Community events this week in Carmel
Bike to Work Day – May 16 has been designated National Bike to Work Day. Residents are encouraged to use the Carmel Access Bikeway and the many multi-use paths throughout Carmel as they bicycle to work. 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.
New gallery exhibit opening – Roscro and Co. will present their latest exhibition and gallery show, Sailing into Summer, featuring original paintings by William Naddy and Rosaleen (Roscro) Crowley. The opening reception is planned for 5 to 9 p.m. May 17 at 421 S. Range Line Rd. in Carmel. For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Academy accepting applications – The Hamilton County Leadership Academy is accepting applications for the 2014-15 class. An informational meeting will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. May 22 in the Carmel Clay Public Library Community Room. RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 379-1879. The application can be found online at www.hcla.net.
Come out to meet Snoopy – Shepherd Insurance will combine paper shredding with a fun opportunity for kids to meet Snoopy from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 in the parking lot of Current in Carmel office at 30 S. Range Line Rd. The free event will feature a shred truck on-site for shredding (1 box/10 lb. limit), popcorn, ice cold water, prizes and giveaways all morning, a face painting station for the kids, a balloon twisting station and a chance to donate old cell phones to benefit Prevail.
Learn to play bridge – Learn Bridge in a Day is presented by the Central Indiana Bridge Association and Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 17 at the Monon Community Center, 1235 Central Park E. Dr. The $30 fee includes instructions, printed materials and a box lunch. Register in person at the Monon Community Center, online at www.carmelclayparks.com or by phone at 573-5248.
Monumental Challenge team competition – The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Apex Benefits Group present the “Apex Monumental Challenge.” This employer-based team competition, with no registration fee, is now open for enrollment and will make its official debut on June 5, with the inaugural Monumental Mile. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 14.
Stewards of Children – Parents and adults who work with children can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse by registering for Stewards of Children. This impactful and important program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization, is offering this program from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 15 at White River Christian Church, 2728 South St., Westfield. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information visit www.chauciesplace.org.
Free design workshops – The public is invited to connect with design professionals each month on various interior design topics. The one hour workshops take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am at the Indiana Design Center. “Feather Your Nest: Design Ideas for Your Home” presented by Rosalind Brinn Pope Interior Design is scheduled for May 20. The workshop is free and open to the public. Email email@example.com to RSVP.
Kids Against Hunger meal packing – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th St. and Gray Rd., is teaming up with Kids Against Hunger to pack 40,000 meals for Mission Guatemala from 2 to 4 p.m. May 18 in St. Mark’s Wesley Hall. People age 5 and older are invited to participate. Childcare will be available for younger children with advance request. Only 150 volunteer spots are available. Register at stmarkscarmel.org/hunger
Trinkets & Treasures donations needed – Donations to the United Methodist Women Trinkets & Treasures Rummage Sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 to 22, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th Street and Gray Road. Gently used furniture, games, toys, baby items, household items and knick-knacks can be dropped off in the church’s fellowship hall. No Christmas items or clothing, please. The sale will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23, and 8 a.m. to noon May 24. Call 846-4912 or visit stmarkscarmel.org/umw for more information.
Monthly JULIETS luncheon – JULIETS (Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together) invites ladies in all stages of life to join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. May 15 at Rosie’s Place, 68 N. 9th St., Noblesville. JULIETS is sponsored by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Carmel. If you are interested in attending this month, please call St. Mark’s at 846-4912 or visit www.stmarkscarmel.org/juliets.