Free Fun – September 8

Parks and Rec art workshops to begin

GREENFIELD — Art workshops at the Patricia Elmore Center, 280 N. Apple, start Saturday with projects for ages 1 to 5 from 11 a.m. to noon, ages 6 to 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and clay bead pendants for ages 13 and up from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For a complete list of projects, dates and times, visit

New Palestine welcomes fall with festival

NEW PALESTINE — The three-day fall festival, scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, is sponsored by the New Palestine Lions Club. Events include a fish fry, entertainment on Saturday, a bounce house, merchants’ booths and a hot-wing eating contest between the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and the Sugar Creek Township Fire Department. Another highlight of the event is a reunion for all New Palestine High School graduates. For more information visit

Ladies invited to Riley Park picnic

GREENFIELD — Hancock County Senior Services invites all women to a Ladies Day Out Picnic in the Park at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at Riley Park, 300 Apple St. Attendees should bring a salad or dessert to share and their own table service. Broasted chicken and cold drinks will be served.

This event is for fun and friendship only — no dues or business meeting. Bring a friend or make a new friend. Call 317-462-3758 to RSVP by Sept. 9.

Tween pirate-fest sailing into the library

GREENFIELD — Tweens can prepare for Talk Like a Pirate Day at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road.

Young swashbucklers can make their own pirate hats, eye patches and beards. All materials are provided. Register for this free event at or by calling 317-462-5141.