What's Up! Wells County

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What's Up! Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer of glass at FW museum
Fort Wayne’s Museum of Art will be celebrating a “Summer of Glass” with works by Peter Bremers and winners of the 42nd annual International Glass Invitational through Aug. 31.
A gallery talk will be featured on Thursday, Aug. 7, beginning at 12:14 p.m. 
 A summer party will be held on Friday, Aug. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will feature cash edibles, a cash bar and live music. Admission is $5 for members and $12 for non members. Visit fwmoa.org/rsvp for tickets.
A group trunk show will be held in Paradigm Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. There will be a gallery talk by artists Mike Brumbaugh, Eran Park and Matthew Paskiet. Park will be demonstrating glass blowing techniques. There is no admission charge.

Revitalize Rivergreenway
The Wells County Foundation, Inc. is pleased to collaborate with the City of Bluffton and Wells County Revitalization, Inc. to raise funds to “Revitalize Our RiverGreenway”. Matching funds made available from the three organizations mean that each contribution to the effort will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. Contributions should be made payable to the Wells County Foundation, Inc. with “Revitalize Our RiverGreenway” noted on the memo line and mailed to 360 N. Main St., Suite C, Bluffton, IN.
We need YOUR help to preserve this vital resource in our community!

Travelog Aug. 2 at River Terrace
A Nova Scotia Travelog will be held in River Terrace in Assisted Living Commons area, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.
The event will be hosted by Virgil and Carol Lochtefeld.
The public is welcome to attend the event to see the Canadian side of the country.

Botanical Conservatory $1 Night Aug. 7
On Thursday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.  the Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne will offer $1 admissions for adults and children.
Babies and children up to age 2 continued to be admitted free. 
For more information call 260-427-6000 or visit  www.fortwayneparks.org.

Jammin’ with Johnston slated for Aug. 7
Get inspired to jam on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. while watching instructor Thom Johnston demonstrate how to turn local seasonal fruit into jars of jam. 
A “home based vendor,” Jonston will share tips of the trade and warnings about pitfalls to avoid when making this tasty fruit preserve. 
Thom learned to jam in his mother’s kitchen and will bring a 50-year-old jar of strawberry jam to prove it.  
Registration deadline is Thursday, July 31. Cost is $14 per person or $12 for Conservatory member or volunteer. Call 260-427-6000 or visit  fortwayneparks.org.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What's Up! Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Garrett Summer Music Fest  begins Aug. 16

The Garrett Summer Sixties free Music Fest will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. They will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Woodstock. 
The program will offer live 60s music from 2-8 p.m. on two stages. There will be  dancing, arts, crafts, food and drink vendors, activities for children, an adult hula-hoop contest, and more. 
From 8 p.m. to midnight there will be a black light record hop. 

For more information email: GarrettSixtiesMusicFest@gmail.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

What's Up! Monday, July 28, 2014

Willshire Flea Market Aug. 1-3
The Willshire Sportsman’s Club will sponsor their annual Trade Days and Flea Market on August 1, 2 and 3 on the club grounds located 1.5 miles east of Willshire, Ohio on Highway 81. The hours are 8 a.m. until dusk.
Hunting and fishing items will be available. There will be crafts and flea market items as well. A gunsmith will also be on site. A food stand will be serving breakfast and sandwiches.
For more information contact: Ronald Schumm at 419-495-2730 or Ronald Mihm at 419-495-2404 or emailrdmihm@frontier.com.

Stable of Hope event Aug. 9
 Stable of Hope, a division of C&C Bible Fellowship, will offer a special free event for children of single parents and kids who are struggling with grief or long-term illness Saturday,  Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 4383S-150E, Berne.  
This special event will feature horse and buggy rides, a petting zoo, and much more.   Lunch will be offered free of charge for children. For a small fee, adult lunches will also be available. For more information call 260-589-9022.

Summer Music Fest Aug. 16
The Garrett Summer Sixties free Music Fest will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. They will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Woodstock. 
The program will offer live 60s music from 2-8 p.m. on two stages. There will be  dancing, arts, crafts, food and drink vendors, activities for children, an adult hula-hoop contest, and more. 
From 8 p.m. to midnight there will be a black light record hop. 

For more information email: GarrettSixtiesMusicFest@gmail.com