Children’s Organ Transplant Association plans crafty fundraiser

CUMBERLAND — A Crafts for COTA and Bake Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Calvary Christian Fellowship, 79 S. County Road 700W. The group is looking for homemade crafts to be donated. The money raised will go to help Hudson Schrank, a local one-year-old who is waiting for a kidney transplant. Those interested in donating craft items should contact Linda at 317-790-7185 or mail your items to Hudson Schrank PO Box 1022, Greenfield, IN 46140. All items must be completed and dropped off by December 1. For more information, visit cotaforteamhudsons.com.

State genealogy and local history fair opens window to the past

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Library, 140 N. Senate Ave., hosts its annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “Sacrificing and Shaping the Future,” to commemorate the Centennial of World War I and examine military resources and history. More 30 genealogical and local history organizations and commercial vendors will be in attendance. Kathleen Brandt, an international genealogy consultant, speaker and writer, will speak on “Finding Your Revolutionary War Soldier” and “Finding the Elusive Civil War Ancestor.” Katherine R. Willson, a genealogical instructor and professional researcher in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will speak about “Military Record Research.” For more information, email stasberry@library.in.gov.

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Nature photography group to host workshop in Brown County

NASHVILLE — Indiana Nature Photography will host a one-day Backroads Tour of Brown County workshop on Saturday, focusing on the county’s fall color display. Landscape photographer Gary Morrison and nature photographer Steven Higgs offer participants hands-on experience in capturing the seasonal colors from intimate to panoramic landscapes through group demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. The workshop is open to anyone interested in nature photography, from cell phone snappers to advanced shooters. Participation involves short easy hikes in Yellowwood State Forest and Monroe Lake. For information on registration, visit indiana naturephotography.com.