Barbara Cross to speak at Townsend Center
Monday, January 20, 2014, 7:00 a.m., Barbara Cross will be speaking at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast at at Townsend Center in Richmond. Barbara moved to Birmingham Alabama as a child in 1962 when her father was called to be a pastor at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. In 1963 their church was bombed, while she sat in her Sunday School class, and four little girls were killed that day.
Barbara has been a guest on Montel and Oprah along with many other speaking engagements. She also appeared along with her father in Spike Lee’s oscar-nominated documentary “4 Little Girls”. For breakfast reservations and more information contact: Sheila Armstead at 765-973-8534. Cost for the breakfast is 10.00/person.
Barbara Cross will also be speaking at the Townsend Community Center’s Martin Luther King Day Salad Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m ., sponsored by IU East and Ivy Tech. Townsend is located at 855 N. 12th Street, Richmond IN. Local talent will also perform during this event.
Earlham College Hosts:
Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons: “The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Leaders Chose to Forget”
January 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., according to the Earlham events office, their MLK Jr. Day speaker is “Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Assistant Professor of the African American Studies Program and the Department of Religion for the University of Florida. She has a long history in the area of civil rights, human rights and peace work. In her early years, Dr. Simmons was active with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and spent seven years working on voters registration and desegregation activities in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. Dr. Simmons is a recipient of the Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Award.” This event is open to the public. Admission is free. For more information contact the Earlham College Events office.
If you are hosting or know of any further MLK Day events, please post them in the comments below.
January 3rd at E-Street Pub, 9:30 pm.
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This just in…..
We recently found out that Veach’s is going to be on the TODAY show* and we’re the recipient of a store makeover project. The big reveal will be this Friday from 3-6pm and we want to invite the Richmond community to come out and see the transformation!
So let’s all get out and show our support for one of the oldest family owned businesses in Wayne County, bringing joy to kids and the community for decades. Many of us remember our children (and our ourselves) visiting the birthday castle over the years. And now our favorite toy store is being recognized nationally. Be there this Friday from 3-6 p.m!
*The TODAY show segment will air in February, more details to come.
MAYOR SALLY HUTTON
PROCLAIMS NOVEMBER 22, 2013
“HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY”
Richmond, IN — On Friday, November 22, 2013, mayors across the country will participate in local events, issue proclamations and designate that day as a solemn day of remembrance and reflection as they share what the life and tragic death of President John F. Kennedy meant to them.
Mayor Sally Hutton is pleased to join with the United States Conference of Mayors and participate in this commemoration. On this day, Mayor Hutton asks for each of us to think about what we have done to help someone else. Mayor Hutton urges area churches to participate and ring their church bells at 12:15 p.m. and then for the entire city to observe a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m.
In the words of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, “As the eyes of the world are turning to Dallas in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, I am asking my fellow American mayors to get together to salute the life and legacy of a great President – President Kennedy”.
Information submitted by John Passmore, 20 year Veteran, retired Army
If you are a veteran and would like to know which restaurants are honoring you this year, check out the list below. It is recommended that you call the restaurant or go to their website if you have any questions. At GoWayneCounty.com, we want to thank you for your service.
Applebees – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
Champps — On Monday, Nov. 11, Champps will offer a free handcrafted burger with waffle fries to veterans and active duty military.
Chili’s – Veterans and active duty can get a free entrée all day from a special limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Veterans and military personnel receive a free All American Burger with fries on Monday, Nov. 11 with the beverage purchase of $1.99.
Denny’s — Active, inactive and retired military personnel can get free all you can eat pancakes on Veterans Day nationwide.
Friendly’s – Veterans and active military receive a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee on Monday, Nov. 11.
Golden Corral – Golden Corral is offering a free dinner on Monday Nov. 11, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Hooters –Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal on Monday, Nov. 11.
Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme stores are offering a free doughnut and small coffee on Monday, Nov. 11 when presenting a military ID or wearing a uniform.
Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread on Monday, Nov. 11.
Max and Erma’s – On Monday, Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are saluting veterans and active military personnel with a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – On Sunday, November 10, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu.
O’Charley’s – Veterans and active duty servicemembers get a complimentary meal from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.
Olive Garden – On Monday, Nov. 11, all veterans and current servicemembers get a free meal from a limited menu. Family dining with them will also receive 10% off their meal.
Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, Nov. 11.
Shoney’s — Shoney’s will be offering a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty servicemembers on Monday, Nov. 11.
Sizzler – Sizzler is offering active duty and retired military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11 until 4 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse – Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.
TGIFridays – Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us at Roscoe’s for a night of hot cocoa, art and live music. We’ll be accepting (optional) donations and auctioning art pieces to benefit one or more homeless shelters in the Richmond area.
When: Friday, November 15, 7-11pm
Where: Roscoe’s Coffee Bar and Tap Room
What: 5 local music acts - Awareness Music, Jenson, Daddy Issues, Jordan Gross, Achilles Tenderloin – PLUS 10-20 visual artists will be showing their work as well!
From organizer, Joe Augustin:
“As many of you have noted, it’s starting to get pretty cold out. So, some friends and I decided to throw this art/music party thing and raise a little money for Richmond area homeless shelters. If you can come out, or just encourage someone who can, a lot of people would really appreciate it.
We’re going to have a ton of fun. There will be hot drinks, as well as cold drinks and soulful music to warm your hands and ears. We are also accepting original art pieces to auction for the cause.”
Contact Joe Augustin via Facebook if you are an artist looking to support a worthy event!
HYPE Richmond is thrilled to announce that MTV’s Duncan Penn and Ben Nemtin of The Buried Life will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11, at Civic Hall Performing Arts Center.
“The Buried Life (TBL) originated in 2006 when four new 20-something’s – Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn – set out in an old RV to complete a list of ’100 Things We Want To Do Before We Die,’ and help out strangers along the way to accomplish something on their own lists. In mid-2008, MTV’s Revielle’s Howard T. Owens helped the team check off #53: Make a TV show, by capturing the four in a reality show, in real time with no manipulation and no assistance from MTV, except for cameras rolling.”
Two of the founding members of The Buried Life, Penn and Nemtin, will speak about their experiences traveling the globe, crossing off list items, and asking strangers the question “What do you want to do before you die?”. The discussion will be followed by a meet and great at 8:30 p.m. The cost for the event is $10 in advance and $15 the day of. All ticketing is general admission. Tickets are available online and at Roscoe’s Coffee Bar, Indiana University East Bookstore, Richmond Civic Hall and VanVleet Insurance. For more information, visit gethyperichmond.com/
Come support young entrepreneurs as they sell their “wares” for Daniel Reid Day at the Wayne County Historical Museum this Saturday.
Kids from different schools will be selling things like baked goods, crafts and other fun things while learning about business concepts. So stop in and enjoy this Saturday.
Music On Main Street
In the past the Starr Gennett Music Festival was contained to the Gorge. However this year you will be able to enjoy music and other activities at different venues throughout Richmond, including downtown Main Street.
Starting this Friday there will be live music in front of Veachs in downtown Richmond. Be sure to check out Blackthorn Bards playing Irish and Scotish music at 3:15 p.m. in front of Veach’s with our own GoWayneCounty editor, Jack Humphrey on drums. Other musicians will play from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Main Street in front of Veach’s. This is a family friendly event.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. you can also see Sweet Honey In The Rock at Goddard Auditorium at Earlham College. Sweet Honey in the Rock performs an adventurous and diverse mixture of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music, with excursions into symphonic and dance theater.
All day Saturday enjoy free music in the Gorge, and Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. you can see Sweet Honey In The Rock again live at Earlham College (call the box office at Earlham for tickets). Read below for events during Music on Main Street this Friday, September 6, 2013:
Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau to host Harold Jones Book Signing. Richmond, Indiana –
Harold Jones, a Richmond, Indiana Native and current drummer for Tony Bennett’s Band, will be signing copies of his new book titled, “Harold Jones – The Singer’s Drummer”.
The public is invited to meet Jones Friday, August 30, 2013 at The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. His book will be available for purchase at this time. Paperback is $16 and Hardback is $23, Harold Jones was born February 27, 1940 in Richmond, Indiana and lived here until 1958. Jones attended Richmond High School where he was an active member in orchestra, dance band, pep band, marching band and concert band.
While working with saxophonist Paul Winter, they became the first jazz band to play at the White House. The greatest years of his life Jones says, were when he was called in 1967 to fill in for Count Basie’s drummer, lasting for five years. In 1972, Jones won the Down Beat Magazine International Jazz Critics’ Poll for the best new artist.
In 1980 he joined Sarah Vaughan for ten years and toured the world, traveling to Hong Kong, Australia, England and Brazil. Along with Sarah, he played at the White House five times for Nancy Reagan. In addition to playing for Tony Bennett, Jones currently instructs drumming workshops at colleges and universities throughout the country and plays with his 17 piece band, The Bossman at corporate parties and community events. Other noteworthy artists Jones has performed or recorded with include; Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole and many others.
The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau is located at 5701 National Road East, Richmond, Indiana. For more information call 800-828-8414, 765-935-8687 or VisitRichmond.org
The Richmond Family YMCA is hosting it’s 1st Annual Building Strong Kids Golf Scramble on Sunday, July 28th at the Richmond Elks Lodge & Country Club. All proceeds from this event support the scholarships and financial assistance for needy youth and families.Download the flyer and registration page for the event here: 2013 Golf Scramble Brochure
Cost per player: $50 (includes cart, green fee, and lunch)Date: Sunday, July 28thTime: 11:30 am registrations, lunch, & swim; 1:00 pm shotgun startTrophies: Awarded to contest winners and winning team!Just Lunch: $5 per personFamily Swim: $5 per family – only for hours of the outing; roughly 11:30 am – 5:00 pm** The Y is still looking for sponsors! If you’re interested in sponsoring the leader board, hole, or mini-hole, please contact me! **Again, all proceeds support the Y!Thanks in advance and send this to all your friends!