ZWIN to meet on 2nd Thursday
Businesswomen working or living in the Zionsville area who are interested in meeting other businesswomen to discuss how to grow a business or listen to speakers on a variety of topics are invited to join the ladies of ZWIN (Zionsville Women in Network) on the second Thursday of each month.
The next meeting is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Zionsville United Methodist Church.
For more info, or to RSVP, please contact Kathy Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Deb Kuller (email@example.com).
Retirement community sponsors contest
The Stratford, a retirement community in Carmel, is giving away nearly $3,750 in cash prizes to be used for future college expenses by local high school seniors.
The Silver Pen Scholarship is open to high school seniors with plans to graduate in 2014. First place will receive a plaque and $1,500; second place will receive a certificate and $1,000; third place will receive a certificate and $750; and fourth place will receive a certificate and $500.
Students are asked to write a short essay in which they consider the perspective of both teenagers and older adults with restrictive driving laws.
Visit http://silverpen-slc.com to apply. Deadline for entries is Saturday, Feb. 15.
REMC sponsors scholarship
The deadline is approaching to submit entries for a $500 Boone REMC scholarship.
Deadline to apply for the drawing is Tuesday, Feb. 25. Complete a drawing form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit http://www.bremc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ScholarshipApplication.pdf for the form.
Three post-secondary scholarships will be awarded during the REMC Member Appreciation and Annual Members' meeting from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Witham Pavilion at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Boone REMC awards the scholarships to help students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members.
Optimist Club provides scholarships
The Zionsville Optimist Club is providing two scholarships to Zionsville Community High School graduating seniors.
The first scholarship is for a student pursuing a four-year degree program, and the second is a scholarship for a student pursuing a technical, vocational or associate program.
Contact the ZCHS guidance office for more information.
New exhibits at SullivanMunce
SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., has two new exhibits on display from now through Feb. 22.
Laura LaForge, a self-taught artist, will exhibit her works in her show, "Classy & Sassy." The exhibit features her portraits, which capture the negative and positive experiences of being a woman.
The other exhibit, "Hats Galore!" consists of a variety of hats from the P.H. Sullivan Museum Collection. Examples will include styles from the late 1900s through the 1960s.
Call SullivanMunce at 873-4900 or visit www.sullivanmunce.org for more information.
Legion sponsors cook-off
The Sixth Annual Zionsville American Legion Riders Chili Cook-off and Daytona 500 Party will be held Sunday, Feb. 23.
The event is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their best chili recipe.
Cost is $5 to enter, which includes your meal. Cost is $5 for noncontestants to eat all they can while supplies last.
Pre-register for the contest by 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Chili must be at the Legion, 9950 S CR 600 E, by 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Email email@example.com or call 695-8885 for more information and rules for the cook-off.
Library features events this month
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following programs:
• Warm up with a good book -- Now through Friday, Feb. 28, birth through grade five. Pick up a penguin themed reading log and bookmark. The first 200 children to complete their log will receive a plush penguin reading buddy.
• Black, White and Read All Over -- Now through Feb. 28, teens. Pick up a challenge sheet at the reference desk, write reading challenges and check them off as you complete them. As you complete challenges, you will be entered to win a prize basket.
• Tuxedo Not Required -- Now through Feb. 28, adults. Pick up a challenge sheet at the reference desk, write reading challenges and check them off as you complete them. As you complete challenges, you will be entered to win a prize package.
• Food for Fines -- Now through Friday, Feb. 28. Erase overdue fines and help area families in need. Each $1 in overdue fines can be paid with a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to the Zionsville Food Pantry. Items most needed include canned chicken, boxed dinner mixes, rice mixes, cereal and granola bars, peanut butter, canned fruit, heat and serve canned meals, fruit juices, baking supplies and brownie mixes.
• Baby and Preschool Storytimes: Spring 2014 Registration -- 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. The spring session runs from March 17 through April 25. Library cardholders are able to begin registration at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Open registration begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.
• Wednesday AM Book Club -- 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, adults. Drop in and discuss "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver.
• Introduction to Excel -- 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Feb. 13 and 20, adults. An introductory class to Microsoft Excel 2010.
• AARP Tax Aid -- 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday from now through April 10. Free tax preparation for adults with low and middle income. Limited space, reservations are required.
• Hugs Storytime -- 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, ages 3-6. Read huggy stories and make a huggy card for a loved one.
• Parent and Child Chess Club -- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday, families. Kids and parents can spend time together learning the game of chess with the Yearling family.
• President's Day Chess Camp -- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, kindergarten through third grade and fourth through 12th grade. A chess camp that will include chess play and instruction. Cost is $20 or $22 online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Chocolate Transformations -- 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, teens and college students. Learn how to use a little extra chocolate and a lot of creativity to make a tasty piece of art.
• STEAM Night at the Library -- 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, families with children ages 3-12. Participate in a number of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math stations throughout youth services. Science Ambassadors from Dow AgroSciences will be available to talk about careers in science.
• The Very Hungry Caterpillar -- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, ages 3-6. Listen to the classic Eric Carle story and further explore the story with crafts and songs.
• LEGO Mania -- 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, ages 5-8. Build alone or work with a friend using the library's collection of LEGOs.
• Sweet Tooth -- 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, ages 3-6. Brush up on dental knowledge with stories songs and games for Dental Health Month.
• Animal Adventures: Lizards -- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, ages 3-6. Naturalists from the Zion Nature Center will join the librarians to share knowledge about local animals through read-aloud stories, rhymes, activities and a real animal meet-and-greet.
• Single Session Toddler Time -- 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, ages 1-2. Walkers and talkers will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and more.
• Busy Bags -- 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, adults. Busy Bags are small, portable manipulative activities for a toddler or preschooler that aid in developing motor and literacy skills. Join the Friends of the Library for $10/year and attend our Busy Bag workshop where you will assemble 12 different busy bags for your child, all housed in a special Friends of the Library tote bag.
• Polar Pals -- 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, ages 1-2. Stories and activities featuring penguins and polar bears.
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.
Nature Center schedules events
The Zion Nature Center will host the following events:
• Alien Invaders: Armed and Dangerous -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Free program for adults and teens. PhD candidate Lauren Smith will discuss exotic species that have adaptations that make them harmful to native ecosystems. There will be a discussion on ways to combat these invaders and protect native species in your own backyard. Register at www.
• Backyard Tree Tapping & Maple Sugaring -- 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Free program for age 8 to adult. Learn how to make maple syrup from your own backyard, and sample some local syrup. Dress appropriately for outdoor demonstrations. Register at www.
• Where Are all the Butterflies? -- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, adults. Join retired entomologist John Thieme for a free program highlighting his 50 years of butterfly studies. Learn what's been happening to the butterflies and what you can do to help. Register at www.
• Animal Adventures: Lizards -- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, ages 3-6. Meet at the library for a fictional story then walk to the nature center to learn facts about lizards.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950.
Senior Services offers activities
• Exercise Classes: Fun and Fit for Over Fifty -- 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at Zionsville Meadows, 675 S. Ford Road. Fitness class with Josh Dickey, New Energy wellness coordinator.
• Art Classes -- 9:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Zionsville Town Hall Fireplace Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Cost is $5 per class. Instructor Shirley Luttrell will work with beginners and intermediate students in any medium.
• Van Trip -- 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, to Olive Garden on Michigan Road. Attendees must call BCSSI prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure, but arrangements can be made for pickup at Anson. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.
• Casino Trip -- Tuesday, Feb. 25, to Horseshoe Casino. Cost is $35 per person due at registration. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 12. Trip includes motorcoach transportation, $12 food coupon and $5 slot play. Motorcoach departs at 8 a.m. from BCSSI and will make a stop at Anson Witham Health Services parking lot at 8:30 a.m.
Boone County Senior Services, Inc., can be reached at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939. The organization has locations at 515 CrownPointe Dr., Lebanon, and 1100 W. Oak St.
TPCA hosts info night
Traders Point Christian Academy, 6600 S. Indianapolis Road, Whitestown, will host a Preschool Parent Information Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Contact Toni Kanzler at email@example.com or 769-2450 ext. 243 for more information.
New exhibits at SCAC
Sugar Creek Art Center will feature the works of Maria Muhlenkamp and Joseph Tumasian throughout February and March.
A reception for both artists will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the center, 127 S. Pearl St., Thorntown.
Muhlenkamp is a self-taught abstract artist who often incorporates words and mixed media within her paintings. Tumasian is new to the abstract art scene but is able to capture a combination of color and emotion in his work.
Chamber hosts events
The Zionsville Chamber has two upcoming events for its members.
The Breakfast Business Series will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks, 175 S. Main St. Details of the Zionsville Microloan Program will be presented.
The Chamber will host their monthly Emerging Professionals Event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Grey Market Wine, 10656 Andrade Drive.
Call the Chamber at 873-3836 for more information.
Blood drive in Boone County
The Indiana Blood Center has scheduled a blood in Boone County. Visit www.indianablood.org or call 800-632-4722 option 4 to schedule an appointment.
The blood drive will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Boone County Courthouse, 201 Courthouse Square, Lebanon.
Traders Point hosts job workshop
Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 S. Indianapolis Road, will host a free job workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, March 1 and 8.
The workshop will cover what it takes to conduct an effective job search in today's economy and the skills necessary to obtain employment. Participants should plan to attend both sessions of the two-part workshop.
Visit www.tpcc.org/events or contact Rob Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 627-4744 for more details.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week's publication. Boone County related announcements are welcome.