Festival seeks Flower Parade alumni
GREENFIELD — The Riley Festival invites alumni to join the 60th anniversary of Riley’s Children’s Flower Parade. Registered alumni should bring flowers to place around the base of the James Whitcomb Riley statue and meet at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 6 on the Pennsy Trail at South State St. to receive a festival bib. Alumni will follow the school children. Register to participate at rileyfestival.com or call 317-462-2141. Deadline for entry is Oct. 4.
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 rileyfestival.com or call the Riley Festival office at 317-462-2141 or the Purdue Extension at 317-462-1113.
Artist teaches one-stroke painting classes at the 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 hcplibrary.org or 317-462-5141, ext. 240.
Photographer to teach smart phone photography
NEW CASTLE — Professional photographer James Moriarty will lead a Golden Hour Smart Phone Photography Workshop at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Summit Lake State Park, 599 N. Messick Road. Participants will learn to use their smart phones to photograph landscapes, portraits, still lifes and do macro photography. Following an hour of instruction, workshop members will have the opportunity to shoot photographs throughout the park. The $10 registration fee includes admission to the park, a bound color-printed handout, and a box of photographic clip-on lenses for their smartphones. Registration is required, limited to 10 individuals and should be completed through moriartymedia.com.
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Rockler Woodworking offers October series of workshops
CASTLETON — Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 8452 Castleton Corner Drive, offers a series of hands-on “Make & Take” Saturday project classes from Oct. 2 through 22. Participants can learn basic woodworking skills while completing a project in just a few hours. Class sizes are limited and cost between $25 and $45. All materials and tools are provided, and no experience is necessary. Children under the age of 18 are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must sign a waiver. Class projects include a custom knife handle, a wooden footstool, a custom pen and a bean bag toss board. For more information on class dates and times or to register, visit rockler.com/retail/stores/in/indianapolis-store.
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 on line at rileyfestival.com or picked up at the Extension Office. For more information, call 317-462-1113.