April Activities at the Centerville Public Library

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Look at all the great activities and events at the Centerville Public Library for the month of April:

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One World One Plate: A Celebration of Cultures at MRL

MRL  International Festival at MRL - April 11 2015

This looks like a wonderful event..food, culture and fun!

MRL  International Festival at MRL - April 11 2015

St Patty’s Day Celebrations & Events

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bards st pattys dayLooking for a way to celebrate your Irish side?  There are several opportunities leading up to St. Patrick’s Day in the coming week starting this weekend!

RHS Shamrock 5K & 10K- Saturday March 14

For sports enthusiasts: Registration and packet pick up starts at 7:30 a.m.  at the Tiernan Center, RHS.  Come out and cheer on the runners.

Women Of Ireland- Saturday March 14

Showcasing the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers, with music, song & dance.  At Civic Hall Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Blackthorn’s Bards: Irish Celtic Band-Tuesday March 17

Come to the New Boswell Taproom on Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m., and enjoy the musical talents of the local band, Blackthorn’s Bards,  that will get you up off your feet.  Just try to sit still while listening to their amazing renditions of Irish Celtic music!  A favorite group during the annual Viking Fest in Richmond IN.

Common Grounds Coffee House- Friday March 19

Irish/Celtic night at the coffee house featuring live music from Josh Brown and tenor Brian Rodgers.  Free admission, with snacks provided.  Donations appreciated.  West Richmond Friends Meeting, 7-10 p.m.

 

Satchmo Tribute to Benefit Local Non-Profits

Rebirth of Louis Armstrong

Satchmo reborn – Louis Armstrong Tribute Band

Mar 14, 2015: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

4th Floor Blues: InConcert Series

 Rebirth of Louis ArmstrongDean Alan Simms portrays a tribute to Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest musicians & entertainers of all time!

Dean is a trumpeter, bandleader, vocalist, entertainer, and playwright. He started performing at the age of 2, and playing trumpet from the age of 9. He has performed all over the USA and Europe. Former lead trumpeter for the Rock-Roll Hall of Fame Ohio Players, and back up musician band leader for Peabo Bryson, Dean has toured with many famous acts and musicians. His current project Satchmo: the Rebirth of Louis Armstrong is performing all over America.

Dean Alan Simms was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame with the Ohio players in 2013, awarded Male Jazz Artist of the Year by the National Coalition of 100 Black women (Columbus chapter), and given the Ohio Finest Citizen Award by Rep Ross McGregor and the Ohio Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder.

satchmo band pictureDean has also won such awards as; Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, 2013 R&B Music Hall of Fame, Ohio Male Jazz Artist of the Year, and many more. Band members include Richmond’s own Frank DeVito, along with Albert Jackson, Derrick Turner, Terry Twitty and of course Dean Alan Simms as Satchmo. The Crossroads Band will be opening the show. Food and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any of our non-profit members, at our ticket outlets or right here…online. This will be another GREAT InCONCERT production!

You can purchase tickets from any of the InConcert non-profits supported by the series including the Townsend Center or any of its board members.  Ticket price $20/person.

Murals Project 2015: Calling All Artists!

murals project press release

See below for information on how to enter this great contest that beautifies our County as well as giving artists their time to shine!

murals project press release

 

Warming Stations: Update

The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency has just updated the list of warming stations, due to the frigid weather for the next few days.  The following is a message and list of the Wayne County stations:

Advisory: Warming Stations Available On-Call for Expected Stretch of Frigid Winter Weather

With the onset of continued cold temperatures expected tonight and continuing toward the weekend, we have updated the list of warming stations throughout Wayne County. The following warming stations are on-call to protect citizens who may be without heat in the on-going winter weather.

Warming stations are intended for short-term use and will have minimal accommodations. Persons who intend to utilize the warming stations should call the designated contact prior to arrival. Take your family’s emergency supply kit with you when going to a warming station. Please bring any personal medications that will be required along with personal care items, snacks and items to occupy your time such as books, magazines and electronics.

Genesis of the YWCA
15 South 11th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-935-3920

Rock Solid Ministries
1024 E. Main St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: David Eales or Helen Manning
Phone: 765-962-5099
Hours Available: T-W-F 9am-2pm

Salvation Army
707 So. A St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-966-7791
Hours Available: M-F 9am-12 noon & 1pm-3pm

Abington Fire Department
4618 Pottershop Rd.
Centerville, IN 47330
Station # 765-855-3950
Contact: Mark Crist
Phone: 765-969-8037

Boston Fire Department
102 South Salem
Boston, IN 47324
Station # 765-935-2494
Contact: Joe Buckler
Phone: 765-220-1586

Need Help With FAFSA? Here’s a Great Opportunity!

FASFA Application Assistance

Press release: Boys & Girls Clubs

FASFA Application Assistance

Morrisson Reeves Book Sale Is Coming!

MRL book sale 2015 winter book sale coupon

For avid readers young and old, this news will stir the passion of your reading hearts (just in time for Valentine’s Day).  Book Sale!  Below is the information plus a coupon for one free book to kids 18 and younger!

MRL book sale 2015 winter book sale coupon

The (band) Geek’s Diary

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photoHey whats up you guys?! It’s Dannielle.

I know, I know. I haven’t written in a couple weeks. I have my reasons. I had finals, then Christmas, and then New Years. I promise from now on I’m going to try and write every week no matter what is going on. Now I do get writers block sometimes, but hopefully I get better.

Hey it’s 2015. 2014 has literally been the best year of my life. I’m not saying that just because it just happened. I honestly mean it. I finally have found myself. I have found people that I have known for like a month and they are already family. This is going to be short, but I don’t have much else to say besides 2014 is gone…make 2015 a hundred times better. I haven’t uploaded a new video yet, but I will get one up soon.

I’ll talk to you next time. Goodbye.

 

Celebrity Chili Cook-0ff January 30, 2015

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chilisCelebrity Chili Cook-off

Fill Your Bowl, Feed Your Soul

HELP US HEAT UP THE MELTDOWN FESTIVAL!

Friday, January 30 – 5:00 – 7:00pm @ Morrisson-Reeves Library

SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE CHARITIES!

Join us 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 and The United Way of the Whitewater Valley.

Sample Tasting $5.00

Bottomless Bowl $10.00

Tickets sold at the door.

Presented by: The United Way of the Whitewater Valley, Morrisson-Reeves Library

&

the Meltdown Winter Festival.

The Meltdown Festival’s Famous Ice Fights Start at 7:30pm in the7th Street Parking Lot Across the Street from the Library.

For more information:

Jenie Lahmann

Public Relations Coordinator and Webmaster

Morrisson-Reeves Library 80 North 6th Street Richmond, Indiana 47374

 

Warming Stations Available in Wayne County for Winter Weather

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snow in treesIf you find yourself without heat during the upcoming storms (including a potential snow storm for this evening) the following is information on where to go: (please share this information)

Message from Wayne County Emergency Management Agency

Advisory: Warming Stations Available On-Call for Expected Winter Weather

With the first significant winter storm of 2015 expected tonight that will usher in frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills, we have updated the list of warming stations throughout Wayne County. The following warming stations are on-call to protect citizens who may be without heat in the on-going winter weather.

Warming stations are intended for short-term use and will have minimal accommodations. Persons who intend to utilize the warming stations should call the designated contact prior to arrival. Take your family’s emergency supply kit with you when going to a warming station. Please bring any personal medications that will be required along with personal care items, snacks and items to occupy your time such as books, magazines and electronics.

Genesis of the YWCA
15 South 11th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-935-3920

Rock Solid Ministries
1024 E. Main St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: David Eales or Helen Manning
Phone: 765-962-5099
Hours Available: T-W-F 9am-2pm

Salvation Army
707 So. A St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-966-7791
Hours Available: M-F 9am-12 noon & 1pm-3pm

Abington Fire Department
4618 Pottershop Rd.
Centerville, IN 47330
Station # 765-855-3950
Contact: Mark Crist
Phone: 765-969-8037

Boston Fire Department
102 South Salem
Boston, IN 47324
Station # 765-935-2494
Contact: Joe Buckler
Phone: 765-220-1586

Cambridge City Fire Department
127 W, Maple St.
Cambridge City, IN 47327
Station # 765-478-9676
Contact: Jeff Gabbard
Phone: 765-541-0964 or 765-478-5656

Centerville Fire/Rescue
414 So. Morton Ave.
Centerville, IN 47330
Station # 765-855-3889
Contact: Dennis Spears
Phone: 765-967-0028

Dublin Fire Department
2248 E. Cumberland St.
Dublin, IN 47335
Station # 765-478-1266
Contact: Jerry Myers or Contact: Nathan Ulerick
Phone: 765-969-7382 Phone: 765-914-5403

Economy Fire Department
138 Poplar St.
Economy, IN 47339
Station # 765-886-5594
Contact: Scott Gregory
Phone: 937-371-7737

Fountain City Fire Department
312 W. Main St.
Fountain City, IN 47341
Station # 765-847-5305
Contact: Jeff Himelick
Phone: 765-914-2151
or 765-847-2829

Greens Fork Fire Department
114 E. Pearl St.
Greens Fork, IN 47345
Station # 765-886-5542
Contact: Jan Riggleman
Phone: 765-914-1199

Hagerstown Fire Department
151 No. Plum St.
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Station # 765-489-5404
Contact: Rick Cole
Phone: 765-238-0315

First Hagerstown United Methodist Church
199 S. Perry St.
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Contact: Rodney Frieden
Church Office: 765-489-4558
Hours Available: M-Th 9am-3pm

Milton Fire Department
200 E. Walnut St.
Milton, IN 47357
Station # 765-478-4727
Contact: Scott Hicks
Phone: 765-977-5427

Webster Fire Department
5122 Main St.
Webster, IN 47392
Station # 765-935-1585
Contact: Dennis Hollingsworth or Contact: Kevin Fouche
Phone: 765-977-2164 Phone: 765-969-3978

Williamsburg Fire Department
8323 No. Centerville Rd.
Williamsburg, IN 47393
Station # 765-886-6122
Contact: Bryan Spears or Contact: Josh Smith
Phone: 765-967-7288 Phone: 765-277-2594

Be prepared for the cold winter weather – get helpful information from the CDC’s Extreme Cold Guide at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/guide.asp and the Winter Storm and Extreme Cold page at http://www.ready.gov/winter

Opportunity- Women in Leadership: Flawless Leadership

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Gloria burgess women's leadershipThe IU East Center for Leadership Development is hosting

Women in Leadership Flawless Leadership: Connecting Your Voice and Touch

Friday, January 23, 2015

Whitewater Hall Community Room 9 a.m. – Noon

Register Online

This year’s Women in Leadership session will feature guest speaker Gloria J. Burgess, “Flawless Leadership: Connecting Your Voice and Touch.” Gloria has performed and presented keynotes, master classes, forums, and tributes on leaders and leadership for 30+ years. Her poetry appears in numerous anthologies, including The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. Burgess is also a Distinguished Scholar in Theater Performance and Direction. She holds graduate degrees in leadership and communication, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. There is a $75 fee for this event.  Registration is required; RSVP atiue.edu/leadership

A Season of Giving

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By Karole Passmore

holiday givingSo many organizations brought joy to families this Christmas season, but one story sticks out amongst them, as two people decide to make Christmas Day for families a happy one.

Organizations like Kicks 96/101.7, in conjunction with Wayne Bank, offered Help for the Holidays by supporting two non-profits: Second Helpings: Holiday Fun Meal and Toys For Tots with a canned food and toy drive.  Others include First Bank Richmond, whose employees made 40 children happier through their angel tree, as well as donating toys and money to Second Helpings, and helping a family of six with last minute relief.  Many area churches also provided food baskets, toys and support to families in need.  It was truly a season of giving.

But one story needs to be told of a generosity that became personal.  Joe Creech and Bob Heil, small business owners of Hometown Caterers, decided to run a contest for families in need, to be nominated for a full course meal on Christmas Day. The prize was to be awarded to three deserving families.

Joe explained, “we have wants, like most people, but not needs.”  He adds that they decided to give to those in need rather than spending for themselves.

Joe and Bob made their choices from the entries, and called those who nominated a family to let them know so they could give the families the good news.  One family touched Joe particularly because out of the five children, the youngest, five years old, is currently receiving chemo treatments.  He said he understood their struggles because cancer had hit their family as well.

He said it was a difficult decision to make for them so instead of offering three families Christmas dinner, they gave one to five families.  And the good news he shared was that Bethesda Ministries took the rest of the list of nominated families and provided food to each of them.  Joe adds that they hope to do this for years to come.  As with all who give, what one gets back is so much greater.

One of the recipents of the meals, the mother of the child with cancer, shared “we are all so thankful…they did a great job.”  She added that they also gave the kids toys and that her youngest son, normally a picky eater due to the chemo treatments, ate the ham and macaroni and cheese and enjoyed it. The meals were delivered on Christmas Day.

We never know the far-reaching impact that we may have on the lives of others by giving in times of need.  But the relief of a mother who is fighting every day for the health and well-being of her children is a great testimony to the power of helping others.  This will be a Christmas season that will live in hers and many other hearts for years to come.

Hometown Caterers is available for catering and will be opening soon on Main Street in uptown Richmond for eating in.  To contact them you can write to hometowncaterers@gmail.com.

*Note: Karole Passmore, author, is also an employee of First Bank Richmond and founder of Second Helpings: Summer Fun Cookouts for Kids & Holiday Meal.

 

 

 

 

The (band) Geek’s Diary

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Hagerstown Hometown Christmas December 6, 2014

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Hagerstown Hometown Christmas

Abbotts candy

Abbott’s Candy will have free tours and candy making demonstrations December 6

If you are looking for a fun holiday event this weekend, you will want to put this one on your list:

Saturday, December 6, Santa will visit during the Hagerstown Hometown Christmas celebration. His schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m.  Santa will appear at Nettle Creek Hardware, 485 E. Main St.
  • 12:00 p.m., he will be at the Hagerstown Elementary School Gym, 299 N. Sycamore St.
  • 1:00 p.m. he will arrive at The Dairy, 255 E. College St.
  • 2 p.m., Old Saint Nick will arrive at holiday craft show at The Meeting Place, 11 E. Main St.
  • 3:00 p.m., Santa will end up at Abbott’s Candies, 48 E. Walnut St., at 3 p.m.

There are many more activities scheduled for the day, besides the Santa visits:

A holiday craft show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Meeting Place.  You can enjoy wood crafts, Scentsy products, jewelry, wall hangings, oil lamps, honey, scarves, Thirty-One merchandise, Pampered Chef, home decor and much more. The pumpkin baking contest will also take place at The Meeting Place, along with the Methodist Church Bell Choir performance, which starts at 4:30 p.m.

Dance With Cindy will provide live entertainment with a recital from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 98 W. Main St.   Holiday photos can be taken from noon to 6 p.m. during Psi Iotes Picture Booth Fun Shoots at The Arts Place, 96 ½ E. Main St. Boy scouts will light luminaries at 5 p.m. before they begin hosting a spaghetti dinner at The Meeting Place at 5:30 p.m. Carriage rides will be available from 5-8 p.m. in front of Antique Uniques, 96 E. Main St.

For a fun and festive holiday excursion, take a trip to Hagerstown this Saturday.

“(band) Geek’s Diary” All Region IBA Band

photoHey whats up you guys?! It’s Dannielle.

A couple of weekends ago I spent the entire time sitting in a chair and looking at paper. No I was not going crazy. I was playing in the All Region IBA band. For the people who have no idea what the All Region Band is, it’s a bunch of kids that come together from different schools and play in one band.

Now not just anyone can just come and be in this band. You have to fill out a form and your director takes it to a meeting with them, and you get chosen out of hundreds of students. In this particular band there were 111 kids that were selected to play– me as one of the flutes. I can’t really describe what happens besides a lot of practicing. The music wasn’t that hard –it was more of working with people that you don’t normally work with.

It is honestly a lot of fun, but yeah… I’ve got a lot of homework to do so I’m going to leave this here. If you wanna watch my new video click the link here http://youtu.be/VGglGEbXMO4 .

Well that’s about it…byyyyyyyeeeeee! *awkward wave*

(Dannielle writes a weekly blog post which includes observations and events in Wayne County from a young person’s perspective.  Dannielle has been writing from a young age and is also an artist, musician and amateur videographer.  You can read more about teen life from Dannielle’s view by visiting “The Geek’s Diary” each week.)