Artist Gary Schmitt leads felting workshop

GREENFIELD — Textile artist Gary Schmitt will lead a felting workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Twenty North Gallery, 20 N. State St. Participants will make a felted pumpkin for a registration fee of $35, which covers all materials. To register in advance, message Hancock County Arts on Facebook.

Riley Wranglers offer square-dance lessons

CUMBERLAND — The Riley Wranglers Square Dance Club invites new members to start square-dancing lessons at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cumberland United Methodist Church, 219 N. Muessing St. Square dancing has been proven to be good physical as well as mental exercise. The first lesson is free. Call 317-894-7765 for more information.

Riley Festival features peach pie baking contest

GREENFIELD — The Riley Festival celebrates home-cooking with a peach pie baking contest Sept. 30. Pies should be dropped off between 9 and 10 a.m. at the Purdue Extension Office, 802 Apple St. Judging begins at 10:15 a.m. Applications and the complete rules are available online at or picked up at the Extension Office. For more information, call 317-462-1113.

Artist teaches one-stroke painting classes at library

GREENFIELD — Art lovers can learn one-stroke painting Sept. 30 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Artist Marilyn Tentler will teach a technique — popularized by Donna Dewberry on her public television show — to achieve shading and highlighting in a single stroke. In the first session, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., attendees will paint a snowman and an evergreen on canvas. In the second session, from 6 to 8 p.m., fall pumpkins will be painted. Each session, which includes all supplies, has a fee of $25 payable at the beginning of class. Sign up through the events calendar at or 317-462-5141, ext. 240.

Entries wanted for Riley Home Arts and Quilt Show

GREENFIELD — Crafters, bakers, collectors and more are invited to enter compete in the 2017 Riley Festival Home Arts and Quilt Show. Competition categories include baking, food preservation, quilts, sewing, needlecraft, creative arts, Christmas, antiques and collectibles. Entries are due from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Courthouse Annex, 111 American Legion Place. More information and entry forms can be found at or call the Riley Festival office at 317-462-2141 or the Purdue Extension at 317-462-1113.

Linda’s Gourd Patch Gathering to meet

GREENFIELD — Linda’s Gourd Patch group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday behind the Faith Lutheran Church, 200 W. McKenzie Road. The program includes a display of gourds and a presentation by a gourd artist, Karen Zane. All are welcome. Participants are invited to bring a gourd to show and snacks for a pitch-in. Drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Jim Ballard at 317-468-5717 or Phyllis Kingen at 317-326-7312.