Zionsville in brief –February 28, 2017

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National Merit finalists – Twelve Zionsville Community High School seniors have been named Finalists in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), a test that serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year.

Mayor’s Night In – The inaugural Mayor’s Night In event has been moved to April 26. It will take place at 6 p.m. at Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. Attendees will hear a brief presentation from Mayor Tim Haak and have the opportunity to ask questions. For more information, call 317-875-1585.

Quiz bowl team takes trophy – Congratulations to the ZCHS Quiz Bowl team! For the second year in a row, the Eagles Quiz Bowl team was named the champion out of 24 schools who competed at the ZCHS sponsored Quiz Bowl White River Academic League Championship. Members of the championship team were Forrest Brown, Nicholas Taylor, Spencer Bures, Neil Thompson, Evan Wang, Teagan Connon, and Jonathan Ralstin.

ADA advisory group – INDOT is seeking applicants for membership in its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Community Advisory Working Group to provide information and recommendations regarding INDOT’s ADA Transition Plan. This volunteer group meets quarterly. If interested, submit a letter of interest or a resume by March 1 to Erin Hall at ehall2@indot.in.gov.

College news – Sara Harry graduated from Fort Hays State University. Alysa Tarrant was named to the dean’s list at The College of Wooster. Jennifer Luciana and Guerin Wagner were named to the dean’s list at Grand Valley State University.

Celebration of Diversity lecture series – Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell will give a lecture on Ending Racism in An Hour at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 in Clowes Memorial Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained at www.ButlerArtsCenter.org or by phone at 800-982-2787.

Dispose of medicines – With spring just around the corner, it’s a good time to think about cleaning out medicine cabinets. With its Drug Take Back program, The Zionsville Police Department provides at secure drop box where residents can safely dispose of unused or expired medicines. The box is available 24 hours a day at department headquarters, 1075 Parkway Dr.

Kindergarten Round Up – Zionsville Community Schools has released the schedule for Kindergarten Round Up. Registration opens on Feb. 27. Round Up dates and times for each elementary school vary. Visit zcs.k12.in.us/apps/news/article/663793 for individual schedules and to register.

Library Programs – Kindergarten Kickers, 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. on March 9 and 23. Join us for exciting stories and activities. Lego Read, Build, Play, 6:30 to 7 p.m. on March 6 and 27. Ages 3 to 6 with a parent. The Read, Build, Play program combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime. Register at www.zionsvillelibrary.org.

Free tax help – The AARP is offering free tax help 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.

Scholarships available – Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, is seeking applicants for college scholarships. Any student graduating in 2017 who lives in the community surrounding a Simon property is eligible. Applicants can check their eligibility by entering their ZIP code at www.syf.org/scholarships. Recipients will receive up to $1,500 to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school. Applications are due by March 1.

Great Banquet event – The Zionsville Great Banquet Community is accepting applications now for the Spring Great Banquets. The Great Banquet is a non-denominational 72-hour Christian experience, open to adults in the greater community. For three days, guests live and study together in a worshipful time of singing, prayer and discussion. The men’s banquet is March 2-5, and the women’s banquet is March 16-19. To register or for more information check out our website at zionsvillegb.org.

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 $30 per person before Feb. 13 and includes materials and dinner. Childcare is available for a fee. Register online at www.zpc.org.

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser – Habitat for Humanity of Boone County will host its annual fundraiser, Building Futures, at 6 p.m. March 11 at the Golf Club of Indiana  6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. Tickets are $50/person and dress is casual. For more information, contact Kate McGormley, Event Chair, at kmcgormley@boonehabitat.org or the Habitat office at 765-483-5134.

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.

Snowplow painting – INDOT East Central District invites high schools 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.

College fair – The Greater Indianapolis Northside College Fair will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 15 at 502 East Event Centre. Over 100 schools will be represented at this free event, and students in all grade levels are welcome to attend. Students should go to www.gotocollegefairs.com to pre-register for this event. By doing so they will be able to generate a unique barcode that allows them to easily share their information with colleges and maximize their time at the fair.

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.

Authors award nominations sought – The public is invited to submit nominations for the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The award honors Indiana authors – those born in Indiana or who lived in Indiana five consecutive years – whose work has made, or has the potential to make, a lasting public impact. Nominations will be accepted through March 17. For more information, visit www.IndianaAuthorsAward.org.

Eagle Madness – The Zionsville Athletic Booster Club presents Eagle Madness from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. on March 18 at the Whitestown Municipal Complex, corner of 344 and 700 E. This fundraiser is for adults 21 and older and benefits athletic programs at Zionsville schools. Tickets are $35 per person, $40 after March 11, and include: televised games, entertainment, silent auction and more. Visit www.ZionsvilleEagles.org for more information or to order tickets.

Gardening grants – The Village Garden Club is accepting applications for a grant up to $250. Any Zionsville organization with gardening plans to enhance the community is eligible to receive this grant. To apply, send a detailed description of the project, including the itemized cost to: Joan Kayes, 8875 Stonewick Way, Zionsville, IN 46077. Please include a telephone number and email address with your submission. Requests should be submitted no later than March 24. Questions may be directed to kayes@indy.rr.com.

Electronics recycling – An electronics recycling drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 22 at University High School, 2825 W. 116th St. Phones, computers, printers, tablets, cables, and more are welcome. Tube TV’s with a CRT screen have an additional $10 charge.

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.

ZCHS class reunion – The Zionsville Community High School Alumni Association announces the fifth annual all-class reunion, to be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on July 29 in the Lion’s Club Park. For more information or to get involved, visit www.ZionsvilleAlumni.org.

 

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