What's Up! Wells County

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What's Up! Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FW’s Castle Gallery 20th anniversary
Fort Wayne’s Castle Gallery will be celebrating 20 years of featuring art work by local and national award-winning artists in the historic West Central Neighborhood site.
A reception for past and current artists will be held on Friday, July 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. The gallery is owned by Mark Smith and artist Jody Hemphill Smith and is located at 1202 West Wayne St., Fort Wayne.. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

Model Railroad Show & Swap July 11 & 12
The Van Wert County Historical Society will sponsor the 12th annual Railroad Heritage Weekend July 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Commercial Building on the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 for adults. Children, age 12 and younger, are free. 
There will be over 120 tables of model railroad and train bargains. There will be at least 10 modular model railroad and Lionel train layouts, operating or on display. A second building has been reserverd to display additional layouts. Parking is free. For more information call 419-238-4207 or 567-259-3340. Email contacts are: snapshotjan@embarquemail.com or railcarman@frontier.com.

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum to celebrate 30th anniversary
The public is welcome to help Swiss Heritage Village and Museum celebrate their 30th anniversary on Saturday, July 11. There will be half-price tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free cake and ice cream will be served from noon to close.  For more information call 260-589-8007.

Kehoe concert at BHS cafetorium
Due to Kehoe Park being underwater the concert scheduled for this Sunday, July 5, will be held at the Bluffton High School cafetorium at 7 p.m.

The scheduled entertainment will be Little Big Band, who will perform a variety of big band and patriotic music. Main sponsor for the program will be Diane Humphrey. Sassafras on Main will be selling concessions at each concert.

Monday, June 29, 2015

What's Up! Monday, June 29, 2015

SW Church offers free lunch July 1
Southern Wells Community Church will be serve free lunches four times this summer at the corner of Main Street and Ind. 18 in Montpelier from noon to 1:15 p.m. The meal will include free sandwiches, chips and drinks. If it is raining at 11:30 a.m. the lunch will be cancelled.  Call 765-728-2154. No donations.

Fort Wayne Castle Gallery 20th anniversary
Fort Wayne’s Castle Gallery will be celebrating 20 years of featuring art work by local and national award-winning artists in the historic West Central Neighborhood site. A reception for past and current artists will be held on Friday, July 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. The gallery is owned by Mark Smith and artist Jody Hemphill Smith and is located at 1202 West Wayne St., Fort Wayne.. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Art show & sale at Ouabache July 11
The 2nd annual art show and sale celebrating nature through the arts will be held at the Ouabache State Park Lodge, 4930 E St. Rd. 201, Bluffton on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Viewing the exhibit is free, however the standard park admission will be charged. (In state vehicles $7 and out of state vehicles $9.)
Featured work will include nature paintings, woodwork items, photography, garden art, poetry, jewelry and more. Some of the proceeds from sales will be given to the Friends of Ouabache State Park.

Invitation to  “high tea” at Wells museum

On the Sunday afternoon of July 12, the Wells County Historical Museum will be holding an Afternoon High Tea from  2 to 4 p.m. at the museum at 420 West Market St. in Bluffton Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling Lynne Elliott at (260) 827-0117. Seating is limited.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

What's Up! Thursday, June 25, 2015

Squirt Gun Fight June 30
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department will  host a world record squirt gun fight attempt on Tuesday June, 30 at Lancaster Park (across from Lancaster Elementary School at 1:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages are encouraged to bring their own squirt guns and join in the fun. Donations will be accepted to collect money for the Roush Park renovations where a new splash pad, walking path and improvements to the pavilion are planned.
Immediately following the squirt gun fight enjoy a trip down a giant slip and slide on the sledding hill. Bring your swim suits and a towel!!
For more information call 824-6069.

Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet July 1
The Wells County Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet at the First United Methodist Church, located at 325 W. Washington Street in Bluffton, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1.
The group 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. 
Contact Jim or Joyce Phillabaum at phone number 260- 824-4244 for more information pertaining to the support group.

Free Friday movies begin July 3 at Kehoe
Free Friday Movies will begin July 3 at Kehoe Park in Bluffton. The Friday Movie Series is sponsored by the Bluffton Parks Department and fully funded by the Wells County Foundation.
Movies will be shown at Kehoe Park at 300 N. Main, behind the Dutch Mill Plaza and will begin at dusk (8:45 p.m.)
Those attending should bring their own seating, bug spray and snacks. Rain site for all of these films will be in the Bluffton City Gym at 128 E. Market Street.  Location changes will be posted on facebook if the weather is poor. 
These movies are all family friendly. No need to register,  just drop in.
Dates and the movie titles are as follows:
July 3 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: PG.
July 10th – Into the Woods: PG
July 17th – Big Hero 6: PG.
July 24th – Planes Fire and Rescue: PG
July 31st – Paddington: PG.
Choir presents ‘Liberty’ July 5
The McNatt Community Choir will present “Liberty” Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at The United Church of Christ. The public is welcome to attend this free musical celebration of freedom as we pay tribute to our veterans and service men and women. The church is located at 202 East 2nd Street, Warren.

Free Boys Wrestling July 6-10
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation will sponsor FREE Boys Wrestling for those ages  8 –18 July 6-10 from 9-10 a.m. at the Bluffton High School wrestling room (Enter door 4). Pre-registration is required  by calling 824-6069.  

House of Hope 5K, Boot Camp and Breakfast July  18
The House of Hope will sponsor a 5K Fun Run, Boot Camp and breakfast event featuring Saturday, July 18. All benefits go towards House of Hope Northeast Indiana.
The event will be held at the Bluffton Rivergreenway followed by a boot camp style workout and breakfast at Kehoe Park.
The 5K will be held at 7 a.m. Boot camp will be held at 8:30 a.m. and the breakfast will start a 9:30 a.m.
Cost is $25 for everything or $15 for choice of Fun Run or Boot Camp workhout. Both costs include breakfast.
Find the registration and more information at: www.houseofhopenei.org or call 260-824-4774.

Feast of Hunter’s Moon Oct. 3-4
The 48th annual Festival of  the Hunters’ Moon will be held Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 on the grounds of Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park at 3129 South River Road in West Lafayette.

For more information visit: www.tippecanoehistory.org or call 765-476-8411.