Scholarships available for FFA
Monty's Plant Food Company is accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships.
The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.
Visit www.montysplantfood.com/FFA for a list of criteria, and visit www.ffa.org/scholarships to apply.
Nominations sought for award
Nominations for the Lionel Dubay Youth Sports Award are due by Jan. 6.
The award recognizes and rewards an individual who embodies Lionel Dubay's passion for youth sports in Zionsville. Any adult who has made an ongoing commitment to youth sports in Zionsville may be nominated.
The award will be presented by the Community Foundation of Boone County during the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Friday, Jan. 24.
Visit www.communityfoundationbc.org/lionel-dubay-youth-sports-award/ for more information.
BCHD offers flu vaccines
The Boone County Health Department, 116 W. Washington St., Lebanon, is offering flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Walk-ins are welcome from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Insurance is accepted, and insurance card must be presented at time of service.
Cost is $25 for a flu vaccine, $35 for a high dose flu vaccine and $70 for a pneumonia vaccine. Nasal flu mist is available for children ages 2 through 18.
The department participates in the Vaccines for Children government program, which provides vaccines for children without insurance coverage or who are Medicaid recipients.
Call 765-482-3942 ext. 3 or visit www.boonecounty.in.gov/health for more information.
United Way seeks tutors
United Way of Central Indiana is seeking substitute tutors for Harney Elementary School.
Substitute tutors are needed from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on an as-needed basis. The tutors are needed for United Way's ReadUP program, which focuses on early childhood development and elementary education.
During each session, the student reads from a selected book while the tutor assists and asks questions designed to improve comprehension and build confidence.
Contact Amy Hammerle at 765-483-0165 or email@example.com for more information.
Congresswoman has local hours
U.S. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks will have office hours in Zionsville from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.
Call 848-0201 for more information.
Library features events this month
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following programs:
• Hope for Heroes -- now through Friday, Dec. 20. Zionsville residents may drop by the youth services department and create an ornament honoring a service member. The library has partnered with the Indiana State Library to present the program, which is a nationwide initiative founded to recognize and honor the sacrifices of military personnel, veterans and deceased service members.
• Cooking with Grandma -- 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, ages 3 through 6. Join Grandma G. in the storytime kitchen. Practice measuring, spreading, cutting, peeling and stirring skills. Leave with a simple recipe book. A snack will be provided.
• Toddler Time -- 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, ages 1 and 2. Walkers and talkers will have fun with stories, songs, finger plays and more.
• Library Holiday Hours -- In celebration of Christmas, the library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25. Normal hours will resume at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. The library also will be closed Sunday, Dec. 29, and will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30.
• SOAR for Seniors -- 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, adults. Enjoy a brief book discussion and unstructured browsing.
• Teen: Game On -- 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, teens. Play group games on the Nintendo Wii or XBox Kinect.
• Holiday Hours -- The library will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, and will open again on Thursday, Jan. 2.
• Winter Break Chess Camp -- 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3, kindergarten through third grade and fourth through 12th grade. Learning Through Games Group will present a two-day chess camp that will include beginner to advanced teachings about chess. Cost is $70.
• Warm up with a good book -- Friday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Feb. 28, ages 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.
• Parent and Child Chess Club -- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 4 and 11, families. Kids and parents can spend time together learning the game of chess with the Yearling family.
• Happy Birthday, Rubber Ducky -- 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, ages 1 and 2. Help Rubber Ducky celebrate his birthday with stories, songs and a party.
• Read, Build and Play with DUPLOs -- 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. A program that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks.
• Teen Council -- 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, teens in grades 7 through 12. Stop by to learn how to change library programming.
• Toddler Time -- 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, ages 1 and 2. Walkers and talkers are able to enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and more.
• Penguins -- 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, ages 3 through 6. Listen to stories about penguins.
• Safe-Sitter Course -- 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, ages 11 through 13. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and handle children's emergencies. Registration required. Fee is $55. Bring a sack lunch.
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.
Senior Services offers activities
• Van Trip -- 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, to the Greenwood Park Mall. Attendees must call BCSSI to sign up prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.
• 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 Rd. Fitness class with Josh Dickey, New Energy wellness coordinator.
• Closed -- The Lebanon office, 515 Crown Point Dr., and Zionsville office, 1100 W. Oak St. will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Zionsville office will also be closed Friday, Dec. 27.
Boone County Senior Services, Inc., can be reached at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939. The organization has locations at 1100 W. Oak St. and 515 Crown Point Dr., Lebanon.
Nature Center schedules events
The Zion Nature Center will host the following events:
• Nature Ornaments -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. Create a nature-inspired holiday ornament. Craft stations will be set up. Cost ranges from 50 cents to $2.
• Live Birds of Prey -- 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, ages 6 and older. Mark Booth of Take Flight Wildlife Education will bring birds of prey. Get a close-up look at the predators and see what it's like to be hawk-eyed.
• Indiana Jim -- 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, ages 6 and older. Indiana Jim and his live reptiles will be at Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.
• Purposeful Pruning -- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Join Myrene Brown for a program dedicated to pruning. Discussion topics include pruning tools and their roles in shaping plant material to enhance plant flowering and form. Space is limited.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950.
Radio players perform Dickens
Zionsville Radio Players will perform a one-hour adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
The show will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 24, on WITT 91.9 FM. An encore presentation will be broadcast on Thursday, Dec. 26, during all-day Christmas programming.
Worman's recycles trees
Worman Enterprises, 10150 Zionsville Rd., will be recycling old Christmas trees into No. 2 All Natural Mulch.
Remove all decorations, tags, twine and metals. Drop off trees at the entrance at any time.
Call 873-4939 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.