Zionsville Times Sentinel


December 17, 2008

Community calendar for Dec. 17


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Zion Nature Center

offers activities

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 znaturecenter@aol.com.

• 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.

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