Carmel in brief- January 31, 2017


Correction – In the Jan. 24 edition of Current in Carmel, the author of the Letter to the Editor titled “Denigrating another city is not beneficial” was not named. The letter was written by Karen Dyste of Carmel.

Kindergarten registration – Carmel Clay Schools’ kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year is now open. The online registration form can be accessed at Parents/ guardians are encouraged to have students enrolled by March 10.

New miniatures exhibit – The Furnishing Touch, an exhibit that tells a history of American home furnishings in miniature, has opened at the Museum of Miniature Houses. The exhibit, that runs through May 28, begins with The Mannerist style (1600-1700) that was popular with English settlers in America, through The William and Mary Style, popular from 1695-1730, and ends with the Colonial Revival style that started in the 1870s and is still found in popular home trends today.

New scholarship program – Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, announces the new Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Up to twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be accepted through April 30. Application and instructions can be found online at

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

Century award nominations – The state of Indiana is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have a demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. Applications are due by Feb. 10. Visit for more information or to apply.

2017 climate change issues – The Carmel Green Initiative presents a sustainable living seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Jesse Kharbanda, the Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, will provide information on how to protect our planet and how you can actively take part. Amanda Shepherd, Senior Outreach Associate, will talk about being an advocate for the environment. For more information, visit

Bulletproof self-defense – Women high school age and older are invited to a self defense workshop from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 at 3 Kings Crossfit, 12292 Hancock St. Leah Severson, certified self-defense instructor and author of Bulletproof: Safety, Security, and Self-Defense for the College-Bound Woman will lead this session. Cost is $40 per person. Register online at

Merit Deputy Sheriff applications – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Merit Deputy Sheriff. Starting salary is $46,494 with lateral transfers considered on an individual basis according to county policy. Those interested should visit the Sheriff’s Office website at to view minimum qualifications and benefits as well as to complete a pre-employment application no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 16. The physical and written tests will be held on Feb. 18.

Bag bingo – Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County presents Bag Bingo at 6 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Brookshire Golf Club, 12120 Brookshire Pkwy. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door and include four bingo cards, appetizers and drinks. Cash bar will be available. Prizes include designer handbags. For tickets, visit and type Bag Bingo in the search box.

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.

Casino Night – Congregation Shaarey Tefilla will hold its 16th Annual Casino Night & Silent Auction at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 at 3085 W. 116th St. Tickets are $25 per person and include a $10 auction voucher, Las Vegas style gambling, drinks and hors d’oeurves. This is an adults only event. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

Snowplow painting – INDOT East Central District invites high schools within district boundaries to paint an INDOT snowplow blade with original artwork to represent their school. In addition to being seen in full service during the winter weather months, the blades may be used at events within the school’s community to enhance public awareness, promote safety and foster greater appreciation of both INDOT and the school’s art program. Applications are due March 15. For more information, call 1-855-463-6848 or email [email protected].

Arts and education grants available – The Telamon Foundation, the charitable arm of Telamon Corporation, has announced that its grant application for 2017 is now available. This marks the Telamon Foundation’s fourth annual round of grants that focus primarily on the Foundation’s pillars of arts and education. The application for 2017 can now be found at Applications are due Sept. 15. Any questions can be directed to [email protected].

First anniversary – The Hamilton County-based law firm of Cate, Terry & Gookins, LLC is celebrating its first anniversary. The firm founded by Russell B. Cate, John S. Terry and Stephenie K. Gookins opened its doors on Jan. 4, 2016. During its first year, CTG added David M. Seiter and Daniel J. Pfleging from the Marion County and Hamilton County judiciaries to its roster of attorneys. Cate, Terry Gookins’ attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience serving central Indiana in a wide variety of legal matters. For more information about the law firm, visit

LUXE Design Showcase – Indiana Design Center is hosting the 2017 LUXE Design Showcase event presented by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. The two-day event series is designed to inspire and be the resource for home design, remodeling and custom building projects. Setting the Table for Good Design will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 10. Advanced tickets are required. Then, the LUXE Design Showcase will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 11. These Saturday seminars will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Gifts officer hired – Fairbanks welcomes Carmel resident Mariann Williams to its staff as major gifts officer. Her primary responsibility is developing relationships with donors who have the capacity to make larger gifts.


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