• Spring Planting Spring Planting
  • Preparing for Commencement Preparing for Commencement Earlham College Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 7th.
  • Indiana Primary - May 3rd Indiana Primary - May 3rd Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.



Photo: Mona Lisa Salon Building

Downtown Walking Tour

In 2011, downtown Richmond was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy a stroll through the heart of the city with the "Historic Architecture Downtown Richmond: A Walking Tour" opened up in your phone to learn about our beautiful historic buildings.

Graphic: Wayne, the Bison


The United Way of the Whitewater Valley invites you to help decorate Wayne the Bison to celebrate Indiana's "Bison-tennial". Download the bison template and rules for this fun public art project. Submissions are due May 13th, so don't dally!

Photo: Voting Machines

Primary Voting

The Indiana Primary takes place on the first Tuesday in May. On May 3rd, the polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Vote Center locations and addresses are available online. After the polls close, local results are posted on the County Clerk's website.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

ALL-IN Block Party - Saturday, May 7th

Graphic: Wayne County Block PartyWayne County Cultural Atlas will host an ALL-IN Block Party on Saturday, May 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to encourage the community to complete fun challenges while learning about Wayne County, listening to live music and eating tasty local food. Help us to connect with each other and make Wayne County an even better place to live! Upon arrival, all participants will receive a scorecard. Visit the tables of participating Wayne County businesses to complete the ALL-IN challenges and mark them off the scorecard. Then, enter your completed card for a prize drawing at the end of the party! Also during the Block Party, make sure to check out the Cultural Atlas display to see the Cultural Trail and a prototype of the markers that will be used along the trail.

Make a Mother's Day Craft at Centerville Library - May 4th

Centerville Public LibraryYoungsters (ages 3+) are invited to stop by the Centerville Library after school at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4th to make a craft for Mom. Free! For more information, call 765.885.5223.

"Soul to Sole" Performance at Earlham College on Friday, May 6

Gospel RevelationsGospel Revelations Choir will offer a medley of gospel music, then the Earlham dance organization, Dance Alloy will take the stage with dance routines in this commencement celebration performance of "Soul to Sole". Free. See "Soul to Sole" at Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6th. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

Fairy Cupcakes & Canvas - Hayes Arboretum, Saturday, May 6th

Fairy cupcakeFairies are renowned for their creative powers, and Hayes Arboretum hopes to harness some of their fantastical energy for Cupcakes and Canvas. All little fairies of Wayne County are invited for an evening of painting a Fairy Friend. Canvasses, paint, and paintbrushes will be provided for all who attend. Of course, fairies need their energy, and so there will be cupcakes at hand as well. Registration is required, $20 per participant. Call Hayes Arboretum at 765-962-3745 to reserve your space.

Leadercast - The World's Largest One-Day Leadership Event

Graphic: Leadercast FlyerIvy Tech Community College is hosting the first Leadercast event to be held in Wayne County on May 20th. Leadercast 2016 is entitled "Architects of Tomorrow" and will feature a full day of inspiring speakers focused on what it means to be a visionary leader. Tickets are $89/person and limited in availability, so sign up soon. Questions? Call 765.216.5865.

Faries in the Forest - Hayes Arboretum

the fairieHayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond, invites you to tour the Arboretum during this beautiful spring season for a new adventure. Wind through the Arboretum on the auto tour to discover the different fairy tribes who live there. For the $20 fee, you'll receive a CD describing each fairy tribe, a fun coloring activity to keep track of the faries you've found and a prize for finding all the faries! For more information, call 765.962.3745.


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Did You Know?

The Levi Coffin House in Fountain City is recognized as the "Grand Central Station" of the Underground Railroad. Levi and Catharine Coffin were legendary, helping more than 2,000 former slaves escape to freedom in the North.