The InConcert Series At The 4th Floor Blues Club- New Years Party
will offer live music and entertainment at the 4th Floor Blues Club tonight. Featured musicians are: Gil Puckett as well as the Jonny Hazard Band. Doors open at 7:00 pm, tickets are 25.00 each which includes a buffet and champaigne toast. Proceeds for this event help to support 12 non-profits in Wayne County. Tickets can be purchased at Joe’s Pizza, Little Sheba’s, Wayne County Tourism or any of the non-profits supported by the InConcert Series.
New Year’s Eve At The Holiday Inn- Update: Cancelled (see details)
Moment’s Notice, a local jazz group favorite, will play live this evening at the new HolidayInn. From 6-9 a prime rib buffet will be served and from 9-12 p.m. will be an open bar. There will also be a champaigne toast at midnight. For reservations you can call: 765-488-1975. ***This event has been cancelled due to a low number of reservations. However, they will be serving a regular meal from 6-11 p.m. and people are welcome to come and stay the night – no reservations needed for the dinner. Live music will not be available.
Ring In The New Year With a ’60s bash at the VFW Kirk Little Post
New Year’s Eve Bowling Parties At 40 Bowl
Tonight you can reserve a lane for your family from 6- 8 p.m. with a 59.99 package which includes 2 pizzas, refillable soft drinks, 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and more. Must call ahead or go in to reserve your spot. Arrival time is 5:30 p.m.
Later, the older crowd can enjoy a late night bowling party starting at 9:00 p.m. Reservations are not needed but will be on a first come basis. Cost is per person.
Staying In Tonight?: Joe’s Pizza Has A Dish For Your Party
Joe’s will be closing at 3:00 p.m. today, but will have dishes available for your party at home. Offerings include their signature Calzones, Roscoe’s Rescue, pizzas & more! Call in or drive by for some yummy additions to your party tonight.
Visit any of your locally owned cafes and restaurants to pick up dishes for your party while buying local and supporting our shop owners.
Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve!
News Release: Earlham College
combines classical music and improvisation with a rhythmic Latin energy during a concert on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Earlham College.
The Artist and Lecture Series event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter Hall’s Goddard Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted and expanded audience around the world.
During the first half of the concert, Montero performs Brahms and Liszt and continues after intermission with improvisations on themes suggested by the audience.
Montero says improvisation is the most natural and spontaneous way she has of connecting with her audiences.
“Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity,” according to a New York Times reviewer.
For more information you can contact the Earlham College Box office or Earlham College Events. Another great opportunity for cultural events brought to you by Earlham College.
Yet another reason to visit the historic Depot District in Richmond. Roscoe’s, the new Coffee Bar & Taproom, is now open and their hours are great.
Open Tuesday & Wednesday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Thursday & Friday 7 a.m. – midnight with Saturday hours 8 a.m. – midnight, this is the place to go when you want a unique experience for families and adults alike.
Tonight we enjoyed Panini sandwiches with names like : The Edward Mueler, The Mediterranean and the Grilled Cheese Panini. They were delicious. We also tried some of the many varieties of coffees: decaf cappucino with sugar free chocolate syrup, and a caramel macchiato. Others with us tried a spiced apple cider and hot chocolate.
The ambiance, as you can see from the pictures, is comfortable and inviting with original brick walls, wood floors and retro couches in the back. The staff are warm and inviting and all in all a lovely experience.
Roscoe’s holds some unique bits of history as well. Owner Mike Widau shared with us that the writing on the brick walls lists the names of some of the original business men in the area. Names include “Law” which is a family whose historic home is located just up the street from Roscoe’s as well as Alfred Toolege who was an important icon in the community. Steve Martin, historian, helped to research the names on the walls and how they related to the Richmond area, from 1884.
The building that houses the coffee bar was the home of Benjamin Starr’s first business manufacturing stoves. In the basement, shares Widau, are over 1000 pairs of shoes that date back to the 1960′s, which give us a clue as to other businesses that have occupied the building over the years.
Mike and Terry Widau who returned to this area after some time away, are very happy with the response they have gotten from the community since opening on Tuesday. Mike shared that Roscoe’s has been bustling since opening, surpassing their expectations for the first week. He said their new venture was “born out of us getting to know our neighbors and the community.” And what better way than to invite people in for a good cup of coffee and a chat over a variety of good foods. They are particularly interested as well in creating a welcoming option for the Earlham community which sometimes stays up after 6 p.m.
Starting October 15th, Roscoe’s will also offer micro brew beers including the local Boswell Brewery varieties. Jordan, their Barista, is lining up live music which will soon be a feature of the coffee bar and taproom.
The Depot District is the place to be for those wanting the uniqueness of “big city” offerings within the borders of this quaint small town. Roscoe’s Coffee Bar & Grill is a great addition to the area and a much needed option. We wish them well. Visit soon, you’ll be glad you did.
There is so much going on…it must be September in Wayne County. You won’t want to miss a thing! Here’s what is on the menu:
All day Saturday and Sunday with vendors, art, crafts, antiques, food & fun for the kids and on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. the big PARADE!
Come out and spend the day, you’ll be glad you did. (And get a head start on those Christmas gifts too).
Buggy rides, live music, explore the museum, art and crafts from the past and present, live theatre, and much much more! Entry fee. Saturday 10- 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 – 4 p.m.
In The Gorge: Starr Gennett Music Festival
Music all day Saturday with the annual duck races, vendors and fun for the kids. Daytime live bands are free in the old Starr Gennett building in the Gorge.
Live bands include: Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio.
Looking for something to do tonight and tomorrow night with family and friends? Check out these two opportunities brought to you by the Richmond Parks Department. Both are free. Both are fun. And both are on nice cool nights. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy live music tonight and a movie tomorrow night. (Donations for the Puss & Boots movie will go to support HELP the Animals)
Another weekend of rock bands from the area is kicking into gear starting Friday, August 3rd at Rocking The Gorge!
Rocking the Gorge is a live music celebration in the old piano factory in the Whitewater Gorge. The event is the main fundraiser for Rose City BMX, which helps give local kids something positive and healthy to do in Richmond. Rose City BMX uses proceeds from Rocking the Gorge for equipment and materials costs each year.
This year promises a rare treat with the “KISS Army” coming to town. This tribute band is like watching KISS perform in their heyday!
Rocking The Gorge Resources
|FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD
6:00-4ever Loud (Profile)
7:00-Jasper the Colossal (Profile)
8:00-8 Ways from Nothing (Profile)
|SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH
1:00-Achilles Tenderloin (Profile)
4:00-Sybils Children (Profile)
6:00-Nathan Ball and The Revival
Rocking The Gorge 2012 Sponsors
Without the following sponsors, Rose City BMX and Rocking The Gorge would not be possible!
Please visit and support the following local businesses for all they do for the Richmond, greater Wayne County community!
A live concert and fireworks??!! Yes it’s true at your own Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds. Look below for a video of Pork McElhinny.
Every year the Fair planners bring great music to the Tom Raper RV’s Free Stage. This year is no exception. Tonight is the returning favorite Savannah Jack, playing at 7:30 p.m. Great music and a fun time!
The other night we enjoyed the music of Seth Cook, member of the Cook & Belle band which will be at Roosevelt Hill this year, August 3rd. Seth is a great talent on his own as well as you can see in the video below.
Coming up on Friday will be Pork McElhinney strumming and singing- a real treat. Be sure to visit the fairgrounds to see one of these great concerts that are offered FREE at the 4H Fair.
Reporting From the Fairgrounds:
“We are just days away from the 2012 Fair… are your taste buds starting to crave all those good Fair foods? Just a little sample of what to try:
Our newest treat is Wick’s Pie’s sugar creme, peanut butter, or pecan pie dipped in funnel cake batter and deep fried. So check out Pie in the Sky.
Now that your thinking food we also have BBQ, fried veggies, lemon shake ups, Mexican, subs, pizza, funnel cakes, elephant ears, Italian sausage and more.
The Food Shack at the track will also have Pork Chops on Derby night. Back at the livestock show ring there is usually some kind of meat on the grill. Check out our website www.wayneco4hfair.com click the vendors tab to see why will be there and what they serve.”
You know you’ve been thinking about Fair food since last summer’s 4H Fair! See you at the Fair.
Another great opportunity to enjoy live music on the Tom Raper RV free stage at the Wayne County 4H Fair: George ‘Pork’ McElhinny will play live on June 29th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
“George ‘Pork’ McElhinny is not just a great singer…he is also a great songwriter and an amazing world class guitarist. When Pork takes the stage he puts his heart and soul into every song he sings. He has the magical ability to draw the audience into the show and make every song come to life. When he leaves the stage Pork takes the love and adoration of his audience with him. Most of Pork’s shows are simply the man and his guitar. But when the voice and the music burst forth, the audience is astounded and amazed by the sheer magnitude of the one man experience.” (George ‘Pork’ McElhinny website).
Be sure to mark this one on your calendar…it will be a great show and it’s also FREE. Stay tuned for more event information here on GoWayneCounty.com, for the Wayne County 4H Fair which starts June 23rd!! Yes Fair Food is coming people…embrace it!
“The band formed in 2004 and has toured both nationally and abroad- ever since performing more than 120 shows a year. Savannah Jack possesses the tightest harmony of any group to come along in recent memory.” (SavannahJack.com)
Many will be happy to know that they are returning to engage the crowds for a fun and talent filled evening of music. Last year the group even created a song for the donut truck behind the stands which all enjoyed. (see video below of their performance in 2011).
Savannah Jack’s resume includes “opening arena dates for John Fogerty, Vince Gill, and the legendary Kenny Rogers, Savannah Jack has honed their skills as outstanding live entertainers who captivate audiences from the very first note.”
This is a FREE event on the Tom Raper RV’s stage and will be one you will want to mark on your calendar. It is family friendly….and we can hardly wait to see them again!
For a full schedule of events pick up a copy of the print edition of GoWayneCounty at local businesses in Wayne County which includes an insert of the Wayne County 4H Schedule for 2012. Joe’s Pizza, Mancino’s, Mitrione’s, Morrison Reeves Library are just a few of the places that carry the special Fair edition.
Many were moved throughout the day yesterday- moved to laughter and tears. As volunteers from many businesses and organizations walked the track in the hot sun, children played games and got their faces painted. People gathered and shared memories of loved ones, and experiences of surviving the disease we all decided we hate- cancer.
The video below of fireworks with a live Christian band in the background, was a particularly poignant way to end the day–a celebration of the lives of many who still fight to find a cure and the ones who have gone on after a long battle. For more pictures of Relay For Life you can visit our Facebook site at Go Wayne County.