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Haunted Museum

Enjoy the Wayne County Historical Museum, 1150 N. A St., Richmond, decorated Halloween season. On October 24 & 25 at 6:30 p.m. bring your children to enjoy Halloween without blood and gore at a not-too-frightening Halloween event with characters, storytelling, and treats. Fun for the whole family. Safe costumes encouraged. Adults $5, Children $3, 0-2, Free!

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Halloween Howl

Richmond Parks and Recreation invites you to join them at the Tom Raper Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 N. Salisbury Road for Halloween Howl on Saturday, October 26th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On the agenda is all the scary fun your family can handle! Free, but please bring a canned good item to donate!

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Gathering Shoes

Here's a great oportunity to clean out your closet and help your neighbors at the same time! Community Action of East Central Indiana is collecting gently used shoes of all types, styles and sizes on Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the CAECI office, 1845 W. Main St. Richmond as well as Walmart, 3601 E. Main St. and Kroger, 3701 E. Main St., Richmond.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Earlham Convocation Featuring Bob Moses - Wednesday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Logo: Earlham CollegeBob Moses is an American educator and civil rights activist, known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. He was a graduate of Hamilton College and completed a master's in philosophy at Harvard University. Since 1982 Moses has developed the nationwide Algebra Project in the United States. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship and other awards for this work, which emphasizes teaching algebra skills to minority students based on broad-based community organizing and collaboration with parents, teachers and students. Moses convocation lecture is entitled Mississippi Freedom Summer. Hear Mr. Moses for free at Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond on Wednesday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

Women's Leadership Conference - October 24, 2014 - Register Today!

Logo: Women's Leadership ConferenceJoin women from across Wayne County for this annual women's leadership conference organized by Wayne County Foundation on Friday, October 24th. This year's theme is "Creating a Personal Brand". Guest speaker is the first female U.S. Secret service agent, Kathryn Childers. Additional workshop details can be found in the brochure. Register online.

Homecoming at Earlham College

Earlham HallA variety of events are planned for Earlham College's annual Homecoming Celebration the weekend of October 25th, including a 50th anniversary concert by Gospel Revelations on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, 801 National Road West, Richmond. The concert is free. On Saturday, the public is invited to the Lingle Recital Hall in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 801 National Road West, Richmond, to hear Christopher Yohmei Blasdel's shakuhachi recital. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

Emeral Ash Borer & Timber Stand Improvement Workshop - Saturday, October 25th

Fall TreesForester Brian Gandy and District Forester Jayson Waterman will discuss the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on our Ash Trees and area Forests. Learn about Forest Stewardship practices and management (Timber Stand Improvement)to help reduce the impact of the EAB, enhance the quality of your tree or forest stand and other forest pests. This program at Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond, will include a power point presentation and a hike. This is an important seminar for homeowners and landowners alike. Dress for the weather. Free to attendees. For more information, call 765.962.3745.


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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.