Carmel in brief- September 13, 2016


Correction — In the Carmel on Canvas story that ran Sept. 3, artist Susan Mauck was misidentified in the photo as Beth Forst. Current apologizes for the error.

Indiana House internships – The Indiana House Republican Internship Program is accepting applications for the 2017 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program allows interns to immerse themselves in the legislative process by working directly with state representatives. For more, visit Application deadline is Oct. 31.

Conservatives meeting – The Hamilton County Grassroots Conservatives will hold their monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Delaware Township Community Center, 9094 E. 131st. St., Fishers. Registration is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Laura Campbell, chairperson of the Hamilton County Republican Party, will be the guest speaker.

Shredding event – A community shredding and electronics recycling day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at Creekside Middle School, 3525 W. 126th St. A $5 donation is requested per shredding box. Recycle small electronics and computers, along with unused or expired prescription drugs. A $10 fee for glass TV/computer monitors will be charged.

Miniatures exhibits open – The Museum of Miniature Houses has two new exhibits. Hoosiers Making Miniatures features the work of Indiana artists. Hidden Treasures showcases dollhouses and settings that have rarely or never been on display. These exhibits will run through December. For more, visit

College news – The Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese has selected Carmel student Cecelia Germann as one of the 2016 Outstanding Students of Spanish. Anna Kozak and Donnesha Robinson were selected as Fry Scholars at IU’s Kelley School of Business.

Wells Scholars named – Indiana University has selected 21 students for the 27th class of Herman B. Wells Scholars. Recipients receive four years of tuition, with the option to study abroad for one year. Three of the recipients are Carmel residents. They are Neil Shah, Tiffany Xie and Hendrik Glauninger.

Patient Advisory Council members needed – St. Vincent is seeking volunteers to serve on the Patient Family Advisory Council. Applicants should have had a medical experience with St. Vincent in the past. Meetings are expected to last about two hours land the group will meet quarterly. The first meeting is scheduled tentatively for Nov. 3. For more, visit

Battle of the Bands – The St. Louis de Montfort Fall Festival will hold its seventh annual Battle of the Bands from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at 11441 Hague Rd., Fishers. The competition is for musicians high school age or younger. Bands will perform 10-15 minutes of cover or original material. The grand prize is a recording package provided by our contest sponsor, Azmyth Studios. For more, email Pat Kniola at

Chaucie’s Place Beach Bash – Chaucie’s Place and NextGear Captial present the Treasure Our Children Beach Bash fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St. The evening will feature a tropical buffet and exotic desserts, as well as live and silent auctions. Attire is casual beachwear. Tickets are $75 each or table sponsorship for $750. For reservations, visit

Preservation conference – Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society will host its 23rd annual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at 502 East Event Centre. Titled Preservation: Keeping What We’ve Got, Restoring What We’ve Lost, the event is open to anyone with an interest in native plants, conservation, botany, landscaping and wildlife habitat. For more or to register, visit

Koi show – The Northern Midwest ZNA Koi Club will host the 15th annual koi show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the gazebo at Carmel City Hall. A variety of koi fish will be on display along with vendors for water garden and pond supplies. This event is free and open to the public.

Democratic Women meeting – The Democratic Women of Hamilton County and the Hamilton County Democratic Club will host a meet-and-greet for the Democratic candidates from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Delaware Township Community Building, 9094 E. 131st St., Fishers.

Cinch Cycling at Rollfast – Pro cyclist Tom Danielson will attend the Rollfast Gran Fondo in Carmel Sept. 18. Danielson has started a new business called Cinch Cycling, which offers 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


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