GREENFIELD — The sign at the ball park says “No Monsters Allowed!” but that doesn’t stop Roscoe from sneaking a little monster named Gus in to see a baseball game. MadCap Puppets presents “Monsters of Baseball” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday at Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Celebrate America’s favorite past time with giant puppets who bring the history and tradition of baseball alive through songs, stories and poems. Visit to register to attend this free program.

GREENFIELD — Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel from earlier Ice Age movies, finds himself the cause of climate change in “Ice Age: Collision Course” (2016, PG) at 10 a.m. Wednesday as part of the Free Family Film Festival at Legacy Cinema, 2347 W. Main St. Manny the Mammoth and Sid the Sloth also return and realize they they’re going to have to make adjustments to survive. Visit for more information.

GREENFIELD — The British are coming Friday night when 1960s British music cover band 45 RPM plays at the Hancock County Courthouse Plaza at 7 p.m. Led by Richard Breedon of Nottingham, England, this group faithfully reproduces the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits and more. 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.

GREENFIELD — The Ricochet Cloggers, under the direction of Annie Wing, present a showcase performance at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. Tickets are $5 at the door; children 5 and younger are free. More than 30 dancers from Greenfield, Auburn, Knightstown, Noblesville and Muncie ages 3 through 21 will perform. Email for information about the performance and the start of summer classes.

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GREENFIELD — Hoosier country musician Frank Dean entertains at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Backed by Luann Leitz on vocals, Michael Wilson on bass and Tim Gradolf on guitar, Dean plays the music of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. Dean earned the album of the year award from the Indianapolis Star and NUVO magazine. To register to attend, visit

FORTVILLE — Hancock County’s first responders and servicemembers are invited to Piney Acres, 1115 E. County Road 1000N, for a Hometown Heroes event in their honor from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Activities include music, hayrides, games, hot dogs and s’mores around the bonfire, raffles and an inspirational speaker. All past and present police, fire, EMS, military and their families will receive VIP entry, which includes free hayrides, games, a children’s area, entertainment, a thank you gift and one complimentary meal ticket per family with proper service identification. Please RSVP to The public is also welcome to attend with tickets for meals, admission to the children’s area, games, entertainment, the cow train and the gem mine available for purchase.

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MORGANTOWN — The Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily through June 17 at Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, 5163 N. State Road 135. This annual festival, in its 51st year, features music performances throughout the day as well as music and instrument workshops. For a complete schedule of events and ticket pricing, visit