April 07 , Spring Stroll
Corydon (Harrison), O’Bannon Woods State Park
Sponsored by Southern Indiana Hiking Club. 10 am. Event is free. Gate admission: $7 for Indiana residents, $9 for out of state residents. 812-739-2318. www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2389.htm.
April 07 , Summer Camp Open House, Chesterton (Porter) — 700 Howe Road - Celebrate spring with a day of fun in the dunes! Sample popular activities, tour camp facilities, meet our staff and ask questions about the upcoming summer season at this annual summer camp kick-off event! Online registration requested. Free. 11am-3pm. 219-395-9555, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://duneslearningcenter.org/
May 12 , The Used with Red Sun Rising and The Fever, Fort Wayne (Allen) — The Clyde Theatre - Doors open at 6 pm, 7 pm show. Tickets: $29.50 advance, $31.50 day of show. Tickets on sale March 9. clydetheatre.com, 800-514-3849
April 05 , Blackwood Quartet, Shipshewana (LaGrange) — Blue Gate Theatre - 7 p.m. Admission charge. 888-447-4725, www.bluegatetheatre.com
April 06 , Karen Peck and New River, Shipshewana (LaGrange) — Blue Gate Theatre - Karen Peck and New River is a 3-time Grammy Award Nominated and 2-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group. Karen’s flawless, delightful soprano voice has made its way into the hearts of Gospel Music lovers across the country and garnered an unprecedented 11 Favorite Soprano Fan Awards from the readers of The Singing News Magazine. Admission charge. 7 pm. 888-447-4725, www.bluegatetheatre.com
April 13 , Asleep at the Wheel, Shipshewana (LaGrange) — Shipshewana Event Center - Now traveling as an 8-piece band, recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town! 8 pm. Admission charge. 888-447-4725 www.bluegatetheatre.com
April 14 , David Pendleton, Shipshewana (LaGrange) — Blue Gate Theatre - -As one of the nation’s premiere ventriloquists, David will make your believe anything can talk! A 20-year veteran entertainer, David’s humor and stellar technique keep audiences laughing from start to finish. 2 and 7 pm. 888-447-4725 www.bluegatetheatre.com
April 07 , THE OLD FORT: PENNSYLVANIA REGIMENT DRILL 1777, Fort Wayne (Allen), The Old Fort - Watch a local living history group recreate both military and civilian life in colonial America. Cooking and sewing demonstrations as well. 10 am-4 pm. oldfortwayne.org
April 27 - April 29, WAKARUSA MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL, Wakarusa (Elkhart), Downtown - All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage or barbeque meal and more. No admission charge. 574-862-4344. email@example.com. wakarusamaplesyrupfestival.com
April 28 , KITE KOMOTION, Shipshewana (LaGrange), Shipshewana - Watch international kite teams, learn to fly professional kites, make and fly your own kite! No admission charge. 260-768-4008. shipshewana.com/festivals.php
March 31 , Easter Trains, North Judson (Starke) — Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, 507 Mulberry St. - Passengers ride in vintage coach or open-air sightseeing cars. Approximately 12-mile, round trip travels across the Kankakee River at English Lake, continues to a park for Easter Egg Hunt and visit with Easter Bunny. Each child/youth receives a bag of toys and candy from Easter Bunny. Afterwards, everyone boards train back to depot. Purchasing tickets on-line is recommended as trains have sold out in the past. 10 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm (Central Time). $9 and up. 574-896-3950, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hoosiervalley.org
April 14 , Kick, the INXS Experience, Delphi (Carroll), Delphi Opera House - The INXS Experience is the USA's most captivating salute and tribute to the internationally acclaimed rock band, INXS. A unique blend of incredibly talented musicians who bring the highest level of musicianship to the audience while showing a true passion for the music of INXS- consistently causing the spontaneous eruption of a full-out rock party! 7:30-9:30 pm. Tickets: $20-$35. www.delphioperahouse.org, 765-564-4300, email@example.com
April 07 , SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE, Chesterton (Porter), Dunes Learning Center - Sample popular activities, tour camp facilities, meet the staff and more. Free family event – online registration requested.11 am-3 pm. 219-395-9555. firstname.lastname@example.org. duneslearningcenter.org
April 28 , MAXINKUCKEE ODD FELLOWS BREAKFAST, Culver (Marshall), Odd Fellows Lodge #373 (15003 18th B Road and Pine Road) - All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage/biscuits and gravy. 6 am-noon. $8 adults, $6 children. Bake sale items support Union Township 4-H.
April 28 , 21ST ANNUAL CARROLL COUNTY GARDEN FAIR, Flora (Carroll), Flora Community Park - Food, photo contest, door prizes, children’s booth, plants and garden sculptures. 10 am-3 pm. Doris Harter. 574-686-2046.
April 07 - April 08, 27TH ANNUAL TRADITIONAL POW-WOW, Lebanon (Boone). Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds - Native American singing, dancing, Red Road specials, vendors and food. Admission charge. 765-453-9025. americanindiancounci.wixsite.com/americanindiancounci
April 22 , YFN Lucci, Indianapolis (Marion) — Deluxe at Old National Centre - Tickets on sale March 7 at 9 am. Prices: $20 in advance, $30 day of show. oldnationalcentre.com
April 27 - April 28, SPRING WORKS DANCE CONCERT, West Lafayette (Tippecanoe), Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Purdue University - Performed by Purdue University Contemporary Dance Company. 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday. 2 pm, Saturday. Tickets: $7-$14 (under 1, free). 765-494-5993. email@example.com
April 28 , EARTH DAY FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (Vigo), Saint Mary-of-the Woods College - West Central Indiana’s largest and longest-running Earth Day celebration. Freewill donation appreciated. 10:30 am-3 pm. 812-535-2932. whiteviolet.org.
March 31 , CHILDREN’S EASTER EGG HUNT, Corydon (Harrison), Downtown Square - The event will also include live music, bounce houses, carriage rides, food and carnival games, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. 10 am - 12:30 pm. 812-738-2138. thisisindiana.org
April 28 , POLLINATOR DAY, New Albany (Floyd), Purdue Research Park - Free, family-friendly event dedicated to pollinators with hands-on activities for all ages. Free T-shirts while supplies last. Complimentary lunch provided. 10 am-3 pm. 812-948-5470. firstname.lastname@example.org. extension.purdue.edu/floyd
April 28 - April 29, SASSAFRAS TEA FESTIVAL & CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY, Vernon (Jennings), North American House - Reenactments, demonstrations, sassafras tea, food and more. Charges for food and reenactments. 812-346-8969. hector@email@example.com. jenningscounty.org/events.php
March 24 , The Monarchs, Mitchell (Lawrence), Mitchell Opera House. - The Monarchs started in an era full of sock hops, teen clubs, and AM radio. The Monarchs’ first recording, “Over The Mountain” in 1962, was the first step in establishing what has become an unprecendented reign over Louisville’s pop music. The top ten success of “Over The Mountain” on the local radio charts, led to a constant demand for The Monarchs at teen dances. The SAMBO Agency (later to become Triangle Talent) soon signed these eager young men. Their second single was James Brown’s “This Old Heart.” This danceable, uptempo number backed with, “Till I Hear It From You,” a soft romantic song written by Louisvillian Charles Woodring, introduced the lasting Monarchs’ sound. Released on the JAM label, it quickly soared to the top of both WAKY and WKLO’s charts. By the spring of 1963, The Monarchs had established their name regionally as well as locally. The Monarchs traveled all along the East Coast, playing at every event from teen dances to grand openings for shopping centers. They appeared on radio and TV shows, such as the Bob Braun Show. Each appearance earned them invaluable experience and won them new fans. The travel was paying off. “Look Homeward Angel” went to #1 in 17 major markets and broke into the Top 10 throughout the country. The Monarchs appeared in concert with some of the biggest national performers of the time including Del Shannon, Jay and the Americans, the Beach Boys and Glen Campbell, Bo Diddley, Johnny Tillotson and Dee Dee Sharp. 7 pm. Tickets: $18 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. www.mitchelloperahouse.com, 812-849-4447, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 31 , 4192: AN EVENING WITH PETE ROSE, Evansville (Vanderburgh), Victory Theatre - Spend an evening with one of the greatest baseball players of all time. 7 pm. Tickets, $37-$101. 812-422-1515. victorytheatre.com
April 06 - April 07, DAFFODIL STROLL, Huntingburg (Dubois), 4th and Market Streets - Great sales and spring collection items available in antique and specialty shops. No admission charge. 812-683-5699. huntingburgchamberofcommerce.org
April 07 , White River Valley Antique Association Swap Meet, Elnora (Daviess) — Hwy. 57 - There will be tractors, farm implements, engines, garden tractors, parts, tools, toys, antiques, household items, crafts and more. Free admission and parking with plenty of food. 8 am-2 pm. $20 Swapper Fee. Roger Daniels 812-876-3445, Tony Sage 812-881-9520, http://www.wrvaa.org/
April 07 , WHITE RIVER VALLEY ANTIQUE ASSOCIATION SWAP MEET, Elnora (Daviess), Hwy. 57 - Tractors, farm implements, antiques and more. 8 am-2 pm. Free for attendees. 812-876-3445. email@example.com. wrvaa.org
April 25 - April 29, ORLEANS DOGWOOD FESTIVAL, Orleans (Orange), Congress Square - Arts and crafts, carnival rides, music, food, parade and more. No admission charge. 812-865-9930. orleansdogwoodfestival.com