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Wayne County Artists

Long a center for education and creativity, Wayne County, Indiana has produced many nationally recognized artists. Begin your exploration of these artists on our website, the Richmond Art Museum's Richmond Group section or pick up the book, The Richmond Group Artists by local author, Shaun Dingwerth.

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Summer Recreation Guide

The Richmond Parks and Recreation 2015 Summer Recreation Guide is now available. Don't miss any of the fun movies, special events, youth camps, and sports programs. The guide also features information on pool and golf programs, senior activities, boating at Middlefork Reservoir as well as facility rentals.

Photo: May Pole Dance at Earlham College, circa 1906

May Day

May Day was once a huge social celebration at Earlham College, welcoming spring with an Olde English theme. Though not celebrated for many years, past celebrations live on in the Earlham College archive photos. Early settlers celebrated May Day with small baskets of flowers or treats left anonymously on doorsteps.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Book Talk and Author Signing: Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places and RHS graduate will be in Richmond on Tuesday, April 28th. If you'd like to have your book signed by the author, you can meet her at the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. She'll also be giving a talk and signing books at Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North Sixth Street, Richmond between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Children's Day / Día del Niño at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, May 2nd

Reading sessionAs part of AMIGOS' effort to promote understanding, learning and cooperation across cultures, they will celebrate Día del Niño or Children's Day at the Boys & Girls Club, 1717 South L Street, Richmond on Saturday, May 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. The celebration will include special activities for kids offered by many community non-profits. Information about health and wellness will be provided and many children's books. There will also be a demonstration of the new USTA tennis program for children that Amigos plans to offer this summer. Zumba instructors, jugglers, clowns, balloon figures, performers will all be present to entertain and encourage participation. Children will take part in soccer and basketball activities led by local high school athletes.

The Amigos' Super Sibling Bilingual high school children's book readers will engage children by reading bilingual books and having them act out different parts of the book, showing how being able to read two languages is an important lifelong skill. Many free books will be given to children who participate in the reading groups. This is a FREE event! For more information, call 765.993.7238.

What's Your Positive Vision for Richmond?

Graphic: T-Shirt w/Love of Cities Cover ArtDesign a positive image of your vision with a slogan for Richmond and you could win $300! The public is invited to submit their own creative t-shirt designs that will help re-brand Richmond as a lovable city! This contest was inspired by Author Peter Kageyama, who wrote "For the Love of Cities " and "Love Where You Live ". In fact, Peter has agreed to be on the judges panel! Contest details are available on Facebook or at the Richmond Art Museum, 350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond. For more information, call 765.939.0888. Entry deadline is June 5, 2015.

Vote Centers Open This Week!

Graphic: Vote Check MarkVote Centers will be open for early voting April 27-May 2nd at the vote centers as well as on Primary Election Day on Tuesday, May 5th. On the Palladium-Item's website, you can review both the Republican and Democrat candidates for the office of Mayor of the City of Richmond.

Richmond Neighborhood Spring Cleanup

Graphic: Neighborhood Cleanup MapRichmond residents may download the neighborhood spring cleanup map which displays the neighborhoods and the timetable for pickup of yard waste and large household objects. Items destined for the landfill should be placed in the area where residents normally put their trash and it will be picked up on the dates noted on the map. The Citywide cleanup is scheduled for April 18th. Visit RichmondIndiana.gov for additional information on trash and recycling pickup.

Spring Migration Bird Hike - Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m.

Grey Bird in the Mullberry BushOn Tuesdays from now until May 26th, join Jim Seany and Ron Williams at 7:00 a.m. at Cope Environmental Center for a hike to see and learn about birds of Indiana and those who are just passing through during the spring migration. No birding experience needed. Free! For more information, call 765.855.3188.


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Did You Know?

Rich Mullins, Christian songwriter, recording artist and winner of Artist of the Year at the 1998 Dove Awards, graduated from Northeastern High School in Fountain City in 1974.