Messy Mission Run – Zionsville Presbyterian Church will host the Messy Mission Run, a non-competitive 5K, at 9 a.m. May 13 on the Zionsville Rail Trail and Nancy Burton Park. Participants signed up by May 1 will receive a white T-shirt that will become colored with a washable, corn starch-based powder during the event. Suggested donation is $30 per person or $90 maximum per family. Proceeds benefit the ZPC student ministry mission trip to Mexico. Register at zpc.org or at the event beginning at 7:30 a.m.
American Pickers to film – American Pickers is returning to Indiana. This documentary series explores the world of antique picking by following Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team as they search for valuable antiques. They will be visiting the area in June. They are looking for local antique collections to investigate. To be considered, send your name, phone number, location, description of the collection, and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
College news – Linnea Benson has been awarded the Matthew Henson Outdoor Leader award by Green Mountain College. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has inducted Alexander Wetmore of East Tennessee State University and Joseph Cates of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Library programs – Animal Adventures: Microscopic Animals, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 5. Naturalists from the Zion Nature Center and our librarians will share their knowledge about microscopic animals through read-aloud stories, rhymes, & activities. Meet at the library for storytime fun, then walk to the nature center to meet and learn about the real animals that live there. For ages 3 and up. Register by calling 317-873-8342.
Theater Thursdays – Boone County Senior Services, Inc. brings back Theater Thursdays on the third Thursday of each month with a special morning movie at the Lebanon 7 Theater, 1600 N. Lebanon St. for those ages 60 and over. The cost is $1/person and includes a breakfast snack. Next movie is May 18 – Mother’s Day. For more information, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.
Farmers’ market to open – Whitestown Farmers’ Market will celebrate the season’s opening day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 6. The market is held at Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veteran’s Drive.
Free comic books – Celebrate free comic book day at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Drop by on May 6 or 7 to pick up a free comic book. One per person while supplies last. Arrive in costume to enter drawings for a pair of tickets to Indy PopCon 2017. One entry per person. Must be at least 13 to enter the drawing. Thanks to Indy PopCon and Downtown Comics of Castleton for donating the tickets and comic books.
Naloxone distribution – The Boone County Health Department, 116 W. Washington St., Lebanon, will host a naloxone (Narcan) distribution from 10 to 11 a.m. on May 8. Naloxone is an opiate antidote that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment is needed. For more information, call 765-482-3942.
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.
Lunch and Learn On the Road – Boone County Senior Services announces the 2017 lineup for Lunch and Learn On the Road. Lunch and Learn On the Road is for people age 60 and over who would like to travel with us by motor coach to see different parts of our state and learn something new, plus enjoy a special meal. Up next is the Albanese Candy Factory/Chicagoland Popcorn on May 10. Learn more at www.booneseniors.org.
Photo contest – Indiana Landmarks and iMOCA want photos of special Hoosier places for an exhibition called Meaningful Places. Photo subjects can be any place that has meaning, whether it’s personal, communal, visual, artistic, historic or natural. Cash prizes plus an annual membership in iMOCA and Indiana Landmarks will be awarded to the photographers who earn the most votes in a ballot of exhibition visitors. Photographers may submit up to three images via email by May 15. Additional instructions and submission forms are at http://bit.ly/MeaningfulPlacesPhotoExhibit.
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 May 18, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.
Garden Club plant auction – The Village Garden Club will hold a plant auction at 10 a.m. on May 30 at Mulberry Fields, corner of Mulberry and Ford Road. Proceeds from the auction will be used for the club’s beautification projects and grants. Questions may be directed to 317-873-1898.
Vacation Bible School – Zionsville United Methodist Church is now accepting registrations for its summer Vacation Bible School, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 5-9. Kids from age 4 through grade 6 are welcome to attend. Cost is $25 per child to a maximum of $60 per family. Visit www.zumc.org/vbs to register.
Family fun run and health fair – On June 24, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Zionsville will hold its fifth annual 5K Family Fun Run & Health Fair at their East location. There will be a free community health fair, pancake breakfast, and raffle to immediately follow the run. Raffle tickets will be handed out at each water station and upon completion of the race. Awesome prizes will be given away after the race. Strollers and friendly dogs are welcome. Advanced family registration is only $30. Register at www.bagcoz.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.