Carmel in brief- September 6, 2016


School board candidates – Five people have filed to run for two at-large seats on the Carmel Clay School Board. Candidates are: Katie Browning, Cherish Foreman Davis, Timothy W. Smith, Lin Zheng and incumbent Kathie Freed. Election Day is Nov. 8.

New speed limit – The speed limit along US 31 in Carmel has been raised to 55 miles per hour now that construction is wrapping up.

9/11 Ceremony – The City of Carmel will host a 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance at 8:46 a.m. Sept. 11 at Carmel Fire Headquarters, 2 Civic Square. Attendees will remember those who lost their lives saving others on Sept. 11, 2001.

Grand opening – Milestone Talent Group, 1091 3rd Ave. SW, will host a grand opening and open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10. Attendees can meet creative directors and coaches, sign up for acting classes and more. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more, visit or call 317-703-7895.

Roundabout award – A roundabout on Horseferry Road just south of Main Street in the Villages of West Clay has been named the International Roundabout of the Year by the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society. The roundabout features landscaping with a fountain in the center in the middle of Jackson Circle. The roundabout will be featured on the cover of a calendar produced by the society.

Road closures – Some roads will be temporarily closed in conjunction with upcoming events. During Golf Celebration Week, Main Street in the Arts & Design District will be closed from 2 p.m. until about midnight Sept. 10. The International Arts Festival will be held the weekend of Sept. 24. Road closures in the district will run from Sept. 23-Sept. 25.

Patient Advisory Council members needed – St. Vincent is seeking volunteers in the community to serve on the Patient Family Advisory Council. Applicants should have a medical experience with St. Vincent in the past. Meetings are anticipated to last two hours and the group meets quarterly. The first meeting is scheduled tentatively for Nov. 3. For more, visit

Battle of the Bands – The St. Louis de Montfort Fall Festival will hold its seventh annual Battle of the Bands from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at 11441 Hague Rd., Fishers. The competition is for musicians high school age or younger. Bands will perform 10-15 minutes of cover or original material. The grand prize is a recording package provided by our contest sponsor, Azmyth Studios. For more, email Pat Kniola at

Chaucie’s Place Beach Bash – Chaucie’s Place and NextGear Captial present the Treasure Our Children Beach Bash fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St. The evening will feature a tropical buffet and exotic desserts, as well as live and silent auctions. Attire is casual beachwear. Tickets are $75 each or table sponsorship for $750. For more or reservations, visit

Accreditation earned – Two local KinderCare centers have been awarded accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a leading professional organization for the early childhood education industry. Locations include 131st and Hazel Dell KinderCare, and Rangeline KinderCare.

Civil War Roundtable – The Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Carmel City Hall. Ray Boomhower, senior editor for the Indiana Historical Society Press and author, will be speaker. The public is invited and admission is free.

Marathon registration open – Registration is open for the seventh annual Carmel Marathon, April 22, 2017. Early bird registration fees are available for full marathon, half marathon, 8K run and 5K run. This is the second largest marathon in the state. For more or to register, visit

Koi show – The Northern Midwest ZNA Koi Club will host the 15th annual koi show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the gazebo at Carmel City Hall. A variety of koi fish will be on display along with vendors for water garden and pond supplies. The event is free and open to the public.

Democratic Women meeting – The Democratic Women of Hamilton County and the Hamilton County Democratic Club will host a meet and greet for the Democratic candidates from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Delaware Township Community Building, 9094 E. 131st St., Fishers.

Quilters meeting – The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Nationally known quilt teacher, speaker and fiber artist Catherine Redford will present Lessons Learned While Quilting. For more, visit

Intersection closure – The intersection of Carmel Drive and Rangeline Road is closed until approximately mid-November for construction of a roundabout. Local businesses will remain accessible during the closure. Detours will be in place. For more, visit

Cinch Cycling at Rollfast – Pro cyclist Tom Danielson will attend the Rollfast Gran Fondo in Carmel Sept. 18. Danielson has started a new business called Cinch Cycling that focuses on training camps, clinics and coaching. Danielson will bring the Cinch Cycling experience to Carmel. Casual riders will have the opportunity to ride with a pro who  finished eighth in the Tour de France and has twice won the Tour of Utah. For more, visit

New study groups – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th Street and Gray Road, will host two new study groups. Book of Revelation will be held at either 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. or 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 7. Holy Habits by Prophets and Kings will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 7. Childcare is available with advance request. To register, visit or call 317-846-4912.

Preservation conference – Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society will host its 23rd annual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at 502 East Event Centre. Titled Preservation: Keeping What We’ve Got, Restoring What We’ve Lost, the event is open to anyone with an interest in native plants, conservation, botany, landscaping, and wildlife habitat. For more or to register, visit


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