Jury duty scam – A scam involving the threat of arrest for missing jury duty is hitting Boone County. A victim answers the telephone and the caller says a warrant is being issued for not appearing for jury duty. The caller may give the name of a courthouse employee, a deputy, or a name similar to an employee. The victim is then told to pay money to avoid arrest. These calls are fake – the Boone County Sheriff’s Office does not make phone calls regarding missed jury duty.
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.
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.
Princess Ball – Village Dance Studio, 5964 S. 700 E., Whitestown, will host a Princess Ball for fathers and daughters from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3. This enchanted evening includes snacks, desserts, raffle prizes, limo rides, games, and dancing. To purchase tickets and for additional information, visit VillageDanceStudio.com/princess-ball.
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.
Traders Point School open house – Traders Point Christian Schools will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6. Families of students in grades K-12 can tour the facilities, meet with teachers and administrators, get financial aid information and more. For more, visit tcps.org.
Winter carnival – Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Rd., will host a winter carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Enjoy a fun family night full of carnival games, bounce houses, cake walk, carnival food, face painting, crafts and fellowship.
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.
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.
Amateur radio class – The Central Indiana Amateur Radio Association will host a free one-day class followed by testing for a federal amateur radio license. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in Conference Room “B” of St.Vincent Carmel Hospital, 13500 N. Meridian St. The class will be a review of material found in the Ham Radio License Manual. The test immediately follows the class. For more, call 317-224-9433.
Library programs – American Girl: A Valentine Tea, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Feb 13 for ages 3-6. Bring your favorite doll and enjoy Valentine’s tea, games and crafts. Valentine’s Day Party, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 14 for ages 3-6. Join us for stories and activities that celebrate love. Reuse Heart & Sole – Donate gently used shoes for those in need in central Indiana. Shoes are being collected through Feb. 15.
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. For more, visit CommunityFoundationBC.org.
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].
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 fifteen $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.
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.
Snowplow painting – INDOT East Central District invites high schools to paint a snowplow blade with original artwork to represent their school. In addition to being seen in service during winter months, the blades may be used at events within the school’s community to enhance public awareness and promote safety. Applications are due March 15. For more, visit in.gov/indot/3427.htm.
Youth workers training – The Indiana Youth Institute and its community partners will host a training session to help youth workers practice self-care when working with youth. The workshop is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 500 of Hamilton Heights High School at 25802 State Rd. 19, Arcadia. The seminar and lunch are free, but reservations are required. Attendees may RSVP by going to Iyi.org and clicking on the calendar tab to navigate to the event.
Heart Center named in top 50 – The St.Vincent Heart Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for the seventh time. St.Vincent Indianapolis also was named a Top 50 Teaching Hospital with a cardiovascular residency program. Additionally, the St.Vincent Heart Center earned a five-star rating – the highest – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Matching grant awarded – Women’s Fund of Central Indiana recently awarded Boone County non-profit Youth & Family Health Network a $10,000 matching grant to help YFHN build its donor base and fund a recovery home for women. The grant will match all donations dollar for dollar. To learn more, visit YFHNPartners.org.
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.
Suicide prevention training – Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel, will host QPR training from 5:30 to 7:30 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.
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.
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.