• Backyard Birding Backyard Birding How many different birds are you seeing at your feeder this winter?
  • Stay Fit - Swim! Stay Fit - Swim! Weber Pool in the Earlham College Athletic and Wellness Center.
  • Jacob B. Julian Home Jacob B. Julian Home One of the many beautifully preserved, historic residences in Centerville, Indiana.

     

 

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Addiction Recovery

Like many communities, Wayne County is experiencing problems with addiction, but there are multiple agencies that are ready and willing to help. WayNet's Social Services section will help you find a 12 step program, a treatment center or faith-based program that will be the best fit for you or someone in your family.

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Screening of Real Boy

Earlham invites you to see the film screening of Real Boy at Lingle Recital Hall in the Center for the Visual & Performing Arts on Saturday, January 21st. This film is an award-winning documentary about a transgender teenager searching for his voice as a musician, a friend, a son — and a man. The documentary explores a young man's transition and his mother's journey.

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The Giver

RCT presents an adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning book "The Giver". The Giver shows us a world with no conflict, no terror, no emotional pain; but also no variety, no joy, and no new experiences. Is this a utopia or a nightmare? January 20-21, 27-29. Tickets $18 adults; $15 seniors & students.

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Earlham Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Speaker, Michael Eric Dyson

Earlham College celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with author, scholar and cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson. Earlham celebrates the values Dr. King taught us through his example of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service. They commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service. It is a people's holiday of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. Tickets to hear Eric Dyson speak at Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16th can be purchased for $8 at the box office in Runyon Center. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

Talk to a Lawyer - for Free! Monday, January 16th

Gavel On Monday, January 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Morrisson-Reeves Library will host the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission. Local residents are invited to engage in a free 20 minute consultation regarding virtually any legal matter with a local attorney. Sessions are not scheduled in advance and are offered on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call the Library at 765.966.8291.

Moving the Dream Forward - Celebrating MLK Jr Day at IU East

Springwood Hall The theme for this year's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at IU East is "Moving the Dream Forward." On Tuesday, January 17th at 4:00 p.m., Shawn Harper will be the keynote speaker at a presentation in Vivian Auditorium, Whitewater Hall, 2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond. Harper is an Indiana University alumnus and a former football player for IU and the Indianapolis Colts. He will speak about moving the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. forward. Harper is currently CEO of American Services and Protection in Columbus, Ohio. He is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker who shares the wisdom he gained from his life experiences. Refreshments will be available prior to the speech. A Candlelight Vigil will be held at 5 p.m. in the Whitewater Hall Lobby. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 765.973.8202.

Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner - Friday, January 20th

Postcard: "Together We Win"Business and industry leaders gather at the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner on Friday, January 20th to honor their members. Featured speaker for the evening is Andy Medley, President of PERQ. $75/person. Held at the Kuhlman Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road, Richmond. For more information, call 765.962.1511.

Eastern Indiana Beekeepers Meeting

Bumblebee on Russian SageDo you love bees or want to learn more about beekeeping? This monthly meeting of the Eastern Indiana Beekeepers will be held at Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond is free and open to all! For more information, call 765.964.3745.

Earlham College Convocation: Peter Toscano

Suppliied Photo: Peter ToscanoOn Wednesday, January 18th, Earlham College hosts Peterson Toscano at 1:00 p.m. in Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, 801 National Road West, Richmond. Through his one-person comedies and lively lectures, Quaker performance artist and scholar Peterson Toscano delights audiences throughout North America, Europe and Africa as he takes on social justice concerns. His plays and talks humorously explore the serious topics of LGBTQ issues, sexism, racism, privilege, gender and climate change. Toscano is a recognized scholar who highlights gender variance in the Bible. This convocation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

FREE E-Waste Recycling - Saturday,

Icon: Recycle the EarthCope Environmental Center and Rosa's Office Plus have partnered to offer monthly E-Waste Recycling on the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bring your e-waste, used toner cartridges, old cell phones, and documents to shred and recycle them at Rosa's. This event is open to everyone! See a complete list of accepted items online.

Meltdown Winter Ice Festival - January 24 - 29, 2017

Ice FighterThe Meltdown Winter Ice Festival has announced the dates for 2017 - January 24th through the 29th, with the popular Ice Fights competition on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th. Tell your friends, invite the neighbors, call the out of town relatives! This is a fun event for the whole family!

Intro to Computer Coding - January 28th & 29th

codeSo you have no coding experience? Or programming experience? Or web development experience? That's perfect! This is where you should begin. You have to start somewhere, and by taking this weekend course, you'll get the proper introduction to begin your journey with coding. Course length: 2 days, 9 am - 5 pm, lunch provided. 9am to 5:00pm on January 28 & 29, 2017 at the Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street, Richmond. Must be 16+ to register. Registration is $40. 50% of registration cost is returned upon completion of the class. Sign up online or call 855.925.1150 for more information.

Color 'n' Connect at the Centerville Library - Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

Coloring Pencils -8Destress from the week! The Centerville Public Library invites you to Color 'n' Connect with adult coloring every Friday from 3:30-4:30pm. Relax and connect with friends. All materials provided. For more information, call 765.855.5223.

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Fossiliferous limestone of the Ordovician Period in the Whitewater Gorge is 425 Million years old. It is one of only two places in the United States where this type of limestone is exposed to the surface.