Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Opportunities Abound

April 01, 2013

Spring vacations are ending and outdoor spring activities are beginning. Families will be hiking, riding bikes together and supporting their children on their new baseball, soccer and tennis teams. Team sports are fun and give opportunities for kids to make new friends and feel the support of teammates and coaches to perform their personal bests. Parental support in all of these activities is needed to keep the costs reasonable and to support the coaching staffs. Yes, the kids love the snacks parents bring and the camaraderie that families have together after the games.

Looking for an interesting activity? Attending the Peewinkle Puppet Studio in April should be that opportunity. Sleeping Beauty is the puppet show and only 50 people are seated in the studio, located at 25 Henry Street. This should be a wonderful event for Scouts and birthday parties because it is unique. The shows run through the 27th of April. Tickets are $10 and should be purchased in advance because of the limited number of shows.

The Indiana State Museum has a fantastic exhibit: The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family. There are rare artifacts and priceless objects on display. The exhibit is presented by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

Of special interest at this exhibit is a Civil War program on April 13th. Attendees can try on Civil War uniforms and go through basic drills as they prepare for battle. Members of the Hoosier Re-enactors will be present to help keep the Indiana Civil War story alive. This will be a real opportunity for families seeking excellent programs to increase their knowledge of American history.

For moms and readers wanting to increase their spiritual lives, attending Anne Graham Lutzís Revival at the Indiana Convention Center on April 5th and 6th will be an inspirational opportunity. The event is free and offers Bible study classes as an outreach to the program.

Be sure take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities in our area this month!