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Official Magazine of the City of Fishers • May 2017

ENJOY SUMMER IN THE NPD page 4

TALKING MENTAL HEALTH page 6

WEDDINGS & WINES page 8


Think Fishers is the official magazine for the City of Fishers, Indiana. It is produced in-house by the City of Fishers Public Relations Department. Additional copies are available at City Hall. For more information, visit www.fishers.in.us. ON THE COVER: Join us as we celebrate Memorial Day at Liberty Plaza on the Central Green May 29. LEFT: City officials meet with Stigma Free HSE to discuss raising Mental Health Awareness.

MAYOR

A MESSAGE FROM

MAYOR FADNESS

Scott A. Fadness DEPUTY MAYOR Leah McGrath

May is an exciting time for the Indy metro: the Indy 500 adds a buzz around town, the warmer weather draws us outside to enjoy parks and trails, and many families in our community are prepping for summer camps and graduation celebrations.

CITY COUNCIL David George, Council President and Southwest District

These experiences – both as new beginnings and old traditions – are what bring us

Todd Zimmerman,

together as a community. As Fishers continues to grow at a fast pace, there are new

Council Vice President and At Large

faces, new neighborhoods, and new opportunities to create new memories. Whether

Rich Block, At Large

it’s the Summer Concert Series, Saturday Fishers Farmers’ Market, Parks and Rec

Cecilia Coble, At Large

programs, or just enjoying a family bike ride, creating a vibrant sense of community

Brad DeReamer, Northeast District

is one of our top priorities.

Eric Moeller, North Central District Pete Peterson, Southeast District

Part of creating community-wide vibrancy means tackling tough topics. The stigma

Selina Stoller, Northwest District

around mental illness is a real issue in our community and with May representing

John Weingardt, South Central District

Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ll be promoting positive mental health and the ways we are #StigmaFreeFishers. Mental illness transcends all ethnicities, income

CITY JUDGE

levels, and age groups and we’re not immune to it here in Fishers. Our feature story

Daniel E. Henke

outlines the actions we’re taking to prompt honest conversations with your family, neighbors and coworkers around mental health.

CITY CLERK Jennifer Kehl

I hope to see you out in the parks, at the Nickel Plate Amp, or at an upcoming Farmers’ Market. I love hearing about how you’re taking part in what our city has to offer, so share your adventures by tagging #aroundFishers.

CITY CONTROLLER Oscar Gutierrez CITY ATTORNEY

Yours in Service,

Chris Greisl PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR Eric Pethtel

Scott Fadness

PLANNING & ZONING DIRECTOR Tony Bagato

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FISHERS CITY HALL 1 Municipal Drive Fishers, Indiana 46038 317.595.3111 | www.fishers.in.us

We answer questions every day about all things Fishers via private messages,

administration@fishers.in.us

posts and mentions on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We figured, if one resident has a question about the community, it’s likely that another may have the same

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/fishers.indiana

question. That’s why we encourage you to share your questions by using the hashtag #AskFishers, and each month we’ll share a featured question here.

TWITTER @FishersIN What are the little white squares painted on some of the streets in INSTAGRAM

Fishers (136th St. and SR 37) for? Gary Snyder, via Facebook

NickelPlateDistrict

ENGINEERING DIRECTOR Jeff Hill These are the locations that need to be staked and marked in PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR

preparation for test drilling. As required by law, the Indiana 811

Tony Elliot

requires that “dig locations be white lined” and thus white paint is needed on the pavement and some white flagging is needed on

POLICE CHIEF

the stakes. Once these are marked in the field we can put in the

Mitch Thompson

Indiana 811 underground utility locate requests and begin drilling.

FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES CHIEF Steve Orusa IT DIRECTOR Tracy Gaynor We want a glimpse into city life from your perspective, so each month we’ll feature CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

your photos from around our community! To submit your photos, simply use the

Elliott Hultgren

hashtag #AroundFishers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when you share photos of your favorite local spots and activities.

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR Cici Conover ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Brandon Dickinson PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR Ashley Elrod MARKETING & PR MANAGER Kara Hall DESIGN & LAYOUT Elizabeth Creakbaum, Brand Coordinator Corey Williams (@coreyalanphotog) via Instagram

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There’s so much going on this summer in the Nickel Plate District! Whether you’re looking for live music, seasonal goodies at our Farmers’ Market, or to connect with friends and neighbors, we have something for everyone. For more information, visit www.fishers.in.us/NPDsummer. TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES presented by IU Health Saxony The City of Fishers is thrilled to celebrate its 15th year of the Tuesday Night Concert Series! Gather your friends and family to enjoy our extended concert season running from June 6 through August 8. Don’t miss your favorite acts, including An Innocent Band (6/13), Dave & Rae (7/18) and many more!

AMP AFTER DARK CONCERT SERIES From 90’s band Smash Mouth to 80’s heartthrob Loverboy, Friday nights at the AMP are bigger and better than ever! Concerts are free to the public and will start on June 2 and run through Labor Day weekend. *National shows require tickets which can be obtained through

including the Arts Crawl, a visit from the

MOVIES IN THE PARK

promotions from the sponsoring radio

Indianapolis Colts, Live Band Karaoke and

sponsored by Wasson Nursery

stations. For details, visit our website at

more. Happy Hour will take place from

Grab a blanket, some popcorn and sit back

www.fishers.in.us/summerconcerts.

6 - 9 PM for national acts and from 7 - 9

and enjoy this season’s biggest movies

PM for local artists.

with your family and friends! Movies are free to attend and start at sunset,

CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN presented by Meyer Najem

FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET

which is usually around 8:45 PM. Be

Pack your lunch and head over to Liberty

sponsored by IU Health Saxony

sure to share your photos with us using

Plaza on the Central Green to enjoy a free

Our popular summer Fishers Farmers’

#FishersMovies.

lunchtime concert performed by various

Market returns this month! This season

local artists! These shows will take place

will feature all of your favorite seasonal

from Noon – 1 PM every Wednesday from

goodies from over 55 full and part-time

May through October, weather permitting.

vendors. The whole family will enjoy live music, entertainment and cooking

HAPPY HOUR IN THE DISTRICT

demonstrations while stocking up on

Join us on the Central Green for this

fresh local products. Follow the Fishers

brand new addition to our AMP After

Farmers’ Market on Facebook and

Dark Concert Series! Each week will

Instagram to keep up with the latest

feature new and exciting attractions,

Market news!

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THINK FISHERS: What’s your 30-second infomercial about

FISHERS BIZ SPOTLIGHT

Stratosphere Quality? TOM GRAY: We’re a quality company. Named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest- Growing Companies four years in a row, we are the largest quality inspection company in North America and serve customers worldwide with work in various sectors including: automotive, medical device, and others. Last year, we sorted over 400 million parts and found over 15 million non-conforming parts. TF: What’s one unique connection your business has to Fishers? [or] What do you love most about being in Fishers? STEVE CAGE: We love being part of this community. I live in Fishers, and take pride in being headquartered here. We benefit from being part of a pro-business, supportive community with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. It helps us think innovatively as we continually grow. TG: We’ve always done business from Fishers and we have ties to this community. There is a lot of support here for a growing business like ours. We have two facilities in Fishers but we conduct work for customers throughout the world. TF: To us, Fishers is smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial. Which of those words can you or your business most identify with? Why? TG: Mostly with ‘entrepreneurial.’ Stratosphere Quality has grown exponentially in the last eight years from $8 million in revenue in 2009 to $122 million last year. We feel there are many similarities between the growth our company and our city have experienced.

As part of the Business Spotlight series, Think

Under Mayor Fadness’ leadership, the City of Fishers has really

Fishers sat down with Stratosphere Quality’s

become a model for entrepreneurs. When you have elements like

Chairman, Steve Cage, and CEO, Tom Gray for

Launch Fishers, the Indiana Internet of Things Lab-Fishers, and

an insider’s look at the local company which

new development, and then look at how the city has evolved over the

announced a business expansion in April.

years, the entrepreneurial vision that Mayor Fadness offers makes it exciting to be part of that environment. TF: What new initiatives, products, or job openings do you have coming up? TG: We recently announced a five year growth plan building upon our ties to the automotive industry, but also capitalizing on the increased focus on quality in other industries. We’re currently hiring for engineering positions,quality managers, and quality inspectors. You can view job openings at www.stratospherequality.com/careers.

Steve Cage and Tom Gray, Stratosphere Quality

For more information on Stratosphere Quality,

TF: What’s your favorite lunch in Fishers? SC: Puccini’s Sweet Lil’ Razorback Pizza

visit www.stratospherequality.com or follow them on Twitter at @improveproducts.

TG: Mediterranean Salad from Brixx

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THE NEXT STEP

Fishers looks to bolster Mental Health Awareness across the community

Fishers will host 12 “Big Brains” this summer to help raise awareness of mental health.

In 2015, Mayor Scott Fadness launched the Mental Health Task

issues differently. Working together, the Police Department

Force in response to an alarming reality of our community:

and Fire and Emergency Services Department have the goal of

In 2014, Fishers Police officers conducted 157 immediate

certifying all Paramedics in Crisis Intervention Team training.

detentions on individuals expressing the desire to hurt themselves

The

or someone else. This began the behind-the-scenes efforts toward

medical services, mental health providers, hospital emergency

tackling the way Fishers’ city services responded to situations

departments and individuals with mental illness and their families

where mental illness may be present. While there has been a great

to improve responses to people in crisis. CIT programs enhance

progression in how Fishers Police and Fishers Fire Department

communication, identify mental health resources for assisting

and Emergency Services respond during these situations, the next

people in crisis and ensure that Medics and Police officers get the

step is to prevent these scenarios and increase the awareness of

training and support that they need.

class

brings

together

law

enforcement,

emergency

mental health across the community. As part of continuing education requirements, quarterly training The Mental Health Task Force has approached the Mental Health

topics dealing with a variety of behavioral health issues are

Initiative by breaking it down into small focus areas.

being presented to Fire personnel to increase their knowledge of different types of mental health issues, how to recognize and best

The Role of First Responders

interact with the patient to help provide the most appropriate

Traditionally, the role of first responders is to arrive on-scene,

care for their condition.

mitigate any threatening situations, and oftentimes in the case of a person with mental illness, an immediate detention and

Emergency

personnel’s

approach

to

911

calls

involving

transportation to mental health treatment.

behavioral health issues have shifted as well. By taking a different approach to better serve the needs of the patient, Police and

The first phase of the mental health initiative targeted training

Fire are assessing the patient to determine the most appropriate

emergency personnel to handle situations with behavioral health

medical facility.

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Lastly, Fishers is building upon the success of the WeCare Community Paramedic program to provide the same service

FISHERS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

to patients coming home after admission to the hospital for mental health illness. This will make emergency personnel available to the patient and their family to be sure that everything is in place to help ensure a successful recovery.

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF GREATER INDIANAPOLIS 24-Hour Crisis Line: (317)251.7575

#StigmaFreeFishers

24-Hour Text Line: text CSIS to 839863

In 2016, the City of Fishers launched #StigmaFreeFishers to help combat mental illness stigma. Through that campaign,

HSE SCHOOLS

residents have pledged to be stigma free, student clubs have

Stigma Free HSE - Founded by two students, Stigma Free

formed, and dialogue within the community has opened.

HSE began to educate the staff and students on mental health and eventually to break the stigma toward mental

While there has been some success at creating a stigma free

illness. The club meets monthly. Follow @StigmaFreeHSE

community, there is much more progress to be made. The

on Twitter for the latest updates and meeting info.

City of Fishers is leading the charge to make the community truly stigma free.

Stigma Free FHS - Focused on breaking down the social stigma related to mental illness, Stigma Free FHS is a new

Starting Community Conversations

student club that meets regularly to bring together students

As a major part of the second phase of the Mental Health

and staff on special initiatives.

Initiative, the City of Fishers is dedicating its time toward increasing community conversations around mental health.

Follow @StigmaFreeFHS on Twitter for the latest updates

The conversation often begins with a simple question: What

and meeting info.

does it mean to be a mentally healthy community? HSE Mental Health Counselors - New in 2016, HSE Schools The goal for a mental health-focused community is

placed mental health counselors throughout the district to

focused on the ability for individuals, families, faith-based

assist students with mental health.

organizations, businesses, and governments to be able to feel safe and supported enough to have honest conversations

PEYTON RIEKHOF FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH HOPE

around mental health and illness.

This local foundation is here to help youth who are dealing with mental health problems and reduce the suicide and

By infusing the mental health conversation into everyday

suicide attempts across our youth population.

interactions, the Mental Health Task Force’s hope is that the general well-being of each family member is

Several volunteer opportunities, resources and programs are

part of the dinner table conversations in our community.

available at www.thepeytonriekhoffoundation.com.

These foundational touchpoints become healthy coping

A FRIEND ASKS APP

mechanisms for when mental illness becomes a reality.

A FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the

Next Steps Throughout

information, tools and resources to help a friend (or 2017,

the

Mental

Health

Initiative

will

yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

focus on community engagement efforts to spark the conversation about mental wellness. This summer, Fishers

Search: “A Friend Asks” in the Apple App or Google

will host “Big Brains!” an art installation featuring a series

Play stores.

of 12 large, interactive brains to raise the awareness of brain health and performance.

CAMPAIGN TO CHANGE DIRECTION The goal of the Campaign to Change Direction is to change

Share the ways you are breaking down the stigma around

the culture of mental health in America so that all of those

mental illness by sharing your story on social media

in need receive the care and support they deserve.

and tagging #StigmaFreeFishers. More information and community support, visit StigmaFreeFishers.com.

Changedirection.org | #changementalhealth

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Weddings, Wine & Wonder

The City of Fishers is home to two marvelous events venues, perfect for weddings, parties, and the occasional Parks & Recreation program

SAXONY HALL - The perfect combination of elegance and an

Along with private events, Fishers Park & Recreation also hosts a

unforgettable setting, Saxony Hall creates the ideal ambiance

variety of social events and programs at both locations. Join us

for every occasion.

for the following events this summer:

We invite you to celebrate life’s special

moments overlooking Saxony Lake’s sparkling water. Saxony Hall is available to rent year-round and can accommodate up to

SIPPIN’ SUMMER NIGHTS

160 seated guests for your wedding ceremony, corporate meeting

Thursday, June 15 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM | Saxony Hall | Free

or social gatherings.

Enjoy a lively atmosphere with delicious food and beverages and great live music while lounging around the fire pits at this adults

Our 4,500 square foot recreation building includes a spectacular

only (21+) sunset gathering. Limited to the first 150 people to

view of Saxony Lake, beautiful fire pits, spacious interior and

register online www.fishers.in.us/summernights by June 8.

stunning stone fireplace. This new venue was built in 2016 on Saxony Lake and Beach, a 300 foot sandy beach situated on a 20

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

acre lake. Several packages are available to meet all of your needs.

Wednesday, August 16 | 6 - 9 PM | Ambassador House | Free Adults (21+) will enjoy the spectacular garden views while

THE HISTORIC AMBASSADOR HOUSE & HERITAGE GARDENS -

enjoying small bites provided Mills Catering and The Wellington

Nestled among scenic floral landscapes, the Historic Ambassador

Fishers, and live music. Limited to the first 200 people to register

House and Heritage Gardens is the ideal setting for your dream

online at www.fishers.in.us/summernights by August 11.

wedding, corporate meeting or special event. Originally built in 1826, the Ambassador House is rich in history and charm; and

SAXONY HALL

the Greek Revival style home, private grounds and lush gardens

13362 Pennington Road, Fishers, Indiana 46037

create a stunning ambiance for all of your special occasions.

(317)567.5073 | www.fishers.in.us/saxonyhall www.facebook.com/SaxonyHall

A 2016 Vendor Voted Best of Borrowed & Blue, the facility can host up to 250 guests outdoors on a European-style terrace or

AMBASSADOR HOUSE

in the 40’ by 100’ foot tent in the gardens from April to October.

10595 Eller Road, Fishers, Indiana 46038

During colder months, the facility can accommodate up to 60

(317)845.4265 | www.ambassadorhouse.org

guests for intimate, indoor weddings and events.

www.facebook.com/AmbassadorHouseHG

Saxony Hall at Saxony Lake & Beach

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The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

MOVIES IN THE PARK Friday Nights in May | Sunset | NPD AMP

CITY WIDE OPEN HOUSE

It’s time to roll out the blanket and grab some popcorn - Spring

Monday, May 22 | 3 - 8 PM | NPD AMP

Movies in the Park returns, offering the perfect opportunity to

Mark your calendar for a behind-the-scenes look during the

unwind under the stars on Friday nights! This year, mobile

first-ever City Hall Open House! Building off the popular Touch-

concessions will be available during each show.

a-Truck annual event, attendees will get the chance to interact with construction equipment, snow plows, fire trucks, police cars,

5.05 The Secret Life of Pets

5.19 Storks

and more. Live demonstrations of road paving, K-9 exercises, and

5.12 Cinderella (2015)

5.26 Finding Dory

extraction begin at 5 p.m. This all-ages, free public event will be fun for the whole family.

FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, May 6 - September 30 | 8 AM - Noon | NPD AMP

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

Returning May 6, shop over 55 vendors this season for all of

Monday, May 29 | 10:30 AM | Liberty Plaza

your favorite seasonal goodies, including Indiana grown, raised,

Celebrate Memorial Day with the City of Fishers as we honor

made, and baked products. The whole family can enjoy live music,

the fallen service members in our community and nation-wide.

entertainment and cooking demonstrations. Don’t miss out on

Boy Scout Troop 199 will present the colors and Mayor Fadness

these Specialty Days throughout the 2017 Market Season:

and a special guest will address the crowd. The Heartland Quintet will also play a few songs to recognize the occasion. Residents

5.27 Pet Day

7.15 BIZ KIDZVendor Day

are encouraged to stay for the duration of the event. 91 year-old

6.03 Strawberry Festival

8.05 Art Market

Fishers resident and retired U.S. Air Cop. Veteran Wayne Caldwell

6.10 Health & Wellness Expo

9.30 Fall Harvest Festival

will be reading Sir Walter Scott’s A Native Land before the moment of silence and playing of TAPS.

PARENT WALK WITH A PROFESSIONAL Thursdays, May 18 - June 22 | 10 - 11 AM | Multiple Locations We’re inviting all parents to join special speakers on short walks

PUBLIC MEETINGS

along various multipurpose paths (all ADA accessible) across the

To view a list of upcoming meetings and submit community

City. Light refreshments are provided, and we’ll have games to

events for publication, visit www.fishers.in.us/calendars.

entertain your kids during your walk. No registration is required. 5.18

SPECIAL EVENTS CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN

Dr. Michelle, Pediatric Dentist, Brooks School Park

5.25

TBD Pediatrician, Holland Park

6.01

Mayor Scott Fadness, Flat Fork Creek Park

6.08

Dr. Heath, Mental Health Counselor, Cyntheanne Park

Wednesdays, May - October | Noon - 1 PM | Liberty Plaza Grab your lunch and head over to Liberty Plaza on the Central Green to enjoy a free lunchtime concert! These shows will take

YAPPY HOUR

place from Noon - 1 PM every Wednesday afternoon, May -

Wednesday, May 24 | 6 - 8 PM | The Historic Ambassador House

October, weather permitting. Presented by Meyer Najem.

Join us every 4th Wednesday, pets and their humans can enjoy a fun social hour. Socialize under the tent, walk the trails and much

5.03 Kelly Isenhower

5.24 Joy Anderson

more! Alcohol will be provided by Metazoa Brewing Co. All ages

5.10 Zach Day

5.31 Phil Pierle

are welcome at these rain or shine events. Dogs must be kept on

5.17 Bret Wiscons

6.07 Kelly Isenhower

leashes and please follow park “petiquette.”

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SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE

DIY: SUCCULENT GARDEN SUMMER WREATH

Friday, May 26 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | NPD AMP

Friday, May 19 | 6:30 - 8 PM | Billericay Park Building

Whether you’re still exploring your summer camp options or

Ages 16+ | Resident $20, Nonresident $30

you’ve already signed up, this event provides a great way to learn

Register by May 12 with activity title Summer Wreath

more about our camps, as well as help prepare kids for their first day! Campers will have a chance to meet the summer camp staff,

GENTLE YOGA 1

play fun games and much more! After the event, stick around

Tuesdays, June 6 - July 25* | 9:30 - 10:30 AM | Ambassador House

for our #FishersMovies screening of Finding Dory, which begins

Ages 55+ | Resident $48, Nonresident $72

at sunset. This event is best suited for children ages 3-13. No

Register by May 30 with activity title Gentle Yoga 1 | *No class July 4

registration is required, but parent supervision is.

GENTLE YOGA 2 Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26* | 2 - 3 PM | Holland Memorial Park

PARKS PROGRAMS

Ages 55+ | Resident $48, Nonresident $72 Register by May 30 with activity title Gentle Yoga 2 | *No class June 21

IT’S A ZOO OUT THERE! Two Times the Fun Program Wednesday, May 17 | 10 - 11 AM | Holland Memorial Park Building

FATHER SON ADVENTURE

Age 2 | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Friday, June 16 | 6 - 7:30 PM | Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

Register by May 10 with activity title TTTF It’s a Zoo

Ages 5 - 12 | Resident $8, Nonresident $12 Register by June 9 with activity title Father Son Adventure

BUILD A PLAYGROUND Playfull Hours Program Friday, May 19 | 10 - 11 AM | Holland Memorial Park

MAGNIFICENT MUG PAINTING

Ages 1 - 5 | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

Saturday, June 17 | 1 - 2 PM | Cumberland Park Building

Register by May 17 with activity title PFH Playground

Ages 2 - 10 | Resident $15, Nonresident $23 Register by June 8 with activity title Mug Painting

BUILD & TOPPLE Playfull Hours Program Thursday, June 1 | 10 - 11 AM | Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

BEFORE YOU PARTICIPATE...

Ages 1 - 5 | Resident $2, Nonresident $3 Register by May 31 with activity title PFH Build

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE KIDDY 500

Registration can be completed online at the Fishers Parks &

Tuesday, May 23 | 10 - 11:30 AM | Billericay Park Building

Recreation website (www.fishers.in.us/parks), by mailing in your

Ages 3 - 5 | Resident $4, Nonresident $6

completed form with payment, or in person at the Fishers Parks

Register by May 19 with activity title Kiddy 500

Office (phone registration not accepted).

TEENS AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE 101

CHECK IT OUT!

Tuesdays, June 6 - 20 | 5 - 6 PM | Fleet Garage (7228 Pymbroke Cr.)

For additional information regarding these programs, as well as

Ages 15 - 19 | Free

other events and partner classes, be sure to check out the latest

Register by June 2 with activity title Car Workshop

issue of the Fun Guide by visiting www.issuu.com/fishersindiana.

FISHERS PARKS & RECREATION

TEEN CHEFS

11565 Brooks School Road

5280 Pantry Project | Resident $60, Nonresident $90

Fishers, Indiana 46037

Register by June 5 with cooresponding activity title Mondays, June 12 - 26 (Ages 13 - 15) | 7 - 8 PM | Teen Cooking 1

(317)595.3150

Tuesdays, June 13 - 27 (Ages 16 - 18) | 7 - 8 PM | Teen Cooking 2

Open Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (excluding holidays)

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HAPPENING THIS

MAY IN FISHERS

CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN

CITY WIDE OPEN HOUSE

May 3 - October 25 | Noon - 1 PM

3 - 8 PM | Nickle Plate District AMP

Liberty Plaza on the Central Green

Demos begin at 5 PM

5.03 Kelly Isenhower

5.24 Joy Anderson

5.10 Zach Day

5.31 Phil Pierle

5.17 Bret Wiscons

KIDDY 500 10 - 11:30 AM | Billericay Park Building KEEP THIS CALENDAR TO STAY UP TO DATE ON LOCAL EVENTS!

MOVIES IN THE PARK May 5 - 26 | Sunset Nickel Plate District AMP

YAPPY HOUR 5.05 The Secret Life of Pets

5.19 Storks

5.12 Cinderella (2015)

5.26 Finding Dory

6 - 8 PM | The Historic Ambassador House

PARENT WALK WITH A PROFESSIONAL

FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET

10 - 11 AM | Holland Park

May 6 - September 30 | 8 AM - Noon

TBD Pediatrician

Nickel Plate District AMP

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Nickel Plate District AMP

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 10:30 AM | Liberty Plaza

Join us May 27 for Pet Day at the Farmers’ Market!

PARENT WALK WITH A PROFESSIONAL 10 - 11 AM | Brooks School Park with Dr. Michelle, Pediatric Dentist

City Hall will be closed

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IOT CIVIC HACK Governor Holcomb joined Mayor Fadness, major tech leaders, and over 400 attendees with 22 teams represented at this year’s AT&T IoT Civic Hack at Launch Fishers. Tackling challenges around agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics, teams worked overnight to develop new IoT (internet of things) solutions to real-world problems. Smart Tool Crib won the Overall Best IoT Hack and several other categories saw innovation-driven solutions created in less than 48-hours. For more information, check the hashtags: #IoTCivicHack and #ATTHack.

COMPANIES GROWING IN FISHERS In April, both Stratosphere Quality and CEDIA announced growth plans for Fishers. Stratospere Quality plans to create up to 250 new jobs by 2020 and will invest $3.7 million to update its 46,000-square-foot headquarters at 12024 Exit Five Parkway in Fishers. The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) is planning to move its headquarters from Indianapolis to Fishers. CEDIA has proposed a new headquarters near the southeast intersection of 106th Street and Kincaid Drive, along the Interstate 69 corridor.

FISHERS OPEN HOUSE & TOUCH-A-TRUCK The popular annual touch-a-truck event is expanding this year! Fishers residents are welcome to the Nickel Plate Amphitheater to get up close and personal with Public Works, Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Rec, and other departments. Join us May 22 from 3-8 p.m. for this all ages event! Demonstrations will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature road paving, a K-9 exercise, and extraction exercises.

SECOND NATURE At Fishers Parks & Recreation, we want to help make spending time in nature YOUR second nature! Our new initiative offers a variety of ways to spend time in the great outdoors; check out a backpack with useful tools to help you explore, enjoy our new nature activities for all ages and track your nature activity milestones using our nature log. Visit www.fishers.in.us/2ndnature for more information.

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Think Fishers - May 2017  

City of Fishers