Nominations open for Community Impact Award – The Boone County Economic Development Corp. is accepting nominations for its Community Impact Award, recognizing a for-profit company that has made significant contributions to the well-being of Boone County through its philanthropic efforts. To qualify for consideration as a nominee, the company must be located in Boone County. Nominations can be submitted online by visiting betterinboone.org/award. The nomination deadline is Dec. 7.
Holiday Story Time at Black Dog Books – Black Dog Books, located at 115 S. Main St., will host Holiday Story Time at 10 a.m. every Saturday morning between now and Christmas (Dec. 8, 15 and 22.) Susan Bruno will be reading holiday-themed stories. For more, call 317-733-1747.
Girl Scouts event open to kindergarten girls – Girl Scouts invites kindergarten girls to join them for “Holiday Fun with Science” on Dec. 15t at Zionsville Town Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is a chance to explore Girl Scouts and become a member. New troops are forming for kindergartners in Zionsville. Adults are asked to attend a meeting at 11:15 a.m. to discuss troop formation and learn about volunteering. Registration for this event includes annual Girl Scout membership. Register at girlscoutsindiana.org/join and select “Zionsville Daisy Fun with Science” when prompted to select a troop. For more, contact Amanda Smith at 317-924-6894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New car wash opening – Dirtbuster Car Wash in Whitestown will open Dec. 7 at 7 a.m. All washes will be $5 during its opening weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dirtbuster will be open Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. After the first weekend, prices will return to normal. For more, visit facebook.com/DirtbusterCarWashInc.
Wood sign painting at Hopwood Cellars – Paint and Party Indy will lead a wood sign painting party Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m., hosted by Hopwood Cellars Winery, 12 E Cedar St. in Zionsville. Choose from more than 250 designs. A pre-cut and sanded 12×16 piece of wood is provided, as well as all other materials. The craft involves painting a background color and letters and applying a vinyl stencil. Designs are customizable. The cost is $35/person. Register at hopwoodcellars.com/events.
Letters to Santa – Children can bring letters to Santa’s Mailbox to the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 West Hawthorne St. in Zionsville, now through Dec. 19. The mailbox will be available during the SullivanMunce Cultural Center’s regular hours, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Recipe contest reminder – Last month, Current kicked off its holiday pastry recipe contest. We are still accepting recipes through Dec. 7. Finalists will be chosen and have their recipes judged by a professional chef. For this portion of the contest, finalists must bring a small portion of their pastry to the Current Publishing offices, 30 S. Range Line Rd., Carmel, for the chef to sample. The chef will make his or her final choice, and the winner, in addition to having their recipe featured in an upcoming edition of Current, will receive a gift card. To enter, please send your name, contact information and city of residence, along with the full recipe (ingredients, measurements, instructions) to Sadie Hunter at email@example.com.
Letters to the editor encouraged – Current in Zionsville wants to hear from the community and values reader responses. Current will consider verifiable letters of up to 200 words. For guidelines, refer to our LTE Policy on page 20. Submit letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking historical photos – Current in Zionsville is looking to gather historical photos from the town and community for a regular feature within the publication, “Back in the Day.” Credit for each submission will be given to images sent with a short description and approximate date. For more information, or to submit photos or ideas, please contact editor Sara Baldwin Schatz at email@example.com.
Dementia information event – Anson Senior Living and Dementia Friends of Indiana will host an informational event for caregivers, first responders, family members and anyone interested in learning more about dementia. The event is Dec. 12 from 2-3 p.m. at Hampton Inn, 6005 S. Main St. in Whitestown. RSVP by Dec. 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Web design workshop – zWORKS member David McArdle will host a web design workshop Dec. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at zWORKS on Pine. The class is designed for entrepreneurs looking to build their first website or those wanting to learn how to build a website. Future workshops will be held on Jan. 14 and Feb. 11. For more, visit indywebcourses.com.
Free business class offered – A Business Start-up 101 class will be offered Dec. 6 from 3-4:30 PM at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 8500 Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis. Learn 10 basic steps to starting a business, what resources are available, and important tips on starting a business. This is a free class. For more, visit sba.gov/offices/district/in/indianapolis.
Startup Pitch Night: Nonprofit Tech and the Giving Economy
Thursday, Dec. 65:30 – 8:30 PM | VisionLoft Events
This fast-paced pitch night will feature several innovative, fast-growing Midwest startups in nonprofit tech. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from these mission-driven founders, investors, and leaders. Tickets are $20.