Library hosts events
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.
• Poetic Possibilities — 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Grades third through fifth. Celebrate National Poetry Month with local teacher Mrs. Riddell. She will share wonderful poems and help you write some poetry.
• Chess and More! — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5. Grades kindergarten through fifth. Make new friends and play chess or other board games. Games will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
• Intermediate Word — 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 5, in Computer Lab B.
• AARP Tax-Aide — 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Lora Hussey Room. AARP free tax assistance for taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Bring all 2011 tax documents. A list of additional suggested documents to bring is available at the Teen and Adult Reference Desk. You must register to attend on a specific Thursday.
• Homeschool Curriculum Swap — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Parents. Bring curriculum you’ve used/are using and peruse other options. Get a hands-on look at what others are using. Spend an hour reading, browsing and chatting with others. A concurrent children’s program will not be offered.
• Spring Break Movie: “The Muppets” —10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 6. Families. Bring a cup with a lid and enjoy the movie, popcorn and lemonade.
• You Belong at Your Library — Monday, April 9, to Saturday, April 14. Double your library visits during the week and be entered to win one of three gift baskets at the end of the week.
• Books Over Coffee — noon Tuesday, April 10. An informal, monthly conversation about the books you’ve recently read.
• Wii Gaming — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, April 10, 17 and 24. Visit the Teen Area and play games on the Wii.
• PAWS to READ — 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Grades first through fifth. Read a book to a certified therapy dog. Register to be assigned a 15-minute time slot for one-on-one dog and kid bonding.
• PAWS to READ Pizza Party for Art Contest Participants — 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Enjoy pizza and spend time with the TheraPets of Indiana pups. For art contest participants only.
• Village Poets — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the Lora Hussey Room. Poetry reading by Zionsville residents Donna Monday, Bruce Brush, Miriam Nidiffer and Mary Gillim. Brush is a retired engineer, who found his poetic voice after retirement. Nidiffer is a British citizen, who has lived in Zionsville for 15 years. Her poem, “A Breakfast Ballad” is on display at Eagle Creek Coffee Company. Monday has published a poetry book entitled Dancing in the Alley, and Gillim has published a definitive poem of the geography and history of the Mississippi River entitled Ol’ Man River. Reading with them as their guest will be Liza Hyatt, a former Zionsville resident, who has a new book of poetry entitled Under My Skin.
• Wednesday Morning Book Club — 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. This month’s book title is Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht.
• Hair and Makeup Tips and Trends for Prom — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Olive Hoffman Room. Teens. As The Crowe Flies Hair Salon will be sharing tips and trends for the prom. Come and see the current up-dos and makeup ideas.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 873-8950, or visit www.zionnaturecenter.org for more information.
• Closed for Easter — Sunday, April 8.
• Animal Adventures: Rabbits — 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 13. Ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a fictional story, then walk to the Zion Nature Center to learn some facts about rabbits.
• Animalia: Wild About Animals — 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Friends of Zion Nature Center will host Animalia at the Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. Get up close and personal with live wild animals from around the world.
• Spring wildflower hike — 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. Adults. Myrene Brown will lead a hike through Starkey Park. Learn to identify wildflowers and the role they play in healthy habitats.
Boone County Senior Services, 515 Crown Pointe Dr., Lebanon, can be reached at 873-8939 or (765) 482-5220.
• Card Games — 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 4 and 11. Bridge and euchre. Contact Oliver Wade at (765) 325-2436 for more information.
• Lunch and Learn — Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Dotti Laas will explain what “Telehealth” is. Lunch, which is free to the first 25 registrants, will be provided by Homewood Health Campus.
• Van Trip — 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI to sign up prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.
• Basic Computer Class — 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 5 and 12, and Tuesday, April 10. Learn the basic concepts of home computer use.
• Digital Photos Class — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 5 and 12, and Tuesday, April 10. Learn how to upload and edit photos to the Internet and share with others. Cost is $40.
• Computer Help for Rookies — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Get one-on-one instruction for basic computer skills from BCSSI staff member Frances Thurston.
• BCSSI Van Trip to Castleton Square Mall — Meet at 9 a.m. at BCSSI for departure. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI to sign up prior to departure. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.
• Lunch and Learn — Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. Chaplain Will from Great Lakes Caring will discuss the importance of having an Advanced Directive. Lunch, which is free to the first 25 registrants, will be provided by Parkwood Health Care.
• Les Girls Craft Group — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. Bring along any craft you enjoy and share ideas with the group. Les Girls are always looking for fun new crafts everyone will enjoy.
St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St., is offering garden plots to the community.
The plots, on the church property, are scheduled to be ready for planting on Tuesday, May 1, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The plots are 20 feet by 20 feet in size, have hoses, and are available for a rental cost of $35 per plot.
The church asks that all who rent plots donate 10 percent of their harvest to those in need.
Call the church office at 873-4377 or email email@example.com for more information.
Tri Kappa grants scholarships
Zionsville’s Tri Kappa Philanthropic Sorority is seeking interested Zionsville seniors and alumni who qualify for four $1,000 scholarships.
The scholarships focus on academics, culture/fine arts and community service. Three scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors, and one to a Zionsville alum already enrolled in college.
Visit www.zionsvilletrikappa.com for full scholarship details and applications.
Applications are due by Monday, April 9.
Screenings come to Zionsville
ZionsvilleUnited Methodist Churchwill host Life Line screenings Thursday, April 5, at 9644 Whitestown Road.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered.
Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
Call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com for more information. Pre-registration is required.
SullivanMunce Guild to meet
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center Guild will meet Monday, April 9, at SullivanMunce, 225 W. Hawthorne St.
A slate of officers will be presented. Ladies hats from the SMCC collection will be available for members to enjoy viewing.
Call Diane Jackson at 873-5282 if transportation is needed.
Rule the Road event at Airport
IndianapolisExecutive Airport, 11329 E. Ind. 32, will host a Rule the Road Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
The event is open to Boone County teens, ages 15 through 18, who have a valid learner’s permit as of Saturday, March 31.
Students can pick up registration forms at their schools. The event is free, but registration is limited to the first 25 students from each school.
Activities will include a distracted driving simulator, a quick-click seatbelt challenge, a fatal vision course, field sobriety tests, and several driving exercises.
Check-in for the event begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14.
BooneCounty4-H hosts Gardenfest
The 26th Annual Boone County Master Gardener’s Gardenfest will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Community Building, 1300 E 100 S, Lebanon.
There will be speakers, door prizes, a raffle, soil testing, children’s activities, a question and answer booth and more than 30 garden-related booths with items to purchase.
Admittance is free and a tree will be given to the first 500 people who enter.
Contact Peggy at 873-5634 for more information.
Zville Fellowship hosts conference
ZionsvilleChristian Fellowship Church, 9090 Ind. 334, will host a conference from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
The free conference will host nationally acclaimed Craig MacFarlane to help encourage, equip and empower Christian educators.
Seating is limited, and all are welcome.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (765) 307-1482 for reservations.
Recorder Orchestra to perform
The Recorder Orchestra of the Midwest will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. Ninth St.
The ensemble has 24 members from seven Midwest states playing a variety of recorders, ranging from sopranino to the contrabass.
The concert is free, but an offering will be taken.
Contact Marilyn Flowers at email@example.com or 581-1254 for more information.
Boy Scouts host
Boy Scout Troop 358 will host a pancake breakfast as part of a fundraiser.
The breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, April 15, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, 1870 W. Oak St.
The cost of the breakfasts are $15 for a family, $5 for adults and $3 for children. The money raised will be used for an upcoming camping trip for the troop to Haliburton Scout Reserve on Kennagi Lake in Canada.
Black Dog Books sponsors Kite Day
In conjunction with April being National Kite Month, Black Dog Books is launching Zionsville’s First Annual Kite Day on Sunday, April 15.
The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Mulberry Fields Park, 9645 Whitestown Road. The rain date is Sunday, April 22.
The entry fee is $2 per person and $5 per family with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville.
Prizes will be awarded for longest aloft kite, the most innovative kite, the best homemade kite, largest kite that is longest aloft, smallest kite that is longest aloft, oldest kite flyer and youngest kite flyer.
Contact Black Dog Books at 733-1747 with questions.
Off-Main Street Players is holding open auditions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 15, and Monday, April 16, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St.
The auditions are for the play “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which is based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz.
Six adult actors (three men, two women and one of either) will be cast in the production. Characters include: Charlie Brown (vocal range B-flat3 to G5); Linus (vocal range B-flat3 to E5/G5); Lucy (vocal range A3 to F5/G5); Patty (vocal range C4 to G5); Schroeder (vocal range C3 to C-flat5/G5); and Snoopy (vocal range G3 to G5).
To audition for a role, actors will be asked to prepare a song and read from a script.