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.