What's Up! Wells County

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What's Up! Thursday, April 23, 2015

Registration begins for 100+ summer activities
 It’s time to register for the Parks Department Programs! 
Visit the city’s website at www.blufftonindiana.net to view the list of events then e-mail us at parks@ci.bluffton.in.us  or call 824-6069 to sign up. 
Make sure to give us the child’s name, age, phone, e-mail address and the list of events they would like to participate in. 
Classes fill up quickly, if your schedule changes and you can’t attend a program be sure to let us know so that the next child on the waiting list can have the spot

Spring Fling April 25
The 5th annual Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bluffton National Guard Armory at 500 E. Spring, Bluffton. Free admission.
Raffle proceeds go to Steve Kelly Cancer Foundation.
For more information contact Deb Carson: 260-824-9219, 260-273-7950 or Linda Bradley: 260-273-9825. (Pd. Advt.)

Zoo Opens April 25
 The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for the 2015 season on Saturday, April 25 and will be kicking off a summer-long 50th birthday celebration filled with new exhibits, special events, and an adorable baby Sumatran orangutan.
 News, updates, and zoo events can be found on the zoo’s website, kidszoo.org.

Parks K-12 Swim Registration May 9
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department will offer swim lessons this summer. Swim registration is for children who just finished grades K-12 and will take place at the City Hall from 10:30 am to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9.  Class lessons will be held Monday through Friday June 8-19 OR July 6-17 for a total of 10 lessons. Class times are either 10-10:50 a.m. or 11-11:50 a.m.  Cost for non Wells County Residents is $12 and discounted to $6 for residents (due at registration). For more information call 824-6069.

Set 2015 Fitness Goals
Set your 2015 fitness goals! Sign up with the Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department and commit now.  Online registration is open for the following events:

May 17: Bike Bluffton - http://raceroster.com/events/2015/4075/bike-bluffton.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What's Up! Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fill the Tent Food Drive April 25
Adams County Boy Scouts will sponsor a Fill the Tent Food Drive Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WalMart in Decatur.
All donations will stay in Adams County.

Drive In out of hibernation in Wabash
The Honeywell Foundation and INGUARD have announced that the 13-14 Drive In will open for the season and offer free admission to kids 12 and younger all summer long.
The Drive In gates will open sometime during the month of May, just as they did in 1951, inviting all to “come as you are.”
Thursday, Aug. 23, 1951 was the original opening day with admission 50 cents for adults and free to those 12 and under. The first movie shown was “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” in Technicolor.
A contest to name the Drive In was held and 13-24  Drive In was chosen from 235 entries. Mrs. Don Alger was the winner as the name incorporated the two highways the theater was located beside.

The Honeywell Foundation will operate the 13-24 Drive In. For more details about the theater and the coming 2015 season go to www.1324drivein.com or call 260-563-5745.

Monday, April 20, 2015

What's Up! Monday, April 20, 2015

CAC seeking summer intern
Wells County’s Creative Arts Council is seeking a part-time summer intern to assist in the office from mid-May to the end of July.
CAC Joel Harmeyer explains it would be a perfect opportunity for a college student home for the summer. Resumes are being accepted at the CAC office in the Arts Commerce & Visitors Centre.

Master Gardener Volunteer Program 
Fall Master Gardener Training will begin on Sept. 9 and end Nov. 14. These classes are held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m.
The $125 program fee includes class materials and a reference notebook. 
To learn more about this volunteer program visit the Allen County Extension Office at 4001 Crescent Ave.on the IPFW campus or call 260-481-6826, option 3. 
Additional information and an application can also be downloaded from  extension.purdue.edu/allen. Click on Garden, Master Gardeners Allen County. Adjusted fees and payment plans are available on an as-needed basis.  
The Purdue University Master Gardener volunteer program helps gardeners grow by providing them with intensive training in horticultural principles. Participants, in turn, share their knowledge by providing volunteer leadership and service to their communities. 

Spring Fling April 25
The 5th annual Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bluffton National Guard Armory at 500 E. Spring, Bluffton. Free admission.
Raffle proceeds go to Steve Kelly Cancer Foundation. For more information contact Deb Carson: 260-824-9219, 260-273-7950 or Linda Bradley: 260-273-9825. (Pd. Advt.)

Raising Chickens Class May 9
Raising Chickens for Food and Fun, a free class, open to the public, will be held Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m. at the Allen County Extension Office (on the IPFW Campus).
Julie Scheele has been an RN for 30 years, and is currently homeschooling two teenagers. She has raised chickens for the last 8 years; her family involved in 4-H for five of those eight years. 
She will share general information about chickens and raising them for meat, eggs, or both.  Reasons to raise chickens, getting started, and special considerations including neighbors, restrictions on raising birds in cities (including Fort Wayne), and more. 
Call 260 481-6435 for more information.

Dancing with the Stars at the Embassy July 31
Dancing with the Stars: Live” will be bringing the Perfect 10 Tour to the Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre on Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m.
The cast will be led by Melissa Rycroft and include pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentine Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd and Emma Slater and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The 90 minute show will feature new choreography as well as memorable number from the 10 seasons of Dancing with the Stars.

Tickets will range in price from $39.50 to $97 and are on sale at the Embassy box office, online at ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. VIP tickets available at VIPNation.com