Scholarships available for FFA
Monty's Plant Food Company is accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.
The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
Visit www.montysplantfood.com/FFA for a list of criteria, and visit www.ffa.org/scholarships to apply.
Second City returns to Zionsville
Chicago's famed Second City Comedy will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.
Tickets may be purchased at tix.com for $17 or at the door for $22. Tickets may also be purchased at Marsh in Boone Village and on Michigan Road.
A workshop with Second City is $20.
Proceeds benefit the Zionsville Community High School instrumental music program.
Call 873-3355 ext. 12940 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
• Teen: Game On -- 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 6 and 13, 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. Mondays, Jan. 6 and 20, 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.
• Preschool Pals -- 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, ages 3 through 6. Children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, finger plays, use of the flannel board, songs and a craft.
• K Plus Really Cool Animals -- 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, kindergarteners. Experiment with temperature and learn how to stay warm from animals. Leave with a cuddly penguin craft.
• Tandem Read Book Club: 11 Birthdays -- 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, grades third through fifth with an adult. Join the youth librarians for a five-month book club. Bring your favorite dish for a pitch-in dinner as we discuss a book and eat.
• Animal Adventures: Woodpeckers -- 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, ages 3-6. Meet at the library for storytime fun, then walk to Zion Nature Center to meet and learn about the real thing. Dress appropriately for outdoors. Registration begins Jan. 2.
• Teddy Bear Sleepover -- 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, ages 1-2. Bring your Teddy bear and snuggle for a special storytime. Then leave your Teddy bear so he can have a sleepover at the library. Registration begins Jan. 7.
• Storytime: A Black Tie Event -- 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, ages 3-6. Look as good as a penguin dressed up for this storytime. Registration begins Jan. 7.
• Soup-er Storytime -- 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, ages 3-6. Fend off the chill with a bowl of soup while listening to some soup-er stories. Registration begins Jan. 7.
• Tongue Twister Contest -- 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, grades 2-5. Come prepared for a tongue-tangling time. Registration begins Jan. 7.
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
• 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.
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:
• 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.
• Bird Study Merit Badge -- 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Scouts meet at the nature center for the indoor portion of the workshop. Must dress appropriately for two hours of outdoor birding and provide own transportation to and from Starkey Park. Bring binoculars and bird ID field guide. (Some will be available for sharing.) Space is limited for this free program; register at www.
• Utopia Wildlife -- 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Free program for all ages at Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will introduce several injured animals that can't be reintroduced into the wild. Register at www.
• 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. Friday, Feb. 21. Ages 3-6. Meet at the library for a fictional story, then walk to the nature center to learn real facts about lizards. Register at www.zionsville.lib.in.us or 873-3149 ext. 11600 for this free program.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950.
Worman 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.