BCCOA accepting nominations
The Boone County Council on Aging is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Older Hoosier award for Boone County.
The award recognizes outstanding Hoosiers for their lifetime of service to their communities through both volunteer and professional achievement.
To nominate someone, send the nominee’s full name, address, phone number and birth date along with a narrative of up to three pages describing the recipient’s activities, achievements and contributions to the community to Boone County Senior Services, Inc. c/o Olive Wade, 515 CrownPointe Drive, Lebanon, 46052.
Call René Stanley at 765-894-2481 or BCSSI at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939 for more information.
The winner will be announced during a luncheon at noon Wednesday, March 20.
Sorority offers scholarship
Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority, is accepting applications for a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship for a graduating high school senior from Zionsville who will be attending a four-year university.
The scholarship is open to students pursuing any field of study, but special consideration may be given to those who have chosen art, music, or speech/hearing development. Applications are available in the Zionsville Community High School guidance office and are due March 27. Call Denise Troyer at 626-8171 for more information.
Events set at the library
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library has planned the following events.
• Food for fines — now through Thursday, Feb. 28. \All items collected will be donated to the Zionsville Food Pantry.
• FAFSA Completion Night — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, teens, college students and parents. Fill out the FAFSA form online. Bring social security numbers, completed federal tax forms and W-2 forms of both the student and parents.
• A box storytime — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, ages 3 through 6. Read stories about boxes and do fun activities related to boxes.
• Winter Reading Preschool Party — 11 a.m. to noon Friday, March 1. Meet at the library for a special party to celebrate the end of Winter Reading. Story, craft and activity stations and special guests will be available.
• Winter Reading Event: Night at the Library Prize — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, grades kindergarten through fifth. Hear community helpers and more for a special read aloud story. Craft and activity stations will be available.
• Art for the Heart — 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, grades kindergarten through 12th. A community service project in which students paint a small canvas that is given to patients in need.
• Pop n’ Rocks and Prizes — Now through Sunday, March 3, teens and college students. Complete the challenge and turn in the sheet by Sunday, March 3, to win one of four prize baskets.
• Pop into a book for prizes — Now through Sunday, March 3.
• AARP Tax-Aide — 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday from now through April 4. Free tax help for taxpayers with low and middle income with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Reservations required.
• Lucky Charms — 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, ages 3 through 6. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with lots of lucky stories and a craft.
• Dirty, Smelly Storytime — 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, ages 3 through 6. Have fun with dirty, smelly stories.
• PAWS to Read — 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, ages 6 through 11. Come read aloud to a therapy dog.
• Single Session Toddler Time — 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 7, ages 1 and 2.
• Art 101: Basics of art for preschoolers — 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7, ages 3 and 4. Preschoolers can work on shapes and colors while learning about and creating a work of art.
• Animal Adventure: Salamanders — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, ages 3 through 6 with a parent. Meet at the library for a story about salamanders then walk over to the Zion Nature Center to visit with the animals.
• Safe-Sitter Class — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, ages 11 through 13. Cost is $55. Bring a sack lunch.
• My Art: Animals — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, grades kindergarten through sixth.
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.
Events planned for seniors
Boone County Senior Services has scheduled the following activities:
• Independent Consultation Computer Class — 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Feb. 27 and March 6, 13 and 20, in the Narthex of Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road. Cost is $20.
• Cards — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27, March 6, 13 and 20, at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Bridge and euchre will be played.
• Fun and Fit for Over 50 — 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St.
• Art Class — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 4, 11 and 18, at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, 1575 Mulberry St. Cost is $5 per class. Instructor Shirley Luttrell will work with any level of student and any medium.
• Van Trip — 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Travel to a destination of choice. Choose from Home Goods, Red Lobster, JoAnn Fabrics, Marshalls, Olive Garden, Target, or Hobby Lobby. Van trip attendees must call BCSSI at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939 for more information or to sign-up prior to trip departure. Meet at BCSSI for departure.
• Travel Group — May 29 through June 4 to Boston, Salem and the New England North Shore. Cost is $565 per person based on double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy prices are available.
Boone County Senior Services, Inc., can be reached at 765-482-5220 or 873-8939. The organization has a location at 1100 W. Oak St. and 515 Crown Point Drive, Lebanon.
The Zion Nature Center offers the following upcoming events:
• Raising Backyard Chickens — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, ages 15 and older. Master Gardener Jane Deidrich will show how keeping a small flock of chickens is a great way to recycle food scraps while improving both gardens and diets.
The nature center, 690 Beech St., can be reached at 873-8950 or visit www.zionnaturecenterfriends.org for more information.
Women’s self defense courses available
Women’s Self Defense Training course is available from now through March 25 for women in grades nine through 12.
The class meets from 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Mondays in the Zionsville Middle School North Gymnasium, 900 Ford Road. The cost is $36.75.
The eight week course will assist in preparing college bound women with focus on personal protection and self-defense. Women will learn types of awareness, prevention, risk reduction, physical power, and how to reduce their chances of becoming a crime victim. Parents are encouraged to attend course sessions. Dress code is normal school clothing and shoes.
Preschool registration for fall enrollment in the Early Childhood Ministry at Christ Church, 600 County Road 1000 East, has begun.
ECM uses a Christ-centered developmentally appropriate curriculum that upholds the basic early childhood concept that all young children learn best when they use their senses.
New this year is the acceptance of toddlers who are 15 months old by Sept. 1.
Call Laurie Highsmith at 873-3232 or visit www.zionsvillelutheran.org/index.php/preschool/purpose for more information.
ZEF sponsors fashion show
The Zionsville Education Foundation will sponsor an In Style Fashion Show and luncheon Friday, March 1, at Boone Meadow Elementary School, 5555 Main St., Whitestown.
Guests will enjoy a reception, light lunch and style show of fashions from Zionsville retailers Lesley Jane, Lilly’s Boutique Gallery, Nikki Blaine Couture, Akard True Value, Wildcat Creek Outfitters and B.Wright Ltd., as well as perennial partner the Secret Ingredient. A silent auction featuring donations from local merchants will kick-off the event.
Funds raised benefit all Zionsville schools in the form of teacher grants for innovative educational opportunities.
This year’s raffle will feature the opportunity to win $500 toward Myra Perrin jewelry from Robert Goodman Jewelers or a stay at a Ft. Myers, Florida condominium. Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6/$100. Winners do not need to be present to win and raffle tickets can be purchased from ZEF volunteers or the ZEF office via cash or check (Raffle ID 130083).
Tickets for the luncheon and style show are $55 each.
Contact Tracy Phillips at 733-4805 or email@example.com or visit the ZEF website at www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org for more information.
Akard True Value Hardware, 25 Boone Village, will host a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2.
The funds raised support programs and research for the more than 7,000 people living with MS in the Indianapolis community.
Features of the event will include a hot dog and nacho bar, bake sale and “lucky ducks” for children. Attendees can enter to win a Weber Q140 Electric Grill among other prizes.
NatureFest returns March 2
Join friends and support the Zion Nature Center at the third annual Friends of Zion Nature Center NatureFest. From face painting and a “gourmet” cake walk to classic carnival games and educational activities, NatureFest will have something for all ages. A petting zoo was added this year.
The event will take place on from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Zionsville Town Hall, located at 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville. Admission is $3 per person, or $10 per family. Children two and younger are free. Tickets for activities and games are 50 cents each or 12 for $5.
Garden Club meets at library
The Village Garden Club of Zionsville will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St.
The program, “A New Way for You to look at Daffodils,” will be presented by Mary Milberger.
The presentation will cover the different divisions, color coding and the science of growing daffodils.
Guests are welcome. The group also has grants available for gardening.
The Zionsville Extension Homemakers Club “Village Homemakers” will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the home of Georgi Schroeder.
The program will be “Tying a Quilt - Three Techniques.”
Guests are welcome.
Call 733-0274 for more information.
Help the Zionsville Food Bank
The Zionsville Food Bank, 4775 W. 116th St., and Mothers of Preschoolers will sponsor a family night out event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
The Hunter Smith Band will play a concert during the event.
Proceeds from the event will provide food to the food bank and allow other mothers the opportunity to participate in MOPS. Childcare will be available.
Tickets may be purchased at http://bit.ly/Y71PZh.
Lebanon hosts roundtable
The Lebanon Public Library will host the War Years Roundtable at 6:30 p.m. Monday March 11, in the top floor meeting room on Dan Gamble, Sergeant, U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Infantry Division will present 1969 -1970 Vietnam Battlefield Report. Gamble is the recipient of the Bronze Star, an Air Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
The War Years Roundtable is a military discussion group open to adults and students. Contact the Lebanon Public Library, 765-482-3460 ext. 261 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Center Stage stages production
Center Stage Community Theatre, 604 Powell St., Lebanon, presents its newest show this season “The Cemetery Club,” written by Ivan Menchell and running March 8 through March 24. The heart-warming comedy tells the story of three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Then Sam the butcher enters the scene.
The play is directed by Doug Davis & stars Marty Essig, Kate Hinman, Kristen Wilson, Will Pullins, & Tonya Fenimore.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 765-894-5587. Cost is $12 for adults & $10 for students & seniors. Friday & Saturday night performances start at 7:30 p.m.. Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.
Call Sally Dunlap at 317-371-3642 or visit the websitewww.centerstagetheatre.org for more information.
Optimists Club offers scholarship
The Zionsville Optimists Club is offering a $1,000 vocational scholarship to graduating ZCHS seniors to be used for tuition at schools offering degrees in trades or specialized fields, such as barber and beauty schools, electrical work, and similar programs.
Email email@example.com of the Optimists Club for more information.
is March 11
The Indiana Blood Center will sponsor a blood drive from 3:30 to 8 p.m. March 11 at Countryside Christian Fellowship, 600 W. County Road 500 North, Lebanon.
It is the only IBC blood drive scheduled for March in Boone County. For the latest information, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.donorpoint.org or call 800-632-4722 and choose option four.
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