For visitors and locals alike, these 8 ideas are sure to make a great addition (or additions!) to your plans for the week. Be sure to check our Hamilton County event calendar when making your plans to visit Hamilton County!

1. With Presidents Day just around the corner, get in to the historical mood by attending the President Theodore Roosevelt installment of the Boxley Lecture Series. This lecture features a historical interpreter that will portray the 26th President of the United States! Suzanne Landshof Exhibit at the Museum of Miniature Houses

2. Discover the wonderful world of miniatures at the Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections in Carmel. In the latest exhibit at the museum, Co-Founder Suzanne Landshof's miniatures are on display along with miniatures of historical figures and scenes. The museum is open from Wednesday -Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

3. Craving something more esthetically pleasing than the gray winter skies outside? Spruce up your environment with purchases from art shops in Noblesville. Try Strawtown Pottery for unique stoneware, Artists on the Square Gallery for local modern art, or the Birdie Gallery for masterpieces by Hamilton County Artists Association members. 

4. Do you have the day off for Presidents Day and you're not sure what to do? Gather the whole family for an Indiana getaway to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park for the Presidents Day Free Day! There will be special activities both indoors and outdoors. 

5. Get your fill of orchestral music at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. There will be three orchestra concerts in the Palladium this week alone! Performances include Di Wu plays Rachmaninoff 2, Spectrum: The Magic of Motown presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg State Orchestra with conductor Roman Leontiev. 

6. Explore the Indiana Design Center in Carmel. This center houses the inspiration you need to transform your home into your dream palace! The first floor showrooms are all open to the public, and on the second floor the public is welcome if you have a design professional in tow.  

7. If you look forward to the Sheridan Bluegrass Fever event each year and you just can't wait to break out your fiddle, attend the monthly Sheridan Bluegrass Jam! On the third Sunday of each month, musicians will meet in the Sheridan Library to ramp up for the yearly musical festival.  

8. Warm up with a hearty dish from a local dining spot. Try a Greek-style comfort food like Mousaka at Cooking Greek, for breakfast try Rosie's Place's Farm Style Eggs Benedict, or slurp the daily special soup at Uptown Café for a tasty and toasty lunch.