November 2018 Featured Partner Events

November 2018 Featured Partner Events

Each month, we gather information about our Featured Partners  and their upcoming events in one spot so that it’s easy for you to see what’s coming up.  That spot is right here!

Open Lens Photography Exhibit & Competition
Nov 1 – Nov 30, Thurs: 1-3, Fri: 1-4, Sat: 10-4
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville
Viewing the Exhibit is FREE!

The 3rd annual HCAA Open Lens Photography Exhibit & Competition is a judged exhibit with prizes awarded in several categories. Photographers see the world in interesting ways by using their cameras to create and display visual images. This exciting exhibit offers area photographers, Juried Artist members and non-members, the opportunity to put their “world” on view.
The public is invited to visit this exhibit during the month of November at The Birdie Gallery and to enjoy the Awards Reception on Friday, November 30 from 6-8:30 pm.  
Award Reception: Nov 30, 6:30-8
More info: hcaa-in.org

Noblesville Visitor’s Center HCAA Featured Juried Artist Members Revolving Exhibit: Jean Shelton
November 1-30 , Fri.-Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St., Noblesville
FREE!
Each month, Hamilton County Artists’ Association presents an exhibit featuring one of their juried members inside the Noblesville Visitors Center. For the month of November, the exhibit will showcase the artwork of Jean Shelton.
More info: hcaa-in.org/hcaa-artist-of-the-month

The Comedy of Errors
November 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8 p.m.
November 11 at 2 p.m.
Cat Theater, Carmel
$15
Improbable Fiction Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The Comedy of Errors is a fast paced farce involving mistaken identities, back handed business, and even more mistaken identities. Shakespeare’s shortest play is full of laughter, clever lines, and outrageous characters.
More info: iftheatrecompany.org

Día de Muertos: La Familia Lo Es Todo, Family Means Everything Exhibit
November 2-28, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fishers Art Gallery at City Hall
Fishers Arts Council presents this exhibit which features images and original artwork inspired by a trip to Tepoztlán, Mexico, where the artist, Rachel SunRai Sims, viewed the Day of the Dead Celebrations. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the exhibit reception November 2nd from 6 – 8 p.m.
More info: facebook.com/pg/FishersArt/events

Art in City Hall Reception: Día de Muertos: La Familia Lo Es Todo, Family Means Everything Exhibit
November 2, 6-8 p.m.
Fishers Art Gallery at City Hall
Fishers Arts Council presents this exhibit which features images and original artwork inspired by a trip to Tepoztlán, Mexico, where the artist, Rachel SunRai Sims, viewed the Day of the Dead Celebrations. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the exhibit reception.
More info: facebook.com/pg/FishersArt/events

Dido & Aeneas, a Baroque opera
November 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m.
Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy, 10029 E 126th St, Suite D, Fishers
$15, kids under 18 are FREE
Projekt:Opera is a Fishers Music Works ensemble and the community’s only opera performance troupe. Project:Opera is dedicated to presenting opera in an approachable way for all audiences. “Dido & Aeneas” is performed in English and features Queen Dido, Trojan hero Aeneas, sailors and clever witches and enchantresses. Live musicians, opera singers and members of the Fishers Community Chorus will retell the story of Virgil’s Aeneid on stage.
More info: FishersMusicWorks.org or facebook.com/FishersMusicWorks

Booktoberfest Author Fair
November 3, 1-4p.m.
Fishers Library
Free
Join us for the fourth annual Booktoberfest, an author fair and expo featuring 26 local authors.  During this meet and greet event, authors are available for book sales and signings
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?lib=1&et=6

Wednesday Art Classes
November 6, 13, 20, 27
Caravan Classes Studio
92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
$5-$15
11-11:30 a.m. Family Art Time
This art time is designed for children ages 2-6 and focuses on creative activities, medium exploration, along with make and take projects. Plan to interact along with children ages 2-3.  Ages 4-6 may wish to participate more independently, although full family interaction is strongly encouraged!
1:30-2:30 p.m. Homeschool Art for ages 6-11
4:00-5:00 p.m. After-school Art for ages 6-11
Students will study art periods & movements and use a variety of mediums to create projects that reflect what they learn. Presentation skills will also be taught along with how to positively critique their work and others.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Teen Art
Students will choose their medium and subject matter working progressively on their work each week until completion receiving tips and technique advice along the way.  Students learn to evaluate their work and set project criteria and goals and will also begin building a portfolio of their best work.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Adult Art Class
All skill levels are invited to choose from a variety of mediums and work progressively on a project of their preference each week, receiving instruction and tips along the way.  Supplies provided.
More info: email caravanclasses@gmail.com or call 765-557-1969

Weekly Improv Group
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:30-6pm
Caravan Classes Studio, 92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
$60
This group is for ages 10-15 and will meet weekly to develop improvisation skills together. We will have a t-shirt design session 1 week and members will develop content for a performance night that will be scheduled for December.  
More info/ register: squareup.com/store/caravan-classes/item/improv-ages

Maker-in-Residence: Open Studio Wood Carving    
November 6, 12-5 p.m.
Ignite Studio
Join Ignite Studio’s Maker-in-Residence, Geoff Davis, for an interactive wood carving demonstration. Learn about the art of hand wood carving while you try your hand with the tools and investigate the process at various stages. For ages 13 and up.  More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50658 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Crafty Teens
November 7, 4-5 p.m.
Ignite Studio
Get creative in the new Ignite Studio. This month’s craft is making “Stained Glass”. Join us in the newest space at HEPL influenced by artists and makers. Hang out with friends and create a different craft each month. For Teens in grades 6-12.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50376 or call Fishers TeenZone at 317-579-0315

Cricut Maker Quick Start Session
November 6, 6-7 p.m.
Ignite Studio
Learn some basic techniques to get you started on our Cricut Maker. This versatile cutting and drawing machine is fun to use in a variety of ways from making vinyl stickers and iron-ons, to card making and cutting fabric appliques. We’ll get acquainted with Design Cricut software which uploads your designs into the machine. Must be 13 years of age or older.  Space is limited to sign up today! 
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=51467 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Music & Shopping Fundraiser
November 8, 5-7 p.m.
The Fashion Mall at Keystone
Join us for a Whale of a fundraiser! Vinyard Vines has partnered with While River Sound for an evening of shopping and live music. Shop Vinyard Vines between 5 & 7 pm, enjoy our live quartet, and White River Sound earns 20% of all sales! Shop til you drop – while enjoying the sweet harmony of SLQ Quartet from White River Sound! Great BUYS! Great TUNES! FUN! FUN! FUN!
More info: whiteriversoundchorus.org or facebook.com/White-River-Sound-Chorus

Maker-in-Residence: Open Studio Canjo Project    
November 8, 2-8:30 p.m.
Ignite Studio
Join Ignite Studio’s maker-in-residence, Geoff Davis, for an interactive instrument building project. Interact with Davis as he builds an instrument in his studio, learn about his process, and make you own canjo – a simple one string instrument that utilizes a can as a resonator. This experience is recommended for ages 8 and up.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50659 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Pottery Wheel Quick Start Session    
November 10, 2-4 p.m.
Ignite Studio
See a brief demonstration on wheel throwing, clay preparation and proper clean-up. Then take a walk-through of how to turn on the potter’s wheels, where to borrow clay in Ignite and how to checkout our “Wheel Throwing Kit”. Expect to get your hands messy in the process! Those under 13 must attend the session with an adult. Anyone wanting to use the pottery wheel during this program must be registered.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=51688 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

The Battle of Mudsock
November 10, 3 p.m. (House opens at 2 pm)
The Historic Ambassador House
$12 online* / $15 at the door, available at: www.battleofmudsock.com/tickets
Imagine this…
A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Fishers Police and the Fishers Firefighters perform an historical reenactment of the BATTLE OF MUDSOCK!
That’s right… On November 10, 2018, the Fishers Police and the Fishers Firefighters will perform BATTLE OF MUDSOCK at The Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens.
ABOUT THE BATTLE –
On Saturday, November 19, 1881, in the town of Fishers, IN (then known as Fishers Station) a rowdy, cantankerous character by the name of Hampton “Hamp” West (he was also a grave robber) started a ruckus that culminated in a notorious battle that took place right here in Fishers. Commotion and mayhem ensued until it snowballed into an explosion of violence that left one person dead, 32 injured, and caused the destruction of two buildings.
So infamous was the occurrence that it made national headlines and put Fishers, IN, on the map.
Brass knuckles, pool cues and fists will be flying – not to mention a few gunshots (assimilated, of course) on November 10, 2018, at The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see the BATTLE OF MUDSOCK reenacted by the Fishers Police and the Fishers Firefighters who join forces with The Historic Ambassador House and The Award-winning Nickel Plate Players as they present the BATTLE OF MUDSOCK!
Homemade Chili, provided by the Fishers Firefighters, will be available for purchase. A variety of local vendors will be on site with beverages available for purchase.
Come and experience a touch of the Wild West as The FISHERS POLICE and THE FISHERS FIREFIGHTERS come to life in the lawless town of Fishers, IN (year 1881) in the BATTLE OF MUDSOCK!
Don’t miss this opportunity to support these vital organizations who are helping make Fishers, IN, one of the greatest cities in the country! FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
More info: battleofmudsock.com

Maker-in-Residence: Ongoing Soprano Ukulele Build
November 11, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM  
Ignite Studio at Fishers Library
Join Ignite Studio’s maker-in-residence, Geoff Davis, in a collaborative, ongoing project.  Watch as Davis works through plans, jigs and fixtures to build a new soprano ukulele over 4 different sessions. Patrons may drop-in to discuss his process and help complete steps with Davis’s guidance. Drop in Nov. 11, 13, 15 & 26 to see this project reach completion. This experience is for ages 13 and up.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50660 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Maker-in-Residence: Ongoing Soprano Ukulele Build
November 13, 7 – 8:30 PM  
Ignite Studio at Fishers Library
Join Ignite Studio’s maker-in-residence, Geoff Davis, in a collaborative, ongoing project.  Watch as Davis works through plans, jigs and fixtures to build a new soprano ukulele over 4 different sessions. Patrons may drop-in to discuss his process and help complete steps with Davis’s guidance. Drop in Nov. 11, 13, 15 & 26 to see this project reach completion. This experience is for ages 13 and up.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50661 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Sewing Machines Quick Start Session
November 13, 6-7 p.m.
Ignite Studio at Fishers Library
Learn the basics of our Brother Sewing Machines including how to thread the machines, winding bobbins, and sewing in a straight line. This is a quick start session designed to help patrons build their skills with our studio equipment. Those under 13 must attend the session with an adult. Anyone wanting to use the sewing machine during this program must be registered.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=51466 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Maker-in-Residence: Ongoing Soprano Ukulele Build
November 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
Ignite Studio at Fishers Library
Join Ignite Studio’s maker-in-residence, Geoff Davis, in a collaborative, ongoing project. Watch as Davis works through plans, jigs and fixtures to build a new soprano ukulele over 4 different sessions. Patrons may drop-in to discuss his process and help complete steps with Davis’s guidance. Drop in Nov. 11, 13, 15 & 26 to see this project reach completion. This experience is for ages 13 and up.   
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50662 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Pottery Wheel Quick Start Session    
November 17, 2-4 p.m.
Ignite Studio
See a brief demonstration on wheel throwing, clay preparation and proper clean-up. Then take a walk-through of how to turn on the potter’s wheels, where to borrow clay in Ignite and how to checkout our “Wheel Throwing Kit”. Expect to get your hands messy in the process! Those under 13 must attend the session with an adult. Anyone wanting to use the pottery wheel during this program must be registered.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=51688 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

It’s A Wonderful Life
November 23 – December 9, Fri. & Sat., 8 pm & Sun., 2 pm
The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville
$17 adults, $14, ages 65 & older, $14, ages 12 and younger
A professional adaptation of Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the play is a traditional stage drama based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945. The play is based on the fictional character of George Bailey. The character is a building-and-loan banker who sacrifices his dreams in order to help his community, to the point where he feels life has passed him by. Eventually, due to a cruel business rival’s manipulations, Bailey falls into despair so deep that he contemplates suicide, until his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, gives him a valuable perspective on the worth of his life. A classic holiday season presentation you won’t want to miss.
More info: thebelfrytheatre.com

Maker-in-Residence: Black Friday Toboggan Build  
November 23 & 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m
Ignite Studio
Join Ignite Studio’s maker-in-residence, Geoff Davis, in a collaborative, ongoing project.  Watch as Davis, his students and community woodworkers come together to mill, bend and assemble a toboggan in one day. Patrons may drop-in to discuss his process and help complete steps with Davis’s guidance. A career educator, Geoff is looking forward to sharing his insights and techniques to inspire patrons. This experience is for ages 13 and up.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50664 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Pottery Wheel Quick Start Session    
November 24, 2-4 p.m
Ignite Studio
See a brief demonstration on wheel throwing, clay preparation and proper clean-up. Then take a walk-through of how to turn on the potter’s wheels, where to borrow clay in Ignite and how to checkout our “Wheel Throwing Kit”. Expect to get your hands messy in the process! Those under 13 must attend the session with an adult. Anyone wanting to use the pottery machine during this program must be registered.  
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=51470or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Small Business Saturday Pop up Market
November 24, 9:00 am-4pm
Caravan Classes Studio, 92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
Free admission
Shop from a variety of handmade artisans, enjoy locally roasted coffee, and live music.  The first several shoppers to make over $75 in purchases will receive a shopping bag full of local swag.  
More info: facebook.com/events/1147982535368781/?ti=icl

Shop Fishers/Shop Fishers Music Hall
Saturday, November 24, 12-5 p.m.
Downtown Fishers
Free to attend
Stroll through the downtown Nickel Plate District on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24, and you will find delightful local gifts and special holiday cheer. Shop Fishers is a special Small Business Saturday shopping event with deals from local merchants and a distinctly Fishers flair. The “Shop Fishers Music Hall” is a special pop-up lounge for all Shop Fishers shoppers. Visitors can enjoy a break from shopping while listening to live holiday music and enjoying refreshments inside the warmth and comfort of City Hall. The “Shop Fishers Music Hall” will be conveniently located in the center of the Nickel Plate District and steps away from multiple free parking garages. Musicians from Fishers Music Works, the local performing arts organization, will take the City Hall stage to perform their holiday favorites and seasonal tunes during Shop Fishers. Shoppers of all ages can enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while enjoying the sounds of the carolers, a jazz band, soloists, and other musicians and entertainers who are scheduled to perform all afternoon long.
As a local non-profit, Fishers Music Works offers six different ensembles that regularly perform in the Fishers area. The organization’s mission is to bring neighbors together to ignite and fuel their passion for professional and quality performing arts. Fishers Music Works has also invited community musicians and performers to join in the performances at the “Shop Fishers Music Hall.” Visitors will be entertained by a variety of Fishers’ local talent as they take a break from shopping at Fishers’ unique local retailers.
More info: fishers.in.us/557/Shop-Fishers

Maker-in-Residence: Ongoing Soprano Ukulele Build
November 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ignite Studio
Join Ignite Studio’s maker-in-residence, Geoff Davis, in a collaborative, ongoing project.  Watch as Davis works through plans, jigs and fixtures to build a new soprano ukulele over 4 different sessions. Patrons may drop-in to discuss his process and help complete steps with Davis’s guidance. Drop in Nov. 11, 13, 15 & 26 to see this project reach completion. This experience is for ages 13 and up.
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50663 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Maker-in-Residence: Open Studio Celebration
November 27, 4-8 p.m.
Ignite Studio
Join Ignite Studio’s inaugural maker-in-residence, Geoff Davis, for an informal gathering to celebrate the completion of his term in the new space. Tour his studio, see his artwork and enjoy demonstrations of his wood-working practice. Patrons who have participated in any of his experiences this fall are encouraged to return and share their work!
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=50666 or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Cricut Maker Quick Start Session
November 28, 6-7 p.m.
Ignite Studio
Learn some basic techniques to get you started on our Cricut Maker. This versatile cutting and drawing machine is fun to use in a variety of ways from making vinyl stickers and iron-ons, to card making and cutting fabric appliques. We’ll get acquainted with Design Cricut software which uploads your designs into the machine. Must be 13 years of age or older.  Space is limited to sign up today!
More info: hepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=51468  or call Ignite Studio at 317-579-0331

Open Lens Photography Awards Reception
Nov 30, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville                             
FREE!
The 3rd annual HCAA Open Lens Photography Exhibit & Competition is a judged exhibit with prizes awarded in several categories. Photographers see the world in interesting ways by using their cameras to create and display visual images. This exciting exhibit offers area photographers, Juried Artist members and non-members, the opportunity to put their “world” on view. The public is invited to visit this exhibit during the month of November at The Birdie Gallery and to enjoy the Awards Reception on Friday, November 30 from 6-8:30 pm.  
More info: hcaa-in.org

The Birdie Gallery Drop-In Open Studio Thursdays
Every Thursday, 1-3
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville
FREE!
PUBLIC WELCOME, from novice to experienced! Come with your art supplies and create in the company of others in a fun, relaxing, and supportive atmosphere.
More info: hcaa-in.org

Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org