Professional businesswomen working or living in the Zionsville area interested in meeting other businesswomen to discuss how to grow their business or listen to speakers on a variety of topics are invited to join the women of Zionsville Women in Network on the second Thursday of each month. Next meeting is Sept. 12. Meetings are from 11:45 a.n. to 1 p.m. at the Zionsville United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Kathy Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Deb Kuller (email@example.com).
Lewy Body support group
The Metro Indy Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at Amore Pizzeria & Ristorante in Boone Village, Zionsville. The meeting will feature Regina Smith, Director of Community Relations of Independent Adult Day Car. Caregivers of Lewy Body Dementia sufferers from all over Indiana meet will hear how adult day care may help in caregiver stress relief. For more information, contact Mary Milberger at MetroIndyLewy1@gmail.com or text 601-909-LEWY (5399). The Metro Indy group is is the only LBDA trained support group in Indiana. It meets monthly.
Optimist dinner meeting
Each month the Zionsville Optimist Club meets at Cobblestone Restaurant for a discussion on programs to support local youth. Those interested in the Club or to speak can contact Elaine Morrison, club president at 317-873-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movies at Maplelawn Farmstead is returning this fall. “Casablanca” will be shown on Friday, Sept. 13, and “Mary Poppins Returns” will be shown on Friday, Sept. 20. Movies are shown each September on the barn and everyone is asked to take their own chairs. Food will be sold at the venue. Admission is $1 per person; gates open at 7 p.m. and the movies are shown at dusk. Tours of the house will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Maplelawn Farmstead is at 9575 Whitestown Road, Zionsville.
B&G Club basketball
The Boys & Girls Club of Boone County is offering basketball for students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
Registration for the fall session runs through Sept. 30.
Programs are for kindergarten co-ed teams, 1st and 2nd grade co-ed teams, 3rd and 4th grade boys teams, 3rd through 5th grade girls teams, and 5th and 6th grade boys teams.
Fall season games will be played between Nov. 2 and Dec. 14, with weekly practices in Whitestown or Zionsville beginning the week of Oct. 21.
Registration is $80m and participants must be a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County. Membership fee is $55.
For more details, visit www.BGCBoone.org.
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., offers a variety of events. Library staff can be reached at 317-873-8342, or visit www.zionsville.lib.in. Events require registration, and registration is open unless otherwise noted.
All Ages Chess, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, for the family. Registration underway. Kids and parents can spend quality time together learning the game of chess. It doesn’t matter if you are a chess expert or don’t even know how the pieces move, we will find a place for you. Parents are welcome to stay and play.
Animal Adventures: Hummingbirds, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3 and older, Friday, Sept. 13. Registration underway. Naturalists from the Zion Nature Center will join Librarians as they share their knowledge about hummingbirds. Meet at the Library for storytime fun, then walk to the Nature Center to meet and learn about the real animals that live there.
Readbox: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, for students in grades 2 through 5, with an adult. Registration underway. Read-Box is a parent-child book club/movie club. Chosen titles are youth books that have been made into movies. Parent and child read the book together during the month prior to the book club meeting. September’s book/movie is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey. Books will be available at the Youth Reference desk beginning Aug. 23. Participants will meet for pizza and discussion, and then will watch the movie at the library. Afterward, participants will take a few minutes to compare and contrast the book to the movie.
Safe@Home, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, for students in grades 4 through 6. Cost is $12; registration underway. This course is designed to teach 4th through 6th graders how to stay safe at home alone. Topics include how to handle all types of emergencies, when and how to call 911, simple first aid, stranger awareness and uncomfortable situations, and more. Build self-confidence and a personal plan for staying safe at home alone.
Books ‘n Babies — Lapsit, 11:30 to noon, Wednesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 9, for ages birth through 11 months. This very beginner lap sit program includes activities for babies. They will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action play, a short book, and play time. Register once and meet once a week for five weeks.
Books ‘n Babies — Crawlers, 11:30 to noon, Thursdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 10, for ages 8 to 15 months. This is an extension of the beginner lap sit program for babies. Those who are not steady walkers or ready for the Tales for Tots class will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action play, a longer book, and play time. Register once and meet once a week for five weeks.
Youth Break-In Box: Johnny Appleseed, 3:15 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, for kindergarten through second grade. Can you work as part of a team to solve a series of puzzles before time runs out? Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s legacy with a break-in box program, just for younger elementary-aged kids. Treat included.
Tween Break-In Box: Johnny Appleseed, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, for grades 3 to 5. Can you work as part of a team to solve a series of puzzles before time runs out? Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s legacy with a break-in box program, just for younger elementary-aged kids. Treat included.
Tales for Tots, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m., for five Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays starting the second week of September, or 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. for five Thursdays, starting Sept. 12. For ages 12 to 35 months. Choose the day of the week that suits you for storytime. Toddlers will have fun with stories, songs, finger plays and more. Register once and meet once a week for five weeks.
Preschool Pals, 10:30 to 11 a.m., for five Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, starting the second week of September for children ages 3 to 6. Choose the day of the week that suits you for storytime. We will have fun with stories, songs, finger plays, and more. You will register once and meet once a week for five weeks.
Cupcake Creations, 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, for families with children ages 3 and older. Join library staff anytime between 4 and 5 to celebrate the fall equinox by decorating a cupcake. Each participant will receive a cupcake to decorate and take home. Registration underway.
Minecraft Timed Building Challenge, 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, for ages 7 to 12. Mine up some creativity and join us for a series of in-game, timed building challenges. Minecrafters will be tasked with building a chosen structure or object within a certain time limit. Participants will complete several fun building challenges during the hour. Participants should take along a device with Minecraft already loaded. Registration underway.
Storytime STEAM — Water, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, for ages 3 to 6. Half storytime, half laboratory. Together staff and children will read a story and then explore a STEAM concept relating to the book. This month’s theme is water. STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Legal Assistance: Ask the Attorney legal assistance will be offered Tuesday, September 17 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Contact BCSSI at 317-873-8939 to make an appointment.
Lunch and Learn: Lunch and Learn is held every 2nd and 4th Friday in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room. Zionsville residents in need of transportation or to make a reservation must contact BCSSI at 765-482-5220 and speak to Cindy Elliott or Kate Koehler. Lunch, which is free to the first 35 registrants, will also be provided by Zionsville Meadows. Contact BCSSI to register.
Sip and Learn: BCSSI has partnered with the Zionsville Fire Department to provide tools and resources to help seniors live in safe, healthy and comfortable environments. Each month seniors are invited to join us for a cup of coffee, and participate in a question and answer session with Steve Gilliam, Division Chief EMS of Zionsville Fire Department. Coffee is sponsored by Copper Trace Family-First Senior Living.
Senior Art Class: A senior art class is held from 9:30 p.m. to noon every Tuesday in the Zionsville Boys and Girls Club, 1575 Mulberry St., Zionsville. Instructor is Shirley Luttrell. Cost is $5 per class. Luttrell is happy to work with beginners, intermediate students and any medium students are interested in.
Coffee Connection Clinic: This event is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month.
Pound Droppers Weight Group: If interested in a weight loss group, the Pound Droppers meet the second Tuesday each month at 5 p.m. for weigh in and discussion at the Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. 9th Street. Call 317-873-2444 for more information.
Caregiver Support Group: Offered on the second Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 Wests Oak Street, Room 203, Zionsville. People caring for people need help and support. Caregiver support group will provide a safe and nurturing space for caregivers in our community to build relationships, share information, discuss frustrations and gain emotional support. Support group facilitated by social worker, Elizabeth Oberholtzer from Zionsville Meadows. Contact Jessica Evans at 765-482-5220 for more information.
Theater Thursday: Several shows are planned at Goodrich Lebanon 7, 1600 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, including “Book Club,” on Sept. 19, and “Instant Family,” on Oct. 17. A breakfast snack will be served at 9 a.m. The movie, shown just for those age 60 and older for $1, will begin at 9:30 p.m. Theater Thursday is held every third Thursday, March through October. All movies are rated either PG or PG-13.
Zion Nature Center programs
Mommy & Me – Fish, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at the Zion Nature Center, for children ages 1 to 3, with an adult. Give your toddler a fun and interactive introduction to nature in our Mommy & Me classes! Each month we will focus on a different topic and will feature live animal encounters, stories, crafts and nature exploration.
Autumn Campfire, 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at Zion Nature Center. Celebrate autumn and explore how nature is preparing for the changing season with an evening hike through Zion Nature Sanctuary. The evening will end by roasting marshmallows at the Nature Center campfire.Monarch Migration, 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Elm Street Green. Monarch butterflies are celebrated for their miraculous 2,000 mile journey to Mexico each year. Drop in at Elm Street Green to learn more about this incredible small but mighty insect. Insect nets will be available to explore the meadow. Register at www.zionnaturecenter.org.
Nature Faces, 10 to 11 a.m, Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Turkey Foot Nature Park, 4795 Turkeyfoot Ave.Join the Nature Center staff on a nature hike through the park. Exploring and collecting items along the way. Then let your imagination soar as you create your unique nature portrait.
Creature Feature – Snakes, Friday Oct. 18, at Zion Nature Center. Stop in anytime from 1 to 3 p.m. for a chance to meet a corn sname and hognose snake. Enjoy a snake-themed craft and refreshments.
Leaf Prints, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Zion Nature Center. Join staff to explore the forest in fall and discover some of the trees and leaves in the park. Participants will create unique leaf print artwork after our walk back to the nature center. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at www.zionnaturecenter.org.
Zion Nature Center is at 690 Beech St.
4-H Project Fair
A Boone County 4-H Project Fair, highlighting more than 60 4-H projects for Boone County youths, will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 6, at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon. During the fair, youths can enroll in the 2020 4-H program. Visitors to the fair will be able to talk with project leaders about 4-H projects and learn about area 4-H clubs from club leaders. Youths who enroll in 4-H while at the Project Fair will receive a free 4-H t-shirt. It is $35 per youth to enroll in 4-H for the year. If a family has more than three youth enrolled in 4-H, the maximum program fee is $105 per family.
Enrollment in Indiana 4-H is open to youths in grades 3 through 12 and will run from Oct. 1 to Jan. 15. Mini 4-H is available to children in grades K-2 and is a free program.
Contact the Purdue Extension Office in Boone County at 765-482-0750 for more information about enrolling youth in 4-H.
The Holiday Bazaar at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds has expanded into the newest building on the grounds. The bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, sponsored by the Boone County Extension Homemakers has expanded to the newest building on the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. The space is connected to the building traditionally used and includes a new restroom. The bazaar will be held in the Witham Pavilion and Centennial Hall 1 & 2.
There is now room for additional vendors with two booth sizes; 10x10 feet and 12x16 feet. Call Judy at 317-769-6298 or email Katie at KT_ROB_ICE@yahoo.com for information.