Carmel in brief — April 4, 2017


Referendum meetings – Carmel Clay Schools is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss the May 2 referendum vote and the impact it can have on taxes and schools. Upcoming meetings include: Orchard Park Elementary, 6:30 p.m. April 10; Prairie Trace Elementary, 6:30 p.m. April 11; Cherry Tree Elementary, 6:30 p.m. April 12.

Furnishing Touch lecture series – In conjunction with the Furnishing Touch exhibit at the Museum of Miniature Houses, a series of lectures related to furniture and design will be held. Lectures in the series include: April 5 – Gothic Revival; April 10 – Early Industrial Age. All lectures will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Civil War Roundtable – The Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. April 12 at Carmel City Hall. Samuel Passo, retired colonel, US Army will present Five Reasons Why the Battle of Chattanooga Was the Most Heroic Charge in the American Civil War. The public is invited and admission is free.

Teen pageant – Applications are being accepted for the title of Miss Teen Indiana International 2017, an official preliminary to the Miss Teen International Pageant to be held this summer in Charleston, W.V. The young woman selected as Miss Teen Indiana International 2017 will serve as an ambassador for the state and receive an official crown and sash. Young women between the ages of 13 and 18 can learn more by contacting Mary Richardson at 540-989-5992 or [email protected].

Art contest winners on display – The Museum of Miniature Houses will feature the winners of the annual Carmel High School Art Department’s “Minumental” competition. Students were challenged to create works of art no bigger than 1 inch x 1 inch x 1 inch, in any medium, to illustrate celebrity icons. The exhibit will run until May 14. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Mobile library available – On April 12, libraries across the country will celebrate National Bookmobile Day. The Carmel Clay Public Library will be celebrating with its mobile library, known as ccpl2go, from 4 to 7 p.m. at West Park, 2700 W. 116th St., that day. Enjoy treats, activities and giveaways, as well as the 2,800+ items available to browse and check out, including current, high-interest books, DVDs, Blu-rays and audiobooks. For more information, visit

Student artwork displayed – Inspired by their study of Native Americans from the Pacific Northwest, student artists from Cherry Tree Elementary School’s upper grades have created spirit animal totem poles using colored paper – just one of the features of the April exhibit at the Carmel Arts Council World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery, 40 W. Main St. The Gallery is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Fri-Sun each week. The exhibit runs through April 23.

Student pages – State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently welcomed the following Carmel students to the Statehouse as student pages: Casey Collins, Gracie Fisher, Danielle Hurwitz, Jack Murphy, Benjamin Powell, Lilian Rose, and Holly Young.

Honor veterans – The City of Carmel invites you to honor military veterans by participating in our Freedom Circle Walkway. Invest in this project by purchasing a brick paver to be placed in the sidewalk of the Veterans Memorial, located in Carmel City Center. A 4×8 paver is $50 and an 8×8 paver is $100. The paver can be personalized. For more information, contact Melanie at 317-571-2474 or [email protected].

Parks & Rec turns 50 – Hamilton County Parks and Recreation will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. As part of the anniversary celebration, Hamilton County Parks will be sharing photos and memories from the last fifty years. If you have photograph, icons or park-related stories to share, please email them to [email protected] or drop them off at the department’s administrative office located at 15513 S. Union St., Carmel.

Friday Fish Fry – Knights of Columbus will hold its last Friday Fish Fry of the season from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on April 7 at St. Elizabeth Seton, 106th and Haverstick Road. Cost is $11 and includes all you can eat fish, fries, applesauce, cole slaw, cookies and iced tea. Kids’ meals are also available, as are carryout and curbside pickup.

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: April 11 – Dr. Lee Van Groningen, associate professor of mathematics. Animated Math is Better: Matt Damon isn’t actually that good at math. Kevin Spacey is much worse. For more information, contact the AU School of Science and Engineering at (765) 641-4374.

Democratic Women meeting – The Democratic Women of Hamilton County will hold its next meeting at 9:30 a.m. on April 15 at the Fishers Library, 5 Municipal Dr. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

Setting the Stage for Kids – Join The Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana from 5 to 9 p.m. on April 15 for its inaugural signature event Setting the Stage for Kids. Guests will enjoy the haunting Indiana Repertory Theatre mystery Miranda followed by a reception in the IRT’s Grand Lobby and silent auction. More event details and ticket purchasing information can be found at 

Hoosier Women Artists contest – Entries are now being accepted for the annual Hoosier Women Artists contest. The contest celebrates a wide variety of visual arts including drawing, painting, and photography. Winners of the contest will have their artwork displayed in the Lt. Governor’s and Treasurer’s offices at the Statehouse for one year. Submissions may be made by visiting and typing Women Artists in the search box through April 19.

Women’s conference – Hazel Dell Christian Church, 14501 Hazel Dell Pkwy., will host Cultivating on April 21 and 22. The Cultivating Conference exists to encourage everyday women to be confident in sharing their God-given voices with their communities. Tickets are $25 and include a goodie bag, coffee, breakfast on Saturday and snacks. Register online at

Electronics recycling – Comprehensive Tax Solutions and Comprehensive Retirement Solutions will host a recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 22 at 11595 N. Meridian St. Services will include: document shredding, electronics recycling, and collecting of household goods, shoes, and clothing.

Electronics recycling – An electronics recycling drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 22 at University High School, 2825 W. 116th St. Phones, computers, printers, tablets, cables, and more are welcome. Tube TV’s with a CRT screen have an additional $10 charge.

Scholarship applications – OneZone is accepting applications from graduating high school seniors for the Nancy Blondin Scholarship. Students must submit their application by April 23. Details about the scholarship and the application are available at

Chaucie’s Place breakfast – Chaucie’s Place will hold its seventh annual Friends of Chaucie’s Place Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on April 26 at Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St. This year the special guest speaker is Matthew Sandusky, a past football player with Penn State University who was sexually abused by his adopted father and football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Tickets are $20 for a seat or $250 for a table sponsorship. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit

PrimeLife fundraiser – PrimeLife Enrichment will host Unlimited Pasta-bilities to raise funds to support services for our community’s elder residents. The event will be held on April 29 at PrimeLife Enrichment Center, 1078 W. Third Ave. SW. Individual tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at, or by calling 317-815-7000. Corporate tables and sponsorships are also available.

Electronics recycling – An electronics recycling and shredding drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 29 at Creekside Middle School, 126th and Shelbourne Road. Shredding is $5 per box. Electronics recycling is free except for tube TVs and monitors, which are $10 each. Also accepted will be prescription drugs. Proceeds will benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana.

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

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.

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].

Impact 100 grants available – Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis will give away $156,000 and membership will be comprised of 215 women for the 2017 grant cycle. From now until May, focus area committees will review and discuss proposed projects and applications submitted by greater Indianapolis area nonprofits, followed by site visits and the selection of one finalist from five focus areas, including arts and culture, education, environment, family and health and wellness. To learn more about Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis and the annual awards dinner visit