Witham Hospital offers events
The following events will take place at Witham Health Services, 2605 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. All community education classes meet in the Denger Conference Room.
• Holiday party — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the VIP Dining Room. For members of all hospital support groups. Bring a side dish or dessert and R.S.V.P. to MaryBeth at (765) 485-8120.
• Blood Drive — 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11
• Diabetic Education — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 15 and 22.
• Congestive Heart Failure Management — 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 10 and 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 23.
• Childbirth Education — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 11 and 18 and Monday, Dec. 22; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13; and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday Dec. 28.
• Newborn Care — 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 17.
Arts and Study Club to meet
The Village Arts and Study Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12. Suzanne Oden will host the meeting. Maureen Buskirk of the Purdue Co-op Extension of Boone County will speak. An auction will also take place. Call Nancy Kuper at 873-4712 for more information.
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.
• Dollhouse Tea Party — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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.
• Dollhouse Tree Decorating — 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Celebrate the first day of vacation by joining us to make a holiday tree for your own dollhouse. Crafts will be provided.
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.
• Polar Express Pajama Party — 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 or Saturday, Dec. 13, ages 3 to 6. Do you believe? Join us for crafts, a special visitor and a reading of “The Polar Express.” Wear holiday pajamas. Registration required.
• Trains! Choo-Choo! — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. Ages 1 to 2. All aboard with Miss Laura for a trip down the train tracks with song, story and imaginary play. Have a picture taken at a railway station. Registration required.
• Get Smart Double Feature — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman rooms. Students in grades six to 12 may enjoy two, back-to-back spy movies during school break. Participants will earn one free raffle entry for the Teen Winter Reading Program. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
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. 13 and 14. All ages. Get into the holiday spirit and create decorations for a 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.
• Holidays are for the Birds — 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. All ages. Take a break from the holiday rush and stop by the nature center to make a holiday treat for the birds. Cost is $1.
• Seventh Annual Holiday Open House — Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. All ages. Activities include a winter solstice hike at 2 p.m., animal talks, refreshments and crafts.
• Animals of the North Pole — 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27. All ages. Arctic Aaron of Silly Safaris will introduce some “cool” live animals during a holiday program, including reindeer. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 873-8950 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Winter Break Hike — 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28. All ages. Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy and observe nature. Come for a winter hike through Zion Nature Sanctuary and burn off some of those holiday calories. 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.
Chamber seeks award nominees
The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Town Crier, Dahlia and Community Services awards. The Town Crier Award recognizes persons who have made outstanding contributions to Zionsville; the Dahlia Award recognizes a Zionsville employer or employee for excellent service, and the Community Service Award recognizes the efforts of institutions or organizations toward the betterment and growth of the Zionsville community. Applications may be picked up at the chamber office, 135 S. Elm St. and are due by Friday, Dec. 19. Call the chamber at 873-3836 for more information.
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