Noblesville has expanded their Farmers Market to include a Downtown Produce Market.
Every Thursday afternoon from May 30th through October 10th from 4-7 pm, this European style market will offer fresh, hand- harvested, small-batch artisan foods and handcrafted products at the South Alley, next to the Noblesville visitors Center on the Historic Courthouse Square.
As the Class of 2014 finishes their junior year, which is one of the most challenging and jam-packed years of high school. They are probably thinking that it is time for a break but, there is plenty that should be accomplish over the summer that will make the senior fall much easier. Three things that can do now could include: work on maximizing SAT/ACT scores, perfect essays for the Common App. and make the most of college visits.
SAT and/or ACT scores can still be improved. The SAT can be taken on October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st. The SAT test in October is popular for seniors and often is seen as the last opportunity before college applications are due. The ACT is offered on September 21st, October 26th, and December 14th. Many students will take the September ACT as well. What seniors may not know is that many schools continue to accept updated SAT or ACT scores through January 1st, or later, to qualify for merit scholarships or admission to select programs, even if the senior has already applied and has been accepted. Take advantage of summer boot camps or test prep sessions to maximize the score.
Chyten of Carmel’s Boot Camps are one week intensive SAT/PSAT or ACT preparation courses offered in the summer that allow students to focus their studies over a short period of time. Learn Chyten of Carmel’s ground-breaking strategies during the week (9 AM – 3 PM each day) then end with a practice test the following Saturday. See scores jump in one week! Boot Camp recruits will learn: tactical approaches to the reading and grammar sections of the test; all essential math skills and problem solving techniques; how to write the most effective and highest-scoring essay; proven shortcuts to improve time management; and techniques for eliminating the most unlikely answers in favor of the best choice.
School counselors have informed senior by now that most schools will utilize an application process called the Common Application, or “Common App”. This Common App has standard essays that are already available, for the specific prompts visit:
The City of Carmel will be holding a Memorial day Ceremony on May 24th at 9 a.m. to remember those who have served our country.
It will take place at the Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Plaza located near the SW corner of Thirs Avenue SV and City Center Drive in City Center.
The rain location is The Tarkington Theater at The Center for The Performing Arts, Three Center Green, Carmel
The ceremony includes remarks by Mayor Jim Brainard and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Carmel Clay Township Trustee Doug Callahan. The keynote speaker will be Brigadier General Edward L. Dyer, US Army, retired and is not responsible for Allison Transmission's Military Programs groups and shares responsibility for Military Engineering.
Members of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts will participate in a flag raising ceremony and flowers will be placed at the Memorial to commemorate all military veterans.
The 2013 Bed Race is a spectacular event held to raise funds for summer scholarships. Driven by a community that supports its youth, the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville and Noblesville Parks and REcreation collaborate again to provide positive, healthy, save and fun activities for the children of Noblesville and Hamilton County.
So how? In the only way youth organizations know how, pure FUN! A Bed Race involves racing custom designed beds on wheels down the local streets. Fun for onlookers and participants alike, and all for a worth cause! Adults/families, businesses/organizations and schools/clubs are invited to help us "Put School To Bed and RAce Into summer" by running their beds in a foot race that is unsurpassed!
Saturday, June 8 at 9:00 a.m.
Race course is on Logan Street between 9th and 8th.
How to Join the Race:
Form a team of 5 and fill out the entry form, 4 runners/pushers and 1 rider.
Open to all Hamilton County Residents 16 and older.
Turn in the entry form and pay entry fee
Teams will receive a race packet information with rules, bed construction guidelines and waiver forms.
Start bed construction and prepare for race day!
Registration: $35 Earlybird until May 11th, $50 Late Registration May 12-June 1, $100 Sponsor A Team (comes with a BED and runners to make a team).
4-H season is just around the corner and you may be wondering, is this an organization that would fit my child?
4-H is a volunteer-based, informal educational program of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. It focuses on "learning by doing" and reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs. It is the largest youth organization in the Nation including nearly 2,000 members in Hamilton County.
4-H is for all young people, regardless of where they live, what interests them, or their background. Over half of the 4-H members in Hamilton County live in urban areas. There is something for everyone in 4-H. For boys and girls who are in 3rd through 12th grades as of our March 1st enrollment deadline. However, you may enroll in 4-H anytime between November 1st and March 1st.
Mini 4-H is for boys and girls who are in 1st & 2nd grades as of our March 1st enrollment deadline. However, you may enroll in Mini 4-H anytime between October 1st and March 1st.
According to past 4-H'ers, they like 4-H most of all for the FRIENDS they meet, the FUN they have, and the SKILLS they learn. They have fun with friends at meetings, social activities, community service activities, tours, trips, camps, and fairs. They learn to do interesting things such as take pictures, practice cooking, decorate cakes, build model rockets, take care of plants and animals, wrap gifts, create a scrapbook, shoot a bow and arrow, or drive a lawn tractor through an obstacle course. And they develop leadership skills by helping others learn about their projects.
The easiest way is to enroll online. You may also obtain a three-part Hamilton County 4-H Enrollment Form by stopping by the Extension Office in Hamilton County located at 2003 Pleasant Street in Noblesville or by calling us at 317-776-0854. Once you've filled out the form, simply turn it in to the Extension Office, pay the fee, and you are enrolled! (Please note: Forms must be original - no faxed or emailed forms accepted. Forms can be mailed via U.S. Mail.) The enrollment deadline is March 1st of the current year. You must re-enroll every year.
The second annual Arts and Rain Barrel Auction will take place on June 8th at the beautiful downtown Ciceron, Indiana.
The silent auction bidding ends at 1:00 p.m.
Seventeen beautifully painted rain barrels will be available for auction. Each painted by a local artist or organization. This is in conjunction with the Nickel Plate Arts Weekend cultural events from Fishers to Tipton.
The event will include:
Artisans booths and demonstrations
Interactive craft areas
Informative display by local and county community enrichment organizations
Marketplace featuring small and independent businesses, to benefit Lights Over Morse Lake
Entertainment and refreshments
Local establishment specials
All activities will follow the Hamilton North Chamber of Commerce Cicero Triathlon.
Hundreds of thousands of children nationwide including in Noblesville will be taking part in a grassroots movement to discore America's parks through play on May 18th. This will help commemorate National Park Trust's (NPT) third annual National Kids to Parks Day.
Mayor John Ditslear will proclaim May 18th as National Kids to Parks Day in Noblesville and encourages visitors to participate by exploring Forest Park, the Forest Park Aquatic Center, and Dillon Park. The water attractions will be open that day.
Obesity is an epidemic that touches nearly 1 in 3 children who are either overweight or obese, communities are witnessing sky-rocketing rates of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and elevated cholesterol levels in children. Cities across the nation are committing to the simple motto "Active kids are healthy kids" and encouraging residents to us National Kids to Parks Day as the first of many days spent outdoors at local parks and recreation sites in order to develop more active, healthy lifestyles.
Residents are encouraged to visit kidstoparks.org and sign up so that local families can be counted in the national tally. On May 18th families are asked to submit photos of their May 18th adventures to the park to
for possible consideration to NPT"s national map commemorating the day.