An Amazing Weekend With So Many Options For Fun In Wayne County

Do you like live music?  How about magic?  Want to take in a live musical by local actors and vocalists?   Do you have a child who loves the American Girl Dolls? You can enjoy all these and more this weekend.

To get a full run-down you can visit our calendar.  But here are some of the highlights:

Live Music: 

e street pubTonight

Little Sheba’s will host “The Singing Fireman” Brian Benedict at 6:30 p.m.

Moment’s Notice will be playing at Common Grounds Coffee House at 7:00 p.m. (jazz)

Tomorrow Night:

Little Sheba’s will host Sean Lamb at 6:30 p.m.

E Street Pub will feature “So Sayeth” & Jawspread starting at 8:00 p.m.


travis sims magicianTomorrow at 4th Floor Blues as part of the InConcert series magician Travis Sims of “Extreme Entertainment” will entertain both children and adults.  For children there are two shows at 3:30 and 5:30.  Tickets are 5.00 for the kids shows.  And then for the adults you can get tickets for shows following in the evening.  Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets for the adult show are 15.00.  A local magician will perform prior to Drew’s appearance.  Food will be available for the kids shows and an open bar for the adults later at the evening show.  Contact Maria Mitrione’s for more information.  Proceeds benefit 11 non-profits in Wayne County.

Live Theatre:

beauty and the beastBeauty And The Beast by the RHS Players both Saturday night and Sunday.  See poster for more information.

American Girl: Kit Kittridge

On Saturday, at the Centerville Public Library, you can make someone very happy by taking them to see a program that is centered around one of the favorite American Girl Dolls and her life.  This event is from 2-4 p.m. and free to the public.


Oktoberfest 2011 A Blast With Tricycle Races, Live Music & More!

Enjoying Oktoberfest 2011

Oktoberfest 2011 In The Depot District

This year’s Octoberfest did not disappoint as it was bigger and better than last year!  There was something for everyone from live music, delicious foods of all kinds, face painting, fresh baked goods, German foods cheesecake….and so much more!

The crowd gathered as the tricycle races began with teams competing for over 150.00 worth of gift  certificates from area merchants.  (see video below)  After several “heats” the overall champions of the day were the Johnson Boys team.

Two stages of live music played throughout the day, one in front of Steve Terzini’s Little Shebas and another stage in the beer garden by Joe’s Pizza.  (See more videos of live music at our Go Wayne County youtube site).

Kids enjoyed the bouncers throughout the fest as well as yummy soft ice cream and cotton candy- there were even hot apple dumplings.

The "Johnson Boys" team congratulate each other on winning the Tricycle Race

If you missed Oktoberfest this year

– no worries it will be back next year at the same time.  It gets better every year, thanks to all the sponsors and people who help organize this event.

For many more pictures of Oktoberfest visit our Go Wayne County facebook site.

Get Your GoWayneCounty Print Edition- Hot Off The Presses!

First Edition Of GWC In Print 2010

The May-June edition of GWC is going out to hot spots all over Wayne County this weekend.  This is an exciting issue with the front page focused on things for your kids to do this summer, and a new 2-sided full page insert of the schedule for the 2011 4H Fair! (Created by GoWayneCounty).  Continue to check in with for updates to both the summer activities and the Fair.  We will be covering the Fair live this year again- so mark your calendars for June 18-25th and come by and see us!

Here are some of the hot spots where you can pick up a copy of GWC:

  • Mitrione’s
  • Mancino’s
  • Morrison Reeves Library
  • Orchelan’s Farm Store (West side Richmond)
  • Centerville Library
  • Wayne County Visitor’s Bureau
  • 5th Street Bagel Shop
  • Wayne County Visitor’s Center
  • Hayes Arboretum
  • Yellow Kitty Salon
  • Joe’s Pizza
  • Cambridge City Library
  • 4H Fairgrounds: Fair office & Kuhlman Center
  • Wayne County Museum
  • Cope Environmental Center

And many more!  GWC will be in about 60 locations in Wayne County once they are fully distributed.  So look for your FREE copy this weekend.  If you are a business and would like exposure to all of Wayne County- give us a holler by clicking on “advertising” at  We have many ways of getting your name out there to fit your budget.

March is Red Cross Month…Eat To Support On Tuesday March 15th


Clara Barton, Founder of The American Red Cross

March is Red Cross month.  You can help support our local Red Cross chapter by eating at Little Shebas (click to see their menu) on Tuesday, March 15th. They will donate 10% of the sales for the entire day to the Red Cross.

According to the Wayne/Union Red Cross site, “Every day, emergencies happen.  Your Wayne/Union County Chapter of the American Red Cross is staffed with caring professionals who are dedicated to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.”

Aftermath of Earthquake In Japan

The Red Cross is an international organization with local chapters all over America as well as other countries including Japan.  The American Red Cross is working with the Japanese Red Cross to help in any way that they can with the 8.9 magnitude earthquake devastation which occurred last week.

Monies raised for the event locally will remain in the local Red Cross chapter for Wayne and Union Counties.  However if you would also like to give to the relief fund for the earthquake in Japan you can go to the site for the American Red Cross which has a secured donation program.

Hope to see you at Sheba’s tomorrow for lunch or dinner.  Little Sheba’s is a locally owned and operated business making a difference in our community.

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Calling All Crossword Puzzle Enthusiasts!

Information Submitted By Rachel Hughes For Wayne Count Literacy:

Wayne County Literacy Coalition Announces New Fundraiser

The Wayne County Literacy Coalition (WCLC) will host their first annual crossword puzzle tournament at Little Sheba’s restaurant on Tuesday, March 8th from 6:00-8:00pm.

Tickets for the event, which includes dinner, are $50.00 for a team of two and can be purchased by calling 765-966-8294 ext. 106 or by emailing

The Wayne County Literacy Coalition, Inc. (WCLC) is a non-profit organization providing free individual tutoring to adults in the Wayne County, Indiana area. Housed within Morrisson Reeves Library, the coalition promotes adult literacy within the Wayne County area by educating the public about the need for adult literacy programs, recruiting and training volunteers, providing learners with individualized tutoring, and raising money to further support these efforts.

The services provided by the Wayne County Literacy Coalition are much needed

In the United States, 14% of people over the age 16 cannot read well enough to understand a newspaper story written at the 8th grade level or fill out a job application.

Adults need strong literacy skills…

  • … to raise children who  have strong literacy skills,
  • …to be good employees,
  • …to keep themselves and their families healthy,
  • …to be active in their communities,
  • …to advocate for themselves and avoid human rights abuse, and
  • …to avoid crime.

There will be three rounds of play with prizes being awarded to the winning team of each round and the overall winning team. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds from this fundraiser benefitting the Wayne County Literacy Coalition.

For more information, please email .

Note*  We have some pretty intensely competitive cross word puzzlers (?) in our family that will be thrilled to read about this.  But watch out if they compete they can get pretty rowdy.  We hope many people turn out for this very worthy fundraiser.  As a past volunteer for the America Reads Program-literacy is very dear to my heart and so important for our future generations.  So sign up!  And look out for the competition!

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Live Music, Good Food & Shops In The Depot District, Richmond IN

Holidays In The Depot District

In the past when we ran through the checklist of locally owned restaurants that are open in the evening, we used to be frustrated with the few choices.

But last week we had three great experiences in the Depot District in Richmond.  Earlier in the week we went to our old favorite, Joe’s Pizza, to have the pizza and salad buffet.  The pizza is always fresh with a large variety on the bar (my favorites are the spinach and vegetable pizzas).  They also carry specialty pizzas and sandwiches that you can order separate from the bar.  We have enjoyed Friday nights there listening to pianist Carol Lou and friends, playing old time favorites.

After our meal at Joe’s we walked down to Parker’s General Store (Mitrione’s) and picked out some yummy desserts and also got some Christmas shopping done.  Besides adding hot foods and a salad bar along with a new soda pop fountain with sodas, sundaes and other yummy treats, they also carry unique gift and food items.  If you are in the market for old fashioned toys or special wines, they carry those and much more.

And on Friday night we went back to the Depot District to eat at Little Sheba’s, one of three restaurants in the Depot District open in the evenings.  I enjoyed a veggie burger on flat bread and later we shared a slice of cheesecake.  While we ate we listened to the live music of Randy Baker, his son Brian on guitar and professional bass guitar player Bill.    Owner of Little Sheba’s, Steve Terzini, said that they incorporate live music on weekends and that Baker and friends are a regular there at least once a month. (see video below)

Shops open later for the holiday season…

Not only are there great places to eat, but there are shops open later for the holiday season.  Across the street from Little Sheba’s you will find Richmond Furniture Gallery open and ready for business.  Right next to Sheba’s is The Good Life Emporium has natural cotton t-shirts, jackets, mugs and more.  One idea is to go early to shop at stores, like the Railroad Store and antique shops, that close at 6:00 and then have dinner after.

In the video below you can see and hear Randy Baker and friends.  (Little Sheba’s was packed last Friday so you will also hear the background noise of people having a great time).  Enjoy the video and remember the next time you are looking for a great food experience in the evening–check out one of the restaurants at the Depot District in Richmond IN.