Library hosts events

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

• 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

• Winter Break Movie: “The Smurfs” — 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29. 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 required and is available 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 crafts. Registration not required.

• 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 required.

• 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 required.

• Saturday morning Chess Club — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Saturday, Jan. 7, ages pre-school to high school. Are you interested in learning to play chess, or do you just love to play the game? Join Paul Yearling in the Mayfield Room at the library every Saturday in January and February to challenge your mind. Registration required for each event.

• 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.

• Wii Gaming — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. Teens. Gather in the Teen Area and play games on the Wii.

• Take it apart party — 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. Grades first through fifth. Bring in old electronics and basic tools and take part in a “de-struction” party. An adult must be present with the child and tools must be labeled. Registration required.

• MLK Day Presentation: Ray Boomhower — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. Indiana author and historian Ray Boomhower will talk about his book, “Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary”; and how Kennedy’s speech, upon hearing the news of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, was instrumental in keeping Indianapolis free from riots that pivotal night.


Activities at

ZionNature Center

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

• 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.


Recycle lights at Akard True Value

Bring in your old Christmas lights that don’t work or you don’t plan to use again next year to Akard True Value Hardware in Boone Village now through Jan. 15.

Gathered lights will be recycled with RecycleForce to help build a cleaner environment and a stronger WorkForce. Get a $5 off coupon for bringing in your lights for your next purchase (see store for more details). Call 873-5255 or email with questions.


Zionsville blankets for sale

Zionsville-themed blankets are available for purchase at the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, 135 S. Elm St.

The warm 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.

Email for bulk purchases or questions.


LWL offers


The Lebanon Welfare League  received more than 200 requests from  Boone County residents for holiday food baskets.

The group is still 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.


Club art

on display

A variety of 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.

Call Glenn Sanford at 873-6670 or email with questions.


Garden Club

meets Jan. 3

The Village Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, in the home of Judy Potts, 8885 Stonewick Way.

RSVP by calling 769-1212. This will be the first business meeting of the year, followed by a pitch-in brunch.


ZTC hosts

reception Jan. 3

The community is invited to attend a reception for the newly elected and returning Zionsville Town Council members.

The reception will take place following the town council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Town Hall.

The reception will be in the Community Room of Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.


Bible Study to offer visitor day

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. For women unfamiliar with the CBC program, this is an opportunity to participate in the multi-denominational program.

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


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.


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