Recycle Christmas trees – Zionsville residents have several options for disposing of live trees after the holiday season. During the week of Jan. 2, Ray’s Trash Service will pick up Christmas trees curbside for no charge as part of the town’s regular trash pickup schedule. Ray’s will collect one tree only (at no charge), and the tree must be bare and cut up into sections no longer than four feet tall. Live trees may be dropped off at Boone County Resource Recovery, 985 S. US Highway 421, for a fee of $2 per tree and GreenCycle, 4227 Perry Worth Road in Whitestown, beginning Jan. 3.
New director – Habitat of Boone County has named Liz Qua of Zionsville as its new executive director effective Jan. 1. Steve Furste, executive director since 2005 and also a Zionsville resident, has announced his retirement. Qua has worked with the organization for a year and a half.
Book signing – Michael Murphy will sign copies of his new book, “The Kimberlins Go to War,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., Zionsville. The book is the story of a southern Indiana family who sent 33 family members to fight for the Union in the Civil War and lost 30 percent of them. Call 317-733-1747 to reserve a copy.
Teacher retirement – Zionsville Community High School math teacher, Gary Rabb, retires after 38 ½ years of teaching. In addition to teaching, Gary has coached ZCHS girls in golf, basketball, track and softball during his tenure at the high school. He also has been a bus driver for the Zionsville school system and a teacher union representative.
IMCU supports Eagles – Indiana Members Credit Union recently presented a check for $1,527 to Zionsville Community High School athletics as part of an ongoing school spirit debit card program. The partnership allows members to show their school spirit and support the athletic program by signing up for a Zionsville Eagles themed debit card.
Job fair – Zionsville Community Schools will hold a job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Educational Services Center, 900 Mulberry St. Enter through Door 11 and proceed to the boardroom.
Lego building contest – Earth Explorer Toys presents the annual Lego Building Contest running Jan. 14-21. The theme is Indiana Landmarks. This theme goes along with the Indiana history curriculum taught in the schools and can include any structure or locale that has an Indiana history. Entries will be displayed in store for customer voting. For more, visit EarthExplorerToys.com.
Restoration award nominations – Indiana Landmarks seeks nominations for the annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration. The prize goes to the owner of a historic structure that has been restored following the highest standards in method, materials and design. Eligible owners include individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations, institutions and government entities. Anyone may submit a nomination—the owner, architect, engineer, contractor, neighbor, appreciative citizen. Nomination forms are available at bit.ly/ILawards. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 23.
Nature Center programs – Christmas Bird Count for Kids, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14. The free event will include a session on birding basics, 90 minutes of birding fun, data collection, wrap up and awards ceremony. Bring a bag lunch and binoculars or field guides if you have them. Dress for cold weather and hiking. Space is limited so registration is required. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. For kids ages 5 to 15 with an adult.
Library programs – DIY Emoji window clings, 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 6. Come make a set of emoji clings for the window of your room. While you await your turn, enjoy making some emoji bookmarks and creating an emoji snack! Register at zionsvillelibrary.org.
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 school students 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 email@example.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. For more, visit rmhccin.org.
Meeting dates – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District Board meeting dates for 2017 have been announced. All meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and are held at the County Annex Building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon. The meeting dates are Jan. 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.
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.