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.
• Step Into My Parlor exhibit now open. What did families do in the days before TV, computers, iPods? Step back in time when you enter an old-fashioned parlor and see for yourself how families spent their leisure time at the turn of the 20th century. See furniture, decorative arts and accessories popular at that time, straight from the Sullivan Museum collections. Exhibit runs until Saturday, May 30.
• “The Art of Love” exhibit now open at KellarMahaney Gallery, 270 So. Main St. Local amateur and professional artists who participated in the First Come, First Hung event showcase their artwork now until Saturday, Feb. 28.
• 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 Cunningham 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.
• Winter Search Party — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14 and 15, ages 5 and up. The stillness of winter fools us into thinking that not much is happening in nature. Join us as we find out otherwise by exploring the Zion Nature Center Sanctuary and discovering nature’s hidden treasures. Free.
• Winter Woodpeckers — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21 and 22. Many birds fly south seeking warmer weather for the winter, but not Indiana’s wonderful woodpeckers. Learn about these “hardheaded” birds and how to attract them to your yard during the winter. Make your own pinecone feeder to take home for $1.
• Animal Adventures: Woodpeckers — 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, ages 3 to 6. Lean fact and fiction about woodpeckers. Meet at the library at 1 p.m. for storytime then walk to the Zion Nature Center to learn some interesting facts about woodpeckers.
• Miss Diane’s Puppet Show — 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, ages 2 and up. Enjoy this fun nature-themed puppet show about Peter Rabbit and his mischievous antics as he prepares for Spring. A presentation by Diane Breier and her puppet pals. Free.
Boone County Senior Services offers programs/activities.
• Tax Assistance: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday through April 9, Boone County Senior Services, 515 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon, (765) 482-5220.
• Line dancing for beginners: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Friday through March 27. Join the fun and exercise as you learn line dancing basics. The course is taught by Teresa Russell, licensed instructor. Both country and upbeat traditional music will be featured.
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.
•AARP Tax Aide — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays now through 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.
• Angelina Dancerina — 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, for ages 3 to 6. Put on your tutus and ballet shoes, listen to Angelina Ballerina stories and dance the time away at the library.
• Melted Hearts — 10 a.m. for ages 3 to 6 and 1 p.m. for ages 7 to 12, Saturday, Feb. 14. Bring your yucky, old, broken crayons and we’ll turn them into a beautiful Valentine.
• Anime the Day Away — 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. Feb. 16, Lora Hussey Room. Teens may use their school holiday watching anime — Japanese animation — snacking and creating something that highlights popular anime characters.
• President’s Day Program: Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration Concert — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, Lora Hussey Room. All ages may enjoy this concert featuring a selection of Lincoln’s favorite tunes, hymns and assorted Civil War ditties. Guitarist Robin Harrison and the fiddlers and singers of folk music, the Granny Squares, will perform. Registration is suggested.
• Readers’ and Writers’ Series: Indiana Author Susan Neville — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, Lora Hussey Room. Adults. Author and Butler University English professor Susan Neville will discuss her latest book, “Sailing the Inland Sea,” which won the 2008 Best Book of Indiana Award. Neville will share her personal experiences writing the book that recounts conversations and visits with famous authors such as Kurt Vonnegut and Salman Rushdie.
• Paper Airplanes — 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, ages 8 to 12. Make some paper airplanes and see which will fly the farthest, the fastest and the fanciest.
• Knitting 101 — 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, ages 8 to 12. Learn the art of knitting, including how to cast on, the knit stitch and how to bind off. Bring size 8 knitting needles. Yarn will be provided.
• The Well-Crafted Mystery with Author Terence Faherty — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, Lora Hussey Room. Indianapolis author Terence Faherty will discuss the secrets to writing, marketing and publishing a mystery novel during this adult “Readers and Writers” series event.
• Love Bug — 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, for ages 1 and 2. Walkers and talkers are invited for stories, songs, finger plays and fun.
• Animal Adventure Series - Woodpeckers — 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, ages 3 to 6 with a parent. Meet at the library for storytime fun and then walk to the nature center to learn about the real animals.
Habitat steward training slated
Would you like to learn more about creating and maintaining a wildlife habitat? Want to put that knowledge to work with hands-on activity and in an advisory role? Then register to train and certify as a habitat steward with the National Wildlife Federation. Training will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb.12, 19 and 26, March 6 and 12, and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the IWF Office, 4715 W. 106th St., Zionsville. Cost is $45 for materials, manuals and snacks. Call the IWF office at 875-9453, 1-800-347-9442 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Village Arts and Study Club to meet
The Village Arts and Study Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the home of Joyce Povolock. Speaker Roger Povolock will give an “Oil Update.” Call Nancy at 873-4712 for more information.
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 email@example.com. The Indiana Wing of the Commemorative Air Force flies vintage aircraft and conducts air shows at Mt. Comfort Airport and around Indiana.
American Legion hosts V-Day party
Zionsville American Legion Post No. 79 will host a Valentine dinner dance Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Post, 9950 E. County Road 600 South Dinner will be served beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dancing to a DJ at 8 p.m. Cost is $5. Everyone is welcome. Call Bobby at 989-3552 for more information.
4-H Spring awards application due
All eligible Boone County 4-H members are encouraged to complete and return the spring awards application to the Extension Office by Feb. 15. A copy of this application was enclosed in the February/March newsletter. The application is also available on the Extension Office web site at www.ibccn.org/ces and can be found on the 4-H page. This application includes the science workshops, State Jr. Leader Conference, 4-H Roundup, State Fair Leadership Conference, as well as other trips and awards. A description of these activities can be found in the 4-H handbook. Contact the Extension office at 765-482-0750 for additional details or another copy of the application.
The Zionsville Women’s Tennis League announces its doubles only spring 2009 season. The season of two-hour weekly sessions will run on various days and times, by level, between Monday, April 6, and Friday, May 22. The cost is $20 and registration is due by Friday, Feb. 20. Registration forms are available at the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, 135 S. Elm St. Call 769-1118 for more information.
Tony Dungy to speak at Traders Point Christian Church
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy and other motivational speakers will deliver talks at “Dare to be Uncommon,” an event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 So. Indianapolis Road at I-65 and S.R. 334. Coach Dungy will discuss what it takes to achieve a life of significance and impact, and the uncommon paths that can lead individuals there. Additional speakers include author Stephen Arterburn, who will offer tools to overcome old wounds and “Reframe your Life;” Bill Dallas, a former real-estate developer who spent time in San Quentin prison, who will share principles that help individuals develop character in tough times; and Bill Butterworth, an author who believes that finding personal significance is finding out how we fit into the world. Music will be provided by local Christian singing duo Connersvine, and more workshops are slated for Sunday morning, Feb. 22.
Tickets are $15 and available at www.ccn.tv/dungy, or by calling 1-800-321-6781, ext. 79, or at Traders Point Christian Church itself.
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.
Newcomers and Friends hosts breakfast
Get rid of cabin fever by joining the Zionsville Newcomers and Friends group for coffee and breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the home of Linda Flynn. Rio Gossweiler will co-host. Friends and new neighbors always welcome. Call Susan Groen at 733-3012 if questions.
ZEF hosts luncheon and fashion show
Tickets are now on sale for the Zionsville Education Foundation’s third annual “In Style” luncheon and fashion show Thursday,
Feb. 26, at Boone Meadow School. Tickets are $50 and include a catered lunch from Sweet & Savory, a fashion show with clothing from Ballerinas and Bruisers, Charisma!, Wildcat Creek Outfitters and The Secret Ingredient.
Models will include PTO presidents, school principals, members of the Zionsville community, children and four-footed friends.
The event will include a silent auction featuring more than 100 items and experiences, including a tour and dinner at the Zionsville Fire Station and a Colts football autographed by Tony Dungy.
All money raised goes directly to Zionsville schools through classroom grants that promote academic excellence. Last year’s event raised more than $30,000 for this purpose. For tickets and additional information, contact the ZEF office at 733-4805 or visit zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org.
Ridgeway and Johnson return to Zionsville
They’re back. Ridgeway & Johnson, Grand Illusion & Escape Show returns to the Zionsville Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. This year’s show will feature the only 747 Jet Turbine illusion touring in the Western Hemisphere. Advance tickets are $10 and available at Marsh’s Boone Village and Michigan Road locations. Tickets are $12 at the door. This entertaining, fun family night will benefit the instrumental programs at Zionsville Community High School. A coffee house in the ZCHS cafeteria will follow the show and feature live music. Call Ann at 733-0229 or visit www.zboponline.com for more information.
Village Garden Club announces grants program
The Village Garden Club is 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.
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 one remaining workshop, 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.
Sheriffs’ Association scholarships available
Sheriff Ken P. Campbell is pleased to announce that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will award college scholarships to qualified high school seniors who will, or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. Approximately 40 $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.
Applicants must be Indiana residents, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, be a high school senior or already attending an Indiana college or university, and majoring in a law enforcement field as a full-time student.
Sheriff Campbell said, "I have had the honor of awarding ISA Scholarships to Boone County students the last several years. Please take advantage of this opportunity."
Applications are available from high school counselors and the sheriff’s office, or by writing to the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, P.O. Box 19127, Indianapolis, Ind. 46219. Applications must be received by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association on or before April 1.
Sorority to award scholarships
Psi Iota XI, a philanthropic sorority, is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship from Zionsville high school seniors who will be attending a four-year college or university. The scholarship is open to students pursuing any field, but special consideration may be given to those in the art, music or speech/hearing development areas. Applications will be evaluated on merit and are available at the Zionsville Community High School guidance office. Completed applications are due to that office not later than Friday, April 10. Call Denise Troyer at 626-8171 for more information.
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.
Girl Scouts seek Depression-era
Members of Zionsville Girl Scout Troop No. 249, working on a local history project to earn their Gold Award, are asking persons who lived in Indiana during the Great Depression to come forward with recipes and stories to contribute to the project. Please call Shelley Lakshmanan at 873-4801 if you feel you have something to contribute or have questions.