Wayne County Bands at Centerville Archway Classic

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marching_band_silhouette_2Band Days are Here!

All over Wayne County, you may hear a collective sigh of relief from band directors who are happy to see some sun.  With only a few days until the first band competition, rain has been a big concern over the last few weeks.

According to Lisa Savage, band parent of two students at Northeastern, most of the bands are behind in practice due to the rain.  Several of the Wayne County bands have had to find alternate places to practice during the inclimate weather, some using the Tom Raper Center at the fairgrounds.  And some are making up time by having 12 hour practices.

Centerville Archway Classic

The Centerville Archway Classic is this Saturday, July 18, at Centerville High School at 7:00 p.m.  The creativity and work involved in getting these bands where they are today in time for the competitions is something to be applauded.  For Northeastern, their hardest work really begins following the Archway Classic when band camp starts next week.

Lisa Savage is excited to be able to help at band camp this year for her children’s band, but expects it to involve a lot of hard work for the kids.

She shared that most bands, including theirs, probably started practicing in May, but again the weather has put them all behind schedule.

Let’s get out this Saturday and support these bands and all their hard work at the Centerville Archway Classic!  The next band competition will be the Jay County Lions Contest on July 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Portland.  On August 1, 2015 you can catch the bands in Winchester at the Drums at Winchester competition, at 7:00 p.m.

Good luck to all the Wayne County Bands!

Note: State Fair Band day is August 8, 2015 with the line up of: Northeastern starting at number 11, Lincoln at 20, Richmond at number 29, Centerville at 30, and Hagerstown at 40.

 

This Weekend: Wild Wheels 4 Wernle

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Jimmy Sparks Band Coming Friday Night

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend AND something that supports a great organization?  Then you will want to head out to the Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds for the Wild Wheels 4 Wernle event.

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Starting Friday, July 17 at 8:00 the Jimmy Sparks Band will kick off a weekend of events.  Cost for the concert is 10.00 for tickets purchased in advance and 15.00 at the concert. (tickets can be purchased at the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps League, Berties Music Bar or Patio at the Ribeye).

Saturday is filled with events, and many are free to watch with a gate entry fee of 5.00 per vehicle.  The day includes a car and bike show in the Kuhlman Center at noon, a motorcycle rodeo at 2:00 p.m. and a mud bug by the 4H Fair committee at 7:00 p.m.  An addition to the schedule is the lawn mower derby (with speeds up to 60-70 mph) and demo derby at 3:00 p.m.  Of course food and other vendors will be available throughout the fairgrounds.

Dire Skates & Lipstick

Saturday night, the local Dire Skates derby ladies will take on the Sandusky Roller girls at 5:00 p.m., followed by a concert by Lipstick.  See below for more details or visit the facebook event page at Wild Wheels for Wernle 2015.

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Phillip Fox Band Coming to the Wayne County 4H Fair

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by Karole Passmore, GWC

phillip fox bandEvery year the 4H Fair organizers bring great shows to the annual fair, and this year is no exception.  You can enjoy a FREE concert by the Phillip Fox Band on June 26 at 7:30 p.m., at the Wayne County Fair on the Free Stage.

“For us it’s about the music first” explains front man, Phillip Fox. “Our favorite songs and artists are timeless. It’s great music that transcends scenes, fads, and production trends. We’re not really paying attention to what’s popular at the moment or what will get played on the radio and we hope that comes as a breath of fresh air in our music.” (quote from Phillip Fox Band.com)

Enjoy the bands trademark sounthern rock sound all for free at the Fair!

Stay tuned for information about more great concerts and shows coming to the Wayne County 4H Fair this year, at GoWayneCounty.com. (live reporting and pictures from the Fair can also be found on the Go Wayne County Facebook page the week of the Fair).

A Fun Mosaic Project At MRL

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You can participate in creating a piece of art for The Love of Richmond.  See below for more details:

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Save the Date – Viking Fest Coming!

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vikingsFestNoble Order Brewing will be hosting their annual Viking Fest with live Celtic music, specialty food, time period vendor, Viking battles and more! Free admission.

DATE: June 13th

TIME: 3:00-10:00 p.m.

PLACE: 3415 National Rd W, Richmond, IN 47374 (JJWinery)

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!!

 

“Kids First” Benefit to Support Kids In Our Community

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Want to help kids in our community?  Here is a wonderful opportunity to support two great programs that feed kids in significant ways.  And you can enjoy a lovely meal in the process.  See below for details and how to get tickets to support Kids First.

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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

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

MRL  International Festival at MRL - April 11 2015

Satchmo Tribute to Benefit Local Non-Profits

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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.

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

FASFA Application Assistance

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FASFA Application Assistance

Celebrity Chili Cook-0ff January 30, 2015

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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

 

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

Hagerstown Hometown Christmas December 6, 2014

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Hagerstown Hometown Christmas

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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.

Halloween Events In Wayne County October 31

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haunted houseThis is perhaps scheduled to be the busiest Halloween day on record!  It probably helps that the 31st falls on a Friday this year, but regardless the reason for the heightened festivities, events will be happening all over Wayne County.

Along with all the regular Wayne County trick or treat schedules, in Cambridge City there will be a Halloween party at the “Stage Door” with games, snacks, face painting and more — from 8 p.m to midnight.  Cost is 3.00 in costumes or 5.00/person without a costume.  (this is a hint to wear a costume)

Also in Cambridge City there will be a Trunk or Treat at the Cambridge City Christian Church, from 6-8 p.m. on Church and Foote Street.  Prizes, treats, candy and more will be the safe alternative for kids at this site.

Centerville Elementary will be home to the annual Lions Club Halloween party in the gym with games, prizes and more, during trick or treat hours on Friday, October 31.

In Richmond, the annual Halloween Cancer walk will be taking place with sign up at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 65.  The walk starts at 7:00 and is 10.00 per walker. All proceeds will go towards Cancer aid and research.

There are other trunk or treat events at area churches in Richmond, including the Presbyterian Church on A Street, during trick or treat hours. (if you have an event to share, please comment below).

Safety tips:

  • Please watch out for the little ghouls as they cross streets
  • Add reflective tape to your kids costumes
  • Check all candy before letting your child dive in
  • Have kids stay on sidewalks whenever possible
  • If you are giving out non-food treats, please post a sign so families know that their kids with allergies can also enjoy a treat
  • Only go to houses with a front porch light on
  • Make sure an adult or older child is with young children
  • Make sure kids have a clear view of the ground from their mask/costume

 Have a safe & Happy Halloween!

From the staff of GoWayneCounty.com

 

 

Buy A Bowl Feed A Friend: Empty Bowls Coming!

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empty bowls flyer with IUE logo

Calling All Writers and Poets!

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If you create inspirational poetry and would love to see your masterpiece in print, you will be interested in the contest below offered by Morrisson Reeves Library.  (Being a Wayne County enthusiast can’t hurt either).  Good luck!

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