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30 things you can do today, Sep 24, 2014, around Indy:

09/24/14, 8:00 AM.
Bob Gregory's 'Coats for Kids' at Tuchman Cleaners.

Donate new and gently-used winter coats at any Tuchman Cleaners location, Sept. 1 to Oct. 13. Distribution is scheduled for Oct. 18 at the State Fairgrounds. Info: See Web site below or call 317-224-1010.
Location: Tuchman Cleaners, All Locations, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.wthr.com/story/11300057/bob-gregorys-coats-for-kids

09/24/14, 9:00 AM.
'The Department of Yes: 10 Years of Big Car Collaborative in Indianapolis'.

A retrospective that highlights a decade of work by the arts and community-building collective Big Car, in the DeHaan Gallery. Aug. 25 to Sept. 26: Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 9 PM. Info: See Web site or call 317-788-3253.
Location: University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.uindy.edu/arts/art

09/24/14, 9:00 AM.
Southside Art League Exhibit at the Johnson County Museum.

A special exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the league, showcasing eight area artists, May 2 to Oct. 31: Tue-Fri 9-4, Sat 10-3. Free admission. Info: See Web site below or call 317-346-4500.
Location: Johnson County Museum, 135 North Main Street, Franklin, Johnson County.
Web site: www.johnsoncountymuseum.org/

09/24/14, 9:00 AM.
Wilson Farm Market Open in Hamilton County.

An Amish farm market with a great selection of items, located on US Hwy 31 at 256th Street, north of Westfield. Open daily, 9 AM to 6 PM, March to October. Info: See Web site below or call 317-758-5734.
Location: Wilson Farm Market, 1720 East 256th Street, Arcadia, Hamilton County.
Web site: www.wilsonfarmmarket.com/

09/24/14, 9:30 AM.
ActiveIndy Cultural Trail and Historic Neighborhoods Bike Tour.

Explore the Cultural Trail, historic neighborhoods, public art installations, monuments & other cool spaces and places around the city. Mon-Fri and Sun, Mar. 30 to Oct. 31: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. $45 with bike rental or $30 on your bike. Info: 317-520-2914.
Location: Indy Bike Hub at the Indianapolis City Market, 242 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

09/24/14, 9:30 AM.
Original Farmers Market at the Indianapolis City Market.

An outdoor market taking up an entire city block in the street outside the market. Every Wed, May to October, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, rain or shine. Info: See Web site below or call 317-634-9266.
Location: Indianapolis City Market, 222 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indycm.com/

09/24/14, 10:00 AM.
'American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition' at the Indiana State Museum.

This special exhibit explores the tumultuous years of prohibition, 1920-1933, in American history. Sept. 20, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 (closed Nov. 27 and Dec. 25). Info: See Web site below or call 317-232-1637.
Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianamuseum.org/exhibits/details/id/490

09/24/14, 10:00 AM.
'China's Terra Cotta Warriors' Exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

Explore the lifestyles of modern-day Chinese families and experience ancient traditions and modern activities. May 10 to Nov. 2. Included with museum admission. Info: See Web site or call 317-334-3322.
Location: Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.childrensmuseum.org/

09/24/14, 10:00 AM.
'Style, Elegance and Wit' Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum.

A major retrospective exhibition of 60+ paintings, drawings and mixed media wall constructions by Hoosier artist James Spencer Russell (1915-2000). Apr. 4 to Oct. 12: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. Included with museum admission. Info: 317-232-1637.
Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianamuseum.org/

09/24/14, 11:00 AM.
'For America: Prints of the American Art-Union' at the Museum of Art.

An exhibit featuring the best engravings of American Art-Union engravers from 1839 to 1851. Jan. 31 to Sept. 28: Tue-Sat 11 AM to 5 PM (until 9 PM on Thu), plus Sun 12-5 PM. Free exhibit. Info: See Web site below or call 317-923-1331.
Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.imamuseum.org/

09/24/14, 1:00 PM.
'Oklahoma!' at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic stage play about the high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys. Aug. 21 to Oct. 5: show times vary by performance date. Info: See Web site below or call 317-872-9664.
Location: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.beefandboards.com/

09/24/14, 1:00 PM.
ActiveIndy Lockerbie and Mass Ave Walking Tour in Downtown Indianapolis.

Explore Indy's oldest neighborhood, cultural district, and history of the Circle. $15 ($10 under age 11). Reservations required. Mar. 30 to Dec. 31: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1-2:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-520-2914.
Location: Indy Bike Hub at the City Market, 242 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

09/24/14, 2:05 PM.
Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.

May 6 to Nov. 1: Tue/Wed 2:05 PM post time, Fri/Sat 5:05 PM post time. All Quarter Horse days: May 30, July 5 and 26, Aug. 30, Oct. 10 and 25. Info: See Web site below or call 317-421-0000.
Location: Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, 4200 North Michigan Road, Shelbyville, Shelby County.
Web site: indianagrand.com/racing/

09/24/14, 3:00 PM.
ActiveIndy Central Canal Walking Tour at White River State Park.

Explore the largest urban state park in the nation. Learn about its attractions and history $15 ($10 under age 11). Reservations required. Mar. 30 to Dec. 31: Sun-Fri, 3-4:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-520-2914.
Location: White River State Park Visitors Center, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

09/24/14, 3:00 PM.
Afternoon Tea at the Indianapolis Propylaeum.

Enjoy an elegant traditional English Tea with sandwiches, scones and other decadent treats. Tue-Thu, 3-5 PM. $18 ($9 ages 6-12, $6 ages 2-5), plus tax and gratuity. Info: See Web site below or call 317-638-7881.
Location: Indianapolis Propylaeum, 1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.thepropylaeum.org/

09/24/14, 3:00 PM.
Sagamore West Farmers Market in West Lafayette.

In the South Parking Lot of Cumberland Park every Wed, May 7 to Oct. 29, 3-6 PM. Fresh produce, meats, flowers, baked goods, weekly wine tastings, crafts, jewelry and more. Info: See Web site below or call 765-532-3008.
Location: Sagamore West Farmers Market, Cumberland Park, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County.
Web site: www.lafayettefarmersmarket.com/

09/24/14, 4:00 PM.
'Josiah for President' at Blue Gate Theatre in Shipshewana.

Featuring a live musical theatre performance on selected dates from July 14 to Dec. 13. Info: See Web site below or call 888-447-4725.
Location: Blue Gate Theatre, 195 North Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, LaGrange County.
Web site: www.riegsecker.com/

09/24/14, 4:00 PM.
Crooked Creek Farmers Market at the Indianapolis Humane Society.

A new time and location in 2014: Every Wed, May 14 to Oct. 29, 4-6:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-257-5388.
Location: Indianapolis Humane Society, 7929 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.crookedcreekfm.org/

09/24/14, 4:00 PM.
Plainfield Farmers Market in Hendricks County.

Every Wednesday, 4-7 PM, June 4 to Sept. 24, with 30+ vendors offering produce, baked goods, pasta, salsa, jams, candles, soaps, lotions, coffee beans, meats, handcrafted items, and more. Free admission. Info: 317-839-3800.
Location: Plainfield Friends Meeting House, 105 South East Street, Plainfield, Hendricks County.
Web site: www.plainfieldchamberfarmersmarket.org/

09/24/14, 5:00 PM.
Farmers Market at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Crawfordsville.

In the courthouse parking lot, offering a variety of local produce, fruits, vegetables, eggs, and more. June to Oct: Sat 8 AM to 12 PM, plus Wed 5-8 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 765-866-0444.
Location: Montgomery County Courthouse, 100 East Main Street, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County.
Web site: www.crawfordsville.org/

09/24/14, 5:00 PM.
Northside Nights Restaurant Week in Indianapolis.

More than 30 restaurants across the north side of Indy offer 3-course, valued-priced menus, Sept. 15-28. Reservations may be required at some locations; verify with the venues in which you are interested. Info: See Web site below or call 317-673-4211.
Location: Northside Nights Restaurant Week, Multiple Locations, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.northsidenightsindy.com/

09/24/14, 5:00 PM.
Wacky Wednesday at Mass Ave Wine Shop.

Psychic reading with Margo Abbott--and a glass of wine with choices from the chalkboard--2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, 5-8 PM. $20. Info: See Web site below or call 317-972-7966.
Location: Mass Ave Wine Shop and Cafe, 878 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.massavewine.com/

09/24/14, 5:15 PM.
Live Harness Racing at Hoosier Park in Anderson.

Mar. 28 to Nov. 15 (except the week of Aug. 10-17): Tue-Sat, first post at 5:15 PM, weather permitting. Info: See Web site below or call 800-526-7223.
Location: Hoosier Park, 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson, Madison County.
Web site: hoosierpark.com/

09/24/14, 5:30 PM.
Wild Wednesday Street Legal Racing at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Drag racing open to licensed drivers who meet the rules and regulations of the raceway. Gates open at 5 PM, racing at 5:30 PM, weather permitting. Info: See Web site below or call 317-291-4090.
Location: Lucas Oil Raceway, 10267 East US Highway 136, Indianapolis, Hendricks County.
Web site: www.lucasoilraceway.com/

09/24/14, 6:00 PM.
Blue Ribbon Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.

Horse-drawn carriage rides are available Apr. 1 to Dec. 31: Tue-Thu 6-11, Fri 6-12, Sat 4-12, Sun 3-10. See Web site for pricing. Info: See Web site or call 317-631-4169.
Location: Multiple Departure Locations, Downtown, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.blueribboncarriages.com

09/24/14, 6:00 PM.
Yellow Rose Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.

Horse-drawn carriage rides (1-4 passengers) are available Mon-Thu 6-11 PM, Fri 6 PM to 12 AM, Sat 4 PM to 12 AM, Sun 4-11 PM. Tour length and pricing varies. Info: 317-634-3400.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indycarriage.com

09/24/14, 6:30 PM.
'T'ai Chi Chih(R) Revisited' Class in Oldenburg.

Session 1 of 5 sessions, Sept. 24 to Oct. 29, every Wed, 6:30-8 PM. $45 for the 5-week series, or $10 per class. Info: See Web site below or call 812-933-6437.
Location: Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main Street, Oldenburg, Franklin County.
Web site: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org

09/24/14, 8:00 PM.
'Oklahoma!' at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic stage play about the high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys. Aug. 21 to Oct. 5: show times vary by performance date. Info: See Web site below or call 317-872-9664.
Location: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.beefandboards.com/

09/24/14, 8:00 PM.
Soul Bus Live at Kona Jack's.

Featuring a live music performance at this popular northside nightspot near 96th and Meridian. No cover charge. Ages 21+ only. Info: See Web site below or call 317-843-1609.
Location: Kona Jack's Fish Market and Sushi Bar, 9419 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: jacksarebetter.net/music/

09/24/14, 8:30 PM.
Blues Jam with Jon Strahl at the Slippery Noodle Inn.

Featuring a live music performance at this popular downtown nightspot at Meridian and South Streets. No cover charge tonight. Info: See Web site below or call 317-631-6974.
Location: Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: slipperynoodle.com/

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