SullivanMunce offers programs/activities
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.
• 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 S. Main St. Local amateur and professional artists who participated in the First Come, First Hung event showcase their artwork now until Saturday, Feb. 28.
• Boone County artists are invited to submit a piece of artwork depicting gardens. The winning entry will be used on signs, banners, invitations and advertising to promote “The Gardens of Zionsville” the weekend of June 13 and 14. Artwork must be delivered to the SullivanMunce Cultural Center by Saturday, Feb. 28; the winner will be chosen on Monday, March 2.
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.
• 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. Learn 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.
Senior Services offers activities
• 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.
• 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.
Meet state legislators
Local statehouse officials will be featured at a Legislative Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Lora Hussey Room of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St.
Attendees may meet local state legislators and enjoy a continental breakfast during this free drop-in program. The following officials have been invited to attend: State Representatives Cindy Noe, District 87; Jeff Thompson, District 28; and Jacqueline Clements, District 38. State Senators Jim Buck, District 21, and Phil Boots, District 23. Participants must enter the library through the Fifth St. entrance for the event.
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 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.
• 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.
• Public Meeting — Thursday, Feb. 19, Lora Hussey Room. Policy and Personnel Committees, 6 p.m.; board meeting with president of Lebanon Public Library, 6:30 p.m., regular monthly board meeting, 7:30; executive session of the library board, immediately following regular board meeting.
• 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.
Summer travel offered to middle-schoolers
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in Room 615 of Zionsville West Middle School, there will be a meeting of parents of Zionsville sixth-, seventh- or eighth-graders interested in an 11-day trip this June to Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Teachers Diane Aurand and Janet Ostendorf have openings for eight more students and/or parents. E-mail Aurand at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ostendorf at email@example.com with questions.
Women’s Club of Zionsville to meet
Gay Burkhart will be hostess for the 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, meeting of the Women’s Club of Zionsville. Assisting her will be Mrs. Diney Wharry.
The program will be “Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul: Heartwarming Stories,” and will be given by Mrs. Kathie Lingafelter.
American Legion hosts pizza night
Pizza Night will take place at American Legion Post No. 79 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the legion hall, 9950 E. County Road 600 South. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, the evening features pizza, barbecue pizza, bread sticks, Disney movies and board games for the children. The cost is $9.
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. 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.
Bluebird Society to meet
The Boone County Bluebird Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Boone REMC Community Room, 1207 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. The group will discuss how to attract bluebirds, monitor the boxes, and deal with challenges. Literature and nesting boxes will be available. Open to the public. Call 769-3416 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ZEF hosts luncheon and fashion show
Tickets are 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 and 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. Call the ZEF office at 733-4805 or visit zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org for tickets.
Village Garden Club announces grants
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.
Order your Easter eggs now
Psi Iota Xi, a local volunteer organization, is taking orders for chocolate Easter eggs now. Each egg is handmade using four ounces of peanut butter, maple cream or butter cream, then covered with milk chocolate. The eggs are $2.50 each. Each egg is individually wrapped for gift giving. Call Kristen Woodworth at 873-0966 to place your order by Tuesday, March 3.
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 arts, 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 no later than Friday, April 10. Call Denise Troyer at 626-8171 for more information.
4-H exchange opportunities
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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