Zionsville in brief – September 27, 2016


Audition notice – The Zionsville Little Theatre Company is holding auditions for “Little Women” from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 2 and 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Whitestown Municipal Complex. For more information, contact director Lynne Manning at

Open house – Indy Core Wellness & Fitness, 9510 Ross Lane in Indianapolis, is hosting an open houes from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29. The event will include food and drink, prizes and the opportunity to learn about personal training. For more, visit

New high school tours – Traders Point Christian High School is hosting a special information event at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 for families to visit the new $7.5 million high school campus. Families should arrive at Knights Stadium just west of the Traders Point Christian Church on the school’s campus between 6 and 6:30 p.m. to tour the innovative new high school Learning Center under construction and opening August 2017.

Tails on the Trails – This event is a chance for you and your dog to get out and stay active this fall. Each completed walk your dog earns a chance to win one of our weekly wag bag drawings from our sponsors. Complete six of the eight walks for a chance to win our grand prize. Tails on the Trails runs through Oct. 31. Visit for more information. Enter Tails on the Trails in the search box.

Brush and limb collections – The Town of Zionsville’s Street & Stormwater Dept. will provide curbside brush and limb collection from Oct. 3-14. Limbs up to six inches in diameter will be collected. They do not need to be bundled. Pickup does not include leaves, grass clippings, lumber, fencing or other yard debris. For a list of pickup days, visit and enter Limb in the search box.

Women Make Music – The Pilgrim Fine Arts Series presents Women Make Music at 4 p.m. Oct. 2 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 3650 W. 106th St., Carmel. Pianists Rebecca and Allegra Sorley will perform a program of works by women, along with commentary about the composers. The program is free but an offering will be taken.

Merit semifinalists – Twelve seniors from Zionsville Community High School were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. They are, from left: top row – Forrest Brown, Calvin Robinson, Steven Maler, Evan Wang; middle row – Nick Taylor, Spencer Bures, Jerry Shi, Chris Hansen; botton row – Jonathan Parker, Yiling Dong, Emilee McBride, Neil Thompson.

House fire – The Zionsville Fire Dept. put out a house fire in the 6600 block of East Deerfield Drive Sept. 17. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and quickly extinguished the fire, which was confined to the void space between the basement and first floor. Much of the home suffered smoke damage. The residents safely evacuated the home and called 911 after smoke detectors activated. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Straight ticket voting changes – Straight party voting has changed in Indiana. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket Nov. 8, but that vote will not count for individual candidates for county council or town council at-large. Voters now need to select each candidate they wish to elect for at-large county council and town council seats.

Census workers needed – The Town of Whitestown is seeking census workers. Jobs pay $10-$15/hour and last from two to eight weeks with flexible hours. Applications can be picked up at the Whitestown Municipal Complex.

Police Department hiring – The Whitestown Metropolitan Police Dept. is currently seeking community-minded men and women who would like to begin or continue a challenging and rewarding career in public service. Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license or ability to obtain one. Apply online at

Nature Center programs – Seed Bombs, 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at Zion Nature Center. Dress to get a little dirty, as we make fun seed balls using native seeds and soil. Once they’re dry, simply throw them anywhere in your yard where you’d like to see native wildflowers next spring. Register by emailing

Library programs – Read, Build, Play With Duplos, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 17. For ages 3 to 6 with a parent. The Read, Build, Play program combines reading and building with Lego Duplo bricks. Includes a parent-child interactive story and playtime. Sign up at

Town meeting – State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) will host a town meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Residents of Senate District 29 are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on legislative issues. For more information, or to RSVP, call 317-232-9541.

War Dogs fundraiser – Pet Valu, a specialty retailer of premium pet food, treats, toys and accessories, has over $400,000 for its sixth annual Patriotic Pets fundraiser to support the United States War Dogs Association. Proceeds from the company-wide initiative have enabled the creation of the association’s prescription drug and Rainbow Bridge Assistance programs. The program runs through September. Donations can be made at any Pet Valu location.

Comedy night fundraiser – The Antelope Club, 615 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, presents Papa-Wolff Comedy Night Against Breast Cancer. The event will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 8. Local comedians Bill Gibson and Jeff Bodart will be featured. Tickets are $20 per person.

Indiana House internships – The Indiana House Republican Internship Program is accepting applications for the 2017 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program allows interns to immerse themselves in the legislative process by working directly with state representatives. For more, visit Application deadline is Oct. 31.

Bicentennial torch to pass through – Indiana’s bicentennial torch will pass through Zionsville Oct. 13. It will make a brief stop at Lincoln Park at about 1:30 p.m. A welcome party with refreshments and guest speakers will be at the park from noon to 3 p.m. The torch will go from Lincoln Park down Oak Street, then south on Main, east on Sycamore and hand off to Hamilton County at Zionsville First Presbyterian Church. We would like to line the route with cheers of excitement as the torch passes through our town.

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, visit

Volunteers needed – Indy Reads: Boone County has opportunities for adults to help their Boone County neighbors prepare for the reading and language sections of the GED. No experience is required. Interested adults should contact Gigi Nicholas at or 765-482-3460 x1275.

Award nominations sought – Boone REMC is accepting nominations 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 Submission deadline is Sept. 30.

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: Inside Out – Oct. 8; Kung Fu Panda 2 – Nov. 12.

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 or

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