Get grossed out at public library

GREENFIELD – Wear old clothes because the “Gross Me Out” party at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, could get messy. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to make their own bag of snot or drinkable blood from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday. Visit to register to attend this free activity. All materials are included.

First Fridays: art for teens, adults

FORTVILLE —Ten West Center for the Arts, 10 W. Church St., offers painting classes for at 4:30 p.m. for teens and 7 p.m. for adults the first Friday of every month through April 6. The 90-minute sessions, taught by members of Willing Hands Designs Fine Arts Studio, are $20 each. Adults may bring their own beverages. Visit to reserve a space.

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‘1st Day’ hikes offered at preserve

GREENFIELD —Greenfield Parks and Recreation is looking for families interested in “1st Day” hikes, held the first Saturday of every month at Thornwood Preserve, 1597 S. Morristown Pike. The naturalist-led hikes start at 9 a.m. and are $5 per person. Those interested in participating should call 317-477-4340 for more information.

Paint the plows that scoop snow

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is taking applications now from middle school and high school art programs for its Paint the Plow campaign. Selected groups will be able to create original art on the INDOT snow plow blades, which are used not only to scoop snow all winter, but also as community outreach vehicles to promote public safety and awareness of school arts programs. Applications and additional program details can be found at