Events happening this weekend in Hendricks County, Indiana, offer fun for both residents and visitors. Whatever your interest, from art to animals to fitness and even unicorns, we have it covered.

Let's check it out...

7th Annual Arts Gala

Just one example of fine art at the Arts Gala!More than 80 local artists will showcase their work at this fine art fundraiser. This three-day event takes place at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library Art Gallery, 1120 Stafford Road. The event will feature a variety of media such as jewelry, painting, woodworking and textiles. Art can be purchased at any time and proceeds go toward library programs and initiatives.

The Arts Gala kicks off with the Starlight Reception on Friday from 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy live music, craft beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, an artist meet and greet and high quality art. Children are welcome to attend this free event. However, they have to be a certain distance from the alcohol serving stations. RSVP here.

The gala continues Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Live artist demonstrations take place at various times throughout both days. Light refreshments will be served. 

Help support library programs while enjoying and purchasing fine art, such as paintings, greeting cards, jewelry, vases, glass pieces and much more! Click here for more information.

Dogs, Cats & Unicorns...Oh My!

Meet a real unicorn!This unique and fun event helps raise funds for Paws of The Ark Fostercare, a no-kill rescue for canines and felines. Free activities include meeting mini critters from Half Pint Hooves in the petting zoo, hanging out with goats in pajamas, baby animal time, crafts and more fun kids activities. Participants can also meet unicorns and get a photo for $15!

Be sure to bring the kiddos out from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday to the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, 1900 E. Main St., Danville.

Admission is free. Freewill donations are gladly accepted. For more details, check out Stephanie Porter's blog post.

MRC Grand Opening Sale and Open House

MRC Wood Products, 8945 Motorsports Way, Brownsburg, will celebrate their grand opening from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. This free, public event offers warehouse tours and demonstrations, food, painting classes, kids crafts and 25 percent off all purchases. 

MRC, which started in Pittsboro, specializes in quality personalized gifts, such as wood signs, clocks, cutting boards, pocket knives, home decor, pen sets, flasks and more!

Indiana Wedding Expo

Great ideas for your perfect wedding!Looking for wedding ideas? This is the perfect opportunity to meet the best wedding professionals in greater Indianapolis. See the latest trends, view a strolling fashion show with bridal and bridesmaid gowns and check out amazing tablescape designs.

In addition, door prizes will be awarded throughout the expo.

This event takes places Sunday, April 28 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Hotel and Conference Center, 6089 Clarks Creek Road, Plainfield. VIP hour is from 11 a.m.-noon and costs $25. General admission is $12 and is from noon-4 p.m. Click here to register.

Keys for Kindness 5K

Carpenter Realtors presents this 2nd annual 5K walk/run that supports local charities (a little rae of hope, Hope Healthcare Services and Susie's Place). 

Washington Township Park in Avon is hosting this event Saturday. Enjoy a spring morning in a gorgeous park! 

The 5K begins at 9 a.m. with awards to follow at 10:15 a.m. Be sure to stay for the after party as snacks, games and music will be provided. Register here.

As always, you can find out what's going on in Hendricks County anytime by checking out the Visit Hendricks County Events Calendar. I hope you have a great weekend!