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February 26, 2014

Community Calendar from Feb. 26, 2014

Banquet weekends announced The Zionsville Great Banquet Community is accepting applications for the spring banquets. The Great Banquet is a 72-hour experience beginning on Thursdays and ending on Sundays. For three days, guests study and live together in a worshipful time of singing, prayer and discussion. The Men's Great Banquet is March 6-9, and the Women's Great Banquet is March 20-23. The banquets will be held at Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St. Visit www.zionsvillegb.org for more information. New group forms Zionsville Newcomers and Friends Club is open to residents of Zionsville and surrounding areas. The group is organized to help area women connect socially. The group hosts a monthly coffee for members and prospective members. It is open to new and longstanding residents. Call Cindy Featherstun at 973-5525 for more information. 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. Tri Kappa sponsors event The Zionsville chapter of Tri Kappa is sponsoring a Savor, Sip and See fundraising event to benefit Zionsville Community Schools and other local organizations. Attendees will be able to taste food and beverages and visit shops and galleries from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6. Local chefs will prepare food at various locations along Main Street. Tickets are $50 per person and include stops at 16 locations. Proceeds benefit ZCS, not-for-profit organizations and students via grants and scholarships. Garden Club accepts grant applications The Village Garden Club is accepting applications for a grant up to $250. Any Zionsville organization with gardening plans to enhance the community is eligible to receive the grant. To apply, send a detailed description of the project, including itemized cost to Carol Gobeyn, 125 Leeds Court, Zionsville IN 46077. Include a telephone number or email address with the submission. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 21. Email carolgobeyn@yahoo.com for more information. 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • Leprechaun and Fairy Tea — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 7, for children ages 1-2; 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 3-6; and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 3-10. Enter a room filled with imagination. Girls come dressed in wings and a ballet suit. Boys may dress as a leprechaun or elf. Share fairy and leprechaun stories and enjoy tea. • Fish Kites — 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 15, grades kindergarten through sixth. Using paper and other materials make a fish kite, which is traditionally used in Japan to celebrate Children's Day. • Tween Zumba — 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, grades fourth through fifth. Enjoy staying healthy and fit at the library with a Zumba instructor and healthy snacks. Bring a water bottle and wear workout clothes. • Animal Adventures: Ducks — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, ages 3-6 with an adult. 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. 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: • NatureFest — 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Join friends and support the live animal programs at Zion Nature Center during the Fourth Annual Nature Fest. Activities include a petting zoo, face painting, cake walk, classic carnival games, prizes and more. Cost is $3 per person or $10 for a family. Activity tickets are 50 cents for one or $5 for 12. The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950. Visit www.ZionNatureCenterFriends.org for more information. Senior Services offers activities • Assistance Options for Counseling — 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Zionsville Town Hall Room 110, 1100 W. Oak St. Caitlin Oestreich from CICOA will be available by appointment to assist seniors with health insurance options available to seniors in Boone County and CICOA benefits. • Van Trip — 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, to Mayberry Café in Danville. 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. • Lunch and Learn — noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Witham Health Services will present a "Heart Healthy" program of interest to seniors. Lunch, which is free to the first 30 registrants, will be provided by Witham Health Services. • Boone County Council on Aging — noon Wednesday, March 19, at BCSSI, 515 CrownPointe Drive, Lebanon. A presentation of Senior Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nominate a Boone County resident, 65 years old or older, who deserves to be recognized for outstanding volunteerism. Deadline to nominate is Saturday, March 1. R.S.V.P. for the event by Friday, March 14. • 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. • Dining with Diabetes Academy — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, in the BCSSI Community Room. The program is free to anyone age 60 and older who may be diabetic, pre-diabetic or the caregiver of a diabetic patient. The program will teach attendees how to make healthy food choices that assist in good glucose control. Registration is required, and attendance at all sessions is advised. • Casino Trip — Tuesday, March 25, to Horseshoe Casino. Cost is $35 per person and is due at registration. Cost includes roundtrip transportation, $12 food coupon and $5 slot play. Motorcoach leaves at 8 a.m. and will make a stop at Anson Witham Health Services parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Contact BCSSI to register. Deadline to register is Friday, March 7. 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. Art Center features two artists Sugar Creek Art Center will feature the works of Maria Muhlenkamp and Joseph Tumasian throughout February and March. 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 event The Zionsville Chamber has two upcoming opportunities for its members. The Chamber will host its First Tuesday networking event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Zionsville Meadows, 675 S. Ford Road. The Chamber is also accepting applications from artists and craftspeople for the 2014 Brick Street Market, which will be May 17. Call the Chamber at 873-3836 for more information. 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 rmeyers@careercompass.biz or 627-4744 for more details. Bluebird Society meets March 4 The Boone County Bluebird Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Boone REMC Community Room, 1207 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. Learn how to attract bluebirds. Nesting boxes and literature will be available. Visitors are welcome. Call Christy Frampton at 769-3416 or email boonebluebirds@gmail.com for more information. Boy Scouts announce Pancake Bonanza Boy Scout Troop 358, of Zionsville, will sponsor a Pancake Bonanza fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8. The pancake breakfast will be held at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1870 W. Oak St. Cost for the breakfast will be $10 per family, $5 per adult and $3 for children ages 10 and younger. Money raised during the event will help the troop travel to Haliburton Scout Reserve on Kennagi Lake in Canada. Call Michael Shipe at 709-6829 or Mark Pishon at 374-2262 for more information. Blood Drives set for Boone County The Indiana Blood Center has scheduled two blood drives in Boone County. The first blood drive will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Harney Elementary Gym, 1500 N. Garfield St., Lebanon. The second will be from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Countryside Christian Fellowship, 600 W CR 500 N, Lebanon. Visit www.indianablood.org or call 800-632-4722 option 4 to schedule an appointment. Off-Main Street Players hosts auditions Off-Main Street Players is holding open auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a book musical with music and lyrics by William Finn. Auditions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 16, and Monday, March 17, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, March 18. Nine adult actors will be cast in the production. Contact Lynne Manning at 769-3540 or lynnemanning@hotmail.com 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.

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