License branch closures – All BMV license branches will be closed from July 2 through July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on July 5. For more information on branch locations and hours, please visit myBMV.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Toy store events – Earth Explorer Toys has several upcoming events including a free Shopkins swap from 1 to 2 p.m. July 9, and a doll extravaganza from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on July 16. Cost is $10 per girl. Bring any American Girl or other 18-inch doll to participate in hair care and braiding, doll ear piercing, craft, and doll fashion show.
College news – Robert Berrios graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. Wheaton College named Sarah Denne and Ellen Gibson to the dean’s list. Emily Sum graduated from the University of the Sciences.
Youth council needs applicants – Whitestown leaders have formed the Whitestown Youth Council. The council will hold meetings, make motions and create and vote on resolutions and ordinances, just as their senior counterparts do. They will advise the elected Town Council members about suggested changes concerning issues important to their generation and the Whitestown community. Youth in grades 9-12 are being sought. For more information and applications, visit whitestown.in.gov.
Poetry reading – Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., presents a reading of “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” on July 2. The reading will be done by Elinor Williams, great, great granddaughter of the author of the poem, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Williams will read the poem every half hour beginning at 10 a.m. with the last reading at 11:30 a.m.
Backpack Attack begins – A community-wide school supply drive will run through July 12. More than 30 community partners will collect supplies, including businesses, service organizations, churches and others. The school supplies will be distributed at the Boone County Backpack Attack Festival from 9 to 11 a.m. July 30 to Boone County students. To donate supplies, look for drop boxes in the libraries, WalMart, Akard’s and many other businesses in the area.
Surf Shack VBS – Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. Ninth St., will hold Surf Shack VBS for kids ages 3 though fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon July 11-15. Register online at ZionsvilleChristian.org or by calling 317-873-5301.
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” – July 1; “Zootopia” – July 15; “Big Hero 6” – July 29.
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. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Join us from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 16 for World Snake Day. Stop in and enjoy snake crafts and activities, a live animal show, and much, much more. Snakes of the World animal shows are at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and require registration as space is limited. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5k run to benefit Haiti – St. Alphonsus Liguori will sponsor the You Can Call Me Al 5k Run at 8 a.m. on July 30. Proceeds will benefit sister parish, St. Anthony of Padua in Haiti. For more information or to register, visit www.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 BooneSeniors.org.
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.