Carmel in brief — May 1, 2018


Correction – In the April 24 edition of Current in Carmel, the name of the Parkwood Crossing community manager was incorrect. Her name is Rebecca Price.

Golf outing – Carmel Football Alumni will hold a golf outing on May 18 at Brookshire Golf Club. Cost for golf and dinner is $99 per person. For dinner only, the cost is $15. The format is a four-man Florida scramble. Check-in begins at noon with first tee time at 12:30 p.m. Visit to register.

Civil War Roundtable – Dr. Curt Fields will present “An Evening with General Ulysses S. Grant: The Man Behind the Uniform” at the May 9 meeting of the Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable at Carmel City Hall, 1 Civic Square. Fields has portrayed the general in films, posters and re-enactments. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

History contest winners – Eighteen students from Carmel High School were among the winners at the National History Day in Indiana contest held recently. Over 500 students competed statewide. Students moving on to national competition include: Raymond Mo, Abigael Mullins, Olivia Krall, Katelyn Wang, Kate Munson, Joshua Brinkman, Daniel Schrader-Dobris, Edward Dong, Vamsi Duvvuri, and Briana Chen.

College news – Carmel resident Andrew Kathan has been named a Presidential Scholar at Western Michigan University. Joseph Chitwood, also of Carmel, has been named to the dean’s list at Saint John’s University.

Simons receives scholarship – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana recognizes the importance of continuing education and the expenses associated with obtaining a college degree. To assist with college finances, RMHCCIN has chosen 20 high school seniors from Central Indiana to receive $5,000 scholarships. Recipients include Carmel resident Bella Simons of Carmel High School.

Ladies tea – Fellowship in Christ Church, 310 N. Range Line Rd., will host Coffee, Tea, and Thee for ladies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning May 2. This is open to all women in the community and there is no cost to attend.

Law enforcement memorial service – The 37th Annual Hamilton County Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. May 2 at the City Hall gazebo. The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Jones Byers, daughter of Roy E. Jones, Indiana State Police E.O.W. 07/03/1979.  Note: If inclement weather occurs, the event will be moved to Carmel Fire Department Station #41, 2 Civic Square.

Ladies night out – The Black Iris Estate, 5801 E. 116th St., will host the third annual Ladies Sip ‘n Shop event from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9. More than 75 local boutique vendors will be on site, along with wine and chocolate tasting, and mini-spa treatments. Admission is free.

Volunteer docents needed – The Carmel Clay Historical Society needs volunteer docents to staff exhibits at the Monon Depot. The job consists of greeting visitors and sharing about Carmel’s history. Training will be provided. For more information, visit

Wine, Wags & Whiskers – You are invited to Wine, Wags & Whiskers from 6 to 9:00 p.m. May 11 at the Renaissance North, 11925 N. Meridian St. Tickets start at $65 include: wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, music and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Hamilton County. Purchase tickets online at

The Great War exhibit – The Carmel Clay Historical Society will host “The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines,” one of the Indiana Historical traveling exhibits, from now through May 13. The exhibit showcases Indiana’s contributions to the war effort and the war’s long-lasting effects, and will be on display at the Monon Depot Museum, 211 1st St. SW.

Celebrations series – The Museum of Miniature Houses presents its Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship series on Wednesdays at noon. The next session will be held on May 9. Lucy Newton, member of the Indianapolis Arts Chorale, joins playwright, actress and soprano MaryAnne Mathews, for a program of songs.

BMV branch relocated – The Carmel Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch has relocated to 271 Merchants Square Dr. Days and hours of service will remain the same.

Bike Carmel – The City of Carmel will host Family Fun Rides during the summer months. Upcoming dates include: May 12 at Prairie Trace Elementary; June 9 at Woodbrook Elementary; Aug. 11 at University Green in West Clay. For all events, registration begins at 10 a.m. with ride beginning at 11 a.m. Rides are free and are 2-5 miles with stops along the way on paths and trails.

Golden Hoosier nominations – Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Golden Hoosier Awards. To be eligible for the award, nominees must be Indiana residents, aged 65 or older and have been a volunteer in the community for the past three years. Nomination forms are available at and are due by May 14.

Spectrum of Food – Adults with Aspergers will hold Spectrum of Food at 7 p.m. May 18 at Platform 24, 12400 N. Meridian St. For more information, visit

Cadet Law Enforcement Academy – The Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2018 class. The Academy is limited to the first 50 applicants. Registration is open to students in grades 9-12. Cost is $300 and is due by June 1. Visit for more information.

Photo contest – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring its fifth annual photo contest for youth and adults who reside in Hamilton County. Each age division has two categories – Then and Now, and Pollinators in Color. Digital files must be submitted by June 27. Additional information and entry forms are located at

Creative writers meetings – Carmel Creative Writers wants to give writers of all levels and genres the opportunity to network, learn and share. Join us for our meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hoosier Salon, 22 N. Range Line Rd. Guest speakers, a yearly anthology, and input on your writing samples are all part of our meetings. For more, email

Angelman Sydrome walk – The Angelman Syndrome Foundation will sponsor Walk For a Cure May 19 at West Park, 2700 W. 116th St. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, visit

Suicide prevention training – Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel, will host QPR training from 9 to 11 a.m. May 22. QPR stands for Question.Persuade.Refer and the method was developed to detect and respond to anyone exhibiting suicide warning signs. QPR is an evidence-based prevention program backed by 30 years of research. Cost is $15. Register online at

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, visit