Zionsville in brief — May 15, 2018

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Voter report letters – Some Hoosier voters have received letters claiming to be state voter reports. The letters list voter names and voting participation histories. These reports are inaccurate and not legitimate. Secretary of State Connie Lawson advises residents to disregard the letters.

I-65 construction meeting – INDOT will host a public meeting regarding a proposed interchange modification at I-65 and SR 267 with proposed new interchange construction at I-65 and Boone County Road 550 South. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. May 27 at the Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veterans Dr.

French camps offered – Two French Summer camps have been added to Eagle Rec Summer Program. There will be two “French is Fun” camps this summer for K-4 students. Additional information is on the Eagle Rec site of ZCS. For more, call Cathy Dwyer at 317-513-0678.

Colts GM to speak – The Zionsville Rotary club will host a lunch fundraiser on May 17 at Lids Corporate Headquarters, 1555 Lids Way. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. with the program beginning at noon. The guest speaker will be Colts GM Chris Ballard and auction MC will be Jimmy “Mad Dog” Matis. The event is open to the public. Tickets start at $35 and include lunch. Register at ZionsvilleRotary.com.

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.

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.

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. Visit trooper.org/camps 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: May 17 – Home Again; June 21 – Collateral Beauty; July 19 – A Dog’s Purpose. For more information, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

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.

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 9 to 11 a.m. May 30. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Cost is $15. For more, visit chauciesplace.org.

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.

Serve Indiana awards – Nominations are being accepted for the Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence. Categories include volunteerism, youth volunteerism, corporate service award and several others. Nominations are due by June 29. For more, visit IN.gov and type Serve Indiana in the search box.

Run4Hope – 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. 

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 half an 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.

Centier Bank honored – Centier Bank was ranked among the Top 15 Best Places to Work in Indiana among large companies. It was recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce at an event May 3. Centier is one of 19 companies named among Best Places to Work in Indiana to achieve Hall of Fame status, a result of being named to the list 12 of 13 years. For more, visit bestplacestoworkIN.com or centier.com.

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.

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 who was killed in the line of duty while serving the Lebanon Police Department and citizens of Indiana 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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