The Art of Driving tour takes place May 22-23 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The Art of Driving tour offers courses in a few of the finer things beyond automobiles. The Indianapolis stop features Food & Wine magazine's Kevin Patricio to demonstrate gourmet cooking, give tips on wine pairings and offer samplings of food and wine. Guests can also experience the "art" of authentic cigar rolling and a proper golf swing. There are three driving courses in which members of the public can try out the Chrysler 300 with a Hemi, the PT Cruiser convertible and the Crossfire Roadster, not to mention the dozens of competitive cars from Cadillac, Volkswagen, Toyota and BMW - and it's a free event.
Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Drivers must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license to participate in the ride-and-drive activities.
For more information, call 888-639-6366 or visit www.chrysler.com/artofdriving for registration information.
Bring the whole family and ride a train to the Pizza Shack by the Track in Tipton, Ind. The exciting evening starts with a departure from the Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville to Tipton and the great pizza buffet at the Pizza Shack by the Track. The next departure is May 22, 4:30-8:15 p.m. $12, $8 ages 3-12. Reservations are required. Call 776-7887. For more information on other dinner train rides, check www.itm.org.
Martinis and appetizers
Maggiano's Little Italy, 3550 E. 86th St., will offer special martinis and appetizers every Thursday, beginning May 20. Stop in and enjoy a martini in one of these fabulous flavors: Lemon Drop, French Martini, Sour Apple Martini, Cosmopolitan and the featured martini of the month. Martini Crostini nights will also feature appetizers at a special price. All specials are featured in the bar area only. Maggiano's features live music Tuesday-Saturday, 3-10:30 p.m. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 317-814-0700.