Kid Picks for 10-24-19

Brightly colored skulls are a symbol of the Day of the Dead. submitted

Tickets on sale for “Mermaid in Miami”

GREENFIELD — Tickets are on sale now for KidsPlay, Inc. children’s theatre fall production of “Mermaid in Miami” Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. in Greenfield. The family-friendly retelling of “The Little Mermaid” puts a modern twist on the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale when Ernie, a lonely old fisherman, rescues a mermaid named Breeze who has become entangled in a fishing net. Breeze has just escaped from the cruel underwater kingdom of the idiotic Emperor Tropico and is looking forward to freedom. However, hanging around Ernie’s secluded lagoon isn’t enough for her. When she spies Rico — local heart-breaker and Mambo king — practicing for a dance competition, Breeze makes a deal with the Swamp Hag to achieve her dream of being a dancer. Tickets are available for $5 at Hometown Comics, 1040 N. State St. or at the box office an hour before show time. Additional information can be found KidsPlay’s Facebook page or by emailing the director at [email protected].

Local trunk or treat events planned

GREENFIELD — Evolution VR, 1757 Melody Lane, will host a Trunk or Treat Halloween Party from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Attendees are invited to attend in costume for free food and candy. A Zombie VR game tournament will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit to learn more.

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GREENFIELD — Christ Presbyterian Church, 7879 Carroll Road, will host a Trunk or Treat Halloween Party from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. In addition to trunk-or-treating, attendees can enjoy a meal of a hot dog, macaroni and cheese, a fruit cup and a drink.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Eastern Hancock High School Honor Society will host an indoor trick or treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Eastern Hancock High School, 10320 E. County Road 250 N. This event is designed to be a safe place for families to trick or treat at a Halloween carnival, around the halls and through a haunted maze. Admission is $1 per person or a donation of one canned food item per person.

NEW PALESTINE — The New Palestine United Methodist Church, 3565 S. County Road 500 W., will offer a trunk or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26. A section of the church parking lot will be blocked off to provide a safe event that will include food, drinks and treats. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Visit for more information.

Celebrate Day of the Dead at the library

GREENFIELD — Kids in grades 1 through 5 can learn about Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Although this multi-day holiday is known for the skull and skeleton imagery, it is also filled with vibrant color, music and food, Day of the Dead is a way of honoring and remembering loved ones who have passed on. Attendees can learn about this unique holiday through crafts, games and treats. Sign up for this free event at or 317-462-5141, ext. 238.