Programs at Zion Nature Center upcoming
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.
• 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.
• Create 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.
• Turtles: A Long Winter’s Nap — 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 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.
• 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 acrylic class
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., offers 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.
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.
• 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 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. Knitters and crocheters 8 -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.
• Readers’ Theater Club — 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24 and April 24, for ages 8 to 11. A great read-aloud activities and introduction to drama.
• 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.
• Batter Up! — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Author Sue Corbett will discuss her book “Free Baseball,” a Young Hoosier Book Award finalist, with students in grades 3 to 5. Zionsville residents Tom and Ryan Price will be on hand to discuss their love of the sport, which is demonstrated by Tom’s extensive baseball card collection and Ryan’s work on the field as a member of the Zionsville Community High School baseball team. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
• Junie B. Jones Book Discussion — 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, for grades 1 to 3. Join Miss Laura as we watch Junie B. grow up through her stories. Bring a picture of yourself doing something and create your own memory book while sharing funny stories about growing up. Registration required.
• Paws to Read — 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 for ages 6 to 10. Share a book with a furry four-legged friend from TheraPets of Indiana. Register for your 15 minutes.
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 873-6670 with questions.
College counseling workshop on tap
James P. Fadely, Ph.D., an experienced prep school director of college counseling, will offer a college counseling workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31 in the conference room of Old National Bank, 385 S. Main St.
The workshop will cover how and when to conduct the college search; college admission options; how colleges make admission decisions; how to structure a college list; application strategies; college visits; standardized testing; scholarships and financial aid, and the state of college admission today. A question and answer period will follow. Call Dr. Fadely at 573-9906 or e-mail him at JPFadely@comcast.net for information on cost and registration. Attendance is limited.
Village Garden Club meeting and grants program announced
The Village Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 in the Hussey Room of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St. The film “In Celebration of Trees” will be shown. Guests are welcome.
The club is also accepting applications for grants of up to $250 for the beautification of public areas in Zionsville. Contact Marcia Meury, club president, at 873-9274 by Jan. 28.
Workshops help youth groups apply for grants
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 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.
Legislators visit county
The Boone County Chamber of Commerce’s second Legislative Breakfast will be 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. 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.
Firefighter’s ball returns
This year’s Zionsville Fire Department Firefighter’s Ball & Awards Banquet begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. and the ball at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Palomino Ballroom, 481 S. County Road 1200 East in Zionsville.
This semi-formal evening will include hand-carved beef, parmesan crusted chicken, shrimp shooters, gourmet chocolate favors, ZFD awards, silent auction items, dancing and drinks in a custom ZFD glass.
Tickets are $40 each. Call 873-5358 to R.S.V.P. or stop by the Zionsville Fire Department, 100 N. Ford Road, by Feb. 4. No tickets will be available at the door.
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