230 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, Kentucky, 40475, United States
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EKU Theatre Productions
I am pretty impressed with play at EKU. And it doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that I was part of the theatre department. J They generally do about four plays a year and try to make two of them musicals. In the past they’ve had “Cabaret” (awesome), “Grease” (not so good), “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Ticket prices are sometimes cheaper than going to a movie and students get discounts. It’s also a pleasant way of spending the evening and putting money back into the community and college. For a schedule try
although it won’t be updated until after the semester starts. (859) 622-1315
Empty Bowls is a yearly fundraiser held at one of the local churches. The location varies from year to year, but the quality doesn't. One enters and buys a ticket. After going in he/she can select a clay bowl from the hundreds on hand. All bowls are made either by local artists or Bybee Pottery. The bowls are then filled with soup for lunch or dinner. The purpose of this event is to raise money for the local food pantries. All proceeds go to directly to God's Pantry and other local pantries.
Feel free to read the story in this year's Richmond Register.
4th of July at Lake Reba
Every year Richmond has the big 4th of July festivities at Lake Reba. It’s a madhouse. I remember the first time they had it. I think I was about twelve. There were a lot of people there, but nothing like it is now. It’s the largest fireworks display in the area and they usually get a country music band, as well as some local bands, to provide the music. They have concession stands for food, but of course you can bring your own too and have a picnic. Parking can be a problem since most of Richmond seems to show up, but it’s a good time and the fireworks are pretty good. If you don’t mind being out in large crowds all day in the sun then this is definitely the place to be.
Richmond Pow Wow
The Richmond Pow Wow is always a fun time for the whole family. It used to be held at EKU but in recent years has moved out to Lake Reba where there's more room. At the Pow Wow, you can watch Native American dancers, singers, and storytellers, and there are lots of opportunities for audience participation. There are also a lot of booths where things like arrowheads, musical instruments, books, and other Native American paraphernalia can be purchased. My favorite part are the living historians who set up in tents and traditional tee pees and recreate life from that time period. They dress in character and you can ask them questions and really feel as if you have stepped back in time.
Kirksville is located in the same area as Poosey Ridge. It’s a small, farming community that used to be a happening place in Madison County. Now, due to the urbanization of most central Kentucky towns, it has died out and nothing remains but a general store and the old Kirksville School. (It’s now been turned into a community center.) The area around Kirksville is beautiful, however, and it’s a nice drive through the country to get to it. If you want to see some gorgeous countryside and early architecture then I recommend taking a short jaunt to the area.
Note: See my Kirksville page for some pictures and more information. All photos were taken by me.
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Address: 230 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, Kentucky, 40475, United States