GREENFIELD – Greenfield Historic Landmarks invites the public to attend its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Photon Automation Building, 275 Center St. Light refreshments will be served and the program will include artist and Greenfield Historic Landmarks president Cathleen Huffman speaking on “Hoosier Grain Elevators: then and now.” Greenfield Historic Landmarks has monthly meetings, presents public programs and preservation awards. For more information about Greenfield Historic Landmarks visit greenfieldlandmarks.org.
FORTVILLE – St. Thomas Festival Weekend at the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 523 S. Merrill St., kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. with the St. Thomas Monte Carlo Night. Admission, $20 per person or $30 per couple, includes food and beverages. Games of chance and skill for this 21 and over event include blackjack, Texas poker, roulette, chuck-a-luck, reverse raffle, tip boards, left-right-center, pai gow and Texas hold-em. Events on Saturday are open to the whole family beginning at 11 a.m. A homemade chicken noodle dinner, homemade desserts, kids games, bingo, a blood drive, a farmers’ market and church tours are some of the activities offered. All proceeds go to benefit church projects.
GREENFIELD –In preparation for the partial solar eclipse Aug. 21, the library presents a multi-media program, “Great American Eclipse: Standing in the Shadow of the Moon” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Greg McCauley, executive director of the Link Observatory in Mooresville, will discuss the 70-mile wide umbra, or shadow path, that will stretch diagonally through 12 states from South Carolina to Oregon. To register visit hcplibrary.org.
NEW PALESTINE — The Pennsy Trails of Hancock County hosts a Pennsy Fling from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Preserves of Sugar Creek on Bittner Road at County Road 450W and 400S. The event includes live music, food, wine and beer tasting, all free with your ticket. Get your presale tickets for $20 at PennsyTrailsofHancock County.org or pay $30 at the door. A silent auction will provide a great collection of family activities and Christmas gifts.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Mass Ave Criterium bike race brings together more than 400 cyclists and 5,000 cycling fans at 9 a.m. Saturday for racing throughout the day along Massachusetts Avenue’s entertainment district. Following the race, cyclists are invited to stay in the area and enjoy the bike activities throughout the day including a beer garden and live entertainment. For more information, visit massavecrit.com.