Things to this fall in Southern Indiana!

September 1, 2016

It is September!  Say whaaaaaaaat?!  This year is flying by, and in the spirit of Fall, I’ve decided to start sharing ideas on my blog for quality entertainment each season.  I always share this on my personal page, but I’ve decided to move it over to the blog so everyone can find it in one easy place!   If I’ve missed anything, please share it in the comments!

-Go to Fowler’s Pumpkin Patch

-Go to the Farmer’s Market (eat a Nutella crepe, and bring me too.)

-Go to Anderson’s Apple Orchard (get a apple cider slushie, ya’ll won’t regret it.)

-Visit the Indianapolis Zoo during ZooBoo- I encourage you to go during the first two weeks of October.  It is a lot less busy, and the last weeks of October will be packed with fun outings you can do.  ZooBoo is incredibly fun!  If you can swing it, get a Zoo membership!  It makes it so much more affordable to go to the zoo and I love not feeling like I need to see everything all in one day.

-Go to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum- They do a “haunted house” that isn’t scary for kids, and they also have a breakfast with witches thing.  I think we will do that this year!  Not to mention, its just amazing.  Don’t forget you may qualify for the access pass in Indiana, which means 1.00 admission to several area museums and attractions!  (Google those details, because I just don’t know them!)

-Go to the Wonderlab on a Wednesday morning- They do programs on Wednesday mornings that are crazy fun for kiddos about 2-5 years old. They are free with admission and usually include a craft, story, and some sort of sensory activity.

-Go to the library- basically, everyday.  I haven’t had a chance to get a good look at the schedule yet, but there is always so much to do at the library.  I’m definitely looking forward to a program happening there next week, Power up with Letters and Words.  It’s a workshop by Every Child Ready to Read.  It is geared toward parents of kids 3-5, but children are welcome.  I believe each family gets a free book and gift at this event!  I’ve only been table to attend one other of their workshops, but I loved it and learned so much!

-Do the trick or treat trail.  This year it will be held on October 22nd from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (you can go any time during this window, and you don’t have to stay the entire time.)  It costs 4.00 per kid, and includes admission for 1 adult.  Each additional adult is 2.00.  The kids walk on a paved trail and collect treats and hear a story at each stop.  We have loved this both years we’ve gone!  They do an amazing job with this event, and this year they’ve added a healthy eating element and an active play element.  I can’t wait!

-Festival of Ghost Stories- this is a fun date night idea, my husband and I are wimps so I would never do it.  It is held in Bryan Park October 28th from 7-8:30 pm.  Rain location will be the library.  It is a free event, but I think I’ve read you can purchase hot chocolate?  Don’t quote me, bring a blanket or chairs and dress snuggly.

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch- October 29th.  11:00 a.m.

Turf time at Twin Lakes Recreation Center- I think this is a nice way to spend a Tuesday or Thursday morning.  The kids pay 5.00 to play on the indoor soccer field.

Family events at Banneker (geared for kids 2-7 years old with a parent!)- This is a new thing and I’m really excited about it!  I think these are going to be a b-l-a-s-t! Plus, they’re FREE.
9-9: 5:30- 8:00 p.m. Kids will build a cardboard car, decorate, and then enjoy a real movie. (they will even have snacks!)

 10-14 5:30-8:00 p.m. Scary Story Time.  Kids dress up in costume for age appropriate stories, dancing to themed music, and Halloween treats!  (+fun activities!)

11/11 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Arts and crafts around a fall theme.  With story time, snacks, leaf matching, and leaf painting!

12/9 5:30-7:30 p.m.  It’s a Gingerbread Party:  Make your own gingerbread house, eat milk and cookies, and create other holiday- themed arts and crafts. 

Banneker has toy time everyday from 9:00- noon on the third floor.  We love this on chilly or raining mornings.

Preschool Story hour at Banneker- 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Free Monday mornings from 10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m. 

Banneker Nights for kids 12-17.  8/20, 9/17. 10/15, 11/19, 12/17 from, 7-11:00 p.m.  This is a new thing they are doing, and I really think it is great!  They are going to have programming such as open basketball, cooking classes, computer labs, active video games, and mentoring.

Night paddle- Another awesome date night idea.  It will be offered for 8.00 in-city the following dates: 9/16 7:30-9:00 p.m. &  10/16 7:00- 8:30 p.m. at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve.  See the full moon!  Watercraft, paddles, and life jackets provided.

Take a class or let your kids take a class at BE.Cause studio!  Brianne is amazing, she just is.  Her talent is surpassed by no one I know, and she’s wonderful with kids.  Her classes are affordable and a portion of the proceeds go to area charities.  She’s located in the basement of the Pourhouse, so be sure to get some coffee at this local favorite.

Skate & Scare- October 22nd 7-9:00 p.m. at Frank Southern Ice Arena. 6.00 per person & a  3.00 skate rental!  Costume contest.

Go to the parks we have here!

Walk the trails and look at all the beauty around us, especially the Clear Creek trail in the fall.

Go to an Indiana University football game. (get some wings from Buffalouie’s)

Watch a play at Cardinal

Speaking of cardinals, have a Moscow mule at Cardinal Spirits.

Watch Rent at Indiana University!

More to come..






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