Zionsville in brief — April 10, 2018


Correction – A story in the April 3 edition of Current in Zionsville incorrectly stated how long the King family had owned carpet and rug cleaning business, Sani-Bright. The family has owned Sani-Bright since 2007.

Fatal car accident – An Indianapolis died after a single-vehicle crash in Zionsville on April 2. Zionsville police said that Aubrey Conrad, 25, was driving a white 2016 Ford Explorer when it was involved in an accident at Ansley Drive and US 421. Conrad was transported to St. Vincent Hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased. The accident is still under investigation.

Frankenslam – Brick Street Poetry will present Frankenslam from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. The event will give attendees an opportunity to create poetry inspired by “Frankenstein.” Register at zionsvillelibrary.org.

Youth Service Day – The United Way of Central Indiana’s Area Northwest Youth Engagement Team is inviting local youth and their families to participate in the 2018 Boone County Global Youth Service Day event at 10 a.m. April 14. Volunteers will create 200 Birthday in a Box totes for local food pantries. The team chose this project because the United Way of Central Indiana is celebrating 100 years of service and often celebrating a birthday is last on the list for families who are struggling to make ends meet. The project will be at the Cedars Activity Center, 1383 East 75 North, Lebanon.  Families are asked to RSVP at uwci.org/events/global-youth-service-day-birthday-in-a-box-boone-county/ or contact Amy Hammerle at amy.hammerle@uwci.org.

Volleyball coach named – Traders Point Christian High School has announced that Tenille Marowelli has been hired as the new varsity volleyball head coach/director of volleyball operations. Marowelli was most recently the head coach for Traders Point Christian Academy’s junior high team.

Z’Run set for April 28 – The annual Z’Run 5K will begin at 9 a.m. April 28 at Zionsville Middle School, 900 N. Ford Road. Cost is $20 per individual, with family rates available. Learn more at secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=128854,

Garden plots sign-up available – Community garden plots are now available for sign-up at Heritage Trail Park and Elm Street Green. Cost is $25 for a 20’x20’ plot. Visit Zionsville Town Hall during business hours to reserve a plot. Gardens will be open no later than May 15, weather permitting.

State fair registration open – Registration is now open for all competitions for the 2018 Indiana State Fair. Competitors can choose from 38 departments, including vegetables, livestock, photography and textiles. All ages are welcome to compete for cash prizes and 8,292 blue ribbons to be awarded. For registration information, visit indianastatefair.com/state-fair/competitionscontests/.

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 Feb. 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.

Cadet Law Enforcement Academy – The Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2018 class. The Academy is limited to the first 50 applicants. Registration is open to students in grades 9-12. Cost is $300 and is due by June 1. For more, visit trooper.org/camps.

Kindergarten Round-Up – Zionsville Kindergarten Round-Up dates have been announced as follows: Eagle Elementary – April 11; Union Elementary – April 12; Pleasant View Elementary – April 16. For times and more details, visit zcs.k12.in.us.

Library programs – Explore Science, 5:15 to 6:16 p.m. April 11. For families. Practice measuring skills, estimating, simple chemistry reactions and more at various stations. Make & Take Butterfly Feeders, 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 13. For ages 3-6. Safe Sitter class, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 28. For grades 6-8. Cost is $55. Bring a sack lunch. Register at ZionsvilleLibrary.org.

Parks programs – Monthly dog walk, 6 to 7 p.m. April 19, Starkey Park. Let your dog enjoy the sights and smells of spring. Pull for Parks will be held April 21-22 and we need help from local groups to remove invasive plants from target areas. Stop by the Nature Center from 1 to 4 p.m. either of those days for an Earth Day craft. Visit ZionNatureCenter.org for more information.

Theater Thursdays – Boone County Senior Services, Inc. brings back Theater Thursdays on the third Thursday of each month with a special morning movie at the Lebanon 7 Theater, 1600 N. Lebanon St. for those ages 60 and over. The cost is $1/person and includes a breakfast snack. Upcoming movies include: April 19 – Going In Style; May 17 – Home Again. For more, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

After Prom preview event – Each year after the prom, high school students are invited to attend After Prom, a supervised, substance free event that provides activities, prizes and scholarships. The community is invited to the Preview Showcase from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Apr. 21 at Zionsville Community High School.

Cowpokes & Cocktails – Eiteljorg Museum presents Cowpokes & Cocktails from 6 to 11 p.m. April 28 at Fitness Farm, 2525 W. 44th St. This is a high-end fundraiser that includes exquisite food, a cocktail contest, silent and live auction. Kristi Lee of the “Bob & Tom Show” will serve as emcee and auctioneer. Tickets start at $200 and are available at bidpal.net/cowpokes.

Mortgage burning ceremony – ZUMC will hold a Church Dedication and Mortgage Burning Celebration on April 29. Service times include: Worship 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Celebration and Mortgage Burning 10:40 a.m., Worship 11-11:45 a.m.  The church has retired the debt on the building and is moving forward in ministry. Retired United Methodist Bishop Mike Coyner will officiate.

Golden Hoosier nominations – Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Golden Hoosier Awards. To be eligible for the award, nominees must be Indiana residents, aged 65 or older and have been a volunteer in the community for the past three years. Nomination forms are available at lg.in.gov and are due by May 14.

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.

Swain named to council – Megan Swain, the Director of Community Development for the Boone County Economic Development Corp., was recently accepted on the Placemaking Leadership Council. The council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build strong communities.

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