Zionsville in brief – October 11, 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.

Youth Leadership applicants sought – United Way of Central Indiana is accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Leadership United Program. The program teaches high school students about the nonprofit sector and how to serve on a nonprofit board. High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who live in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion or Morgan counties may submit their application through the United Way website, uwci.org/programs/youth-leadership-united. Deadline is Oct. 24.

Bicentennial German Fest – Brick Street Poetry Inc. is partnering with the Indiana Humanities Council to present the weeklong festival “The German Voice in Indiana: A Festival of Bicentennial Celebration” from Oct. 10-16. Various events will be held during the week,  including poetry readings, music, discussions and more. For details on individual events, visit BrickStreetPoetry.org.

Chorale and brass concert – Christ Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Rd., will host Bruce Vantine’s Cornerstone Chorale and Brass at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. They will perform “They Shall Mount Up With Wings,” a message of reconciliation, healing and social justice set to music, with narration by Pastor Steve Albertin. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the group.

Comedy for Cures – As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 100 Voices of Hope will hold Comedy for Cures Oct. 12 at Bub’s Burgers, 620 S. Main St., Zionsville. The dinner will be at 6 p.m. with comedian Dave Dugan performing at 8 p.m.

Choir concert at Hoosier Village – The choir from Hoosier Village visited Zionsville Community High School’s chamber choir last week. Approximately 25 Hoosier Village men and women combined with the chamber choir and practiced for their upcoming concert with the chamber choir.  The concert takes place at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Hoosier Village chapel. The public is welcome to attend.

Arc Artisans display – The Arc of Greater Boone County exists to assist people with disabilities and special needs to achieve their maximum potential in partnership with the community. Arc Artisans is an entrepreneurial program in which emerging artists at The Arc are paid to create paintings, pottery, bags, scarves and other unique items. Their artwork will be on display from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Sugar Creek Art Center, 127 S. Pearl St., Thorntown.

Chicken noodle dinner – Salem United Methodist Church of Zionsville, 6701 S. 775 E. will host its annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15., along with the annual United Methodist Women’s bake sale. The meal features homemade noodles with mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $9 for adults and $3 for youth (children 5 and under eat free). Proceeds go to Salem Church and Salem UMW Missions. For more, visit FriendlyCountryChurch.org or call 317-873-4015.

Straight ticket voting changes – Straight party voting has changed in Indiana. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket on Nov. 8, but that vote will not count for individual candidate  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 per 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 Department is 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 whitestownpolce.org/careers.

Nature Center programs – Halloween Hike, 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at the nature center. Gather goodies from our friendly animal characters. Hear stories and learn about our natural environment. Register by emailing naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov. Ages 6 and under with adult. Halloween Dog Walk, 1 p.m. Oct. 29. Dress yourself and your pooch up for this fun group dog walk through the Zion Nature Sanctuary. Then enjoy a tasty treat, for both dogs and people, after our hike through the woods.

Library programs – Read, Build, Play With Duplos, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17. For ages 3 to 6 with a parent. The Read, Build, Play program combines reading and building with Lego Duplo bricks. A parent-child interactive story and playtime. Toddler Talk, 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12. For adults interested in learning about early language development in children ages 15 months to 4 years. Sign up at zionsville.lib.in.us.

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.

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, visi  IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. 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 held 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.

Tails on the Trails – This event is a chance for you and your dog to get out and stay active this fall. Each complete walk 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 zionsville-in.gov for more information. Enter Tails on the Trails in the search box.

Senior living community approved – Whitestown Town Council has given the final go-ahead to Anson Senior Living, a new senior living community to be located near the 50-acre retail project under development at I-65 and Whitestown Parkway. The community will offer independent living with upscale amenities such as a theater and salon, daily chef-prepared meals, on-site concierge services and dozens of social and wellness activities.

Campaign leadership team named – The Gary Johnson for President campaign has named Zionsville resident Joe Hauptmann to its leadership team. Hauptmann will serve as state director for Indiana. Rodney Bender of Whitestown will serve as communications director for the state.

Students honored – Zionsville High School students Rachel Walters, Claire Eugenio and Madison McMahon have been selected by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese as recipients of the 2016 Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award.

Master Drivers recognized – Four Boone Area Transit System drivers were recognized this week at the Indiana Transportation Association/Indiana Council on Specialized Transportation Conference for their commitment to training to achieve the Master Driver status. The driver are Gary Lanpher, Jim Stevenson, Paul Reagan and Jerry Baumgartner.

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