What's Up! Wells County

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What's Up! Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Lions Club  Breakfast Aug. 30
A breakfast will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Lions Club in Montpelier during the Montpelier Jamboree. The club is located 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 at the event. Proceeds will go toward a furnace replacement.

Sauder Village to celebrate Labor Day
Sauder Village will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the holiday weekend. Hours are Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  On Sunday only, kids 16 and under receive free admission. Sauder Village is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. 
For more information call 1-800-590-9755 or 419-446-2541. To stay informed about all that is happening at Sauder Village visitwww.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follows us on 
Twitter @Sauder Village.

Trail of Courage Sept. 20-21
The 39th annual Trail of Courage Living History Festival will be held Sept. 20-21 at Rochester, Indiana.
There will be food cooked over wood fires, period music and dance, traditional craftgs, historic camps abnd trading, canoe rides on the river and more.

Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for ages five and younger. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 37E-375N, Rochester. For more information call 574-223-4436 or log onto: www.potawatomi-tda.org.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's Up! Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Bingo at Montpelier Lions Club Aug. 29
Members of the Montpelier Lions Club will host a Bingo event Friday, Aug. 29 at the corner of High and Jefferson Streets during the annual Jamboree celebration. Early birds can arrive at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo will begin at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open at 5 p.m.  According to state law only those age 18 and older will be able to enter the building that evening.
Farmer’s Market Wednesdays and Saturdays
The Farmer’s Market is now open at the Dutch Mill Plaza (Main Street at the bridge) on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Current features include herbs, flowers, fresh fruits, fresh local vegetables, including sweet corn and tomatoes, fresh baked goods, fresh roasted coffee, locally produced BBQ sauces and spice mixes, woodworking products, candles, handmade crafts, locally grown meat, and more. (Pd. Advt)

Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet Sept. 3
The Wells County Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet at the First United Methodist Church at 325 W. Washington St. at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. The meeting is intended for  caregivers and family members of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related diseases. Those in attendance will also be given the opportunity to share their experiences of caring for their loved one and to ask questions of other caregivers in attendance. Contact Joyce Phillabaum at 260-824-4244.

Exhibits at  St. Francis gallery
Two gallery exhibits have been announced for the Lupke Gallery at the University of Saint Francis for this fall.
From Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, the works of Hoosier Plein Air Artist Louis Bonsib will be featured. A reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. a lecture about the work will be presented by Douglas Runyan and Fred Doloresco. 

Regular gallery hours for the Lupke Gallery are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Lupke Gallery is located at 2702 Spring St. in Fort Wayne. More information at arts.sf.edu

Monday, August 25, 2014

What's Up! Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

American Legion to start flagpole fund
Grover Sheets American Legion Post 111 is in need of a new flagpole. The current one has proudly flown Old Glory for many, many years, obviously through all types of weather, but its years of service will soon come to an end.
Along with the new flagpole will also be the need to replace the cement securing the pole in place. The Legion is looking at a cost of $4,000 for the project.
Because of that, the Legion has established a Flagpole Fund for anyone wishing to contribute. Checks can be made out to American Legion Post 111 and mailed to the finance officer, Rodger Popplewell; 415 E. Cherry St., Bluffton IN 46714 and note “Flagpole Fund” on the memo line.

Red Cross blood donation dates in September
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. To help increase donations during the month of September, those who come out to donate blood or platelets throughout the month will receive a coupon by email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
• Monday, Sept. 8 from 2-8 p.m. at Lehman Park Pavilion, 667 Lehman Street in Berne. 
• Monday, Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.at Riverside Center, 231 East Monroe Street in Decatur. 
• Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 8:30- 11 a.m. at Old National Bank, 116 East Berry Street in Fort Wayne.
• Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 1-4 p.m.at Ivy Tech Community College, N. Anthony Blvd., 3800 North Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne.