Top Picks – August 16


GREENFIELD — The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will hold its book sale today through Monday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. The sale offers gently-used books, audio books, DVDs and CDs. Most hardbacks are a dollar, paperbacks and children’s books range between 25 and 50 cents. DVDs, CDs and audio books are only $1. The Aug. 16 sale, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., is a preview open to members of Friends of the Library only, but walk-ins can join the organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night. The sale opens to the public Friday from 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3 and a plastic grocery bag sells for $2 on bargain day, Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The proceeds from the sale fund free concerts and children’s special events.

CUMBERLAND — Don’t miss the 10th annual Cumberland Arts Festival, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This art-filled event will be held along Saturn Street at Cumberland Town Hall, 11501 E. Washington St. The free event will showcase the works of 14 talented plein air painters and photographers, along with 90 artists, craft artisans and farmers market vendors. Visitors can shop for hand-crafted items such as pottery, jewelry, woodwork, soaps, leather items, fashion and photography. The farmers market section offers a variety of fresh produce, cheeses, farm-raised meats, eggs and baked goods. The whole family can enjoy interactive art experiences, children’s activities, a bounce house and carnival games. Entertainment includes performances throughout the day from the Irish Airs, Haley Jonay, Silly Safaris, Hearts Ablaze Cloggers and Latin dance demonstrations. Food and drinks are available for purchase on site. For more information, visit

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Daily Reporter will host an ULTIMATE Scavenger Hunt from 2 to 5 p.m. August 25. Download a registration/waiver form on Facebook at Daily Reporter Ultimate Scavenger Hunt and return it to the Greenfield Daily Reporter, 22 W. New Road. Registration is $5 per person or $15 per family of four. Check-in starts at 2 p.m. at Riley Park. Every 30 minutes — from 2:30 to 5 p.m. — three sets of geographical coordinates will be posted on the Facebook page. The first person or family to locate the ULTIMATE Scavenger Hunt card at any of the three locations should report to a volunteer to retrieve a prize. As cards are found, the Facebook page will be updated immediately. Prizes awarded include Taylor Swift tickets, Holiday World tickets, cash prizes and local prizes. A device with a GPS or Google Maps is necessary to participate. For more information, email Crissy Riley at [email protected] or call 317-462-5528 for more information.

GREENFIELD — Lincoln Square Pancake House, 118 W. Main St., will host a fundraiser for the Riley Boyhood Home and Museum’s ‘Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen Project. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of food sales the project. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the H. J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main, will host a showing of the Little Orphant Annie silent film. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults or $7 for students age 6 to 17 at the Riley Home, 250 W. Main St., online at or at the door before the show.

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