— Show Choirs sell gift cards
Zionsville Show Choirs is selling $25 gift cards to Rail Trail Gardens Pumpkin Patch.
Rail Trail Gardens has a pumpkin patch with more than 9,000 pumpkin and gourd plants.
The gardens also features pumpkin painting, hayrides, straw pyramid and maze for children. Pumpkins, gourds and sunflowers will be available for sale.
Twenty percent of each gift card will be donated to Zionsville Show Choirs Rail Trail Gardens, 4102 South County Road 875 East.
Contact any member of the Show Choirs Royalaires or Choralaires to purchase a gift card.
Call Erin Leonard at 847-7014 or visit www.railtrailpumpkinpatch.com for hours and more information.
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.us for more information.
• Fall I 2012 Storytime — now through Friday, Oct. 14, ages birth through 6. A library card is required during the first week of registration.
• You wouldn’t want to be a Tutankhamen — 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, grades second through fifth. This Egyptian focused ‘You wouldn’t want to be a’ book will provide all types of activities, crafts and information.
• I’m a Grumpy Grouch — 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, ages 3 through 6. Celebrate National Grouchy Day with storytime.
• Tweens: Cover Art and Magazines — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, grades fourth and fifth. Join editors from Jack and Jill Magazine for discussion and activities and learn about the process of writing and creating art for a children’s magazine.
• 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.
Hoosier Village offers workshop
Hoosier Village, 5300 W. 96th St., will host an Alzheimer’s Association caregiver workshops. Hoosier Village can be reached at 873-3349.
The workshop, Aging Safely in the Home, will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The session is for individuals caring for a loved one with dementia at home. It will provide tips for evaluating the environment for things that could cause injury as well as coping skills.
As The Crowe Flies, 58 N. Main St., will host a cut-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The salon has partnered with Sexy Hair to raise money for Look Good Feel Better, a not-for-profit organization that helps more than 50,000 women each year who suffer from cancer cope with the devastating appearance-related side effects of treatment.
The cost for a haircut is $25, and $10 of each haircut will go to charity.
Call 733-1500 for more information.
The Boone County Health Department will have several opportunities for residents to receive flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Flu vaccines are $20 for adults, $30 for a high dose flu vaccine and $10 for children. Pneumonia vaccines are available for adults for $60.
Flu shots are available to homebound Boone County residents by calling 765-482-3942 option 3.
Visit www.boone-county.in.gov/health for more information.
• 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St.
• Senior Health Fair — 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Vaccines are available for adults only.
• 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Boone County Health Department, 116 W. Washington St., Lebanon.
BCSO sponsors workshop
The Boone County Sheriffs Office will sponsor a community workshop focusing on drugs, alcohol and sex.
The workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Lebanon High School Auditorium, 510 Essex Drive, Lebanon.
Joseph Turner, a retired Uniform Bureau Commander from the Muncie Police Department, will be the keynote speaker.
Topics of the workshop include underage drinking, marijuana, spice, bath salts, heroin, prescription pill abuse, setting boundaries for teen relationships, emotional, mental and social effects of sexual intimacy outside of marriage and sexually transmitted diseases in Boone County.
All parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. A panel of experts and agencies will be available for questions and answers from the audience.
Contact Robert Hatfield at 765-482-1412 or email@example.com for more information.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
• Bat encounters — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St., ages 6 and older. The Zion Nature Center will host the Organization for Bat Conservation. These professional bat researchers from Michigan have been the guests of many popular television hosts including Ellen Degeneres, Martha Stuart and Conan O’Brien. Visit the center for an educational program and an opportunity to see some of the largest and rarest bats in the world up-close and personal.
• Animal Leaf Art — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, ages 6 and older. Learn how to transform leaves into animals to unlock each leaf’s special beauty.
• 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.
• Animal Adventures: Animal Homes — 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a fictional story then walk to the Zion Nature Center to search for some real animal homes.
• Trick-or-Treat Hike — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Come in costume to the Zion Nature Center and enjoy a Halloween Hike. Enjoy the beautiful sights that the Nature Sanctuary has to offer while searching for hidden treats and treasures.
SCAC welcomes new artist
Sugar Creek Art Center, 127 S. Pearl St., Thorntown, will have a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, for two new artists the gallery will feature.
Artist Judith Lynn Smith and Ceramacist Suzie Endres will be featured at the center from now until Saturday, Oct. 27.
The reception will coincide with the monthly “Culture at the Creek” event.
SullivanMunce brings back GhostWalk
SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., will have the 10th Annual GhostWalk.
GhostWalk is a 45-minute guided walking tour of the village, where guests stop at seven different vignettes to experience reenacted ghost stories from Zionsville’s past.
Tours run every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13. Tours leave from the front lawn of SullivanMunce Cultural Center.
Tickets for members are $8 per adult and $5 per youth. Tickets for non members are $10 per adult and $7 per youth. Children age 5 and younger are free.
Concessions featuring traditional fall treats will be available for purchase to all guests during the evening.
Proceeds from GhostWalk will benefit the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.
Traders Point Creamery hosts Oktoberfest
Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road, will host its Sixth Annual Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 13.
Events include hayrides, a whole hog roast, a pumpkin patch, a biergarten and a polka band.
Tickers are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.
Money raised will benefit the Traders Point Rural Historic District, a not-for-profit organization that protects more than 7,000 acres of green space around Eagle Creek.
The fundraiser has donated more than $50,000 to the Traders Point Rural Historic Districts in the last 5 years.
Visit www.traderspointcreamery.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
Legion hosts benefit
The Zionsville American Legion, 9950 E. County Road 600 South, will host the Sixth Annual Josiah’s Ride: Cruzin’ 4 a Cure on Saturday, Oct. 13.
The event includes breakfast, dinner, a live band and poker run.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and 3-year-old Zionsville resident Ruby Kahoun.
Visit www.alrpost79.com to preregister and for more information.
The Zionsville Toastmasters Club will have an informational meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.
The meeting will take place in the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St.
Refreshments will be provided as well as door prizes.
Call Jennifer at 691-6950 for more information.