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.
• Cancer Survivors Group — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Cancer Institute, Suite 100
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.
• Van Trips — 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Civic Theater, “Twentieth Century.”
• Exercise — 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays in April, Senior Strength and Balance; 10 a.m. Thursdays in April, Sit and Stand Gentle Yoga. Both classes in Community Room.
• Beginners’ Line Dancing Class — 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 1; intermediate dancers can join from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $6 per lesson; registration required.
• Senior Computer Classes — Enrollment is underway for April through June computer classes. Courses are four weeks long; registration is required. Contact the Boone County Learning Network at (765) 481-1250 for information and to enroll.
Memorial Library events
• Teen Volunteer Corps Applications Available — Now 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.
• 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.
• Lucky Duck — 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, ages 1to 2. Walkers and talkers are welcome to come to the library for some stories, songs, finger plays and fun.
• Fancy Nancy Parfait Soiree — 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, ages 3 to 6. Celebrate Mother’s Day in your most elaborately gorgeous apparel and enjoy a fashionable stupendous time. Registration required.
• Chick Hatching Web Cam — Monday, May 4 through Saturday, May 9. An incubator full of chicken eggs will be available for viewing in the youth department or via live 24/7 Web cam at www.zionsville.lib.in.us. Watch the miracle of life unfold as the baby chicks peck their way out of their shells and into the world.
• Baby Chicks — 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, ages 3 to 6. Read stories about chicks and other baby animals and make a craft. You might get to hold a real baby chick.
• The Music Group presents “In Memoriam...” — 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Lora Hussey Room. Music written as a tribute to an event or person will be featured during this informal music appreciation event.
• Baby Chick Q and A — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, for families with children ages 3 to 12. Boone County Extension Educator Doug Akers will answer your questions about the development, incubation and care of chickens and ducks.
• Library Closed for Mother’s Day — Sunday, May 10. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 11.
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.
• Signs of Spring — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3. All ages. Join the naturalist on a guided tour through the Zion Nature Sanctuary to discover signs of spring.
• Orchids — 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, adults. Michael Hinshaw will present on orchids. He is a member of the Central Indiana Orchid Society with more than 26 years’ experience growing orchids. The presentation will address the selection, care and prevention of disease for the more common, readily available varieties. There will also be a demonstration on repotting phalaenopsis orchids. There will be a drawing and a lucky person will take a beautiful orchid home. The program is free and sponsored by the Friends of Zion Nature Center.
• Decorate a Flower Pot for Mom — Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, all day. Ages 4 and older. Custom-decorate a flowerpot and plant some flower seeds for a great Mother’s Day gift. All materials supplied. Kids provide the creativity. Fee $2.
Zionsville 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.
Traders Point Christian Academy slates auction and garage sale
“Extreme Faith: Radically Relying on God’s Power” is the theme of Traders Point Christian Academy’s annual fundraising auction, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Farm Bureau Building. The event will include hundreds of silent auction items for bid, a live auction segment and dinner. Proceeds will go toward funding specific needs at the school. Tickets are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. For more information, visit www.tpcs-auction.org.
In addition, the academy will host its Third Annual Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the school, 6600 South Indianapolis Road, Whitestown (near the intersection of I-65 and State Road 334/Zionsville exit).
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.
ZPC to host concert
Zionsville Presbyterian Church Youth Pastor Chris Malott, classically trained soprano Rachael Noble, tenor David Ackerman, and the ZPC orchestra are hosting a “Two Amigos and a Chica” fundraising concert to send ZPC youth to the mission field this summer. The concert will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the church’s sanctuary off Michigan Road and 116th Street.
Featured music will appeal to seniors, youth, and everyone in between and will include crowd-pleasing classics, Broadway hits, as well as rock ‘n roll. Admission is $10 per person or $30 maximum per family. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at the church office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or in the Gathering Space during services April 25 and 26 and May 2 and 3.
Proceeds from the concert go to the Caravan youth mission trip scholarship fund. Visit zpc.org for more information.
ZCHS offers band and orchestra
The Zionsville Community High School is offering a chance for students to register for next year’s band, orchestra and color guard at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4 in the school’s cafeteria.
Visit www.zboponline.org for forms and more information.
Swing into Spring
Swing into Spring, a fashion show of apparel for the whole family, and a luncheon to raise funds for service projects at St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church will take place Saturday, May 9, at the church, 1525 Mulberry St. A preview of participating merchants, door prizes and raffle items takes place at 11:30 a.m.; the luncheon will be served at 12:15 p.m., followed by the fashion show.
Tickets are $30 and seating is limited. Call Laura at the church office for reservations, 873-4377.
Christ Church, The Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Road, will have a church-wide rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 9.
Proceeds from the sale will go to support high school youth traveling to New Orleans this summer for the National Youth Gathering where they also will perform service work.
Free dance event
coming to ZCHS
“For the Beauty of the Earth,” a dance event featuring more than 200 performers from Village Dance Studio will take place Saturday, May 9 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center of Zionsville Community High School, 1000 Mulberry St. The two-hour program is free and open to the public.
Featured performers include Gregory Manning, a senior in the dance magnet program at Broad Ripple High School and the recipient of a Butler University dance scholarship. He will perform the Black Swan pas de deux with Frances Einternz, a Zionsville Community High School senior. Additional featured dancers are from Zionsville, Lebanon, Carmel, Westfield and Brebeuf high schools.
Call 769-2223 for more information.
The Children’s Learning Program of Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, will have a summer program for children ages one through Kindergarten from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday between June 9 to July 30. Call the program at 873-5706 for more information.
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