Free driving course for teens
The Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville is offering a free driving program for teens age 13 through 18.
The program, “UPS Road Code: Safe Driving for Teens,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the club, 1575 Mulberry St.
Training includes consequences of distracted driving, aggressive driving, at risk driving behaviors and more.
Teens will be able to practice safe driving skills on an interactive driving simulator.
Contact Glenn Sanford at email@example.com with the child’s name and age as well as the session number to register.
Additional training sessions will be posted throughout the year at www.bagcoz.org.
Gubernatorial Libertarian candidate Rupert Boneham will speak from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St.
The program is sponsored by the Zionsville Rotary Club.
Meals on Wheels holds meeting
The Zionsville Branch of Boone County Meals on Wheels will hold its annual meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 Ind. 334.
All drivers and servers are urged to attend.
Sue Ritz, executive director of Boone County Senior Services, will speak about the services of BCSSI and their new office in Zionsville.
The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., can be reached at 873-3149 or visit www.zionsville.lib.in. for more information.
• Halloween Hullaballoo — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, ages 3 through 6. Stop by to have a spooky time.
• Fall Break Movie: Secret of the Wings — 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Bring a cup with a lid and enjoy a movie, popcorn and lemonade.
• October Drop-in Craft — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20. Stop by anytime during the two hours to complete and take home a seasonal craft.
• Fall Break Movie: The Lorax — 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Bring a cup with a lid and enjoy a movie, popcorn and lemonade.
• Friends Busy Bag Program — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, parents. Busy Bags are small, portable manipulative activities for a toddler and/or preschooler that aid in developing motor and literacy skills. Join the Friends of the Library for $10 per year and attend the workshop to make 12 different busy bags.
• Scaredy Squirrel Party — 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, grades first and second. Come and enjoy some of Scaredy Squirrel’s scavenger antics.
• Monster Rocks — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, grades first through fifth. Choose a rock and put painting skills to work to make a monster rock.
The Zionsville Woman’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the home of Lillian Potts.
Call Sandy Gastineau at 873-5518 for more information.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
• Fall Break Nature Exploration Days — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Enjoy a fall hike or create a make-and-take fall craft at any time and don’t miss animal feeding time at 1 p.m.
Quilting bee to meet
Blockbusters quilting bee will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Old National Bank Conference Room, 385 S. Main St.
The group will be sewing Christmas stockings for Indiana’s troops.
Bring Christmas, patriotic or masculine fabrics along with normal sewing supplies.
Guests are welcome.
Contact Cindy Baker at 733-0274 for more information.
Historical society announces meeting
The Zionsville Historical Society will hold its fall meeting with a carry-in luncheon at noon Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Zionsville Lions Club clubhouse.
The society will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.
To celebrate the milestone, all members and guests, as well as anyone interested in becoming a member of the organization, are invited to attend.
The meeting will also include a presentation by Boone County Historian, Marianne Doyle, on highlights of the community’s history and a presentation by the Zionsville Junior Historical Society about a November exhibit at Maplelawn Farmstead that they are working to develop: Serious Fun: Board Games of The Great Depression Era.
Contact Jan Stacy at 873-3792 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Sewing for Riley Children’s Hospital
The Boone County Extension Homemakers will be hosting a Sewing Day on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The event lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Annex at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E. County Road 100 South, Lebanon.
The homemakers will be making fleece blankets, pinafores (hospital gowns) and tote bags.
Sewing skills are not required since people are needed to cut, iron and tie.
Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.
Interested parties can pick up patterns at the Purdue Extension Office if unable to attend and drop off completed projects at the office.
Child appropriate patterned fleece and 100 percent cotton fabric can be donated at the Purdue Extension Office as well. All fabric needs to be new.
Call 765-482-0750 to RSVP.
Lutheran Church hosts classes
Advent Lutheran Church, 11250 N. Michigan Road, will hold classes for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
The nine-week course, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.
The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a small-group discussion.
Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.
Contact Adam Cmejla at 873-6318 to register.
Attorneys address Homeowners
Those that serve on a Zionsville-area homeowner association are invited to attend the quarterly roundtable meeting.
The group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Attorneys from the HOA law firm of Eads, Murray and Pugh will speak on the topic of collecting overdue HOA assessments.
The Zionsville HOA Roundtable is an opportunity to talk to other HOA board members in town, share ideas and learn together.
Call Jane Fuqua at 769-7874 with questions.
Remembrance event slated for Oct. 24
Can Live Everyday Alive and New and the Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education group are partnering to hold Boone County’s first “Recovery and Remembrance 2012” event.
The event will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at United Methodist Church, 910 Fordice Road, Lebanon.
The event will be focusing on awareness and education of substance abuse related issues. A candle light vigil will be held to remember those who lost their lives to substance abuse related issues.
Halloween at Boone Village
Boone Village Shopping Center will hold its annual Halloween party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.
The costume contest will begin at 6 p.m. Trophies will be given for first, second and third place costumes by age group.
The event will feature safe trick or treating with the merchants and service groups of Zionsville.
Special guests include the Zionsville Fire and Police departments.
Contact Leigh Ann Akard at 873-5255 for more information.
Maplelawn presents Haunted Farmstead
Maplelawn Farmstead will hold its Haunted Farmstead on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27.
The event will be from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both nights at the farmstead, 9575 Whitestown Road.
The event will feature family-friendly guided walking tours with haunted vignettes staged throughout the farmhouse.
There will be a pumpkin decorating area, plus food and beverages to purchase.
Park and buy tickets at Mulberry Fields on the corner of Ford Road and Whitestown Road.
Tickets are $8 for ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 2 to 10 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Safe trick or treat
The Primrose School, 6484 Central Blvd., Whitestown, will host a free safe trick or treating event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.
Vendors and local organizations will pass out treats to children up to 10 years old and their families.
Safe, nonviolent costumes are requested to be worn.
Airport hosts safe trick or treat
Montgomery Aviation, 11329 E. Ind. 32, will hold a safe trick or treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
The event will include games, prizes, spooky airport tours and a candy drop.
Visit www.montgomeryaviation.net for more information.
at Lions Park
The Lions Park Shelter House will host a “Spooky Scamper” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
Enjoy trick or treating along the walking trail, games and prizes and a Halloween costume contest.
The event will also feature a cake and cookie walk for $1 per turn and $5 for a slice of pizza, drink and cookie.
The event is designed for children ages 12 and younger.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week's publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.