Aquatic Center announces winter/spring schedule
The Zionsville Aquatic Center, 1000 Mulberry St., has announced its winter/spring aquatic programming.
Private lessons, semi-private lessons, small group lessons, AquaFit classes, lifeguard classes, triathlon clinics and adult classes are some of the programs offered.
Visit www.zionsvilleeaglerec.com for class information and pricing.
Tickets on sale
for comedy show
Tickets are now on sale for Second City’s Laughing Matters, sponsored by Zionsville Band and Orchestra Patrons.
The show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center, 1000 Mulberry St. The cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Tickets are available at Marsh Supermarket in Boone Village, at www.tix.com, or by calling 873-3355, ext. 12940.
TFBC offers free classes
Tobacco Free Boone County, 116 W. Washington St., will host free stop smoking classes Thursdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31.
The classes will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn new coping skills and meet others trying to quit.
Call 765-482-3942 option 6 for more information.
at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events.
• It’s a popcorn party — 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, ages 3 through 6. National Popcorn Day is Saturday, Jan. 19. Celebrate by reading books, playing some popping games, tasting different popcorn flavors and making some popcorn crafty treats.
• Read, Build, Play with DUPLOs: Grow, Caterpillar, Grow — 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, ages 3 to 6 with an adult. The Read, Build, Play program is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime.
• Draw Me a Picture — 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, for grades second through fifth. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Feel like an illustrator, as you listen to a story and then create an illustration that would help re-tell the story.
• Animal Adventures: Owls — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, ages 3 to 6 with a parent. The librarians and the naturalists from the Zion Nature Center come together to share stories, activities and real animals. Meet at the library for a story or two, then put your coat on and walk over to the Nature Center to visit with the real animals who live there. No parking is available at the Nature Center.
• Safe Sitter Class — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, ages 11 through 13. Cost $55. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers and how to handle children’s emergencies. Bring a sack lunch.
• Lego Mania! — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 6, or 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for grades first through fifth, Monday, Jan. 21. Make a creation the library’s huge collection of Legos. Build alone, or work with a friend. Registration begins Thursday, Jan. 3.
• Tandem Read Book Club — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15 and May 20, ages 8 through 12 with an adult. Join the youth librarians for a new book club. Bring a dish for a pitch-in dinner to eat and discuss the book of the month.
• K-Plus: Warm Up by the Sea — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, ages 5 and 6. Got the winter blues? Come warm up with some after-school fun “by the sea” and read, craft, snack, and sing about ocean animals.
• Read, Build, Play with DUPLOs: Busy Farm — 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, ages 3 through 6. The Read, Build, Play program is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. A Parent-Child interactive story and playtime.
• Percy Jackson: Adventures in being a Demigod — 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, for tweens in grades fourth and fifth. Learn about Greek myths, gods, goddesses, demigods and monsters. Train for an epic battle at Camp Half-Blood and explore the world of Percy Jackson through crafts, theater and food.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, ages 6 to 11. Come and read aloud your favorite stories to a therapy dog. There are 15-minute timeslots available.
• Safe-Sitter Class — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, ages 11 to 13. Cost is $55. A course designed to teach babysitters how to be safe and nurturing caregivers, and how to handle children’s emergencies. Bring a sack lunch.
• Presidents’ Day Chess Tournament: All Levels — 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, age 5 to 14. Cost is $15, $20 after Feb. 11. Join Aaron Dean, of Learning Through Games, for a Swiss system chess tournament appropriate for all skill levels. Send all payments to Learning Through Games, 11504 Senie Lane, Carmel, IN 46032. Register by emailing email@example.com. This a Swiss system chess tournament appropriate for all skill levels. Lunch and snack items will be available to purchase. There will be four rounds with 30 minutes per side. Trophies will be awarded.
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., can be reached at 873-3149 or visit www.zionsville.lib.in. for more information.
The Zion Nature Center offers the following upcoming events:
• Box turtles: A Long Winter’s Nap — 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Learn interesting facts about hibernation and box turtles. Meet some of the reptiles as they hibernate.
• Animal Adventures: Owls — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, ages 3 through 6. Meet at the library for a fictional story then walk to the nature center to learn facts about owls.
• Live Birds of Prey — 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, ages 6 and older. Mark Booth of Take Flight Wildlife Education and his birds of prey will be at the center. Get a close look at hawks, falcons and other birds of prey. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Zion Nature Center and will take place at Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.
• Cub Scout Workshop: Naturalist Badge — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Cub Scouts. Visit the center to fulfill five requirements needed to obtain the Weblos Naturalist badge. Scouts will learn about bird identification, bird flyways, poisonous plants, venomous reptiles and other animals. Registration is required.
• Wonderful World of Birds — 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, ages 7 and older. Join Rob Ripma for a program about the world of birds. In addition to exploring backyard birds, learn how to identify the common birds of Indiana and learn basic binocular skills.
• Hiking in a Winter Wonderland — 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Enjoy a guided winter hike and cup of hot chocolate back at the center.
The nature center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
Toastmasters will meet Jan. 14
The Zionsville Toastmasters Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St. Learn more about communication and leadership. The club will meet every Monday evening. Email questions to Jennifer Pillion-Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
professionals meet Jan. 16
The monthly Zionsville Emerging Professionals meeting will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Carolina Grill, 7629 W. Stonegate Dr.
The deadline for Community Calendar announcements is 5 p.m. Fridays for the following week’s publication. Boone County-related announcements are welcome.