Library offers events
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., can be reached at 873-3149 or visit www.zionsville.lib.in.us for more information.
• Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn — 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Grades kindergarten through third. Join Jack and Annie in the Middle Ages for a wild adventure, lots of stories and a craft.
• Mini Catapult Competition — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, teens. Create your own mini catapult and enter it in the catapult competition. Everyone gets a bonus raffle ticket for attending, competition winners get a special prize. Registration required.
• Women of the Twelfth Century — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Dr. Ray Gleason of Northwestern University will discuss the powerful and influential women of Western Europe in the 12th Century. Some were “real,” like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Héloïse; some were mythical, like Guinevere and Iseult; and some were Biblical, like Eve and Mary. All exerted a profound and lasting influence on the culture of medieval Europe. Learn about women in medieval history and have your questions answered by an expert. Registration required.
• Silly Prince and Princess Stories — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Ages 3 to 6. Those silly royals get in to some funny situations. Enjoy some of their stories and make a silly craft.
• American Girl Club: Josefina — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Grades first through fifth. Life for a young girl in 1824 New Mexico would have been a little bit different from your life today. Join the library for an exploration of Josefina’s world. Dolls welcome but not required. This program will include cooking and eating food.
• Happy Birthday, Harry Potter — 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 29. Grades first through fifth. Harry Potter’s birthday is July 31st but I’m sure he won’t mind if the library and friends celebrate a couple of days early. Play wizarding games, enjoy Hogwarts food and drink and have fun wishing the boy wizard a Happy Birthday.
• End of Summer Celebration — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Teens. Play games and find out who will be the winners of this year’s grand prizes. Registration required.
• End of Summer Carnival — 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 (Rain date Aug. 12). Families. Bring the family and join in the fun of carnival games, a bounce house, and live music. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase.
• Wildlife Utopia — 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. All ages. Join for a fun and educational program while seeing some of Indiana’s wildlife up close and personal. Free.
• Insectigations — 1- a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Ages 5 and older. Stop by the Zion Nature Center to borrow insect nets and collection containers to use for capture and release. Test your skills to see if you can identify what you found by using our guide books, magnifiers and insect collections on display. Free.
Home Owners Association Water Quality Meeting
Join the Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance, the Zionsville Street and Stormwater Department and the Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District for this free event where local experts will outline the problems with water quality in our area, including pollution from pharmaceuticals, bacteria like E. coli, nutrients from lawn fertilizers and others. We will also discuss the sources of these problems and how homeowner associations and individual residents can do their part to clean it up. The town of Zionsville will discuss the proposed stormwater utility, and then time will be given at the end for questions and exploring resources to help people make a difference.
The event will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in the Community Room of Town Hall. Registration is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (765) 586-8511 to register.
St. Al’s hosts
festival July 30
Saint Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church will have a Community Festival on July 30, at the church, 1870 W. Oak St.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K race/walk and the festival, which will include food, games, music, live auction and fireworks, will be from Noon to 11 p.m.
The event is free. Visit www.zionsvillecatholic.com/festival for more information or to register for the race.
Zionsville Christian Church will have a blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.
The church is located at 120 N. Ninth St., Call 873-5301 with questions.
Z’Sparkle Party and race held Aug. 12
The second Z’Sparkle Party Drag Race Against Alzheimer’s will be back on Friday, Aug. 12.
The evening will include merriment and memories as some of the finest (and bravest) gentleman in our community don their dresses, high heels and all the accessories and “race” down Main Street in exchange for donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. All money raised will go to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter.
Event begins at 7 p.m. with a VIP tent party at Pine and Main streets for those 21 and older. Tickets cost $10 and $15 after Aug. 8, and will be available at Akard True Value Hardware and Zionsville Chamber of Commerce. The drag race down Main Street begins at 9 p.m.
Paint Out slated
for Aug. 13
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center will host the sixth annual Zionsville Paint Out on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the center, 205-225 W. Hawthorne St.
Local and regional artists will gather and sketch, draw and paint historic homes, lush gardens and local landmarks in oil, watercolor and pastels en plein air, a French expression which means “in the open air.”
The paint out is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the judging and awards ceremony is at 3 p.m.
Artists participating in the Paint Out will display art available for purchase at Lincoln Park beginning at 10 a.m.; works created that day will be added at 2 p.m.
Participating artists are encouraged to pre-register. Registration is free to members of SullivanMunce Cultural Center and $25 for non-members.
Call 873-6862 for more information.
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