Free fun – January 12

Build a winter bird feeder

NEW PALESTINE — Not all birds fly south for the winter, so kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can build a bird feeder and learn about Indiana’s winter birds from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Sugar Creek branch of the Hancock County Public Library, 5087 W. US Highway 52, New Palestine. All supplies are included. Visit to register.

Writers invited to share their work

GREENFIELD — Writers Helping Writers is a community of writers who gather for inspiration and support at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. People who attend, whether they are published or not, discuss their work and give each other mutual encouragement. Bring up to 10 computer-printed pages of work to read aloud to the group and make six copies for everyone to share. First-time visitors are welcome to sit in and observe. Call 317-462-5141 for more information.

Museum of Art offers free admission

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with free admission from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 15. Local poets, singers and artists will speak about King’s message of love; relax and relieve anxiety with a group meditation exercise. The museum will be accepting donations of breakfast snacks, toiletries, school and art supplies throughout the day for the Martin Luther King Community Center. Visit for more information.

Conner Prairie offers free programs for MLK Day

FISHERS — Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, offers free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 16 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Special events at the 800-acre wooded living history museum include theatrical performances, family games, archaeology activities, art and more. Visitors can play Black History Bingo, see a play about Indiana’s own Madam C.J. Walker, one of the first black female entrepreneurs, draw a picture or compose a poem to share with others about how to protest injustice. Visit the museum’s website at for more information.