Library hosts events

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., can be reached at 873-3149 or visit for more information.

• Heroes’ Tree and Hope for Heroes — now through Thursday, Dec. 22. The library, with the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, is presenting Our Heroes’ Tree, a national program founded to recognize and honor the sacrifices of current military personnel, veterans and deceased service members. Residents may drop by the Youth Services Department and create an ornament honoring a service member in their life. Ideas and ornament templates will be available at the library.

• Saturday Morning Chess Club — Rescheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22. Ages pre-school through high school. Join Paul Yearling in the Mayfield Room at the Library every Saturday in January and February to play chess or learn to play. Play on Thursday this week because the library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24. Registration required for each event.

• Up All Night Reading — now through Tuesday, Jan. 31. This event is part of the Teen Winter Reading program. Sign up at the Teen and Adult Reference Desk. Register at

• Library Closed — Friday, Dec. 23, to Monday, Dec. 26, for Christmas. Regular hours will resume at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27.

• Winter Break Movie: The Smurfs — 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29. Families. Bring a cup with a lid and enjoy the movie, popcorn and lemonade. Registration required.

• Youth Winter Reading: One World Many Stories — Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Wednesday, Feb. 29. Ages birth through fifth grade. This program encourages children to make reading a daily habit. Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Reference Desk or online.

• Adult Winter Reading: Reading ‘til Dawn — Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Wednesday, Feb. 29. Adults 18 and older. All who register may choose a free book and, after reading and logging three books, an HMMPL tote bag. Every book read and logged online earns participants an automatic entry into bi-weekly prize-drawings.

• Dance around the world — 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Grades kindergarten through fifth. Learn steps for dances ranging from the chicken dance to the macarena. Registration required.

• Wii Gaming — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Teens. Gather in the Teen Area and play games on the Wii.

• The Music Group: “Less is More” — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Listen to and talk about minimalist classical and jazz music pieces. Refreshments will be provided. Registration not required.

• One World, Many Stories: Drop-In Craft —9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 4; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6. Ages three and older. Kick off winter reading with around-the-world drop-in crafts.

• Beginning Chess — 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Grades first through fifth. Join Aaron Dean for an introduction to chess. Registration began Tuesday, Dec. 20.

• Teen Council — 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Teens. Gather in the Lora Hussey Room to help decide what programs and activities the library will host over the summer.

• It’s a Mystery Book Club — 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 5. Join the club to read and discuss the first selection of the new year. The club will be reading Matthew Dicks’ Something Missing. Refreshments will be provided.

• Safe-Sitter Class — 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Ages 11 through 13. Cost $55. This class is designed to teach young babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and how to handle children’s emergencies. Registration began Tuesday, Nov. 29.

• Books over Coffee — 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. Adults are invited to an informal monthly conversation about the books they have read. Registration not required. Refreshments will be provided.


Activities at Zion Nature Center

The Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at or by calling 873-8950, or visit for more information.

• Closed — Saturday, Dec. 24, and Sunday, Dec. 25, for Christmas.

• Indiana Wild! — 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. The center will host Indiana Wild for a winter break program. Enjoy this presentation by the popular Alligator Aaron. The program is free and will be held in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St.

• Frost-Free the Snowman — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Drop in anytime to create a no-melt snowman using a gourd and other natural materials. The cost is $3 and includes all supplies.

• Box Turtles: “A Long Winters Nap” — 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15. Learn facts about hibernation and box turtles. View some of the reptiles while they are hibernating.

• Kiwanis Creature Feature: Live Birds of Prey — 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Ages 6 and up. Mark Booth of Take Flight Wildlife Education will bring his birds of prey to Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.


Classes at Witham Health Services

Witham Health Services, 1650 W. Oak St., can be reached at (765) 485-8120 or visit for more information.

• Diabetes Self-Management Update Class — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, south Pavilion Learning Center. A physician referral is required.

• Grief Support Gathering — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Witham Health Services VIP Dining Room.


Teen Winter Reading Program under way

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., hosted the Teen Winter Reading Kickoff Pajama Party Saturday morning, Dec. 10, to kick off the Teen Winter Reading program.

The program encourages students in grades sixth through college to read for pleasure as well as for learning.

 Teens who participate during the program, which ends Tuesday, Jan. 31, have opportunities to receive free books and win one of eight prize baskets.

Registrations may be completed online at  The library will be offering reading programs for younger children and adults in January.


Santa’s Mailbox located at local business

Children may drop off letters to Santa until Saturday, Dec. 24, in a mailbox outside Control Tech Heating and Air Conditioning, 1200 Parkway Dr.

If a name and return address are provided, Santa or one of his elves will reply to the letters.


Whitestown sponsors food, clothing, toy drive

The Town of Whitestown is continuing a food, clothing and toy drive until Friday, Dec. 23, for needy families in the area.

They are accepting nonperishable foods, new toys and clothing for children ages 5 to 16.

Drop-off times are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Town Hall, 6320 S. Cozy Lane, Whitestown.


Decorative items support Lions Park

The Zionsville Lions Club is selling ornaments and greeting cards that are versatile enough to be used for gifts, souvenirs, and any type of letter-writing.

The ornament is a three-dimensional brass image of the gazebo in Lions Park and costs $10.

The greeting cards feature photos of the gazebo during all four seasons. The phrase, “To every thing there is a season,” is on the outside, and the inside is blank.

Cards are being sold in packs of 10 for $5.

Proceeds will support the beautification of the playgrounds and park.

Visit to order ornaments and cards or stop by the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce office, 135 S. Elm St., or Akard True Value Hardware, located in the Boone Village shopping center.

Call 445-4417 for more information.


Zionsville blankets for sale

Zionsville-themed blankets are available for purchase at the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce.

The blankets are $40 and measure 48 inches by 60 inches.

 Zionsville’s Zeta Sigma Chapter of Tri Kappa uses the proceeds from the sales to support scholarships to local students, grants to local organizations and community activities.

The Chamber of Commerce is located at 135 S. Elm St. Email for bulk purchases or questions.


Lebanon group helps needy

The Lebanon Welfare League has received more than 200 requests from less fortunate families in Boone County for early Christmas food baskets.

The food baskets are designed to provide a Christmas meal to those in need.

The group is accepting sponsors for the baskets and monetary donations to cover the cost of the food.

Contact Sue Muncie at (765)482-3299 to sponsor a family. Financial contributions should be mailed to Lamar & Lamar, 120 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, 46052.


Boys and Girls Club art on display

Art created by participants in Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville programs will be on display from Monday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 6, at Corner Vise Gallery and Frame Shop, 110 S. Main St.

An artists presentation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6. All participants will be presented with a certificate for their creativity and hard work.

For more information, call Glenn Sanford at 873-6670 or email


Bible study group to host visitors

The Community Bible Study will have a visitor day beginning at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Traders Point Christian Church.

Approximately 150 women from 25 different churches will study and discuss the book of Revelation.

Registration can be completed at or by contacting Liz Simmons at or 769-6142.


Roundtable meeting for homemakers

People serving on the board of their homeowner’s association are invited to attend a roundtable meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St.

Guest speaker P. Thomas Murray, Jr., attorney, will discuss legal issues involving homeowner associations.

For more information, call Jane Fuqua at 769-7874.


Churches partner to provide free legal aid

The Zionsville Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Lebanon have partnered with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to low-income residents.

Volunteer attorneys will conduct intake sessions beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St.

The consultations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Each lawyer will handle no more than 10 cases. To qualify for services, the person needs to be living at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, except for tax cases, where the limit is 250 percent.

The clinic will not handle divorce or criminal cases.

For more information, call Josh Abel at 429-4132 or Don Paterson at 873-6503.


Comedy group to come to Zionsville

The famed Second City Comedy Improv 2012 Tour will be making a stop in Zionsville at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for the show are $15, and tickets for an improv workshop are $15. Proceeds will help purchase music instruments for the Zionsville High School instrumental music program.

Tickets are available at or at the Marsh Boone Village and Michigan Road locations.

For more information, call 873-3355 ext. 12940 or visit

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