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January and February happenings

Calling all Foodies!

There is some seriously great food happening in our area and you can discover it all on a Hamilton County Foodie Tour! Dine the night away in a chauffeured luxury motor coach to four great restaurants in one evening. This is the perfect activity for corporate groups, a girls’ night out or a couple’s culinary adventure!

Culinary tours take place in Fishers and Carmel throughout the month, contact Small Potatoes events at (317) 863-8257 or www.smallpotatoesindy.com for more information.

Steppin’ Out!

Dads, make a special date and boogie down with your little valentine at one of these local dances:

9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Dancing, refreshments, music and games will be on the agenda for a fun-filled night. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required and space is limited! Cost is $10 per father-daughter couple, $3 for each additional daughter.

February 6

Cool Creek Park & Nature Center

6 – 8 pm

Call (317) 770-4400 for more information

Princess Ball

Bring your princess to the Monon Community Center ballroom for an evening of dancing and fun. Cuddle together on the horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, enjoy a variety of hot hors d’oeuvres, serve yourself a bubbly refreshment from the punch fountain and dance the night away. Uncles, grandpas and older male role models are more than welcome to attend with their little princess too! Cost is $20.

February 7

Monon Community Center & Waterpark at Central Park

6 – 9 pm

Think You’re as Strong as a Strongman?

Find out at the Hoosier Strength Challenge Strongman Competition! This event is open to all competitors that want to test their strength against some of the strongest men and women in the state. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come and watch these athletes complete superhuman feats of strength!

February 7

Force Barbell in Fishers (www.forcebarbell.com)

11 am

Admission: $5

Cupid is Coming…

…and you need a plan! Lucky for you, Nickel Plate Arts is offering a unique experience for you and your Valentine. Enjoy their Date Night activities from 6-9 pm on Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February which include live music, theater and couples-focused art activities. They’ll also have sweet treats, local wine, beer and warm drinks to enjoy!

Nickel Plate Arts Campus in Noblesville

February 13 and 14

6 – 9 pm

Cost: $25 per couple

Call (317) 452-3690 or visit www.nickelplatearts.org for details

Ping Pong Pandemonium

Think you’ve got game? Find out at a USATT sanctioned table tennis tournament at the Monon Center! This event will be open to all USATT members – and you can register for membership when you enter. There will be multiple rated events, so grab that paddle and start practicing!

February 21

Monon Community Center

Contact the Recreation Supervisor at (317) 843-3861 or visit www.carmelclayparks.comfor more information

Just for Fun

January 7 I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day

January 10 Houseplant Appreciation Day

January 11 Fruitcake Toss Day

January 17 Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

February 2 Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

February 9 Read in the Bathtub Day

February 18 Single-tasking Day

February 26 For Pete’s Sake Day

Did you know?

Teachers receive the most Valentine’s cards, followed by children, mothers and wives.

“Quirkyalone Day” is celebrated on February 14 as an alternative to Valentine’s Day and is geared toward people who “resist the tyranny of coupledom.”

Valentine candy “conversation hearts” have a shelf life of five years.

(source: http://facts.randomhistory.com)

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