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PBS39 Board of Directors Governance Committee – April 2015

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Location: Oldenkamp Community Room, PBS39
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2501 East Coliseum Blvd.,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1562
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Regularly scheduled meeting of the PBS39 Board of Directors Governance Committee.

Easter Egg Hunt

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Location: New Horizons Fellowship Church
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1330 Werling Road,
New Haven, IN 46774
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April 4, 2015 2:00 pm. Free. The public is invited to attend this family friendly event with fun for all ages. The Easter Egg hunt will be held at Werling Park with parking at New Horizons Church. Children participating will be divided into three different age groups and receive gift bags.

Orienteering at Wildwood Nature Preserve (Kosciusko County)

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Location: Wildwood Nature Preserve
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409 E SR 14,
Silver Lake, Indiana 46982
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Presented by: Casey Jones on April 4, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Don't know much about Orienteering? Learn how to navigate with only a compass. Instruction will be given on how to use a compass to measure distance by pacing, then teams will be sent out to locate objects discretely placed throughout the nature preserve. Recommended for ages 11 and up, but younger siblings may join a group. This event will take place off the beaten trail system, so wear appropriate clothing (long sleeves and pants) and footwear (no flip flops) and don’t forget to bring bug spray!

PBS39 Board of Directors Finance Committee – April 2015

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Location: Oldenkamp Community Room, PBS39
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2501 East Coliseum Blvd.,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1562
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Regularly scheduled meeting of the PBS39 Board of Directors Finance Committee.

PBS39 Board of Directors Executive Committee – April 2015

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Location: Oldenkamp Community Room, PBS39
Address:
2501 East Coliseum Blvd.,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1562
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Regularly scheduled meeting of the PBS39 Board of Directors Executive Committee.

IPFW CAA Clay Building Techniques (Grades K-8)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Visual Arts Building Room 118
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Saturdays, April 11-May 9: In this five-week class students will learn clay hand-building techniques including creating coils to make a coil pot. Students will learn additive and subtractive techniques when adding texture to clay forms. Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon. Saturdays, April 11-May 9 Grades K-3: 9-10:30 a.m. Click to register or call 260-481-6977. Grades 4-8: 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Go online to register or call 260-481-6977. Visual Arts Building, Room 118 Five 1.5-hour sessions: $79

Planned Giving 101 (Allen County)

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Location: ACRES Land Trust Office, Dustin Nature Preserve
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1802 Chapman Road,
Huntertown, IN 46748
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Saturday, April 18, 10 am - 11 am Planned Giving Please join us for a free information session about planned giving, presented by David Van Gilder, esquire, Partner of Van Gilder & Trzynka. To reserve your spot, call 260-637-2273 by Wednesday, April 15th.

Explore the Outdoors at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

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Location: Botanical Conservatory
Address:
1100 S Calhoun St,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Explore the Outdoors encourages families and kids to connect with all things nature!

Kids will watch a special Wild Kratts screener and participate in an interactive, discovery lesson on the environment.

Families are encouraged to explore the Conservatory's interactive butterfly exhibit.

Admission into the Conservatory is free for PBS39 Explorer Club members.

Free Public Health Fair and Screenings - Hosted by Manchester University College of Pharmacy

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Location: Allen County Main Library
Address:
900 Library Plaza ,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Licensed community pharmacists and student pharmacists from Manchester University College of Pharmacy will be providing information, screenings, and education to promote healthy lifestyle all for free to the public. Free screenings include: blood pressure, blood glucose, cardiovascular disease risk factors, health weight and BMI. Educational topics include the following: immunization, diabetes, sports hydration, heart health, mental health, drug abuse prevention, prostate and breast cancer, obesity and nutrition, stroke awareness and prevention, and living will information.

26th Annual Acres Land Trust Adopt-A-Tree Festival

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Location: Wing Haven Nature Preserve
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180 W 400 N,
Angola, Indiana 46703
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Saturday, April 18, 10 am - 3 pm Adopt-A-Tree Presented by: Art Eberhardt, Laurie Eberhardt and Peter Martin, Jim Shearer, David Syler, John Eddy, David and Bonnie Snyder, Paul Nailor and Lee Sauer Enjoy a variety of events for children and adults: make a bluebird house or suet feeder, look at pond water under a microscope, and adopt a black cherry, red oak, flowering dogwood or white pine. Entertainment will be fiddle and dulcimer music and caricature drawings.

Community Advisory Board Meeting: April 18

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Location: PBS39, Fort Wayne
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2501 East Coliseum Blvd.,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1562
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PBS39's Community Advisory Board, a board made up of viewers such as yourself, meets on a regular basis to review station business, programming and other issues in order to provide input to PBS39's station management and Board of Directors. In addition, this group meets on an as-needed basis to provide the same community-based input on a variety of topics as they affect PBS39.

This meeting is the second of four scheduled meetings for 2015.

If you're interested in serving on the PBS39 Community Advisory Board, contact Mark Ryan at PBS39 via email at markryan@wfwa.org or via telephone at (260) 484-5663 for more information.

IPFW CAA Acrylic Painting Workshop (Grades 9-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Visual Arts Building Room 210
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Saturday, April 18, noon to 4pm: This workshop will introduce students to the medium of acrylic painting in a one-day studio intensive. The class will explore color mixing, glazing, brush handling, and other creative approaches to acrylic painting. Students also will explore various surfaces on which to paint with this popular medium. Subject matter includes still life and portraits. All materials will be provided. Class will be taught by IPFW fine arts professor John Hrehov. Saturday, April 18, 12 noon-4 pm Visual Arts Building, Room 201 One 4-hour session: $49, includes all supplies Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Ultimate Shakespeare-ience (Grades 9-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall
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2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Saturday, April 18, 1pm to 4pm; Approximately 50% of the world’s school children study Shakespeare. Learn to do it the fun way by putting it on the stage, where it is meant to be! Students will discover Shakespeare by using active approaches that unlock the text and enhance the story. Acting games based on the text will be used to help students physically connect with the language and characters of the plays. Students will use the same techniques that the professional actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company use when they begin to work on a Shakespeare production. Scenes and monologues from Shakespeare’s plays will be used throughout, all approached with fun and energy that make the words jump off the page! This class is for those who love Shakespeare and those who want to. Gloria Minnich has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company over the course of several years and has learned techniques that help take the fear out of learning Shakespeare. Saturday, April 18, 1 pm-4 pm Kettler Hall, Studio Theatre One 3-hour session: $49 Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

Wildflower Walk & Brunch

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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April 25; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; $20 per person Reservations required by April 20 Enjoy a hearty brunch at the Carriage House and take a 30-45 minute interpretive walking tour through Gene’s woods and part of her formal or “Tame” gardens. See why she named her property “Wildflower Woods” and learn many of the old-fashioned common names for wildflowers used in her time. This event is rain or shine so please dress appropriately.

Explore the Outdoors at Bixler Lake Park

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Location: Bixler Lake Park
Address:
211 Iddings St,
Kendallville, IN 46755
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At Bixler Lake Park in Kendallville, outdoor activities will include biodiversity bingo (with prizes), a tree sapling giveaway, and eco-friendly arts and crafts.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Wildflower Hike at Bicentennial Woods (Allen County)

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Location: Bicentennial Woods (Allen County)
Address:
340 E. Shoaff Road,
Huntertown, Indiana 46748
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Saturday, April 25, 2 - 4 pm Presented by ACRES Land Trust

Geology and Wildflower Hike (Wabash County)

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Location: Asherwood (Wabash County)
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7496 W. SR 124,
Wabash, Indiana 46992
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Saturday, April 25, 3 pm Presented by: Tony Fleming and the Northern Chapter of INPAWS Geology and wildflower hike. This 3 mile hike includes many long, steep grades. Limit 15 participants. Register by contacting Tony at loneswantony@cs.com.

Wildflower Hike at Lonidaw (Noble County)

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Location: Lonidaw Nature Preserve (Noble County)
Address:
987 N. Allen Chapel Road,
Kendallville, Indiana 46755
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Saturday, May 2, 3 pm Presented by: John J. Smith

Wildflower Hike at Kokiwanee (Wabash County)

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Location: Kokiwanee (Wabash County)
Address:
5825 E. 50 S.,
Lagro, Indiana 46941
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Sunday, May 3, 1:30 pm Presented by: Dr. Dave Hicks and Tippecanoe Audubon Society

Bach Collegium Season Finale

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Location: Zion Lutheran Church
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2313 S. Hanna,
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
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The Bach Collegium singers and players present their season finale on May 3 at 7:00 PM in Zion Lutheran Church. Period instruments, including natural trumpets will perform music by J. S. Bach and his eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.

Mother’s Day Hike at Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run

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Location: Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run (Wabash County)
Address:
1866 E. Baumbaur Road,
Wabash, Indiana 46992
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Sunday, May 10, 3 pm Mother's Day Hike Presented by: The Kissel Family Treat Mom to a wildflower-filled walk in the woods - or just come on your own (you know you’ll make your momma proud by getting exercise and being in nature). In addition to wildflowers, we’ll focus on all the plant and animal moms we encounter along the way.

Indiana Division of Nature Preserves Field Day

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Location: Wing Haven Preserve (Steuben County)
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180 W 400 N,
Angola, Indiana 46703
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Saturday, May 16, 10am - 12 pm IDNR-NatureDay Presented by: Rich Dunbar, IDNR Regional Ecologist, and Shane Perfect Join Rich and Shane on a guided hike to enjoy and learn more about the beautiful kettle lakes, marshes, oak-hickory forests and rolling meadows. Sandhill crane, Marsh Wren, Red-tailed Hawk, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Wood Thrush and Blue-winged Warblers might be observed. Of the three spring-fed lakes at the preserve, two are appropriately named Gentian and Little Gentian for the vibrant blue wildflower, the fringed gentian, which grows along the shore.

2015 Statewide Home School Graduation

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Location: E. 91 Street Christian Church
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6049 E. 91 Street ,
Indianapolis, IN 46250
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The 21st Annual Statewide Home School Graduation Ceremony is set for Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00pm.  This event is open to all 2015 Home School Graduates. It will be in the Indianapolis area to make it more centrally located.

The ceremony, hosted at the East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis, will feature Commencement Speaker Mr. Micah Clark, Executive Director, American Family Association of Indiana.

The ceremony includes:

  • Opportunity to compete for multiple scholarships
  • Opportunity to compete in the annual speech contest, 1st and 2nd place winners speak at graduation
  • Professional, well-planned ceremony
  • Professional music
  • Attractive facility, with plenty of room for guests (no limits on number of guests), plenty of free parking
  • Inspiring Graduation Commencement Address
  • Diploma, with your individual school name, presented in a professional holder
  • Graduation rose
  • Smoothly-run rehearsal that helps your family quickly feel comfortable with the process
  • A digital collage image of the graduating class - make as many copies as you'd like, no additional ordering required!
  • Free lunch for your graduate at the rehearsal lunch, with lunch for your other family members available for a nominal price
  • Personalized PowerPoint slide listing the graduate's interests, goals and next steps
  • PowerPoint preview (during prelude to the ceremony) that highlights scholarship and other award winners
  • Professional programs
  • Graduation cake at the rehearsal lunch
  • Congratulatory proclamations to the graduating class from prominent state and national politicians

Registration for this event is required; To register, visit http://indianahomeschooling.org/Graduation_Registration.html online.

Birding with Gene Field Trip - Northeast Indiana Spring Migration

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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May 16 (NE Indiana); $10 per person Join GSP Site Manager Dave Fox, well-known birder, on field trips to some of the best birding hot spots in the region! We’ll travel to Pigeon River and surrounding spots in Northeast Indiana during spring migration in May then head to Jasper-Pulaski to see the amazing Sandhill Crane migration in November. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from locations but carpooling is available. Additional details will be provided closer to the trips and advance registration is required.

New Haven, IN Veterans’ Memorial Ride

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Location: Americal Legion Post 330
Address:
330 Entrance Dr,
New Haven, IN 46774
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The 6th Annual Veterans' Memorial Ride is on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Registration begins at 11am at the American Legion Post 330 Entrance Dr., New Haven, IN 46774. The cost is $10 per bike. The event features a motorcycle expo, door prizes, food, entertainment, and contests. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:30 pm and the ride leaves at 1:00 pm from the Legion. The ride benefits the Veterans' Memorial and Schnelker Park. Pre-registration is recommended via the website link or by calling New Haven Parks and Recreation at 260-749-2212.

Wildflower Hike at Bluecast Springs (Allen County)

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Location: Blue Cast Springs (Allen County)
Address:
21412 Bluecast Road,
Woodburn, Indiana 46797
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Sunday, May 24, 2 - 4 pm Presented by: ACRES

Moonlit Garden Tour

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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June 27; 8 p.m.; $25 per person; reservations required by June 12; guests must be age 21 and older Enjoy an elegant evening under the moonlight at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. A perfect date night or girls night out, you’ll enjoy live music and local wines expertly paired with locally made cheeses and special chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. This event benefits the maintenance and restoration of Gene’s gardens and grounds.

Indiana Master Naturalist Class

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
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1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Indiana Master Naturalist Course Thursdays; July 9 – Sept. 3; 6 – 9 p.m.; $80 per person for class, field guides, test and certification; reservations required; space is limited Learn about Indiana’s natural history with this nine week course in partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Purdue Extension and Soil & Water Conservation. Students will hear from experts on eight different topics such as trees, birds, ecology and wildflowers. For more information on the Indiana Master Naturalist program, visit www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/6321.htm or call the Site.

Star Gazing and Night Hike

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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July 18; 9 – 10:30 p.m.; $4 per person; guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian The Site’s naturalist will lead guests through Sower’s Woods to introduce them to the creatures of the night! Bats, owls, moths and other critters may make an appearance. Depending upon the clarity of the sky, star gazing will be available to identify major constellations, satellites and other celestial bodies by telescope thanks to Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. Bring binoculars for a closer view of the stars!

Community Advisory Board Meeting: July 25

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Location: PBS39, Fort Wayne
Address:
2501 East Coliseum Blvd.,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1562
Description:

PBS39's Community Advisory Board, a board made up of viewers such as yourself, meets on a regular basis to review station business, programming and other issues in order to provide input to PBS39's station management and Board of Directors. In addition, this group meets on an as-needed basis to provide the same community-based input on a variety of topics as they affect PBS39.

This meeting is the third of four scheduled meetings for 2015.

If you're interested in serving on the PBS39 Community Advisory Board, contact Mark Ryan at PBS39 via email at markryan@wfwa.org or via telephone at (260) 484-5663 for more information.

Chautauqua Days

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Aug. 1 & 2; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $5 per person Join us to celebrate Gene Stratton-Porter’s birthday with Chautauqua Days! Festival activities include tasty food, birthday cake, live music and other entertainment. Guests can also watch artisans at work, get an up-close look at classic automobiles and browse hand-crafted items from local vendors. Families will find crafts and games as well. An afternoon filled with family fun, learning and more. Additional festivities include a parade in Rome City on Saturday evening before the concert. Sunday starts with a church service on Boy Scout Island.

LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity 20th Annual Benefit Auction

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Location: Shipshewana Auction Barn
Address:
345 S. Van Buren St (Just north of U.S. 20 on S.R. 5),
Shipshewana, IN 46761
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This August 7, 2015, event includes an auction of hand-made furniture and quilts, antiques, tools, gift certificates, and miscellaneous items. Food items include a haystack supper, sandwich line, homemade ice cream, bake sale, fried pies, and 4-H beef and pork. Auction begins at 3:30; haystack supper begins at 4:00; quilt auction begins at 5:00.

Wild Game Cookout

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Sept. 12; 6 p.m.; $5 per person suggested donation Here’s your chance to sample wild game while learning more about local conservation efforts. Goose, deer, dove, alligator, antelope, bluegill, rabbit, crickets and squirrel have been on past menus! Conservation organizations and officers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Stop by early in the event for the best selection of wild game. *All wild game used for the program has been donated by local hunters.

Owl-oween

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Oct. 16 & 17; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; $4 per person This annual event is suitable for all ages and is more about the fun of Halloween – treats not tricks! At this event, you’ll learn about owls, bats, raccoons, snakes and other creatures of the night. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and enjoy treats at various stops along the way. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to guide your way! This is a rain or shine event.

Gene Stratton-Porter Autumn Tea

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Sept. 26; noon – 4 p.m.; $25 per person; reservations required by Sept. 18 Experience the elegance of days gone by at our annual autumn tea. Enjoy lovingly-baked delicacies such as savory snacks and sweets, a variety of teas and a guest speaker. Before tea time, take a guided tour of Gene’s Cabin and formal gardens. If you choose to wear your “tea-time best” make sure your attire includes appropriate walking shoes. Festive hats are part of our tradition!

Birding with Gene Field Trip - Sandhill Cranes

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Nov. 14 (JP); $10 per person Join GSP Site Manager Dave Fox, well-known birder, on field trips to some of the best birding hot spots in the region! We’ll travel to Pigeon River and surrounding spots in Northeast Indiana during spring migration in May then head to Jasper-Pulaski to see the amazing Sandhill Crane migration in November. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from locations but carpooling is available. Additional details will be provided closer to the trips and advance registration is required.

“A Dream of Beauty” Holiday Walk

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Saturday, Dec. 6; 2 – 7 p.m.; $5 per person See the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site when it’s all decked out for the holidays. Gene’s Cabin will be open and decorated according to her description of the Christmas of 1917, which she called “A Dream of Beauty.” Guests can enjoy live entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts, and horse-drawn wagon rides around the property. Santa will arrive in a very special way at 2 p.m. and will visit with children and families so bring your list! New this year is a Gingerbread Cabin decorating contest. Contact the Site for more information.