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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.
• Volunteer for the Holiday Stroll — Now through Friday, Nov. 30. Registrations are being accepted to volunteer for the annual Holiday Stroll.
• Teen Trivia — Now through Friday, Nov. 30, teens. Grab a sheet and name the title and author of the book a movie was based on and win a prize basket.
• Our Heroes’ Tree — Now through Sunday, Dec. 23. The library will partner with the Indiana State Library to present Our Heroes’ Tree. Zionsville residents may drop by the Youth Services Department and create an ornament honoring a service member.
• Hope for Heroes — Now through Sunday, Dec. 16. The library will accept winter wear and personal care items for homeless veterans in conjunction with the Hope for Heroes program.
• Wednesday AM Book Club — 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Adults are invited to drop in and discuss “A Secret Kept” by Tatiana De Rosnay.
• Friends of the Library Meeting — 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14.The Friends of the Library will hold an open meeting. Anyone interested in being a member is welcome to attend.
• SAT/ACT Test Prep — 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Get ready for the SAT and ACT by learning how to use the library’s website to get free practice tests.
• Introduction to Excel — 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 15. Introductory computer class for Microsoft Excel 2010.
• Animal Adventure Series: Snakes — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, ages 3 through 6. The library and Zion Nature Center team up to share stories, activities and real animals.
• Safe Sitter — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, ages 11 through 13. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and how to handle children’s emergencies. Bring a sack lunch. Cost is $55.
• November Drop-in Craft — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. Stop by and complete a fall craft appropriate to the season.
• New Usborne Book Sale — Monday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 25. Support of the Scholastic book sales enabled the library to receive hundreds of new books. This will be a smaller sale with popular Usborne Books. Proceeds benefit library programs.
• SOAR - Senior Book Talks — 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, adults ages 55 and older. Every three weeks, a variety of books and genres will be reviewed with copies available to attendees for checkout after the program.
• Readers Theater: The Headless Horseman — 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, ages 8 through 11. Readers theater is a cross between drama and reading — a read-aloud activity and introduction to drama.
•Holiday Hours — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. The library will close at 5 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holiday.
• Library closed — Thursday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 23. The library will be closed for Thanksgiving and will resume normal hours at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.
• Art & Andrew Wyeth with Ms. Jenny — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, ages 5 through 9. Explore the beauty of artist Andrew Wyeth with Ms. Jenny from A Space to Create. Learn about the artist, who painted from his homes in Pennsylvania and Maine; then create a landscape with watercolors and painter’s tape.
• Tree Trimming Party — 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, teens. Help the library prepare for the Holiday Stroll. Help decorate a tree, ready the Eye-Spy wall and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa.
• Introduction to ancestry.com — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Genealogist Betty Warren will show how to research family history using ancestry.com.
• Chess Club — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, grades preschool through high school. A chess club for any level of player.
• K-Plus — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, ages fifth through sixth. This program supplements school instruction by engaging children through stories, music, art and other activities.
• Jamming in Jammies with Ms. Kelli from Little Nightingales Music Together — 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, ages birth through kindergarten. Punt on jammies and sing, wiggle and groove with Ms. Kelli from Little Nightingales Music Together.
• Toes, Knees, Elbow, Nose — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, ages 3 through 6. Head to the library for a mixed up body storytime.
Boone County blood drives
The Indiana Blood Center can be contacted at 800-632-4722. Visit www.donorpoint.org for more information. The Indiana Blood Center will sponsor several blood drives in Boone County:
• Traders Point Christian Church — 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6590 Indianapolis Road, Whitestown.
• Christ Church of Zionsville — 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 18, 600 N. Ford Road.
• AT&T — 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 1602 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.
• Boone County Courthouse — 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 307 Courthouse Square, Lebanon.
The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
• Animal Adventures: Snakes — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a fictional story then walk to the nature center to learn facts about snakes.
• Sleepy Snakes and Tired Turtles — 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Learn what happens to some of Indiana’s reptiles in the winter and meet some of the reptiles face to face.
• Pumpkin Smashing — noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 18 and 25. Bring old pumpkins to smash and add to the compost pile.
Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1595 Mulberry St., will hold its 2012 Day of Thanks Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.
The dinner will be an opportunity to say thank you to the Kiwanis Club for everything they have provided in the community.
All are invited to attend. The club will be accepting donations of canned goods for local food pantries.
SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., will host The Artisans’ Fare Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17.
The preview party will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. The shop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets for Friday night are $50 per person. Admission is $5 at the door for people ages 12 and older on Saturday.
The fest will feature some of Indiana’s premier food and drink artisans and visual artists with food related artwork.
Money raised from the event benefits SullivanMunce.
Call 873-4900 for more information.
Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, invites everyone from the community to take time to have a moment of prayer in the sanctuary.
The prayer times are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 19 and 26.
Toastmasters Club to meet
The Zionsville Toastmasters Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 19 and 26, at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St.
The club provides affordable communication and leadership development in a supportive, learning and uplifting environment of peers.
Contact Jennifer Pillion-Walker at email@example.com or 691-6950 for more information.
ZPC offers parenting workshop
Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St., will have a parenting workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.
The workshop, “Cooperation, Consequences, and Getting Your Way,” will focus on an instruction routine that works for toddlers to teens and building healthier relationships.
Call 873-6503 for more information.
Enjoy breakfast with Santa
Tri Kappa of Zionsville will sponsor its annual Santa Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 1, at Stonegate Elementary, 7312 W. Stonegate Drive.
The breakfast will be at 8 a.m. and also 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy a hot breakfast, visit and get your picture taken with Santa, crafts, cake walk, live music and shop in the Christmas Market.
Cost is $8, and seating is limited. Reservations are due by Monday, Nov. 26.
Contact Sarah Sampson at 873-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New recruitment tool available
A new volunteer recruitment tool is available for non-profit organizations.
The United Way of Central Indiana will sponsor a workshop for HandsOn Connect from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St.
People responsible for managing volunteer engagements in schools, faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies and service clubs are encouraged to attend.
Contact Amy Hammerle at 765-483-0165 or email@example.com for more information and to RSVP.
Chamber annual meeting
slated for Nov. 28
The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce will have its annual meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Hopwood Cellars, 12 E. Cedar St.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements will run at least once, and may run additional times, if space provides. If a specific date for the announcement to run is preferred, it should be so noted with the announcement at the time of submission.