Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Community Spotlight

August 01, 2012

Trader’s Point Hunt Charity Show

The Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show, benefiting Riley Hospital for Children, is being held at Wild Air Farms—one of the true jewels of the Midwest. This beautiful, private estate plays host to guests, horses, and riders on August 7-12. The Country Fair features a wide variety of antiques, jewelry, gifts, tack supplies, and clothing along with a variety food and beverages.

Kids Day will be Saturday Aug. 11th from 10:00 to 3:00. They will offer free horse rides, Disney Radio, Pacer Fun Van, several bounce houses, face painting, air brush tattoos, and making all kinds of crazy things with balloons, plus much more.

The entire show makes for a wonderful family event. Daily competition throughout the week begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs until the last class is over. Country Fair is open daily until 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5 Tuesday-Saturday, $10 Sunday. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult.

Please visit for detailed schedules, more information, and directions to the show.

Lactation Station Returns to the Indiana State Fair

For the 6th year in a row, moms, babies, and families will be offered a reprieve from the hot August sun during the Indiana State Fair and a place to breastfeed, socialize with other moms, and gather the latest information on women's and infant health.

The Lactation Station, created by the Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank in 2006, gives moms a clean, comfortable place to breastfeed their babies and care for their children, with two locations placed conveniently around the fairgrounds. The Lactation Station is equipped with relaxing rocking chairs, breezy fans, cold water, and welcoming volunteers armed with a mass amount of information on a variety of topics. Each station will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the fair’s 17-day run.

Come visit the Indiana State Breastfeeding Coalition Lactation Station at the Indiana State Fair from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 19, 2012. The Lactation Stations are located at the entrance to the Riley Fun Park on the northeast corner of the fair and adjacent from the covered bridge on the west side of the fair. For more information, visit or visit the ISBC on Facebook ( or on Twitter at @indianastands.

Indy’s Child Cutest Baby Contest at the Indiana State Fair!

This year, the Lactation Station at the Indiana State Fair will also hosting the Cutest Baby Contest, sponsored by Indy’s Child Magazine. Each Saturday of the fair – the 4th, 11th, & 18th – from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. families can enter their little ones (18 months and younger) into the contest to win an amazing prize pack and feature on the cover of February’s Indy’s Child Magazine. The winning baby will also be featured on Indy’s Child’s upcoming Baby Book!

LIV Photography will be on-site capturing the cutest babies in the city. Photos will be displayed on the Indy’s Child website for voting from August 5-31, where friends and families can vote for their chance to win the grand prize! Everyone that enters will be able to download a “mock” Indy’s Child cover with their baby on it from Indy’s Child’s Facebook page, so everyone is a winner!

The Cutest Baby Contest is $5 to enter. All proceeds will be donated to Healthy Start.

Thinking Beyond the Boundaries

“The truth is that when we scrub joy and comfort from the classroom, we distance our students from effective information processing and long-term memory storage. Instead of taking pleasure from learning, students become bored, anxious, and anything but engaged. They ultimately learn to feel bad about school and lose the joy they once felt!" Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed.

Please join Marian University's School of Education on September 14-15 for an incredibly powerful conference on the social and emotional skills that drive learning and optimism inside our homes and schools. We excitedly invite you for an evening keynote address with Dr. Judy Willis followed by a reception on campus and then a full day of lively breakout groups and further dialogue with Dr. Judy Willis, Dr. Tish Jennings from Penn Sate University, research from University of British Columbia on mindful teaching practices through Mind Up curriculum.

Every conference participant will receive the newest software from BrainWare Safari with instruction from Betsy Hill. This conference is for all parents, educators and community members who care about the growing emotional, academic and social needs of all students, our future world citizens.

For more information, contact Lori L. Desautels, Ph.D. at (317) 955-6761.

Brebeuf Welcomes New President

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and is welcoming a new President. Fr. Jack Dennis, S.J. comes to Brebeuf from Loyola University Maryland, where he served as Director of Campus Ministry. Fr. Dennis will build upon the School’s already solid institutional foundation of academic excellence and spiritual strength.

From his years working in the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Dennis knew of Brebeuf’s great reputation of academic excellence. “What sold me on the school,” explained Fr. Dennis, “were its quality and character, the strong and deep loyalty the search committee members and the Board of Trustees have towards Brebeuf, and the school’s new mission statement which was carefully and lovingly crafted last spring.”

Fr. Dennis continues, “Brebeuf Jesuit has been run so well on all levels – in regards to academics, finances, mission and extracurriculars. I am blessed and excited to plug into everything at the school.”

Indy's Child congratulates Brebeuf on their 50th Jubilee Year and their new President.