• RHS Homecoming Parade RHS Homecoming Parade The Red Devils step off on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wine Down on the Farm Wine Down on the Farm Celebrate local heritage, food, wine and art! Click for tickets.
  • Depot Fest Do-Over! Depot Fest Do-Over! After rain postponed the event on Sept. 8, the Depot is ready to party this Saturday!

     

 

Photo: Male Professors Stride in Women's Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

On Tuesday, September 18 at 4pm, in an effort to raise awareness of sexual violence against women, men will walk approximately one mile around the IU East campus wearing women's high-heeled shoes. Donations benefit Genesis of Richmond.

Photo: West Side of the Wayne County Court House

Register to Vote

If you have a current IN driver's licence, registering to vote is as simple visiting the IndianaVoters website. Optionally, go to the Voter Registration office on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse, 301 E. Main, Richmond. Register by October 9th to vote in the November 6th election.

Photo: Giant Beaver Skeleton

Earlham Homecoming

Earlham College welcomes alumni back to the community for Homecoming this weekend. Campus events include a concert by Nico and Vinz, open house at Joseph Moore Museum and Earlham School of Religion. Additional events are also planned.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

The Right to Peace - Friday, September 21st

Logo: The Right to PeaceJoin your community im making a commitment to begin to bring peace to ourselves, and through ourselves to our family, and through our family, to our community, and through our community, to our Nation, and through our Nation to the World. The Richmond, Indiana celebration of The Right to Peace will be held at 11:45 a.m. at Earlham College, on the Heart, 801 National Road West, Richmond and also at 5:30 p.m. on the Richmond City Building lawn, 50 North Fifth Street, Richmond. Questions? Call 765.977.2138.

Fall in Love with Jack Elstro Concert Series - Friday, September 21st

RCO Concert at Jack Elstro PlazaOnce again the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a fun event to get you outside and enjoying your community. On September 14, 21 and 28th Jack Elstro Plaza will host a FREE concert with food and beverages available for purchase. Social hour will be from 6-7:00 p.m. and the concert will be from 7-9:00 p.m. For more information, call 765.983.PARK.

RSO Presents "The Riches of the Twentieth Century

Logo: RSOOn Saturday, September 22nd, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra season opens with a musical performance of a satirical work by Kristin Kuster. Violinist Alyssa Park will play a lyrical from a Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. The concert concludes with the haunting Symphony No 2 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for college students.

EnhanceFitness - Free Fitness Program on Tuesdays & Thursdays

self portrait taken after class.  fitness center at DBCLifeStream and the Richmond Senior Community Center are partnering to offer EnhanceFitness, a fitness program designed for older adults. Classes are held from 2:30pm to 3:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, and will continue throughout the year at the Richmond Senior Community Center located at 1600 S. 2 nd St., Richmond, IN 47374. EnhanceFitness is an energetic, interactive hour-long fitness class filled with variety. The program focuses on the three main elements of fitness including strength training, flexibility and balance, as well as aerobic and cardio. EnhanceFitness allows the participant to work at their own pace the entire time with individualized attention from the instructor and modifications to the program to fit with the participants' fitness level. For more information, call 765.722.4060.

Parent - Child Workshop at Morrisson-Reeves Library

Teacher and educational consultant, Lisa Combs and graphic artist, Pam Fraizer have teamed up to present interactive parent and child workshops featuring their Best Friend Book Series for children ages 5-9 and their parent. The free workshops will be held at Morrisson-Reeves Library in September and October. All participants receive copies of the books. Limited space is available and registration is required. For workshop topics and registration, visit online at MRLinfo.org/events or by calling 765-966-8291.

Lemonade Day - Saturday, September 22nd

Have Some Lemonade!After a rain out on September 8th, young entreprenurs will once again be setting up their lemonade stands in your neighborhood on Saturday, September 22nd for Lemonade Day. Support your neighbohood businessperson or visit the Depot District where the "best tasting lemonade contest" will take place.

Wernle's Catalyst4Change - Thursday, September 20th

Logo: WernleFour time Olympic gold medalist and 15 season WNBA Indiana Fever member, Tamika Catchings is the first woman national honoree at Wernle's annual Catalyst4Change fund-raiser dinner on Thursday, September 20th at the school, 2000 Wernle Road, Richmond. In addition to Ms. Catchings, Wernle will honor local individuals and organizations. For tickets, contact Wernle at 765.966.2506.

Luncheon at Quaker Hill Conference Center: Fresh from the Garden

Handful of ProduceFresh From the Garden, every third Thursday of the month through November 2018 at Quaker Hill Conference Center, 10 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond. This will be a wonderful time to come out to Quaker Hill and enjoy a meal with co-workers and friends in a relaxed atmosphere on your own time schedule. Lunch is available 11:30 to 1:00. As you dine in feel free to tour Evans House or enjoy a stroll on the grounds. $12 per person. Make your reservation by calling 765.962.5741.

Richmond Farmer's Market - Saturday 8am to 12:00 Noon, Tuesday 4pm-7pm

Bath BombsJack Elstro Plaza, 47 North Sixth Street, Richmond, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to get fresh produce, local meats, eggs, baked goods, artisan crafts, and much more. The Market takes place rain or shine, so come on out and support your local farmers and creators! For more information, call 765.983.7425.

Food Truck Extravaganza - Wednesdays at Jack Elstro Plaza

Food Truck ExtravaganzaCome get your food truck fix down at Elstro Plaza, 47 North Sixth Street, Richmond! A variety of food trucks from the Richmond/Wayne County area will set up on Wednesdays this summer, so come on down to grab your lunch, get outside, and support local! For more information, call Richmond Parks & Recreation at 765.983.PARK.

Book Club at Centerville Public Library on Wednesday, September 19th

Centerville Public Library invites you to join them at 126 East Main, Centerville from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19th for the September book club discussion of The House Girl by Tara Conklin, an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia. Call 765.855.5223 to reserve your copy.

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Hagerstown native, Ralph R. Teetor, respected automotive engineer and former president of Perfect Circle, was the inventor of the "Speed-O-Stat", now known as cruise control.