Eagle Fest 2019 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at Jennings Field, across from the Zionsville Community High School football stadium. Eagle Fest kicks off the 2019-20 school athletics season and has been a Zionsville tradition for 36 years. Sponsored by the Zionsville Athletic Booster Club, funds earned from Eagle Fest support athletic programs at Zionsville Community High School, Zionsville Middle School and Zionsville West Middle School. Join the fun with games, a dunk tank, bounce houses, appearances by cheerleaders/dance team/marching band, dinner and more activities. Pre-sale tickets are $8 and are now available at ZCHS, Zionsville Middle School, Zionsville West Middle School and at Kern Brothers. Tickets the night of the event are $10. The ZCHS home opening football game vs. Pike will following the festival.
Aiden’s Getting a New Kidney fundraiser will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Zionsville American Legion. For a $10 per person donation, the meal includes spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. The event will include a raffle, silent auction and a DJ. Some items for raffle and silent auction include Brickyard tickets, Purdue football tickets, mystery dinner for two, various gift cards for food and shopping from Angels Attic, Books & Brews, S&S Pet Sitting, Cork & Barrel, Glass by Nan, Hair by Kala, and many other items.
B&G Club basketball
The Boys & Girls Club of Boone County is offering basketball for students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
Registration for the fall session runs through Sept. 30.
Programs are for kindergarten co-ed teams, 1st and 2nd grade co-ed teams, 3rd and 4th grade boys teams, 3rd through 5th grade girls teams, and 5th and 6th grade boys teams.
Fall season games will be played between Nov. 2 and Dec. 14, with weekly practices in Whitestown or Zionsville beginning the week of Oct. 21.
Registration is $80m and participants must be a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County. Membership fee is $55.
For more details, visit www.BGCBoone.org.
Hazardous waste collection 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.
Habits of the Heart
Habits of the Heart Women’s Community Bible Study will begin Wednesday, Sept. 11. Join the group for a morning session from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m., or in the evening from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The groups will be digging in to the wonderful words of Genesis, which teaches fundamental truths about God. Resister online www.zionsvillefellowship.org/women.
Movies at Maplelawn Farmstead is returning this fall. “Casablanca” will be shown on Friday, Sept. 13, and “Mary Poppins Returns” will be shown on Friday, Sept. 20. Movies are shown each September on the barn and everyone is asked to take their own chairs. Food will be sold at the venue. Admission is $1 per person; gates open at 7 p.m. and the movies are shown at dusk. Tours of the house will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Maplelawn Farmstead is at 9575 Whitestown Road, Zionsville.
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 email@example.com.
Outstanding Teen registration open
The Zionsville Lions Club invites teen girls to be the next Miss Fall Festival’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Fall Festival Outstanding Teen scholarship program will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. It is open to all girls ages 13-17 who are in their junior year or under, and who reside in Boone County. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., offers a variety of events. Library staff can be reached at 317-873-8342, or visit www.zionsville.lib.in. Events require registration, and registration is open unless otherwise noted.
Zumbini Demo with Lindsey Jay, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, and again Wednesday, Aug. 28, for infants and children up to age 4, with a parent. Parents and children play and learn together through an easy and fun musically based learning program. Registration required.
Safe Sitter, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 24, for students in grades 6 through 8. Cost is $55. The 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.
Hoax: Bigfoot, Champ, the Loch Ness Monster & More! with Author Laura Martin, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, for children in 3rd grade or older. Martin’s new book, “Hoax for Hire,” is out and the library is celebrating. The author will share the bizarre research she did on Bigfoot, Champ, the Loch Ness Monster and the rest of the cryptic crew that appear in the book. Audience members will enjoy Bigfoot trail mix and test their knowledge of the weird and wacky. Prizes will be awarded. Book sales and signing will follow the event.
Preschool Obstacle Course, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., and 1 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, for ages 3 to 6. Registration underway. The obstacle course is a fun, safe, non-competitive physical activity for little ones to practice their gross motor skills. Participants will be jumping, crawling, balancing, and more. The course only takes a few minutes to complete. Come anytime during the hour. Younger siblings can attend; however, developmentally they are not as able to follow a course without adult guidance.
All Ages Chess, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, for the family. Registration 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 move, we will find a place for you. Parents are welcome to stay and play.
Animal Adventures: Hummingbirds, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3 and older, Friday, Sept. 13. Registration underway. Naturalists from the Zion Nature Center will join Librarians as they share their knowledge about hummingbirds. Meet at the Library for storytime fun, then walk to the Nature Center to meet and learn about the real animals that live there.
Safe@Home, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, for students in grades 4 through 6. Cost is $12; registration underway. This course is 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 and uncomfortable situations, and more. Build self-confidence and a personal plan for staying safe at home alone.
Readbox: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, for students in grades 2 through 5, with an adult. Registration underway. Read-Box is a parent-child book club/movie club. Chosen titles are youth books that have been made into movies. Parent and child read the book together during the month prior to the book club meeting. September’s book/movie is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey. Books will be available at the Youth Reference desk beginning Aug. 23. Participants will meet for pizza and discussion, and then will watch the movie at the library. Afterward, participants will take a few minutes to compare and contrast the book to the movie.
Books ‘n Babies — Lapsit, 11:30 to noon, Wednesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 9, for ages birth through 11 months. This very beginner lap sit program includes activities for babies. They will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action play, a short book, and play time. Register once and meet once a week for five weeks.
Books ‘n Babies — Crawlers, 11:30 to noon, Thursdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 10, for ages 8 to 15 months. This is an extension of the beginner lap sit program for babies. Those who are not steady walkers or ready for the Tales for Tots class will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action play, a longer book, and play time. Register once and meet once a week for five weeks.
Tales for Tots, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m., for five Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays starting the second week of September, or 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. for five Thursdays, starting Sept. 12. For ages 12 to 35 months. Choose the day of the week that suits you for storytime. Toddlers will have fun with stories, songs, finger plays and more. Register once and meet once a week for five weeks.
Preschool Pals, 10:30 to 11 a.m., for five Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, starting the second week of September for children ages 3 to 6. Choose the day of the week that suits you for storytime. We will have fun with stories, songs, finger plays, and more. You will register once and meet once a week for five weeks.
Lunch and Learn: Lunch and Learn is held every 2nd and 4th Friday in the Zionsville Town Hall Community Room. 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. 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. Each month seniors 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.
Senior Art Class: A senior art class is 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 group next meets Aug. 14. 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.
Theater Thursday: Several shows are planned at Goodrich Lebanon 7, 1600 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, including “Book Club,” on Sept. 19, and “Instant Family,” on Oct. 17. A breakfast snack will be served at 9 a.m. The movie, shown just for those age 60 and older for $1, will begin at 9:30 p.m. Theater Thursday is held every third Thursday, March through October. All movies are rated either PG or PG-13.
Zion Nature Center programs
Monthly Dog Walk, 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18. Grab your pooch and beat the heat along shaded park trails. Join in a walk though Starkey Park and a chance to socialize with other dog owners. Dogs must be on a leash and under owner’s control at all times. The walk will be at Starkey Park, 667 Sugarbush Drive.
Mommy & Me: Butterflies, 9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30. Give your toddler a fun and interactive introduction to nature through the Mommy & Me classes. Each month will focus on a different topic and will feature live animal encounters, stories, crafts and nature exploration. Registration is underway. For ages 1 to 3 with an adult. The program is at the nature center.
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. Meetings are at the Zionsville United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Kathy Wood (email@example.com) or Deb Kuller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Email Boone County-related announcements to email@example.com.