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Wildflower Walk & Brunch

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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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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.

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.

FREE SCREENING -Last Days In Vietnam from American Experience at Cinema Center

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Location: Cinema Center, Downtown Fort Wayne
Address:
437 East Berry Street,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
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Join PBS39 at Cinema Center in Downtown Fort Wayne on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00pm for a free public screening of the Academy-Award nominated film, Last Days In Vietnam.

In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind, yet there was no official evacuation plan in place. Still, over the last days in Vietnam, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape with help from a number of heroic Americans who took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible.

Now, 40 years later, this Academy-Award nominated documentary by Rory Kennedy tells the stories of American officers on the ground found themselves faced with a moral dilemma: whether to follow official policy and evacuate only U.S. citizens and their dependents -- or to break the law and save the men, women and children they had come to value and love in their years in Vietnam.

At the risk of their careers and possible court-martial, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.

Last Days In Vietnam was produced by Rory Kennedy, an Emmy Award-winning independent documentary filmmaker, as well as cofounder and president of Moxie Firecracker Films. Her films cover an array of issues ranging from poverty to politics to human rights.

Her work has been shown on HBO, A&E, MTV, Lifetime, and PBS. Her most recent project, Ethel, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2012, and was nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. The feature length documentary is Kennedy’s most personal project to date, providing an inside look at the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, Rory’s mother and wife to Robert F. Kennedy. Ethel was broadcast on HBO in 2012.

Kennedy has directed and produced more than 25 documentaries including Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (Primetime Emmy Award winner for Best Non Fiction Film, 2007); Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House; American Hollow; A Boy’s Life; and Pandemic: Facing AIDS.

Please note: Even though this film is unrated, parents of young children and sensitive viewers should be aware of strong language and scenes of a violent nature.

Following this film, patrons will have the opportunity to discuss this presentation and engage in a discussion of how this particular event made an impact on their lives, their community and our country as a whole.

It needs to be said that community screenings don't happen without the partnership of great organizations such as Cinema Center. We thank them for their support of PBS39.

Last Days in Vietnam will see it's broadcast premiere on PBS39/channel 39.1 at 9:00pm, Tuesday, April 28.

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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Newly re-scheduled from Saturday, April 25, come and explore the outdoors with us in Kendallville! Learn about a different part of nature or conservation at each activity station.

At different stations, kids will:

  • Play biodiversity bingo
  • Concoct their own trail mix
  • Create bird feeders
  • Receive tulip tree saplings (The first 100 kids)

We'll have other crafts and activities, with lots of prizes to win. Join us outside to explore nature and enjoy spring.

Keep in mind, the first 30 Explorer Club members who arrive will receive a special gift!

 

Find us out at the campground pavilion at Bixler Lake Park in Kendallville Indiana...and remember, the event is now Saturday, May 2.

See you there!

For more information about joining the PBS39 Explorer Club, call 260-484-8839. 

Bethel Daycare & Preschool Annual Silent Auction & Carnival

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Location: Bethel Daycare & Preschool
Address:
8405 Lima Rd,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
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Join us on Saturday, May 2nd from 1-4pm at Bethel United Methodist Church. Located at 8405 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818, for our Silent Auction & Carnival. Bid on donations from Walt Disney World, Bradley Gough Diamonds, Debrand’s Chocolate, Arthur Murray, Komets, Kings Island, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Hallmark, Vera Bradley, Mad-Ants, Shedd Aquarium, Sweetwater Music, Indiana Beach, local restaurants, and many more! Kids will enjoy carnival type games and crafts. As well as a moonwalk, dunk tank and balloon artist. This will be a great family fun event!

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

Blues Bash 2015

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Location: C2G Music Hall
Address:
323 W. Baker Street,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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League for the Blind and Disabled presents The Cash Box Kings, the great Chicago and Delta Blues Band

What’s It Worth? PBS39 Antiques & Collectibles Event-2015 Edition

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Location: The Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field
Address:
1301 Ewing Street,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
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SAVE THE DATE!

PBS39's annual Antiques & Collectibles evauation event WHAT'S IT WORTH? is returning to the Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field Sunday, May 3 from 12 Noon to 4:00pm.

Have YOUR personal treasures evaluated by these Fort Wayne area experts:

  • Ken Ellenberger: General Antiques/Collectibles
  • Amy Beatty: General Antiques/Collectibles
  • Greg Littlejohn: General Antiques/Collectibles
  • Jim Fairfield: Coins/Currency/Jewelry
  • Sam Hyde: Books/Papers
  • Lois Levinn: Quilts  
  • Becky Yager: Dolls/Toys
  • Eileen Eichhorn: Jewelry
  • Morrison Agen: Records/Albums/Music
  • Betty Fishman: Fine Art/Paintings

(PLEASE: No firearms will be evaluated at this event.)

Cost: $10 per each item evaluated OR $25 for Three Items. Limit three items per person, please. All evaluations presented verbally.

Concessions available!

This special event to benefit PBS39/Fort Wayne Public Television is graciously sponsored by:

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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
Address:
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.

2015 Lapper and Survivors Day Celebration

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Location: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana in the Brotherhood Place Office Park
Address:
6316 Mutual Drive,
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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Join us for the 2015 Lapper and Survivors Day Celebration on May 16! The Lapper is a fundraising walk for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and is an opportunity to honor a loved one touched by cancer. Donate and register online at www.lapper2015.kintera.org. Bring a friend or form a team and walk as many laps as you can! Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. Raise $25 by May 1 and receive a commemorative t-shirt. Join us for our annual Survivors Day Celebration immediately following the walk at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy free food, games and entertainment for the entire family.

Fort Wayne Area Home Schools’ Home Education Resource Expo

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Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Expo Hall 1. Enter at main entrance.
Address:
4000 Parnell Avenue,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Saturday, May 16, 9am-5pm. Registration at the door. $5 (Adults and Teens) $2 (Ages 2-12) $15 (Maximum per family).The Exhibit Hall features booths filled with homeschooling curricula from a variety of vendors. Speakers will offer homeschooling workshops throughout the day, including one orientation meeting for new or prospective homeschoolers.

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.

18th Annual Gospel Sing

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Location: New Haven United Methodist Church
Address:
630 Lincoln Highway East ,
New Haven, IN 46774
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The 18th Annual Gospel Sing at New Haven United Methodist Church will be Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 6:50 p.m. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be taken. The choir consists of volunteers from 20-25 area churches. Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your family and friends and enjoy 1-1/2 hours of good 'ole Gospel music.

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.

6th Annual City of Lakes Cruise-in

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Location: Court House Square, downtown Warsaw, In.
Address:
100 W. Center Street,
Warsaw, Indiana 46580
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May 17th, 2015. 1-6pm. Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club Sponsored. All proceedes go to the youth of the community. Plaques awarded, food and entertainment available.

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
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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 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.