Carmel in brief- January 10, 2017


Correction – In the Jan. 3 edition of Current in Carmel, the spelling of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s first conductor is incorrect. His name is Viktors Ziedonis. Also, the man shown in a photo with the story was identified incorrectly. His name is Benjamin Delvecchio.

4-H enrollment – Jan. 15 is the final day for youth in third through 12th grade to enroll in 4-H for 2017. Hamilton County will host an open house for those interested in participating from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Purdue Extension Hamilton County office, 2003 Pleasant St. in Noblesville. For more information visit

Civil War Roundtable – The Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Carmel City Hall. Local author and high school teacher Robert Houghtalen will share stories of the men that were imprisoned at Andersonville Prison. The public is invited and admission is free.

New discussion group – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th Street and Gray Road, will host a new study series based on Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore. The group will meet weekly from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11. Book cost is $15 and is available through the church. Childcare is available with advance request. To register for the study, visit or call 317-846-4912.

Book signing – Michael Murphy will sign copies of his new book, The Kimberlins Go to War, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., Zionsville. The book is the astonishing story of a southern Indiana family who sent 33 family members to fight for the Union in the Civil War and lost 30 percent of them. Call 317-733-1747 to reserve your copy.

Carmel artist has new exhibit – The Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) announces the next Guest Artist Show for the month of January. Local artist Charlene Brown will be exhibiting her original drawings and oil paintings Jan. 4-31, at the SALI Off Broadway Gallery, 299 E. Broadway St. Brown launched her career as a fine artist in 2012 at the Renaissance Gallery in Carmel. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Meet Brown at an artist open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Library events – Carmel Clay Public Library Teen Council presents Yule Ball, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 21. Enjoy a screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Savor a taste of Hogwarts cuisine. Commemorate the night by taking a photo against our gorgeous Yule Ball backdrop. For grades 6-12. RSVPs begin Jan. 2 and run through Jan. 18. Visit Space is limited and this is a popular event, so RSVP early!

Free ACT practice exams – College Tutors, 1 E. Carmel Dr., is offering free practice ACT tests for students wanting the experience. Upcoming dates include Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Mar. 4. There is no charge to take the exam. Register online at

Jared Watson in concert – KKBB salon in Fishers and Carmel will host a tenth anniversary afterparty concert from 9 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 21 at the Old National Centre. The concert will feature Jared Watson of the Dirty Heads. Watson is also co-owner of the Carmel salon and is releasing his first solo project. Tickets are $22.50 at any KKBB salon location, $27.50 at Old National Centre Box Office and $32.50 at Ticketmaster. A portion of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen of Central Indiana.

Restoration award nominations – Indiana Landmarks seeks nominations for the annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration. The prize goes to the owner of a historic structure that has been restored following the highest standards in method, materials and design. Eligible owners include individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations, institutions and government entities. Anyone may submit a nomination—the owner, architect, engineer, contractor, neighbor, appreciative citizen. Nomination forms are available at The deadline for nominations is Jan. 23.

Local artists featured – The Arts Council of Indianapolis and The Nature Conservancy in Indiana announce the installation of Indiana, Naturally, a juried exhibition of Indiana nature photography that will be on view at the Indianapolis International Airport through March 19. Carmel artists who will be featured include Ronda Hamm, Sarah Henderson, Ryan Jeske, and Kenneth Rabbers.

Holiday light recycling – The ability to recycle used holiday lights will be offered at White’s Ace Hardware, 731 S. Range Line Rd, from now through the end of January. The Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams will be offering recycling at the individual schools through Jan. 5. For more information about the holiday light recycling program, call 317-571-2673.

Free science lectures – Anderson University’s School of Science and Engineering is offering a series of lectures that are free and open to the public. The lectures start at 7 p.m. and are located in Hartung Hall (room 101). Upcoming topics include: Feb. 16 – What do the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Manhattan Project Have in Common? For more information, contact the AU School of Science and Engineering at (765) 641-4374.

Scholarships available – Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Indiana Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to apply for one of four scholarships honoring the applicant’s heritage to celebrate the growing diversity in Indiana. Applications are being accepted from eligible high school seniors in one of four ethnic categories: Asian, Hispanic, African-American, and all others. Applications are due by Jan. 18. For more information, visit

Police department hiring – The Carmel Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of police officer. The Carmel Police Department offers a variety of assignments with the opportunity for advancement, including promotions and specialized positions. If interested, visit The online application must be completed by Jan. 31. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Sgt. Phil Hobson at [email protected] or 317-571-2526.