Community events to celebrate solar eclipse


HANCOCK COUNTY – Several community events are coming up celebrating the solar eclipse.

The Hancock County Children’s Choir will perform “From Darkness to Light” at 2:30 and 7 p.m. April 6 at Realife Church, 5151 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield.

A space-themed art exhibit “Total Eclipse of the Sun! Light and Dark” is coming to the Twenty North Gallery, 20 N. State St., Greenfield. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. An artist reception will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 12.

Norm Dingle, a New Palestine resident and solar system ambassador for NASA, will speak at the Chapel in the Park at 3 p.m. April 6. The free event is hosted by the Hancock County Historical Society; the chapel is located at 28 Apple St., Greenfield.

Greenfield Parks and Recreation will host Total Eclipse of the Parks on Monday, with the main hub of activity at Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield. There will be food trucks, a DJ, cookie decorating and a panel of science experts on site.

For more details, as well as other viewing sites for the eclipse, visit