Library offers events

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., can be reached at 873-3149 or visit for more information.

• Discover Indy Coupon Books Available — now through Thursday, Dec. 30. The Friends of the Library will offer Discover Indy Coupon Books for sale at each Circulation Desk through Dec. 30. For only $25, local residents may pick up a gift for friends and relatives that gives them $50 worth of free stuff from local stores and restaurants, plus provides hundreds of dollars worth of coupons. All proceeds directly benefit library programs.

• Our Heroes Tree — now through Thursday, Dec. 30. Residents may begin creating and hanging handcrafted ornaments, designed to honor a current service member, veteran or deceased veteran, on Our Heroes Tree. The tree will be on display in the Youth Services Department through the holidays.

• Pop-up book and card fun — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, for grades three through five. Participants will explore some amazing pop-up books and make a fun homemade holiday card. Parents are welcome. Registration is required and begins Nov. 23.

• Royal Ball — 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, Ages 4 to 6. Princes and Princesses will hear the re-telling of the classic story, “The Nutcracker,” and even become part of the story. Dress for your very best. Registration is required.

• Sugar cookie making and decorating — 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, for grades first through fifth. The event includes baking, reading recipes, dabbling in dough and creating works of edible festive art. Registration is required.

• Boys adventures: How stuff works — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Grades first through fourth. Ever wonder how a phone works, or a clock or a camera? Visit the library to see what’s inside some of the every day machines. Registration required.

• Mock Newbery Election — 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. For third through eighth grade book lovers. Did you know, the John Newbery Medal is one of the most prestigious awards for children’s literature in the United States? Would you like to be in the know about which new books are in the running for 2011? Then join our first-ever Mock Newbery Committee. Member requirements are to read three of the five books selected then vote for the one you think will win the Newbery award 2011. The five finalists chosen this year are: “One Crazy Summer” by Rita William; “Out of My Mind” by Sharon M Draper; “Keeper” by Kathi Appelt; “Mockingbird” by Kathryn Erskine; “The Dreamer” by Ram Ryan. Join the library to discuss the books and vote.

• Books Over Coffee — noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. Every second Tuesday. Bring a friend. Refreshments provided.

• Mrs. Claus and the Musical Elves — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. Families with children ages 3 and older. Join Laugh’n Laura, Kazoo’n Kelli and Jazz’n Matt for a tree-mendous time of singing and games that you can take on the road.

• Itty Bitty Storytime — 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. For ages 1 and 2. Walkers and talkers can come to the library to have a great time with stories, songs, finger plays and more. Registration is required.

• Winter Beach Bash: Teen Winter Reading — Saturday, Dec. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 2. Teens. Beat the winter blues with the library winter reading program. With school finally out it’s a great chance to win prizes, catch up on rockin’ titles, and get a free book just for registering. It all begins with their Kickoff Party at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18. Wear your beach clothes and get ready to read.

• Wii Gaming — 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 21, 28. Teens. No registration required. Come to an extended Wii Gaming program and get a bonus code good for a free entry in the Winter Reading Program.

• Holiday Closings — The library will be closed Friday, Dec. 24 to Sunday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday, and Friday, Dec. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday.


Activities at

ZionNature Center

The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St. can be reached at, by calling 873-8950 or visit for more information.

• Nature Ornaments — noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, Dec. 11,12,18,19. Best for ages 5 and older. Get into the holiday spirit and create nature inspired holiday crafts. The nature center will have various craft stations set up and you can stay as little or as long as you like. Craft fees 50 cents to $2.

• Cardinals — 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12. All Ages. Learn interesting facts about these beautiful birds and how to attract them to your yard. Make some cardinal ornaments and gifts. Program is free. Craft fee $1.

• Holidays are for the birds — noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19. All ages. Take a break from the mad holiday rush and stop by the Zion Nature Center to create a winter treat for our feathered friends. Cost is $1.

• Winter Solstice Hike — 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. All ages. Visit the nature center for a guided winter solstice hike through the Zion Nature Sanctuary and then warm-up with a cup of hot chocolate back at the nature center. Free.

• Holiday Open House — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. All ages. Celebrate at the Zion Nature Center for the ninth annual holiday open house. Activities include holiday crafts, stories, animal talks and refreshments. Free.

• Holiday closings — The nature center will be closed Saturday, Dec. 25 and Sunday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday.

• Winter Wildlife — 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28. All ages. Join the nature center for a fun and educational program while seeing some of Indiana’s wildlife up close and personal. UTOPIA Wildlife Rehabilitators will introduce several injured animals and demonstrate how each species adapts to survive the winter. The program will be held in the community room at the Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. Admission: Nonperishable food item or $1 donation for the Zionsville Food Pantry.


Kappa Theta holds

collection drive

The Kappa Theta Zionsville Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International will conduct “Hope for Heroes: Project Winter Warm-up for Homeless Veteran’s with a collection drive now to Dec. 22 at locations in Zionsville.

Locations include Akard True Value Hardware, Wooden Key Hallmark and the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.

Bring caps, gloves, long underwear, undershirts/underwear, heavy socks, foot/hand warmers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream and deodorant. All items should be new. Items will be given to the Greater Indianapolis area who are served by the Veteran’s Administration in Indianapolis.


Sorority sells blankets

 The local Zeta Sigma Chapter of Zionsville’s Tri- Kappa Sorority is selling all-cotton tapestry throw blankets depicting the Main Street of downtown Zionsville.

Each blanket measures 48’ x 60’ and has a 2-inch fringe on each side. The proceeds of this fundraiser goes directly to local Zionsville scholarship funds and community donations such as library programs. The cost is $40 per blanket and a discount is given when you purchase three or more blankets.

Blankets may be individually purchased at the Greater Zionsville Chamber of Commerce or in bulk by contacting Martine Ouellette at 873-1481 or; Jenny Kahoun at 733-6192 or or Mary Pat Cooper at 733-8191 or


Market Day deadlines

Dec. 8

 Wednesday, Dec. 8, is the deadline to order for December.

Place your order online by 11 p.m. Wednesday, at using account No. 5941. Forms can also be found in school offices and the library. 

Order pickup will be at the high school cafeteria from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13th. 


Village Art and Study Club meet Dec. 10

The Village Arts and Study Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Suzanne Oden’s home. The topic is Christmas crafts.

Call Nancy Kuper 873-4712 for more information.


Sugar Creek to host December show

SugarCreek Art Center, 127 S. Pearl St., Thorntown, will be featuring two prominent Indiana artists this month.

Rae Marie Crisel of Zionsville, and Heidi Harner of Lafayette, are the artists being featured with their multi media show. The show began Dec. 3 and runs through Dec. 31.

There will be a special opening reception on from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10,  with food being served by the Country Garden Catering service and 12 special guest artisans having their merchandise on display and for sale in the performing arts room at the Center. Cost for dinner is $10.


Cornerstone offers

Jesus’ birthday party

CornerstoneBaptist Churchwill be having the 26th annual Birthday Party for Jesus from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.

The party is for children ages 4 to 10 and is free.

Call 769-3222 to register.


Z Friends to meet Dec. 16

The Z Friends social group will celebrate the holiday season with a Tea at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the home of Edia Hovermale at 4697 Moss Lane (Ravinia).

An optional $10 gift exchange will take place. This year the gifts should begin with the letter “C.” Call or e-mail Edia at 733-8502, to make a reservation.


Safe Sitter class

begins Dec. 20

There will be a Safe Sitter class held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 for students ages 11 to 13.

This course was developed to help babysitters know how to handle children’s emergencies and teach them how to be safe and nurturing caregivers.

The fee is $55 for the class. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. Registration is required.



 discussion Dec. 20

The Ralph W. Stark Heritage Center in the Lebanon Public Library is having a roundtable discussion group on the American Civil War from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, in the Heritage Center.

John P. Etter will speak about his book “The Indiana Legion: A Civil War Militia.”

The Civil War Roundtable is a free program for adults and students. The public is welcome to attend.


Christmas concert slated for Dec. 20

At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St., is hosting the Indiana Brass Quintet ushers in a festive concert of holiday favorites.

The program features arrangements of well-beloved Christmas carols and a short sing-a-long. Quintet members play in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Carmel Orchestras. Bring the entire family and enjoy the spirit of Christmas, brass-style.

The concert is free and open to the public, with cheerful acceptance of free will donations. A reception will follow the concert.

Call 873-4377 for more information.


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