Parks and Rec welcomes area avian afficianados

GREENFIELD — Be a part of a birdwatching group with Greenfield Parks & Recreation. Families and adults age 18 and older meet at Thornwood Preserve, 1597 S. Morristown Pike, or Beckenholdt Park, 2770 N. Franklin St. on designated Saturdays. Call 317-477-4340 for more information. Registration is free. Participants should bring their own equipment and dress for the weather.

Richmond Meltdown celebrates winter staple

RICHMOND — The Richmond Meltdown, a winter ice festival, takes place through Saturday in downtown Richmond. Weekend events include a continual ice carving demonstration, a Family Fun’der Zone, a Freeze Your Buns Off Fun Run and the Meltdown Throwdown ice carving competition at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Elstro Plaza, 47 N. 6th St. Food vendors are on site for lunch and snacks. More information is available at

Workshop offers teachers look at Hoosier history

INDIANAPOLIS — High School teachers can take advantage of a free one-day workshop on Feb. 3 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. The workshop runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and centers around “Hoosiers and the American Story,” a supplemental textbook that explores Indiana examples of topics taught in US history classrooms such as Native Americans, westward expansion, the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement. Space in the workshop is limited. Educators can register online at through Feb. 2.

Art & Soul performances continue through Feb. 25

INDIANAPOLIS — The Arts Council of Indianapolis presents the 21st annual Art & Soul Celebration at the Indianapolis Arts Garden, 110 W. Washington St. Saturday through Feb. 25. The variety of entertainment includes music, dance, poetry, theater performance and instrumentals from local and regional performers. Most performances are at 12:15 p.m. and run an hour. For more, visit