Community briefs — Sept. 27


“CHiPS” TV stars to attend local fundraiser

GREENFIELD – The stars of the old TV show “CHiPS” will be on at a local fundraiser in October, and tickets must be purchased by Sept. 30.

Guest stars Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox will be at “Dinner with CHiPS” fundraiser. The event will benefit the McCordsville-based Blue Angel Connect, which works with public safety agencies and other local organizations to provide services to communities in Hancock and Henry counties.

“CHiPS” was a crime drama television series that aired on NBC from 1977 to 1983.

The event will feature dinner at Bradley Hall in Greenfield Oct. 21 and is $275 a ticket. People may also purchase tickets for autographs and photos with the “CHiPS” stars Oct. 20 at a hotel in Indianapolis. For details and tickets, to be purchased by Sept. 30, visit

Suicide prevention event Saturday

GREENFIELD – A suicide prevention discussion and book launch is coming up this Saturday at the Hancock County Public Library.

Author James Peters will share national statistics and resources while guest speaker Amanda Everidge, executive director of HRM Population Health (Healthy 365), will share information to connect with local resources and discuss the challenges people face when dealing with mental health issues.

The free event is in conjunction with the launch of Peters’ latest book, “Group Therapy.”

Refreshments will be served at the 2 p.m. Saturday event at the main branch of the HCPL, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.

Baker’s Best contest to feature apples

GREENFIELD – Apples are the theme of this year’s Baker’s Best contest, hosted by Hancock County Extension Homemakers and Tuttle Orchards as part of the Riley Festival.

Entries are due this Saturday, Sept. 30 for judging and the grand champion will win $50 and be asked to create a new baked entry for the mayor at the Mayor’s Breakfast Oct. 7.

Classes are cookies/dessert bars, cake/cupcakes, pies, quick bread, yeast breads, and others, including cheesecakes. Each category champion will receive $25, and ribbons will be awarded according to the quality of the entry. Entries will be accepted from 9-10 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Hancock County Extension Office, 972 E. Park Ave., Greenfield. For more information on Riley Festival contests, visit

Parent University coming up

FORTVILLE – The annual Parent University is coming in October.

The free program, presented by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation, is crafted for parents, caregivers and grandparents from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Mt. Vernon administration building, 1806 W. Ind. 234, Fortville.

Participants can take courses on technology trends, mental wellness, proactive ways to back parents and students in an educational environment, English tools and assistance for non-native English speakers and more. Visit for updates.