Opportunities for Families

December 19

Curious Kids/Taking A Closer Look!
Take a closer look during your voyage through Founders Park! This session will include a story, discovery hike, and hands-on activity. Come ready to get dirty! Activity #355104-01
Wednesdays, 1/7-1/28, 10:00am-11:30am @ Founders Park *No class 1/14.
Fee:  $24
Visit carmelclayparks.com or (317)848-7275 for more information.
Audience:  Preschools

Preschool Cheer
Flip over to the Monon Community Center to learn tumbling technique, poise, and rhythm. These fundamentals will help your little one be successful in gymnastics and cheer.
Activity #355206-01
Mondays, 1/19-2/9,  5:30-6:00pm @ The Monon Community Center
Fee:  $50
Audience: Preschools
Visit carmelclayparks.com or (317)848-7275 for more information.

Safe Sitter, Session 2
Learn what it takes to be a Safe Sitter in this nationally recognized, medically accurate babysitting program that prepares you for the world of babysitting and responsible child care.
Activity #356200-02
Saturday, Feb. 7,  9:00am-4:00pm
Fee:  $60
Audience:  Middle Schools
Visit carmelclayparks.com or (317)848-7275 for more information.

Winter and Spring Swim Lessons
WINTER & SPRING 2015 SWIM PROGRAMS WILL BEGIN JANUARY 2015. REGISTRATIONS WILL BEGIN DECEMBER 12, 2014. PROGRAMS OFFERED INCLUDE SWIM LESSONS, STROKE DEVELOPMENT, PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS, HOME SCHOOL LESSONS, AND SATURDAY SWIM LESSONS!
Website:  http://www.teamunify.com/SwimLessons.jsp?_tabid_=69453&team=cmincsc
Audience:  elementary and junior high school
Contact:  Kinsey Wallace, 317-571-4047, carmelaquaticscac@gmail.com

December 12

Preschool Tumble Tykes
Flip over to the Monon Community Center to learn safe tumbling techniques, terminology, poise and rhythm. Your child will learn the basic fundamentals needed to be successful in gymnastics, cheer, or any sport.
Program Details:
Session 1: Mondays, 1/19-2/9 10:30-11:00am $50/participant.
Session 3: Wednesdays, 1/21-2/11 5:00-5:30pm $50/participant.
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience:  Preschool
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861 or (317)848-7275, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

After School Nature & Science
Participants will conduct experiments, study animals up close, and look through microscopes! Bring your creativity to create a special nature craft each class! For ages 5-10.
Program Details:
Tuesdays, 1/20-4/28; no class on 04/07. 4:45-6:00pm $65
Location: Monon Community Center
Audience:  Elementary Schools
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.com
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861 or (317)848-7275, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Safe Sitter
Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized, medically accurate babysitting program designed for boys and girls, ages 11-13. This class will prepare you for the world of babysitting and responsible child care. Choking rescue skills and CPR instruction are included.
Program Details:
Sess. 1: Saturday, Jan. 17 9:00am-4:00pm $60.
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience:  Middle Schools
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861 or (317)848-7275, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

December 5

Make-A-Splash Free Swim Lessons
Carmel Swim Club offers free swim lessons to children in the community who have little to no experience in the water. School district documentation of child's free/reduced lunch participation, OR county documentation of family rent/utility assistance are required. Applications can be found at club website. General questions, call 317-575-8244 or email carmelswimclub@aol.com.
Website: http://www.carmelswimclub.org/Home.jsp?team=incsc
Audience:
  All

Gingerbread Houses at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Feeling creative? Come decorate a premade graham cracker gingerbread house on Monday, December 1, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the library's story time room. Registration not required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades 1-5

CHS Night with the Lady Hounds - Save the Date!
Please join the Carmel High School Lady Greyhounds Basketball team for its Annual Night with the Lady Hounds Event. This year’s fun will be on December 13, 2014 from 6:00-9:00pm in the CHS Fieldhouse. Additional details and a registration form can be found on the Carmel Dads' Club website or by emailing CHSLadyHounds@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!
Audience:  Girls in grades K-8

A Year with Frog and Toad - SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE
December 12 -21 in The Studio Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts.
After a long hibernation, Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters have returned to hop from "page to stage" in Actors Theatre of Indiana’s charming holiday musical production of A Year with Frog and Toad. This is a story of a friendship that endures four fun-filled seasons. It bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical for ages 4 to 104!
Join Frog, Toad and all of their friends for sensory-friendly live performance — lights up, sound down — for children (and their families) with Autism and/or other sensory challenges on Friday, December 19 at 7:00pm in The Studio Theater.
Discounted tickets of $10 for this SPECIAL SENSORY-FRIENDLY performance ONLY. Promo code: ATIFROG
For more information, call 317.669.7983 ext. 104

Central Indiana Dance Ensemble's The Nutcracker
Come experience the magic of Central Indiana Dance Ensemble’s “The Nutcracker,” featuring many of Carmel-Clay Schools’ own students! Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, a pre-professional ballet company located in Carmel, is celebrating their 15th anniversary season. This classical full-length ballet is for all ages - a wonderful holiday tradition the whole family will enjoy! Shows are December 12 at 7:30pm, December 13 at 2pm & 7:30pm, and December 14 at 2pm at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 for adults and $18 for children (up to 18).
Website:  http://cidedance.org/performances/the-nutcracker/
Audience:  All grades K-12, families, all schools, male and female, performing arts
Contact:  Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, 317-844-7453, info@cidedance.org

Carmel Symphony Concert Dec. 13
Join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on December 13 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm for a heartwarming holiday concert featuring the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Children’s Choir, vocalist Rick Vale, and special guest Sylvia McNair! These family-friendly concerts are at the Palladium and student tickets are only $5. Call 843-3800 for ticket information.  Click here for flyer.
Website:   http://www.carmelsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/concerts/58-indiana-university-health-holidays
Audience:  All grades and all genders

Pacers Basketball Clinic
A clinic is a special class with a focus. This clinic is designed to introduce the player to the competitive realm of the sport of basketball. Game situations and strategies are introduced.
January 2-3, 2015, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Monon Community Center.  The cost is $80 and includes :  Pacers T-shirt and a ticket to a future Pacers game.  Click here for more info and the registration form.
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.org
Audience:  Elementary Schools, Ages 6-17, Boys and Girls
Contact:  Jordan Hill, 573-5237, jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Holiday Gift Making at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Come make gifts to give your family or friends for any December holiday! Monday, December 8, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the storytime room. Registration not required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades 1-5

Happy Birthday, Madeline! at the Carmel Clay Public Library
One of our favorite book characters is turning 75 this year! Celebrate with us on Wednesday, December 10, 4:00-4:45 p.m. in the story time room as we enjoy Madeline-themed stories, crafts, and even a birthday treat. 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. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades K-2

The World of Science
Children are naturally curious and compelled to investigate how and why things work. Science involves active exploration, discovery, and learning through experiments. In this class, we will put scientific theories and principals to the test through fun, hands-on activities! Come prepared to get messy as we mix things up - literally.
Website: www.carmelclayparks.org
Audience:  Ages 6-9
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, 317-843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Safe Sitter
Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized, medically accurate babysitting program for boys and girls, ages 11-13. Choking child rescue skills and CPR instruction are included. Sessions run monthly. Please visit www.carmelclayparks.com for more information!
Audience:  boys & girls, ages 11-13
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, 317-843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Teen Yoga
Practice your balance, strength and flexibility. Yoga focuses on the entire body as you learn beginning yoga postures. Sessions run monthly. Visit www.carmelclayparks.com for more details.
Audience:  Ages 13-17/high school students
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, 317-843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

After School Nature & Science
Each week, we will examine a different aspect of the natural world and conduct experiments, study animals up close, look through microscopes, or dissect owl pellets! Visit www.carmelclayparks.com for session details!
Audience:  Ages 6-9
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, 317-843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

November 21

Holiday Secret Shop
The Holiday Secret Shop has been a tradition at Carmel High School for decades! The shop provides kids (all ages welcome) in the community to come shop for holiday gifts for their friends, family and everybody else on their list! The shop is run by senior marketing students who use the experience as a fundraiser for Carmel DECA and an opportunity to understand how a real business functions. The Shop is open Monday December 1st- Friday December 5th from 2:30pm-5:30pm and Saturday, December 6th from 10am-2pm, all gifts range from $2- $20!
Website:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B38QKJYKMX5TWHRxVVdTMUswVmc/view?usp=sharing
Audience:  K-8, Male and Female, All Elementary and Middle Schools
Contact:  Sam, 317-903-2323, samjjohnson9@yahoo.com

STEM based Sport Science in Self Defense
Free Clinic for all children who want to learn the science and physics behind protecting yourself from bullying, threatening situations and physical harm. Brain is mightier than brawn! Click here for flyer information.
Website:  www.dignitykids-indy.org
Audience:  K - 8th grades
Contact:  Lance Vogel, 317 222 1717, lvogel@dignitykids-indy.org

Luminary Walk
Spend a relaxing evening taking a walk through the winter wonderland at Central Park. Enjoy music and hot chocolate as you take in the ambiance of more than 2,000 luminaries lighting the path through the wetlands, floating over the lagoon, and spanning across the boardwalk. Come see Central Park in a new light!
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.org
Audience:  Everyone

Paws to Read at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Do you like dogs? Then come to the library on Saturday, November 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., to read to one of our special therapy dogs. Sessions are 15 minutes and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration not required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades 1-5

CCS Green Team's 3rd Annual Holiday Lights Recycle Drive
Carmel Clay Schools Green Team will be offering recycling for your burned out holiday lights at most of the schools from December 1st through December 12th. Due to the popularity of the event, the CCS Green Team has partnered with Carmel Utilities and have designated White’s Ace Hardware at 731 South Range Line Road as a collection site to expand the recycling drive for all Carmel residents through December 15th. Strands will be picked up by Technology Recyclers which will help keep our landfill lighter and our spirits brighter!
Audience:  All grades, all schools, community
Contact:  Deb Gastineau, (317) 292-7564, dgastineau@hse.k12.in.us

CFD Safe Sitter Winter Classes
January 10th, February 7th, and March 7th, 2015. 9:00am – 4:00pm, $55 per student
Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
This is the Safe Sitter® (1-Day Course with CPR)
This class is a medically-accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens (11 to 13 year old) life and safety skills relating to childcare.
Website:  www.carmelfd.com
Audience:  This training course is intended for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 who are enrolled in any of the elementary or middle schools.
Contact:  Keith Freer, 571-4245, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

Huge Charity Garage Sale at Carmel High School
CHS student government will host the annual garage sale for Riley Hospital for Children Saturday November 22nd from 9am-4pm and Sunday November 23rd from Noon-4pm in the CHS main cafeteria (door #7). THOUSANDS of new and gently used items : clothing, books, home decor, jewelry, games, toys, electronics, new items, great gifts and MORE! 100% of purchases go directly to Riley Hospital.
Audience:  All schools grades and genders
Contact:  Sarah Wolff, 846-7721, Swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

November 14

Teen Yoga
Yoga focuses on the entire body as you learn beginning yoga postures or "Asanas." Practice your balance, strength, and flexibility as you learn to connect your mind and body. Bring friends and relax together! For ages 13-17.
ACTIVITY   DATE DAY           TIME            FEE
246202-03 Nov 24-Dec 15 M 5:00-5:50pm $28
Website: carmelclayparks.org
Audience:  Middle School, High School
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Knee High Naturalist: Winter Birds and Tracks
Children are naturally curious about the world around them. In Richard Louv's book, Last Child in the Woods, he discusses how today's children are suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder, because we do not let them go outside to discover the world of nature. This program is designed to introduce you and your child to the simple things around them. In each class, we will discover the wonders of nature by doing a hands-on activity.
ACTIVITY  DATE      DAY    TIME           FEE
245102-04 Dec 4-18 Th 10:00-11:00am $15
Website: carmelclayparks.org
Audience:  Preschool
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Curious Kids: Winter Birds & Tracks
Nature is filled with early learning opportunities, so venture out with your child on a voyage through Founders Park. Each session includes a story, discovery hike, and hands-on activity. For ages 4-5.
ACTIVITY  DATE     DAY    TIME           FEE
245103-04 Dec 3-17 W 10:00-11:30am $24
Website:  carmelclayparks.org
Audience:  Preschool
Contact:  Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

A Reading with Frog & Toad at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us for this entertaining reading by Actors Theatre of Indiana, excerpted from A Year with Frog and Toad. Readings will take place on Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. and 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. in the program room. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades K - 5

Mother-Daughter Book Club at the Carmel Clay Public Library
This month, we will discuss Pie by Sarah Weeks. Join us in the book club room on Monday, November 24, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Registration is required online, in person, or by calling 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Girls in grades 4-5

Youth Changing the World at the Carmel Clay Public Library
This workshop will teach you how to come up with a meaningful idea for a service project, plan the project, obtain funding, implement the project, reflect and celebrate. Representatives from Carmel's Green Teen Micro-Grant Program and United Way's Youth as Resources will present this program on Saturday, November 22, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., in the program room. No charge to attend. Registration is recommended by calling 557-4187 or email admin@carmelgreenteen.org.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Middle & High School Students

ITA: International Camp Opportunity for Children 10-16
Calling families interested in the arts, leadership and international travel! International Talent Academy received an international grant and invitation to take a group of children to the World's largest camp to represent our city and the United States at the International Youth festival.
Who is invited: children ages 10-16 oriented in the performing arts & leadership with good academic, social, emotional & health standing. The application process starts in November-December. The space is limited to 10 participants. The 1st information meeting for parents will take place at the Stratford Living Community (Address: 2460 Glebe St, Carmel, IN 46032) on November 16th at 3pm. Please, RSVP to Tatyanak13@gmail.com
Website:  internationaltalentacademy.org

The City of Carmel's Holiday on the Square
The City of Carmel and Mayor Brainard's Tree Lighting Ceremony for the community. Music, Vendors and Santa! All kids receive a Santa Goodie Bag too! Family fun and FREE for the community. Please click here for additional information in flyer.
Website:  https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=the+city+of+carmel+Indiana
Audience:  All ages - Families
Contact:  Nancy Heck, 317-571-2494, NHeck@carmel.in.gov

November 7

Bingo Bonanza
B-I-N-G-O!! Join us for a relaxing evening playing this fun classic game with family and friends. Five in a row, four in the corners, black out, and other fun directions will be potential winners. Pizza will be provided and there is over $800 in prizes for adults and kids to be won! There is something for everyone! Don’t miss out on this great night of fun. Register NOW!
Website:  http://carmelclayparks.com/ccpr-events/bingo-bonanza-2/
Audience:  Families, all grades and genders, adults, children, special needs and disabilities

Carmel Symphony Concert Nov 8
Join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on November 8 for Beethoven's "Symphony #5". The CSO will be joined by the Anderson University Choruses to perform Forrest's "Requiem for the Living". The concert starts at 7:30 pm at the Palladium. Tickets for students are only $5.00. Contact 843-3800 for ticket information or thecenterpresents.org.
Websitehttp://www.carmelsymphony.org/
Audience:  Upper elementary through high school. Boys and girls
 

Make your Holidays a Little Greener
Come to the Green Gift Shop on Tuesday, November 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Carmel library for green gift ideas that are local, organic, natural, recycled, reused or repurposed. Local businesses will showcase green gifts for family and friends. This event is open to students and their families. For more information please visit the Carmel Green Initiative website.
Website: http://www.carmelgreen.org/
Audience:  High School Students and families
Contact:  Leslie Webb, 317-440-4017, lwebb@carmelgreen.org

Hamilton County 4-H Call-Out/Open House
Come “join the club” in Hamilton County 4-H!
4-H Call-Out and Open House
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Come anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Exhibition Center Hall C on the 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville
For more information contact:
Purdue Extension Hamilton County at 317-776-0854
 Are you interested in 4-H but have some questions?
 Do you want to enroll in 4-H but don’t know how?
 Would you like to get the answers you need in an hour or less?
Then be sure to come to the 4-H Call-Out!
Websitehttps://haven.agriculture.purdue.edu/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=14046
Audience:  All schools - grades 3-12

October 31

Carmel Elementary School's 16th Annual Veterans Day Program
Please join Carmel Elementary School on Thursday, November 6, at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for our Veterans Day Program where the 4th-grade students and the choir will present musical tributes, and the Student Council will perform patriotic readings. Short receptions will follow each program. This event will take place at the Carmel Elementary School Gymnasium and is open to the community - we hope you'll join us in honoring our country's veterans!
Audience: All Community Members

Halloween Candy Buy-Back
Lasting Impressions Family Dental Care and Girl Scout Troop 951 are joining together to collect your extra Halloween candy! For every pound of unopened candy that you bring in, you will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes! Candy will be collected at our office from Monday, November 3rd to Friday, November 7th. All candy collected will be sent to our troops serving overseas, so if you'd like to bring in a letter to a soldier, we'll make sure to send it along!
Website:  http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com/
Audience: All grades and schools
Contact: Gwen Rudie, 317.571.9610, info@lastimpressionsdental.com

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
If you like on-your-feet action and making your brain cells spark, join us at the library on Mondays, November 3, 10 & 17, 4:00-5:00 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the storytime rooms. We've got madcap activities lined up for an hour of nonstop fun! Registration is not required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-5

Carmel High School Community Open House
Join Carmel High School for their Community Open House on Sunday, November 2, from 1-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome – families of children in all grades and community members are invited to explore Carmel High School and learn more about the opportunities available! Visitors will be able to walk around the building and ask Carmel High School staff their questions. This event only takes place every other year, so mark your calendars!  The CHS staff look forward to seeing you there.
Website:  http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/home

Hamilton County Kids Coats
Hamilton County Kids Coats needs your help.  Carmel giveaway: Saturday, November 8th, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with set up on Friday, November 7th, at Carmel United Methodist Church (126th & Rangeline).  Noblesville @ Green Valley Church of Christ and Arcadia @ Arcadia Brethren Church on Saturday, November 15th, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with set-up on Friday, November 14th.  These are great opportunities for your family to serve together or for your student to receive volunteer hours.
Please click on the link below and sign up to help with the Kids Coats giveaway! We appreciate your service!
To sign up, go to: http://kidscoats.org/volunteer/
Audience:  Middle school and high school students needing volunteer hours.  Families and their kids (9 years and older)

CYT Presents, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.
Filled with fun flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR. is a perfectly-constructed evening of madcap merriment. Based on the popular movie, the stage version includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers including fun tap numbers. This one you won't want to miss.  Reserve your seats today at www.cytindy.org
Performances:  Friday Nov. 14 @ 7 pm
                         Saturday Nov. 15 @ 2pm, 7 pm
                         Sunday Nov. 16 @ 2 pm
VENUE:   Westfield High School
                18250 N. Union St
                Westfield, IN 46074
Website:  http://www.cytindy.org/shows/Thoroughly-Modern-Millie-Jr-27
Audience:  Great for the entire family!

October 24

Hamilton County Kids Coats
Hamilton County Kids Coats needs your help. Carmel giveaway: Saturday, November 8th, 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., with set up on Friday, November 7th, at Carmel United Methodist Church (126th & Rangeline). Noblesville @ Green Valley Church of Christ and Arcadia @ Arcadia Brethren Church on Saturday, November 15th, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with set-up on Friday, November 14th. These are great opportunities for your family to serve together or for your student to receive volunteer hours.
Please click on the link below and sign up to help with the Kids Coats giveaway! We appreciate your service!
To sign up, go to http://kidscoats.org/volunteer/
Audience:  Middle school and high school students needing volunteer hours. Families and their kids (9 years and older)

Free Electronics Recycling, Used Book Drive, and $5 Document Shredding Event
The Carmel Green Teens, in conjunction with Carmel Utilities, the Carmel Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, Technology Recyclers, and Wish-TV, will be hosting a major event for the benefit of Carmel residents and businesses.
The event will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10am to 1pm at the far east side of the Carmel High School stadium parking lot (NW corner of Keystone Parkway & 136th Street.) Please note that 136th St will be temporarily blocked off from approximately 9- 9:45am for the CEF Ghosts and Goblins 5K Run. Please plan accordingly.
At the event:
Free Electronics & Appliance Recycling ($5 charge for tube and CRT TVs and monitors)
Shredding ($5 requested per box- Proceeds benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana)
Gently Used Books collected for donation to Indy Reads
For more information, call City of Carmel Utilities at 571-2673. No medication disposal at this event.

CYT Presents, Disney's The Little Mermaid: This Weekend Only
Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Reserve your seats today online at www.cytindy.org
Performances: Friday Oct. 24 @ 7pm
Saturday Oct. 25 @ 2pm, 7pm
Sunday Oct. 26 @ 2 pm
Venue: Beech Grove High School
5330 Hornet Ave
Beech Groove, IN 46107

Monster Mash at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us on Tuesday, October 28, 4:45 - 5:45 or 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., for an action-packed, spine-chilling, crafty Halloween party at the library. Costumes are encouraged! Registration is not required. For more information, call the Children's desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades 1-5

Paws to Read at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Do you like dogs? Would you like to practice reading to a specially trained dog who loves listening to stories? Then come to the library on Saturday, October 25, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Registration is not required - first come, first served basis (15 minute sessions). For more information, call the Children's desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades 1-5

Bingo Bonanza
B-I-N-G-O!! Join us for a relaxing evening playing this fun classic game with family and friends. Five in a row, four in the corners, black out, and other fun directions will be potential winners. Pizza will be provided and there is over $800 in prizes for adults and kids to be won! There is something for everyone! Don’t miss out on this great night of fun. Register NOW!
Websitehttp://carmelclayparks.com/ccpr-events/bingo-bonanza-2/
Audience:  families, elementary age children, all genders

Mystery At The Palladium
Use your best detective skills to help solve a mystery at the Palladium! For the first time ever, the Palladium Concert hall is transformed into a life-size board game as you and your family work together to solve a "musical mystery" of the missing cello. Was the cello misplaced in the Founders Room? Or taken to the Feinstein Gallery? Discover clues to help us find the cello. Perfect for Elementary-aged kids and their families. Pre-registration required by Wednesday, Oct. 29th.
Websitehttp://carmelclayparks.com/ccpr-events/mystery-at-the-palladium/
Audience:  families, elementary age children, all genders

iSpeak - ages 8-12
In our society, young people are hiding behind silent glowing monitors, phones and television, which enormously decreases their ability to communicate. In this program, participants will strengthen verbal and written communication skills and learn advanced vocabulary by doing fun activities that include introductions, speech presentations, interviews, and discussions. Young people will gain self-confidence, overcome public speaking anxiety and meet new friends.
Dates: October 27 – Dec 15, Mondays, 6-7pm, Monon Community Center, $112
Register at: www.carmelparks.com
Websitehttp://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/liberal-arts-classes/
Contact:  Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Latin Dance - ages 6-12
Young ladies and gentlemen are invited to join us for an exciting Latin Dance program, as seen on “Dancing with the Stars”! Our highly trained instructor has many years of professional dance experience and numerous Dance Championships. You will be taught rhythms, steps, exceptional posture, grace and dance etiquette. Come and learn to Swing, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Tango, Samba, Waltz and many more!
Dates: October 30 - December 18th, 5:30-6:25pm, Monon Community Center, $98
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/dance-classes/
Contact:  Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Music For Little Mozarts - 2 (ages 3-6)
If your child has previous music experience, challenge him by learning new concepts in music theory and history, work on basic piano techniques, ear training, singing, and conducting. Young musicians will practice piano with the "Mozarts" lesson book, listen to classical music, learn about composers, and receive materials to work at home.
Dates: Nov 1 - Dec 13, 10-10:45am, Monon Center, $98
Website:  http://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/music-classes-2/
Contact:  Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

St. Vincent Pediatric Therapies Trunk-or-Treat for Kids with Special Needs
This event is an opportunity for children with disabilities to enjoy Halloween festivities with their family, friends, and other special kiddos. The children will trick-or-treat from ""trunks"" in the parking lot which are community organizations that cater to children with special needs. The event is Saturday, October 25th, from 1-3 pm at the St. Vincent Pediatric Therapy Center in Carmel located at 12425 Old Meridian St. Suite A-1. Please RSVP by calling 317.338.CARE.
Website:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/PeytonChildrens
Audience:  The intended audience for this event is special needs children and their families. 
 

October 17

Carmel Rotary All Stars vs Harlem Ambassadors at Clay Middle School
Join Carmel Rotary for a night of family fun, basketball and philanthropy when the Harlem Ambassadors challenge community members to a hilarious and exciting competition! Event takes place on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Clay Middle School. Tickets are $10 each, kids 4 & under free. Go to www.carmelrotary.com to learn more and to purchase tickets. Proceeds benefit Carmel Rotary's local and global service projects.
Audience:  All Grades

Confident Girls Workshop
Girls in grades 3-6 & parents are invited to an evening of interactive fun, learning & support designed to develop confident girls. During the Tuesday, November 18 workshop, participants will practice skills to develop positive relationships as well as to address bullying tactics in appropriate ways. This program will meet from 6:30-8:00 PM at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 E. 126th St. in Carmel.
Space is limited to 30 persons with a Tuesday, November 11 registration deadline. To register, or for more information, visit stmarkscarmel.org/kids or call the church at 317-846-4912.

Mother-Daughter Book Club at the Carmel Clay Public Library
This month, we will discuss Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor on Monday, October 27, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the Book Club Room. Registration is required, online, in person or by calling the Children's desk at 844-3363.
Audience:  Girls in grades 4-5 and their mothers
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm

Trick or Treat For The Kids
Bring your kids to the fourth annual Trick or Treat For the Kids! Saturday October 25th from 2-4 pm in the CHS freshman cafeteria (Door #13). Your child will enjoy 18 different themed trick or treat stations each with games and candy prizes as well as an optional haunted house. Enjoy trick or treating and MORE in a safe, well-lit, weather free environment. A donation of your choice is greatly appreciated to support Riley Hospital for Children.
Audience:  all elementary grades, genders, and schools
Contact:  Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ext. 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

CCS Youth and Teen Trends Community Information Night
On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., several CCS School Resource Officers will hold an information night at the Carmel Middle School Auditorium to help parents and caregivers better understand the dangers and pressures our youth face in society today. Additional information:
http://www.ccs.k12.in.us/uploads/news/0000/2610/SRO_Event_with_edits.pdf
Audience:  Parents and caregivers of teen and preteen students from all Carmel Clay schools.
Contact:  Carmel Middle School PTO, 317-565-9696, carmelmspto@gmail.com

City of Carmel Veterans Day Student Contest
The City of Carmel is having an essay contest for students at the middle school and senior high levels (essay - approx. 300 words), and a poster contest for those in elementary grades (poster - 12 inches by 14-18 inches). The theme for both contests is "Home of the Brave." Poster winners in grades K-5 will receive $50 each and essay contest winners in grades 6-12 will receive $100 each. The winners from each contest will be recognized at our Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 10th at Noon in the Tarkington Theatre at the Center for The Performing Arts. Deadline is Wednesday, October 22nd, 4 p.m. Submit to Nancy Heck/Kelli Prader, Carmel City Hall, One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
Website:  http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=557
Audience:  All Carmel Clay School students/parents
Contact:  Kelli Prader, 317-748-3920, kelli@thepraders.com

October 10

Creepy Carnival
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up for the scream of your life at Creepy Carnival - The Children’s Museum Guild’s 51st Annual Haunted House! From the midway to the sideshows, this carnival of characters will have you squealing with fright and delight.

Barker Bones is the ringmaster under this year’s haunted house big top. He will lead you through a tangled and a terrorizing maze of mirrors, midway madness, fearful funhouses, spine chilling sideshows, and "dead"licious delicatessens, among many other fantastically frightening displays. You’ll be invited to take a spin around the Scare-ousel, meet MissFortune, tuck into a tent of terror, and see a serpent surprise.  Whatever you do – don’t close your eyes- you never know the next surprise!

We are offering IPL’s Lights-On Hours for children who scare easily and Defender Direct’s Frightening Hours with the lights off for children who dare to be scared.  William’s Comfort Air’s Xtreme Scream late nights really take fright to the next level on select Friday and Saturday nights for those who are super-brave. All tickets are available at The Children’s Museum Box Office ($7 for lights-on and frightening hours and $12 for Xtreme Scream).

The Children’s Museum Guild is also hosting several Haunted House Special Events including the Inaugural Black Hat Dash, Feast with the Witches and Black Hat Bash.

Please see the flyer here for information and special events.   

For more information on all of The Children’s Museum’s Halloween activities, please visit: 
www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/haunted-house

Law & Order Carmel Style
Carmel has long been a safe place to live, but that doesn’t mean that local police don’t have interesting tales to tell. Come listen in as former police chiefs gather in roundtable style to talk about how they kept Law and Order in Carmel back in the day. Former Carmel High School history teacher Jim Garretson will facilitate the discussion that will include former police chiefs Jim Beard, Gary Barney, Jerry Lowe, Robert Smith, Mike Fogarty, and Don Allen.
The program will take place on October 19 at 2 p.m. in the Carmel Clay Public Library Program Room, 55 4th Ave. SE. Admission is free.
Audience:  All Grades
Contact:  Whitney Dennis, 317-846-7117, carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com

October 3

Butler University Dance Team Clinic
On Saturday, November 1st from 9am-12pm, members of the Butler University Dance Team will be holding their annual dance clinic for children in grades K-8. Participants will also perform during the half-time show of the Family Weekend Men’s Basketball Game at 7:00pm on the same day. Participants receive a T-shirt, snacks, and a game ticket and must arrive at the game 45 minutes prior to tip-off in order to perform. Registration for the clinic is available at www.butler.edu/spirit.
Audience:  Grades K thru 8 in all schools
Contact:  Tara Lineweaver, 317-940-9848, tlinewea@butler.edu
 

September 26

FT5K color/paint dash for Riley Hospital for Children
CHS student government will be hosting a 5K color/paint walk/dash on Saturday October 4, at 11 am at the CHS cross country course (across from the Carmel High School stadium).
Registration fee is $15 and can be turned in at the event. Pre-Registration is due on Tuesday Sept. 30 to ensure a tee shirt, otherwise, registration is allowed up through the day of the event.
This event will involve getting painted and powdered so wear clothing you are willing to ruin.
Send name, number attending, and tee shirt sizes to sponsor Sarah Wolff at swolff@ccs.k12.in.us for pre-registration. Checks can be made payable to Riley Hospital for Children
Audience:  All audiences
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ext 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
If you like on-your-feet action and making your brain cells spark, join us at the library on Mondays, October 6, 13 & 20, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. for madcap activities lined up back to back to back! No registration is required. For more information, call the Children's desk at 844-3363.
Audience:  Grades 1-5
Websitewww.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm

Oct. 2nd Planetarium Show
October 2nd at 7PM join us at the Carmel High School Planetarium as we investigate constellations and bright stars of early autumn.  We will explore some of the stars and deep sky objects inside the constellation boundaries.  The planetarium star projector will be used to simulate the night sky locally and then we will immerse you into an environment as if there was no light pollution.  This will be a fun and educational journey for the entire family.
Running Time: 40 minutes
Audience:  General Public
Websitehttps://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/planetarium/Publicplanetariumshows
Contact: Keith Turner, 317-846-7721, wkturner@ccs.k12.in.us

September 19

Oct. 2nd Planetarium Show
October 2nd at 7PM join us at the Carmel High School Planetarium as we investigate constellations and bright stars of early autumn.  We will explore some of the stars and deep sky objects inside the constellation boundaries.  The planetarium star projector will be used to simulate the night sky locally and then we will immerse you into an environment as if there was no light pollution.  This will be a fun and educational journey for the entire family.
Running Time: 40 minutes
Audience:  General Public
Websitehttps://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/planetarium/Publicplanetariumshows
Contact: Keith Turner, 317-846-7721, wkturner@ccs.k12.in.us

Carmel History Geocache
A Carmel History Geocache has been established! The cache is a fun navigational challenge that takes you on a trek through the streets and history of our city. The ultimate goal is to find the geocache and record your accomplishment in the log book. You might also find a token to commemorate the feat and leave one of your own for the next geocacher.
Audience:  All grades
Websitehttp://coord.info/GC5BE27

Paws to Read at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Do you like dogs? Would you like to practice reading to a specially trained dog who loves listening to stories? Then come to the library on Saturday, September 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (15-minute sessions), to read to one of these therapy dogs on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required. For more information, call the Children’s & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Audience:  Grades 1-5
Websitewww.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm 

Become a Carmel and Indianapolis TV Star by Taking a Stand For Internet Safety!
Carmel Clay Schools together with Net Literacy and sponsored by Bright House Networks are hosting a safety contest for CCS students. Students in all grades are invited to enter for a chance to become a TV star!  One paragraph describing what you (the CCS student) would say to others about internet safety. For more information click here.
Email your script to CCSstudentsforsafety@gmail.com
Deadliine:  October 22, 2014
Winner:  2 winners will star in a professionally produced 30 second public service announcement (PSA) performing their scripts.  The PSAs will then air on Bright House Network's cable channels during 2015 and be posted on SafeConnects.org and Net Literacy's YouTube Channel.

The Pink Label Event : The Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment 
The Pink Label Event is a 3 day high end consignment sale featuring new and gently worn women's, children's, and men's fashions and accessories. Proceeds support the Caroline Symmes Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research. The sale will take place at 126th and Meridian in the old Office depot location on Thursday and Friday Sept. 25th and 26th from 10am-6pm and on Saturday Sept. 27th from 10am-3pm. 10 local stores and boutiques have donated to the Pink Label event.
Audience:  all grades and genders and CCS schools
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 317-846-7721 ext 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

ITA: FREE Musical Theater trial class (ages 8-12)
Join us on Thursday, September 25th from 5-6pm for a FUN class in Musical Theater and try out your acting, singing, dancing and playing skills! In this program children will write their own Christmas show, choose and develop their characters, make costumes and scene design and present a show in December! Bring your friends and good spirit to a class and prepare to have lots of fun and learning!
Location: Brookshire Golf Club; 12120 Brookshire Pkwy, Carmel, IN
Please, RSVP by September 22nd.
Audience:  Ages 8-12
Websitewww.internationaltalentacademy.org
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

ITA presents: Show Choir Performance group
This class is perfect for any Glee fan and singer/actor/dancer alike as ITA’s Show Choir is now accepting performers of all levels! Students will learn a variety of skills to build their confidence and knowledge in singing: musicianship, proper use of breath support, phrasing, interpretation, postures, stage presence, and the other disciplines needed in a show choir. You will enjoy singing and dancing for your family at our Christmas performance!
Dates: September 30 - December 16, 2014, 6-7pm
Location: Monon Community Center
Register on-line at www.carmelparks.com
Audience:  Ages 7-12
Websitehttp://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/classes/
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

September 12

Celebrate Science Indiana 2014
Celebrate Science Indiana 2014 is a FREE event and fun to the whole family. The purpose of the event is to bring science to the public and let them know that science is fun. More importantly, it is to raise the interests of our students in STEM education and inspire them to choose science to be their career here in Indiana.
This year the event will take place at the Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the State Fair Ground on October 4 (Saturday).
Website:  www.celebratescienceindiana.org
Audience:  both boys and girls, all schools
Contact:  Kerrm Yau, 317-337-3198, kyyau@dow.com

Mother-Daughter Book Club at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Girls in grades 4-5 and their mothers are invited to join us for a discussion of 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass on Monday, September 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Book Club Room at the library. Registration is required, online, in person, or by calling the Children's desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us

Tour De Carmel
Bike along with us on this family-friendly ride as we highlight some of the best parks, businesses, neighborhoods and fun Carmel has to offer. This is a great way to create memories while promoting fitness. From training wheels to pedal clips, we have a route for you. Entertainment, food, and celebration will await you at each rest stop and a grand finale at the finish line is sure to keep your energy up! Morning registration/check-in opens 30 minutes prior to the start time and will close at 9:30am sharp. No riders will be accepted after this time. Find more information and additional details on our website at carmelclayparks.com.
September 20, 2014 8:00am-12:00pm
$10/person
Website:  carmelclayparks.org
Audience:  All ages, families

Sk8 Night
Under the lights with a live, local band, all levels are welcome to skate with us. Highlight your talents and win prizes for best trick, most "used" board, and more! RISE Skateboard shop staff will be joining us all night to emcee and give play-by-play updates as you try new tricks and learn from others.
October 11, 2014, 7:00-10:30pm at the Monon Community Center Skatepark
$5/person
Website:  carmelclayparks.org
Audience:  All ages and families

Adaptive Family Ice Cream Social
Melt the summer away with an ice cream social with your friends and family! We will have an extravagant ice cream bar, games, and music to make this our final farewell to summer. Bring your family and/or friends!
September 27, 2014 5:00-6:30pm at the Monon Community Center East     $5/person
Website: carmelclayparks.org

September 5

Make-A-Splash Free Swim Lessons
Carmel Swim Club offers free swim lessons to children in the community who have little to no experience in the water. Children who apply must present documentation that they are participants in school district's free or reduced lunch program or family participates in a county rent or utility assistance. Applications can be found at club website. General questions, call 317-575-8244 or email carmelswimclub@aol.com
Audience:  All
Website:  www.carmelswimclub.org

Walking Tour of Old Town Carmel
Join Jim Burrell on a walking tour of Old Town Carmel September 21 at 1 p.m. and see just how much the heart of our community has changed in the last 100 years. Using historic photographs, Jim will share a fascinating then-and-now comparison of Old Town sites like the lumber yard, saw mill, interurban station, Carnegie Library, Main Street, and of course the Monon Railroad. The tour will leave from the Monon Depot Museum, 211 1st Street SW and is free.

Following the tour, stay for the CCHS annual meeting on the CCHS grounds and meet the new executive director Whitney Dennis.
Website:  www.carmelclayhistory.org
Audience:  All grades
Contact:  Katherine Dill, 317-846-7117, carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com

ITA: Internships, Independent Study or Community Service available!
If you would like to get a teaching experience, independent study or community service, join us at the International Talent Academy in Carmel! 1-10 hrs are available weekly for teaching music/drama/early childhood education lessons as well as marketing, PR/communication, arts administration, art & design, art administration, fundraising and more!
Fall internship dates: September – December, 2014. Please, send your resume or cover letter to ITA Executive Director.
Website:  http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Audience:  Grades 9-12
Contact:  Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
If you like on-your-feet action and making your brain cells spark, join us at the library on Mondays, September 8, 15, and 22, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the story time room. Madcap activities for an hour of nonstop fun! Registration is not required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades 1-5

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation-Let's Go Fishing (Ages 8-12)
Do you like fishing or do you want to learn how to fish? Fish for blue gills, sunfish, and bass and we will supply the fishing poles, bait and lures for you. Learn how to tie the fishing knot, put a worm on the hook and cast the line into the water. You’re encouraged to bring a picnic and eat while you sit by the “ole fishing hole”. September 12th from 6-7:30pm. Location: Founders Park. Fee: $15.00.
Website:  www.carmelclayparks
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com

Shoe Drive
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th St. & Gray Rd. in Carmel, is hosting an effort to help the shoeless around the world by collecting new and gently worn footwear September 14-October 5, 2013. Donations of all styles of gently-worn shoes in all sizes are welcome.
All shoes collected at St. Mark’s will be forwarded to Soles4Souls, a non-profit agency that has distributed more than 19 million pairs to people in 127 countries including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States since 2005.
For more information, contact St. Mark's at 317-846-4912.
Website:  www.stmarkscarmel.org/shoes
Audience:  All grades

CHS Make Good Decisions Soccer Game
Come cheer on Men's Varsity soccer this Friday, September 5 at 7:30PM at CHS Murray Stadium as they host Fort Wayne Canterbury in a special "Pack the House" game. In this regular season game, they will promote the Indiana Lifeline Law and the Make Good Decisions program. Free lanyards, wristbands, and other items to all students attending. Special guests State Senator Jim Merritt, Dawn Finbloom, and Indy Eleven players. Admission is free for CHS students with a sports pass, free for CDC players wearing their jerseys, or $5 general admission.
Audience:  All

Chinese Mooncake Festival
Presented by Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Committee and IU Health North Hospital
Saturday, September 13, 7 - 9 pm
FREE, Music, Dancing and Mooncakes, click here for flyer.
Corner of Main and Monon
Website:  www.carmel-xiangyang.org/MooncakeFestival

CFD Safe Sitter Fall Classes
Oct.18th, Nov. 8th, and Dec. 6th, 2014. 9:00am – 4:00pm, $55 per student
Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
This is the Safe Sitter® (1-Day Course with CPR)
This class is a medically-accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens (11 to 13 year old) life and safety skills relating to childcare.
Website:  www.carmelfd.com
Audience:  This training course is intended for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 who are enrolled in any of the elementary or middle schools.
Contact:  Keith Freer, 317-571-4245, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

August 29

CCS Green Team: All Are Welcome
This year the CCS Green Team will have all meetings in the evenings in hopes that parents who work and CCS staff members will be able to join our current group of volunteers. We will work together to help make our schools more sustainable and teach students why recycling and energy conservation are so important, among other things. Our first meeting will be on September 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carmel High School Cafeteria. You do not need to be your school's "official" CCS Green Team representative to attend. We welcome all who share this common vision.
Website:  www.ccsgreenteam.org
Contact:  Marcia Roberts, 816-9992, mtroberts1@aol.com

Girl Scout Registration
It's not too late to register for Carmel West Girl Scouts! We have troops at College Wood, Orchard Park, Towne Meadow, and West Clay, as well as Creekside Middle and Carmel High. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place!
Audience:  K-12
Website:  www.cwsu.org
Contact:  Ruth Perkins, 471-1011, rperk36@yahoo.com

August 22

JV Color Guard Parent Informational Meeting
JV GUARD PARENT INFORMATION MEETING
Do you know any Carmel Clay middle school students who love to dance, compete and perform to an audience? How about someone who would like to learn how to spin flags or rifle? We will be having a JV Color Guard Parent Information Meeting on Wednesday, August 27th at 6:30pm in the Band Room P105. Please share this information with friends, neighbors, and cousins! This program will get them an early start in our amazing performing arts department at Carmel High School and will build confidence and self esteem, not to mention making new friends from all three middle schools. Open to all 6th, 7th & 8th grade CCS students. Please contact JV Guard Mom, Lisa Mabie at tatmab@sbcglobal.net or Christine Hutchinson, director of JV Color Guard at carmeljvguard@yahoo.com for questions.

ITA: FREE Theater and Show Choir trial classes (ages 4-12)
Join us on September 10th and 11th for FUN classes in Stage Adventures, Show Choir, and Musical Theater and try out your acting, singing, dancing and playing skills! Bring your friends and good spirit to a class and prepare to have lots of fun and learning!
Ages 4-7: Sept 10th, 4:30 & 5:30pm
Ages 8-12: Sept 11th; 5-6pm
Location: Brookshire Golf Club; 12120 Brookshire Pkwy, Carmel, IN
Please, RSVP by September 7th.
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com
Website:  www.internationaltalentacademy.org

ITA presents: Train Your Child's Brain
This workshop is for parents who truly believe in early brain development and would like to learn more about how to teach their children so that they can reach their full potential in any area they would like to pursue. Participants will learn about different viewpoints on brain development and kids “learning stages”. The second part of the session will be dedicated to learning basic methods and games for teaching early reading, logic, music, etiquette, and more! Parents will leave the class with big inspiration and lots of resource materials to use with their children at home! Materials included.
Date: August 28th, 5-7:30pm. Location: Monon Community Center, Carmel
Audience: Families
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com
Website:  www.internationaltalentacademy.org 

2014 Special Needs Resource and Information Fair
The fair is free to attend and provides an opportunity for families to explore the many resources available here in Central Indiana. Click here for the flier that lists several of the groups that will be participating, but it is not comprehensive; we will have a large number of organizations represented that provide services for people with disabilities in Central Indiana.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
10:00am-2:00pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN 46208
At the intersection of 38th & Meridian Streets

Carmel West Girl Scout Registration Night
A Carmel West Girl Scout registration night will be held at Creekside Middle School on Friday, August 22, from 5:30-7:00 PM. Carmel West includes girls in K-12 who attend the following schools: College Wood, Orchard Park, Towne Meadow, West Clay, Creekside and Carmel High. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!
Websitehttp://www.cwsu
Audience:  K-12
Contact:  Ruth Perkins, 471-1011, rperk36@yahoo.com

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting for parents of children under six
Come learn how to understand your child and their behavior, discipline effectively and attend to your child's emotional and social development. S.T.E.P. is a training program for parents that gets consistently high marks from academics and clinicians alike, is practical and makes sense!
Free onsite childcare provided.
Tuesdays September 9 – October 14, 7 – 8:30 PM at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 1402 W. Main, Carmel, IN , $14 book fee paid at the first class (debit cards accepted) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND CLOSES September 2. Class size is limited.
Website:  http://www.cwsu
Audience:  Parents with children under age 6
Contact:  Jenny Hulen, 846-8716, ext 13, motherjenny@stchriscarmel.com

August 15, 2014

Carmel Swim Club NEW Swimmer Evaluations
Come join the Carmel Swim Club! Evaluations for NEW swimmers are September 2 and 3 at 5:30-7pm at the Carmel High School Pool. No reservation is needed and swimmers should only attend one night. Questions? Contact 317-575-8244 or email carmelswimclub@aol.com
Website:  www.carmelswimclub
Audience:  grades K-8

Walking Tour of Old Town
Join Jim Burrell on a walking tour of Old Town and see just how much the heart of our community has changed in the last 100 years. Using historic photographs, Jim will share a fascinating then-and-now comparison of Old Town sites like the lumber yard, saw mill, interurban station, Carnegie Library, Main Street, and of course the Monon Railroad. This is the same tour second-grade students enjoy on field trips and is appropriate for all ages.  FREE
The tour will leave from the Monon Depot Museum, 211 1st Street SW. August 17, 2 p.m. Website:  www.carmelclayhistory.org
Contact:  Katherine Dill at 317-846-7117 or carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com
Audience:  All ages

The Nancy Chronicles
Peek into the personal life of Nancy Moon and learn about her courtship with Carmel settler William Kinzer. During this first-person interpretation, Emily Duval portrays Moon and lets us know how she felt about her suitor. The Kinzers came to Carmel in the late 1820s with other Quakers and settled a farm on north Main Street. Their log cabin (1828) and subsequent I-house (1840s) still stand on 8 acres east of Keystone Avenue. This program is a sequel to The Kinzer Diaries, last year's interpretation of William's courtship of Moon.
August 17, 7 p.m. Carmel City Gazebo. FREE
Website:  www.carmelclayhistory
Contact:  Katherine Dill at 317-846-7117 or carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com
Audience:  All ages

What Killed Your Ancestors
Join us for a discussion of the typical diseases and causes of death that “plagued” our 19th century American ancestors. Sometimes the ailments of the 1800s don’t do anything but leave more questions than answers. Ague? Brain fever? Dropsy? Spotted fever? What were these diseases? Learn more about these ailments and where to look for the answers with Virginia Terpening, former director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, and James Dillon, MD. August 27, 6:30 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library program room.
Website:  www.carmelclayhistory.org
Contact:  Katherine Dill at 317-846-7117 or carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com
Audience:  All ages

American Heritage Girls Kick-Off Event
American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit, faith-based scouting organization for girls K-12.
AHG Troop IN6033 is hosting a kick-off event at Cool Creek Park (2000 E 151st Street, Carmel, IN 46033) on Saturday, August 30th. There will be a cookout at Shelter A at noon followed by a "Gardening & Plant Science" presentation in the Nature Center from 1:00-3:00 pm.
Non-member families may attend after registering via email to AHG-IN6033@outlook.com with a name and count of who will be attending.
Audience:  Girls, K-12
Website: www.ahgonline.org

Chaucie's Place Is Recruiting Volunteer Instructors
Chaucie's Place teaches Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children Monday through Thursday mornings in local elementary schools. We are looking for volunteers to be instructors in our classes one morning a week or one morning a month. We have an orientation and training on August 26th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Chaucie's Place, 4607 E. 106th Street, Carmel
Website for more information or to applywww.chauciesplace.org

Carmel Girls Lacrosse Fall Ball Camp
13th Annual Fall Ball Lacrosse Camp hosted by the 2014 Indiana State Champions, Carmel Girls Lacrosse Club. Youth, Middle School and High School girls are encouraged to participate. Sundays, Sept 7-October 12 at Creekside Middle School practice football field. Learn how to play lacrosse with your friends!
Audience:  Girls grades 3 - 12
Websitehttp://www.carmelgirlslax.com/CGL_Fall_Ball_Reg.html

Adventure is Waiting. Build Yours in Cub Scouting.
With fun and discovery at every turn, Cub Scouting makes most of right now. Providing first through fifth grade boys a foundation they can stand on to embrace opportunity, overcome obstacles and make new discoveries. Make Scouting the foundation of your future. Build an adventure today. Sign up online at www.BeAScout.org or attend the joining night at your son's elementary school.
Audience:  boys, all elementary schools, grades 1 to 5
Contact:  Nat Baker, 317.813.7085, nbaker@crossroadsbsa.org

July and August

Cool Creek Concert Series
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and leave your cares at home, because it’s time for the Cool Creek Summer Concert Series! Everyone’s favorite outdoor community event is presented by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation and is now in its twentieth season.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 – ESB is taking the stage, so put on your dancin’ shoes and forget your troubles, ‘cause nothing matters except having a good time!

Friday, July 18th, 2014 – My Yellow Rickshaw closes out the summer series on a high note with a performance that will bring you to your feet!

Adult Tickets are $5, and Children 12 & under are FREE!
Website: hamilton.parks@hamiltoncounty.in

Beach Bash
Beaches, sunbathing, and fun are the perfect combination for summertime! Our annual Beach Bash on July 16 is a fun way to enjoy summer. Activities include great music, games, and tons of fun in the sun!
Admission is free, but only the first 200 people will be admitted, so line up quick! 
Website:  hamilton.parks@hamiltoncounty.in

Vintage Vehicle Expo
Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts - show off your prized possessions at the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation 2014 Collision Cure Vintage Vehicle Expo on August 9! Pre-registered entrants will meet at Collision Cure, 17549 Gunther Blvd. in Westfield, IN., at 9:00 a.m. Then at noon, the “Caravan of Classics” will be escorted to Cool Creek Park. Once in the park, vehicles will be displayed and judged. Awards will be presented in a variety of categories, and entertainment will be present.  Website: hamilton.parks@hamiltoncounty.in

Cellular Connections School Rocks Backpack Giveaway
Saturday, August 2, 12 - 2 pm
One free backpack per child with school supplies while supplies last.  Child must be present to receive backpack.  No purchase necessary
Your TCC Store location:  1352 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, (317) 843-2900
CULTUREOFGOOD.COM

June

Kids' Corner
Applications for the Carmel High School Kids’ Corner Preschool program are still being accepted for the 2014-15 school year – click here for more information http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/kids-corner

May 30

HS Waterpark Palooza
Finals are over, school is out, and it's time to hit the waves... at The Waterpark! Join us, in partnership with the Carmel Mayor's Youth Council, for a High School night filled with live music, food trucks, Waterpark fun, and cardboard boat challenge.
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.com

Capstone Digital and the Indiana Department of Education’s- Hoosier Family of Readers is proud to inform you your school will have an opportunity to access the largest collection of enhanced digital books called myON for the summer!

This library of  enhanced digital books provide optional multimedia scaffolds, including professionally-recorded audio, text highlighting, and an embedded dictionary to support student reading at all levels. With myON books, every student can have access to more than 7,000 diverse titles, which they can rate, review, record in their own book lists, and recommend to others. The myON platform allows students to take ownership of their reading interests and literacy growth.

As a family in your school, through the Hoosier Family of Readers, you will be provided FREE access to myON books. myON will provide you with thousands of enhanced digital books that can be read anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection.  myON is also mobile on the iPAD, Android Devices, Kindle Fire HD as well as Chrome books. 

myON, through the Hoosier Family of Readers will give your families the opportunity to spend time with their children in an engaging, fun reading environment to build reading stamina and fluency. Create “your family of readers” and engage your students all summer long.

To get started and access myON, please follow the steps below:
1.        Go to www.hoosierfamilyofreaders.com web address
2.        Click on the myON Books Icon
3.        School name is: Hoosier Family of Readers (start typing and it will populate)(Username and password are both the same)
4.        Username-read
5.        Password-read 

Find books that are appropriate for your student.  There are books for all ages, so please encourage your students to read just right books for them!  For more information, go to Indiana Department of Education- Hoosier Family of Readers. 

World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery Exhibit – June

The World's Smallest Children's Art gallery will be closed the month of June for renovations.  

The Carmel Arts Council will open its gallery Wednesday. July 2nd, 6 pm until 8pm with an exhibition of Carmel High School Art. 

Street Fair !
Join us on June 7, 4-8:30 p.m. for our third annual STREET FAIR in collaboration with SoHo Cafe & Gallery.  Live music by Henle & the Loops, performance by Indy Improv, door prizes, and great artist booths!  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the evening, sip a favorite beverage (beer, wine, smoothies, lattes?)---a portion of the night's sales will benefit the Carmel Arts Council's scholarship program, local teacher grants, our high school division of the Arts Council, and other community projects!  Don't miss this annual favorite event! 

Carmel Arts Council "Emerging Curators" Show
An Opening Night Reception will be held July 2, 6pm to 8pm, at the World's Smallest Children's Art Gallery, 40 West Main Street, Carmel,Indiana.
Two 2014 CHS graduates, Leo Biette and Ariana Nunes, are curating the art exhibition entitled "Through the Eyes of Art-The Contemporary Perception of How We View the Human Identity."

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation-Food Fight Pottery (Ages 6-12)
Create your own spaghetti, meatballs, hamburgers, and more in this pottery class! Use your imagination while you create your projects by hand. Every child will work on the pottery wheel and have free time to explore in class. Wednesdays, July 9-30th from 7-8:30pm. MCC- Art Studio. Fee is $105.00.  www.carmelclayparks.com
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Yoga for Kids (Ages 5-7)
There are many wonderful benefits to be gained by children who practice yoga! It increases their strength and flexibility, inspires creativity and self-awareness, and encourages respect and compassion for themselves and others. Together, we will explore yoga poses using visual imagery and creativity turning our bodies into trees, mountains, and animals! Mondays, June 16-July 7 from 4:30-5:00pm. MCC- Fitness Studio B. www.carmelclayparks.com
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Musical Art (Ages 7-12)
Are you ready to learn about the history of music and arts? Study famous paintings and classical music, learn to "hear" music inside the art works, and create your own painting inspired by the music. Materials are included! Wednesdays, June 18-July 30 from 6-7:00pm. MCC- Program Room B. Fee is $112.00.  www.carmelclayparks.com
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Junior Master Naturalist (Ages 9-13)
Earn your Junior Master Naturalist certificate and pin! The mission of this program is to bring together natural resource specialists with young people to foster an understanding of Indiana's plants, water, soils and wildlife, and promote volunteer service in local communities. Monday-Friday, July 28-August 8 from 9-12:00pm. MCC- Party Rooms A & B. Fee is $130.00.  www.carmelclayparks.com
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com

Firefighter For-A-Day Camp
June 24, 25, or 26 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Children ages 7 to 13.
This is a free event! Learn what firefighters do every day and have fun doing it!
Learn about fire hazards, first aid, search & rescue, Water Ball, and operating a fire hose. Also, enjoy other firefighter activities and outside games! You must pre-register by June 13 at www.carmelfd.com
Audience:  All children, boys and girls, ages 7 to 13. Grades 2nd to 7th grade. Elementary and Middle Schools.
Contact:  Keith Freer at kfreer@carmel.in.gov
http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=661

Safe Sitter Summer Classes
July 9 or 19, August 6 or 16, or September 13, 2014. 9:00am – 4:00pm
Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
This is the Safe Sitter® (1-Day Course with CPR), $55 per student
This class is a medically-accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens (11 to 13 year old) life and safety skills relating to childcare.
Audience:  This training course is intended for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 who are enrolled in any of the elementary or middle schools.
Contact:  Keith Freer at kfreer@carmel.in.gov
http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=152

Girl Scout Troop 885 Collection
Girl Scout Troop 885 is collecting items to complete their Silver Award Project. Items requested include 18 gallon Sterilite or Roughmaid totes (preferably in dull colors), Duck brand Multi-Purpose Insulation (recycled cotton), rectangular styrofoam coolers (sold with attached handle, but handle not needed) and inexpensive fleece blankets. Also accepted are gift cards to Meijer and Walmart. Donations can be dropped off at 13486 Shakamac Drive, Carmel, 46032 (Park Meadow neighborhood off Illinois) until the end of June. The girls' project is to build winter shelters for feral cat colonies in and around Speedway, IN.
Audience:  All CCS Families
Contact:  Anna Seals, 317-815-3815, acseals@theseals.net

Carmel Debut International Piano Competition
Carmel Debut International Piano Competition will be from June 19th to 21st at The Tarkington, Carmel, IN. Come and hear the amazing talent at the Winners Concert on June 21st at 5:30pm. For tickets to the concert go to www.TheCenterForThePerformingArts.org. Or join us during the week for open attendance during the semifinals and finals. To check scheduling information, to donate ,or to volunteer, please visit www.CarmelDebut.org.
Audience:  All Ages
Contact:  CDIPC Committee, 1-765-281-0624, Info@CarmelDebut.org

“Travel Around the World” Summer Camps
Join us for “Travel Around the World” summer camps in Carmel presented by International Talent Academy, Indy Foreign Language Academy and Around the World Art! Children ages 4-7 and 8-12 are invited to travel around the world learning languages, creating international art pieces, playing music and theater games and learn about culture of various countries around the world. Three camps: “Passport to the World”, “Passport to Fairytale Kingdom”, and “Passport to Broadway” start in June. SPECIAL OFFER: Sign up with a family member or friend to each receive 10% off! Hurry to register!
Websitehttp://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/summer-camps/
Contact:  Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Rhythmic Gymnastics
Join us for the most beautiful sport class this summer! Rhythmic Gymnastics is a unique blend of dance, art and sport. Rhythmic combines ballet, dance and pre-acrobatic skills with the manipulation of five hand apparatus (rope, hoop, clubs, ball and ribbon). The essence of Rhythmic Gymnastics is the elegant and graceful expression of movements. At the end of the session participants will do a small presentation for parents and friends.
Audience:  Ages 4 - 10
Website:  http://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/classes/
Contact:  Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Musical Math
Research shows that learning music at a young age enhances math ability. Musical Math is a unique program which integrates music into the math curriculum while teaching note values and fractions, division & subtraction, and much more! The program benefits both music and math students to better understand music/math theory & learn different math concepts in a fun and creative atmosphere. If, for some reason, you don't like math, you will love it in this class! Join us for this class in June at the Monon Center!
Website:  http://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/classes/
Audience:  Ages 6 - 10
Contact:  Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

May 23

2014 Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo
The 2014 Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo begins its 21st year on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the ever-popular Flying Toasters, performing a variety of crowd-pleasing tunes. Concerts continue on Wednesday evenings through August 6th at the Gazebo at Carmel Civic Square (there will be no concert on July 2nd, due to Carmelfest activities). All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and last approximately 75 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic supper to enjoy this Carmel summer tradition. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Fire Station #41 bay area of the Steven A. Couts Fire Headquarters located at Two Civic Square, immediately north of the Fountain.
For a complete listing of the concert dates and performers, please visit the Gazebo Concerts page on the www.CarmelGazeboConcerts.org website.

Summer Volunteers in History
The Carmel Clay Historical Society is interviewing volunteers to assist with the following projects this summer:
Monon Depot Museum Guide: Welcome visitors to the museum, tell them about our local history and invite them to explore our exhibits. Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Newspaper Indexer: Leaf through Carmel newspapers from 1890 through the 1960s and note events, names, businesses, advertisements and news stories.
Oral History Transcriber: Listen to oral histories taken over the past two decades and transcribe the discussions. Volunteers can download the files from a shared file online and type out the oral histories at home.
Audience:  Middle and High School
Website:  www.carmelclayhistory
Contact:  Katherine Dill, 317-846-7117, carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com

Service Project Available
The Carmel Clay Historical Society invites students to complete their service project at the Monon Depot Museum. The Society has rolls of window tint that needs to be cut and applied to the museum windows. The tint is critical for blocking UV rays that come in the museum and harm artifacts on display. The project can be completed in a day. Call for more information.
Website: www.carmelclayhistory
Audience:  Middle and High School
Contact:  Katherine Dill, 317-846-7117, carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com

Paws to Read at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Do you like dogs? Come to the library on Saturday, May 31, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., to practice reading to specially trained dogs who love listening to stories! 15-minute sessions; first-come, first-served. No registration required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Audience:  Grades 1 - 5

Dine on a Dime at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Teens! Learn the secrets of making your favorite treats at home for a fraction of the cost. This month we are helping the library with its centennial celebration by making an old-fashioned treat: Banana Splits! Join us in the program room on Tuesday, May 27, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. No registration is required. For more information, call the Young Adult desk at 814-3983.
Audience:  Middle and High School Students

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Golf (Ages 7-14)
Join us at Brookshire Golf Club and learn the basics of the game, proper grip, stance, and etiquette. You will also focus on putting, chipping, and full swing basics. See you on the course! Monday-Friday, June 16-20 or June 14-18 from 2-3:15pm. Location: Brookshire Golf Club. Fee is $112.00.
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Pop Jazz (6-9 & 13-17)
Join us for this high energy dance class that moves to the latest tunes. We combine jazz, pop, and hip hop styles to various types of music from old school hip hop beats to the most popular kid-friendly pop songs of today. Ages 6-9: Wednesdays, June 11-July 30 from 6:45-7:15pm or Saturdays, June 14-August 9 from 11:45-12:15pm. Ages 13-17: Wednesdays, June 11-July 30 from 7:45-8:15pm. MCC-Dance Studio B. Fee is $65.00
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Cheer dance (Ages 6-9)
Got Spirit? Grab your pompoms and learn pom routines and cheer dance while learning basic arm moves, dance steps, and formations. Gain flexibility, motor skills, and have a lot fun! Dress attire is a leotard, shorts, and tennis shoes. Hair should be in a pony tail. Mondays, June 9-July 28 from 6:45-7:15pm. MCC- Dance Studio B. Fee is $65.00
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Pageant Preparation Seminar (Ages 6-9)
Are you competing in a local, state, or national pageant? Regardless of your experience level, join the current Miss Congeniality and Miss Indiana United States, Adrienne Atkins, to present your best "you" to the judges! Adrienne is an actress, model, and professional dancer with over fourteen years of experience in the pageantry and entertainment business. Division appropriate skills covered: Interview and bio form coaching, onstage walk and poise, wardrobe selection, hair and make-up, and nutrition. Wednesday-Saturday, June 18-21 from 11-12:00pm. Location-Dance Class Studio. Fee is $50.00
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

May 16

Carmel Dads' Club - Carmel FC Select Soccer
Carmel Dads' Club welcomes all players, who desire to play Carmel FC Select soccer, to attend tryouts for the Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 seasons. 
Register online no later than Sunday, June 1st.   To sign up for tryouts and to find more detailed information about Carmel FC, including our club policies and procedures, please visit the Carmel FC website at http://www.cdccarmelfc.com
The tryouts will be conducted at Badger Field on the dates listed below. All players also need to register and pay for soccer through the main page of the CDC website www.carmeldadsclub.org prior to tryouts.
June 3rd                  U8-U10 boys/girls workouts     6pm - 7:30 pm
June 9th-10th          U11-U12 boys/girls tryouts      5:30 - 7:00pm
June 9th-10th          U13-U14 boys/girls tryouts      7:00 - 8:30 pm
(Rain make up dates will be June 4th and June 11th respectively)
All players must check-in at least 30 minutes prior to the tryout session.  Due to the tight turnaround, it is essential that you arrive on time.  Players will be expected to wear appropriate soccer attire and bring a soccer ball and water bottle for the workout.
U11-U14 players are expected to attend both night’s tryouts.
Carmel FC Select has continued the great tradition of Carmel Dads' Club by creating an elite soccer experience for its players.  Come see what Carmel FC has to offer!

Carmel Dad's Club
Fall Sports Registration Now Open- June 17th go to www.carmeldadsclub.org

Fun and Friends Await You at Noble's 2014 Spring Break and Summer Camps!
For school-age children, Noble offers Spring Break and Summer Camps for kids with and without disabilities.  We are so excited to be launching the 9th anniversary of our camps in 2014!
All camps (except Handwriting Camp) run 9 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday.  Handwriting Camp is held on Wednesday mornings, 9 - 10:30 am.  For more information go to http://www.nobleofindiana.org/summer-day-camps
To see our summer camp flyer go to  http://www.nobleofindiana.org/files/file/CampFlyer14.pdf 

Lemonade Day 2014 at Carmel City Center
On Saturday, May 17 Lemonade Day will be happening across greater Indianapolis and as a sponsor for the event, Carmel City Center will be one of the many locations where young entrepreneurs will have their stands set up around the project. 
The children’s lemonade stands will be held from 1-3 p.m. at various locations throughout Carmel City Center. Lemonade Day is a national entrepreneurial educational children’s event brought to Indianapolis by Scott Jones. This unique program teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand. The public is encouraged to patronize these lemonade stands. 
Parents and children that are interested in setting up a stand at Carmel City Center are able to contact Jimia Smith at 317-660-3388 to secure one of the spots available around the center. Select businesses at Carmel City Center will run special offers the day of the event. For more details please visit www.carmelcitycenter.com/lemonade-day-2014.

2014 WHJE Camp
This is the 1st annual WHJE Radio Summer Camp.  Campers must be residents of Carmel and be in 7th, 8th or 9th grade during the 2014-2015 school year.  The camp will expose students to the world of radio broadcasting.  Specific instruction on radio production and programming will be offered.  Campers will be trained by upper level high school radio students, and will be given hands on experience on industry standard equipment.  The location is at Carmel High School Radio Facility (Room C139) and the event fee is $120.  For more information:  http://whje.com/camp/

Lego Mania at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us for a fun-filled evening of Legos on Monday, May 19, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the storytime room. We'll provide the Legos; you provide the creativity. No registration is required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades K-5

Carmel’s Memorial Day Ceremony
The City of Carmel will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments provided.

When:   Friday, May 23rd at 9 a.m.
Where: Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Plaza located near the SW corner of Third Avenue SW and City Center Drive in City Center (Rain location: The Tarkington Theater at The Center for The Performing Arts, Three Center Green, Carmel)
For more information:  Flyer

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation-Todd Howard Basketball Clinic
Come join Todd Howard and the IUPUI Coaching Staff on the hardwood for a week of skill instruction, exciting drills and games. You will receive top notch development and instruction from college coaches and players. This is the perfect way to improve your game this summer. *A $25.00 discount will be given for each additional participant per household. Sign up for both clinics and receive a $50.00 discount on the second one! For any additional information please contact Todd Howard, toddc.howard@yahoo.com. Monday-Friday, 6/9-6/13/14 or 6/23-6/27/14 from 9:00-4:00pm. MCC-Gymnasium. Fee is $198.00.
Audience:  Ages 7 - 13
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation-Beginner Karate (Ages 6+)
Join us for a Karate program that will include: comfort with a disciplined environment, sports development, self-control, self-defense, and Karate foundational skills. Participants are expected (and do) raise to a high level of perfection as well as physical and psychological toughness while having fun. Opportunities to test for belts and attend competitions are a separate fee. Monday/Wednesdays, 6/2-6/30/14 from 6-7:00pm. MCC- Multipurpose Room A. Fee is $119.00.
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.com
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation- Skyhawks Flag Football (Ages 6-9)
Touchdown! Develop flag football skills in a fun, safe, and non-competitive environment. Skills include kicking, passing, running, and teamwork. Join us on the field and put those newly learned skills to the test! Tuesdays, 6/3-6/24/14 from 5:15-6:45pm. CCPR-Founders Park. Fee is $82.00
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.com
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation-Skyhawks Soccer (Ages 6-10)
Gooooaaal! Join us and work on kicking, dribbling, trapping, passing, and teamwork. Come scrimmage every week to reinforce what you have learned. Thursdays, 6/5-6/26/14 from 5:15-6:45pm. CCPR- Founders Park. Fee is $82.00.
Website:  www.carmelclayparks.com
Contact:  Lindsay Leber, 317-573-5247, lleber@carmelclayparks.com

CYT Summer Camp: Broadway Here & Now
For those of you who have your sights set on a Broadway stage, this is the camp for you! With selections from shows such as Matilda, Wicked, Shrek, Newsies, and more; you won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime trip, showcasing the Big Apple’s most popular productions!
CYT Summer Camps include class rotations, awesome games, arts and crafts, and lots of DRAMA. At the end of the week, students get to show off their hard work in a high-energy Showcase for family and friends. Check out the dates/locations on line at www.cytindy.org.
Audience:  Ages 4-12 years old
Contact:  Tyler Hutchinson, 1-317-661-1298, tyler@cytindy.org

May 9, 2014

Carmel Dads' Club excited to announce Indy Eleven Soccer Camp coming to Badger Field June 9th-12th
Your kids can improve their soccer skills this summer alongside Indiana’s Team in the World’s Game during the Indy Eleven Soccer Camp series! Carmel Dad’s Club is proud to host the first Indy Eleven Soccer Camp, which will be held at Badger Park from June 9-12.
Indy Eleven Soccer Camps will allow players of all abilities ages 5-14 the chance to gain valuable instruction in a fun and informative environment. Each camp will run four days and include special appearances by Indy Eleven players on the first and last days of the camp.
The camp registration fee will include:
· 12 hours of instruction per camp
· One ticket to a future Indy Eleven game
· An Indy Eleven Soccer Camp T-shirt
· Additional Indy Eleven giveaway prizes
Contact CDC Office at 846-1663 or  Roberto Opice at roberto@indyeleven.com.
Location: Badger Park - 5459 E. Main St.  Carmel
Dates: June 9-12
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
Ages: 5-14
Age Groups: 5-8 y/o, 8-10 y/o, 10-12 y/o & 12-14 y/o
Camp Registration fee: $110
Indy Eleven Soccer Camp Flyer

Charity Rummage Sale
Trinkets & Treasures Rummage Sale will be held Friday, May 23, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Saturday, May 24, 8 a.m. – Noon at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th St. & Gray Ave. in Carmel. Find a wide selection of furniture, games, toys, baby items, household items, knick-knacks & more. All proceeds go to fund area charities. Call 317-846-4912 or visit stmarkscarmel.org/umw for more information.

Carmel to Participate in Bike to Work Day Friday, May 16th 
This month, the City of Carmel is celebrating National Bike Month and Friday, May 16th has been designated National Bike to Work Day. Carmel residents are encouraged to use the Carmel Access Bikeway and the many multi-use paths that make up part of Carmel’s alternative transportation network as they bicycle to work or park their vehicles at the Monon Community Center and ride to work from there. The Monon Community Center’s parking lot will be available for Bike to Work Day riders to park their cars while they ride to and from work on the 16th.
Flyer:  Bike to Work Day
Press Release:  Bike to Work Day

Second Saturday IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk in the Carmel Arts & Design District This Weekend
Carmel, Ind. – Join us for the Second Saturday IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 5-9 p.m., where this month’s theme will celebrate dogs and their owners. Dine at one of the District restaurants, browse the new and exciting exhibits at the 10 District galleries and explore all the unique things the District has to offer. 
Bring your four-legged friend, find the roaming photographer throughout the District from 6-8 p.m. and have her take your photo with your pup. Look for your photo on the Carmel Arts & Design District’s Facebook page beginning Sunday, May 11 and tell your friends to “like” your photo through Friday, May 16. The photo with the most likes will win a $100 overnight stay for your dog at Happy Dog Hotel and Spa, complete with grooming.
Additional features and activities can be found here: Carmel Arts and Design District
Website:  http://www.carmelartsanddesign.com/

Early Head Start & Head Start are back in Noblesville!
Come to our Open House and tour the only NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program serving infants and preschool children in Noblesville.
We will be taking applications for our FREE Preschool Program during our Open Enrollment Day
Saturday, May 17th from 11am-3pm
17645 Oakmont Dr. Noblesville, IN 46062
~Food-Games-Community Resources Vendors~
Please bring your child’s original birth certificate, current immunization record, and proof of 2013 income
Call today for more information (317) 219-3839, Flyer: Hamilton County Open House

CYT Summer Camp: Takin' it to the Streets
Come join us this summer and learn the basics of musical theater, singing and dancing to songs from musicals like Newsies, Annie and Oliver and much more!
The kids will participate in crafts as well as playing theater games, learning how to develop a character, music, choreography and lots of DRAMA. Campers will participate in a Friday night showcase at the end of the week. (Showcase begins at 7pm). Check out the dates and locations on our website at www.cytindy.org. Register today!
Audience: Ages 4-12 years old
Contact:  Tyler Hutchinson, 1-317-661-1298, tyler@cytindy.org

CYT Presents: Annie, Jr. May 15-18
It's a "hard knock life" for Annie and the orphans. Please join us as we present: Annie, Jr. live on stage May 15-18 at Marian University. Tickets start at $12. Special Scout/Nonprofit rates available. Reserve seats at www.cytindy.org. You won't want to miss this popular show!
Audience:  Great for the entire family !

Clothing Drive
St. Mark’s United Methodist Women’s group is inviting the community to go green and help others when you clean out your closets for the new season! Project Collect & Connect will accept kitchen-size trash bags filled with gently used clothing for all ages from 9:00 AM – Noon on Saturday, May 24 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th St. & Gray Rd. in Carmel. A truck from Goodwill Industries will be in the church parking lot to accept donations during these hours. Call St. Mark’s at 317-846-4912 or visit www.stmarkscarmel.org/umw for more information.

Music for Miracles at the Palladium
Carmel High School Student Government is proud to announce "Music For Miracles" at the Center For The Performing Arts on May 18! The show will include performances from Carmel Clay Schools elementary, middle, and high school students involved in the performing arts programs and will feature the Carmel High School Jazz band as well as soloists from CHS featured choirs. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at thecenterfortheperformingarts.org or by calling the box office at 317-843-3800. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Riley Hospital for children. Please join us for a night of good music, a good cause, all for a good price!
Audience:  All grades and genders
Contact:  Sarah Wolff, 846-7721, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Charisma Fall Dance Team Auditions
Charisma, the Carmel High School fall dance team, will host auditions Monday May 19th and Tuesday May 20th from 3:45-5:30 in the CHS freshman (auxiliary) gym. Tryouts are open to all girls who will be in grades 9-12 for the 2014-2015 school year. Previous dance experience is not required but suggested. Attire is casual. Contact coach Sarah Wolff with questions.
Audience:  Grades: 8,9,10,11 GIRLS ONLY
                  Carmel Middle, Clay Middle, Creekside Middle, Carmel High School
Contact:    Sarah Wolff,  846-7721, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Make-A-Splash Free Swim Lessons
The Carmel Swim Club Free Learn to Swim Lesson Program offers free swim lessons to children in the community who do not already know how to swim. Children must participate in the free or reduced lunch program through the school system they attend. If a child is not yet in school, children with parents or guardians participating in a county rent or utility assistance program may qualify. Spaces in the free program are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. The summer session deadline is Monday, May 26th and you will be notified prior to the start of swim lessons regarding the status of your application.
Audience:  All
Website:  www.carmelswimclub.org
Contact:  Lisa Sheets, (317) 575-8244, carmelswimclub@aol.com

Carmel Arts Council – May 2014
The Carmel Arts Council, headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to encourage and promote the arts for all ages through leadership, financial and volunteer support in order to nourish a vibrant culture in the Carmel community.
World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery Exhibit – May
 “A Spectrum of Colorful Art” 
Call 317-844-4989 for gallery openings
The Art teacher at Forest Dale, Sarah Zadny, reports the children’s pieces of art chosen for May’s exhibit represents a sampling of many colorful projects that were completed this year throughout the school year.
Culinary Arts Recipe of the Month:  Each month the Carmel Arts Council highlights local student’s recipes.  May recipes will feature: 
A.         Clay’s “7 Up Bread” - age 9 from Carmel Elementary
B.        Leah’s “I Scream, You Scream We all Scream for I Scream” - age 9 from Prairie Trace Elementary
Come to the gallery and pick up a recipe card.
Carmel Arts Council High School Division Artist – Alex Mikev
The Carmel Arts Council will be exhibiting the art of Carmel High School Senior, Alex Mikev, during the month of May.  Alex, who is also the President of the Carmel Arts Council High School Division, tells us that art has always been a passion of his. When creating his art, Alex tells us that he makes it a goal with each piece to “emotionally connect to the viewer through meticulous drawing techniques, as well as by creating surrealistic imagery which serve as a visual narrative.” Alex is a local and national award winning artist who will be attending Parsons – The New School for Design in the fall of 2014.

Girl Scout Try-On
Have you ever thought about being a Girl Scout?
Have you ever wondered what Girl Scouts do?
Join us on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at Cool Creek Park Nature Center for a fun afternoon learning about being a Girl Scout and Girl Scouting! The girls in Carmel Elementary Junior Troop 906 are eager to show you how much fun it is to be a Girl Scout. Participants will make crafts, have a snack, learn about Girl Scouting and have fun!
Girls will also receive a fun patch.
Sign up using Sign-Up Genius:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4DADAC2BA7FB6-girl
This event is open to girls (who are not currently Girl Scouts) entering grades Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade for the 2014-2015 school year. We will have Girl Scout school contact information available for area schools.
Due to space limitations, please only one parent per family, and no siblings who aren't participating.
Questions? Please contact Troop 906 Leader Lori Pasheilich at gs.troop906@gmail.com.
Deadline to sign-up is August 1, 2014. Space is limited, so sign up early!

CarmelFest Has Talent
CarmelFest Has Talent is looking for the best young singers in Carmel! Enter CarmelFest Has Talent NOW at www.CarmelFest.net! Audition dates: May 27/28, June 2/5 at the Monon Community Center. Application deadline is May 22.
Audience:  Ages 5-18, 18+
Contact:  Chris and Kelli Lewis, 917-334-7131, talentshow@carmelfest.net
Website:  www.carmelfest.net

ITA presents: Kids Shows!
Bring your family and friends for amazing performances by the ITA Stage Adventures and Musical Theater students. Unique plays are created and performed by young actors ages 4-7 and 8-12. Come watch them act, sing, and dance.
“9 Dancing Princesses”: May 14th, 5-5:30pm (ages 4-7)
“Adventures in Fairy Tales”: May 15th, 5:30-6pm (ages 8-12)
Location: Brookshire Golf Club; 12120 Brookshire Pkwy, Carmel, IN 46033, Tickets: $3 at the door.
Contact:  Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Family Campout
Roll out your sleeping bags and pop up your tents! Join us for a night full of scavenger hunts, tye-dying shirts, hot dogs, games, and of course s'mores! Bring your family and friends as we explore the sights and sounds of nature right here in Carmel. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, June 4th.
Date of Event: June 6 -June 7
Audience:  All Ages
Website:  http://carmelclayparks.com/be-active/events#family-campout 

 

May 2, 2014

CHS Percussion Day Clinic
Carmel High School Percussion Day Clinic - High School Band Room
Saturday, May 31st, 2014 9-1;  Come learn from the members of the CHS Drumline and Staff. $30 includes t-shirt, pizza, and performance for parents.
Website:  carmelbands.org/percussionclinic/
Audience:  Boys and Girls Grades 4-8
Contact:  Jeff Queen(jeff@jeffqueen.com) for more info.

Pups Travel Football Tryouts for 5th-6th Grade Boys 2014 - 2015 School Year
Pups Travel Football Tryouts will be held May 27th-29th at Carmel HS Football Stadium. Boys in 5th - 6th Grade during the 2014 - 2015 school year are eligible to participate. CDC offers both a travel and house league football program.  Players not selected for the travel team will be placed on a house league team.
Fall Registration with CDC for football must be done prior to picking up equipment. Registration for fall sports begins May 5th online www.carmeldadsclub.org or in office.
Equipment Distribution:  Monday and Tuesday, May 19 and 20, Pittman Fields, 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Tryouts:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 27-May 29, CHS Varsity Football Fields (full pads), 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pups Participation Fee:  $500 in addition to CDC Fall Football Registration Fee (collected after the player makes the roster)
Contact: Director of Football Operations Chip Stein, stein@tankindustry.com

Pups Travel Cheerleading Tryouts for 3rd-6th Grade Girls 2014-2015 School Year
Where: Prairie Trace Elementary School Gymnasium
When : May 13th,14th and 15th
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm 
Registration for fall sports begins May 5th online www.carmeldadsclub.org or in office and must be completed to tryout.
*Parent Meeting May 13th from 7:30-8:00 pm during tryouts*
Girls should wear blue shorts, white shirt and a yellow bow. Please bring a labeled water bottle.
6th Grade Pups Cheerleaders cheer for Pups Football and/or basketball
3rd-5th Pups Cheerleaders cheer for Pups Basketball
Contact: General Manager Christy Herring, cherring@ccs.k12.in.us

CHS Color Guard Auditions
Auditions to join the Carmel H.S. Color Guard in the upcoming Marching Band season are open to incoming CHS freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Auditions will take place on May 6th & 8th from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Band Room. Interested students should wear comfortable work-out clothing and plan to attend BOTH evenings. You don't need to have experience; we will teach you what you need to know
Website:  www.carmelbands.org
Audience:  Incoming CHS freshmen, sophomores and juniors
Contact:  Rosie Queen, rosiequeen@mac.com

Spring Pops Concert
The public is invited to enjoy take a musical trip to the movies with during the Annual St. Mark’s Orchestra Spring Pops Concert on Sunday, May 4. The program, along with a pitch-in lunch, will begin at Noon in St. Mark’s Wesley Fellowship Hall, located in St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 E. 126th St. in Carmel. Planned selections by the 30-member orchestra under the direction of Ed Rowell include tunes from James Bond, Superman, Looney Tunes, Pirates of the Caribbean & more.
For more information on the concert, or the orchestra, visit stmarkscarmel.org/concert or call the church at 317-846-4912.
Website: www.stmarkscarmel.org/concert
Audience: All grades, faculty and staff
Contact: Cara Roach, 317.376.9557, cara.roach@cancer.org

Historic Structure Photo Contest
Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with the Carmel Clay Historical Society by photographing your favorite local historic structure. The photographer who submits the winning photograph will receive $50, and the image will be featured in the Monon Depot Museum for the year. An online exhibit showing all submitted images will be posted on the CCHS website. Submissions should be made at 300 dpi, can be black and white or color, and should be sent to carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com by Friday, May 9. Amateurs are encouraged to participate!Website: www.carmelclayhistory.org
Audience: Elementary, Middle, High school students
Contact info: Katherine Dil, 317-846-7117, carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com

International Summer Camps
Join us for 4 Unique summer camps this June in Carmel:
Fairytale Summer Camp- Ages 4-7
June 2 – June 6, Monday-Friday; 9:30 am-12:30 pm; Price: $165
Passport to the World- Ages 7-12
June 9 – June 13, Monday-Friday; 9:30 am-12:30 pm; Price: $175
Passport to Broadway- Ages 8-12
June 16 – June 20, Monday-Friday; 9:30 am-12:30 pm; Price: $175
Passport to Fairytale Kingdom Ages 4-7
June 24 – June 27, Tuesday-Friday; 9:30 am-12:30 pm; Price: $175
Location: Brookshire Golf Club., Register by May 10th to get an Early Bird discount!
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/, http://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/summer-camps/
Audience: Ages 4-12
Contact info: Tatyana Komarova, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Summer Programs for Ages 3-7
Music for Little Mozarts I- Ages 3-6
May 12-June 16, Mondays; 5:00-5:45 pm; Price: $80
Make & Take Puppets- Ages 4-7
May 12-June 16, Mondays; 4:00-4:55 pm; Price: $85
Singing Together- Ages 4-7
May 13-June 17, Tuesdays; 5:00-5:55 pm; Price: $80
Logic Games- Ages 3-6
May 15-June 19, Thursdays; 4:00-4:45 pm; Price: $80
Location: Monon Community Center, Register at www.carmelparks.com
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/, http://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/classes/
Audience: Ages 3-7
Contact info: Tatyana Komarova, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Summer Programs for Youth
Latin Dance- Ages 6-12
May 8-June 5, Thursdays; 5:30-6:25 pm; Price: $78
Etiquette Kingdom- Ages 7-12
May 15-June 19, Thursdays; 5:00-5:55 pm; Price: $92
Location: Monon Community Center
Show Choir- Ages 4-7
June 11 – August 6, Wednesdays; 4-5 pm; Price: $96
Show Choir- Ages 8-12
June 12 – August 7, Thursdays; 5-6 pm; Price: $96
Location: Brookshire Golf club
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/, http://internationaltalentacademy.org/programs/classes/
Audience: Ages 7-12
Contact info: Tatyana Komarova, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Indiana Rowing Camp
Rowing Camp at Indiana University for girls age 13-18. Designed for beginners and experienced rowers.
Website: www.hoosiersportscamps.com
Audience: High school age girls.
Contact info: Sheila Rinozzi, 812-856-5774, srinozzi@indiana.edu

Carmel Debut International Piano Competition
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new opportunity for piano students and all music lovers – the Carmel Debut International Piano Competition on June 19-21, 2014. The competition will have three rounds: preliminary, semi- final, and final. Application documents for Preliminary Round are due on May 10, 2014.
Website: http://carmeldebut.org/ , http://carmeldebut.org/?page_id=23
Audience: Age 5 to 19, all schools
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, Executive Director, International Talent Academy, Ph. (317) 815-9381, www.InternationalTalentAcademy.org

Musical Theater Fun at the Carmel Clay Public Library
This workshop is for kids who would like to combine their love of acting, dancing and singing on stage. Work on voice development, acting exercises, and a simple improv skit. Program takes place on Monday, May 5, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the storytime room. Registration is required by calling 844-3363, online, or in person.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Grades 1-5

Firefighter For A Day Camp
June 24, 25, or 26, 2014 from 9:00am - 2:30pm. Ages 7 to 13 boys and girls.
Learn what firefighters do daily and have fun doing it! Fun outdoor activities.
Participate in six different activity stations, have free lunch, and play waterball!
Pre-registration is required!
Register on-line at www.carmelfd.com
Audience:  Boys and girls ages 7 to 13 year olds. Grades 2nd to 8th. Elementary and Middle schools.
Contact:  Keith Freer, 317-571-4245, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

Annual Arbor Day Ceremony at the Carmel Farmers Market
Carmel will hold its 26th Annual Arbor Day Ceremony at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 3rd at the opening day of the Carmel Farmers Market on Center Green.  The City of Carmel along with the Carmel Urban Forestry Committee will be at Booth #9 from 8-11:30 a.m. to answer landscaping questions, promote proper tree planting, mulching and pruning while providing free tree seedlings for attendees.  A brief ceremony at the Rotary Amphitheater will begin at 9:45 a.m. with Mayor Brainard reading the Arbor Day Proclamation and the Committee presenting the Annual Commercial Beautification Award and Donna Manlove Award.

The Little Star That Could, Friday, May2nd, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
 “The Little Star That Could” is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to the audience with basic information about our Solar System. We will also tour the night sky in the planetarium! Adults $4.00-Children, Seniors, CHS Students: $2.00
Website: https://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/planetarium
Audience: This presentation is suitable for audiences of ages 4 and above
Contact: Keith Turner, Planetarium Director, 846-7721 ext. 7446

Art with a Heart Fundraiser

Mohawk Trails Elementary and the CHS Project Sunshine Club teamed up to raise $3,791.00 to support art development at Peyton Manning and Riley North Hospitals. MTE art teacher, Scott Barajas, had students create art in class and then this art was reproduced for families and sold through the Art to Remember Fundraising Program. Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children and families facing medical challenges. Project Sunshine volunteers do arts and crafts activities with children giving them the opportunity to express their feelings about being hospitalized. If you would like more information about Project Sunshine you can visit their website at www.projectsunshine.org or contact Jill Fletchall at tjfletchall@sbcglobal.net

April 28, 2014

Smoky Row Elementary Alumni Scholarship 2014
Calling all SRE Families Past & Current with students graduating Carmel High School!  
Did your child attend SRE for at least 3 grades? Is your child pursuing a collegiate or vocational degree? Did you know that SRE PTO proudly offers scholarships?
…Your child could be eligible!  For further information please contact ann-marie.adams@sbcglobal.net   or alternatively scholarship applications are available in the Carmel High School Counseling Office, at Smoky Row’s front desk, and online at http://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/sre/pto/forms
Deadline for submission: April 29, 2014
Website:  http://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/sre/pto/forms
Audience:  Senior High School Students - Smoky Row Elementary Alumni

Dine on a Dime at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Learn the secrets of making your favorite treats at home for a fraction of the cost of going out. This month we will decorate pretzel rods to look like sonic screwdrivers on Tuesday, April 29, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the program room. No registration is required. For more information, call the Young Adult desk at 814-3983.
Website:  www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience:  Middle & High School Students

Acclaimed pianist Jerome Lowenthal to appear on Music @ Shaarey Tefilla concert series
Jerome Lowenthal, an internationally renowned pianist and 23-year veteran of the keyboard faculty at the Juilliard School, will appear on the Music @ Shaarey Tefilla series on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 PM. The concert will be held at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla at 3085 W. 116th Street in Carmel, IN.  Lowenthal's program includes the beautiful opening work, Mendelssohn's Variations serieuses, and Rochberg's Partita-Variations, a big work that possesses aesthetic strength.  Tickets for the concert are $20 general admission and $6 for students and are available at the door or by calling 317-733-2169. This concert is generously supported by Meridian Music Company.
Website:  http://shaareytefilla.org/music-at-cst/
Audience:  grades 3 and older and families, all schools
Contact info:  Cathy Strauss, 440-315-6346, cpartlowstrauss@sbcglobal.net

 

April 18, 2014

The City of Carmel's Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
The City of Carmel's Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at Booth Tarkington Theater on Friday, May 2nd, 2014.
Website: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=533
Audience: All grades
Contact info: Nancy Heck, (317) 571-2495, NHeck@carmel.in.gov

Photography Contest
Celebrate national Preservation Week with the Carmel Clay Historical Society. Take a photograph of your favorite historic structure in Carmel. All submitted images will be included in an online exhibit. The winning photograph will be on display in the Monon Depot Museum for the rest of the year and the winning photographer will receive $50. Submissions must be made by May 2 to carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com
Website: www.carmelclayhistory.org
Audience: Middle and High School Students  

Contact: Katherine Dill  (317) 508-5864  carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com            

Mother-Daughter Book Club at the Carmel Clay Public Library
We will meet on Monday, April 28, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the book club room at the library to discuss Scat by Carl Hiaasen. Registration is required, online, in person, or by calling the Children's & Youth Services desk at (317) 844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Girls in grades 4-5 & their mothers

ICC Choral Festival
If your child loves to sing, we have an opportunity for you this summer!  Each year, the Indianapolis Children's Choir brings together kids who love to sing for a week of music-making and fun!  Half day and all day sessions are available ($75-185) for children in grades 3-8 in the 2014-2015 school year.  For more information, please visit our website at www.icchoir.org/summercamp or contact Leeann Ashby at lashby@icchoir.org.
Website: www.icchoir.org/summercamp
Audience: Grades 2-7, Male and Female, Elementary and Middle Schools
Contact info: Leeann Ashby, (317) 940-9846, lashby@butler.edu

Relay For Life of Carmel
Relay For Life of Carmel is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.  It is a team event that is overnight with a ceremony to honor survivors and luminaria ceremony to remember those who have lost their battles.  There are family and kids actvities through out the event and an education and mission about fighting back against cancer.
Website: www.relayforlife.org/carmelin
Flyer: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14LS?sid=128433&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=58505
Audience: All grades, faculty and staff
Contact: Cara Roach, (317) 376-9557, cara.roach@cancer.org

Smoky Row Elementary Alumni Scholarship 2014
Calling all SRE Families Past & Current with students graduating Carmel High School!
Did your child attend SRE for at least 3 grades? Is your child pursuing a collegiate or vocational degree? Did you know that SRE PTO proudly offers scholarships?…Your child could be eligible!  For further information please contact ann-marie.adams@sbcglobal.net or alternatively scholarship applications are available in the Carmel High School Counseling Office, at Smoky Row’s front desk, and online at http://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/sre/pto/forms
Deadline for submission: April 29, 2014
Website: http://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/sre/pto/forms
Audience: Senior High School Students - Smoky Row Elementary Alumni

April 4, 2014

Basketball Open Gym
Workouts for girls currently in grades 6-11 who are interested in trying out for a Carmel School basketball team will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 in the Carmel High School Field House.  Girls currently in grades 6-8 must go to the Carmel High School Athletics page, print a concussion and consent form, turn it out, and bring it with them to be able to participate in the workouts.
Audience: Grades 6-11, girls, Carmel Middle Schools and Carmel High School
Contact: Joe Stuelpe, 846-7721 x7225, jstuelpe@ccs.k12.in.us

CE Annual Flower Sale exceeds $40K in sales so far!
Congratulations to all of the students, parents, faculty and staff who dedicated their time in helping to achieve record pre-sale numbers for the 2014 Carmel Elementary Flower Sale fundraiser! A sincere thanks goes also to family, friends and community members for the generous orders and donations. Mark your calendars!  This year's live Flower Sale runs Friday, May 9 from 8:30am-6:30pm and Saturday, May 10 from 9:00am-12:00pm in the Carmel Elementary gymnasium.  There will be an array of gorgeous plants available for purchase during the sale just in time for Mother's Day.
Website: http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/ces/pto/fundraising
Audience: All Carmel Clay Schools

March 28, 2014

HCCTA Youth Tennis
Youth Tennis Lessons - Carmel High School: Sundays, April 27 to June 1 (6 classes). Learn and refine forehand and backhand ground strokes, forehand and backhand volleys, and serve utilizing fun/challenging drills and games. Introduce non-competitive competition in the form of games and match play. Kids will be placed in groups based on their age, ability, and level allowing each child to advance to the next level!
Pre-K & K: noon to 12:30 ($55)

Grade 1-3: 1 to 2 pm ($80)
Grade 4-6: 2 to 3 pm ($80)"  
Website:  http://hccta.org/hccta-youth-tennis-carmel
Audience:  Pre-K to Grade 6
Contact:  Maggie Petersen, 317-501-9145, hcctatennis@gmail.com 

In an effort to cut down on paper used for flier distribution, printing costs, loss of classroom instructional time, and fuel consumption associated with the distribution of materials to our students and parents, Carmel Clay Schools distributes opportunities for CCS families via a Friday email and posting on our website for 4 weeks.

If you are interested in placing material in our Distributions, please see additional information here.