• Meltdown Winter Ice Festival Meltdown Winter Ice Festival
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Considering college? High school seniors, college students and adults should plan on filling out the FAFSA. Indiana residents should submit the form prior to March 10th. Area high schools will be holding workshops to answer questions. Check with your high school guidance counselor for times and locations or call Christy at 765.973.8328.

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Meltdown Ice Festival

The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is coming to Wayne County January 29th through 31st. There will be ice sculptures, crafts and games - inside, so you can warm up - and a celebrity chilli cook-off. Don't miss the popular "ice fights" where the sculptors compete against one another. The best part...thanks to many generous sponsors...it's FREE!

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Meet the Ice Carvers! Tuesday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Morrisson-Reeves LIbrary CourtyardIt's going to be a fun and busy week in Wayne County in preparation for the Meltdown Ice Festival. Morrisson-Reeves Library is hosting a "meet and greet" so you can say "hello" to the ice carvers, get an autograph and watch them create an ice sculpture at MRL. Dress warm and meet them outside the Bard Room in the Courtyard between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27th. Free! For more information, call 765.966.8291.

Earlham Convocation:"Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious"

Earlham begins the spring semester with fervent energy welcoming interfaith activist and author Chris Stedman on Wednesday, January 28th at 1:00 p.m. Stedman, Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community, atheist columnist for Religion News Service, and a former Harvard University chaplain. His book Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious is a memoir promoting interfaith dialogue seeking to find our common humanity while building bridges between atheists and believers. This is part of Earlham Religious Emphasis week. Held in Goddard Auditorium, Carptenter Hall, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond. Free.

Celebrity Chili Cook-Off - Friday, January 30 from 5-7pm

Graphic: Chili ChefHelp MRL heat up the Meltdown Festival! Join Morrisson-Reeves Library in a fun and delicious way to warm up and sample the best chili and homemade breads served by local celebrity "chefs" while supporting your favorite charities. Proceeds help fund non-profits in Richmond as well as the United Way of the Whitewater Valley. Sample Tasting $5.00, Bottomless Bowl $10.00. Tickets sold at the door, Bard Room, Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North Sixth Street, Richmond.

Legislative Forum at IU East on Friday, January 30th

Stained Glass Window at IU EastThe Indiana University East Alumni Association will host Legislative Forums with Wayne County state legislators. The forums are an opportunity for the community to have an in-person discussion with Senator Jeff Raatz and Representatives Tom Saunders and Dick Hamm. The Legislative Forums will be held from 8-9 a.m. on January 30, February 27, and March 27 in the Springwood Hall Graf Center. The forums are free and open to the public. Each elected official will give opening remarks on the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly and any legislation of interest. The forum will then be opened for a question-and-answer period with the audience, moderated by Ross Alexander, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, contact Terry Wiesehan, IU East director of Alumni Relations and Campus Events, at 765.973.8221 or email twiesaha@iue.edu.

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