Zionsville in brief – July 26, 2016

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Project Good – Current in Zionsville is looking to feature local residents doing good deeds in the community through the monthly Project Good photo column. If you have a suggestion or would like to be featured, please contact storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

Bicentennial Ball – The 2016 Boone County Bicentennial Historic Ball will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Courthouse Rotunda in Lebanon. Tickets cost $15 and will be available at the door. All are welcome and guests may wear historical attire or current semi-formal wear.

5k run to benefit Haiti – St. Alphonsus Liguori will sponsor the You Can Call Me Al 5k Run at 8 a.m. on July 30. Proceeds will benefit sister parish, St. Anthony of Padua in Haiti. For more information or to register, visit www.ZionsvilleCatholic.com and click on the You Can Call Me Al link.

National Night Out – Whiteston will host a National Night Out party from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veterans Drive. The event is designed to foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the public and will include a zip line, photo booth, kids zone, obstacle course and more.

Countdown to Midnight – Barnes & Noble, 8675 River Crossing Blvd. in Indianapolis, is hosting a Countdown to Midnight Party and fundraiser beginning at 8 p.m. July 30. The event will lead up to the midnight release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two.” Activities include games, a Muggle Wall, giveaways, dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. and more. The event will serve as a fundraiser for Zionsville’s Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.

Backpack giveaway – TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S., and A Wireless are teaming up to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Between noon and 3 p.m. on July 30, local families are invited to visit TCC at 1229 W. Oak St. to pick up a backpack filled with school supplies. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Grants awarded – Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up board of trustees recently awarded three grants totaling nearly $6,000 to support community projects. Grants went to Community Foundation of Boone County, Love, Inc. of Boone County, and United Way of Central Indiana – Boone County.

Super Star Award – Witham Health Services and the Witham Health Services Volunteer Organization has chosen Patty Charlson to receive the Super Star Award for her efforts in going above and beyond what is expected in daily care of her patients. Ms. Charlson performed CPR at the scene of a motorcycle accident and was able to revive the victim of the crash.

Tutors needed for homeless students – School on Wheels seeks to recruit, train and place new volunteers immediately and for the 2016 fall semester to provide tutoring to Indianapolis youth experiencing homelessness. To become a School on Wheels tutor, you must be at least 11 years of age. Ages 11-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tutors are asked to commit to one hour each week for a 15-17 week semester. For more information, contact Samantha Breeling at 317-202-9100 or at Samantha@indysow.org.

Best and Brightest nominations sought – Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. is seeking nominations for their 13th annual Indy’s Best and Brightest event, presented by KPMG LLP. The event will honor 100 of Central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, in ten different industries. Visit www.indysbestandbrightest.org to nominate someone for one of the ten categories described and for additional event details.

Fire department hiring – Zionsville Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic. Interested persons may obtain an application from the Zionsville Fire Department Administrative Offices at 1100 W. Oak St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications can also be obtained at www.zionsville-in.gov/Jobs and are due by 4 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Violent intruder response training – Zionsville PD is hosting ALICE – an active shooter response training course for instructors. This two-day course is designed to teach administrators and leaders how to react in a violent intruder event. The course will be held Aug. 29 and 30 in the Zionsville Town Hall. Cost is $595 per person. For more information, or to register, visit www.AliceTraining.com.

Library programs – End of summer carnival, 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 5. For families. Celebrate the library’s 54th birthday. Join us for extra special events, carnival games, music, and refreshments on the Fifth Street lawn and parking lot. Registration is required and cancellations must be given 24 hours in advance. For more information, visit www.zionsville.lib.in.us or call 317-873-3149.

Nature Center news – The Zion Nature’s summer hours are Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Join us for a summer bug hunt from 1 to 2 p.m. on July 29 at Elm Street Green, 165 Elm St. Bring an insect net or borrow one of ours to see what crawls, flies and buzzes among the meadow wildflowers.

Free movie nights – Whitestown Parks presents Free Movie Nights at the Whitestown Municipal Complex. All movies begin at 8 p.m. Popcorn and bottled water are provided at no charge. Movie lineup includes: The Good Dinosaur – Aug. 13; Alvin and the Chipmunks, Road Chip – Sept. 9.

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