• Meltdown Winter Ice Festival Meltdown Winter Ice Festival
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  • Julia Meek Gaar Julia Meek Gaar Founder of the Wayne County Historical Museum



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Meltdown Ice Festival

The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is coming to Wayne County January 29th through 31st. There will be ice sculptures, crafts and games - inside, so you can warm up - and a celebrity chilli cook-off. Don't miss the popular "ice fights" where the sculptors compete against one another. The best part...thanks to many generous sponsors...it's FREE!

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Celebrity Chili Cook-Off - Friday, January 30 from 5-7pm

Graphic: Chili ChefHelp MRL heat up the Meltdown Festival! Join Morrisson-Reeves Library in a fun and delicious way to warm up and sample the best chili and homemade breads served by local celebrity "chefs" while supporting your favorite charities. Proceeds help fund non-profits in Richmond as well as the United Way of the Whitewater Valley. Sample Tasting $5.00, Bottomless Bowl $10.00. Tickets sold at the door, Bard Room, Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North Sixth Street, Richmond.

Warm Up at the Live Music Festival at Morrisson-Reeves Library

If you're out enjoying the Meltdown Festival on Saturday and get a chilly - no worries! Head on into Morrisson-Reeves Library at 80 North Sixth Street in Richmond where you can warm up and enjoy some great, live music all afternoon! From 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 31st, MRL will feature a variety of musical performers in the Bard Room, including Keith Lykins who performs a compositional style termed "Urban Tribal Music" or "Slap Guitar" and The Black Lodge Singers playing their Native American Drum. Free! For more information, contact MRL at 765.966.8291.

Legislative Forum at IU East on Friday, January 30th

Stained Glass Window at IU EastThe Indiana University East Alumni Association will host Legislative Forums with Wayne County state legislators. The forums are an opportunity for the community to have an in-person discussion with Senator Jeff Raatz and Representatives Tom Saunders and Dick Hamm. The Legislative Forums will be held from 8-9 a.m. on January 30, February 27, and March 27 in the Springwood Hall Graf Center. The forums are free and open to the public. Each elected official will give opening remarks on the 2015 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 more information, contact Terry Wiesehan, IU East director of Alumni Relations and Campus Events, at 765.973.8221 or email twiesaha@iue.edu.

Winter Farmers Market - Saturday, January 31 from 11am - 2pm

Pure Indiana Maple SyrupEnjoy locally-grown produce, food, art, crafts and more from 11am to 2pm every other Saturday at the Winter Farmer's Market, held at the Elizabeth Starr Academy, 301 North 19th Street, Richmond. For more information, call 765.993.8410.

Moonlight Hike - Saturday, January 31st at Hayes Arboretum

Hayes Arboretum Nature Center EntranceDress for the weather and enjoy a Moonlight Hike (Snow Moon) at Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond, led by Hayes Arboretum Naturalist, Stephanie McCurdy. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., hike begins at 7:00 p.m. and concludes at approximately 8:30 p.m. Refreshments served. $3/person, 12 & under free. Free to Hayes Arboretum members. For more information, call 765.962.3745.


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Richmond, the county seat of Wayne County, is 966' above sea level.