Drop Christmas Trees at Starkey Park
Zionsville residents may take their Christmas trees to the Starkey Park parking lot (off Sugarbush Drive) from now until Jan. 19. The trees will be chipped into mulch and given to Zionsville residents. Only trees may be dropped off. No wreaths, roping, tree stands, ornaments, plastic, nails or wire will be accepted. Call the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department at 733-2273 for more information.
Arts club meets Friday
The Village Arts & Study Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at Hoosier Village, 5300 W. 96th St., Indianapolis. The hostess is Mary Catherine Sample. Call 873-4712 for more information.
Programs at Zion Nature Center
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., will have several classes and events this month. Call the Nature Center at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenter.org for more information or to register for classes.
• It’s a Snow Day! — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10 and 11. All ages. Join us for a cup of hot chocolate as we have some fun with snow crafts, stories and games. Free.
• Water Management for Gardeners — 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. Adults. The program will cover how a gardener can positively affect the quality and quantity of the local water supply. This slide presentation by Myrene Brown will cover rain barrels, green roofs, water-friendly garden practices and Myrene’s personal favorite, the rain garden. Free. Please register on the Nature Center Web site.
• Puppet Show: “Frosty and the Forest Animals.” — 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 17. Ages 2 and older. Enjoy this fun nature-themed puppet show about “Frosty the Snowman,” presented by Diane Breier and her puppet pals. Free.
• New Exhibit: Mammals on the Move — through February. Get a close-up view of the collection of taxidermy mammals, mammal puppets and toys in this interactive, fun and educational exhibit for even the little ones. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Zionsville.
SullivanMunce offers programs, exhibits
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., will host “First Come, First Hung,” which is exactly what its name implies. The first 40 artists through the doors on Saturday, Jan. 10, will automatically be accepted into the popular exhibit that gives both amateur and professional artists the opportunity to showcase their work at the gallery between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28. The 2009 theme is “The Art of Love.” All submissions should depict or illustrate the theme. Entry date is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 10. The opening reception is from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. Call the center at 873-4900 or visit www.sullivanmunce.org for more information.
Smoking cessation classes offered
Tobacco Free Boone County offers smoking cessation classes beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Eagle Church, 5801 S. County Road 650 East, Whitestown.
The classes are free and offered to all Boone County residents. Nicotine replacement patches are also available free to class participants.
Contact D. Bennington at (765) 482-6099 or e-mail email@example.com for more information. Classes are sponsored by TFBC, Boone County Health Dept., Boone County Cancer Society and the Boone County Local Coordinating Council.
‘Team in Training’ information meeting
The Indiana Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Team in Training’ is the world’s largest endurance sports training program. It provides training to run or walk a whole or half-marathon, or participate in a triathlon or cycling event. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, the group will have an information meeting in the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library meeting room for those interested in finding out more about the program and the events for which it prepares individuals. Those include the OneAmerica 500 Mini-Marathon, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, Elkhart Lake Triathlon and more. Call Mallory Underwood, Indiana Team in Training campaign coordinator, at 726-2275, ext. 207, or go to www.teamintraining.org/in for more information.
Fill the Nest night slated
The Zionsville Athletic Booster Club will host its annual Fill the Nest event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Zionsville Community High School cafeteria (use southwest parking lot, entrance No. 37). Fill the Nest is a community pre-game meal and silent auction before and during basketball games. A Chipotle burrito dinner will be served; the JV game will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $6 in advance at the ZHS, ZMS and ZWMS Athletic Department offices or Kern Brothers Shoes in Boone Village. Tickets at the door will be $7.
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library events
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., has several upcoming events. Registration is required for each children’s class and some adult programs. Call 873-3149 to register.
• Snowy Fun — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, ages 1 to 2. A snow-themed story program, including songs, finger plays and read-alouds.
• Penguin Pizzazz — 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, ages 3 to 6. A story program about those well-suited animals. Songs, puppets and stories will be included; waddling is allowed.
• Winter Storytime — The winter session of storytime runs from Jan. 12 to Feb. 13, for ages birth through 6.
• Tea Education 101! — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, Lora Hussey Room. Donna Yarema, owner of TeaPots ‘N Treasures, presents an introductory class on the art of tea. Yarema will provide a variety of hand-packed, hand-blended gourmet teas for participants to sample and teapots and supplies available for purchase.
• Pastel Painting — 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, for ages 7 to 12. Try your hand at creating a beautiful picture using pastel chalk.
• Lego-Mania! — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19. A day off from school can turn into a day of building something fantastic — with Legos. Children ages 5 to 12 may work alone or in teams to create a building-block masterpiece using the library’s extensive collection of Legos.
PEACZ sets meeting
PEACZ, the Parent Education and Advisory Council of Zionsville, a not-for-profit organization providing education, training, resources and support to families of children with special needs invites such persons to meet for support and conversation at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 24, and March 18, at the Oak Street Starbucks, across from McDonald’s. Call 607-0884 with questions.
Learning network offers classes
The Boone County Learning Network offers the following upcoming classes:
• Keyboarding: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23, March 2 and 9, WorkOne Office, Lebanon. Cost: $59. Pick up tips on better typing skills and improve speed while using the computer.
• MS Word: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 16, 23 and 30, WorkOne Office, Lebanon. Cost: $89. Create, format and save documents. Work with basic formatting as well as adding tables and graphics.
• Intermediate Excel: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, WorkOne Office, Lebanon Wednesdays. Cost: $99
• Beginning Excel: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, WorkOne Office, Lebanon. Cost: $99
• American Sign Language: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 9, Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., Zionsville. Cost: $69. Ages 13 to 17 may attend with a paying adult (18+) for $39. American Sign Language is the fourth most commonly used language in the United States. Learn the manual alphabet, names, numbers, nouns and more.
• In Your Own Defense: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 18, Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Cost: $15. A one-session workshop focusing on personal self defense tactics for women.
Senior Classes (Seniors classes take place at Boone County Senior Services, 515 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon)
• Computer Skills for Seniors: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3. Cost: $39. Create, save and print spreadsheets to track meds, address books, budgets and more!
• FREE! Internet Basics: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3. Understand the Internet and Web.
• Basic Word Processing: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Create documents like letters, poems, memos and more! Thursdays, January 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5. Cost: $39.
Call Audra Poe, Executive Director Boone County Learning Network, Purdue Extension-Boone County, at (765) 481-1250 or visit www.boonelearning.net.
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