Camps bring summer programs to J. B. Stephens

GREENFIELD — Camp Invention and Invention Project, two nationally recognized science, technology, engineering and math programs, set up shop at J. B. Stephens Elementary the week of July 17 through 21. Camp Invention focuses on students in grades one through six, while the Invention Project is open to seventh- and eighth-graders. Students can spend the week engaged in hands-on problem-solving activities using STEM skills and different types of technology. More information can be found at, or by contacting the local director at

Actors needed for ‘Annie’ at Ricks-Weil Theatre

GREENFIELD — The Ricks-Weil Theatre Co. will conduct auditions for “Annie” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16 and 17 at the H. J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. Performance dates are Aug. 4-6, and Aug. 11-13. Call 317-477-8689 for more information.

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Greenfield auto shop cranks out care workshop

GREENFIELD — Ever feel lost when it comes to caring for your vehicle? South Street Collision, 625 W. South St., offers a free car care workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The workshop includes basic maintenance and the dos and don’ts of purchasing a new car. For more information, call 317-318-2427.

Area quilting group to meet at Mt. Comfort Church

GREENFIELD — Common Threads Quilt Guild of Central Indiana, Inc. will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N. County Road 600W. Guests are welcome. The program includes Gloria Stahlhut’s workshop on wide quilt backings. Years ago, Stahlhut noticed that wide quilt backings were hard to find in quilt shops, so began a business that specialized in quilt backing. She will have a selection of backing available for sale at the meeting.

Pet portrait workshop coincides with art exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS – In conjunction with the Eiteljorg Museum’s “Dogs: Faithful and True” exhibit, artist Sheila Jackson will guide painters to create a portrait of your pet at 1 p.m. May 12 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 W. Washington St. No previous painting experience is necessary. The workshop is $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Register by calling 317-275-1310. Attendees should bring a photo of the pet they want to paint.

Déjà Vu art show calls for Indiana artists — again

COLUMBUS – The Déjà Vu art show is looking for artists who specialize in reusing or recycling items or those who create work from natural or sustainable materials for the Nov. 11 show in The Commons, 300 Washington St. For more information or to find out how to obtain free booth space, visit Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show on Facebook for more information.