Zionsville in brief – August 9, 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.

Back to School Bash – Traders Point Christian Schools, 6670 S. Indianapolis Rd., presents Back to School Bash from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12. Cheer on the Knights’ at their first ever home game and be there to see us light the field for the first time! Scrimmage starts at 7 p.m. and official Lighting of the Field will take place at dusk. Other activities include food trucks, contests, bounce houses and more.

Learn Spanish – Learn Another Language, Inc. before/after school Spanish program is enrolling students for the school year. The first through fourth grade program meets Monday through Thursday before school in the Zionsville Community Elementary. The fifth and sixth grade program meets Monday through Thursday with the option of before or after school in the Zionsville Community Middle Schools. Visit www.lalzionsville.org for the registration link.

Zionsville Women in Network – Are you interested in meeting other businesswomen to discuss growing your business or listen to speakers on a variety of topics? Join the ladies of ZWIN on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Zionsville United Methodist Church. For more, contact Kathy Wood (kwood@c21scheetz.com) or Deb Kuller (debbi.kuller@oldnational.com).

Local economy investments – Online financial technology company SmartAsset recently completed its second annual study of investments coming into local communities. Rankings were based on business establishment growth, GDP growth, new building permits, and municipal bond investment. Boone County was ranked the third highest county in Indiana.

Source: SmartAsset.com

David Weekley Homes hosts school supply drive – David Weekley Homes is hosting its second Back to School Supply Drive. From now through Aug. 10, the community can support children in need by donating school supplies and hygiene items to Teachers’ Treasures. Donations can be dropped off at the Division Office, 9310 N. Meridian St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, or any David Weekley model home in Indianapolis. To view the list of supplies needed, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

Award nominations sought – Boone REMC is accepting applications for awards that recognize the community spirit of Indiana’s youth. The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities and whose parents live on electric cooperative lines in Indiana. Applications are available online at www.bremc.com/community/youth-programs; submission deadline is Sept. 30.

Lilly scholarship applications – The 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application process is now open. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for books and equipment for four years at any accredited Indiana public or private university. Please note the earlier deadline this year – Sept. 8. For more, visit www.communityfoundationbc.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarships/.

Fire department hiring – Zionsville Fire Dept. is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic. Interested persons may obtain an application from the Zionsville Fire Department Administrative Offices at 1100 W. Oak St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications can also be obtained at www.zionsville-in.gov/Jobs and are due by 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

Violent intruder response training – Zionsville PD is hosting ALICE – an active shooter response training course for instructors. This two-day course is designed to teach administrators and leaders how to react in a violent intruder event. The course will be held Aug. 29 and 30 in the Zionsville Town Hall. Cost is $595 per person. For more, or to register, visit www.AliceTraining.com.

Library programs – Cookbook exchange – During the entire month of August, you can bring in cookbooks to trade for different ones. There is a maximum of five trades, and cookbooks must be at least 25 pages long. The library will be closed on Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. For more, visit www.zionsville.lib.in.us or call 317-873-3149.

Nature Center news – S’mores Day Campfire – 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12 at Zion Nature Center. Celebrate the anniversary of the s’more and taste the varieties that won our Facebook contest. Registration is required. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov. Meet the beekeepers – 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at the nature center. Visit the bees, make a bee craft and meet the beekeepers. Drop in, no registration required.

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 Good Dinosaur – Aug. 13; Alvin and the Chipmunks, Road Chip – Sept. 9.