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Indy Pride, Inc. throws the most fabulous events that not only teach, and respect our past, but also throw a big bash to honor the incredible diversity of the Indianapolis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. 🏳‍🌈

They’re all about bringing people together, helping members, and making the Central Indiana LGBTQ+ community shine bright! They do this by developing awesome leaders, organizing educational programs, and throwing community events that are all about inclusivity, equality, building strong bonds, and spreading awareness about LGBTQ+ matters.

You may have heard of the legendary Indy Pride Festival, but that’s just the beginning! They’re not just party animals; they do philanthropy too! Throughout the year, they support numerous LGBTQ+ organizations in Central Indiana. And guess what? The awesomeness doesn’t stop at the Indy Pride Festival and Pride Month (June).

They also serve up a scrumptious Community Thanksgiving Dinner, hand out scholarships like candy, host educational events that are anything but boring, team up with LGBTQ+ organizations for fantastic collaborations, and partner with the fabulous LGBT Film Fest and Pride Volleyball. They’re all about having a good time while making a difference!

Get ready for some feline fun as we welcome Alex Johnson, an animal enrichment specialist for Purina, who is here to encourage cat owners to become “catvocates.” Alex believes in the importance of engaging in positive, interactive play to keep our cats physically and mentally fit.

But first, let’s dive into some fun facts about Alex. Not only is he an animal enthusiast, but he has also engineered numerous award-winning pet safety devices. In fact, he even created the first crash-test dog, which is now proudly displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Impressive, right?

Now, let’s get down to business. What exactly is a “catvocate”? According to Alex, a catvocate is someone who advocates for cats’ well-being by actively participating in interactive play and providing mental stimulation. It’s all about fostering a strong bond with our feline friends while keeping them happy and healthy.

When it comes to playing with cats, there are a few things to keep in mind. Alex will share examples of what not to do during playtime to ensure the safety and enjoyment of both you and your cat. He will also provide tips on how to encourage interactive play, suggesting creative ways to engage our furry friends.

Looking for suggestions on positive play with your cat? Alex has got you covered! He will share exciting ideas and activities to make playtime enjoyable for both you and your cat, allowing you to tap into their quirky and instinctive personalities.

But what if your cat shows signs of disinterest in playing? Don’t worry, Alex will address this concern and provide insights on how to adapt playtime to suit your cat’s preferences and needs. After all, every cat is unique, and understanding their individual personalities is key.

To learn more about Friskies Playfuls and to explore additional information on interactive play for cats, be sure to tune in and join the conversation. Alex Johnson is here to help cat owners become the ultimate catvocates, promoting a playful and fulfilling life for our beloved furry companions.

Get ready for some style inspiration on today’s “Creating Style” with host Colton Howard and special guest Ben Diallo, owner/designer of J.Benzal. This segment is all about showcasing fashion and providing tips for looking cool while staying cool during the summer season.

Colton wore a stylish suit from J.Benzal, while Ben brought in clothes and cologne from his shop to display and demonstrate.

During the segment, Ben walked us through his outfit of the day, providing insights into his style choices and highlighting the unique features of his attire. Our hosts gained valuable fashion inspiration from this discussion.

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Colton and Ben also discussed tricks for staying cool while still looking cool during the summer. With the sweltering heat, it’s important to find ways to dress comfortably without sacrificing style. Ben shared his expertise and offered tips and tricks to help viewers beat the heat while maintaining their fashion game.

J.Benzal prides itself on fine Italian craftsmanship, attention to detail, and personalized tailoring to create truly unique garments for each customer.

To learn more about J.Benzal and schedule a fitting, viewers can visit the website or contact the store directly.

Be prepared, because you’ll gain valuable fashion insights, discover new styling techniques, and have the opportunity to create your own personalized looks with J.Benzal’s custom-made service. So get ready to elevate your style game and make a statement with “Creating Style”!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching! Indiana Owned and Indiana Gifts want to make it easier to find the perfect gift for any father figure. Each item in the gift guide is from an Indiana-owned company. With your purchase, you show your appreciation for the important men in your life and create healthier, stronger Hoosier communities at the same time. Pay close attention to shipping dates for timely arrival! 

Mel McMahon, the co-founder of Indiana Owned and Indiana Gifts, showcases products from our members across the state including: 

See the entire gift guide and pick out your favorites for your Dad at! 

More About Indiana Owned: 
Indiana Owned is on a mission to help you identify and support local businesses faster and easier! Our members are business owners who want you to know they live here, work here, and play here. They are the business owners donating food to shelters, sponsoring the little league teams, and employing hundreds of thousands of people in our state. Each business in our directory is either an “Original” or a “Franchise Friend.” Originals are independent businesses headquartered in Indiana. Franchise Friends are businesses that may have a national headquarters in another state, but the owner lives here and is invested in our community. 

Buying local is more than just a trend—it’s vital for healthy, thriving communities. Thriving communities are nurtured by local businesses. Buying from Indiana Owned businesses connects producers and consumers in a way that national chains don’t. We continuously look for ways to partner with national companies, but we always keep in mind that local ownership means roots in the community and influences in the decisions affecting our lives and our local environment. 

When you see the Indiana Owned badge, you know you are supporting a local business! 

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Happy Wednesday! Chef Charles Bryant, the creator of Hartwell’s Premium, joined us for another episode of “Easy and Tasty with Chef Charles.” He showcased delicious summer meals and refreshments that are simple yet flavorful and perfect for the summer season.

The first recipe demonstrated by Chef Charles was Shrimp Summer Rolls with Crunchy Peanut Sauce. This dish not only looks visually appealing but is also incredibly tasty. The combination of fresh shrimp and vibrant vegetables wrapped in rice paper, along with the addictive crunchy peanut sauce, will make this a standout summer treat.

Moving on to the second segment, Chef Charles demonstrated Marsala Spiked Strawberries with Orange Zabaglione. This recipe takes the classic combination of strawberries and cream to a whole new level. By infusing the strawberries with Marsala wine and serving them alongside a luscious orange zabaglione, Chef Charles elevated this simple dessert into a sophisticated and refreshing summer indulgence.

Viewers can find out more about Hartwell’s Premium by visiting the website at Take a look at the full interview above to indulge in his culinary creations!

Broadway in Indianapolis is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the Broadway sensation “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations.”

This electrifying musical can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-982-2787. For groups of 10 or more, there is a dedicated hotline at 317-632-5183.

“Ain’t Too Proud” features the Grammy® winning songs and Tony® winning moves that chronicle The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Known for their iconic dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, The Temptations dominated the charts with an impressive 42 Top Ten Hits, 14 of which reached number one. In 2017, Billboard Magazine recognized them as the greatest R&B group of all time.

The musical delves into the history of The Temptations, from their formation and meteoric rise to the internal conflicts and personal struggles that threatened to tear the group apart during a time of civil unrest in the United States. This gripping story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal is set to the timeless beats of The Temptations’ cherished hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” among many others.

After achieving record-breaking success at esteemed venues such as Berkeley Rep, The Kennedy Center, CTG’s Ahmanson Theatre, and Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, “Ain’t Too Proud” premiered on Broadway in March 2019. It continued to captivate audiences, selling out shows and breaking the box office record at the Imperial Theatre.

The production boasts an impressive creative team, including Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff as director, and Tony Award-winning choreography by Sergio Trujillo. With stunning scenic design by Tony Award nominee Robert Brill, costume design by Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell, and lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, this dazzling production brings the untold story of The Temptations to audiences across the country.

Get ready to dive into the hilarious and heartwarming world of “Diary of an Honest Mom” in today’s special segment of “Kid-ing with Kayla”!

We’ve got the fantastic content creator, Libby Ward, here to spill the beans on all the ups, downs, and everything in between. Buckle up, folks, because this TikTok journey is about to get real.

From tackling the tough stuff to indulging in all things fluffy and fun, we’re diving headfirst into the raw and authentic world of parenting.

Get ready for laughs, relatable moments, and maybe even a few tears (of joy, of course). Today’s episode is all about keeping it real, embracing the chaos, and finding joy in the everyday adventures of parenthood.

So grab your popcorn, snuggle up, and get ready to join us on this rollercoaster ride of parenting hilarity. It’s time to crack open the “Diary of an Honest Mom” and discover the magic that lies within!

Father’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re searching for that special gift for your dad, Gadget Guy has you covered!

1. Jabra Elite 7 Pro – True Wireless Earbuds w/ MultiSensor Voice Technology  


Help Dad discover how good music can really sound with the Jabra Elite 7 Pro! Perfect for work-from-home or on-the-go, these true wireless earbuds deliver outstanding music performance anywhere, and also feature revolutionary call performance thanks to Jabra’s proprietary MultiSensor Voice technology. It also features Adjustable Active Noise Cancellation and HearThrough technology, providing complete control to hear or block background noises on demand. The earbuds boast button controls, Bluetooth 5.2, and up to 8 hours of battery life, plus an extra 30 hours with its wireless charging case. You also get 3 pairs of ear tips in different sizes to ensure the perfect fit.  


2. Scosche M8RIX – Power Management System w/ Touchscreen Control Panel  


Simplify the wiring process for Dad and his different car accessories with the Scosche M8RIX. This power distribution management system allows you to control up to 8 electrically powered accessories installed in any vehicle. It’s IPX7 Waterproof Rating and features 8 MOSFET power outputs, including 10A, 15A, and 30A outputs for a total of 130 Amps of combined Power Output. For controlling the system, there’s a 3.5″ programmable and customizable LCD touchscreen that can be mounted easily onto your vehicle’s dashboard.  


3. ImoLaza Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Controller – App-Enabled Sprinkler Control System  

Starts at $209.99  

Help father spend less time manually programming lawn sprinklers with the ImoLaza Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Controller. This smart App-enabled sprinkler control system utilizes ultra-precise real-time weather data and advanced evapotranspiration monitoring technology to achieve intelligent water-saving. It features built-in controls with an intuitive interface, Wi-Fi Connectivity, and in-app controls via the Imolaza App. You can set customized watering schedules for up to 16 individually controlled zones, remotely manage the system’s watering, view an estimate of its water usage, and enable a Smart Cycle function for saving more water.  


4. Cork Genius Essentials Wine Set – 4-Piece Wine Accessories Kit  


For any dad who loves wine, the Cork Genius Essentials Wine Set makes for a wonderful gift. This innovative 4-piece wine opener kit has everything necessary to pour the perfect glass of wine every time. Its air jet wine opener utilizes air pressure to eject the cork from any standard-sized wine bottle. The instant aerator has an aerator chamber that uses proprietary aeration technology to maximize tastes and aromas as you pour, while also integrating a high-quality leak-free acrylic pour spout that inserts easily and fits snugly, preventing drips and spills. The third accessory is a leak- and spill-resistant vacuum wine sealer that lets you easily pump out all the extra air of open wine bottles to keep your wine fresh for weeks. Lastly, you also get a pocket-sized platinum wine foil cutter.  


5. Wide Load TP 500 foot roll + Box  


When you gotta go… you gotta go! Ensure Dad never runs out of toilet paper at home, at the work site, on his next camping trip, or even at a tailgate party with the Wide Load TP. This box contains a 500-foot roll of premium, heavy-duty 8″ by 8″ toilet paper square sheets that will last for months. The box opens from the top and the paper is pulled from the center… similar to facial tissue. The Wide Load TP Box is perfect for camping sites, restrooms, porta-potties, shops, and RVs, and is also suitable for toddler rooms and elderly care facilities. Simply set it and forget it. The box also comes with a TP Gauge on top and is rated to be safe for toilets and septic tanks.  

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A new picture book titled “Juneteenth” takes readers on a vibrant journey through the annual celebration in Galveston, Texas, the birthplace of Juneteenth. Written by Van G. Garrett, the book follows a young Black boy as he experiences the magic of the Juneteenth parade and begins to grasp the significance of the celebration in Black American history.

Van G. Garrett, the author of the book, had long nurtured the idea of creating a Juneteenth picture book that would capture the awe he felt during his own childhood celebrations. Garrett, an acclaimed poet and visual artist, brings his multifaceted creativity to this project, infusing the poetic text with selected lyrics from “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the unofficial Black National Anthem.

To bring the book to life, Garrett enlisted the help of two talented Texan creators. Reginald C. Adams, a renowned public artist based in Houston, and Samson Bimbo Adenugba, an accomplished visual artist and designer originally from Nigeria, both played instrumental roles in the creation of the Absolute Equality Juneteenth mural in Galveston, Texas.

The mural gained national attention in 2021 and served as inspiration for the book’s illustrations. Adams, the lead artist and Creative Director of the mural, and Adenugba, a key team member, infused their artistic expertise into the vibrant artwork that illuminates the pages of “Juneteenth.”

With its light approach to a difficult history, “Juneteenth” serves as an excellent starting point for young readers and anyone interested in learning more about the holiday. The book invites readers to celebrate Black joy and make a joyful noise about freedom for all.

“Juneteenth” is a testament to the power of collaboration and the rich artistic talent found in Texas. Through the combined efforts of Van G. Garrett, Reginald C. Adams, and Samson Bimbo Adenugba, this book captures the essence of Juneteenth, imparting its significance to future generations.

For more information about “Juneteenth” and to embark on this vibrant adventure through the streets of Galveston, Texas, visit the HarperCollins website.

Get ready for the electrifying conclusion of “100 DAYS TO INDY” and The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500. Who is better to share his incredible journey on and off the track than Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden? The series finale of “100 DAYS TO INDY” is set to air on Thursday, June 8th at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on THE CW.

Josef Newgarden is an American race car driver who competes full-time for Team Penske in the IndyCar Series. He has an impressive track record, being the winner of the 2023 Indy 500, the 2017 and 2019 IndyCar Series Champion, and the 2011 Indy Lights champion. With his talent and skill, Newgarden has become one of the most prominent figures in the world of motorsports.

Fans can catch the thrilling series finale of “100 DAYS TO INDY” and witness the culmination of months of preparation and a grueling race schedule leading up to the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500. The episode will highlight the massive undertaking of preparing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for over 300,000 enthusiastic fans, making it the largest single-day sporting event in the world.

Leading up to the race, the episode will explore the main storylines of the season. Will Marcus Ericsson be able to defend his title and take another 500 away from Team Penske? Or will Scott McLaughlin and Josef Newgarden finally secure their first Indy 500 win? Additionally, fans will be eager to see if Arrow McLaren, led by four-time winner Pato O’Ward, can outperform its rivals on race day.

Directed by Patrick Dimon, the season finale promises to be a thrilling and action-packed event for racing enthusiasts and fans alike. Don’t miss out on the excitement as “100 DAYS TO INDY” concludes with the Indianapolis 500, the pinnacle of racing, on Thursday, June 8th at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on WISH-TV. Be sure to spread the word and promote the series finale on social media to join in on the racing extravaganza.