Free Fun – September 10

Watch queen get crown

GREENFIELD — This year’s Riley Festival Queen will be chosen at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenfield-Central High School, 810 N. Broadway St.

This event features young women from Hancock County, one of whom will be crowned Riley Festival queen, while others will serve in the queen’s court.

The pageant opens with a dance number, followed by pageant glitz and the selection of the queen and her court, who will reign over the Riley Festival in October.

Library hosting workshop

GREENFIELD — Guest lecturer Sue Dillon will present “Genealogy: Order out of Chaos” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 E. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.

Dillon will suggest methods for organizing genealogical records into a single, coherent source as more information about individuals or a family accumulates. Visit to register.

Center getting patriotic

FORTVILLE — Ten West Center for the Arts presents “Fortville Remembers: A Patriotic Tribute” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Vernon High School auditorium, 8112 N. County Road 200W, Fortville.

This event is co-produced by Ten West Center for the Arts and the Mt. Vernon High School drama program. 2015 marks the fifth year for this evening of music, tribute and remembrance.

The lineup for the concert features more than 250 performers including the Purdue University Air Force ROTC Honor Guard, Mt. Vernon High School choir and marching band, and Mt. Vernon Middle School choir.

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Gallery opens new show

GREENFIELD — A new show of fine art photography by Mark and Nancy Leslie of Greenfield will be featured starting Friday in the first floor gallery of the Creative Arts and Event Center, 2 West Main St., Greenfield.

The Leslies’ photography has been featured locally at Hey Café, Greenfield Banking Co., Twenty North Gallery, The Bread Ladies and CrazyLake Art House.

An artists’ reception, open to the public, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the first floor gallery.