Be sure to check out the Happenings page for merchant’s live music nights, art receptions, town events, children’s activities, and so much more!

April 30th (Saturday) Pull for the Parks; 8:30am to 12pm; Creekside Park and Elm Street Green
Garlic Mustard Pull to eradicate invasive the invasive species. Come for an hour or all morning! Coffee and donuts provided!

May 3rd (Tuesday) Primary Elections!

May 4th (Wednesday) Annual Heavy Trash Collection; Items must be placed curbside by 7:00am on your trash day in order to guarantee collection. For more information on acceptable items, go to the Happenings calendar and click on the “Heavy Trash Collection Week” item.

May 13th and 14th Market Eve and Brick Street Market; 7pm to 10pm Friday and 10am to 5pm Saturday; Volunteers still needed! For more information go to www.zionsvillechamber.org

May 14th (Saturday); Boone County Tox Drop in Lebanon; 9am to 2pm

May 18th (Wednesday); VRA Garden Club Meeting; 7pm

June 4th (Saturday); Azionaqua Community Day; All non-members are invited to spend the day at Azionaqua

June 14th (Tuesday); Village Residents Association meeting; 7:30 to 9:30pm; All Welcome!

Garden Plots Now Available! Reserve your plot at Town Hall today! This years plots will be on the SW corner of CR 400 South and CR 875 East.

Do you know who to call if you have a non-emergency question, concern, or request for the Zionsville Police Department?

Our VRA President is a contact person for our Village Police Liasion, Officer Drake Sterling. Email your concerns and questions for Officer Sterling to president@ZVRA.com. The police non-emergency number (317-873-5967) is available from 8am to 4pm Monday- Friday as well.

Letter From The President

What an exciting month of April we have had! Everything from our April 12th meeting to our park cleanup days, a trip to the IMA and the Night Moves Z’Bowl Fundraiser have all been great successes and opportunities to spend time with our neighbors and to pitch in and make our town a little better place.

The Town Council Candidate Forum was also a great opportunity to get to know the people who will be steering our town into the future. Between the Forum, and the many other receptions and meet the candidate events, there have been ample opportunities to find out about these candidates and be an educated voter. Make sure to get out and Vote on May 3rd.

Please Remember, all the things we do and all the information that we work to spread around the Village is produced by volunteers. With your dues being the primary source of revenue for this organization, please make sure that you get your 2011 dues in soon, either by mailing a check to

Village Residents’ Association
P.O. Box 831
Zionsville IN 46077

…or come to the June Meeting on June 14 at 7:30 at the Eagle Creek Coffee Co.

I look forward to seeing you there!
Chris Bucher
VRA President

Resident Tourist – The What, Who, When and Where of the Village

by Jennifer Bucher
Private Tour of IMA’s 100 Acres

Mark Zelonis, Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Director of Grounds (and village resident) treated neighbors to a private tour of the Virginia B. Fairbank’s 100 Acres Art and Nature Park in April.

Even though the evening temperatures felt more winter than spring, the gardens were blooming with daffodils, tulips and redbuds.

Our tour started at the Lilly greenhouse and continued past the mansion and through the gardens designed by the New York’s famous Oldfield’s firm in the 1920s. Mark pointed out that much research had been done to replicate the original garden as it was when the Lilly family lived in the property. Even the stain used on the garden’s small bridge was tracked down based on the information found in original letters and plans.

Once we crossed the canal and entered 100 Acres, the setting turned wild. Modern installations mixed with native Indiana landscape.

We all enjoyed the Park of the Laments (an installation by Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar), even though, Mark let us know that this was supposed to be a place to reflect on all that is bad in the world. We walked amongst artist Atelier Van Lieshout’s Funky Bones and stopped to admire the bright yellow benches (park artist Jeppe Hein’s Bench Round the Lake) that were scattered around the park.

A great night out with a great host!

Zionsville Stormwater Department Notice

by Jill Hoffmann, Upper White River Watershed Coordinator

Springtime Choices Impact Our Local Water Quality

There are plenty of signs that spring is in full force. Sometimes these signs are natural indicators like flowers poking through weathered mulch, or migrating birds like sandhill cranes flying far overhead; but others are signs of human life awakening after winter. These signs like people cleaning up boats, or washing cars and bikes in their drives, or the often dreaded spring clean-up around the yard – all can bring potential risks to local water quality.

As you are preparing your home and yard for spring, be sure to consider the impacts your lawn has on water
quality. Your individual choices and actions make a difference!

Your Lawn Fertilizer Choices
Many mature lawns do not need fertilizers, particularly fertilizer with phosphorus in it. Remember one pound of phosphorus running off into the water can grow 500 pounds of algae.

Follow the instructions on the bag and use only the right amount. More is not better! Any fertilizer that
is not used by your lawn will end up in local stream or reservoir – growing potentially toxic algae and
producing bad tasting water..

If you use a lawn care company, make sure to talk to them about no-phosphorus fertilizer and minimum
application rates throughout the season.

If you are already using no-phosphorus fertilizer, or no fertilizer at all, or if you are asking your applicator to use no-P products, take the no-phosphorus pledge at www.ClearChoicesCleanWater.org. Check it out to see how many people are on the map – take the pledge to show your support for healthy Indiana
waters and get on the map yourself!

Your Yard Clean-up Choices
There are several natural ‘fertilizers’ and pollutants that accumulate over the winter, decompose, and find their way into the water as well. Things such as leaf litter, pet waste, and general landscaping yard waste all contain nutrients such as phosphorus that can also add to spring and summer algal blooms.

Please bag or compost leaves – do not rake leaves or other yard waste like last year’s flower stalks or grass clippings, etc. into the ponds or streams or storm drains!

Pick up and dispose of pet waste in the garbage

Even some other simple spring-cleaning backyard behaviors like car or boat washing and oil changes can also be a significant source of nutrients and other pollutants to the local streams and drinking water supplies.
• Used oil from a single oil change can pollute up to 1,000,000 gallons of freshwater.
• In order for one ounce of biodegradable detergent to be safe for fish, it needs to be diluted by almost
20,000 ounces of water.

These pollutants get to the reservoir through direct runoff from yards or street-side storm drain inlets that
discharge untreated to nearby streams or to the reservoir itself.

Consider the choices you are making around your home as you begin spring yard work. Protecting local water
quality in Zionsville requires everyone to do their part to make sure their property doesn’t contribute pollution to our water supplies. You can make a difference – make a clear choice for clean water!

For more information about Zionsville’s Stormwater Program or about what you can do to help promote clean
water, please contact Gavin Merriman, Stormwater Program Manager, at gmerriman@zionsville-in.gov

Village People – Meet Your Neighbor: Annette Steele

by Beth Bugbee

Do you share your lovely home with anyone? Yes, I live with my two daughters, Emma (15) and Julia (13).

What is your profession? I am an R.N. Currently, I work in pharmaceutical sales.

What are your interests outside your profession? I love to paint, decorate and create sculptures from trash, antique stores and resale shops such as Goodwill. I will be exhibiting at the Do It Again art show at Town Hall in November.

What is your favorite shop or restaurant in the Village? Hands down, my choice is the Sullivan Munce Art Center and Gallery shop. It’s an inspirational place with unique items featuring local artists’ crafts. Cynthia Young has been my creative mentor. I also need to give a shout out to Zionsville Pizza. I recommend the pesto/margherita combo—followed-up with a fine glass of wine at Plum’s Upper Room.

What is your favorite movie? Before Sunset with Ethan Hawke and Julia Depry is the best. It helps you reflect on your life, your path and your future relationships.

What is your favorite book? I just finished The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. I recognize the “mavens” and “connectors” in my life and how they have “opened doors” to my artistic side.

Who would you most like to meet either dead or alive? Besides the obvious and usual leaders, I would like to meet David Bromstad from HGTV. He generously brings authentic design to life.

What is your favorite quote? “Whatever it takes” I don’t know who to attribute this quote, but it is definitely worth remembering and practicing.

Give me a few words that describe your perfect day. Unexpected—practical jokes— heart-felt connections

What are your plans for the future? I want to continue my work in the medical field as well as expand my artistic side.

How would you spend a $1,000,000 windfall? I don’t need to ponder about this… I would build an art barn where people could experience their creative side. Every form of art would be represented. Of course, it would be located in the heart of Zionsville because it is such a vibrant community!
Looking for something fun for your child to do this summer! Zionsville has many summer camps currently enrolling for the summer of 2011! List is alphabetical.

Humorous Tales from the Village: Don’t Assume! It makes an a** out of me…and my husband

by Caron Peper

Kind friends and people of similar ideals fondly call me and my husband “ultra-frugal”. Not seeing our thrift as a bad thing, we refer to ourselves in the same way. Both of our families, on the other hand, call us cheapa**es. We actually tend to prefer “higher-end” things but we live simply and that leads me to how I came about my humorous tale…

My husband and I bought a cute little 1948 single story on Ash Street. Location in village, square footage, one floor, room layout, small yard, and ultra-cheap (Thank You, Arta Xhako!)- All perfect for us! Of course, it was inexpensive because it needed work.

So we bought it, hired contractors, and did (and still are doing) much of the work ourselves. We are both very handy and between the two of us, we are capable of handling most projects. The one thing we found puzzling was why our gas and electric bills were so high. The house was moderately insulated, we have a tankless water heater, and we just put in new windows…but our gas and electric bills were similar to the 1910 rental we had just left. As I said we are ultra-frugal, so… radiant heated floorsand dishwasher: OFF, furnace: 64 degrees max, caulk: EVERYWHERE and front door: weather-stripped.

One day I was doing laundry and noticed that the tankless water heater kept kicking on. Hmm? I, of course, wash and rinse in cold water so there was no reason for it to kick on. By the second load, I realized it was still doing it and had been doing it for quite a few weeks now. I looked at the back of the washer and saw the cold line (blue spigot, obviously) was connected to the blue “cold” line and the hot line (red spigot, obviously) was connected to the red “hot” line. That convinced me it must be something else, until… I thought about all the crazy things that we kept running into as we were fixing up the house. I quickly ran over to the washer and put my hand on the blue “cold” spigot as the washer was filling with supposedly cold water and all I could think was “ I may not be a cheap a**, but I have just proven myself to be quite a dumba** today!” I had been doing every wash AND rinse cycle for 4 months with straight HOT water. We are still waiting for the next electric and gas bills.

This is the first time I have shared this story. As I am now humbled by my own oversight, I ask anyone with a “Humorous Tale from the Village” to send it to editor@zvra.com.

Summer Reads

Looking for a good book to read this summer? We asked a few of our fellow villagers what they have been reading lately!

Chris Bucher (VRA President): Vince Flynn is a prolific writer of the CIA spy/thrillers, and American Assassin is the most recent book about our hero, Mitch Rapp. I am a huge fan of the escapist fun of books like this, and this book helps the series by going back to revisit how Rapp became America’s Counter-terrorist superstar in a “pre-quel” format. We learn about his training, how he got started, and examined both his innate skills and how he was trained by the CIA and the Military. If you like learning the back story for this on-going character and enjoy thrill-a-minute shoot-em-ups, you will enjoy American Assassin.

Laurie Smith: I recently read “House of Sand and Fog” a work of fiction by Andre Dubus. A woman’s home is wrongly repossessed by the state and auctioned to an Iranian immigrant for much less than the homes value. A good read overall but like all Oprah’s book club choices extremely depressing.

Kathy Scales (VRA Vice President): The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. This book personalizes several of the key players who profited from the financial crisis of 2007-2010 with the creation of a credit default swap market, betting hundreds of millions of dollars on the premise that a certain group of Americans would undoubtedly default on their mortgage payments. It’s the story of men who provided the fuel which kept the subprime mortgage furnace burning even when the country was running out of new junk mortgages to write. It’s also the story of a single trade made by a Deutsche banker who paid an insurance premium of .28 percentage points to take out insurance on $4 billion of triple-A-rated bonds from a Morgan Stanley banker and how less than a year later that $11 million bet paid off to the tune of a whopping $3.7 billion – an annual return of more than 33,000%. I will be forever grateful to Regina Owens of Jewel Box Jewelers for suggesting I read this book after a Sunday afternoon conversation and loaning me her copy.

Kudos from Kathy to…

by Kathy Scales

Elizabeth Mueller, Myrene Brown and Jim and Nancy Carpenter for their tireless efforts since 2000 helping Village residents (me!) and the Town of Zionsville obtain certification as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Did you know the Town of Zionsville was second in the United States to be certified as a Wildlife Habitat? In recognition of the town’s status as a Community Wildlife Habitat. the President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation presented a sign to the Town Council on June 5, 2009, and it can now be enjoyed by all on the east side of the Zionsville Road entrance to the Village at the Eagle Creek bridge.

Leigh Ann Akard. When Pat Mullen (an employee at Akard’s True Value Hardware) was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Leigh Ann immediately used Facebook, email, whatever! to announce she and others who cared deeply about Pat were hosting a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” buffet fundraiser Friday, April 15, at the Lions Park Clubhouse. At 6:00 pm, it quickly became standing room only for those dressed in tropical attire eating cheeseburgers. Kudos also to Barry Hicks, Amy Lacy, Paige Alcorn and Amanda Walker-Schornhorst who Leigh Ann says were the backbones of this project. There are angels amongst us.

Seth Wingerter, for choosing to open his first family restaurant in Boone Village – Boondogglers – featuring organic meats in his hometown of Zionsville. Best wishes, Seth! We’ll be there!

Dick Anderson, a Village resident celebrating his 37th year of employment at Bill Estes Chevrolet! Awesome, Dick!

Zionsville Lions Club, who has now launched Phase 1 of a much-needed electrical upgrade to Lions Park thanks to Village and community support at their 4th of July celebration, the Fall Festival, etc. What would we do without this amazing group!

Zionsville Little League for their work upgrading the fields and the dugouts in Lions Park. It looks great!

Zionsville realtor and Village resident Jennifer Blanford who I Facebook’d late one evening desperate for a category of employee I knew she could tell me where to find. Within 24 hours, she provided the information I needed. Jen, I’m truly grateful knowing how busy you are. You went above and beyond.

Village resident Marcia Angstadt – Congratulations for being a 2011 nominee for the Indianapolis Star’s “Jefferson Award for Public Service”. Marcia is an at-large board member of the Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network, a group whose mission statement is “Eliminate Homelessness, One Family at a Time.” We’re proud to know you, Marcia!

Backyard Delights

by Carrie Ciula

There is something about picking and noshing on wild plants that ‘charms in’ the most discerning of onlookers. Even folks who sport a serious disinterest in nature will toss out a dozen questions when they spot you, trail side, plucking up an ‘offensive’ weed and sticking it in your mouth. This intrigue is more than just inquisitive criticism; it is an outward expression of a deeper, more intuitive, nudging. We are biologically designed, both mentally and physically, to forage for our food. The cultivation of food, in general, is a rather recent introduction into our daily lives and practice- for the majority of our history, hunting and gathering was the norm. Our culture, however, has morphed into one which (at large) allows freedom from the responsibility of gathering wild food for survival….so why dabble at all in backyard delights?

‘Eating locally’ is the buzz phrase, today, in most food circles for good reason: focusing on local foods (which are, often, also ‘whole’ foods) helps to negate the negative effects of food production and transportation………and you can’t go more ‘local’ than your own backyard. Simple sweet.;)

When it comes to nutrition, whole food is whole food….and is it, in any form, far better than factory produced, mechanically transformed and mass marketed counterparts? For the most part: I say, ‘yes!’ ….although….the REAL nutritional stars are wild foods! Even the soil that most organic food is grown in these days, has been stripped of many nutrients~ leaving far less than intended for the plants to absorb and pass along. A forest, however, has ‘food production‘ down with perfection. Not only, due to the continuous cycle of growth and decomposition, is the soil rich with health supporting nutrients, but the root systems of most wild plants reach an impressive depth within the soil~ pulling up massive amounts of minerals and vitamins.

Lastly, one of the greatest benefits of collecting and eating wild foods is of a soulful and mindful nature it reminds us that our food is not created in a factory or a supermarket. It is created by our Earth…and it reconnects us in a deep and sustaining way~ going far beyond the boundaries of physical nutrition. No advancement in science can make this variety of beautiful connection obsolete.

Before sharing 5 of my favorite plants to scout out during this time of year, it would be careless to continue without mentioning the one rule, sans exception, of foraging; KNOW YOUR PLANT. (There’s no need to know every green…just the ones you want to eat.) Wild plants need not conjure up the type of fear that many people associate these days with eating directly from the forest~ as the benefits are significant….benefits aside, there is no room for error. You can, and should, take all of the time that you need to get to securely know a plant before consuming it….in a way that you can comfortably and positively identify it 100% of the time. That written, spring beauty is a perfect (and near unmistakable;)) treat to begin with…………

Spring Beauty

Spring beauty grows abundantly throughout much of eastern North America. Belonging to the purslane family with around a dozen species~ they are all considered edible. The only species that I’ve seen in this area, however, is C. virginica. A typical spring beauty plant is less than 10 inches tall and is composed of several short, thin stems sprouting up from one root. There is a single pair of dark green leaves growing opposite each other roughly half way up the stalk. C. virginica’s leaves are lengthy and grass~like. It is best to familiarize yourself with spring beauty while they are in bloom. The flowers sport five white (or light pink) petals with darker pink veins that run along each petal. The roots, stems, leaves and flowers of spring beauty are all edible.


Rich in vitamins A C, violet leaves offer superb nourishment. Violet’s perennial roots travel into the Earth and pass along valuable amounts of nutrients- supporting the liver and gall bladder, digestive and immune systems. Some of the earliest ‘violet regarding’ literature draws attention to its ability to diminish skin and reproductive tumors and, in general, to its affinity for providing deep nourishment during cancer care.

The delicate bluish~purple flowers emerge on slender stems, shaped much like butterflies. They are droopy- often hiding their stunning white and yellowish~orange centers.Leaves are heart shaped, shallow toothed, hearty in texture and uncurl (especially the younger leaves) from the center. Both leaves and flowers are edible.

Wood Sorrel

If you have childhood memories of (tirelessly) perusing through the yard in search of the notorious and affectionately called ‘four leaf clover,’ than you’re already familiar with wood sorrel. While not a clover, wood sorrel’s heart shaped leaflets look fairly similar to clover’s oval shaped leaflets. The flowers have five petals which can be yellow, pink or white. While wood sorrel may be eaten at any time, it is tastiest right before flowering….all above ground parts (stems, leaves and flowers) are edible.

Sow Thistle

My favorite!!! I get so excited about sow thistle…nutritional density, large plant size and ease of gathering~ trifecta! To those who have closely looked at wild lettuce and dandelion, it won’t be surprising that sow thistle, with it’s very close resemblance, is related.

Sow thistle leaves grow long and alternately from the stalk, are lobed and toothed. The prickles on the leaves, especially if picked very young (spring, early summer,) are generally weak enough that they can be eaten without concern. The flowers, while also resembling those of dandelion, are not quite as large or full and grow in clusters. Both leaves and stems are edible.


It would be a shame not to include a brief ‘shout out’ to nutrient-rich, liver-loving dandelion! In its nonflowering stage, the leaves of dandelion can occasionally be confused with chicory~ still, both can be safely eaten….and both are plentiful…….err, everywhere. –Pausing to laugh as I think about visually describing this beautiful plant…..is there really such a thing as unfamiliarity with dandelion??~ ha!….enough written.;) (All parts are edible.)

Some people insist that ‘primitive’ gathering skills have little to no place in this modern era of technology. If your heartfelt desire, above all, is to lead a lively, nourished and fulfilling life~ and to allow these same opportunities for those who come after you, than foraging (if only lightly so) is as appropriate today as ever. Dining directly from Earth’s garden is a beautiful gift~ both of sustenance and connection………..’dig in,’ ‘re~wild’ yourself…..and enjoy!!!

(if you have further questions about any of the above plants, please feel free to contact me through the following website: www.carrieciula.com)

Village Voice Arts

by Sarah Zack

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Recipe of the Month: Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Dip (gluten free)

by Caron Peper

This is a recipe I go to whenever I am craving a little flavor of summer. Nothing screams summertime and beach to me like coconut and shrimp. My husband and daughter also give this a two thumbs up. So, put on Jimmy Buffett CD and dig out that wrap skirt. This meal will cure any rainy day blues you may have…at least for a few hours.

Although trained as a scientist, I approach cooking as I do life in general…spontaneity and substitutions make it much more interesting. I give measurements in this recipe, but the measuring utensils can be left in the drawer and don’t be too afraid to experiment a bit. This is a gluten free recipe, but wheat flour can substitute the cornstarch and tapioca flour.

Coconut Shrimp (gluten free)
2 dozen shrimp (peeled, deveined)
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup tapioca flour
3 large egg whites
1 ½ cup unsweetened small flaked coconut
½ t Old Bay or similar seafood seasoning

Dipping Sauce
½ cup marmalade (I use a key lime marmalade)
¼ cup Dijon mustard
¼ cup honey

Pat the shrimp dry. Preheat a large skillet with just enough oil to lightly “fry” the shrimp (about ¼” to ½” deep – very little is needed to fry the shrimp). Mix tapioca flour, cornstarch, and seafood seasoning together in a bowl. Whisk egg whites until foamy in a second bowl. Pour coconut into a third bowl. Dip each shrimp into the flour mix first, then the whisked egg, and lastly the coconut. Place into the heated skillet for about 2-3 minutes per side. Cook the shrimp in batches using tongs to flip them over and remove when done. Mix the marmalade, mustard, and honey together and use as a dip for the shrimp. The shrimp can be served on rice or quinoa and a veggie of your choice.

To celebrate the opening of Zionsville’s summer Farmer’s Market in the Village(zionsvillefarmersmarket.org)on May 14th, I am requesting recipes using seasonal local foods to share in the Village Voice over the summer. Please send recipes to editor@zvra.com.

Zionsville Summer Camps #2

Who would have ever thought we had so many things going on in Zionsville this summer! Here are a few more summer camps to add to last month’s list!

Caring Hands Camp, Lions Park (ages 5-14 years)
The 2nd annual Caring Hands Camp is a project of the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville. The camp is also partnering with the Lions Club, Zeta Sigma Chapter of Tri Kappa, the United Way, Boone County EDC, the Zionsville Merchant’s Association, and the ZCHS Athletic Department

The camp is Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. Drop off is from 8:45 to 9am. Afternoon pickup is 2:45 to 3pm. Cost is $85 for the week or $65 for 3 days. Lunch, water, and one snack are included in the cost. Drop off and pick up will be at Lions Park. A Kick-off Meeting is on Monday July 11th at 8:45 and a family party is on Friday July 15th at 2:30pm.

This camp sponsors a multiple five-day community service oriented camps. The themes are: Commmunity Beautification, Animal Protection, Senior Giving, Hunger Relief, and Kids for Kids. Camp activities will take place at Lions Park, Boys and Girls Club, Community Room at Town Hall, and specific project locations in Boone County and surrounding counties.

Registration ends June 27th, 2011. For registration form, go to www.bagcoz.org.

Small Blessing Summer Camp (ideal for 1st to 5th grades)
Summer Camp 2011 focused on fun and community!

Back by popular demand, the 2011 Small Blessings Summer Camp will focus on giving back to the community as Campers explore the actions, people and professions that impact change in our communities and world. They’ll be inspired to do good, too!

Discover change by doing! Children learn by doing. Teachers will work with Campers using the Project Approach. This well respected teaching method will help the group to figure out what they see for future positive change in their community and how they can inspire and impact that change. Campers will work together doing an array of activities to learn about their chosen change area:

  • Reading about their area of future change.
  • Sharing information and insights with teachers, each other and parents.
  • Inviting in professionals and people in the community who have created and impacted change.
  • Going on field trips to places tied to the area of study.
  • Thinking creatively… Campers will be motivated to think about how they want to learn and share about their topic.

Parents will see and hear about the impact when the group shares with during a final family activity to close out the Summer Camp experience.

Discover summer by having fun! We know summer is about having fun! That’s why Summer Camp includes plenty of time to play and hang out with friends. We will have water days, field trips, music, cooking, arts and crafts, and more.

Summer Camp Weekly Schedule (June 6th to August 12th)
Monday Library Day
Tuesday Book Share/Water Day
Wednesday Music Share
Thursday Show and Share
Friday Cooking Project

Traders Point Christian Academy Summer Camp (1st to 8th grades and ages 3-5 years)
Fun and educational camp options are available for several weeks this summer for preschool children and for kids entering grades 1 through 8. You can download our camp brochure to learn full details about all the options available. Registration due by May 20th! Register per week. Before and After care available.

For full schedules, go to www.tpcs.org and go to summer camps.

  • Camp TPCA – join TPCA staff members for enrichment, cooking and fun. Grades 3 – 8; cost $75 per week for half-day classes.

* Christian Youth Theater – campers learn about all aspects of theater, from drama, dance, voice and more. Ages vary. Register online at www.cytindy.org.
* Camp Invention – a week-long adventure in creativity, with inquiry-based learning through FUN activities. Entering grades 1 – 6. Register at www.campinvention.org.
* KidzArt – make art approachable, grow confidence and develop skills through KidzArt. AGes 6 – 12 years. Register at www.kidzart.org.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Amy Berens or Mrs. Leslie Kowal at 317-769-2450.

Also, we are again offering our very popular Sonshine Camp for children aged three through five, held for several weeks during June and July. For more information, contact Sandy Morris, smorris@tpcs.org

Tennis Camp with Team Witsken, Zionsville Middle School (ages 3 to 18)
Our 2011 Summer Program runs from June 6th – August 5th at several sites on the north side of Indianapolis and involves over 200 children and adults. We offer flexible programming – if you miss a day or are rained out you can make up a lesson at one of our other sites – and we have competitive pricing with lessons as low as $6/hour at some locations. All programs last 9 weeks unless noted otherwise.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons are available starting at $45/hour. Call us at 848-2023, email us at info@teamwitsken.com or talk to a Team Witsken coach or representative to set up these lessons. Team Witsken is heading to King’s Island for the day on Friday, July 22nd. This trip is open to Ages 11 and up (Top Gun, Middle School, High School).

Summer Tennis at Zionsville Middle School
All levels: June 7- August 5 (9wks) evenings Tuesday and Thursdays
June 20 – August 5 (7 wks) mornings Monday thru Friday
Ages 3 to 13

Advanced middle and high school players. Three hour daily program June7 to July 29 (8 wks) Monday through Friday 12:30 pm to 3:30pm. Purchase packages of 5 to 30 classes or pay as you go per day.

For more information, visit www.teamwitsken.com, call (317) 848-2023, or email info@teamwitsken.com

Eagle Sports Rec Camp 2011, Eagle Center 5801 South 650 East (ages 5-12)
Join for one week or more! Every week is different!
One Time Family Registration Fee – $45
Weekly FULL Day Fee (7 am-6pm) – $145 ($120 1st Week Holiday Week)
Weekly HALF Day Fee (9 am-2pm) – $85 ($70 1st Week Holiday Week)
Optional Lunch Package – $4 per day
Fees increase by $20 per week beginning June 6, 2011

Sports Track:
Basketball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Softball, Boot Camp, Zumba or Soccer! Our Sports Track is for campers who want to work on the fundamentals of each of these sports. Whether it’s offense or defense, our experienced coaches will teach functional skills to keep you on track between seasons while demonstrating good sportsmanship and Godly character.

Discovery Track:
For campers who have a creative side we offer an opportunity of expression through our Discovery Track. You can become a mad scientist, a master chef, a shining actor/actress, a potter, a myth buster or an accomplished artist! It’s all about expressing yourself as God created you to be!

Chill Track:
Our Chill Track is for our more relaxed campers. We’re talkin’ dodge ball or scooter boards in the gym, board games or card games in our “Just Chillin” room, water play or parachute games outside and our famous dark day (you get to wear pj’s and play games in the dark!). Bring a friend to chill with – and share the love!

NEW Jr. Counselor Program
Previous Eagle Sports Rec Campers that will be 13 year old prior to June 6 will have the ability to apply for a Jr. Counselor position. The fee for this program is $50 per week and covers the actual cost of supplies and supervision for this mentoring program. We will accept 10 counselors for the summer, so apply early!

For more infromations, go to www.eaglechurch.com

Zionsville Youth Soccer Association Soccer Camps,5616 S. CR 700 East (ages 5 to 14 years)
Week long camps from June 20th to July 29th. Age leveled camps from 9am to 4pm (can do 9am to 2pm) for $150 per week. Drop off starts at 7am and pickup is by 4:30pm. Held at ZYSA fields: 5616 S. CR 700 East. For more information and to register, go to www.zysa.org.

Eagle Golf Camps, Clinics, Lessons, and Leagues (ages 6 to adult)
One hour and fifteen minute and two and half hour camps are available throughout June. Sessions are offered for mornings and one evening session. All are held either at Hickory Bend Golf Course or at Zionsville Practice Center. Go to www.zionsvillegolf.org for schedules, dates, and fees.

Monart Summer Art Camp,90 N. Main St. (ages 5 to 18)
Full of creativity and summer fun! Our campers have a great time as they learn different drawing and painting techniques and work in a variety of media, all centered on a specific theme.Camps are open to ages 5 and up. Because of our limited class size, our camps do fill up fast, so call us at 317-774-DRAW(3729) to register or email us at monart@indy.rr.com

Our weekly camps are held Monday-Thursday 9:30 am – 12:00 noon. The cost of each camp is $140 and includes all art supplies.

Our one day Fabulous Friday minicamps are from 9:30-12:00 noon. The cost of each camp is $35 and includes all art supplies.

Do you love animals? Then come join us as we draw our favorite four legged friends, from the fierce and ferocious to the cute and cuddly. What’s not to love when you combine your two favorite things, art and animals! June 20-23, 9:30am-12:00pm July 18-21, 9:30am-12:00pm

Let’s Go Camping!
Are you a nature lover? Do you love camping in the great outdoors? Then join us as we draw and create art inspired by Mother Nature, including all the wonderful animals and wildlife that make camping so much fun!
June 13-16, 9:30am-12:00pm July 11-14, 9:30am-12:00pm

Fabulous Fridays One Day Camp
We couldn’t decide which we love drawing more, cats or dogs, so we decided to do a Fabulous Friday camp for each!
It’s Raining Cats! June 24 9:30am-12:00pm July 22, 9:30am-12:00pm

It’s Raining Dogs! June 17 9:30am-12:00pm July 15, 9:30am-12:00pm

In addition to our summer camps, we also have our weekly Monart classes through June and July. You may start these classes anytime. Tuition is due the first of each month and will be prorated if you join mid month.
Monday Ages 9 and up 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Teens and Adults 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday Ages 6-8 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Ages 9 and up 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday Ages 6-8 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Ages 9 and up 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Thursday Ages 4-5 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Ages 6-8 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Go to www.indydrawingschool.com for more information and registration information

ZYFL Football (3rd to 6th grades)
Tackle football 3rd − 6th Graders (Fall 2011 grade) REC TRAVEL. Regular registration: April 1 – May 31, 2011 (8 weeks)$160. Late Registration:June 1 – July 15, 2011(6 weeks)$210

Go to www.zyfl.net for more information and registration.

ZYFL Cheerleading (1st to 6th grade)
Cheer Squads support both ZYFL REC teams and the Travel Eagles (limited travel outside of Zionsville). Unlimited enrollment (no tryouts). Emphasis on Participation, Teamwork, Spirit and FUN!!!

Participants may request placement on same cheer squad as a friend (limit on request per registrant, every attempt is made to honor requests but cannot guarantee fulfillment).

SCHEDULE: Practice: Tuesdays at Interactive Academy June 14 –October 11; 3:30-5:30pm during the summer; 3:30-4:30pm during the school year; GAMES on Saturdays

Go to www.zyfl.net for more information and registration.

Private Golf Lessons at Zionsville Golf Practice Center, 2301 US 421 (all ages)
We are proud to offer instruction with:
• Jon Hoover: the current Indiana PGA Teacher of the Year
• Brad Fellers: 3 Time Indiana Assistant Player of the Year and winner of 11 Indiana Section PGA Events
Both instructors are PGA Professionals and highly trained club fitters. Jon and Brad are also the Teaching Professionals for Wood Wind Golf Club located at the corner of 161st street and Towne Road in Westfield. Let our team help get you ready for the 2011 season!

Go to www.zionsvillegolfcenter.com for more information.

Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 West 116th Street (ages 6-11 years)
Summer Camp begins in June and ends in August and runs from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Summer Camp 6 – 11 years $175.00. The non-refundable registration fee for any of the programs is $75.00 per child and is due with the application.

Summer Camp at Sierra Woods Farm, 150 N. 1100 East (ages 6 to 18)
Sierra Woods Farm is a Hunter Jumper facility that provides Boarding, Lessons, Training and Sales services to beginner through advanced riders in the Midwest. We regularly compete in both the rated and local member Hunter Jumper shows throughout the Midwest. Located on 50 acres we are ideally situated on the north side of Indianapolis near the town of Zionsville.

Sierra Woods Farm Summer Camp 2011
June 14 – 17
June 21 – 24
June 28 – July 1
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $300

Camp is open to children ages 6-18 and all ability levels. Campers will be grouped by ability level. There will be beginner, novice, and advanced groups. Campers will learn all about horses! They will learn how to care for horses the barn. Campers will be grooming, riding, bathing, tack cleaning, cleaning stalls, much more! Go to www.sierrawoodsfarm.com for registration information.

Mad Science Camp, Zionsville Presbyterian Church 4775 W. 116th Street (K to 5th grade)
Weekly science themes from June 6th to July 29th. Go to www.sciencecampfun.com for registration form and complete schedule.

Azionaqua Swim Team, 4875 Willow Road (all ages)
Registration and tryouts for the 2011 Season will be: June 6th, 4 to 6pm at Azionaqua.

Children who love to swim are encouraged to participate on the Azionaqua swim team. Team members learn about competitive swimming and receive instruction on the four different swimming strokes. It’s a lot of fun and good exercise. The swim team is available to Azionaqua members only, no exceptions. Information about the 2011 season including meet schedule and practice times will be published when it becomes available.
Swim team fees: All Ages $125

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