Fun and Gamesdance recital

The community is invited to the Village Dance Studio 2019 Recital: It's All Fun & Games. The free performance incorporates all VDS students, sharing their love of dance with the community. Performances will be 7 p.m., Friday, May 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The program will be at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.

The Fun & Games theme includes outdoor games, board games and video games. The selections of dances range from Mario, Pacman, red rover, tag, twister, hide and seek, Frogger, cards and others.

“Our dance recitals take place every other year which makes it very special to our dancers,” said Traci Broman, Village Dance Studio owner. “The dancers put their heart into every performance and we welcome the community to celebrate with us.”

The full recital runs about two hours. It’s the same show Friday and Saturday, providing the opportunity to hundreds of family and community members to view the performances. No reservations or tickets are required.

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 or email

Hoosier Village Flea Market

Hoosier Village residents will be holding their annual flea market/garage sale on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The sale will include a large amount of quality furniture including hutches, sofas, chairs, dressers, bookcases, tables, lamps and pictures as well as kitchen items, dishes, linens, jewelry, decorative and holiday items. No clothing is included in this sale. Many bargains will be priced under $1, and many will be priced at 25 and 50 cents. Directional signs to the sale area will be posted on the Hoosier Village campus, 5300 W. 96th St

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

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.

Sunshine Market

The Maplelawn Farmstead Sunshine Market, 9575 Whitestown Road, Zionsville, will be open and welcoming the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Visitors are invited to browse around looking at antiques, repurposed and vintage items and handcrafts. The Humane Society for Boone County will be present with adoptable pets. Food trucks will also be on site, as well as beer and wine. For more information visit

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 Events require registration, and registration is open unless otherwise noted.

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, light sabers, 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.

Space Town, May 28 through June 3. Travel along the space tracks through the library. Blast off, explore, and complete celestial activities for a chance to win a prize.

Rockin' Summer Reading, May 28 through July 27. School ends and Rockin’ Summer Reading begins. Everyone can earn prizes as they read their way through the summer. Jump right in using the easy online service, Beanstack. Visit the library for details.

Musical Cafe, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, for all ages. Registration underway. Enjoy music performed by Make a Joyful Noise student musicians at our Musical Cafe. Light snacks will be available.

Lullaby Songs for Babies: A Lap-Sit Program, 6 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, birth to 11 months. Registration underway.

Mom and/or Dad join this special evening lap-sit class for babies! We will be singing new lullaby songs and traditional nursery rhymes and use scarves, shakers, and a simple book. If you are able, stay for free play. Sibling may join the class if they are able to sit and bring a "baby" for their lap.

Communicating with Orangutans, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Thursday, June 6, for families with children ages 3 or older. Registration underway. Learn more about amazing orangutans as Zionsville resident and 2019 Indy 500 Festival Queen Olivia Johnson shares her first-hand experiences from working at while working at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Tween Break-In Box: Sneaky Sun Catcher, 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, for ages 9 to 12. Registration underway. You're all ready for a summer of fun in the sun, but ... Oh, no! The sun has somehow been snatched from the sky! Can you work as part of a team to solve this mystery in time to save summer? Sign up for this special break-in box program, just for Tweens!

Snapology: Minecraft, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 17, for ages 5 and older. Registration underway. Travel to the Nether with Snapology, but watch out for those creepers! Bring Minecraft to life using Lego bricks. Create your own world, including animals, creepers and your very own Minecraft character.

Virtual Reality: Tour of the Solar System, Moon, and More, 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, for ages 7 and older. Registration underway. Take a trip to far off places to explore without ever leaving the Library. Virtual Reality headsets provided by the Zionsville Community School's Technology department with a grant from the Zionsville Education Fund.

Balloon Sculpture Artist Creates a Universe of Stories, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, for all ages. Registration underway. Enjoy a unique show using balloons to demonstrate the physics of rockets and tell stories from the first moon landing 50 years ago and how they work in a vacuum. Learn the important part balloons have played in the history of flight. Watch the balloon sculpture artist make planets out of balloons to show the solar system.

BCSSI events

Options Counseling: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, by appointment. A representative from CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions will be available by appointment. 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, and issues pertaining to Medicare as well as a complete in-person assessments to see if a participant may qualify for the Medicaid Waiver, CHOICE Program or Meals & More Home Delivered Meals. For more detailed information, contact BCSSI.

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. 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.

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.

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