Zionsville in brief — January 16, 2018


Daddy-Daughter Dance – Zionsville Presbyterian Church will hold its third annual Daddy-Daughter Dance from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Cost is $20 per couple and includes dinner, dancing, photo booth, prizes, and crafts. Girls may attend with a father, grandfather, uncle or other adult. Church attire is recommended. Register online at zpc.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.

Ten Point Coalition to visit – The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition will visit Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Rd., at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 to present updated information on its work as it expands to the east side of Indy, other Indiana cities and across state lines. Rev. Harrison and members of Ten Point will share the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award received in Washington D.C.

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

Coffee With a Cop – The Zionsville Police Department invites the public to Coffee With a Cop at 9 a.m. on Jan. 24 at McDonald’s, 50 Brendon Way. Community members can meet with officers, ask questions and learn more about the department’s work.

Christmas lights recycling –Akard True Value will accept old Christmas lights whether they work or not through Jan. 24. 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.

Electronics recycling drive – Akard True Value Hardware will hold an electronics recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27. Accepted items will include: small electronics, small appliances, remote controls, any computer related device or accessory. Items that will NOT be accepted include: light bulbs, batteries, large appliances such as refrigerators, dishwaswers, etc. Old CRT monitors will be accepted for a $25 fee.

Suicide prevention training – Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel, will host QPR training from 5:30 to 7:30 Jan. 30 and Feb. 20. QPR stands for Question.Persuade.Refer and the method was developed to detect and respond to anyone emitting suicide warning signs. QPR is an evidence-based prevention program backed by 30 years of research. Cost to attend either of the stand-alone sessions is $15. Register online at EventBrite.com.

Elder care seminar – Somerset CPAs and Advisors, 3925 River Crossing Pkwy., Indianapolis, will host an elder care seminar from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Learn about Medicaid, asset protection planning, reverse mortgages, home care and more. To register, call 317-472-2200.

Free constitution sessions – The Constitution Party will host a series of free sessions on the Constitution. Sessions will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from February through July at Old National Banking Center, 385 S. Main St. Nick Frecker will lead the series and will be using The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the sessions.

Poetry contest – The Zionsville Cultural District announces the second annual Step-On-Us Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Winning poems will be stamped into a Village sidewalk for all villagers and visitors to see for years to come. Entry is $5 for youth and $10 for adults. Entries are due by Feb. 14. For complete details, visit ZionsvilleCulturalDistrict.org.

Century award nominations – The state of Indiana is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have a demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. Applications are due by Feb. 16. Visit iedc.in.gov for more information or to apply.

Energy camp opportunities – Applications are now being accepted for the Touchstone Energy Camp for sixth graders whose parents receive energy from Boone REMC. The camp provides traditional camp experiences such as swimming and canoeing. It also provides opportunities to learn about energy related careers. Applications are due by Feb. 23. For more information, visit bremc.com/community/youth-programs.

Washington D.C. tour – Boone REMC offers an all-expenses paid opportunity for high school juniors to tour Washington D.C., as part of the Indiana Youth Tour being held June 7-14. Applications are available online at bremc.com/community/youth-programs and are due by Feb. 23. To be eligible, parents of applicant must receive energy from Boone REMC.

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 storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

Park Programs – Mommy and Me: Snow, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Jan 26. Ages 1-3 with an adult. Due to school being in session, parking is not available at the Zion Nature Center. We will meet at the Elementary School gates at 9:30 a.m. and walk to the Nature Center. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov. Monthly Dog Walk, 1 to 2 p.m., Jan 27. Grab your favorite pup and meet at the Zion Nature Center to explore the sights and smells of nature in winter.

Frankenstein’s birthday – In honor of the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, Indiana Humanities is presenting “One State/One Story: Frankenstein,” an ambitious slate of programming around the classic novel. More than 70 communities across the state will participate by hosting read-a-thons, community reads, college and university programs, and more. More information about the individual programs through libraries and schools is available at IndianaHumanities.org/Frankenstein.

New hospital opens – Hendricks Regional Health Brownsburg hospital has opened its doors as of Jan. 8. The 100,000 square-foot hospital, located at 5492 N. Ronald Reagan Pkwy. is the first hospital in Brownsburg and houses Hendricks County’s first side-by-side Emergency Department and Immediate Care Center, allowing patients the option to choose a level of care with respect to their condition and copay.

New addiction services offered – Youth & Family Health Network has announced that it is providing new services to help individuals and families who are dealing with addiction. In a partnership with Integrative Wellness (InWell), a non-profit mental health services organization, Youth & Family Network can now connect individuals with trained recovery coaches. For more information about all their services, visit yfhnpartners.org.

Stewards of Children – Parents and adults who work with children can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse by registering for Stewards of Children. This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel, is offering this program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Cost is $15. For more, visit chauciesplace.org.

New EDC officers announced – The Boone County Economic Development Corp. has announced its new slate of officers for 2018. Brock Hesler will serve as president and joins returning directors Jamie Ford-Bowers, VP, and Mark Blade, Treasurer. New to the executive committee are: Steve Bardoczi, Secretary, Brian Anderson, at-large, and Lee Ann Balta, at-large.

Free tax help – AARP is offering free tax help to library patrons with low to moderate income, from Feb. 8 thru Feb. 12. Space is limited so reservations are required. Visit ZionsvilleLibrary.org for more information and to register.

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.

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