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.

• Fairy Houses — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, for grades kindergarten through fifth. Meet at the library to learn about Fairy Houses, and then walk to the Nature Center and build your own Fairy House. Registration required.

• Printing Guild — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 7, for grades first through fifth. Until the printing press was invented during the Middle Ages, everything was written by hand. Come try your hand at some old-fashioned printing techniques. Don’t wear your favorite clothes — smocks will be provided. Registration required.

• It’s a Mystery Book Club — 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7. The book is Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s international bestseller, “The Shadow of the Wind.” It begins his Cemetery of Forgotten books series featuring a young boy and the unfolding story of a mysterious author. There will be a discussion and refreshments.

• Friday Fun:  Beach Blanket Bingo — 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 8, grades K through fifth. Bring your favorite beach towel, play Bingo at the library, and win some fun prizes. Registration required.

• Toddler Time: Session II — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, July 11, 18, 25. Ages one and two. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.

• Create a Plate — Monday, July 11 to Saturday, July 16. For all ages. Cost is $6.50 per plate. Draw on a special paper to be transformed into a melamine plate. Make as many as you want; finished plates may be picked up in six weeks. No registration required.

• Cartoon Madness— 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. For grades second through fifth. Learn how to create your own unique cartoon character. If you already have a favorite, Justin from Cartoon Express will help you fine tune your drawing and storytelling ideas. Registration required.

• Baby Games II — 11:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, July 14, 28. Ages birth to 11 months. Babies will enjoy this lap-sit program with songs, rhymes, fingerplays, a short book and play time.

• Medieval Cooking — 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14. For grades kindergarten through second. Make bread and pretzel dough to take home and cook. And shake up some butter to put on your bread. Advise library staff of food allergies. Registration required.

• Troubadours, Bards and Jesters — 4 p.m. Thursday, July 14. For grades fourth and fifth. With no TV or radio available, people in the Middle Ages were entertained by stories, songs, poems and plays. You can be a storyteller too. Learn some fun short stories. Registration is required.

 

Activities at

ZionNature Center

The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St. can be reached at znaturecenter@aol.com, by calling 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenter.org for more information.

• Amazing Insects — 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6. Ages five and older. Learn some fun facts about Amazing Insects with entomologist John Thieme. Then head outside to try out your insect catching skills. Nets and viewers will be provided. Free.

• Animal Adventures: Fairy Houses — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Ages three and older. Meet at the library for a fairy house story then walk to the Zion Nature Center to create your own fairy house. Free.

• Summer Bingo — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, July 16, 23, and Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, July 17, 24. All Ages. Enjoy nature and the outdoors while playing a game of Summer Bingo. Stop by the Zion Nature Center to pick up your playing card. Then head out to the Zion Nature Sanctuary to complete the game and win a prize. Free.

• Indiana Wild — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. All ages. The Zion Nature Center will host “Indiana Wild,” a non-profit animal institute with a mission to inspire animal conservation, education and rescue. Wildly popular Alligator Aaron will give a presentation.

 

90-16 Campaign upcoming events

• The Cobblestone Grill will be donating 15 percent of their profits from all food and beverage sales will go to the 90-16 Campaign to fund the replacement of ZCS teachers and counselors who lost their jobs on Thursday, July 7. Call 873-4745 for reservations.

• At 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, come and enjoy an evening of fun and music with Zionsville resident and former Colts player Hunter Smith, as he plays with his band. The concert is in the Zionsville Community High School Performing Arts Center. Cost is $15 per person.

• Support teachers and students by going to Body Outfitters. Participate in “Sweatin for Salaries,” and do a 30 minute workout for $10. All of the money raised goes to the campaign. Call 344-9844 to schedule a 30 minute session.

 

Hit the Bricks

The 29th annual Hit the Bricks 5 mile run/3 mile walk sponsored by the Zionsville Optimist Club will be held Oct. 1.

The top three finishers for men and women will receive gift certificates and all participants are eligible for raffle prizes. Call Paul Caltrider at 873-2625 for more information.

 

Free Sunday

Concert Series

The Zionsville Lions Club presents free Sunday concerts. Concerts will be at 7 p.m., with food and drinks available for purchase. Bring your own lawn chair. In case of rain, the concerts will be in Lion’s clubhouse.

Concerts and dates are as follows:

• July 10 — “It’s a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong.” The Swing Shift Jazz Band Director: Chris Grabun.

• July 17 — “Falling In Love Is Wonderful: A Tribute to Irving Berlin.” The Indianapolis Municipal Band Director: Dr. Daniel Bolin- Associate Director: Leroy Lane.

• July 24 — “A String of Pearls: A Tribute to Bands- Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others.” Barton Rogers Big Band Leader: Jane Poio.

• July 31 — “I Left My Heart In San Francisco: A Tribute to Tony Bennett.” Greg Anderson and Company.

Call Joyce Davis at 727-0310 or Leigh Ann Akard at 445-4417.

 

Andy’s Riders to

ride July 9

Andy’s Ride, a ride to benefit the Andy Buckmaster Memorial Trade Scholarship, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at American Legion Post No. 79.

The ride is approximately 120 miles. The cost is $20 for a rider and $15 for a passenger.

After the ride, there will be a raffle and a home-cooked meal.

Call Candace Buckmaster at 769-5619 or Jeff Ottinger at 654-1700 or visit www.andysride.org for more information

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