Library musicians bring a warm breeze
GREENFIELD — The Islanders perform a mix of music from Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley and traditional island songs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. The vocal trio features Seth Jenkins on keyboard, ukulele and guitar; Michael Beck on percussion; and Mike Kessler on congas, percussion and steel pan drum. Register to attend this free event at hcplibrary.org.
Escape Room the board game preview at the library
GREENFIELD — Tweens and teens are invited to “Escape the Room” board-game style from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday in the Greenfield Banking Co. Community Room at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Players can choose between a stargazer’s mansion or a spa retreat to find clues, solves puzzles and work together with other players to escape before time runs out. Register for this free event at hcplibrary.org.
Bowl-a-Thon raises money for FUSE programs
GREENFIELD — Families United for Support and Encouragement (FUSE) offers an evening of bowling with the Strike a Difference Bowl-a-thon Saturday at Strike Force Lanes, 1539 W. Main St. Team registration begins at 4 p.m. and bowling begins at 5 p.m. Teams of up to five people are challenged to raise at least $100 per team. Funds raised go toward FUSE’s mission of providing information, resources and support for families with children who have special needs. For more information or to register your team, visit fuseinc.org.
Masquerade Ball celebrates Mardi Gras on Main Street
GREENFIELD — Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Masquerade Ball from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Bradley Hall on the third floor of the Creative Arts and Event Center, 2 W. Main St. Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner and dancing. Tickets can be purchased at rhythmsbystacey.com. Click on masquerade ball.
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Midwest Reptile Show not for the faint of heart
INDIANAPOLIS — The Midwest Reptile Show slithers into the Southwest Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 to see more than 125 vendors selling snakes, reptiles, food, supplies and equipment for exotic pets. For more information, visit midwestreptile.com.
“Ice Age Graveyards” explores Indiana’s Ice Age past
INDIANAPOLIS — As part of the Year of Science, a new exhibit, “Ice Age Graveyards,” opens Saturday at the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St. The exhibit features the world of mastodons and mammoths with mounted skeletons and casts of ice age animals from Indiana’s icy past. “Ice Age Graveyards” runs through Sept. 4. Visit indianamuseum.org for hours of operation and admission information.
The circus tradition lives on at the Children’s Museum
INDIANAPOLIS — Children and families can still run away to the circus at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum’s new exhibit “Circus – Starring YOU!” open now through Nov. 26. Attendees enter the Big Top to meet performers, walk a virtual reality tightrope and step through time to learn the history of the circus. Interactive exhibits allow families to look like they’re being shot from a cannon or the world’s strongest men/women flexing their muscles as they lift foam barbells. Visit childrensmuseum.org for more information.