Bicentennial relay runs through county

GREENFIELD — Hancock County will celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial of statehood from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St. Events planned include live music, speakers, town history booths and hands-on activities for children. The torch celebrating Indiana’s 200th anniversary as a state is scheduled to arrive at 7 p.m. for the lighting of the cauldron. When the torch arrives in Hancock County, it will have been to 90 of Indiana’s 92 counties. Hancock County is the 91st county it will visit before the completion of the torch relay in Marion County. For more information, visit Hancock County Indiana State Bicentennial Celebration 2016 on Facebook.

Fire station plans safety open house

NEW PALESTINE — Sugar Creek Township Fire Department will host a Fire and Life Safety Open House at 10 a.m. Saturday at the firehouse at 3545 S. County Road 600W. Activities include games, a bounce house, live demonstrations, vendors and safety activities. For more information, call 317-861-5721.

Got questions on local history? Ask an expert

GREENFIELD — Hancock County’s official historian, Joe Skvarenina, will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, for questions and informal conversations on local history. Skvarenina was named winner of the 2015 Hubert Hawkins History Award from the Indiana Historical Society for distinguished service during his career in local history. He serves on the boards of the Hancock County Historical Society, Indiana National Road Assn. and Riley Old Home Society. The gathering will take place in the Local History Room.

Quilting and sewing group meets weekly

GREENFIELD — A quilting a sewing group for ages 55 and older meets weekly from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Pat Elmore Center, 280 N. Apple St. For more information, call 317-477-4343.