Author: Eric Ivie

Eric Ivie is the Assistant Superintendent for Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, an avid sports fan, and he loves being outdoors and exploring new places and things. He is especially partial to the more rural parts of Hendricks County, where wonderful places and people with impressive skills and talents are hidden away, awaiting discovery. Eric is a married father of two and has lived and worked in Hendricks County since 1999.

The end of the winter doldrums are in sight in Hendricks County, Indiana , as we enter the month of March. The vernal equinox occurs later this month, and with the arrival of spring comes the promise of warmer weather, lighter jackets, opportunities…

Maple Syrup Days Will Educate, Entertain

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

A fun, free and educational family event returns to Hendricks County, Indiana , the first two Saturdays in March. Maple Syrup Days celebrates McCloud Nature Park's sugar maple trees and the delectable sweetness that they produce. Located just outside…

Top 25 Events in Hendricks County in 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019 3:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Visiting Hendricks County, Indiana , is a good idea anytime of the year because we have family-friendly fun here every month. So break out those 2019 calendars, and let's get to planning ahead for some great times! February Indiana Lyons vs. Akron…

My fellow blogger Becky Wilson-Lusk recently wrote about 8 Indoor Activities for the Kids in Hendricks County , so as the interim superintendent of Hendricks County Parks & Recreation , I thought I would complement Becky's post with one about 8 outdoor…

5 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Hendricks County

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

In less than a week, 2019 will be upon us! Whether you're celebrating a wonderful 2018, thanking the stars for the end of 2018 and a fresh start in 2019, or somewhere in between, we have some great options here in Hendricks County, Indiana , to spend…

Weekend Primer: Dec. 14-16

Monday, December 10, 2018 11:00 AM by Eric Ivie

We're in the heart of the holiday season here in Hendricks County, Indiana , and as we look ahead to the weekend, you'll find a number of ways to celebrate Christmas with us. Bundle up the family and bring them out for sights and sounds of the season…

Top 10: Holiday Light Displays in Hendricks County

Sunday, December 2, 2018 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

During the holiday season, one of my family's favorite activities is to drive around Hendricks County to look at Christmas lights. Over the years, we've figured out where 10 of the best holiday light displays are located throughout the area, which…

Where to Find Santa Claus in Hendricks County

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

It's the most wonderful time of the year here in Hendricks County, Indiana , and the most sought-after person around these parts for the next month or so is a big fella with a white beard and a red suit. If you're looking for Santa Claus this holiday…

Complete Your Holiday Shopping at Gingerbread Christmas

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:00 PM by Eric Ivie

I really enjoy the Christmas season, but I really dislike Christmas shopping. I'm not sure that I can adequately describe how much I dislike Christmas shopping in a family-friendly blog such as this one. Not long ago, however, I was introduced to the…