Zionsville NaturePlay Days

Wetland Explorers: 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, June 14, at Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St. Explore what flies, crawls and hops in the wetland. Wear clothing that can get muddy and wet. Nets and buckets are provided.

Nature Faces: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 15, at Zion Nature Center. Hike through the park and collect items along the way. Then create a unique nature portrait.

Nature Letterboxing: Drop in to the nature center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, June 15, or between noon and 4 p.m., Sunday, June 16. Solve riddles to find the letterboxes hidden on the nature center's trail. Each letterbox contains a stamp and ink pad to mark the discovery. Find all the letterboxes and claim a prize.

Daddy & Me!: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June 16, at the nature center, for children ages 1 to 3 with an adult. In celebration of Father’s Day, the popular Mommy & Me program is all about dad this month. Discover who lives in the backyard and explore with senses.

Wetland Explorers, Nature Faces, and Daddy & Me programs require registration. To register, call 317-873-8950.

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 information, contact Kathy Wood (kwood@c21scheetz.com) or Deb Kuller (debbi.kuller@oldnational.com).

Play Onfundraiser

A community mega-garage sale is planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, to benefit Play on Zionsville.

The event will be on the corner of 9th and Oak streets at Keller Williams Realty-Zionsville. It will feature hundreds of gently used items. All proceeds will be matched at 50 percent by a Lilly grant. Rain date is set for Sunday, June 16.

Play on Zionsville is a nonprofit whose work supports the Musical Instrument Endowment, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Boone County. From time to time, Play on Zionsville will support other instrumental endeavors in the Zionsville community.

American LegionCommunity Day

The Zionsville American Legion Post 79 will play host to a community Day Saturday, June 22, at the post home.

The event will include food and activities, including a 5K Run, Walk and Bicycle Ride. Registration for the 5K event will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with a fee of $20 for individuals, and $35 for families of up to four members. Opening ceremonies will be held at 9:45 a.m., with the 5K events beginning at 10 a.m. Additional activities and lunch will start at 11:30 a.m., rain or shine.

The event is a celebration of the legion's 100th year, and a fundraiser for Indy Honor Flight.

For more information about the community day, call the legion at 317-873-3105.

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. Register by June 17 at www.zionsvillechristian.org.

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 maplelawnfarmstead.org.

Big Boom4th of July 5k

The Zionsville Big Boom 4th of July 5k will be on July 4. Start time will be 7:30 a.m., with the event starting and finishing in front of Greek's Pizzeria on Main Street.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers, and the first 200 registered will receive a race shirt. Overall and age group awards also will be given.

Pizza will be provided for all runners after the race.

Sign up at Run2race.com in advance, or race morning at Greek's Pizzeria beginning at 6 a.m.

Lions July 4celebration

Zionsville Lions annual Fourth of July Celebration is set for 5 p.m., Thursday, July 4, in Lions Park.

Polo in Zionsville

Join the Hickory Hall Polo Club from Polo in Zionsville from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 26. The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County and zWORKS.

The family-friend event will feature polo, a wine/beer pull, a DJ, a candy drop and more. Contact Hickory Hall Polo Club for details.

Tee It Up

The 36th annual Tee It Up for Kids, presented by Ameriprise Financial Endeavor Group, will be Aug. 2 at Golf Course of Indiana. Tee time is 11:30 a.m. The format is Florida Scramble. Contact Golf Course of Indiana for details.

Hazardous wastecollection day

A hazardous waste collection will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug 24, at the Municipal Services Building, Zionsville Street Department, 1075 Parkway Drive, Zionsville. Only Boone County residents may participate.

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.

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.

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.

Rockin' Summer Reading, 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.

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

Lunch and Learn: Lunch and Learn is held every 2nd and 4th Friday in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room. The next program will be from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, June 14. Rick's Cooking School will provide a special summer-time treat. Lunch, which is free to the first 35 registrants, will be provided by The Hearth at Tudor Gardens. 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.

Senior Art Class: A senior art class will be held from 9:30 p.m. 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.

Bus Trip

Registration is 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 BCSSI van trip will be at 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, to McCloud Nature Park and Lunch at Perillo’s. Cost will be $6. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939 for more information or 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. Call BCSSI @ 765-482-5220 to schedule personal transportation appointments.

Legal Assistance

Ask the Attorney legal assistance will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18. Contact BCSSI to make an appointment.

Theater Thursday

"Forever My Girl," will be shown at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, for the next Theater Thursday event. A breakfast snack will be served at 9 a.m., before the movie, which will be screened for those age 60 and older. Cost is $1. All movies are either rated PG or PG-13. Guests are encouraged to learn about the movies at www.imdb.com.

Quarterly Meeting

The Boone County Council on Aging will have its quarterly meeting and luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, in the BCSSI Community Room. Guest speaker, John Deck, will present “Living Well with Parkinson’s — Caregiver Tips & Resources," Participants are asked to take tissues chapstick, and/or bacterial wipes to donate. Lunch will be provided by Signature Healthcare at Parkwood. Space is limited to 60. Reservations are required. Contact BCSSI at 317-873-8939 or 765-482-5220 for reservations or more information.

Lunch and Learnon the Road

The next Lunch and Learn on the road is set for Wednesday, July 24. The event will be at Hunter’s Honey Farm, The Oasis Diner & Gilley’s Antique Mall. Cost is $45. Participants will have a chance to bottle their own honey, and make a beeswax candle, have lunch in 1950’s style and then walk it off exploring Gilley’s Antique Mall. Contact BCSSI at 765-482-5220 for more information.

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