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...
Wabash Walls

Wabash Walls

  Something new and fresh is popping up all over Lafayette, IN: street art. There is a growing, urban scene in downtown Lafayette, and we dig it. Our downtown is chock-full of small, trendy restaurants, old, character and history rich buildings, and some serious art work. This month, August 2018, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation is working on something cool. They’ve motioned for the advancement of street art, and birthed from that vision is Lafayette, IN‘s new “Wabash Walls.” “Wabash Walls” features 12 different artists from around the United States (and 1 from Argentina). These guys and girls are great at what they do, and we are honored to host them in our home. We’ve included some pictures of the murals, but we want you to get down on the Ave and check them out for yourself! So, we’ve left out some pictures of the murals in order to, hopefully, send you to the Ave on an adventure. While you’re at it, stop by Sacred Grounds: Reclaimed for some killer coffee! Cameron: The one who put this all together! He is the spear head of this operation, contacting all the artists involved, while also educating the people of Lafayette, IN about the importance of modern art. @camer1sf www.camer1.com   Nico: An artist from Jacksonville, FL! @nicosuavalicious   Cobre: He came all the way from Argentina to paint this mural for us! @cobreart   Bekki @bekkicaninepaintings www.bekkicanine.com Mitchell: He’s a Lafayette, IN local artist! @metabyte_   Geoff (Videographer) @geoffguich   Fnnch: Fnnch is known for his stencil honey bears. There are 5 bears in all around the Ave. Try to find...
Spotlight on McGraw’s Steak, Chop, and Fish House

Spotlight on McGraw’s Steak, Chop, and Fish House

McGraw’s Steak, Chop, and Fish House is one of Greater Lafayette, Indiana’s finest, hidden establishments. We recommend this restaurant for your next date night, business meeting, or adult dinner party.   After a beautiful drive outside of West Lafayette down South River Rd., you can find McGraw’s Steak, Chop, and Fish House nestled up to the Wabash River. The grounds are well maintained throughout the entire year, but they’re also sprinkled with blooming flowers all through spring, winter, and fall. A beautiful gazebo and walking paths provide your date night with plenty of space for creativity in romantics. There is even some seating outside for those cool, starry summer nights or to watch the sunset land beyond the trees.   The interior ambiance is intimate. It is actually an old historic building turned into a restaurant. You walk into the front door, and you’re in a casual bar area. Be sure to make a reservation, or you’ll run the risk of a wait here! The remainder of the seating weaves through the original rooms and archways, and they are evenly spaced. The floors are a beautiful hard wood and the decor is a natural, farmhouse, and it works well with the views of the Wabash. Each table feels intimate and personal due to sound proofing on the walls. This silences some of the noise, so you don’t feel engulfed in the entire restaurant’s conversations and the kitchen’s busy hub-bub!   The name gives you a great idea of what to expect from our friends at McGraw’s Steak, Chop, and Fish House. It’s a simple, elegant menu designed by the in-house...
Places to Visit around Purdue University’s Campus

Places to Visit around Purdue University’s Campus

The Romanski Group welcomes Purdue University back for another great semester! If you’re a freshman, welcome! Life here in the Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN area is great. It’s a wonderful community packed with things to see and do all year ’round. We hope you feel right at home. If you’re not a Purdue student, but a long time Greater Lafayette resident, this information is still for you. Purdue University is a major part of our life as a whole, so let us encourage you to get out and enjoy Purdue as well. We wanted to share with you a few spots on and around Purdue University‘s amazing campus. Our hope is to direct you to spots on and around campus that’ll give you a picture of the entire community.   Wabash Landing: Wabash Landing is “down on the levey,” and it is technically a shopping area. There are many dining options, a movie theater, ice cream shops such as Coldstone and the Silver Dipper, Starbucks, Rubia’s Flower Market, shopping options, and more. Be sure to check this area out. The top of the parking garage gives you a nice view of the Wabash River along with views of both Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN. Tapawingo Park: Tapawingo Park is right behind Wabash Landing on the Wabash River. There’s a playground, plenty of biking trails, and paths down to the river for fishing. The Pedestrian Bridge attaches Lafayette and West Lafayette, and it is a great spot for a nice walk! In the winter, the ice skating rink opens, but keep your eyes open for the Lafayette Bicycle Polo...
Spotlight on McCaw Park

Spotlight on McCaw Park

School being back in session doesn’t mean the park playtime ends. Are you looking for a place to hang out with your kiddos after they finish homework? Or maybe just a place to take a walk inside the city limits? McCaw Park is a beautiful, city park serving the east side of Lafayette, IN. It sits on about 26 acres, and that land includes any type of outdoor play you can imagine. This park is loaded with baseball fields, tennis courts, two playgrounds (one is newly updated), walking paths, and more. The sports fields are often in use, providing entertainment. The playgrounds are for both the tot ages and the older kids. They’re right next to each other too, so it’s an easy spread for the entire family. McCaw Park is also another spot in Lafayette, IN perfect for any event you might need. As stated, there is plenty of space to move around and places to play, but there are also two shelters to rent on the property. The shelters have access to a grill and as always, Lafayette, IN parks offer clean restrooms. Click here for more information on shelter rental and availability. This park is home to the unique Lafayette Pickleball Association. Never heard of Pickleball? They have their own courts on the McCaw Park premises, and they are a welcoming crew that’d love to teach you how to play! Check out their Facebook Page here for more information, tournament times and locations, and community involvement.   McCaw Park Location, Hours, and Reviews 3745 Union St, Lafayette, IN 47905 10:00 A.M. – dusk everyday Facebook, Google,...
Indiana State Fair 2018

Indiana State Fair 2018

As the summer wraps up, we have just a few more weeks of those wonderful, beautiful, Indiana summer nights. Not to mention, for many Indiana residents, this is the last week of school summer vacations. Fortunately, the Indiana State Fair is about an hour drive from Greater Lafayette, and it’s going on right now! So, let us tell you a few need-to-knows regarding the Indiana State Fair, but also a few want-to-knows because we don’t want you to miss out!   “Step Right Up” is this year’s theme. Parking. The Indiana State Fair, along with Waze, provides a live traffic map in order to serve you. Click here to view that live traffic feed. There are many options when it comes to the Indiana State Fair parking. Some parking is on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, but there are free parking locations with free shuttles to the Fairgrounds as well. Please click here to view a comprehensive list of those locations and services! Rides and family discount days. The Midway is the Indiana State Fair‘s ride central. The rides function with a ticketing service and wristbands, enabling unlimited riding, are available for $30 each. Click here to view official pricing of admission, prepaid parking options, and discounts on wristbands. Almost every day has some sort of promotional deal with admission as well. Click here to view those options! There are Military Personnel Days, $2 Tuesdays, coupons in the Indy Star, and more! 4-H. The whole reason we have the Indiana State Fair in the first place! Be sure to check out the “World’s Largest Boar” in the hog barn. That...