Pancake breakfast,honoring heroes

A pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit refurbishing the Legion Post No. 79 fire truck will be from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at the post. The post is at 9950 E. 600 S., Zionsville. Tickets are $4 for children 6 and younger, and $8 for children 7 and older and adults. The fire truck has been a part of the Zionsville Fall Festival Parade and the community for more than 50 years. Later that day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., volunteers will be placing flags on the grades of every veteran interned at Lincoln Memory Garden, 6851 S. Indianapolis Road, Whitestown. Participants do not need to be a Legion member.

Chair yoga

A free chair yoga class will be offered at Blooming Life Yoga from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 29.

Everyone is welcome. Participants don't need to be fit, flexible, or have prior yoga experience, and do not need to be able to get up and down from the floor. Participants can sit in a chair for the entire practice or use the chair for support when standing or balancing. You will be mindfully moving your spine and working with the breath. Wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Students who are new to the studio should plan to arrive early to allow for registration and set-up. Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School is located at 30 S. Elm Street, Zionsville. To learn more, visit the studio's website at www.bloominglifeyoga.com or email info@bloominglifeyoga.com.

ZUMC Bible School

Zionsville United Methodist Church will offer Roar Vacation Bible School June 3-7, from 9 to noon each day.

Youths from 4 years of age to 6th grade are invited to attend the program for an epic adventure that engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids will explore God's goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life and learn that Life is Wild; God is Good!

To register, or for more information, visit https://www.zumc.org/vbs.

ZCC Bible School

Who Is My Neighbor? Vacation Bible School will be held at Zionsville Christian Church, June 24 through June 27. Activities will help children learn God’s love for neighbors near and far. Children ages 4 through grade 5 are welcome; registration starts May 1.

ZWIN meeting

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. The next meeting is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the Zionsville United Methodist Church. For more info, contact Kathy Wood (kwood@c21scheetz.com) or Deb Kuller (debbi.kuller@oldnational.com).

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 zoptimistclub@gmail.com.

Zion Nature Center

The Zion Nature Center is at 690 Beech Street. Register for events at www.zionnaturecenter.org.

Mommy & Me — Animal Babies: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 24. For ages 1-3, with an adult. Provide toddlers a fun and interactive introduction to nature in our Mommy & Me classes. Each month focuses on a different topic that features live animal encounters, stories, crafts and nature exploration. Due to school being in session, parking is not available at the Zion Nature Center. Participants will meet at the elementary school gates at 9:30 a.m. and walk to the Nature Center together. Register beginning May 1.

Library programs

The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., offers a variety of 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.

The Friends of the Library Book, Bake & Craft Sale is May 17-19. The preview sale will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, with an admission fee of $5. The sale will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with free admission both days. All proceeds will benefit future library events.

Graphic Novel Petting Zoo, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Saturday, May 25. Grades K-5, with a parent. Registration underway. Love to read graphic novels? Never even picked one up before? Graphic novels, some of kids' favorite reads, are written at many different reading levels, from beginning readers all the way through teen and adult. This petting zoo program, designed for both kids and their parents, will let you sample many different graphic novels for kids, ranging from Easy through Tween levels, and will help you head home with some that will be just right for your young reader this summer.

Snapology: Light Saber Challenge, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 28. Ages 4 and older. If you love Star Wars, this is the class for you. Come participate in Star Wars-themed activities using Lego bricks and other interactive learning tools, build scenes from the movie, build ships, lightsabers, you name it.

Meet Mystery Writer Lori Rader-Day, 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 30. Lori Rader-Day is a best-selling, award-winning mystery writer & Boone County native. You'll hear about her latest mystery, Under a Dark Sky, and the writing process. Rader-Day will answer questions and offer a book signing. An Indiana Humanities Novel Conversations grant made this event possible.

Safe Sitter program, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1. Cost is $55. Registration is underway. This course is designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers, and how to handle children’s emergencies. Participants should take a sack lunch.

Magic of Gary Kantor, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Monday, June 3, for families with children ages 4 and older. Registration is underway. Come watch a thrilling and entertaining magic show by Gary Kantor. The show is packed with vanishing acts, mind-reading tricks, and a variety of hilarious tricks that will have the children rolling on the floor with laughter. Then, following the show, Gary will lead a thrilling workshop where children will learn how to do a variety of magic tricks. Sign up for the limited workshop following the show.

Magic of Gary Kantor Workshop, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., Monday, June 3, for ages 8 and older. Registration underway. Kantor will lead a thrilling workshop where children will learn how to do a variety of magic tricks. Children will learn card tricks, vanishing effects, and much more. And in addition to the fun of the magic, this workshop will emphasize the importance of education and reading for the children. Each child will also receive a magic kit to take home at the workshop.

Safe@Home, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 5. Cost is $10. Registration is underway. This is a course 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, uncomfortable situations, and more. Build self-confidence and a personal plan for staying safe at home alone.

All Ages Chess, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Thursdays in June. For families. Registration is 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 will move, we will find a place for you. Parents are welcome to stay and play.

BCSSI events

Lunch and Learn: Lunch and Learn is held every 2nd and 4th Friday in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room. Contact BCSSI to register. 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. The next program will be Friday, May 24, noon till 1 p.m. Zionsville Meadows will provide a surprise topic. 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. This month's program will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 3. Seniors are invited to join the event the first Friday of each month for a cup of coffee, and to 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 will be held from 9:30 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. The next meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday. 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.

Registration underway for a bus trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Sept. 9-21. Valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card are required for this trip.

Call BCSSI for more information, at 317-873-8939.

BCSSI Van Trips: The next van trip will be at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, to Greenwood Park Mall and Old Time Pottery. Cost is $10. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939 to sign-up prior to trip departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure. Arrangements can be made for pickup at Anson. Transportation fees and meal costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Email Boone-County related announcements to news@timessentinel.com.

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