GREENFIELD — The Riley Festival opens at 5 p.m. Thursday and runs daily through 5 p.m. Sunday. Highlights of the festival, which celebrates Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, include the Parade of Flowers on Friday, the Riley Festival Parade through the downtown at 11 a.m. Saturday, the entertainment tent, Poets at the Podium at 4 p.m. Saturday, helicopter rides and a laser light show Friday and Saturday after dark. Visit for more information.

GREENFIELD – Tickets are on sale now for the fifth annual Rotary Club of Greenfield Steak’n Bake’n Raffle at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the 4-H Exhibit Hall at the 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple. Tickets are $35 until Oct. 10 and $40 after that date. Proceeds from this event benefit philanthropic organizations in Hancock County including FUSE, Inc., Love, Inc., Greenfield-Central School Foundation and Hancock Hope House to name a few. For more information on group table reservations, events and where to purchase tickets, call Deb Low at 317-467-2228 for details.

GREENFIELD – Paranormal investigators Michael and Nicole Kobrowski will recount some of their most memorable encounters with Hoosier ghosts. As co-owners of, they give ghost tours throughout central Indiana, a business they started because of their interest in the paranormal and history. The Kobrowskis currently live in an “uber haunted home.” The storytelling starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road.

NASHVILLE – Explore Brown County is offering its own version of the zombie apocalypse with a Zombies vs. Heroes zip line adventure now through Oct. 31 at eXplore Brown County, 2620 Valley Branch Road. Guides dressed as heroes escort visitors deep into the woods to experience the many ziplines from 80 to 1220 feet in length and as high as 80 feet into the treetops. For more information about tour times and zipline fees, visit