Zionsville in brief – August 23, 2016

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PAWS donation drive – Therapets has sponsored the library’s PAWS to Read program for several years, providing dogs to sit with children while they practice their reading skills. To thank Therapets, the library will be collecting donations of Purex liquid, paper towels, gift cards, bottled water, and 23 ½ by 18 crate mats. Donations can be dropped off at the youth services reference desk before Sept. 6.

Golf outing – The Zionsville Fire Dept. Memorial Golf Outing is on Aug. 29 at Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S 525 E in Lebanon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 10 a.m., registration at 8:30 a.m. and a siren start at 10 a.m. Lunch and awards will follow. For more information, call 317-873-5358 or visit the Zionsville Fire Dept. Headquarters, 1100 W. Oak St.

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.

Brooks back on ballot – Rep. Susan W. Brooks has been returned to the ballot and will continue her reelection bid. Republican precinct committeemen voted to return Brooks to the ballot as the Republican Congressional nominee for the Fifth District. She had put her name in the running for governor after Gov. Mike Pence was selected as the Republican vice presidential nominee.

Benefit concert – A fundraising concert to benefit Love INC will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 W. Oak St. The Purduettes will be featured. Drinks and desserts will be provided at 7 p.m. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Silent auction items are available. Tickets can be purchased at www.loveincbc.org.

Tutors needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer tutors for its ReadUP program. Tutors will work about four hours a month helping third graders at Hattie B. Stokes and Harney Elementary schools. Volunteers need to attend a training session and pass a criminal history check. For more information, visit www.uwci.org/register-for-readup-boone.

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 information, or to register, visit www.AliceTraining.com.

Town Hall groundbreaking – The Town of Zionsville will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Town Hall building at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 directly north of the current Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. The new 42,600-square-foot facility will replace the 45-year-old former church building Zionsville has been using as a Town Hall. Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak, Town Council President Susana Suarez and others will speak.

Lilly scholarship applications – The 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application process is 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 information, visit www.communityfoundationbc.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarships/.

Library programs – End of Summer Shelf Reading, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Help us get the library back in order. Shelf reading is when we put every single book back into the right spot. Anyone aged 14 years and older can help. Snacks will be provided. Help all day or just for a couple of hours. Sign up at www.zionsville.lib.in.us. The library will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

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.

Nature Center news –National Dog Walk Day, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 26, Starkey Park, 667 Sugarbush Dr. Join us for an evening walk though Starkey Park and a chance to socialize with other dog owners. Dogs must be on a leash and under owner’s control at all times. Creek Fest – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Elm Street Green.

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: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Road Chip, Sept. 9; Inside Out, Oct. 8; Kung Fu Panda 2, Nov. 12.

St. Joseph golf classic – St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf will host a charity golf classic Aug. 29 at Wolf Run Golf Club. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. and tee time is 12:30 p.m. Entry fees are $200 per person and include greens fees, lunch, dinner and cart fees. Prizes include a hole-in-one contest for a new car, longest drive and closest to the pin contests. To register, visit www.eventsforsjikids.org.

Native tree sale – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual native tree sale. Trees are $25 and will be approximately 3- to 5-feet tall at delivery. Orders are due Sept. 3. Trees can be picked up Sept. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds llama barn. Online ordering and payment is available at www.hamiltonswcd.org.

New area code – Beginning Oct. 17, all new phone numbers assigned within the 317 area will receive the new 463 area code. This will not affect existing phone numbers. Ten-digit dialing will continue to be necessary for local calls to be completed. For more information, visit www.att.com/areacode.


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