Zionsville in brief – July 5, 2016


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Poetry readings – Poetry on Brick Street will present, not just one, but four guest poets at 6:30 p.m. July 7 at The SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St. The four published poets – Jenny Kalahar, Judy Young, Carol Murschel, and Mac Greene – are all Brick Street regulars who often read their work during the open mic portion of the monthly reading series. The event is free and open to the public.

Softball world series – The Lids Indiana Dreams 10U fast pitch softball team recently won the state championship and qualified for the USSSA Travel Softball World Series in early July. The players from Zionsville include Elena Locascio and Sydny Poeck.

New Bar Foundation board – The Indiana Bar Foundation Foundation recently announced its newly elected board of directors. Zionsville resident Alexander Orlowski was appointed as a new member.

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. 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.

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.

Backpack Attack begins – A community-wide school supply drive will run through July 12. Over 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: Zootopia – July 15; Big Hero 6 – July 29.

Library programs – Mess free finger painting, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. July 14. Ages 1 to 2 years old. Does your little one want to play with finger paints, but it always gets messy? Come join us for a mess-free finger paint activity using Ziploc bags! Stress ball balloons, 3 to 3:30 p.m. July 20. Ages 9 to 12 years old. De-stress and get crafty as we make our own stress balls out of balloons! For more information, visit zionsville.lib.in.us or call 317-873-3149.

Stewards of Children – Parents and adults who work with children can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse by registering for Stewards of Children. This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Chaucie’s Place is offering this program from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 7 at the library, 250 N. Fifth St. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, visit www.chauciesplace.org

Ice cream social and dinner – Salem United Methodist Church of Zionsville Annual Ice Cream Social and Dinner will be held on from 4 to 7 p.m. July 16. Sandwiches, salads, cakes, homemade cobblers and, of course, ice cream will be served. Freewill offerings will be taken to benefit the Salem Church College Scholarship Fund. Salem UMC is located at 6701 S 800 E (½ mile south of Oak Street on Kissel Road/800 E). For more information visit FriendlyCountryChurch.org or call 317-873-4015.

Nature Center news – The Zion Nature’s summer hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Join us from 1 to 4 p.m. 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 [email protected].

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.