at the library
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.
• 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.
• 2012 Holiday Stroll “Treasure the Holidays” — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Bring children to the library on the free Christmas in the Village trolley to see holiday tree displays, make crafts and hear live music. The Melchior Marionettes and magician Don Miller will also be performing.
• Holiday Cabaret on Strings — 11 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Get in the holiday spirit as the Melchior Marionettes present their holiday show.
• Sugar Plum Fairy Ballet — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, ages 3 through 6. Learn ballet steps with a dance inspired by the Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy music and story. Provided by the Indy Dance Academy.
• Hip Hoppin’ Holiday — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, grades kindergarten through fifth. Dancers will focus on body isolations and conditioning and learn a high-energy dance to a holiday tune.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, grades first through fifth. Share a story with a therapy dog.
• Hobbit Adventures for Children — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, grades first through fifth. Celebrate the J.R.R. Tolkien classic. Meet a hobbit who will share the journey of Bilbo Baggins, make a Hobbitish accessory to wear and celebrate Hobbit style with food, fun and music. Dress as an elf, dwarf, hobbit or dragon Smaug.
• Holiday Readers Theater — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, ages 8 through 11. Join in reading some holiday related scripts.
• Gifts from the Kitchen — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, grades first through fifth. Join the ladies from Your Gourmet Girlfriends for a night of creating gifts from the kitchen for your friends and family. Test cooking and tasting skills and take home the recipes for extended holiday fun.
• Mrs. Claus and the Musical Elves — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, families with children ages 3 and older. Join Laugh’n Laura, Kazoo’n Kelli, Jolly Jessica, Jumpin’ Julie and Jazzin Papa Matt for a time of singing, stories and games. Following the program, meet Cand Carry’n Mrs. Claus for pictures and a hug.
Lacy to read at Black Dog Books
Zionsville resident Amy Lacy will be reading her book, “Where is Christmas?” to children at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main St.
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:
• 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.
• Pumpkin Smashing — noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Bring old pumpkins to smash and add to the compost pile.
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. Monday, Nov. 26.
Toastmasters Club to meet
The Zionsville Toastmasters Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 691-6950 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.
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.
Show Choirs host home tour
The Zionsville Community High School Show Choirs will host a holiday home tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Carol of Homes tour features six homes in the Village and surrounding neighborhoods decorated in festive decor by homeowners, local florists and designers.
The Royalaires and Choralaires will perform in each home.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Akard True Value Hardware, 25 Boone Village Center, Kogan Antiques and Lighting, 195 S. Main St., or at the high school box office, 1000 Mulberry St.
Contact Jennifer Luczak at 408-0203 for more information.
Community Bible Study will host a Visitor’s Day from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
The meeting will be at Traders Point Christian Church, 6590 Indianapolis Road, Whitestown.
The focus of the study will be the books of Ephesians, The Wisdom of Solomon and James.
The class consists of 110 women from 20 different churches.
Contact Liz Simmons at email@example.com or 769-6142 for more information.
St. Als hosts
The St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will host area World War II Veterans at a Recognition Banquet on Friday, Dec. 7.
The banquet is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the church’s Parish Hall, 1870 W Oak St. The community is also invited to attend and express gratitude to WWII veterans for their service.
Gen. Tom Jones will deliver the welcoming address. Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will present the colors and a special program displaying flags used in military campaigns. The event is free. RSVP to Jim Weaver at 873-2231 by Monday, Dec. 3.
Center Stage holds auditions
Center Stage Community Theatre of Lebanon is having auditions for the Ivan Menchell’s comedy “Cemetery Club,” Dec, 9, 10.
Parts are available for four women age range 40-60s and one man age 40-60s. The auditions are at 604 Powell St., Lebanon, and actors will be asked to read from script.
The show runs March 8-24th and Doug Davis will direct. Contact Davis at 765-659-1577 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon, will host a 1912 Boone County Christmas and Victorian Christmas tea at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.
Guests will enjoy an afternoon tea while learning about what was taking place in the world, state and town 100 years ago.
Guests must preregister by Friday, Dec. 7, for the free event. Space is limited to 30 guests.
Contact Nicole Thompson at email@example.com or 765-482-3460 for more information.
Christmas on the Farm slated
The Fifth Annual Christmas on the Farm will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road.
Enjoy sleigh-hayrides, music, caroling, craft-making and the Green Market that will feature holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Take in the live Christmas tree and winter greenery over a cup of organic, 100 percent grass-fed Eggnog, hot chocolate and an a la carte menu. Visit www.traderspointcreamery.com for more information.
TFBC offers free classes
Tobacco Free Boone County, 116 W, Washington St., will host free stop smoking classes Thursdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
The classes will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn new coping skills and meet others trying to quit.
Call 765-482-3942 option 6 for more information.