Home Depot! (Nationwide)

Come Improve DIY Skills at The Home Depot!

  • FREE Do-It-Yourself workshop
  • Learn home improvement skills at your favorite local store
  • Please contact your store to enquire about the workshop topic (topics will vary by month)
Start: May 25, 2013 1:00 PM
End: May 25, 2013 2:30 PM
Venue: Home Depot (Nationwide)
United States
Cost: FREE

Barnes & Noble Meet the Authors and Veterans of WWII: Duty, Honor, Country: The Memories of Those Who Were There WW II Duty, Honor, Country The Memories of Those Who Were There Author Event (Greenwood)

Author Event
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by meeting Steve Hardwick and Duane E. Hodgin, authors of WWII: Duty, Honor, Courage: The Memories of Those Who Were There, and a panel of local veterans whose stories are featured in the fascinating, first-person book.
Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00 PM

Greenwood Park
1251 US 31 North, Greenwood, IN 46142, 317-859-8089

Special Instructions
Discussion and question and answer period begins at 1:00 pm, followed by signing until 3:00 pm.
Start: May 25, 2013 1:00 PM
End: May 25, 2013 2:00 PM
Venue: Barnes & Noble (Greenwood Park)
Phone: 317-859-8089
1251 US 31 North, Greenwood, Greenwood, IN, 46142, United States
Cost: FREE
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