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Round the Ripple - by Bill Malcolm
posted: May 12, 2017

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Summer is almost here and besides the return of the Farmers Market behind the BR High School every Saturday, we have a lot of other events going on here in the Ripple.

BR Pool opens May 27
It's almost summer and the Broad Ripple Pool will open Memorial Day weekend. Hurry though because the pool usually closes the first week of August.
Also at the Broad Ripple Park, the outdoor summer concerts are starting. The first outdoor concert will be on being Friday, May 19th at 6:30pm where Flatland Harmony Experiment will be performing.

New clothes/home store on the Monon
More happening in SoBro, too. Kent Henry just moved back from Key West to open Heritage Clothier and Home Store at 54th and the Monon Trail (1134 East 54th Street). Welcome! Now if we could just fill in all the vacant businesses on Broad Ripple Avenue. Welcome back to Indy, Kent.

Ripple Effect, Canal Duck Race, and Repaving (BRVA news)
Thanks to Kent Springer for the following updates from BRVA:
The Ripple Effect 5k Walk Run date for this year: October 5 at 6:30pm.
The Broad Ripple Canal Duck Race will be on Sunday June 25 at 3:00 at the Rainbow Bridge. Ducks go on sale starting Friday, May 12 at the BRVA office during the Art Walk from 5:00-9:00 pm. Ducks are $5 or six for $25. Ducks are available at the BRVA booth at various events leading up to the event, including at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market, the Broad Ripple Art Fair (Saturday only), Indy Pride (June 10) and at the Taste of Broad Ripple. Prizes are awarded
We have roads scheduled for re-paving: 64th Street (College Ave to Westfield Blvd), Carrollton Ave (64th to 66th), Ferguson St (64th to 67th), Westfield Blvd (College Ave to Winthrop to Winston's Island Shores), Guilford Ave (Broad Ripple Ave to 64th), Compton Street (61st to BR Avenue
Kent also notes the expanded Canal Towpath trail near the new Fresh Thyme/Coil complex will open in mid-June. We can't wait.

Holliday Park announces summer concert series
Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and head to Holliday Park for a free evening of fun. The concerts are sponsored by the Friends of Holliday Park.
Food trucks will be on-site from 6:00-9:00 pm each concert evening, visit to check the weekly schedule and menus.
Thursdays, 7:00 pm:
May 25: The Tides (Island Rock)
Jun. 8: Matt Roush (Popular Covers)
Jun. 22: Dave and Rae (Popular Covers-that's British for hot hits or as we said back in the day, Top 40)
Jul. 6: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Jul. 20: Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra: Back Home Again in Indiana Tribute

Art Fair coming up soon
The Broad Ripple Art Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, May 21, from 10 am to 5 pm. The OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair Preview Party presented by Turkle & Associates will also be taking place Friday night, May 19, from 6 to 8 pm.

IMA still in bloom
There's a lot going on over at the Indianapolis Museum of Art including:
Spring Blooms: Celebration of Color - Now thru May 31 - Included with general admission and free for IMA members
Audubon: Drawn to Nature - Now thru July 30, Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery. Included with general admission and free for IMA members
Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories Now thru January 2018. This exhibition traces the brief history of this unique style of quilt in the context of the period's increasing industrialization and explore how women expressed their creativity through these crazy quilts.
Evening Garden Tour with Director of Horticulture - May 25 / 6 pm. Horticulture Society Overlook. Included with general admission and free for IMA Members. Join director of horticulture, Chad Franer, for an in-depth tour through the Gardens. Franer will lead guests through the Oldfields and surrounding gardens and answer any questions.

Bill Malcolm also writes a travel column in The Midwest Eagle and is a reporter for All Aboard Indiana (as a volunteer for both). He advocates for fair and affordable utility rates for a national association based in Washington, D.C. He welcomes reader feedback and story ideas. Send to
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