Library announces programs

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., has a number of upcoming events. Registration is required for each children’s class and some adult programs. Call 873-3149 to register.

• Scholastic Book Fair —Thursday, June 5 through Saturday, June 7, visit the book fair during library hours.

• Mad Science of Indiana — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, Exploratoreum Table, second floor, Sixth Street entrance. Eerie feats of science. A Sci Quest kickoff event.

• Tie Dye! — Drop in anytime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. For families. Bring a washed white cotton T-shirt — or purchase one at the library for $2 — and create a colorful tie-dyed shirt. Registration required.

• Mini-horses! — 10 a.m. for ages 3 to 6, and 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, for ages 7 to 12. Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Center will bring its miniature horses to the library. Learn about the minis, listen to stories and get some one-on-one time with Scarlet and KanKan. Create a souvenir.

• Crochet 101 — 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, for ages 8-12. Learn the art of crochet, starting with chain stitch and single crochet. Bring a size H crochet hook. Registration required.

• Larry Hopkins and the Science of Building Musical Instruments — 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, June 9, Exploratoreum Table, second floor, Sixth Street entrance. Meet Larry Hopkins, owner of Red Maple Violin Shop and a fiddle, mandolin and guitar-maker and player. Larry shares and encourages the traditional music of his southern Indiana region and family.

• Sci Fi Movie Mondays — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, June 9, Lora Hussey Room. “Metropolis” (1926), a classic sci-fi and one of the first major special effects pictures. Silent German film with English subtitles and “live” keyboard accompaniment, with movie historian/preservationist Eric Grayson.

Events benefit Relay For Life of Zionsville

Proceeds from the following events will benefit cancer research through Relay For Life of Zionsville.

• Dog wash — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 6, hosted by the Smith Meadows development Relay For Life team, in the development at the intersection of Autumn and Winter ways. Cost is $10 per dog by appointment only. Call Ellie Brown at 769-3148 or e-mail her at

• “Hot Dog It’s Friday” — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays June 6 and June 13 at Akard True Value Hardware, Boone Village Shopping Center. The Akard team will grill hot dogs for a donation. Drinks and chips will also be available.

• American Legion Jazzercise team bake sale — 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Zionsville Farmers’ Market. The American Legion will also serve breakfast that day.

• InterActive Academy Parents’ Night Out — children ages 3 and older from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the academy, 3795 S. U.S. 421. The evening will include gymnastics, games, dinner and a movie. Parents may drop off one child for $25 and additional children from the same family at $15 each, if registered by June 11. Call 733-3000, extension 129 for more information.

Zion Nature Center

offers activities

The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., will have several classes and events this month. Call the center at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnature for more information or to register for classes.

• Aquatic Adventures — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. All ages. Discover frogs, turtles and aquatic insects in the Zion Nature Center pond. Nets provided. Dress for a mess. Free.

• Animal Adventures: Nature’s Pollinators — Noon, Saturday, June 14. Ages 3 to 6. Hear stories about favorite fictional pollinators at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library then walk to the Zion Nature Center to learn facts from a naturalist about bees in the observational hive and other pollinators that live among us. Stay and have a picnic. Registration required.

• Wormy Wednesday — 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14. Free. All ages. Learn about worms and how to make compost using worm binds. Center open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Farmers’ Market opens

Opening Day for the newly expanded Zionsville Farmers’ Market is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7. The market is located at the corner of Main and Hawthorne streets and opening day is “Strawberry Shortcake Day.” Call Debbi at 733-1777 for more information.

Airport schedules open house

Montgomery Aviation announces its second annual Airport Open House and Fly-in for the benefit of the Indiana Down Syndrome Foundation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 East S.R. 32. The family event will feature corporate jets, vintage aircraft, remote-controlled model planes, children’s activities, prizes, refreshments and a visit by Blue, the official Indianapolis Colts mascot.

Indianapolis Executive Airport and Montgomery Aviation hope to raise more than $10,000 for the Indiana Down Syndrome Foundation, surpassing the $8,200 raised at the 2007 event. IDSF provides programs and services to individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

Market Day

promotes June raffle

Any Market Day customer ordering $75 or more during the month of June will be entered into a summer raffle. Top prize is a beach bag filled with Market Day items and other goodies valued at $75, and includes two gas gift cards in time for summer trips. Order online at, using account NO. 5941, or use a flyer available at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and all Zionsville schools. Final day to place orders by flyer is Tuesday, June 17. Online orders are accepted until Wednesday, June 18. Proceeds help ZCHS band and orchestra students.

Contact Dusky Loebel at 733-0615 or dloebel@ for more information.

Z’Friends meets

for lunch

The Z’Friends social group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Stone Creek Dining Company on Michigan Road. R.S.V.P. to Kay at 733-1244 or e-mail Newcomers are welcome.

Lions Park offers free summer concerts

“Musical Magic,” a free Sunday evening concert series in Lions Park, will take place during the month of July. On July 6, the Zionsville Concert Band, under the baton of John Richardson, will perform “Patriotic Gems - American Classics.” On July 13, it’s “Great Jazz Standards” with the Barton Rogers Jazz Band, conducted by Jane Pio. On July 20, there’s “A Tribute to Cole Porter and other Hoosier Composers,” with the Indiana Wind Symphony, Charlie Conrad conducting and Ken Knowles, soloist-tenor. Finally, on July 27, patrons will hear “Give my Regards to Broadway,” by the Indianapolis Symphonic Band, Jane Pio, conductor.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the gazebo; rain location is the Lions Clubhouse on Elm Street.

The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements will run at least once, and may run additional times, if space provides. If a specific date for the announcement to run is preferred, it should be noted with the announcement at the time of submission.

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