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:
• Warm up with a good book -- Now 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.
• 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. Saturdays, Jan. 11 and Feb. 8, 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.
• Parent and Child Chess Club -- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11 and 18, families. Kids and parents can spend time together learning the game of chess with the Yearling family.
• Teen: Game On -- 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, teens. Play group games on the Nintendo Wii or XBox Kinect.
• 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 story time fun, then walk to Zion Nature Center to meet and learn about the real thing. Dress appropriately for outdoors. Registration began Jan. 2.
• Read, Build and Play with DUPLOs -- 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. A program that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks.
• Teddy Bear Sleepover -- 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, ages 1 and 2. Bring a teddy bear to snuggle with during a special story time. Leave your bear at the library overnight and pick him up the next morning to see what fun he had.
• Storytime: A Black Tie Event -- 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, ages 3 through 6. Look as good as a penguin and dress up for a colorful black and white story time.
• Soup-er Storytime -- 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, ages 3 through 6. Enjoy warm soup while listening to soup-er stories.
• Tongue Twister Contest -- 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, grades second through fifth. Come prepared for a tongue-tangling time.
• National Puzzle Day -- 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, grades kindergarten through fifth. Try different types of puzzles and create one to take home.
• Art Adventures: Painting with Potatoes and Other Foods -- 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, ages 3 through 6. Learn about nutrition as you create art.
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.
• 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.
• Casino Trip -- Tuesday, Feb. 25 to Horseshoe Casino. Cost is $35 per person due at registration. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 7. 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. Contact BCSSI to register.
• Van Trip -- 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, to So Italian! in Brownsburg. Attendees must sign up prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements can be made for Anson pickup. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.
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.
Church sponsors concert
Christ Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Rd., will host a jazz piano concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.
Gary Walters will perform for the Sounds in the Village concert. Walters has spent decades performing on his own and with a variety of other musicians across a wide range of genres.
Contact Julia Goldberg at 873-3242 for more information.
Relay Kick-Off slated
The 2014 Zionsville Relay for Life Kick Off will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Royal Run Club House.
The event will feature a recap from the 2013 Relay and the vision for 2014.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, ages 3 through 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.
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.
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.
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