What's Up! Wells County

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What's Up! Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Alzheimer Conference April 25
On Friday, April 25, the Alzheimer’s Association will host an Education Conference at the Indianapolis Marriott North hotel, located at 3645 River Crossing, Indianapolis. Professionals and family members of those living with dementia can come to explore issues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and communication. 
The conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, ending with a keynote speaker at 4:30 p.m. There is a registration fee of $40 for families, care partners, friends or students and $95 for professionals. 
The registration fee will include breakfast, break service, lunch and conference materials. CEUs are available for social workers and health facility administrators. Category 1 CEs are available through the Indiana Psychological Association. All other professional registrants will receive a certificate of attendance.
For a free conference brochure, or to register, visit alz.org/indiana or call 800.272.3900. Please note, registration closes on Thursday, April 24.

South Pacific auditions April 26
Auditions for Wells Community Theater’s production of South Pacific will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at First Presbyterian Church in Bluffton.
Performances will be June 13-15 at Life Commnity Church.  Families are also encouraged to audition for this multi-age show.  For more information, join South Pacific at WCT on Facebook or call CAC at 824-5222.

Huntington Book Sale April 27
The Friends of the Huntington Library will offer a one-day Spring Used Book Sale at the Main Library from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. 
Featured at the sale will be cookbooks, travel books, gardening, hobby, craft, sewing, home decorating and maintenance, and other DIY project titles, a large selection of mass-market and trade paperback fiction, and a special collection of must-see, rare and unusual needlework patterns, including patterns for crochet and needlepoint projects and much more. 
Prices will start at 50¢ for mass-market paperbacks, $1 for hardcover books and most needlework patterns, and $2 for a small selection of gift-quality books.  

Free Senior Breakfast in Berne May 2
In recognition of May as National Older Americans Month, Swiss Village and the Berne Rotary Club will be co-sponsor their 24th annual Senior Breakfast on Friday, May 2, from 7 to 9 a.m. at 1350 W. Main St. in Berne.
Last year, more than 300 area seniors attended the breakfast. The breakfast will consist of scrambled eggs, biscuits, pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. 
There will also be health screenings provided from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., including free blood pressure checks, free lipid profile checks, comprehensive metabolic profiles $25, thyroid panel $20, and hemogram $15. 
Everyone who attends the open house will have the chance to sign up to win one of eight $25 gas cards, and will receive a coupon for a free ice cream in the CafĂ© Suisse at Swiss Village. 
Parking will be available at the main circle drive entrance or in the north parking lot by the Social Corner. 
For more information, call 260-589-3173.

Decatur  Community Plant Swap May 3
The 2014 Community Plant Swap will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Riverside Center in Decatur at 231 E. Monroe St. (U.S.-224 East).
The 2014 herb of the year is Artemisia.
The annual indoor event is open to the public as a way to sell or swap excess plants or to buy new plantings and cuttings. Doors will open at 6 a.m. for participants to set up their display of plants.
Sale starts at 7 a.m. Covered tables will be provided. There is a $10 fee per table to participate.
For more information call Sandy at 260-724-4061, Denis Franz at 260-724-9145 or Mary at 260-724-2447.

Pancake, Sausage and Egg Breakfast at Hope May 3
Hope Missionary Church Disaster Relief Team will sponsor the annual Pancake, Sausage and Egg Breakfast from 6 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 in the Family Life Center at 429 E. Dustman Road in Bluffton.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids age 6-12 and free for kids age five and younger. All proceeds will go toward providing relief efforts to individuals and communities dealing with catastrophic events. 

Call 260-824-1844.

Monday, April 21, 2014

What's Up! Monday, April 21, 2014

Benefit Dinner and Veterans Honor Blanket Program
A benefit dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Decatur American Legion Post 43. Cost for the dinner is an $8 donation. The meal will consist of a baked pork chop, potatoe, vegetable, roll, dessert and drink. Dine-in or carry-out is available. Free delivery in Decatur is possible upon request. The event is handicap accessible.
Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Veterans Honor Blanket Program where an American flag blanket is used to cover the veteran one last time by the Hospice Nurse and given to their loved ones as a keepsake. 
Entertainment will be porvidby Randi Stevens. Those attending can enter a drawing for a chance to win a blanket.
To purchase dinner tickets call the American Legion at 260-724-3705 or Family LifeCare at 800-355-2817, ext. 338 or alegion@onlyinternet.net ksweney@FamilyLifeCareIN.org.

Euchre Tournament April 25 in Berne
The Arthur and Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion in Berne will be host a Euchre tournament for any senior age 55 and older on Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at the Wellness Pavilion. Snacks will be provided. Members and non-members are welcome to attend this event.  
Sign up at the Pavilion by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. There is no need to find a partner for this event as it will be a round-robin tournament with a different partner for each round. 

For more information call at 260-589-4496 or visit www.swissvillage.org.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What's Up! Thursday, April 17, 2014

Creatures of the Night at Limberlost April 25
The public is welcome to visit Loblolly Pavilion in the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve on Friday, April 25 to learn about the creatures that roam the Limberlost when the sun goes down.  
Those attending will take a night hike in the woods to search for “glowing eyes.” Listen for and learn the frog calls of the marsh. Discover nocturnal underwater creatures with a dip-netting activity.  
There will be amphibians on display and a live animal presentation. Finish off the night with a campfire and marshmallow roasting. Be sure to bring a flashlight along.
The event begins at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $3 per person for ages 4 and older (no toddlers please).  
The Loblolly Marsh parking lot is located at 8323N-  250W, which is a half-mile north of Ind. 18 on Jay County road 250W, 3.5 miles west of Bryant.
For more information on this event, contact Curt Burnette, naturalist and program developer at 260-368-7428.

Spring Fling April 26
The fourth annual Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bluffton National Guard Armory, 500 E. Spring St., Buffton.
Free admission, food, door prizes. Proceeds from raffle will go to the Steve Kelly Cancer Foundation.

For more information call Deb Carson: 260-824-9219, 260-273-7950 or Linda Bradley: 260-273-9825. (Pd. Advt.)