What's Up! Wells County

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What's Up! Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

State historical society’s teacher workshops
The Indiana Historical Society is offering a free one day teacher workshop in preparation for the 2016 State Bicentennial with four dates to chose from.
Teachers will be offered resources and content that will help them to easily integrate Indiana history into their existing curricula. Dates offered are Sept. 9, Sept. 24, Nov. 6 and Nov. 19. The day will include the workshop, lunch, substitute teacher reimbursement, gift card to offset travel expenses, free book and more.
For more information call 317-233-4549 or email education@indianahistory.org

Indy Jazz Fest Sept. 10-19
Indy Jazz Fest 2015 will be held at the historic Madame Walker Theatre near the IUPUI campus where parking will be free.
Groups to perform will include:
Take 6—Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., $25 to $60, six voices united in crystal clear harmony having won 10 Grammys, 10 Dove awards and 7 Downbeat awards.
Dianne Reeves—Tuesday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., $25 to $60, jazz vocalist with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal and Tereen Gully.
Jonathan Butler—Friday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m., $25 to $60, a bubbly South African who has released his latest album “Living My Dream.”
More information at 317-966-7854

Ossian Nazarene 5K Run/Walk Sept. 12
The Ossian Nazarene Church will sponsor at 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 12 at the church at 302 N. Metts.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The Run/Walk will start at 8:45 a.m. The race will begin and end at the church. Entry fee is $20 for all races and includes a t-shirt if registered online by Sept. 3 at ossiannaz.org.
There will be race divisions for male, female and 18 and under, 19-25, 26-35, 46-55, and 56 and older.
All proceeds will benefit KAIO Ossian Nazarene Youth Ministry.

Toddler music offered by CAC Sept. 14
The Creative Arts Council of Wells County is offering an 8-week toddler music class for children ages 1 1/2 to 4 years of age to be held on Monday mornings, beginning Sept. 14.
The Symphonic Seasons Class will meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m. with instructor Cindy Lemmen at the Arts Commerce & Visitors Centre. Tuition is $4 for one child and $58 for each additional sibling. Each student will receive a CD of music and a rhythm instrument to take home.
Instructor Lemmen has 12 years of experience in teaching the Rhapsody, Rhythm and Rhyme programs.
To register call the CAC office at (260) 824-5222 or download a registration form at wellscocreativearts.com/toddler-music/

Harvest Hustle 5K Run & Pancake Breakfast Sept. 26
The Harvest Hustle 5K Run and Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. 
The cost is $15 which includes a T-shirt and a pancake breakfast (race day registration is $20).
No need to go to Fort Wayne, stay in Bluffton Street Fair weekend and run or walk the Harvest Hustle 5K.

Register online at www.raceroster.com (search for Harvest Hustle) or download an entry form from www.blufftonindiana.net (click on Parks button).

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What's Up! Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Sechler Pickle Fundraiser going on now
Members of the Wells County Chorus are currently selling a variety of Sechler’s Pickels. The sale runs through Oct. 5.
For more information contact any member or call Jane Waters at 260-820-1447.

Lions Club Breakfast Sept. 5 in Montpelier
Members of the Montpelier Lions Club will sponsor a Jamboree Breakfast Saturday, Sept. 5 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the corner of High and Jefferson Streets.
The menu will include sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, juice and coffee. A free will donation will be accepted during the event.

Jamboree Noodle Dinner Sept. 6
Members of the Montpelier Lions Club will sponsor a Jamboree Noodle Dinner with chicken or beef Sunday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of High and Jefferson Streets in Montpelier.
The meal will be served with all the trimmings. Dine in or carry-outs are available. A free will donation will be accepted during the event.

Ossian Days pork chop dinner Sept. 10
The Ossian Economic Revitalization Committee smoked pork chop dinner will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Ossian Days event tent downtown Ossian from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinners include a smoked pork chop, baked potato, applesauce, roll, sweet treat, and beverage.
Purchase tickets ahead for $9 or at the event for $9.50. Carry outs are available on the west side of tent (Craig Street). Pre-order carry out orders are available from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Bluffton at the Ossian State Bank branch, corner of State Road 1 and 111 E. Oak Forest Dr., North of Walmart). All proceeds benefit the Ossian Community. 
Tickets are available at Ossian Do It Best Hardware, Ossian State Bank, iAB Financial Bank, Ossian, Ossian Town Hall, or from any of the following Committee Member: Judy Harkless, Jan Williams, Linda Hambrick, Larry Heckber, Larry Smith, Marlyn Koons, Natalie Milholland, Jim Brewer, Kody Kumfer, Cheryl Laley.
The Helen Witte pie auction will be held at 6 p.m.

Be a tourist in Fort Wayne on Sunday, Sept. 13
On Sunday, Sept. 13 Fort Wayne 12 attractions will host “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” from noon to 5 p.m.
A free passport book may be secured at any Fort Wayne Kroger store or at Old National Bank location.

Sites that can be visited free of charge include: African-American Historical Museum, Allen County Courthouse, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Cathedral Museum, Embassy Theatre, Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The History Center, Lincoln Tower (lobby only with entertainment by local nonprofit arts and cultural organizations), Parkview Field, Science Central and the Old Fort.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What's Up! Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Bluffton Farmer’s Market open
The Farmer’s Market is open at the Dutch Mill Plaza (Main Street at the bridge) on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Current features include sweetcorn, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, peaches, flowers, fresh baked goods, BBQ sauce, woodworking products, handmade crafts, and more. (Pd. Advt.)

Future programs for 2016
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department is starting to plan fun programs for next year and want suggestions.
Those with ideas of programs they would like to see in Bluffton can message the department at parks@ci.bluffton.in.us and let us know any contacts you might have who can help make it happen.

Alzehimer’s Support Group to meet Sept. 2
The Wells County Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet at the First United Methodist Church, located at 325 W. Washington St. in Bluffton, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, not July 2.

Star Gazing Sept. 12
A star gazing night is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 at Lancaster Park at 8 p.m.
There will be a variety of telescopes to view Saturn, Venus, the stars and more. 
This program is recommended for ages eight and older. Donations will be accepted for the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. 

For more information call the park office at 824-6069.