GREENFIELD — In case you hadn’t heard, Monday’s solar eclipse includes Greenfield, with the moon covering 91 percent of the sun. According to space.com, the solar eclipse will span from Oregon to South Carolina with a 70-mile wide swath of shadow. Here in central Indiana, the eclipse is expected to start at 12:57 p.m., reach its peak at 2:24 p.m. and be finished by 3:48 p.m. For a 100 percent eclipse, those interested should drive approximately 185 miles to the south. Motorists are being cautioned to expect heavy traffic as eclipse watchers road-trip to 100 percent eclipse areas. Eclipse watchers also are strongly cautioned against looking at the sun directly. Specially designed eclipse glasses can be purchased or directions for making a variety of pinhole projectors can be found on YouTube.
GREENFIELD — Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of Diana, Princess of Wales during a multimedia presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Gibbons covers Diana’s marriage, motherhood, royal presence and the circumstances surrounding her death that remain controversial. He theorizes on why Diana’s life, like a “Candle in the Wind,” still burns as legend. Register to attend this free event at hcplibrary.org or call 317-462-5141, ext. 240.
GREENFIELD — Harvest Church’s 4th Annual Touch A Truck Event will take place from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Harvest Church, 6107 W. Airport Blvd. This free community event features food, face painting, crafts, games and trucks and tractors to explore. Kids can climb aboard, sit in the driver’s seat and honk the horn. Everyone is welcome.
GREENFIELD — Registration is now open for “Love Runs Deep,” a 5K walk/run fundraiser for Love Inc. at loveinc-ghc.org. The run begins at 9 a.m. for 13 and under and 9:30 a.m. for 14 and over on Sept. 9. The route begins and ends at the Courthouse Plaza at the intersection of Main and State St. Registration is $25 for age 13 and over; 12 and under are free.
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CARMEL — The Indiana Young Birders Club and the Indiana Audubon Society host the fifth Indiana Young Birders Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E 151st St. The all-day event features programs on bird watching in the tropics, protecting native habitat for birds, smart phone nature photography, Venus flytrap feeding and reptiles of central Indiana. The keynote speaker will be Henry Griffin, a 17-year-old birder from Chicago, who has documented 930 species of birds and has pioneered his own charity organization “Oak Park Bird Walks.” For more information and to register, visit indianayoungbirders.org.