• Children's Department at MRL Children's Department at MRL Kids bored at home? Explore at your local library!
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Photo: Wayne County Genealogical Society Files

Genealogy Research

The Wayne County Genealogical Society offers banks of information in their library in the basement at St. John Lutheran Church, 501 S. 7th St. Richmond. They are open each Monday from 9am to 4pm. Additional resources can be found under the "Genealogy" topic in WayNet's Knowledge Center.

Photo: Giant Beaver Skeleton at the Joseph Moore Museum


Breakout of your winter doldrums at the Joseph Moore Museum! Sign up individually or with a group to crack codes, find clues and solve puzzles so you can "save the giant beaver skeleton" before your 60 minute timeline is up! $8 per person. Register online.

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Free Tax Service @ MRL

AARP will once again be providing free tax service each Wednesday from 10am to 3:30pm until April 12th at Morrisson-Reeves Library. This service is first-come, first served. A sign-up sheet will be placed outside the library at 8am each Wednesday. Please bring all necessary receipts.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Seton Catholic Schools Open House - Thursday, February 23rd

Logo: Seton Catholic SchoolsSeton Catholic Schools invite you and your family to explore your educational options during their open house on Thursday, February 23rd. for students entering grades PS through 6, Seton Catholic Elementary, 700 North A Street, Richmond will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students entering 7 through 12 in the fall are invited to 233 South 5th Street, Richmond from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Questions? Call 765.962.5010.

Legislative Forum - Friday, February 24th @ 8:00 a.m.

Indiana StatehouseIndiana University East will host Legislative Forum on Friday, February 24 in the Springwood Hall Graf Center, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond. The forum is an opportunity for the community to have an in-person discussion with Senator Jeff Raatz and Representative Dick Hamm. Each elected official will give opening remarks on the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly and any legislation of interest. The forum will then be opened for a question-and-answer period with the audience, moderated by Ross Alexander, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. For additional information, call 765.973.8221.

New WayNet Member! Alternatives To Violence Project (AVP) Indiana Inc.

Logo: AVP IndianaThe Alternatives to Violence Project is an all volunteer organization that exists solely for the purpose of conducting conflict resolution workshops. Visit their website to learn more about this organization or to register for an upcoming AVP workshop.

Art Exhibit: Nature of Art - Painted Parks at Cope Environmental Center

Art Exhibit in the MC Davis Gathering PlaceCope Environmental Center hosts Rick Wilson's art exhibit: Nature of Art-Painted Parks for the whole month of February! Stop by any time at 1730 Airport Road, Centerville to see his paintings of Indiana state parks and reservoirs. Featured will be two of his paintings that include CEC, one of the Gala and one of Cope's property in general. All paintings will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated directly back to CEC! Free. For more information, call 765.855.3188.

Chocolate Fest - Saturday, February 25th

Ganaché de chocolateSt. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will hold their annual Chocolate Fest and Auction on Saturday, February 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 801 West Main Street, Richmond. Tickets are $15/person and must be purchased in advance. No sales at the door. For more information, call 765.977.9704.

Gateway Food Give Away - Saturday, February 25th

Logo: GatewayIf your family is in need, Gateway, 3361 State Road 227 North will hold a free food give away on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please plan to arrive at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call 765.966.6016.

Winter Tree Identification Hike - Hayes Arboretum / Feb. 25th

bark Hike with the Naturalist at Hayes Arboretum on Saturday, February 25 from 10-11:30 a.m. to learn how to identify trees during the winter. We will look at twigs, buds, and bark. Be sure to dress for the weather. Meet at the Nature Center, 801 Elks Road, Richmond. Hayes Arboretum members are $3, non-members $5, children 12 & under are free. For more information, call 765.964.3745.

Polar Plunge - Saturday, February 25th

Picture 042 Support Wayne County Special Olympics by participating in the Polar Plunge, February 25th at Whitewater Memorial State Park Liberty, Indiana. Registration starts 9:00am, we plunge at 11:00 a.m. A parade will start from Liberty Court House at 9:30 a.m. to the park. Everyone is welcome to join in! Plunge participants are $75 for adults, which includes a free t-shirt. Reduced fee of $50 for students - but no tshirt included. Persons 18 and under need to have a waiver signed by their parents. For more information, call 765.732.3636.

Bee Keepers Meeting - Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Honey beeThe Eastern Indiana Beekeepers invite the public to attend their monthly meeting, held at Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21st if they love bees and want to learn more about beekeeping. For more information, call 765.964.3745.

Casual Crochet Corner at the Centerville Library - Wednesdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Crochet The Centerville Library invites you to drop in on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to receive help from experienced teachers on your current project. Don't have a project? They have supplies to get you started! For more information, call 765.855.5223.


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Did You Know?

Dr. Mary F. Thomas, who practiced medicine in Richmond during the mid-1800's, was the second female physician to be admitted to the American Medical Association.