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.
Pizza night at American Legion
American Legion Post No. 79 Ladies Auxiliary is having its monthly pizza night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the Legion Hall, 9950 E. County Road 600 South. Pizza, barbecue pizza and bread sticks will be served. Price is $9 for pizza, any or all toppings. All are invited. Call Randy Johnson at 873-3722 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 Tree Decorating — 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Celebrate the first day of vacation by making a holiday tree for a dollhouse. Crafts are provided.
Masonic Lodge to install officers
The public is invited to the installation of 2009 officers at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Charles F. Frank Masonic Lodge No. 760, 106 N. Ninth St. Elected 2009 officers are Andy Clayton, worshipful master; Bill Meyers, senior warden; Fossil Bates PM, junior warden; Jerrit Clayton, secretary; Fermin Akers, treasurer. Immediate Past Master Luke Stark was elected to a three-year term as trustee.
Appointed officers for 2009 are Jason Eder, senior deacon; Tim McFadden, junior deacon; James Tyler, chaplain; Kenny Caldwell, senior steward; John Schwein, junior steward; Greg Rogers, tyler. In addition, Prather Commandery Knights Templar No. 62 will install Jerry Miller, past master of the Lodge, as eminent commander for 2009.
A reception will follow the installation.
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.
• 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.
Library ‘get smart’
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., features the following program. Call 873-3149 to register.
• 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.
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.