Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Community Spotlight - November 2013

November 01, 2013

A Call, A Conversation, A Celebration

Fathers and caregivers of special needs children will not want to miss the upcoming Fathers and Families Center’s November 16th Symposium. Attendees will network with other families, participate in workshops and gain valuable knowledge from several nationally renowned fatherhood and disability experts, such as Dr. Robert Naseef.

November 16, 2013 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ivy Tech Community College

2820 North Meridian Street

Tickets: $15 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

To order tickets, visit www.fatherresource.org

Contact Ian Albright for more information at 317-921-5943 or admin@FatherResource

Ladies and Gentleman...start your ovens!

Friday, November 15th is the deadline to enter the Conner Prairie Gingerbread House competition. The competition is open to businesses, organizations, families and individuals. Creations are not limited to houses, they can be any structure real or imaginary! All participants are treated to a private showing and awards reception before the display opens. If you are not planning to submit an entry, be sure to visit Conner Prairie November 29, 2013 through January 5, 2014 to view all of the amazing entries!

Contest entry fee: $10

Visit www.connerprairie.org to download an application

Rock to Read and Slammin’ Rhymes in November!

The WTTS Rock to Read concert, featuring singer-songwriter Amos Lee, takes place on Saturday November 9th at The Murat Theatre at Old National Center! Since 2006, the annual concerts have raised over $70,000 to support children’s programming at the Indianapolis Public Library. Tickets are still available, so come out for a great evening of music and support literacy in Indy!

Saturday, November 9th

8:00 pm

Murat Theatre at Old National Center

Ticket prices: $38.00 - $59.00

For tickets, visit www.livenation.com/artists/51665/amos-lee

Music fans of all ages are invited for an afternoon of inspiration and cultural entertainment during “Fall Fest 2013” on Saturday, November 16th. Pioneering female hip hop artist, MC Lyte, will be featured as well as the student winners of the Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge VIII, DJ Wrekk and the Traci Urban Jamm Dance Company. Interactive workshops will also be offered.

Saturday, November 16th

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Clowes Auditorium inside the Central Public Library

Free

It’s turkey time in Indy

There are over twenty running and walking race events in November, several of which give folks an excuse to hit the pavement in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/28 Drumstick Dash: Broad Ripple www.tuxbro.com

11/28 Henry County YMCA Turkey Trot: New Castle americamultisport.com

11/28 Wishbone 5K: Fishers runnersforum.com

11/28 Gobblers Jog: Fishers contact Gobblersjog@gmail.com

11/28 Michel Treinen Foundation Turkey Trot: Noblesville michaeltreinenfoundation.org

11/30 Uplands Leftover Turkey Trail Run: Indianapolis uplandbeeradventures.com

For a complete list of upcoming area races, visit indyrunners.org.

Free Diabetes Education day for families

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent will host a Diabetes Education and Family Networking Day at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Saturday, November 3rd. With interactive sessions, families can network, share their experiences and learn from expert speakers. Keynote speaker, Joe Solowiejczyk, is a nurse, diabetes educator and family therapist and will be on hand throughout the day. Kids will have the opportunity to hear from Charlie Kimball, IndyCar Driver diagnosed diabetes, as well. Visit www.stvincent-eorgf.eventbrite.com to register.

Saturday, November 3, 2013

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

FREE

**Lunch and childcare for children 5 and above provided. Free museum admission following the event.