Green to have
Author Josh Green will read from his book, “Dirtyville Rhapsodies,” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Le Dolce Vita Patisserie, 10 S. Main St. The Terre Haute native was a journalist in Boone County before moving to Georgia to work. His book is a collection of short stories inspired by his time as a crime reporter. “Dirtyville Rhapsodies” will be available for $15, cash only, and Green will be autographing copies.
KidzArt registration open
KidzArt, an art education program for children grades first through fourth, is accepting registration for the fall classes.
Classes are held from 3:35 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. every Tuesday at Stonegate Elementary; Thursday at Union Elementary; and Friday at Pleasant View. Classes begin the week of Monday, Sept. 30.
Visit www.zionsvilleeaglerec.com to register. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 625-2973, or visit www.kidzartin.com for more information about KidzArt.
Applications accepted for banquet
The Zionsville Great Banquet Community is accepting applications for the fall banquets.
The Great Banquet is a three-day event with guests living and studying together in a time of singing, prayer and discussion. The weekend is designed for those wanting to strengthen their spiritual life, have a better understanding of prayer, and seek to know Jesus.
The Men’s Great Banquet will be from Thursday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 6. The Women’s Great Banquet will be from Thursday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 20. The banquets will be held at Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St.
Visit www.zionsvillegb.org for more information.
Bible study at Fellowship
Habits of the Heart, a women’s community Bible study, will study the books of Ezra and Nehemiah this year.
The study offers a morning session that begins at 9:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 E. Indiana 334. The group will meet each Wednesday and include a children’s program for children ages 2 months through kindergarten.
Evening classes will be at 7 p.m. the same days. No children’s program will be provided.
Contact Bev Tiefel at 873-4982; Lori Schafer at 439-4201; Tana Henry at 873-4946 or visit www.zionsvillefellowship.org to register. Registration must be completed by Sunday, Sept. 1.
Events planned for seniors
Boone County Senior Services has scheduled the following activities:
• Assistance Options for Counseling — 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Caitlin Oestreich from CICOA will be available by appointment to assist seniors with health insurance options available to seniors in Boone County and CICOA benefits.
• Fun and Fit for Over Fifty — 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at Zionsville Meadows, 675 S. CR 1000 E. Instructor Josh Dickey, energy wellness coordinator, will lead this exercise class.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, to Greenwood Park Mall. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Contact BCSSI for more information.
• Lunch and Learn — noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Join fellow seniors for a topic related to senior healthcare presented by Witham Health Services. Lunch, which is free to the first 30 registrants, will be provided by Witham.
• Art Class — 9:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Cost is $5 per class. Instructor Shirley Luttrell will work with any level of student and any medium.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to Tippecanoe Mall in Lafayette. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Contact BCSSI for more information.
• Support Group — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Oct. 8 and 22, at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Facilitators Rachel Gerrish, Franciscan Visiting Nurses at St. Francis and Serge Monperous will offer engaging and educational presentations to assist caregivers in developing supportive relationships.
• Travel Group — Dec. 2 through 6, to the Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza. Cost is $499 per person based on double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy prices are available. Cost includes round trip transportation; five days, four nights lodging; eight meals; and admission to seven Branson shows. Deposit of $75 is due at registration. Final payment due Sept. 26.
Boone County Senior Services, Inc., can be reached at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939. The organization has locations at 1100 W. Oak St. and 515 Crown Point Dr., Lebanon.
Events set at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events.
• Library Card Sign-up Month — now through Monday, Sept. 30. All ages may sign up for a Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Card and receive a free tote bag to fill with books, magazines, movies and music available for checkout at the library.
• Make Your Own Owl Book Covers — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, teens. Use felt to create a custom owl to hold books or cell phones.
• Make Your Own Soda Pop — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, grades fourth through fifth. Learn how to make soda pop from scratch.
• Book to Film Group — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. This month’s title is Anna Karenina, a book by Leo Tolstoy and 2012 film starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law. Participants will discuss the book and movie during the program.
• Art Adventures: Bubble Art — 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, ages 3 through 6. Explore bubble art painting. Create cards for the holidays with bubble blowing artistry.
• Game On — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, teens. Join in the teen area to make some noise with the Wii.
• United We Read Book Talk — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. Join in the discussion about the 2013 United We Read book selection, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
• Royalty Training — 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, ages 4 through 7. Learn how to dress and behave like a prince or princess. Learn to walk, eat, speak, and present yourself in a manner befitting royalty.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, ages 7 through 12. Sign up for 15 minutes of one on one reading time with a therapy dog.
• Sweet Treats for Friends — 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, teens. Meet at the library for an evening of cooking without a stove or oven to create sweet treats using the microwave. Take a few treats home, and leave some at the library to help raise money for Friends of the Library.
• Advanced Ancestry.com — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, adults. Certified genealogist Betty Warren will demonstrate advanced search techniques online with ancestry.com, including keyword searches to find databases, wildcard searches to sort out misspelled names, and searching without a surname.
• Storytime Registration — 8 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2 and 9. Registration for Fall II Session of preschool storytimes begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, for cardholders. Registration for noncardholders begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.
• Babies in Jammies — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, birth to 11 months. Babies and their parents will enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, action playing, a short book, and play time.
• Teen Council Anniversary Celebration — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Celebrate 15 years of teens taking charge of teen programs and help unveil the newly designed teen area.
• Intermediate Word — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, adults. A free computer class for Microsoft Word 2010.
• It’s a Mystery Book Club — 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Mystery Book Club readers have selected three titles to read. An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James, Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, and Salem’s Lot by Stephen King have been selected. Come to discuss the books and enjoy light refreshments.
• Who’s in the Pumpkin Patch? — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, ages 1 and 2. Enjoy fall fun with stories, songs, and activities.
• Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. The sale will feature thousands of books for sale and a variety of homemade treats. Proceeds from the sale will help fund special library programs for all ages. Bargain prices will be offered for grocery sacks of books beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday for $10 per bag. Sunday the price will be $5 per bag. Admission is $5 for Friday but free Saturday and Sunday.
• Pokemon Black and White Tournament — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, teens. Bring Nintendo 3DS and Pokemon Black and White and get ready to battle. Those with cards, not Black and White 2, are welcome to attend for open play, but the card game will not be regulated by officials. Door prizes for all and prizes for Nintendo players will be available.
• Make a Card Sunday — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, families. Stop by to make a card for a family member or friend. All supplies provided.
• Game On — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28, teens. Meet in the teen area to play the Wii.
• Read, Build, Play with DUPLOs: Let’s Go Vroom — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, ages 3 through 6, with a parent. A parent-child interactive story and playtime.
• Pizza-Palooza — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, grades first through fifth. Celebrate National Pizza Month by learning about the treat and make one to take home and bake.
• United We Read Author Talk: Robin Sloan — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, adults. Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, will talk from San Francisco via Skype about his book .
• Intermediate Excel — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, adults.Free computer class for intermediate students of Microsoft Excel 2010.
• Animal Adventures: Animal Homes — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. Naturalists from the Zion Nature Center will join librarians as they share knowledge about local animals through read-aloud stories, rhymes, activities, and a real animal meet and greet.
• Explorers 500: Camouflage — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, grades kindergarten through third with a parent. To expand on Animal Adventures, this new program will incorporate library and naturalist skills. Librarians and naturalists from the Zion Nature Center will share informational stories and hands on activities.
• K-Plus: Float — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, kindergarteners. Burn off some after school energy and explore floating with objects, words, art, and more.
• Teen Read Week: Writing and the Writing Life — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. Spend an evening with YA novelist and executive director of the Indiana Writers Center about what it takes to be a writer and how to navigate the realities of a writer’s life.
• United We Read Program: Juicing 101 — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, adults. Georgetown Market demonstrates juicing techniques with samples to taste.
• Introduction to Publisher — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, adults. Free computer class introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010.
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., can be reached at 873-3149 or visit www.zionsville.lib.in for more information.
Girl Scouts to hold event
Girls and their families are invited to attend an event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Noodles and Company at Traders Point, 5710 W. 86th St.
The event will allow girls to learn more about Girl Scouts, and each new girl to fill out an interest card will receive a free drink and dessert with a purchased meal. Members or alumnae of the Girl Scouts who are wearing Girl Scout apparel will receive a free drink with the purchase of a meal.
Call 855-GSCIN-4U or visit www.girlscoutsindiana.org for more information.
Community Foundation grants available
The Community Foundation of Boone County has grants of up to $500 available to local nonprofit organizations and public school teachers to enhance arts in the community.
The grants may be used for items and equipment that have a long-term impact. The purpose of the granting initiative, supported by the Back to the Fifties Festival, is to enrich the performing and visual arts in Boone County.
Any nonprofit organization or public school teacher, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Lebanon, Sheridan, Western Boone and Zionsville school corporations, is eligible to apply. Grants will be limited to one per nonprofit or two per school.
Applications may be submitted only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, to be considered for funding.
Visit www.communityfoundationbc.org/mini-art-grants for more information.
Garden Club to host program
The Village Garden Club of Zionsville will be hosting a program featuring Matt Dickey, superintendent of parks and recreation.
The free program will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Hussey Room, 250 N. Fifth St.
Dickey will provide an update about the Zionsville parks system, master plan, survey findings, and the Heritage Trail Park.
Questions will be answered about trees and other plants the town recommends local homeowners consider using.
First Tuesday events at fairgrounds
The Boone County Extension Homemakers will offer First Tuesday events during the fall.
Brenda and Kristi Bush will present do-it-yourself cleansers and lotions at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. The duo will show how easy it is to make cleaning products to not only save money but also have control over what is in them. Receive recipes for making laundry soap, dish lotion, and fabric rinse. Attendees will also be able to take home a sample. Cost is $2.
The annual holiday workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
The events are open to the public. Preregistration is required.
Call the Boone County Extension Office at 765-482-0750 for more information and to register. Call Mandy Kerr at 733-8706 for more information.
ZCC hosts seminar
Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. Ninth St., will host a free educational seminar about the A, B, C, Ds of Medicare.
The seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the church. Call 873-5301 to register.
Hit the Bricks slated
The Zionsville Optimist Club will hold its 31st annual Hit the Bricks 5-mile run on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Zionsville Community High School, 1000 Mulberry St.
The top three finishers for men and women will receive gift certificates, and all participants are eligible for raffle prizes.
Visit www.tuxbro.com or contact Paul Caltrider at 873-2625 or email@example.com to register. Runners are able to register the day of the race from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Proceeds from the event support scholarships and local youth activities.
4-H plans clinic
The 37th Central District Judges, Leaders, and 4-H Volunteers Clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Witham Health Services Pavilion on the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E CR 100 S, Lebanon.
Sessions will be held on a variety of topics centered on judging 4-H projects and volunteering as leaders with 4-H. Registration fee is $15 and includes a breakfast snack.
Visit www.four-h.purdue.edu/volunteer to register. Contact Pandora Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-482-0750 for more information.
Nature Center offers fall programs
The Zion Nature Center has planned the following events throughout October:
• Animal Adventures: Animal Homes — 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a story, then walk to the nature center to search for real animal homes.
• Explorers 500: Camouflage — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, grades kindergarten through third with a parent. Librarians and the naturalist will share informational stories and hands on activities. Meet at the library and walk to the nature center.
• Animal Leaf Art — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, ages 5 and older. Create a one-of-a-kind placemat by transforming leaves into animals. Cost is $3.
• Bat Encounters — 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Ages 6 and older. Professional bat researchers from the Organization for Bat Conservation will present an educational program and an opportunity to see some of the largest and rarest bats in the world.
• Happy Owl-O-Ween — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, ages 5 and older. Learn what makes owls supreme hunters, and dissect an owl pellet to see what treats they have eaten. Cost is $3.
• Irish Trickster Tales and Leprechaun Traps — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Meet at the library to hear Irish tales and walk to the nature center to make a real leprechaun trap in the woods.
• Trick or Treat Hike — 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Come in costume to the nature center and enjoy a not-so-scary walk through the woods and collect treats along the way.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.