• Highest Point in Indiana Highest Point in Indiana Located northwest of Bethel, Indiana.
  • Martha Dwyer Community Center Martha Dwyer Community Center A service of the Wayne Township Trustee and home to the Women's Resource Network.
  • Cox's Mill Cox's Mill Located in Middleboro and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



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FANGtastic Fall Festival

Children are encouraged to arrive in costume at Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 N. 6th St., Richmond at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 27 to see The Legend of Sleepy Hollow performed by the life-sized MADCAP Puppets, then at 5:30pm trick or treaters can visit stations around the library to get carnival prizes or treats!

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Candidates for 2016

Be an informed voter. Review the candidates who will appear on your ballot. Read the Palladium-Item or watch Whitewater Community Television to learn about local candidates. Absentee voting begins on October 12th at the Courthouse. Vote Centers open October 31 - November 4. Election Day is November 8.

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The Women's Resource Network provides a safe place for women who need immediate help for themselves and their children, offering food and lodging, critical supplies and immediate help with no judgement or obligation. Safety their highest priority. If you need immediate help, call 765.966.SAFE or visit SafePlaceForWomen.com.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Celtic Music by 4 Shillings Short - Monday, October 24

Poster: 4 Shillings ShortTravel around the world in thirty instruments, as Four Shillings Short visits Richmond for an evening of Traditional music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic collection of world instruments. Held at Seton Catholic Schools, 801 West Main Street, Richmond. Free admission, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 765.962.5010.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser - Tuesday, October 25th

Empty BowlsGuests are invited to select a bowl, made by IU East ceramics students and community potters, and have it filled with soup. Empty Bowls is a national program created by The Imagine Render Group to fight hunger. Participants buy a bowl filled with soup and bread. The bowls are washed and returned to the buyers to symbolize the battle against hunger around the world. The cost per person is $10. Limit one bowl per person. Held in Whitewater Hall, IU East, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond. Proceeds benefit the Gleaners BackPack Program. For more information, call 765.973.8202.

One Book, Many Voices: A Chance in the World

Supplied Photo: Steve PembertonIndiana University East's "One Book, Many Voices" book selection this year is "A Chance in the World" by Steve Pemberton. Pemberton will discuss his book which details his childhood abuse, his search for his family, the bittersweet reunions with those he located and the ongoing struggle to solidify his personal identity. Mr. Pemberton's presentation will take place in Vivian Auditorium, Whitewater Hall, IU East, 2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free and the event is open to the public.

Halloween Howl - Saturday, October 29th

Scary VampireThis year's Halloween Howl, hosted by the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department will take place at the Starr-Gennett Building, 101 S. 1st Street, Richmond, in the Whitewater Gorge from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. There will be all the scary fun your family can handle! Plan to stay afterwards for a Halloween movie, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a canned item for donation! For more information, call 765.983.7426.

Climate Change Open House at Earlham College - Saturday, Oct. 29th

Sun Sets Behind the Wayne County, Indiana CourthousePlay Games, Ask Questions, and Discover Interactive Stations to explore surprising aspects of our changing climate. This exciting event is a collaboration between the Joseph Moore Museum and Earlham College courses in Environmental Studies and Biology. Curious about algae oil production? Can we eat our way to a healthier world? Join us anytime 1-5pm to explore 8 activity stations that are great for all ages! Whether you're a novice or a climate expert, prepare to have fun and be challenged! Allow 10-20 minutes per station for the full experience. At Joseph Moore Museum, 801 National Road West, Richmond. Free! For more information, call 765.983.1303.

Witch in the Woods

Spider and its WebHayes Arboretum invites you to travel their family-friendly haunted auto tour and challenges you to find the witches! Bring a vehicle with a working CD player, as they have spooky audio to accompany you on the drive. Fridays and Saturdays 6pm-9pm though October 29th. $20/car; discount for members.

Free Digital Fix Workshop - Saturday, October 29th

iphone!From basic functions to troubleshooting and connectivity, this free session is designed for all ages. Participants are encouraged to bring their devices and enjoy some hands-on learning. Held at the Leland Legacy, 900 South A Street, Richmond from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free!

Witch's Cellar Break Out Room - Friday & Saturday through October

The Witch in the WoodsHayes Arboretum invites you to escape the Witch's Cellar! Test your problem-solving skills as you work with your group to escape the break out room using different clues and puzzles. You have one hour to get out! Recommended ages 7 and up. Space is limited, so please call 765.962.3745 to reserve a spot!

Richmond Farmer's Market - Every Saturday through October!

Peppers at the Richmond Farmer's MarketRichmond Farmer's Market is being held at 10th and East Main Street in Richmond, across from Civic Theatre from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each Saturday through October. Local vendors will have homemade baked goods, sweets, honey, jewelry, meat, eggs, in-season produce (as it becomes available), and more. The Richmond Farmers Market is growers-only, to ensure your purchase is directly from the producer. Questions? Call 765.983.7425.

File Your FAFSA for the 2017-2018 School Year

Graphic: Mortar BoardThe 2017-2018 FAFSA requires 2015 tax information only – removing the need for applicants to rush to file their taxes to meet the March 10 FAFSA deadline. Students and their parents are encouraged to go ahead and file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more information, also visit the Federal Student Aid website. WayNet's Education Links have additional information on preparing for college.


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Thursday, October 27
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• Adventurers Storytime
• FANGtastic Fall Festival
• Halloween Haunt for Teens
• Haunting Games for Teens
• S.T.E.A.M. workshop w/ kids
• Trick or Treat -Forest Park
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Did You Know?

John Finley, Richmond, Indiana mayor from 1852 until his death in 1866, wrote the poem "The Hoosier's Nest", which is often cited as the first written reference to the word "Hoosier".