Zionsville in brief –January 17, 2017


School board appointments – The Zionsville Community Schools board met Jan. 9 and elected officers for the following positions: president, Jane Burgess; vice president, Joe Stein; and secretary, Debbie Ungar. The board’s next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

Daddy-Daughter Dance – Zionsville Presbyterian Church will present a Daddy-Daughter Dance from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at the church, 4775 W. 116th St. The event will include dinner, dessert, dancing and more. Girls may be escorted by their father, grandfather, uncle or other adult. Tickets are $20 per couple, with each additional daughter $5. For more information, contact Lynn Strueh at [email protected].

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 [email protected] or [email protected].

Nature Center programs – Coffee With the Birds, 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21. Relax on this crisp winter morning with a cup of coffee and our feathered friends. Coffee is provided, but please bring your favorite mug. Animal Adventures: Owls, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27. Meet at the library for story time fun. Afterward, we will walk to the Zion Nature Center to discover the nocturnal lives of owls. Register at zionsvillelibrary.org.

Poetry reading – Brick Street Poetry will present IUPUI’s Terry Kirts at its monthly reading at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St. Indianapolis. An open mic will follow. The event is free. Kirts is a senior lecturer teaching creative writing and literature in the English Department at IUPUI. He has published his poetry and creative nonfiction in a number of literary journals and anthologies.

Track & Field awards – USA Track & Field Indiana recently held an awards celebration to recognize the Athletes of the Year in various categories. Several Zionsville residents were honored, including: Erin Vergara – long distance running, Open; Mike Cole – long distance running, Masters.

New scholarship program – Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, announces the new Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Up to 25 $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be accepted through April 30. Application and instructions can be found online at imf4kids.org.

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, 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 www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com.

Lego building contest – Earth Explorer Toys presents the annual Lego Building Contest running through Jan. 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.

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 [email protected].

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.

Free tax help – The AARP will offer free tax help beginning Feb. 9 to those age 60 and older with low to moderate income. Sessions will be held at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon or from noon to 2 p.m. through Apr. 13.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 317-873-8341.

Energy camp opportunities – Applications are 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 8-15. Applications are available online at bremc.com/community/youth-programs and are due by Feb. 24. To be eligible, parents of applicant must receive energy from Boone REMC.

Health and fitness classes – Witham Health Services offers several health and fitness classes for all ages and fitness levels. Classes include: Breastfeeding Education, Diabetes Management, Rock Steady Boxing, Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi and more. Some classes are free. For times and locations, visit witham.org or call 765-485-8120.

Blood drive – Simply Yoga, LLC, will host a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Simply Yoga is at 260 S. First St.