Zionsville in brief — June 5, 2018

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Help shooting victims – An account has been set up through the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation to benefit the families of victims shot May 25 at Noblesville West Middle School. Visit noblesvilleschools.org/foundation to donate. Donations also will be accepted through mail to Noblesville Schools Education Foundation, PO Box 724, Noblesville, IN 46061. Mark “NWMS Fund” on the memo line. Separate GoFundMe accounts have been organized for the victims’ medical expenses at gofundme.com/ella-whistler and gofundme.com/nobforjasonseaman.

Blood drive – Christ Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Rd., will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon June 17. The Indiana Blood Center will be there with their Bloodmobile to take donations. Please register for a time slot at donorpoint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/117906.

College news – Ryan Solomon of Boone County recently received an Indiana Farm Bureau scholarship to use for his studies in agriculture at Purdue University.

Anker to receive award – The Hamilton County Leadership Academy will present Terry W. Anker with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the fifth annual Leadership Summit June 20. Anker served as the Curriculum Dean of the HCLA Class of 2013-14. He is also CEO and owner of The Anker Consulting Group and an associate editor with Current Publishing.

Military personnel sought – RE/MAX Legends of Indianapolis is organizing the Military Tribute Grand Finale for the CarmelFest Parade on July 4. All past, present, and newly enlisted participants in any military branch as well as family members of service personnel are eligible to participate. Vehicles will be provided for those unable to walk the parade route. To participate, call 317-407-1445.

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: June 21 – Collateral Beauty; July 19 – A Dog’s Purpose. For more, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

Parks programs – Monarch Watch, 1 to 3 p.m. June 23, Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St. Explore the fascinating life of a monarch butterfly. Discover how you can help scientists collect data as part of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. We will learn how to identify monarch eggs, caterpillars and milkweed. Learn what it takes to set up a Monarch habitat in your backyard. Register at zionnaturecenter.org.

Library events – Tim Brickley and Michael Beck Duo, 7 to 8 p.m. June 12. Enjoy an acoustic mix of ’60s & ’70s American & British pop hits. Peter, Paul & Mary; Cat Stevens; Bob Dylan; America and many more. Register at zionsvillelibrary.org.

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.

Serve Indiana awards – Nominations are being accepted for the Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence. Categories include volunteerism, youth volunteerism, corporate service award and several others. Nominations are due by June 29. For more, visit IN.gov and type Serve Indiana in the search box.

Cycling for Survivors – 2018 Cops Cycling for Survivors is a group that will bike nearly 1,000 miles over 13 days in July to honor fallen law enforcement officers. The group also raises funds for families of the fallen officers. The first leg of the trip will begin on July 9 in Indianapolis and they will bike to Columbus. For a full schedule, visit copscycling4survivors.com.

DCI tour stop – The Drum Corps International (DCI) Summer 2018 Tour is making a stop in Zionsville. DCI is the major league of marching bands. They will be at Zionsville High School on July 11. Featured corps are Blue Devils, Cavaliers, Legends, Madison Scouts, and Phantom Regiment. For tickets, visit DCI.org and select Indiana in the drop down location search.

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.

 Newcomers Club  Newcombers Club of Carmel, a non-profit social club, connects its members with friends, engages in fun activities and explores the community. Monthly activities include a welcome coffee, a luncheon event and 32 interest group meetings. Membership represents Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis. For more, visit carmelnewcomers.com or call 317-564-8349

Spend time with veterans – Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) is looking for volunteers for our new community center at 964 N. Pennsylvania St. These volunteers would spend time with our veterans by playing games, watching television, fellowshipping with them and more. To volunteer, call 317-951-0688.

Transportation discussions – The Indiana Dept. of Transportation will host an open house session, where transportation-related topics will be informally discussed. INDOT team members will be available to address questions from the public and solicit input. The session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 25 at Ivy Tech, 2535 N. Capital Ave., Indianapolis.

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.

Learn CPR – Chase’s Challenge will host a CPR certification kickoff event from 1 to 4 p.m. June 10 at JCC Indianapolis, 6711 Hoover Road. The group has a mission of spreading awareness, education and CPR training. Learn more at chaseschallenge.org.

Caregiver support – 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, Zionsville. Come half an hour early for socializing and a late lunch. Zionsville resident Mary Milberger has been trained by the Lewy Body Dementia Association. For more information, contact her at MetroIndyLewy1@gmail.com or by phone between 1 and 10 p.m. at 601-909-5399.

Teen girls’ workshops – The Cabin will offer a series of summer workshops for adolescent and teen girls to help them develop skills for managing anxiety and depression. Topics include conflict resolution, setting boundaries, managing social media, self esteem and more. For more, call 317-873-8140 or email allisonm@thecabin.org.

State Fair jobs available – More than 1,000 seasonal jobs are available for the Indiana State Fair, which runs Aug. 3-19. A job fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. June 12 at the state fairgrounds in the Ag/Hort Building, 1202 E. 38th St. Jobs include parking, gates, security, operation, tractor shuttles, and education. For more, visit indianastatefair.com.

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