What's Up! Wells County

Monday, January 25, 2016

What's Up! Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Join Arbor Day foundation & get 10 free trees
Anyone joining the Arbor Day Foundation during February will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm. 
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
To become a member of the Foundation send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Eastern Redbud Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410 by Feb. 29 or visit arborday.org/media/offer.
The trees will arrive between March 1 and May 31, with planting instructions. The 6 to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.
Foundation members also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s colorful bimonthly publication. Arbor Day and The Tree Book, which contains information about planting and care.

Civic theatre seeking build crew volunteers
Fort Wayne’s Civic Theatre is looking for volunteers for their “build crew” for constructing sets for theater productions.
Times for volunteering are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 10 p.m. Volunteers earn two free tickets to a production, must 15 years of age or older with no experience is necessary. 
If interested E-mail to Derek Blanco at dblanco@fwcivic.org including name and phone number.

Free events at FW’s Sweetwater Sound
Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. Hwy. 30 W, Fort Wayne will be offering the following free events during the next few months.
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Vicky Hamilton will be joined by Automagik and 222 for a book reading and live concert from 7 to 9 p.m.
On the lst Thursday of every month a Jazz Jam will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Drum Circle will be held the fist Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.
For more information about any of the programs check out Sweetwaer.com/events or call 260-432-8176.

Judson Choir to sing at Baptist Church Jan. 28
Among the singers when the Judson University Choir appears in a free concert on Thursday, Jan. 28 at Bluffton’s First Baptist Church, will be Julie Cantrell, a sophomore from Bluffton.
The 40 member choir from Elgin, Ill. is on a midwinter tour to sites in Indiana and Illinois from Jan. 28-31. Dr. Warren Anderson is the director.

Cantrell’s father is Rev. Les Cantrell, the minister at Bluffton Baptist Church at 202 W. Cherry Street.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What's Up! Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Open Gym underway
Open Gym Supervised activities in the Bluffton City Gym for school aged kids kindergrarten through 12th grade. All participants MUST fill out a parental permission slip (either the first day they attend or print one off and send it in with them from the city’s website at www.blufftonindiana.net under the Parks Dept Gym page). 
Days and hours CAN VARY, but will usually be seven days a week from 3:30- 7 p.m. Calendars will be available in the gym for students to take home or check the city’s website calendar. Free.

Pickleball Jan. 21 at St. Mark’s
Pickle Ball will be held Jan. 7 and Jan. 21 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Thiele Road. Starting time is 1 p.m. The group plays for two hours. Cost is $2 per person. Equipment is furnished.

For more information call Carol Franke at 260-597-7397. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

What's Up! Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Swiss Heritage annual meeting Jan. 19
The public is welcome to attend the Swiss Heritage Village and Museum annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Swiss Village Social Corner at 7 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Carl Yoder. He will detail the historical beginnings of the Baumgartner Church. The meeting will be followed with light refreshments.
 For more information call 260-589-8007.

Pizza Supper Jan. 22 at AC
The Adams Central Classroom Teachers Association will sponsor its annual Pizza Supper on Friday, Jan. 22 in the Adams Central cafeteria during the high school boys basketball game against Bluffton from 5 to 7 p.m. Pizza will be from Monroe Dining-Drive Thru. 
Available for purchase will be pizza, pop, salad, and desserts.
All proceeds from the event will be awarded as a scholarship for an Adams Central senior pursuing a degree in education.   

Free Chili Supper Jan. 23 at  SW
There will be a Free Chili Supper in the Southern Wells High School cafetorium on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 4:30-7 p.m. before the Southern Wells and Jay County basketball games. 
The meal is sponsored by Sponsored by members of Southern Wells Community Church.

Appleseed Quilters annual Gathering March 19
The Appleseed Quilters will host the Annual Gathering of Quilter on Saturday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wayne High School in Fort Wayne.
Pre-Registration is $20 and includes lunch and a number of special items. It is $15 at the door and does not include lunch or the special items.  For more information contact Vivian Lemmon 260-692-6227.

Craft Bazaar Oct. 22 in Fort Wayne

Craft  vendors wanted for the fourth  Annual Allen County Fairgrounds Craft Bazaar.   It will be held on Saturday Oct. 22  at the Allen County 4-H Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  The Cost for an 8 foot booth space, with table is $30 if application is received before March 31.,  After March 31 cost will be $ 35 for an 8 foot booth space. For more information or to request an application  please contact Chad at (260) 704-0765.