Here’s a list of events happening in Hancock County this weekend and beyond. If you know of an upcoming community event that you’d like to see featured here, email [email protected]
Trails Day June 4 in Cumberland
CUMBERLAND – Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4 in Cumberland with events, food trucks, games and more.
Cumberland Trails Day begins at 8 a.m. with the Cumberland Trails Run 5K, 5-mile and 1-mile. A 9 a.m. chalk walk is followed by trail safety presentations by public safety officers at 10 a.m. Vendors and food trucks will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., along with games like kickball, pickleball, beach volleyball, basketball and more, as well as airbrushing. tattoos and balloon art.
The festivities are held at Lions Park, 301 N. Buck Creek Road. Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of Cumberland Trails. Visit town.cumberland.in.us to register for races.
Strawberry Festival June 10
GREENFIELD – The 38th annual Strawberry Festival will be held in downtown Greenfield from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10 in the parking lot of Bradley United Methodist Church. Strawberries, ice cream and homemade shortcake are available for $6 presale and $7 at the door. Proceeds benefit several local charities including Hancock Food Pantry, Love Inc., Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, The Landing Place, Hope House, Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House, Friends of Hancock County CASA and the Dixie Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund in Bradley Preschool.
Pre-sale tickets are available at Cynthia’s Hallmark, Re/Max Realty, Ye Olde Head Shoppe and at the church. Visit www.bradleyUMC.org to learn more.
“Secret Indianapolis” Author Presentation Coming Soon
GREENFIELD — Ashley Petry, author of “Secret Indianapolis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure,” will give a free presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.
The Local Author Showcase will detail some of the book’s facts about the city’s best-kept restaurant secrets, weirdest parks and museums, spookiest urban legends, and weirdest works of art. Register at hcplibrary.org.
Cat party planned at the HCPL
GREENFIELD – Calling all cat freaks – the Hancock County Public Library will be hosting an event on Thursday, June 9 featuring cats and crafts.
The Crazy Cat People Party runs from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Main Library Branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. The drop-in style event designed for teens and adults will feature cats and kittens from Biscuit Factory Animal Rescue and people can decorate a cat castle to take home or donate. The event is in honor of National Cat Adoption Month. Register at hcplibrary.org.
Amazon John arrives in Greenfield, New Pal
GREENFIELD – Families can join “funologist” Amazon John on Monday, June 6 at several animal shows in Greenfield and New Palestine.
Both branches of the Hancock County Public Library will host shows about furry, feathered, scaly and weird animals. Participants can pet the animals and take pictures with them afterwards. Shows are at 10 a.m. and noon on June 6 at the Sugar Creek branch, 5731 WUS 52, New Palestine; and 3 and 5 p.m. on June 6 at the main branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Advance registration is required at hcplibrary.org.