If you are already planning a weekend getaway to Hamilton County's 8 Great Towns or want to take a last minute Indiana vacation, here are 8 Great Things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana this weekend.

1.Enjoy a Tribute to Patsy Cline, featuring Colleen Raye at The Mansion at Oak Hill, Friday, March 18. Raye will perform your favorite Cline hits, including Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin' After Midnight and Lovesick Blues. Cost: $45, includes prime rib dinner buffet. Call for reservations.

2. Grab your hat and enjoy a 5-course tea at the Mad Hatter Tea at the R.L. Wilson House in Noblesville on Saturday. Seating begins at 11:30 a.m. with service starting at high noon.

3. Spend the afternoon at the opera. The Hamilton 16 IMAX presents Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor, Saturday at 1 p.m. The viewing is part of the The Met: Live in HD series.

4.We've been told you have to try the pretzels - as well as the pizza - at our restaurant of the week, The Mellow Mushroom. If you do, let's us know!

5. Spend the whole day antiquing at local shops like Carmel Old Town Antique Mall, Main Street Shoppes in Westfield, or Carriage House Antiques and Uniques in Noblesville.

6. Explore the Indiana Glass Trail, and find new works and pieces created by Hamilton County artists.

7. Start your spring makeover with a new haircut from 28 Star Studio in Carmel. 8. Look for birds and signs of spring during a Sunday morning bird hike at Cool Creek Park and Nature Center. *For a complete listing of things do in Hamilton County, Indiana, visit our online calendar at 8GreatTowns.com.