Jan. 27-29/LAPORTE – ICE SCULPTURING DEMONSTRATIONS – FREE Friday afternoon with the theme, Ice, ice, baby! Downtown will transform into a frozen art gallery at Plaza 618. Enjoy the creative designs as you peruse the offerings at local shops, enjoy a hearty meal at one of the local restaurants and enjoy some time on this year’s ice skating rink! Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Lake. Compete for prizes and share your stories at The Blue Heron Inn, after the derby. Also, a Snowball Softball Coed Tournament, Free kids Gymnastics class, Frosty’s Frozen Bike Ride and a Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, ice skating, and horse drawn wagon rides on Sunday. For a complete schedule, visit https://www.laporteparkandrec.com/winterfest
The Diary Of Anne Frank
Feb. 10-25/CARMEL – 7 p.m. at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (2 p.m. matinee on Sun.) In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation. (Dramatists Play Service, Inc.) For tickets, visit https://www.civictheatre.org/anne-frank
Eagles Over Monroe
Jan. 26-31/MONROE LAKE – Celebrating the reintroduction of bald eagles in Indiana with six days of eagle-related activities. The first day is a virtual interview with Lola Nicholson at 11:30 a.m. She is the director of Raptors Rise Rehabilitation Center. Take a tour of the facility, “hospital” building, and raptor enclosures at bit.ly/eom2023-facebooklive. The International Crane Foundation will discuss cranes Friday with indoor presentations at Paynetown State Recreation Area (SRA) at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Register at bit.ly/cranes-jan2023-afternoon, for the afternoon session and bit.ly/cranes-jan2023-evening for the evening session. Take Flight Wildlife Education will host two live raptor presentations on Saturday. Children can also stop by the Activity Center between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 to make free, eagle-themed crafts. A complete guide to Eagles over Monroe programming can be found at bit.ly/eaglesovermonroe2023
Disney On Ice
Feb. 16-19/EVANSVILLE – Various times daily at 11, 3, & 7 at the Ford Center. Discover why no dream is too big at Disney On Ice presents Into the Magic, when your favorite Disney stories come to life through world-class ice skating. Hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow covered mountains and the marigold bridge. This action-packed extravaganza features Disney’s Moana, Frozen, Coco and Beauty and the Beast with other beloved Disney characters. Tickets start at $15 and are available on ticketmaster.com.