Garden plots available
Garden plots are now available for the 2013 season from St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St.
Each plot is 20 feet by 20 feet and has easy access to water.
Cost is $35, and the church is requesting that 10 percent of the harvest be donated to local food pantries.
Call Pat Guiney at 873-4377 for more information and to reserve a plot.
Town offers garden plots
The Zionsville Park and Recreation Department will take reservations for garden plots for the 2013 season.
Reservations will be taken from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.
The gardens will be at the southwest corner of the intersection of County Roads 400 South and 875 East and at Elm Street Green in the Village.
Plots are 20 feet by 20 feet in size with a rental cost of $20 per plot. The plots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Water and parking will be provided at both sites.
Call 733-2273 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests should be submitted no later than Monday, April 15.
Events set at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events.
• 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, such as planting a victory garden, recycling and trying new vegetables.
• 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.
• 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. All materials will be provided, and the chicks will arrive April 23 to be returned on May 5 at a special party.
• 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.
• Books and Bulldogs — 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, ages 3 through 12. Enjoy dog related stories, games and crafts with Butler University education students and some special guests.
• Baby Chicks — 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 3, ages 3 through 6. Registration begins Tuesday, April 16.
• Star Wars: May the fourth be with you — 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 4, ages 7 through 12. Celebrate May the Fourth with Star Wars activities including origami Yoda, Vader says and Imperial bowling. Registration begins Tuesday, April 16.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, grades first through fifth. Register for a 15 minute time slot to read with a therapy dog. Registration begins Tuesday, April 16.
• Library Campout — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, grades fourth and fifth. Bring a sleeping bag, eat snacks and help tell a story.
• K-Plus Picky Eaters — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 18, ages 5 and 6. Hear about a certain picky eater who learned that eating his peas might not be the worst thing that could happen to him.
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.