Zionsville in brief — May 8, 2018

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Academic All-Stars named – Two students from Zionsville have been named 2018 Indiana Academic All-Stars. They are Conor Broderick who attends Brebuf Jesuit and Kelsey Merritt who attends Zionsville Community High School. Only 40 students in the state are selected based on academics, service and leadership.

Run4Hope returns – The third annual Justin’s Run4Hope will take place at 9 a.m. May 19 beginning and ending at New Hope Christian Church, 5780 S. Main St., Whitestown. The event includes 4- and 1-mile run/walk events and a Kid’s Dash. It will also include inflatables, food and more. For cost, registration and more information visit justinsrun4hope.com. Proceeds will benefit STEM scholarships at Zionsville Community High School and Vanderbilt University.

History contest winners – Eight Zionsville Middle School students took top honors at the 2018 National History Day state contest. Annadel Benedict and Iris Jordan won second place in the Junior Group Documentary and qualified for nationals. Iris Bailey, Sarah Maniscalo, Evie Renninger and Elizabeth Rexing won third place in the Junior Group Documentary category, while Hannah Doran and Annie Zinck earned third place in the Junior Group Performance category.

Cadet Law Enforcement Academy – The Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy is 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.

Parks programs – Family Fun Ride, May 12, Elm Street Green, 165 Elm St.  Bike safety checks begin at 9 a.m. followed by a seven mile ride through the parks at 10 a.m. For more, visit ZionNatureCenter.org.

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: May 17 – Home Again, June 21 – Collateral Beauty. For more, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

Community gardens – St. Francis In-The-Fields community gardens is offering 20 by 20 plots for a fee of $30 and a $30 refundable deposit. Plots will be available for planting by early May. Chemical free gardening is mandatory for safety reasons. For more, call 317-473-1661.

Memorial 5K run/walk – The community is invited to join in the fourth annual Megan Hammerle Memorial 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. May 12, beginning and ending at the Lebanon High School football field. Cost is $25 before April 22, $30 after that. Visit GetMeRegistered.com to register. Net proceeds will benefit the Lebanon High School band and cross country/track programs.

Heavy trash collection – The Town of Zionsville’s Street & Stormwater Department will be providing heavy trash collection to Zionsville residents in the urban service district the week of May 7. Place items curbside by 7 a.m. on regular trash day. For a list of accepted items, visit Zionsville-in.gov/152/Heavy-Trash-Collection.

Free constitution sessions – The Constitution Party will host a series of free sessions on the Constitution. Sessions will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from now through July at Old National Banking Center, 385 S. Main St., Zionsville. 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.

Women of Impact – Women of Impact Boone County will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 9 at The Cardinal Room at Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. The group supports local nonprofits. For more, visit communityfoundationbc.org/community-leadership/women-of-impact/.

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.

Model home grand opening – Beazer announces the grand opening of the Meridian Collection at Hampshire from noon to 4 p.m. May 18 at 4820 Aberdeen Dr. Tour the new Tarkington and Delaware model homes. Refreshments provided by Serendipity Catering and Flying Cupcake. Local businesses will have giveaways as well.

Kids program at farmers market – Whitestown Farmers Market is introducing Crop Coins for kids this summer. Kids can visit local businesses to pick up simple items. Once they complete the tasks, they earn Crop Coins to spend at vendor booths. To participate, pick up a card at the farmers market or a Centier Bank branch.

Rural preservation award nominations – Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2018 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued agricultural use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. The nomination form is available at bit.ly/ArnoldAward18, or by contacting Tommy Kleckner at Indiana Landmarks, 812-232-4534, tkleckner@indianalandmarks.org. Deadline for nominations is June 15.

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.

Suicide prevention training – Chaucie’s Place, 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel, will host QPR training from 9 to 11 a.m. May 22. QPR stands for Question.Persuade.Refer. The method was developed to detect and respond to anyone exhibiting suicide warning signs. QPR is an evidence-based prevention program backed by 30 years of research. Cost is $15. Register online at EventBrite.com.

Caregiver support – The Metro Indy Lewy Body Dementia caregiver support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second Thursday every month at Amore Pizzeria in Boone Village, Zionsville. Come an half hour early for socializing and a late lunch.  Zionsville resident Mary Milberger has been trained by the Lewy Body Dementia Association.  For more, contact her at MetroIndyLewy1@gmail.com or by phone between 1 and 10 p.m. at 601-909-5399.

Homes selling faster – Buyers are finding homes in Zionsville at lower prices but need to move quickly as houses leave the market faster. According to F.C. Tucker, the average sale price for homes sold in Zionsville in March 2018 was $395,485 at an average of $135.70 per square foot, the highest price in the area despite decreasing 7.4 percent from March 2017. Homes in the city sold in an average of 82 days, seven days faster than this time last year.

Zionsville Women in Network – Are you interested in meeting other businesswomen to discuss growing your business or listen to speakers on a variety of topics? Join the ladies of ZWIN on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 10 at Zionsville United Methodist Church. For more, contact Kathy Wood (kwood@c21scheetz.com) or Deb Kuller (debbi.kuller@oldnational.com).

Jacob Pickett fundraiser – Applebee’s will host a Dining to Donate from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 16. Fifteen percent of each customer’s bill will be donated to the family of Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett, a Zionsville resident who was killed in the line of duty on March 2. Most locations in Central Indiana will participate in this fundraiser. Customers must mention the donation program when ordering.

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