Jun 10

Music Short: Richmond Jazz

By Jack Humphrey | Richmond

Jazz at Tom’s NY Deli in Richmond, Indiana A short take at the start of the jam at Tom’s with Aaron Nell on trumpet, Martin Tinker-Hess on sax, and Randy Baker on guitar. Also in the group: Jim McKinney on trombone, Darrell Jensen on drums, Stanley Mélson on bass.

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Jun 07

Dutch Acres Organic Dairy Farm Tour

By Jack Humphrey | Fountain City , wayne-county

Start: Jun 18 2009 – 5:30pm End: Jun 18 2009 – 6:30pm The annual Chamber Farm Tour will be of Dutch Acres Organic Dairy Farm, 1648 Pleasant Plain Road, Fountain City, IN., Thursday, June 18, 2009, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about: * The milking process * Calves and selective breeding through * Artificial insemination * Natural compost bedding barns * Feeding and field rotation * Water retention pond and filtration system Make bus and/or dinner reservations @ 962-1511 or email kellyh@rwchamber.org by June 15. Dinner reservations required. Seating and parking are limited. Bus leaves the Chamber at 5:00 p.m. Additional pick up @ Fountain City Wesleyan Church.

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May 06

Bicycle Indiana Celebrates Bike-to-Work Day on May 15

By Jack Humphrey | wayne-county

Bicycle Indiana Celebrates Bike-to-Work Day on May 15 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Bicycle Indiana is preparing for Bike-to-Work Day on May 15 by organizing routes and meeting places across the state that allow cyclists to link up and safely commute to work. Bicycle Indiana will help promote more than 40 different bicycle-related rides, races and events throughout Indiana during the week of May 11-17—a week proclaimed by Governor Mitch Daniels as Indiana Bike Week. Employers in many cities can field teams to participate in the bike-to-work corporate challenge—a friendly competition designed to reward company teams for riding the most total miles.

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May 05

Yoga in Nature at Cope Environmental Center

By Jack Humphrey | Centerville , wayne-county

Cope Environmental Center will offer yoga classes every Wednesday May 6 – August 26 from 5:30 – 6:30. Classes will be taught by Stephen Johnson. Stephen has been involved in sports and fitness training throughout his whole life. He completed his Yoga teacher training through CITYOGA in Indianapolis. The class is open to all levels of yoga experience. Classes will be held in tranquil outdoor settings. In the event of rain, classes will be held inside the education center. Yoga is a wonderful practice to invite peace to the mind, body and spirit. Come reconnect with nature and yourself. Reap the benefits of balance, calmness, and wellness. Pre-registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

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Apr 21

Buy garlic, save farmland!

By Jack Humphrey | wayne-county

Earlham alumni Dan Hobbs and Allison Kinsey have an opportunity for you to be part of protecting the Earth this Earth Day! Dan has been a top-notch organic farmer and leader of various sustainable agricultural nonprofit organizations for the last 20 years. He’s trying to protect prime farmland from development by buying the family farm adjacent to his farm to keep it in active agricultural use. Dan and Allison are funding the land acquisition by selling shares of their exceptional organic heirloom garlic. The farm grows several stunning varieties–Music Pink (try it for the name alone!) Romanian Red, etc. They’re asking folks to buy a 3-year share or 1/2 share, which means you’ll be shipped a mix of all the varieties they grow each year.

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Apr 12

The Gas Works Project Presentation

By Jack Humphrey | Richmond , wayne-county

Start: Apr 16 2009 – 6:00pm End: Apr 16 2009 – 7:00pm You are cordially invited to see and respond to a possible use for the Historic Richmond Gas Works Building. The Gas Works Project: Thesis Presentation by Gregory Dowell Student of Architecture Ball State University Thursday, April 16th, 6pm to 7pm in the Conference Room at the Leland Residence, 900 South ‘A’ Street, Richmond, Indiana. The Public is Invited. This Event is Free of Charge. Light refreshments will be Provided. Community Comments will be Welcomed Presentation Sponsored by Richmond Art Works and The Leland Residence. Questions please contact jim@richmondartworks.com.

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