What's Up! Wells County

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What's Up! Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bluffton Farmer’s Market open
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 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Current features include vegetable and flower garden plants,  spinach, rhubarb, , fresh strawberries and other fruits,  flowers, fresh baked goods, woodworking products, handmade crafts, kettle corn, and more. (Pd. Advt.)

Free Pickleball Wednesday and Saturdays
Any adult that would like to learn/play Pickleball should meet each Wednesday at 6 p.m. or Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Lion’s Park tennis courts. All supplies and instructions will be provided. Rain site is the Bluffton City Gym.
Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. This sport combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is played on a badminton-sized court with a paddle and a plastic ball. 
For more information call 824-6069.

Wet Wacky Wednesday July 29 & Aug. 5
The pool will be open for Wet Wacky Wednesday evening family Wednesday, July 29 and Aug. 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $1.50 per person over age five. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. 
Follow us on facebook at Bluffton Parks for any weather related cancellations. NEW THIS YEAR: The pool now has log rolling equipment. For more information call 824-6069.

Homemade Card Class July 30
Homemade card class will be held Thursday, July 30. 
Angie Honegger will teach those in attendance how to create their own cards on Thursday July 30 from 6-8 p.m. at city hall. Cost is $7 for (4) cards or (8) for $12. 
Call to preregister at 824-6069.
                 
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.

Last free movie July 31
The last free movie of the summer will be Paddington, rated PG. 
It will be shown at the City Gym on Friday, July 31 at 8:45 p.m. Sit in the bleachers or bring your own seating and snacks. 
This event is fully funded by the Wells County Foundation. For more information call 824-6069.

Last Pool Day is Aug. 9

Due to our Life guards returning back to school the last day for the Wells Community Pool will be Sunday Aug 9. The Splash Pad at 304 E. Washington Street will remain open until Street Fair in September as long as the weather is good from 10 a.m. to  9 p.m.

Monday, July 27, 2015

What's Up! Monday, July 27, 2015

Sauder Village Doll Show Aug. 1 and 2
 The Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale will be held Aug. 1 and 2 at Sauder Village. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. There is a “Show-Only” admission of $7 (senior and AAA discounts apply), which must be purchased in Founder’s Hall. 
For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org.

Squirt Gun Fight & Slip and Slide Aug. 29
Due to the muddy conditions and cold temperatures the The Squirt Gun Fight and Slip and Slide has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lancaster Park (across from Lancaster Elementary School). 
Check in at 12:30 p.m. The event will start at 1:30 p.m. The Slip and Slide will be open at 2 p.m.

For more information call 824-6069

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What's Up! Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Free movie at City Gym July 24
This Friday’s movie, hosted by the Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department will be Planes Fire and Rescue
The movie will be held at the City Gym on Friday, July 24 at 8:45 p.m. Those attending should bring their own seating and snacks. This event is fully funded by the Wells County Foundation.

Kehoe Concert July 26 at BHS
This Sunday’s Kehoe Concert will feature Atlanta Music Hall Band (Dixieland). 
The concert will be held at the Bluffton High School cafetorium due to the flood conditions at Kehoe Park. 
Those attending do not need to bring their own seating, as chairs are already set at the school. The air conditioning is on and there are no mosquitoes to contend with.
Sassafras will be there with refreshments. This week’s sponsor is Dutch Mill Plaza.

Northern Gospel Convention Aug. 6-8
Alan Godsey and The Northmen will present the 16th annual Northern Gospel Singing Convention Aug. 6-8 at Sunnycrest Baptist Family Life Center at 2172 W. Chapel Pike in Marion. Concert times for the event will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 6 at 1 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 7 and at noon and 4 p.m. on Aug. 8.
For more information call Alan Godsey at 260-438-5164.

Self Defense Class Aug. 8
Register now for a free Women’s Self Defense Class. Ladies 13 years and older can come to the Bluffton City Gym on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9-11 a.m. 
In this session those attending will learn pressure point techniques that do not require much strength. 
Lt. Det. Jim Paxton from the Wells County Sheriff’s Dept. will present the session. 
Each participant will also receive a free self defense stick that can attach to your key ring. 

Call to register by Friday, Aug. 7 at 824-6069 or e-mail at:  parks@ci.bluffton.in.us