Top Picks – April 9

A pink pajama contest, music by the Hancock County Children’s Choir, a dinner buffet and a cash bar are among the highlights of the Second Annual Pink Pajama Party from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, at the Creative Arts and Event Center at 2 W. Main. This event supports the James T. Anderson M.D. Center for Women’s Health and is hosted by Greenfield Kroger. Attendees are invited to wear their pink pajamas and enter the pink pajama contest for prizes. Tickets are $50 and are available at the Greenfield Kroger.

Hancock Hope House and WEARhouse Thrift Store will present singer-songwriter Chris Knight live in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 16, at the H.J. Ricks Theatre for the Arts. Raised in the backwoods of Kentucky, Knight has often been compared to Steve Earle and John Mellencamp. Tickets are $16.50 and can be purchased online at or by calling 317-467-4991. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Hancock Hope House.

The Indiana State Museum will host a Pinewood Derby competition through Sunday. The 125-foot track will be open to the public all week with the official race on Saturday. Participating cars must be registered by 1 p.m. The Best of Show competition will be held at 2 p.m. The track will continue to be open for fun runs on Sunday. Visit to view the competition rules and Best of Show categories.

If you haven’t tried your hand at geocaching yet, you can attend Mounds State Park’s “The River, Forest, and Fen” at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants will be led on a GPS scavenger hunt to sites where unique plants and animals are often observed to locate 15 geocaches hidden throughout the park.

The event will end with a chili dump and pitch-in lunch at 1 p.m. Participants can bring precooked or canned chili, beans or other ingredients to add to a kettle that will simmer over a fire during the event. Contact Mounds State Park at for more information.