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  • Tanks in Veteran's Memorial Park Tanks in Veteran's Memorial Park A new memorial to American Revolution Vets will be dedicated on Saturday, April 18th.

     

 

Photo: Ivy Tech Car Show

Ivy Tech Car Show

Spectators are free at the 22nd annual Ivy Tech Car Show on Saturday, April 25th, held in the parking lot at Johnson Hall, 2357 Chester Blvd., Richmond. There will be beautiful cars, food and fun activities for the kids. What a fun way to get out to enjoy the nice spring weather!

Photo: Cambridge City Library's Children's Department

National Library Week

This is National Library Week - a perfect time to drop by and learn about all the new and exciting things that are happening at your local library! Teen events, local art, Internet access, movies, concerts, book clubs,...and it's all free! There are unlimited possibilities @ your library®!

Photo: Lego Day at CityLife

Mystery of Edwin Drood

Edwin Drood is a musical that's also a murder-mystery, a Victorian melodrama, and an English music-hall entertainment! Everyone on stage becomes a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood, and at every performance the audience votes on how the mystery should end! Tickets at Richmond Civic Theatre are $12 to $15.

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Low Cost Pet Vaccination Day & MicroChipping - Saturday, April 18th

Puppy EyesDoes your dog or cat need vaccinations? Flea Medicine? A Micro-Chip? A City tag? All of these are available at HELP the Animals' upcoming vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 18th, at the Wayne County Fairground, 861 Salisbury Road North, Richmond from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shots are $10/each. Micro Chips are available for $20. Advantage flea treatmen available for $10-$16, depending on the size of your pet. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. For more information, call 765.962.6811.

Free Fishing Day - Saturday, April 18th

fish i caught with netDuring April 18, May 16, and June 6-7, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state's public waters. Learn more on the Indiana DNR website.

Seton Flying Cardinal 5K at Hayes Arboretum on Saturday, April 18th

Logo: Seton Catholic CardinalsStretch your legs after a long winter at the Flying Cardinal 5K at Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond on Saturday, April 18th. Registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with a 9:00 a.m. start time. Proceeds benefit Seton Catholic Home and School Association and Seton Athletic Boosters. Full details and register on-line at speedy-feet.com

Spring Concerts at Earlham College

Earlham College's Center for Visual and Performing ArtsOn Saturday, April 18th enjoy the Spring Symphony Orchestra concert, begining at 7:30 p.m. The Orchestra performs major symphonic pieces and scores from classic Hollywood films. On Sunday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m., the Jazz and Percussion groups will present a concert of high-energy music featuring jazz and pop standards aa well as dramatic novelty percussion pieces. Both concerts take place in the Lingle Recitial Hall, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, 801 National Road West, Richmond. Free! For more information, call 765.983.1410.

Crossroads Reading Series at IU East

Room 912The Crossroads Reading Series is an annual collaborative showcase, featuring creative writing from students at IU East and Earlham College. Students from each campus come together to present and share their fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction and to foster a spirit of collaboration and engagement between the two campuses. This year for the first time, students from Richmond High School will join and participate in the Crossroads Reading Series. Free and open to the public. This event will take place at IU East's Room 912, located at 912 E. Main Street, Richmond on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.. For more information, call 765.973.8202.

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.

Blacks in Public Safety Celebration Dinner at Townsend Community Center

City of Richmond Police EntranceEnjoy a soul food dinner to celebrate African-Americans that have served the City of Richmond in law enforcement or firefighting. Held on Friday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m. in Townsend Community Center, 855 North 12th Street, Richmond. $15/person. Call 765.965.5800 or email townsendcommunitycenter@gmail.com for additional information.

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.

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Johnny Ringo, a famous outlaw who became the chief antagonist of Wyatt Earp, was born in Greens Fork, Indiana (then known as Washington).