Two Friends events this week

We have two events happening this week and hope to see you there!

First, Thursday, September 22 at Hotel Broad Ripple: Join Rusted Moon and Keen for a special screening of “Live Monumental: The Movie.” The movie follows a group from Keen as they drive across the country raising awareness about the need to shift public lands into protected status. Due to the days being long, people are encouraged to come and hang out, play some games and enjoy some libations before the screening. You must RSVP through the Rusted Moon Facebook page.

Then, Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Look for us among the fun at the Rocky Ripple Festival in Hohlt Park.

Pirate Paddle float on White River

Pirate Paddle 2016Time for some paddling fun! The Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club presents its biennial Pirate Paddle & Party on the White River on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

The nine-mile float begins at 1 p.m. at the launch site at 116th Street and floats downstream to the White River Yacht Club, where the paddling event is followed by an evening social. The HCKC asks that you register online by October 10.

Download a printer-friendly version of the Pirate Paddle poster (PDF, 1.2 MB).

22nd Annual Hamilton County White River Cleanup

HamCoCleanup-300The second Saturday in September brings hundreds of people to the White River in Hamilton County to help clean up decades of abuse.

In 1995, a few friends came together in a stretch of river in downtown Noblesville to make a difference in their community.  At the time, it was very difficult to canoe or fish anywhere on the river without running into some kind of trash. Tires, hot water heaters, cars and anything you can imagine had been dumped into the river.  This group of guys just decided to start removing all the stuff they came across and unknowingly started a lasting legacy for our community; for over two decades this tradition has continued.

In the first 20 years of the event, more than 400 tons — that’s more than 800,000 pounds of trash — have been removed from the Hamilton County stretch of the White River.

Register today to help with the 2016 Cleanup, taking place Saturday, September 10 from 8 a.m. to noon.