Senior services offers trips and classes
The following are events and activities taking place at Boone County Senior Services, 515 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon. Call 765-482-5220, 873-8939, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
• Bridge and Euchre — 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Community Room.
• Van trips — 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 24, Old Country Buffet, Carmel; 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, Rick’s Boatyard Cafe, Indianapolis; 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Civic Theater, “Twentieth Century.”
• Stepping Stones to New Beginnings — a widowed persons support group, will meet for lunch Thursday, April 23, at Red Lobster, 38th Street, Indianapolis. Carpool will meet at the Cabin at 11:30 a.m.
• Caregiver Support Group — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the computer room.
• Free Spring Lawn Care Class — 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 24. Instructor Dick Huber, certified advanced Purdue master gardener, will help people who want a good-looking lawn with minimum investment of time, effort and money.
• Beginners’ Line Dancing Class — 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, April 24 and May 1; intermediate dancers can join from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $6 per lesson; registration required.
• Medicare Workshop — 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 28.
• Boone County Genealogical Society — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Thorntown Library. 124 North Market St., Thorntown.
Memorial Library events
• Mud! — 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. , Thursday, April 23, for ages 3 to 6. Wear play cloths and make a delicious pudding painting.
• Animal Adventure Series: Frogs — 1 p.m. Friday, April 24, ages 3 to 6. Meet at the library for storytime fun; then walk to the Nature Center to learn about the real animals.
• Fine Art as Inspiration for Garden Design —2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Lora Hussey Room. All ages.
• Foster Chick Care Class — 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, ages 7 and up. Learn about the care of chicks and pass the test.
• Knitting 101 — 4 p.m. Monday, April 27, ages 8 to 12. Lean 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.
at 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.
• 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. Learn some interesting facts about Indiana’s frogs and how to identify their specific calls. Free.
Free child health
and safety fair
Families are invited to the free 7th Annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Small Blessings, 5909 Technology Center Drive (Zionsville Road and 96th Street).
The event will include children’s ID cards and fingerprinting; bike and helmet safety; care seat and seat-belt safety; tips for healthy teeth and gums; kid’s fitness sessions; bullying education; how to stop choking and candy/medicine education; and kids’ crafts on gardening and living “green.” All activities are free. Call 328-2223 for more information.
‘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.
Call the museum at 873-4900 or Ruth Eskilson at 733-8774 for more information.
Cancer benefit set
for April 25
The seventh annual Dane and Judy Walker Cancer Benefit is slated for Saturday, April 25, at American Legion Post No. 113, 1020 Hendricks Drive, Lebanon. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m.; an auction will follow at 7:30 p.m., with the raffle for a 46 inch Mitsubishi flat-screen taking place during the evening.
Tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds will go to the Boone County Cancer Society, which provides cancer service, research and education. Those wishing to donate auction items may bring them to the American Legion or call Dane Walker at (765) 676-5722.
ZCHS after prom
The After Prom Committee is inviting the community to the After Prom Preview Party from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Zionsville Community High School.
Entrance is through doors No. 9 or No. 26 near the Performing Arts Center.
Call Carrie Roush at 873-3355, ext. 62995 with questions or to donate for this event.
Newcomers and Friends club offers coffee
The ladies of the Zionsville Newcomers and Friends Club invite 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 drop in anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 am.
Call Susan at 733-3012 for more information.
Witham offers classes and groups
The following groups will meet during the month of April. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are at Witham Health Services, 2505 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Call (765) 485-8120 or visit www.witham.org for more information.
• Childbirth Education Class — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Denger Conference Room
• Grief Support Gathering — 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, VIP Dining Room
• Cancer Survivors Group — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Cancer Institute, Suite 100
Anti-Mini Marathon set for May
The Zionsville Anti-Mini Marathon will begin at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the picnic table next to the parking lot at Nancy Burton Park, Ford Road near State Road 334.
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 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. The race will be run rain or shine.
Visit http://www.runz. com/antimini/2009/ for more information.
Bands to perform
concert on May 3
The Zionsville Concert Band and The New Horizons Band will perform a free double concert titled Springtime Celebration at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road., Zionsville.
Call John Richardson 727-4667 or go to www.zionsvilleband.com for more information.