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   " Free"  Richmond Community Orchestra  "Free"
              July 12, Maplewood Park 7:00 P.M.

Richmond Community Orchestra will be playing a patriotic concert, along with the Eaton Community Choir.

The Richmond Community Orchestra is celebrating its sixth year of operation. Born in the Pit of the Richmond Civic Theater.

The RCO is currently composed of some 60 musicians ranging from teenagers to seniors from all walks of life.

The RCO is fortunate to be directed by Mr. Jay Conrad, a former band and choir director for the Eaton High School.

       "Free"    Needle and Quilt Show    "Free"
            July 14-18th open 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

       The Embroidery Guild of America Richmond Rose Chapter
Featuring - Classic needle work, Count Stitch, Needle Point, Stump Work, Crewel Work, Bead Work, Quilting and many other techniques.

There will be several hand made quilts, and also coverlettes from the 1800's

Members will be demonstrating their skills and sharing information.
Chairperson Linda Williams.

                   Bicentennial Children's Day
                    Wednesday, July 16, 2014
                          3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

This is a FREE event for families will take place in downtown Centerville. Start at the public Library to pick up your guide and see a live "Wax Museum of Famous Hoosiers". Then, visit the Family Center to get your picture taken in an old fashion costume. Join us at the park for more fun and games. After that, visit the Mansion House to learn about and create old fashion crafts from 1800's. Stop by the courthouse to meet Dr. Sackett and Participate in games from the 1800's. Finish your day at the courthouse lawn for food, stories, and songs.

                                "Academy of Art Players"
                                      7:00 P.M.
                                  July 16, 2014

                   At Maplewood Park, Bring Friends and Family.
                                               Lawn Chairs

                                           "The Bulldogs"
                                  {Free Concert}
                           July 18, 2014 At 7.00 P.M.
  • Rock and Roll Oldies Band plays the vintage music of the 50's and 60's from such artists as Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, Bill Haley, The Righteous Brothers. The Bulldogs Have been the opening act for classic artists as:
  • The Beach Boys
  • Chubby Checker
  • Herman's Hermits
  • Mike Smith ( of the original Dave Clark Five )

           Historic Walking Tour and Home Tour
                  July 18, 2014 5:00-8:00 PM
                  July 19, 2014 4:00-8:00 PM


    Free Walking Tour! Begin at the Mansion House and stroll west on Main Street. Volunteer guides in costume will be waiting for you along the route to tell you stories about Centerville people, history, and architecture. Guides will tell about the courthouse battle, the original county government square, early uses of the newly restored 1837 American House, famous residents of the 1820s and 1830s homes, and more.

    Optional tour inside historic homes - tickets $12.00 per person if purchased before the event, tickets $15.00 if purchased the day of the event. Those who have purchased a ticket may enter six historic homes. Tickets may be purchased at Centerville Library or the Bicentennial Reception Center.

Question? - call the Library at 765-855-5223 or

(Just Everyday Women, Encouraging, Loving, Serving)
                  July 18, 2014  5:00-8:00 P.M.

               At Centerville Christian Church Family Center.
History of the Centerville Christian Church Video and Light refreshments.

                                 Butternut Day
                         Saturday July 19, 2014
                    2:00 P.M. at H.S. Soccer Field

FREE!  Come and see the drama, the action, the excitement of 1863 as the town of Centerville faces Wayne County's greatest threat of Civil War. The Invasion of the Butternuts!

A lively debate sets the stage for the true events that happened in Centerville May 2, 1863. Hear the news of that fateful day and the subsequent events. Afterward you decide-will you join the Union Army or the Butternuts?

                       Civil War Reenactment
                       Saturday July 19, 2014
                    All Day at H.S. Soccer Field

                  Amherst Artillery "Army of Northern Virginia"

                                    Farm Day
                        "200 Years of Agriculture"
                           July 19 & 20, 2014

  • Progression of farm Implements - Show of farm equipment from horse drawn to today.
  • Antique Tractors - yancy Sons, Horse Pulled Equipment - Jim Harland (Richmond Museum with Dave), Modern Equipment - Centerville New Holland, Smith Implements, Benson.
  • Farmers Market - Locally produced product. ( J&J Winery, Snowden Honey, Roehlers Christmas Tree Farm ).
  • Display / Demo Tent - Pioneer seed {Eric Laux}, Crop Production Services {Brandon Lanman}, Soil and Water District {Raquel Baker}, Educational Display, Purdue Extension {Jonathan Ferris, Master Gardeners Heirloom Garden} Purdue Ambassadors, Horse Drawn Equipment Movies.
  • Ed Pollack - Resource Inventory Council.
  • Soap Making.
  • Basket Making.
  • Yarn Spinning.
  • Candle Dipping.
  • Games - Pedal Tractor Pull { Pat Redden Western Wayne FFA Director }, Pie Eating, Seed Spiting, Hog Calling, Nail Hammering, Kiss The PIG!!