Habitat Faith build – Habitat for Humanity of Boone Co. will host a Wall Build at 10 a.m. on April 23 at in the parking lot of Freedom Church, 2061 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. All ages are welcome to help construct the exterior and interior walls of our first house of the season. Lunch will be provided. In the afternoon the walls will be transported and erected on the home site at 523 W. Franklin, Thorntown. Participants must be 16 years or older to work at the home site. To volunteer, contact Sue Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-919-6864.
Honor Delegate to Model UN – ZCHS senior, Brian O’Leary, competed at the Model UN conference last month in Chicago and was awarded Outstanding Delegate from his committee at the University of Chicago. He was selected to be a participant in the All American Model United Nations Program. The invitation is given to the best delegates from the top Model UN Conferences in the United States. He also has the opportunity, as an Honor Delegate, to represent the United States at the international Model UN conferences that spans the globe.
Hazardous waste collection – Boone Co. Highway Department will hold a hazardous waste collection day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30 at 1955 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. Items that will be accepted include: CFL bulbs, insecticides, tires, aerosols, electronics, small propane tanks, oil based paints and thinners, pool chemicals, car batteries, etc. For more information, call 765-483-0687.
Scholarships awarded – Boone REMC recently awarded scholarships totaling $2500 to local students including: Henry Hamilton of Whitestown, Michelle Hoppe of Zionsville, Hannah Kummer of Zionsville, Allison Mills of Lebanon, and Alexander Sibila of Zionsville. Winners were drawn at random from a pool of applicants at the Boone REMC annual meeting.
Free movie nights – Whitestown Parks presents Free Movie Nights at the Whitestown Municipal Complex. All movies begin at 8 p.m. Popcorn and bottled water are provided at no charge. Movie lineup includes: Minions – May 14; The Peanuts Movie – June 11; The Avengers Age of Ultron – July 9; The Good Dinosaur – Aug. 13.
Free diploma classes – Free classes are available in Lebanon for persons wanting to earn their High School Equivalency diploma (formerly GED). Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the bottom floor of the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington Street. For more information, contact Gigi Nicholas at email@example.com or 765-482-3460 x1275.
Showchoirs Finale – Zionsville Showchoirs, Inc. presents Finale at 7 p.m. on May 13 and 14 at Zionsville Performing Arts Center. The show features the Royalaires and the Choralaires performing. Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased in advance at www.zchoirs.com. A reception for alumni, sponsors and friends will be held following each performance. Also, a silent auction will precede each show, beginning at 6 p.m.
Poetry reading – Brick Street Poetry presents a poetry reading in honor of National Poetry Month. Adrian Matejka of Indiana University will read at noon on April 27 in the Indianapolis Artsgarden, 110 W. Washington St. The reading is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lunch while enjoying the reading.
Rain barrel workshop – Zionsville Parks will hold a rain barrel workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 18 at Zionsville Town Hall, Community Room. Learn how to build, install, maintain and even decorate a rain barrel for your home. Rain barrel kits are available to purchase. The workshop is free. A rain barrel kit may be purchased for $45. To register, visit www.zionsville-in.gov and type ‘rain barrel’ in the search box.
Run 4 Hope – Justin Langford’s Memorial Run 4 Hope is a 4 Mile Run/Walk; 1 Mile Walk; ¼ Mile Kid Dash to be held at 9 a.m. on May 14 at New Hope Christian Church, 5780 S. Main St., Whitestown. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Whitestown/JustinsRun4Hope.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.