Correction – In the Nov. 21 edition of Current in Zionsville, the cost of the CR 700 E pathway was incorrect. The project cost $125,078.75.
Governor appointments – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced the appointments and reappointments of several Hoosiers to various state boards and commissions. Zionsville resident Tami Silverman has been appointed to the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group.
New Lion sworn in – Zionsville Lions Club recently swore in a new member, Dean Harder.
Immigrant documentary – Cindi Hamlow’s fourth grade class at Pleasant View Elementary is seeking people who emigrated here from another country. They are making a documentary and are seeking to interview immigrants. Visit SignupGenius.com to find a time slot for an interview.
Service academy candidates named – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) has announced U.S. service academy nominations for 43 exemplary high school senior candidates from across Indiana. Nominees were selected by an advisory board chosen by Senator Young. Zionsville resident Andrew Broecker was among those chosen.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Photos with Santa – Akard True Value will host Photos With Santa from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Cost is $5 for two 4×6 photos or one 5×7 photo, or a high-resolution photo file to be emailed. Cash only please. Children are also invited to bring a letter for Santa.
Tri Kappa Santa Breakfast – Tickets are on sale now for the annual Tri Kappa Santa Breakfast, to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 2 on Main Street in Zionsville. Cost is $15 per person and includes breakfast, crafts and activities provided by many Village restaurants and businesses. Visit EventBrite.com to register.
Electronics recycling program – Akard True Value will host an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2. Most electronics will be accepted including: computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, remote controls, etc. Old CRT monitors and large industrial equipment will have a disposal fee. Items that will not be accepted include light bulbs, alkaline batteries, and large appliances such as dishwashers or refrigerators.
Park Programs – Coffee With the Birds, 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 2, Zion Nature Center. Relax with a cup of coffee and our feathered friends. Coffee is provided, but bring a mug. Holiday Card Papermaking, 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 9, Zion Nature Center, $2 per person. Learn the history of papermaking and make holiday cards using a variety of natural and recycled materials. Registration is required as space is limited. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vote By Mail – What is Vote By Mail? It is legislation that will allow Hoosiers to cast ballots via mail from their homes. Come learn more about this potential new change to voting laws from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Nora Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library.
Youth leadership camp – The Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp is accepting applications. Priority consideration will be given to students who apply by Dec. 4. The camp, for students age 12-16, allows the participants to meet and ask questions of local public servants. All selected participants receive full scholarships for the camp (a $400 value). It will run from June 25-29 at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Apply at presidentbenjaminharrison.org/images/FPA_registration_2018.pdf.
Library programs – Cookies With Buddy the Elf, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Dec. 2. Come and enjoy cookies with Buddy and hear a holiday story. For families. Winter Fun Story Time: Skating, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 6. We’ll talk about fun sports and activities we can do in the cold and snow, enjoy a story together, then try a little indoor skating of our own using paper plates for skates. Ages 3-6. Register for events at ZionsvilleLibrary.org.
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: 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.
Recycle Christmas trees – To recycle live Christmas trees after the holidays, residents have several options. Please bring only bare trees, not bagged. Trees are not to be dumped in any Zionsville parks.
1. Earth and Turf Partners – 317-733-6499
2. GreenCycle – 317-769-5668
3. Boone County Resource Recovery – 317-769-4223
EDC annual breakfast and awards – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation is hosting its annual meeting and awards presentation from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. The keynote address will be given by Tom Easterday, senior vice president of Subaru of Indiana. Cost is $15 for non-members and includes breakfast. Members are free. Visit betterinboone.org/events for more information or to register by Dec. 1.
Christmas lights recycling – From now until Jan. 15, Akard True Value will accept old Christmas lights whether they work or not. Gathered lights will be recycled with C.A.R.S. (Child Adult Resource Services) to help build a cleaner environment and create opportunities for people with significant disabilities who want jobs and take pride in what they do.
New Advisory Council forming – The Indiana Dept. of Revenue invites tax professionals, attorneys, business stakeholders, advocates and scholars statewide to be considered for appointment to the first-ever Commissioner’s Advisory Council to provide valuable input on tax administration for the state. Twelve members will be selected for two-year appointments. The council will meet quarterly beginning in late January. Applications are available at in.gov/dor/5739.htm and are due by Dec. 1.
Volunteer tax preparers needed – United Way of Central Indiana needs volunteers to become tax preparers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program offers online and in-person tax filing services in Marion, Hendricks, Hancock, Morgan and Boone counties for taxpayers who earned $66,000 or less in 2017. To learn more and sign up to become a volunteer visit, indyfreetaxprep.com.