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Zionsville in brief – October 18, 2016

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Clarification – In the Oct. 4 edition of Current in Zionsville, a story on the Architect’s Home Tour listed information about Fitch Place, a home on the tour. Zionsville-based David Rausch Studio is the architect and design team for the home.

Petal it Forward – Zionsville Flower Company will hand out hundreds of flowers to busy commuters Oct. 19 as part of the Petal it Forward program in partnership with the Society of American Florists. The effort is in response to the release of data by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers. Flowers will be available at the shop, 525 S. Main St., and throught the day as a team is handing them out in various areas.

Nature Center programs – Halloween Hike, 2 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the nature center. Gather goodies from our friendly animal characters. Hear stories and learn about our natural environment. Register by emailing naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov. Ages 6 and under with adult. Halloween Dog Walk, 1 p.m. on Oct. 29. Dress yourself and your pooch up for this fun group dog walk through the Zion Nature Sanctuary. Then enjoy a tasty treat, for both dogs and people, after our hike through the woods.

Traders Point open house – Traders Point Christian Schools will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. on Oct 25. Families will have a chance to tour the facility, meet faculty and hear the latest news and updates about the programs available. Tours of the new Knights high school campus will be offered earlier, at 5:45. For more information, visit www.tpcs.org.

Free recycling event – HBG Insurance Bonds and Technology Recyclers will sponsor a free recycling event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 26 at 260 S. Ford Rd. Items that can be recycled include most electronics, and small appliances. Paint, toxic chemicals, wood, furniture, tires and clothing will not be accepted. Old tube TV’s and CRT monitors will have a $10 charge. All other items will be accepted free of charge.

Little League board members needed – Zionsville Little League serves 800+ kids every year with our spring and fall rec programs, Showcase, and All-Stars. Currently, the Board of Directors has three unfilled seats, one of which is critical to its operations. They are seeking a Safety Officer, a Sponsorship Officer, a Fundraising Officer and a Tournament Director. If interested, contact Bernie Paul at news@zionsvillelittleleague.org.

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.

Readers needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer readers for its ReadUP program. Volunteers read to small groups of children ages 3 to 5 years old to give them a consistent opportunity to connect with caring adults in a structured setting. Interested volunteers can sign up at www.uwci.org/readup-readers.

Youth Leadership applicants sought – United Way of Central Indiana is now accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Leadership United Program. This 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, www.uwci.org/programs/youth-leadership-united. Deadline is Oct. 24.

Police Department hiring – The Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department is currently 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 years of age with a valid driver’s license or ability to obtain one. Apply online at www.whitestownpolce.org/careers.

Library programs – Animal Adventures: Bats, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 28. Meet at the library for storytime fun, then walk to the Nature Center to meet and learn about the real animals and insects that live there. Ages 3 and up with an adult. Sign up at www.zionsville.lib.in.us.

Tails on the Trails – This event is a chance for you and your dog to get out and stay active this fall. Each walk your dog completes 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 www.zionsville-in.gov for more information. Enter Tails on the Trails in the search box.

Parent’s Night Out – Zionsville Community Schools presents Parent’s Night Out from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Pleasant View Elementary. Children will get to play games, make a craft, enjoy sports/games in the gym, splash around the pool and watch a dive-in movie! Dinner (pizza, etc.) is included. Send the kiddos with their pajamas and they will be ready for bed when you pick them up. To register, visit www.ZionsvilleEagleRec.com and click on Programs.

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 information, visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. Application deadline is Oct. 31.

Coat drive – Local orthodontist, David Judy, DDS, MS, and the Judy Orthodontics Team, are sponsoring Warm Up for Winter through Nov. 30. Donations of new or gently used winter wear such as coats, hats, gloves and scarves can be dropped off at the Judy Orthodontics office at 3965 W. 106th St., Suite 150. Donations will benefit the Julian Center.

Straight ticket voting changes – Straight party voting has changed in Indiana. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket on 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.

Beauty Lounge trunk show – The Beauty Lounge, 2325 Pointe Pkwy, Suite 110, is hosting a trunk show from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 featuring items for purchase and artwork from local artists. Items will be featured from Robert Goodman Jewelers and Chan Luu, a Los Angeles based contemporary lifestyle brand offering handcrafted designer jewelry, scarves and apparel. Rascia’s Creative Cakes will provide light desserts.

EMT training classes – Boone County EMS Education in cooperation with Witham Health Services is presenting an EMT-Basic training class to be held beginning November 10. The class will consist of 39 sessions, held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost of the class is $650, which includes a $200 non-refundable deposit due upon enrollment. For more information or an application, contact Natasha Click at 317-840-4244 or  nclick7@yahoo.com.

Zionsville basketball – Learn about the history of Zionsville basketball from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Local writer and historian Kermit Paddack will talk about the proud history of basketball in Zionsville. Copies of his books will be available for signing and purchase. Registration required, please no children under 10. Register at www.zionsville.lib.in.us.

Scholarships available – Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Indiana Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to apply for one of four scholarships honoring the applicant’s heritage to celebrate the growing diversity in Indiana. Applications are being accepted from eligible high school seniors in one of four ethnic categories: Asian, Hispanic, African-American, and all others. Applications are due by Jan. 18. For more information, visit www.rmhccin.org.


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