1-15 Carmel Clay Public Library’s Summer Challenge We have transformed our traditional summer reading programs into one dynamic program for all ages that is more closely tied to the way people live and learn in today’s hectic and always-connected world. Register online at www.carmel.lib.in.us/challenge as an individual, family or group. There you will find a list of activities from which to choose. For each activity you complete, record it online to earn points. Then redeem those points for prizes and chances to win one of a number of gift cards. Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel 317-814-3900 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Carmel Farmers Market The Carmel Farmers Market, a growers- and producers-only market, is an exciting and bountiful place to buy your fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, plants and prepared foods. Only edible products, with the exception of annuals and perennials, may be sold at the Market. No craft items are sold. With few exceptions, all products are grown and/or produced in Indiana. Come visit the Market for breakfast or lunch, while listening to live music from the Carmel Rotary Amphitheater. 8-11:30 a.m. 5 Center Green, Carmel (adjacent to The Palladium) carmelfarmersmarket.com 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Cycling Ministry Men ages 16 and older are invited to join in a 20- to 30-mile road ride, starting and ending at Capstone Cafe & Bookstore. Free. Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. through September 26 Northview Church, Carmel Campus, 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway Contact email@example.com for more information. 5, 12 Carmel City Summer Concerts at the Gazebo The Carmel Fountain Square Committee’s goal is to provide a family concert series at the Carmel Gazebo that encourages community vitality by providing a venue for families to enjoy arts and culture in our local community. Since the concerts are free, it is accessible to everyone in the community. This month, enjoy The Woomblies Rock Orchestra (August 5) and Endless Summer Band (August 12). Free 7:30-9:30 p.m. Carmel City Gazebo, One Civic Square carmelgazeboconcerts.org 6 Harry Connick, Jr.http:// Harry Connick, Jr.’s meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. This pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor, and philanthropist has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage. 7:30 p.m. The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts 355 City Center Dr., Carmel 317-843-3800 thecenterfortheperformingarts.org 7 Movies in the Park: Hunger Games (Rated PG-13) What’s better than watching a movie under the stars? Pack up the family, grab your snacks and enjoy the fresh air while you watch a movie on the big screen. Kona Ice will also be on hand to sell shaved ice. All ages are welcome to attend. 9-11 p.m. Free West Park, 2700 W. 116th St., Carmel 8 Second Saturday Gallery Walk Enjoy an evening filled with special art exhibits, visiting artists and a variety of music, caricatures, a scavenger hunt and fun surprises. 5-9 p.m. Carmel Arts & Design District, Main Street and Range Line Rd. 317-571-ARTS carmelartsanddesign.com 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, 31 Co-ed Softball Men and women, ages 18 and older who are out of high school, are invited to play. $45/player. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from August 10-November 19 Northview Church, Carmel Campus, 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 14 Z’Sparkle Party Drag Race to End Alzheimer’s Join this fundraising event to end Alzheimer’s! Festivities start at 7 p.m. with music and a VIP tent on Main Street featuring food and a cash bar. The “dragstar” parade starts at 8 p.m., followed by a race down the brick street. An after party and awards ceremony in the VIP tent immediately follows. The parade and race are free and open to the public; VIP Tent is $15 admission (over 21 only). Tickets are available online at zsparkledragrace.com or at Akard’s True Value Hardware. Starts at 7 p.m. Main and Pine Streets, Zionsville ZSparkleDragRace.com or contact Amy Lacy at ZSparkleDragRace@gmail.com 20 Truth @ Work Are you a Christian business owner, officer, partner or manager who could benefit from the insight and counsel of other Christian business professionals? Who helps you make business and personal decisions from a biblical perspective? Truth @ Work understands that you need a place to get recharged, redirected and refocused. $35/month 7:30-10:30 a.m. Northview Church, Carmel Campus, 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway Contact email@example.com for more information. 22 Local Author Fair Drop in anytime between 1-4 p.m. to meet writers in our community and celebrate our local talent. Writers of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults will be represented, and their books will be available for sale. 1-4 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library, Program Room, 55 4th Ave. SE, Carmel 317-844-3362 22 Self-Publishing Presentation Are you a writer interested in publishing your book? Self-publishing is one of the fastest growing segments of the publishing industry. Representatives from Dog Ear Publishing will offer a presentation on self-publishing basics. Among the items they will cover are an insider’s guide to book publishing, the seven secrets to great book marketing and the special ingredients to make a great book. 2 p.m. Carmel Clay Public Library, Storytime Room, 55 4th Ave. SE, Carmel 317-844-3362 22, 29 Flag Football Men, ages 18 and older, are invited to play. $45/player. Saturdays from 8-10 a.m. from August 22-November 14 Northview Church, Carmel Campus, 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.