8 things to do this weekend in Noblesville

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Food Truck Fridays

Noblesville Parks and Recreation and Hamilton County Chiropractic will continue its summer Food Truck Fridays series May 24 at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St. The event recurs on the second and fourth Fridays each month through September from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participating trucks on May 24 include Caplinger’s Far-Out Freds, Korave, Pork Paradise, Twisted Sicilian, Papa Smurf and General American Donut, accompanied with live music by Craig Thurston.

Fourth Friday Songwriters Series

Each fourth Friday of the month, Logan Street Sanctuary, 1274 Logan St., plays host to young songwriters. The event is 7 to 10 p.m. May 24. A $5 donation is requested. For more, visit loganstreetsanctuary.org.

Farmers Market

The Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market runs each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 12, at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St. More than 80 vendors offering fresh produce, meat and dairy, plants and flowers, honey, spices, wine, canned and jarred foods, baked goods, soap and other personal care items, jewelry, art, crafts, pet products and more make up the market. Learn more at noblesvillemainstreet.org.

Spencer Farms’ annual strawberry harvest kicks off May 25. (File image)

37th Annual Strawberry Harvest
Spencer Farm, 7177 E. 161st St., Noblesville, will kick off its 37th annual Strawberry Harvest May 25, running through June 8. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Saturday, the farm’s you-pick strawberry fields will be open with free admission and parking. Farm staff will provide containers for picking. The market also offers pre-picked strawberries, ice cream, fudge, pies, kettle corn, nuts, shortcakes, meats, cheeses and more. The farm’s market also is open from noon to 7 p.m. each Sunday.

Concerts at The Commons

From 7 to 10 p.m. May 25, Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St., will play host to the first concert of its summer series, featuring singer/songwriter Karen Waldrup with the opening band, Bass Brothers. Concerts are free.

Christine Merchant showcase

Through May 31, Nickel Plate Arts will display works by Noblesville photographer Christine Merchent, whose photography has been featured in PGA Golf magazine, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Style & Clothing, iTunes’ “What’s Hot” list and more. The exhibit is free during regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Learn more at nickelplatearts.org or christinemerchentart.com.

Young Artists

In the month of May, Nickel Plate Arts is celebrating local art in a different way – by showcasing work by elementary-age students from Noblesville Schools art programs. The exhibit is free during regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Learn more at nickelplatearts.org.

‘Mother Earth’ exhibit

The Hamilton County Artists’ Association regularly displays two-month exhibits at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Ninth St. In May, HCAA will show “Mother Earth,” in honor of Earth Day and springtime, which features works by local artists and their interpretation of protecting the environment. The exhibit can be viewed during regular gallery hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more, visit hcaa-in.org.

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