Plus, bill that would affect Blue Line curbed.
 
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Vote in INDYtoday’s coffee shop bracket
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What’s your favorite coffee shop in Indy? | Graphic by 6AM City
With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments just around the corner, we’re joining the fun of bracket competitions with a faceoff of our own with our INDYtoday coffee shop bracket.

But first, we need your help nominating the spots you think should be in the bracket.

Using the nomination form below, submit the local spot that has your favorite cup of joe, and we’ll use your nominations to create a bracket and battle it out in our newsletter and on socials.

Need help brainstorming? Check out our coffee shops guide to get started.
 
Events
 
Friday, March 1
  • SMWW NFL Combine Career Conference | Friday, March 1 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | JW Marriott, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis | $400+ | This conference is your chance to meet scouts, agents, player personnel, media, and management in NFL careers + learn how to advance your career at all levels of football.
  • Building a Beloved Community by WE ARE INDY ARTS | Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 3 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis | Free | This art collection brings together a unique assembly of visual artists to cultivate community through workshops, lectures, and events.
Sunday, March 3
  • Sunday Sunset Meditation | Sunday, March 3-Sunday, Jan. 4 | Times vary | Myriad Yoga, Ste. 4-108, 1060 Capital St., Indianapolis | Free | Tiffianie King of 3BFIT provides a transformational experience practicing journaling, positive affirmation, and guided meditation.
Monday, March 4
  • English Conversation Circle | Monday, March 4 | 6-7 p.m. | Indianapolis Public Library Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis | Free | Practice and improve your English conversation skills in a comfortable and welcoming place.
Tuesday, March 5
  • ZOOpportunities Job Fair | Tuesday, March 5 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | Free | Talk with team members and learn more about potential employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities at the zoo.
  • 40+ Bouldering Club | Tuesday, March 5 | 6-11 p.m. | North Mass Boulder, 1411 Roosevelt Ave., Indianapolis | Members or day pass | Come climb with fellow 40+ year old climbers + after your sesh, head upstairs to TOC to grab a drink ($2 off tap beers).
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News Notes
 
Civic
  • A bill that would have banned future mass transit projects from using traffic lanes only for buses has been curbed. House Speaker Todd Huston announced an agreement was reached between lawmakers, IndyGo, and the city to incorporate more shared lanes of traffic in the Blue Line proposal. (WTHR)
Announced
  • Indiana’s first pro volleyball team, Indy Ignite, announced the Fishers Event Center will be the team’s home court. It’s set to open November 2024 and is part of the $550 million Fishers District expansion. (WTHR)
Coming Soon
  • Culinary Dropout — an American comfort food restaurant that describes its aesthetic as “casually cool” — is building an 8,000-sqft eatery in the Nora Plaza retail center. The location will be the restaurant’s debut in the Midwest, but there’s no word on a projected opening date. (IBJ)
Jobs
  • The USPS is hosting job fairs at several locations across the state during the first week of March. Openings are available for rural carrier associates at $19.94 per hour and city carrier assistants at $19.33 per hour. Apply online.
Ranked
  • Some Indiana-based companies made the Forbes list of America’s best large employers. Of the 600 organizations on the list, three Indiana companies were in the top 50 and a total of 10 companies made the list. (IndyStar)
Edu
  • Spring break will be here before we know it. Find out when central Indiana schools and colleges have a vacation from classes. (IndyStar)
Sports
  • The Indiana Pacers took down the Pelicans at home Wednesday night + two stars led the way. Locked On’s Tony East breaks down the many timely plays that guided Indiana to a win.
Read
  • The Indianapolis Public Library is expanding its collection of braille books to include 35 new titles for children, which will be available for in-person browsing at seven branch locations. Browse.
Shop
  • It’s not every day that you find free, award-winning legal cannabis products. Cult favorite cannabis brand Indacloud is here with 30% off and free gummies with code “6AM” on any purchase. Get edibles, joints, and vapes for as low as $20 (and free gummies, of course) delivered to your door.*
*†Please note: Legalities in your state may vary. Indacloud advises consumers to read the company’s terms and conditions, consult a physician before trying products, start only with small amounts, and to not consume products before driving or before a drug test. The information about providers and services contained in this newsletter does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by INDYtoday.
 
Kids
 
Fun for the whole family
Exterior of Children's Museum with dinosaur statues
The Children’s Museum is simply bursting with opportunities for kids to learn about dinosaurs. | Photo by INDYtoday team
We’re not kiddin’ around. You’ll have no trouble entertaining the youngsters with our list of 15 kid-friendly activities around the 317.

🎨 All about the arts

Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St.
Spring break camps and special youth and teen classes are offered at this north side art destination off the Monon Trail, including lessons on wheel throwing and how to make key chains and movies. Kids will remember exploring the hallways full of art.

🦁 Animal encounters

Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St.
Put your little one on the White River Junction Train and let them sit in the splash zone at the dolphin show at this city zoo. Kids will remember feeding the giraffes.

🧠 Educational activities

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St.
Visit the largest children’s museum, explore the Dinosphere exhibit, and learn about the day-to-day work of real scientists. Kids will remember riding the carousel and the 3,200 pieces of blown glass in the Fireworks of Glass Chihuly masterpiece.

City Guides are presented by Life In Indy.
 
The Buy
 
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The Wrap
 
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From the editor
If you know me, you know I love local coffee shops — so I’m really excited to see which ones y’all nominate for this local bracket challenge. I hope to see Mansion Society and Blue Mind battling it out on the bracket.
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