Community briefs


Read, Rock & Roll at the Hancock County Public Library gives children a chance to practice singing and dancing with early literacy skills; the HCPL offers several family programs throughout April.

April programs lined up for families at libraries

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several programs are coming up for children and teens at libraries across Hancock County.

The Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield will host a Lego free build event April 11; Read to Cleo the opossum April 14; a Mo Willems party April 22; and National Superhero Day April 29. Programs for teens in Greenfield include National Gummy Bear Day April 5 and a candle-making event April 15. The library is at 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield; learn more and register at

The New Palestine branch of the HCPL is offering a grass heads event April 30; a music/craft workshop April 18; a pajama event April 10; and a shark event April 4. For teens, the branch hosts a chess club most Mondays; a kite-building workshop April 11 and a homeschool writing club April 12. The Sugar Creek branch is at 5731 W. U.S. 52, New Palestine; visit

The Vernon Township Public Library is hosting several Lego clubs, an Earth Day event April 20, and a homeschool STEAM club April 26. The library is at 625 E. Broadway St., Fortville; visit for more.

All three libraries are hosting story times for young children, as well as Bentley’s Buddies and Friends for reluctant readers to improve literacy skills by reading to dogs.

Local libraries are closed April 8 due to the solar eclipse.

Huber completes second year of training

GREENFIELD – Local auctioneer Marc Huber recently completed his second year of courses at Certified Auctioneers Institute.

Huber, of Huber Auction and Real Estate Group, is one step closer to one of the industry’s top designations for auction professionals; the program is developed by the National Auctioneers Association. The three-year designation is an intensive development program with coursework in business planning, operations, development and structure.

Voter registration deadline Monday

GREENFIELD – The deadline to register to vote in order to cast a ballot for the May 7 primary election is coming up next week.

People have until Monday, April 8 to register to vote. To register, visit or visit the Hancock County Clerk’s office, located at the Hancock County Courthouse, 9 E. Main St., Greenfield. To register, citizens must have a valid Indiana driver’s license or state identification card; be a citizen of the United States; be at least 18 years old on or before the next general election; have lived in your precinct at least 30 days; and must not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.

The website also features places to check on your current voting status, local voting hours and locations. Early voting begins April 9.

Special Olympics to host bowling fundraiser

GREENFIELD — Special Olympics of Hancock County will benefit from an upcoming fundraiser at Strike Force Lanes, 1549 W. Main St., Greenfield.

The third annual Noah Glover Memorial Scotch Doubles event is from 5-7:30 p.m. April 20.

he annual bowling fundraiser allows Special Olympics to continue its mission of providing individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports.

Cost is $50 per team of two and includes three games of bowling and a shoe rental. The event will also feature a silent auction and bake sale. For more, visit or email [email protected].

High school to host spring bazaar

GREENFIELD — Support Greenfield-Central High School students in spring vendor fair featuring nearly 100 vendors.

The fifth annual Spring Bazaar is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the high school, 800 W. Broadway St., Greenfield. In addition to several popular direct sales companies, the event will feature hand-crafted items such as jewelry, wreaths, bows, tutus, cards, string art, snakeskin jewelry and more. Students sell food for breakfast and lunch, and bakery booths are also on site.

The event will raise money to assist students with travel expenses to Seattle, Washington this summer for a national conference with Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

Food distribution program at MVHS

FORTVILLE – The Gleaners/Mt. Vernon food bank is available at Mt. Vernon High School.

The drive-through style food pantry distributes dry, non-perishable food, meat and more to districts in the Mt. Vernon district twice a month. Cars should line up at Door 20 of the school, 8112 N. 200W., Fortville.

Upcoming dates include 4-6 p.m. April 23 and 9-11 a.m. May 14. Visit for details.