Psi Iota Xi offers scholarship
Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority, is accepting applications for a $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship for a graduating high school senior from Zionsville who will be attending a four-year university.
The scholarship is open to students pursuing any field of study, but special consideration may be given to those who have chosen art, music or speech/hearing development.
Applications are available in the Zionsville High School Guidance Office.
Contact Laura Dunshee at 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:
• 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.
• 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.
• Parent and Child Chess Club -- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18 and 25, families. Kids and parents can spend time together learning the game of chess with the Yearling family.
• Read, Build and Play with DUPLOs -- 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 20 and Feb. 3, ages 3-6 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 1-2. 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 3-6. 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 3-6. 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 3-6. Learn about nutrition as you create art.
• PAWS to Read -- 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, ages 7-12. Sign up for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with a therapy dog.
• Art Adventures: Play Dough and other Gooie Stuff -- 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, ages 3-6. Learn about shapes while sculpting and storytelling with play dough.
• Safe-Sitter Course -- 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, ages 11-13. 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.
• K+ Suitcase for Survival -- 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, kindergarteners. Explore the relationship between endangered species and the trade in wildlife products using a suitcase for survival kit from the Indianapolis Zoo. Touch an anaconda skin, ivory carving, ocelot skin, sea turtle boots, rhino horn pills and other illegally traded wildlife products.
• Tandem Read Book Club: Sarah Plain and Tall -- 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, grades third through fifth with an adult. Join the youth librarians for a five-month book club. Bring a dish for the pitch-in dinner to eat while discussing the book.
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.
• Assistance Options for Counseling -- 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Zionsville Town Hall Room 100, 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.
• Lunch and Learn -- noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Andrew Brockman with accessABILITY Center for Independent Living will discuss low-tech visually impaired items and other services they provide. Lunch, which is free to the first 30 registrants, will be provided by Zionsville Meadows.
• Van Trip -- 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, to Tippecanoe Mall. Attendees must call BCSSI to sign up 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.
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.
Woman's Club to meet
The Zionsville Woman's Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17.
Refer to the yearbook for location. Box lunch reservation of $9 is due to Jan Stacy.
Active members must attend as there will be a vote to change the constitution and election of officers.
Joyce Ann Runyan will present the program, "Madcap Housewife."
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week's publication. Boone County related announcements are welcome.