Scholarship donation made – The ZCHS Class of 1965 presented a check to the Zionsville Alumni Association to be used for the 2018 ZAA Scholarship Awards. In addition, local resident, Tim Ottinger was voted in as the new 2017/18 president of the ZAA. For more, visit zionsvillealumni.org or e-mail [email protected]
Tutors needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer tutors for its ReadUP program. Tutors will work about four hours a month helping third graders at Hattie B. Stokes and Harney Elementary schools. Volunteers need to attend a training session and pass a criminal history check. For more, visit uwci.org/readup-boone/.
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.
Silent art auction – Art IN Hand Gallery, 211 S. Main St., will host the annual Found Hound and Phat Cat silent auction. Local artists have donated work to be auctioned, with all proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Boone County. Visit the gallery beginning Sept. 7 to place your bids. Bidding ends Sept. 30.
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 protected] or [email protected].
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 communityfoundationbc.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarships/.
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 [email protected].
Women of Style show – Riverview Health Foundation and Riverview Health Auxiliary will host Women of Style on Sept. 14 at Ritz Charles. Day Furs and The Secret Ingredient will showcase unique, stylish fall fashions. Registration and shopping begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will begin at noon. Cost is $45 and tickets can be purchased at RiverviewHealthFoundation.com
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.
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.
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.
Touch-A-Plane and Movie Night – Flight1 and the Indy Executive Airport in Zionsville will host Touch-A-Plane and Movie Night from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the airport, 11329 E. SR 32. Join us from 3:30 to 6 p.m. to explore aircraft and trucks and participate in other activities. Then, at 6 p.m. we will watch Up in the airport hangar. Bring chairs and blankets for seating. Popcorn, pizza and drinks will be available. Cost is $4 and includes all events. Visit EventBrite.com to buy tickets online.
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.
Pet fashion party – Pet Valu, 53 Boone Village, will host a nationwide fall fashion party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 9 to launch its new seasonal apparel for dogs, cats and other animals.
Fastest growing companies – Several local companies recently made the Inc. list of fastest growing private companies in America. Included on the list is Zionsville-based Apex Energy Group.
Pop-up farmers market – Boone Village hosts a pop-up farmers market each Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Boone Village parking lot. Upcoming market events include: Aug. 30 – Flagpoles for Heroes – dunk tank with firefighters; Sept. 6 – Blood drive and document shredding; Sept. 13 – Touch a Truck.
Resignation – Whitestown Director of Planning Lauren Bailey has accepted a position with HWC Engineering. Bailey has been with Whitestown for four years and was the first in-house planner hired by the town.
Teen safety – Join expert Amy Hood for a program designed to help your child safely navigate the teen years. Parties, Pills and Pot will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veterans Drive. The program is free and interactive.
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 Oct. 7. To RSVP, email [email protected].
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 [email protected] or 601-909-5399.