• Meet and Mingle with St. Nick Meet and Mingle with St. Nick ...and learn who the winner of the gingerbread house contest is on December 17th!
  • Independent Bookstore Independent Bookstore Yes, Virginia, one still exists in Richmond!
  • All Aboard! All Aboard! Don't miss the Old Fashioned Christmas Festival! Last one this year on Tue., Dec. 12th

     

 

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Fun with Finger Paint

On Wednesday, December 13th at 11 a.m., bring your little one, ages 4 and under*, to a fun morning of finger painting at Centerville Library! Like other forms of sensory play, finger painting helps your child develop physical, cognitive, and social skills. Questions? Call 765-855-5223. *Taste-safe paint available for babies.

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Gifts Galore

Looking for something unique for a special person on your gift list? You'll find uncommon options at the Gingko Boutique at Reid Health, RAM's Holiday Art Mart, Old National Road Welcome Center, and area museum gift shops! Or...make a donation in their name to one of these nonprofit organizations!

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Best Gingerbread House

The Wayne County Historical Museum invites you to view and vote on the Gingerbread House Competition. All entries are 100% edible! The creations will be on display through December 17, when there will be an awards ceremony and a "meet and mingle" with Saint Nick from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.!

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Christmas Candlelight Service - Monday, December 11th

Earlham Christmas Candlelight ServiceEarlham's Christmas Candlelight Service is a beautiful combination of scripture readings, congregational carols and Concert Choir selections. The service concludes with everyone lighting candles and luminaries around the Heart. Following the service that begins at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11th, everyone is invited to Earlham Hall lobby for cookies and hot chocolate. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival in the Depot District

Counting the Wishes for SantaOn Tuesday, December 12 Wayne County residents and visitors are invited to the Depot District for an Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival. The yearly event, held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the area surrounding the historic Richmond Depot (including Fort Wayne Avenue, North Eighth Street and North E Streets in Richmond) is a local favorite. Activities include caroling, carriage rides, train rides, model trains, and a "Festival of Trees" and more! For more information, call 765.939.3325.

Holiday Jazz Concert - Wednesday, December 13th

Clarinet Player, Richmond Jazz BandJoin The Richmond Jazz Orchestra as they get a little jazzy with their performance of holiday classics at Morrisson-Reeves Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13th. The Richmond Jazz Orchestra is a group of area musicians who just love to play big band and swing music. For more information, call 765.966.8291.

Richmond Civic Theatre Presents: Peter and the Starcatcher

Murray Theatre, home to Richmond Civic TheatreOn December 15, 16, and 17, Richmond Civic Theatre, 1003 East Main Street, Richmond presents "Peter and the Starcatcher". With a story of marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18/person; $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call 765.962.1816.

Star Wars Party

StormphotographerOn Monday, December 11th, Morrisson-Reeves Library invites you to a Star Wars party to celebrate the release of the new movie. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! Enjoy crafts, games and snacks from 5pm to 7pm. Free for the whole family!

Free Community Meal in Greens Fork

Place settingOn the second Tuesday of each month, the Methodist Church in Greens Fork hosts a Community Supper at the Greens Fork Community Center, 117 East Pearl Street, free for residents! The menu will be provided, usually the day of the event. You and your family are welcome to eat at the Center - or take out is available after 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 765.886.9908.

Victorian Christmas Dinner - Thursday, December 14th

Quaker Hill Conference CenterEnjoy a Victorian dinner at Quaker Hill Conference Center, 10 Quaker Hill Drive in historic Evans House built in 1855. On Thursday, December 14th, you may tour the facilities and enjoy a fine six course meal designed in Victorian manner. The proceeds will benefit Quaker Hill Conference Center. $40/person, seating is limited so please call 765.962.5741 for reservations.

Seton Christmas Concert and Fine Art Show - Thursday, December 14th

Graphic: Flyer featuring Christmas PackageSeton Catholic High School, 233 South 5th Street, Richmond will be hosting its annual Christmas Concert and Art Display on Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m.. The event is open to the public. They invite you to come and celebrate the season with them! For more information, call 765.965.6956.

Choose and Cut a Real Christmas Tree!

Bringing Home the QuarryWould your family like the experience of choosing and cutting a real Christmas tree this year? The Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association's website will help you locate a nearby farm.

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Wayne County was formed in 1811. It was named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who was an officer during the Revolutionary War. Wayne is mainly remembered for his service in the 1790's in the Northwest Indian War, which included many actions in Indiana and Ohio.