License branch closures – All BMV license branches will be closed from July 2 through July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on July 5. For more information on branch locations and hours, please visit www.myBMV.com.
Double your donation – The Hamilton County Humane Society needs your help and donations. A small group of very generous donors has pledged to match your donations to the campaign dollar for dollar up to $50,000! The deadline is June 30 so there are only a couple of days left to give. Visit www.HamiltonHumane.com to donate.
Fireworks rules – With Independence Day approaching, it’s a good idea to brush up on Carmel’s fireworks rules. Legal consumer fireworks can be shot off between the hours of 5 p.m. and midnight on the following days: June 29-July 3, July 6-9. On July 4th, the hours are 10 a.m. to midnight. On New Year’s Eve, the hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Democratic Women meeting – The Democratic Women of Hamilton County will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. July 16 at the Delaware Township Community Building, 9094 E. 131st St., Fishers. Beth Sprunger of Moms Demand Action will share information on gun sense in America.
College news – Ellie Teeter traveled to Israel, Turkey and Greece this summer as part of Belmont University’s largest group of student travelers in university history.
Dean’s list – The following Carmel residents were named to the dean’s list: Alma College – Katia Hamamouche; Wheaton College – Jacqueline Schultz, Nathanael Thompson, Jessie Epstein, Samuel Lyons, Anders Rotto, Lauren Boughner, Logan Miller; Seton Hall University – Briana Glass.
Miniatures exhibit extended – The Museum of Miniature Houses’ bicentennial exhibit has been extended through Labor Day. Items in miniature pertaining to Indiana’s history include Marmon Wasp, Wooten desk, Hoosier Cabinet, 1/4″ scale RV, Amish buggies, Levi Coffin house, Shaker quilting, and more. The museum is located at 111 E. Main St. and is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Lions Club golf outing – Carmel Lions Club presents the fifth annual Charity Golf Outing on July 11 at Hawthorns Golf and Country Club, 12255 Club Point Dr., Fishers. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. for the 1 p.m. tee-off. Cost is $115 per golfer or $450 per team. Pre-register by July 5 at www.CarmelLions.org or by calling 317-848-3519.
Endurance race registration – Registration is open for the second annual 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race to be held at noon on July 23 at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse. Registration is limited to 250 individual runners and 100 teams of eight people or less. Cost starts at $85 for individual runners. For more information or to register, visit 8hourdream.com.