Multicultural enrichment in Carmel
The Russian School of Indiana was founded in the summer of 1993 by a handful of immigrant families who were looking for a way to stay connected to their Russian language and culture. More than twenty years later, the Russian School is now housed at University High School in Carmel and has evolved into a well-rounded enrichment center. In addition to Russian language, there are now classes in 16 other subjects, including chess, art and painting (taught by the famous Georgian artist Sandro), advanced math, music, Hebrew, theater, dance, ballet, programming and Yoga-Pilates fusion. Classes are offered in Russian and English for both children and adults. The curriculum is truly multicultural as is the cadre of instructors. The school recently held its annual Russian Festival, which attracted more than 1,100 visitors from across central Indiana.
People from more than 30 nationalities call Hamilton County and the surrounding areas home. The Russian school offers a truly multicultural experience that all can benefit from. For more information, visit www.indydeti.com.
Museum of miniatures offers big fun
Wednesday, July 8 at 3 pm: ALL MAKE MINIATURE ART
Visitors are invited to make miniature art with the guidance of self-taught artist and miniaturist Shel New, who believes that you can explore within yourself and heal the heart through art. All materials will be provided.
Saturday, July 18: BRING YOUR DOLL DAY
Everyone is invited to bring in dolls, share stories, and listen to readings of a book based on one of the museum’s dollhouses. Visitors can also play with a dollhouse and go on a scavenger hunt of the museum.
Saturday, August 8: BREYER FUN DAY
Enjoy the museum’s substantial collection of Breyer horses from the collection of Bea and Harold Abbott, enhanced with horsehair manes and tails, handmade bridles and saddles, and costumed riders. Children can paint their own “stablemate” or have their picture taken with Breyer’s mascot Pal O’Mine.
Admission to the museum is $5 for adults; $3 for children under the age of 10 who must be accompanied by an adult. Hours are 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Call for information or reservations: 317-575-9466 or email [email protected]
All events take place at The Museum of Miniature Houses, 111 East Main Street in Carmel
Beautiful dresses that make a beautiful impact
Local Fishers mom, Emma Hostetter, is branching out into the fun world of fashion. Her online styling and rental shop, The Borrowed Boutique, is full of gorgeous designer and boutique brands for children. From dresses and tutus to feather headbands and capes, her shop has it covered. Emma loves working with moms and photographers styling and providing outfits for photo shoots and special occasions at a fraction of the purchase price. Simply shoot her a message and she will create a look for you, ship it to your doorstep, and then kindly ask for it back! The giving back doesn’t stop there. For every dress rented, The Borrowed Boutique helps protect little girls from sex trafficking and exploitation. While her online market has exploded in just a few short months, Emma has decided to expand her services to the local community as well by offering local pick up and drop off options. Check out her shop and stay tuned for model calls and inventory updates!
Website: [email protected]
Free summer concerts
Tuesday Night Concert Series presented by IU Health Saxony
Date: Tuesdays through July 14
Time: 7 pm
Location: Nickel Plate District
Music and All that Jazz
Dates: Fridays, August 7, August 21 and September 4
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Downtown Noblesville
Noblesville Summer Concert Series
Date: Thursdays through August 6 (no concert July 2)
Time: 7 pm
Location: Forest Park in July; Southside Park in August
Summer Concerts at the Carmel Gazebo
Date: Wednesdays through August 12
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Gazebo in Civic Square, Carmel
Carmel Parks & Recreation Kids Koncerts
Date: Mondays through July 27
Time: 10 am
Location: alternates between River Heritage Park and West Park
IU North Hospital Jazz on the Monon
Date: Saturdays, July 25 and August 1
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: southwest corner of the Monon & Main Street, Carmel
Cool Creek Concert Series
Date: Fridays, July 10 and July 17
Time: 7 pm (gates open at 6 pm)
Location: Cool Creek Park, Westfield
Catch the Fair Train
Avoid the frustration of fair-time traffic congestion and skip the hassle of hunting for onsite parking by catching the Fair Train presented by the Indiana Transportation Museum! You will travel in style and comfort aboard a vintage, air-conditioned passenger train. The Fair Train will make nine daily round trips, August 7 – 23. There are two boarding locations: the Fishers train station and the Binford Boulevard stop. For travel schedule and ticket information, visit http://itm.org/train-rides/fairtrain/.
Just For Fun
July 3 Compliment Your Mirror Day
July 10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 15 Gummi Worm Day
July 31 National Talk in an Elevator Day
August 3 National Watermelon Day
August 12 Middle Child’s Day
August 22 International Tongue Twister Day
August 26 National Dog Day