• Meltdown Throwdown Meltdown Throwdown See the Ice Fights for FREE on Friday & Saturday in Elstro Plaza.
  • Up Close & Personal Up Close & Personal Morrisson-Reeves Invites you to "Meet an Ice Carver" on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
  • Watch the Magic Happen Watch the Magic Happen The ice carvers are amazing artists. You're invited to watch them create in the WorkZone!



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Addiction Recovery

Like many communities, Wayne County is experiencing problems with addiction, but there are multiple agencies that are ready and willing to help. WayNet's Social Services section will help you find a 12 step program, a treatment center or faith-based program that will be the best fit for you or someone in your family.

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Meltdown Ice Festival

Tell your friends, invite the neighbors, call the out of town relatives! The Richmond Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is a fun event for the whole family! Watch incredible ice sculptures created right before your eyes! Explore the Family "Fun"derZone in Elstro Plaza. All for FREE!

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The Giver

RCT presents an adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning book "The Giver". The Giver shows us a world with no conflict, no terror, no emotional pain; but also no variety, no joy, and no new experiences. Is this a utopia or a nightmare? January 27-29. Tickets $18 adults; $15 seniors & students.

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Chili for Charity

Chili!Fill Your Bowl, Feed Your Soul at Chili for Charity. Enjoy a fun and delicious way to warm up and sample the best chili served by local celebrity "chefs" while supporting your favorite charities. Proceeds help fund non-profits in Richmond and The Meltdown Festival. Sample Tasting is $5.00; Bottomless Bowl $10.00. Tickets sold at the door from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26th at Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North Sixth Street, Richmond. For more information, call 765.966.8291.

Intro to Computer Coding - January 28th & 29th

codeSo you have no coding experience? Or programming experience? Or web development experience? That's perfect! This is where you should begin. You have to start somewhere, and by taking this weekend course, you'll get the proper introduction to begin your journey with coding. Course length: 2 days, 9 am - 5 pm, lunch provided. 9am to 5:00pm on January 28 & 29, 2017 at the Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street, Richmond. Must be 16+ to register. Registration is $40. 50% of registration cost is returned upon completion of the class. Sign up online or call 855.925.1150 for more information.

Legislative Forum - Friday, January 27th

Indiana Flag Indiana University East hosts the first of three Legislative Forums on Friday, January 27th in Springwood Hall Graf Center, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond. The community is invited to hear Senator Jeff Raatz and Representative Dick Hamm 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. Free. For more information, call 765.973.8221.

Gateway Food Giveaway - Saturday, January 28th

hand and groceriesGrab a bag of food at Gateway Church of Richmond, 3361 State Road 227 North, Richmond every fourth of Saturday from 9:00am till 12:00am. Bring ID or proof of residence for first timers. Want to volunteer? Please arrive at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call 765.966.6016.

Concert: Winterreise By F. Schubert - Sunday, January 29th

Line Drawing: ShubertOne of Schubert's most famous song cycles exploring the depths of love, longing and loss in a winter landscape, presented by Earlham music faculty members William Culverhouse, baritone; and Christine Rogan, piano in the Lingle Recital Hall, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond. Free. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

Color 'n' Connect at the Centerville Library - Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

Coloring Pencils -8Destress from the week! The Centerville Public Library invites you to Color 'n' Connect with adult coloring every Friday from 3:30-4:30pm. Relax and connect with friends. All materials provided. For more information, call 765.855.5223.


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Barry Manilow began his career playing piano at the Holiday Inn in Richmond, Indiana.