Book launch – Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., will host a book launch for local author Katrina Willis. Her debut novel, “Parting Gifts,” will be featured at the event from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 7. In “Parting Gifts,” three Midwestern sisters couldn’t be more different. One is an English professor battling breast cancer, another is a stay-at-home mother of two and one is an exotic dancer.
Savor, Sip & See – Tri Kappa of Zionsville presents Savor, Sip & See from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 7. This progressive dinner down Main Street showcases some of Zionsville’s best restaurants and shops. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door, and include delicious food to savor, tasty beverages to sip and exquisite shops to see. For more information or advance tickets, visit www.ZionsvilleTriKappa.org.
Century Club – The Century Club will meet at 8:30 p.m. May 12 at the American Legion in Zionsville. The giving group meets four times a year. Everyone comes with a charity to present. The name and charity are dropped in a bag and three are pulled. Those three finalists give their presentations to the group. The group votes on which charity should receive the money and each member writes a $100 check to the charity. New members can arrive at 8 p.m. for a brief meeting or contact Todd Sullivan at Zionsvillecenturyclub@gmail.com for more information.
Book nomination – Zionsville author Joel McGormley campaigning to have his first novel, Prince of Pogietown, digitally published and made available on Kindle. The book is available on Kindle Scout until May 22, and the more attention it receives the more likely it is for the Kindle Scout team to publish it. View the book and nominate it for publishing at kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1I3S08W38JRT.
History Day awards – Three Zionsville Middle School students won a group award at the biggest National History Day in Indiana state contest to date. Nearly 500 students took part in the competition, hosted by the Indiana Historical Society, at Ivy Tech’s campus in downtown Indianapolis. Jaycie Gibson, Ainsley Brown and Tessa Muller took third place in the Junior Group Documentary category.
Grants awarded – Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up board of trustees recently awarded two grants to support community projects. Witham Family YMCA received $4,500 to recondition the gymnasium floor and purchase new athletic equipment. Eagle Scout Ryan Carr was awarded $150 to help fund a fence at Zionsville Presbyterian Church. Carr plans to build a fence around the dumpster to make the area safer for the church’s preschoolers.
Girl Scout volunteers honored – Zionsville Girl Scouts congratulates the following member volunteers who are the 2015-2016 recipients of the Volunteer of Excellence award: Susan Dehart, Anita Fotsch, Sarah Henkle, Janel Manwaring, Monica Rice, and Jackie Wilhite. Thank you for your support of Zionsville Girl Scouts.
Artist trunk show – CV Art and Frame, 110 S. Main St., will host a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 14. Over 300 original paintings representing 45 different artists will be on display and available for purchase. Wine and food will be served, and a framed, original painting will be given away. There is no admission cost.
National Day of Prayer – Joining people of faith around America, those coming to this year’s National Day of Prayer event in Carmel will focus on prayer for the nation. This year’s observance will take place on May 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Carmel City Hall Gazebo. If it rains, the event will meet inside City Hall in the second floor City Council Meeting Room.
Prom court selected – Congratulations to the Zionsville Community High School 2016 Prom Court. These students were selected and voted on by their peers. The court includes: Kimberly Coussens, Lilli Cole, Megan Tiller, Sophia Metzger, and Makayla Cooper; Danny Perkins, Michael Impicciche, Tyler Klein, Solomon Hedger, and Will Cunningham
PTO awards grants – The Zionsville Community High School PTO awarded grants totaling nearly $3,500 to ZCHS teachers through their annual Spring Classroom Enrichment Grants. Teachers receiving grants include: Katie O’Brien, Pat Echeverria, Josh Jones, Liz Overberg, Spencer Cassin.
Mount signs letter of intent – Traders Point Christian High School Senior Jordan Mount signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Ancilla College.
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.
Healthy workplace recognized – Witham Health Services has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. Platinum-level employers promote a fitness culture by providing physical activity options and healthy food choices, and by demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
Bike Challenge – Zionsville Dept. of Parks and Recreation announces the third annual Zionsville Bike Challenge. Riders pick a team, choose a skill level, join group rides, log miles ridden and have the chance to earn prizes. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information or to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Superheroes of Summer – Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Join the Superheroes of Summer, a 10-week fun-filled summer experience. ROCK is a ministry of the Zionsville United Methodist Church. Children will be able to participate in field trips, chapel, clubs, cooking class, going to the library and much more!! Come join the fun. To register, visit www.rockzumc.org or call 317-733-4081.
Hammerle 5K run/walk – The community is invited to join in the second annual Megan Hammerle Memorial 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on May 14 at the Lebanon High School football field. Net proceeds will benefit the Megan Suzanne Hammerle Memorial Scholarship fund. Online registration is available at http://getmeregistered.com/MeganHammerleMemorial5K. Paper registrations are available at the Lebanon High School Athletic Office.
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.
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.
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.