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 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.
4-H project drop
Boone County 4-H has set the deadline for any member wishing to drop a project from their original enrollment form.
The enrollment revision form is available in the Extension office, 1300 E. CR 100 S., Lebanon, and at www.extension.purdue.edu/boone. The forms must be turned in by Monday, April 1.
Forms must be completed before the request can be processed.
After the deadline, projects in which members are enrolled will be transcribed onto the member’s permanent record.
Call 765-482-0750 for more information.
Registration is now open for Zionsville Community Schools’ 2013-14 GROW programming.
Programming included this year is Summer Explorers’ Day Camp at Pleasant View Elementary, universal preschool at Boone Meadow Elementary, kindergarten bridge, before and after care and middle school JAM.
Email ZCSGrow@zcs.k12.in.us to register.
Call the ZCS-GROW office at 873-2226 ext. 11126 for more information.
at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events.
• Inkblots: The Science of Art — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, grades four and five. Drip, splat and squish to creativity using inkblots. This technique uses both sides of the brain to tap into creativity.
• AARP Tax-Aide — 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday from now through April 4. Free tax help for taxpayers with low and middle income with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Reservations required.
• Hard-Boiled Detective — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 28, grades first through third. Be a hard-boiled detective and discover who-dun-it to Humpty Dumpty. Attendees will use science and imagination as well as color hard-boiled eggs.
• Spring Break Movie: “Wreck it Ralph” — 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, April 1, families. Bring a cup with a lid and enjoy the movie, popcorn and lemonade.
• Single Session - Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, ages 1 and 2. Walkers and talkers can come to the library to enjoy stories, songs and finger plays.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, grades first through fifth. Sign up for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with a therapy dog.
• Lego Mania — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, ages 3 through 6, and 11 a.m. to noon, grades first through fifth. Come to the library to make a creation using Legos.
• Karaoke 101 — 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, grades third through fifth. Come sing and dance with Miss Jessica at the library.
• Sight Word Bingo — 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, April 4, ages 4 through 7. Have fun playing bingo and learn beginning words at the same time. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.
• Spring Break Movie: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days” — 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 5, families. Bring a cup with a lid and enjoy popcorn, lemonade and a movie.
• Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, grades first through third. Edible bugs will be made out of chocolate chips, chow mein noodles and butter.
• Babies in Jammies — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, ages birth through 11 months. Babies with their parents will enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, action playing, a short book and play time.
• 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests should be submitted no later than Monday, April 15.
Bingo offered every Thursday
The Zionsville American Legion Post No. 79 offers bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday.
All are welcome. Bingo will be at the legion, 9950 E. CR 600 S., Zionsville.
Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority, is accepting applications for a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship for a graduating high school senior from Zionsville who will be attending a four-year university.
The scholarship is open to students pursuing any field of study, but special consideration may be given to those who have chosen art, music or speech/hearing development. Applications are available in the Zionsville Community High School guidance office and are due March 27. Call Denise Troyer at 626-8171 for more information.
Preschool registration for fall enrollment in the Early Childhood Ministry at Christ Church, 600 County Road 1000 East, has begun.
ECM uses a Christ-centered developmentally appropriate curriculum that upholds the basic early childhood concept that all young children learn best when they use their senses.
New this year is the acceptance of toddlers who are 15 months old by Sept. 1.
Call Laurie Highsmith at 873-3232 or visit www.zionsvillelutheran.org/index.php/preschool/purpose for more information.
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.
• Support Group: Caring with Cause — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, March 26, and April 9 and 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.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, to White River State Park. Trip includes discounts to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Indiana State Museum, IMAX,NCAA Hall of Champions and Indianapolis Zoo. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939 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. Call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 to schedule personal transportation appointments.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Friday, April 5, to Tippecanoe Mall. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939 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. Call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 to schedule personal transportation appointments.
The organization has a location at 1100 W. Oak St. and 515 Crown Point Drive, Lebanon.
The Zionsville Optimists Club is offering a $1,000 vocational scholarship to graduating ZCHS seniors to be used for tuition at schools offering degrees in trades or specialized fields, such as barber and beauty schools, electrical work, and similar programs.
Email email@example.com of the Optimists Club for more information.
Easter egg hunt scheduled
The Whitestown Park Department will hold the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Walker Farms Park.
The park is located at the intersection of Main Street and East County Road 400 South.
Email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or make a donation.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., has scheduled the following upcoming activities:
• Closed for Easter — Sunday, March 31.
• Spring migration bird hike — 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4 and Thursday, April 25, families. Join the specialists at the center for a spring migration bird hike in Starkey Park. Local birder Rob Ripma will lead the group in search of resident and early migrant birds. The hike is for beginning and advanced birders. Meet at Starkey Park in the parking lot off Sugarbush Drive.
• 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.
Call 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
Egg hunt at
The Zionsville Lions Club will sponsor its 22nd Annual Eggnormous Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30.
Events will begin at 9 a.m. with a pancake and sausage breakfast for a donation at Lions Park.
The hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m., and more than 13,000 eggs will be hidden in the park.
Start times will be staggered for various age groups.
Special guests Roarie the Lion and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Activities include free face painting, free photographs with the bunny, free balloons and the Zionsville Merchant’s Association rubber duck hunt.
Email Tara Worthley at email@example.com for more information.
for April 6
The Boone County Master Gardeners will hold their 27th annual Yard and Garden show, Gardenfest, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Community Building of the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 County Road South, Lebanon.
Admittance is free and a tree will be given to the first 500 participants. Guest speakers and their topics are: 10 a.m. – John Thieme, “Life with Insects;” 11:30 – Myrene Brown, “Garden Design;”and 1 p.m. – Jane Diedrich, “Getting Down and Dirty with Dirt.”
There will also be door prizes, a raffle of a bird feeder, soil testing, children’s pot painting and planting a pansy, question and answer booth and more than 20 vendor booths featuring garden decor, plants, information and gift items. Drinks, snacks, lunch and homemade desserts will also be available.
Contact Peggy at 873-5634 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Homeowners assoc. roundtable to meet
The Homeowners Association Roundtable will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Town Hall Fireplace Room, 1100 W. Oak St.
Anyone that serves on the board of a Zionsville Homeowners Association is encouraged to attend.
The roundtable is an opportunity to talk to other neighborhood board members in town, share ideas and learn together.
Call Jane Fuqua at 769-7874 for more information.
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