• Tiffany Reading Room Tiffany Reading Room In the recently updated Morrisson-Reeves Library in Richmond.
  • Wildflowers Are Begining to Blossom Wildflowers Are Begining to Blossom A visual cornucopia of shapes and colors will greet hikers during the next few weeks.
  • Coming in for a Landing Coming in for a Landing Birding resources can be found in WayNet's Sports & Recreation section.

     

 

Photo: Aerial Photo of Middlefork Reservoir

Gospel Revelations Concert

An evening of inspiring gospel music with Earlham College's Gospel Revelations Choir. This concert takes place at 7:00 p.m. in Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, 801 National Road West, Richmond. It'll be a great way to end the weekend! Free

Photo: Grandiflora Trillium

Flora & Fauna Hike

Learn about the flora and fauna of Indiana on a monthly hike and talk at Cope Environmental Center the third Saturday of the month at 12:30 p.m. There will be a talk, and activity and a hike, each about 30 minutes. Enjoy one or all! Free!

Photo: Bearded Man Teaches Child to Cast a Pole

Hook a Kid on Fishing

On Saturday, April 21, head to Glen Miller Park from 2-4pm where children will receive FREE instruction on learning the basics of fishing, including casting a line and more! Limited amount of equipment available, so if you have equipment, please bring it with you.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Purdue Polytechnic Institute - Richmond: 50 Year Celebration!

Boilermaker SpecialPurdue celebrates being in Richmond for 50 years on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Purdue Richmond, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond. There will be fun, games, and treats for the entire family! Silent auction from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Purdue memorabilia and local merchant gift packages. Free food from Just Smokin' BBQ. See Purdue labs and the plans for future upgrades. Inflatable slide for kids, free throws and photo booth. Get a photo with Purdue Pete! Ride the Boilermaker Special! For more information, call 765.973.8228.

Depot District Starr - Auditions continue through the 20th

Logo: Depot District StarrInConcert is holding a singing competition this spring called Depot District Starr. Applications are available online at INConcertRichmond or at The Italian Market, 923 South E. Street, Richmond. Must be 18 years old. Judging will be based on audience participation $2 = ONE VOTE and local celebrity judges. You only need to audition ONE of the Fridays the 6th, 13th, OR 20th to qualify for the finals on Saturday, April 21st! For more information, call 765.966.5654.

What the Fool?!!? - Friday, April 20

Logo: Nettle Creek PlayersNettle Creek Players will present "WHAT THE FOOL?!!?" by Dramatic Fool Drew Richardson at 7:00pm on Friday, April 20, 2018 on the Auditorium stage in Hagerstown High School at 701 Baker Road in Hagerstown. Tickets are $15/adults; $5/students and are available at NettleCreekPlayers.com. For more information, call 765.312.2722.

InFocus Candidate Forums on Whitewater Community Television

Graphic: Vote ButtonBe a more informed citizen! Prior to the upcoming primary election on May 8, 2018, tune in to the candidate forums each Thursday on WCTV, Channel 11 at 6:00 p.m. Don't have access to cable? The shows are also live-streamed on WGTV Online or will be available "on demand" the day after filming. Not sure if you're registered to vote? Check your voting status here!

Earlham Spring Orchestra Concert - Saturday, April 21st

Lingle Recital HallThe Earlham Orchestra presents a concert of wonderful symphonic and chamber music spanning across four centuries, combining familiar works with new surprises in the beautiful Lingle Recital Hall, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond. Free. For more information, call 765.983.1474.

Spring Bird Hikes - Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m.

Tufted Titmouse (Wayne County, Indiana)Bird specialist Jim Seeney will lead the spring bird hikes at Cope Environmental Center. These hikes offer a place for bird enthusiasts, experts, and aficionados to come and share their knowledge of and excitement about birds! You could spot a robin, hear the call of the red-winged blackbird, or go on a wild-goose chase for the elusive, marsh-dwelling Sora. Meet at Cope Environmental Center, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville at 7:00 a.m. FREE! For more information, call 765.855.3188.

Distinctive Wayne County

Supplied Photo: Distiinctive Wayne County VideoShare this new destination video, created by the Richmond/Wayne County Tourism Bureau and WCTV, with friends and family. Sharing what you love about your community bring new visitors and stimulates economic vitality!

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Did You Know?

Oliver P. Morton, who served as the 14th Governor of Indiana during the American Civil War, was a Wayne County native. His family home still stands along the National Road on the west side of Centerville.