Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

  Is your Mom’s love language quality time? If so, we’d love to encourage you to invest your money into something for you guys to do together! This is a list of activities and events located throughout Lafayette, West Lafayette, and some in Indianapolis. We hope it is helpful!   Mother’s Day Fun in Lafayette, IN All Fired Up (West Lafayette, IN): All Fired Up is a sure-fired way to spend some quality time with your Mama. They’re hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Painting Party. Come on in, hang out, and paint some pottery together. You can reserve a private table for your family if you’d like to. All Mom’s and Grandma’s get 20% off their project. Painting with a Twist (Lafayette, IN): Painting with a twist holds classes where amateur students can learn to paint a picture from an example. There are MANY opportunities to go this weekend and paint with your Mom. There are Classes starting Thursday and they run through Sunday! Click here to view the full calendar. Painting with a Twist is offering a Mother’s Day Mommy and Me painting session. We regret to inform you that this one is SOLD OUT. Please be sure to look for another one like this next year! Merlin’s Beard (Lafayette, IN): Merlin’s Beard is a local board gamer’s hang out. They serve up access to almost any board game ever along with an array of food and drinks. They have drink options from beer to Butterbeer to lattes! Merlin’s Beard hosts events all the time. However, we think the event name speaks for itself on this one: Mother’s Day...
Memorial Day Weekend Events in Greater Lafayette

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Greater Lafayette

A wonderful three day weekend is coming at you. What will you do with all this free time? Will you go camping? Will you build a bonfire at home? If you’re still wondering what the City of Lafayette, IN might offer, look no further! We’ve gathered a few events for you to check out this weekend!   Art Around the Fountain Art Around the Fountain in a free, annual event celebrating and embracing the fine arts in Lafayette, IN. With an extended list of artists from all over the United States, you’ll surely find something to fit your style here. Click here to download a brochure of 2018’s participating artists. Downtown Lafayette, IN hosts the event on Saturday, May 26th, from 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Don’t miss these one of a kind pieces at affordable prices during this event!   Lafayette, IN Farmer’s Market Saturday, May 26th. 8:00 A.M – 12:30. P.M. N 5th St. between Main and Columbia, Lafayette, IN Just like every Saturday morning through the summer! Pick up you local, fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, and more!   ECC Memorial 5K Run/Walk Saturday, May 26th at Evangelical Covenant Church  8:00 A.M. registration and 9:00 A.M. start time! “We are hosting a 5k Run/Walk to honor our fallen heroes who gave their lives in service of their country. We will be starting the run at Evangelical Covenant Church and will be running down Veterans Memorial Parkway… Proceeds for this event will go to the Marine Corps League Detachment 547 to continue on with the mission of helping veterans, their families and the local community.”   Memorial Day Yoga...
History of Memorial Day

History of Memorial Day

This weekend is well known for it’s extra day off, the ultimate BBQ-ing summer weather, and the Indy 500. While it is those things, it’s also a day to remember those we’ve loved and lost in US Military service throughout our history. Some confuse Memorial Day with Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day highlights men and women currently serving or who are still alive, but they have spent some of their life in the US Military. However, Memorial Day honors those who have lost their lives for our country.   History of Memorial Day The first Memorial Day dates back to the Civil War, but it was originally named Decoration Day. The official “Birthplace of Memorial Day” is the town of Waterloo, NY. The Civil War took over 600,000 American soldier lives. Because both the Northern and Southern states were heavily effected by this loss, they came together through the mourning time.  On May 5th, Waterloo, NY closed all it’s businesses and collectively decorated the graves of the fallen soldiers. Later, a man named John A. Logan spearheaded an effort to unite all states and townships, making the official holiday on May 30th. May 30th, 1868, the first Decoration Day was celebrated. Decoration Day grew throughout the 19th century. Ceremonies were held in major battlefields such as Gettysburg, PA. By the end of the century, however, the holiday was renamed Memorial Day. After World War I, it became the official holiday to honor all American soldiers who died in battle, as far back as the Revolutionary War. Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971. Congress then changed the date from May...
Spotlight on Columbian Park

Spotlight on Columbian Park

So, here’s the scoop: Columbian Park is the Lafayette, IN park mother-load. It sits right in the center of the city of Lafayette, IN, surrounded by residential neighborhoods, but also conveniently located on South Street for east access to anywhere in the area. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive, all-entertaining spot to land this summer, you’ll want to check this park out!   Columbian Park for Kids Let’s start with the fun stuff. The playground is massive. It sits in one area of the park, but it has a few separate sub-play areas for separate age groups. In 1999, the playground was built and donated by SIA, and they did a little revamp in 2012, providing an additional play area for children in wheelchairs! You’ll find your family entertained for the long haul.   Another fun section is the amusement ride area called the “Wild Tykes Play Zone”. There are four amusement rides in this spot of Columbian Park! While three of these rides are designed for our friends ages three and under, there is one available to ride for everyone: the Columbian Park train! It takes a 10 minute scenic loop around the park. Kids and adults alike are welcome on this train. Click here to view a list of prices, hours, and discounts offered for all rides!   Tropicanoe Cove needs no introduction. As a hands-down crowd favorite, you know, being a water park in the middle of Indiana and all. It’s got a wade pool, slides, a lazy river, sunning chairs, and more. This is a perfect spot to land on some of those hot and humid Indiana...
Casual Catering Options of Greater Lafayette

Casual Catering Options of Greater Lafayette

The approach of summer means parties! Right now there are an abundance of graduation open houses, weddings coming up, and memorial day. This is just the beginning. There are a ton of places around Lafayette, IN that offer catering services. Consider one of these options to help you with your party planning!   Local Restaurants offering Catering Service D & R BBQ (Lafayette, IN): Great BBQ Outpost Catering (Lafayette, IN) Christo’s New City Grill (Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN): Custom catering options available from their vast menu. Cafe Literato (West Lafayette, IN): Personal pizzas, boxed lunches, sandwiches, wraps, and more are available at our very own trendy cafe and lunch spot: Cafe Literato. Arni’s Pizza (Lafayette, IN): Arni’s isn’t a catering company, but they’re a hometown favorite. People know of Arni’s pizza around the world, and you have access to them right here at multiple locations in the Lafayette area! Consider ordering from them for your next event. Jane’s Gourmet Deli & Catering (Lafayette, IN) Kibu Cafe (West Lafayette, IN): This restaurant offers both Japanese entrees and Korean entrees.   Chain Restaurants offering Catering Service Firehouse Subs (Lafayette, IN) Texas Roadhouse (Lafayette, IN) Honey Baked Ham (Lafayette, IN) Mcalister’s Deli (Lafayette, IN) Chipotle Mexican Grill (Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN) Moe’s Southwest Grill (Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN) Panera Bread (Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN) Panda Express (Lafayette, IN) MCL (West Lafayette, IN) Potbelly’s (West Lafayette, IN) Subway (Lafayette, IN) Puchini’s (West Lafayette, IN) Chick-fil-A (Lafayette, IN)   Specialty Dessert Shops offering Catering Service GiGi’s Cupcakes (Lafayette, IN) Mary Lou’s Donuts (Lafayette, IN): Mary Lou’s isn’t technically a catering...
Purchasing Local Farm Raised Meat

Purchasing Local Farm Raised Meat

Life in the Lafayette, IN area means access to all sorts of local farms. We are talking fresh produce, farm fresh beef or pork, eggs, etc. There are many family owned and operated farms who sell their farm raised cattle, pigs, and lamb at carcass weight for you to purchase and store in your freezer. But what does that mean? We are here to help you clearly discover some of the small details of purchasing a quarter, half, or whole beef, pork, or lamb and to point you in a direction to find them locally!   Live Weight vs. Carcass Weight We are going to use beef as the dominate example, but please know that all these terms can be applied to pigs or lamb as well.  All right, here is where things get confusing. Cows are big animals. According to Beef Magazine, the average cow weight is 1390 lbs across all breeds. This number is the live weight. After a cow is slaughtered, some bones and other unusable organs are removed, we now have the carcass weight. The carcass weight is about 60-64% of the cow’s live weight. This includes both lean and fatty tissue, and is what most farms will give you a price point at. See below for a break down of more pricing on that.   The Butcher Now that you’ve paid the farmer for your cattle, the farmer takes your beef to the butcher for processing. You’ll pay the butcher separately for the processing of the animal. Lafayette, IN‘s Buetler’s Meat is a family favorite in the meat processing business. This Old Farm is...