at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events.
• Foster Chick Care Class — 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, ages 7 and older. Learn how to provide a foster home for two or more baby chicks. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Monday, April 8.
• Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, grades first through third. Edible bugs will be made out of chocolate chips, chow mein noodles and butter.
• Babies in Jammies — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, ages birth through 11 months.
• American Girl: Molly — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, grades first through fifth. Explore a part of life that Molly would have encountered during World War II.
• Animal Adventure: Worms and Composting — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. Meet at the library for a story or two and walk over to the Zion Nature Center to visit with the animals that live there.
• Tandem Read Book Club - The Borrowers — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, ages 8 through 12 with an adult. Join the youth librarians for the fourth book in a five-week-long Tandem Read Book Club. Bring a favorite dish for a pitch-in dinner. Attendees will 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.
Events planned for seniors
Boone County Senior Services has scheduled the following activities:
• Support Group: Caring with Cause — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, April 9 and 23, at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville. Facilitators Rachel Gerrish, Franciscan visiting nurses at St. Frances and Serge Monperous will offer engaging and educational presentations to assist caregivers in developing supportive relationships. The adult being cared for by the caregiver will also be welcome to attend the group.
• Van Trip — 8 a.m. Friday, April 12, to Nashville. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.
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.
Gardenfest slated for April 6
The Boone County Master Gardeners will hold the 27th annual Gardenfest at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. County Road 100 S. Lebanon.
The yard and garden show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Admission is free, and a tree will be given to the first 500 participants.
Speakers include John Thieme, Myrene Brown and Jane Diedrich.
The event will also feature door prizes, a raffle of a bird feeder, soil testing, children’s pot painting and planting a pansy, question-and-answer booth, and more than 20 vendor booths.
Contact Peggy at 873-5634 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Witham offers classes, groups
Witham Health Services will host the following community education classes in April. All classes are in the Denger Conference Room unless otherwise noted.
• Childbirth Education/Newborn Care Class: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
• Congestive Heart Failure Management Classes: Call for individualized class.
• Diabetes Self-Management Update Class: Call for individualized class.
Witham also offers the following April support group meetings. All meetings are in the VIP Dining Room unless otherwise noted.
• Alzheimer’s Support Group: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18
• Diabetic Self-Management Support Group: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
• Grief Support Gathering: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9
Anyone living with these problems, and their families, to attend the monthly meetings. Contact the Witham Health Services Marketing Department at 765-485-8120 or online at www.witham.org for more information or to register.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., plans the following April activities:
• Animal Adventures: Worms — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library then walk to the nature center to learn about worms.
• The turtles are awake — 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Meet the resident box turtles, learn some facts and observe their appetites after hibernation.
• Rain Gardens Care and Maintenance Workshop — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, adults. This workshop will provide basic information on rain garden use and installation but will focus on long-term care and maintenance to ensure the success of the garden. This free program will take place at Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. Participants will receive a free native plant compliments of the Zionsville Stormwater Department.
The nature center can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org.
Kite Day scheduled
Zionsville’s second Kite Day will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Mulberry Fields Park at the corner of Ford and Whitestown roads.
Admission is $2 per person and $5 per family. Donations are welcome, and all proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville.
The rain date is one week later on Sunday, April 21.
Call 919-7901 or check the Black Dog Books’ Facebook page for more information.
Band presents concert
The Zionsville Concert Band will present a concert that is free and open to the public at 2 p.m., April 14, in the facilities of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. The concert is titled “A tribute to Jewish Music and Jewish Composers.” Composers represented will include George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Gustave Mahler, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin and Charles Strouse.
Call Cantor Janice Roger at 255-6647 for more information.
For more information on the band, call musical director John Richardson at 317-727-4667 or visit the band website www.zionsvilleband.com.
Gardening grants available
The Village Garden Club is accepting applications for a grant of up to $250.
Any Zionsville organization that has gardening plans that will enhance the community of Zionsville is eligible to receive a grant.
To apply, send a detailed description of the project including approximate itemized cost and questions to Judy Potts, 8885 Stonewick Way, Zionsville, IN 46077, or email her at email@example.com.
Requests should be submitted no later than Monday, April 15.
The Homeowners Association Roundtable will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Town Hall Fireplace Room, 1100 W. Oak St.
Anyone that serves on the board of a Zionsville homeowners association is encouraged to attend.
The roundtable is an opportunity to talk to other neighborhood board members in town, share ideas and learn together.
Call Jane Fuqua at 769-7874 for more information.
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., will host a genealogy talk by local genealogist Roberta Martin.
The talk will be Thursday, April 18.
Attendees will learn about resources available in the Indianapolis area to begin a genealogy search and will receive some materials to get a genealogy search started.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 873-4900 to R.S.V.P. Space is limited.
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