Woman’s Club to meet Friday
The Zionsville Woman’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Refer to the club yearbook for location.
Changes to the by-laws will be voted on, so attendance is strongly encouraged by all active members to reach the quorum necessary for voting. Changes to the constitution will be introduced for voting on in January.
The program for the meeting will be “America Loved Her,” presented by Carolyn Abdallah.
Tune in to radio show
Zionsville Radio Players, Zionsville’s original radio drama project, will be performing a one-hour Halloween special.
The program will be from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, on WITT 91.9 FM.
Church seeks section leaders
St. Francis In The Fields Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St., is seeking to appoint two paid section leaders for its adult/teen choir.
The church is seeking a soprano and a bass/baritone section leader. Adults older than 16 are welcome to apply.
The church will continue to audition until the positions are filled.
Contact Director of Music Lee Barlow at 873-4377 ext. 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Singer Position at St. Francis” to apply.
Fellowship offers Bible study
Habits of the Heart, a women’s community Bible study, will study the books of Ezra and Nehemiah this year.
The study offers a morning session that begins at 9:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 E. Indiana 334. The group will meet each Wednesday and include a children’s program for children ages 2 months through kindergarten.
Evening classes will be at 7 p.m. the same days. No children’s program will be provided.
Contact Bev Tiefel at 873-4982; Lori Schafer at 439-4201; Tana Henry at 873-4946 or visit www.zionsvillefellowship.org.
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events.
• Volunteer for Holiday Stroll — now until Monday, Dec. 2. Join the team of volunteers for the library’s Holiday Stroll. Visit http:bit.ly/17HONWY to register.
• Babies in Jammies — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13, ages birth to 11 months. Babies with their parents will enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, action playing, a short book, and play time.
• Zombie Ponies — 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, teens. Learn how to take your tiny friends and make them into brain-hungry ponies. All materials will be provided.
• Game On — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25, teens. Join in the teen area and play games on the Nintendo Wii.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, ages 7 through 12. Sign up for 15 minutes of reading time with a therapy dog.
• Day of the Dead: Tin Skull Milagros — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, teens. Celebrate the Day of the Dead Tin Skull Milagros. Learn what a milagro is and see examples of authentic tin ornaments from South America. Hand-emboss a milagro on metal using a wooden stylus and add color with permanent markers.
• Introduction to Ancestry.com — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, adults. Certified Genealogist Betty Warren will show how to research family history using Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.
• SAT/ACT Test Prep — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, teens. Learn how to use the library’s website to get to free online practice tests for the SAT and ACT.
• Foil Art — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, grades fourth and fifth. Make chic art with foil, glue, coloring pages and a secret ingredient.
• Introduction to Word — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, adults. A free computer class introducing adults to Microsoft Word.
• Teen Council — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, teens. Join teen council to help write grants for the 2014 teen summer reading program.
• Animal Adventures: Turtles — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. Naturalists from the Zion Nature Center will join librarians as they share their knowledge about local animals through read-aloud stories, rhymes, activities and an animal meet and greet.
• Explorers 500: Hibernation — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, grades kindergarten through third with a parent. Naturalists from the Zion Nature Center will join librarians with stories and hands-on activities.
• Safe-Sitter Class — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, ages 11 through 13. Cost is $55. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and handle children’s emergencies. Bring a sack lunch.
• Hope for Heroes — Saturday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Dec. 20. Residents may donate winter wear and personal care items for homeless veterans as part of the Hope for Heroes program, a project of the ESA Kappa Theta Chapter of Zionsville. Visit www.zionsville.lib.in.us to see what items are needed.
• Our Heroes’ Tree — Monday, Nov. 11, through Friday, Dec. 20. Zionsville residents of all ages 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.
• Health Benefits of Tea — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, adults. Tina Jesson, of Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen, talks about the health benefits associated with teas, herbal teas and spice blends. Samples will be provided.
• Introduction to Excel — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, adults. Free introductory computer class.
• Twilight Tales — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, ages 3 through 6. Wear pajamas, bring a pillow and enjoy cozy books and a craft.
• Harry Potter Trivia — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, teens. Test Harry Potter knowledge using Jeopardy-style buzzers and prizes. Space is limited.
• Leaf Man — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, ages 3 through 6. Read “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert and create a creature out of leaves.
• Book to Film Discussion Group: The Hunger Games — 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The film will be viewed and a discussion on the book by Suzanne Collins will follow. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
• K-Plus: Movement — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, kindergarteners. Burn off some after-school energy with words, music and moving objects.
• Acrylics on Canvas: Fall Pumpkin Painting — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, adults. Learn acrylic painting techniques with step-by-step instruction and create a fall pumpkin painting.
• Intermediate Excel — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, adults. A free intermediate level class for Microsoft Excel.
• Treasure Rocks — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, grades first through third. Hear about Sylvester’s magic pebble and Anansi’s moss covered rock before digging to find a magic rock.
• Night Crawlers — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, ages 12 through 24 months. Little ones and their parents will enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, action playing, a short book and play time.
• Scholastic Book Sale — Friday, Nov. 22, through Monday, Dec. 2. The Scholastic Book Sale enables the library to receive hundreds of new books for its collection and to be used as prizes for the summer reading program.
• Art Adventures: Mosaic Turkey — 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, ages 3 through 6. Decorate a masterpiece for a Thanksgiving display using seeds and other natural items.
• Turkey Tales — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, grades kindergarten through second. Enjoy turkey stories, games and a craft.
• Advent Calendar — 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, teens. Use wood, clothespins and glue to create a calendar that can hold larger items.
• Stone Soup — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, ages 3 through 6. Read the story and make stone stoup. Bring a canned good that would be a good addition to the soup such as beans, potatoes or corn.
• Tree Trimming Party — 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, teens. Help the library get ready for the holidays by decorating a tree in the teen area while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies.
• Closed for Thanksgiving — In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
• Author Visit at the Library: Reuben Rides the Rails — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, families with children ages 3 and older. Local author Barb McLaughlin will read her story about the Reuben Wells train, which is on display at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.
• Holiday Stroll “Home for the Holidays” — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Hop on the free trolley and enjoy holiday crafts, decorated trees, live music and special entertainment.
• The Friends of the Library Holiday Gift Boutique — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Residents will find handcrafted gift items and gently used holiday decorations during the one-day event. All proceeds help support library programs.
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.
Seniors services offers activities
Boone County Senior Services has scheduled the following activities:
• Fun and Fit for Over Fifty — 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at Zionsville Meadows, 675 S. CR 1000 E. Instructor Josh Dickey, energy wellness coordinator, will lead this exercise class.
• Art Class — 9:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Cost is $5 per class. Instructor Shirley Luttrell will work with any level of student and any medium.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, to the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Attendees must sign up prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Arrangements can be made for pickup at Anson.
• Lunch and Learn — noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. An open discussion regarding Medicare reform. Lunch, which is free to the first 30 registrants, will be provided by Morningside Senior Living Community.
• Travel Group — Dec. 2 through 6, to the Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza. Cost is $499 per person based on double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy prices are available. Cost includes round trip transportation; five days, four nights lodging; eight meals; and admission to seven Branson shows.
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.
SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., has two exhibits on display.
The Calligraphy Guild of Indiana will display calligraphy pieces created by guild members. The exhibit will be on display until Sunday, Nov. 9.
Also on display will be the Zionsville Unidentified Exhibition. The P.H. Sullivan Museum has a group of unidentified photographs that will be on display. Community members are asked to help identify the photographs.
Nature Center activities
The Zion Nature Center has planned the following events throughout November:
• Pumpkin Smashing — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Bring old pumpkins to smash and add to the compost pile.
• Indoor Fairy Gardens — 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, adults and teens. Learn how to create an indoor fairy garden. Expert Patty Anno from Altum’s will present creative ideas and instructions for designing and planting a fairy garden.
• Animal Superpowers — 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The Zion Nature Center will host ANIMALIA at Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. See the ways that animals have physically adapted to their environment to find food, protect themselves, hunt and attract a mate. Cost for admission is a monetary donation or nonperishable food items for the Zionsville Food Pantry.
• Animal Adventures: Turtles — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a fictional story and walk to the nature center to learn facts about turtles.
• Explorers 500: Hibernation — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, grades kindergarten through third with a parent. The librarians from Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and the nature center’s naturalist will share informational stories and hands-on activities.
• Sleepy Snakes and Tired Turtles — 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17 — Learn what happens to some of Indiana’s reptiles when the weather turns cold, and meet some of the reptiles face to face.
• Nature Center Closed — Saturday, Nov. 30.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950.
Computer collection event set at ZCHS
Zionsville Community High School French students have partnered with Wings for West Africa and Recycleforce, Inc., to hold a computer collection event.
The collection will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at ZCHS, 1000 Mulberry St.
Anything with a plug will be accepted. Usable computers will be refurbished, including erasing the hard drive, and shipped to rrual schools in Senegal. Other items will be turned over to Recycleforce, Inc., a state certified e-waste recycler.
Tax receipts will be available. A donation of $5 to $10 is requested for the recycling of televisions and CRT monitors.
Contact Wings for West Africa at 407-8289 or email@example.com for more information.
YAR hosts workshops
Youth as Resources, a program of the United Way of Central Indiana, will host several workshops to assist youth groups in applying for grants.
Workshops will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Thorntown Public Library, 124 N. Market St., Thorntown; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St.; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2625 Elm Swamp Road, Lebanon.
Up to $1,000 per grant is available in Boone County for youth who identify community needs and design projects that use their skills, creativity and energy to help others.
Groups may apply for funds to cover project expenses, materials, transportation and youth recognition. Groups must have an adult adivsor and a nonprofit sponsor, which may be a school, church, youth-serving or community agency.
The grant deadline is Friday, Jan. 24.
Visit www.uwci.org/events/county/boone or call Amy Hammerle at 765-483-0165 for more information and to R.S.V.P.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.