Top Picks – May 18


North Street Fitness Festival delivers message of healthy living

GREENFIELD — Jog on down to North Street from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday for the annual North Street Fitness Festival. Events and activities include a zip line, a rock wall, Zumba and salsa dancing, vendors, demonstrations, entertainment and activities for the kids. The Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department will be passing out free bikes for kids who need one while supplies last. For more information, visit or follow Greenfield Main Street on Facebook.

Brandywine Wind presents “Starry, Starry Nights” themed concert

GREENFIELD — The Brandywine Wind will present “Starry, Starry Nights,” a spring concert, at 7 p.m. May 26 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. The concert will showcase instrumental performances and the vocal talents of Anita Workman. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, visit

Library book sale benefits library children’s and cultural programs

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Public Library’s Friends Book Sale opens to the public at 9 a.m. Friday and runs through Monday at 7 p.m. The sale of donated books, DVDs and CDs for a dollar or less helps fund library concerts and children’s performers. For more information and sale times, visit

Wilkerson Dance recital honors greats in show business

GREENFIELD — Wilkerson Dance pays tribute to the Ringling Brothers circus, Shirley Temple, Elvis, George Michael and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter with this year’s spring showcase dance recital, “Tribute to the Greats.” Dance styles include jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary and modern. Performances are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Greenfield-Central High School Auditorium, 810 N. Broadway. Tickets can be reserved for $9 by calling 317-462-1673 or purchased as the door for $10.

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Dance East performs recital pieces at Spring in Bloom

KNIGHTSTOWN — Dance East Ballet Academy presents Spring in Bloom at 7 p.m. Saturday at Knightstown High School, 8139 U.S. Highway 40. Dance East students will perform recital pieces from their classes in tap, modern dance ballet. Tickets may be purchased for $5 at the studio at 28 N. East St. or at the door before the show. For more information, call 317-318-9266.

Historical Society to discuss settlement of free-black community

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Historical Society hosts a presentation at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel in the Park, 28 Apple St. Priscilla Phelps, Judith Jones and Doug Jones will discuss the Beech Settlement (1825-1955), one of the first and largest free-black settlements in Indiana. Admission is free, but free-will donations for the Society and the Old Beech Church are appreciated. Refreshments will be provided before and after the presentation. Call 317-462-7780 for more information.

Rummage sale benefits Love, INC at the fairgrounds

GREENFIELD — Love, Inc. will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 620 N. Apple St. Proceeds from the event benefit Love INC of Greater Hancock County ministries. Call 317-468-6300 for information or to donate items.

Fly like an eagle as part of 2017’s Carb Day concert line-up

INDIANAPOLIS — The Steve Miller Band headlines the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s annual Carb Day concert May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St. Opening for the Steve Miller Band will be the Barenaked Ladies. The concert is the finale in a list of Carb Day events that begins at 11 a.m. with some final practice time for the race car drivers. General admission tickets are available for $30, but can be upgraded to VIP tickets for $50. For more information and ticket purchase, visit