GUEST BLOGGER BETH CRAWFORD
For the first time, on Friday 1/9/15, we loaded up my son’s BMX bike in the backseat and rolled out to find the Awakening Youth Skatepark at The Blended Church, 2215 Country Club Rd. Just barely across the Marion County line, many Hendricks County BMX and skateboard riders began streaming in to take advantage of the ramps set up once a month by youth pastor Jeremy Plumley.
His enthusiasm for the youth who ride BMX and skateboarders has led him to work to get the gym/recreation area of his church transformed into a skatepark to provide free riding from 6pm-12 on the 2nd Friday of every month. With a stage for a band, ping-pong table, foosball tables and bleachers for spectators, the gymnasium area transforms into the skatepark that gives otherwise cooped up teens and young adults a place to ride while temps outside make it impossible.
The inaugural Hendricks County Youth Sports Fair has added a very special attraction to the event!
The youth sports fair, brought to you by They're Our Kids and Macaroni Kid - Hendricks, is coming to Danville Community High School on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. and will now include an appearance by the Indiana Pacers Fan Van!
We are fast approaching the season for Daddy-Daughter Dances, Mother-Son activities and other similar types of family events, and there are a number of them to choose from in Hendricks County this year.
Here are the ones that we have found so far, but this is a constantly updated list, so feel free to add a comment to alert us to any events that we overlooked, and check back frequently for updates!
Looking for a place to find Santa Claus in Hendricks County this Christmas season?
Look no further.
The LEGO® KidsFest is in Indianapolis this weekend, and regardless of how old your kids are, you don't want to miss it. We attended the Friday session with our kids, and it was a smashing success.
This massive LEGO extravaganza is held at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis this weekend over the course of five sessions that last 4.5 hours a piece. Be aware that both Saturday (Nov. 8) sessions are already sold out, as is the first session on Sunday (Nov. 9).
There is limited availability left for the second session on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., but you'll want to click here to purchase your tickets RIGHT NOW!
The LEGO KidsFest brings thousands of LEGO fans of all ages together for an amazing interactive experience.
We have a winner in our LEGO® KidsFest ticket giveaway!
Congratulations to Theresa Hatfield of Avon! She just won two (2) tickets to the Nov. 7 session of the LEGO KidsFest in Indianapolis from They're Our Kids!
Do you have your tickets yet? One session is already at limited availability, so hurry and click here to purchase your tickets!
If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Thirty years later, the answer is still the same: Ghostbusters!
The 30th Anniversary Edition of Ghostbusters will be on the big screen on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Theater in Danville for the eighth edition of Kiwanis Klassic Family Movie Night.
If you have a kid who loves imagining and building with LEGO® blocks, or if you're an oversized kid like me who has never outgrown a love of LEGO blocks, you'll be interested to know that LEGO KidsFest 2014 is coming to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for the first time ever on Nov. 7-9.
In conjunction with this interactive celebration of LEGO awesomeness, They're Our Kids is giving away a pair of tickets to the opening session of LEGO KidsFest to one lucky Villager!
Villagers, do you know about the Here We Grow Again kids consignment sale coming to the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds next week? Would you like a chance to win a pre-sale pass for Oct. 7 and an opportunity to get first crack at all of the goodies that will be for sale?
Wouldn't it be great if there was a place designed for OUR KIDS with special needs to play organized sports on a playing surface that is conducive to all forms of mobility?
Thanks to the Optimist Miracle Movers, such a place is about to exist in Plainfield.
Located at the Al & Jan Barker Sports Complex, 451 S. Vestal Road in Plainfield, the new Optimist Miracle Movers Field is almost completed and is scheduled to open on Sept. 20.
Karen Cravotta, a pediatric physical therapist who coaches swimming through the Optimist Miracle Movers, was our guest speaker today at our Kiwanis Club of Danville meeting, and she enlightened all of us about this multi-year joint project spearheaded by the Town of Plainfield and the Optimist Club of Plainfield.
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