Richmond Fireworks Cancelled for Monday, July 4th

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UPDATE 7/5/2016: There will be no reschedule date.

See full story HERE

Due to rain chances again tonight, the American Legion has cancelled tonight’s reschedule of Richmond fireworks.

Once a new date is confirmed by all parties, we will update!

Stay tuned…

Last 2 Days of Wayne County 4H Fair! See Friday & Saturday’s Event Schedule Here!

Friday, June 24

LIVESTOCK SALE DAY 

Highlights:

4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction – 11 AM

Phillip Fox Band – 7:30 PM @ Free Stage

Mud Bog – 7 PM Fireworks @ Dark

Details of ALL Events for Friday:

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

11 AM 4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction

1 PM Mark Abbati living statue – @ Livestock Auction www.joyunspeakable.net

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00 – 2016 Wayne County 4-H Members With Card $7.00

5 PM Mark Abbati living statue – @ Daily Sponsor Tent www.joyunspeakable.net

5 – 8 PM Special Event – First Bank Tent 6 PM Antique Tractor Parade

7 PM Mud Bog (John Lackey 765-993-5775)

7:30 PM Phillip Fox Band – Country Fried Rock n’ Roll – Free Stage – www.phillipfoxband.com

8 PM Mark Abbati living statue – roaming the fairgrounds www.joyunspeakable.net DARK FIREWORKS Saturday, June 25 LAST DAY OF FUN!!! FREE HEALTH CHECK!

9:30 AM 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest – at north end of fairgrounds

9 AM Open Dairy Show (Daune Hill 765-847-2987)

12 – 5 PM Lifestyle Expo with FREE Health Screenings. Sponsored by the Richmond Seventh Day Adventist Church Learn your health age and lifestyle changes leading to longer life – Sheep Barn

1 PM – Sunday AM Wayne County Amateur Radio display & communicating by Hamm Radio – Public Welcome to come learn and talk with other Hamm Radios around the world!

4 PM Bubble Fun Run – Free Stage – Free Entry with non-perishable item

5 PM Back Draft Band – Free Stage

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

7 PM Demolition Derby – Cars, Lawnmowers & Kids Power Wheels (John Lackey 765-993-5775 or Billy Rose 765-730-3676)

Saturday, June 25

LAST DAY OF FUN!!! FREE HEALTH CHECK!

Highlights:

Free Health Screenings – Sheep Barn – 12-5 PM

Hamm Radio starting at 1 PM @ First Bank Tent Back

Draft Band 5 pm @ Free Stage

Demolition Derby – 7 PM

Details of ALL Events for Saturday:

9:30 AM 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest – at north end of fairgrounds

9 AM Open Dairy Show (Daune Hill 765-847-2987)

12 – 5 PM Lifestyle Expo with FREE Health Screenings. Sponsored by the Richmond Seventh Day Adventist Church Learn your health age and lifestyle changes leading to longer life – Sheep Barn

1 PM – Sunday AM Wayne County Amateur Radio display & communicating by Hamm Radio – Public Welcome to come learn and talk with other Hamm Radios around the world!

4 PM Bubble Fun Run – Free Stage – Free Entry with non-perishable item

5 PM Back Draft Band – Free Stage

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

7 PM Demolition Derby – Cars, Lawnmowers & Kids Power Wheels (John Lackey 765-993-5775 or Billy Rose 765-730-3676)

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Thursday’s Wayne County Fair Events – Kids Day, College Day & More Great Entertainment!

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Thursday, June 23

COLLEGE DAY – FREE PARKING WITH COLLEGE ID

KIDS DAY – ARMBAND SPECIAL STARTS AT 12 NOON!

Highlights:

Kids Day – 12 Noon to 4:30 – Armband Special – $12

3 Bar J – 7 Event Rodeo – 7 PM

Dixon Dancers – 6:00 PM @ Free Stage

Silly Safaris – 5:30 & 7:30 PM @ First Bank Tent

Colt Douglas – 7:30 @ Free Stage

Detailed Schedule of ALL Events:

9 AM 4-H Dairy Show

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

12 NOON – 4:30 PM Kids Day – Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands Special $12.00

2 PM – 4 PM Free Craft (while supplies last!) by Paint the Town – First Bank Tent

2 PM – 5 PM Free Fossil Dig & Nature Fun by Joseph Moore Museum – First Bank Tent 3 PM 4-H Horse & Pony – Fun & Games 5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

5:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent 6 PM Supreme Showman – Horse Arena Opening Ceremony, Then completed in Livestock Show Arena

6 PM Antique Tractor Parade & Games Following at the Antique Tractor Area

6 PM Free Kiddie Tractor Pull – FFA Fun Barn

6 PM – 7 PM Dixon Dancers – Free Stage

7 PM 3 Bar J – Seven Event rodeo – IPRA-Rodeo.com (Mike Johnson 937-459-7352)

7 PM Adult Pedal Tractor Pull – In front of antique tractor display

7:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent

7:30 PM Colt Douglas Acoustic Show – Free Stage Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net) Battle of the Barns – Following Supreme Showman in Livestock Show Arena

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

List of Wednesday’s Events at the Wayne County Fairgrounds – Idol Finals & More!

Wednesday, June 22

“SR. CITIZEN DAY” Free Parking For Seniors Only (55 & Over)

Highlights:

Wayne County Idol Finals – 6 PM @ Free Stage

Truck / Tractor Pull – 7 PM

Details of ALL Events for Wednesday:

7 AM Jr. Leaders Breakfast – Kuhlman Center Kitchen

9 AM 4-H Pet Show – TBA

9 AM 4-H Cat Show – TBA

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

10 AM 4-H Goat Show – Meat Wether’s & Meat Goats – Raper Center

12 PM 4-H Beef Show – Grooming, Showmanship, Minis, and Heifers (Show Order)

4 PM- 8 PM Bicentennial Event – First Bank Tent 5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

5:30 PM Color Guard Grand Entry – 4-H Horse & Pony Show – Versatility 6 PM FamJam – a character ed. family show – First Bank Tent

6 PM Wayne County Idol FINALS – Free Stage – Sponsored by Kicks 96

6 PM 4-H Steer Show – Dairy Feeder, Dairy Steer, Dairy Rate of Gain, Beef Rate of Gain, Beef Feeder, Beef Steer (Show Order)

6 PM Antique Tractor Parade & Games Following at the Antique Tractor Area

7 PM Truck & Tractor Pull (Kyle Schlechty 937- 459-0229 Darke Co. Puller Rules or John Lackey 765-993-5775) Hoosier Homestead Families Honored for Bicentennial Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

What’s Happenin’ Tuesday at the Wayne County 4H Fair?

corey coxTuesday, June 21

EMERGENCY PUBLIC SERVICE DAY Free Parking 

EMT, Fireman & Law Officials(I.D. REQUIRED)

Highlights:

Hoosier StateTractor Pull – 7 PM

Corey Cox – 7:30 PM @ Free Stage

Silly Safaris – 5:30 & 7:30 PM @ First Bank Tent

Details of ALL Events for Tuesday:

8 AM 4-H Rabbit Show – Raper Center

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

1 PM All 4-H Goat Showmanship – Dairy Wether, Jr. & Sr. Dairy Doe, and Jr. & Sr. Pygmy Goat Show

3 PM ATV Safety Program Indiana DNR Officer – First Bank Tent

4 PM – 8:30 PM Blood Drive in the Kuhlman Center (Sandy House 765-886-5400) www.indianablood.org

4 PM 4 – H Sheep Show 5 PM display – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot

5PM Wayne County Sheriff Department & Emergency Vehicles, Police Departments, DNR, Demos by Fire Departments, all on display – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

5:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent 5

5:30 PM 4-H Horse & Pony Show – Contesting 6 PM Free Kiddie Tractor Pull – FFA

7 PM Hoosier State Tractor Pull (John Lackey 765-993-5775 )

7:30 PM Corey Cox – Free Stage – (www.coreycoxmusic.com)

7:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

Wayne County 4H Fair Events for Monday-RIDES Opening and Much More!

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Monday, June 20

OPENING NIGHT FOR POOR JACK AMUSEMENTS 

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!

Highlights:

Kicks 96 Live Broadcast with Poor Jack Amusements – 4 PM

Car Show – 5 PM

Kuhlman Center Parking Lot Mud Race – 7 PM

String Party Band – 7:30 pm @ Free Stage

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Monday June 20th:

8 AM 4-H Poultry Show – Raper Center

9 AM 4-H Horse & Pony – Dressage & Jumping

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

2 PM 4-H Swine Show

4 PM – 6 PM Kicks 96 Live Broadcast Celebrating Poor Jack’s 50th Anniversary

5 PM – 8 PM Car Show – Cruz in the County Fair – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot (Enter West Gate-Show Cars Only) FREE ENTRY (Mark Mendenhall 765-886-5506)

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00 5:30 PM Color Guard Grand Entry –

4-H Horse & Pony – Special Skills

5 – 8 PM Indiana Bicentennial Event – First Bank Tent

6 PM Goat and Poultry Dress up Parade – Raper Center

6 PM Corn Hole (Just come and play, no tourney) – FFA Building 6 PM Antique Tractor Parade

7 PM Mud Race – Track Side – (www.koidragracing.com Lewis 859-576-7380)

7:30 PM Entertainment – Free Stage Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

Opening Weekend Events at the Wayne County Fairgrounds

4H Fairgrounds

Saturday, June 18 FAMILY FUN NIGHT 

Highlights:

Wayne County Idol 5 PM @ Free Stage

Hot Air Balloon Launch –7 PM

ATV/Truck Drags – 7 PM

Movie “Minions” @ 8:30 PM

Karaoke Time Following Idol @ Free Stage Night-

Glow Hot Air Balloons – 9 -10PM

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Saturday June 18th:

9 AM 4-H Horse & Pony – Western Show

4 PM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits Open – Kuhlman Center

5 PM Wayne County Idol – Free Stage – Sponsored by Kicks 96

5 PM – 9 PM FREE Laser Tag and 28 ft Slide – Heartbreakers Entertainment

7 PM Flag Raising – trackside by Veterans

7 PM ATV/Truck Drags Racing – KOI Drag Racing – www.koidragracing.com – 859-576-7380 6 PM Meet the Queen and her Court – First Bank Tent 6 PM Open Sheep Show – (IJCLC website)

7 PM Launch of Hot Air Balloons – Salisbury Road Parking Lot across from the Fair Grounds

7:30 PM Karaoke Time – Free Stage

9 PM – 10 PM Night Glow of Hot Air Balloons – Salisbury Road Parking Lot across from Fair Grounds

8:30 PM FREE Outdoor Movie Night “Minions” Partnered with Richmond Parks Department @ Raper Center

 

Sunday, June 19 FREE PARKING ALL DAY 

Highlights:

“the church” service – 11 AM –

Free Stage Little Miss & Mister Contest – 2 PM @ Free Stage

Special Music – 4 PM – 8 PM @ Free Stage

Moto Cross Racing – 5 PM

Horse Pull – 7 PM – FREE Admission

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Sunday June 19th:

9 AM 4-H Dog Show – Raper Center

10 AM Color Guard Grand Entry – 4-H Horse & Pony – English Show

11 AM – 12:30 PM “the church” service from Hagerstown – Anton Payne – www.thechurchmovement.com

1 PM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

12 PM Moto Cross Registration and Practice (Matt Baker 765-541-9170)

2 PM 4-H Rabbit Ambassadors, Showmanship, Doe Litter & Fur Class

1 PM Registration starts for Little Miss & Mister ages 6 months – 6 years – Free Stage see website for forms or email kafouche@frontier.com or call/text at 765-914-6771 2 PM Little Miss & Mister Contest – Free Stage

2 PM – 4 PM FREE Ice Cream Social – First Bank Tent – Sponsored by Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home

4 PM FamJam – a character ed. family show – Free Stage

4:30-5 PM Bank Tent (Sandy House 765-886-5400)

5 PM Moto Cross Racing Track (Matt Baker 765-541-9170)

5 PM & 7 PM Special Music – Free Stage 5:30 PM Open Swine Show (Ryan Drake 765-541-2366)

6 PM FamJam – a character ed. family show – Free Stage

7 PM Billy Bales Memorial Horse Pull (Patty Bales 765-993-1240)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

 

Wayne County 4H Fair Special Attractions

Lots of events happening all day and night from June 18-25 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds!

Here’s just a taste of the Special Attractions…. Stay tuned for daily updates and details on ALL events!!

  • 4H FairSpecial Attractions!Free Daily Entertainment @ the Free Stage
  • Poor Jacks Amusements June 20-25
  • Antique Tractor & Machinery Show June 18-24
  • Animal Oasis Exotic Petting Zoo & Pony Rides and “Birds Encounter” June 18-25
  • Model Train Display – Richmond Area Railroaders June 18-25
  • Display of Impact Car – People Against Impaired Driving June 18-25
  • Master Gardeners & Landscaping Exhibit June 18-24
  • Mechanical Bull June 23-25
  • Fireworks June 24
  • FFA Fund Barn Events June 18-24
  • Mark Abbati “Living Statue” June 20-24

For a FULL Schedule of ALL Events, Click HERE

SEE YOU THERE!!!!!

 

Wayne County 4H Fair Schedule!!

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The much anticipated annual Wayne County 4H Fair is starting THIS weekend!

Fun-filled Things to Do and See All Day Long and Exciting Events Every Evening!

Come back daily to GoWayneCounty or our Facebook Page for Daily Event Details!!

Download the full schedule by clicking image above or HERE!!

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive
Tuesday, Jun 21 2016
4:00PM – 8:30PM
blood drive
Location: Kuhlman Center

Click here to sign up!

Thank you for your support!
·         The donation process takes less than an hour.
·         It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating.
·         Most people are eligible to donate.
Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures.

More questions?
Feel free to contact: Jennifer Barrett at: jbarrett@indianablood.org

 

3rd Annual Children’s Postcard Contest!

Gabrielle Grimes 2015 Winner

The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau Announces 3rd Annual Children’s Postcard Contest

The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau invite area children to share their artistic vision of what Wayne County means to them in the form of a postcard design. Last year children throughout Wayne County shared wonderful entries full of fun graphics, bright colors and positive images about Richmond and Wayne County! The winner, Gabrielle Grimes, age 12, drew a beautiful image depicting significant sights and sounds in Wayne County including; Gennett Records, a Model T, Jazz Music and more.

One winner will be selected from each of the following categories: Ages 5-8 and ages 9-12. One grand prize winner will be selected from all entries. The grand prize winner will have their design produced into real post cards that will be sold at the Old National Road Gift Shop & posted on the Wayne County Tourism Bureau’s website (www.VisitRichmond.org) and will receive a Wayne County gift bag chocked full of Wayne County items. The winner’s postcard design will be seen by thousands of tourists that stop at the Welcome Center!

Contest begins Monday, April 4th and runs through Friday, April 22nd. A parent or guardian will need to sign an entry form for each child. Forms can be picked up at the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, downloaded from our website VisitRichmond.org and will be distributed through area local schools. Completed designs must be returned to the Welcome Center by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22nd. Winner will be announced Saturday, April 30th during the Bureau’s National Tourism Week Kick-Off Celebration during a special ceremony recognizing the contest’s 3 winners.

For More information Visit website or Call 765-935-8687

 

 

Comedians Coming to Richmond April & May!

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mike_armstrongEx-Cop and Richmond Favorite Mike Armstrong April 9

Funny man and former police officer turned comedian Mike Armstrong returns to Richmond!  Mike has many TV credits ranging from Oprah and CBS Morning News to Good Morning America. Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite.com.

Tickets:  $20.00.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Must be 21. Cash bar and food available.  Food is not included in ticket price and will be cash only.

 

Drew_HastingsComedian. Farmer. Mayor. Drew Hastings returns to Richmond May 7

After a sold out show last time, we knew we had to bring back Drew Hastings.  He’s no stranger to controversy and who knows what he’ll say when he takes the stage at the 4th Floor Blues Club. Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite.com.

Tickets:  $20.00.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Must be 21. Cash bar and food available.  Food is not included in ticket price and will be cash only.

Good Time for a Good Cause InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 14 non-profits, 100% of ticket sales for the magic show will be donated to non-profits.  Check out their next event at www.inconcertrichmond.com.

InCONCERT brings Magician and Escape Artist Michael Griffin to Richmond!

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Escape Richmond!

Head to Richmond’s Depot District for the ultimate family event. Don’t miss Escape Artist Michael Griffin, February 21st.  Two-time winner of the World Magic Awards, star of TV’s Masters of Illusion series, and featured on America’s Got Talent, Michael Griffin amazes audiences with his uncanny ability to escape from nearly anything.  Michael Griffin draws in his audience, bringing them into the show with Houdini like skills, you will be entertained from the moment he takes the stage.

With 2 shows available, you and your family can’t miss this one.  Tickets are $6.00 or 5 for $25.00.  Times: 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the 4th Floor Blues Club.  Food is available for minimal cost.

 Good Time for a Good Cause InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 14 non-profits, 100% of ticket sales for the magic show will be donated to non-profits.  Check out their next event at www.inconcertrichmond.com.

What: Magic Show Escape Artist Michael Griffin

When:  February 21, 2016

Where: 4th Floor Blues Club 923 N E Str. Richmond, Indiana

Time:  1:00pm and 3:30pm

Cost:  $6.00 or 5 for $25.00, buy in advance online at www.inconcertrichmond.com, through one of our participating non-profits, or local distribution locations.  More Information: Visit www.inconcertrichmond.com

New Orleans-Style Mardi Gras Party February 6th!

InCONCERT grabs beads, seafood, and music to kick off their first Mardi Gras Party!

Richmond, Indiana, February 6th, 2016

mardi_gras_2016You don’t need to go to New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday or to enjoy Cajun food!  We’ve got you covered at InCONCERT’s first Mardi Gras celebration.  Come dressed up to this masquerade party to find everything you would see in the Big Easy; beads, Mardi Gras inspired drinks, great music, Jambalaya, seafood, Po Boys and more!  Come for the food, stay for the games, prizes and music.  Sean Lamb and the Upper Lower Class will headline Saturday’s celebrations.  Get there early to sign up for the treasure hunt!  Games will be going on throughout the night for a chance to win gift cards.

Good Time for a Good Cause InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 14 non-profits, 100% of ticket sales for the Mardi Gras party will be donated to non-profits.  Complete details and advance tickets are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.

Details:

What: InCONCERT’s Mardi Gras Party

When:  February 6th, 2016

Where: Depot District Market at 923 N E Str. Richmond, Indiana

Time:  7:00pm

Cost:  $20.00 in advance online at www.inconcertrichmond.com, through one of our participating non-profits, or local distribution locations.  Must be 21.  Ticket includes an all you can eat buffet. Cash bar available (drinks are not included in the price of the ticket).

More Information: Visit www.inconcertrichmond.com

InConcert Host’s Annual New Year’s Eve Bash!

inconcert_new_years_eve_2015Submitted by: Lauralee Hites

Richmond, Indiana, December 31, 2015:  Join InCONCERT in celebrating 2016!  We are hosting the New Year’s Eve Bash at the 4th Floor Blues Club in the Depot District. Your ticket includes an all you can eat buffet, party favors and entertainment!   Ride home within Richmond city limits, in the Blues Mobile for a $5 fee. Enjoy the sounds of the band The Indigos! Don’t miss a great party with food, drinks, music and great friends this New Year’s Eve!  Doors open at 8:00pm and tickets for this event are $25 each available from any of our Non-Profits or online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.

Good Time for a Good Cause InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 13 non-profits, 100% of the ticket sales for New Year’s Eve Bash will be donated to non-profits.  Complete details and advance tickets are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.

indigosDetails:
What: InCONCERT’s New Year’s Eve Bash
When:  December 31st, 2015
Where: 4th Floor Blues Club at 923 N E Str. Richmond, Indiana
Time:  7:00pm
Cost:  $25.00 in advance online www.inconcertrichmond.com, through one of our participating non-profits, local distribution locations.  Must be 21.  Includes all you can eat buffet, cash bar available but, is not included in the price of the ticket.
More Information: Visit www.inconcertrichmond.com

5th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk This Sunday!

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Robbing Zombie

The “5th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk” will be held at Townsend Community Center 855 N 12th St. Richmond, IN on Sunday, November 8th from 4-6 p.m.

The tradition lives on in Richmond, where once a year, the locals dress up like Zombies and have a fun filled evening on the town, walking in typical Zombie fashion, while donating and raising awareness for those in need. This year the Zombie Walk is being organized by Jeremy Bartley in collaboration with Townsend Community Center.

The event will include vendors, a Thriller Flash Mob, Costume Contest, an outdoor movie at the end location, and more! Cost to participate in the Zombie walk is 2 unexpired canned food items, although additional donations are more than welcome and very much appreciated. All donated items will go to various food pantries and community based services that help those in need!

Organized by: Jeremy Bartley in collaboration with Townsend Community Center Website: https://www.facebook.com/Richmond-Zombie-Walk-461905690495812/timeline