About 50 medical office schedules impacted

In anticipation of thousands visiting the area for the total eclipse, many Reid Health offices will operate for limited hours, or be closed on Monday, April 8.

Reid Emergency Services and Urgent Care will remain open at Richmond and Connersville locations as normal.

About a dozen services will close around noon, including the outpatient lab. Outpatient surgery will close at 11 a.m.

Nearly 40 offices will be closed all day, including chemotherapy and infusion therapy, and several primary/specialty care offices, including those in Cambridge City, Hagerstown and Connersville. Various Richmond offices are on that list too, including pediatric and internal medicine.

For more information and future updates, visit https://www.reidhealth.org/eclipse/closures.

5K run/walk, concert planned at LHS

Lincoln High School’s Business Professionals of America chapter is organizing a Cambridge City Eclipse 5K Run/Walk for area residents and guests.

The fitness event takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at LHS, 205 E. Parkway Drive, Cambridge City.

The $25 entry fee includes a T-shirt. Proceeds help students with travel and registration costs for state and national conferences. 

In addition, on Saturday, April 6, local musicians will perform on the LHS football field behind the school. Scott Ross will play from 1-3 p.m., followed by AJ Wetzel until 5. The Sean Lamb Janet Miller Band performs from 3-8 p.m.

Those attending will buy a $5 wristband that serves as a day pass. LHS students will be admitted free with an all-sports pass.

For more information, call 765-478-5916.

College students giving eclipse presentations

Richmond Senior Recreation Center is welcoming four college students and a teaching assistant who will share information related to the upcoming eclipse.

The Earlham College students will speak at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the center, 1600 S. Second St., Richmond.

Their topics include the economic benefits, cultural significance of eclipses around the world, proper eye coverings, best places and safe alternative ways for viewing.

The center welcomes area residents 50-plus to attend a program while considering a membership, which is $25 per year.

For more information, call 765-983-7300.

2 Centerville sites opening for eclipse guests

Centerville-Abington Community Schools has announced it’s opening four parking lots on Monday, April 8, for solar eclipse viewing.

Spots will be $20 each at 509 Willow Grove Road, Centerville, starting at 11 a.m.

Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and take advantage of the open field for better viewing. Streetlights can reduce the viewing experience.

Various booths will sell items to support students, and concession stands will be open. Solar eclipse glasses will be sold as well. 

No pets, tobacco or alcohol will be allowed on school grounds.

For more information about CACS, call 765-855-3475, ext. 1191.

Nearby, Cope Environmental Center is selling a limited number of advance tickets ($20 per person for ages 4 and older) to view the eclipse on its grounds.

Tickets include programs and activities beginning at 10 a.m. and viewing glasses. Food, drinks and merchandise will be for sale.

Guests are to enter at the north-side entrance, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, and bring chairs/blankets. They should leave alcohol and pets (except service animals) at home.

Tickets can be purchased at visitcope.org. For more information, call 765-855-3188.

Bank announces April 8 closure

First Bank Richmond announced all of its locations will be closed April 8. Officials said it is in the best interest of customers and staff to close that day in preparation for the tremendous amount of traffic coming to the area.

“At First Bank, we believe in embracing extraordinary moments, and the solar eclipse is no exception,” said a message sent to customers.

Digital banking services and ATMs will be available.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 20 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.