Zionsville in brief – June 21, 2016


Project Good – Current in Zionsville is looking to feature local residents doing good deeds in the community through the monthly Project Good photo column. If you have a suggestion or would like to be featured, please contact storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

Surf Shack VBS – Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. Ninth St., will hold Surf Shack VBS for kids ages 3 through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon July 11-15. Register online at zionsvillechristian.org or by calling 317-873-5301.

Free English classes – Indy Reads: Boone County is offering free English conversation classes for adults seeking to improve their English language skills. The classes will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on four Thursdays: June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14 on the second floor of the Lebanon Public Library. Classes are free and open to all adults regardless of English proficiency level.

If interested, contact Gigi Nicholas at gnicholas@indyreads.org or 765-482-3460 x1275.

Poetry readings – Zionsville’s own Brick Street Poets will do readings from their collection of original works, Mapping the Muse, from 7 to 8 p.m. June 23 at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Their book is an official Bicentennial Legacy Project approved by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. To register, visit www.ZionsvilleLibrary.org.

Food & Flicks – Traders Point presents Food & Flicks on the Field every other Friday through July 29. Food trucks will open at 8 p.m. and the movies will begin at dusk in front of the Academy building at Traders Point Christian School, 6600 S. Indianapolis Rd., Whitestown. Movie lineup includes: “Elf The Movie” – July 1; “Zootopia” – July 15; “Big Hero 6” – July 29.

Bling Fling – Take your spring-cleaning to the next level and support ZWIN’s spring service project – the ZWIN Bling Fling. Clean out your jewelry box or drawer and donate any unused or unwanted jewelry that is in good condition to help support Birds Be Free foundation, Dress for Success, Helping Hands, I WIN Indiana women in need. Local drop boxes can be found at: Century 21 Scheetz, Old National Bank, Five Thirty Home, Zionsville Physical Therapy, Blooms, Storen Financial, Akard True Value.

Police Department hiring – The Zionsville Police Dept. is currently accepting applications for full-time police officers. Applications are available at the police department, 1075 Parkway Dr., or online at zionsville-in.gov/416/ZPD-recruiting. Deadline is July 1.

Nature Center news – The Zion Nature’s summer hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. June 25 for Monarch Watch. Discover how to help scientists collect data as part of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Learn how to identify monarch eggs, caterpillars and milkweed. Learn what it takes to set up a Monarch habitat in your backyard. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov

5k run to benefit Haiti – St. Alphonsus Liguori will sponsor the You Can Call Me Al 5k Run at 8 a.m. July 30. Proceeds will benefit sister parish, St. Anthony of Padua in Haiti. For more information or to register, visit zionsvillecatholic.com and click on the You Can Call Me Al link.

Polo charity match – The 13th Annual Boone County Polo Charity will be held July 9 at the Hickory Hall Polo Club, 7551 E. 100 N., Whitestown. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and the match begins at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit Boone County Senior Services, Inc. Admission is $20 per car and includes a silent auction, kids’ activities, and Best Decorated Tailgate award. For more information, visit www.BooneSeniors.org.

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.

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: “The Avengers Age of Ultron” – July 9; “The Good Dinosaur” – Aug. 13; “Alvin and the Chipmunks, Road Chip” – Sept. 9.

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