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Jan 2014 Community Spotlight

January 2014

The Peace Learning Center hosts its 16th annual MLK Community Festival

Over 30 local organizations, vendors and guest speakers will be on hand at this inspiring family event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Attendees will enjoy several live performances, drumming, art workshops, family yoga, Zumba, hip hop poetry and other interactive activities.

The Peace Learning Center of Indianapolis educates, inspires and empowers people to live peacefully. Their vision is to build a community of peace where respect is primary and justice is real. To learn more about the organization, to make a donation or to volunteer, visit www.peacelearningcenter.org or call 317.327.7144.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Christian Theological Seminary

1000 West 42nd Street near Butler University campus

Free and open to the public

Free lunch will be served

Christmas tree recycling options

The City's Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Indy Parks and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, encourages Marion County residents to recycle Christmas trees. From December 26, 2013 until January 31, 2014 the following eight drop-off locations will accept real Christmas trees that have been cleared of all ornaments, lights and bags.

Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave., South lot

Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St., Main parking lot

Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Drive, MacAllister Center

Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road, North parking lot

Perry Park, 451 Stop 11 Road, Parking lot near pool

Riverside Park, 2420 N. Riverside Drive, Tennis court parking lot

Sahm Park, 6801 E. 91st St., Soccer field parking lot

Northwestway Park, 5253 W. 62nd St., Near the recycling bins

Additional information can be found at www.indy.gov/parks or by calling 317.327.PARK (7275).

Valuable Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation information

Do you love working with kids?

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation is currently seeking facilitators for their Extended School Enrichment Program for grades Kindergarten through six. This superior youth program promotes learning with homework assistance and a variety of enrichment activities before and after school. ESE offers drop-in programming as well.

Enjoy a flexible schedule and great perks including a discounted membership to the Monon Community Center! Apply to become a Facilitator and learn about additional job openings at carmelclayparks.com/employment.

Begin planning summer activities for your children.

The Carmel Clay Parks Summer Camp Series registration begins January 2, 2014. Register online www.carmelclayparks.com, in-person at the Monon Community Center or at any of the eleven elementary schools during normal operating hours.

For additional summer program information, call 317.573.5240.

Adaptive programs are offered throughout the year

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation believes that quality leisure opportunities should be provided to all individuals. If you or a family member has special needs simply ask a staff member to assist you with accommodations. There are a variety of formal programs and classes such as adaptive yoga, swimming and music therapy to choose from as well. Visit http://www.carmelclayparks.com/be-active/adaptiveto view all of the exciting class offerings.

Excitement awaits at your local library

Step out of the cold and into excitement! With programs like Baby Steps, PAWS to read, Hot Jazz for Cool Kids, Bright Beginnings, Smart Start, Toddler Time and Robot Circle, there is something for everyone this winter at your local Indianapolis Public Library branch. Check out the winter kids calendar at http://www.imcpl.org.

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