Sexson performs at Poetry on Brick Street
Mary Sexson will read her poems at Poetry on Brick Street, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at G. Simone’s Cafe, 120 S. Main St. An “open mike” session will follow. Sexson lives and teaches in Indianapolis. Her first collection of poems, “103 in the Light: Selected Poems 1996-2000,” was chosen as an Honorable Mention finalist in poetry for Best Books in Indiana 2005 by the Indiana Center for the Book. Free.
Call Barry Harris at 733-1811 or Susan Miller at 587-1438 for more information, or e-mail poetryonbrick firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women’s Club of Zionsville will meet for a Christmas tea at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the home of Mrs. James Voyles, 10895 Zionsville Road. The program, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasury,” will be presented by Mrs. Edward Runyan.
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 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.
• Cardinals — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14. All ages. Learn interesting facts about these beautiful birds and make cardinal ornaments, gifts and crafts. Program is free; craft fees vary.
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. The center also will be open during Christmas in the Village, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.
• Artisans’ Holiday Boutique — Opens Saturday, Dec. 6. The Art Center’s galleries have been transformed into an indoor art marketplace, featuring the work of Indiana artists. Free gift wrapping with purchase and a 10 percent discount are offered to SullivanMunce members.
• Dollhouse Tea Parties — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 12. Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal for a dollhouse-sized tea party. Come decorate a dollhouse-sized cookie and have a sip of tea. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Free admission; advanced registration requested.
Holiday concert livens the season
Jennifer Kirk, Jon Marque, Jan Aldridge-Clark and Dave Adkins will perform at a house concert from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at 950 W. Pine St. Music starts at 8 p.m. A donation of $15 for the musicians is requested. Bring an appetizer to share and any alcoholic beverage.
Seating is limited to 35 persons; reserve a seat by e-mail at email@example.com or call hosts Bill and Kim Stagg at 502-0508.
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.
• Hanukkah with Cantor Judith Meyersberg — 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 7, Computer Lab B. Cantor Judith Meyersberg of the Bureau of Jewish Education will explain the historical significance of Hanukkah and how it is celebrated by Jewish families today. All ages are welcome and snacks will be served. Pre-registration is suggested.
• Do-it-yourself Presents — 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, Olive Huffman Room. Create handcrafted holiday gifts for friends, family or teachers. All materials will be provided for students in grades six through 12.
• Books over Coffee — noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 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.
• A Tall, Tall Tree — 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, ages 5 to 8. Join Miss Julie to hear tall tales and create edible tall, tall trees. Registration required.
Purchase cookie dough for holiday
Market Day is offering a variety of cookie doughs, including oatmeal raisin, sugar-free chocolate chip and chocolate mint chip, for holiday baking. Pick up flyers at all Zionsville schools and the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Order forms are due by Tuesday, Dec. 9, and online orders must be placed by noon Wednesday, Dec. 10 (www.marketday.com, account No. 5941).
Contact Duskey Loebel at 733-0615 or dloebel@ indy.rr.com or Jamie Leahy at 873-2962 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to place orders. Order pickup will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, in the ZCHS cafeteria.
‘Tip Off’ with Brad Stevens
Brad Stevens, Butler University men’s basketball coach and 1995 graduate of Zionsville Community High School, will offer tips for parents and coaches from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 S. Indianapolis Road, Whitestown.
The free event will include coaching to develop quality players and quality people; helping parents, coaches and programs work from the same game plan; supporting the athlete on and off the court; skill development from youth to college, and taking coaching philosophy from the clipboard to the hardwood. Following will be a Q & A session and update on the Bulldog basketball season.
Gifts sought for
Akard True Value is seeking unwrapped gifts for children who will be at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent during Christmas. Desired items include children’s magazines, toddler toys with lights and sounds, superhero toys, character pillowcases, princess items, boxed puzzles, child-friendly DVDs, board games, video games, activity books, craft projects, card games and talking books. Please bring unwrapped items between now and Christmas Eve to Akard’s located in the Boone Village shopping center, corner of Ford Road and State Road 334.
Meals on Wheels needs recipients
The Zionsville Chapter of Boone County Meals on Wheels has openings for recipients 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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