Opportunities for Families

February 5, 2016

Middle School Charity Dance Clinic
The CHS varsity dance team the Coquettes will be hosting a dance clinic for any interested middle school girls (grades 6-8). The clinic will be held Friday February 12 from 5-7 pm in the CHS main cafeteria (door 7)
Your dancer will receive: 2 hours of age appropriate choreography ranging from hip-hop to jazz to technical skills, a pizza dinner, a t-shirt, and a signed picture of the 2015-2016 Coquettes dance team.
If interested please contact Coach Sarah Wolff at swolff@ccs.k12.in.us
with Name, Grade, and shirt size. Deadline for registration is Wednesday February 10th. Walk in registration is welcome but tee shirt is not guaranteed.
Cost of clinic will be $25 and all money will be donated to Riley Hospital for Children.

Audience: Middle School Girls
Contact: Sarah Wolff at 317-846-7721 ext. 7269 or swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

 

HCCTA Tennis w/ Quickstart
Game, Set, Match! Fun drills and games will be played to learn and refine basic tennis strokes including forehands, backhands, and volleys. Modified courts and tennis balls are used in this program. Participants should bring a tennis racquet.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 4-5
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

HCCTA Tennis w/ Quickstart (YOUTH)
Game, Set, Match! Fun drills and games will be played to learn and refine basic tennis strokes including forehands, backhands, and volleys. Modified courts and tennis balls are used in this program. Participants should bring a tennis racquet.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 6-11
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Junior Robotics: Adventure Stories
This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO? Wedo Robots. Students will construct an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and simulate a sailboat storm. Students will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 5-8
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Software Engineering: Invader Defense
Students will use Multimedia Fusion (R) to create their own video game! Whether students wish to fire marshmallows or missiles, they will build a complete video game from start to finish. Not only will they enjoy programming characters to survive a wave of enemy attacks in order to reach the next level, but they will also take home a copy of the game they create.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 7-11
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Build It: Open-Ended STEM with Legos at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us for this new drop-in program series where we'll put out building materials and you get to create! This month, drop in on Wednesday, February 10, between 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room. No registration required. For more information, call the Children's desk at 844-3363.
Website: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades K-5

 

Tinker Tuesdays at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Take apart broken electronics to see how they work and then be among the first to fiddle with the library's brand-new Makey-Makey gadgets on Tuesday, February 9, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. in the storytime room. No registration required. For more information, call the Young Adult desk at 814-3983.
Website: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 5-8

 

January 29, 2016

Maple Syrup Program
For more than 150 years, Bray family members tapped their maple trees to create maple syrup. Join us as we further their tradition! Explore syrup processing while learning the fascinating history surrounding it, the homestead, and the area. Maple sugar and tapping supplies will be available for purchase. Pre-register for a FREE one hour tour by emailing cool.naturecenter@hamiltoncounty.in.gov or calling 317-774-2500
Date: Saturday, March 5 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Bray Family Homestead Park
4528 State Road 38, Noblesville, IN 46062

Website: http://www.myhamiltoncountyparks.com
AudienceFamilies, adults, children 4 and up.

CHS Winterguards & Drumline Community Night 2016
The Carmel Winter Guards & Drum Line are proud to present Community Night 2016--Friday, February 5th! Come join us for our fundraiser dinner in the Freshman Cafeteria and then cheer on the Carmel H.S. Winter Guards & Drum Line. The JV, A, and World Guards & the Drum Line will be debuting this year's productions before they embark on their competition season. Fundraiser Dinner begins serving at 6:30 pm in the CHS Freshman Cafeteria and performances start at 8:00 pm in the Varsity Gym. Performance Admittance: $5 Adults $3 Students / Seniors
Website: www.carmelbands.org
Audience: All grades - parents and students
Contact: Heather Timmons at 317-509-0784 or guard@carmelbands.org

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Pacers Basketball Tune-up
Join us for Spring Break! AAU time is approaching and it's time to step up your game! Fine-tune your skills with the Indiana Pacers Youth Basketball Program. We will work on all aspects of the game to make you a more versatile ball player. Join us for 2 great days of training and basketball! Activity # 366002-01 April 1st - 2nd 10:00am - 1:00pm $80 per participant
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 6-17
Contact: Jordon Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Actors Take the Stage - Muscial Edition
Young actors will bring their favorite stories to life through theater improvisation and scene development. Students will learn and develop skills of body, voice, and imagination through theater games. Now featuring favorite Broadway songs and dance workshops! Parents are invited to join us for a "Get That Role" party at the end of the class for games and fun improvisations. No class on 4/4. Activity # 366031-01 2/1/16-4/25/16 6:00-7:30pm
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Contact: Jordon Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Etiquette Kingdom
In our society, good manners are essential for every child's self-confidence and success in life. Learn to interact with peers and adults, introduce yourself, and practice dining skills through games, book discussions, and Q&A's from real life situations. At the end of the session, children will be invited to a "Play Restaurant" where they will be served by their peers. All materials included. 
Activity # 366034-01 2/4/16-3/10/16 6:00-6:55pm $91 per participant
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Contact: Jordon Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Logic in Motion
Children will explore the wide ranges in which their body can move and play logic games! We will play various fun intellectual games and do action-packed activities that help prepare young minds for school and develop memory.
Activity # 365043-01 2/4/16-3/10/16 5:00-5:45pm Ages 3-5
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 3-5
Contact: Jordon Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: SAT Prep Course
This 2 hour program will cover all 3 parts of the SAT test. Students will receive great tips, strategies, and techniques to improve their SAT scores in Math, Critical Reading, and Writing. This prep course is taught by a College Board AP consultant and reader with over 10 years of SAT prep experience.
Choose from 3 sessions! Visit carmelclayparks.com for more details!
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: High School
Contact: Jordon Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Star Wars Pottery
Be one with the force! Come create Anikin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi or your favorite Death Star vehicle and many more in clay! Every class will have a Star Wars prize drawing! What will your creation be? 
Activity # 366038-01 2/3/16-2/24/16 6:00-7:00pm Ages 6-12
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 6-12
Contact: Jordon Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Volleyball
Bump, Set, Spike! Develop your volleyball skills and teamwork. Participants will play fun scrimmage games to reinforce what they have learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. Knee pads are optional. Prior volleyball experience recommended. For boys and girls, ages 10-12. Class will be taught by a USA Volleyball certified official and former collegiate volleyball player. Mondays, February 22-March 14 | 5:00-6:00pm | $50 Location: Monon Community Center Register online at www.carmelclayparks.com using Activity #366040-01!
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 10-12; elementary and middle school
Contact: Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Safe Sitter
Safe Sitter® is a nationally recognized, medically accurate babysitting program designed to teach teens everything they need to know to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and helpful information like what to do if there's severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities, role-playing exercises, and practiced rescue attempts on manikins to prepare students for real-life situations. For boys and girls, ages 11-14. Classes run on Saturdays from 9:00am-4:00pm at the Monon Community Center. Choose from a variety of dates. Register online at www.carmelclayparks.com. Activity #366044-03 | Mar. 19 Activity #366044-04 | Apr. 9 Activity #366044-05 | Apr. 23
Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/1522
Audience: Ages 11-14; elementary and middle schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Learn to Crochet
A perfect class for beginners. You will learn the basics, such as how to hold a crochet hook and yarn, how to crochet a chain, single crochet, turn work, crochet a rectangle, cast off, and weave in ends! Participants will be provided with a material list to purchase prior to the first class. For ages 10-17. Register online at www.carmelclayparks.com using Activity #366057-01. Wednesdays, Mar. 2 - Mar. 9 | 5:45-8:45pm | $32 Location: Monon Community Center
Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/1534
Audience: Ages 10-17; elementary, middle, and high school
Contact: Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Firearms Safety Forum
Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen will be hosting a community forum on Thursday, February 11 from 7-8 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds. The mission of the evening is to provide information, tips, and resources to attendees regarding responsibilities that come with weapons and to make sure that children and other family members stay safe by understanding the consequences that could occur with the mishandling of firearms. As with other forums hosted by Sheriff Bowen, this is a free community event. No buying or selling of weapons will occur. Free gun locks will be distributed while supplies last, and information on obtaining an Indiana permit will be available.

AudienceThis is appropriate for gun owners and family members with all levels of experience as well as those who do not own a firearm but are interested in safety around guns.
Contact: Allison Nicholson at 317-776-2046 or allison.nicholson@hamiltoncounty.in.gov

January 22, 2016

Carmel High School Talent Show Auditions
Auditions for the Carmel High School Talent Show will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16 & 17, beginning at 3:30 p.m. each day. Auditions are open to all CHS students and unique acts are welcome! Sign-ups and additional information will be posted on the theater call board beginning Monday, February 1, 2016. The CHS Talent Show will be on Friday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m., and proceeds help raise money for the Behind the Scense Scholarship Fund.
Audience: All CHS students
Contact: Michelle Milazzo at mlmilazzo@gmail.com

 

Carmel High School Public Planetarium Show
Join the Carmel High School Planetarium as they explore the constellations of winter along with the interesting deep sky objects within them. You will hear a constellation story, myths, and legends about the Mighty Warrior Oriorn, and powerful Taurus the Bull. During the presentation, they will point out bright planets, bright stars, star clusters and more! This will be a fun and educational journey for the entire family!
Website: http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/planetarium/Publicplanetariumshows
Audience: All

 

Carmel Symphony Orchestra - Jan. 31 FAMILY FUN! concert
Join the CSO at the Palladium on January 31 (3pm) for their most kid-friendly concert of the season! The Family Fun! concert features "greatest hits" of the symphony along with high school cellist, Lydia Rhea as our 2016 Young Artist winner. Children will have the opportunity to come ON the stage and sit among the musicians as they perform. Afterwards, join the CSO for the Instrument Petting Zoo where you can try out any instrument of the orchestra that interests you! Student tickets are only $5. Call 843-3800 for tickets.
Website: http://www.carmelsymphony.org/education-community/family-fun
Audience: all grades

 

Explore Science & Engineering at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Explore aspects of science and engineering through the Purdue University Physics Department's PEARLS stations on Saturday, January 30, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 15 hands-on activities will be available to investigate physical science phenomena. There will also be other interesting displays to see and people to talk to about their professions in science and engineering. No registration is required. For more information, call the Children’s desk at 844-3363.
Website: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 3-8

 

Paws to Read at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Would you like to read to a specially trained dog who loves listening to stories? Come to the library on Saturday, January 23, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (15 minute sessions) for a chance 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 desk at 844-3363.
Website: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-5

 

Maker Mondays at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us to kick off this all-new maker program on Monday, January 25, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. in the storytime room. We'll learn how to make stuff with yarn and then use our creations to yarn bomb designated areas of the library in a collaborative art project. Feel free to bring your own spool knitters, crochet hooks, or knitting needles (any size, any type) – or learn easy weaving with milkshake straws the library will provide. Registration not required. For more information, call the Young Adult desk at 814-3983.
Website: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 5-8

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Creativity on the Go/Leaping Lizards
Create, assemble, and design several eye-catching creations related to the Leaping Lizards theme as we have fun on-the-go! For ages 6-9.
Thursday, February 25 | 4:45-6:15pm | $20
Location: Wilfong Pavilion at Founders Park
Register at carmelclayparks.com

Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/1504
Audience: Ages 6-9; elementary schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Ready, Set, Glow!
Enjoy fun, glow-in-the-dark craft and activities and learn how night vision works. We will make loop bracelets, design Frisbees, slime, and firefly jars to glow-in-the-dark! Don't forget your flashlight for glow-in-the-dark games! For ages 8-12.
Wednesdays, Feb. 3 - Feb. 24 | 6:30-8:00pm | $50
Location: Monon Community Center East
Register at carmelclayparks.com

Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/1508
Audience: Ages 8-12; elementary and middle schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Volleyball
Bump, Set, Spike! Develop your volleyball skills and teamwork. Participants will play fun scrimmage games to reinforce what they have learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. Knee pads are optional. Prior volleyball experience recommended. For ages 10-12.
Mondays, Feb. 22-Mar. 14 | 5:00-6:00pm | $50
Location: Monon Community Center Gymnasium
Register at www.carmelclayparks.com

Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/1513
Audience: Ages 10-12; elementary and middle schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

 

January 15, 2016

CFD Safe Sitter Winter Classes
Jan 23, Feb 13, Mar 5, or April 16, 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)
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.
For more information contact: Keith Freer at 317-571-4245

Website: http://carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=659
Audience: Boys and Girls ages 11-13 enrolled in elemntary or middle school
Contact: Keith Freer at 317-460-5792 or kfreer@carmel.in.gov

 

Yule Ball at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Back by popular demand, we invite you to step into the Great Hall and enter the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter for a whimsical night of Hogwarts cuisine, music, dancing and a screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Event takes place on Saturday, January 23, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the program room. Registration is required at the Young Adult desk or by calling 814-3983 by Wednesday, January 20. No charge to attend.
Website: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 6-12

 

International Talent Academy - Free trial class in Stage Adventures (ages 4-8)
Join us January 27th for a FREE FUN trial class in Stage Adventures! This class is so much more than performing. Build confidence, make friends, learn acting and presentation skills, work in a team and improve your reading and speaking voice! Registered students meet once a week for one hour where they will create their own characters for the show and we custom write the script catered to their unique talents and interests. No auditions, students play the part they want!
Dates & Times: FREE trial CLASS on Jan 27th. Class meets every week through May 18th, 5:30-6:25pm
RSVP: by January 22nd and receive a 10% discount coupon for the semester.
REGISTER FOR FREE CLASS HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/HwDXET
Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Fall-SC_SA_MT-classes-Flyer.jpg
Audience: Ages 4-8
Contact: Tatyana at 317-815-9381 or tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

International Talent Academy - Free Musical Theater Trial Class (ages 9-13)
Calling all actors and singers to be! Join us on January 28th 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 Jan 28th. Class meets every week through May 19th, Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm
RSVP: by January 22nd and receive a 10% discount coupon.
REGISTER FOR FREE CLASS HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/HwDXET
Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Fall-SC_SA_MT-classes-Flyer.jpg
Audience: Ages 9-13
Contact: Tatyana at 317-815-9381 or tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

Actors take the Stage: Musical Edition
Young actors will bring their favorite stories to life through theater improvisation and scene development. Students will learn and develop skills of body, voice, and imagination through theater games. Now featuring favorite Broadway songs and dance workshops! Parents are invited to join us for a "Get That Role" party at the end of the class for games and fun improvisations.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 8-12
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Apprentice Robotics: Robot Battles
Your active engineer will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to engage in various battle challenges. Students will not only build LEGO? Mindstorm EV3 Robots, they will also learn how to program them!
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 7-11
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Everyday Self-Defense
This self-defense class will teach you escapes from holds, striking techniques, and enhanced awareness. Designed to strengthen your body through fitness stations that will help you get ready in a fight/flight situation. You will love the confidence that comes from knowing how to keep yourself safe in any situation.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 15+
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Master Robotics: Robot Battles
Your future engineer will not only build and program LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robots, they will also learn how to program these robots! Throughout this course, students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to engage in various battle challenges.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 10-14
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

SAT Prep Course
This 2 hour program will cover all 3 parts of the SAT test. Students will receive great tips, strategies, and techniques to improve their SAT scores in Math, Critical Reading, and Writing. This prep course is taught by a College Board AP consultant and reader with over 10 years of SAT prep experience. This program is geared to the new SAT test.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 13-18
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Show Choir Kids
If your child loves singing and dancing, they will love this class! Children will work on their voices by doing fun warm-ups, musical games, breathing exercises, and, of course, learning their favorite songs and movements. Join us as we prepare to perform for friends and family on our last class. No class on 4/5.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 4-6
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Web Design
This course is an in-depth look at the world of web design and development. Learn how to build your own website from start to finish using Adobe Suite. You will have access to your website with free hosting for one year.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 10-17
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

The Gaming Academy
This all-day course will immerse students into the world of 2D and 3D game design. The Gaming Academy is a combination of our Video Game Design, Advanced Game Design, and 3D Game Design courses. This course offers you a variety of hands-on experience designing and building your very own games! Please bring a sack lunch.
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 10-17
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

Star Wars Pottery
Be one with the force! Come create Anikin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi or your favorite Death Star vehicle and many more in clay! Every class will have a Star Wars prize drawing! What will your creation be?
Website: http://carmelclayparks.com/
Audience: Ages 6-12
Contact: Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.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.

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