Quiz Bowl win –The Zionsville Community High School varsity Quiz Bowl team won the Indiana Quiz Bowl Kickoff Tournament at Harrison High School on Oct. 7. Members of the champion team are Joey Kurek, Teagan Connon, Jonathan Ralstin (captain), Charles Brewer and Michael Wasem.
Parks programs – Halloween Dog Walk, 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Zion Nature Center. Dress yourself and your pooch up for this group dog walk through the Zion Nature Sanctuary. (This is also the last group dog walk in the Tails on the Trails series.) Then enjoy a tasty treat, for both dogs and people, after our hike through the woods.
Recycled art market – The Boone County Solid Waste District will host Do it Again Recycled Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St. The event features twenty-five artists who create works of art from reclaimed items. There will also be a silent auction, education activities and make-your-own-art tables. This is a free, family-friendly event.
Father-son breakfast – Fathers and sons are invited to Zionsville All-Pro Dad’s Day Breakfasts. These monthly gatherings provide some father-son quality time while hearing great speakers at the same time. Meetings run from 7 to 8 a.m. at Zionsville Community High School on the following dates: Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. Cost is $15 for each father-son pair, $3 for additional guests. RSVP to 317-345-3208.
Trunk or Treat – Christ Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Rd., will host Trunk or Treat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. In addition to trick-or-treating, there will be face painting, games, and a costume contest. This event is free and open to all children and families in the community. For more, call 317-873-3232 or e-mail [email protected].
Halloween bash – The Indianapolis Propylaeum, 1410 N. Delaware St., will host a Halloween bash from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28. Events Include: a costume contest, cookie decorating, free tours of seasonally decorated mansion, plus many more yummy treats and fun activities. Admission is free but reservations are required. For more, visit ThePropylaeum.org.
Food drive – Boone REMC is sponsoring a food drive during the month of October to benefit The Caring Center. Members of Boone REMC – those who receive electricity from the cooperative – will receive one free LED light bulb for donating five canned food items for The Caring Center. Items can be brought to the Boone REMC office, 1207 Indianapolis Ave., from Oct. 1-31 during regular business hours from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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].
Genealogy fair – The Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, will host its annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is Sacrificing and Shaping the Future, commemorating the Centennial of World War I and examining military resources and history. Over 30 genealogical and local history organizations and commercial vendors will be in attendance.
Samaritan Fund benefit – Join the Cabin Counseling and Resource Center for a spook-tacular fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Nancy Noel Sanctuary, 75 N. Main St. Tickets are $40 each or $75 for a pair and include food, wine, beer, live entertainment, costume contest and more. Tickets can be purchased online at TheCabin.org. Adults only. All proceeds benefit the Samaritan Fund.
Legislative internships – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program during the spring semester gives college students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators while seeing firsthand how laws are made. To complete an application, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. Applications are due by Oct. 31.
Congressional App Challenge – The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is open to students in the Fifth Congressional District who have not yet graduated from high school. The CAC is designed to engage students from across the country in computer science and coding. Students of any age, whether in elementary, middle, or high school are encouraged to compete by creating and exhibiting an app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. For more information or to submit an entry by Nov. 1, visit CongressionalAppChallenge.us.
Candy buy back – Martine Dentistry, 7635 E. Stonegate Dr., will hold a candy buy back from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Kids can bring in Halloween candy to sell to Dr. Martine for one dollar per pound. Dr. Martine will then ship the candy to Operation Gratitude for distribution to troops.
Book launch – St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church will host a book launch from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Strange Journey tells the stories of two individuals who found themselves back at the door of the Catholic Church via interesting and unorthodox paths. The Celtic Cross Catholic Gift Shop will be on hand with copies of the book, as well as other items for sale. Come on out and meet the authors and celebrate All Souls’ Day! RSVP to [email protected]
Youth volunteer nominations sought – From now through Nov. 7. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Indiana’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit.
Waste Management board meeting – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the County Annex Building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon.
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. The next event will be held Nov. 29. We will travel to Elkhart to explore the Ruthmere Mansion. The trip includes a lunch tea, entertainment, Christmas décor galore, and more. There are stairs on this trip – no ramps or elevators. Learn more at booneseniors.org.
Crafts and Carving – Join the Boone EDC and Dull’s Tree Farm for Crafts and Carving from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Dull’s in Thorntown. Registration is $40 per person. Each ticket includes dinner, one People’s craft beer, pumpkin and carving utensils and instruction from a pumpkin carving artist. Proceeds from the event will benefit projects that enhance quality of life in Boone County. Register at EventBrite.com.
Retirement community expansion – BHI’s Hoosier Village Retirement Community has expanded with a new neighborhood called The Oaks. The section features large luxury homes, mature trees, green spaces, front porches, and more. The 30 available units have sold out and residents have begun moving in. BHI has four continuing care retirement communities: Hoosier Village in Indianapolis, The Towne House in Fort Wayne, Four Seasons in Columbus and Wesley Manor in Frankfort. For more, visit HoosierVillage.com or call 317-873-3349.