• Learning About Wildlife Learning About Wildlife Multiple local organizations joined to celebrate Earth Day.
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Graphic: MRL Booksale

Friends of MRL Booksale

It's the BIG ONE! The Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library are hosting their annual book sale in the Bard Room at Morrisson-Reeves Library Wednesday - Saturday. Join the Friends and you can shop on Tuesday to get the best selection...and help support the library!

Photo: Half Free Morel

Scavenger Hunt & Bingo

Explore the Cope Building and surrounding land to search for clues to learn about the building, sustainability, and nature. Then it's time for bingo and a hike! You're welcome for all 3 events...or any combination you have time for! 12:30pm-2pm on Saturday, 4/28. Free!

Photo: Hot Rod at Ivy Tech Car Show, circa 2014

Cruisin' For Scholarships

Head to Ivy Tech on Saturday, April 28th to attend the FREE car show, featuring vehicles of all eras - Model T's, muscle cars, classics, street rods, motorcycles and more. Proceeds fund scholarships for Ivy Tech Richmond Automotive Program students.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Spring Dinner at the Mansion House on Thursday, April 26th

Indiana Bicentennial Torch RelayHistoric Centerville will host its Spring Dinner at the Mansion House Museum, 214 East Main Street, Centerville on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. This is a community event and anyone interested is invited to attend.Meat, drinks and tableware will be provided, please bring a dish to share. It is suggested that last names beginning with A-G take a vegetable side dish, H-P take a salad and Q-Z take a dessert. Centerville Fire Chief Dennis Spears will present a program about the history of the Centerville Fire Department and the disastrous fires in the town. He will also tell how firefighting has changed over the years. For more information, call 765.478.5251.

Sustainable and Attainable - Thursday, April 26th

Solar Panels at Richmond Power & LightAre you solar savvy? Have you thought about installing solar? Come out to Cope Environmental, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, for the second Sustainable and Attainable lecture: Solar Power, on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. Phil Teague from Rectify LLC will be on hand to discuss solar energy. Teague has years of experience installing solar panels and will give the run-down on the cost, the benefits, and the process of installing solar power in your home! Refreshments will be provided. Free! For more information, call 765.855.3188.

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!

Business Education Lunch - Thursday, April 26th

Photo: Peggy Cenova"The Importance Of Connections to Your Success" will be the topic Peggy Cenova brings to the table on Thursday, April 26th at the Chamber's Business Education Lunch, held at the Innovation Center, 814 East Main Street, Richmond. Peggy will talk about the 9 reasons you need to connect – and how. During this interactive presentation, you will learn about building your network, finding high quality connections, and being a part of the circle you need to join. Event tickets are $5 for Chamber Members or $10 for Non-Chamber Members. Contact the Chamber at 765.962.0882 or register online.

FREE E-Waste Recycling - Saturday, April 28th

Graphic: Recycle EarthIU East has partnered with Cope Environmental Center to begin hosting monthly E-Recycling. E-Recycling will take place on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9a-12p in the Whitewater parking lot! As always, we will be accepting electronic waste materials. Any TV that is not a flat screen will not be accepted. These can be taken straight to the Richmond Landfill or New Paris Pike for recycling. Paper shredding is also NOT available. Example items include broken record players or video game consoles, old motherboards, or unusable electronic children's toys. If you have a question about an item, feel free to call and ask! E-Recycling will continue to take place at the same place and time the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 765.855.3188 or email k.blansett@copeenvironmental.org for more information!

Richmond Walking Club - Begins Thursday, May 3rd

Father-Daughter Take a Walk DayBeginning Thursday, May 3rd through the last Thursday in August, the Richmond Walking Club will meet at the Glen Miller Park Golf Course, 2514 East Main Street, Richmond for an approximately 2-3 mile walk throughout the Golf Course and Glen Miller Park. This is a great opportunity to form new relationships, bond with your friends and family, and relax! Dogs welcome too! Hosted by the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department, 765.983.7275.

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

Bad Feather DayBird 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.

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