Event Calendar week of 1/10

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Wednesday

Quilt Project Class — Learn the basic skills and techniques of quilting as you make pretty woven patches quilt tops in this three-session class. There will be some homework involved, but the end product is worth it. Also, consider taking the Longarm 101 class (not included in this class fee) to learn how to quilt your top. Jan. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Always in Stitches,  1808 E. Conner St., Noblesville. Cost is $60 for three sessions. For more, call 317-776-4227 or visit alwaysinstitches1.com.

Thursday

Let it Snow! — Sing songs about snowmen and play in (pretend) snow, hen make a cute snow craft to take home. This is a Prairie Tykes event, geared for little ones ages 3-6 and a parent/grandparent. Connect one-on-one through various special activities. Younger siblings are welcome; ages 2 and up require a ticket. Jan. 12-13 from 9:30-11 a.m., Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. Cost is $12 per youth, $11 per youth member. For more, call 317-776-6000 or visit connerprairie.org.

Friday

Discovery Club – Half days can be tough on working parents, and Billericay Park wants to help make them a bit easier. Children ages 5-12 are invited to join the Discovery Club, which takes place after lunch when parents are returning to work. Children will enjoy different games and activities with new friends, including high and low active games, a STEAM projects and crafts. Jan. 13 from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Billericay Park, 12690 Promise Rd., Fishers. Cost is R$17/NR$26. For more, call. 317-595-3150.

On Broadway Cabaret — In the true Carmel Community Players spirit, this cabaret will display the best of what Broadway has to offer – with a twist! “On Broadway” is a new cabaret, which features any songs from musicals that are currently playing on Broadway. It may be the newest Tony-winning hit or a revival of an old fan-favorite, but as long as its name is on a Broadway marquis, you may hear it! Jan. 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 15 at 2:30 p.m., Carmel Community Playhouse, 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suite 140, Carmel. Cost is $10. For more, visit carmelplayers.org.

Russian National Ballet Theatre — Witness some of the very best of classical ballet with all of the beauty, grace and passion that defines the grand Russian ballet tradition. Growing out of Chopin’s “Seventh Waltz,” “Chopiniana”, also known as “Les Sylphodes”, does not follow a traditional plot, but rather is a poetic portrayal of romance and grace as represented by ballerinas and a young man or poet. “Carmen” is based on the iconic opera and includes Georges Bizet’s acclaimed score. The ballet tells of “Carmen,” the fiery, free-spirited gypsy and the love triangle between her, the soldier and the toreador. The whole family will enjoy the pageantry and elegance of this magnificent performance. Jan. 13-14 at 8 p.m., The Center for the Performing Arts, at the Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Carmel. For more, call 317-843-3800 or visit thecenterpresents.org.

Saturday

Clay Terrace’s Ice Sculpture Event — Clay Terrace will have several ice sculptures throughout the center to highlight everyone’s shopping experience. The Ice Sculpture Event kicks off 2017 in style and will promote the upcoming annual Winter Blast Feb. 18th. Shoppers will have opportunities to take pictures with the ice sculptures and are encouraged to share their photos on our Clay Terrace social media pages. Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., Clay Terrace, 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd.,  #165, Carmel.  Free admission. For more, visit clayterrace.com.

Prairie Pursuits at Conner Prairie: Primitive Fire Starting — No matches allowed here! Learn from experts about several different primitive fire-starting methods such as fire by friction, fire pistons, burning lenses, or flint and steel. You will not only get to practice theses skills, but you’ll make your own flint and steel kit and a char cloth. This event is for ages 16 and up. Jan. 14 from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $40/non-member or $35/member. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers.. For more, call 317-776-6006 or visit connerprairie.org.

Sunday

Winnie the Pooh Day — That silly old bear is throwing a party, and you’re invited. Families of all ages are invited to get out of the house during Cumberland Park’s National Winnie the Pooh Day open house. Bring or wear your favorite Winnie the Pooh clothing and stuffed animals to enjoy the celebration. For convenience, activities will take place inside and outdoors, ensuring your family can keep comfortable and warm. Outdoor activities include Pooh Sticks, animal artifacts, a 100 Acre Wood story nook and games. Inside, families can enjoy crafts, games and light refreshments. Don’t forget to bring your camera, Winnie the Pooh will be stopping by during this program. Parents are encouraged to share your best photos with hashtag #WinnieinFishers for a chance to be featured. Jan. 15 from 1-3 p.m., Cumberland Park, 10580 Cumberland Rd., Fishers. Free admission. For more, call 317-595-3150.

Monday

Drawing class — Improve your artistic skills in this art class for all skill levels. Nickel Plate Artist Eric O’Dell will provide subject matter and provide tips. Nickel Plate Arts will provide the necessary materials but participants are welcome to bring their own materials. Must be 15 or older. Beginners are welcome. Mondays, Jan. 9-Mar. 14, from 7-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South 8th St., Noblesville. Cost is $110. For more, call 317-452-3690 or visit nickelplatearts.org.

Tuesday

Book Club — This winter, enjoy a new opportunity to connect with other readers in our community through a monthly book club. Adults 16 and older will meet on one Tuesday of the month to explore different novels. Participants should come prepared to share and discuss possible book choices during the first meeting Jan. 17. Pre-registration is appreciated, but registration is due before the first meeting. Jan. 17 from 3-4 p.m., Roy G. Holland Memorial Park, 1 Park Dr., Fishers. Free admission. For more, call 317-595-3150.

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