Carmel in brief- July 26, 2016


Thief sought – Carmel police are searching for a suspect accused of breaking into a vehicle at LA Fitness, 10574 N. Michigan Rd., on July 11 shortly before 5 p.m. The suspect stole a credit card and used it at several locations in the area. The suspect was then observed getting into the passenger side of a black car with a spoiler and black wheels. Anyone with information should contact the Carmel Police 317-571-2511 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

National Night Out – The Carmel Police Dept. is partnering with the community for National Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Carmel Gazebo. Public safety officials will be on hand to talk about public safety and answer questions. The event will also include free hot dogs, drinks, music, games for kids, face painting and more.

Rain barrel painting contest – Rain on Main is back! Local artists are again invited to paint a rain barrel for this unique event. The barrels will be part of an art show and winners will receive cash prizes of $50 to $200. For more information, visit Finished barrels are due by July 29.

Backpack giveaway – TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S., and A Wireless are teaming up to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Between noon and 3 p.m. on July 30, local families are invited to visit TCC at 1532 S. Range Line Rd. to pick up a backpack filled with school supplies. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Book signing – The Carmel Dairy Queen will host a book signing event from 2 to 5 p.m. July 30. Featured will be local author Debra Haskett May and her newly released book Legendary Locals of Carmel. May will sign books available for sale at the event as well as those purchased elsewhere if attendees wish to bring them.  Books for sale at the event will cost $20.00 each, sales tax included.

Quilt show – Coxhall Gardens, 116th and Towne Road, will host a quilt showing in the children’s garden from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 31. Enjoy complimentary ice cream from Ritter’s while listening to music and seeing how quilting was done in the past.

Parkinson’s support group – The Climb, which is an exercise program of the Indiana Parkinson Foundation, holds a monthly support group to provide information on various topics for those with Parkinson’s or Parkinsonisms as well as their caregivers/families/friends. The next meeting of this group will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on July 27 at 9669 E. 146th St., Suite 180, Noblesville. For more information, visit

Grief support workshops – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th Street and Gray Road, will hold GriefShare from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Aug. 4 through Oct. 27. This non-denominational DVD series features grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD. Cost is $15. Visit or call 317-846-4912 to register.

Fish Fry – The Carmel Lions Club is hosting its 78th annual fish fry. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at 141 E. Main St. Proceeds benefit local and Lions Club charities. For more information, visit

Quilters meeting – The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis North will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 5 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 1605 E. 106th St. Learn basic stitches that can be used in crazy quilting in a fun, hands on class.  The color of the month is blue-green. All attendees are encouraged to wear blue-green. For more information, visit

Democratic Women —The Democratic Women of Hamilton County will hold its next meeting Aug. 20. The guest speaker will be Leslie Barnes, an election law attorney and civil rights advocate. The event begins with coffee at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will start at 10 a.m. at the Delaware Township Government Building, 9090 E. 131st St., Fishers. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good for the township’s the food pantry.

Sample sale – The Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd., will host a sample sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 29 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 30. More than 10 businesses in the center will participate and will offer discounts up to 50 percent off original prices. The sale is free and open to the public.

Golf outing – Transformations Center for Healing will host the Trevor Vautaw Memorial Golf Outing on Aug. 7 at Fox Prairie Golf Course, 8465 E. 196th St. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, or to register, email

Quilters meeting – The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. The featured speaker is Nysha Oren from Tennessee. She will be presenting a Zentangles Trunk Show. For more information, visit

Prevail anniversary gala – Prevail presents its 30th anniversary gala to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Aug. 27 at The Renaissance, 11925 N. Meridian St. Tickets are $125 each and include dinner, auction and dancing. A special hotel room rate is available as well. For more information, visit

Cinch Cycling at Rollfast – Pro cyclist Tom Danielson will attend the Rollfast Gran Fondo in Carmel on Sept. 18. Danielson has started a new business called Cinch Cycling and focuses on training camps, clinics and coaching. Danielson will bring the Cinch Cycling experience to Carmel. Casual riders will have the opportunity to ride with a pro that finished eighth in the Tour de France and has twice won the Tour of Utah. For more information, visit

Road closure – Rolling Springs Drive will remain closed until approximately Aug. 29 due to the culvert replacement. Detour for this project consists of 116th Street and East Carmel Drive and the utilization of Keystone Parkway.

Lane restrictions – Children’s Adventure Learning Center, 116th Street and College Drive, is adding diagonal on/off street parking, a small median, and a multiuse path to the west side of the property. This will result in some lane restrictions to the northbound lane of College Drive, north of 116th Street for approximately three weeks until the completion of the project.

Patient Advisory Council members needed – St. Vincent is seeking volunteers in the community to serve on the Patient Family Advisory Council. Applicants should have had a medical experience with St. Vincent in the past. A positive or negative experience does not matter. The Council will advise administration on changes within the organization. To volunteer, contact Renita Kinnaman at 317-582-7123.

Tutors needed for homeless students – School on Wheels seeks to recruit, train and place new volunteers immediately and for the 2016 fall semester to provide tutoring to Indianapolis youth experiencing homelessness. To become a School on Wheels tutor, you must be at least 11 years of age. Ages 11-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tutors are asked to commit to one hour each week for a 15-17 week semester. For more information, contact Samantha Breeling at 317-202-9100 or at

Best and Brightest nominations sought – Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. is seeking nominations for their 13th annual Indy’s Best and Brightest event, presented by KPMG LLP. The event will honor 100 of Central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, in ten different industries. Visit to nominate someone for one of the ten categories described and for additional event details.



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