Ivy Tech Benefactor Awards – The Ivy Tech Foundation recently recognized 14 winners, including two Zionsville residents, at the seventh annual Benefactor Awards Dinner. Rollie and Cheri Dick are both philanthropic and volunteer-oriented supporters of Ivy Tech. Through their generosity, the two funded half of the capital project for the ASAP build-out in Indianapolis. In addition, through the Helping Fund, they established the Robert Longardner Scholarship for pre-architecture students.
Point of Connection – Poetry on Brick Street presents Rosaleen Crowley at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St. Crowley’s book, Point of Connection, a book of paintings and poetry, features water, nature, and open spaces with a theme of Home. Crowley currently resides in Carmel.
Brush & limb collection – The Town of Zionsville’s Street & Stormwater Dept. will provide curbside brush & limb collection through Oct. 10. Brush and limbs up to six inches in diameter will be collected. Place items curbside by 7:30 a.m. on the designated pick-up day. Pickup days are: Oct. 5 – CR 975 E, Buttondown Farm, Oakridge, Cedar Bend, Smith Meadows, Rockbridge, Spring Knoll, Preserve at Spring Knoll; Oct. 6 – Raintree, Sycamore St. east of Main St., Timber Ridge, Longbrook, East side of Zionsville Rd., Old 106th; Oct. 9 – Colony Woods, Oct. 10 – Cobblestone Lakes, Colony Square, Hanover Close, Mulberry St., Colony Ct., Pine Meadow Dr., Terrace Dr., Isenhour Hills Dr., Turkey Foot Ave.; Templin Rd., Willow Rd. west of US 421, Becker Addition, Century Oaks, Colonial Heights, Northview, Coventry Ridge, Ravinia.
The Raven reading – Our annual candlelight reading of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St. Patrick Kalahar will perform the reading. Afterward, he will take questions. Raven cookies and cider will be served. The event is free. For more, call 317-733-1747 or visit BlackDogBooksIn.com.
Pancake breakfast – The Zionsville Fire Dept. will hold a pancake breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. Oct. 7 at Fire Station #91, 100 N. Ford Rd. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids and includes pancakes, sausage, face painting, Sparky the fire dog and more.
Monthly story time – Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., will offer story time at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month beginning on Oct. 7. That date is also James Whitcomb Riley’s birthday, so one of the readings will be “Little Orphan Annie” or “The Goblins Will Get You, If You Don’t Watch Out!”
Hit the Bricks 5K – The Zionsville Optimist Club (ZOC), is gearing up for the 35th annual Hit-the-Bricks 5K Race and Fun Run & Walk“ at 8 a.m. Oct. 7 at Zionsville Community High School. Pre-registration is available online at ZionsvilleOptimist.org or on site, the day of the event. For more, contact the ZOC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pumpkinfest and Oktoberfest – Join St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus for Pumpkinfest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oktoberfest from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 7. Pumpkinfest is family friendly and includes hot dogs, hayrides and more. Oktoberfest is for adults only and features live music, brats, beer and more. For more, visit ZionsvilleCatholic.com.
Young Life hoedown – Zionsville Young Life will hold their annual fundraising dinner from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 7 at Zionsville Community High School cafeteria. The theme is hoedown and BBQ so wear boots and western wear. This is for all YL members, past and present, and anyone who wants to learn more about Young Life. Visit ZionsvilleYL.com/hoedown to register.
College news – Zionsville resident Zach Stevens has been named a Fry Scholar at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Pumpkin painting contest – Ackard True Value is hosting a pumpkin painting contest during October to raise funds for charitable organizations. Bring a painted pumpkin to the store by Oct. 14, along with a 4×6 card describing a charity of your choice. Votes will be cast using pennies. All money collected will go directly to those organizations. Public voting will be open from Oct. 17-31.
Blessing of the Animals – St. Alphonsus Liguori, 1870 W. Oak St., presents Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Bring your pets on leashes or in carriers to receive blessing on this special occasion in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. We will meet under the portico in front of the parish hall.
Library book sale – The library will hold a book, bake and craft sale Oct. 6-8. Preview night is 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and there is a $5 cover charge. Saturday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and it will be $10/bag from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free and it will be $5/bag all day.
Grant recipients named – The selection committee for the Danielle Tooley Educational Endowment has named two recipients of grants this year at Traders Point Christian School. One recipient is the third grade team of Jamey Day, Tammy Guard, and Tenille Marowelli to purchase three Simple Machines Deluxe Sets for students to use in engineering and problem solving projects. The second grant will be issued to Media Specialist Kristi Flynn to purchase books that have been nominated for the Intermediate 2017-2018 Young Hoosier Book Award. Mrs. Flynn will use the book sets to implement a reading competition among the 3rd-6th grade classrooms.
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.
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.
Interns sought – The Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus is seeking interns to work at the Statehouse during the 2018 legislative session. Interns have the opportunity to improve their profession skill-set, work alongside policymakers and elected officials, and build their professional network. Interns receive a $750 bi-weekly stipend, scholarship opportunities and may qualify for academic credit through their college or university. To apply, visit IndianaStateDemocrats.org/opportunities.
Food drive – Boone REMC is sponsoring a food drive during the month of October to benefit The Caring Center. Members of Boone REMC – those who receive electricity from the cooperative – will receive one free LED light bulb for donating five canned food items for The Caring Center. Items can be brought to the Boone REMC office, 1207 Indianapolis Ave., from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 during regular business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Youth volunteer nominations sought –The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Indiana’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available through Nov. 7 at spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit.
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/.
Father-son breakfast – Fathers and sons are invited to Zionsville All-Pro Dad’s Day Breakfasts. These monthly gatherings provide some father-son quality time while hearing great speakers at the same time. Meetings run from 7 to 8 a.m. at Zionsville Community High School on the following dates: Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. Cost is $15 for each father-son pair, $3 for additional guests. RSVP to 317-345-3208.
A second term for Trump? – Historical Solutions presents The Conditions of a 1-Term American Presidency from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Capital Grille, 40 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. Examine single term presidents and get insights into the factors that determine whether a president is likely to have a successful campaign for a second term. Cost is $75 per person and includes lunch, a fast-paced interactive presentation, and personalized follow-up. The session will be held again on Nov. 3 for those unable to make it Oct. 6. Call 317-407-3687 or email dan@HistoricalSolutions.com to make reservations.
Library closing – The library will be closed Oct. 9 to allow staff to attend a professional development day. Regular hours will resume Oct. 10.
Psi Iota Xi reunion luncheon – The Auxiliary of Alpha Lambda Chapter of Psi Iota Xi will host a pitch-in luncheon at noon on Oct. 10. The luncheon will be held at St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St. All past and present members of Psi Iota Xi Active and Auxiliary Chapters are welcome to attend. For more, contact Rita Evans at 317-873-6425.
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 – Professional Panelists, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Cumberland Trace, 1925 Reeves Rd., Plainfield. Reservations can be made by phone or email at 317-600-2056 or email@example.com.
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. Upcoming dates include: Oct. 12 – Whitewater River Valley Train Ride from Connersville to Metamora. Spend a couple hours exploring Metamora. Learn more at booneseniors.org.
Families symposium – The 2017 Status of Indiana Families symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Ivy Tech, 2820 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Discussions will provide insight into critical issues facing families from infants and children to the aging and elderly. Cost is $50 and includes lunch. Register at tfaforms.com/4629075.
Constitution Party open house – The Constitution Party will hold an open house from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at Old National Banking Center, 385 S. Main St., Zionsville. Come learn about the three pillars of the Constitution Party and a new approach to self-government.
Pumpkins and Hayrides – The Zionsville Lions Club presents Pumpkins and Hayrides from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 in Lions Club Park. This event is a free, family-friendly event to thank the patrons of the park. Activities will include: pumpkin painting, hayrides, games, food and more. Parking for this event is free as well. For more information, visit ZionsvilleLions.com.
Trunk or Treat – Christ Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Rd., will host Trunk or Treat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. In addition to trick-or-treating, there will be face painting, games, and a costume contest. This event is free and open to all children and families in the community. For more, call 317-873-3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is 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.
Waste Management board meeting – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the County Annex Building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon.
Health and fitness classes – Witham Health Services offers several health and fitness classes for all ages and fitness levels. Classes include: Breastfeeding Education, Diabetes Management, Rock Steady Boxing, Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi and more. Some classes are free. For times and locations, visit witham.org or call 765-485-8120.
Youth mental health education – Zionsville Cares and Mental Health First Aid presents 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 Natalie@kenosiscenter.com.
Telecom expansion underway – Construction is now underway to expand and improve broadband to 3,680 locations in Boone County. TDS Telecom began work in January, with construction expected to be completed in spring of 2018. Indiana residents can visit tdstelecom.com/networkupgrades.html to find out how this federal program may impact their location.
New logo unveiled – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation has unveiled a new brand identity including a new logo, color palette and website. Also included in the Boone EDC’s updated brand identity is a new website, betterinboone.org, which piggybacks off its popular hashtag #BetterInBoone. The website will serve as a resource to corporate executives, elected officials, small business owners and the general public.
Patriotic Pets fundraiser successful – Pet Valu raised more than $427,000 for the U.S. War Dogs Association during its annual Patriotic Pets fundraiser. Pet Valu is also collecting monetary and product donations through the end of October for hurricane relief efforts. They’ve raised $174,000 since the beginning of September.
Cobblestone hires new chef – Cobblestone Zionsville is proud to announce Jeremiah Clark has joined the restaurant as Executive Chef. He formerly worked at Plum’s Upper Room in Zionsville and later at Mesh restaurant in Indianapolis. He was recognized in NUVO magazine as the Best Local Chef in 2016. Clark, his wife, and three daughters live in Zionsville.