Super Swim Bingo Night

The Zionsville Swim Club will host its 2nd annual Bingo Night Saturday, Feb. 2 at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church’s Parish Hall, 1870 W. Oak St., Zionsville. The event will be a fun evening featuring 20 bingo games with prizes worth thousands of dollars awarded. In addition, the event will feature door prizes and 50/50 raffle, appetizers and treats. A cash bar will offer a variety of beers and wines.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, with the first bingo game to begin at 6 p.m. The lively four-hour fund-raiser for the swim club is open to the community, adults aged 21 and older. Those who wish to play can arrive at any time. Entry fee is $30 per person, which includes food, 20 bingo cards and a door prize ticket.

Zionsville Swim Club has served the local community for nearly 40 years. During the last five years, student interest in ZSC has grown from 125 swimmers in 2010 to more than 300 children ages 6-18 making it the second largest swim club in Indiana. ZSC emphasizes the improvement of the individual, the team and the community which strengthen the swimmers, their family members and the residents of Zionsville. Club leadership and culture helps participants develop goal-setting, determination, responsibility and teamwork skills critical to succeeding into adulthood.

Trail recommendationpresentation

Cory Whitesell with HWC Engineering will present trail summit recommendations for Boone County during the Boone County Board of Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. The meeting will be in the Connie Lamar Room in the Boone County Annex building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon.

Women Inspiring Women

The breakfast program Women Inspiring Women is set for Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m., with the program from 8 to 9 p.m. The presenter will be Caitlin Alderding, a trainer and consultant with Purple Ink.

Those who wish to join the event should RSVP at BooneChamber.org. Cost is $10 for chamber members, $15 for non-members.

The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Boone County.

Winter Family Luau

Everyone is invited to escape the cold and pretend to be on a tropical island at Village Dance Studio’s annual fundraiser: Family Luau. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club West.

The evening will include dancing, raffle, games, costume contest, prizes, bounce house, food and more. The Family Luau is organized by the Ensemble and Juniors dancers, with assistance from the VDS parents council and staff.

Those who buy tickets before Jan. 19 will save money with early bird pricing: $6 per individual or $30 for a family, or any group, up to six people. Prices increase to $8/$40 starting Jan. 20 or at the door. You do not have to be a VDS family to attend.

Visit www.villagedancestudio.com/family-luau.html for more information.

Benefit rummage sale

St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church will play host to a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the community of St. Anthony of Padua in Croix Fer, Haiti.

Those wishing to drop off items for the sale may do so at the parish hall from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, or from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.

St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church is at 1870 W. Oak St., Zionsville.

Legislative preview

A 2019 legislative preview, hosted by Boone County Voices for Change, is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 224 W. Hawtoorne St., Zionsville. Featured speaker will be Indiana Sen. J.D. Ford. Ford will discuss a proposed hate crimes statute as well as other bills of interest. Also at the meeting, participants will learn more about BCVC and may sign up for a committee or service. The public is invited.

Run for diabetes awareness

Registration is now underway for the Strides Lions for Diabetes Awareness 5K Run/Walk, which will be Feb. 15 and 16.

Registration fee is $20 from Dec. 31 to Feb. 13. Late registration will be $30 and will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 14. To register, go to getmeregistered.com/zlcheartfordiabetes5k or visit run2race.com.

The event will be Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 16 from 7 to 8:45 a.m.

Library programs

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., has scheduled the following events. Library staff can be reached at 317-873-3149, or visit www.zionsville.lib.in. Events require registration, and registration is open unless otherwise noted.

Winter Storytime Session: Program runs through Feb. 8. Classes are offered for babies, toddlers and preschoolers (ages birth through 6. Registration for the winter session is underway.

‌Saturday Morning Chess Club: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturdays in January. Registration is open for this family program. 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 will move, we will find a place for you! Parents are welcome to stay and play.

Read Box Parent-Child Book-to-Movie Book Club: Read Box is a parent-child book-to-movie club. Chosen titles are children’s books that have been made into movies. Parent and child read the book together during the month prior to the book club meeting; the night of the meeting participants will have a short discussion, eat pizza, watch the movie, and finish with a short discussion about how the movie compares to the author’s original work. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Reference desk approximately one month prior to the next club meeting.

January’s book is Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. Copies are available at the Youth Reference desk. February’s title is Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, and March is Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith.

Tree House Club: For grades K-2, from 4:30 to 5:15 Tuesday, Jan. 22. Registration underway. Parents, keep out! Children and library staff will read fun books and do fun things. The club meets one Tuesday each month, and registration for each month should be done separately.

Super Sleuths: For grades 2-5, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23. Registration underway. Love a good mystery? Want to find a great youth mystery series to enjoy? Super Sleuths will meet each month to dip into some mystery stories and to share series recommendations. Meets monthly on a Wednesday afternoon; register each month separately.

Sensory-Friendly Film Night: for families, Smallfoot, from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24. The light will be left on and the volume down for a showing of the movie. Audience members will be free to talk, sing, move around and enjoy the movie in a welcoming, supportive environment. Register in advance.

Romp and Stomp: Ages 3 to 6, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Registration underway. Join library staff as they get wild with music and movement for a Frozen-themed event. Children may dress as a character from Frozen if they wish.

Minecraft Timed Building Challenge: Ages 7 to 12, from, 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31. Registration begins Jan. 15. Calling all Minecraft builders to mine up some creativity and join library staff 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. Several fun building challenges will be offered during the hour. Participants should take a device with Minecraft already loaded.

Busy Bags: For adults only; no child care will be provided. The program will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31. Registration will being Jan. 15. Busy Bags are small, portable manipulative activities for a toddler and/or preschooler that aid in developing motor and literacy skills. Join the Friends of the Library for $10/year and attend the Busy Bag workshop where participants will assemble 12 different busy bags, all housed in a tote bag provided by the Friends.

Join the Chess Club at the Library on Saturday mornings to challenge your mind! 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 will move, we will find a place for you. Parents are welcome to stay and play. February dates are Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23. The club meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each session. Registration is underway.

Read Box: This parent-child book-to-movie club is for children in grades 3-5, with an adult. Chosen titles are children's books that have been made into movies. Parent and child read the book together during the month prior to the book club meeting; the night of the meeting, we will have a short discussion, eat pizza, watch the movie, and finish with a short discussion about how the movie compares to the author's original work. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Youth Reference desk. The February book is Ella Enchanted. Registration is underway.

Tax Assistance: AARP is offering free tax help to patrons with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Space is limited, and registration is required. Those filing joint returns should only make one reservation; couples filing separately are asked to reserve different slots. Appointments can be made for any Thursday starting Feb. 7 and ending Apr. 11. Sessions are from either 10 a.m. to noon, or from noon to 2 p.m. Contact the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library at 317-873-3149 to register or register via the library’s website. In order to receive tax assistance, participants must take to the appointment a photo ID, Social Security Card, all statements regarding income (examples: W2, SSA, 1099), and a copy of last year’s returns.

The Zionsville Parks Department

The Zion Nature Center is at 690 Beech St., Starkey Nature Park is at 667 Sugarbush Drive, and Elm Street Green is at 165 Elm St. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov for Nature Center activities.

Boy Scout Saturday: Environmental Science runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at Zion Nature Center. Park Naturalist and merit badge counselor Mindy Murdock will guide participants through most of the requirements needed to earn their Environmental Science Merit Badge. Requirements include history of environmental science, environmental terms, endangered species, and ecosystems. Boy Scouts should come prepared with their blue card. Registration is required as space is limited and may be made online at www.zionnaturecenter.org.

Birds of Prey is offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Vincent Community Room, Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St. This is a program by Mark Booth of Take Flight Wildlife Education and his birds of prey. Participants can meet magnificent predators up close and hear stories of our shared history.

Mommy & Me: Animal Tracks runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Zion Nature Center. Toddlers can get a fun and interactive introduction to nature in these classes. Each month will focus on a different topic and will feature live animal encounters, stories, crafts and nature exploration. Due to school being in session, parking is not available at the Zion Nature Center. This program is for toddlers ages 1-3 accompanied by an adult. Registration begins Jan. 1 at www.zionnaturecenter.org.

Coffee with the Birds will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Zion Nature Center. Talk bird feeders, seed, and what unusual birds you’ve seen at your feeders this season. Coffee is provided, but attendees should bring a mug.

Monthly Dog Walk is from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at Elm Street Green, 165 Elm St. Participants and their canine companions can burn a few winter holiday calories on this brisk hike through the park.

All-Pro Dad’s breakfast

Fathers and sons are invited to the second All Pro-Dad’s Day Breakfast group from 7 to 8 a.m., Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21 and April 18. Enter doors 37/38 to the Zionsville Community High School Cafeteria. Cost is $16 for father/son, $4 for each additional son. RSVP by Monday of the breakfast week by emailing John.Waller@WoodenLawyers.com or direct messaging on Twitter @ZvilleDadsDay to ensure accurate supply.

BCSSI events

The BCSSI office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Options Counseling: A representative from CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions will be available by appointment, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. CICOA is the Area Agency on Aging that provides in-home services to individuals over 60 who qualify. Programs provided by CICOA include: unbiased Medicare counseling for anyone new to or just have questions, concerns, issues, etc. pertaining to Medicare as well as a complete in-person assessments to determine if a person qualifies for the Medicaid Waiver, CHOICE Program or Meals & More home delivered meals. For more detailed information, contact BCSSI.

Senior Art Class: A senior art class will be held from 9:30 to noon every Tuesday in the Zionsville Town Hall in Room 205. 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.

Lunch and Learn on the Road: Save the date for the March 23 Lunch and Learn on the Road. Destination is a Mystery Café at Buca Di Beppo’s in Indianapolis. Registration begins Jan. 15. Contact BCSSI at 765-482-5220 for more information.

Lunch and Learn: Every 2nd and 4th Friday in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room. Contact BCSSI to register. Zionsville residents in need of transportation must contact BCSSI transportation department at 317-873-8939 or 765-482-5220 and speak to Cindy Elliott or Kate Koehler. This month's program will be Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. "Art Therapy" will be provided by Green House Senior Living. Lunch, which is free to the first 35 registrants, will also be provided by Green House.

Coffee Connection Clinic: This event is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month at Zionsville Fire Station 91, 100 N. Ford Road. BCSSI has partnered with Zionsville Fire Department to provide tools and resources that will assist seniors to live in safe, healthy and comfortable environments. Each month you 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.

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. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 13. Support group facilitated by social worker, Elizabeth Oberholtzer from Zionsville Meadows. Contact Jessica Evans @ 765-482-5220 for more information.

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