Free Fun – April 16

Free fishing days kick off at public waters

Indiana residents will not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish Indiana’s public waters on Saturday. This is the first of four free fishing days in 2015. You can also enjoy free fishing on May 16 and June 6 and 7.

You also can attend workshops to learn more about Indiana’s fishing opportunities. Visit for an interactive map of fishing locations and a list of fishing workshops.

Tuttle Orchards to throw garden party

GREENFIELD — Join Tuttle Orchards’ Garden Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 5717 N. County Road 300W. Rain-or-shine events include opening day for the greenhouses, yard games including croquet and giant Yahtzee, farmers and artisans market in the farm store, Very Berry Smoothies and doughnuts from Bowman’s Bakery. Visit for a full schedule of events.

Mountaintop Gospel to perform at arts center

FORTVILLE — Mountaintop Gospel will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Ten West Center for the Arts at 10 W. Church St. in Fortville. The group was formed last year with the goal of providing an authentic worship experience using the music, culture and heritage of Appalachia.

Making up the group is Rick Garrett on guitar, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and vocals, Fortville native Holly Garrett on fiddle and vocals, and Catrina Campbell on upright bass and vocals. This event is open to the public with a recommended goodwill offering. Visit for more information.

Online course offers look at public libraries

INDIANAPOLIS — The Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is offering an open online course to explore public libraries. The free, four-week course is open to anyone.

The course will cover a new topic each week: the “Customer Service and the User Experience,” “Youth Librarianship: Best Practices to Serve our Youngest Patrons,” “Technology: Improving Library Services by Managing Technology,” and “Community Engagement.” The course will feature instructional video as well as resources to read, explore and view.

Participants have freedom to work at their own pace and will have the option to participate in weekly discussions, take quizzes on the week’s lectures and readings. Register at