SullivanMunce offers acrylic class and requests vintage phones
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., offers several upcoming events. 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.
• History of the Telephone: A new exhibit opening in 2009. The museum is seeking vintage or antique telephones, toy telephones or telephone-related artifacts from individuals or organizations willing to loan or donate them to the museum for two years. Call Kay Cuningham at the museum for more information.
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.
• Groundhogs — 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, all ages. Join us for a fascinating look into the world of groundhogs. Learn folklore and facts in this interactive presentation. Free.
Boone County Senior Services offers programs/activities
• Tax Assistance: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday, Jan. 29 through April 9, Boone County Senior Services, 515 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon.
• Van trips: 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, Civic Theatre, Indianapolis; 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, Edinburgh Outlet Mall; and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, Indy Home Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Van trip attendees must call Boone County Senior Services at (765) 482-5220 to sign-up and receive information about costs.
• Widows’ Support Group: Noon, Thursday, Jan. 29, American Legion Hall, Lebanon; 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, Lebanon Denny’s.
• Eye Openers: A low vision support group, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, BCSS Community Room.
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.
• Batter Up! — 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, grades 3 to 5. Get ready for baseball season. Meet with “Free Baseball” author Sue Corbett and Zionsville residents Tom and Ryan Price who will discuss their love of the sport, as well as Tom’s extensive baseball card collection and Ryan’s work on the Zionsville Community High School baseball team.
• Junie B. Jones Book Discussion — 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, grades 1 to 3. Join Miss Laura and 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.
• Paws to Read — 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, ages 6 to 10. Share a book with a furry four-legged friend from TheraPets of Indiana. Register for your 15 minutes.
• Get Inspired — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, Computer Lab B. Get more out of the Internet with Inspire: Indiana’s Virtual Library. Participants will learn how to use this free Web site, which offers residents access to a suite of databases, including academic, business, health, magazines, science and more. Participants must know how to use a “mouse.”
• AARP Tax Aide — 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5 to April 9, Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman rooms. Taxpayers age 60 and older, as well as low-and middle-income earners, may visit the library for free income tax help on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations accepted. A list of required documents is available at the teen and adult reference desk or by calling 873-8341.
Free genealogy program
The Lebanon Public Library is offering a free genealogy program from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 in the Heritage Center, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon. Darlene Anderson will present “Making Sense of the Census” using Ancestry.com. Anderson is a board member of the Boone County Genealogical Society, a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Indiana Genealogical Society and a volunteer at the Boone County Historical Society. Call the Heritage Center at (765) 482-3460, ext. 261 for more information.
Duncan to perform Celtic program
Playing on folk harps he himself built, Tom Duncan will present the sounds of Scotland, Ireland and England, as well as his own compositions at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St. The program will feature folk, jazz, pop, classical and Indian-influenced music. The concert is free and open to the public; a good-will donation may be made and a reception will follow the concert.
Family Sock Hop on tap
A 1950s Family Sock Hop will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Boys and Girls Club West, 5964 S. 700 East, Whitestown. The event is sponsored by the Parents’ Council of the Village Dance Studio. The sock hop, which is open to the public, will include a bounce house, old fashioned root beer floats, games, dancing, a raffle and more.
All proceeds benefit the Village Dance Ensemble dance education trip and the Parents Council. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 per person, $30 for a family or group of six. At the door, tickets are $15 and $35.
Reserve your tickets now at 769-2223 or www.villagedancestudio.com
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 Feb. 28.
Poetry on Brick Street
Poetry on Brick Street presents Dan Carpenter reading his own poetry at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at a new venue, G. Simone’s cafe, 120 S. Main St. Carpenter has published poetry and fiction in Illuminations, Poetry East, Southern Indiana Review, Maize, Flying Island, Pith, The Laurel Review, and other journals. An open mike session will follow. For information, call Barry Harris at 733-1811. The group meets the first Thursday of each month.
Library slates book sale
A Winter Book Sale will take place Friday, Feb. 6, through Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, sponsored by the Zionsville Friends of the Library. Books, tapes, cassettes, CDs and DVDs will be on sale in the Program Room of the library. A preview sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 is the first opportunity to make purchases. Admission for the preview sale is $5 per adult. Shoppers must use the first floor entrance at 250 N. Fifth St. because the preview is after-hours. The sale will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. There is free admission on Saturday or Sunday. Shoppers may buy a grocery bag of books for $10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; on Sunday, the same bag will cost $5.
40s-style Valentine Dinner Dance slated
A 17 piece Big Band Orchestra will be featured at a 40s-style Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at Indianapolis Executive Airport, Montgomery Aviation Hanger, 29 East State Road 32. The event is a fundraiser for the Commemorative Air Force. Dinner will be followed by dancing to a live band in a hanger containing vintage aircraft and vehicles. The evening will also include a costume and dance contest and a silent auction. The cost is $40 per person; $75 per couple. For reservations, call Carl Winkler at 769-4487 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Indiana Wing of the Commemorative Air Force flies vintage aircraft and conducts air shows at Mt. Comfort Airport and around Indiana.
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.
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 email@example.com.
4-H exchange opportunities available
The Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program is seeking families interested in serving as hosts for youth from Japan the weeks of July 23 through Aug. 15. Applications, which must be completed by April 15, are available at www.four-h.purdue.edu.
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