Opportunities for Families

September 23, 2016

5K color and paint dash
The third annual FT5K will take place Saturday September 24th at 10am on the CHS cross country course. The run will include a paint and color portion as well as a tee shirt for those preregistered by Wed. Sept. 21st all for $15. Walk-in registration is welcome the day of the event for $20 (no tee shirt guaranteed). Registration will begin at 9 am at the south lot of the football stadium. All proceeds will benefit Riley Children's Foundation. Register and pay online at the link provided.
Website: tinyurl.com/cdmft5k
Audience: all grades genders and schools
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ext 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

Paws to Read at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Would you like to practice reading to a specially trained dog who loves listening to stories? Then come to the library on Saturday, September 24 between 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. for a 15 minute session. 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
Contact: Beth Jenneman, 571-4292, bjenneman@carmel.lib.in.us

Playing with Robots at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Come explore, learn and complete a challenge with the Sphero SPRK robot on Tuesday, September 27, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. or 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. in the storytime room. Children age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Free tickets are required by coming to the Children's desk 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades K-6
Contact: Beth Jenneman, 571-4292, bjenneman@carmel.lib.in.us

Children's Author Visit
Author John David Anderson will be visiting Carmel Clay Public Library this Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. to talk about making time to read and write, being creative and crafting his latest project - Ms. Bixby's Last Day.
This event is free and open to the public.
Website: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/
Flyer: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/blog/blog.cfm?id=2055
Audience: Children ages 8 to 12
Contact: Elizabeth Hamilton, 3178143905, ehamilton@carmel.lib.in.us

Girlology:  Reproduction for Girls
Girlology's Reproduction for Girls program: By 5-6th grades most girls have heard something about sex - right or wrong. Arm her with an accurate, yet age-appropriate understanding that will protect her from the myths and set the stage for future conversations that are vital to healthy development. This Friday, September 23 at IU Health North Hospital. $50 per parent-child pair.
Website: www.girlology.com
Flyer: http://bit.ly/2d5aIVE
Audience: 5-6th grade girls + a parent
Contact: Tracey Sanders, 843-693-3326, info@girlology.com

Girlology:  Something New About You
When girls learn about puberty before it happens, they face it with greater confidence and even excitement. This is the perfect time to start healthy, factual conversations.
Girlology is a medically based educational platform specializing in puberty, emerging sexuality, and adolescent health. Check us out, Tuesday September 27th at IU Health Downtown Hospital.
Website: www.girlology.com
Flyer: http://bit.ly/2d5aIVE
Audience: Program intended for 4-5th grade girls + parent.
Contact: Tracey Sanders, 843-693-3326, info@girlology.com
 

CFD Fall Safe Sitter Classes DATE CHANGES
Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, or Dec. 10, 2016. 9:00am – 4:00pm, $60 per student
Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
This is the Safe Sitter® (1-Day Course with CPR)
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
For more information contact: Keith Freer at 317-571-4245
Website: www.carmelfd.com
Flyer: http://carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=659
Audience: This training course is intended for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 or grades 6-8 who are enrolled in any of the elementary or middle schools.
Contact: Keith Freer, 571-4245, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

 

 

September 16, 2016

Carmel Children's Choir Open Rehearsals
You are invited to an open rehearsal, where you can observe the Carmel Children's Choir and the Carmel Preparatory Program in action, see what we’re all about, and take a placement audition or sign up! The Carmel Children's Choir is an affiliate of the Indianapolis Children's Choir.
Website: http://icchoir.org/
Flyer: https://icchoir.org/carmel-open-rehearsals/
Audience: Grades 1-8
Contact: Joshua Pedde, jpedde@icchoir.org, 3179409640

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Beginner Skateboarding Lessons
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. Class registration includes free admission to the CCPR SK8 Night event! For ages 6-13. $45/participant.
Saturdays, October 22 - November 19 | 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Skatepark at the Monon Community Center
Register online at carmelclayparks.com or by calling (317)848-7275.
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Flyer: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 6-13; Elementary and Middle Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com, (317)843-3861

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Intermediate Skateboarding Lessons
Learn new skateboarding tricks with an experienced instructor. In these group lessons, you will learn how to ollie, grind, manual, and more! Prior skateboarding experience is required. Skateboards and helmets are required by all, and pads are recommended. Class registration includes free admission to CCPR's SK8 Night event! For ages 6-13. $45/participant.
Saturdays, October 22 - November 19 | 9:00-10:30am
Location: Monon Community Center Skatepark
Register online at carmelclayparks.com or by calling (317)848-7275.
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 6-13; Elementary and Middle Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com, (317)843--3861

CHS AMBASSADORS & ACCENTS INVITE ALL TO THEIR OCTOBER 8TH CABARET & SILENT AUCTION
The Ambassadors and Accents show choirs cordially invite the community to their annual Cabaret, an evening of entertainment, desserts, and a silent auction. The event will take place on Saturday, October 8 from 6 to 9pm in the CHS Freshman Cafeteria with a theme of "Bon Voyage" for the evening's cabaret-style entertainment. You can casually peruse and bid on auction items while socializing over songs and sweets throughout the evening. CHS choir alumni are especially invited to attend and reconnect. All of the proceeds will help defray the groups' expenses as they travel this school year to compete in regional and local show choir competitions.
Tickets are $20 through September 23 and $25 up until the event and are available at www.ticketracker.com. Call Carol Outland at CHS Performing Arts Dept. at 317/846-7721, ext. 7085 with questions.
Website: https://www.ticketracker.com/store/selecteventtickets/95143
Audience: All ages and schools
Contact: Jill Reese, jillreese@me.com, 317/432-0187

Children's Author John David Anderson at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Author John David Anderson will chat about making time to read and write, being creative, and crafting his latest project - the highly praised Ms. Bixby's Last Day - on Sunday, September 25, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the program room. Bring a notebook and favorite writing utensil, if you wish. Registration is required by emailing karland@carmel.lib.in.us or calling 317-814-3984.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 3-6
Contact: Beth Jenneman, bjenneman@carmel.lib.in.us , 571-4292

 

September 9, 2016

JV Color Guard Parent Info Meeting-Sept. 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Do you love to dance, compete and perform to an audience? Would you like to learn how to spin flags or a rifle? We will be having a JV Color Guard Parent Information Meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30pm in the High School Band Room (P105).
Please share this information with friends, family and neighbors! This program will get students 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.
Questions or more information - please contact Sally Ware carmeljvguard@yahoo.com.
Website: carmelbands.org
Audience: Open to all girls and boys in 6th, 7th & 8th grade in the Carmel Clay Schools.
Contact: Caryn Hildreth, carynhildreth@gmail.com

Carmel Children's Festival For Arts and Education
EVENT ACTIVITIES: Stations with educational games and activities; special guests/sponsor booths, Talent Show & Awards ceremony; themed characters, prizes and more! Games include: music/piano, theater, etiquette, logic, team-building, leadership, reading/writing, chess, singing, dancing, summer camps and more!
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: SUNDAY, September 11th, 1-5pm
1:00pm - 2:45pm – Games for kids - earn a sticker at each booth to receive your prize. Raffle starts for parents.
2:45pm - 3.00pm – Meet the characters & Circle games
3:00pm – Talent Show and ITA's gift presentation to the City of Carmel
4:30p - 5:00pm – Raffle and redeem passports for Prizes
LOCATION & ROOM: 502 East Event Center, Carmel, IN. Hamilton Ballroom. FREE.
REGISTRATION: Register for the Festival (ages 3-13) before September 8th and receive a $10 gift Card from ITA and one free group lesson of your choice! https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/RwDXwb
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/events/
Flyer: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/RwDXwb
Audience: Children ages 3-13
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Bites N Books at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Do you like to read and eat? Join us to discuss Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins on Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m., eat a provided snack (or feel free to bring your own), and participate in an activity related to the book. Registration is required online, in person, or by calling 317-844-3363. Registered participants may pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Reference Desk. Space is limited, so register early!
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 4-6
Contact: Beth Jenneman, bjenneman@carmel.lib.in.us

Elementary STEAM at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Be prepared to explore, design, build, and create! Each program includes several stations for learning and exploring a STEAM concept. This month we will explore the natural world on Friday, September 16, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the storytime room. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 2-5
Contact: Beth Jenneman, bjenneman@carmel.lib.in.us

2016 Carmel Public Safety Day
Saturday, September 17th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, 13500 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN
This is a FREE event to the public!!
Over 70 vendors providing information on health and safety!!
Live demonstrations, family activities, and prize drawings!
Website: www.carmelfd.com
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=127
Audience: Safety Day is for families of having children that are 3 - 13 years of age. Children in elementary and middle school are encouraged to attend.
Contact: Keith Freer, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

 

September 2, 2016

 

ITA – FREE trial CLASS in Show Choir (ages 4-8)
Join us September 7th for a FREE FUN trial Class in Show Choir. Children will work on their voices by doing fun warm-ups, musical games, breathing exercises, and, learning their favorite songs and movements. Registered students will have fun singing songs and dancing simple choreography to be included in an original ITA Show! Join us as we prepare a great Performance for family and friends!
Dates & Times: FREE trial CLASS on Sept 7th. Class meets every week through Dec 14th, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:25pm.
REGISTER FOR FREE CLASS HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/FgiUli
Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/ita-main-stage-programs-registration-is-open-now/
Audience: Ages 4-8
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Family Night Hikes
Join our Resident Naturalist as she shares her passion for Environmental Education and over 30 years of experience on a hike through Central Park. Gain an understanding and appreciation of nature and the outdoors! We will listen to songs of birds, movement of wildlife, and maybe even hear an owl call! Please dress for the weather and wear clothing and shoes that can get dirty. A flashlight or headlamp is required, and binoculars are optional. $10/family. For ages 4 & up.
Friday, Sept. 9 | 7:00-8:30pm | #266024-01 | Central Park
Friday, Oct. 21 | 7:00-8:30pm | #266024-02 | Central Park
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 4 & up; Elementary & Middle Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Pumpkin Painting & Pizza
Bring your pumpkin to life! Instead of carving, give your pumpkin a bright, shining face or a little sparkle. Participants should wear clothes that can get messy, bring a pumpkin to paint, and a box to transport the pumpkin as it dries. All decorating supplies and pizza are included. Parents are invited to register if they would like to decorate a pumpkin and enjoy pizza as well! $7/participant.
Friday, Oct. 14 | 5:15-6:30pm | #266014-01 | Monon Community Center
Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 5:15-6:30pm | #266014-02 | Wilfong Pavilion at Founders Park
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: For ages 3 and up; Elementary Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
If you like on-your-feet action and making your brain cells spark, then join us for this hour of nonstop fun on Mondays, September 12 & 19, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the storytime room. Registration not required. For more information, call Children's desk at 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-5
Contact: Beth Jenneman, bjenneman@carmel.lib.in.us

ITA – FREE trial CLASS in Show Choir (ages 4-8)
Join us September 7th for a FREE FUN trial Class in Show Choir. Children will work on their voices by doing fun warm-ups, musical games, breathing exercises, and, learning their favorite songs and movements. Registered students will have fun singing songs and dancing simple choreography to be included in an original ITA Show! Join us as we prepare a great Performance for family and friends!
Dates & Times: FREE trial CLASS on Sept 7th. Class meets every week through Dec 14th, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:25pm.
REGISTER FOR FREE CLASS HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/FgiUli
Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/ita-main-stage-programs-registration-is-open-now/
Audience: ages 4-8
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, tatyanak13@gmail.com

ITA: FREE Musical Theater Trial Class (ages 9-13)
Calling all actors and singers to be! Join us on September 15th for a FREE FUN trial class in Musical Theater and try out your acting, singing, dancing and creative writing skills! This class offers so much more than performance experience. Build confidence and practice presentation skills, learn acting and singing technique, work together as a team to write your own show, improve your reading and speaking voice! Registered students meet once a week for 1.5 hours where they create their own characters and contribute their ideas to be put in the custom written musical designed for their talents and interests. No auditions, students play the part they want!
Dates & Times: FREE trial CLASS on Sept 15th. Class meets every week through Dec 15th, Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm
REGISTER FOR FREE CLASS HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/FgiUli
Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/ita-main-stage-programs-registration-is-open-now/
Audience: ages 9-13
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, tatyanak13@gmail.com

ITA: FREE Show Dance FREE Trial Class (ages 5-10)
This class is perfect for your child if they would like to combine their love of dancing and acting into one fun session. Participants will learn to tell a story through a song using dance movements and the use of props. This is a great class for students to work on their coordination, rhythm, musicality, characterization and costumes, along with proper dance technique and stage presence. The class will perform at the ITA’s Christmas show.
Dates & Times: FREE trial CLASS on Sept 15th. Class meets every week through Dec 15th, Thursdays, 4:30-5:25pm
REGISTER FOR FREE CLASS HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/FgiUli
Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/ita-main-stage-programs-registration-is-open-now/
Audience: ages 5-10
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

 

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