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Things to do in Indianapolis, July 7-13, 2014

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Indiana Black Expo, Indiana Convention Center, July 10-20.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. THU-SUN:44th Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in Downtown Indianapolis
  2. SUN:The O’Jays in Concert at the Carmel Palladium
  3. TUE:Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Live at Ellenberger Park
  4. WED:Fall Out Boy and Paramore in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  5. MON-SUN:162nd Delaware County Fair in Muncie
  6. SAT-SUN:Circus City Festival in Peru
  7. SAT:5th Annual Indiana Bastille Day Celebration in Fortville
  8. FRI-SUN:National Down Syndrome Congress & Convention at the JW Marriott Hotel
  9. MON-SUN:Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field
  10. THU:‘Animals and All That Jazz’ at the Indianapolis Zoo
  11. SAT:Rick Springfield at the Old National Centre
  12. TUE-SAT:90th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition at the Indiana History Center
  13. THU, SAT:Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  14. FRI:Food Truck Friday on Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis
  15. FRI-SAT:Lapel Village Fair in Madison County

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USATF Field Day, Community Day, Dec. 6-7

November 29, 2013 Leave a comment
JW Marriott Hotel

JW Marriott Hotel. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Christa Mann
USA Track & Field
http://usatf.org/

USA Track & Field legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee and 2013 World Champion David Oliver are among the slate of elite track & field athletes participating in USATF Field Day (Dec. 6, 2013) and USATF Community Day (Dec. 7). The events are part of the USATF Annual Meeting being held December 5-8 at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

The national governing body for track & field, long distance running and race walking, USATF is headquartered in downtown Indianapolis with a staff of 50, who along with CEO Max Siegel, are administrators to the sport. Siegel, a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and a Park Tudor High School alum, took over the reigns at USATF in 2012.

“USATF is proud to be a part of the Indianapolis community, and giving back to the city where we are based is an important part of our mission,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “Field Day and Community Day offer the opportunity for USATF and other local organizations to affiliate on a grassroots level with the message of living a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Field Day, set for Friday, Dec. 6, will introduce 150 local youth, grades 3-5, to track & field through curriculum developed by national track & field coaching education expert, Dr. Matthew Lydum. Scheduled to join Joyner-Kersee and Oliver are American record holder Amanda Bingson, Olympic heptathlon silver medalist Hyleas Fountain, World Championships silver medalist Brigetta Barrett and women’s discus World Championships team member Liz Podominick, who will usher kids through a series of stations with demonstrations and instruction.

Community Day is USATF’s opportunity to share America’s stars of track & field with the greater Indianapolis community. Locals will have the opportunity to shake hands, pose for pictures and collect autographs from athletes including Joyner-Kersee, Oliver, Olympian Queen Harrison, Olympic 100m Hurdles bronze medalist Kellie Wells, Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix (TBD), and World Championships team members Jeremy Taiwo and Jack Whitt.  Additional athletes, including USATF Alumni members, will be present as well.

What:
USATF Field Day
Where: 
JW Marriott, 10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
When: 
December 6, 2013, 9a-2p
Who: 
Approx. 150 local grade school children and Team USATF athletes, Olympians and stars

What:
USATF Community Day
Where:
JW Marriott, 10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
When: 
December 7, 2013; 9a-2p
Who:  
USATF community partners, Team USATF athletes, Olympians and stars

Women, Wisdom and Wellness Conference, Aug. 16

July 23, 2013 Leave a comment
JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

JW Marriott Hotel. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Lori Plummer
WFYI Public Media
http://www.wfyi.org/

Begin your personal journey to wellness and serenity by joining WFYI Public Media for its 2013 Women, Wisdom & Wellness conference presented by St.Vincent Women’s Services and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Friday, August 16, from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the JW Marriott (10 S. West Street) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Individual tickets are $40 each. Reserved tables for ten are $500. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wfyi.org/womenshealth or by calling 317-614-0464. Event proceeds will benefit WFYI Public Media’s mission to enrich the community through its award-winning programs and lifelong learning services.

“Through our wealth of multi-media services, community partnerships and rich educational resources, WFYI Public Media remains steadfast in its commitment to promote healthy lifestyle choices to Hoosier women and their families,” said Jeanelle Adamak, WFYI’s Executive Vice President of Support Services. In 1998, under Adamak’s visionary leadership, WFYI first introduced its unique concept for a daylong conference and community-wide educational initiative designed to educate women about their personal health and well-being.

This year’s Women, Wisdom & Wellness conference highlights will include more than a dozen breakout sessions, information booths, a luncheon keynote, a lovely commemorative tote bag, sponsor gifts and an on-site boutique area featuring an assortment of jewelry, accessories and other fun items.

Julie Schnieders, an accomplished nurse practitioner and the voice of St.Vincent’s health information service, “338-4-her,” will lead you on your journey to wellness. As conference emcee, Schnieders will offer insights on timely women’s health topics and entertain attendees with her unique brand of humor.

Linda Larsen, a witty and gifted motivational speaker, author and on-stage actress, will deliver this year’s luncheon keynote. Larsen will share her powerful story about how she went from making headlines as a kidnap victim to using her frightening experience to help inspire and empower women across the globe.

In conjunction with this year’s theme, “Happy, Healthy Hearts,” free health screenings will be offered for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and BMI. If a test indicates a high risk factor, individuals will receive follow-up counseling from St.Vincent professionals. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about and take the “Healthy Habits Promise”— four simple, healthy habits that can reduce a woman’s chances of a cardiovascular event by nearly 40%. These healthy habits include: avoiding tobacco; reducing BMI; consuming at least five fruits and vegetables daily; and engaging in aerobic exercise three or more hours per week.

WFYI’s Women, Wisdom & Wellness conference is presented by St.Vincent Women’s Services and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The featured sponsor is Fifth Third Bank. Additional support is provided by Urology of Indiana, Sam’s Club, Indy Dental Sleep, Whisper Hearing Centers and Honors Beauty College/Tricoci University of Beauty Culture.

Father’s Day, Schmooza Palooza, Strawberries and more in Indianapolis

June 13, 2013 Leave a comment
Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral hosts the annual Strawberry Festival on Monument Circle today.

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Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.
http://www.indydt.com/

Enjoy Summer Flowers

New, colorful summer flowers have been planted throughout Downtown. Drought-tolerant annuals in a summer mix of purple, pink, red and yellowenergize our cityscape. The floral palette includes: bronze leaf yellow cannas, Lucky Lantana Rose, bronze leaf/pink flowering big begonias, Dragon Wing pink begonias and Purple Queen setcreasea. Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. plants more than 12,000 summer annuals in 223 Downtown planters. Indianapolis has been recognized as having one of the cleanest Downtown’s in the U.S. and beautiful flowers are a big part of a vibrant Downtown.

Celebrate Father’s Day Downtown

There are plenty of things to do Downtown June 16 to show your dad love this Father’s Day! Spend the night Downtown June 14 – 16 and receive up to 30 percent off with Indy VIP rates. The Rathskeller and Athenaeum are hosting a fun Father’s Day combo featuring lunch, a performance by Time for Three and Monty Python’s musical ‘Spamalot.’ Check out special Father’s Day menus at Morton’s, The Steakhouse, Weber Grill, Iozzo’s, Indianapolis Colts Grille or Buca di Beppo. Head to Chef Joseph’s for a live performance by Julie Houston and special “meat and potatoes” dinner. Give Dad an Indians or Edible Arrangements gift.

Party on Georgia Street

Friday Block Parties on Georgia Street take place from 5 – 8 p.m. June through August for friends to gather and kick off their weekends. June 14 hear Sour Mash Seven, presented by Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Come enjoy local tunes, the Bud Light Boardwalk Beer Garden and good times as these FREE Friday festivals become a regular feature of the Downtown party scene! Have dinner and drinks at your favorite sidewalk cafe or bring your own snacks. Follow@GeorgiaStIndy for updates!

Schmooza Palooza

Network with hundreds of Indy’s business professionals and learn more about local businesses and their products and services in a lively atmosphere featuring music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The Indy Chamber’s Schmooza Palooza is Tuesday, June 18, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the JW Marriott. New this year: Startup Village, showcasing up-and-coming startups. Interact with some of Indy’s most innovative entrepreneurs!  Admission is FREE if you pre-register by 5 p.m. today. Walk-ins are welcome. Cost at the door is $35/members and $50/non-members.

Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival

Have a taste for strawberries? Don’t miss the 48th annual Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Strawberry Festival Thursday, June 13 on Monument Circle from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (or until supplies run out!) Enjoy the “Works” with shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping for $6.  Orders can also be made a la carte, with or without any of the toppings for $2. Cash only. Entertainment begins at 10 a.m. Head Downtown for many more summer festivals!

Celebrity Softball

Join the excitement Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at Victory Field for the fifth annual Celebrity Softball Challenge, benefiting Indiana Children’s Wish Fund and presented by The Tony Stewart Foundation.  Witness your hometown superstars battle it out in a 7-inning celebrity softball game. Players include Colts and Pacers members, mascots, media personalities and other sports stars.  Roy Hibbert and Robert Mathis will host the event. Tickets are $7 and FREE for children ages 3 and under; a family four pack is $20.

For more information, visit http://indydt.com/, or call 317-237-2222.

Tavern on the Plaza Opens at the JW Marriott Hotel

JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis

JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Jordan Moore
On behalf of the JW Marriott Hotel
http://jwindy.com/

Summer-time Indy visitors will find fun and relaxation at The Tavern on the Plaza, JW Marriott’s outdoor patio in downtown Indianapolis, located on the hotel’s northwest corner. The Tavern of the Plaza opened for the summer yesterday, featuring live music and great food.

The live music will be featured on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. by local artists including acoustic rock, blues and rat pack era tunes. Guests will also enjoy al fresco dining with great cocktails and Italian favorites offered by Master Chef Rino Baglio of Osteria Pronto.

The JW Marriott Hotel is located at 10 South West Street in downtown Indianapolis, in between Victory Field and the Eiteljorg Museum. The patio is open Thu and Sun 5-10 p.m. and Fri/Sat 5-11 p.m. For more information, visit http://jwindy.com/, or call 317-860-5800.