This week and weekend are packed with events and cool things to do in Hamilton County's 8 Great Towns! Below are some suggestions, but as always there are more events available on Hamilton County, Indiana's calendar of events.

1. Don't worry, be happy! Bobby McFerrin will be happily making his way onto the Palladium stage Thursday evening for a great performance. If you're looking for more reasons to be happy, the iconic Bill Cosby will also be performing at the Palladium and he's sure to make you smile. Check the Center for the Performing Arts website to see if tickets are still available for either show. 

2. Hamilton Town Center is going green. This Thursday the mall will become one of the first retail properties in Central Indiana to offer electric vehicle charging stations. An unveiling ceremony will be held with speakers from key organizations like Simon Property Group and Duke Energy.  

3. Take part in Conner Prairie's award-winning program, Follow the North Star. Be transported back in time as visitors participate in a powerful reenactment that allows them to experience what it was like to be a fugitive slave seeking independence. Reservations are required for this emotional program that takes place April 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28. NPA painting class

4. Does spring have your creative juices flowing? Hamilton County has some creative outlets for you! Nickel Plate Arts and Gallery 116 both offer an array of classes for different skill levels. If you'd rather just gaze upon or purchase lovely art there are options for that as well. Birdie Gallery currently has the "Indiana on My Mind" exhibit, the Carmel Arts & Design District Gallery Walk is this Saturday, and this Friday's Art in Fishers Town Hall will feature work by HSE students. Also Artists on the Square will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary and opening their new addition Square Boutique this Friday!

5. For being 175 years old, Carmel looks pretty spiffy! The Carmel Clay Historical Society and the City of Carmel are teaming up to commemorate this special anniversary with a gala that will feature Carmel native Steve Inskeep as a speaker. This fancy affair will have a cocktail hour and dinner as well. Ticket information can be found on their website

6. Catch a theater performance! Twelve Angry Men debuts at the Belfry Theater this weekend and Sara Juli will take to the Studio stage to perform her one woman show "The Money Conversation"

7. Something old and something new. Take something old to be appraised at the Antique Appraisal held by the Carmel Clay Historical Society. Then try something new- the first-ever Tea at the Museum at the Museum of Miniature Houses.  

8. OPA- It's time for a Greek Easter feast! Cooking Greek is hosting a Greek feast to benefit the MammAGraphics team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Not only will there be Greek delicacies like lamb, but there will also be activities like a silent auction and dancing. Cooking Greek will also be unveiling some new exciting things on their menu.