The Village Gardeners will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Altum’s Garden Center, 11335 N. Michigan Road. 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.
Witham hosts Diabetes Day
Witham Health Services will host a Diabetes Day to help promote diabetes awareness and healthy lifestyle choices from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Witham Memorial Hospital, 2605 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Participants will receive free glucose and blood pressure screenings; November is American Diabetes Month.
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.
• Hibernation Celebration — 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, for ages 3 to 6. Hear a story, do a craft and watch out for sleeping bears. Registration is required.
• Stitchin’ at the Library — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, ages 8 to 12. Knitters, crocheters or wannabees: bring some yarn and needles to the library for stitching fun. Use this time to learn the art, practice a new stitch or work on a project. Bring your latest finished object to “show and tell.” A door prize will be drawn. Registration is required.
• Books Over Coffee — Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, Lora Hussey Program Room. Take a break, bring a sack lunch and join fellow book lovers to talk about favorite authors. Beverages and treats provided. Bring a friend.
• Wii Play Games — 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 10. Come play games in the Teen Area at the library. The Wii will be set up and board games will be out, too. Hang out with friends and have fun. Open to students in grades six through 12.
• Animal Adventure Series: Animals in Winter — 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Ages 3 to 6 with a parent. Meet at the library for storytime fun and then walk to the Nature Center to learn about the real animals that live there. Registration is required.
“Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul” is the topic for the 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 meeting of the Woman’s Club of Zionsville at the home of Mrs. Scott Phillips. Mrs. Adbulmuniem Abdallah will present on the topic. Mrs. Ralph McDowell will co-host.
Relay for Life to meet
Relay for Life of Zionsville will have an open house from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Lions Club House, 115 S. Elm St. The “meet and greet” from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will feature food, soft drinks and wine. From 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. enjoy a team fundraising award presentation. Also, sign teams up early to get choice camp and vendor spots for 2009. R.S.V.P. to Dennis Barrow, 696-3939, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
• Sleepy Snakes and Tired Turtles — 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9, all ages. It’s getting colder. Some animals migrate, some hibernate, but what do reptiles do? Learn what happens to some of Indiana’s reptiles and even meet some of the “sleepy” reptiles face-to-face. Free. Optional crafts are available.
• Bat Encounters — 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, all ages. The Carmel Wild Birds Unlimited store and the Zion Nature Center join together to host the Organization for Bat Conservation. These professional bat researchers from Michigan have been guests on many popular TV shows. Come for an exciting and educational program and an opportunity to see some of the largest and rarest bats in the world up close and personal. This free program will take place in the community room at Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. and is sponsored by the Zionsville Kiwanis Club.
“From Emma’s House to Barbie’s House: Dollhouses through the Years” is a new exhibit opening at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center Saturday, Nov. 8. View a hand-crafted miniature version of the village home of Emma Higgins Clark, who’s featured in the museum’s “Emma and Addison’s World: Their Childhood Stories of 19th Century Zionsville.” Also enjoy elaborate dollhouses constructed and owned by two former Zionsville residents and several dollhouses from the collection of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. There also will be a dollhouse with which youngsters can play “pretend.” Activities are in conjunction with the exhibit during December.
Market Day selling holiday pies
November’s Market Day sale features holiday food items, including several tasty pies and desserts for Thanksgiving. The ZCHS Band and Orchestra programs will receive bonus profits for sale of special desserts including pumpkin, apple and pecan pies, but also new items such as mini carrot cakes and cheesecakes. The November flyer is available at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, all Zionsville Community Schools or online at www.marketday.com.
Order forms are due Tuesday, Nov. 11, and online orders (account no. 5941) can be placed until noon Wednesday, Nov. 12. Order pickup will be Monday, Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Zionsville Community High School. Contact Jamie Leahy at 873-2962 or email@example.com or Dusky Loebel at 733-0615 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Arts and Study Club to meet
The Village Arts and Study Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. (new time) Friday, Nov. 14, at Rare Books, Maps and Prints, 1319 W. 86th St. (the southeast corner of Ditch Road) to hear Jerry Musich speak on books as art objects.
Chamber of Commerce slates meeting
The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce will have an open board meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Lions Club, 115 S. Elm St. Matt Price will be the guest speaker. Chamber members and public are welcome.
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 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.
Library offers ‘Food for Fines’ program
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library once again will help Gleaners Food Bank this holiday season by clearing $1 in overdue book fines for every two items dropped off for the food bank. Items may include non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and toiletries to be left at the circulation desk now through Saturday, Dec. 20. No glass containers or sample sizes. Call 873-3149 or go to www.zionsville.lib.in.us for more information.
Meals on Wheels needs drivers
The Zionsville Chapter of Boone County Meals on Wheels has openings for drivers on its route to serve residents living within a three-mile radius of Zionsville Meadows Retirement Center, 675 Ford Road. The program offers a hot lunch delivery each weekday to individuals who, because of illness, disability or age, can no longer manage food preparation themselves. Call Joyce at 873-4094 or Catherine Simmers at 873-6159 for more information.
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