Free Fun – August 6

Riley Park goes to the dogs

GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management presents the Dog Days of Summer fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Riley Park at the corner of Main and Apple streets. Available services for pets include low-cost rabies shots, microchipping and nail trimming. The event also includes kids activities, food, animal demonstrations and photo opportunities for attendees and their pets. Families and pets are welcome. Proceeds go to Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management.

Library hosts storytellers

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Public Library’s “As I Recall” Storytelling Guild will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Attend to learn about storytelling techniques that engage your audiences. Meetings are informal and open to anyone who is interested. Register at 317-462-5141, ext. 240, or by visiting

Event features ‘Dr. Who’ favorites

GREENFIELD — In celebration of Dr. Who Comics Day, the Hancock County Public Library will host a Doctor Who party from 4 to 8 p.m. August 13 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Teens are invited to attend dressed as their favorite Dr. Who incarnation and enjoy Whovian snacks during a fandom marathon of Doctor Who episodes. Find out more about Doctor Who Comics Day at and register for the event at

Perseid meteor shower delights stargazers

HANCOCK COUNTY — Many state parks and observatories are organizing stargazing events for the annual Perseid meteor shower, but it’s free to watch from your own backyard. The meteors can be seen from dusk until after midnight Tuesday through Friday, with Thursday predicted to be the peak night for viewing. Visit for more information and background on the Perseid meteor shower.