What's Up! Wells County

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What's Up! Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Prom Dress Exchange March 6
The annual Prom Dress Exchange will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton (one block west of the Library) on Friday, March 6 from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.   Shop the exchange for new and gently used prom dresses in all sizes. A $10 donation would be appreciated for a dress. Also the prom dress exchange is currently accepting donated dresses, shoes, purses and accessories. No need to have dresses cleaned before donating.  OK Modern Cleaners in Bluffton will clean dresses from the Prom Dress Exchange free of charge. Note:  Southern Wells Prom is May 9 this year.

St. Aloysius track team fundraiser March 8
Saint Aloysius 2015 Track Team will sponsor a 5K Run fundraiser Sunday, March 8 at 14607 Bluffton Road in Yoder. Medals will be awarded to age group winners and the Top Three over all and masters. Day of race registration only will begin at 1 p.m. The 5K starts at 2 p.m. Race will proceed in all weather conditions.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for those under age 18. For more information call Chad Ware at 260-466-4272 or email him at: GatorGallop@juno.com.

Brew Night at the FWMA March 12
On the second Thursday of March (March 12) the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Paradigm Gallery will host Brew Night. Visitors will be able to taste specialty beers from Fort Wayne breweries along with edibles and a cash bar. General admission is free but there will be a charge of $5 to view the “Dance Theatre of Harlem 40 Years of Firsts” exhibit.
Works by over 75 artists are featured and are for sale in the Paradigm Gallery. The gallery is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
Fiber Fest March 13 and 14
The Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau will sponsor the 12th annual Fiber Fest and Spin-In Friday March 13 and Saturday March 14 at the Jay County Fairgrounds, located in Portland.
The two-day event, devoted to the fiber arts, will include classes and demonstrations.  
A special lecture will be given by Kate Larson, a well-known fiber artist. She  will talk about her love for sheep and Leicester Love and other stories.  Kate will talk about the history of these unique sheep, share stories about her own flock in central Indiana, and show you what to look for (and what to avoid) when purchasing curly, lustrous, Leicester fleeces.

For more information or to register for classes contact Gyneth Augsburger at the Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau at 260-726-3366 or log onto:  www.visitjaycounty/fiberfest.com, or emailinfojc@visitjaycounty.com.

Monday, March 2, 2015

What's Up! Monday, March 2, 2015

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group to meet March 4
The Wells County Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet at the First United Methodist Church, at 325 W. Washington Street in Bluffton at 7 p.m.
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 call Joyce Phillabaum at 260- 824-4244 for more information pertaining to the support group. 

Huntington Master Gardener Forums listed
The Huntington County Master Gardener have announced the dates of the forums. They are as follows:
Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntington Co. City/Twp. Library. “Porches and Front Yard Gardens” will be presented by Master Gardener Sharon Laupp.
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntington Co. City/Twp. Library “Glass Totem Art” will be presented by Master Gardener Louanne Kaye.
Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall (Hier’s Park), “Pruning Trees and Shrubs” will be presented by John Woodmansee, Purdue Extension Ag and Natural Resources Educator in Noble/Whitley County.
RSVP for these programs by calling the Extension Office at 260-358-4826.

Chicken & Noodle Dinner March 8 at Blackford
A Chicken and Noodle Dinner fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Blackford County 4-H Building at 310 Park Ave. in Hartford City.
The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, roll, butter, corn, dessert and beverage.
Cost is $8 for adults (age 11 and older), $5 for youth (age 10 and younger).
Tickets are available at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office at 119 N. High Street or at the door that day.
The event is sponsored by Blackford County 4-H and Open Fairboard Inc.
For more information call 765-348-1077.

Women of the Word March 13 & 14
The ninth annual Women of the Word (WOW) will be held Friday, March 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  and Saturday, March 14 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Wells County 4-H Park in Bluffton. Tickets are $10 each (includes Friday and Saturday and lunch).
Speakers will be Paula Hunnicutt on Friday evening, Pastor Larry Sprinkle and Pastor Anthony Robles on Saturday. There will be praise and worship times.
To purchase tickets call 273-3144, 824-2388 or 273-8490.
The event is open to women, men and young adults.

Coin and Currency Show March 15
A Coin and Currency Show, sponsored by the Old Fort Coin Club, will be held Sunday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allen County Fairgrounds.
There will be over 50 tables of numismatic material, free parking and free admission. Food will be available.
Directions: Take I-69 to Exit 311B. Go north on Lima to Carroll Road. Follw the sizns.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's Up! Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group to meet March 4
The Wells County Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet at the First United Methodist Church, at 325 W. Washington Street in Bluffton at 7 p.m. 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 call Joyce Phillabaum at 260- 824-4244 for more information pertaining to the support group.

Baseball and Soccer Registration March 7
Sign up for summer T-Ball, Coaches Pitch, Farm League, Jr. League, Sandy Koufax, Softball, Pee Wee Soccer (spring) and get information about Wells Community Swim Team on Saturday March 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at City Hall at 128 E Market St. 
Forms are also available on the Parks Department website at www.blufftonindiana.net under the March 7 date. For more information call 824-6069.

Orchard Gallery open house March 7 
On Saturday, March 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The Orchard Gallery, 6312-A Covington Rd. will stage an open house for 30 artists. The theme of the show is “Sky Above-Earth Below” will be viewable through March 31. 
More information at www.theorchardgallery.com

Children’s Choir spring concerts March 24
The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will be presenting two concerts this spring.
On Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. the Young Artists Concert will be held at The History Center in downtown Fort Wayne.
The Spring Concert will be held on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. at the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center. It will feature all of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir ensembles.
Tickets for both concerts available through the IPFW Larson box office by calling 260-481-6555 or at www.ipfw.edu/box-office

FW ballet joins FW Philharmonic in March concerts
The Arts United Center in Fort Wayne will host the Fort Wayne Ballet and Fort Wayne Philharmonic presentation of “Don Quixote” on March 27-28.
There will be 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 and a 2:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 28.
Andrew Constantine is musical director for the orchestra and Karen Gibbons-Brown is artistic director for the ballet.
To arrange for tickets call  the ArtsTix box office at 260-422-4226.
‘Picnic’ at USF
March 20-29
William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Picnic” will be on stage at the University of Saint Francis Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 West Berry St. in Fort Wayne March 20 to 29. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. on March 20, 21, 27, 28 and at 2 p.m. on March 22 and 29. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for those 65 and older and children 18 and under and $11 per person in groups of 20 or more. Call 260-422-4226. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

FW Philharmonic Beethoven March programs
On Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will present Beethoven’s Third Symphony in a concert at the Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW. Andrew Constantine will conduct and Jennifer Montone will be horn soloist. A free pre-concert talk will be presented at 6:30 p.m. by Assistant Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin. Tickets start at $17. Call 260-481-0777 or at fwphil.org
March concerts by the Philharmonic will include:
POPS: Great Movies, Grand Piano with Rich Ridenour—Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Embassy Theatre
FREIMANN—Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., Fort Wayne History Center and Sunday, march 15, 2:30 p.m., Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA—Spring Concert—Sunday, March 15, 6:30 p.m., Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW.

Ticket information at 260-481-0777 or at fwphil.org