Mayor Jim Brainard has announced the launch of a new student organization, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council created to identify and address issues youths face today and to encourage greater teen involvement in the community. The concept of the CMYC originated from Carmel High School junior Jeff Hou, who brought the idea to Mayor Brainard earlier this year.
Seeking to recruit about 30 of Carmel’s most capable teen leaders, the new CMYC will be operated by these youth leaders from across the City of Carmel and will provide these leaders with the opportunity to take active roles in identifying and addressing issues. When selected, the members will serve as the official voice of Carmel youth within the Carmel City government and work directly with the Mayor of Carmel and top City leaders on projects and participate in discussions that directly relate to youth issues.
Students grades 8-11 are encouraged to attend, including incoming freshmen.
Indiana University’s premier mixed a cappella group, "Hooshir", has announced plans to perform a special return engagement on Saturday, March 26 at the Carmel Community Playhouse, 14229 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 140 at 8:00 p.m. .
"Hooshir", sponsored by the Hillel Jewish Cultural Center in Bloomington, consists of 20 talented performers hailing from eight states and whose majors range from music and theater to earth science and business. They perform an eclectic mix of music ranging from traditional Jewish liturgy to show tunes to Lady Gaga with a lot of stops in between.
"Hooshir"has toured extensively with recent concerts in New York, Chicago, Louisville, Los Angeles and the White House with their most recent appearances having been at Conseco Field House and as the main act at Brandeis University’s a cappella festival in Boston earlier this month.
Tickets for “Hooshir: The Post-Purim Blues” are $10 and can be purchased at the door, online at http://www.carmel players.org/tickets or by calling the Carmel community Playhouse box office at (317) 815-9387.
The Rotary Club of Carmel, IN, in partnership with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation invites all adults 18 years and older for a fun evening at their Adult Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, at the Monon Community Center within Central Park. Over 4,000 hidden eggs hold great prizes many of which will be gift certificates to local stores and restaurants, lots of candy and much more! Participan...ts will walk the scenic trails within Central Park to search for eggs.
Among the hidden eggs will be 20 “Golden Eggs” each with extra special prizes inside. For one lucky winner a flat screen TV has been donated by First Financial Bank. Also, CMC Office Center is donating the NEW Apple iPad2. We invite you to sponsor a “Golden Egg” and be listed as one of the sponsors that will help make this event a success. By sponsoring and/or attending the Adult Easter Egg Hunt, you will be supporting Carmel Rotary in their more than 20 ongoing projects of helping those in dire need and know that 100% of your contribution will go towards a good cause.
The Rotary Club of Carmel is part of a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passion into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. We are 165 Carmel Rotarians living in central Indiana who subscribe to the Motto “Service Above Self.”
To attend, please register at https://rec.themononcenter.com/. You will need to create an account in order to register. Once signed in, browse the programs and enter 319038 within the Activity Number Search. Registration on-line is $8 and registration day-of is $10. Please bring flash-lights and comfortable shoes. Registration is from 7-8PM with the Egg Hunt from 9-10PM. Announcements of winners will be at 10PM in the Monon Community Center. Bags will be provided to participants for their plastic eggs. Refreshments are available for sale.
To celebrate Earth Day, Carmel Green Initiative (CGI) would like to invite Carmel, Indiana youth to create an artful reminder to Power-Down. Hosting the second annual Earth Hour-Earth Day Art Contest in collaboration with their partners to support and encourage energy savings at home, schools, congregations, and businesses. Through the use of creativity and art, students will learn about the impacts of energy use and why it is important to conserve.
The art contest draws on the energy conservation message of Earth Hour and the earth stewardship message of Earth Day to emphasize the important connection between saving energy, saving money and caring for our beautiful blue planet. Indiana gets almost all of its electricity from coal, the greatest source of global warming pollution. Energy conservation is one of the easiest and most effective ways Hoosiers can save money and be good stewards of the earth. The art contest incorporates educational content from E.P.A. Energy Star Schools to inspire youth to save energy through simple actions such as turning off lights, the TV, the computer and other electronics when leaving the room.
In recognition of the power of millions of individual actions, Earth Day on April 22, 2011 will be organized around A Billion Acts of Green®. Hopefully this art contest will inspire hundreds of Acts of Green throughout Carmel.
As an additional act of green, you are invited to participate in Earth Hour on March 26, 2011 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, when millions of people around the world will come together by doing something quite simple—turning off non-essential lights and electrical equipment for one hour. The event symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in addressing climate change, protecting our future and that of future generations. To show your support visit earthhour.org.
Theme: Saving Energy to Care for Our Beautiful Blue Planet, for contest details click here
Noblesville Parks Department has released this years bus trip list. Join them as they visit several areas in Indiana and further. The list includes:
Shipshewana Flea Market, Tues May 17. Put on your walking shoes and get ready to search for great bargains at the Shipshewana Flea Market. Cost is $40 per person, the bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 7:30 am and return around 8 pm.
Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Friday June 24. The trip will include entry to the aquarium, the Oceanarium show and Wild Reef Entry. Cost is $70 for adults and $60 for children 4-16 years old. The bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 7 am and return around 10 pm. Registration deadline is Monday May 23.
Christmas shopping at Shipshewana Flea Market, September 20. Finish your Christmas shopping early. The bus leaves Forest Park Inn at 7:30 am. and will return around 8 pm.
Brown County Shopping, Wednesday October 19. Enjoy the fall foliage as you shop in downtown Nashville, Indiana. Cost is $36 per person, the bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 8:30 am and return around 6 pm.
Christmas shopping in Chicago, Saturday December 3. This trip always sells out. Cost is $50 per person and registration starts September 1. The bus will leave Forest Park Inn at 7 am and will return aroudn 10 pm.
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For registration details please call the Parks Office; 317-776-6350 or visit their website: www.cityofnoblesville.org/parks.
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