Carmel in brief- September 27, 2016

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Fraud suspect – Carmel police are searching for a suspect who allegedly used several credit cards in Indianapolis Sept. 6 that were stolen from vehicles in Carmel. Video surveillance captured the suspect driving a silver 2000-2007 body style four-door Ford Taurus that is missing a front passenger’s side hubcap and bears an In God We Trust Indiana registration plate. Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD at 317-571-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

Veteran’s lunch – The American Legion hosts a veteran’s lunch the second Friday of each month. The next meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The speaker will be a Coast Guard veteran. The meeting is free. Attendees pay for their own lunch. For more, email janetsemerson@comcast.net.

Vice chair appointed – Hamilton County Surveyor Kenton C. Ward was recently appointed vice chair of the GIS sub-committee and was appointed a member of the Information Technology Standing Committee for the National Association of Counties.

Fundraising gala – The Center for Global Impact, a nonprofit that fights human trafficking, will hold a black tie gala at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Lucas Family Estate, 1143 W. 116th St. Individual tickets start at $150 and sponsorship levels are available. For more, visit qtego.net.

Show choir Cabaret – The Ambassadors and Accents show choirs invite the community to their annual Cabaret, an evening of entertainment, desserts and a silent auction. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8 in the CHS freshman cafeteria. Tickets are $25 and available a ticketracker.com. For more, call 317-846-7721, ext. 7085.

Newcomers Club luncheon – The Newcomers Club of Carmel invites everyone to its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Woodland Country Club, 100 Woodland Ln., Carmel. Newcomers to the area are encouraged to attend and make new friends. Even if you’ve been around for a while, come and help us welcome our newest neighbors. For more, visit CarmelNewcomers.com.

Straight ticket voting changes – Straight party voting has changed in Indiana. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket Nov. 8, but that vote will not count for individual candidates for county council or town council at-large. Voters now need to select each candidate they wish to elect for at-large county council and town council seats.

Quilters meeting – The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis North will meet from 1 to 3 p.m.  Oct. 7 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 1605 E. 106th St. Guild member and award-winning quilter Cathy Franks will present a program called Art Quilts: The Process from Conception to Completion. The color of the month is yellow-orange. All attendees are encouraged to wear yellow-orange. For more, visit QuiltGuildIndy.net.

JoySwing Jazz Orchestra – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 E. 126th St., presents the JoySwing Jazz Orchestra at 4 p.m. Oct. 2.  The concert will feature 20 musicians performing traditional hymns, spirituals and contemporary Christian songs in a swing and jazz style reminiscent of the big band sound. For more, visit StMarksCarmel.org.

Free potatoes – The Society of St. Andrew and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church are offering free potatoes to those who need them. The potatoes will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at St. Mark’s, 4780 E. 126th St. until supplies last. Food pantries and agencies may reserve potatoes by calling 317-846-4912. Individuals do not need to make advance requests.

Quetoberfest at City Barbeque – City Barbeque is celebrating Quetoberfest through Oct. 3, with restaurants donating one dollar from the sale of every half-chicken to the American Cancer Society. Local City Barbeque joints will also sell limited edition pint glasses in collaboration with local brewery Sun King. Oktoberfest lager in a Quetoberfest glass will be sold for $5. The glass itself will be available for $3, with $1 from each glass sale benefitting the American Cancer Society.

Barber shop raffle – In an effort to promote local businesses, Local Living Carmel and Main Street Barber Shop are sponsoring a mega-deal raffle. The prize is six free haircuts from Main Street Barber Shop. Raffle entries can be made by subscribing to LocalLivingCarmel.com, then posting a photo of Main Street Barber Shop and tagging it, and sharing #megadealraffle on social media.

Town meeting – State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) will host a town meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Residents of Senate District 29 are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on legislative issues. For more information or to RSVP, call 317-232-9541.

VFW fall festival – The Carmel VFW will host a fall festival from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at 12863 Old Meridian St. The event is to raise funds to aid the many charities and veterans’ causes over the holiday season. The event is open to the public with free admission. The band Big Daddy Caddy will perform live from 6 to 9 p.m. Activities include games for kids and adults, dunk tank with special guests, TV and gun raffles and more.

Shoe collection – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is conducting a shoe collection drive until Oct. 2. Donations of all styles of new and gently worn shoes in child to adult sizes will be forwarded to Changing Footprints, a local nonprofit organization, for distribution to individuals, organizations and agencies wherever there is a need. For more, call 317-846-4912.

Cut-A-Thon – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Salon, 110 West Main St., will host a Cut-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. All proceeds to go to Kountry Kitchen, the famous Indiana soul food restaurant for its Christmas Day charity event. The Cut-A-Thon is a walk-in event. A $30 donation is requested. A $45 donation allows the donor to skip the line. Refreshments, door prizes, raffles and more will be provided.

Indiana House internships – The Indiana House Republican Internship Program is accepting applications for the 2017 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program allows interns to immerse themselves in the legislative process by working directly with state representatives. For more, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. Application deadline is Oct. 31.

Shredding event – A community shredding and electronics recycling day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at Creekside Middle School, 3525 W. 126th St. A $5 donation is requested per shredding box. Recycle small electronics and computers, along with unused or expired prescription drugs. A $10 fee for glass TV/computer monitors will be charged.

Miniatures exhibits open – The Museum of Miniature Houses has two new exhibits. Hoosiers Making Miniatures features the work of Indiana artists. Hidden Treasures showcases dollhouses and settings that have rarely or never been on display. These exhibits will run through December. For more, visit MuseumOfMiniatures.org.

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

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, this event is open to anyone with an interest in native plants, conservation, botany, landscaping and wildlife habitat. For more information or to register, visit inpaws.org.

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