Zionsville in brief — May 9, 2017


Mulch sale – The Zionsville Middle Schools will conduct their annual mulch sale this spring, and all proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Athletic Departments at Zionsville Middle and Zionsville West Middle Schools. The ordering deadline for this fundraiser is May 10. Visit www.TheTurfBoss.com and click on the green banner at the top of the page to order.

Prom king and queen named – Congratulation to ZCHS seniors, Josh Dull and Ginny Tran, who were named prom king and queen on April 22 during their dance at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis.

New roadwork project – Milestone Contractors has begun work on a $1.4 million project to add turn lanes at the Interstate 465 and U.S. 421/Michigan Road interchange on the north side of Indianapolis. All interchange ramps are planned to remain open during the project. Some lanes at the interchange will be temporarily narrowed and shifted to maintain traffic and provide space for construction. The project is anticipated to be complete by November.

Heavy trash pick-up – The Town of Zionsville will provide heavy trash collection to residents in the urban service district the week of May 8. This is a free service, but it is requested that anyone disposing refrigerant-bearing appliances or tires notify the Zionsville Street Dept. For more information, call 317-873-4544.

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].

American Pickers to film here – American Pickers is returning to Indiana. This documentary series explores the world of antique picking by following Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team as they search for valuable antiques. They will be visiting the area in June. They are looking for local antique collections to investigate. To be considered, send your name, phone number, location, description of the collection, and photos to [email protected].

Work begins on I-65 – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces work on a $47.2 million project to patch and resurface I-65 between Lebanon and Lafayette from the 141 to the 165 mile marker. Nighttime lane closures will vary between the hours of 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. The project is scheduled to be completed in October of 2018.

Theater Thursdays – Boone County Senior Services, Inc. brings back Theater Thursdays on the third Thursday of each month with a special morning movie at the Lebanon 7 Theater, 1600 N. Lebanon St. for those ages 60 and over. The cost is $1/person and includes a breakfast snack. Next move is May 18 – Mother’s Day. For more information, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

Lunch and Learn On the Road – Boone County Senior Services announces the 2017 lineup for Lunch and Learn On the Road. Lunch and Learn On the Road is for people age 60 and over who would like to travel with us by motor coach to see different parts of our state and learn something new, plus enjoy a special meal. Upcoming dates include: May 10 – Albanese Candy Factory/Chicagoland Popcorn. Learn more at www.booneseniors.org.

Almost Masters golf outing – Boone Economic Development Commission presents Almost Masters, a golf outing on May 11 at Indiana Golf Club, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. The day starts with a networking lunch, followed by 18 holes of golf with a GPS navigated cart. Enjoy unlimited drinks on course and happy hour following golf. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.BooneEDC.org. Enter golf in the search box.

Photo contest – Indiana Landmarks and iMOCA want photos of special Hoosier places for an exhibition called Meaningful Places. Photo subjects can be any place that has meaning, whether it’s personal, communal, visual, artistic, historic or natural. Cash prizes plus an annual membership in iMOCA and Indiana Landmarks will be awarded to the photographers who earn the most votes in a ballot of exhibition visitors. Photographers may submit up to three images via email by May 15. Additional instructions and submission forms are at http://bit.ly/MeaningfulPlacesPhotoExhibit.

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

Parks programs – Birthday and Box Turtles, 1 to 4 p.m. on May 20 at Zion Nature Center. The Zion Nature Center is celebrating 15 years and you’re invited to the party! We can’t think of a better gift to receive than our completed box turtle exhibit. Join us for a birthday bash filled with crafts, games, activities, opportunities to meet our nature center animals and so much more.

Garden Club plant auction – The Village Garden Club will hold a plant auction at 10 a.m. on May 30 at Mulberry Fields, corner of Mulberry and Ford Road. Proceeds from the auction will be used for the club’s beautification projects and grants. Questions may be directed to 317-873-1898.

Emerging Leaders applicants sought – The Emerging Leaders Project is a free, yearlong development program designed to help build the Democratic Party’s bench in Indiana. Each year 40 Hoosiers, aged 21-40, are selected to participate in four, day-long training sessions that expose them to various aspects of political campaigns, policy and public service. The Project is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class. For more information, visit indems.org.

Vacation Bible School – Zionsville United Methodist Church is accepting registrations for its summer Vacation Bible School, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 5-9. Kids from age 4 through grade 6 are welcome to attend. Cost is $25 per child to a maximum of $60 per family. Visit www.zumc.org/vbs to register.

ZCHS class reunion – The Zionsville Community High School Alumni Association announces the fifth annual all-class reunion, to be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on July 29 in the Lion’s Club Park. For more information or to get involved, visit www.ZionsvilleAlumni.org.