Carmel in brief- August 2, 2016


David Weekley Homes hosts school supply drive – David Weekley Homes is hosting its second Back to School Supply Drive. From now through Aug. 10, the community can support children in need by donating school supplies and hygiene items to Teachers’ Treasures. Donations can be dropped off at the Division Office, 9310 N. Meridian St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, or any David Weekley model home in Indianapolis. To view the list of supplies needed, visit

American Legion meeting – The American Legion of Carmel will hold its next monthly meeting at noon Aug. 12 at 852 W. Main St. Vietnam veteran Steve Brown is the guest speaker. For more, call 317-846-0001.

New sermon series – Carmel United Methodist Church will start a series on forgiveness on Aug. 14. This six week series will focus on how, why, and what it means to forgive. Join Carmel UMC at 8:30, 9:30, or 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. For more, visit

Coding documentary – Diversity is needed in the IT community. A new documentary, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, explores this issue and shows how to close the gap. The film will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at UA Galaxy Stadium 14. The event will feature a speaker following the film and a fundraiser for the Noble Crossing Elementary Girls’ Coding Club. Tickets can be purchased at

Fish fry – Carmel Lions Club will host the 78th annual fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. The Lions Club is located at 141 E. Main St. Carry out is available. For parking and carryout, use First Ave. SE. For more information, call 317-846-1191.

Arts and Antiques Outdoor Market – The Carmel Clay Historical Society will host local artisans and antique dealers on the lawn of the Archives and Depot. The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 and from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21. Members’ only preview night is from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19. New members may sign up on Friday and immediately reap the benefits of membership.

Citizens Academy openings – Applications are now being accepted for the fall edition of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy. The 12-week program will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday evenings beginning in September. There is no charge to attend the Citizens Academy and all Hamilton County residents age 18 and over are invited to attend. 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. 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.

Quilters meeting – The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis North will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. 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, visit

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

Quilters meeting – The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis will meet at 7 p.m. 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, visit

Prevail anniversary gala – Prevail presents its 30th anniversary gala to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. 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, visit

Cinch Cycling at Rollfast – Pro cyclist Tom Danielson will attend the Rollfast Gran Fondo in Carmel 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, 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.

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, contact Samantha Breeling at 317-202-9100 or at

Best and Brightest nominations sought – Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. is seeking nominations for its 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 10 different industries. Visit to nominate someone for one of the ten categories described and for additional event details.



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