Carmel in brief — October 9, 2018


Clarification – The cover of the Sept. 18 edition of Current in Carmel featured a watercolor and ink design by Brian McFarland.

Correction – In the Oct. 2 edition of Current in Carmel, the year U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks co-founded the School Safety Caucus was incorrect. She co-founded it in 2015.

Civil War Roundtable –David Powell will present the Battle of Chickamauga at 7 p.m. at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable at Carmel City Hall, 1 Civic Square. Powell has spent the last decade studying Chickamauga and has published several books on the topic. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

New parenting series – Carmel Friends Church, 651 W. Main St., will host Parenting With Purpose, a five-week series for parents with young children. Sessions will be held at 4 p.m. on Sundays beginning Oct. 14. Each week, a video will be shown followed by small group discussion. To register, call 317-846-5090 or visit

Shredding Electronics recycling event – An electronics recycling and shredding drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Creekside Middle School, 126th Street 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. Please no paints, light bulbs, tires, landscape waste, toxic or household hazardous waste. 

Asherwood Golf Course open – For a limited time this fall, golfers can enjoy the luxury of a private course experience while supporting a worthy cause. The Asherwood Estate Golf Courses of Carmel are open for play from now through Nov. 4, with proceeds benefiting the Great American Songbook Foundation. Tee times are available Tuesdays through Sundays in half-day or full-day packages starting at $1,500 per foursome, which includes a tax-deductible donation. For information and reservations, call 317-843-3800 or visit

Learn about various faiths – Carmel Interfaith Alliance and the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Human Relations will co-sponsor Meet Your Neighbor, a free forum to discuss faith traditions. The series will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings. Meeting topics are: Oct. 11 – The Sikh Faith; Oct. 18 – The Hindu Faith; Oct. 25 – The Christian Faith; Nov. 1 – The Muslim Faith. Meetings will be held at Carmel City Hall.

Reduced-cost cat adoptions—With a recent influx of cats over one year old, the Humane Society for Hamilton County will be offering $15 adoptions for these cats. The fee covers spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccines, microchip, FIV/Feline Leukemia testing, a free wellness exam and a sample bag of Hill’s Science Diet food. The shelter is at 1721 Pleasant St., Noblesville, and is open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and closed Wednesday. For more, visit

Special exhibit – The Museum of Miniature Houses presents the Founders’ Exhibit, celebrating the museum’s 25th anniversary. Houses and room boxes made by the co-founders will be on display, as well as historical artifacts of how Main Street looked 25 years ago, handwritten financial ledgers from the museum’s first years, and more. Exhibit runs through Jan. 6, 2019.

Sewing/quilting seminar – The Purdue Extension of Hamilton County will host a sewing/quilting seminar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds Exhibition Center. Cost is $17 and includes demonstrations, presentations, vendor displays and shopping. Register by visiting

Voting for Indiana’s best – Voting is now open for the Best of Indiana State Parks, Best Museums and Best Burgers. Nominees for all three categories were recommended by members of Indiana’s travel, tourism and hospitality industry. To see the nominees and vote, go to Voting ends on Oct. 27.

Shredding event – The Carmel Clay Public Library will host a shredding day from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 27 in the employee parking lot. All shredding will be done on site and there is no limit to the number of documents you can have shredded for free. For more, call 317-844-3362.

Legislative internships – The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices during the 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly. Candidates must be at least college sophomores or older. For more information or to access an application, visit The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

Youth Leadership program open – United Way of Central Indiana is accepting applications for the 2019 Youth Leadership United Program. This program teaches high school students about the nonprofit sector and how to serve on a nonprofit board. High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who live in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion or Morgan counties may apply. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. Apply online at

Christmas Bazaar – The St. Augustine Guild 2345 W. 86th St., will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Items for sale will include holiday decorations, home décor, baked goods, gifts, and more. All proceeds benefit St. Augustine Home residences, which are cared for by Little Sisters of the Poor. 

Youth volunteer nominations sought – From now through Nov. 6. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Indiana’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at and

Passion worship service – Northview Church will host Passion Worship Night at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at its Carmel campus, 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy. The evening will feature worship from Passion and teaching from Louie Giglio, with special guests Levi Lusko, author and pastor of Fresh Life Church, two time Grammy nominee Travis Greene, and hip-hop artist and author Trip Lee. Tickets start at $20 and are available at

Creative writers meetings – Carmel Creative Writers wants to give writers of all levels and genres the opportunity to network, learn and share. Join us for our meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hoosier Salon, 22 N. Range Line Rd. Guest speakers, a yearly anthology, and input on your writing samples are all part of our meetings. For more, email [email protected].

Newcomers Club – Newcomers Club of Carmel, a non-profit social club, connects its members with friends, engages in fun activities and explores the community. Monthly activities include a welcome coffee, a luncheon event and 32 interest group meetings. Membership represents Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis. For more, visit or call 317-564-8349

Ladies tea – Fellowship in Christ Church, 310 N. Range Line Rd., will host Coffee, Tea and Thee for ladies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. This is open to all women in the community and there is no cost to attend.

Tour de Cure – The American Diabetes Association presents Tour de Cure, a ride/run/walk event on Oct. 20 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cost is $10. All riders, runners and walkers will be treated to lunch and a fantastic celebration party for all to enjoy. There is something for all ages and ability levels, from a Family Fun Ride to a 100M competitive ride. For more or to register, visit

Free meditation class – Sahaja Meditation Indiana presents a free mediation class at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Learn to reduce stress and experience inner peace through meditation. The class is held at Old National Bank, 1430 S. Range Line Rd. For more, visit

Corrections Officers needed – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for correctional officers at the Adult Jail and Women’s Annex. The Jail Division has implemented a new application/testing procedure. Interested applicants must register for a test date at and specify test results be forwarded to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. After the test is complete, download and submit the Application for Corrections Officer at Deadline is Nov. 15.