at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events:
• 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.
• 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.
• K-Plus — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, ages 5 through 6. This program supplements school instruction by engaging children through stories, music, art and other activities.
• Sight Word Bingo — 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, ages 4 through 7. Have fun playing Bingo and learn beginning words at the same time. Drop by for something to do during winter break. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.
• Snow and Snowmen — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, ages 3 through 6. Open some books about famous snowmen and mark off the first 15 minutes of Winter Reading. Find out things to do with snow and learn facts about snow.
• Single Session Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., ages 1 through 2. Walkers and talkers can come to the library to have fun with stories, songs, finger plays and more.
• It’s a popcorn party — 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, ages 3 through 6. National Popcorn Day is Saturday, Jan. 19. Celebrate by reading books, playing some popping games, tasting different popcorn flavors and making some popcorn crafty treats.
• Safe Sitter Class — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, ages 11 through 13. Cost $55. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and how to handle children’s emergencies. Bring a sack lunch.
• 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.
Story-time at Black Dog Books
Children are invited to hear Christmas stories at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St.
The story-time will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Dec. 13 and 20, and Saturdays, Dec. 15 and 22.
Call 733-1747 for more information.
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.
The Zion Nature Center offers the following upcoming events:
• Nature Ornaments — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 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.
• “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.
at jewelry store
Mary Robison will be reading children’s Christmas stories from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Robert Goodman Jewelers, 106 N. Main St.
The books are from Robison’s private collection of Christmas stories.
The Indiana Brass Quintet will present its 14th annual Christmas concert on at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 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. The concert is free and open to the public. 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.