Opportunities for Families

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
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
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
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!
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

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


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

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

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!
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:
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.