Carmel in brief- August 30, 2016


On the web: Andy Ray reviews “Hell or High Water” – This Week on the Web columnist Andy Ray reviews David Mackenzie’s new film, “Hell or High Water.” In the film, two West Texas brothers rob a series of banks to save their family farm from foreclosure while an old Texas Ranger desperately wants to capture them to give himself one more victory before retiring. To read the full review, 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

History of the Dad’s Club – The Carmel Clay Historical Society presents The History of the Carmel Dad’s Club at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the library. Dan Chapman will talk about the origins of the club and the people who have worked to make it great over the years.

Quilters meeting – The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis North will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 1605 E. 106th St. Guild member Martha Higdon will present Batting Does Make a Difference. The color of the month is blue-violet.  All attendees are encouraged to wear blue-violet. For more, visit

Drive Sober campaign – The 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign has begun and will run through Sept. 5. Local law enforcement will work overtime to conduct sobriety patrols and checkpoints around the clock. Hamilton County joins thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country in this campaign.

Native tree sale – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual native tree sale. Trees are $25 and will be approximately 3- to 5-feet tall at delivery. Orders are due Sept. 3. Trees can be picked up Sept. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds llama barn. Online ordering and payment is available at

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.

Arts and crafts vendors needed – Applications for artists and crafters at St. Mark’s United Methodist Women’s 2016 Holiday Arts & Crafts Marketplace Nov. 5 are being accepted. Included in the $25 rental fee will be one eight-foot table covered with black vinyl and two chairs. Limited electricity is available. For more information and an application, visit

Marathon registration open – Registration is now open for the seventh annual Carmel Marathon, to be held 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 information or to register, visit

Intersection closure – The intersection of Carmel Drive and Range Line 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. Visit for more information.

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

Xue wins at State Fair – Crystal Xue, 16, of Carmel, received top 4-H honors at the 2016 Indiana State Fair. She delivered the champion presentation in Professional Persuasive Presentation – Senior. Xue, a Hamilton County 4-H member, has participated in the 4-H Youth Development Program for eight years and is the daughter of Xinjian Xue and Fei Shen.

Photo contest winner – Winners of the 2016 Indiana State Department of Agriculture photo contest were announced during the Celebration of Agriculture at the Indiana State Fair. Carmel resident Ryan Jeske won the Conservation category with his photo titled “Sunrise Over Richart Lake.”

College news – Matthew Rhinesmith graduated from Clemson University. Sarah Guntz was named to the dean’s list at Creighton University. Kelsey Gilbert was named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

New study groups – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th St. 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.

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