Ann Stewart fronts Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band at the Plaza

GREENFIELD – Ann Stewart and the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band play at 7 p.m. Friday at the Courthouse Plaza, at the corner of State St. and Main St. The group brings a fresh style to classic Dixieland jazz and is listed in the Illinois Association Hall of Fame as Entertainer of the Year. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. No rain dates are scheduled for Entertainment on the Plaza events. Visit for more information.

Super hero 5k benefits Hancock4Kids 

GREENFIELD – Superheroes of all ages are invited to participate in the Hancock4Kids Super Hero 5k on June 17. Registration for adults is $25; for age 11 to 18 is $15; age 10 and under are free. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superheroes. Registration is available onsite starting at 7:30 a.m. The race begins with the kids’ dash for ages 4 through 10 at 9 a.m. at the Hancock County Courthouse at the corner of State and Main streets; the 5k starts at 9:20 a.m. Additional activities include a live DJ and a craft table to make superhero Father’s Day cards. Email for more information.

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Free film festival peeks into “The Secret Life of Pets”

GREENFIELD — A spoiled house dog’s life is ruined by the arrival of the giant and unruly Duke in “The Secret Life of Pets” (2016, PG). During an outdoor walk, mayhem ensues, and the two dogs end up headed to the pound. A gang leader rabbit named Snowball — bent on revenge against all humans who have ever wronged their pets — helps them escape. The film shows at 10 a.m. Wednesday as part of the Free Family Film Festival at the Legacy Cinema, 2347 W. Main St. Visit for more information.

Arcadis series author signs books at Scarlet Lane Brewery

McCORDSVILLE – Author George Kramer, known for his Arcadis science fiction series, will be at Scarlet Lane Brewery, 7724 Depot St. from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of his latest novel, “Blind to Blood.” The medical horror story follows the life and change of conscience of a young man who harvests organs for a living. Kramer will also have copies of his six-volume Arcadis series available for sale and signing.

The Beauty of Hancock County on display at Twenty North Gallery

GREENFIELD – Seven artists are represented in Twenty North Gallery’s new show, “The Beauty of Hancock County.” A reception for the artists – Sandy Hall, Gale Sturm, Nancy Leslie, Norma Davis, Pamela J. Mick, Deborah Smith and Beth Clary Schwier – will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery at 20 N. State St. Weather permitting, the deck will be open for extended seating. The public is invited to attend.

FUSE honors veterans with Cruisin’ for FUSE Charity Motorcycle Ride

NEW PALESTINE – Registration for the fifth annual Cruisin’ for FUSE Charity Motorcycle Ride begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Creek Township Park, 4136 S. County Road 700W. The event begins with a ceremony to honor veterans at the newly finished Southern Hancock Veterans Memorial with the ride starting at 10:30 a.m. Riders will finish at Wagner’s Village Inn in Oldenburg. Rider fee is $35 and passenger fee is $10. Visit for more information.

Brenner brings boogie, blues and jazz to the library

GREENFIELD – Characterized as a “fine and funky pianist” by “Living Blues” magazine, musician Craig Brenner performs at 7 p.m. June 15 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Brenner, who studied at the Indiana University School of Music, will play his mix of boogie, blues and jazz on the piano as part of this free concert. For more information and to register to attend, visit

Vintage and antique cars show at Kindred Healthcare

GREENFIELD – Kindred Healthcare, 200 Green Meadows Drive, will host an auto show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10. Cars can be registered for the show starting at 9 a.m. for a $10 fee. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. Other activities include a DJ, Dad’s Choice award, a 50-50 raffle and refreshments. For more information, email or call 317-462-3311.