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.
• Computer Classes — Oct. 29 to Nov. 19. The library will offer single-session, hands-on computer classes on a variety of topics. Class size is limited to 10 students to ensure individual attention. Each three-hour session costs $25.50 and includes a manual. Payment is due at time of registration. Visit the library Web site for schedule of classes.
• Happy Halloween — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Ages 4 to 6. Wear a Halloween costume and come for Halloween fun. Treat yourself to scary stories, spooky songs and make a frightening decoration.
• Night at the Library — 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. Ages 7 to 12. Sneak into the library after hours dressed in your best costume for a fabulously frightening Halloween scare. Join the party for scary stories, games and fun.
• Presidential Campaign Button Collection — Now through Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Fifth and Sixth street entrances. A historic collection of presidential campaign buttons from the 1940 contest between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Wendell Wilkie to today’s John McCain versus Barack Obama race. This display of hundreds of unique buttons is on loan from Zionsville resident Ron Clark.
• Fall II Storytime — This session of storytime runs Monday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Dec. 5, for ages birth through 6 years old. A Hussey-Mayfield library card is required during the first week of registration and then the program opens to non-card holders wishing to participate. Registration is required.
• Paws to Read — 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, for ages 6 to 10. Share a book with a furry four-legged friend. Children will have a 15-minute time slot of one-on-one dog and kids bonding. Registration is required.
Boone Village hosts Halloween party
The annual Boone Village Halloween party will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the shopping center. Children are invited to enjoy safe trick-or-treating with Zionsville merchants and service groups.
A costume contest will take place at 6 p.m.; trophies are awarded by the Zionsville Merchants Association for first, second and third-place costumes by age groups. In addition, this year, the Kiwanis Club will sponsor a Kiwanis Kids’ Imaginative Design Award. The award will be given to two contestants who have the most imaginative, resourceful and innovative costume created by hand.
Call Leigh Ann Akard at 873-5255 for more information.
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.
• Pumpkin Smashing — Every Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 5 p.m.) in November. Come for a smashing good time and reduce landfill waste. Bring your old pumpkins to smash and add to our compost pile. Free.
• Crafty Crows — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2, all ages. Why do crows congregate in large numbers? Are crows smart? Come find the answers and learn more interesting facts about the American crow and create a crow craft. Free.
Medicare seminar offered
Lizton Financial Services will offer a free Medicare seminar at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the State Bank of Lizton at Anson, 6529 E. State Road 334. Attendees will learn about changes to Medicare Parts A, B and C and how to choose the best prescription drug plan. R.S.V.P. to Paul Deinlein at 858-6149.
at Irsay Pavilion
The Emily Yott Foundation presents the Third Annual “Celebrate Emily” event from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Robert Irsay Pavilion, 1303 W. 116th St., Carmel. The adults-only event will include dancing, Las Vegas-type casino action, a silent and live auction with celebrity auctioneers, as well as appetizers and a cash bar for $35 per couple and $20 per individual.
Call Stephanie Yott at 281-0970 for tickets, or stop by Old National Bank in Zionsville or the Regions Bank in Carmel on Greyhound Court. Emily Yott was an infant victim of cancer.
performs at The Sanctuary
Singer Jennie DeVoe will perform songs from her new CD, “Strange Sunshine” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at The Sanctuary, 75 N. Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with light hors d’oeuvres served from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Throughout the evening, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and specialty drinks will be available. Call 733-1117 for reservations.
The Boone County Bluebird Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Boone REMC Community Room, 1207 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. Speaker Roger Hedge, an ecologist with the DNR Division of Nature Preserves, will talk on “Saving Indiana’s Remaining Natural Areas.” Bluebird information and nesting boxes will be available. The meeting is open to the public. Contact Christy Frampton at 769-3416 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Archery, tomahawks and sling-shots,
Boy Scout troops Nos. 358, 804 and 69 invite all boys 10 to 12 years old to practice archery, throw tomahawks and shoot sling-shots from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Lions Park gazebo. This free event is designed to help boys learn about the fun they can have in Boy Scouts. Contact brent_heslop @msn.com with questions.
The Village Gardeners will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Altum’s Garden Center, 11335 N. Michigan Road, where Dana Altum will present a program on decorating for the holidays. Individuals wishing to carpool should meet at 9:40 a.m. in the parking lot of Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. Newcomers are welcome.
The Rotary Club of Zionsville will have an art auction beginning with a preview and social hour at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Stonegate Community Center, 6653 Westminster Drive. The art auction and silent auction will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and benefit student scholarships, the Zionsville Boys & Girls Club, the Zion Nature Center and other local and international Rotary Club programs. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar. Regency Fine Art will conduct the auction featuring framed serigraphs, lithographs, etchings, oil paintings, watercolors, celebrity collectibles and sports memorabilia.
Call Brian Mercer at 873-8629 for more information.
for library’s annual Holiday Stroll
Help create a festive atmosphere at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library during the annual Holiday Stroll, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7. Teen and adult volunteers are needed for two- and four-hour shifts. Time may be applied to National Honor Society requirements. Share holiday cheer with neighbors by registering with Marilyn Martin at 873-3149, extension 12452 by Monday, Dec. 1.
Boone County Toy Drive accepting
The Annual Boone County Toy Drive is now accepting new and gently-used toys, clothes, food, including meat and poultry, and monetary donations to help bring Christmas to children and families in the area. Items may be taken to the home of Myrtle Bailey, drive chairwoman, at 407 E. Fordice St., Lebanon. They may also be dropped off at the Lebanon and Zionsville Fire departments. Checks may be made out to Boone County Toy Drive and sent to Bailey’s address. Parents who would like to request Christmas for their children should call her at (765) 482-4641.
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