Outdoor painting event June 8

GREENFIELD – The Plein Air Paint-Out celebrating art in Hancock County is coming up June 8.

The event, centered around the Hancock County Courthouse, is for all ages. Adults pay $20 and children 12 and under are free. Participants are encouraged to paint on canvases outside throughout Hancock County and monetary awards are available in children’s, teens and adult divisions. Register at hancockcountyarts.org.

Carnival to benefit Zoey’s Place Child Advocacy Center

GREENFIELD – A carnival is coming to the Hancock County Fairgrounds May 18, benefiting Zoeys Place Child Advocacy Center.

Zoey’s Place Carnival will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hancock County Fairgrounds and will include bounce houses, games, prizes, live music and more. Cost is $15 per kids game wristband, which includes carnival games and all bounce houses; $20 for an elite game pass which adds face painting and animal activities to the carnival games and bounce houses. Adults can join in for free. For more, visit zoeysplacecac.org or facebook.com/ZoeysPlaceCAC.

Foundation to host yoga event

GREENFIELD – A community yoga event is coming up, along with an opportunity to learn more about giving.

The Community Foundation of Hancock County is hosting a yoga event from 8:30-11 a.m. June 21 at the Thrive Center, 971 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield. Breakfast, smoothies and acai bowls are provided; the first 18 to sign up and attend will receive a yoga mat and carrying bag. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat or towel to class.

The multi-level yoga flow class will include breathing, sun salutation, standing postures, balance, floor work and relaxation. Participants will also learn about how grants from unrestricted sources ignite projects and programs in Hancock County through the foundation. Register by June 7 at celebratehancock.org or call 317-462-8870.

Local author to speak at event

GREENFIELD – Fortville native William J. Fisher (Bill) will speak about his latest historical fiction novels at an upcoming event.

The Local Author Series at the Hancock County Public Library will feature Fisher at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the central library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.

Explore the narratives of “Cruel Road,” a finalist in the 2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, and “The Price of the Sky,” celebrated for its authentic portrayal of American history.

Learn more and register at hcplibrary.org or call 317-462-5141.