Optimist Club annual run/walk

The annual Hit-The-Bricks 5/3K will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at Zionsville High School. For more information or to register, visit zionsvilleoptimist.org or email zoptimisclubgmail.com.

ZFD serves breakfast

The annual Zionsville Fire Department Pancake Breakfast will be 6-11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Zionsville Fire Station 91.Firefighters will serve a breakfast of pancakes and sausage. There will be face painting, Sparky the fire dog and a bake sale. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

St. Alphonsus Liguori hosts community events

All events are held at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church at 1870 W. Oak Street, Zionsville.

Oktoberfest is 6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 6. The Knights of Columbus invite everyone to their annual Oktoberfest. Enjoy authentic German food and beer and partake in an evening of live music and fun. This is a 21-and-over event. Cost is $10.

Candlelight Reading at Black Dog

A candlelight reading of “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at Black Dog Books, 115 S. Main Street. Patrick Kalahar returns to perform the reading and raven cookies will be served. The event is free. For questions call 317-733-1747.

ZSI to hold fundraiser

The Zionsville Show Choirs, Inc. will hold a fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7 called Sip and Swirl, including a wine tasting at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse. The event is open to the public. For tickets or more information, contact Barb Thorpe at 317-797-6284.

Auxiliary hosts pitch-in

Auxiliary of Alpha Lambda Chapter of Psi Iota Xi will host a pitch-in luncheon at 11:30 Oct. 9 at Cobblestone, 160 South Maine Street, Zionsville. All past and present members of Psi Iota Xi active and auxiliary chapters are welcome. Contact Rita Evans at 317-873-6425 for more information.

Boone Village Halloween Party

The annual Boone Village Halloween party is 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Boone Village Shopping Center, Zionsville. Join the community for safe trick or treating with merchants and service groups of Zionsville. Special guests include the Zionsville Fire Department, Zionsville Police Department and Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

All-pro Dad’s Breakfast

Fathers and sons are invited to the second All Pro-Dad’s Day Breakfast group from 7-8 a.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21 and April 18. Enter doors 37/38 to the Zionsville 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.

Annual holiday bazaar

The annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Boone County Extension Homemakers will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. For information about reserving a vendor booth call Katie at 317-966-9720.

Library announces fall 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.

Fall 2018 storytime sessions is now through Oct. 12. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 13 for cardholders. Storytime is once per week for five weeks. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Aug. for non-cardholders.

Create-a-Plate is now through Oct. 7 during the Library’s open hours. Cost is $10 per plate. Draw on a special paper to be transformed into a melamine plate. Kids may do as many as they want. Finished plates may be picked up in 6 to 8 weeks.

Teen Read Weeks is now through Oct. 14. Two weeks full of chances to win. Show the school or public librarian your reading button and enter to win a prize basket.

All ages chess is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Players young and old are welcome to join.

It’s a Mystery Book Club is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4. It’s a Mystery Book Club meets on the second floor of the library in the Conversation Corner in the southeast corner of the fiction collection.

Read Box is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 for grades 3-5 with a parent. A parent-child book-to-movie club invites families to read the book of the month together and cultivate literacy. Meet on Friday evening to watch the movie version of the book and have a snack, a short book discussion to follow. Register for each discussion you want to attend and pick up a copy of each book at the Youth Reference desk. The Oct. selection is The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

Friends of the Library Book Sale is Oct. 5-7. The preview sale is 5 -7 p.m. Oct. 5 with a $5 cover charge. Friends members receive free admission. Public sale begins 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Books, handcrafted items, movies, music, baked goods and more will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Library.

Lego: Build A Monster! Is 3:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 for grades K-2. Use our huge supply of Lego's to build a fantastic monster.

Dine to Donate events include 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Caplinger’s Fresh Catch Seafood Market, all day Oct. 11 at El Toro and all day Oct. 17 at Amore Pizzeria. Bring a flyer or mention Friends of the Library for 20 percent of your bill donated to the Library.

Wednesday Morning Book Club is 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 10. This is an adult book discussion. Selections are posted on the board in the Teen and Adult Services Department.

Sensory Play is 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 12 for ages 1 and 2. Sensory play is a great way to play and discover texture. We will use things such as rice, play dough, water and molding activities.

Yoga Story: The Princess and the Wizard is 11:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 for ages 3 and up. Have fun with yoga and use your body to tell a story. Dress in comfortable clothes.

Our Service, Our Stories is 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 for all ages. Those 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Meet a WWII veteran and the author Ronald May who will discuss his experiences interviewing Indiana veterans for his two-volume book.

Fall Break Movie: The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island is 10 to 11:20 a.m. Oct. 17. Follow the Boxcar Children on a new adventure to Surprise Island. Bring a cup with a lid and we will supply lemonade and popcorn.

Make and Take: Pumpkin Painting is 10:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 for ages 3 to 6. Let’s learn a little about pumpkins and then decorate one to take home for your porch.

Go Noodle Dance Party is 2 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 for ages 5 to 12. A fun, musical fitness event with the online exercise site for kids.

Parent Movie Night: Won’t you Be My Neighbor? Is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 for ages 13 and above. Let’s eat cereal and watch the film celebrating America’s most beloved neighbor, Mr. Fred Rogers. We’ll have a cereal bar; everyone bring a favorite box to share and we’ll provide various kinds of milk.

Eating the Rainbow is 10:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 25. Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Heather Dinn will help us create a rainbow using fruits and vegetables. Then we’ll eat our masterpieces.

Safe Sitter is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 for grades 6-8. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers, and how to handle children’s emergencies. Bring a sack lunch.

Fall II Storytime Session is Oct. 29- Nov. 30. Registration will begin for cardholders Oct. 1.

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.

Tails on trails is now through Oct. 31. Visit www.zionsville-in.gov/tailsonthetrails for information and to register your dog. Tails on the Trails is an opportunity for you and your dog to get out and explore the Zionsville Parks this fall. Each walk your dog completes earns a chance to win one of our weekly wag bag drawings. Complete 6 of the 8 trails to finish the spree and win a prize.

Tails on the Trails Group Dog Walk is 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Heritage Trail Park, 4050 S. 875 E, Zionsville. Another Group Walk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at Creekside Nature Park, 11001 E. Sycamore Street. A third group walk is schedule 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at Starkey Nature Park. Registration for Tails on the Trails is free. Join us for weekly dog walks throughout the event, Sept. 1-Oct. 31.

Mommy and Me: Leaves is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12. Give your toddler a fun and interactive introduction to nature. Each month we focus on a different topic and feature live animal encounters, stories, crafts and nature exploration. Due to school being in session, parking is not available at the Zion Nature Center. We will meet at the elementary school gates at 9:30 a.m. and walk to the Nature Center together. Ages 1-3 with an adult.

Fall Flower Fairies is 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 for ages 3 and up with an adult. Fairies are beings that protect earth: it’s plants, animals and people. Join us for an afternoon of imagination as we explore the history and lives of fairies. You’ll be inspired to make your own flower fairy and we’ll end the program on a fairy friendly nature hike.

Tree Color Walk is 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Join us as we explore the forest in fall and discover some of the trees and leaves in the park.

Trick or Trees is 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Explore the forest in fall and collect treats along the way on our trick-or-treat trail for this family friendly Halloween event. Come dressed in your favorite friendly costume. Enjoy apple cider and roasting marshmallows by the campfire, fun fall activities, opportunities to meet some nature center animals and more. Registration is required as space is limited.

Halloween Dog Walk is 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Dress yourself and your pooch up for this fun group walk through Zion Nature Sanctuary. This walk also counts as a group walk for Tails on the Trails. Then enjoy a tasty treat for both dogs and people after a hike through the woods.

Bombs Away! Is 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Heritage Trail Park, 4050 S. 875 East. We will explore native wildflowers and seeds. Dress to get a little dirty as we make fun seed balls using native seeds and soil. Then help “bomb” the meadow with seed bombs the nature center staff prepared ahead.

Mommy and Me: Turkeys is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Give your toddler a fun and interactive introduction to nature in our Mommy and Me classes. Each month we 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. We will meet at the elementary school gates at 9:30 a.m. and walk to the Nature Center together.

Coyotes in Our Community is 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the St. Vincent Community Room in Zionsville Town Hall. Join Urban Wildlife Biologists from Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife for an evening of conversation on coyotes in our community. Gather correct information and discuss ways we can adapt to become good neighbors.

Monthly Dog Walk is 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Turkey Foot Nature Park, 4795 Turkeyfoot Ave. Autumn is coming to a close. You and your dog are invited to join us as we enjoy the sights and smells of a late autumn day. Shuffle through the fallen leaves in Turkey Foot Nature Park as we catch beautiful views of Eagle Creek.

Drop-in Discovery is 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 24. Stop in the Zion Nature Center for a chance to relax, explore and discover. There will be opportunities to meet some of the nature center animals, a holiday craft and refreshments.

Senior fall programming

The Boone County Senior Center is at 515 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon. Other activities are at the Zionsville satellite office, Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak Street, Room 203.

Muffins and Masterpieces

This free special event will be 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Create an exciting piece of art to take home with art instructor, Shirley Luttrell. Registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Homewood Health Campus.

Coffee Connection Clinic is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St, Rm 205). BCSSI has partnered with Zionsville Fire Department to provide tools and resources that will assist seniors to live in safe, healthy and comfortable environments. This month BCSSI and ZFD staff will assist seniors to register with SMART 911 and/or the Health App featured on iPhones. These services help 9-1-1 protect your family by providing more information to first responders. Coffee is sponsored by Copper Trace Family-First Senior Living.

Boone County Senior Health and Wellness Expo is 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. Admission is free. Boone County seniors, family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. More than 50 vendors will offer health screenings, flu shots, demonstrations, door prizes, lunch, birthday cake and more. For more information contact 765-482-5220 or visit www.booneseniors.org.

Art class offered 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Zionsville Town Hall, Room 204 with instructor Shirley Luttrell. Cost is $5 per class and includes all levels of experience. Shirley is happy to work with beginners, intermediate students and any medium; oils, acrylics, watercolors.

County Council on Aging (BCCOA) Meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Open to the public. BCCOA serve as representatives for Boone County seniors by identifying needs of the elderly and serving as advocates.

Caregiver support group meets 6-8 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, at the Zionsville Town Hall. Facilitated by Elizabeth Oberholtzer, social worker with Zionsville Meadows. The next meeting is Oct. 10.

Coffee Connection in Lebanon is 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11. We will be making gift bags for the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

BCSSI Van Trips will be 8 a.m. on Oct. 15 and 16 for the Covered Bridge Festival in Mansfield and the Covered Bridge Festival in Bridgeton respectively. Cost for each day is $15.

Lunch and Learn is noon-1 p.m. every second and fourth Friday of the month at the Zionsville Town Hall. Contact BCSSI to register.

Theater Thursday is 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Cost is $1 for those over 60 years old. Playing this month is “Wonder”. A breakfast snack will be provided.

Sullivan Munce fall programming

Lois at 90: Recent Work by Lois Main Templeton will be on display now through Oct. 27.

Ghost walk will be Oct. 5 and 6. This will be the 15 year of the guided walking tour of the historic village of Zionsville. Guests stop at vignettes to experience reenacted ghost stories from Zionsville’s past.

Do It Again Recycled Art Market is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. More than 20 artists with uncycled and reclaimed goods. There will be a raffle for eco-goods, community art tables and a free shopping bag to the first 200 attendees.

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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