Octagon House to host Christmas Walk
SHIRLEY — The Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House will host its fourth annual Christmas Walk on Friday and Saturday and on Dec. 13-14. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. each day.
There will be a free tour of the historical octagon farmhouse, 400 S. Railroad St.
Sugar Bakers of Knightstown will have a dinner available each day for $11. Children 7 and under can eat for $5.50. There will be a limited number of turkey or ham dinners available. Call Donnie at (812) 583-0030 for advance tickets.
Parade, lighting to launch festivities
GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Christmas Festival and Parade of Lights will be held Friday in downtown Greenfield.
Christmas vendors will feature crafts from 4 to 9 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. The opening ceremony and lighting at 6 p.m. of the Plaza Christmas tree will officially open the town’s Christmas season. The Parade of Lights will begin at 7 p.m.
On Saturday at 8 a.m., “Santa’s Breakfast” will be at the American Legion Hall. An evening with Riley characters will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at the James Whitcomb Riley Home. Reservations are required as special speaking tours will be held every 15 minutes. Adult admission is $4 with children’s tickets, $1.25. For reservations, call (317) 477-4340.
Two bands to do community benefit concert
MIDDLETOWN — On Saturday, beginning at 9 p.m., Flynnville Train and Bogey Branch bands will perform a community benefit concert at Middletown American Legion Post 216.
Proceeds will go to the Middletown Food Pantry.
All cover charges and monetary donations will go for the support of the food pantry.
Cover is $5 and monetary donations will be accepted at the door. Food items may be taken directly to the food pantry.
For more information, call 354-4892.
BSU seniors’ artwork on display
MUNCIE — The Senior Show, featuring the talents of 10 Ball State University advanced studio students, will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Gallery, 308 E. Main St.
The all-original artwork will be on display through Dec. 30. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Library offers goodies for Winterfest
ANDERSON — Friday is the kickoff to the holiday season — it’s downtown Anderson’s 17th annual Winterfest.
From 3:30 to 5 p.m., stop by the Anderson Public Library’s Children’s Department to receive a free book, a holiday sticker, a bookmark, and some hot chocolate while supplies last.
Counselor to address grief and holidays
PENDLETON — Are you feeling sad when others are celebrating? The Pendleton Library, 595 E. Water St., will offer a program that will help participants employ strategies to cope with grief. The program is at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Whether it is loss, loneliness, or general sadness, Jan Moorman, a licensed mental health therapist in Anderson, will offer a session of hope and healing.
The program is free and open to the public. However, the library will limit the number of participants. RSVPs are necessary.
Call the library at 778-7527 or email email@example.com to reserve a place.
Holiday craft sale at Greenfield hospital
GREENFIELD — The Hancock Regional Hospital Guild will have a craft sale from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday in the lower lobby of Hancock Regional Hospital. The sale will accept cash or checks.
A variety of items hand-crafted by Guild volunteers will be available for purchase. Items include knitted and crocheted items, Christmas ornaments and more.
Kids can have ‘cakes with Claus Saturday
ANDERSON — Kids and kids-at-heart can have breakfast with Santa Claus at Mounds Mall on Saturday.
The breakfast — all-you-can-eat flapjacks with milk from Prairie Farms — will be served in the food court from 9 to 10 a.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 10, and children under 2 are free.