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June 01, 2010
>Lakeshore Chiropractic and Learning Rx Host Free Family Event, Kids Day Indianapolis

On Saturday, June 19, 2010 10am-1pm in the parking Lot of Lakeshore Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center, join us for a fun filled festival FREE for the entire family to encourage health, wellness and education of kids in the Indianapolis community. This event is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the kids of our community by offering free health screenings, healthy food samples, and fun exercise activities! Bring the kids to enjoy bounce houses, arts and crafts and face painting!

Inspire your kids to make healthy lifestyle choices by entering them in our "All-star Fit Kids" contest. Kids will be able to enter their drawing of the actions they take to be healthy and happy. Grades 3-8 can submit a paragraph with their drawing.

We are passionate about providing resources to families to help make a generation of happier, healthier, more productive people. If your business or organization is interested in getting involved with Kids Day America please contact Meisha Wide at meisha@adjust2wellness.com.

Expect tons of family friendly fun at the 14th annual Indianapolis Air Show June 11-13, 2010.

Come early to enjoy acres of ground displays including airplanes, hot air balloons, the Marsh Kids Zone, Zhu Zhu Pets display, car show, costumed characters and more! At around noon, the planes take to the sky for over 4 hours of raw power and aerobatic brilliance including wing walkers, sky divers and more—you won't believe your eyes! Great food and fun just minutes away at Mt. Comfort Airport.

Discount tickets at indyairshow.com, Marsh stores and United Package Liquors stores. Buy early and save! Visit www.IndyAirShow.com for more details. The Miracle Ride Foundation II, Inc dba The Indianapolis Air Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable entity and net proceeds from the air show are distributed to Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) to support children's charities.

Sign up for the Indy's Child E-newsletter at www.indyschild.com and you'll be able to register to win a family four pack!

Families Can Discover Indiana's Limestone Heritage This June

Celebrate southern Indiana's limestone heritage this June during the second annual Limestone Month! Multiple festival opportunities throughout Monroe and Lawrence counties include limestone carving workshops, architectural walking tours, quarry tours, museum exhibitions, lectures, programs and more.

Of special interest to families, the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington will highlight the science of limestone. Among the unique experiences at WonderLab will be interactive gallery chats about the biology and surprising geologic history of our region's ancient environment, limestone-themed craft stations, an art exhibition depicting limestone's microbiological origins, Local history and architectural significance, and special hands-on science programs.

To make things more fun, especially for the children, WonderLab has created a Limestone Discovery Quest with challenging clues to information about the science of limestone visitors can seek out at various exhibits in the museum. The Limestone Discovery Quest will be available to pick up at the museum's welcome desk.

Limestone Month is collaborative effort of the Lawrence and Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureaus, the Limestone Symposium, the Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana Artisan, and the WonderLab Museum. More information about Limestone Month is available online at limestonemonth.com.

WonderLab, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a top 25 science center (Parents Magazine). The museum is located at 308 West Fourth Street on the B-Line Trail in the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. WonderLab is open extended evening hours until 8:30 pm, with an admission discount, the first Friday of the month. General admission is $6.00 for children and $7.00 for adults. Children under the age of one are free. More information about WonderLab and its Limestone Month events is available by calling 812-337-1337 ext. 25 or online at wonderlab.org.

Recreation Unlimited Offers Safest Equipment and Trampolines in the US

Recreation Unlimited offers only the safest outdoor recreation equipment in America. Every parent wants to know their child is having fun and is safe while doing so. Recreation Unlimited prides itself on giving you both. Never worry about your child's safety on a trampoline again. Springfree Trampolines are manufactured with safety in mind, without taking away any of the fun! A revolutionary design has changed the way trampolines will be viewed. Fun, functional and practical are the highlights of Springfree Trampolines!

Safety Features

Springfree Trampolines have revolutionized the world of trampolines. Springfree Trampolines are the only trampolines to have removed the top four dangers that are associated with trampolines:

1. exposed springs

2. steel frame at the jumping surface

3. risk of falling off

4. rigid enclosure poles

These risks have been removed to ensure your child's safety, as well as unlimited hours of fun. A mesh enclosure guarantees no one will slip off of the elevated trampoline. No springs means a soft jumping surface, with nothing protruding. Parents will also appreciate the noiseless Springfree Trampoline — no springs mean no squeaks. There's also no need to worry about your trampoline in the winter, as Springfree Trampolines are manufactured to resist rust, UV rays and other environmental risks. Springfree Trampolines come in a variety of shapes and sizes, one of which is sure to meet your needs.

These days, too much time is spent hanging around indoors, playing video games or watching TV. Everyone knows the benefits of being active and living a healthy lifestyle, but it can be difficult to get motivated. Springfree Trampolines are the perfect way to get your family moving in a fun way while enjoying exercise without even thinking about it. Springfree Trampolines are great for every age group because they promote activity in a fun and safe way. Enjoy the feeling of being weightless while building strength, stamina, and endurance.

Second Annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Benefit Celebrity Softball Challenge To Benefit Indiana Children's Wish Fund Set For Thursday, June 3rd At Victory Field

Are you looking for great family fun at an affordable price and want to support a local wish-granting group at the same time? Join the excitement on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Victory Field for the second annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge, benefiting Indiana Children's Wish Fund and presented by The Tony Stewart Foundation. Fans have the opportunity to witness their favorite hometown Superstars battle it out in a 5-inning celebrity softball game. Players include the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers, mascots, media personalities and other sports stars.

Tickets are only $5 and FREE for children ages three and under. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. In addition to the softball game, a special Kids Interactive Game area will be available and includes fun games, face painting and local mascots. The evening will conclude with a firework display. Tickets to Home Team Celebrity Softball Challenge are available through Ticketmaster or can be purchased at the Victory Field box office.

Robert Mathis, Pro Bowl Defensive End of The Indianapolis Colts and Roy Hibbert, Center for the Indiana Pacers, will host the event. Last year, over 25 Indianapolis Colts players, including Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon and Dwight Freeney, along with Indiana Pacers Stephen Graham and Josh McRoberts, television and radio media personalities and other celebrities participated in the softball game. WISH-TV Channel 8, WIBC and 1070 THE FAN radio stations are the media partners. Anthony Calhoun (WISH-TV sports director) and Joe Staysniak (WIBC and THE FAN radio) will serve as co-Masters of Ceremony.

The event is in memory of Caroline Symmes, a Wish child who was involved with the inaugural softball event and passed away in December 2009. Caroline's parents, Elizabeth and David are honored to have Caroline's name attached to this annual family event which promotes Indiana Children's Wish Fund.

For more information go to: www.indywish.org

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