Zionsville in brief – October 4, 2016


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.

New child care finder service – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced a new online tool to assist families in finding child care and early education providers for their children throughout the state. Child Care Finder allows families to search for licensed providers, inspections reports, complaints and enforcement actions against providers. For more, visit ChildCareFinder.in.gov.

Youth Leadership applicants sought – United Way of Central Indiana is accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Leadership United Program. The program teaches high school students about the nonprofit sector and how to serve on a nonprofit board. High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who live in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion or Morgan counties may submit their application through the United Way website, uwci.org/programs/youth-leadership-united. Deadline is Oct. 24.

Golf outing a success – The Zionsville United Methodist Charity Golf Outing was recently held to raise funds for the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition and Clean for Green Youth Jobs Indy. Over $3,400 was raised for the two groups. Many sponsors and volunteers came together to hold this event. Thanks to all who helped.

Golf outing benefits food pantry – The eighth annual Lanny Parsley Memorial Golf Outing was held recently at Zionsville Golf Course. The event raised over $3,300 to benefit Zionsville Food Pantry, the Caring Center of Boone County and the upcoming Knights of Columbus Council coat and blanket drive. Pictured from left: Gary Weisenbach, co-chairman of the golf outing, Theresa Hanners, executive director of the Caring Center of Boone County, Sue Parsley, Angie Campbell, team leader at Zionsville Food Pantry, Rev. Michael McKinley, associate pastor, St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, and John Noel, co-chairman of the outing.

Psi Iota Xi luncheon – The Auxiliary of Alpha Lambda Chapter of Psi Iota Xi will host a pitch-in luncheon at noon Oct. 11 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1525 Whitestown Rd. All past and present members of Psi Iota Xi Active and Auxiliary Chapters are welcome to attend. Contact Rita Evans at 317-873-6425 for more information.

Chorale and brass concert – Christ Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Rd., will host Bruce Vantine’s Cornerstone Chorale and Brass at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. They will perform “They Shall Mount Up With Wings,” a message of reconciliation, healing and social justice set to music, with narration by Pastor Steve Albertin. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the group.

Chicken noodle dinner – Salem United Methodist Church of Zionsville, 6701 S. 775 E. will host its annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15., along with the annual United Methodist Women’s bake sale. The meal features homemade noodles with mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $9 for adults and $3 for youth (children 5 and under eat free). Proceeds go to Salem Church and Salem UMW Missions. For more, visit FriendlyCountryChurch.org or call 317-873-4015.

The Raven event – A candlelight reading of “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St. Patrick Kalahar returns to perform the reading and raven cookies will be served. The event is free. For more, call 317-733-1747.

Book signing – Kassie Ritman will sign copies of her new book “Boone County” from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St. The book has more than 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and chronicles the history of Boone County, which was founded in 1830. Refreshments will be served. Call 317-733-1747 to reserve your copy.

Student attends language program – Zionsville resident Kayla McVeigh participated in the Concordia Language Villages program by attending two four-week high school credit sessions at Al-Wāha, the Arabic Language Village, and Mori no Ike, the Japanese Language Village. McVeigh also attended a two-week session at Lago del Bosco, the Italian Language Village.

Local teen crowned – Zionsville resident Andi Hagen was recently crowned the 2017 Miss Fall Festival’s Outstanding Teen. Hagen attends Zionsville High School. Her platform is anti-bullying and her talent is playing the cello.

Show choir concerts – Zionsville High School show choirs present their fall concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the high school. Other upcoming events for the show choirs include a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, and a holiday home tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. For more, visit zchoirs.com.

Vonnegut events – Several events honoring Kurt Vonnegut are coming to the library. Free jazz concert featuring The Charlie Ballentine Trio, 6 p.m., Oct. 5; “A Writer’s Life,” 7 p.m., Oct. 18, Chris LaFave will discuss the author’s life. Adults only; “Draw Like Kurt,” 1 p.m., Oct. 22. Vonnegut was also an artist. Learn about and recreate his style. Adults only. Sign up at zionsville.lib.in.us.

Straight ticket voting changes – Straight party voting has changed in Indiana. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket Nov. 8, but that vote will not count for any individual candidate for county council or town council at-large. Voters now need to select each candidate they wish to elect for at-large county council and town council seats.

Census workers needed – The Town of Whitestown is seeking census workers. Jobs pay $10-$15 an hour and last from two to eight weeks with flexible hours. Applications can be picked up at the Whitestown Municipal Complex.

Police Department hiring – The Whitestown Metropolitan Police Dept. is seeking community-minded men and women who would like to begin or continue a challenging and rewarding career in public service. Must be at least 21 with a valid driver’s license or ability to obtain one. Apply online at whitestownpolce.org/careers.

Nature Center programs – Seed Bombs, 1 to 2 p.m., Oct. 8 at Zion Nature Center. Dress to get a little dirty, as we make fun seed balls using native seeds and soil. Once they’re dry, simply throw them anywhere in your yard to see native wildflowers next spring. Register by emailing naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov.

Library programs – Read, Build, Play With Duplos, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17. For ages 3 to 6 with a parent. The program combines reading and building with Lego Duplo bricks. A parent-child interactive story and playtime, Toddler Talk, 7 to 8 p.m., Oct. 12. For adults interested in learning about early language development in children ages 15 months to 4. Sign up at zionsville.lib.in.us.

Town meeting – State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) will host a town meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Residents of Senate District 29 are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on legislative issues. For more information, or to RSVP, call 317-232-9541.

Comedy night fundraiser – The Antelope Club, 615 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, presents Papa-Wolff Comedy Night Against Breast Cancer. The event will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 8. Local comedians Bill Gibson and Jeff Bodart will be featured. Tickets are $20 per person.

Indiana House internships – The Indiana House Republican Internship Program is accepting applications for the 2017 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program allows interns to immerse themselves in the legislative process by working directly with state representatives. For more, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. Application deadline is Oct. 31.

Bicentennial torch to pass through – Indiana’s bicentennial torch will pass through Zionsville  Oct. 13. It will make a brief stop at Lincoln Park at about 1:30 p.m. A welcome party with refreshments and guest speakers will be held at the park from noon to 3 p.m. The torch will go from Lincoln Park down Oak Street, then south on Main, East on Sycamore and hand off to Hamilton County at Zionsville First Presbyterian Church. We would like to line the route with cheers of excitement as the torch passes through our town.

Tails on the Trails – This event is a chance for you and your dog to get out and stay active this fall. Each complete walk your dog earns a chance to win one of our weekly wag bag drawings from our sponsors. Complete six of the eight walks for a chance to win our grand prize. Tails on the Trails runs through Oct. 31. Visit zionsville-in.gov for more information. Enter Tails on the Trails in the search box.

Brush and limb collections – The Town of Zionsville’s Street & Stormwater Dept. will provide curbside brush and limb collection from Oct. 3-14. Limbs up to six inches in diameter will be collected. They do not need to be bundled. Pickup does not include leaves, grass clippings, lumber, fencing or other yard debris. For a list of pickup days, visit zionsville-in.gov and enter Limb in the search box.

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/register-for-readup-boone.

Volunteers needed – Indy Reads: Boone County has opportunities for adults to help their Boone County neighbors prepare for the reading and language sections of the GED. No experience is required. Interested adults should contact Gigi Nicholas at gnicholas@indyreads.org or 765-482-3460, ext. 1275.

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: Inside Out , Oct. 8; Kung Fu Panda 2, Nov. 12.

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