Huge garage sale and market
The 35th Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale and Marketplace will be Jan. 15-16 in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion and the Champions Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3.50 or $5 for both days; children 12 and younger are free.
For more information, call The Promotion Co. at (317) 236-6515 or log on to www.familyevents.com.
Recreational vehicles show
The 43rd Annual Central Indiana RV Show is coming to town so it’s time to think spring and camping.
It claims to have the largest selection of travel trailers, motor homes, fifth wheels and tent campers. There will be special show rates, on the spot financing and factory incentives.
The show will be in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Jan. 15-23. Hours will be Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Mark Bowersox at (317) 247-6258 or www.centralindianarvshow.net.
Ballet school auditions
The School of American Ballet will hold auditions on Jan. 8 for its 2011 summer course in New York.
The auditions for intermediate and advanced students will be at the Indianapolis School of Ballet, 502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B. Audition times are 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 12 to 14 and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 15 to 18.
Students should arrive one hour before their audition time to register. For more information, visit www.sab.org or call the School of American Ballet at (212) 769-6600.
The school was founded by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein.
Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie
Hearthside Suppers begin Jan. 8 and run through March 27 on selected dates at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers.
Ever wonder how people in the 1800s cooked their meals? Discover firsthand when guests join in preparing, serving and enjoying a candlelight feast and touring the historic 1823 Conner House.
Reservations are required for the dinners. Tickets are $60 per person or $55 for members.
For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free tours at art museum
The Indianapolis Museum of Art offers free, regularly scheduled tours of the museum’s permanent collections for all visitors Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.
Tours meet on Gallery Level 1. Tour size is limited. Special tours highlighting exhibitions and events also are offered.
For a schedule of upcoming tours, visit: www.imamuseum.org/programs/tours.
There is no admission charge to the museum, which is located at 4000 Michigan Rd. Call (317) 923-1331 for more information.
Great Train Expo
The Great Train Expo is coming to town. It is a national, traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show features hundreds of tables of train dealers.
The event will be Jan. 8-9 in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7. Children 12 and younger are free.
Contact Bill Grove at (630) 608-4988 or www.GreatTrainExpo.com. for more information.
Wild Women Wearable Art Show
The Wild Women Wearable Art Show will be Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 105 S. Meridian St.
These female artists are from all over the country and offer many bargains – from hand-knitted
garments to funky jewelry to groovy clothing items. Admission to the show is free.
The Ragbirds Going to Mousetrap
Following a West Coast tour, the Ragbirds return to Indianapolis for an electrifying show on Jan. 14 at The Mousetrap, 5565 N. Keystone Ave. It’s a free show and those over 21 are welcome. Showtime is 10 p.m.
The Ragbirds say they are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow.
Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world.