Community briefs


Mobile blood drives coming up

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several mobile blood drives are coming up across Hancock County during the final two weeks of November.

Greenfield Banking Company will host a blood drive Nov. 16 at its headquarters on North State Street; Hancock Wellness Center will host a drive Nov. 16; Greenfield Faith Church Nov. 18; McCordsville United Methodist Church Nov. 21; Wooden Bear Brewing Nov. 25; and Greenfield Intermediate School Nov. 28.

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Friends book sale coming up

GREENFIELD – The Friends of the Hancock County Public Library will have a gently used book sale from Thursday to Monday, Nov. 16-20 in the library’s GBC Community Room in Greenfield. The Friends also offer audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and video games. Proceeds from the sale fund free concerts and children’s special events at the library.

On Nov. 16, members of the Friends may shop their members-only preview sale from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Walk-ins can join the non-profit organization at a cost of $15 and shop the preview that night. Pick up a membership form on the Friends’ shelves near the entrance at either library building. All members are invited to a short annual meeting at 6 p.m. prior to the sale.

The sale opens to the public from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18, and 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Most hardbacks cost $1, and paperbacks are 50 cents. Children’s books are 50 cents and 25 cents. DVDs, CDs, video games and audiobooks are $1.

Bargain day is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20. A standard paper grocery bag full of books sells for $3, a plastic grocery bag for $2.

The library is located at 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.

Racial justice workshop coming up

NEW PALESTINE – A racial justice workshop for the community is coming up at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, 3519 S. 600W., New Palestine.

The workshop-style presentation is 45 minutes and will feature Charla Yearwood, therapist and CEO of Connected in Community, an Indianapolis-based therapy practice that focuses on inclusive mental health. Her presentation is titled “It’s Me. I’m the Problem: The Role of Personal Reflection in Anticracism Work.”

Euchre party to benefit soup kitchen

GREENFIELD – A party-style euchre event is planned for Nov. 18, benefiting the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen.

The Elks Club of Greenfield will host the event at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at 820 S. State St., Greenfield. Registration and food starts at 5:30 p.m.; participants must be registered by 6:15 p.m. Dinner baskets and a cash bar is available.

Cost is $10 per person, half to the kitchen and half to the prize pot. There are eight deals per game, eight games total. Winners move to the next table and change partners each game; partners are not needed to participate. The top three scorers win cash prizes. Bring quarters for each euchre.