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Today's Note
Please excuse our dust. We're currently working to bring you an even better newsletter. Over the next couple weeks, you may see some things that are still in the works. We're excited for you to see what we've been up to.
News worth shouting
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We’re sharing exciting news with our INDYtoday family. We’ve launched a new shoutout section in our newsletter just for you.

We’re offering our most passionate and loyal readers (yep, that’s you) the opportunity to support local journalism through our INDYtoday membership program, where you’ll gain exclusive access to have your voice included in the newsletter.

Your voice is valuable, and so are the special moments in your life. Shoutouts allow us to celebrate job promotions, anniversaries, and exciting experiences right here in Indianapolis. All you have to do is submit your shoutout, and we will take it from there. Already a member? Go ahead and send an email to secure your shoutout now.

Other membership perks include exclusive birthday deals, shoutouts + discounts in our online shop (Six & Main).

In addition to offering membership benefits, we genuinely just love giving you the scoop on the newest restaurants, the coolest events, detailing the city’s history, digging into the latest real estate deals, and keeping you up-to-date on developments around town.

Your membership fee of only $50 will go towards keeping our newsletter hyper-local and supporting our local editors. We’re also donating 10% of memberships annually to a local philanthropic cause.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued readership and support. Ready to take your love for INDYtoday to the next level? There’s a shoutout with your name on it waiting for you…
Shoutout to my son for surprising me with a cruise for my birthday!
- Bethany M.

Want to make a shoutout?

Friday, March 17
  • Indiana Flower and Patio Show | Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19 | Times vary | Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis | $15 | Find fresh ideas from more than 350 experts in remodeling, kitchens and baths, landscaping, decor, and flooring.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Bash | Friday, March 17 | 12 p.m. | The Rathskeller, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis | Free | Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live performances from the Irish Aires, Irish Dancers, Gordon Pipers, and The Doo.
Saturday, March 18
  • Family Discovery Day: Agriculture | Saturday, March 18 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | $11-16 | Talk with a local farmer to find out how food and fiber products are produced and learn about farming tools and machinery.
  • 5K Shamrock Run & Walk | Saturday, March 18 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Indianapolis Fire Fighters Museum, 748 Mass Ave., Indianapolis | $34-$45 | Participate in one of the oldest and longest running races in Indianapolis, which is returning for its 30th year.
  • Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers | Saturday, March 18 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis | $15-$300 | Pro tip: You can get a free meal and Pacers hat if you buy the Lucas Oil Family Night ticket.
Sunday, March 19
  • Free People Party | Sunday, March 19 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | Icon Lounge, 148 E. Market St., Indianapolis | $15-$30 | Put on your flyest fit and meet on the dance floor for the best in soul, house, funk, disco, R&B deep cuts, and old school hip-hop all night long.
Sunday, March 26
  • Rhythm & Brunch | Sunday, March 26 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The HC Tavern + Kitchen , 9709 E 116th St., Fishers | Free | Elevate your brunch experience at The HC Tavern + Kitchen, complete with flavorful dishes, delicious cocktails, and the electronic sounds of DJ MetroGnome.*

We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

Click here to have your event featured.
News Notes

  • 46º | Light rain | 76% chance of rain
  • Changes are on the way for two streets on the near east side. DPW’s analysis found that the one-ways make it difficult for those walking or biking and it’s common for drivers to speed down them. The $11 million project will convert parts of Michigan and New York Streets into two-ways and is expected to start in the spring. (WRTV)
  • Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council has announced its initiative Conexión: 5 for 500 Awards, which honors five notable Latinos for their impact and growth in Indy’s Hispanic business community. Know someone who deserves this recognition? Nominate them by Friday, March 24.
  • As of yesterday, 30,000 trees have been planted in Indy over the last five years. Mayor Hogsett planted the last tree, but it took volunteers thousands of hours to achieve this work, which completed a critical climate action goal set by the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability. The project finished two years early. (FOX59)
  • Rick Dunkle was a writer on 12 seasons of “Criminal Minds.” Now you can catch him teaching UIndy students as an assistant professor of practice and TV director in the communication department. The Hoosier made a promise to return home and after two decades away, he’s helping Jaguars produce live news. (IndyStar)
Today Is
  • A cash back card so good, even the experts had to have it. (Hint: Features include up to 5% cash back, a big sign-up bonus, and no annual fee.) See what it is.*
  • $241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
The Wrap
Anna Bowman in a black shirt and jewelry Today’s Edition By:
Anna Bowman
From the Editor
I was sad to see that the Blarney Bash was canceled today, but as long as the weather holds up, I’ll be front and center at the downtown parade this morning at 11:30 a.m. If you see me, be sure to say hi, and if you can’t attend, keep an eye out for our post on Instagram.
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