• Summer Picnic Summer Picnic A perfect evening, Shakespeare and a picnic in the Whitewater Gorge!
  • Secret Garden Tour Secret Garden Tour Get your tickets online, Richmond Art Museum or all First Bank Richmond locations.
  • Fun on the Midway Fun on the Midway Wayne County 4-H Fair continues through Friday, June 24th.

     

 

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Secret Garden Tour

Visit the canvasses of local landscape artists throughout our community, featuring gardens in the Reevston neighborhood for the 2016 Secret Garden Tour. Richmond Group plein air painters will be in the gardens painting, with their of the works for sale! Proceeds from the $12 tickets ($10 in advance!) benefit the Richmond Art Museum.

Photo: Richmond Shakespeare Festival Actors

The Tragedy of King Lear

William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Lear, explores family relationships and mental breakdown, while illustrating the full range of human behaviors from wretched cruelty to perfect love. See this professional production by the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at the newly renovated Starr-Gennett Building in Whitewater Gorge Park, 201 South 1st St. Richmond. Tickets are $30; $24 for students and seniors.

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Wayne County 4-H Fair

It's Fair time! The Wayne County 4-H Fair is in full swing this week with fun activities, farm animals and good food. Check out the projects, watch the shows and indulge in your favorite treats! Don't miss the Swine Show or Mud Race on Monday night! Download the schedule so you don't miss any of the fun.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Richmond Shakespeare Festival - Now through June 26th

Photo: King Lear ActorsThe beautiful Whitewater Gorge Park in downtown Richmond Indiana is the setting for the third season of The Richmond Shakespeare Festival June 9 - 26. Two plays are being presented this summer. One of Shakespeare's earliest plays, The Comedy of Errors delivers on the promise of its title as subtle politicians, desperate moneylenders, and jealous spouses are driven to distraction by two sets of identical twins bent on causing confusion and hilarity. Shakespeare's existential masterpiece, King Lear explores the family conflicts resulting from its patriarch's emotional collapse. Children, friends and subjects demonstrate everything from wretched cruelty to perfect love. The Festival is held in the Starr-Gennett building in the Whitewater Gorge Park at 201 South First Street, Richmond. Tickets are available online at www.richmondshakes.org, or by calling 1.800.838.3006.

FREE! Neighborhood Movie - Friday, June 24

Getting Ready for a Neighborhood MovieEach week in June the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department sets up their inflatable movie screen and shows a family-friendly movie in a different neighborhood. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Activities start at 8:30 pm, provided by the Richmond Parks and Recreation JUKO counselors. The movie begins at dusk! This week's movie, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, will be shown on on Friday, June 24 at Mary Scott Park, Northwest 7th Street, Richmond. For more information, call 765.983.7426.

Quality of Place Conference - June 23rd

Graphic/Photo: Quality of Place/10th StreetHear from in-the-trenches experts on rightsizing and neighborhood revitalization during the 2016 Richmond Columbian Properties Quality of Place Conference on Thursday June 23. This one day conference, presented by Richmond Columbian Properties & Indiana Landmarks, provides a valuable forum for exchanging ideas. Tickets are $35/person. For more information, call 800.450.4534.

Richmond Farmer's Market - Every Saturday This Summer!

Farmer's Market Flowers & ProduceRichmond Farmer's Market is being held at 10th and East Main Street in Richmond, across from Civic Theatre from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each Saturday through October. Local vendors will have homemade baked goods, sweets, honey, jewelry, meat, eggs, in-season produce (as it becomes available), and more. The Richmond Farmers Market is growers-only, to ensure your purchase is directly from the producer. Questions? Call 765.983.7425.

Tee Off for Justice - Golf Outing on June 24th

Souped up Golf Cart at the Model T PartyTee Off for Justice Golf Outing, supports the Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission. This event raises funds for the continuation of services for pro bono legal aid for thousands of vulnerable citizens, mostly children and elderly, living in Wayne County, Indiana. To participate, call 765.983.7353.

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