Carmel in brief — April 18, 2017


Teams congratulated – State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) recently congratulated several athletic teams from Carmel High School on their recent achievements. Teams honored included: girls swimming and diving teams, girls cross country, boys swimming and diving teams and the football team.

Pinwheel Garden now on display – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Chaucie’s Place is selling pinwheels to display outside of the Chaucie’s Place office, at 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel. With the money from pinwheel purchases, more children and youth in Cass, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Rush and Tipton Counties and beyond will benefit from Chaucie’s Place child sexual abuse and youth suicide prevention programs. For more or to purchase a pinwheel, visit or stop into the 106th Street office.

Referendum voting – Early voting for the Carmel Clay Schools replacement referendum is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through April 28. Saturday voting is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 and 29. The final day of early voting is from 8 a.m. to noon May 1. All early votes must be cast at the Hamilton County Government & Judicial Center, 1 Hamilton County Square in Noblesville Voting on Election Day, May 2, is from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at local precincts. Find your precinct location at

Referendum meetings – Carmel Clay Schools will host a series of community meetings to discuss the upcoming referendum vote and the impact it can have on taxes and schools. Upcoming meetings include: Carmel Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. April 19; Mohawk Trails Elementary, 6:30 p.m. April 20; Smoky Row Elementary, 6:30 April 26.

Pollinator landscaping – St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Road, will host a program on incorporating pollinators and native species in landscapes at 7:30 p.m. April 20. Claire Lane, urban conservationist at the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, will speak about the benefits of native plants and rain gardens, the food and habitats for pollinators, and how simple it is to implement these tips.

Fake news or legitimate? – The Carmel Clay Library will host a fake news panel discussion at 7 p.m. on April 19 in the Program Room. Learn how to determine if the news you are seeing and hearing is considered legitimate or fake. A question and answer session will follow the discussion. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 317-844-3362.

Book signing – Wild Birds Unlimited founder Jim Carpenter will sign copies of his book, “The Joy of Bird Feeding,” from 4 to 7 p.m. April 19 at Wild Birds Unlimited, 9830 N. Michigan Road, Suite A, in Carmel. Carpenter is a Zionsville resident.

Women’s conference – Hazel Dell Christian Church, 14501 Hazel Dell Pkwy., will host Cultivating on April 21 and 22. The Cultivating Conference exists to encourage everyday women to be confident in sharing their God-given voices with their communities. Tickets are $25 and include a goodie bag, coffee, breakfast on Saturday and snacks. Register online at

Pampering for Make-A-Wish – Tilly’s Tea Room, on the third floor of Saks Fifth Avenue at 8701 Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis, and the family of Bella Simons will host a night of pampering from 6 to 8 p.m. May 11 to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets start at $100 and include food provided by Tilly’s, massages, hair blow-out, and nail polish change. All proceeds will go to grant a wish for a Carmel High School student, as was done for Bella when she faced a brain tumor two years ago. For tickets, visit

Student artwork displayed – Inspired by their study of Native Americans from the Pacific Northwest, student artists from Cherry Tree Elementary School’s upper grades have created spirit animal totem poles using colored paper – just one of the features of the April exhibit at the Carmel Arts Council World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery, 40 W. Main St. The Gallery is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Fri-Sun each week. The exhibit runs through April 23.

Art contest winners on display – The Museum of Miniature Houses will feature the winners of the annual Carmel High School Art Department’s “Minumental” competition. Students were challenged to create works of art no bigger than 1 inch x 1 inch x 1 inch, in any medium, to illustrate celebrity icons. The exhibit will run until May 14. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Electronics recycling – Comprehensive Tax Solutions and Comprehensive Retirement Solutions will host a recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 22 at 11595 N. Meridian St. Services will include: document shredding, electronics recycling, and collecting of household goods, shoes, and clothing.

Electronics recycling – An electronics recycling drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 22 at University High School, 2825 W. 116th St. Phones, computers, printers, tablets, cables, and more are welcome. Tube TV’s with a CRT screen have an additional $10 charge.

Chaucie’s Place breakfast – Chaucie’s Place will hold its seventh annual Friends of Chaucie’s Place Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on April 26 at Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St. This year the special guest speaker is Matthew Sandusky, a past football player with Penn State University who was sexually abused by his adopted father and football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Tickets are $20 for a seat or $250 for a table sponsorship. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit

PrimeLife fundraiser – PrimeLife Enrichment will host Unlimited Pasta-bilities to raise funds to support services for our community’s elder residents. The event will be held on April 29 at PrimeLife Enrichment Center, 1078 W. Third Ave. SW. Individual tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at, or by calling 317-815-7000. Corporate tables and sponsorships are also available.

Trash to Treasures sale – Carmel Christian Church, 463 E. Main St., presents its annual Trash to Treasure, Sale of Biblical Proportions from 8 am to 1 pm. on April 29. In addition to great deals of a variety of items, there will be face painting for the kids and a silent auction.

Electronics recycling – An electronics recycling and shredding drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 29 at Creekside Middle School, 126th and Shelbourne Road. Shredding is $5 per box. Electronics recycling is free except for tube TVs and monitors, which are $10 each. Also accepted will be prescription drugs. Proceeds will benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana.

New scholarship program – Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, announces the new Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Up to twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be accepted through April 30. Application and instructions can be found online at

New miniatures exhibit – The Furnishing Touch, an exhibit that tells a history of American home furnishings in miniature, has opened at the Museum of Miniature Houses. The exhibit, that runs through May 28, begins with The Mannerist style (1600-1700) that was popular with English settlers in America, through The William and Mary Style, popular from 1695-1730, and ends with the Colonial Revival style that started in the 1870s and is still found in popular home trends today.

Arts and education grants available – The Telamon Foundation, the charitable arm of Telamon Corporation, has announced that its grant application for 2017 is now available. This marks the Telamon Foundation’s fourth annual round of grants that focus primarily on the Foundation’s pillars of arts and education. The application for 2017 can now be found at Applications are due Sept. 15. Any questions can be directed to

Impact 100 grants available – Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis will give away $156,000 and membership will be comprised of 215 women for the 2017 grant cycle. From now until May, focus area committees will review and discuss proposed projects and applications submitted by greater Indianapolis area nonprofits, followed by site visits and the selection of one finalist from five focus areas, including arts and culture, education, environment, family and health and wellness. To learn more about Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis and the annual awards dinner visit

Student pages – State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) recently welcomed the following Carmel students to the Statehouse as student pages: Stewart Anker, Elizabeth Brandt, Emma Brashear, Parker Miller and Luke Vreeman.

Honor veterans – The City of Carmel invites you to honor military veterans by participating in our Freedom Circle Walkway. Invest in this project by purchasing a brick paver to be placed in the sidewalk of the Veterans Memorial, located in Carmel City Center. A 4×8 paver is $50 and an 8×8 paver is $100. The paver can be personalized. For more information, contact Melanie at 317-571-2474 or


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