Input sought for park – The public is invited to help Zionsville create Overly Worman Park, adjacent to the Vonterra subdivision. An open house is set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 7. Designers will spend March 8 working on plans for the park and will present the concept plan from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 9. All events are at Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.
College news – Margaret Stephens of Zionsville has been named to the dean’s list at Marian University. Jennifer Hoops of Zionsville has been named to the dean’s list at Grinnell College.
Statehouse intern – A local graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session. Allison Vanatsky is currently a senior at Indiana University working on a bachelor’s degree in public relations and journalism. As an intern in the House Majority Communications Office, Vanatsky helps write press releases, create legislative handouts and set up press conferences.
Zionsville among safest – Neighborhood Scout, an online real estate analyzer, recently published its list of the 100 safest cities in the nation. Rankings are for cities over 25,000 and are based on crimes per 1,000 people. Zionsville ranked fifth on the list. Fishers and Carmel also made the list at 83rd and 68th, respectively.
Certification obtained – Lance Lantz, superintendent of Zionsville’s street and stormwater services, has graduated from the Indiana Certified Public Manager program through the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University.
Celebration of Diversity lecture series – Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell will give a lecture entitled Ending Racism in An Hour at 7:30 p.m. 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.
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@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten Round Up – Zionsville Community Schools has released the schedule for Kindergarten Round Up and registration is now open. 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.
Community garden plots – Zionsville Parks has plots available in two community gardens. Plot fee is $25 and includes a 20’ x 20’ plot at either Heritage Trail Park or Elm Street Green. To register, visit Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays beginning March 9. For more information, call 317-733-2273.
Library Programs –Kindergarten Kickers, 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. March 9 and 23. Join us for exciting stories and activities. Lego Read, Build, Play, 6:30 to 7 p.m. on March 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 zionsvillelibrary.org.
Parks programs – Treasures in Our Local Woods: Indiana Wildflowers, 7 to 8 p.m. March 14 at Zion Nature Center. Join Myrene Brown to learn about some interesting plants that appear early in the spring. Get some tips as to where you should look to find these ephemeral treasures and make hunting for them part of your next hike in the wood. Registration is required as space is limited. Register by emailing email@example.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, call 1-855-463-6848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 gotocollegefairs.com to pre-register. 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, visit 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 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 email@example.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.
Mayor’s Night In – Mayor Tim Haak and the Town of Zionsville staff and department heads want to hear from you. Mayor’s Night In will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 26 at Zionsville Town Hall. This is a chance to hear about the current happenings in Zionsville, to ask questions and to connect with Town officials. Following a brief presentation, there will be a Q&A session. All residents, neighborhood associations and businesses are invited to attend.
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 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. July 29 in the Lion’s Club Park. For more information or to get involved, visit ZionsvilleAlumni.org.