May 06 , Nicky Kerr w/Michael Kelsey, Delphi (Carroll) — Opera House, 109 S. Washington. - By the time she was 15, Nicky Rood Kerr had recorded over 50 original songs, and performed solo at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She is honored to have shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Carole King, and Annie Lennox at Agganis Arena. Nicky splits her time between Nashville, Tennessee, and Indianapolis suburbia where she writes songs under the wings of publishing company, Grey Creek Productions, LLC. She is actively involved as president of Songwriters' Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI) when not writing at the studio of Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers. This show will feature and celebrate songs from her CD Paper Towns, a country/folk album with guitar virtuoso, Michael Kelsey. Opening the show is singer, songwriter Summer Belt. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Admission charge. 765-564-4300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.delphioperahouse.org
April 28 - April 30, Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival, Wakarusa (Elkhart) — Historic downtown - All-you-can-eat! Lion's Club pancakes and sausage, or Wakarusa PTO Nelson's BBQ meals. Free popcorn, parade, entertainment, sugar camp/museum tours, contests with cash prizes. Face painting, animal acts, magicians. Food and craft vendors. Fresh maple syrup sales! Free. 574-862-4344; wakarusamaplesyrupfestival.com
April 29 , Apple Blossom Fest 5K and Bike Ride, Peru (Miami) — McClure's Orchard - 5k run, bike ride, tours, horse rides, petting zoo, wine/hard cider tasting. Fee for run and ride. Free. 765-985-9000; mccluresorchard.com
April 30 , Firehouse Flea Market, Idaville (White) — US 24. - Benefit flea market for volunteer firemen. Pulled pork BBQ. Donations taken. 574-943-3365 or 574-870-8551.
April 29 - April 30, Redbud Trail Rendezvous, Rochester (Fulton) — Fulton County Historical Society grounds. - Pre-1865 period event. French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, Voyageurs, Western Fur Trade and Civil War. Foods cooked over wood fires, programs, pre-1865 music. Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 10am-4pm. Admission charge. 574-223-4436; fultoncountyhistory.org
April 29 , Rebuilding Together Hebron Work Day, Hebron (Porter) — The Gathering Place, 131 N. Main St. - 7am-5pm. Free (breakfast and lunch provided). 219-996-6032; RebuildingTogetherHebron.org.
April 29 , Kite Komotion, Shipshewana (LaGrange) - Dazzling, colorful and unusual kites, international kite teams, learn to fly professional kites and make and fly your own kite. Free. 260-768-4008; VisitShipshewana.org.
April 28 - April 30, Turkey Run Women’s Wellness Retreat, Marshall (Parke) — Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park. - Admission charge. http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/specials.html#turkey.
April 29 - May 27, Pay Less Little 500 Presented by UAW-GM, Anderson (Madison) — City of Anderson Little 500 Festival City Wide and Anderson Speedway. - County wide festival with over 30 events culminates in the running of the 69th Pay Less Little 500 Presented by UAW-GM. Admission charge. 765-642-0206; andersonspeedway.com
April 29 - April 30, Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival, Mansfield (Parke) — Mansfield Village. - Free. 765-653-4026; MansfieldVillage.com
April 29 , Madison County Master Gardener Indiana Garden School V, Alexandria (Madison) — 4-H Fairground building. - Event open to the public; admission charge. 765-282-0100; madisoncountymastergardener.org
April 29 - April 30, Bridgeton Mountain Man Rendezvous, Bridgeton (Parke) — 1878 Grounds. - Free. 765-548-2136; bridgetonindiana.com.
May 01 - July 08, Julia Livingston: 100 CUPS – One Artist’s Journey, Lafayette (Tippecanoe) — Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, 920 E. State St. - Series of 100 wheel-thrown porcelain cups by Julia Livingston in an exhibition culminating her life’s work as a ceramic artist. (Opening reception: Apr 7, 6-8pm.) Museum open Wed-Sat: 1-4pm. Admission charge. 765-742-6449 http://100cupsblog.blogspot.com.
May 03 - May 28, 500 Festival, Indianapolis (Marion) — Downtown and Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indy 500 at action-packed events throughout May. From the nation’s premiere half marathon to the third largest parade, there’s something for all ages and interests! Admission charge. 317-927-3378; 500Festival.com.
May 05 - May 06, Indiana Gourd Show, Lebanon (Boone) — Boone County Fairgrounds - Fri: 10am-7:30pm; Sat: 9am-4pm. www.indianagourdsociety.org/stateshow.htm
April 26 - April 29, Orleans Dogwood Festival, Orleans (Orange) — Historic Congress Square - Visit Indiana's Dogwood Capital. Enjoy arts and crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment, food, parade, viewing of the dogwoods, and more. Free. 812-865-9930; orleansdogwoodfestival.com.
April 28 - April 29, Greene County Master Gardeners Flower & Patio Show, Bloomfield (Greene) — Community Event Center, 4513 W SR 54. - Greene County Master Gardeners hosting Flower & Patio Show with Plant Sale, vendors with a variety of plants and items for the garden. Free tree to first 300 visitors. Check out our Facebook page for more info Purdue Master Gardeners of Greene County. Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 9am-4pm. Free. 317-513-7534.
April 29 - April 30, Dogwood Tour, Troy (Perry) — St. Pius Catholic Church grounds - Tour the beautiful dogwood trees while enjoying food vendors, flea markets, craft booths, quilt shows, sassafras tea. Visit our website for all blooming dogwood locations. Free. 812-547-7933; perrycountyindiana.org
April 29 , Sacred Harmony, Mitchell (Lawrence) — Mitchell Opera House, 217 N. Seventh St. - 7 pm. Admission charge. 812-849-4447; www.mitchelloperahouse.com
April 29 , Pollinator Day, New Albany (Floyd) — Purdue Technology Center, 3000 Technology Ave. - Community-wide family-friendly event celebrating the importance of pollinators in all of our lives. Event includes educational classes, hands-on activities for adults and youth, bee hive tours, kid's crafts, vendors and free food. Rain or shine. 10am-3pm. 812-948-5470; www.extension.purdue.edu/floyd.
April 29 , Edwardsville Spring Cleanup, Edwardsville Spring Cleanup, Edwardsville (Floyd) — Edwardsville (Garry Cavan) Park, 6485 Corydon Ridge Road - Beautification effort for the Edwardsville area of Georgetown Township. Volunteers should first assemble at the park for equipment and instructions. Free doughnuts and juice provided at registration; and free hot dogs and beverages provided after the cleanup. Younger child volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. (9am; registration begins at 8:15am). Free. 812-948-4110; email@example.com. Rain date is May 20.
May 05 - May 06, Azalea Blossom Festival, Petersburg (Pike) — Main Street, around the courthouse - Festival and street fair, family friendly, live music and entertainment, rides and games, beauty pageant, car show, Silly Safari for kids, azaleas for sale. Fri: 5-10pm; Sat: 10am-10pm. Free. 812-354-8155; www.pikecountyin.org
May 05 - May 07, 7th Annual Batesville Regional Fine Arts Fair, Batesville (Ripley) — RomWeber Marketplace. - Over 50 artists displaying original works of art for sale, children’s craft corner, music, food and artist demonstrations. Free. 513-519-9936; romwebermarketplace.com.