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, Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3. 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.
• “Step into my Parlor,” pre-school program — At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11 and Friday, March 13, children ages 4 and 5 are invited to pretend they are a “lady” or “gentleman” living in the days before television and computer. The event is free and registration required.
Register for Maplelawn camp
Applications for summer camp at Maplelawn Farmstead are being accepted now. The historic farmstead depicts life on a farm during the days of the Great Depression of the 1930s, and is located just west of Mulberry Fields on Whitestown Road.
The day camp, specifically designed for children entering grades 4-6, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the weeks of July 6 to 10 and Aug. 3 to 7.
The cost is $180 per week. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for registration information.
Drop your Crocs at
Are your Crocs shoes too small or worn out? Recycle them at Eagle Elementary School, 350 N. Sixth St. now through Friday, April 10. Drop them into the PTO “Croc” box in the school lobby during school hours. The shoes will be sent to SolesUnited, an organization which will sort, clean, and grind them into material for new shoes. Once manufactured, the new shoes will be sent to people in need all over the world.
Check out solesunited.com or call Katie Barnes, Eagle Elementary PTO, at 733-9983.
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.
• Iron Man — 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, ages 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.
• Animal Adventure Series: Salamanders — 1 p.m. Friday, March 27 for 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.
Lenten program offered
The Wings Ladies Club of St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1870 W. Oak St. Zionsville, is hosting a portrayal of Peter, the fisherman, by professional storyteller, Larry Holycross at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. This is a one-man monologue of Peter’s encounters with Jesus prior to Pentecost.
Village Arts and Study Club to meet
The Village Arts and Study Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13. Hostess is Nancy Kuper; speaker is Sue Ritz, director, Boone County Senior Services. Call Nancy at 873-4712 for more information.
Community 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.
Call (765) 894-5587 for reservations.
Turn trash into craft
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., will have Trash to Craft from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, all ages. Drop by any time as we convert “trash to craft” from items you might otherwise throw away. This free event will give you the opportunity to learn creative ways to recycle those old crayons, puzzles, cardboard, and more. Call the Nature Center at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenter.org for more information or to register for classes/camps.
Safe Sitter classes
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 Spa and Salon, 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. . Reservation deadline is March 14. Call Debbie Ottinger (765) 482-7418 or Tom Easterday 873-2134 for more information.
Register for ROCK
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. 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.
Meet for coffee talk
“Come out, come out wherever you are,” and meet all the ladies of the Newcomers and Friends Club newcomers group for coffee from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 16 at the home of Pat Green. Bring anyone who is new to the area, old to the area, bored, lonely or just needing to come out of their house. Snacks and, of course, coffee will be provided. Call Susan Groen 733-3012 with questions.
Celebrate your Irish
at Lebanon library
The Lebanon Public Library, 104 East Washington St., Lebanon, will mark St. Patrick’s Day from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 17, with a “Celebrating Our Irish Heritage” program for adults interested in Irish genealogy.
Darlene Anderson will present “Tracing your Irish Roots,” an exploration of international vital records, Irish passenger lists, clans and families of Ireland, and more. An informational meeting for those interested in a genealogy club will also take place and a subscription database new to the library will be explored.
Refreshments will be served. Call the library at (765) 482-3460, ext. 261 for more information.
Market Day offers
Market Day is offering a special promotion during March: buy any of the 10 featured desserts and extra profits will go to the Zionsville Band and Orchestra programs at ZCHS.
Every dessert sold will help reach the funding goal; a bonus insulated bag will be given to any customer purchasing three or more featured items.
Selected desserts include French silk pie, strawberry cheesecake, carrot cake and apple and cherry pies.
Visit www.marketday.com for this month’s offerings. Flyers are available at Zionsville schools and the Hussey-Mayfield library. Order forms are due to the library by Wednesday, March 18; online orders must be placed by 11 p.m. that night.
Order pickup will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 23, at ZCHS cafeteria. Call Dusky Loebel at 733-0615, or Jamie Leahy at 873-2962 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the library’s Lora Hussey program room. The event is open to the public. Call Maria Wopshall at 873-2041 for more information.
On Thursday, March 19, The Z’Friends Organization will hold a “Sit and Stitch” continental breakfast at the home of Ruth Eskilson at 1495 Village Walk Drive. Diane Selby will teach attendees how to knit or crochet. All are welcome. To make a reservation, call Ruth by Tuesday, March 17, at 733-8774.
Symphony to perform March 21
Luther College Symphony Orchestra, Luther, Iowa’s largest and oldest orchestral ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road.
The performance is open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.
The Symphony Orchestra will perform Overture to “Nabucco” by Giuseppe Verdi; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Concerto for Violin in E minor, Opus 64; and “Scheherazade,” Opus 35 by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
presents Gimme Five
The Indiana Wind Symphony will present Gimme Five, a concert of three great Fifths, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.
Former U.S. Navy Band Commander Donald Stauffer has arranged the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor for band. The Indiana Wind Symphony pairs it with James Barnes’ 2001 Fifth Symphony subtitled “Phoenix,” one of the great band works of the beginning of the 21st century. Alfred Reed's Fifth Suite for Band, subtitled “International Dances,” includes an American hoe-down and a Hora that challenges the concert band.