Events set at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events:
• Volunteer for the Holiday Stroll — Now through Friday, Nov. 30. Registrations are being accepted to volunteer for the annual Holiday Stroll.
• Teen Trivia — Now through Friday, Nov. 30, teens. Grab a sheet and name the title and author of the book a movie was based on and win a prize basket.
• Our Heroes’ Tree — Now through Sunday, Dec. 23. The library will partner with the Indiana State Library to present Our Heroes’ Tree. Zionsville residents may drop by the Youth Services Department and create an ornament honoring a service member.
• Hope for Heroes — Now through Sunday, Dec. 16. The library will accept winter wear and personal care items for homeless veterans in conjunction with the Hope for Heroes program.
• Chess Club — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, grades preschool through high school. A chess club for any level of player.
• K-Plus — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 20, ages 5 through 6. This program supplements school instruction by engaging children through stories, music, art and other activities.
• Jamming in Jammies with Ms. Kelli from Little Nightingales Music Together — 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, ages birth through kindergarten. Punt on jammies and sing, wiggle and groove with Ms. Kelli from Little Nightingales Music Together.
• Toes, Knees, Elbow, Nose — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, ages 3 through 6. Head to the library for a mixed up body storytime.
• 2012 Holiday Stroll “Treasure the Holidays” — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Bring children to the library on the free Christmas in the Village trolley to see holiday tree displays, make crafts and hear live music. Magician Don Miller will also perform.
• Holiday Cabaret on Strings — Making their fourth holiday visit to the library Saturday, Dec. 1. for a one-day-only, free holiday Melchior Marionettes show during the Holiday Stroll. Performances of this puppet show will be presented at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Melchior family of puppeteers, also known for their Brown County productions at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio, will perform. Seating is limited, registration is required.
• Sugar Plum Fairy Ballet — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, ages 3 through 6. Learn ballet steps with a dance inspired by the Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy music and story. Provided by the Indy Dance Academy.
• Hip Hoppin’ Holiday — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, grades kindergarten through fifth. Dancers will focus on body isolations and conditioning and learn a high-energy dance to a holiday tune.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, grades first through fifth. Share a story with a therapy dog.
• Hobbit Adventures for Children — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, grades first through fifth. Celebrate the J.R.R. Tolkien classic. Meet a hobbit who will share the journey of Bilbo Baggins, make a Hobbitish accessory to wear and celebrate Hobbit style with food, fun and music. Dress as an elf, dwarf, hobbit or dragon Smaug.
• Holiday Readers Theater — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, ages 8 through 11. Join in reading some holiday related scripts.
• Gifts from the Kitchen — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, grades first through fifth. Join the ladies from Your Gourmet Girlfriends for a night of creating gifts from the kitchen for your friends and family. Test cooking and tasting skills and take home the recipes for extended holiday fun.
• Mrs. Claus and the Musical Elves — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, families with children ages 3 and older. Join Laugh’n Laura, Kazoo’n Kelli, Jolly Jessica, Jumpin’ Julie and Jazzin Papa Matt for a time of singing, stories and games. Following the program, meet Candy Carry’n Mrs. Claus for pictures and a hug.
• Saturday morning Chess Club — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29, for children ages preschool through high school. Join Paul Yearling every Saturday to play chess whether you are an advanced player or just starting out.
• Milk and Cookies Storytime — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, ages 3 through 6. Cozy up with stories, songs and games and enjoy a treat at the end.
• Velveteen Rabbit Read-aloud — 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, ages 2 and older. Miss Kelli will be reading the classic, “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Marjorie Williams Bianco.
• Single Session Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, ages 1 through 2. Walkers and talkers can come to the library to hear stories and sing songs.
• Tandem Read Book Club — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15 and May 20, ages 8 through 12 with an adult. Join the Youth librarians for a new book club. Bring a dish for a pitch-in dinner to eat and discuss the book of the month.
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.
New recruitment tool available
A new volunteer recruitment tool is available for not-for-profit organizations.
The United Way of Central Indiana will sponsor a workshop for HandsOn Connect from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St.
People responsible for managing volunteer engagements in schools, faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies and service clubs are encouraged to attend.
Contact Amy Hammerle at 765-483-0165 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP.
Chamber meet slated Nov. 28
The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce will have its annual meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Hopwood Cellars, 12 E. Cedar St.
Enjoy breakfast with Santa
Tri Kappa of Zionsville will sponsor its annual Santa Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 1, at Stonegate Elementary, 7312 W. Stonegate Drive.
The breakfast will be at 8 a.m. and also 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy a hot breakfast, visit and get your picture taken with Santa, crafts, cake walk, live music and shop in the Christmas Market.
Cost is $8, and seating is limited. Reservations are due by Monday, Nov. 26.
Contact Sarah Sampson at 873-1414 or email@example.com for more information.
Nature Center sponsors events
The Zion Nature Center offers the following upcoming events:
• Nature Ornaments — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 1, 15 and 22, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2, 16 and 23. Create nature inspired holiday ornaments. Craft fees range from 50 cents to $3.
• “Hoo”sier Owls — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, ages 5 and older. Learn about Indiana’s owls and what makes these birds of prey both masters of flight and supreme hunters. Make a unique owl ornament from natural materials.
• Utopia Wildlife — 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will introduce attendees to several injured animals that can’t be released back into the wild.
• “Frost-Free the Snowman” — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, ages 7 and older. Drop in to create a no-melt snowman using a gourd and other natural materials. Cost is $3, and all supplies are included.
• Holidays are for the birds — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Create a winter treat for our feathered friends. Cost is $2.
The nature center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
Show choirs host home tour
The Zionsville Community High School Show Choirs will host a holiday home tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Carol of Homes tour features six homes in the Village and surrounding neighborhoods decorated in festive decor by homeowners, local florists and designers.
The Royalaires and Choralaires will perform in each home.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Akard True Value Hardware, 25 Boone Village Center, Kogan Antiques and Lighting, 195 S. Main St., or at the high school box office, 1000 Mulberry St.
Contact Jennifer Luczak at 408-0203 for more information.
Christmas in the Village returns
A parade will march down Main Street to kick start the Christmas in the Village at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
Santa will arrive to town through the parade. It will be lead by the Zionsville Community High School Marching Band.
The trolley will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The trolley will begin at the clock on Main Street and make stops at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., Akard True Value Hardware, 25 Boone Village, and SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 205 W. Hawthorne St.
See the Christmas in the Village special publication in today’s newspaper for more details.
Band presents Christmas concert
The Zionsville Concert Band will present its annual “Christmas Kaleidoscope” Christmas program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road.
The presentation is entitled “Bells, Band, Brass and Bel Canto” and will feature music of the holiday season.
The Woodwind Quintent of Carmel Lutheran Church, the Trobmone Quartet of North United Methodist Church, the French Horn ensemble of the Zionsville Concert Band will all play during the free concert.
St. Al’s hosts veterans dinner
The St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will host area World War II Veterans at a Recognition Banquet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the church’s Parish Hall, 1870 W Oak St.
The community is also invited to attend and express gratitude to World War II veterans for their service.
Gen. Tom Jones will deliver the welcoming address. Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will present the colors and a special program displaying flags used in military campaigns. The event is free. R.S.V.P. to Jim Weaver at 873-2231 by Monday, Dec. 3.
Bible study hosts visitors
Community Bible Study will host a Visitor’s Day from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 Indianapolis Road, Whitestown.
The focus of the study will be the books of Ephesians, The Wisdom of Solomon and James.
The class consists of 110 women from 20 different churches.
Contact Liz Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 769-6142 for more information.
Homemakers Club to meet
The Zionsville Extension Homemakers Club “Village Homemakers” will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
The luncheon will be at Patrick’s Kitchen and Drinks, 175 S. Main St.
The previous meeting was at the home of Carolyn Abdallah. Food and craft items for the Holiday Bazaar booth were discussed.
Church offers parent’s night out
The R.O.C.K. program, a ministry of the Zionsville United Methodist Church is offering a Parent’s Night Out on Friday, Dec. 7, All kids are welcome. R.O.C.K. is a Christian Before and After School and Summer Camp for children ages kindergarten to sixth-grade. Drop off your children ages 3 years old to sixth-grade while you Christmas shop or enjoy an evening of adult conversation.
The highly-trained and enthusiastic staff will feed your child, watch a Christmas movie with them and tend to their needs for $10 per child and $5 for each additional sibling.
Drop off from 6 to 6:30 p.m., and pick up at 9:30 p.m.
Registration forms are available online at www.rockzumc.org or by contacting the R.O.C.K. office at 317-733-4081.
Ensemble performs Nutcracker
The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble will have its 14th performance of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 7 to 9. Zionsville resident Kalyn Sankey will perform as the sugar plum fairy.
Performances 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Zionsville Peforming Arts Center.
Visit www.cidedance.org or call 844-7453 for more information or tickets.
Baptist Church hosts party
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6210 S. County Road 700 East, will host its 28th Annual Birthday Party for Jesus.
The party will from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and is designed for children ages 4 through 10.
The focus of the party will be the story of Christmas and the true meaning of Christmas.
Activities include songs, games, crafts and refreshments.
Call 769-3222 or email email@example.com to register. Give the child’s name, age and phone number.
The event is free and registration is not required.
Center Stage holds auditions
Center Stage Community Theatre of Lebanon is having auditions for the Ivan Menchell’s comedy “Cemetery Club,” Dec. 9 and 10.
Parts are available for four women age range 40 to 60s and one man age 40 to 60s. The auditions are at 604 Powell St., Lebanon, and actors will be asked to read from script.
The show runs March 8 to 24 and Doug Davis will direct. Contact Davis at 765-659-1577 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LPL sponsors Christmas event
The Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon, will host a 1912 Boone County Christmas and Victorian Christmas tea at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.
Guests will enjoy an afternoon tea while learning about what was taking place in the world, state and town 100 years ago.
Guests must preregister by Friday, Dec. 7, for the free event. Space is limited to 30 guests.
Contact Nicole Thompson at email@example.com or 765-482-3460 for more information.
Christmas on the Farm slated
The Fifth Annual Christmas on the Farm will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road.
Enjoy sleigh-hayrides, music, caroling, craft-making and the Green Market that will feature holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Take in the live Christmas tree and winter greenery over a cup of organic, 100 percent grass-fed Eggnog, hot chocolate and an a la carte menu.
Visit www.traderspointcreamery.com for more information.
Brass concert at St. Francis
The Indiana Brass Quintet will present its 14th annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, located at 1525 Mulberry St., Zionsville. The concert is free and open to the public.
A staple of the St. Francis Concert Series since its inception, the Indiana Brass Quintet ushers in the Christmas spirit with a festive program of holiday favorites. The concert will feature arrangements of well-known Christmas carols, seasonal repertoire, and a carol sing-a-long. Members of the quintet hail from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Bring the entire family and enjoy the spirit of Christmas, brass style.
A reception will follow the concert. Donations will be cheerfully accepted. For more information about this event, call A. Lee Barlow, music director, or Pat Guiney, parish administrator, at 873-4377.
TFBC offers free classes
Tobacco Free Boone County, 116 W, Washington St., will host free stop smoking classes Thursdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
The classes will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn new coping skills and meet others trying to quit.
Call 765-482-3942 option 6 for more information.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.