Free Fun – March 5

‘Dreams About Flying’ reception, studio night set

INDIANAPOLIS — The Harrison Center for the Arts at 1505 N. Delaware St. presents the Dreams About Flying artist reception and open studio night Friday. Dreams About Flying features new work by Kate Oberreich.

Oberreich is an Indianapolis native and second-generation artist who refuses to define her style.

With a love of texture and symbolism, Kate mixes painting, drawing, collage and anything else that will stick. In Gallery No. 2 at the Harrison Center is the exhibit, Drawn Inward, by Bryan Tisdale.

The Gallery Annex features work by HCA studio artists Lauren Ditchley and Katherine Fries.

The exhibit hangs through March 27. For more information, call 317-396-3886 or visit the Harrison Center on line at

Blues band to perform at Indianapolis Artsgarden

INDIANAPOLIS — If the name of this group doesn’t catch your attention, its music surely will.

The blues/R&B/soul band Cadillac Scott and the Snakehandlers — whose musical influences include Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Sam Cook — will play from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Indianapolis Artsgarden.

The band features Cadillac Scott Parkhurst on lead vocals, harmonica, electric and slide guitars; Floyd Tucker on bass; Gary Woodworth on sax; Steve Kennedy on drums and vocals; Luann Lancton on vocals and percussion; and Frank Dean on vocals and electric and acoustic guitars.

For more information, call 317-624-2565.

Maple syrup festival planned in Brown County

STORY — Brown County is once again hosting the National Maple Syrup Festival. The list of activities surrounding this annual event includes an artists’ paint out, a Native American and French Colonial encampment, Native American storytelling and dancing, and interpretive hikes through Brown County State Park.

While you’re at the festival, be sure to carve out some time to explore Brown County and enjoy a zip line tour.

Soar through the trees of Indiana as zip line guides discuss environmental issues that impact our trees, bats and bees. See tapped Maple trees, build your own free bat box, get involved in a discussion about the art of beekeeping and more.

The National Maple Syrup Festival is Thursday through Sunday. Admission to the festival is free, but individual events might have a fee. More information at and