The following calendar and Upcoming Events list show our standing events. You can find more details about any of these events and additional one-time events in the current newsletter — click on the Newsletters tab above.
Events in June 2018
- - MIND deadline
MIND contributions may be sent to the MIND Editor. Contributions may be edited for length or to remove offensive material, and may not include personal attacks. No anonymous contributions will be published, but the Editor will withhold the author’s name from the public on request. Contributions should be in hand no later than the first Friday of the month for the following month’s edition.
- - Calendar Deadline
MIND calendar items due to biltmore AT topdogcom.com.Ham ‘n’ Eggs
Ham ‘n’ EggsAtrioIU Health North11700 Illinois StCarmel, IN 46032
Hamilton County Eggheads first Saturday from 9:45 a.m. - 12 noon. Atrio, 11700 Illinois St. (Meridian & 116th St., Carmel, IN, located at IU Health North). Located just off the atrium on the first floor on the left as you enter the building from the north entrance. Breakfast served until 10 a.m., then lunch starts at 11 a.m. Drop in any time for casual conversation, lively discussion, and good food and beverages. Contact data in MIND or on Meetup
- - Monthly Gathering
- - Ramadan Ends
- - Mensa Admission Testing
Mensa Admission TestingIndianapolis south sideIndianapolis, IN
Please contact Testing Coordinator Karen Zwick by email karen.zwick (at) outlook.com to reserve a space. The exact testing location will be provided when a candidate reserves a space.
No smoking, calculators, or scratch paper are allowed. Candidates are permitted to take each of the two tests comprising the Mensa Admissions Test battery only once in their lives. Candidates who qualify on either test will be invited to become a member. Please bring a photo ID and one or two #2 pencils. I also have plenty of extras.
The information above refers to the regular Mensa Admission Test. Please contact the Testing Coordinator if you are interested in taking the Culture Fair test.
Testing Coordinator – Central Indiana Mensa
karen.zwick (at) outlook.com
The fee of $60 is payable by cash, check, or any major credit card. You can also purchase a voucher for the fee ahead of time at www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/testingvoucher/. Candidates between 14-17 years old are required to have one of their parents also sign the registration form in my presence at the testing site. We are not permitted to test candidates under 14 years old. Candidates under 14 will need to apply to the American Mensa, Ltd. national office in Arlington, Texas using approved prior testing evidence. A partial list of accepted tests and scores is available at: www.us.mensa.org/join/testscores/qualifyingscores/. Further questions about prior evidence admission to Mensa may be answered by calling Mensa’s national office at 817-607-0060.
- - Father's Day
Father's DayBook Group
Book GroupIndianapolis areaIndianapolis, IN
Feb 4 2018: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Mar 18: How to Think by Alan Jacobs
- will also include an essay (to be announced) by Deborah Tannen
Apr 15: Half Earth by E O Wilson
- Will also include an article from The Atlantic refuting Kolbert's Sixth Extinction
May 20: Time Detectives by Brian Fagan
Jun 17: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Jul 22: Evolution of Beauty by Richard Prum
Aug 19: Lewis and Clark.
Read one of these (or another book on the topic) and come prepared to discuss it!
• From Sea to Shining Sea by James Alexander Thom
• Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
• The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Sep 23: Without You There Is No Us by Suki Kim
Oct 28: Reality is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli
Nov 18: Venomous by Christie Wilcox
Dec 16: Dialogues: Conversations on the Nature of the Universe by Clifford Johnson
Jan 20, 2019: Hidden Life of Trees by Hans Wohlleben
Feb 17: I Was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet
Mar 17: The Year of Lear by James Shapiro
Apr 21: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky
- - MINDBending
Third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. MINDBending is the preparation of next month’s MIND newsletter for mailing. Come help with sealing, labeling, and stamping the MINDs. Contact data in MIND. Pizza and soft drinks provided. MINDBending is held at the offices of Midwest Internet, 5348 N. Tacoma Ave., which is one block east and one block north of 52nd St. and Keystone Ave. on the northeast side of Indianapolis.ExCom