Carmel in brief — September 19, 2017


Governor appointments – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced the appointments and reappointments of several Carmel residents to various state boards and commissions. Carmel resident Mark Ehrman was reappointed to the Underground Storage Tank Financial Assurance Board.

Youth volunteer nominations sought – From now through Nov. 7. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Indiana’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at and

Moms groups meet – Are you pregnant or a mother of preschoolers? Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) exists to support young mothers. A typical MOPS meeting includes: childcare, fellowship, a speaker, small group discussion and a creative activity. Moms also enjoy a hot breakfast. There are three groups in Carmel so you should be able to find one that fits your schedule. Go to to find out more.

Republican pork roast – Carmel Clay Republicans will hold their annual pork roast from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at 11300 Haverstick Rd., Carmel. Cost is $10 at the door and includes food, drink, fellowship and a fantastic setting. All are welcome. RSVPs required and may be made at:

Networking breakfast – The next Accelerent Breakfast co-hosted by CliftonLarsonAllen and WestPoint Private Client Group will be from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at 502 East Event Centre, 502 E. Carmel Dr. Pat Williams, Senior Executive VP of the Orlando Magic will speak. Business professionals interested in networking should contact Denise Moe at 317-974-7279 to get connected.

HAND conference – Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc. has opened registration for its third-annual conference: Suburban Solutions for Housing Choice. Scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Conner Prairie, the event will focus on overcoming development obstacles in the suburbs. Tickets are $65, which includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is open through Sept. 13. Reserve your seat at

Long range planning meetings – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization MPO is at work on Central Indiana’s 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan, and is seeking community input. A community meeting will be held in Carmel from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Washington Township Trustee Office, 1549 E. Greyhound Pass. For more meeting dates, visit

Sustainable living seminar – The library will host a sustainable living seminar at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the program room. Key topics include water resources, agriculture, infrastructure and more. Climate change experts will discuss the local impact of key findings.

Native tree sale – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual fall native tree sale. This year 35 varieties of native trees and shrubs are available. All offerings are $26 each and will arrive in three-gallon containers and be approximately 3-5 feet tall at delivery. Pre-orders are required and are due Sept. 28. Trees can be picked up from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds llama barn. Order forms and online ordering are available at

Heart Gallery on display – The Indiana Heart Gallery is a traveling photo exhibit featuring compelling portraits of children in need of adoptive families and it is making a stop at the Monon Community Center in Carmel. The goal of the Heart Gallery is to increase awareness of the DCS foster youth available for adoption and encourage the community to learn more about the foster to adoption process. It will be on display at the Monon Center until Sept. 29.

Flag education program – The American Legion will hold its annual Flag Education Test during November. Fourth graders in participating schools can take a test of flag knowledge. Two winners from each state will win $1000. The test is based on the comic book “Our Country’s Flag.” School that wish to participate must enroll at by Sept. 29.

Waste water plant tours – A tour of Carmel’s waste water treatment plant, 9609 Hazel Dell Pkwy., will be given from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Dress comfortably for outside and wear sturdy shoes. Tour will be held outside, rain or shine. To register, call 317-844-3362.

Pet supply drive – The Barrington of Carmel is collecting pet supplies for hurricane victims. Donations needed for both dogs and cats include dry pet food, canned food, cat litter, toys, leashes and gift cards to pet stores. Donations will be accepted at the Barrington Art Studio, 1355 S. Guilford Rd. through Sept. 30.

Stewards of Children – Parents and adults who work with children can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse by registering for Stewards of Children. This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Chaucie’s Place is offering this program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information visit

Civil War Roundtable – The Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Carmel City Hall. The topic will be Forest the Napoleonic Calvary. The public is invited and admission is free.

Free seminars for seniors – CarDon & Associates is partnering with Indy Mature Living to help educate Indianapolis-area seniors about issues related to home ownership and post-retirement downsizing. The free seminars will highlight senior living options for those over the age of 55, downsizing, and other educational topics. Upcoming topics include: Downsizing – Professional Panelists, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Cumberland Trace, 1925 Reeves Rd., Plainfield. Reservations can be made by phone or email at 317-600-2056 or

Families symposium – The 2017 Status of Indiana Families symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Ivy Tech, 2820 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Discussions will provide insight into critical issues facing families from infants and children to the aging and elderly. Cost is $50 and includes lunch. Register at

Celebrations series – The Museum of Miniature Houses presents its series Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship on Wednesdays at noon. Upcoming events include: Oct. 14 – Bring Your Doll day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors of any age are invited to bring their dolls and share stories about them. Enjoy a tour of our doll collection, which at any time may include Gene Marshall 14″ dolls in designer fashions, kachinas, riders on Breyer horses, hand-crocheted Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the size of a thumbnail, and others.

Art Without Borders show – St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., presents Nea Kavala Art Without Borders from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Art Without Borders is a project started by Kayra Martinez to help refugee families in Greece express their emotions through art. Art will be on display and available to purchase, with proceeds going to the refugee families.

Pumpkin Fest – The Mayor’s Youth Council and the Carmel Arts Council will host Pumpkin Fest from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the City Hall Gazebo. This family-friendly event will feature music, food, pumpkin carving, costume contest and more. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish.

Legislative internships – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program during the spring semester gives college students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators while seeing firsthand how laws are made. To complete an application, visit Applications are due by Oct. 31.

Congressional App Challenge – The 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is now open to students in the Fifth Congressional District who have not yet graduated from high school. The CAC is designed to engage students from across the country in computer science and coding. Students of any age, whether in elementary, middle, or high school are encouraged to compete by creating and exhibiting an app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. For more information or to submit an entry by Nov. 1, visit

New financial adviser hired – SYM Financial Advisors is pleased to welcome Sydney Cale as Financial Paraplanner.

Anniversary event – Speck’s Pet Supplies, 4000 W. 106th St., will host their annual anniversary event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Adoption groups with adoptable pets will be in attendance, along with several pet-related businesses.

Boutique hotel opens – Ironworks Hotel Indy, the first boutique hotel on Indianapolis’ north side, has opened its doors. All guest rooms include luxury bedding, 60-75-inch Ultra HD Smart televisions, Keurig® coffee makers, in-room safes, minibars, complimentary wireless internet, shuttle services within five miles, and much more. A grand opening will be held from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 21. For more information, visit

Food pantry collections – AlphaGraphics has partnered with Carmel United Methodist Food Pantry to stock its shelves with personal care items. From now through September, donations of personal care items can be dropped off at AlphaGraphics, 1051 3rd Ave SW during normal business hours. Items that are needed include: shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, tampons and any other toiletries.

Lawyers honored – Michael Bishop and MaryEllen Kiley Bishop, partners at the law firm of Cohen Garelick & Glazier, have earned the distinction of being named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2018 in the practice areas of Arbitration, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Mediation.

Blood drive – In an effort to help hurricane victims, Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch is asking all Hoosiers to donate blood at Indiana Blood Centers statewide. With two major hurricanes striking our southern neighbors, blood is critically needed. Visit to find a center close to you.

Medical Aid in Dying – Compassion and Choices presents Medical Aid in Dying at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the John Hensel Government Center, 10701 N. College Ave. Learn more about medical aid in dying and the efforts of Compassion and Choices to pass legislation allowing this option for all Hoosiers. This event is free and open to all community members.

Free health classes – During Sports and Human Performance Week, St. Vincent Sports Performance at Clay Terrace will open its doors to all Carmel-area residents for free adult performance classes, anti-gravity treadmill sessions and sports nutrition seminars. Residents can sign up for 60-minute adult performance classes, 30-minute Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill sessions and 60-minute nutrition seminars. All activities are free during the week of Sept. 18. To reserve a spot, visit

Being Mortal – The Carmel Clay Public Library continues its Stethoscope Series with Being Mortal. Join Dr. David Mandelbaum from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 23. Dr. Mandelbaum is co-director of Franciscan Hospice Care. Following a screening of the film Being Mortal, Dr. Mandelbaum will lead a discussion. This event is free but registration is preferred by calling 877-888-1777.

Neuroradiologist joins staff – Northwest Radiology Network welcomes William Fischer, M.D., as a new neuroradiologist. Dr. Fischer specializes in abnormalities of the brain, central and peripheral nervous system, spine, head and neck. For more information about Northwest Radiology, visit To schedule an appointment, call 317-972-9669.

Free meditation class – Sahaja Meditation Indiana presents a free mediation class at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Learn to reduce stress and experience inner peace through meditation. The class will be held at Old National Bank, 1430 S. Range Line Rd. For more information, visit