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Nothing To Do In Indiana? Free Tickets To A Kids Show

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Yes, I am going to see a kids show for free. Because my wife rebroadcast a Twitter post, she entered a contest to win free Max and Ruby tickets from a local public relations firm.

I am not sharing this with you to brag. I am sharing this with you as information that you can use to do more in Indianapolis, with your family, for less money.

How can you do this? It is extremely easy.

Create a Twitter account. You don’t have to constantly share pictures of your food and cats. You are using it as a medium to find out what is going on in your city. You can follow me here or here and follow Michelle here.

Find the Twitter or Facebook brand pages of things you want to do in your city. If you don’t want to follow them, you can create a Twitter list or follow a list of local brands that someone else has created.

Start watching what these attraction post. Most of the paid events will have offers on Facebook to ‘Like’ and or comment on their page to win tickets. Or, on Twitter, they will ask you to RT something they posted as a chance to win.

Will you win every time? No, I believe your chances are pretty good for less popular events. I also entered the same contest Michelle did and also won tickets. Once I found out Michelle won, I informed the PR company so someone else could have the tickets.

Take Care and Good Luck.

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There’s Nothing To Do In Indy – Upcoming Event- Rumpelstiltskin with @OperaIndy

I saw this post on my friend, @IndyWithKids, Twitter page and I wanted to share it with you because it looks awesome.

Indianapolis Opera has a free Children’s Theatre performance on Sunday!… http://fb.me/1mqURJ2CG

Then I saw this tweet from OperaIndy.

OperaIndy FREE FAMILY EVENT: Central Library Sunday at 3 PM for children’s opera, Rumpelstiltskin: Ultimate Bully presented by @IOEnsemble. CU there!

Who: Indianapolis Opera and the Indy Opera Ensemble

What: A live,theater performance of Rumpelstiltskin: Ultimate Bully

Where: Marion County Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.; Indianapolis, IN 46204; 317-275-4100

Why: Because it’s a way for you and your family to experience theater.

When Sunday, November 11th, 2012 @ 3pm

For more information about these and other events:

Indy With Kids

Indianapolis Opera

There is always something to do with your family in Indianapolis.

Disclosure:

This is a series of posts for people who think there is nothing to do in Indianapolis. I disagree with this notion and believe these folks are not trying hard enough to find things to do with their families. These are events that look like they would be fun to do and I would attend with my family. Unless otherwise stated, I was not asked to post about this event. I was not compensated for posting about the event posted at the top of this page. These opinions are my own. I am just a guy trying to let my kids experience different things. I am also trying to be an Awesome Dad. Will I be at these events? Yes! Can you come up and take a picture with me? Heck yeah! Again, thanks for reading this far into the post.

There’s Nothing To Do In Indy #1 – The Monon Trail

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The Monon Trial runs from downtown Indianapolis the through Broad Ripple to Carmel and up to Westfield.

Awesome Factor 11/11
-It’s free
-It’s outdoors
-It’s open all year ( even on Easter and Christmas)
-It’s 16.7 miles long UPDATE This number may be off. I think it is longer.
-They let you bring your pet
-You can rollerblade
-You can walk
-You can run
-You can bike
-You can people watch
-There are FourSquare check-ins at almost every intersection
-You can watch rollerbladers fall in slow motion at the exact center of the trail around 96th Street
-You can take pictures of trees with leaves
-You can’t break it
-You can take pictures of trees without leaves
-You can use it with friends(4000 people use it each day)
-You can use it by yourself
-You can post about it on Facebook and your out of area friends will think you’re typing “Moron Trail”

Get out and Be Awesome!

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Disclosure:

This is a series of posts for people who think there is nothing to do in Indianapolis. I disagree with this notion and believe these folks are not trying hard enough to find things to do with their families. These are events that look like they would be fun to do and I would attend with my family. Unless otherwise stated, I was not asked to post about this event. I was not compensated for posting about the event posted at the top of this page. These opinions are my own. I am just a guy trying to let my kids experience different things. I am also trying to be an Awesome Dad. Will I be at these events? Yes! Can you come up and take a picture with me? Heck yeah! Again, thanks for reading this far into the post.

Tour De Carmel Bike Ride

We have a new activity to keep the family busy on Thursday nights.  The weekly bike ride in Carmel with Carmel Pedals( aka #TourDeThursdays). I gave it a test run to see if the routes were going to be family friendly before taking my family. I was happy to learn that the routes selected are based on the bike trail system that runs through Carmel, Indiana. I initially thought that we would be doing a large amount of riding on the Monon Trail system, instead we rode through Carmel.

This bike ride is a free, weekly biking event open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. The ride was  created by Bruce Kimball. He told me on the first ride that he wanted to start a low key bike ride that got people together to ride on the bike trails in Carmel. Bikers are not locked into doing the same trail as the group. If they want to break off and explore another trail, they are more than welcome to do so. Best part about the ride, no spandex required.

Last week, I brought my family on the ride. Yes, two little kids on a seven mile ride. I pulled The Fox who sat in the trailer and Michelle pulled The Monkey on the hitchhiker. The kids enjoyed it. We were on the road for about an hour and completed seven miles. We stopped half way at a fire department open house and to re-fuel. The week before, we didn’t stop and kept riding. You ride at your own pace. The pace of this rice is not extremely fast, it is leisurely.  We road on bike trails except for when we drove through a residential area. We rode on low traffic side streets and crossed four roundabouts.  This is something that becomes a little tricky when hauling a bike trailer. Not impossible, just a little tricky.

The family enjoyed our time together during the ride.  Some of us, post to Twitter while we ride.  This is a great low impact ride if you are new to biking or are looking for a low pressure ride in the evening. Afterwards, you can enjoy a beverage and the open mic night at SoHo Cafe.

For more information

Carmel Pedals on Twitter

Carmel Pedals on Facebook

Carmel Cyclery on Facebook

If you want to ride, head over to the SoHo Cafe in Carmel this Thursday night at 6:30pm