Community briefs


Community members came to Depot Street Park last June for a free movie, hosted by Greenfield Parks and Recreation. The park will host its first family-friendly movie this year July 27.

Free, outdoor movies start in July

GREENFIELD — The Summer Movie Series hosted by Greenfield Parks and Recreation is coming up on select Saturdays at various parks, offering family-friendly free movies outdoors.

The first event is July 27 at Depot Street Park. A water-themed classic animated movie is Aug. 3 at the Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center. Depot Street Park will host movies Aug. 24, Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. A Halloween-themed family movie will be shown Oct. 19 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts in downtown Greenfield. Most movies start at 8 p.m.; to view more details and movie names, visit

Community survey, workshops available

GREENFIELD – Provide input in the quality of Hancock County’s communities in upcoming workshops.

The Community Foundation of Hancock County and the Hancock Economic Development Council have partnered with HWC Engineering to develop a Quality of Place Plan. “Quality of place” refers to the elements of the community that make it feel like home, such as mom-and-pop restaurants, multi-use trails and public art. The plan will serve as a roadmap for improving the quality of place across the county.

Take a survey at or attend a community workshop: 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Thrive Center, 971 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield; or 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Eastern Hancock High School, 10320 250N., Charlottesville. Visit for more.

Humane society in need of donations

GREENFIELD – The Hancock County Humane Society recently released a list of items needed for donation: small paper plates, dry cat food (Iams Original, Iams Kitten, Royal Canin); canned foods (any brand); scoopable and traditional clay litter; heavy-duty paper towels, unscented bleach; cat toys; and gift cards for Walmart, Petsmart or Tractor Supply.

The nonprofit can also use any brand of cat and dog food or treats for the pet food pantry. The pantry is open to the public from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. The facility is located at 214 E. Main St., Greenfield; 317-462-5404. Learn more at