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at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events:
• Our Heroes’ Tree — Now through Sunday, Dec. 23. The library will partner with the Indiana State Library to present Our Heroes’ Tree. Zionsville residents may drop by the Youth Services Department and create an ornament honoring a service member.
• Hope for Heroes — Now through Sunday, Dec. 16. The library will accept winter wear and personal care items for homeless veterans in conjunction with the Hope for Heroes program.
• Hobbit Adventures for Children — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, grades first through fifth. Celebrate the J.R.R. Tolkien classic. Meet a hobbit who will share the journey of Bilbo Baggins, make a Hobbitish accessory to wear and celebrate Hobbit style with food, fun and music. Dress as an elf, dwarf, hobbit or dragon Smaug.
• Holiday Readers Theater — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, ages 8 through 11. Join in reading some holiday related scripts.
• Gifts from the Kitchen — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, grades first through fifth. Join the ladies from Your Gourmet Girlfriends for a night of creating gifts from the kitchen for your friends and family. Test cooking and tasting skills and take home the recipes for extended holiday fun.
• Mrs. Claus and the Musical Elves — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, families with children ages 3 and older. Join Laugh’n Laura, Kazoo’n Kelli, Jolly Jessica, Jumpin’ Julie and Jazzin Papa Matt for a time of singing, stories and games. Following the program, meet Cand Carry’n Mrs. Claus for pictures and a hug.
• Saturday morning Chess Club — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29, for children ages preschool through high school. Join Paul Yearling every Saturday to play chess whether you are an advanced player or just starting out.
• Milk and Cookies Storytime — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, ages 3 through 6. Cozy up with stories, songs and games and enjoy a treat at the end.
• Velveteen Rabbit Read-aloud — 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, ages 2 and older. Miss Kelli will be reading the classic, “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Marjorie Williams Bianco.
• Single Session Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, ages 1 through 2. Walkers and talkers can visit the library to hear stories and sing songs.
• K-Plus — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, ages 5 through 6. This program supplements school instruction by engaging children through stories, music, art and other activities.
• Tandem Read Book Club — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15 and May 20, ages 8 through 12 with an adult. Join the Youth librarians for a new book club. Bring a dish for a pitch-in dinner to eat and discuss the book of the month.
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.
The Zion Nature Center offers the following upcoming events:
• “Hoo”sier Owls — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, ages 5 and older. Learn about Indiana’s owls and what makes these birds of prey both masters of flight and supreme hunters. Make a unique owl ornament from natural materials.
• Utopia Wildlife — 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will introduce attendees to several injured animals that can’t be released back into the wild.
• Nature Ornaments — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 15 and 22, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2, 16 and 23. Create nature inspired holiday ornaments. Craft fees range from 50 cents to $3.
• “Frost-Free the Snowman” — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, ages 7 and older. Drop in to create a no-melt snowman using a gourd and other natural materials. Cost is $3, and all supplies are included.
• Holidays are for the birds — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Create a winter treat for our feathered friends. Cost is $2.
The nature center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
Community Bible Study will host a Visitor’s Day from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 Indianapolis Road, Whitestown.
The focus of the study will be the books of Ephesians, The Wisdom of Solomon and James.
The class consists of 110 women from 20 different churches.
Contact Liz Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 769-6142 for more information.
The Zionsville Extension Homemakers Club “Village Homemakers” will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
The luncheon will be at Patrick’s Kitchen and Drinks, 175 S. Main St.
The previous meeting was at the home of Carolyn Abdallah. Food and craft items for the Holiday Bazaar booth were discussed.
Woman’s Club meets for Christmas tea
The Zionsville Woman’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, for a Christmas Tea, at Joan Voyles’ home.
Call 873-2437 with questions.
parent’s night out
The R.O.C.K. program, a ministry of the Zionsville United Methodist Church is offering a Parent’s Night Out on Friday, Dec. 7. All kids are welcome. R.O.C.K. is a Christian Before and After School and Summer Camp for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Drop off your children ages 3 years old to sixth-grade while you Christmas shop or enjoy an evening of adult conversation.
Our highly trained and enthusiastic staff will feed your child, watch a Christmas movie with them and tend to their needs for $10 per child and $5 for each additional sibling.
Drop off is between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and pick up is at 9:30 p.m.
Registration forms are available at www.rockzumc.org or by contacting the R.O.C.K. office at 733-4081.
St. Al’s hosts
The St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will host area World War II Veterans at a Recognition Banquet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the church’s Parish Hall, 1870 W. Oak St.
The community is also invited to attend and express gratitude to World War II veterans for their service.
Gen. Tom Jones will deliver the welcoming address. Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will present the colors and a special program displaying flags used in military campaigns. The event is free. R.S.V.P. to Jim Weaver at 873-2231.
Ensemble performs ‘Nutcracker’
The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble will have its 14th performance of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 7 to 9. Zionsville resident Kalyn Sankey will perform as the sugar plum fairy.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.
Visit www.cidedance.org or call 844-7453 for more information or tickets.
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6210 S. County Road 700 East, will host its 28th Annual Birthday Party for Jesus.
The party will from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and is designed for children ages 4 through 10.
The focus of the party will be the story of Christmas and the true meaning of Christmas.
Activities include songs, games, crafts and refreshments.
Call 769-3222 or email email@example.com to register. Give the child’s name, age and phone number.
The event is free and registration is not required.
Center Stage Community Theatre of Lebanon is having auditions for the Ivan Menchell’s comedy “Cemetery Club,” Dec. 9 and 10.
Parts are available for four women age range 40-60s and one man age 40-60s. The auditions are at 604 Powell St., Lebanon, and actors will be asked to read from script.
The show runs March 8-24 and Doug Davis will direct. Contact Davis at 765-659-1577 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Christmas event The Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon, will host a 1912 Boone County Christmas and Victorian Christmas tea at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.
Guests will enjoy an afternoon tea while learning about what was taking place in the world, state and town 100 years ago.
Guests must preregister by Friday, Dec. 7, for the free event. Space is limited to 30 guests.
Contact Nicole Thompson at email@example.com or 765-482-3460 for more information.
Christmas on the Farm slated
The Fifth Annual Christmas on the Farm will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road.
Enjoy sleigh-hayrides, music, caroling, craft-making and the Green Market that will feature holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Take in the live Christmas tree and winter greenery over a cup of organic, 100 percent grass-fed Eggnog, hot chocolate and an a la carte menu.
Visit www.traderspointcreamery.com for more information.
offers holiday fare
The Indiana Brass Quintet will present its 14th annual Christmas concert on at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, located at 1525 Mulberry St., Zionsville. The concert is free and open to the public.
A staple of the St. Francis Concert Series since its inception, the Indiana Brass Quintet ushers in the Christmas spirit with a festive program of holiday favorites. The concert will feature arrangements of well-known Christmas carols, seasonal repertoire, and a carol sing-a-long.
A reception will follow the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. For more information about this event, call A. Lee Barlow, music director, or Pat Guiney, parish administrator, at 873-4377.
Tobacco Free Boone County, 116 W. Washington St., Lebanon, will host free stop smoking classes Thursdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
The classes will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn new coping skills and meet others trying to quit.
Call 765-482-3942 option 6 for more information.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.