Zionsville in brief – March 22, 2016


Brain Game win – Congratulations to the ZCHS Brain Game team who competed against University High School last week and won in the quarterfinal by a score of 44-25. The match will air at 7 p.m. March 26 on WTHR Channel 13. The Eagles move on to the semifinals to face Anderson High School on April 13. Pictured from left: Alex Han, Michael DeBrota, Neil Thompson, Spencer Bures, Evan Wang.

Liquor license bill approved – A bill that would provide four additional liquor licenses to Zionsville, Whitestown, Lebanon, Carmel, Westfield and Fishers has been approved by the Indiana state legislature and is on its way to the governor’s desk. State law distributes liquor licenses based on population, but with a census done only once every 10 years, officials from fast-growing towns argued that they miss out on economic development opportunities because of a lack of liquor licenses.

Zionsville named Tree City USA – Zionsville has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 14th year in a row in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Zionsville achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Learn more at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

Nature Center programs – Craft Drop-in, noon to 5 p.m. on March 29. Visit us at the Zion Nature Center this spring break. Stop in for a chance to make some nature inspired crafts and celebrate spring. Creature Feature Drop-in: Amphibians, 1 to 3 p.m. on March 31. Stop in for a chance to meet some of our educational animals up-close

Grant applications accepted – The Village Garden Club is accepting applications for a grant up to $250. Any Zionsville organization with gardening plans to enhance the community is eligible to receive this grant. To apply, send a detailed description of the project, including the itemized cost to Carol Schmidt, 773 Hanover Close, Zionsville, 46077, by March 25. Include a telephone number or email address.  For more information, email cllschmidt@att.net.

History Day contest winners – The Indiana Historical Society recently announced the regional winners of the Indiana History Day competition. Students were encouraged to research a historical subject and create an exhibit, documentary or other project to showcase their subject. Local winners are eligible to compete in the state competition in April. They include: Jaycie Gibson, Ainsley Brown, Tessa Muller, Macy Paton, Reagan McCooey, Sarah Petersen, Elise Abney, Will Schrepferman, Henry Riegner.

BCSSI art contest – Boone County Senior Services presents its third annual art contest for individuals age 60 and over. Entries in painting and photography will be accepted from 2 to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St. Exhibition opening and judging will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 29. Call 765-482-5220 or 873-8939 for more details.

New cycling studio opening – CycleBar, a new concept in indoor cycling that offers a high-energy workout in a rock concert-like atmosphere, announces the opening of its newest studio at 6010 W. 86th St., Suite 130 in the Traders Point shopping center. Beginning March 28, CycleBar will celebrate its grand opening with a school supply donation drive benefitting Teachers’ Treasures, a local non-profit that obtains and distributes school supplies free to teachers of students in need. For more information, visit www.traderspoint.cyclebar.com.

Volunteers needed – Indy Reads: Boone County has opportunities for adults to help their Boone County neighbors with English language skills. Training is provided. No previous experience is required. Interested adults should contact Gigi Nicholas at gnicholas@indyreads.org or 765-482-3460 x1275.

STEM scholarships available – Nominations are open for the 2016 Mr. and Miss Math and Mr. and Miss Science awards. These awards recognize outstanding high school seniors for their performance in science, technology, engineering, and math. Winning students receive $1,000 college scholarships through Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan. Nominations can be submitted through April 10 at https://secure.in.gov/apps/mathscienceawards/.

Veteran benefits workshop – The Hearth at Tudor Gardens, 11755 N. Michigan Rd., will host a session for veterans called VA Aid and Attendance Benefits at 6 p.m. on March 22. A specialist from the Department of Veterans Affairs will make a presentation and then take questions. Anyone who might be eligible for veteran benefits is invited to attend. For more information or to RSVP, call The Hearth at Tudor Gardens at 732-5954.

Scholarships available – Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will award $500 college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students pursuing degrees in criminal justice studies. The application can be obtained from high school guidance counselors or downloaded from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website, www.indianasheriffs.org. Deadline is April 1.

Free tax help – The AARP offers free tax help to those age 60 and older with low to moderate income. Sessions will be held at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. through April 14.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 873-3149.

Art Classes – Boone County Senior Services art classes are held every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Zionsville Town Hall. Join instructor Shirley Luttrell, who is happy to work with beginners, intermediate students and any medium; oils, acrylics, watercolors. Cost is $5 per class.

Lunch and Learn on the Road – Boone County Senior Services presents 240 Sweet and Zaharako’s Ice Cream Parlor in Columbus on March 23. Cost is $42 and includes marshmallow making class, lunch buffet and more. Bus leaves Witham Health Services at 8:30 a.m. Second pick up at Anson/Witham ER parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Returning around 4:00 p.m. Call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939 to register.


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