What's Up! Wells County

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What's Up! Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Gary Dickson benefit Oct. 25
A benefit for Bluffton resident Gary Dickson will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the WalMart parking lot. He will undergo a bone marrow transplant in Michigan very soon.
Sark’s Concessions will be open to raise money for Gary. Sark’s Concessions will donate all products so every purchase made will go directly to Gary and Barb Dickson for housing, transportation, food and medical cost during their extended stay.  
This will be a time to show support and enjoy fair favorites one last time before winter sets in. (Pd. Advt.).

Craft & Vendor Show Oct. 25
The Holiday Craft and Vendor Show will be held at the National Guard Armory at 500 E. Spring in Bluffton on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Free admission, door prizes and food. Over 30 vendors and crafters. All proceeds go to the Steve Kelly Cancer Relief Foudnation.
For more information contact Deb Carson at 260-824-9219. (Pd. Advt).

‘Day of the Dead’ FW museum of art celebration
On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art will celebrate the Day of the Dead as they showcase altars in honor of deceased loved ones.
From 3 to 5 p.m. there will be hands on activities, face painting, a smelling station featuring scents used in traditional Mexican cooking and celebrations, storytelling and live music at 4 p.m. by Fernando Tarango.

At 5 p.m. the celebration will continue with traditional dancing, a Mariachi performance, folkloric characters El Catrin and LaCatrina and appetizers and a cash bar by Salsa Grille. ($1 charge)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's Up! Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Block Party Hoe Down Oct. 25
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department will host the second Block Party of the year in front of city hall on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. It will be a Hoe Down, so dress in your best country wear. 
There will be music (Stoney Creek Band), dancing (Scatter 8’s square dancers), games, corn hole and food.  There is no fee to attend, but there will be food and refreshments for purchase. 
Available will be root beer floats and apple dumplings from C&E Concessions, sugar corn by Ossian Conservation Club and Texas Tenderloin will be on hand selling tenderloins, corn dogs, french fries and onion petals. 
The 4-H Hurrin’ Harrisons Club, Wells County Boys Scouts and Bluffton High School National Honor Society students will help during the event. 
There will be a photo area for you and your family and friends to take your own pictures.  Profits from this event will go towards the Revitalize Our Rivergreenway project. For more information call 824-6069. 

Go Greenway Glow 5K Oct. 25
After the block party run, walk or cheer on participants in the Go Greenway Glow 5K.  
Grab your glow sticks or purchase some extra that night to take with you down the illuminated River Greenway.  Race registration is $20 and includes a shirt and glow bracelet. Sign up online at http://www.active.com/bluffton-in/running/distance-running-races/go-greenway-glow-2014?int.  Download a form from the city’s website at www.blufftonindiana.net. For more information call 824-6069.

South Adams Senior Center Bazaar Oct. 25
Members of the South Adams Senior Center are currently booking vendors for the annual Fall Bazaar. 
The bazaar will take place from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 825 Hendricks St., Berne.  
Cost for tables are $15 for a six foot table and $10 for a round table. Call 260-589-8877 now to reserve a space. 

Gary Dickson benefit Oct. 25
A benefit for Bluffton resident Gary Dickson will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the WalMart parking lot. He will undergo a bone marrow transplant in Michigan very soon.
Sark’s Concessions will be open to raise money for Gary. Sark’s Concessions will donate all products so every purchase made will go directly to Gary and Barb Dickson for housing, transportation, food and medical cost during their extended stay. 
This will be a time to show support and enjoy fair favorites one last time before winter sets in. (Pd. Advt.)

Craft & Vendor Show Oct. 25
The Holiday Craft and Vendor Show will be held at the National Guard Armory at 500 E. Spring in Bluffton on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Free admission, door prizes and food. Over 30 vendors and crafters. All proceeds go to the Steve Kelly Cancer Relief Foudnation.
For more information contact Deb Carson at 260-824-9219. (Pd. Advt.)

Wells libraries Saturday at the movies in November
Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their pillows and snacks to the Saturday afternoon free movies presented at the Wells County Public Library in Bluffton and the Saturday morning ones at the Ossian Branch.
In Bluffton “Frozen” will be shown on Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. and on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. it will be “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”
In Ossian the dates are Nov. 1 for “Your Dragon 2: at 10 a.m. and “Planes: Fire & Rescue” on Dec. 6, also at 10 a.m.
Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Pop con is served at the Bluffton site.

Apple dumpling fundraiser
The Zanesville Lions are having an apple dumpling fundraiser. The cost is $2 each with caramel topping. They are ready to eat, freeze, or microwave. They will be on sale until Nov. 20 or sold out. Orders may will be accepted at County Line Pizza, Davis Restaurant, or by calling 638-4327.

Holiday, Craft and Farmer’s Market Nov. 1
Members of Blackford County Extension Homemakers will sponsor the annual Holiday and Craft Bazaar and Farmer’s Market Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blackford County 4-H Building in Hartford City. Anyone interested in booth space can all 765-348-3213 by Oct. 1 to request an application.

Mandy Barnett at Portland Nov. 1
Singer Mandy Barnett will be performing on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Hall-Moser Theatre at Arts Place in Portland at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets in advance are $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be arranged for by calling 260-726-4809 or online at www.artsland.org Admission at the door is $23 for adults and $11.50 for students.
Barnett is a frequent guest on the Grand Ole Opry, a live radio program featuring country music and as a teenager starred as country music legend Patsy Cline in the stage show “Always.”

Turkey Shoot Nov. 2
The Willshire Sportsman’s Club will be holding a Turkey Shoot Sunday, Nov. 2 starting at noon. It will be held on the club grounds located two miles east of Willshire, Ohio on State Route 81.
Only 12 gauge shotguns will be permitted and a shell will be furnished. Youth shoots for children, aged 16 and under will be held. Only 20 gauge shotguns will be permitted for the youth shoots and shells will be furnished.
A lunch stand will be available. Public is welcome.

Book, Postcard, Political and Paper Show  Nov. 2
A Book, Postcard, Political and Paper Show will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beech Grove High School gym at 5330 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove (Indiana Ext. 52 (Emerson Ave.) I-465.
There will be rare books, autographed books, cookbooks, general reading books, thousands of postcards by topics, movie posters and magazines.

For more information call Beech Grove High School Renaissance at 317-786-1447. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What's Up! Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Girls Scouts Fall Party Oct. 24
Wells County Girl Scouts will host a Community Fall Party Friday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the hog barn at the Wells County 4-H Park in Bluffton. Cost is $2 per person.
There will be a costume contest, a silent auction and games. Food available will include chili and hot dogs at 6:30 p.m.
Those attending can learn more about Girl Scouts. 
For more information call 260-353-9540.

Gary Dickson benefit Oct. 25
A benefit for Bluffton resident Gary Dickson will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the WalMart parking lot. He will undergo a bone marrow transplant in Michigan very soon.
Sark’s Concessions will be open to raise money for Gary. Sark’s Concessions will donate all products so every purchase made will go directly to Gary and Barb Dickson for housing, transportation, food and medical cost during their extended stay. 
This will be a time to show support and enjoy fair favorites one last time before winter sets in. (Pd. Advt.).

SA Senior Center Craft Bazaar Oct. 25
The South Adams Senior Center will sponsor their Fall Craft Bazaar Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 825 Hendricks Street in Berne. Items available will include handmade crafts, fall and Christmas arrangements, Amish baked items, candles, handbags, t-shirts, greeting cards and more. Lunch will be available. Admission is free.
For more information call 260-589-8877.

NCGLNAC Fall event Oct. 25 & 26
The National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, Inc. (NCGLNAC) will sponsor their Fall Friendship Fire Celebration Oct. 25 and 26 at the Women’s Building at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, followed by opening circle at 9 a.m. Saturday’s lunch is self provided. The Saturday evening feast will be at 6 p.m. Registration fee is $20 per person for NCGLNAC members and $30 for non-members. It includes all activities and the Saturday evening meal. 
Camping is available at the Fairgrounds for $15 per night (electricity) or primitive for $10 per night. RV dump station and water fill is available. Please include the camping fee with your registration. 
This is an event where NCGLNAC members and friends can learn traditional Native ways, keeping the fire, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Call Kay  at 765-426-3022 or kay.neumayr@ncglnac.com to be a fire keeper.
Highlights for the weekend include hiking on the NCGLNAC trail, keeping the fire, completing unfinished projects from earlier cultural arts classes, a rawhide rattle class, dinner Saturday evening prepared by Linda Prather and family, roundtable discussions and community with other participants around the fire. 

Pork Chop and Pork Burger Dinner Oct. 26
The Blackford County 4-H Fair will sponsor a Pork Chop and Pork Burger Dinner Sunday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the 4-H building at 310 Park Ave. in Hartford City.
Cost is $8 for the pork chop dinner or $6 for the pork burger dinner.
Tickets are available from fairboard members, at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office or at the door. For more information call 765-348-3213.

Calvary Lutheran Fall Festival Oct. 26
Calvary Lutheran Church in Bluffton will sponsor a Community Fall Festival Sunday, Oct 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a Trunk-or-Treat, games, costume contest and free refreshments. Calvary Lutheran is located directly across from the Willowbrook entrance at 1532 N. Main Street. Call 824-0177.

Toastmasters Club 159 to celebrate 90th anniversary
On Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Toastmaster Club 159 will celebrate Toastmasters International 90th anniversary.
Club 159 meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Hospital (Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne) in Special Function Room 2 in the cafeteria in the lower level at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information log onto: 159.toastmastersclubs.org or call 260-597-7216.

Zanesville Lions free library
The Zanesville Lions free library is open 24 hours a day. Participants may take up to three books per visit per person. Take them home, bring them back to trade, or share them with family and friends. Donated books and returns should be put in a tub provided at the library. This is a community project of the Lions Club. The library is located at 3088 W. Van Horn St.

Zanesville Halloween Party Oct. 27
The Zanesville Lions Community Halloween Party will be held Monday, Oct. 27, at the clubhouse at the ballpark. All ages are welcome to attend. Costume judging is at 6:30 p.m. sharp with cash prizes. All children will receive free treat bags. After the judging free bingo and food will be offered.