Weekend Play List
Each week we bring you our weekend highlights of things to do in and around Dearborn County, Indiana. Come out and play this weekend, August 18-20.
Fri 8/18 - Hillforest-An Evening of Design & Wine
6:30PM, Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth Street, Aurora. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening in the Hillforest courtyard. Paint your wine glass under the direction of a skilled art instructor. Included is wine, a summer coctail and appetizers. Attendees must be 21. Members: $28.00; non-members: $30.00. Event is sponsored by the Framery, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Reservations required: 812 926-0087 or http://hillforest.org
Fri 8/18 - Aurora's One Day in August
Enjoy a variety of events all day and evening in downtown Aurora, Indiana. Sponsored by Aurora Main Street Association. 9AM-3PM: City Wide Yard Sale, Gabbard Riverfront Park, Second & Judiciary Streets. 11AM-7PM: Southeastern Indiana Art Guild Fine Art & Photography Show, 302 Second Street at the Art Guild Studios. 6:30PM: An Evening of Design & Wine. Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth Street. Design and paint a wine glass. Appetizers. Reservations required. 812 926 0087. 5PM-7PM: Wine(d) Around Aurora. Shop participating businesses on Second, Third, and Main Streets. Enjoy a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres while shopping. Door prizes awarded. 9PM(Dusk): Summer Outdoor Movie, ("Cars"), Aurora Lions Club Parking Lot. Free admission & popcorn. Call Main Street Aurora for more information: 812-926-1100.
Fri 8/18 - Summer Outdoor Movies in Aurora-Cars
Dusk (approx. 9PM) at Lions Club Parking Lot on Main Street, Aurora. Presented by Main Street Aurora. Free admission and free popcorn. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Other dates in the series are May 19, Moana; June 16, Storks; July 21, We Bought a Zoo; September 8, Hocus Pocus & Beetlejuice. Rain dates will be the next day (Saturday) for each movie. Information: 812 926-1100/Main Street Aurora or http://auroralions.org
Fri 8/18 – Racing at Lawrenceburg Motorcycle Speedway
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, 351 E. Eads Pkwy (US 50). All classes of short track motorcycles, speedway bikes, ATV's & go-karts. Gates open at 5PM; practice at 6-7PM; races at 7:30PM. $10/12 years and up; $5.00/6-11 years; 5 and under free. Information: 513 662-7759/Herschel Benkert; Day of race: 513 616-7093. http://lawrenceburgmotorcyclespeedway.net
Fri 8/18 - Bright Farmer's Market
3PM-6:30PM. Bright Christian Church parking lot. 10th anniversary year. The Market is open every Friday from mid-May through mid-October. Information: 812 623-8184/Linda Thaler
Fri 8/18-Sat 8/19 - Entertainment at Hollywood Casino
Beginning at 8pm. Enjoy the hottest bands from the Tri-State performing LIVE every Friday & Saturday at Hollywood on the Roof. http://www.hollywoodindiana.com/Entertainment
Fri 8/18-Sun 8/20 - Hillforest Victorian House Museum
213 Fifth Street, Aurora. 1:00PM-5:00PM. Admission charged. Hillforest was the home of industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1891. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992. Featured exhibit for 2017 is Bags, Bonnets & Baubles, showcasing Hillforest's collection of ladies hats and handbags rarely on exhibit. For more information: 812 926-0087 or http://hillforest.org
Fri 8/18-Sun 8/20 - River Cities Bike Share
River Cities Bike Share is the the first bike share program of its kind in Southeast Indiana and features approximately 30 “ready-to-ride” bicycles located throughout the cities of Lawrenceburg and Aurora. Equipped with a locking mechanism, the bikes will be housed at several docking sites in both communities, and can be reserved and rented via an app or onsite. Each of the Shimano seven-speed bicycles will be available on a ride-and-return basis. The cost to ride is $3 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour.
Sat 8/19 – Lawrenceburg Farmer's Market
Newtown Park, US Route 50 (Eads Parkway), Lawrenceburg. Sponsored by Lawrenceburg Main Street, the Farmer's Market is held every Saturday, at 9AM-1PM, from June 3rd through October 14th. Some of the products available are: produce, flowers, plants, eggs, honey, herbs, jams, jellies, baked goods, hand crafted items and more. Information: Lawrenceburg Main Street, 812-537-4507 or http://thinklawrenceburg.com
Sat 8/19 - Casey's Youth Fishing Derby - August 19th
9:00am - 11:30am. Casey's Outdoor Solutions 21481 Stateline Road, Bright IN 47025. Ages 3-16. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring the kids to Casey's so they can drop a line in our pond and try their luck at fishing. Poles & bait provided by Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers or participants can bring their own. Trophies awarded for the 1st Catch, Largest Catch, & Most Caught. Fishing can work up an appetite so they will be firing up the grill.
Cost: $5.00 - Only the first 50 registrations will be accepted. Reservation deadline is August 16th. Reservations accepted by calling 812-537-3800 or submit the online form. www.caseysoutdoor.com.
Sat 8/19 - Bee Happy! Celebrate National Honey Bee Day
11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Casey's Outdoor Solutions, 21481 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg. Become educated on what you can do to help save the declining population of honey bees. The guest speaker will discuss how to start your own bee hive and the health benefits of honey. A local vendor will have honey available for purchase. Honey inspired refreshments will be served. There is no cost, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Reserve a seat by August 15th by calling 812-537-3800 or submit an online form: http://caseysoutdoor.com/events
Sat 8/18-Sun 8/19 - Southeastern Indiana Art Guild Regional Art Exhibit
Art Guild Studios, Second & Main Streets, Aurora. All artists within a 75 mile radius are invited to participate in the 4th Regional Art Exhibit. Cash awards given. Watercolor, oil, acrylics, colored pencil/graphite, pastels and mixed media/3-D photography are included in this exhibit. Special category for children ages 10-17 years old. Friday: 11AM-7PM. Saturday: 11AM-4PM. Information: 812 221-1252/Chris Campbell.
Sat 8/19 - Special Olympics Fire Truck Pull
12PM-8PM, at the corner of East High and Short Streets, downtown Lawrenceburg. Teams of 15 pull a 74,000 pound fire truck fifty feet in the least amount of time and raise money to support Special Olympics Indiana-Ripley, Ohio, Dearborn Counties athletes. Included in the day are the fire truck competition, antique fire trucks, cars, food and music. The Jack Wagon Band plays from 6-8PM to round out the day. Children 8 years and older can register for the Kiddie Pull. Children of all ages can visit Safety Town and Happy Hooves Petting Zoo and enjoy pony rides. The Fire Truck Pull is free to attend. For more information or to register a team, see www.soindiana-rod.org/ftp.
Sat 8/19 - Dillsboro Summer Concert Series
7PM at grass lot on North Street. Free concert. Child friendly. Sponsored by Dillsboro Civic Club--812-432-5028. http://facebook.com/events/179714882524040
Sat 8/19 - At The Barn Winery - Live Music with Michael T & Friends
4152 North Dearborn Road, Logan, IN 47025. Enjoy various artists on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings. All music is from 7pm - 9pm. The winery is family friendly. Feel free to bring a yard chair or a snack. Please no carry in alcohol. For more information call Debby Stutz at 513-310-8810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat 8/19 - Racing at Lawrenceburg Speedway
Lawrenceburg Speedway, 351 E. Eads Pkwy. (U.S.50). Sprint, modified, pure stock and hornet racing on 3/8 mile high-banked clay oval track. Gates open at 5PM; hot laps at 6PM; racing at 7PM. For more detailed information: 812 539-4700 or http://lawrenceburgspeedway.com
Sun 8/20 - City of Spires Museum Summer Art Display
City of Spires Historical Museum and Foundation, Inc., 111 Fifth Streetr, Aurora. The 2017 Summer Art Display features artwork by youth from Southeastern Indiana. In addition to the artwork, guests are treated to a glimpse of the charming 1848 sanctuary of the former First Evangelical United Church of Christ. City of Spires will be open from 1PM-4PM on the first and third Sundays of the month from June through September. It is also open by appointment by calling 812 926-0944. There is no charge to visit the museum.