Library hosts film historian
GREENFIELD — At 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hancock County Public Library, film historian Eric Grayson will show his “Private Snafu” film collection. During World War II, these cartoon shorts were meant to raise morale and instruct enlisted men with weak literacy skills on various topics, such as sanitation, disease prevention, booby traps and proper military protocol. The Private Snafu character was created by director Frank Capra, and many scripts were written by Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss). Contact the library at hcplibrary.org for more information and to register.
500 Festival Parade returns to Indy
INDIANAPOLIS — Some 300,000 spectators from around the country will line the streets of Indianapolis for one of the nation’s premier parades, the 500 Festival Parade, at noon Saturday. Celebrities, costumed characters, marching bands, patriotic units, specialty units, floats and giant helium balloons, as well as all 33 Indy Car drivers, will fill the streets to celebrate the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indy 500. Multi-platinum recording artists Nico & Vinz will be the opening entertainment for the 2015 IPL 500 Festival Parade. Visit 500festival.com/parade/parade-route for the parade route.
School hosts patriotic program
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Municipal Band will present a 30-minute patriotic music program on Monday at 10 a.m. at Raymond Park Middle School at 8575 E. Raymond St. in Indianapolis. Following the concert will be a Memorial Day Service with the laying of a wreath at the base of all service flags and the POW/MIA flag and a reading of the list of veterans whose names are on Memorial Bricks. For more information, call 317-356-7579.
Couponers can learn the tricks
INDIANAPOLIS — Charity Hauke, master couponer, will share the secrets of saving at the cash register at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hillcrest Country Club at 5255 Noggle Way in Indianapolis. Space is limited, and registration is required at inworkshop1.eventbrite.com. Attendees need to bring Sunday’s paper and a device with Internet access.