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NEWS RELEASE

Date:              March 31, 2008
Contact:         Andrea Stumpf (317) 571-2790

Mark your calendars for these Great Events and Activities taking place during April in the Carmel Arts & Design District!

Carmel, IN - Many merchants and businesses in the Carmel Arts & Design District have fun activities and events planned for the month of April.  April marks the start of live music at Muldoon's on Thursdays and Saturdays as well as Mudbugs Cajun Café's one-year anniversary celebration and crawfish boil.  Visitors to the Arts & Design District can view works of art by Carmel High School students at The Great Frame Up, or dig for "treasures" at Accent Detail's "Treasures in the District" event.  Please see the following list of merchant events and activities taking place in the District during the month of April.

 

For further event or activity details, please use the contact information provided for each listing.  A Merchant directory and map of the District can be found on the Arts & Design District website.  For more information about the Carmel Arts & Design District, please call 571-ARTS (2787) or visit the website at www.carmelartsandesign.com. 

 

 

April Activities in Carmel Arts & Design District

-          CURRENT - Enrollment for Summer Arts and Crafts Kids Camps at Artisan Masterpiece Now Open

o       The eight-week summer camp runs from June 9 - August 8, and offers the potter's wheel & hand-built clay sessions, mosaic, painting, drawing and creating over 40 different craft pieces.  Campers can sign up for weekly, daily, full day or half day sessions, making it easier to accommodate family schedules.

o       Camp hours are 9am - 4 pm.  A camp enrollment form is required for each camper.  Classes held 3rd Floor of Artisan Masterpiece

§         19 E. Main Street

o       For more information or registration, please call 317-818-0774 or visit www.artisanmasterpiece.com

 

-          CURRENT - Grosser & Co. Master Jeweler Now Open in New Location!

o       You are invited to Grosser & Company's new location in the Arts & Design District!  Mark Grosser, Master Jeweler, will feature his hand-made fine jewelry in the studio during the month of April.  April also offers free jewelry cleaning and inspections.

o       New address is 1 S. Range Line Road, Suite 310.  Parking and elevators in rear.

o       Hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Outside appointments available as well.

o       For more information, please call 317-663-7000 or visit www.grosserandcompany.com

 

-          CURRENT - "Sampling Saturdays" at Joe's Butcher Shop

o       Every Saturday stop by Joe's Butcher Shop and Fish Market to sample one of the exquisite tasty treats offered from the store.

o       Sampling begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until samples are gone.

o       Joe's Butcher Shop is located at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 110

o       For more information, visit www.joesbutchershop.com or call 846-8877

 

-          CURRENT - "Two Sisters' Collections" at the Museum of Miniature Houses

o       "Two Sisters' Collections" contains handcrafted miniatures of Emma Rogers and the collected dolls of Rose Chevrolet.  The Rogers' displays are room boxes ranging from elegant bathrooms to formal living and dining rooms and feature two glamorous sets of wedding gowns.  The Chevrolet dolls are baby dolls from the Madam Alexander collection.

o       Exhibit runs from through Sunday, May 25

o       Museum of Miniature Houses is located at 111 E. Main Street

o       For more information, please call 317-575-9466 or visit www.museumofminiatures.org

 

-          BEGINNING APRIL 1ST - "Botanicus Appreciation Month" at PillowTalk

o       Visit PillowTalk and enter to win free candles from this fancy line of products, and receive special discounts on all Botanicus products.

o       PillowTalk is located at 23 E. Main Street, Suite 100

o       For more information, please call 317-574-8990 or visit www.pillowtalkinfo.com

 

-          APRIL 3RD  - "Design After Hours" at Artichoke Designs Studio

o       Artichoke Designs is hosting "Design After Hours," a complimentary one-hour individual in-studio consultation with a designer.  Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Reservations required.

o       Event takes place first Thursday of the month through June, 6-8 p.m.

o       Artichoke Design Studio located at 240 W. Main Street

o       To set up an appointment, please call 317-571-8087.

 

-          APRIL 5TH - Rummage Sale at Carmel Lions Club

o       Proceeds from the rummage sale will benefit a Carmel High School Scholarship

o       Event takes place Saturday, April 5, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

o       Carmel Lions Club is located at 141 E. Main St.

o       For more information visit www.carmellions.org or call 317-846-1191

 

-          APRIL 5TH - Crawfish Boil at Mudbugs Cajun Café

o       Celebrate Mudbugs Cajun Café's first anniversary and join them for a crawfish boil!  Live crawfish are shipped straight from Louisiana and boiled with seasoning, potatoes and corn.  There will also be homemade dipping sauce, super-sized plastic shell trays and Abita beer.

o       Event takes place Saturday, April 5th starting at 11 a.m. until quantities run out.

o       Mudbugs Cajun Café is located at 20 W. Main Street

o       For more information, visit www.mudbugscajuncafe.com or call 317-843-8380

 

-          APRIL 8TH - Carmel Chamber of Commerce "Arrows" Gathering

o       Event takes place Tuesday, April 8, from 5-7 p.m. at Max & Erma's Restaurant

o       Open to Chamber members & guests, 40 years and below.

o       Call 317-846-1049 to make a reservation.  No fee to attend.

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-          APRIL 10TH - Amica Insurance at the Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments

o       Amica Insurance will be at the Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments Leasing Office to answer any questions regarding renter's insurance.

o       Event takes place, Thursday, April 10th from 5-7 p.m.

o       Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments Leasing Office is located at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 125.

o       For more information, visit www.oldtownonthemonon.com or call 317-574-7368

 

-          APRIL 10TH - Carmel Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast

o       Event takes place Thursday, April 10, 7:30 - 9 a.m. at Kiss Z Cook

o       Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.  Reservations are required.

o       Please call 317-846-1049 or visit www.carmelchamber.com to make a reservation.

 

-          APRIL 12TH -13TH - "Customer Appreciation Weekend" at Carmel Old Town Antique Mall

o       Customers with a copy of the Carmel Old Town Antique newsletter or their email address are entered to win $25, $50 or $75 gift certificates.  Complimentary snacks and beverages offered as well.

o       Event takes place Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, April 13

o       Carmel Old Town Antique Mall located at 38 W. Main Street

o       For more information, please call 317-566-1908 or visit  www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com

 

-          APRIL 16TH - Carmel Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon

o       Event takes place Wednesday, April 16 from noon - 1:30 p.m. at The Fountains

o       Cost is $15 for members, $25 for guests & walk-ins.

o       Reservations required by Monday, April 14.  Please call 317-846-1049 or visit www.carmelchamber.com

 

-          BEGINNING APRIL 17TH - Live Music at Muldoon's

o       Beginning Thursday, April 17th, Muldoon's has Live Music regularly on Thursdays and Saturdays.  Thursdays will feature jazz and acoustic shows from 6:30-9:30pm.  Saturdays will be an eclectic mix from 8:30-11:00pm.  Featured special drink "pairings" will go with that night's music.

o       Muldoon's is located 111 W. Main Street, Suite 100

o       For more information, visit www.muldoons.net or call 317-571-1116

 

-          APRIL 17TH - Spa Open House at Joy of Raphael

o       Experience the Joy!  Enjoy complimentary massage, skin care analysis, hand "facials," ionic foot baths, body fat analysis, refreshments.  Enter to win fabulous spa give-a-ways!

o       Event takes place Thursday, April 17th from 5-9 p.m.

o       Dr. Carolyn will be presenting "Under active Thyroid and Sluggish Weight Loss" (5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.)

§         Reservations for talks is required, seating is limited

o       Joy of Raphael is located at 40 N. Range Line Rd.

o       For more information, please call 317-848-2818 or visit www.JoyofRaphael.com

 

-          APRIL 17th - 20th  - Spring Book Sale at the Carmel Clay Public Library

o       April 17th - Members Only Night, 6-8 p.m. - Become a friend of the Carmel Clay Public Library to get the best selection!  New members and renewals accepted at the door.

o       April 18th (9am-7pm) & April 19th (9am-5pm) - Book sale open to the public.

o       April 20th (1-5pm) - Bag Day - Fill a grocery sack for only $8.00!

o       The book sale is held in the main hallway and Program Room of the Library.  The Friends Library Bookstore will be open throughout the sale.

o       Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE

o       Now open until 7 p.m. on Fridays

o       For more information, please call 317-571-4292 or visit www.carmel.lib.in.us

 

-          APRIL 18TH - "Creative Self Expression Show" at The Great Frame Up

o       Twenty pieces of artwork created by the students at Carmel High School will be on display at The Great Frame Up.  Pieces will be displayed from Wednesday, April 16 until Saturday, April 26th.  One of the pieces will be entered in a national competition and eligible to win a $2000 scholarship.

o       Open House event takes place Friday, April 18th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

o       The Great Frame Up is located at 21 1st Street S.W.

o       For more information, visit www.carmel.thegreatframeup.com or call 317-843-2030

 

-          APRIL 19TH - "Indiana Artists Month" workshop at the Blue Egg Gallery

o       In celebration of Indianan Artists Month, Blue Egg Gallery is hosting a "workshop" day.  Those interested can visit the Blue Egg Gallery for one-hour workshops in Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Pencil, Calligraphy and Photography.

o       Event takes place Saturday, April 19th from 10am-6pm

o       Blue Egg Gallery is located at 430 N. Range Line Road

o       For more information www.BlueEggGallery.com or call 317-536-4696

 

-          APRIL 19TH - Spring Pancake Breakfast at the Carmel Lions Club

o       All you can eat pancake breakfast with proceeds benefiting numerous programs which include Leader Dogs, eyeglasses for the needy, cancer research, eye and tissue transplants, and blindness prevention in third world countries.

o       Event takes place Saturday, April 19th from 7-11a.m.

o       Cost: $5/adults, $3/children (3-12 yrs. of age)

o       Lions Club is located at 141 E. Main Street, with parking lot in the rear of the building

o       For more information visit www.carmellions.org or call 317-846-1191

 

-          APRIL 19TH - Carmel Symphony Orchestra presents "Joy & Passion"

o       "Joy & Passion" features guest soloist Frederick Moyer on piano.

o       Concert takes place Saturday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. at Westfield High School (18250 N. Union Street, Westfield)

o       Ticket prices are $20/adults, $15/seniors (65 & older), and $5/ students (high school - college).  Younger students and children are FREE.

o       Reserve tickets by phone at 317-844-9717.  Please order by NOON -day of concert.  Tickets may be available at the door.  Please reserve tickets for children getting in free.

 

-          APRIL 19TH - 20TH - "Treasure in the District" at Accent Details

o       Browse through the beautiful Accent Details studio for hidden treasures.  Handmade jewelry, lamps, home décor, antiques, vintage accessories, toys, furniture and more.  Dig in the "TREASURE" box to find your "Discount Map" for 10-50% off your total sale.  Treasured service, treasured friends, treasured finds.  Refreshments will be served.

o       Event takes place Saturday, April 19 - Sunday, April 20 from 11am-5pm

o       Accent Details is located at 45 W. Main Street

o       For more information, call 317-363-1223

 

-          APRIL 22ND - Marketing for Small Retail Businesses & Non-Profits workshop at the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau (HCCVB)

o       Seminar takes place Tuesday, April 22 from 8-9:30am

o       Seminar is free.  Registration required.

o       HCCVB is located at 37 E. Main Street

o       For more information, visit www.hamiltoncountytowns.com or call 317-848-3181

 

-          APRIL 22ND - Jeff Stone National Book Release Celebration of Book Five - Eagle at Carmel  Clay Public Library

o       Be the first to read Eagle, the fifth book in the Five Ancestors Series by Jeff Stone!  Meet Mr. Stone, have your book signed by him and learn Animal Style Kung Fu.  Books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of The Mystery Company.

o       Event takes place Tuesday, April 22nd, 4-4:30pm (book signing) and 4:30-5:30pm (Animal Kung Fu Demonstration) in the Program Room

o       Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE

o       For more information, please call 317-571-4292 or visit www.readJeffStone.com

 

-          APRIL 26TH - Classics Book Discussion Group at the Carmel Clay Public Library

o       Are there classics you haven't read or classics you would like to read again?  If so, this group is for you.  Michele Satchwell, English teacher at Carmel High School, will facilitate.  April's selection is Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

o       Event takes place Saturday, April 26th, 9:30-11a.m. in the Program Room

o       Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE

o       For more information, please call 317-814-3987 or visit www.carmel.lib.in.us

 

-          APRIL 26TH - 27TH - "Paint It" at Accent Details

o       The owners will be available to answer all your "Finishing" questions and concerns.  Free estimates both days on interior and exterior painting.  Drywall repair estimates.  Complimentary color analysis.  Bring us your blueprint or room layout. Wholesale dealer pricing on Porter Paints.  Refreshments will be served.

o       Event takes place Saturday, April 26 - Sunday, April 27 from 11am-5pm

o       Accent Details is located at 45 W. Main Street

o       For more information, call 317-363-1223

 

-          APRIL 28th - Pitch Perfect at Carmel Clay Public Library

o       Do you love jazz?  Do you love classical music?  Get to know some people who feel the same way!  This informal group gathers quarterly to share CDs of classical and jazz favorites and to chat about musical history and trivia.

o       Event takes place Monday, April 28th at 7 p.m. in the Program Room

o       Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE

o       For more information, please call 317-571-4281 or visit www.carmel.lib.in.us

 
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