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 email@example.com.
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.
Events planned for seniors
Boone County Senior Services has scheduled the following activities:
• Caregiver Challenge Workshop — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Cobblestone Grill, 160 S. Main St. A seminar for anyone serving as a caregiver for a loved one. The seminar is presented by Nancy Hanley, RN and care management consultant for Senior1Care. Cost is $10 per person and dinner is included. R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 12.
• Van Trip — 8 a.m. Friday, April 12, to Nashville. 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.
• Art Class — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday 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.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Friday, April 19, to Castleton Square 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.
• Support Group: Caring with Cause — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 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.
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.
Nature Center plans activities
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org.
• 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.
• Spring Wildflower Hike — 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, adults. Join Myrene Brown for a hike in Starkey Park to discover what Indiana wildflowers are in bloom. Meet in the Starkey Park parking lot off Sugarbush Drive.
• Z’GreenFest — 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. The Friends of the Zion Nature Center and Boone REMC will sponsor the seventh annual Z’GreenFest that will feature more than 20 organizations that inspire green living.
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.
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
Anyone living with these problems and their families are welcome 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.
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. Sunday, April 14, in the facilities of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 N.Meridian St., Indianapolis. The concert is a part of the “Second Sunday Concert Series” sponsored by the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. For further information call Cantor Janice Roger at 317-255-6647.
The concert is entitled “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.
The band is comprised of interested amateur and professional musicians from ages 14 to 80 who live in central Indiana and enjoy preparing interesting classical and popular concert band music for appreciative audiences. For more information, call musical director John Richardson at 727-4667 or visit the band website www.zionsvilleband.com
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