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.
• Chattering Chipmunks — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28. All ages. Chipmunks are vocal and can be heard chattering as they gather food. Come uncover interesting facts about these “chatterboxes.” Free.
• Discovery Days: Do Some Leaf Rubbings — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. All ages. October is a wonderful time to look at leaves. Do some leaf rubbings inside to make an identification booklet. Then, head outside on a guided hike to identify some trees. Free.
• Owl Pellet Investigators — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12. Best for ages 5 and older. Owls have many adaptations that make them unique. Learn interesting details about these raptors before dissecting a pellet to see what they eat. Cost is $3 to dissect a pellet.
• Animal Adventures: Owls — 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Ages 3 to 6. The librarians from the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and the naturalists from the Zion Nature Center join together to share stories and facts. Meet at the library at 1 p.m. for story time then walk to the Zion Nature Center to learn interesting facts about owls. Free.
• Seed Bingo — ongoing on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19. All ages. Look closely in the woods and fields and find seeds that are waiting to grow into next year’s plants. Stop in to pick up a seed bingo card and head outside to find seeds. Fill a card and win a prize. Free.
• Fall Break Activities — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26. All ages. Join us over fall break for crafts, animal talks, hikes and more. Free.
• New Exhibit: Mammals on the Move — Through February 2009. Get a close-up view of the collection of taxidermy mammals, mammal puppets and toys in this interactive, fun and educational exhibit for even the little ones. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Zionsville.
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., has a number of upcoming events. Registration is required for each children’s class and some adult programs. Call 873-3149 to register.
• Wheel of Fortune — Through Sept. 30. In honor of library card sign-up month, all new card holders will be given one free spin of the library’s “wheel of fortune.” The wheel is loaded with prizes donated by local merchants. Each time a member brings someone new for a card, both member and guest win a spin.
• Paws to Read — 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 for ages 6 to 10. Share a book with a furry four-legged friend in a 15-minute time slot of one-on-one dog and kid bonding. Registration is required.
• Super Hero Saturday — 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, for ages 3 to 6. Come dressed as favorite super hero and hear fantastic stories about these amazing heroes and their super powers. Registration is required.
• Wonderfall — 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, for ages 3 to 6. It is the season for some WonderFALL fun. Join Miss Julie for a silly story and some creative sponge painting. Registration is required.
• Lego Mania — 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, for grades 1 through 5. It’s an early release day so come build with Legos. Registration is required.
Final Farmers Market on tap
Closing day at the Zionsville Farmers’ Market is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Main and Hawthorne streets. Stop by to shop for garden fresh and homemade items.
American Legion Post No. 113, 1020 Hendricks Drive, Lebanon, will host a fundraiser to benefit Greg Carney of Lebanon Saturday Sept. 27. Carney was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and money raised will go toward his medical bills. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration for a poker run to leave at 10:30 a.m. There will be an $8 pulled pork dinner at 5 p.m.; auction at 7 p.m.; and comedian Rob Booham from the Bob and Tom Show will perform at 9 p.m. Call Mary Trott at (765) 894-2387 or Jama Delaney at (765) 482-7681 for more information.
Art, music and
theater fax grants available
The Community Foundation of Boone County is offering funds for creative ideas in the areas of art, music and theater. Grants of up to $300 are available to local not-for-profit organizations and public school teachers to enhance the arts in the community. The grants are for items and equipment for long-term use, such as microphones, sheet music, costumes, permanent backdrops, electronic equipment and more. The initiative is designed to enhance the availability of the performing and visual arts in Boone County through music, theater, dance and the visual arts. All not-for-profit organizations or public school teachers in Lebanon, Sheridan, Western Boone and Zionsville are eligible to apply. Grants will be limited to one per not-for-profit and two per school.
Proposals are accepted by fax only at 873-0219 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 3. For guidelines and more information, visit the Foundation’s Web site www.ibccn.org/cf or call 873-0210 or (765) 482-0024. The grants are sponsored by the Back to the Fifties Festival and the Zionsville Kiwanis Club.
to benefit library
A Fall Book Sale will take place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. A preview sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 will be the first opportunity to make purchases. Admission is $5 per adult. Because the preview is after hours, patrons must use the first floor entrance at 250 N. Fifth St. Regular hours for the weekend sale are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. There is no admission charge these days. Shoppers may buy a grocery bag of books for $10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and $5 on Sunday.
The Zionsville Friends of the Library event includes a huge assortment of donated books, tapes, cassettes, CDs and DVDs. Proceeds will benefit the library’s special programs.
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., will have several events this month. Call the center at 873-4900 or visit www.sullivanmunce.org for more information.
• Quilt talk — 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, author and quilt artist Kate Lenkowsky will talk about her research into the historical events and influences on the 20th century “new quilt.” She will also show slides of quilts by some of today’s most prominent artists and discuss how they navigate the worlds of fine art and traditional quilt making. Lenkowsky is author of “Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide,” published this year by Indiana University Press. This event is free. Registration required.
• Quiet Intensity — The avant-garde works of photographer C.T. Spalding are on exhibit at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center now through Oct. 11. Spalding is a fine art photographer who creates bold and jazzy original works for the enhancement of contemporary commercial, corporate and residential interiors. Her emphasis is on beauty and intrigue, which enhance stylish contemporary interiors in the creation of aesthetically pleasing environments. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
members to speak
Art Harris and Matt Price, Zionsville Town Council members, will talk about issues facing Zionsville residents and take audience questions at a meeting of the Village Residents’ Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the SullivanMunce Museum, 225 W. Hawthorne St. Annual VRA elections also will take place and a proposed by-laws change will be considered. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, see www.zvra.com.
at Crawford Manor
Boone County residents will be offered flu and pneumonia vaccinations by Community Home Health Services from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Crawford Manor Apartments, 5340 W. 96th St., on the campus of the Hoosier Village Retirement Center. Medicare will cover the vaccinations; however, those without Medicare will pay $30 per flu shot and $40 for the pneumonia. Call 873-6520 for more information.
EMT-Basic Training starts soon
Boone County EMS Education, in cooperation with Witham Health Services, is presenting an EMT-Basic Training class beginning Nov. 3 and running for 39 sessions until April 2, 2009. Classes will be taught under guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency.
Applications are due by Oct. 17. Contact John Merson, director, Boone County EMS at (765) 485-8275, office, or (765) 894-1670, cell, for further information, including pre-course requirements.
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