Memorial Library events
• Teen Volunteer Corps Applications Available — April 1 to May 15. Applications will be accepted from students in grades 6 to 12 for the library’s Teen Volunteer Corps. Participants agree to work at least one, two-hour shift each week throughout the summer. Vacations, camps and summer school can all be worked around. Volunteers must attend a Teen Volunteer Corps training session May 15 or May 21. Applications are available at the reference desk and must be submitted by May 15.
• AARP Tax Aide — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, April 2 and 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. E-filing service only. No reservations accepted. A list of required documents is available at the teen and adult reference desk or by calling 873-8341.
• Paws to Read — 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, ages 6-10. Share a book with a furry four-legged friend from TheraPets of Indiana.
• The Music Group Presents: Spring Awakenings — 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Lora Hussey Room. Rare classical and jazz recordings, all with the word “spring” in their titles, will be featured during this informal music appreciation event.
• April Showers — 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, for ages 3 to 6. Make a “springy” craft with Miss Dawn. Parental assistance needed.
• Live Action Clue — 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 10. After the library doors are locked and it appears everyone has gone, students in grades 6 to 12 may enjoy a night of murder and intrigue. Participants will wear the hats of both detective and suspect as they move through the library after hours to discover just who did it — in which room and with what weapon. Snacks and prizes will be included.
• Library Closed for Easter — Sunday, April 12, the library will be closed. Regular hours will resume at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 13.
• National Library Week Celebration — April 13 to 18. Visit the library every day this week to submit an entry for a prize basket full of international bestsellers and assorted treats. Patrons may submit one entry per day.
• Books Over Coffee — Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. Take a break, bring a sack lunch and join fellow book lovers to talk about favorite authors and their latest novels. This informal book discussion group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Coffee and treats are provided. Pre-registration is not required for this drop-in program. Sessions will continue May 12, June 9 and July 14.
• Seed Exchange — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. Planning a new family garden, but unsure how to begin? Families, with children ages 12 or younger, may learn the basics of gardening and score a few free seeds during this educational program. Participants are encouraged to bring flower and vegetable seeds to trade. A follow-up program will be held in the fall so families can show off their green thumbs. Registration begins April 3.
• Puff Painting — 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, for ages 7 to 12. Get creative at the library with some puff paint.
• Zionsville Celebrates Z’GreenFest — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Stop by the library’s booth and enjoy fun, green, educational activities during the Third Annual Z’GreenFest on the grounds of Zion Nature Center.
• Teen Council Meeting — 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Students in grades 6 to12 are invited to join the Teen Council at this monthly meeting. Members help plan teen programs, suggest materials for purchase, and give opinions on library issues. Call Teen Librarian Carrie Smith at 873-3149, ext. 12460 with questions and to register. Meetings will continue on the third Tuesday of each month.
• P.J.s and Poetry — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Students in grades K – 4 may celebrate National Poetry Month in their P.J.s. Participants will try their hand at writing poetry while listening to read-aloud prose. A craft will follow that requires students to bring a white pillow case to decorate.
• Fine Art as Inspiration for Garden Design —2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Lora Hussey Room. All ages. Author and garden designer Gordon Hayward presents a slide-illustrated program exploring the visual language shared by artists and garden designers as he juxtaposes paintings and garden images. A book signing will follow the program.
• Remembering Lincoln with Hoosier Author William Bartelt — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Just in time for the bicentennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, Indiana author William Bartelt will introduce his recently published book There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth. The Newburgh resident and Indiana Historical Society trustee will address the historical significance of fabrications, exaggerations and misinterpretations about Lincoln.
Tennis leagues forming now
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, University High School and The Legends at Geist.
The $55 fee includes balls, court fees, and tournament prizes. Checks are due to Team Witsken, 1933 S. County Road 825 East, Zionsville, IN 46077 by Tuesday, 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 Sunday, 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. Send checks to Team Witsken, at the above address, by April 1.
Call Rick Witsken at 372-1656 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Programs upcoming 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/camps.
• The Turtles are Awake — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, all ages. The turtles are out of hibernation and ready for spring. Come meet our resident box turtles, learn some facts and observe their hungry appetites. Free, with optional turtle crafts.
• Closed for Easter — The Nature Center will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12.
• Z’GreenFest — 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, all ages. Celebrate Earth and Arbor Day at the third annual Z’GreenFest. Enjoy live music from “Island Breezes,” interactive activities for children, educational exhibitors, “Silly Safaris” with a live animal program, and food from Dellulo’s Italian Bistro. In case of rain, the event will take place in the Eagle Elementary gym. Free.
• Animal Adventures: Frogs — 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, ages 3 to 6. The librarians from the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and the naturalists from the nature center join together to share stories and facts about frogs. Meet at the library at 1 p.m. for storytime and then walk to the nature center to learn interesting facts, see a live frog and take a walk around the wetlands to look for tadpoles and frogs. Free.
• Caller ID — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, all ages. It’s that time of year again and the frogs are calling. Learn some interesting facts about Indiana’s frogs and how to identify their specific calls. Meet “Slick,” our resident bullfrog, and join us for a short hike to the wetlands where we will listen to and look for more frogs. Free.
Gardenfest 2009 set for April 4
Are you ready for spring? The Boone County Master Gardeners are busy making preparations for another Gardenfest.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon. Free tree seedlings will be given to guests as long as available. Free seminars are scheduled each hour for valuable tips and strategies for your landscapes and vegetable gardens. Browse for gardening gifts at the many outstanding vendor booths.
For more information, visit www.bccn.boone.in.us/mg/gardenfest2009.htm.
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 recipients is 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.
Zionsville schools schedule Kindergarten enrollment “round-ups”
All Zionsville elementary schools will have their annual Kindergarten “round-ups” to register children for fall 2009 Kindergarten classes. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2009 to attend Kindergarten. Students turning 5 during the month of August will be given an automatic waiver. Following is the registration schedule:
• Eagle Elementary School, 350 N. Sixth St., 873-1234: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9. No appointment necessary.
• Pleasant View Elementary School, 4700 S. 975 East, 873-2376: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9. Call for appointment.
• Stonegate Elementary School, 7312 W. Stonegate Drive, 873-8050: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16. Call for appointment.
• Union Elementary School, 11750 E. 300 South, 733-4007: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Call for appointment.
Bring your children to the round-up. In addition, bring proof of residency (utility bill, purchase agreement, any document showing name and address); original birth certificate; immunization records; picture of child that the school can keep.
If you are not sure which school your child will attend, check attendance boundaries on the district Web site (www.zcs.k12.in.us), call ZCS Transportation at 873-1237 or call any elementary school.
Sorority to award
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 no later than Friday, April 10. Call Denise Troyer at 626-8171 for more information.
Good Friday fish fry slated
Everyone is invited to a Good Friday fish fry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Charles S. Frank Lodge, 106 N. Ninth St. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children aged 5 to 12. Children under 5 are free. Call Kenneth Caldwell at 873-2609 for more information.
Civil War author to speak at Lebanon library
Lafayette author Bill J. Crane will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Lebanon Public Library’s Ralph Stark Heritage Center, 110 E. Washington St., Lebanon. Crane will speak on his book, “The First Flag on the Summit,” a history of the 15th Indiana Civil War regiment. Crane’s discovery that his great grandfather and at least 15 additional relatives served in the Civil War led to his interest in this particular regiment, which was mustered in Lafayette. Following his talk, Crane will sign books.
SullivanMunce announces spring pre-school events
Celebrate spring with May baskets, Mother’s Day gifts and Maypole dancing at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center’s “springy” experience for pre-schoolers. From 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17, children ages 3 to 5 years old with an adult are invited to participate for free. Registration is required.
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.
Kitchens of Zionsville tour on tap
“Kitchens of Zionsville,” a tour of six Zionsville designer kitchens, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The event is sponsored by the P.H. Sullivan Museum Guild and all proceeds will benefit the museum’s historical projects. The tour will include remodeled historic homes and will present fresh ideas for your own home.
Tickets are $15 and a tour booklet and directions to each participating home are included. They are available at the museum, 225 W. Hawthorne St., and from guild members. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call the museum at 873-4900 or Ruth Eskilson at 733-8774 for more information.
Extension Homemakers seek quilts for show
The Boone County Extension Homemakers are making plans for a Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Witham Health Services Pavilion at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. Needed for display are new or antique quilts, wall hangings, and quilted clothing. Registration is required and is due by April 17. Information and forms are available at area libraries, the Boone County Extension office, at www.ibccn.org/ces/ or by calling the Boone County Extension Office at (765) 482-0750.
Zionsville Newcomers and Friends Coffee
The ladies of the Zionsville Newcomers and Friends Club are inviting newcomers and other interested individuals to come to the home of Carol Gambrel at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 27. Coffee will be served and visitors may stay for the entire time or just pop in anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 am.
Call Susan 733-3012 for more information.
Zionsville Anti-Mini Marathon offered in May
The Zionsville Anti-Mini Marathon will be begin at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the picnic table next to the parking lot at Nancy Burton Park.
Runners may choose to run one loop (3.1 miles), two loops (6.2 miles), 3 loops (9.3 miles) or the whole 4+ loops (13.1 miles). The course is a beautiful tree-lined dirt trail through Nancy Burton and Starkey parks.
There is no registration or entry fee. Just show up and run. There are no aid stations (although you may bring your own water, Gatorade etc. and visit it every 3.1 miles at the picnic table). Park behind Zionsville Town Hall and walk south on the rail trail to the starting line. If it rains, it will be muddy.
Visit http://www.runz.com/antimini/2009/ for more information.
The Children’s Learning Program of Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, will run a summer program for children ages one through Kindergarten from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday from June 9 to July 30. Call the program at 873-5706 for more information.
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