Zionsville in brief — January 23, 2018

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Art show – Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St., will host artist Cynthia Leavesley from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 27.  Leavesley works in oil and pastels and prefers Plein Air painting. She will be available to answer questions about her art. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Rummage sale – Salem United Methodist Church of Zionsville, 6701 S. 775 E. / Kissel Road-800E, will host its sixth annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 3. Purchase gently used games, toys, jewelry, holiday items, sheet music, household and kitchen items, furniture, clothing, electronics and more. Proceeds will benefit mission and outreach projects. For more, call 317-873-4015 or visit FriendlyCountryChurch.org.

Poetry contest – The Zionsville Cultural District has announced 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.

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.

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.

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: Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. Cost is $15 for each father-son pair, $3 for additional guests. RSVP to 317-345-3208.

Community Impact Breakfast – The Community Foundation of Boone County will hold its annual Community Impact Breakfast on Feb. 22 at Zionsville Town Hall. A buffet breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. Highlights will include the announcement of several grant and award winners. Visit CommunityFoundationBC.org for more information.

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, visit bremc.com/community/youth-programs.

Scholarships available – Boone REMC will award 15 – $500 scholarships to students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members. To apply, students need to fill out a contact information form, read a short history of Boone REMC, and complete a quiz. The application can be downloaded from the Boone REMC website. Visit bremc.com and navigate to “Youth Programs and Scholarships” under the Community tab.

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.

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.

Diabetes workshop – The Zionsville Lions Club will host a community informational meeting on diabetes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Zionsville Lions Clubhouse, 115 S. Elm St. The meeting will address what diabetes and prediabetes are, causes and risk factors of diabetes, and what steps to take if you have diabetes or prediabetes, among other key points. To learn more, call 317-873-5540.

New addiction services offered – Youth & Family Health Network has 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, 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.

Sam’s Club closing – As part of a nationwide downsizing effort, Sam’s Club will be closing its north Indianapolis location on 86th Street on Jan. 26. Employees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other Sam’s Club or Walmart facilities.

New CRO named – MOBI, a global Mobility Management Platform enabling enterprises to centralize, comprehend, and control their connected device ecosystems, announces the selection of Kevin McShane as its Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to MOBI, McShane successfully led four tech startup organizations in addition to heading up global SaaS sales efforts at HP Software.

Helping Hands grant awarded – Thirteen local Allstate agency owners recently secured a $13,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit the Children’s TherAplay Foundation. The grant will support Children’s TherAplay’s mission to provide children with special needs a foundation for developing life skills through horse therapy.

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.

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.

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.

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