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.
Satchmo reborn – Louis Armstrong Tribute Band
Mar 14, 2015: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
4th Floor Blues: InConcert Series
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.
Dean 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.
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:
Public Relations Coordinator and Webmaster
Morrisson-Reeves Library 80 North 6th Street Richmond, Indiana 47374
The 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
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
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.
This 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).
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
If you are like us…we just love a good festival. And the annual Oktoberfest in the Depot District never disappoints! Packed with great German food and drinks in the beer garden, live music, activities for the kids at Richmond Furniture Gallery and so much more.
The members of the Depot group really know how to organize a great festival that gets bigger every year. (We even have family coming from out of town to enjoy the experience). So pass the word…it’s tomorrow!
Moving Sale…Bon Voyage!
So one of the nicer things about having a family-run website is that we get to post things like this.
I’ve written for the site for about four years now and have posted over 600 blog posts and have never thought of promoting something personal. But I just remembered–we can do that.
We’d like to ask you all to support our wonderful niece and great niece in their long awaited dream which is now a reality–moving to California. Kaitlin is graduating from the radiology program at Reid this week and in just a couple of weeks will be heading for California.
We are so proud of all her hard work and dedication towards her education and her plans to move. She must have been born a “California girl” because after her first visit there –it was in her blood. And then meeting her fiancé was a bonus. We do have a lot to offer here in Wayne County, but for those like Kaitlin who long for the ocean and sun–it’s a great fit.
This Sunday is a big Moving Sale to help them along their way and to lighten their load (they are packing all they need in a car). So if you want some great deals on furniture, clothes, books, lamps, just about anything–you won’t want to miss this sale!
And you’ll be helping with a great adventure that has been a long time in coming for Kaitlin and Ella (and Christopher). The sale is at 3585 Pleasant View Rd, this Sunday from 1-3 p.m.(also the address of Yellow Kitty Hair Salon–another family plug). We hope to see you there from 1-3 p.m. and make sure you congratulate our girl on a job well done!
This weekend crowds will gather at Richmond Civic Theatre to celebrate their 500th show and to enjoy the cast and characters from Shrek the musical.
By all reports through social media, tickets are selling out fast. So be sure to order your tickets online or you can visit the box office. (box office hours are: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm).
The excitement is mounting for opening night which is tomorrow, August 15, 2014. The show will run for two weekends, with matinees on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Ryan Shaw, who will play the part of Shrek, has had a pivotal role as well in making this a community event. Shrektacular was a big hit with kids and adults and was a great way to celebrate such a momentous occasion. Cast members entertained crowds with songs from the show in their bright green Shrek t-shirts, and kids walked around with green Shrek ears.
Ryan shared that he is thrilled to have gotten this role, and after 14 years in Civic Theatre and dozens of shows Shaw adds that “Shrek is becoming my favorite show.”
Other members of the cast include Jeremy Williams, who will play Shrek’s sidekick “Donkey”, and Regina Branigan who will portray Fiona. There will also be several children playing parts including Emerson Cozart who will be the Gingerbread Man.
With all the great talent from acting to professional make-up artists and backstage crews, this is bound to be a very special performance. Break a leg! To all the cast and crew. We can’t wait!
is an awards ceremony which honors people at four levels (national, local, alumni and philanthropist) who have made a significant positive impact on the lives of youth.
Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders
This year’s national honoree is Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders. The first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy, Brown has helped over 5 million children as a mentor and educator. “In 1995, Brown became the National Chairman of Athletes & Entertainers for Kids and the related 9-1-1 for Kids.” These efforts have helped children and teens through mentoring and educational programs.
In addition to the awards ceremony, Catalyst includes both a dinner and auction on September 25, 2014, 5:30-9:00pm at Forest Hills Country Club. The cost is $100 for individuals $700 for a table of eight. For reservations call 765-939-4565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit Wernle Children’s Home in Richmond IN.