Zionsville in brief –February 14, 2017


Coffee With a Cop – The Zionsville Police Dept. invites the public to Coffee With a Cop from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 18 at McDonald’s, 50 Brendon Way. Community members can meet with officers, ask questions and learn more about the department’s work.

Book signing – Ronald May will sign copies of his book, Our Service, Our Stories, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., Zionsville. The book tells the service stories of 36 World War II veterans from Central Indiana.  May is the Chaplain at Hoosier Village Retirement Community in Zionsville and lives in Carmel. Call 317-733-1747 to reserve a copy.

Top volunteer – Tara Harmon of Zionsville has been named a top youth volunteer of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As a state honoree, Harmon will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where she will join other honorees for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 students will be named America’s top youth volunteers of 2017.

Winter carnival – Zionsville United Methodist Church is having a winter carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb 25. The event is free to everyone and suitable for all ages – just pay for a punch ticket for games and food. The event will include games, crafts, food and more. All proceeds go to the general funds of the ZUMC Children’s Ministry program and the ZUMC ROCK (Really Outrageous Christian Kids) programs. Visit zumc.org or call 317-873-2623 for more information.

Great Banquet event – The Zionsville Great Banquet Community is accepting applications for the spring Great Banquets. 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. The men’s banquet is March 2 to 5, and the women’s banquet is March 16 to19. Register and learn more at zionsvillegb.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 [email protected] or [email protected].

Shoe collection drive – Reuse Heart & Sole is holding its annual shoe collection drive though February. Gently used shoes will be distributed to individuals in need. Collection sites include: Akard’s True Value Hardware, Zionsville Town Hall, Zionsville Community High School, and Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, among others.

Free tax prep help – Indy Free Tax Prep will offer tax preparation assistance to individuals or families with household incomes of less than $64,000. Boone County residents who qualify for free tax preparation services may call the United Way office at 765-483-0165 to schedule an appointment at the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St.

Library Programs – Soap Making 101, 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 20. See a demonstration and make some soap to donate to the Zionsville Food Pantry. Take hope a sample too! Vicki Dusek will discuss the pantry’s work and mission. Ages 18 and up. Preschool digital storytime, 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 21. This nontraditional storytime incorporates tablet apps. Parents may bring devices to use but they are not required. For ages 3-6 with a parent. Register at www.zionsvillelibrary.org.

Nature Center programs – Coffee With the Birds, 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 18. Relax on this crisp winter morning with a cup of coffee and our feathered friends. Coffee is provided, but please bring your favorite mug. Boy Scout Saturday: Environmental Science, 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25. Bring blue card and earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge. Register at [email protected] by Feb. 22.

Free tax help – The AARP is offering free tax help to those age 60 and older with low to moderate income. Sessions will be held at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon or from noon to 2:00 p.m. through Apr. 13.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 317-873-8341.

Energy camp opportunities – Applications are now being accepted for the Touchstone Energy Camp for sixth graders whose parents receive energy from Boone REMC. The camp provides traditional camp experiences such as swimming and canoeing. It also provides opportunities to learn about energy related careers. Applications are due by Feb. 24. For more information, visit www.bremc.com/community/youth-programs.

Washington D.C. tour – Boone REMC offers an all expenses paid opportunity for high school juniors to tour Washington D.C. as part of the Indiana Youth Tour being held June 8-15. Applications are available online at www.bremc.com/community/youth-programs and are due by Feb. 24. To be eligible, parents of applicant must receive energy from Boone REMC.

Parenting conference – Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St., will host Modern Parents, Vintage Values from 2 to 7 p.m. on March 11. Authors Sissy Goff and David Thomas will talk about the specific issues facing kids today, and help parents more fully understand the challenges being faced. Break-out sessions include: The Back Door to my Teen Heart or Emotions and Young Children. Register online at www.zpc.org.

Snowplow painting – INDOT East Central District invites high schools within district boundaries to paint an INDOT snowplow blade with original artwork to represent their school. In addition to being seen in full service during the winter weather months, the blades may be used at events within the school’s community to enhance public awareness, promote safety and foster greater appreciation of both INDOT and the school’s art program. Applications are due March 15. For more information, call 1-855-463-6848 or email [email protected].

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 March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.

Authors award nominations sought – The public is invited to submit nominations for the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The award honors Indiana authors – those born in Indiana or who lived in Indiana five consecutive years – whose work has made, or has the potential to make, a lasting public impact. Nominations will be accepted through March 17. For more information, visit www.IndianaAuthorsAward.org.

Eagle Madness – The Zionsville Athletic Booster Club presents Eagle Madness from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. on March 18 at the Whitestown Municipal Complex, corner of 344 and 700 E. This fundraiser is for adults 21 and older and benefits athletic programs at Zionsville schools. Tickets are $35 per person, $40 after March 11, and include: televised games, entertainment, silent auction and more. Visit www.ZionsvilleEagles.org for more information or to order tickets.

New scholarship program – Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, announces the new Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Up to twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be through April 30. Application and instructions can be found online at imf4kids.org.