Event Calendar week of 1/24

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Wednesday

The Furnishing Touch — The Furnishing Touch is an exhibit which tells the history of American home furnishings, in miniature. Home furnishing styles were influenced by functional demands, means of production and lifestyle behavior of the time. The exhibit traces styles from the 1600s-present. The exhibit will also feature three speakers who will deliver presentations on furniture and domestic life. Jan. 25-May 28, Wednesday-Sunday. Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections, 111 E Main St., Carmel. Cost is $5, $3 for children under 10. For more, call 317-575-9466 or visit museumofminiatures.org.

Thursday

Prairie Tykes: Happy Hibernating — Young children will find out what animals do in the winter as they search for animal tracks and find their shadows. Prairie Tykes events often include a take-home craft as well. Kids must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or guardian. Jan. 26 from 9:30-11 a.m., Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. Cost is  $12/youth ($11/member). For more, call 317-776-6000 or visit connerprairie.org.

DIY Reversible Blocks Project — This January, Billericay Park has a brand new program that can help you decorate for every occasion. Adults 18 and older are invited to create a very festive DIY project that includes decorated blocks, with each side displaying a different decoration. When they’re displayed year-round, you can rotate the blocks as different holidays approach. Register in advance. Jan. 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.,  Billericay Park, 12690 Promise Rd., Fishers. Cost is R$20/NR$30. For more, call 317-595-3150.

Friday

Dinner at Downton — Enjoy an evening with tales of manners, etiquette and rules for the household staff as you enjoy dinner, downton style. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This event is in high demand so please book early. Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m., Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen, 30 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel. Cost is $55. For more, call 317-565-9716 or visit tinastraditional.com/events.

The Belfry Theatre presents: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — A man makes his business dreams come true through an extravaganza of music and dance in this musical satire of corporate life. Jan. 27-Feb. 12, Friday-Sunday,  The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Cost is $12-$15. For more, call 317-773-1085 or visit thebelfrytheatre.com.

The Studio Theatre: It Shoulda Been You — It’s the Indiana premiere! Broadway’s wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms and unexpected guests have made their way to the Studio Theater stage! Come and see how the sister of the bride saves the day even when it looks like it’s all fallen apart in this romantic comedy. It’s a wedding day you’ll never forge, where anything that can go wrong does and love pops up in mysterious places! Jan. 27-Feb. 12, Wednesday-Sunday, The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. For more, call 317-843-3800 or visit thecenterpresents.org.

Saturday

Prairie Pursuits: Baking Bread Hearth Style — Prairie Pursuits offers a broad range of topics and is ideal for anyone wanting to discover new talents or perfect their skill set. During this class, blend traditional with contemporary as you explore the basics of baking bread. Learn about various types of corn bread, yeast bread, quick bread and make your own artisan bread using both hearth baking and modern baking techniques. Reservations required. Adults only. Jan. 28 from 1-4 p.m., Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. Cost is $55/member, $65/non-member. For more, call 317-776-6000 or visit connerprairie.org.

Sunday

Shear Madness at Beef & Boards — It’s a hair-raising hit comedy that’s different every time you see it! Join in the mystery as the audience combs through the clues to solve a murder above a not-so-typical hair salon. Ask questions like “Shear-lock” Holmes, and you just might figure it out! This is the last showing! Jan. 29, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis. Cost is $41 – $66. For more, call 317-872-9664 or visit beefandboards.com.

Monday

Prairie Pursuits: Basic Blacksmithing — Prairie Pursuits offers a broad range of topics and is ideal for anyone wanting to discover new talents or perfect their skill set. By learning the basics of hand blacksmithing and bench-work techniques, including tending a fire, drawing out, upsetting, welding, file work and finishing work, you’ll complete a series of simple projects such as hooks, chain links, cooking utensils and blacksmith tongs. All materials provided. Ages 16 and up. Jan. 30 from 1-4 p.m., Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. Cost is $215/member, $255/non-member. For more, call 317-776-6000 or visit connerprairie.org.

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 provie the necessary materials, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials as well. 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

PlayFULL Hours: Things That Go! ● Ready, set, PLAY! PlayFULL Hours returns this spring with endless opportunities to make new friends, explore new topics and enjoy unstructured play. These programs are designed specifically for children ages 1-5, and each class focuses on a special theme. Parents’ participation is required so you can get in on the fun, too! Jan. 31 from 10-11 a.m., Billericay Park, 12690 Promise Rd., Fishers. Cost is R$2/NR$3. For more, call 317-595-3150.

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