GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Arts Council presents ArtoberFest, a celebration of art, music and culture, from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. Entertainment includes The Cosmic Situation, Groove Garden, the White Lightning Boys and Julia Kahn. Tickets are a $10 donation or a $20 donation, which includes two drink tickets. They are available at The proceeds benefit Hancock Arts and Hancock Hope House.

SHELBYVILLE — Route for the Brave Shelbyville, a 5-mile walk around Shelbyville, starts at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18. The walk starts from the circle in Shelbyville at Washington and Harrison streets, heads east to the Walmart parking lot and then leads back to the circle. All proceeds will go toward Route for the Brave and Helping Hands for Freedom, which aid military families dealing with death, deployment and loss. The cost to participate is $25 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Awards and prizes will be given after the walk. Interested participants can register at If you have questions, call or email Paul Gable at 317-412-7881 or

INDIANAPOLIS — The Original and Fabulous GermanFest takes place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St. Activities include an urban flea market with 100 vendors, durstig games, wiener dog races, a 5K lederhosen run/walk, a strong man competition, Zwergenland for kids and German beer and food by the Indianapolis Sangerchor. Tickets are $8 in advance for adults and $2 for children. All proceeds go toward the preservation of the historic Athenaeum. Visit for more information.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St., is calling in the experts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 for Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved, an event where children are invited to play-test an assortment of toys from the museum’s gift shop. Favorite toys, as determined by the expert testers, will be compiled into a list for adults to access when choosing holiday gifts for the children in their lives. Children are invited to play with the toys and then vote for their favorites. Visit for more information.