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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Fire Department toy drive – The Zionsville Fire Dept. is collecting toys for the annual Boone County Toy Drive. Donations will be accepted at all three fire stations and the headquarters office located in the town hall building. Items being collected include toys and electronics for children, clothing for all ages, food and money. Items are collected year round but must be received the week before Christmas to be delivered by the holiday.
Free science lectures – Anderson University’s School of Science and Engineering is offering a series of lectures that are free and open to the public. The lectures start at 7 p.m. and are located in Hartung Hall (room 101). Upcoming topics include: Dec. 8 – The Birth and Life of Stars; Feb. 16 – What do the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Manhattan Project Have in Common? For more information, contact the AU School of Science and Engineering at 765-641-4374.
Santa to visit Bub’s – Santa is coming to Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream. Meet the Man in Red while enjoying dinner, crafts, face painting and fun. Santa will visit Bub’s in Zionsville from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13. He will be at Bub’s in Carmel from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14.
Advent concerts – Christ Lutheran Church’s Advent Concert Series will feature Advent services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Each service will feature music, meditation and refreshments. A nursery will be available for small children. Musical guests include: Dec. 7 – Matthew Masko; Dec. 14 – Bell Choir; Dec. 21 – Heidi Schmidt. For more, visit clczionsville.org.
Christmas concert – Local children’s choirs, including the Carmel Children’s Choir, will participate in Angels Sing at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St. Other participating choirs include the Boone County Children’s Choir, Cantantes Angeli, Bel Canto and others. Tickets are $15 at the door. Students, seniors and military can purchase discounted tickets for $13 each.
Library programs – Veterans Tree – Drop by Youth Services to make an ornament for our Heroes’ Tree. Hope for Heroes collection — now through Dec. 17, the library is accepting socks, underwear, T-shirts and personal care items for distribution to veterans. Winter reading program for all ages – from now through Jan. 31. Win prizes for reading. Visit zionsvillelibrary.org for details.
Readers needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer readers for its ReadUP program. Volunteers read to small groups of children ages 3 to 5 years old to give them a consistent opportunity to connect with caring adults in a structured setting. Volunteers can sign up at uwci.org/readup-readers.
Letters to Santa – Earth Explorer Toys has a direct line to Santa this holiday season. From now through Dec. 24, kids can write letters to Santa and mail them directly to the North Pole. A special mailbox is located right outside the store. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a personalized reply.
Nature Center programs – Nature ornaments, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Dec. 10 and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 11. Visit the Zion Nature Center for this drop-in activity to make some nature-inspired ornaments. Perfect for gifts or to decorate your tree and start a new family tradition. Fee is $2 per person. Coffee With the Birds, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17. Relax on this crisp winter morning with a cup of coffee and our feathered friends. Coffee is provided but please bring your favorite mug.
Stormwater and pond management – Several municipalities and utilities are partnering with the White River Alliance for an informational seminar to learn how to stay compliant with stormwater standards and avoid corrective action. Homeowners, HOAs and pond and landscape companies are invited to participate in this workshop, being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Monon Center. For more information or to register, visit TheWhiteRiverAlliance.org.
Breakfast with Santa – Witham Family YMCA, 2791 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, will host Breakfast With Santa from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 17. Cost is $15 per family for members, $6 per person for nonmembers and includes breakfast, crafts, games and pictures with Santa. To register, call 765-483-9622.
Little Women – Zionsville Little Theatre Company is proud to present a stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel “Little Women.” There will be four performances of this play: 7 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased at the door an hour prior to each performance. Large groups may make ticket arrangements by the Zionsville Little Theatre Company page on Facebook or by calling Marianne Doyle at 317-873-2547.
Boone REMC director positions available – At the Boone REMC 2017 annual meeting, to be held March 4, 2017, Boone REMC members will elect one director per district to represent districts 1, 2 and 3. Boone REMC members who are interested in a position may obtain the required petition forms by calling the office at 800-897-7362 or stopping by the office, 1207 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. Petitions must be signed by no less than three percent of the membership in the district for which a candidate is seeking election and must be received in the co-op’s office by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 3.
Boone REMC page days – This winter, high school students from across the state will have the opportunity to participate in one of three Page Days hosted by Indiana electric cooperatives. High schoolers whose households receive electricity from Boone REMC are eligible to participate. Available dates for the 2017 Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day program are Jan. 23, Feb. 1 and Feb. 13. For more, contact Amy Stansfield at 317-487-2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For more, visit rmhccin.org.
New court hours – In 2017, there will be new hours for Town Court. Beginning Jan. 19, initial hearings will commence at 5:30 p.m. (instead of 6 p.m.) and trials will begin at 6 p.m. (instead of 7 p.m.). Trial court sessions are held every third Thursday of the month.