• Rosemary Weigel Frostbite 5K Rosemary Weigel Frostbite 5K
  • Wayne County Historical Museum Wayne County Historical Museum Enjoy a special visit with Santa at the Museum on December 4th!
  • Old Fashioned Christmas Festival Old Fashioned Christmas Festival in Richmond's historic Depot District, Tuesdays evenings through December 13th.

     

 

Photo: Bird Figurine

Artisan & Cultural Trail

On December 2-4 the Deck the Halls Artisan & Cultural Trail will highlight talented artists throughout Wayne County. Artists will open their studios, local stores will hold open houses and galleries will feature unique items for gift giving. Check WayNet's Calendar or visit the Old National Road Welcome Center for details.

Photo: Jeremiah Cox's Traditional Quaker Hat

History of Wayne County

Can you name one of the founders of Richmond? Did you know that Glen Miller Park was NOT named after the famous band leader? Did you know Richmond is home to the second oldest newspaper in Indiana? Find these and other historic tidbits when you read a capsule history of Wayne County, Indiana!

Photo: Start at the 2015 Rosemary Weigel Frostbite 5k

Frostbite 5K

The Rosemary Weigel Frostbite 5K, the last race of the year in the Wayne County Challenge begins near twilight in Glen Miller Park, setting the scene for a beautiful evening run through the park as thousands of luminaries light the way. On Saturday, December 3rd, registration 3:45-4:45, race at 5pm.

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Richmond Symphony Orchestra Presents Silver Screen Classics

Stringson Sunday, December 4th at 3:00 p.m., te RSO re–visits Hollywood, joined by the RSO Singers and the Orchestra Within an Orchestra, to perform some of filmdom's classic scores. Themes from Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, Laura, Dr. Zhivago, Rocky, and The Pink Panther will join a suite of melodies from The Wizard of Oz. All this, plus familiar tunes from Henry Mancini, Nino Rota and John Williams, will revive your fondest memories of yesteryear. An added bonus is the appearance of the winner of our 2016 Young Artist Competition. Tickets are $20; 18 & under are free! For more information, call 765.966.5181.

The Night Before Christmas at the Wayne County Historical Museum

Christmas Tree & FlagOn Sunday, December 4th admission to the Wayne County Historical Museum will be free to a family of 4 with the donation of an new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. There will be holiday themed activities, including making ornaments and taking a selfie with Santa! For more information, call 765.962.5756.

Cambridge City Christmas Wonderland of Lights

Cambridge City Celebration of LightsEnjoy the beauty of thousands of lights as you drive through Creitz Park in Cambridge City, Indiana during the Christmas Wonderland of Lights, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, though December 18th. For more information, call 765.478.6170.

Ritual Gamelan Music Concert - Friday, December 2nd

GamelanThe island of Java in Indonesia is possibly the only place in the world where instrumental music is regularly performed on the grounds of a mosque. Earlham may well be one of the only places outside of Java that has the special instruments to perform this sixteenth-century tradition called gamelan sekatèn. Other rarely heard genres that will be presented include newer forms of Islamic gamelan music, as well as Christian and pre-Islamic ritual musics. This free concert takes place at the Lingle Recital Hall, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond. For more information, call 765.983.1410.

Giant Beaver Breakout - Friday and Saturday, December 2 & 3

Graphic: Breakout!The Museum is burning! You have only 60 minutes to crack the codes, find the clues, and solve the puzzles to rescue the world's most complete giant beaver skeleton before it becomes toast*. This isn't an average weekend activity, this is a fast-paced 60-minute challenge for people who like to solve mysteries!If you are successful, you will earn a limited edition commemorative "I saved the giant beaver" button, and your group's photo will be posted on our Joseph Moore Museum Facebook page. There are only four games running this December and each can accommodate up to eight people. $8 per individual, groups of 3 or more $7 per person. For more information, call 765.983.1303. *The museum isn't really on fire!

2nd Annual Nativity Walk - Saturday, December 3rd

Jesus, Mary & Joseph - Stained Glass DetailSt. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 South 7th Street, Richmond invites you to come between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday, December 3rd and view more than 200 unique Nativity sets many from different countries placed throughout the sanctuary. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call 765.962.7490.

Gospel Revelations Concert - Sunday, December 4th

Gospel RevsGospel Revelations performs traditional and contemporary African-American music, both a cappella and accompanied. Performing high-energy, soulful gospel tunes, the concert is a great way to end the weekend. This free concert will take place at Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond, For more information, call 765.983.1200.

Hagerstown Hometown Christmas - Saturday, December 3rd

Tiger MuralBundle up the family for a day filled with fun activities. Carriage rides, carolers, craft bazaar, a cookie walk, appearances by Santa and much more await you in Hagerstown, Indiana!

Old Fashioned Christmas Festival in the Historic Depot District

Real ReindeerRichmond's historic Depot District merchants bring old-fashioned Christmas spirit to life on Tuesdays, November 29, December 6 and 13. From 5 to 9 pm, stroll the streets and enjoy the sounds of caroling, twinkling lights and luminaries, horse-drawn wagon rides, and activities for the children. Be sure to climb to the top floor of the Richmond Furniture Outlet to see the Fantasyland Train Display. There's even a train children can ride on! Be sure to look for the live reindeer! Free! For more information, call 765.939.3325.

Storytime for Children

ReadingMost area libraries hold regular story times for children of all ages. Encourage lifelong enjoyment of reading by taking your child to your local library to check out books, meet new friends and hear great stories. Check WayNet's Community Calendar or call your local library for days and times best suited to your child's age group.

Childcare Finder

Logo: Childcare FinderFinding high-quality childcare is a stressful, but critical step for many families. Indiana's Department of Family & Social Services has created a database that lets you search for childcare providers by proximity to your address, as well as your path to work. Find additional resources on WayNet's Family & Parenting page.

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