Zionsville in brief — May 1, 2018


Mayor’s Night In – The first Mayor’s Night In of 2018 will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 2 in Zionsville Town Hall. Ask questions and connect with Mayor Haak and town officials.

Chris Ballard to speak – The Zionsville Rotary Club will host a lunch fundraiser on May 17 at Lids Corporate Headquarters, 1555 Lids Way. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. with the program beginning at noon. The guest speaker will be Colts General Manager Chris Ballard and auction MC will be Jimmy “Mad Dog” Matis. The event is open to the public. Tickets start at $35 and include lunch. Register at ZionsvilleRotary.com.

Heavy trash collection – The Town of Zionsville’s Street & Stormwater Department will be providing heavy trash collection to Zionsville residents in the urban service district the week of May 7. Place items curbside by 7 a.m. on regular trash day. For a list of accepted items, visit Zionsville-in.gov/152/Heavy-Trash-Collection.

Women of Impact – Women of Impact Boone County will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 9 at The Cardinal Room at Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. The group supports local nonprofits. For more, visit communityfoundationbc.org/community-leadership/women-of-impact/.

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

Cadet Law Enforcement Academy – The Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2018 class. The Academy is limited to the first 50 applicants. Registration is open to students in grades 9-12. Cost is $300 and is due by June 1. Visit trooper.org/camps for more information.

Parks programs – Family Fun Ride, May 12, Elm Street Green, 165 Elm St.  Bike safety checks begin at 9 a.m. followed by a 7-mile ride through the parks at 10 a.m. Visit ZionNatureCenter.org for more information.

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. Upcoming movies include: May 17 – Home Again, June 21 – Collateral Beauty. For more, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

Community gardens – St. Francis In-The-Fields community gardens is offering 20-feet by-20-feet plots for a fee of $30 and a $30 refundable deposit. Plots will be available for planting by early May. Chemical free gardening is mandatory for safety reasons. For more, call 317-473-1661.

Free constitution sessions – The Constitution Party will host a series of free sessions on the Constitution. Sessions will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from now through July at Old National Banking Center, 385 S. Main St., Zionsville. Nick Frecker will lead the series and will be using The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the sessions.

Memorial 5K run/walk – The community is invited to join in the fourth annual Megan Hammerle Memorial 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. May 12, beginning and ending at the Lebanon High School football field. Cost is $25 before April 22, $30 after that. Visit GetMeRegistered.com to register. Net proceeds will benefit the Lebanon High School band and cross country/track programs.

Golden Hoosier nominations – Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Golden Hoosier Awards. To be eligible for the award, nominees must be Indiana residents, aged 65 or older and have been a volunteer in the community for the past three years. Nomination forms are available at lg.in.gov and are due by May 14.

Suicide prevention training – Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel, will host QPR training from 9 to 11 a.m. May 22. QPR stands for Question.Persuade.Refer The method was developed to detect and respond to anyone exhibiting suicide warning signs. QPR is an evidence-based prevention program backed by 30 years of research. Cost is $15. Register online at EventBrite.com.

Kids program at farmers market – Whitestown Farmers Market is introducing Crop Coins for kids this summer. Kids can visit local businesses to pick up simple items. Once they complete the tasks, they earn Crop Coins to spend at vendor booths. To participate, pick up a card at the farmers market or a Centier Bank branch.

Rural preservation award nominations – Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2018 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued agricultural use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. The nomination form is available at bit.ly/ArnoldAward18, or by contacting Tommy Kleckner at Indiana Landmarks, 812-232-4534, tkleckner@indianalandmarks.org. Deadline for nominations is June 15.


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