What's Up! Wells County

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's Up! Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Historical Society looking for  volunteers
The Wells County Historical Society has volunteer positions open on it’s Board of Directors. Anyone with an interest in local history may contact the society at 260-273-1878 or any board member.

FW Civic presents ‘33 Variations’
The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will be presenting “33 Variations” at the Artslab Black Box Theater in the Auer Center on March 20-April 4.
There will be 8 p.m. performances on March 20, 21, 27, 28, April 3, 4; at 7:30 p.m. performances on March 26 and April 2; and 2 p.m. performances on March 22 & 29.
Members of the cast include Julie Donnell, Eileen Ahlersmeyer, Cody Sheets, Stuart Hepler, James Del Priore, Paul Faulkner and Susan Domer.
Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $17 to those 23 and younger. To arrange for tickets all 260-424-5220. The box office is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. in the front of the Arts United Center, 303 East Main St. in Fort Wayne.

Psi Iota Xi to sponsor scholarship 
Members of the Alpha Eta Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority is offering a $2000 scholarship to a student majoring in Speech and Hearing Therapy or any area of the Fine Arts and will be entering either their junior or senior year of college in the Fall of 2015.  All applicants will receive consideration; however, students from Wells County will be given preference over equally qualified applicants from other counties.  

To receive an application submit a letter of request by May 20 to: Julie Holte, 2474 N. Fairway Lane, Bluffton, Indiana 46714.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's Up! Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mt. Zion Fish,  Tenderloin & Chicken March 28
A Fish, Tenderloin and Chicken Dinner will be held Saturday, March 28 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Twin Bridges Conservation Club in Mt. Zion. Fish will be provided by Dan’s.

Indy to host NCAA music festival April 3-5
The 2015 NCAA March Madness Music Festival will be held in Indianapolis April 3-5, at the White River State Park.
The free, three-day music festival is being produced by Turner Live Events. Performances will be livestreamed on NCAA.com for the first time.
The A T & T Block Party will be held from 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 3, with performers to be announced.
 Coke Zero Countdown Concert will be held on Saturday, April 4, from noon to 9:30 p.m. with Rihanna and Bleachers.
 Capital One JamFest will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, with Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum and Kacey Musgraves. 

Liberty Center Easter Egg Hunt April 4
The annual Liberty Center Easter Egg Hunt will be held at noon Saturday, April 4 at the Liberty Center Park. The raindate will be April 11.
There will four age groups: 1-4 years old; 5-8 years old; 9-12 years old and Handicapped 1-12 years old.
Those attending should bring a basket to collect the eggs.

Songwriter at ‘memories theater’ April 10
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Fortune will be on stage at the Bearcreek Memories Dinner Theater in Celina, Ohio on Friday, April 10, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. shows.
Fortune was with the Statler Brothers until their retirement and wrote some of their biggest hits including “Elizabeth” and “More Than a Name on a Wall.”
Buffet and show tickets and show-only tickets available. Gold seating is $30 and silver seating is $25. Add $14, if wanting the buffet. (Romer’s Catering provides the buffet.)
Tickets by calling 457-510-0096 or go online to www.bearcreekmemories.com

Butterfly exhibit at FW Botanical Conservatory April 11
This will be the 12th year that the Fort Wayne Botanical Conservatory, 1100 South Calhoun St. has featured a butterfly exhibit.
“The Pollinators’ Garden” will be viewable in the showcase from April 11 though July 5. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-17 and free to those 2 and younger. More information at botanicalconservatory.org.

Student exhibit at U. of St. Francis
The 39th annual exhibit of University of Saint Francis student art will be featured at the Rolland Gallery and Lupke Gallery from April 11-29. An awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St. in Fort Wayne. Regular gallery ours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The galleries are located at 2701 Spring St. in Fort Wayne. More information at arts.sf.edu

Fort Wayne community orchestra concert
On Tuesday, April 14, the Fort Wayne Community Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Auer Performance Hall at IPFW, 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Other concert performers will include IPFW  choral groups, the Concordia Lutheran High School choirs and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students and free to those 10 and younger and IPFW students with ID.

Hikes at FW’s Eagle Marsh
Short Hikes for Short Legs will be held on Wednesday, April 15, from 9 to 10 a.m. The  hiking event for children 3 to 5 years of age is sponsored by the Little River Wetlands Project and is held at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Rd. in Fort Wayne.
Participants should meet at the Eagle Marsh Barn with a responsible adult and dress for the weather as they explore the  trails.
A Night Hike: Frogs of Eagle Marsh will be held on Friday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants should meet at the Eagle Marsh Barn dressed for the trails and the weather There is no participation charge for either event. More information at 260-478-2515 or at info@lrwp.org An annual cleanup event at Eagle Marsh will be held on Saturday, April 18, beginning at 10 a.m. and starting at the Towpath Trailhead.

All For One group moves to ArtsLab
The production of “Around the World in 80 Days” by the All For one Productions will be presented at the Arts United ArtsLab, 303 East Main St., Fort Wayne April 24-26 and May 1-3.

It will be the first show in the black box theater in the Auer Center. Previous productions by the faith-based company have been presented at the Allen County Public Library, a venue which has been outgrown. Information at allforonefw.wordpress.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

What's Up! Monday, March 23, 2015

Jay County Community band rehearsing begins March 30

The Jay County Community Band will start rehearsing on Monday, March 30 at Arts Place in Portland. Rehearsals will be on Mondays from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the rehearsal rooms at Arts Place, 131 E. Walnut St. in Portland. All experienced musicians are welcome to join. Registration is $35. All middle school, high school and college students can register for $10. For more information contact Pete Vogler at 260-726-4809 or toll free at 866-539-9911 or visit the Jay County Community Band on Facebook.