Drop Christmas Trees at Starkey Park
Zionsville residents may take their Christmas trees to the Starkey Park parking lot area (off of Sugarbush Drive) from now until Jan. 19, . The trees will be chipped into mulch and given to Zionsville residents. Only trees may be dropped off. No wreaths, roping, tree stands, ornaments, plastic, nails or wire will be accepted. Call the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department at 733-2273 for more information.
Nature Center programs set
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.
• Penguins — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3 and 4. All ages. Learn fun facts and create crafts related to these adorable birds. Free.
• It’s a Snow Day! — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10 and 11. All ages. Join us for a cup of hot chocolate as we have some fun with snow crafts, stories and games. Free.
• Water Management for Gardeners — 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. Adults. The program will cover how a gardener can positively affect the quality and quantity of the local water supply. Register on the Nature Center Web site.
SullivanMunce offers programs, exhibits
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.
• Beginning Watercolor — 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 5 to March 9. This class allows students to paint their chosen subjects: still life or landscape, for example, and to experiment with new ones. Instructor: John P. Hanks. Cost: $240/$255 (members/non-members). Supplies are additional.
• Acrylic Painting — 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 25. Students will learn the basics of acrylics or expand their current knowledge. Experiment with a myriad of techniques that are possible with this versatile paint medium. John P. Hanks instructs. Cost: $270/$295 (members/non-members). Supplies are additional.
• “First Come, First Hung,” SullivanMunce’s first exhibit of 2009, is exactly what its name implies. The first 40 artists through the doors on Saturday, Jan. 10, will automatically be accepted into the popular exhibit that gives both amateur and professional artists the opportunity to showcase their work at the gallery between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28. The 2009 theme, “The Art of Love,” means all art submissions should depict or illustrate the artist’s interpretation of the theme. Entry date is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 10. Additional details are on the SullivanMunce Web site.
Village Garden Club to meet
The Village Garden Club will have its 2009 organizational meeting, including a pot-luck brunch, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the home of Marcia Meury. Guests are welcome. To be listed in the updated directory, dues are required by Jan. 31. Call Marcia at 873-9274 for more information.
Smoking cessation classes offered
Tobacco Free Boone County offers smoking cessation classes beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Eagle Churc, 5801 S. County Road 650 East, Whitestown. The classes are free and offered to all Boone County residents. Nicotine replacement patches are also available free to class participants.
Call Bennington at (765) 482-6099 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these cessation classes, to sign up or for tips on quitting smoking.
Team in Training meeting set
Indiana Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training is the world’s largest endurance sports training program. It provides training to run or walk a whole or half-marathon, or participate in a triathlon or cycling event. The group will have an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library meeting room for those interested in finding out more about the program. Call Mallory Underwood, Indiana Team in Training campaign coordinator, at 726-2275, ext. 207, or go to www.teamintraining.org/in for more information.
Fill the Nest night slated
The Zionsville Athletic Booster Club will host its annual Fill the Nest event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Zionsville Community High School cafeteria (use southwest parking lot, entrance No. 37). Fill the Nest is a community pre-game meal and silent auction before and during basketball games. A burrito dinner will be served; the JV game will begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased for $6 in advance at the ZCHS, ZMS and ZWMS Athletic Department offices or Kern Brothers Shoes in Boone Village. Tickets at the door will be $7.
Library schedules events
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., has several upcoming events. Registration is required for each children’s class and some adult programs. Call 873-3149 to register.
• One Book, One Town Suggestions — Now through Jan. 31 the library is asking for suggestions for the 2009 One Book, One Town book selection. The whole Village, from teens to adults, should be able to read and enjoy the featured book. Submit suggestions in person or online via the ask-a-librarian service at www.zionsville.lib.in.us.
• 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. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
• Read to Me! — Jan. 5 to March 1. The annual winter reading program for children as young as infants. Students up to fifth grade may register from Jan. 5 to Jan. 31 by adding their name to the Winter Read to Me display and picking up a reading log. Prizes will be awarded to those who finish by March 1. The first 400 children to reach their goal will be entered in the grand prize drawing.
• Cabin Fever? Book the Cure! — Jan. 5 to March 1. Adult winter reading program. Register in person for the annual adult winter reading program and receive a snowbound packet of the essentials : a free book and chocolate. Participants receive one entry in the grand-prize drawing for each book read and recorded.
• Paws to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. A monthly program for children ages 6 to 10 that encourages reading.
• The Music Group Presents — 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, Lora Hussey Room. “Only the Good Die Young” is the theme for this first music appreciation event. These informal, conversational sessions will continue on the first Tuesday of each month.
• Batter Up! — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8. Author Sue Corbett will discuss her book “Free Baseball” with students in grades 3 to 5. Space is limited.
Snowy Fun — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, ages 1 and 2. A snow-themed story program, including songs, finger plays and read-alouds.
The Community Foundation of Boone County is seeking nominations for the Lionel Dubay Sports Award.
Letters of nomination should describe the contributions the nominee has made to youth sports. Send them to Community Foundation of Boone County, P.O. Box 92, Zionsville, 46077. Include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, if possible. Nominations are due by Jan. 15, 2009. Presentations will be made at the Greater Zionsville Chamber of Commerce dinner Jan. 30, at the Palomino Ball Room, 481 S. County Road 1200 East.
PEACZ plans meeting
PEACZ, the Parent Education and Advisory Council of Zionsville, a not-for-profit organization providing education, training, resources and support to families of children with special needs invites such persons to meet for support and conversation at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 24 and March 18 at the Oak Street Starbucks, across from McDonald’s. Call 607-0884 with questions.
Tri Kappa offers Zionsville town blankets
The local Zeta Sigma Chapter of Tri Kappa is selling tapestry throw blankets, featuring a picturesque Zionsville street scene, as a fundraiser for Zionsville scholarship funds and community activities including library programs. The all-cotton throws, measuring 48 by 60 inches, with fringe, are $40. They may be purchased at the Greater Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, 135 S. Elm St.; bulk purchases may be made at a discount by calling Becky Culp at 873-0930 or Kim Nurkiewicz at 769-5960.
Learning network offers classes
The Boone County Learning Network offers the following upcoming classes:
• Intermediate Excel: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, WorkOne Office, Lebanon Wednesdays. Cost: $99
Senior Classes (Seniors at Boone County Senior Services, 515 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon)
• Computer Skills for Seniors: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3. Cost: 39. Create, save and print spreadsheets to track meds, address books, budgets and more.
Call Audra Poe, Executive Director, Boone County Learning Network, Purdue Extension-Boone County, at (765) 481-1250 or visit www.boonelearning.net.