Zionsville in brief — August 1, 2017

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Corrections – A story about upgrades to Zionsville Road in the July 25 edition of Current in Zionsville incorrectly stated the area of the project. Construction will stretch from Technology Center Drive to 106th Street. A story on the Howard School listed its address incorrectly. The school is at 4555 E 750 S.

Pop Up Farmers Market – The Boone Village shopping center is hosting a Pop Up Farmers Market from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights through Sept. 27. At the Aug. 2 event, The Caring Center will be on hand to collect new and gently used school clothing, canned food and household items.

Library programs – Tots Storytime, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Aug. 7 and 21. Ages 1 to 3 years. Need a late afternoon option for activities for your toddler? Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, and more at our special storytime. Make and Take: Mason Bee House, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Aug 11. Ages 3 to 6. Want to do a small part to help the mason bees?  Let’s learn about this independent, amazing pollinator and make your own mason bee house to take home for your garden!

Polo at Sunset – Polo at Sunset will be held from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Aug. 11 at Hickory Hall Polo Club, 7551 E. 100 N. This is a fundraiser hosted by the International Center to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Admission is $20 per car, or $10 per person and includes a DJ, a flag display, international games for kids, tailgating and a candy drop from an airplane alongside the main event, the polo match.

Parks programs – Make Your Own Flower Fairy, 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 12. Fairies are beings that protect the earth: its plants, its animals, and its people. Join us for an afternoon of imagination as we explore the history and lives of fairies. You’ll be inspired to make your own flower fairy. Then we’ll end the program on a fairy friendly nature hike. For ages 3 and up with an adult. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov. Cost is $5 per fairy.

School blessing event – Zionsville United Methodist Church will hold its annual School Blessing at 10 a.m. Aug. 13. Come and celebrate the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year as we recognize all students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators. It is a special time as we come together to show support and pray for those that are part of shaping our children and community!

Library help needed – The library will host a shelf reading party from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 7. Join our Youth Department staff anytime during the day to help get the children’s section back in order. Snacks and drinks will be provided. No experience is necessary – just a willingness to help. Call 317-873-8342 or visit ZionsvilleLibrary.org to register.

Outstanding Teen Pageant – Registration is now open for the Lions Club Miss Fall Festival Outstanding Teen pageant. This scholarship pageant will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Whitestown Municipal Building. The pageant is open to all girls 13-17, who are not yet high school seniors and who reside in Boone County. The new Miss Fall Festival Outstanding Teen will win a $500 scholarship. For more, email missfallfestival@gmail.com.

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, contact storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

Free seminars for seniors – CarDon & Associates is partnering with Indy Mature Living to help educate Indianapolis-area seniors about issues related to home ownership and post-retirement downsizing. The free seminars will highlight senior living options for those over the age of 55, downsizing, and other educational topics. Upcoming topics include: Tax, Financial, and Legal Issues from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Altenheim, 3525 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis. Reservations can be made by phone or email at 317-600-2056 or straighttalk@cardon.us.

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 Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.

Caring Center golf outing – The Caring Center will host a golf outing on Sept. 30 at the Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. Tickets are $75 each and include 18 holes of golf with cart, cook out lunch at the turn and choice of beverage or alcoholic drink. There will also be an opportunity for four amateur golfers to compete in a hole-in-one contest at the end of the day. To register, submit the following information via mail to The Caring Center, 1230 Ransdell Ct., Lebanon, IN, 46052: Name, number of players, phone number, total payment amount.

Native Habitat tours – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 3106 E. Carmel Dr., invites the community to tour its Native Habitat and Rain Garden on the church grounds with naturalist guides this summer at 7 p.m. Aug. 9. The tour is open to church members and the general public.

Vendors sought for festival – The Zionsville Lions Club is seeking vendors for the Fall Festival. Vendors are needed in the areas of arts and crafts, commercial services, kid’s corner, pet pavilion, and park sponsors. The festival will be held Sept. 8-10. For an application, visit ZionsvilleLions.org. Applications are due by Aug. 25. Applications received after Aug. 25 will incur a $50 late fee.

Parks Department hiring – The Zionsville Parks Dept. and Zionsville Golf Course is hiring for Park Maintenance Tech-II, Part-Time Night Golf Course Watering Staff and Part-Time Zionsville Golf Course Pro Shop Staff. The Street & Stormwater Department is also hiring for a Technician I. Interested applicants can find job descriptions and information at zionsville-in.gov under the How Do I tab.

Youth mental health – Zionsville Cares and Mental Health First Aid present Youth Mental Health First Aid, a one-day course for adults focused on mental health of youth ages 12 to 18 years old. The program teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course will be offered on Aug. 26 and again on Oct. 7. Location and times to be announced. To RSVP, email Natalie@kenosiscenter.com.

Dementia support group – Lewy Body Dementia affects about 1.4 million Americans and is the second most common cause of progressive dementia behind Alzheimer’s disease. The Metro Indy Lewy Body Dementia caregiver support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second Thursday every month at Amore Pizzeria in Boone Village. For more information, contact MetroIndyLewy1@gmail.com or 601-909-5399.

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