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

09/30/14, 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

09/30/14, 8:00 AM.
Central Park Plaza Market in Valparaiso.

Every Tue, 8 AM to 2 PM CDT, and every Sat, 8 AM to 12 PM CDT, June 3 to Sept. 30. Free admission. Info: See Web site below or call 219-464-8332.
Location: Central Park Plaza Market, Central Park Plaza, Valparaiso, Porter County.
Web site: www.indianadunes.com/events/central-park-plaza-market/

09/30/14, 9:00 AM.
Southport Farmers Market at the Southport Antique Mall.

Every Tue, 9 AM to 1 PM, and every Fri, 3-7 PM, through the end of October. Free admission. Info: See Web site below or call 317-431-3267.
Location: Southport Antique Mall, 2028 E Southport Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.facebook.com/southport-farmers-market/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 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

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 10:00 AM.
'Door to Wellness' at Little Red Door Cancer Agency.

Yoga and massage services every Tuesday, 10 AM to 2 PM, to cancer patients, caregivers and medical providers. Free event. Info: See Web site below or call 317-925-5595.
Location: Little Red Door Cancer Agency, 1801 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: littlereddoor.org/door-to-wellness

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 10:00 AM.
42nd Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Stonycreek Farm in Noblesville.

Hayrides, Pumpkin Train, bonfires, zipline, gift shop, good food, trips to the pumpkin patch, and more. Sept. 27 to Oct. 31: 10 AM to 5 PM daily. $5 parking Tue-Sun (no fee on Mon). Info: See Web site below or call 317-773-3344.
Location: Stonycreek Farm, 11366 State Road 38 East, Noblesville, Hamilton County.
Web site: stonycreekfarm.net/pumpkinharvestfestival.htm

09/30/14, 10:30 AM.
Tenderloin Tuesday at the Tie Dye Grill.

Choose from breaded, grilled, wet (dipped in gravy), or Buffaloin. One of Indy's best tenderloins (in this editor's opinion). Every Tue, 10:30 AM to 8 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-353-9393.
Location: Tie Dye Grill, 1311 North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: thetiedyegrill.com/

09/30/14, 1:00 PM.
ActiveIndy War Memorial Trail Walking Tour in Downtown Indianapolis.

Explore the largest collection of war memorials outside of our nation's capital. $15 ($10 under age 11). Reservations required. Mar. 30 to Dec. 20: Sun, Tue, Thu, 1-3 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-520-2914.
Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Monument Circle, South Steps, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 5:30 PM.
Tasting Tuesday at Mass Ave Wine Shop.

Free tastings of wine from the wall every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 PM. Free event. 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/

09/30/14, 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

09/30/14, 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

09/30/14, 6:30 PM.
Zumba Fitness at Northview Church in Carmel.

A one-hour fitness program for women. No registration required. $4 per class; punch card options for multiple classes. Every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-281-8299.
Location: Northview Church, 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Carmel, Hamilton County.
Web site: www.northviewchurch.us/

09/30/14, 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/

09/30/14, 8:30 PM.
WT Feaster and Friends Live 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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