What's Up! Wells County

Monday, March 21, 2016

What's Up! Monday, March 22, 2016

‘Easter in theGarden’ at FW’s conservatory March 25
On Friday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Fort Wayne Botanical Conservatory will be celebrating “Easter in the Garden.”
The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos and there will be egg hunts for toddlers and elementary school age kids. (All children must be accompanied by an adult.)
There will be live animals to visit with including chicks, ducks, bunnies, sheep and goats. In addition there will be games to play, crafts to make, a chance to pot a plant and refreshments to enjoy.
Regular admission applies which is $5 for adults, $3 for those 3-1 and free to those 2 and under.
Regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Bake Sale in Montpelier March 25
The Montpelier Friends of the Library will sponsor an Easter Bake Sale on Friday, March 25 at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Citizens Bank.

Easter egg hunt at Limberlost cabin at Geneva March 26
On Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. there will be a Golden Easter Egg Hunt at the Gene Stratton-Porter Limberlost Cabin in Geneva for children ages 12 and younger.
The young hunters should bring their own basket or bag for the egg gathering with the golden egg to win a special prize. After he hunt attend an “egg class” and become an official Limberlost Egghead!
Cost is $2 per child. More information at 260-368-7428.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What's Up! Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Poneto Chili Supper March 19
The Poneto Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a Chili Supper Saturday, March 19 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Poneto Fire House at the corner of State Road 218 and Meridian Road in Poneto.
The menu will include chili, chicken noodles, sloppies, hot dogs, desserts and drinks. The cost for the meal is a free will offering.

Masonic Lodge monthly breakfast March 19
Members of the Bluffton Masonic Lodge 145 will sponsor their monthly breakfast on Saturday, March 19 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. This event is open to the public.
The menu will include biscuits and gravy, egg and sausage. A free will offering will be accepted during the event. The lodge is located at 211 W. Cherry Street in Bluffton. The breakfast is held on the third Saturday of each month. No carry-outs.

Marbling demo at Orchard Gallery March 19
On Saturday, March 19, from noon to 2 p.m. Diane Schafer King will be demonstrating the art of marbling at the Orchard Gallery in Fort Wayne. She will demonstrate using both paper and fabric at this free event. Viewable through March 31, will be the “We’ve Got the Blues” exhibit.

Free Breakfast and Easter Bunny visit March 19
Signature Healthcare of Bluffton will host a free pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. 
Kids age 0-12 and their parents can enjoy pancakes, meet the Easter Bunny and register for prizes.  
Signature is located at 1529 W. Lancaster Street, Bluffton.

DSLR Camera Workshop March 28 & 29
If you still haven’t figured out how to use your new camera or could use a few pointers on ways to improve your pictures this class is for you. 
DSLR Camera Workshops will be held March 28 and 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall in Bluffton. 
Cost is $22 per person. Those attending need to bring their own camera. 

Call to pre- register at 824-6069. Class will be taught by Katie Craney. Space is limited to the first 10 who register. Sponsored by Bluffton Parks.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What's Up! Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Parks Department wants your summer movie vote
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation want your opinion. 
They are taking a survey on facebook (like us at Bluffton Parks) for family friendly movies for the next “Free Movies in July” series. They want to know what five movies you would recommend.  Please feel free to mention any that are not listed. Your help is greatly appreciated by calling 824-6069. Movies suggestions so far are: Minions, Inside Out, Pixels, Tomorrowland, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Cinderella, Pan, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, The Good Dinosaur, The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out of Water, Norm of the North, Zootopia, BatKid Begins, Home

Ice skating at Fort Wayne Headwaters
There might not be enough snow to go sledding in the area but the ice rink at Fort Wayne Headwaters Park offers the chance for that winter activity.
Hours for the open air rink are 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for those 14 and younger, $5 and $5 for adults. Skaters may bring their own skates or rent them for $2 a pair.
“Kids Skate Free Days” are every Wednesday for those age 13 and under, with skate rental still $2. Skate sharpening also is available at $5 for hockey skates and $7.50 for figure skates. Concessions are by Mr. G’s.
The ice rink phone number is 260-422-7625.

Theater Thursday Feb. 18
Theater Thursday will be held Feb 18. The movie will be “August Rush.” 
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department, Wells County Public Library and Bluffton Regional Senior Circle have partnered together to offer a free monthly movie for adults. 
The movie will be shown at 10 a.m. at the Wells County Public Library. Free snacks, a 10 minute health info and prizes will be part of the program.

Masonic Lodge Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Feb. 20
Members of the Montpelier Masonic Lodge will sposor an All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Feb. 20 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Cost is a $4 donation for adults and a $2 donation for kids. The lodge is located at the corner of High and Grant Streets (one block north of the Speedway Station in Montpelier.)

Deadline to apply for Parks Department summer jobs is Feb. 19
Summer Job Applications will be accepted until Feb. 19 for anyone who is age 16 and older as of June 1.
Jobs include:  Pool Manager and Assistant Manager (must be 18);  Pool Maintenance Personnel (must be 18); Tennis Supervisor;   Tennis Instructors;  Lifeguards/Swim Instructors;  Concession Stand Supervisor (must be 18); Park Maintenance;  Concession Stand/Basket room Worker;  Skilled Mower (must be 18).
Applications are available at the following link or in the Clerk Treasurer’s office in City Hall. http://www.blufftonindiana.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/summer-application-2016.pdf.

Horse & Pony Club auction Feb. 20
The Adams County 4-H Horse & Pony Club auction will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the 4-H Expo Hall, Monroe. Doors open at 4 p.m. The auction begins with local donations. New and used tack will start approximately at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening. Food will also be available.
Tack and auctioneering are provided by Tom Moore. For more information contact Eric Stockman at 260-547-4790, Todd Krueckeberg at 260-410-1223, or Patrice Felger at 260-410-8393.

Touch of Tuscany event March 6
Members of Ossian Nazarene Church will host A Touch of Tuscany Night with dinner and entertainment on March 6. Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. followed by music by a barbershop quartet. Tickets are $10 each. Contact Pastor Bob at 260-622-7449, or go to the church website: www.OssianNaz.org for information.

Blood Drive Feb. 22 in Ossian

Ossian Nazarene Church will host an American Redcross Blood Drive on Feb. 22 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Go to www.RedCross.org to sign up, or call the church office at  260-622-7449. Leave a message with your name, and number and someone will call you back.