United Way seeks tutors
United Way of Central Indiana is seeking substitute tutors for Harney Elementary School.
Substitute tutors are needed from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on an as-needed basis. The tutors are needed for United Way's ReadUP program, which focuses on early childhood development and elementary education.
During each session, the student reads from a selected book while the tutor assists and asks questions designed to improve comprehension and build confidence.
Contact Amy Hammerle at 765-483-0165 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Adult volleyball leagues forming
Eagle Recreation and Enrichment is sponsoring adult volleyball leagues at Union Elementary School.
Women's leagues will be Tuesdays; men's leagues will be Wednesdays; and coed leagues will be Thursdays.
Team space is limited, and teams should register now. Visit http://porgrams.zionsvilleeaglerec.com to register or email Julie Oakley at email@example.com for more information.
Congresswoman has local hours
U.S. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks will hold office hours in Zionsville from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.
Call 848-0201 for more information.
Events set at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following programs:
• Scholastic Book Sale — now through Monday, Dec. 2. This Scholastic book sale will benefit the library and enable the library to add new books to the collection.
• Volunteer for Holiday Stroll — now until Thursday, Dec. 5. Join the team of volunteers for the library's Holiday Stroll. Visit http:bit.ly/17HONWY to register.
• Hope for Heroes — now through Friday, Dec. 20. Zionsville residents may drop by the youth services department and create an ornament honoring a service member. The library has partnered with the Indiana State Library to present the program, which is a nationwide initiative founded to recognize and honor the sacrifices of military personnel, veterans and deceased service members.
• Tree Trimming Party — 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, teens. Help the library get ready for the holidays by decorating a tree in the teen area while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies.
• Closed for Thanksgiving — In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
• Wii Gaming — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 2, 9, 23 and 30, teens. Meet in the teen area to play Wii and Xbox Kinect.
• Author visit at the library: Reuben Rides the Rails — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, families with children ages 3 and older. Local author Barb McLaughlin will read her story about the Reuben Wells train, which is on display at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, ages 7 through 12. Sign up for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with a certified therapy dog.
• Designing a Winter Garden — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, adults. Professional garden designer Amy Mullen will talk about plants for the winter garden, creating views to be seen from indoors, the importance of structure and more.
• Book Ornaments — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, grades fourth and fifth. Book lovers can make a book ornament to put on the tree.
• The Mitten — 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, ages 3 through 6. Enjoy the classic Ukrainian tale of a boy who lost his mitten and the animals that took shelter inside.
• It's a Mystery Book Club — 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. This month's selection is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, the first in the Flavia de Luce series by C. Alan Bradley. Light refreshments will be served.
• Holiday Stroll "Home for the Holidays" — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Hop on the free trolley and enjoy holiday crafts, decorated trees, live music and special entertainment.
• Holiday Stroll Gift Boutique — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Enjoy the boutique to find high quality books and handcrafted items. All proceeds help support library programs.
• The Spoon Man — 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, families with children ages 3 and older. Find out how spoons can be musical instruments.
• Holiday Bingo — 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, families with children ages 5 and older. Join others at the library for bingo fun and prizes.
• SOAR - Sr. Book Talks — 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, adults ages 55 and older. Drop by the teen and adult large print area for a book discussion.
• Books over Coffee — noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Bring lunch and discuss your latest book. Coffee and dessert will be provided.
• Stick Man — 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, ages 3 through 6. Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. Listen to the story of how he gets separated from his family and make a Stick Man ornament to take home.
• Bags'n'Tags — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, grades third through fifth. Come to the library to make a fancy bag and matching tag for holiday gifts.
• Twisted Wire Bracelet and Ring Class — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, adults. Make a twisted wire bracelet and twisted silver wire bead ring with artist Paula Scott-Frantz.
• Wednesday AM Book Club — 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Discuss 84 Charring Cross Road and Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff.
• Babies in Winter Jammies: Holiday Style — 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, ages birth through 11 months. Babies and their parents will enjoy holiday songs, rhymes, exercises, a short book and a holiday craft.
• Mrs. Claus and the Musical Elves — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, families with children ages 3 and older. Join the library staff for a time of singing, stories and games. Meet Mrs. Claus for pictures and a hug after the program.
• Yule Ball — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, teens. Step into an event inspired by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Spend time creating unique wizarding activities. Spaces are limited, and registration is required. Formal attire is requested.
• Book to Film Discussion Group: Ethan Frome — 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The film will be viewed, and a discussion of the film and book immediately follows. Popcorn and cold drinks will be served.
• Pete the Cat Christmas Extravaganza — 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, ages 3 through 6. Move and groove with Pete the Cat.
• Tandem Read Book Club Kick-off Party — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, ages 8 through 12 with an adult. Enjoy pizza and discuss upcoming books the club will read.
• Wrap it Up — 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, grades kindergarten through fifth. Drop in and make wrapping paper with craft materials.
• Teen Study Break — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Dec. 18, teens. Let the library help you get ready for finals by offering a place to study and a healthy snack.
• Cooking with Grandma — 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, ages 3 through 6. Join Grandma G. in the storytime kitchen. Practice measuring, spreading, cutting, peeling and stirring skills. Leave with a simple recipe book. A snack will be provided.
• Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, ages 1 and 2. Walkers and talkers will have fun with stories, songs, finger plays and more.
• Library Holiday Hours — In celebration of Christmas, the library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25. Normal hours will resume at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. The library will be closed Sunday, Dec. 29, and will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30. In celebration of New Year's, the library will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, and will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1.
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.
Nature Center plans events
The Zion Nature Center will host the following events:
• Nature Center Closed — Saturday, Nov. 30.
• Nature Ornaments — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 8, 15 and 22. Create a nature inspired holiday ornament. Craft stations will be set up. Cost ranges from 50 cents to $2.
• Indiana Winters are for the Birds — 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, adults and families with children ages 8 and older. Join Rob Ripma from www.nuttybirder.com to explore what makes winter birding so intriguing. Discussion topics will include what feeders and food should be used to attract birds. Registration required.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950.
Events planned for seniors
Boone County Senior Services, Inc., has planned the following activities:
• Options for Counseling — 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Caitlin Oestreich from CICOA will be available by appointment to assist seniors with health insurance options available to seniors in Boone County and CICOA benefits.
• 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.
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.
Bingo at the Legion
The Zionsville American Legion, 9950 E CR 600 S, will have bingo Saturday, Nov. 30.
Early bird rates will begin at 6:30 p.m., and regular rates will begin at 7 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase.
Call 873-3105 for more information.
Carol of Homes scheduled
The Zionsville Community High School Show Choirs' Carol of Homes will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
The event features the choirs singing carols in six decorated Zionsville area homes.
Tickets are on sale at Akard True Value Hardware, Boone Village, and fivethirty resale, 20 N. Main St.
Christmas on the Farm slated
Traders Point Creamery has scheduled its Sixth Annual Christmas on the Farm.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the farm, 9101 Moore Road.
Activities will feature sleigh hayrides, music, caroling, craft-making and the Holiday Farm Market.
Admission is free.
Visit www.traderspointcreamery.com 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.