Top Picks – September 7

GREENFIELD — Love INC hosts its inaugural 5K run/walk and church expo Saturday, starting from the Courthouse Plaza, 9 E. Main St. Walk-up registration begins at 8 a.m. for $30 per person or $100 for a team of four. Walkers/runners 12 and under are free. Registrants receive a free Love INC sling bag and free grilled hot dogs and hamburgers will be served by God’s Open Arms ministry. The church expo begins at noon, with approximately 20 area churches on site to provide information about their church ministries. For more information about participation as a runner or a church, contact

GREENFIELD — An exhibit by sculptor Gary Schmitt opens Friday at the Twenty North Gallery, 20 N. State St. Using felted wool as his medium, Schmitt sculpts personal stories and his interests into textile art. Schmitt has recently completed an Art Institute of Chicago’s Ox-Bow School of Art residency and a two-year Creative Renewal Artists Fellowship Grant from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The Hancock County Arts and Cultural Council will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday for an opening reception for the show.

GREENFIELD — The Landing Place will host a luau at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Adaggio’s Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 5999 W. Memory Lane. BBQ’n Fools will cater the Hawaiian buffet; speakers at the dinner will be Steve Long from Hancock Regional Hospital, Amy Ikerd with the Hancock County Probation Department, Greenfield-Central superintendent of schools Harold Olin and Brandywine Community Church pastor Mark Wright. Tickets are $25 in advance available through and $30 at the door. Funds raised from the dinner go to help fund The Landing Place programs and operating fund.

GREENFIELD — Tuttle Orchards, 5717 N. County Road 300W, celebrates a day of caramel apples Saturday. Among the activities available are a visit to Tractor Town Adventure Farm ($5 per child) and hayrides from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ($4 per person.) Antique tractors will be on display throughout the day. Attendees can search for tickets for free caramel apples hidden around the farm. Saturday also is opening day for the agrimaze corn maze ($5 per person.) Families can select different-sized bags for apple-picking and lunch is available in the café. Special combo packages also are available. Tuttle’s grill will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. serving lunch or dinner along with Tuttle’s Cafe and Sweet Shop. Visit for more information.

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