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Zionsville in brief – October 25, 2016

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Traders Point open house – Traders Point Christian Schools will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Oct 25. Families will have a chance to tour the facility, meet faculty and hear the latest news and updates about the programs available. Tours of the new high school campus will be offered at 5:45 p.m. For more, visit tpcs.org.

Free recycling event – HBG Insurance Bonds and Technology Recyclers will sponsor a free recycling event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at 260 S. Ford Rd. Items that can be recycled include most electronics and small appliances. Paint, toxic chemicals, wood, furniture, tires and clothing will not be accepted. Old tube TV’s and CRT monitors will have a $10 charge. All other items will be accepted free of charge.

Library programs – Animal Adventures: Bats, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Meet at the library for storytime fun, then walk to the Nature Center to meet and learn about the real animals and insects that live there. Ages 3 and up with an adult. Sign up at zionsville.lib.in.us.

Haunted car wash – Carmel Prime Car Wash, 9805 N. Michigan Rd., will host a haunted tunnel from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. A $6 donation gets you a car wash and a scare. All proceeds benefit Tatum’s Bags of Fun, a nonprofit that provides backpacks full of games and activities to children with cancer.

Parent’s Night Out – Zionsville Community Schools presents Parent’s Night Out from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Pleasant View Elementary. Children will get to play games, make a craft, enjoy sports/games in the gym, splash around the pool and watch a drive-in movie. Dinner (pizza, etc.) is included. Send the kiddos with their pajamas and they will be ready for bed when you pick them up. To register, visit ZionsvilleEagleRec.com and click on Programs.

Quiz Bowl winners – The White River Academic League kicked off the 2016-17 Quiz Bowl season Saturday with a tournament at Harrison High School. The defending state champion Eagles triumphed over some of the best teams in the state by winning the tournament. ZCHS players from the  Eagles’ team are, from left, Matthew Lautzenhiser, Nicholas Taylor, Neil Thompson, Spencer Bures, Michael Wasem and Forrest Brown.

Nature Center programs – 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. Bat Encounters, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Zionsville Town Hall Community Room. See some of the largest and rarest bats in the world up close.

Grant for I.W.I.N. – Indiana First Lady Karen Pence recently hosted the eighth and final award reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the Governor’s Residence where she awarded $38,000 to 40 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across the state. I.W.I.N. was represented by Nancy Shepard and Jennifer Strange, who were on hand to receive the award. I.W.I.N. supports women statewide who are receiving treatment for breast cancer by securing and paying for services that relieve emotional, physical and financial burdens.

Readers needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer readers for its ReadUP program. Volunteers read to small groups of children ages 3 to 5 to give them a consistent opportunity to connect with caring adults in a structured setting. Interested volunteers can sign up at uwci.org/readup-readers.

Little League board members needed – Zionsville Little League serves more than 800  kids every year with our spring and fall programs, Showcase and All-Stars. The board of directors has four unfilled seats, one of which is critical to its operations. They are seeking a safety officer, a sponsorship officer, a fundraising officer and a tournament director. If interested, contact Bernie Paul at news@zionsvillelittleleague.org.

Leaf collection – The Town of Zionsville’s Street and Stormwater Dept. will provide curbside leaf collection from now through Dec. 2. Residents should rake leaves into long, narrow piles along the curb. No sticks or other yard rubbish should be in the piles. Cars should park off street if possible. The leaf vacuum will visit each neighborhood weekly as schedules allow.

Police Dept. hiring – The Whitestown Metropolitan Police Dept. 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.

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.

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 IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. Application deadline is Oct. 31.

Coat drive – Local orthodontist David Judy, DDS, MS, and the Judy Orthodontics Team are sponsoring Warm Up for Winter through Nov. 30. Donations of new or gently used winter wear such as coats, hats, gloves and scarves can be dropped off at the Judy Orthodontics office at 3965 W. 106th St., Suite 150. Donations will benefit the Julian Center.

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 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 zionsville-in.gov for more information. Enter Tails on the Trails in the search box.

Peace, Wine, Glasses Frame Show – Visionelle Eyecare, 6618 Whitestown Pkwy., presents Peace, Wine, Glasses Frame Show featuring Tom Ford, from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Purchase any Tom Ford frames and receive special discounts. Also available will be wine tasting, massages, reflexology, live music, giveaways and more.

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 any individual candidate for county council or town council at-large. Voters now need to select each candidate they want to elect for at-large county council and town council seats.

Beauty Lounge trunk show – The Beauty Lounge, 2325 Pointe Pkwy, Suite 110, is hosting a trunk show from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10 featuring items for purchase and artwork from local artists. Items will be featured by Robert Goodman Jewelers and Chan Luu, a Los Angeles-based contemporary lifestyle brand offering handcrafted designer jewelry, scarves and apparel. Rascia’s Creative Cakes will provide light desserts.

EMT training classes – Boone County EMS Education in cooperation with Witham Health Services is presenting an EMT basic training class beginning November 10. The class will consist of 39 sessions, held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $650, which includes a $200 non-refundable deposit due upon enrollment. For more information or an application, contact Natasha Click at 317-840-4244 or  nclick7@yahoo.com.

Nonprofit grants available – The LIDS Foundation is seeking youth-based nonprofits to apply for its 2017 Tip of the Hat Award national grant program. Exemplary nonprofit programs focused on sports-related activities, the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, or leadership and growth opportunities are eligible and invited to apply for one of five grants totaling $300,000 by the Nov. 13 deadline. For more, visit lidsfoundation.org/tip-the-hat-official-entry.

Zionsville basketball – Learn about the history of Zionsville basketball from 6 to 8 p.m.  Nov. 29 at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Local writer and historian Kermit Paddack will talk about the proud history of basketball in Zionsville. Copies of his books will be available for signing and purchase. Registration required. No children under 10. Register at zionsville.lib.in.us.

Show Choir concert – Zionsville Show Choirs will perform their holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 at Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be on sale starting Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. For more, visit zchoirs.com.

Scholarships available – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to apply for one of four scholarships honoring the applicant’s heritage to celebrate the growing diversity in Indiana. Applications are being accepted from eligible high school seniors in one of four ethnic categories: Asian, Hispanic, African-American and all others. Applications are due by Jan. 18, 2017. For more, visit rmhccin.org.


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