What's Up! Wells County

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What's Up! Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bulldogs concerts without Spike
The Bulldogs continue to play the music from 1955 to 1969, without Spike (Val Asey) as the front man.
There are no plans to hire a replacement for Spike as band members Kenny Taylor and Wayne Neukom have taken over the emcee work.
Their summer schedule includes:  June 4—Mentone Egg Festival; June 6—Cold Springs Resort at Hamilton; June 12—Hartford city Heritage Days; June 14—Elwood Concert in the Park; July 4—Buck Lake Ranch at Angola; July 10—Fremont Music Festival; July 11—Cold Spring Resort at Hamilton; July 17—Kosciusko County Fair at Warsaw; June 24—DeKalb Outdoor Theater in Auburn; Aug. 29—Foellinger Theatre in Fort Wayne.
Taylor plays guitar and does lead vocals while Neukom plays bass guitar and also does lead vocals. Other members of the group are Jim Heimann with tenor sax, vocals and stunt work; Bob “Keyboard Bob” Zmyslony with keyboards and vocals; Bernie Stone, drums and Phil McDonald as the sound engineer.
Information at 260-357-3694 thebulldogs50s60s.com

Summer exploration at Embassy June 17
A Behind the Scenes day is planned for families, daycares and summer camps at the Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre on Wednesday, June 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m.
The day is planned for childran entering grades 1 through 5 and cost is $6 per person. (Discounts for groups of 10 or more.) Reservations to 800-745-3000 or through Ticketmaster.
From 9:30 to 11 a.m. two vinatage silent movies (The Little Rascals and Behind the Screen) with live accompaniment by the Grand page pipe organ will be shown. Popcorn will be free. at 11 a.m. a tour of the theater will be presented along with hands on projects including games and crafts.
At the conclusion of the event frozen fruit and veggie bars will be offered courtesy of Edy’s Ice Cream.

Charley Creek artsfest slated 
The Charley Creek Artsfest will be held in downtown Wabash on the weekend of June 26-28.
Events will include at Gallery Walk, jewelry and culinary workshops, wine tasting, showing of independent films, contemporary dance performances and musical performances. Some venues will require tickets.
For more info go to www.charleycreekartsfest.com

Tibbets Theatre at Coldwater
Tibbets Theater in Coldwater, Michigan will offer four productions this summer season:
The Odd Couple — June 25-27. July 1-3
Peter Pan — July 9-11, 15-18
Pippin — July 23-25, 29-Aug. 1
Alome Together Again — Aug. 5-6, 12-15
The theater is at 14 South Hanchett St. in Coldwater. More information at 517-278-6029 or at Tibbits.org

Jefferson Pointe Friday nites live
Every Friday evening from June 5 to Aug. 28 a free concert will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beside the Courtyard Fountain at Fort Wayne’s Jefferson Pointe.
June concerts will include:
June 5—Junk Yard Band
June 12—Sugar Shot
June 19—Trackless

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What's Up! Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Parks Department needing electronic items
The Parks Department is looking for donations of medium sized broken or unwanted electronics for an upcoming tech take apart day.  Those who have anything they are willing to donate can drop it off to the second floor of city hall by the end of May. For more information call 824-6069.

Splash Pad to open May 22
The Splash Pad will turn on May 22 at the park is located at 304 E Washington Street. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to  9 p.m.
The Wells Community Pool will open Saturday, May 23. 
For more information click link: http://www.blufftonindiana.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/pool-flier-2015.pdf

Parks Department continues swim registration
For those who missed the swim registration, don’t fret. There are still a few openings. Lessons will be held Monday-Friday, June 8-19 OR July 6-17 for a total of 10 lessons. 
Class times are either 10-10:50 a.m. or 11-11:50 a.m. (July at 11-11:50 is now FULL) 
Cost for non Wells County residents is $12 and discounted to $6 for residents (due at registration).
Call the park office at 824-6069 to reserve a spot and then stop by and fill out the paperwork.

Adams/Wells Human Resource Job Fair May 28
The Adams/Wells Human Resource Group Annual Spring Job Fair will be held Thursday, May 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wells County Arts, Commerce and Visitors Centre at 211 Water Street in Bluffton.
Many Local Employers will be present to discuss available career opportunities!
Contestants for Miss Allen County Queen Pageant
The Miss Allen County Queen Scholarship Pageant is seeking contestants for the 2015 Miss Allen County Queen Pageant that will take place at Carroll High School on July 19th at 6 p.m. Miss Allen County is run in conjunction with the Allen County Fair and is open to young women 17-21 that live or go to school in Allen County. 
Contestants will compete in four categories: interview, professional wear, evening wear, and on-stage question. 
The winner and her court will reign over the Allen County Fair July 28 to Aug. 2 and will also represent Allen County at the Miss Indiana State Fair Queen pageant in January 2016. 
The 2015 Queen will be awarded a $1000 scholarship, her first runner-up a $400 scholarship and her second-fourth runner-up a $100 scholarship. 
Early entry deadline is June 15 and late entry deadline is July 1. Contact Michelle Love at missallencounty@gmail.com or 260-693-9407.

SW Community Church to offer free lunch this summer
Southern Wells Community Church will be serve free lunches four times this summer at the corner of Main Street and Ind. 18 in Montpelier.
The meal will include free sandwiches, chips and drinks. 
Dates for the free lunch will June 3, June 17, July 1 and  July 22 from noon to 1:15 p.m.
 If it is raining at 11:30 a.m. the lunch will be cancelled. 
For more information 765-728-2154. No donations!

Music programs offered at Arts Place in Portland June 8-July 24
Arts Place in Portland will be offering summer Music Works instruction for both adults and students beginning June 8 and continuing through July 24.
Weekly lessons are offered in bad instruments, strings, piano, voice and guitar.
First Steps in Music will be offered on Thursday mornings from June 18 to July 23.
From 9 to 9:35 a.m. it will be for those 10 months to 23 months; 10 to 10:35 a.m. for those 2 to 3 years of age and 11 to 11”35 a.m. for those 4 to 5 years of age.
The class is based on John Feierabrend’s curriculum, First Steps in Music and is designed for child and parent together. All classes are held at Arts Place, 131 East Walnut St. in Portland. Registration deadline is June 1 with more information at 260-726-4809 or at email artsland@artsland.org

Montpelier City-Wide Garage Sales June 6

The Montpelier Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual City-Wide Rummage Sales on Saturday, June 6.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What's Up! Tuesday, May 19, 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, flowers, fresh asparagus, rhubarb, fresh baked goods, woodworking products, handmade crafts, and more. (Pd. Advt.) 

Set 2015 Fitness Goals
Set your 2015 fitness goals! Sign up with the Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department and commit now.  Online registration is open for the following events:
June 27: Bluffton Mud - http://raceroster.com/…/bluffton-mud-rough-and-muddy-5k-tra.
Aug. 9: TRI Bluffton - http://raceroster.com/events/2015/4130/tri-bluffton Also download registration forms from the city websitewww.blufftonindiana.net (click Parks button)

Bison Bash at Ouabache Park June 20
On Saturday, June 20, Ouabache State Park will host a Bison Bash.
Visitors will learn the difference between a bison and a buffalo and come up close and personal with the magnificent creatures. Activities will include  a 5K Bison Stampede, a 1-mile Bison Pop fun run and a chance to create a bison craft to take home as a souvenir.

There is an admission fee is to enter the park.