Adult English classes available
Registration is open for adults to learn English and the American culture in the English for Internationals program. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 17. Three classes are offered: conversation focus class, a complete learning course and private or small group tutoring. Adult learners will build English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in an engaging atmosphere. Classes meet at Zionsville West Middle School, 5565 S CR 700 East, Whitestown. Visit www.englishforinternationals.org, email email@example.com or call 698-5978 for more information.
Bible study at Fellowship
Habits of the Heart, a women’s community Bible study, will study the books of Ezra and Nehemiah this year. The study offers a morning session that begins at 9:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 E. Indiana 334. The group will meet each Wednesday and include a children’s program for children ages 2 months through kindergarten. Evening classes will be at 7 p.m. the same days. No children’s program will be provided. Contact Bev Tiefel at 873-4982; Lori Schafer at 439-4201; Tana Henry at 873-4946 or visit www.zionsvillefellowship.org.
SullivanMunce announces exhibit
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., presents Visual Poetry - now through Sept. 28. Eight eclectic photographers will be featured in this exhibit ranging from creative portraiture, abstracts, black and white landscapes, still lifes, cityscapes and iPhone art. Photographers featured include Marla Misamore, Becky Brill, Eileen Cote, Rad Drew, Robert Gough, Freddie Kelvin, Barry Lively and Bill Miller. SullivanMunce can be reached at 873-4900 for more information. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Events planned for seniors
Boone County Senior Services has scheduled the following activities:
• Art Class — 9:30 a.m. to noon 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.
• Fun and Fit for Over Fifty — 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at Zionsville Meadows, 675 S. CR 1000 E. Instructor Josh Dickey, new energy wellness coordinator, will lead this exercise class.
• Van Trip – 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, to Castleton Square Mall. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Contact BCSSI for more information.
• Lunch and Learn – noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. The topic will be related to senior healthcare and presented by Morningside of College Park. Lunch, which is free to the first 30 registrants, will be provided by Morningside. • Van Trip — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, to Tippecanoe Mall. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Contact BCSSI for more information.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Choose from a variety of downtown Indianapolis locations such as the NCAA Hall of Champions, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo or other Indianapolis location. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Contact BCSSI for more information.
• Support Group — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Facilitators Rachel Gerrish, Franciscan Visiting Nurses at St. Francis and Serge Monperous will offer engaging and educational presentations to assist caregivers in developing supportive relationships.
• Travel Group — Dec. 2 through 6, to the Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza. Cost is $499 per person based on double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy prices are available. Cost includes round trip transportation; five days, four nights lodging; eight meals; and admission to seven Branson shows. Deposit of $75 is due at registration. Final payment due Sept. 26. Boone County Senior Services, Inc., can be reached at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939. The organization has locations at 1100 W. Oak St. and 515 Crown Point Dr., Lebanon.
Events set at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events:
• Library Card Sign-up Month — now through Monday, Sept. 30. All ages may sign up for a Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Card and receive a free tote bag to fill with books, magazines, movies and music available for checkout at the library.
• Book to Film Group — 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11 and 25. This month's title is Anna Karenina, a book by Leo Tolstoy and 2012 film starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law. The film will be shown during the Sept. 11 program. Participants will discuss the book and movie during the Sept. 25 program.
• Free Computer Class: Introduction to Word — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, adults. An introductory class to Microsoft Word 2010. Registration required.
• Animal Adventure: Bees — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. Meet at the library for a story about bees and walk to the nature center to visit with the animals.
• Explorers 500: Pollinators — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, grades kindergarten through third with a parent. Librarians and naturalists from Zion Nature Center will share informational stories and hands-on activities.
• Safe-Sitter Class — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, ages 11 through 13. Cost is $55. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and handle children’s emergencies. Bring a sack lunch.
• Game On — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 16, 23 and 30, teens. Join in the teen area to make some noise with the Wii.
• K-Plus: Balance — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, kindergartners. Burn off some after-school energy to explore balance with objects, words, art and more. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. • Resume and Cover Letter Writing — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, adults. Develop a resume and cover letter with Career Coach Amy Connelly.
• Duct Tape Days — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Make an over-the-door basketball goal using duct tape.
• Babies in Jammies — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, ages birth through 11 months. Babies with their parents will enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, action playing, a short book and play time. • Free Computer Class: Introduction to Excel — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, adults. An introductory course for Microsoft Excel 2010.
• Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Adventures — 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, grades first through third. Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day and learn how to talk like a pirate, create pirate crafts, and sing pirate songs. • Read, Build, Play with DUPLOs: Busy Farm — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. A parent-child interactive story and playtime using LEGO DUPLO bricks.
• Homemade Cheese Demonstration — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, adults. Suzanne Krowiak, Indy Food Swappers founder, demonstrates how to make homemade cheese and will have samples to taste afterward.
• Make Your Own Owl Book Covers — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, teens. Use felt to create a custom owl to hold books or cell phones.
• Make Your Own Soda Pop — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, grades fourth through fifth. Learn how to make soda pop from scratch.
• Art Adventures: Bubble Art — 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, ages 3 through 6. Explore bubble art painting. Create cards for the holidays with bubble blowing artistry.
• United We Read Book Talk — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. Join in the discussion about the 2013 United We Read book selection, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
• Storytime Registration — 8 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2 and 9. Registration for Fall II Session of preschool storytimes begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, for cardholders. Registration for non-cardholders begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.
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.
Bible study set
Community Bible Study is hosting a Visitor’s Day on Thursday, Sept. 12, for the study of the book of John. The study will be from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 S. Indianapolis Road, Whitestown. Contact Liz Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 769-6142 for more information. Casting call for GhostWalk The SullivanMunce Cultural Center is casting for actors and actresses to take on roles in GhostWalk. Auditions will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the center, 225 W. Hawthorne St. GhostWalk will take place Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12. Call 873-4900 for more information.
Activities set at nature center
The Zion Nature Center has planned the following events throughout September and October:
• Animal Adventures: Honey Bees — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. Meet at the library for a fictional story and walk to the nature center to learn facts about honeybees.
• Explorers 500: Pollinators — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, grades kindergarten through third with parent. Librarians from the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and the naturalist from Zion Nature Center will share informational stories and hands-on activities.
• Fall into Sustainable Gardening — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, adults. Join Myrene Brown for a program that focuses on gardening techniques to implement this fall to start on the path to sustainable gardening. Discussion topics include fall lawn care, mulching, saving tender plants for the next growing season and other tips for a productive time in a fall garden.
• Hoosier Riverwatch: E. Coli Advanced Training — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, ages 15 and older. Citizens and educators will learn about bacteria in waterways and methods for analysis. Participants will learn hands-on testing methods. Activities are correlated to Indiana’s Academic Standards for Science, and educators may receive two Professional Growth Points. Pre-registration is required. Contact John Ulmer at email@example.com or call 769-3500 to register.=
• Wonderful Worms — 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, ages 5 and older. Worms will compost food scraps and turn them into one of the best fertilizers available. Worm composting is an easy, mess-free way to compost year round. The nature center is located at 690 Beech St. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Contact the center at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org.
• Animal Adventures: Animal Homes — 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a story then walk to the nature center to search for real animal homes. • Explorers 500: Camouflage — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, grades kindergarten through third with a parent. Librarians and the naturalist will share informational stories and hands-on activities. Meet at the library and walk to the nature center.
• Animal Leaf Art — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, ages 5 and older. Create a one-of-a-kind placemat by transforming leaves into animals. Cost is $3.
• Bat Encounters — 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. Ages 6 and older. Professional bat researchers from the Organization for Bat Conservation will present an educational program and an opportunity to see some of the largest and rarest bats in the world.
• Happy Owl-O-Ween — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, ages 5 and older. Learn what makes owls supreme hunters and dissect an owl pellet to see what treats they have eaten. Cost is $3.
• Irish Trickster Tales and Leprechaun Traps — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Meet at the library to hear Irish tales and walk to the nature center to make a real leprechaun trap in the woods.
• Trick or Treat Hike — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Come in costume to the nature center and enjoy a not-so-scary walk through the woods and collect treats along the way.
ZCHS hosts tailgate
Zionsville Community High School will host a Relay for Life tailgate Friday, Sept. 13, before the football game at 7 p.m. Last year was the first year for the students to participate, and they raised more than $7,500.
Movies at Maplelawn dates set
Maplelawn Farmstead, 9575 Whitestown Road, will screen popular movies each Friday in September. Seating and refreshments will be available beginning at 7 p.m., and the movie will begin at dusk. Parking will be available at Mulberry Fields and Zionsville United Methodist Church. Admission is $1 per person. Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl will be shown Friday, Sept. 13; Singin' in the Rain will be shown Friday, Sept. 20; and Alfred Hitchock's The Birds will be shown Friday, Sept. 27. The Birds is the only movie not suitable for children. Visit www.maplelawnfarmstead.org for more information.
Volunteers needed for clean-up
Volunteers are needed to clean up trash along Eagle Creek. Volunteers as well as staff of the parks and streets and stormwater departments will be removing trash from the creek between Elm Street Green and Creekside Park from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Supplies will be provided, but long sleeves, pants and sturdy footwear are required. Call Todd Settle at 733-0550 for more information or if you have a group that would like to help.
Band to play free concert
The Zionsville Concert Band will present a free concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the gazebo at Veterans Park, 101 First St., Sheridan. The concert is entitled "American Gems" and will include ragtime, marches, pops and motion picture themes. The concert is free, and tickets are not required.
Boy Scouts schedule celebration
Boy Scout Troop No. 358 has planned a celebration for the organization’s 90th anniversary this fall. The celebration is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1870 W. Oak St. Tickets are $75 per person and will include a sit-down dinner and presentation. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund a college scholarship for Troop No/ 358 Eagle Scouts. The scouts are asking community members to search for any memorabilia and photos that could be used in the celebration. Any donations should be left at the church office. Call 615-584-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Free prostate screening offered
Wiham Health Services, 2505 N. Lebanon St., Suite 130, Lebanon, will offer a free prostate screening. The screening is part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Call 765-485-8120 for a reservation time.
Cemetery association meets
The Hutton Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 E. Ind. 334.
Moms invited to attend event
Mothers of children from infant to high-school age are welcome to attend an event at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 E. Indiana 334. Mom’s Day In is designed to give moms a time to relax and enjoy food, adult conversation, inspirational speakers and uninterrupted time with other mothers. Childcare for infancy through kindergarten is provided. Mom’s Day In will take place from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20. The group will meet twice a month for the rest of the year. Contact Lori Alt at 937-8676 or email email@example.com for more information. Visit www.zionsvillefellowship.org/#/forms/moms-day-in-registration to register.
Community Foundation grants available
The Community Foundation of Boone County has grants of up to $500 available to local nonprofit organizations and public school teachers to enhance arts in the community. The grants may be used for items and equipment that have a long-term impact. The purpose of the granting initiative, supported by the Back to the Fifties Festival, is to enrich the performing and visual arts in Boone County. Any not-for-profit organization or public school teacher, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Lebanon, Sheridan, Western Boone and Zionsville school corporations, is eligible to apply. Grants will be limited to one per nonprofit or two per school. Applications may be submitted only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, to be considered for funding. Visit www.communityfoundationbc.org/mini-art-grants for more information.
First Tuesday events at fairgrounds
The Boone County Extension Homemakers will offer First Tuesday events during the fall. Brenda and Kristi Bush will present do-it-yourself cleansers and lotions on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The annual holiday workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The events are open to the public. Preregistration is required. Call the Boone County Extension Office at 765-482-0750 for more information and to register. Call Mandy Kerr at 733-8706 for more information.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.