No more flex days

PLUS: what you think about fees, library week, and your weekend preview

An image of the draft HSE School calendar for the 2025 to 2026 year

Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. April showers are in full force around here. I hear Brooks School Park is temporarily a water park 🌊

In today’s digest:

  • HSE School calendars dropped
  • What you think of the park
  • National Library Week – Appreciation
  • Weekend preview

This issue is 1,443 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

2025-2026 school calendars get the greenlight

One big thing: no more flex days. That’s it. For the full HSE 2025 calendar and dates.

In similar news, the school is purchasing 300 new Apple MacBook Airs for staff as part of its 10-year tech plan. These are a great choice for secure, easy-to-use devices.

💉 Help prevent CPV

CPV, or Parvo, is a contagious and dangerous disease that can be fatal for dogs. There is no cure and treatment is expensive. Luckily, it’s preventable and the amazing humans at the Parvo Prevention Project are making that happen. For free. Their goal is to vaccinate at least 500 dogs to keep your buddy safe.

Join the clinic on Saturday from 11 to 3 pm. Drive through the Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO) parking lot at 1505 N. Sherman Drive in Indianapolis.

Here’s what you think about the Geist Waterfront Park fees

Geist Waterfront Park Fees Poll Results

Good news: You will no longer have to use an app to go to the park. Your license with an address is enough.

The Board of Public Works also approved the $25 fee recommendation, which will now go to the city council for a final vote. If you have strong opinions on the park or fee, this is where you will have a chance to share them.

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the poll. You rock 💪

The Happenings

Weekend preview 📆

🏀 Will the Pacers make it?

The Indiana Pacers are so close to the playoffs, and can avoid the play-ins by winning either of their last two games. Watch tonight’s game from a local bar and their final game in person at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

  • Game 1: Tonight, Pacers @ Cavaliers. 6:30 pm
  • Game 2: Sunday, Hawks @ Pacers home. 12 pm
    • This is also the fan appreciation game.

Vintage computer expo 🖲️

70s, 80s, and 90s babies — do you miss the simpler times? Back when trackball mice were all the rage, and a computer could barely do anything? The Indy Classic is hosting a vintage computer experience this Saturday. Relive those times, and bring your own vintage stuff if you need help fixing it. Just leave the printers at home.

Carmel Marathon 🏃

Tickets for the marathon are sold out, but you can still get on the waiting list. They also have shorter-distance events for any fitness level.

Murder mystery + last home game of the season

The final home game of the Indy Fuel’s season is this Saturday vs the Kalamazoo Wings. This would also be their last game at the Coliseum before moving to the Fishers Event Center later this year.

Your civic duty 🧑‍⚖️

Early voting started this week. There are many dates to remember in election season, so we’ll break it down easy.

  • April 9 to May 6 — Early voting. Locations to vote early
  • May 7 — Primary Election Day
  • Oct 7 — Deadline to register to vote and update info for general election
  • Nov 5 — General Election Voting Day

Want more details? Here’s the official Indiana voter’s site.

📚️ Wrapping up National Library Week

Here’s a huge shout-out to our library system. It’s a world-class program that has something for all ages. Here are just a few of the best things they have to offer:

  • Free-to-use working/study rooms
  • Daily kid-friendly events – from crafts to live music to reading
  • Hang-out area for teens with modern video game set-ups
  • Ignite space (podcasting booths, 3d printers, laser cutters, laptop use, and more)

A few things are going on this weekend too, so read on for those. And make sure you thank your librarian if you go!

Seed Library

A hack for having a lush garden is taking advantage of your local seed libraries. At ours you will find vegetables, fruits, wildflowers, and modified seeds. Seeds provided by the library also come with a difficulty score. Level 1 is easy and might grow if you throw ‘em in the ground. Level 2 is a step up and requires timing and planning to grow.

And maybe the best part of the program is that you can donate and take community-made seeds. If you’re a backyard chemist you can take these and try to become the next Rudolph Hass, the grandfather of avocados.

Just make sure if you create something amazing, you get credit. Avocados are a 16 billion market, and Rudolph only made $5000 😮‍💨

Staff Exhibit

This exhibit is open all day Saturday and showcases the works of HEPL’s multi-talented library workers. It features artists who also work in Youth Services, Ignite Studio, Collection Services, Public Services, and the Teen Zone. 

📲 Want to see your business here? Email me to get a highlight. It’s free!

Nothing in this section is sponsored. It’s just something you should know.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

Morel hunting season is ON. More reports are coming out of local finds. Use our guide to find some of these delicious mushrooms.

Jennifer Atkinson, who volunteers with HAND wrote this guest blog post about their work in the county and Fishers.

Meet Krista Darrow a Fishers-based artist with autism who captures nature’s beauty with paint and canvas.

🥁 This Eclipse photo went viral for being truly one of a kind. It’s wild to think a photo like this will never be taken again.

Ascension St. Vincent is inviting people to become robotic surgeons for a day. Think you have what it takes? Sign-ups here.

The Brooks School Park basketball murals are coming along nicely. Playing on a court like this is going to be next level!

I hate to be the guy who says it, but Tax Day is on Monday.

Last week’s recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most last week 🏆️

Local Business

Tre on Main – By Sangiovese Ristorante

Tre is a new Italian eatery opening in Carmel later this April. It’s located at 10 E Main Street. Why am I sharing a Carmel business opening here? Chris Evans also owns the Sangiovese Ristorante at The Yard, which is what Tre will be based on. He plans for it to be his final Italian restaurant in the Indy area.

Live Music

Check out our live music list


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