Geist Gazette

Community News - October 2, 2015

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S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Boys and girls basketball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Registration forms are available at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office, on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools, and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and can pay with a credit card or can print the form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with a check or cash payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

HSE-Fishers Boys Recreational Free Clinic – 2nd-5th grade - October 11, HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Registration Required

2nd Grade: 12:00-1:30 p.m. 3rd Grade: 1:30-3:00 p.m. 4th Grade: 3:00-4:30 p.m. 5th Grade: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The clinic is for rec players only that are registered for the league. Registration for the clinic is required and spaces are limited! Registration for the clinic will open soon on the boys basketball website,

Fishers-HSE Girls Recrational Basketball Evaluations

Sunday, October 11 – FHS Auxiliary Gym

3rd and 4th grade: 12:30-1:30 p.m. 5th and 6th grade: 1:30-2:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Please make every effort to attend. If you are unable to attend your scheduled time, you can come any time during evaluations. You must attend evaluations for any special requests to be considered. If you are unable to attend at all, please contact our rec league commissioner, Todd Rairden ( so we can get your daughter’s height and an assessment of her skills. There will not be evaluations for the 1st/2nd grade division.

HSE-Fishers Boys Recreational Basketball Evaluations Sunday, October 18 – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym

Times to be announced

HSE-Fishers Boys Basketball is now taking applications for new board members. The league is volunteer based and can only succeed with help from our families. Please consider giving some of your time to help serve the youth of our community. Click here for information and application. Contact with questions.


Celebrate the talents of twenty-one local authors at Hamilton East Public Library’s inaugural “Booktoberfest”. On Saturday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fishers Library, enjoy a day filled with programs, book sales and signings, and even sweet treats from Gigi’s Cupcakes food truck.

Throughout the day, hear from three of the most successful authors in Central Indiana. Keynote speakers include Susan Crandall (10:00 a.m.), Dan Wakefield (11:00 a.m.), and Mike Mullin (2:00 p.m.). Each speaker will share their insights into the writing world and be on hand for sales and signings.

Eighteen additional authors will also be showcased as they meet the community, sign books, and discuss their experiences as well. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to meet authors Lyn Jones, Nicole Kobrowski, K.B. Laugheed, Tracy Line, Kurt Meyer, Suzanne Purewal, Denise Rezsonya, Kate SeRine, and Amy Shankland. In the afternoon, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., visit with Shannon Lee Alexander, M. Katherine Clark, Jennifer Gabou, Debra Knapp, George Kramer, Kristen Mott, Francesca Quarto, Pamela Woods-Jackson and Morgan K. Wyatt.

Don’t miss out on this exciting author fair! This special group of writers represent a wide variety of interests, genre, and age groups - promising something for everyone!

No registration is required! For more information, visit our website at or contact the Fishers Adult Services Department at 579-0306.

More Fishers Public Library Youth Services and Programs

Click here to see the latest Youth Services Newsletter.

Volunteer to make a difference – September, October, and November 2015

Hello, volunteers! Fishers Parks & Recreation hopes you’re as excited for the fall as we are. There are a ton of great volunteer opportunities coming up, and we’d love to have you participate. Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make the summer successful, and thank you to those who are already signed up for fall events. Email call 317-595-3151 for more details or to sign up.

Family Pumpkin Festival

The Family Pumpkin Festival is on the horizon! We’re looking for pumpkin carvers to join us any time between 3 and 6 p.m., on September 27. If carvers are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must be with them. If with a group, such as a Boy Scout troop, one adult leader for every 6-10 participants must be present.

Pumpkin Luminary Hike

What could be better than a fall evening at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve? Volunteer for the Pumpkin Luminary Hike on October 2, and you’ll have the chance to enjoy an evening in the park. Volunteers act as trail monitors and act as campfire monitors. Trail monitors must be 14 years old or older, and campfire monitors must be 18 years old or older. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather! Shifts are from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. and 7:45 to 10:15 p.m.

Boo Bash

The City of Fishers is looking for more than a dozen additional volunteers to assist with the Boo Bash trick-or-treating event at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Drive, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Volunteers will be helping with vendors and other event specifics and must be at least 18-years-old.

Volunteers will assist with helping vendors load in, monitor restrooms, run the costume contest, help at the Parks tent, and help in the concession stand.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Please let us know what your t-shirt size is by October 12. Volunteers are encouraged to wear orange and any Halloween head wear or capes, except for masks.

Adopt a Grandparent

Make someone’s day, and volunteer at Adopt a Grandparent this fall and winter! Volunteers will participate in games, crafts, activities, socializing with seniors, and in general, have a fun and relaxing time. Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 40. The shift is from 9:45 to 11 a.m. every Monday from November 16 to December 21 at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park.

PlayFULL Hours

One of our monthly programs for toddlers and young children needs one or two volunteers in the near future. The upcoming volunteer opportunity for PlayFULL Hours runs on November 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information contact me via email.

Pasta Bowl

Congratulations to the 2015 PastaBowl Champions: Fishers High School, Riverside Intermediate and New Britton Elementary. The big winners are the more than 40 county food pantries that will benefit from 13,500lbs of pasta! That is 108,000 servings! Special thanks to Meijer and ProShred. Riverside Intermediate collected the most pasta district wide and will receive a gift card from Buca di Beppo!

HSSF Grant Recipients

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation recognized Spring 2015 grant recipients at the September 28 School Board Meeting. Congratulations to Heidi Stan (RJH), Emily Mitchell (RJH), Angel Myers (NBE), Kristin Patrick (NBE), Jennifer Pope (FHS), Lisa Lederach (All Elementary Schools), Vince Lidy (HSEHS), Beth Garrison (District Wide Nursing), Kathy Seitz (District Wide DI), Janet Chandler (HSEHS), Chrissy Pogue (FOCUS) and Steve Baney (FJH). Special thanks to community partners Allegion, Church Church Hittle & Antrim, Geist Half Marathon, and Tri Kappa. For more details on the projects selected visit .

Girls Lacrosse Call-Out

Thursday October 8 in the Billericay Sports Office. Youth (grades 3-8) 6:00 pm and High School at 7:00 pm.

Fishers Nickel Plate District Transforms into Halloween Village for Boo Bash

Mark the calendar, plan a costume and get ready for the return of Boo Bash in the Nickel Plate District. Once again, the City of Fishers is transforming the Nickel Plate District into a Halloween village to offer safe trick-or-treating, live music, games and activities, and even a costume contest for children under 12 and families. Boo Bash returns on Friday, October 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and is free for anyone to attend.

Roughly 50 local businesses and organizations will be represented at trick-or-treat booths during the event, which means while children enjoy playing a game or getting a piece of candy, parents can enjoy learning more about services available in the community. Complimentary Pat’s Philly Pretzels and hot chocolate will be available at the concession stand on a first come, first served basis throughout the event. Boo Bash also features a costume contest for infants through 12 year old children. This year, the costume contest also includes a family category, so start planning now!

Boo Bash is a free event that welcomes Fishers residents and those in surrounding communities. Those attending the event are encouraged to visit the website and plan ahead; 116th Street will be closed at the railroad crossing for construction during the event. The detour map will assist families in planning their route and parking around the Nickel Plate District. Those attending are also encouraged to share their photos using the hashtag #BooBash during the event.

About Boo Bash:
Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to connect businesses with residents during diverse, community-wide events. 60 vendor booths are available for local businesses and organizations. Anyone interested in hosting a booth are encouraged to contact Lorna Steele at, today.

Youth Mentoring Initiative

The Hamilton Southeastern School System is in a continued partnership with Youth Mentoring Initiative. It is YMI’s vision to provide mentoring support for students by building and sustaining a mentoring community here in Fishers.

As a member of this community, this is where you can help. You have an opportunity to impact the life of a young person by simply being present and sharing your life experience with them. When you share your life you change their life.

YMI is currently looking for mentors for Riverside Intermediate, Sand Creek Intermediate, Fall Creek Junior High, Fishers Junior, Fishers High School and HSE School. You have an opportunity to be part of something special in Fishers. The Mayor, Scott Fadness has issued the "Mayors Challenge", which is to raise up an additional 50 new mentors this Fall.

Become a YMI mentor! For more information check out these pages on the YMI website.

Information for parents-

Become a mentor-

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Questions? email YMI at: