Great event March 9th from 5-10 pm at the Carmel Arts District Gallery Walk.
Wind and dine at one of the districts restaurants, enjoy the new exhibits at the nine district galleries and enjoy all of the uniqueness the district has to offer.
The first 200 visitors throughout the galleries will receive a complimentary green flower, in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
Enjoy other activities:
Scavenger Hunt that will lead you to find green-themed art in participating galleries. Start the hunt at ArtSplash Gallery, 111 W. Main Street, Suite 140. Turn in your completed clue sheet for a $25 gift card from Muldoon's or a signed photograph from Marie Reamer.
Paint your own masterpiece with Wine & Canvas from 5-9 at Donatello's Coffee Lounge, 9 W. Main St.
Live dulcimer entertainment from Sharon O'Connell on Main Street.
Taste of Carmel gives you the opportunity to try out 40 restaurants, wineries and breweries all in one place as they share samples of their food, on March 7th from 6-9 at the Ritz Charles.
All food is included in your ticket price with the exception of drinks you may purchase at the bar.
You can also bid from anywhere for one of the over 200 auction items. Bidding is available through your cell phone, even if you can't attend the event. Click here to register, you will receive two text messages.
There is also a raffle, only $10 for a chance to win a jewelry piece form Distinctive Diamonds. Only 250 raffle tickets available.
You can also enjoy having a caricature drawn, have a photo taken with friends in the photo booth or just enjoy the musical entertainment.
Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Proceeds from the event benefit Orchard Park Elementary. The goal is to raise $20,000 to put towards soccer fields, musical instruments, art programs and curriculum support.
Fishers High School Dance Marathon will be held March 9, 2012 from 6 pm to 11 pm in the Fishers auxiliary gym.
Students are asked to raise a minimum of $25 in order to participate in the marathon.
Fishers Dance Marathon’s goal is to enhance the lives of Riley Children and their families not only financially but physically and emotionally. We will accomplish this by strengthening philanthropy and service throughout Fishers High School.
This marathon celebrates the lives of past, present, and future Riley Children.
A little twist on the Central Christian Church "Mission Possible" event that takes place three times a year. This is a respite party for families where they can go out and have some time knowing that their child/children will have a fun and safe time.
The next event is a unique combination of two events in one weekend.
Friday, March 15th is "A Night at the Movies" watching "Rio". Check in starts at 6:30 with the movie starting at 6:45. Intermission and games will be from 6:45 to 7:30 with the movie finishing at 9:00.
The second event for the weekend will be "A Starry Night" prom for young adults, ages 12 and older from 6-9 pm on Saturday, March 16th. Arrive at 6:00 for dress/make up or assitance getting ready for the dance. Followed by red carpet treatment for dance attendees with snacks and fun dance moves. At 7:45 there will be a break to change clothes for after-prom, bring a change of casual clothes. After prom activities include games and snacks with the party ending at 9:00 pm.
If you would have a bridesmaid dress or prom dress from your past that you could loan or donate to the dance, please bring them to the church at, 1242 W. 136th Street, Carmel.
If you would like to register a guest for either event please contact Kim Haley at
Children with special needs are matched up with a buddy to help them through the events that are providing fun and entertainment.
In the following video organizer Tanya Barmore gives details about Mission Possible, please note that the date in the video is not current.
For more details about the event please see this video:
Images are a “dime a dozen” today, in fact they are free in our “do it yourself because technology has made it simple” culture.
The simplified imaging process has indeed made photography quicker, cheaper and better - but at what cost? Mediocrity.
We say “that’s good enough” and move on to the next thing. Accepting good enough over the best is a poor substitution that reflects back on our professionalism. When the only thing a potential client, employer or the public has in front of them to sum up who a business person is and what or who they represent is a bio, resume and photo, understand that the photo will speak volumes.
The professionally done PR photo will display not only professionalism as a quality that is being stood for, but it will invite the individual(s) interested in what the business person has to offer, to want to know more about the business or product the person is representing. We only have an instant before someone makes their mind up about the business or the business person. Therefore, do all things in excellence.
There are three tips to help get the best for the very important PR photo. First wear solid colors, this will help focus on the face and will be slimming. The important item in the photograph is not the stripes, plaids, pattern, etc., it is the face and the expression that is being portrayed as the personality of the person. Also, it is important to avoid red, yellow, orange and white for a PR photo as these call attention to the color and not to the person in the PR photo and can reflect light that could change the skin tone color.
Second, make sure to use a solid color background. Avoid using photos that have bright lights in the background, unusual shapes of color or unflattering colors. Too often it is said, “that’s a great smile from that photo taken at the last business party,” but the background distractions will not portray a professional appearance and will get more attention than the person in the photo.
The third and most important tip is to use a professional photographer. A true professional can create flattering lighting, taking off a few extra pounds that were vowed to take off this year. A professional can create a flattering pose, emphasizing the stronger eye, deemphasizing the little imperfections and helping to make a stronger statement about the person in the photo and their qualifications. Even the simple tilt of the head can make a big difference in the statement of the photo. The tilt to the high shoulder makes a more feminine statement and a tilt to the lower shoulder will make a more masculine statement. A professional can also help with the enhancements through retouching, yes even taking off a few years and pounds.
There are numerous so called professional photographers that call out to us from the internet. Stats say only about 10% are actually seasoned, well trained portraitists. Exercise caution in determining who is selected to create the important web-site or print representation images.
Invest in the best images that will make the business statement to the public. Wyant Photography will offer a special discount on PR Photos through the month of March. The special will include a studio session, a digital file, retouched on a DVD in color and black and white the regular price is $125 but throughout March it is only $50. To schedule an appointment for a PR photo, family, child, or high school senior session one can call (317)663-4798.
The City of Noblesville Volunteer Awards is a new program created by Vision Noblesville to recognize any Noblesville resident or Noblesville-based organization that has voluntarily contributed their time and talent to the betterment of others. Nominations are currently being sought for this year’s program. Vision Noblesville will be accepting applications until Wednesday, March 20.
Individual volunteers may be nominated in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement; All-Around; Faith-Based; Youth; and National Service Member. Businesses may be nominated in the Corporate category. Groups and classes may be nominated in the Exemplary Service-Learning category.
A Volunteer Council consisting of Noblesville residents as well as representatives from local businesses, Vision Noblesville, and the City of Noblesville will evaluate all nominations. Finalists will be honored at the May 22 Noblesville Chamber of Commerce luncheon titled “Volunteers: The HEART of Community.” The luncheon will feature speakers David Helmer and Mayor John Ditslear. Mr. Helmer is the co-founder and owner of Helmer Scientific located in Noblesville and actively practices and promotes volunteerism. All winning applications will be nominated for the annual Governor’s Awards for Volunteer Service.
Do you know an exemplary volunteer or are you one yourself? Do you volunteer for an outstanding organization that helps many in the community? If so, please visit the Vision Noblesville Volunteer Awards (www.VisionNoblesville.com) to learn more about the nomination criteria and to download an application form.
The third Annual Carmel Marathon will be on April 20th. The event offers a marathon, half marathon marathon relay, 8K (4.9 mile run) and a 1 Mile Family Fitness Walk.
All event courses start on the north side of the Palladium at the corners of Third Avenue and City Center Drive and utilize portions of various streets, park paths throughout the city before winding to Main Street in the Arts & Design District and then finishing back at the Palladium with a post-race celebration taking place in the Center Green.
Running has continued to increase in popularity. Participation in distance running reached an all-time high in 2012.
In just two years, the Carmel Marathon moved up to 140th out of 580 marathons in the US for number of participants. In 2012, there were participants from 40 states and 4 countries.
To participate in this years marathon see the details at carmelmarathon.com.
Ready for winter to be over? Ready for a little bit of fun? Come out to the Sheridan March Madness Spelling Bee on March 9th from 6-9 pm.
The Sheridan Public Library and the Friends of the Library will be hosting the event, sure to be a lot of fun for the community. This event is put together with the idea of having some fun and good laughs as well as the bragging rights.
Each team will consist of 3-person teans and there is a $10 entry fee for each 3-person team. There is no age limit but please bear in mind that the words to be spelled will be intended for adults, not for children. Organizations may have multiple teams, but an individual can only serve on one team.
Teams are encouraged to adopt colorful names and dress in appropriate costumes. Short theme songs or other dramatics such as a cheer squad are also encouraged. There will be a celebrity MC to keep the show going.
Teams who do not spell correctly will be eliminated, although there is a one-time only buy-back into the competition for an additional $20 fee.
Monetary prizes will be given for the first and second place teams, $25 and $15. Correct spelling and rules interpretations will be judged by a panel made up of local dignitaries.
For entry forms and rules please contact the Sheridan library; 317-758-5201, Steve Martin. The library is located at 103 West First Street, Sheridan, Indiana.