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.
• Spring Break Art Camp — Register now for Spring Break Art Camps for Kids. Campers will participate in a week-long, multi-media experience creating animal drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more. Youngsters also will study animal art created from the Oaxacan animals of Mexico to Netsuke miniature animal sculptures from Japan.
Full day camp, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is offered for children 7 to 11; children from 4 to 6 can experience half-day camp from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact SullivanMunce for fees and more information.
• Opening Reception for “Go Figure” exhibition — Join us from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, as we celebrate the opening of an exhibit of 2D works by artists Caroline Mecklin, Jim Gerard, Judy Leiviska, Tim Engelland, Austin Pittman and Vandra Pentecost. The exhibit also includes sculptures by Matthew Davey, Jacob Dobson and Pat Mack. The works showcase a variety of styles in a wide range of media celebrating figurative art. The exhibit will run from Friday, March 6 through Saturday, April 25.
Nature Center plans events
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/camps.
• Garden Editing — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, adults. Myrene Brown’s presentation will show you how just a bit of editing will help decrease maintenance. Free.
• Summer Camps — Open registration begins Saturday, March 7 at the Nature Center. For children entering grades K to 3, there’s Nature Navigators Summer Camp. Register children for morning sessions, 8:30 a.m. to noon, or afternoon sessions, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the weeks of June 8-12 or June 15-19. How about Biologist Boot Camp for campers entering grades 4 and 5? It runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 22 to 26. Fee for either camp is $85 for first child, $75 for siblings. Must register in person Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
• Great Blue Herons — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, ages 5 and older. Come to a program and learn more about these elegant birds which are native to Indiana. Free.
• Trash to Craft — 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, all ages. Learn creative ways to recycle those old crayons, puzzles, cardboard and more. Free.
Library hosts activities
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.
• Maple Sugaring — 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, grades 1 through 5. Students will serve in three roles in this tasty, hands-on learning program. First, they’ll be naturalists who follow the process for making real maple syrup, from tree to table. Next, they’ll cook up mouth-watering pancakes. Finally, they’ll be taste-testers, the most fun of all. A variety of syrups will be sampled on those hot pancakes.
• Feet, Feet, Feet — 4 p.m. Friday, March 6, ages 4 to 7. Join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss by getting on our feet and dancing, stomping and painting. Oh, the feet we’ll meet.
• Civil War Love Letter Quilt — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Lora Hussey Room. Words on cloth warmed the bodies and hearts of many Civil War soldiers. Now, attendees may learn how to recreate the lost art of the Civil War love letter quilt while hearing about the history and touching tales behind them. Instructor Bonnie Carter will lead participants to build a sample, hand-sewn quilt block. All materials provided for this Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial program.
• Books over Coffee — noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, Olive Hoffman Room. Take a break, bring a sack lunch and join other book lovers to talk about favorite authors and the latest novels. This drop-in, informal group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Coffee and treats are provided.
• Famous Hoosier Women — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, Lora Hussey Room. Indianapolis journalist and author Nelson Price will present on several famous, contemporary and historic Hoosier women, including Jane Pauley, Madam C.J. Walker, Carole Lombard, Nancy Noël and more.
• Iron Man — 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, ages 7 to 12. Junior scientists will discover just how nutritious popular breakfast cereals really are during this educational story program for youth aged 7 to 12. Hands-on experiments and games will be featured.
• Library closes early — The library will close at 5 p.m. March 19 to allow staff to attend the annual recognition dinner.
Woman’s Club meets
The Woman’s Club of Zionsville will hold its March 6 meeting in the home of Mrs. William Quayle; Mrs. David Malcom will be assisting. “Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul” is the program presented by Mrs. John Edmonson, with introductions by Mrs. John Huber.
Junior Pork Day is March 7
The Purdue Animal Science Department will host Jr. Pork Day Saturday, March 7. The event will take place on the campus of Purdue University. 4-H swine project members and other interested youth are encouraged to attend. Call Brian Richert of the Animal Science Department at Purdue by calling at (765) 494-4837.
Register to donate
Michael Treinen lost his battle with leukemia in 2008 just a few days shy of his 20th birthday. Michael was a lacrosse player with strong ties to the Zionsville lacrosse community, which supported him and surrounded him with love during his illness. His family has set up the Michael Treinen Foundation, which partners with the American Cancer Society to find donors for the national bone marrow registry. The public is invited to “Bone Marrow Registry Day” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Zionsville West Middle School, 5565 S. County Road 700 East, at I-65 and State Road 334.
The process takes about 15 minutes and consists of a simple mouth swab. Call Claire Poindexter at 506-3114 with questions.
Concert band to perform
The Zionsville Concert Band will perform a free concert, “Marches, Broadway and More” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.
Call John Richardson at 727-4667 or visit www.zionsvilleband.com for more information.
Adaptive riding session slated
Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding, Zionsville, has scheduled a spring adaptive riding session for Monday, March 16. Volunteer training will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 9.
Call 769-5161 or visit www.morningdovetrc.org to register.
Arts Club meets
The Village Arts and Study Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13. Hostess is Nancy Kuper; speaker is Sue Ritz, executive director of Boone County Senior Services Inc. Call Nancy at 873-4712 for more information.
Theater puts on ‘The Chalk Garden’
“The Chalk Garden,” by British playwright Enid Bagnold, will be the first play of the 2009 season for Center Stage Community Theater of Lebanon. The production will run Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. from March 13 through March 29 at CSCT, 604 Powell St., Lebanon. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
The play was first presented in England in 1955 and made into a 1964 movie with Deborah Kerr, and Hayley and John Mills. It centers around a wealthy, elderly woman, her disenchanted daughter and spoiled granddaughter, an eccentric manservant and a mysterious governess. There’s a garden on which the elderly woman dotes, but which produces almost nothing because the soil is mostly chalk; hence, the title. Call (765) 894-5587 for reservations.
Safe Sitter classes offered
The Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville is offering a Safe Sitter class for 11 to 13 year olds 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the club, 1575 Mulberry St. Register and pay $55 in advance at the club. Call 873-6670 for more information.
Lincoln Day Dinner slated
The annual Lincoln Day Dinner, sponsored by the Boone County Republican Party will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at Lumiere du corps Resort, 6100 S. County Road 275 East, Lebanon. Dinner speaker will be conservative talk-show host Greg Garrison, an attorney and host of WIBC’s Greg Garrison Show.
Dinner tickets are $25 per person. Gold and silver table sponsorships with preferred seating for eight are also available. Reservation deadline is March 14. Call Debbie Ottinger (765) 482-7418 or Tom Easterday (317) 873-2134 for information.
Register for ROCK summer programs
Registration for the ROCK summer camp will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, at Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, for 2008 summer camp participants only. Open registration begins Monday, April 6, by appointment only. The camp, for children in grades K-6, will run from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 8 to Aug. 14.
Call Dyke Wilson or Lynn Prust at 733-4081 or log onto www.zumcrock.org for more information.
Shamrock Shindig slated
A “Shamrock Shindig,” the annual dinner-dance and auction sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville will take place Saturday evening, March 14, at the Indianapolis Colts Complex. The event will feature live music by Living Proof, cocktail hour and dinner, and a silent and live auction. Attire is cocktail dress, with kilts optional. Tickets are $100 per person, and proceeds will go to Boys and Girls Club programs to benefit youth.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the club at 873-6670. Call this number to sponsor a table or to donate items for the auction.
Z’Friends meets March 19
The Z’Friends Organization will hold a “Sit and Stitch” continental breakfast Thursday, March 19, at the home of Ruth Eskilson at 1495 Village Walk Drive. Diane Selby will teach anyone interested how to knit or crochet. All are welcome. Call Ruth by Tuesday, March 17, at 733-8774 for reservations.
Register for ZUMC summer program
The Children’s Learning Program of Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, is accepting applications for a summer program for children ages 1 through kindergarten from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday from June 9 to July 30.
Call Children’s Learning Program at 873-5706 for more information.
Tri Kappa scholarships offered
The Zionsville Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will award three $800 scholarships this spring. Two are for Zionsville Community High School seniors; the third will be given to a student entering his or her sophomore year of college. Selection of the recipients will be based on academic achievement, strong goals for the future, extracurricular activities, work experience and volunteer service. Applications must be in by Monday, April 6. Call Molly Kincaide at 873-0023 for more information.
Sorority to award scholarships
Psi Iota XI, a philanthropic sorority, is accepting applications for a $1000 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.
Tennis leagues forming
The Team Witsken ladies 2.5 tennis league is forming for the spring season. Matches will be played at
6:30 p.m. on Mondays May 11 through July 20 at Zionsville Middle School and at Zionsville West Middle School.
There is a $55 fee which includes balls, court fees and tournament prizes. Checks are due to Team Witsken, 1933 S. County Road 825 East, Zionsville, IN 46077 by April 14.
The Team Witsken Men’s Advanced summer league is a new league for men at the 4.0 to 5.5 playing level. A draft will take place on April 26 for doubles teams. Matches will be played on Sundays at
2 p.m. May 31 through July 25 at various sites including Zionsville Middle School, University High School, Bridgewater Club, Riviera Club, Meridian Hills Country Club and Stonewick. The cost is $65, which includes prizes. Checks are due to Team Witsken, 1933 S. County Road 825 East, Zionsville, IN 46077 by April 1.
Call Rick Witsken at 372-1656 or email email@example.com for more information.
Quilt Show opens next month
The Boone County Extension Homemakers are making plans for a Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 in the Witham Health Services Pavilion at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. Needed for display are quilts new or antique, wall hangings, and quilted clothing. Pre-registration is required and is due by April 17. Information and forms are available at area libraries, the Boone County Extension office and www.ibccn.org/ces/ or by calling the Boone County Extension Office at (765) 482-0750.
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