Category - history & education

Back in May 2003, McCloud Nature Park opened to the public in northwest Hendricks County , just outside North Salem. On May 5, Hendricks County Parks & Recreation will celebrate its flagship park's 15th anniversary with a free, family-friendly…

Maple Syrup Days Will Educate, Entertain

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

A fun, free and educational family event returns to Hendricks County 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 of North…

Weekend Primer: Oct. 27-29

Monday, October 23, 2017 10:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

It's a bit scary when Halloween falls on a week night, for teachers, anyway. Ha! But in all honesty, there are some great advantages to a school night holiday. It often means that the weekend prior will be packed with opportunities to stretch out…

Celebrate National Alpaca Farm Day at Montrose Farms

Monday, September 18, 2017 2:00 PM by Beth Fife

As I'm driving out to Montrose Farms Alpaca Ranch in Brownsburg to meet with the owner Lori Lovely, I began to doubt my GPS. It seemed odd an alpaca ranch/farm would be located within close proximity to residential areas. Once I pulled into the long…

Weekend Primer: Labor Day Edition

Monday, August 28, 2017 3:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and we have several exceptional reasons for you and your family to spend the holiday weekend in Hendricks County . This weekend, we're home to the mother of all drag racing events, the largest parade in the…

9 Homeschool Destinations in Hendricks County

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:00 PM by Crystal Paschal

August in Indiana means back-to-school time. It's that time for my family, too, but as homeschoolers, we aren't returning to a building. Instead, we're getting our curriculum ready and planning our activities for the year. Most homeschoolers (my…

Weekend Primer: July 7-9

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:00 AM by Stephanie Porter

Hopefully you've taken advantage of some of the 4th festivities in Hendricks County. The fun continues this weekend with some really great events that you won't want to miss. National Powwow Come enjoy all the beauty and excitement of the American…

I would love to have a beautiful garden at my house, but I find gardening a little intimidating. Half the plants I attempt to grow end up dying, and then I just feel like I've wasted money. This Saturday the Hendricks County Master Gardeners will be…

If you're staying close to home over Spring Break or just want a more affordable option than donning mouse ears and heading south, we have some excellent options here in Hendricks County . Before I go and reinvent the wheel, take a look at Josh Duke's…