Life-sized statue slated for unveiling at home

GREENFIELD – All are invited to the unveiling of the new James Whitcomb Riley statue at 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home, 250 W. Main St. The statue, a life-sized statue of Hoosier poet Riley sitting on a bench with a book, was created by Terre Haute artist Bill Wolfe. Funding for the project came from public donations and grants from the Hancock County Visitors Bureau and the Hancock County Tourism Commission.

Who ya gonna call for a Movie Night?

McCORDSVILLE – “Ghostbusters” will be on the big screen for Fortville’s Movie Night on Saturday at the McCordsville Town Hall Park, 6280 W. County Road 800N. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with food trucks and Scarlet Lane Brewing Company selling refreshments. The movie (rated PG) begins at 7:45 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for the outdoor viewing of the movie.

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Children’s author will present to young artists

GREENFIELD – Children’s author Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio will give a talk about the creation of his recently published book, “The Secret Subway.” Sickels will discuss how he created and photographed scenes used as the illustrations in the book and he will demonstrate how the pneumatic subway car ran back and forth underground. The presentation is at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road.

Fiber art exhibit on display at Twenty North Gallery

GREENFIELD – Artistry in Fiber, a regional, juried exhibit of weaving, quilting and other textile arts created by the Surface Design Association, is hanging in the Twenty North Gallery at 20 N. State St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday or by appointment. Email for more information.