Correction – In July 25 edition of Current in Carmel, the name of the school where students participating in the VolunTeen program at Eskenazi Health attended was incorrect. The students attended Clay Middle School.
Food pantry collections – AlphaGraphics has partnered with Carmel United Methodist Food Pantry to stock its shelves with personal care items. From now through September, donations of personal care items can be dropped off at AlphaGraphics, 1051 3rd Ave SW during normal business hours. Items that are needed include: shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, tampons and any other toiletries.
Governor appointments – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced several appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. Carmel resident Anne Valentine will join the Indiana Arts Commission. Bruce Kimball, also of Carmel, was named to the Bicycle Trails Task Force.
Adults only waterpark events – The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center will host Monon Mixer from 8 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 3. The event costs $10 per person and includes adults-only access to all The Waterpark’s features including the lazy river, adventure slides and FlowRider. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Bier Brewery, Sun King Brewery and Mallow Run Winery, in addition to concessions. Participants must register online at carmelclayparks.com.
Firehouse cook-off – On Aug. 5 at the Carmel Farmers Market, the Carmel Fire Dept. will hold its annual Firehouse Cook-off. Each firehouse will prepare dishes from a category to be announced. The public will be invited to sample the dishes and vote on their favorites.
Pop-Up Shop event – Carmel Cooperative Preschool will host its first annual Pop-Up Shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, 3085 W. 116th St. The Pop-Up Shop is a free family-friendly event that will feature a consignment sale, local vendors, entertainment, a silent auction, and more. Items that will be for sale include: baby/kids clothes, toys, accessories/gear, and maternity wear. The event will also include music by Mr. Daniel, yoga by Audrey from Silly Hearts Yoga, and face painting.
Native Habitat tours – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 3106 E. Carmel Dr., invites the community to tour its Native Habitat and Rain Garden on the church grounds with naturalist guides this summer at 7 p.m. Aug. 9. The tour is open to church members and the general public.
Free seminars for seniors – CarDon & Associates is partnering with Indy Mature Living to help educate Indianapolis-area seniors about issues related to home ownership and post-retirement downsizing. The free seminars will highlight senior living options for those over the age of 55, downsizing, and other educational topics. Upcoming topics include: Tax, Financial, and Legal Issues from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Altenheim, 3525 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis. Reservations can be made by phone or email at 317-600-2056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Solar workshop – The library will host Go Solar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Learn about the basics of solar energy for your home or business and how to select a solar installer. For more information or to register, visit CarmelGreen.org.
Stewards of Children – Parents and adults who work with children can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse by registering for Stewards of Children. This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Chaucie’s Place is offering this program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Noblesville Library, 1 Library Plaza. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
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 http://telamon.com/telamon-foundation/. Applications are due Sept. 15. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative writing contest – The Library Foundation Guild is sponsoring a creative writing contest for students in grades 9-12. Short stories, poems, essays and plays are all accepted. First and second place winners will receive Barnes & Noble gift cards and tickets to the Guilded Leaf Book & Author Luncheon on Oct. 19. Entry form and guidelines are available at carmel.lib.in.us/teens. Entries are due by Sept. 11.
Archery championships – The U.S. Archery championships are coming to Westfield this summer. More than 1,000 archers will gather at Grand Park Sports Campus Aug. 2-6 to compete in events that include Junior Olympic Archery Development and the National Target Championships. Competitors will include Olympians, world champions and youth athletes. For more information, visit USArchery.org.
New radiologists on staff – Northwest Radiology Network welcomes radiologist Ted Jennermann, M.D. and Anuj Patel, M.D. Dr. Jennermann specializes in cardiothoracic imaging and Dr. Patel’s specialty is body magnetic resonance imaging. To schedule an appointment, call 317-972-9669.
Meditation classes – Free meditation classes are offered at 7 p.m. Fridays at 1430 S. Range Line Road in Carmel. Registration is not required. For more, visit indianameditation.org or call 317-300-4560.
Smart Steps Coordinator named – Executive Director Dr. Jack Powell has announced the appointment of Jessica Herzog to the Smart Steps Coordinator position at Chaucie’s Place. Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™ is a prevention and education program that teaches elementary school-aged children that their bodies belong to them, it is okay to say “NO!” to unwanted touches from anyone, to tell a trusted adult, and abuse is never their fault.