Opportunities for Families

February 17, 2017


What's Trending In Middle School
March 22: What's Trending is an evening for parents to attend workshop and informational sessions on relevant topics related to middle school and young adolescents. Session topics include: Growth Mindset, Social Media & Digital Profiles, Organization, Technology, Canvas, Young Adolescent Development, Healthy Teens, Peer Relationships and Transitioning to Middle School.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Ih5fQvtNkfWGQ2cDJJZkx5eFE/view?usp=sharing
Sign up link: https://goo.gl/forms/JruYrZ73KPqkLtBn1
Audience: Carmel Middle School Parents, Parents of 5th Graders who will attend Carmel Middle School 
Contact: Carmel Middle Principal Lila Jay, 317-846-7331,

Kenya Carnival
Kenya Carnival is a major fundraiser for STEP UP (Student Education Program of the Umoja Project) - Indiana teens working together to send Kenyan students to high school. Come join the fun and support the Carmel High School Kenya Club on Saturday, February 25, from 12-4 at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis. There will be food, inflatables, face painting, Silly Safari, games, etc. Game tickets are $1 each or you can purchase an unlimited game wristband for $20 ($15 in advance at KenyaCarnival.com).
Website: http://www.globalinterfaithpartnership.org/about/committees/kenya-carnival/
Flyer http://www.globalinterfaithpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/KC-flyer-2017.pdf
Audience: All children ages 3-12.

Coquettes High School Dance Team Middle School Charity Clinic
CHS Winter Dance Team, The Coquettes, will be hosting a middle school charity dance clinic Friday February 24th from 5-7 pm in the CHS freshman cafeteria. For a $25 donation to Riley Hospital your daughter will receive 2 hours of age appropriate choreography from experienced high school dancers, a pizza dinner, and a t-shirt. RSVP by email with name and grade to coach Sarah Wolff at swolff@ccs.k12.in.us by Thursday February 23rd.
Audience: Middle School Girls
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ex.7269,  swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Build It! Strawbees at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us for this open-ended STEAM program series on Thursday, February 23, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the storytime room. Endless ideas and possibilities! All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-5

Beginner Skateboarding
Learn the basics of skateboarding with an experienced instructor. These group lessons will teach balance, pushing, carving, and even some tricks! Skateboards and helmets are required by all and pads are recommended. For ages 6-13.Saturdays, March 25-April 22 | 10:30am-12:00pm | $50 | #376003-01 Location: Monon Community Center East, Skatepark
Register at carmelclayparks.com or by calling (317)848-7275.
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Boys and girls, ages 6-13; Elementary Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com  

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Volleyball Fundamentals
Bump, Set, Spike! Continue developing your volleyball skills and teamwork. Participants will play fun scrimmage games to reinforce what they have learned using the Volley Lite ball. It's lightweight design lets players safely dive to save a high-powered spike or return a serve. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. Knee pads are optional. Prior volleyball experience recommended. For ages 10-11. Mondays, March 6-27 | 5-6pm | $50 | #376038-01
Location: Monon Community Center Gymnasium. Register at carmelclayparks.com, or by phone at (317)848-7275.
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 10-11; Middle Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com


February 10, 2017

Carmel Symphony Orchestra: Feb 11
The Carmel Symphony Orchestra invites your family to our concert on Feb 11 (7:30 pm) at the Palladium for music of Bernstein & Gershwin. This exciting concert features pianist Frederick Moyer playing Gershwin's Concerto in F as well as the first Music Director Candidate, Ron Spigelman. Overture to Candide, Lullaby and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story will also be performed. Student tickets are always $5. Call the box office at 317-843-3800
Website: www.carmelsymphony.org
Flyer http://www.carmelsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/concerts/500-from-bernstein-gershwin-with-love
Audience: Upper elementary through high school. All genders   

Mohawk Trails POW WOW
Mohawk Trails Elementary’s premiere fundraising event: POW WOW Carnival 2017: Friday March 24, 6-9pm.This is our school’s largest fundraising event, and the funds that are
raised are vital to the enrichment of our curriculum and school. Games, prizes, food, petting zoo, silent auction and more! Bring the whole family!
Audience: Open to entire community - all ages!

Generational Jump
A great resume builder! Generational Jump is a teen volunteer initiative, spearheaded by Meals on Wheels, that bridges the generation gap between Indiana’s youth and senior populations. The program is designed to fulfill a student’s need for community service hours while, at the same time, engaging them in hunger and malnutrition issues that plague our senior population. Contact jcarter@mealsonwheelsindy.org to register & join us for a kick-off celebration & volunteer training session on March 4.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633887036907603/
Flyer https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-0/p526x296/16463409_733620050134078_1276515459700019149_o.jpg?oh=44a78cc1bb89269dc3f5622a7cc7a53b&oe=5902FB04
Audience: Middle & High School students, age 12-19
Contact: Jessica Carter, 317-252-5558,  jcarter@mealsonwheelsindy.org

Charity Auction Dinner and Casino Night
Join us for Carmel High School Dance Marathon's annual charity auction dinner and casino night, Wednesday, February 22nd from 6pm-8pm in the CHS Freshmen Cafeteria (Door 13). The night will include a full dinner catered by Biaggi's including dessert, as well as hundreds of auction items (gift cards, artwork, sports memorabilia, and much more!) and live casino games for prizes! RSVP using the link by February 19th for only $5 per person. Walk-in patrons are welcome for $7 per person. All proceeds will benefit Riley Hospital for Children.
Website: http://donate.rileykids.org/site/Calendar?id=102202&view=Detail#.WJnKgjuG-CT
Audience: All grades, genders, and schools.
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ex.7269,  swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Share the Love at Monday Madness on February 13, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the storytime room. We'll be making Valentine's Day cards for both the people you love and people who need a little extra love on this holiday. Registration not required. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-6

CHS InvenTeam Open House
Students in the Carmel High School InvenTeam invite the community to view the first prototype of a medical device that they have developed with a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT Foundation. The wearable device will detect epileptic seizures and inject anticonvulsant medicine. Meeting at least twice a week after school for the past year, the team is excited to share their story and get feedback as they continue to work towards the final presentation in Boston in June. Please join them on Saturday, February 18 from 2:00-3:00 at the Carmel-Clay Public Library.
Website: http://lemelson.mit.edu/teams/inventeam/22
Audience: Carmel Community
Contact: Kathy Hallett, 317.846.7721 ex.7269,  khallett@ccs.k12.in.us

ITA's LIVE on TV! - SUMMER CAMP (ages 9-13)
Have you ever dreamed of working for or being on TV? Join us for a preview of the day in the life of actors on the silver screen! Campers will work together to create commercials, news broadcasts, soap operas and more while learning tips and tricks of performing for the cameras. Camp includes a trip to tour one of Indy’s TV News Stations! Dates & Times: June 19- June 23, Mon-Fri; 9:30 AM-2:30 PM ($225)
Location: Orchard Park Presbyterian Church (106 St and Rangeline Rd) Register HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/m6iZkL
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/winterspring-2017-schedule-is-here/
Audience: ages 9-13
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381,  tatyanak13@gmail.com

ITA’s Show Choir @ the Monon Center (ages 4-7)
If your child loves singing, come and join us! This class is a perfect introduction and preparation for Show Choir or a solo performance. Children will enjoy working on their voices by doing fun warm-ups, musical games, breathing exercises, and of course, learning their favorite songs and movements. At the end, parents and friends are invited to watch an amazing performance.
Dates & Times: Feb 14- April 25, Tuesdays; 5:00-5:55 PM ($140)
Location: Monon Community Center
Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/show-choir-kids/5323
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Audience: ages 4-7
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

2017 BGCNI All Star Contest
Open to all Middle and High School Students in Hamilton County, the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville is hosting an All Star Skills Contest on Monday, February 20th from 1-4 p.m.
The event will showcase events such as a 3 point, free throw, skills challenge and a large game of knockout. All students must register using the link found here: http://tinyurl.com/gsuvq5v and must present their student ID when they check in for the event. The Overall winner of the event will receive a subscription to Spotify Premium, Beats by Dre, and concert tickets.
Website: http://tinyurl.com/gsuvq5v
Flyer file:///C:/Users/teendirector/Downloads/Teen%20All%20Star%20Event%202017.pdf
Audience: Middle and High School students ages 13 to 18. Must be from Hamilton County School Districts. Open to both boys and girls.
Contact: Jordan Erickson, 3177734372,  jerickson@bgcni.org

February 3, 2017

Dad & Daughter Dance
Join the fun at  the Fishers YMCA 10th Annual Dad & Daughter Dance!  Dress is semi-formal (dresses for girls; ties for dads).  Enjoy dancing, light snacks, pictures, and more.  $15/couple for Y Members ($5 each additional daughter) or $20/couple (and $5/additional daughter) for guests. 
Website: www.indymca.org/fishers
Flyer https://indymca.org/fishers/event/daddy-daughter-dance/?instance_id=84
Audience: Girls, ages 2-18, and their father or grandfathers.      

Washington Township Little League Baseball/Softball
Washington Township Little League registration is open to boys ages 4-16 and girls ages 8-14. Early registration is open until February 15th for a $25 discount. Evaluations will be held on March 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th from 1-4 PM.
Website: www.gowtll.org
Flyer https://bsbproduction.s3.amazonaws.com/portals/10236/docs/wtll_2017registration-blackandwhite.pdf
Audience: Elementary and middle school boys and girls.
Contact: (317) 643-1188, washingtontownshiplittleleague@gmail.com

Summer Spectacular Show Choir Camp
Summer Day-Camp at Carmel High School available for students entering 5th - 9th grade in the Fall of 2017.  A great opportunity for students to sing and dance for the week, culminating in a performance for friends and family.  Students will rehearse all week with a guest director and choreographer.  Three groups: 5th & 6th Grade - 9am - noon daily, 7th & 8th Grade - 1pm - 4pm daily, 9th Grade - 1pm - 4pm daily. June 5-8th, 2017 at Carmel High School.
Website: http://carmelchoirs.org/summer-spectacular-show-choir-camp
Flyer http://carmelchoirs.org/summer-spectacular-show-choir-camp/
Audience: Current 4th-8th graders.
Contact: Kathrine Kouns, (317) 846-7721 ext. 7453,  kkouns@ccs.k12.in.us

Escape Room: Wolf's Den at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Families, come join us for a literary escape room on Friday, February 10 or Saturday, February 11 for 30 minute sessions in the Storytime Room. The room will be set up as the Big Bad Wolf's den and filled with puzzles to solve so you can unlock the wolf's complicated security system to get out. Registration is required and begins Friday, February 3.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-5.

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