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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 09:53 am: Edit Post

Main Street RWC announces The Chocolate Fest to be held on March 12th, 2005. This unique event is an opportunity for home cooks and area professionals to show off their creative cooking skills, and a chance for the rest of the community to indulge themselves in chocolate fantasies. The highlight of the Chocolate Fest is a community-wide chocolate dessert cook-off. Awards will be given to 1st through 3rd place winners in each category. After judging, the public is invited to taste the results – and will vote for the “People’s Choice” winner.

Main Street RWC is inviting everyone in the community to participate in this contest. There are eight eligible categories, including:


There is no fee to participate. All entries registered by March 2nd, 2005 will be entered in a drawing for an Uptown gift basket. Please contact Jen Ferrell at Main Street RWC for more information or a registration form – (765) 962-8151, events@uptownrichmond.com, or 814 East Main Street, Richmond IN 47374.


By Youth As Resources of Wayne County (Yarwayne) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 08:09 pm: Edit Post

February 5, 2005, 9 am - 6 pm
"Ah...The Power of Youth!" - Wayne County Youth Summit
A day of fun and learning for middle and high school students
and it's FREE!!

The Wayne County Youth Summit, presented by the youth board members of Youth As Resources of Wayne County, will begin with keynote speaker Rick Stoddard from the Indiana Tobacco Prevention & Cessation agency. Seven experiential and motivational workshops will be offered throughout the day, including workshops related to developing life leadership skills, diversity appreciation, and alcohol and tobacco education and prevention. Youth will have the opportunity to participate in three of the seven workshops. Closing speaker, Dave Leedy, will deliver an enthusiastic, humorous and inspirational message aimed at motivating youth to get involved in their community and to make a difference in the lives of others. The day will end with a celebration of youth, including music provided by a local DJ and social time.

Workshops include:
"Choices and Changes" - Presented by Lee Ann Adams, I.U. East.

"Invisible People: How People Don't See the Real Me" - Presented by Josh Williams & Stephanie Fudge, Adult Day Care

"Fatal Vision" - Presented by DARE Officer Tom Williams, Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

"Youth Action Against the Tobacco Industry" - Presented by Rick Stoddard.

"Got Conflict?" - Presented by Beth Harrick, Conflict Resolution Center.

"Are Those My Shoes?" - Presented by Barry Archer, Community Builders of Richmond.

"Dance Workshop - Relating to the Rhythm" - Presented by Charmelitta Archer.

Exhibitors include:
American Cancer Society, Communities In Schools, Community Builders, Conflict Resolution Center, Cope Environmental Center, Girl Scouts Treaty Line Council, Junior Achievement Indiana University East Ivy Tech State College, Peers Program, Wayne Co. Tobacco Coalition, and Youth As Resources

Youth Summit Sponsors:
Wayne County Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Coalition
Wayne County Foundation
Communities In Schools of Wayne County
Office of Family and Children Services
Wayne County Sheriff's Office
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Hill's Pet Nutrition


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 01:47 pm: Edit Post

Richmond Rotary Quiz Bowl

It’s that time of year again! Time to put together a team for the 9th Annual Rotary Quiz Bowl. If you enjoy trivia, you will want to be a part of this exciting event. Again this year, proceeds of the Rotary Quiz Bowl will go to Genesis of the YWCA. Genesis is the regional domestic violence shelter serving Rush, Franklin, Wayne, Union and Fayette counties.

The Quiz Bowl will be held on February 8, 2005 in Vivian Auditorium at IU East. Team members are requested to meet a 6:00 p.m. in the IU East Community Room for a review of the rules and the pairing of teams for competition. The quiz bowl begins at 7:00 p.m. Please encourage your family and friends to attend the competition and cheer your team to victory.

The winning team will receive $200 and the runner-up will receive $100 to use as they deem appropriate. However, the real winner will be Genesis of the YWCA. The cost of sponsorship for a team is only $100 and all money raised from sponsorships will go to the Genesis Shelter. The Richmond Rotary Club will cover the expenses for prizes and food.

Each team is permitted to have three members plus a coach and an alternate. Questions will cover history, sports, music and many other topics. Local celebrity quizmasters will pose the questions to the teams. We are looking for teams from businesses, schools and other organizations in the surrounding area.

We hope you will want to form a team and participate in this enjoyable event. The evening is light-hearted and fun for the participants--even if they do not win. Everyone has a great time.

Complete the attached form and return it to Diana Pappin, 521 Southwest 20th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 along with your check in the amount of $100 made payable to Richmond Rotary Club. If you have questions contact Diana Pappin at 966-4898 ( dpappin@ivytech.edu) or Max Bailey at ( MBailey316@insightbb.com), co-chairs of the Rotary Quiz Bowl.


Max Baily and Dianna Pappin,
Quiz Bowl Co-Chairs
Richmond Rotary Club

Hope you can join us!


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 03:17 pm: Edit Post

RCT is ready for a HOT New Year!

Richmond Civic Theatre will present two showings of director Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy classic, SOME LIKE IT HOT, on December 31st and January 1st. The New Year’s Eve showing will be a special evening of events, starting at 7:30 and running until midnight. Price for the New Year’s Eve package will be $20 per person, which includes food, beverages and live entertainment in addition to the film, which will be shown at 9:00 p.m.. The New Year’s Day matinee will begin at 2:00 p.m., with an admission price of $2 per person. Both screenings are sponsored by Delta Entertainment Distribution Center, and will be at the historic Richmond Civic Theatre.

Perhaps the last of the great screwball comedies, SOME LIKE IT HOT stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. When two musicians (Curtis and Lemmon) witness the infamous “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” they have to skip town before the mob rubs them out, as well. Disguised as members of an all-girl band, the two hapless heroes learn life is a real “drag” as Tony Curtis finds himself falling in love with singer Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon becomes the object of affection for an elderly playboy, yet neither can risk revealing their true identities while gangsters lurk around every corner. Named “the funniest movie of all time” by the American Film Institute, early plans for SOME LIKE IT HOT included casting Mitzi Gaynor, Danny Kaye and Bob Hope in the starring roles.

SOME LIKE IT HOT is the 15th presentation of the C. Francis Jenkins Film Society of Richmond Civic Theatre. Future film showings include IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT on February 25th and 26th, BEN-HUR on March 18th and 19th, the original STAR WARS trilogy on April 22nd and 23rd, SUNSET BOULEVARD on May 27th and 28th, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY on July 1st and 2nd, JAWS on July 29th and 30th, REAR WINDOW on August 26th and 27th, AMERICAN GRAFFITI on September 23rd and 24th, the HARRY POTTER trilogy on October 28th and 29th, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK on November 18th and 19th, Walt Disney’s PINOCCHIO on November 25th and 26th, and TOP HAT on December 31st and January 1st.

Richmond Civic Theatre recently acquired its full-sized movie screen from the old Tivoli Theater, thanks to the generosity of Hoppe Jewelers. Additional thanks are due to Primex Plastics Corporation, The Delta Entertainment Music Corporation, David and Cheri Jetmore, Ernest & Betty Mills of Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Steven & Margery Stoller, Dr. Deborah Wehman of Richmond Podiatry, and Censor Security Systems, who provided funding for the purchase of a new video projector for the Film Society. Donations to purchase video equipment will be accepted at each film series offering. More information regarding RCT Film Series sponsorship and advertising opportunities is available by calling 962-8011.

Contact: Becky Cooper
Address: 1003 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374
Email: cloudycoffee13@aol.com
Phone: (765) 962-8011
Web: www.richmondcivictheatre.org


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 12:06 pm: Edit Post

Art to Heart XIII
Sculpting Our Future
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Forest Hills Country Club, Richmond, Indiana

Auction Preview – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner – 6:30 p.m.
Auction followed by Entertainment – 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $85.00 per person
Call for tickets: 765.966.0256

The Richmond Art Museum and Reid Hospital Foundation join together each year for this premiere gala and auction. The year’s event, “Sculpting Our Future”, is scheduled for January 15, 2005 at Forest Hills Country Club. Our mission this year is to benefit Community Education Programs at Reid Hospital and the Richmond Art Museum. The event’s proceeds are shared equally.

We owe the continuing success of this event to the generosity of businesses and individuals of our community and to the enthusiasm of Ray Imperial. Ray will be bringing comedians Norm Crosby and Steve Kellley to entertain us this year. Artists such as Chris Mosey and famed interior designer Alexa Hampton have donated artworks to the auction which will be conduced by Canadian and British Antiques Roadshow regular John Forbes from Canada.

Auction items may be previewed at www.reidhosp.com/foundation.

For additional information contact:
Shaun Dinwerth
Executive Director, Richmond Art Museum
765.966.0256


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 02:07 pm: Edit Post

The Mother’s Bank

The Mother’s Bank is pleased to announce that it will soon be ready to open its doors. Beginning in January 2005, we hope to facilitate the lending of small sums to single working mothers to help them deal with emergencies, work-related expenses like transportation, and childcare costs, including school books and athletic and artistic equipment.

The idea for the Mother’s Bank originated with four Richmond-area residents who wanted to contribute positively to their community. It was decided to create a fund for single mothers and their children in the Richmond, Indiana area by giving single mothers with no collateral small, interest-free loans. This project was originally conceived during the Winter 2004 Session of the Institute for Creative Leadership.

Adapting the model suggested by the extraordinary success of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, we will endeavor to provide access to credit to women without collateral. We are persuaded that the Mother’s Bank can make an important contribution to the Richmond community by offering a unique service. The bank will be neither a charity nor a for-profit institution.

Old National Bank and the Wayne County Foundation have generously agreed to assist us with loan processing. Efforts will be made to provide borrowers with instruction about budgeting and money management.

You can help us by making a tax-deductible donation!

The Mother’s Bank will empower working mothers in difficult situations by providing them with loans and by helping them to acquire the skills necessary to acquire good credit histories. Lending money to working mothers with low incomes is a good way to improve their lives and the lives of their children.

We need your support! To get the Mother’s Bank off to a good start, we are relying on the generosity of people like you. Please give us your financial backing as we inaugurate an exciting venture especially adapted to serve local needs. We will send out a yearly report on the bank’s progress.

If you would like more information, please email us at mothersbank@earlham.edu.

Mail your donations to:
The Mother’s Bank
c/o Wayne County Foundation
33 South 7th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: (765) 962-1638


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 10:26 am: Edit Post

Cope Environmental Center Upcoming Events

Holiday Tree Recycling: Don’t Kick ‘Em to the Curb!
Every year, CEC and RP&L team up to help you put your holiday tree to use after the holidays have passed! Bring your trees to our Prairiewood Entrance (1792 Airport Road) for recycling instead of dragging them to the curb. RP&L has generously offered to chip these trees to be used as mulch on our trail system. Please watch for signage at the Prairiewood Entrance for the proper disposal area.
When: December 26th—January 31st, Dawn to Dusk
Where: Prairiewood Parking Lot, 1792 Airport Rd., Centerville
Cost: FREE!

Maple Syrup Programs: Teachers, Sign Up Begins Soon!
Cabin fever in the classroom? Get outside and experience Maple Syrup Season at the Cope Environmental Center. Programs meet Indiana Academic Standards in a variety of subjects while your students journey outdoors to learn the history & science of maple syrup production! Registration for school programs begin January 17th, and programs fill quickly, so don’t wait to reserve your spot! Available dates are February 28th through March 18th. Call Stephanie, Program Director, for more information.
When: February 28th through March 18th
Where: CEC, Centerville
Cost: $3 per student

Hiking at CEC: Introduce Someone to Nature
CEC trails are open and waiting for you to explore! Hike from dawn to dusk every day of the year! Bring a friend or family member and explore during the holidays or stop by on your way home from work. Don’t forget to check out the new Discovery Trail located at the Homestead Entrance.
When: Dawn to Dusk, 365 days a year!
Where: 1792 Airport Road and 4910 Shoemaker Road, Centerville
Cost: FREE!

Second Nature: Holiday Gift Baskets
CEC introduces a new spin on gift giving this year. Surprise your loved ones with an environmental twist! CEC offers a variety of holiday gift baskets for the bird lover, food fanatic or the child in all of us. Choose from the following baskets: Hand Soap Set, Nature’s Bounty, Desktop Kit, Children’s Discovery Kit, Bird Lover’s Basket, CEC Signature Basket, and the Conservation Pack. Order by December 15th for pick-up at CEC by December 20th. Not local? Give someone a gift membership to CEC! All proceeds benefit CEC programs and services. Call us at 765-855-3188 for additional information or visit us online at www.CopeEnvironmental.org to view basket contents and prices!

Questions? Call us at 765-855-3188 anytime or stop by at 4910 Shoemaker Road in Centerville, IN.

Alison Clark Zajdel
Development Director
Cope Environmental Center
765-855-3188
a.clark@copeenvironmental.org


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 11:33 am: Edit Post

2004-2005 Proudly Presenting Series
presented by Richmond Community Schools and Civic Hall Associates


October 23, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
This Land Is Your Land: An American Songbook
In a fully staged production, This Land Is Your Land will be hosted by Glenn Yarbrough and feature three outstanding folk music groups: The Kingston Trio, The Brothers Four, and Glenn Yarbrough and the Folk Reunion, former Limelighters Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. The show will feature each ensemble's hit songs ina magical one-of-a-kind evening that you will not want to miss!

November 13, 2004 at 8:00 p.m.
Dance Kaleidoscope performing Scheherazade
Performed to the sweeping music of Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakov and inspired by The Tales of the Arabian Nights, Dance Kaleidoscope's Scheherazade is a breathtakingly performed and beautifully costumed performance of exquisite dance. Choreographed by David Hochoy, CEO and Artistic Director of the Indianapolis-based dance ensemble, Scheherazade will mystify you with its grace, beauty, and power.

February 12, 2005 at 8:00 p.m.
The Gershwin musical hit: Crazy For You
This adaptation of the George and Ira Gershwin 1930 hit Girl Crazy is jam-packed with standards like "I've Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You, "Someone To Watch Over Me", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Crazy For You is the hilarious romp of a stage-struck playboy in a Nevada mining town where romance, mistaken identities, and show-stopping musical numbers add up to irresistible fun.

May 21, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris in Concert
Since that 4th of July night in 1986 when Sandi Patty's rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" caused phone lines to jam at ABC News, Sandi has become one of the nation's best-loved performers. Recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Sandi is a multiple Grammy and Dove Award winner. Larnelle Harris also has won multiple Grammy and Dove Awards. Once you hear them in concert on the same stage, you will agree that they make heavenly music together.

Performances are held at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana. Season tickets are on sale now! Attend all four events for $90/adult and $70/student. Call the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center Box Office at (765) 973-3350 or email them at boxoffice@civichall.com for more information.

Proudly Presenting Sponsors:
Heartland Arts Fund · Indiana Arts Commission · Bank One · Earlham · First Bank Richmond · Indiana Public Radio · Vectren · KICKS 96 · WMUB-FM


Proudly Presenting Co-Sponsors:
Belden · Doan and Mills Funeral Home · Drs. Jetmore and Bawa · Mosey Manufacturing Company · Palladium-Item · Paust Printers · Target · Dr. William H. Toedebusch · US Bank · Wayne Bank & Trust · Wayne County Foundation


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 10:28 am: Edit Post

It Happens Two Nights, at RCT!

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2005:
Richmond Civic Theatre will present two showings of director Frank Capra’s 1934 romantic comedy classic, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, on February 25th and 26th. Each showing will begin at 7:30 p.m., with an admission price of $2.50 per person. Both screenings are sponsored by Dr. Deborah Wehman, of Richmond Podiatry, and will be at the historic Richmond Civic Theatre.

Although Frank Capra had been in the film industry for many years, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT could be considered the director’s first milestone movie. Claudette Colbert (wife of former Richmond resident, film director Norman Foster) stars as Ellie Andrews, a wealthy heiress on the run from her domineering father. After Ellie flees her family’s yacht in Florida to make her way to New York, she finds an unlikely—and unwanted—ally in Peter Warne (Clark Gable), an unemployed reporter who thinks the scandalous socialite may be his meal ticket back to the big time. As they near New York, the two find themselves falling for each other, in spite of their selfish natures. Nearly every leading man and woman offered the script turned it down, and even reluctant leading lady Colbert felt the film would flop…only to land an Oscar for Best Actress upon the film’s release. This film was responsible for a sudden drop in the sales of undershirts, when Clark Gable removes his shirt in one scene to reveal he was not wearing one. (The entire sequence was a compromise, as Gable had trouble removing his undershirt and delivering his lines, so the undergarment was discarded to speed up the action.) Nor was Gable the only “visual effect” in the film, as IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT contains the now-famous sequence in which a hitchhiking Claudette Colbert flashes a little leg to get a passing motorist to stop.

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT is the 16th presentation of the C. Francis Jenkins Film Society of Richmond Civic Theatre. Future film showings include BEN-HUR on March 18th and 19th, the original STAR WARS trilogy on April 22nd and 23rd, SUNSET BOULEVARD on May 27th and 28th, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY on July 1st and 2nd, JAWS on July 29th and 30th, REAR WINDOW on August 26th and 27th, AMERICAN GRAFFITI on September 23rd and 24th, the HARRY POTTER trilogy on October 28th and 29th, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK on November 18th and 19th, Walt Disney’s PINOCCHIO on November 25th and 26th, and TOP HAT on December 31st and January 1st.

Richmond Civic Theatre recently acquired its full-sized movie screen from the old Tivoli Theater, thanks to the generosity of Hoppe Jewelers. Additional thanks are due to Primex Plastics Corporation, The Delta Entertainment Music Corporation, David and Cheri Jetmore, Ernest & Betty Mills of Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Steven & Margery Stoller, Dr. Deborah Wehman of Richmond Podiatry, and Censor Security Systems, who provided funding for the purchase of a new video projector for the Film Society. Donations to purchase video equipment will be accepted at each film series offering. More information regarding RCT Film Series sponsorship and advertising opportunities is available by calling 962-8011.

Contact: Becky Cooper
Address: 1003 East Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Email: cloudycoffee13@aol.com
Phone: (765) 962-8011
Web: www.richmondcivictheatre.org


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 04:28 pm: Edit Post

ABBA-The Show Celebrates the Music of ABBA at Civic Hall
For Immediate Release
Contact: Stuart Secttor, Facilities Director, Civic Hall Performing Arts Center • 765-973-3350

[Richmond, IN] ABBA-The Show, a musical celebration of the music of ABBA and the disco dancing of the 70s, will entertain audiences at Civic Hall February 24, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Portions of the proceeds from the show are going to be utilized to support the Richmond High School Choral Department.

ABBA, who originated from Sweden, was one of the most commercially successful pop groups from the 1970s. The group contained two romantic couples, Benny Anderson and Anni-Frid Lynstad and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog. The group emerged as ABBA at the suggestion of using an acronym of the member’s first names. They won the Eurovision contest in 1974 with the single “Waterloo” and became the first Swedish band to win the competition.

In 1975, ABBA received national success with the singles “S.O.S,” “Mama Mia,” “Fernando,” and Dancing Queen” (ABBA’s sole U.S. chart-topper). In only three years, they released their Greatest Hits Collection. ABBA’s popularity continued all throughout the 70’s with many hits such as “Knowing Me, Knowing You.” Both couples married and they had a featured film called ABBA-The Movie. ABBA continued to make music until failed relationships caused them to disband in 1983.

This show is not a replication of the ABBA gold compact disc that anyone can find at a music store. It is a replication of the live ABBA show from the 1970s in which you could have seen if you had concert tickets. This show is produced by the same people who produced Spirit of the Dance and features four singers and eight dancers who perform all of ABBA’s hits. Audiences attending the show will be treated to an evening of wonderful hits we have mentioned, such as “Dancing Queen,” “Mama Mia,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “Knowing You, Knowing Me.”

Audience members may get into the disco spirit by dressing up in their favorite ’70’s apparel. With a panel of student judges, two audience members with the best costumes will be awarded a prize. Take a chance on this show, dress up, and relive the disco era with us for an exciting evening with ABBA.

Tickets for ABBA-The Show are $25 for adults and $10 for students. They are available from the Civic Hall Box Office, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana, 47374. The Box Office telephone number is 765-973-3350, or toll free, 1-888-CIVIC HALL (1-888-248-4242). Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are accepted. There is a fifty-cent fee for mailing ticket orders.