Take a parents day out
Drop off your kids so you can go shopping or just enjoy some quiet time. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, children may be dropped off at the Zionsville Community High School freshman cafeteria. For $25, they will be cared for and entertained with crafts, games, movies and a lunch of pizza and other goodies.
This is a service of the ZCHS Student Trainers and is a fundraiser for a trip to the 2009 National Athletic Trainers Association summer meeting in San Antonio. E-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Father-son basketball camp slated
The Boys & Girls Club West/Fundamentals First will host a father-and-son basketball camp from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at the Club, 5964 S. County Road 700 East, Whitestown, for second- through eighth-graders. The cost is $25 per father and son, with an additional $5 per brother. Call or e-mail LaSalle Thompson at 769-2222 or email@example.com 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.
• Nature Center closed — Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29.
• Nature Ornaments — Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14. All ages. Get into the holiday spirit and create decorations for your tree using all natural materials. Craft fees vary.
• 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.
• Here Comes Santa Paws — 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, for ages 6 to 10. Come dressed in festive attire, listen to a howl-day story and get a picture taken with Santa Paws. Registration required.
• Snow Prince/Princess party — 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, ages 3 to 6. Princess Julie is hosting a royal ball. Princes and princesses are invited to join the grand gala for a grand time. Registration required.
• Kids Carol Sing — 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, all ages. Join our holiday stroll as we go caroling through the library. Punch and cookies will be served. Registration required.
• Kwanzaa with Patricia Payne — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, Computer Lab B. Patricia Payne, Indianapolis Public Schools Multicultural Center director, will present the history and traditions of Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community and culture. Kwanzaa will be observed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. All ages are welcome and snacks will be served. Pre-registration is suggested.
• The Melchoir Marionettes Christmas Show — 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. The entire family will enjoy “Christmas with the Marionettes” presented by the Melchior Marionettes. Known for their hand-crafted puppets and interactive shows, the troupe will perform in the Mayfield North and South program rooms as one of many Holiday Stroll activities.
• History and Folklore of Christmas Ornaments — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, Computer Lab B. All ages will learn about the history and folklore of Christmas ornaments from Wanda Lou Willis. Antique ornaments will be on display. Pre-registration is suggested.
VRA slates Christmas party
The Village Residents’ Association will have a holiday party beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Sullivan Museum, 225 W. Hawthorne St. Join neighbors for holiday cheer and refreshments. Bring a favorite dish; VRA will provide drinks. Visit the museum display and enjoy the gingerbread village. The VRA is concerned with preserving what’s best about life in the Village. Meetings take place bi-monthly at the Sullivan Museum. Membership is open to home owners and renters residing in the Village. Visit www.zvra.com for more information.
Begin the Christmas season at Tri Kappa’s annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 6, at Pleasant View Elementary School, 4700 S. County Road 975 East. Enjoy a hot breakfast, a visit and picture with Santa, crafts and more. Seatings are at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; tickets are $8 per person.
Call Jane Becker at 733-1074 for reservations by Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Special needs Christmas scheduled
People with special needs and their families are invited to join Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves for an evening of free photos with Santa, games, story-telling, sleigh rides, cookies and more from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St. Call Leigh Ann Akard at 445-4417 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to R.S.V.P.
Recycle telephone books
Recycle old phone books instead of throwing them out. Telephone book recycling will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. Ninth St. Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 358 will be on hand to help unload phone books and magazines. Call Laura Gunderman at 873-9729 for questions or more information.
Christmas bake sale
A Christmas bake sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, during the Christmas in the Village events. Stop by the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., to pick up some Christmas goodies. Call Marilyn at 873-4238 for more information.
Z’ville Tour of Lights on tap
Enjoy the Zionsville Tour of Lights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, beginning at Zionsville Meadows, 675 S. Ford Road. The 30- to 45-minute tour is free and open to all ages. Contact Amy Lacy at 733-3868 or email@example.com for more information.
Meals on Wheels needs recepients
The Zionsville Chapter of Boone County Meals on Wheels has openings for recepients on its route, which serves 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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