Zionsville Times Sentinel

February 20, 2013

Community calendar for Feb. 20


— Events set at the library

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events.

• Food for fines — now through Thursday, Feb. 28. Erase over due fines by donating a nonperishable food item for each dollar in overdue fines owed to the library. All items collected will be donated to the Zionsville Food Pantry.

• Pop into a book for prizes — Now through Sunday, March 3. Read anything and write it on a challenge sheet. Submit it by Sunday, March 3, to try to win a prize basket.

• AARP Tax-Aide — 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday from now through April 4. Reservations required.

• Game On — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 18 and 25, teens and college students. Join in the Teen Area to play Wii and Xbox Kinect.

• Baby and Preschool Storytimes — March 11 through April 19. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration open.

• Single Session Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, ages 1 through 2. Walkers and talkers can come to the library to enjoy stories, songs and finger plays.

• Introduction to Excel — 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 21, adults. Free computer class introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010.

• K-Plus: Celebrate Lincoln — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, ages 5 and 6. Celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln through crafts, songs and snacks.

• Pink Party — 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, ages 3 through 6. Put on a pink outfit and enjoy pink festivities.

• International Flair — 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Join local residents and area friends in celebrating their diverse backgrounds and nationalities at the library’s International Fair.

• Busy Bags — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, parents only. Join the Friends of the Library for $10 per year and attend our Busy Bag workshop to assemble 12 different busy bags for a child.

• Let’s Workout — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, grades fourth and fifth. Enjoy staying healthy and fit at the library with Zumba and other workouts and healthy snacks.

• FAFSA Completion Night — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, teens, college students and parents. Fill out the FAFSA form online. Bring social security numbers, completed federal tax forms and W-2 forms of both the student and parents.

• A box storytime — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, ages 3 through 6.

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.



BCSSI sponsors events

Boone County Senior Services, Inc., can be reached at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939. The organization has a location at 1100 W. Oak St. and 515 Crown Point Drive, Lebanon.

•Independent Consultation Computer Class ­— 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6, 13 and 20, in the Narthex of Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road. Cost is $20.

• Cards — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and 27, March 6, 13 and 20, at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Bridge and euchre will be played.

• Fun and Fit for Over 50 — 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St.

• Van trip — 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, for a Benjamin Harrison home tour. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939 for more information or to sign-up prior to trip departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Call BCSSI to schedule personal transportation appointments.

• Van trip — 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, to Tippecanoe Mall. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI for more information or to sign-up prior to trip departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Call BCSSI \to schedule personal transportation appointments.

• Lunch and Learn — noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. The discussion will have representatives from Witham Health Services.

• Van trip — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, to Greenwood Park Mall. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI for more information or to sign-up prior to trip departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Call BCSSI to schedule personal transportation appointments.

• Art Class — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26 and March 4, 11 and 18, 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.

•Independent Consultation —  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Cost is $20. Work on your own projects with an instructor available for assistance. Call BCSSI at 873-8939 to register.

• Support Group — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Boys and Girls club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Facilitators Rachel Gerrish, Franciscan visiting nurses at St. Francis and Serge Monperous, Peoplefirst Homecare and Hospice, will offer engaging and educational presentations to assist caregivers in developing supportive relationships.

• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Travel to a destination of choice. Choose from Home Goods, Red Lobster, JoAnn Fabrics, Marshalls, Olive Garden, Target, or Hobby Lobby. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI for more information or to sign-up prior to trip departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 to schedule personal transportation appointments.



Nature Center sponsors events

The Zion Nature Center offers the following upcoming events:

• Backyard tree tapping and maple sugaring — 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, ages 7 and older. Learn how to make maple syrup and sample some local syrup. Dress for the weather as the program will be outside for a hands-on demonstration of tree tapping.

• Raising Backyard Chickens — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, ages 15 and older. Master Gardener Jane Deidrich will show how keeping a small flock of chickens is a great way to recycle food scraps while improving both gardens and diets.

The nature center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.

Zionsville chapter of Tri Kappa announces scholarship applications for current college students and are available at www.zionsvilletrikappa.com.




Women’s self defense courses available

Women’s Self Defense Training course is available from now through March 25 for women in grades nine through 12.

The class meets on from 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Mondays in the Zionsville Middle School North Gymnasium, 900 Ford Road. The cost is $36.75.

The eight week course will assist in preparing college bound women with focus on personal protection and self-defense. Women will learn types of awareness, prevention, risk reduction, physical power, and how to reduce their chances of becoming a crime victim. Parents are encouraged to attend course sessions. Dress code is normal school clothing and shoes.



Preschool registration begins

Preschool registration for fall enrollment in the Early Childhood Ministry at Christ Church, 600 County Road 1000 East, has begun.

ECM uses a Christ-centered developmentally appropriate curriculum that upholds the basic early childhood concept that all young children learn best when they use their senses.

New this year is the acceptance of toddlers who are 15 months old by Sept. 1.

Contact Laurie Highsmith at 873-3232 or visit www.zionsvillelutheran.org/index.php/preschool/purpose for more information.



Church offers community lunch

The Zionsville Christian Church 120 N. Ninth St. will host a free community lunch from 11 am. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The church is just off the corner of Oak and Ninth streets on the walking path. All are welcome. Anyone who needs a ride or a carry- out meal should call 873-5301 before the event.



Church hosts movie screening

Christ Church, 600 N. Ford Road, will be hosting the Heartland Roadshow at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

The screening, Three Day Test, was the 2012 Heartland Film Festival’s marquee family movie event.

Refreshments will be available, and there is a suggested donation of $10.

All proceeds benefit Heartland.

Call 873-3242 for more information.



ZEF sponsors fashion show

The Zionsville Education Foundation will sponsor an In Style Fashion Show and luncheon Friday, March 1, at Boone Meadow Elementary School, 5555 Main St., Whitestown.

Guests will enjoy a reception, light lunch and style show of fashions from Zionsville retailers Lesley Jane, Lilly’s Boutique Gallery, Nikki Blaine Couture, Akard True Value, Wildcat Creek Outfitters and B.Wright Ltd., as well as perennial partner the Secret Ingredient.  A silent auction featuring donations from local merchants will kick-off the event.  

Funds raised benefit all Zionsville schools in the form of teacher grants for innovative educational opportunities.

This year’s raffle will feature the opportunity to win $500 toward Myra Perrin  jewelry from Robert Goodman Jewelers or a stay at a Ft. Myers, Florida condominium.  Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6/$100.  Winners do not need to be present to win and raffle tickets can be purchased from ZEF volunteers or the ZEF office via cash or check  (Raffle ID 130083).

Tickets for the luncheon and style show are $55 each.  

Contact Tracy Phillips at 733-4805 or tphillips@zcs.k12.in.us or visit the ZEF website at www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org for more information.



NatureFest returns March 2

Join friends and support the Zion Nature Center at the 3rd annual Friends of Zion Nature Center NatureFest. From face painting and a “gourmet” cake walk to classic carnival games and educational activities, NatureFest will have something for all ages.  New this year is a petting zoo.

The event will take place  from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.

Admission is $3 per person, or $10 per family. Children two and younger are free. Tickets for activities and games are .50 each or 12 for $5.



Help the Zionsville Food Bank

The Zionsville Food Bank, 4775 W. 116th St., and Mothers of Preschoolers will sponsor a family night out event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

The Hunter Smith Band will play a concert during the event.

Proceeds from the event will provide food to the food bank and allow other mothers the opportunity to participate in MOPS. Childcare will be available.

Tickets may be purchased at http://bit.ly/Y71PZh.



Lebanon library hosts roundtable

The Lebanon Public Library will host the War Years Roundtable in the top floor meeting room on Monday March 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Dan Gamble, Sergeant, U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Infantry Division  will present:

1969 -1970 Vietnam Battlefield Report including the Invasion of Cambodia and the Battle of Phoc Long Province. NVA (North Vietnamese Army) battle gear will be on display. Gamble is the recipient of the Bronze Star, an Air Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

The War Years Roundtable is a military discussion group open to adults and students. The public is invited to attend.

For more information on this program, contact the Ralph W. Stark Heritage Center at the Lebanon Public Library, 765-482-3460 ext.261 or jamey@leblib.org.



Optimists Club offers scholarship

The Zionsville Optimists Club is offering a $1,000 vocational scholarship to graduating ZCHS seniors to be used for tuition at schools offering degrees in trades or specialized fields, such as barber and beauty schools, electrical work, and similar programs.

Email rfrankel@indy.rr.com of the Optimists Club for more information.



Blood drive is March 11

The Indiana Blood Center will sponsor a blood drive from 3:30 to 8 p.m. March 11 at Countryside Christian Fellowship, 600 W. County Road 500 N., Lebanon.

It is the only IBC blood drive scheduled for March in Boone County. For the latest information, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.donorpoint.org or call 800-632-4722 and choose option four.

Study group

welcomes visitors

Community Bible Study is hosting  a Visitor’s Day on March 14 for the study of Ephesians, The Wisdom of Solomon, and James. The study group is an interdenominational, international ministry whose purpose is to make disciples in the community through a caring, in-depth Bible study available to all.

The local class consists of approximately 110 women from 20 different churches that meet Thursdays during the school year from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., at Traders Point Christian Church.

Registration can be completed on our website http://indianapolisnorthwest.cbsclass.org or contact class coordinator, Liz Simmons at liz.simmons@attglobal.netor 769-6142 for more information.



Photo club to meet

J.D. Nolan will be the guest speaker at the Zionsville Photo Club meeting, 6:30 p.m. March 13, at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main Street.

Nolan will present large format photography. He will demonstrate how his view camera works.  Nolan will also show black and white photos that he took in England last year.  

R.S.V.P. by calling 733-1747.



Meet state legislators

Local state elected officials will be at a Legislative Breakfast and discuss legislative issues at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. The event is coordinated by the Boone County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau and Witham. Doughnuts and coffee provided.



The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.