Here is a list of events happening in Hancock County this weekend and beyond. If you know of an upcoming community event that you’d like to see featured here, email [email protected]
Memorial exhibit opens at HCPL
GREENFIELD – A special exhibit is coming to Hancock County just in time for Memorial Day.
The Faces of our Fallen from Indiana Memorial Wall opened today, May 25, and will be on display through May 30 at the GBC Community Room of the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. The touring photo display honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the War on Terror.
Greenfield WorkOne is presenting the exhibit, beginning with a public ceremony at 3 p.m. today. The exhibit can be viewed from 3-8 p.m. May 25; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 26; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27; 1-4 p.m. May 28 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30. For more, visit hcplibrary.org.
Children’s art camps scheduled
GREENFIELD – Children ages 6-12 are invited to check out a summer art camp hosted by Greenfield Parks and Recreation Art Studio.
Three camps are lined up: Beach Staycation June 12-15; Jungle Explorers June 26-29; and Creative Castles July 10-13. The camps are for two age groups: children ages 6-8 take classes in the mornings while children 9-12 take classes in the afternoons. For pricing and to make a reservation, visit parks.greenfieldin.org. The camps are in the lower level of the Patricia Elmore Center, 280 N. Apple St., Greenfield; call 317-477-4340 for more information.
Free movies coming to local parks
GREENFIELD – Free movies will be shown to the community this summer and fall in Greenfield parks.
The 2023 Summer Movie Series was announced by Greenfield Parks and Recreation on social media. Due to a legal contract, movie names cannot be announced in print media, but more details can be found at facebook.com/greenfieldparks. Dates for movies are June 24 at Depot Street Park; July 13 at the Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center; July 19 at Depot Street Park; Aug. 19 at Brandywine Park; Sept. 16 at Beckenholdt Park; and Oct. 13 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts. The movies are possible through a grant from MIBOR and Center Township.
Open air painting event coming
GREENFIELD – A Plein Air Paint-Out event coming to downtown Greenfield in June, hosted by Hancock County Arts.
The event, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3, encourages all ages to paint outdoors; return to the courthouse lawn by 1:30 p.m. to be eligible for judging and enjoy a lunch. The judge, Kjell Wangensteen, is associate curator of European art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and will award monetary prizes for three age divisions. For more information or to register, visit hancockcountyarts.org.