Zionsville in brief — August 22, 2017

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Hazardous waste collection day – Zionsville Municipal Services, 1075 Parkway Dr., will host a hazardous waste collection day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26. Residents of Boone County may bring the following residential items for disposal (no business or industrial waste): antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, pool chemicals, pesticides and more. Visit BooneCountySolidWaste.com for more information.

United We Read – Zionsville residents from youth to adult may join together and read Hidden Figures during the month of September in preparation for special events and discussions in October. The book will be available in print, large print, audio book and eBook formats, plus a youth version of the story. Copies of the book will be available to check out on Sept. 1.

Polo at Sunset – The next Polo at Sunset will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Hickory Hall Polo Club, 7551 E. 100 N. This is a fundraiser hosted by the Indianapolis Horse Patrol Association. Proceeds from the event will benefit the feeding and care of the Mounted Patrol horses, whose costs are not fully covered by taxpayer funds.

Silent auction items sought – The Zionsville Lions Club is seeking items for the eighth annual silent auction to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 during the Fall Festival. Acceptable items include new or gently used household goods, memorabilia, gift baskets, gift certificates, crafts. Items are due by Aug. 26 and may be dropped off at Carpenter Realtors, 5 N. Main St. Pickups may also be arranged. Proceeds will fund scholarship programs. For more information, contact Mike Moran at mikecmoran@hotmail.com.

Lilly scholarships available – Two 2018 Boone County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in December 2017. Applications are due on Sept. 7. The Lilly scholarship provides full tuition, fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Applications are available online at http://communityfoundationbc.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarships/.

Book signing – Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., will host a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16. Authors Lisa Cox and Lori Hockema will present their children’s book Not Yet. The book encourages children to dream big and reminds them to keep trying and they will get there.

Youth Power and Hope Awards – Boone REMC, together with other Indiana electric cooperatives, is accepting applications for the Youth Power and Hope Awards, a program that honors students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities. Any student in grades 5-8 is eligible to apply. Award entries should include an application form, examples of how they’ve been involved in their local communities, and a reference letter from a teacher, coach, minister or other trusted adult. Applications are available online at bremc.com/community/youth-programs. Deadline is Sept. 29.

Library help needed – The library will host a shelf reading party from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 7. Join our Youth Department staff anytime during the day to help get the children’s section back in order. Snacks and drinks will be provided. No experience is necessary – just a willingness to help. Call 317-873-8342 or visit ZionsvilleLibrary.org to register.

Outstanding Teen Pageant – Registration is now open for the Lions Club Miss Fall Festival Outstanding Teen pageant. This scholarship pageant will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Whitestown Municipal Building. The pageant is open to all girls 13-17, who are not yet high school seniors and who reside in Boone County. The new Miss Fall Festival Outstanding Teen will win a $500 scholarship. For more information, email missfallfestival@gmail.com.

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. Upcoming meeting dates are Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.

Free seminars for seniors – CarDon & Associates is partnering with Indy Mature Living to help educate Indianapolis-area seniors about issues related to home ownership and post-retirement downsizing. The free seminars will highlight senior living options for those over the age of 55, downsizing, and other educational topics. Upcoming topics include: Downsizing – Senior Panelists, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Aspen Trace, 3154 S. SR 135, Greenwood. Reservations can be made by phone or email at 317-600-2056 or straighttalk@cardon.us.

Caring Center golf outing – The Caring Center will host a golf outing on Sept. 30 at the Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. Tickets are $75 each and include 18 holes of golf with cart, cook out lunch at the turn and choice of beverage or alcoholic drink. There will also be an opportunity for four amateur golfers to compete in a hole-in-one contest at the end of the day. To register, submit the following information via mail to The Caring Center, 1230 Ransdell Ct., Lebanon, IN, 46052: Name, number of players, phone number, total payment amount.

Legislative internships – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program during the spring semester gives college students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators while seeing firsthand how laws are made. To complete an application, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. Applications are due by Oct. 31.

Congressional App Challenge – The 2017 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is now open to students in the Fifth Congressional District who have not yet graduated from high school. The CAC is designed to engage students from across the country in computer science and coding. Students of any age, whether in elementary, middle, or high school are encouraged to compete by creating and exhibiting an app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. For more information or to submit an entry by Nov. 1, visit CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

Electronics recycling – The Pop-Up Farmers Market will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Boone Village parking lot. At the Aug. 23 event, nonprofit Child Adult Resource Services will offer free recycling of most electronic items except light bulbs, alkaline batteries and large household appliances. Items accepted with a charge are CRT televisions/monitors ($25) and industrial printers/copiers ($15).

Vendors sought for festival – The Zionsville Lions Club is seeking vendors for the Fall Festival. Vendors are needed in the areas of arts and crafts, commercial services, kid’s corner, pet pavilion, and park sponsors. The festival will be held Sept. 8-10. For an application, visit ZionsvilleLions.org. Applications are due by Aug. 25. Applications received after Aug. 25 will incur a $50 late fee.

Youth mental health education – Zionsville Cares and Mental Health First Aid present Youth Mental Health First Aid, a one-day course for adults focused on mental health of youth ages 12 to 18 years old. The program teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course will be offered on Aug. 26 and again on Oct. 7. To RSVP, email Natalie@kenosiscenter.com.

Dementia support group – Lewy Body Dementia affects about 1.4 million Americans and is the second most common cause of progressive dementia behind Alzheimer’s disease. The Metro Indy Lewy Body Dementia caregiver support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second Thursday every month at Amore Pizzeria in Boone Village. For more information, contact MetroIndyLewy1@gmail.com or 601-909-5399.

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