Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

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July 01, 2011

Indianapolis Symphonic Band Concert July 4

July 4 is always a joyous patriotic celebration when Indianapolis Symphonic Band is around. No exception this year: the Scene, Lawrence Park, 5301 N. Franklin Rd. in the City of Lawrence, Indiana. Music stirs at 9:00PM, and ends at 10:00PM, with Fireworks and “Overture 1812”, an explosive hit.

Exciting and fun from beginning to end, the concert will include, “Irving Berlin’s Songs of America”, “Glee Show Stoppers”, “Patriotic Salute” (based on the National Anthem), “Star Spangled Spectacular” (music of George M. Cohan), “Armed forces Salute”, marches galore, and much more. Mr. Joe Poio wields the baton. Don Hein calls the tunes.

Come out early. Have a picnic. Bring the whole family, chairs or blanket, and stay till the last sky rocket. Celebrate our nation in memory, hope, and joy.

New ADA-Accessible Park Now Open in Fishers

Fishers Parks & Recreation recently opened an inclusive ADA-accessible playground at 116th and Brooks School Road. This is the first such playground in the Fishers’ municipal park system.

The playground has play areas appropriate for ages 2-5 and 5-12. There are five Big Timber Toppers to provide shade, 21 different activities such as nine slides, five climbers, stepping stones, bridges, climbing rocks with cables, a sensory play area that includes drums, chimes, bells and xylophones, activity boards and a rubberized surface. There are also new benches and picnic tables. Construction began in late February and continued through Memorial Day.

Summer Family Concert, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready For Naptime Players

"The Paul McCartney of kids’ music." - USA Today

Chicago based Grammy Award nominee Justin Roberts has been compared to Buddy Holly, Nick Lowe, Weezer and even Paul McCartney. Millions have seen him on The Today Show and Nick Jr., and one of his songs was featured on a World Series broadcast. Enjoy his summer concert, Saturday, July 23 at The Point (Marina) at Eagle Creek. Tickets are $6.

With numerous national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.

DQ® Miracle Treat Day to Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

On Thursday, August 11, communities all over the U.S. and Canada will make miracles for children during the 6th annual Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day. On that day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America.

"Miracle Treat Day has become one of summer's most celebrated events and something that our customers really look forward to," said Michael Keller, chief brand officer for American Dairy Queen Corp.