Learning network offers classes
The Boone County Learning Network offers the following upcoming classes:
• Intermediate Excel: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, WorkOne Office, 125 Lakeshore Drive, Lebanon. Cost: $99
• Computer Basics: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, WorkOne Office, Lebanon. Cost: $49. Improve basic computer skills needed to operate a computer comfortably.
• Yahoo! E-mail: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9, WorkOne Office, Lebanon. Cost: $39. Create an e-mail account, write a message, forward, reply and attach documents.
• 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.
• 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)
• Basic Word Processing: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, January 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5. Create documents like letters, poems, memos and more. Cost: $39.
• FREE! Computer Basics: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 17, 24, March 3 and 10. Improve basic computer skills needed to operate a computer comfortably.
• Yahoo! E-mail: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 17, 24, March 3 and 10. Cost: $39. Create a new message, forward, reply, add signatures and address book entries.
• Keyboarding: 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 23, March 2, 9 and 16. Cost: $39. Pick up tips on better typing skills and improve your speed.
Call Audra Poe, executive director Boone County Learning Network, Purdue Extension-Boone County, at (765) 481-1250 or visit www.boonelearning.net.
Scholarship deadline approaches
Thursday, Jan. 15, is the deadline for seniors enrolled in Boone County 4-H to apply for Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships; 4-H Club scholarships and 4-H Accomplishment scholarships.
Applications are due by 4 p.m. at the Boone County Extension Office in the Boone County Farm Bureau Inc. Community Building, 1300 E. County Road 100 South, Lebanon.
Applications are available at the extension office or on the Web at www.ibccn.org/ces. The extension office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call Tony Carrell, extension education for 4-H Youth Development, at (765) 482-0750.
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.
• 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.
• Turtles: A Long Winter’s Nap — 1 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 18 and 25. All ages. Come learn some interesting facts about hibernation and box turtles. Meet some of these sleepy reptiles as we check on them during hibernation. Free. Optional turtle crafts.
• Creature Feature: ‘Indiana Jim’s Reptile Experience’ — 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. All ages. Join Indiana Jim and many reptiles and amphibians for an interactive and educational experience. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of herpetology, Jim’s lively program will appeal to people of all ages. The program is free; the Kiwanis Club of Zionsville is the sponsor.
• Groundhogs — 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. All ages. Take a fascinating look into the world of groundhogs. Folklore and facts will be revealed during this interactive presentation. Free.
SullivanMunce offers programs, exhibits
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., will have several events this month. Call the center at 873-4900 or visit www.sullivanmunce.org for more information.
• Acrylic Painting — 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays now to Feb. 25. Students will learn the basics of acrylics or expand their current knowledge. Experiment with the many techniques possible with this versatile paint medium. John P. Hanks instructs. Cost: $270/$295 (members/non-members). Supplies are additional.
‘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.
Library offers 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.
• One Book, One Town Suggestions — Now through Jan. 31 the library is asking for suggestions for the 2009 One Book, One Town book selection. The whole Village, from teens to adults, should be able to read and enjoy the featured book. All recommendations will be reviewed. Special consideration will be given to suggestions that include how the book impacted a life, sparked in-depth discussions or how it has a special connection to Zionsville. Submit suggestions in person or online via the ask-a-librarian service at www.zionsville.lib.in.us.
• Winter Storytime — The winter session of storytime runs now to Feb. 13, for ages birth through 6.
• 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.
• Zumba! — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, Mayfield North and South Rooms. Keep that New Year’s resolution by joining Dorit Tomandl for this introductory Zumba fitness class. Participants will learn the basics of Zumba, an aerobic dance exercise that combines the moves and music of samba, salsa and merengue.
• Heritage Scrapbooking Your Family History — 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, Lora Hussey Room. Instructor Lisa Sipes will demonstrate archival techniques that will help participants create a family photo and memento scrapbook. Each participant will be provided with supplies and decorations to create one heritage scrapbooking page with memorabilia brought from home.
• Parachute Play — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for children 3 to 6 and 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for children 7 to 12, Friday, Jan. 23. Make waves, bounce balls in the air and get caught under the chute. Children 3 to 12 may enjoy this standard from gym class and get a little exercise too. Space is limited.
• Stitch’n at the Library — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. Knitters and crocheters 8 to 12 may bring their own yarn and needles to the library for some stitching fun. Participants may use this monthly program to learn a new stitch, work on a project or show off a finished piece. Sessions will continue Feb. 23, March 23 and April 27. Space is limited.
• Classic Movie: ‘The General,’ featuring Buster Keaton — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Lora Hussey Room. Don’t miss the hilarious antics of Buster Keaton in this silent 1927 film set during the Civil War. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Roger Lippincott. A film discussion, moderated by film historian and preservationist Eric Grayson, will follow.
The Community Foundation of Boone County is seeking nominations for the Lionel Dubay Sports Award. The award honors Dubay, who was a vital, active parent and supporter of youth sports in Zionsville during his life. The award is presented to a coach, team mom, or active supporter of Zionsville youth sports.
Letters of nomination should describe the contributions the nominee has made to youth sports. Send them to Community Foundation of Boone County, P.O. Box 92, Zionsville, 46077. Include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, if possible. Nominations are due by Jan. 15. The award includes a plaque and a cash donation to the winner’s youth sports organization of choice. Presentations will be made at the Greater Zionsville Chamber of Commerce dinner Jan. 30, at the Palomino Ball Room, 481 S. County Road 1200 East.
hosts pizza night
American Legion Post No. 79 Ladies Auxiliary will have its monthly pizza night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Post, 9950 E. County Road 600 South. Pizza, barbecue pizza and bread sticks will cost $9; a Walt Disney movie will be shown and board games will be available for play.
Call 873-3105 for more information.
Legislators visit county
The Boone County Chamber of Commerce’s first Legislative Breakfast will be 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Witham Health Services dining room, 2605 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. There is no charge for this event, which gives participants an opportunity to meet and ask questions of their representatives in the Indiana General Assembly.
Fill the Nest night
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 ZCHS, ZMS and ZWMS Athletic Department offices or Kern Brothers Shoes in Boone Village. Tickets at the door will be $7.
Drop Christmas Trees at Starkey Park
Zionsville residents may take their Christmas trees to the Starkey Park parking lot (off Sugarbush Drive) 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.
Relay for Life kick-off meeting slated
Zionsville’s Relay for Life will have its 2009 kick-off meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Pleasant View Elementary School library. Team Captains will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; the committee will meet from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Contact Dennis Barrow at 696-3939 or email@example.com for more information.
Market Day offers prizes in January
Persons purchasing Market Day foods during January will be entered for a chance to win a cruise onboard the Disney Wonder or one of more than 1,000 other prizes. Winners will be selected every week. Visit www.marketday.com (acct. No. 5941) for the entire selection of Market Day foods. All orders benefit the Zionsville High School band and orchestra programs. Order forms are due by Tuesday, Jan. 20; online orders may be placed until noon Wednesday, Jan. 21. Contact Dusky Loebel at 733-0615, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamie Leahy at 873-2962, email@example.com with questions or to place orders. Order pickup will be Monday, Jan. 26 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the ZCHS cafeteria.
The Purdue Alumni Club of Boone County will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Brewhouse Sports Grille, 1576 W. Oak St. to watch the Purdue vs. Minnesota Big Ten basketball game. No reservations are needed; snacks and drinks of your choice may be purchased.
Call Joan at 769-4483 with questions.
Sitter classes offered
The Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville will offer a Safe Sitter Class from 9 am to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and Feb. 28. Children must be between 11 and 13 years old to attend. Sign up at the club on 1575 Mulberry St. Sign-up deadline is the Tuesday prior to each class. Cost is $55 per person and the limit is 10 persons per class. If there are fewer than six participants, the class will be canceled and individuals notified. Call 317-873-6670 with questions.
Workshops help youth groups apply
Youth as Resources, a program of United Way of Central Indiana, is accepting grant applications now through Monday, March 15, for community service projects designed and managed by Boone County youth groups. Grants of up to $1,200 will be funded. Additional grants for health and fitness projects are available through Fit City Youth Campaign. And a new Safe Student initiative addressing teen suicide, dating violence, drinking and driving and Internet safety is being funded by Fox 59 and the McCormick Foundation.
Information about the application process and project funding for these programs will be provided at three workshops for teens and adults. They will be: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 North Fifth St., Zionsville; 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at the Thorntown Public Library, 124 North Market St., Thorntown; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, Boone County REMC, 1207 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. Call Amy Hammerle at (765) 482-9014 for more information or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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