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Monday Thru Sunday Multiple Days Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Kid Eats Free with a 9.00 purchase Main Event Geist Location Monday through Thursday 5 to 8 Free kids meal with paid adult meal 317 336-3500 Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free 2301 Conner St.773-3288 Noblesville PaPa Roux 8950 E. 10th Indy 603-9861 Nightly after 4 Perkins 250 Noble Creek Dr. Noblesville Tuesday 4 to close 776-2800 Barley Island Brewing Co. 630 Conner St. Noblesville 770-5280 Wednesday/Thursday evenings The Original Pancake House 3 Free Pancakes for children 7 and under with adult entrée purchase Monday through Sunday at Noblesville, Fishers, and Indianaopolis locations Tucanos Brazilian Grill Noblesville Kids 6 and younger eat free everyday. 770-6988 Chef Mikes Charcoal Grill 102 Woodland Dr Indy Kids 5 and Younger eat for 99 cents Monday Chick Fil-A 3360 W. 86th St. The Pyramids, Indy 871-5330 Mexico City Grill Emerson Ave Indy . Free kids meal with adult meal. 884-4901 Roscoe’s Taco’s Greenwood Kids meal free with Minimum $6 adult meal. Castlers Kitchen and Bar 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr. 596-9810 Fishers 5-9 Culvers Kids Night Fishers 96th St Every Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm and Indy 71st and Georgetown – Every Monday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Face Painting Balloons and Clowns Tuesday All area Fazoli’s 99cent Kids meals Tuesday evenings 5-8 call for details. MacKenzie River Pizza Carmel and 82nd St Castleton 564-4211 and 288-0609 Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 CR Heroes 10570 E. 96th St. Fishers 576-1070 5-p Face Painting & Balloon Animals Cancun 6714 E 82nd St, Indianapolis 578-7054 Culvers Kids Night Indy 96th Street – Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm and Greenfield – Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Face Painting Balloons and Clowns Chick Fil A Noblesville Family Night First Tuesday of each Month from 5-8pm 773-4100 Chick Fil A Carmel 14647 US 31 North Family Night each Tuesday from 5-8pm 815-9465 Hellas Café 8501 Westfield Blvd 317 257-6211 Entertainment by Sunny From Clowns etc. Joe’s Shelby St. Diner Indy 783-9590 10-01 Food & Drink Broadripple Kids Eat Free Tuesday with purcahse of adult meal. Call for Details Cheese Burger In Paradise South Indy 883-4386 (Please call ahead to verify details)


Tuesday Con't. Patriot Grill Restaurant 1265 N. Madison Greenwood 851-8252 Kid’s Eat Free and Magician Teddy’s Burger Joint 222W.Southport Rd Indy 893-2791 Thr3e Wise Men Brewery 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Indy 255-5151 Max and Erma’s Carmel and Greenwood 705-3988 and 882-4477 Max and Erma’s Carmel Free Kids Meal with adult meal. Panda Express 17055 Geist Pavilion Dr. Fishers 5-9, 770-9684 Bob Evans all area locations. Kid’s meal free with adult meal. Teddy’s Burger Joint Southport Rd. Free kids meal w/ adult meal 5 to 9 evening. Chili’s Grill and Bar Greenwood & E 82nd St. Two free kid’s meal with each adult meal. Joe’s Shelby St Diner 783-9590 One kids meal free with adult purchase 5 to close. Thr3e Wise Men Brewery Broad Ripple Kids eat free on Tuesday with VIP Club Membership. Detour American Grill Fishers In. Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Johnny Rockets Greenwood Mall and Castleton Mall 881-6240 and 578-8015 5-9 Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville In Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday and Thursday Johnny Rockets Castleton Mall Kids meal free with each adult meal 5 to 9 Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult Purchase Thursday Johnny Carino’s Greenwood 885-5735 Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday & Thursday Detour American Grill Fishers In Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday & Thursday. Johnny Carinos Greenwood Kids meal free with adult meal. Culvers Kids Night Noblesville – Every Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Face Painting Balloons and Clowns Friday Illinois Street Food Emporium Indy Free kids meal with each adult meal 4 to close Skyline Chili Indy Locations Kids meal 99 cents 5 to close. Saturday Indianapolis Indianas Victory Field Kids Eat Free with at least an $8 purchase. Sunday Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Granite City Food and Brewery 150 W. 96th St Carmel 218-7185 5-9 Magician 5-8 Grindstone Charley’s Rockville Rd and Crawfordsville Rd’s Indy 243-8760 and 481-1870 Rock Star Pizza 922 E. Main St. Brownsburg 858-1188 all day dine in Only Indianapolis Indians Kids Eat Free Sundays: Children 14 & under receive a voucher good for a hot dog, bag of chips & bottle of water with price of admission. Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult Purchase Grand Junction Brewing Westfield Free kids Meal with Adult Meal (Please call ahead to verify details)

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Spotlight CaringSmiles 4u, a “three-location multi-practice Dental Home”, is devoted to comprehensive and preventive dental care for children, teens, and adults in a caring, fun and gentle manner in our lovely fun-filled, beach theme atmosphere for our children patients and a calming, elegant décor for our adult patients. At CaringSmiles 4u, Dr. Taylor and her staff are concerned about your total health care. We seek to instill good oral hygiene in our patients as well as to teach you that the dentist is your friend and is not just there for when you hurt. Establishing CaringSmiles 4u as your “Dental Home,” provides us the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that keep you and your family free from dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry. This will enable you and your child to maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Our goal is to help all our patients feel good about visiting the dentist and to teach you how to care for your teeth. Our main concern here at CaringSmiles 4u is what is best for you and your family and to build trust and confidence that will last a lifetime. Along with establishing a good oral hygiene routine, Dr. Taylor also

understands the importance of a healthy smile in developing selfesteem. This is especially true in childhood and teenage years when children begin socialization and interacting with other children. “Your smile is one of the first things that is seen when you meet someone, and it is important to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile,” notes Dr. Taylor. Thus, we have opened our new Orthodontic office to meet your braces needs as well; all under one umbrella, to ensure our families a smooth process to maintaining total health for your dental needs. At CaringSmiles 4u Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Taylor and her wellequipped staff see children as young as one year old. Establishing a rapport with the parent and child is important to Dr. Taylor and is the key to successful treatment. Our patients are our most important asset and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships. We welcome new patients and look forward to seeing you at one of our three CaringSmiles 4u locations (Children’s Dentistry, Adult Dentistry, and Orthodontic Care).

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Kayla’s Pride and Joy “I have a three-year-old autistic daughter. Her name is Kendall and she is my pride and joy. The most important thing to me is to make sure she is pushed to her potential. I had checked out three different schools for her and had no luck with any of them. I came across the ABC center in Indianapolis Indiana, I left my information in an email and I honestly didn’t expect to hear from them for a few weeks. Two days later I received a call and I was very excited. Everyone I talk to was so sweet and so kind they all had my daughter’s best interest at heart. After exchanging a few emails we set up the evaluation and a tour for me and my daughter. My daughter was hesitant at first and wanted me to walk with her. Once she got to the gym she quickly let go of my hand and ran to the trampoline, I didn’t see her until the evaluation was over. Every question was answered and every need was met. At the end of our tour I told Kendall to tell Jill bye and Kendall went and gave her hugs (that’s a huge step for her) when Kendall gave her a hug I knew I had picked the right place for Kendall. Since that day Kendall has already showed a huge improvement and is excited for school every morning. I am very pleased with the school, the staff and everyone else who has made this possible for us. I cannot wait to see Kendall stride more and more every day.” -Kayla, Mother of Kendall age 3. Celebrating 20 Years as Indiana’s Largest & Longest Running ABA Therapy Provider ABC has grown to be the largest and longest running ABA therapy provider in the state of Indiana. With 20 years under our belt, we are building brighter futures every day. We are now proud to offer 7 outpatient facilities throughout the state. This includes our Indy North Center, Early Childhood Center, Carmel Center, Indy West Center, Greenwood Center, Richmond Center and our Terre Haute Center. Each of our centers offers

a unique blend of amenities including custom-crafted indoor gyms and individual therapy rooms. In addition to Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy and Behavior Consulting we offer the following services to ALL children with Special Needs: Diagnostic Testing, Indoor Swim Lessons, and Speech Therapy. The best part is we are enrolling now at select locations! ABA Therapy All seven of our locations treat patients on a one-on-one basis with a treatment known as applied behavior analysis. Behavior analysis is a scientific approach to understanding how the environment influences behavior. The term “behavior” refers to all types of performance, not only inappropriate or undesirable actions. Speech, language, social, learning, daily living, leisure and vocational skills all are behaviors. ABA focuses on using proven procedures to increase desired behaviors and decrease unwanted behaviors. These techniques can be used in structured settings (e.g., classrooms and therapy clinics) and more natural settings (e.g., playgrounds and restaurants). ABA has been used successfully with people of all ages, with and without disabilities, in a variety of settings to promote independence, quality of life and happiness. Diagnostic Testing At The Applied Behavior Center, we provide specialists who offer diagnostic services for any suspected condition whether it be mental health, special needs or other circumstances. Unlike many of our competitors, our current wait time is less than two weeks and you receive written assessment results within 7-10 days of your appointment!

Find us across social @ABCforAutism Interested in learning more about what we can do for your child? Contact Jane Grimes, Enrollment Director, at 317-849-KIDS, Ext. 104.

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October 2017 August 17 – October 1 Beef & Boards presents “West Side Story” Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to New York City, as two young idealistic lovers struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice. One of the most innovative, heartwrenching and relevant musical September 23 - October 29 Indy Half Corn Maze at Conner Prairie. A large corn maze that’s sure to be a hit this fall and beyond at Conner Prairie has been designed and cut and is growing tall at Conner Prairie. The new, 7-acre maze will remain open during regular operating hours through the end of the museum’s outdoor season. The overall, 300,000-square-foot design was created by Precision Mazes of Lee’s Summit, Mo. There are actually two mazes inside the experience – a short maze designed to take about 30 minutes to navigate and a longer one that’ll take about an hour or more for guests to get through. The short maze is recommended for younger children. September 29 - October 28 Historic Irvington Halloween Festival at Historic Irvington. For more than 70 years, the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival has brought together thousands of residents, dozens of neighborhood organizations, and countless Eastside businesses in a fun-filled celebration of our heritage and community. The festival and its associated events are designed to bring awareness to the community,


to bring commerce to local business and sponsors, and to provide fun for the children of Irvington and Indianapolis. Saturday, October 7 Indy Half Marathon and 5K at Fort Ben Taking place in historic Fort Harrison State Park on Indy's Northeast side, your hometown half is a gorgeous fall tour through the park and surrounding neighborhoods. Register early for the best prices and get ready to run your hometown half marathon! Saturday, October 7 IndyStar Food & Wine Experience Michelin-star chef Graham Elliot, judge on Fox TV's "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior," and stand-out Indy chefs Steven Oakley, Ryan Nelson, and more will be the stars of this new festival. Mingle with the chefs, get unlimited samples of their creations and hit cooking demonstrations where you’ll learn their kitchen secrets. All the while, sip dozens of wines, craft beers and spirits on your own or at beverage and tasting seminars. Saturday, October 7 Monument Circle Art Fair More than 70 regional artists showcase their work around the Soldiers' and Sailors' Momument in downtown Indianapolis. Visual artists and musical entertainment will be available at this free, public event, and food trucks will be available. Saturday, October 7, 7:30pm So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour at Old National Centre. You’ve seen them on the hit TV

Fun Events show, So You Think You Can Dance. Now you can see your favorite dancers in person when the Top 10 Finalists perform live on tour this fall. The all new tour, features finalists Dassy, Kaylee, Kiki, Koine, Lex, Logan, Mark, Robert, Sydney and Taylor plus All Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar. The high energy dance tour will highlight your favorite numbers from Season 14 plus new surprises. Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, October 8 Indiana Renaissance Faire Step back in time with your whole family and experience the Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I at the Indiana Renaissance Faire. We have costumed characters, fullcontact non-choreographed jousting, period and  pirate music, roving comedy, juggling, acrobats, knighting ceremonies, sword play  and so much more. With 70+ artisans and merchants, plentiful food vendors, and free kid’s games, you're sure to have a great time. Monday, October 9, 7:30 PM WWE Raw at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. See your favorite WWE RAW superstars in action! Featuring Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Alexa Bliss (RAW Women's Champion), Braun Strowman, The Hardy Boyz, Dean Ambrose, and many more. October 13 – November 11 Beef & Boards Children’s Theater presents “Pinocchio” Come to Old Italy, where the kind-hearted puppet maker Gepetto dreams of having a son. To grant his wish, the Blue Fairy brings his wooden puppet

Pinocchio to life, and the adventures begin. Like many boys, Pinocchio gets into all sorts of mischief, until he is lured to the Land of Toys by a villain Coachman. Time is running out for Pinocchio to escape before he is turned into a donkey! Friday, October 13 Broad Ripple Fall Art Walk at Broad Ripple Village Association. The walk features Broad Ripple galleries, boutiques and shops, each hosting their own unique art exhibit. Participating businesses are scattered throughout the Village, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening experiencing Broad Ripple and supporting the arts community. Saturday, October 27 Haunted Fest Indy's Halloween music experience will feature live music and plenty of surprises! Past artists include Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Zeds Dead, Galantis, Snails, Cash Cash, Anna Lunoe, A-Trak, and more! Friday, November 3 – Saturday, November 4 St. Augustine Guild Christmas Bazaar at The St. Augustine Home. Incredible holiday shopping. All proceeds will benefit the Little Sister's and their work with the aged poor.

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Your Messages Have Meaning It seems so early for the kids to be going back to school and yet you have likely already spent a couple of weeks getting them up, getting them ready, and sending them off to school. As you prepare them for each school day, I would ask you to send them a positive message in the morning before they leave for school and at night when you tuck them into bed. You have such an awesome responsibility in preparing your children for their destiny. And your primary job as a parent is to instill in them your belief and faith that they are amazing individuals and will go far in life. The best way to do that is to send them positive messages about their inherent strengths. This requires that you look at their personality and determine what you appreciate about them. Research shows that if a child has positive thoughts prior to going to bed, it will instill a sense of confidence that will help strengthen his/her sense of self. Isn't it nice to know that you can be the caretaker that instills this sense of personality strength? Kids need to know what you appreciate about their character. Maybe they are generous, kind, loving, compassionate. Perhaps they are determined, focused, driven, and helpful. These are the kinds of qualities that you want to reinforce in them. When you verbally acknowledge what you appreciate about them and what makes them special and unique you are setting them up for success. Let's face it is, as a parent it takes discipline to do this with consistency and regularity. Your days are hectic, and time is precious. Make it a point to put reminders around the house so that you remember to reinforce what you appreciate about them every morning and every night. When you do this, you invest in their "emotional love tank" and create a sense

of confident selfesteem. I know you may be saying to yourself " I have not been doing this and I may be responsible for them not feeling that sense of security in their lives" but you can start this Carol Juergensen Sheets practice any time and make a huge difference in their life. Most adults have 70,000 negative thoughts a day. This positive thought practice instills in children that they are capable human beings who have many great gifts to offer the world. How would your life have been different if you had gone to bed knowing that Mom or Dad was proud of not just what you achieved in your normal day but who you were as a person? Well isn't incredible that you have the capability to program positive thoughts into your child at any age. Don't be surprised when you use these affirmations, if your child debunks them or responds with a negative. It is common for people to minimize positive comments. Just remember that this technique works for anyone...your spouse, your friends and even the dog. I know that when I use this with my husband, he teases me and says, "Who has replaced my wife?" But I also notice that big grin he has on his face because I have noticed his kindness or determination. So, don't become discouraged if your child minimizes your initial comments. I guarantee if you practice this diligently, your children will eventually look forward to leaving for school or going to bed, being reminded that they are appreciated for being the unique human beings that they are!

Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW PCC is a psychotherapist and personal life coach. She does motivational speaking and empowerment trainings locally and nationally. To find out more about her services--contact her at or call her at 317-218-3479. Please say “I found it in the IndyKids’Directory!� Thanks!


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