10 things to do in Noblesville this weekend

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The Noblesville Farmers Market will take place from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville. (Current file photo)

By Sadie Hunter


Lions Club Pork Chop Dinner

What: The Noblesville Lions Club will host its annual pork chop dinner downtown. The meal includes a pork chop, two sides, a beverage and a dessert.

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: The Historic Courthouse Square in Downtown Noblesville.


Nickel Plate Arts First Friday

What: Inside the Judge Stone House Gallery on the first Friday of each month, Nickel Plate Arts will feature artists contributing to its latest exhibit. As opening night for these exhibits, guests will get the first look and opportunity to buy original works. While on the campus, guests can visit the neighboring Stephenson House for an in-depth look at the month’s Showcase Artist’s works. Live music, beer, wine, refreshments are all available. No pre-registration is required

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. Eighth St.

Cost: Free


Annual Darlington Bed Race

What: Teams of 4 to 5 compete in heats and a bracketed tournament to see who’s the fastest. Teams decorate their custom beds and race the out-and-back course to see who’s the fastest team. A DJ, vendors and food options are available. Funds from the Bed Race go towards summer camp scholarships for both the Noblesville Boys & Girls Club and the Noblesville Parks & Recreation Dept.

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Ninth Street, between Ind. 32 and Logan Street, downtown Noblesville.

Cost: Free to spectate


Classic Movies at Forest Park, “Patch Adams”

What: This outdoor screening of this Oscar-nominated film from 1998 features actors Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

When: 9:15 p.m. (dusk)

Where: Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd.

Cost: Free


Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

What: The Noblesville Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast in downtown Noblesville. The meal includes pancakes, sausage and a beverage.

When: 7 to 11 a.m.

Where: The Historic Courthouse Square in Downtown Noblesville.


Noblesville Farmers Market

What: Noblesville Main Street presents the oldest and largest market in Hamilton county with more than 80 vendors offering farm-fresh, homegrown produce, meats, plants, herbs, flowers, honey, spices, wines, jams, baked goods and more.

When: 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St.

Cost: Free


Hamilton County Parks’ National Trails and National Prairie Day Hike

What: June 3 is National Trails Day and National Prairie Day, and everyone is invited to take a hike at Strawtown Koteewi Park, where more than 400 acres of restored prairie and more than eight miles of trails exist. The hike won’t travel through the entire park, but guests will explore and learn about the plants and whatever wildlife is encountered while hiking the north loop, approximately two miles. All ages are welcome, but this hike is best for adults and older children. Pre-registration is not required.

When: 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Strawtown Koteewi Park, 12308 Strawtown Ave.

Cost: Free


Library Make It & Take It

What: Learn the best way to make a container tomato plant from a representative of the Master Gardener organization at this Hamilton East Public Library event. Library staff will provide all supplies for each participant to put together a container tomato plant that can be taken home at the end of the class. Guests also will learn how to properly care for their plant to produce delicious tomatoes this summer and into the fall. This program is open to those 18 and older only, and registration is required at hepl.lib.in.us.
When: Hamilton East Public Library, 1 Library Plaza

Where: 2 to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free


Return of the Mac

What: Return of the Mac, a macaroni and cheese festival, will make a stop in downtown Noblesville. Guests will enjoy mac-n-cheese made by local chefs and restaurants.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. (Early admission is at 1 p.m.)

Where: Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St.

Cost: $25/general admission. $40/early admission. Tickets available at returnofthemacfest.com/noblesville.


Hamilton County Parks’ Native American Village Tours

What: Hamilton County Parks staff will conduct tours of the Strawtown Enclosure, a Native American village that was inhabited more than 700 years ago. These yours will discuss Native American culture and artifacts. Tours begin inside the Taylor Center of Natural History. For more, call 317-774-2574.

When: 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Strawtown Koteewi Park, 12308 W. Strawtown Ave.

Cost: Free