Events planned for seniors
Boone County Senior Services has scheduled the following activities:
• Independent Consultation Computer Class — 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday in the Narthex of Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road. Cost is $20.
• Cards — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Bridge and euchre will be played.
• Fun and Fit for Over 50 — 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St.
• 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.
• Lunch and Learn — noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, May 10 and 24, at the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. The May 10 program will focus on keeping mentally fit at any age, and the May 24 program will be sponsored by Zionsville Meadows. Lunch is free to the first 30 registrants.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Friday, May 10, to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cost is $5, and admission to the museum is $5. Attendees are responsible for food, transportation and admission fees.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, to Castleton Square Mall. Cost is $5. Attendees are responsible for food, transportation and admission fees.
• Van Trip — 10:15 a.m. Thursday, May 16, to the Indianapolis Indians baseball game. Cost is $5. Tickets are $11 for reserved seats and $15 for boxed seats. Attendees are responsible for food, transportation and admission fees.
• Theater Thursday — Thursday, May 16, at the Pavilion Cinema, 1600 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. “Joyful Noise” will be shown for individuals 60 and older. Cost is $1 per person and includes a breakfast snack and morning movie.
• Van Trip — 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, to Corky’s Fabulous 50s Diner. Cost is $6. Attendees are responsible for food, transportation and admission fees.
• Aging Well Conference — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Ball State University Alumni Center. BCSSI will offer transportation to the conference, which will feature motivational speaker Craig MacFarlane. Cost to attend the conference is $25 per person. Reservations must be made. Sessions for the conference include financial planning, chronic disease self-management programs, legal assistance, tai chi, nutrition, mental health issues and others.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Friday, May 24, to Greenwood Park Mall. Cost is $6. Attendees are responsible for food, transportation and admission fees.
Boone County Senior Services, Inc., can be reached at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939 to register for van trips. The organization has locations at 1100 W. Oak St. and 515 Crown Point Drive, Lebanon.
Events set at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events:
• Bingo for Books — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Play bingo and win a book from the selections available or a coupon that can be redeemed for a book at the Friends of the Library book sale.
• Just Ducky — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, ages 3 through 6. Quack it up at the library with stories, songs and finger plays.
• Mommy and Me — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, ages 3 through 6. Listen to stories, play games and create a special craft to help celebrate Mother’s Day.
• Safe-Sitter Class — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, ages 11 through 13. This course is designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and handle children’s emergencies. Bring a sack lunch.
• One Direction Fan Party — 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, teens. Come to the library to play trivia, learn how to download all the 1D music from the library’s website for free, make buttons, eat 1D cupcakes and raffle off life-size cardboard cutouts of four band members.
• Library Closed — Sunday, May 12.
• Game On — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, May 13 and 20. Meet in the teen area to play games on the Wii and Xbox Kinect.
• Birds — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, ages 3 through 6. Fly with our feathered friends, hear some stories and build a nest.
• Crafty Friends — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Gather with other friends and create crafts to sell in support of the library. No crafting skills required.
• English Tea: A History and Tasting — 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 15, adults. Native Englander Tina Jesson, of Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen, will be at the Friends of the Library annual meeting to talk about tea from Victorian England to 2013, the difference between high tea and afternoon tea. Guests will enjoy a cup of English Breakfast tea with a scone and a piece of buttered Earl Grey tea bread. Register at www.zionsville.lib.in.us.
• Sidewalk Chalk — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, grades fourth and fifth. Take a break from the stress of testing and final projects, and play with sidewalk chalk.
• Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays, May 16 and 30, ages 1 through 2. Walkers and talkers can come to the library to enjoy stories, songs and finger plays.
• Friends of the Library Book Sale — Preview sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 11 and younger. Sale will be 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Admission is free. A bag sale will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sale resumes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Admission is free, and the bag sale will last all day. Attendees will be able to purchase books, movies, music and games at bargain prices as well as handmade crafts, jewelry and baked goods.
• Loaded with Goodies — now through Sunday, June 30. Each month, containers loaded with sweets will be on display at the youth services reference desk and the second floor circulation desk. All ages may guess how many pieces of candy are in each container for a chance to win the container of sweets. A 50-cent donation to American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is suggested for each entry.
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., can be reached at 873-3149 or www.zionsville.lib.in for more information.
Church hosts workshop
St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St., will host a gardening workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. A master gardener will discuss the basics about getting started, such as soil and watering basics, what to plant and when, among other topics. All are welcome to attend. Call the church office at 873-5430 for more information.
Happenings at the Nature Center
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org.
• Paint a Pot — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 12. Decorate a flowerpot for a Mother’s Day gift. The center will provide all materials. Cost is $3.
• Hoosier Riverwatch Basic Training — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, ages 15 and older. Meet at the Lions Park shelter house, 115 S. Elm St., for a hands-on workshop that introduces citizens and educators to water quality monitoring. Participants will become “Certified Volunteer Monitors.” Topics and activities are correlated to Indiana’s Academic Standards for Science, and educators may receive Professional Growth Points. Please bring lunch, water, creek shoes or waders, and be prepared to be indoors and in the creek. Registration is required. Contact John Ulmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 769-3500 to register.
• Spring Bingo — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Stop by the center to pick up a playing card and head outside to complete the game and win a prize.
• Froggy Friday — 7 p.m. Friday, May 31. Meet at the center then head down to the wetland to see and hear live frogs. Nets and buckets will be provided for catch and release. Dress for a mess.
Legion hosts yard sales
The Zionsville American Legion Auxiliary, 9950 E. County Road 600 South, will host yard sales every month in the summer.
The yard sales will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 11, June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10.
Tables and spaces may be rented for $20.
Drop off items at the Legion to donate for the yard sale.
Email email@example.com or call Linda at 769-4270 for more information.
Postal carriers help out ZFP
The annual Post Office Food Drive will be Saturday, May 11, to support Zionsville Food Pantry. Postal carriers will collect food at mailboxes and take them back to the post office. Pantry volunteers will collect the donations, transport them to the pantry, sort and store them from noon to 6 p.m.
Lebanon library hosts literacy workshop
The Community Foundation of Boone County and the Lebanon Public Library will present an Early Literacy Workshop at the library, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon.
The workshop will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the top floor meeting room.
The workshop will demonstrate how parents can use five familiar and easy to use practices to develop language and other early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. The workshop will explain why the skills are important and send parents and caregivers home with early literacy ideas to incorporate into the family’s daily routine.
Attendees will receive a certificate of participation and a free book.
Contact Tammy Culley at 765-483-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fun bike ride scheduled
The Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department and Nebo Ridge Bicycles will sponsor a bicycle family fun ride at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Elm Street Green. The ride will follow a 7-mile route that includes Turkey Foot Park and Rail Trail Park, finishing at Dairy Queen. Nebo Ridge will have a mobile service stand and mechanics to inspect bicycles from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Farmers’ market kicks off
The Zionsville Farmers’ Market will kick off its season Saturday, May 18. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday from May 18 through September in the parking lot at the intersection of Main and Hawthorne streets. Opening day will feature musical guest Sharon McKnight. Visit www.zionsvillefarmersmarket.org, facebook.com/Zionsville-Farmers-Market or follow @ZvilleFarmersMa on twitter 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.
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