Nominations sought for awardNominations for the Lionel Dubay Youth Sports Award are due by Jan. 6.
The award will be presented by the Community Foundation of Boone County during the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Friday, Jan. 24.
The award is to recognize and reward an individual who embodied Lionel Dubay’s passion for youth sports in Zionsville.
Any adult who has made an ongoing commitment to youth sports in Zionsville may be nominated.
Visit www.communityfoundationbc.org/lionel-dubay-youth-sports-award/ for more information.4-H deadline approachesThe deadline for youth to enroll in the Boone County 4-H program is Sunday, Dec. 15. Youth must be in grades third through 12th.
Any youth interested in becoming a member must submit an enrollment form and $30 program fee by Dec. 15.
Visit the Purdue Extension office, 1300 E CR 100 S, Lebanon, or www.extension.purdue.edu/boone or call 765-482-0750 for more information.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.BCHD offers flu vaccinesThe Boone County Health Department, 116 W. Washington St., Lebanon, is offering flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Walk-ins are welcome from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Insurance is accepted, and insurance card must be presented at time of service.
Cost is $25 for a flu vaccine, $35 for a high dose flu vaccine and $70 for a pneumonia vaccine. Nasal flu mist is available for children ages 2 through 18.
The department participates in the Vaccines for Children government program, which provides vaccines for children without insurance coverage or who are Medicaid recipients.
Call 765-482-3942 ext. 3 or visit www.boonecounty.in.gov/health for more information.
United Way seeks tutorsUnited 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.
Congresswoman has local hoursU.S. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks will have 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.
Library features events this monthThe Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following programs:• 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.• 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.
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.
Quintet performs Christmas concertThe Indiana Brass Quintet will present its 15th annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St.
The concert is free and open to the public. The quintet is made of members from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
The concert will feature arrangements of Christmas carols, seasonal repertoire and a carol sing-along.A reception will follow the concert.
Call A. Lee Barlow or Pat Guiney at 873-4377 for more information.
Senior Services offers activitiesBoone County Senior Services, Inc., has planned the following activities:• Exercise Classes: Fun and Fit for Over Fifty — 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at Zionsville Meadows, 675 S. Ford Road. Fitness class with Josh Dickey, New Energy wellness coordinator.• 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.• Van Trip — 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, to the Civic Theater to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Attendees must call BCSSI to sign up prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.• Lunch and Learn — noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St. James M. Franklin, SpinalCare Physical Medicine nurse practitioner, will discuss new treatment options for chronic headaches. Lunch, which is free to the first 30 registrants, will be provided by The Hearth at Tudor Gardens.• Van Trip — 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, to see the Christmas lights in Frankfort. Attendees must call BCSSI to sign up prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.• Van Trip — 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, to the LS Ayres Tea Room. Attendees must call BCSSI to sign up prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, to the Greenwood Park Mall. Attendees must call BCSSI to sign up prior to departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements may be made for pickup at Anson. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.
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.
Nature Center scheduled eventsThe Zion Nature Center will host the following events:• 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.• Animal Adventures: Woodpeckers — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a fictional story; then walk to the nature center to learn facts about woodpeckers.• Live Birds of Prey — 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, ages 6 and older. Mark Booth of Take Flight Wildlife Education will bring birds of prey. Get a close-up look at the predators and see what it’s like to be hawk-eyed.• Indiana Jim — 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, ages 6 and older. Indiana Jim and his live reptiles will be at Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.• Purposeful Pruning — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Join Myrene Borwn for a program dedicated to pruning. Discussion topics include pruning tools and their roles in shaping plant material to enhance plant flowering and form. Space is limited.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950.
Welcome Center hosts eventsThe Connie Haimbaugh Welcome Center, 365 S. Main St., will host events from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday leading up to Christmas.• Board Games, Puzzles and Cards — Saturday, Dec. 14. Enjoy an afternoon playing various board games, chess and cards while meeting other residents.• Candy Canes — Saturday, Dec. 21. Enjoy local Zionsville resident Amy Lacy reading Christmas stories.
Call 344-9855, email email@example.com or visit www.zionsvillewelcomecenter.com for more information.
Lebanon Library schedules partyLebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St., will have a Christmas party from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14.
Attendees will be able to visit with Santa, make a Christmas craft, decorate cookies, see a winter wonderland and take a family photo in the Ralph Stark Heritage Center.
Christmas on the Farm is Dec. 14Traders 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.
Radio players performZionsville Radio Players will perform a one-hour adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”The show will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 24, on WITT 91.9 FM. An encore presentation will be broadcast on Thursday, Dec. 26, during all-day Christmas programming.
Worman’s recycles treesWorman Enterprises, 10150 Zionsville Road, will be recycling old Christmas trees into No. 2 All Natural Mulch.
Remove all decorations, tags, twine and metals. Drop off trees at the entrance at any time.
Call 873-4939 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.