What's Up! Wells County

Monday, September 29, 2014

What's Up! Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Wells Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet Oct. 1
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, Oct. 1.
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 the other caregivers in attendance.
For more information contact Joyce Phillabaum at 260- 824-4244.

Weekday Walking Program begins
The Parks and Recreation Department will begin Weekday Walking Oct. 1. The city gym will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., free of charge, to any adult who would like to get some exercise during the cold months. 
Participants can enter the glass door on the Westside of the building and sign in on the wooden door each day you attend. If you are the last to leave the gym please turn off the light in the south west corner of the gym. One mile equals 20 laps.
For more information call 824-6069.

Free toddler fire department visit Oct. 7
On Oct. 7th there wil be a free Toddler Fire Department visit for those participating in Toddler Time. Those attending will start in the city gym at 11 a.m. with free play and social time. They  will then head over to the fire station for a visit. Parents should bring a camera.
The gym will then be open every Tuesday and Thursday all winter long from 11 a.m. to noon for toddlers to burn off some of that pent-up energy. 
Enter through the glass door on the west side of city hall and sign in on the wood door each visit. This is a parent supervised event. For more information call 824-6069. (9/18)

Great Pumpkin Hunt & Hay Ride Oct. 11
The Bluffton Parks Department’s Great Pumpkin Hunt and Hay Ride will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. at Lancaster Park (200 E Jackson).
There will be 2,000 orange and black Halloween stuffed eggs hidden in the yard. Children will be divided up into age groups to search for eggs. The hunt starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp!! Bring a flash light and a bag to hold the treats. 
Following the hunt there will be hayrides and s’mores. Dress warm or bring a blanket for the hayride. This is a FREE event. (No restrooms). For more information call 824-6069. 

Willshire Turkey Shoot Oct. 12
The Willshire Sportsman’s Club will sponsor a Turkey Shoot on Sunday Oct. 12 starting at noon. It will be held on the club grounds located two miles east of Willshire, Ohio on State Road 81.
Only 12 gauge shotguns will be permitted and shell will be furnished. Youth shoots for children, age 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. The public is welcome to attend the event. 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What's Up! Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Farmer’s Market Wednesdays and Saturdays
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 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Current features include herbs, flowers, fresh fruits, fresh local vegetables, including sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, melons, squash, fresh baked goods, fresh roasted coffee, locally produced BBQ sauces and spice mixes, locally grown meat, woodworking products, candles, lotions, handmade crafts, and more. (Pd. Advt.)

Pumpkin Dunkin Oct. 22
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation will offer a Pumpkin Dunkin Swim Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Those participating can swim in a pool of pumpkins before they decide which one to take home. 
The event is held at the Bluffton Middle School pool at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required  by calling 824-6069. Admission is $3 each. Everyone who swims will get to take home a pumpkin and stay for family swim time until 8 p.m. Children must come with an adult.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

What's Up! Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Whitetails Unlimited Event Oct. 25
Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Wells County Whitetails Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Wells County 4-H Expo at 1240 4-H Park Road in Bluffton. 
The event will feature a buffet dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events. A WTU mission-related grant from this event will go toward Local 4-H shooting sports and other youth education and conservation events. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 each, $25 for a spouse, or $25 for juniors 15 and under. Ticket order deadline is Oct. 23, and tickets will not be sold at the door. To order tickets locally, call Dave Penrod at 260-273-3943 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471, or go online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. 

Fall Coloring Contest 
Bluffton Parks Department is offering a Fall Coloring Contest for children. The coloring page has been handed out at the schools. It can also be found online at the city’s website at www.blufftonindiana.net.
The page is due back in the Park Office at 128 E. Market St. by Sept 30.  The winner will be called by Oct 3rd. 

Free toddler fire department visit Oct. 7
On Oct. 7th there wil be a free Toddler Fire Department visit for those participating in Toddler Time.  
Those attending will start in the city gym at 11 a.m. with free play and social time. They  will then head over to the fire station for a visit. Parents should bring a camera. The gym will then be open every Tuesday and Thursday all winter long from 11 a.m. to noon for toddlers to burn off some of that pent-up energy. Enter through the glass door on the west side of city hall and sign in on the wood door each visit. This is a parent supervised event. For more information call 824-6069.

Great Pumpkin Hunt & Hay Ride Oct. 11
The Bluffton Parks Department’s Great Pumpkin Hunt and Hay Ride will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. at Lancaster Park (200 E Jackson).
There will be 2,000 orange and black Halloween stuffed eggs hidden in the yard. Children will be divided up into age groups to search for eggs. The hunt starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp!! Bring a flash light and a bag to hold the treats. 

Following the hunt there will be hayrides and s’mores. Dress warm or bring a blanket for the hayride. This is a FREE event. (No restrooms). For more information call 824-6069.