Zionsville in brief – May 10, 2016


Correction – In the April 30 edition of Current in Zionsville, an article incorrectly stated the number of Pet Valu stores in Indiana. The new shop in Boone Village is the third in the state.

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 [email protected] for more information.

Library book sale – Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will hold its Friends of the Library book sale from May 13 to 15. This year’s sale will again feature a collection of 300 rare, vintage books priced at half the lowest available resale price. Sale hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14 and 1 to 5 p.m. May 15. Admission is free. A preview night will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 13. Admission is $5.

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.

Construction update – Construction is continuing on the infrastructure for Creekside Corporate Park. Periodic, temporary restrictions will occur on the pedestrian walkway on the north side of 106th Street between Bennett Parkway and South Main Street.

Butler Top 100 – Butler University has named its top 100 students for 2016. Zionsville resident Micaela Strycker, a pharmacy major, has been named to the list. Some of the criteria that are evaluated include outstanding character, scholarship, engaged citizenship, leadership, and commitment to fostering diversity.

Senior Health & Fitness Day – The Hearth at Tudor Gardens will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 24. As an official host site, The Hearth at Tudor Gardens will host an opportunity for the public to spin the Live More prize wheel. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 317-873-6300.

ZHS problem solvers win – Four Zionsville Community High School students placed first in the Senior Division (grades 10-12) at the Future Problem Solving State Bowl. Students are given a problem to solve on a specific topic and are expected to research and learn as much as possible and then develop an action plan. Pictured from left are Michelle Stallman, Teresa Ortyl, Sabria Abufares, and Kit Hill.

French awards given – The American Association of Teachers of French is pleased to announce that ZCHS students Morgan Cornacchini, Laila Haydar, Maja Kabasa, Alysa Tarrant, and Sophia Metzger have received a 2016 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award.

Math contest winners – A team of four ZCHS Advanced Math Topics students won the Team Problem portion of the IUPUI Math Contest.  The contest is held every year to encourage high school students to engage in thought-provoking mathematical research. Pictured from left are Jonathan Schacht, Dr. Roeder, Tyler Williams, Will Cunningham, and Riley Turnbull.

Art contest and display – A.R.N. Funeral & Cremation Services, 11411 N. Michigan Rd., presents the fourth annual Memorial Day Art Contest. Student artwork from Zionsville and Zionsville West middle school students will be on display and open to the public during June. For more information, call 317-873-4776.

Fairy Garden event – Earth Explorer Toys will hold its popular Fairy Garden Event on May 21 for girls ages 6-12. Each girl will make her own unique fairy garden to take home. Cost is $15 and reservations are required as limited spots are available. Class times are 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Call 317-873-0200 to reserve a spot.

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.

Bike Challenge – Zionsville Department 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 [email protected].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.