Rummage sale to benefit Haiti – St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church will play host to a rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 and 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 . Proceeds will benefit the community of St. Anthony of Padua in Croix Fer, Haiti. The sale will be held at the church, 1870 W. Oak St., Zionsville. Community members can drop off items to donate 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 24.
Library to host book, bake & craft Sale – Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will play host to a book sale Feb 1-3. Baked goods, handcrafted gifts, books, movies, music, and more will be available during the sale. The preview sale will be 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1 with a $5 admission cost for adults and $2.50 for children age 11 or younger. From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2, there will be free admission and a $10 bag sale from 3 to 5 p.m. The final sale day will be 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 with free admission and a $5 bag sale all day. For more, visit zionsvillelibrary.org.
Applications now open for place-based grants – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced Jan. 14 its Quick Impact Placebased Grant Program, a matching grant program designed to fund creative projects that spark community-wide conversations, is open for applications. Project funding ranges from $2,500 to $5,000, with a 50 percent match by cash or in-kind required. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to storefront transformations. pop-up shops and gathering spots, project-based learning and more. For more, visit in.gov/ocra/quipgrant.
ZPD Pension Board Meeting – The Zionsville Police Dept. Pension Board will hold its annual meeting 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Zionsville Police Department, 1075 Parkway Dr., Zionsville. The board plans to discuss the election of a board secretary, establish physical fitness standards for new hires and establish physical and psychological providers.
Boone EDC seeks public input on quality of life – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation is asking Boone County residents to participate in a quality of life survey, designed to gauge how Boone County residents feel about their community. The results will be used to help guide community development efforts in Boone County. The survey, which takes around five minutes to complete, is open through Jan. 25 at betterinboone.org/survey.
Boone REMC offers 15 scholarships – Boone REMC will award 15 scholarships for $500 each to students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members. To be eligible, students must attend a post-secondary educational institution full time during the 2019 fall semester. The scholarship applicant or a member of their household must be present at the Boone REMC annual meeting March 2 at Lebanon High School to accept the scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded during a random drawing of all applicants. To apply, visit bremc.com and navigate to “Youth Programs and Scholarships” under the Community tab. Students should email the completed form to the REMC by Feb. 23, bring the completed form to the Scholarship booth at the March 2 meeting, or complete the application in person at the meeting between 8:15 and 10 a.m.
Boone County Voices for Change legislative preview – Boone County Voices for Change will host a 2019 Legislative Preview 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville. Learn about important legislation that will be before the Indiana General Assembly in 2019. Newly-elected Indiana Sen. J.D. Ford will discuss a proposed hate crimes statute, as well as other bills of interest. Also, hear what else BCVC is up to and sign up for a committee or service project. Open to the public.
Shoe collection program – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring its seventh annual shoe collection program, REUSE Heart and Sole and teaming up with central Indiana nonprofit Changing Footprints. It is accepting all types of shoes, in all conditions. If you would like your organization to take part in the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register by Jan. 25. Shoes will be collected Feb. 20 and 21.
Indiana racial progress ranking – A new study by WalletHub rates Indiana 28th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia for racial integration. Indiana also scored 42nd for levels of racial progress achieved over time. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across four key dimensions: employment and wealth, education, social and civic engagement and health. This analysis compares only blacks and whites in light of racial tensions in recent years that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement and the observance of the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For the full study, visit wallethub.com.