Top Picks – November 17


GREENFIELD — Step back in time at the Blast from the Past Sock Hop from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hancock County, 715 E. Lincoln St. Five area nonprofits have joined together to create an evening of family fun featuring a 15-minute basketball game, a sock hop and retro activities such as hula-hooping and hop scotch. Attendees are encouraged to come in ’50s attire. Admission is free to this event, but donations are welcome and accepted.

GREENFIELD — Start Thanksgiving Day with a 5K and one-mile fun run along the Pennsy Trail hosted by the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Hancock Regional Hospital. The event starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 24 at the Hancock County Memorial Building, 98 E. North St. Register online at The cost is $30 for the 5K and $25 for the Fun Run in advance at Day-of-race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $35 for the 5K and $30 for the Fun Run the day of the event. Participants are invited to dress in costume — a turkey, a pilgrim, etc. — for a chance to win a prize. Proceeds from the race go towards the purchase of more outdoor workout equipment for the Pennsy Trail.

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Soccer and D.A.R.E. — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — will conduct a 5K Run/Walk at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at Brandywine Park, 900 E. Davis Road. Those who want to participate can register online at or for a $20 registration fee. Funds raised from the event go to benefit the D.A.R.E. and Greenfield Soccer programs.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Junior League of Indianapolis presents its annual Holiday Mart Nov. 17 to 20 at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St. Admission is $15 at the door; children ages 12 and under are free. The Junior League is an organization of women committed to women’s volunteerism and developing the potential of women. For more information and hours of the holiday mart, visit