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Brooks selected for committees – Rep. Susan Brooks was selected as Chairwoman of the House Committee on Ethics. The Committee is the bipartisan supervising ethics office for the House of Representatives. Brooks was also selected by Speaker Paul Ryan to serve as the speaker’s sole designee on the Republican Conference Steering Committee in the House of Representatives. The Steering Committee is responsible for making committee assignments for Republican members of the House and selecting chairmen for each committee in the House.
Free smoke alarms and tests – The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is a multi-year effort to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. People of all ages are vulnerable to home fires. During the course of this campaign, the Red Cross in Indiana saved the lives of three children, a 73-year-old grandmother and two adults through the installation of new smoke alarms. The Red Cross encourages everyone to call 1-888-684-1441 to make an appointment to test existing smoke alarms and/or install free alarms in your home.
Fire Department toy drive – The Zionsville Fire Dept. is collecting toys for the annual Boone County Toy Drive. Donations will be accepted at all three fire stations and the headquarters office located in the town hall building. Items being collected include toys and electronics for children, clothing for all ages, food and money. Items are collected year round, but must be received in the week before Christmas in order to be delivered by the holiday.
Free science lectures – Anderson University’s School of Science and Engineering is offering a series of lectures that are free and open to the public. The lectures start at 7 p.m. and are located in Hartung Hall (room 101). Upcoming topics include: Feb. 16 – What do the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Manhattan Project Have in Common? For more information, contact the AU School of Science and Engineering at 765-641-4374.
Santa to visit Bub’s – Santa is coming to Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream. Meet the Man in Red while enjoying dinner, crafts, face painting and fun! Santa will visit Bub’s in Zionsville from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13. He will be at Bub’s in Carmel from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14.
Advent concerts – Christ Lutheran Church’s Advent Concert Series will feature Advent services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through December. Each service will feature music, meditation and refreshments. A nursery will be available for small children. Musical guests include: Dec. 14 – Bell Choir; Dec. 21 – Heidi Schmidt. For more, visit clczionsville.org.
Christmas concert – Local children’s choirs, including the Carmel Children’s Choir, will participate in Angels Sing at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St. Other participating choirs include the Boone County Children’s Choir, Cantantes Angeli, Bel Canto and others. Tickets are $15 at the door. Students, seniors and military can purchase discounted tickets for $13.
Library programs – Veterans Tree – Drop by Youth Services to make an ornament for our Heroes’ Tree. Hope for Heroes collection – from now through Dec. 17, the library is accepting socks, underwear, T-shirts and personal care items for distribution to veterans. Winter reading program for all ages – from now through Jan. 31. Win prizes for reading. Visit zionsvillelibrary.org for details.
Winter reading program – The adult winter reading program is underway at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Stop by the reference desk to sign up and receive a Challenge Sheet, a free book and a piece of candy. Turn in the sheet by Jan. 31 for an opportunity to win one of four gift baskets with books and a gift certificate. For more, call 317-873-8341.
Nature Center open house – Zion Nature Center invites everyone to a holiday open house, from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22. Crafts and refreshments will be available. Staff and center animals will be on hand. Come learn about our educational and community engagement work. The center is located at 690 Beech St.
Readers needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer readers for its ReadUP program. Volunteers read to small groups of children ages 3 to 5 to give them a consistent opportunity to connect with caring adults in a structured setting. Interested volunteers can sign up at uwci.org/readup-readers.
Letters to Santa – Earth Explorer Toys has a direct line to Santa this holiday season. From now through Dec. 24, kids can write letters to Santa and mail them directly to the North Pole. A special mailbox is located outside the store. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a personalized reply.
Nature Center programs – Coffee With the Birds, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17. Relax on this crisp winter morning with a cup of coffee and our feathered friends. Coffee is provided but please bring your favorite mug. Creature Feature, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27. Stop in anytime for a chance to meet some of our educational animals up-close. What a great way to ask questions and discover what makes these animals so amazing.
Breakfast with Santa – Witham Family YMCA, 2791 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, will host Breakfast With Santa from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 17. Cost is $15 per family for members, $6 per person for non-members and includes breakfast, crafts, games and pictures with Santa. To register, call 765-483-9622.
“Little Women” – Zionsville Little Theatre Company is proud to present a stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel “Little Women.” There will be four performances of this play: 7 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 17; and 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door an hour prior to each performance. Large groups may make ticket arrangements by the Zionsville Little Theatre Company page on Facebook or by calling Marianne Doyle at 317-873-2547.
Boone REMC director positions available – At the Boone REMC 2017 annual meeting, to be held March 4, Boone REMC members will elect one director per district to represent districts 1, 2 and 3. Boone REMC members who are interested in a position may obtain the required petition forms by calling the office at 800-897-7362 or stopping by the office, 1207 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. Petitions must be signed by no less than 3 percent of the membership in the district for which a candidate is seeking election and must be received in the co-op’s office by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 3.
Boone REMC page days – This winter, high school students from across the state will have the opportunity to participate in one of three Page Days hosted by Indiana electric cooperatives. High school students whose households receive electricity from Boone REMC are eligible to participate. Available dates for the 2017 Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day program are Jan. 23, Feb. 1, and Feb. 13. For more, contact Amy Stansfield at 317-487-2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, visit rmhccin.org.
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. The meeting dates are Jan. 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.
Scholarships available – Boone REMC will award five $500 scholarships to students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members. To be eligible, students must attend a post-secondary educational institution full time during the 2017-18 academic year. To apply, students need to fill out a basic contact information form, read a short history of Boone REMC and complete a 15-question, multiple-choice quiz. The application can be downloaded from the Boone REMC website. Visit bremc.com and navigate to “Scholarships” under the Community tab.