Zionsville in brief –March 14, 2017
Correction – In the Feb. 28 edition of Current in Zionsville, Talia Diffendal’s name was misspelled.
Supreme Court vacancy – Judge Matthew C. Kincaid of Boone Superior Court 1 is among 21 people who have applied to succeed Justice Robert Rucker on the Indiana Supreme Court. Rucker will retire this spring after 26 years on the bench. Initial candidate interviews are taking place March 20 to 22 with semifinalists interviewed April 17 to 19. Gov. Eric Holcomb will select the next justice from three finalists.
BZA appointment – The Zionsville Town Council on March 6 voted to appoint Steve Mundy, a former town councilor, to the Zionsville Board of Zoning Appeals. The BZA’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m. March 14.
Poetry contest – The Zionsville Cultural District announces the first-ever 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 March 30. For complete details, visit ZionsvilleCulturalDistrict.org.
Sail & Power Squadron officers – The Hoosier Sail & Power Squadron announces the election and installation of the following Bridge members for the 2017-2018 Watch Year: Commander – David Drashil; Executive Officer – Jason Settles; Education Officer – John A Reichmann; Assistant Education Officer – Robert M Beall; Administration Officer – Holly Settles; Secretary – Donna Prather; Treasurer – Nancy Beall.
College fair – The Greater Indianapolis Northside College Fair will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 15 at 502 East Event Centre in Carmel. More than 100 schools will be represented at this free event, and students in all grade levels are welcome to attend. Students should go to gotocollegefairs.com to pre-register for this event. By doing so they will be able to generate a unique barcode that allows them to easily share their information with colleges and maximize their time at the fair.
Launch successful – The 40 mice sent into space to study bone healing have reached the International Space Station. IU School of Medicine Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Dr. Melissa Kacena of Zionsville is one of the leaders of the project. Learn more at currentzionsville.com/2017/02/14/mice-on-a-mission-zionsville-researcher-sending-40-rodents-into-space-to-study-bone-healing/.
Library Programs –Kindergarten Kickers, 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. on March 23. Join us for exciting stories and activities. Lego Read, Build, Play, 6:30 to 7 p.m. on March 27. Ages 3 to 6 with a parent. The Read, Build, Play program combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime. Register at zionsvillelibrary.org.
Eagle Madness – The Zionsville Athletic Booster Club presents Eagle Madness from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. on March 18 at the Whitestown Municipal Complex, corner of 344 and 700 E. This fundraiser is for adults 21 and older and benefits athletic programs at Zionsville schools. Tickets are $35 per person, $40 after March 11, and include: televised games, entertainment, silent auction and more. Visit ZionsvilleEagles.org for more information or to order tickets.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Lunch and Learn On the Road – Boone County Senior Services announces the 2017 lineup for Lunch and Learn On the Road. Lunch and Learn On the Road is for people age 60 and over who would like to travel with us by motor coach to see different parts of our state and learn something new, plus enjoy a special meal. Motor coach transportation is provided by Imperial Charter Service. Upcoming dates include: March 29 – The Beef House, Covington; May 10 – Albanese Candy Factory/Chicagoland Popcorn. Learn more at booneseniors.org.
Authors award nominations sought – The public is invited to submit nominations for the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The award honors Indiana authors – those born in Indiana or who lived in Indiana five consecutive years – whose work has made, or has the potential to make, a lasting public impact. Nominations will be accepted through March 17. For more information, visit IndianaAuthorsAward.org.
Gardening grants – The Village Garden Club is accepting applications for a grant up to $250. Any Zionsville organization with gardening plans to enhance the community is eligible to receive this grant. To apply, send a detailed description of the project, including the itemized cost to: Joan Kayes, 8875 Stonewick Way, Zionsville, IN 46077. Please include a telephone number and email address with your submission. Requests should be submitted no later than March 24. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration of Diversity lecture series – Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell will give a lecture entitled Ending Racism in An Hour at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 in Clowes Memorial Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained at ButlerArtsCenter.org or by phone at 800-982-2787.
Round Up grants awarded – Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up board of trustees recently awarded several grants. The Caring Center received $4,000 for replacing computer equipment. Western Boone Little League received $5,000 to replace fencing at Thorntown League Park. Zachary Goebel of Boy Scout Troop 804 received $346 to help fund his Eagle Scout project. The next deadline to apply for funding from Operation Round Up is April 7. Applications and more information can be found online at bremc.com/community/grants.
Camp scholarship – a scholarship is available for a 5th or 6th grader who wants to attend the 2017 Indiana Conservation Officer Organization Karl E. Kelley Memorial Youth Camp in June. The DJ Preece Memorial Scholarship is available to cover the entire cost of the camp. Applications are due by April 14. For more information, visit icoo.com/youthcamp.php.
Free tax prep help – Indy Free Tax Prep will offer tax preparation assistance to individuals or families with household incomes of less than $64,000. Boone County residents who qualify for free tax preparation services may call the United Way office at 765-483-0165 to schedule an
Community garden plots – Zionsville Parks has plots available in two community gardens. Plot fee is $25 and includes a 20’ x 20’ plot at either Heritage Trail Park or Elm Street Green. To register, visit Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call 317-733-2273.
Electronics recycling – An electronics recycling drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 22 at University High School, 2825 W. 116th St. Phones, computers, printers, tablets, cables, and more are welcome. Tube TV’s with a CRT screen have an additional $10 charge.
Mayor’s Night In – Mayor Tim Haak and the Town of Zionsville staff and department heads want to hear from you. Mayor’s Night In will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 26 at Zionsville Town Hall. This is a chance to hear about the current happenings in Zionsville, to ask questions and to connect with Town officials. Following a brief presentation, there will be a Q&A session. All residents, neighborhood associations and businesses are invited to attend.
New scholarship program – Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, announces the new Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Up to twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be accepted through April 30. Application and instructions can be found online at imf4kids.org.
Meeting dates – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District Board meeting dates for 2017 have been announced. All meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and are held at the County Annex Building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon. The meeting dates are May 18, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.
ZCHS class reunion – The Zionsville Community High School Alumni Association announces the fifth annual all-class reunion, to be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on July 29 in the Lion’s Club Park. For more information or to get involved, visit ZionsvilleAlumni.org.