Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

IC Community Spotlight October 2013

October 01, 2013

Indy Family Fest

Don’t miss this amazing event created especially for Indianapolis families on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Marsh Pavilion. Come learn valuable parenting information, view the latest products and participate in a variety of activities such as a Princess and Super Hero Party, a Mommy Relaxation Lounge and a Dad’s Fun Zone. Guests will enjoy a keynote address by Indy’s Child “Mommy Magic” columnist, Mary Susan-Buhner as well. Tickets: Adults $5, children ages 3-12 $2, ages 2 and under are free, family pack $12. Visit for more details.

Just the right size

Dance Kaleidoscope mini matinees are returning to the stage on October 24th at noon. This is the perfect introduction to DK for you and your family. Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the Indiana Repertory Theatre box office (M-F 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) or by calling 317.635.5252. Visit for additional details.

Reduce your footprint by making footprints (and tire prints)

Wednesday, October 9th is National Walk/Bike to School Day! Gather your neighbors and make plans to walk or bike to school together. In addition to helping the environment, the exercise will benefit you, too! Learn more at

Get poppin’

The Crossroads of America Council recently kicked off the 2013 annual popcorn sale!

Local Boy Scouts will be selling popcorn through November 2nd. Scouts will be visiting neighborhoods and will also host “show-and-sell” events at local grocery stores and other retail locations. Keep an eye out and enjoy some delicious, gourmet popcorn this fall!

Holiday Mart Junior League

Mark your calendar for one of Indy’s favorite holiday traditions! Visit over 100 unique merchants from across the country at The Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion at The Indiana State Fairgrounds. The event begins Thursday, November 14th and runs through Sunday, November 17th. There are additional opportunities to visit Holiday Mart for Shoppers’ Eve and Girls’ Night Out as well.

Holiday Mart hours: Nov. 14th, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Nov. 15th, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Nov. 16th, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Nov. 17th, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. $10 advance tickets are available at all Marsh Supermarkets or at $15 tickets will be available at the door.

Calling all American Girls

The Riley Cheer Guild invites girls, their friends and families to experience an American Girl Fashion Show on November 9th at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and November 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Murat Shrine Temple **venue might change**. The event will showcase historical and contemporary fashions and will also include doll-themed food stations, craft stations, party favors, photography and a doll hair salon. Tickets are selling quickly! Proceeds will benefit The Cheer Guild Toy Room at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Visit or American Girl Fashion Show Central Indiana on Facebook for more information.