Artists invited to create art on sidewalks

GREENFIELD — Sidewalk chalk artists are invited to share their talents at the 9th annual Chalkfest, from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Courthouse Plaza, 9 E. Main St. The theme for this year’s event, sponsored by Greenfield Main Street and the Hancock County Arts and Cultural Council, is sports, and cash prizes will be given in five different age groups: Kindergarten through Grade 3; Grades 4 through 6; Grades 7 and 8; high school; and adult. Chalk is provided. A bounce house will be open to children and face painting is available. Walk-in registration is $5. For more information, visit

Circle of Lights Festival to accept video auditions

INDIANAPOLIS – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 148 announces that no on-site auditions will be held for the 2017 Circle of Lights. Instead, entertainers, singers, musicians, dancers and choral groups are invited to submit two-minute video auditions from Sept. 1 through 18 at From the video submissions, 20 finalists will be selected, and the public will be able to vote for their favorite act from Sept. 22 through Oct. 1. The Circle of Lights will take place Nov. 24. For more information, email or call 317- 237-2317.

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Build-a-Scene card class offered at Palette & Paper

FORTVILLE — Papercraft artist Cindy Kelle will lead a class in Build-a-Scene card creation at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Palette & Paper, 6421 Oaklandon Road. All who register to attend will receive their own die for cutting (a $25 value.) Registration is $34 or $39 to create the spooky graveyard card. Visit to register.

Limited space available in native flute workshop

INDIANAPOLIS — Create a Native American style flute and learn basic musical techniques with artist and musician Tim Blueflint Ramel from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 W. Washington St. The cost for the workshop is $25, and space is limited. Visit and search flute workshop.

Auditions slated for ‘A Christmas Story’

GREENFIELD – The Ricks-Weil Theatre Company announces open auditions for “A Christmas Story.” Auditions will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the RWTC Annex, 119 W. North St., and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Ricks Main Stage, 122 W. Main St. All roles are open and no prepared audition pieces are necessary. Show dates are Dec. 8 through 16. For more information, call 317-477-8689.