There’s lots of things to do in Indy during May that don’t involve an oval track!

Not everyone is into that event in Speedway where 33 cars & drivers turn left and go fast. Here’s some events to keep the rest of us busy:

– Now through Mother’s Day (Sun. May 10) you can visit the 54th Annual Decorator’s Show House Presented by St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. Info link: http://www.showhouseindy.org/show-house
– Join a walking tour of Fountain Square on May 14th. The 90-minute tour will be led by Indiana Landmarks and a resident of the neighborhood. Featuring a 1- to 1.5-mile walk, tours cost $10 per person. Details at: http://www.discoverfountainsquare.com/
– Remember Ayres Department Store? The Indiana Historical Society has a wonderful exhibit titled “That Ayres Look”. There’s also Concerts on the Canal on Thursdays. Check out all the info at: http://www.indianahistory.org/indiana-experience/you-are-there
– Take a short drive North on Michigan Road and discover Conner Prairie – a living history museum. Find events at this link: http://www.connerprairie.org
– Explore the undead underbelly of Indiana’s most haunted places with Indiana’s most accomplished professional paranormal investigators! They visit Noblesville, Westfield and Chatham Arch plus others. Details at: http://www.unseenpress.com
– If you’d like to learn the historic background of funerals, Bona Thompson Memorial Center will host a historically accurate replica of President Lincoln’s casket, along with a Victorian funerary customs exhibit. It happens on May 22 through June 30 at 5350 University Ave
– Rather sip some wine and channel your inner artist? Visit Chateau Thomas on May 14th. For $20 you get all the materials, a light dinner and oh, did I mention wine? More info: http://www.chateauthomas.com
– Do you enjoy music? Then stop by the Arts Garden at Circle Centre on May 16 for Performathon showcasing the talent of local students of all ages, as well as a wide variety of solo music from faculty of the Music Academy. Details: http://www.indyarts.org
– Ready for some yummy, fresh veggies or get your green thumb on by buying plants to grow? Visit the City Market on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 2:00 for the Farmer’s Market. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of caramel corn!
– Enjoy the historic surroundings of the 1890s Propylaeum Club during a relaxing lunch or afternoon tea with friends or business associates. Tuesday through Friday. Visit this link for details: http://www.thepropylaeum.org/
– At University High School on May 23, you are cordially invited to the fantastic, free Russian Festival with ethnic food, dances, kids’ corner and much more! ww.universityhighschool.org
– Has Mother Nature been calling your name? Then get to Garfield Park for the Plant Sale on May 16 from 9-12. Check here for types of plants available: http://www.garfieldgardensconservatory.org
– For a variety of events and classes, check out Indy Parks http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPR/Pages/IndyParksHome.aspx
– Who doesn’t like Happy Hours? Show up on Georgia St. on Thursdays. At 5:00 to see live music, enjoy food and have a good time.
– After that, a walk around U of Indy to see the artwork on the campus sculpture walk. The free outdoor art exhibition features work by artists from around the country. Sculptures vary greatly in size, style and subject, Click here to get a map: http://www.uindy.edu
– If you’re totally bored, this should rev your engine (sorry!). On Thursday, May 7, at 9:00 a.m. it’s Government Information Day at the Indiana State Library to learn about online services and discuss the transformation of government information from the print to the digital age. Location: Indiana State Library, 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
– Wow – Basketball is not over in Indy: Sat. May 9 the Indiana Blaze (semi-pro men’s BB team) will play the New Jersey Bullets. Game will be at Noblesville East Middle School, 625 Field Drive, Noblesville Info link: http://www.indyblazebasketball.com/
– Well, golleeee Andy!! It’s the Mayberry in the Midwest Festival, beginning May 15 at the Courthouse Square, Danville
http://www.mayberryinthemidwest.com/

Whew – that should keep you busy for awhile!

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