Zionsville in brief –January 31, 2017


Chamber announces move – The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce has announced that this fall it will move its offices into the second floor of the new Zionsville Town Hall building, which is under construction behind the current one. The chamber’s 1,125 square feet of space will include a welcome area, work stations, and dedicated offices for three employees. The relocation will allow the chamber to use various conference rooms within the building as well as host events in the Community Room. The move will also allow chamber and town employees to more efficiently work together.

Correction – In the Jan. 24 edition of Current in Zionsville, the name of the nonprofit that Nested Spaces is supporting was incorrect. Nested Spaces is supporting So Big.

Art contest winners – Sullivan Munce Cultural Center recently hosted the annual First Come, First Hung exhibit where the first 40 artists through the door are automatically accepted into the exhibit that ran through December. Winners of the People’s Choice awards were Koda Myers (adult, pictured) and Wynter Silver (child).

Student wins several art awards – Zionsville Community High School is pleased to announce student award winners in the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winner of Central and Southern Indiana. Within this 54 county region, The Scholastic Art Awards received over 2,800 entries this year. Jessica Donovan is a recipient of a Gold Key for her drawing Matches, a silver key for her painting Watercolor Animals, and an Honorable Mention for her painting Acrylic Jars.  Gold Key artwork is forwarded to New York City for National Adjudication.

Little League registration – Registration for the 2017 Zionsville Rec Baseball and Softball programs is now open. Registration is online only at the following link: http://zionsvillelittleleague.leagueapps.com/leagues/other/226872-spring-2017-registration. Register before Feb. 2 to save $50 on late registration fees and to ensure participation in evaluations to take place in February.

Grants awarded – The Operation Round Up program has now distributed over half a million dollars since its inception in 2006. Recent grant awards include the Salvation Army Boone County Service Extension Unit, and continuation of scholarships at Lebanon, Sheridan, Traders Point, Western Boone, and Zionsville High Schools.

Library Programs – Saturday Chess Club, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Kids and parents can spend quality time together learning the game of chess with the Yearling family.  It doesn’t matter if you are a chess expert or don’t even know how the pieces move, we will find a place for you. Register at zionsvillelibrary.org.

Snowplow painting – INDOT East Central District invites high school students within district boundaries to paint an INDOT snowplow blade with original artwork to represent their school. In addition to being seen in full service during the winter weather months, the blades may be used at events within the school’s community to enhance public awareness, promote safety and foster greater appreciation of both INDOT and the school’s art program. Applications are due March 15. For more information, call 1-855-463-6848 or email eastcentralin@indot.in.go.

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.

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 2:00 p.m. through Apr. 13.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 317-873-8341.

Century award nominations – The state of Indiana is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have a demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. Applications are due by Feb. 10. Visit www.iedc.in.gov for more information or to apply.

Book signing – Ronald May will sign copies of his book, Our Service, Our Stories, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., Zionsville. The book tells the service stories of 36 World War II veterans from Central Indiana.  May is the Chaplain at Hoosier Village Retirement Community in Zionsville and lives in Carmel. Call 317-733-1747 to reserve your copy.

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 information, visit www.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 www.bremc.com/community/youth-programs and are due by Feb. 24. To be eligible, parents of applicant must receive energy from Boone REMC.

Winter carnival – Zionsville United Methodist Church is having a winter carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb 25. The event is free to everyone and suitable for all ages – you just pay for a punch ticket for games and food. We’ll have plenty of games, crafts, food and more! All proceeds go to the general funds of the ZUMC Children’s Ministry program and the ZUMC ROCK (Really Outrageous Christian Kids) programs.  Visit www.zumc.org or call 317-873-2623 for more information.

Parenting conference – Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St., will host Modern Parents, Vintage Values from 2 to 7 p.m. on March 11. Authors Sissy Goff and David Thomas will talk about the specific issues facing kids today, and help parents more fully understand the challenges being faced. Break-out sessions include: The Back Door to my Teen Heart or Emotions and Young Children. Cost is $20 per person before Feb. 13 and includes materials and dinner. Childcare is available for a fee. Register online at www.zpc.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 March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.

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 twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be through April 30. Application and instructions can be found online at www.imf4kids.org.

First Tuesday networking – The next First Tuesday Networking Event is set from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Lids Corporate Offices, 10555 Lids Way. The event features door prizes, appetizers and the opportunity to meet new people. It is free for chamber members and first-time guests. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zionsville-chamber-of-commerce-first-tuesday-networking-event-tickets-29901702798/

State of the Town – Mayor Tim Haak will present the State of the Town at the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Series from 8 to 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at Brick Street Inn, 175 S. Main Street. It is free for chamber members and first-time guests. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-breakfast-series-state-of-the-town-with-mayor-tim-haak-tickets-30325016942.