Best Bets week of 10/29


Carmel: Merle Haggard

The Center presents Merle Haggard at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green. The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It is also a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made on country music and American music as a whole. Tickets range from $15 to $113. For more information, visit or call 843-3800.

Fishers: Haunted Prairie: A Hidden History of Conner Prairie

Take a guided tour of Conner Prairie History Park’s grounds at 13400 Allisonville Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 30 and 31 and watch for ghostly apparitions that haunt the grounds. Learn about local legends and listen to supernatural stories and personal accounts of unexplained happenings. Tours leave every 30 minutes; this event is not recommended for those under 12. Cost for the tour is $13 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information, please call 776.6006 or visit

Noblesville: First Friday Soup Cook-off

Enjoy many of Noblesville’s great restaurants in one place – attend the First Friday Soup Cook-off from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Some of the finest homemade soups are offered by local eateries like Asian Grill, Barley Island, Copper Still, Courtney’s Kitchen, Ginger’s Café, The Hamilton, Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano, Michaelangleo’s and Syds for your enjoyment and judging. A soup tasting is $1 and bowls of soup are $3. For more information call 776-0205 or visit

Westfield: Fireside Tales

The third and final installment of the free, themed story time program at the Council Circle Fire Pit at Simon Moon Park, 2710 171st St., will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. This week’s Fireside Tales theme is “Howl-o-ween.” Children can wear their costumes and hear stories that are just a little scary and some that are downright howl-arious! Learn how to tell a jump story and create a dancing monster. The event features stories, songs, rhymes, an art activity, and of course, s’mores. For more information, call 804-3183 or visit

Zionsville: Fall Frolic

Join the Zionsville Education Foundation from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 2 for its annual Fall Frolic. The event will take place at the Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 E. Ind. 32. Those in attendance will sample great food and refreshments, hear live music and have the chance to participate in a silent auction. Cost is $100 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling the ZEF office at 733-4805 or by going to


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