RICHMOND — Several fall events are taking place this week in Madison County, most notably the Richmond Powwow at Battlefield Park on US 421 north of Kingston.
Other big events are the Thursday kickoff for Paint the Town Pink and Kirksville Day on Saturday.
Two special guests will highlight this year’s powwow.
Arvel Bird, a musician who plays celtic, folk, Native American and blues/rock music will be performing. Larry Sellers, the actor who played Cloud Dancing in the television show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, also also make an appearance to dance at the powwow.
The powwow will begin Friday morning with school groups visiting throughout the day, according to Jan Quigg, who has played a lead role in organizing the event for the past 20 years.
The gates will open to the public at 5 p.m. Friday with grand entry ceremony at 6.
Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. with grand entries at noon. Saturday the event will continue until 9 p.m. On Sunday, the powwow’s closing ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 for Adults and $2 for children.
In addition to seasonal community events, important local government meetings will take place this week.
The Madison Fiscal Court will convene 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse in Richmond, with the Richmond City Commission in session at 6 p.m. that day.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Madison County school board will conduct a budget review in the main lecture lab of Madison Central High School (gymnasium entrance).
Baptist Health-Richmond will host a “Mammogram and a Movie” event 6 p.m. Thursday at the Richmond Centre Cinemark.
Admission is free, but reservations are required because of limited seating. Door prizes and light snacks will be available.
In addition to a movie that organizers promise will be “great for a ladies night out, the event will include an “ask the doc” session as well as informational displays.
The event kicksoffs Paint the Town Pink week. See the Richmond Register for other Paint the Town Pink activities and those for the observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Other events happening this week include:
The Kentucky Blood Center will be accepting donations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richmond branch of the Madison County Public Library, 507 W. Main St.
Crystal Allen-Daniel will present “Elmwood: The Lives Behind the Mystery” for the Madison County Historical Society’s quarterly meeting 7 p.m. at the Central Bank community room, 305 W. Main St., Richmond.
Madison Central High School will present their first full-length fall musical, "Into the Woods." Showing times will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday. General admission is $10. For more information call Lisa Jury at 625-6109, ext. 5497.
Fall Swap Days begin Friday at the Madison County Fairgrounds and will continue through Sunday.
The community of Kirksville will be celebrating the 23rd annual Kirksville Day. Festivities will include a parade featuring tractors, horses, floats, cloggers and more at 11 a.m.
This year’s grand marshal will be country singer Josh Logan, and mayor for the day will be Butch Pennington.
The day will begin with a ham breakfast at the Masonic Lodge. Yard sales will be set up throughout the rural crossroads community. The community center has vendor booths to rent for $10. For more details, call Billie Battles at 859-338-6690.
No 'Flash Dance: The Musical'
"Flashdance: The Musical," which had been scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at the EKU Center for the Arts, has been canceled.