What's Up! Wells County

Thursday, October 30, 2014

What's Up! Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Exhibit begins Nov. 8
From Nov. 8 through Dec. 21, the Weatherhead Gallery at the University of Saint Francis will showcase a Contemporary Painting Exhibit. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 6 to 9 p.m. in the gallery.
Chicago artists included will be Chris Cosnowski, Eric Edward Esper, Michiko Itatani, Brenda Moore and Judith Mullen. New York artists will be Peter Drake, William Eckhardt Kohler, Shay Kun, Jennifer Presant and Christ Uphues. Hours for the gallery 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. It will be closed from Nov. 27-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
A Closer Look lecture will be presented by Chicago artist Brenda Moore on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Campus Auditorium 2702 Spring St. in Fort Wayne. 

Italian Dinner fundraiser Nov. 8 at 4-H Park
The Wells County 4-H will sponsor an Italian Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 4-H Park in Bluffton.
A choice of spaghetti with meat sauce or chicken alfredo will be served along with salad, breadsticks, dessert and beverage. 
Cost is $10 per adults and $5 for youth 10 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Purdue Extension Office at 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds from this event will benefit the 4-H Park Restroom Construction Project.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension Office, 260-824-6412.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's Up! Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Markle needs live Nativity and caroler volunteers
The Markle Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Christmas in Our Town Dec. 6 and Dec. 6. Currently the event is in need of live Nativity and carolers. Sign up deadline is Nov. 7. Call Linda Beck at 260-820-0089.

UW benefit Oct. 30 & 31 at BRMC
South Bend Chocolate Company will be at the Bluffton Regional Main Lobby Thursday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. selling their products. A percentage of proceeds will go to benefit the United Way of Wells County. 
Cash and credit cards will be accepted. For more information call Michelle Gentis at 260-919-3844 or email her at: michelle.gentis@blufftonregional.com.

FW potters open house Nov. 7-9
This will be the 15th annual holiday show for 14 area potters to combine for a  show titled “Just a Bunch of Potters.”
The show will be held at the North Pointe Woods Club House, 8202 Riveroak Dr. in Fort Wayne. Offered for sale will be mugs, bowls, plates and vases, wall pieces tiles, sculptural figures and some mixed media pieces.
Hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 & 9.
Participating potters will include Kimberly Rorick, Kristy Jo Beber, Steve Vachon, Sue Davis, Mary Lieberman-Brandt, Jean Barile, Cynthia Ballinger, Diane Robinson, Doug Phillips, Joseph Pelka, Rebecca Graves, Steve Smith and John and Angie Platt.

Dan’s Fish Fry  at Hope Nov. 8
There will be a Dan’s All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Saturday, Nov. 8 at Hope Missionary Church Family Life Center at at 429 E. Dustman Road in Bluffton from 4 to 7 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Samaritan’s Purse and the Operation Christmas Child project to help cover shipping costs for shoebox gifts.
Dine-in or carry out will be available. Presale Tickets available at Forgotten Children Worldwide at 650 N. Main Street in Bluffton or A Perfect Blend at 1225 S. Scott Street in Bluffton.
Pre-sale ticket costs are $9 for adults, $4.50 for youth, ages 6-12 and free for those age 5 and younger.
Ticket costs at the door are $10 for adults, $5.50 for youth ages 6-12 and free for those age 5 and younger.

Fall Bazaar in Warren Nov. 8
Warren United Church of Christ (at Second and Main Streets) will hold their annual Fall Bazaar, “An Olde Time Christmas”, on Nov. 8 from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade noodles will be available as well as Christmas Craft Room, Deli and Bakery, Cinnamon and Spice Nook, and Notions. 

FW children’s choir concert Nov. 9
Fort Wayne’s Children’s Choir, under the direction of Jonathan Busarow, will present a Harvest Concert on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. at the IPFW Auer Performance Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and youth, in advance, and on the day of the concert $12 and $10.
Seven different choirs will be performing featuring 250 kids between the ages of 8 and 18 (third grade through high school).

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What's Up! Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

FCC Trunk and Treat Oct. 31
Members of the First Church of Christ at 909 W. Spring St. in Bluffton will host a Trunk and Treat Night Friday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Available will be treats and a meal. The event will be indoors.

Boo In Bluffton Oct. 31
Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to visit downtown businesses as well as City Hall in Bluffton between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and the businesses outside the central business district between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for Boo in Bluffton on Friday, Oct. 31. Last year, nearly 1,000 children visited City Hall in that single hour. Activities will also be held at the City Gym during those hours. Trick-or-Treat hours in Bluffton are between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday,  Oct. 31.

Helping Hands to dedicate Bereavement brick Nov. 1
Helping Hands PRC will dedicate a Bereavement brick at the Angel of Hope Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. (near Hardee’s). The brick is being dedicated in memory of babies who have been lost due to still birth or death after birth. A brief service will include a song and short message of hope. Come find support from a group acknowledging your baby’s life and passing.

Montpelier Friends of Library Silent Auction begins Nov. 3
The Montpelier Friends of the Library will sponsor their annual Silent Auction of theme baskets at the library, beginning Nov. 3 through Nov. 18. Bids will be announced after 6 p.m. on Nov. 18. Refreshments will be served.

Tot Post Office Tour Nov. 4
The Bluffton Parks Department special tot event held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 will be a tour of the Bluffton Post Office.
Those attending should meet in the Bluffton city gym at 11 a.m. The group will walk over around 11:15 a.m. 
This is a FREE drop in event for any age child that is available at this time. 
Also, the gym is open every Tuesday and Thursday (October-March) from 11 a.m. to noon for kids to run and play with parent supervision. For more information call 824-6069.

Holiday Arts and Craft Show in Portland Nov. 8
Xi Chapter of Delta Theta Tau is planning their 30th annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Jay County High School at  2072 Highway 67, Portland from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Children age 12 and under are free.
A wide variety of craft dealers will set up displays. Xi Chapter members will sponsor a bake sale. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sandwiches and dessert will be available in the afternoon.
Proceeds from the show will be used to fund the many philanthropic projects Xi Chapter contributes to in the community throughout the year. Projects include: scholarships awarded to graduating seniors; help for deserving families; Gift of the Heart (Jay County High School) and a dental and medical health program available through the Jay County Schools. 
Xi Chapter also supports the Youth Service Bureau, many youth clubs and teams, Jay County Cancer Society, Arts Place, and many more deserving projects.

For more information contact Sue Burk at 260-726-5151.