Opportunities for Families

October 21, 2016

Playing with Robots at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Come tell a robot what to do with markers! We'll have our Ozobots out for line-following fun on Tuesday, October 25, 4:00-4:45 p.m. or 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the storytime room. Children age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Free tickets are required and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Children's desk 30 minutes prior to the scheduled program start time.
Audience: Grades K-6

Halloween Bash at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us for an action-packed, spine-chilling, crafty Halloween party on Thursday, October 27, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. or 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. in the storytime room. Costumes are encouraged! Registration not required. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-6

Monsters and Heroes: A Planetarium Show
Join us at the Carmel High School Planetarium as we explore the constellations and bright Stars of Fall. Also, the Planetarium will present the story of a few monsters, a hero, and a princess, in the retelling of a classic: Clash of the Titans! This show is appropriate for audiences ages 4 and above.October 27th at 7:30PM
]Website: http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/planetarium/Publicplanetariumshows
Flyer: http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/uploads/0015/7175/October_scary_show_2016.jpg
Audience: Ages 4 and up.
Contact: Keith Turner, 317-846-7721, wkturner@ccs.k12.in.us  

Plots to Plates Community Garden Accepting Applications
The Plots to Plates Community Garden is now accepting applications for plots for the 2017 season. The garden is located on the grounds of Carmel Middle School. Plots rent for $10 per season and are available for Carmel residents or CCS employees. Questions? Contact us at garden@ccsgreenteam.org
Website: www.ccsgreenteam.org/garden
Audience: All students

A Tribute to Veterans
Please join the students and staff at Carmel Elementary School in their annual Veterans Day program on November 9th at 9:00 a.m. and at 7:00 p.m. This solemn and patriotic ceremony is dedicated to all members of the military, past and present. It will include musical tributes from the 4th grade, the school's choir, along with presentations from the school's student council. A small gift will be given to each Veteran in attendance.
Audience: All are welcome
Contact: Cynthia Ensign Baney, 317.844.0168, ext. 1156, cbaney@ccs.k12.in.us 

Trick or Treat for Riley Hospital
Join us for 22 stations of interactive games, candy prizes and fun! Saturday October 29th from 1-3 pm in the CHS freshman cafeteria (please enter door 13) will be 5th annual Trick or Treat for Riley Hospital. Enjoy more than just trick or treating by participating in games, arts and crafts, interactive activities, and an optional haunted house in a well lit and weather free environment all for a donation of your choice to Riley Hospital for Children. Bring your kids in their costumes for a great time and a great cause!
Audience: Elementary and middle school aged children
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ext 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Electronics Recycling, Shredding Documents and RX Disposal Event
The semi-annual electronics recycling, document shredding and prescription drug disposal event will take place Saturday, October 22 at Creekside Middle School from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A donation is $5 per box of items to be shredded is requested to benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. There is a $10 fee per CRT/tube monitor or TV.
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=17&recordid=8617&returnURL=%2findex.aspx
Audience: Community

ICE Indy Open House
Mark your calendars because this is something you won't want to miss! ICE Indy is expanding to a new 43,000 square foot facility offering cheerleading, tumbling, ninja classes, skills clinics and more! Come check it out with the whole family. We will have a bounce house, refreshments, demonstrations & giveaways.
Open House
November 5, 2-4pm
November 6, 2-4pm
]Website: www.icecheer.com
Audience: This event is open to everyone! Classes for girls and boys start at ICE Indy for children 4 years and up! The Open House will be fun for the entire family!
Contact: Nicole Smith, 317.867.3939, nicole.icecheer@gmail.com


October 14, 2016

Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Shop 25 different craft vendors at the Arts & Crafts Marketplace Saturday, November 5 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 E. 126th Street, in Carmel. From 9:00 AM to 3:00 shoppers will discover a variety of unique homemade items including various sizes of quilts, super hero & princess capes, handmade jewelry, doll clothes, cloth pumpkins, rope bowls, Kiwanis wooden toys, bath products, wood-turned items & more. Snacks & a light lunch will be available in the Candy Cane café and homemade treats will be for sale in the bake shop.
Proceeds from the marketplace will benefit various local charities supported by the St. Mark’s United Methodist Women. Call 317-846-4912 for more information.
Website: www.stmarkscarmel.org/umw
Audience: All Ages

City of Carmel Veterans Day Student Contest
Show your pride and enter the City of Carmel 2016 Veterans Day Student Contest. This year's theme, Respect, Honor & Gratitude, includes a poster contest for elementary students K-5, with one winner per grade receiving a $50 prize. Students in middle & high school can win $100 (one winner per grade) in the essay contest. Entry deadline is Wednesday, October 19th at 4 p.m.
Flyer: Elementary Student Contest:http://www.carmel.in.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=7632
Middle and High School Contest:http://www.carmel.in.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=7631
Audience: All grades. Students must be Carmel residents.
Contact: Kelli Prader, 317-571-2474, kprader@carmel.in.gov

5th Grade Girls Call-Out Meeting for New Girl Scout Troop
Who: 5th grade girls
What: Call-out meeting
When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30pm
Where: Towne Meadow Elementary – LGI Room
Why: We are starting a new 5th grade troop on the west side of Carmel
See the many benefits of Girl Scouts in a "DNA" infographic by clicking on the link below:
Website: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cs4E5HpWcAAKCL0.jpg
Audience: 5th grade girls
Contact: Ruth Perkins, 317-471-1011, rperk36@yahoo.com

Ghosts and Goblins 5K/2K presented by Carmel Education Foundation
Carmel Education Foundation’s Ghosts and Goblins 5k/2k is a family-friendly event held at Carmel High School Field House on October 22 , 2016 at 9:00. A.M. There are also costume contests for best individual and group costume.  Friday October 21st and Saturday October 22 there is a CHS Wellness Fair in the Field House for you to browse through. All proceeds from this event goes to support grants for CCS teachers!  To register, please visit the website below:
]Website: Carmelghostrun.com
Audience: All are welcome to partake in this fun fall event!
Contact: Barbara Danquist, 317-844-9961 ext. 2680, Bdanquis1@ccs.k12.in.us

Carmel Concert for Causes
OCTOBER 22, 2016 @ The Carmel American Legion Back 40!
3-10pm - Six bands, food, beverages, vendors, silent auction, pumpkins.
Help support "anti-bully education" and "needy veterans" - family friendly event.
We will give a car away at 8pm to a veteran in need!
Dave the "King" Wilson will emcee the seven hour event; hear rock, southern rock and country artists from around the country.
Website: www.angelsanddoves.com
Audience: Students, their parents and grandparents, school staff members -
Contact: Kim Harvey, 317.870.1100, kim@angelsanddoves.com

Princess Academy
Princess Academy hosted by the CHS Accents Show Choir
Date: Saturday November 5th Time: 1-4 PM Venue: Carmel High School (enter door #13 for drop-off and pick-up) Price: $30 Pick-Up: 345 PM Performance Time through Door #13 Description: The Accents Show Choir is hosting a Princess Academy for girls ages 4-8. Any young boys interested in show choir are also welcome! This will be a very busy 3-hour event which will include pampering (nails and princess hair), princess character meet and greet, royalty themed games, crafts, photo booth, story time, snack, and a show choir experience for the guests! The small princesses (or princes) will learn an age-appropriate song and dance to be performed for the parents at pick-up time! Please know that your registered child will be assigned to a chaperone that will be responsible for your child their entire stay at Carmel High School. Parents must sign-in and sign-out their child. All guests are highly encouraged to wear their princess costumes, party dresses, or any themed attire! The Accents are so excited to show your child a wonderful afternoon of wholesome fun and inspire some future show choir performers! Should you have any questions/concerns, need to cancel the day of the event, or get in touch with your child the day of the academy, please contact Tinaporter@indy.rr.com
Audience: Ages 4-8 girls and boys welcome
Contact: Katherine Kouns, 317-846-7721 ext. 7453, kkouns@ccs.k12.in.us

Model Railroad Meet at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join the celebration and see amazing operating model trains and circus trains. While taking in the sights and sounds, you'll have lots of fun talking model railroading with others who enjoy this hobby. Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the program room and storytime rooms. No registration required. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363.
Audience: Grades K-12
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Community Open House @ CHS
At Carmel High School Opportunity is our theme, and we invite you to our Community Open House on Sunday, November 13th from 1:00- 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  Take this opportunity to meet with teachers, administrators, counselors, and current students to learn about Carmel High School’s nationally recognized academic, extracurricular and athletic programs.  Facility tours will also be available.  This is open to EVERYONE.  Please place Sunday, November 13th on your calendar to explore the endless opportunities Carmel High School has tooffer.
Audience: Families of all ages.

October 7, 2016

Oct 8th Carmel Symphony Orchestra "Stories in Music"
Join the Carmel Symphony for the beginning of their 2016-17 season featuring Peter & the Wolf as well as Pictures at an Exhibition. "Stories in Music" with Mickey Maurer will be an engaging concert for children and adults. The concert is October 8th (7:30pm) at the Palladium. YouthPass tickets are always $5.00 and tickets can be reserved at 317-843-3800 or at carmelsymphony.org.
Website: www.carmelsymphony.org
Flyer: http://www.carmelsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/concerts/497-stories-in-music
Audience: All grades and genders for this concert

ITA: Etiquette Kingdom (ages 7-12)
This interactive program focuses on up-to-date social and communications skills, which build self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others. Students will learn to interact with peers and adults, introduce themselves and practice dining skills through role-playing games, book discussions and questions/answers from real life situations. Join our tea party at the end of the class! Handouts will be given at each class. October 20 - Dec 8th, 6-7pm, at the Monon Center
Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/etiquette-kingdom/4682
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/?pnref=lhc
Audience: Children ages 7-12
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

ITA: Show Show Kids (ages 4-7)
If your child loves singing and dancing, they will love this class! Children will work on their voices by doing fun warm-ups, musical games, breathing exercises, and, of course, learning their favorite songs and movements. Join us as we prepare a great Holiday Performance for family and friends!
Oct 11th -Dec 13th, Tuesdays, 5:00-5:55pm
Location: Monon Community Center, Carmel, IN
Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/show-choir-kids/4574
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/?pnref=lhc
Audience: Kids ages 4-7
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

ITA: Show Choir Performance (ages 8-13)
This is the perfect program for any Glee fan or singer/actor/dancer alike! Participants will learn a variety of skills to build their confidence and knowledge in singing, musicianship, proper use of breath support, phrasing, interpretation, dance moves, and stage presence. Come join us as we prepare a great Holiday Performance for family and friends!
Oct 11th -Dec 13th, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:25pm
Location: Monon Community Center, Carmel, IN
Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/show-choir-performance/4680
Audience: Children ages 8-13
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Carmel Fire Department Open House
October 13th, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Come tour the stations, see the apparatus, and learn about fire safety)
Station 41 - 2 Civic Square
Station 42 - 3610 W. 106th St.
Station 43 - 3242 E 106th St.
Station 44 - 5023 E Main St
Station 45 - 10701 N. College Ave.
Station 46 - 540 W. 136th St.
Website: www.carmelfd.com
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=159
Audience: Families of all ages.

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