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IC February 2014 Community Spotlight

February 2014

Day Nursery Center opens new facility

For over 100 years, Day Nursery has led the way in early childhood innovation in Indiana. The organization, known for it's unique "cradle to college" philosophy, guides students and families through each stage of development. 2013 was an exciting year with the appointment of Dr. Ted Maple as President and CEO and the opening of a new, state-of-the-art infant and toddler center at 1030 West 16th Street. With the support of new technology at the center, Day Nursery will implement a first of its kind care study documenting the importance of early childhood education. To learn more or to inquire about enrolling call 317.550.3967 or visit www.daynursery.org.

The Indiana State Museum is the place to be in February


GeoFest will "rock" the Indiana State Museum as experts and vendors from all over the country exhibit fossils, rocks, minerals, jewelry and more!

February 21 – 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

February 23, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Eleventh Indiana Art Fair

This annual event showcases the work of 62 Indiana artisans. Enjoy an array of fine art all without leaving the warmth of the museum. Whether you like contemporary or traditional, art that is wearable and functional, or pieces for display in your home, these amazing artists have what you are looking for. Be sure to visit www.indianamuseum.org for details about the VIP Preview night on February 14th.

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


In the Akan language of Ghana, the word Sankofa embodies the sentiment of looking to the past in order to move forward into the future. This cultural festival honoring African heritage includes music, dance, storytelling and will feature Western African and Hoosier African-American art.

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Plan a summer of fun in just one day at the Indy's Child Camp Fair!

Families are invited to explore over 70 overnight camps, day camps and summer programs at the free, 25th annual Camp Fair, hosted by Indy's Child. Kids and parents alike are sure to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment from Radio Disney, face painting and the famous Indy's Child prize wheel! There will be magazine cover 'photo-ops,' too!

February 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing

Indiana Women In Need hosts annual fundraiser

The mission of I.W.I.N. is to give local women the strength to endure breast cancer treatment by providing individualized service and support. Join their efforts and attend the 10th annual Pink Pajama Party! This "sleepover event" promises excitement with spa treatments, incredible food, cocktails, live music, a silent auction and breakfast! Hotel and individual event packages are available.

February 21-22

Indianapolis Marriott North/Keystone at the Crossing

Visit www.iwinfoundation.org to register by Monday, February 10

Entertainment with impact

Fishers Parks & Recreation invites adults and children age 12 and over to the first-ever Nickel Plate Theatre Film and Speaker Series. Event takes place at The Fishers Library at 7:00 p.m. Visitors will view a film followed by an engaging speaker centered upon a theme. Upcoming events include:

Friday, February 7

Mark Cannon, an ACT! Lead for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network with federal advocacy experience will be paired with "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

March 14

Frank Grunwald, an artist and educator who survived the Holocaust, and Kelly Watson, Regional Education Corps, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will host a roundtable discussion paired with "Miša's Fugue."

Call 317-579-0311 to register for this free event.

Indy Goes RED during American Heart Month

Wear Red Day

Choose to wear "red" on Friday, February 7 to show support for Go Red For Women.

Visit www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday for more information and promotion ideas for your workplace, neighborhood or business.

Red Dress Dash

Throw on your favorite (or not so favorite) red dress over your winter clothing and dash around Monument Circle in support of women's heart health. Everyone is invited to show support to fight heart disease. The first 50 participants to complete the dash will receive a goodie bag.

Tuesday, February 4, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Monument Circle, Indianapolis

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