Zionsville in brief –January 10, 2017


Student pages wanted – Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2017 legislative session. While at the Statehouse, House pages spend the day touring the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and governor’s office. They also observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the House, listening to debates on important issues. For more information, or to apply, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com.

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 astonishing story of a southern Indiana family who sent 33 family members to fight for the Union during the Civil War and lost 30 percent of them. Call 317-733-1747 to reserve a copy.

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.

Zionsville Women in Network – Are you interested in meeting other businesswomen to discuss growing your business or listen to speakers on a variety of topics? Join the ladies of ZWIN on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Zionsville United Methodist Church. For more, contact Kathy Wood (kwood@c21scheetz.com) or Deb Kuller (debbi.kuller@oldnational.com).

Lego building contest – Earth Explorer Toys presents the annual Lego Building Contest running from Jan. 14 to 21. The theme is Indiana Landmarks. This theme goes along with the Indiana history curriculum taught in 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.

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 www.naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov. For kids ages 5 to 15 with an adult.

Library programs – Snow and Ice Painting, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Jan. 12. Ages 3 to 6. Paint with snow or ice. This is a fun way to decorate a snowman – if snow is available. Think Snow! Register at www.zionsvillelibrary.org.

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.

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.

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 astansfield@indianaec.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 www.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.

Energy camp opportunities – Applications are now being accepted for the Touchstone Energy Camp for sixth graders whose parents receive energy from Boone REMC. The camp provides traditional camp experiences such as swimming and canoeing. It also provides opportunities to learn about energy related careers. Applications are due by Feb. 24. For more, visit bremc.com/community/youth-programs.

Washington, D.C. tour – Boone REMC offers an all-expenses paid opportunity for high school juniors to tour Washington, D.C. as part of the Indiana Youth Tour being held June 7-10. Applications are available online at www.bremc.com/community/youth-programs and are due by Feb. 24. To be eligible, parents of applicant must receive energy from Boone REMC.


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