Conservatives meeting – The Hamilton County Grassroots Conservatives will be holding their monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Delaware Township Community Center, 9094 E. 131st. St., Fishers. Registration is from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Rain on Main auction – Rain on Main, a painted rain barrel art competition and silent auction, will return to the Carmel Farmer’s Market from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 20. Twenty local artists have painted rain barrels for this event. The barrels will be on display in the Arts & Design District from Aug. 11-19. The public can then bid for their favorites in the auction. For more, visit www.RainOnMain.com.
Arts and crafts vendors needed – Applications for artists and crafters at St. Mark’s United Methodist Women’s 2016 Holiday Arts & Crafts Marketplace on Nov. 5 are now being accepted. Included in the $25 rental fee will be one eight-foot table covered with black vinyl and two chairs. Limited electricity is available. For more information and an application, visit www.stmarkscarmel.org/umw.
Local economy investments – Online financial technology company SmartAsset recently completed its second annual study of investments coming into local communities. Rankings were based on business establishment growth, GDP growth, new building permits, and municipal bond investment. Hamilton County was ranked the highest in Indiana.
Marathon registration open – Registration is now open for the seventh annual Carmel Marathon, to be held April 22, 2017. Early bird registration fees are available for full marathon, half marathon, 8K run and 5K run. This is the second largest marathon in the state. For more or to register, visit www.CarmelMarathon.com.
811 Block Party – Every six minutes an underground utility is damaged because someone failed to call 811. Aug. 11 serves as a reminder to always call 811 prior to any digging project to have utility lines located and marked. Several utilities will host the 811 Day Block Party at 221 W. Main St. next to the Monon Trail. Activities, prizes and refreshments will be provided at this free event to bring awareness to 811.
Trooper promoted – Hamilton County resident and Indiana State Trooper Joshua Graves was recently promoted to Detective. He will serve as an investigator for Field Investigations at the Indianapolis post.
Intersection closure – The intersection of Carmel Drive and Range Line Road will be closed beginning Aug. 15 until approximately mid-November for construction of a roundabout. Local businesses will remain accessible during the closure. Detours will be in place. Visit www.CarmelLink.com for more.
David Weekley Homes hosts school supply drive – David Weekley Homes is hosting its second Back to School Supply Drive. From now through Aug. 10, the community can support children in need by donating school supplies and hygiene items to Teachers’ Treasures. Donations can be dropped off at the Division Office, 9310 N. Meridian St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, or any David Weekley model home in Indianapolis. To view the list of supplies needed, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
American Legion meeting – The American Legion of Carmel will hold its next monthly meeting at noon on Aug. 12 at 852 W. Main St. Vietnam veteran Steve Brown is the guest speaker. For more, call 317-846-0001.
New sermon series – Carmel United Methodist Church will start a series on forgiveness on Aug. 14. This six week series will focus on how, why, and what it means to forgive. Join Carmel UMC at 8:30, 9:30 or 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. For more, visit www.carmelumc.org.
Coding documentary – Diversity is needed in the IT community. A new documentary, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, explores this issue and shows how to close the gap. The film will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at UA Galaxy Stadium 14. The event will feature a speaker following the film and a fundraiser for the Noble Crossing Elementary Girls’ Coding Club. Tickets can be purchased at www.tugg.com/events/121609.
Fish fry – Carmel Lions Club will host the 78th annual fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. The Lions Club is located at 141 E. Main St. Carry out is available. For parking and carryout, use First Ave. SE. For more, call 317-846-1191.
Arts and Antiques Outdoor Market – The Carmel Clay Historical Society will host local artisans and antique dealers on the lawn of the Archives and Depot. The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 and from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21. Members’ only preview night is from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19. New members may sign up on Friday and immediately reap the benefits of membership.
Citizens Academy openings – Applications are now being accepted for the fall edition of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy. The 12-week program will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings beginning in Sept. There is no charge to attend the Citizens Academy and all Hamilton County residents age 18 and over are invited to attend. For more, visit www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/546/Citizens-Academy.
Quilters meeting – The Quilters Guild of Indianapolis will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. The featured speaker is Nysha Oren from Tennessee. She will be presenting a Zentangles Trunk Show. For more information, visit www.QuiltGuildIndy.net
Prevail anniversary gala – Prevail presents its 30th anniversary gala to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 at The Renaissance, 11925 N. Meridian St. Tickets are $125 each and include dinner, auction and dancing. A special hotel room rate is available as well. For more, visit www.PrevailInc.com.
Cinch Cycling at Rollfast – Pro cyclist Tom Danielson will attend the Rollfast Gran Fondo in Carmel on Sept. 18. Danielson has started a new business called Cinch Cycling and focuses on training camps, clinics and coaching. Danielson will bring the Cinch Cycling experience to Carmel. Casual riders will have the opportunity to ride with a pro that finished eighth in the Tour de France and has twice won the Tour of Utah. For more, visit www.CinchCycling.com.
Road closure – Rolling Springs Drive will remain closed until approximately Aug. 29 due to the culvert replacement. Detour for this project consists of 116th Street and East Carmel Drive and the utilization of Keystone Parkway.
Tutors needed for homeless students – School on Wheels seeks to recruit, train and place new volunteers immediately and for the 2016 fall semester to provide tutoring to Indianapolis youth experiencing homelessness. To become a School on Wheels tutor, you must be at least 11 years of age. Ages 11-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tutors are asked to commit to one hour each week for a 15-17 week semester. For more, contact Samantha Breeling at 317-202-9100 or at Samantha@indysow.org.