Zionsville in brief – April 12, 2016


Nature Center Programs – Vermicomposting: Living the Worm Life, 7 to 8 p.m. on April 21 at the nature center. Vermicompost, or worm composting, is a simple way to reduce your household’s waste of food scraps, junk mail and paper products. Register by emailing [email protected].

Zionsville Women in Network – Are you interested in meeting other businesswomen to discuss growing your business or listen to speakers on a variety of topics? Join the ladies of ZWIN on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 14 at Zionsville United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Kathy Wood ([email protected]) or Deb Kuller ([email protected]).

Scholarships for social media campaign – Indiana high school and college students are being encouraged to put their smartphones to good use by urging others to “Drive Now. TXT L8R”. Several state agencies have partnered to award $5,000 scholarships to students who compose the most creative and viral social media posts on Twitter, Instagram and Vine. Students may register their public Twitter accounts and read contest rules at www.txtl8r.in.gov.

National Library Week – Celebrate National Library Week this week at the Zionsville library. Drop by the second floor reference desk for a Why I Love My Library memo note. Fill it out and get a piece of chocolate. At the youth reference desk, kids can fill out an entry to win a basket of books.

Superhero 5K – Dress up in your favorite superhero costume and join us for the Superhero 5K Run/Walk on April 23 at the Boone Co. Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit Boone Co. Child Advocacy Center. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. A one-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5k will begin at 10 a.m. Online pre-registration is available at www.boonecac.org.

Candidate Meet and Greet  – The public is invited to the Zionsville Candidate Meet and Greet from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 12 at Zionsville High School, Student Activities Center, Entrance #27. All candidates for local, state and national elections are invited. Come and meet the candidates, ask questions and make an informed choice.

Little League raffle – Zionsville Little League is holding its annual fundraiser, which is a raffle to be held April 23. First prize will be $500 cash. Other prizes will be awarded as well. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets and may be purchased from any Zionsville Little League player. For additional information, visit www.zionsvillelittleleague.org.

Aquatic center programs – The Zionsville Aquatic Center offers programs for all ages and levels of swimmer. Registration is now open for summer classes, Summer Splash and summer swim league. New this season is Silver Eagles Aquatfit, a senior aquatics group hosted by Zionsville Meadows on the first Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. For registration or more information, visit www.pool.zcs.k12.in.us.

Ten-digit dialing – Starting now, all consumers in central Indiana’s 317 telephone area code are encouraged to use all ten digits of the phone number, including area code, to make local phone calls. This will help consumers make the transition to mandatory ten-digit dialing for local calls within the 317 area code, which begins in Sept.

Heavy trash collection – The Town of Zionsville will provide a heavy trash collection day during the week of May 9 on your regular collection day. This is an opportunity to dispose of items not normally accepted by the weekly trash service. For more information, visit www.zionsville-in.gov and type Heavy Trash in the search box.

ZCS Community Day – Zionsville Community Schools will hold Community Day from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 16 at the Transportation Center, 9770 E. 600 S. Hiring managers will be available to talk about job opportunities for bus drivers, bus aides and food service positions.

BCSSI art contest – Boone Co. Senior Services presents its third annual art contest for individuals age 60 and over. Entries in painting and photography will be accepted from 2 to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St. Exhibition opening and judging will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 29. Call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939 for more details.

Volunteers needed – Indy Reads: Boone Co. has opportunities for adults to help their Boone Co. neighbors with English language skills. Training is provided. No previous experience is required. Interested adults should contact Gigi Nicholas at [email protected] or 765-482-3460 x1275.

Free tax help – The AARP offers free tax help to those age 60 and older with low to moderate income. Sessions will be held at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. through Apr. 14.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 317-873-3149.