Zionsville in brief — September 12, 2017

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Governor appointments – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has announced several appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. Zionsville resident Phil French has been appointed to the Natural Resources Commission.

Tourism award received – The U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of its 2017 Mercury Awards, and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development was awarded best Public Relations Campaign for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, which passed through Zionsville. The Mercury Awards recognize members for excellence and creative accomplishment in state destination marketing and promotional programs.

Father-son breakfast – Fathers and sons are invited to Zionsville All-Pro Dad’s Day Breakfasts. These monthly gatherings provide some father-son quality time while hearing great speakers at the same time. Meetings run from 7 to 8 a.m. at Zionsville Community High School on the following dates: Sept. 21, Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. Cost is $15 for each father-son pair, $3 for additional guests. RSVP to 317-345-3208.

Red Barn grant awarded – The Red Barn Summer Theatre was presented with a check for $4,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation. Dan Rhodes, Manager of Indiana Community Relations for Duke Energy Foundation presented the check at the Red Barn Summer Theatre that recently concluded its 49th season of operations.

Moms groups meet – Are you pregnant or a mother of preschoolers? Mothers of Preschoolers exists to support young mothers. A typical MOPS meeting includes: childcare, fellowship, a speaker, small group discussion and a creative activity. Moms also enjoy a hot breakfast. There are three groups in Zionsville so you should be able to find one that fits your schedule. Go to mops.org to find out more.

Harvey phone scam – In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the phone scams have begun. Locally, some residents have received calls from people identifying themselves as Indiana State Police representatives trying to solicit funds for Harvey victims. The Indiana State Police is not soliciting funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and will not contact citizens by telephone to request funds.

Smart Steps specialist appointed – Executive Director Dr. Jack Powell announced the appointment of Michelle Linden Mates to the Smart Steps Program Specialist position at Chaucie’s Place where she will focus on development of curricula and assessment.

Circle of Light auditions – Auditions are now open for the 55th annual Circle of Lights festival. This year, auditioning is even easier, with all auditions taking place via online submission. Simply record a two-minute holiday-themed video and submit it via wthr.com/CircleOfLights. For those without video recording ability, attend video-recording day from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept 13 at the IndyStar Community Room, 130 S. Meridian St. Submission are being accepted through Sept. 18.

Tutors needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer tutors for its ReadUP program. Tutors will work about four hours a month helping third graders at Hattie B. Stokes and Harney Elementary schools. Volunteers need to attend a training session and pass a criminal history check. For more, visit uwci.org/readup-boone/.

United We Read – Zionsville residents from youth to adult may join together and read “Hidden Figures” during the month of September in preparation for special events and discussions in October. The book will be available in print, large print, audio book and eBook formats, plus a youth version of the story.

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.

Silent art auction – Art IN Hand Gallery, 211 S. Main St., will host the annual Found Hound and Phat Cat silent auction. Local artists have donated work to be auctioned off with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Boone County. Visit the gallery in September to place your bids. Bidding ends Sept. 30.

Free seminars for seniors – CarDon & Associates is partnering with Indy Mature Living to help educate Indianapolis-area seniors about issues related to home ownership and post-retirement downsizing. The free seminars will highlight senior living options for those over the age of 55, downsizing and other educational topics. Upcoming topics include: Downsizing – Senior Panelists, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Aspen Trace, 3154 S. SR 135, Greenwood. Reservations can be made by phone or email at 317-600-2056 or straighttalk@cardon.us.

Book signing – Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., will host a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16. Authors Lisa Cox and Lori Hockema will present their children’s book “Not Yet.” The book encourages children to dream big and reminds them to keep trying and they will get there.

Kids’ Chance golf outing – Kids’ Chance of Indiana annual golf outing will be held on Sept. 18, at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville. Kids’ Chance provides college and vocational scholarships to eligible children of Indiana workers who were seriously or fatally injured in a work-related accident. To register a four-some and/or provide sponsorship, visit kidschancein.org. For more information on Kids’ Chance scholarship opportunities, contact Randy Klezmer at: 317-569-9644 or via email at: rklezmer@klezmermaudlin.com.

Parks activities – Fall Color From Native Plantings, 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Zion Nature Center. Learn about native plants to make your fall landscape beautiful. Tales on the Trails group dog walk, 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Turkey Foot Park, 4795 Turkey Foot Avenue. Participate in these weekly dog walks to earn chances for a grand prize. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov.

Youth Power and Hope Awards – Boone REMC, together with other Indiana electric cooperatives, is accepting applications for the Youth Power and Hope Awards, a program that honors students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities. Any student in grades 5-8 is eligible to apply. Award entries should include an application form, examples of how they’ve been involved in their local communities, and a reference letter from a teacher, coach, minister or other trusted adult. Applications are available online at bremc.com/community/youth-programs. Deadline is Sept. 29.

Meeting dates – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District Board meeting dates for 2017 have been announced. All meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and are held at the County Annex Building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon. Upcoming meeting dates are Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.

Volunteer fair – The Community Foundation of Boone County will host a volunteer and board recruitment fair from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Witham Pavilion of the Boone County Fairgrounds. The event will allow Boone County nonprofits to engage directly with those who are looking for opportunities to serve. Over 40 nonprofits will be represented, each with unique needs. This free event will feature food trucks and door prizes.

Great Banquet registration – The Zionsville Great Banquet Community is accepting applications now for the fall Great Banquets. The Men’s Banquet is Sept. 28-Oct. 1, and the Women’s Banquet is Oct. 5-8. The Great Banquet is a non-denominational 72-hour Christian experience, open to adults in the greater community.  For three days, guests live and study together in a worshipful time of singing, prayer and discussion. To register, or for more information, visit zionsvillegb.org.

Caring Center golf outing – The Caring Center will host a golf outing on Sept. 30 at the Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. Tickets are $75 each and include 18 holes of golf with cart, cook out lunch at the turn and choice of beverage or alcoholic drink. There will also be an opportunity for four amateur golfers to compete in a hole-in-one contest at the end of the day. To register, submit the following information via mail to The Caring Center, 1230 Ransdell Ct., Lebanon, IN, 46052: Name, number of players, phone number, total payment amount.

Touch-A-Plane and Movie Night – Flight1 and the Indy Executive Airport in Zionsville will host Touch-A-Plane and Movie Night from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the airport, 11329 E. SR 32. Join us from 3:30 to 6 p.m. to explore aircraft and trucks and participate in other activities. Then, at 6 p.m. we will watch Up in the airport hangar. Bring chairs and blankets for seating. Popcorn, pizza and drinks will be available. Cost is $4 and includes all events. Visit EventBrite.com to buy tickets online.

Families symposium – The 2017 Status of Indiana Families symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Ivy Tech, 2820 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Discussions will provide insight into critical issues facing families from infants and children to the aging and elderly. Cost is $50 and includes lunch. Register at tfaforms.com/4629075.

Legislative internships – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program during the spring semester gives college students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators while seeing firsthand how laws are made. To complete an application, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. Applications are due by Oct. 31.

Congressional App Challenge – The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is open to students in the Fifth Congressional District who have not yet graduated from high school. The CAC is designed to engage students from across the country in computer science and coding. Students of any age, whether in elementary, middle, or high school are encouraged to compete by creating and exhibiting an app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. For more information or to submit an entry by Nov. 1, visit CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

New radiologist on staff – Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Tony Illing, M.D., as a new neuroradiologist. He has a special interest in head and neck imaging. For more information about Northwest Radiology, visit northwestradiology.com. To schedule an appointment, call 317-972-9669.

Youth mental health education – Zionsville Cares and Mental Health First Aid present Youth Mental Health First Aid, a one-day course for adults focused on mental health of youth ages 12 to 18 years old. The program teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course will be offered on Oct. 7. To RSVP, email Natalie@kenosiscenter.com.

Women of Style show – Riverview Health Foundation and Riverview Health Auxiliary will host Women of Style on Sept. 14 at Ritz Charles. Day Furs and The Secret Ingredient will showcase unique, stylish fall fashions. Registration and shopping begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will begin at noon. Cost is $45 and tickets can be purchased at RiverviewHealthFoundation.com

Stewards of Children – Parents and adults who work with children can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse by registering for Stewards of Children. This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Chaucie’s Place is offering this program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106thSt., Carmel. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more, visit chauciesplace.org

Fitness classes – Witham Health Services offers several health and fitness classes for all ages and fitness levels. Classes include: Breastfeeding Education, Diabetes Management, Rock Steady Boxing, Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi and more. Some classes are free. For times and locations, visit witham.org or call 765-485-8120.

Student dance instructors – Ensemble members from The Village Dance Studio recently completed leadership training to become class assistants. These students assist the faculty as an extra set of hands and eyes to further compliment the studio’s student-teacher ratio. In addition to interacting with younger students during class, assistants take attendance, help with parent communication, set up activity stations, transition students between classes and assist with birthday parties at the studio.

Zionsville Women in Network – Are you interested in meeting other businesswomen to discuss growing your business or listen to speakers on a variety of topics? Join the ladies of ZWIN on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the SullivanMunce Center. For more information, contact Kathy Wood (kwood@c21scheetz.com) or Deb Kuller (debbi.kuller@oldnational.com).

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