Heartland Truly Moving Pictures: Eagles Theatre at 2012 Arts Fest

The Charley Creek Arts Fest will once again partner with Heartland Truly Moving Pictures and the historic Eagles Theatre in Wabash during the summer festival.  The 2012 Arts Fest will include three award-winning films which should be announced yet this month.

The dates for the films will be June 26, 27 and 28, 2012.  The Eagles Theatre is located in downtown Wabash.

Please mark your calendars now for June 26 – July 1 to experience the entire 2012 Charley Creek Arts Fest.

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Seed Exchange at the Charley Creek Gardens: Wabash, IN

Charley Creek Gardens Announces
Fourth Annual Seed Exchange

The Charley Creek Gardens Fourth Annual Seed Exchange is scheduled for Saturday, January 14th from 9am to noon.

The Seed Exchange provides an opportunity for gardeners to share seeds that they have collected from their gardens or to acquire a seed they have been looking for. In addition, gardeners can share information with each other.

There are many benefits to participating in a seed exchange: 1.The Exchange saves gardeners from having to order seeds on-line; 2. The quantity can be controlled (not everyone needs an entire packet); 3. The event is free of charge; and 4. Bringing seeds is not a requirement to attend.

The Seed Categories for the event are Herbs, Vegetables, Annuals, Native Plants, and Perennials.  The Charley Creek Gardens already has a limited supply of seeds for each category. 

Guests need to arrive between 9-10am to drop off and have seeds categorized.  At 10am individual seed selection will begin where each person will have the opportunity to select one packet from each category.  The open seed swap will begin after the individual seed selection.  There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be served.  Please call the Education and Resource Center at 260-563-1020 for further information.

Don’t have seeds to exchange? Don’t worry, there will be plenty! See you then!

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Charley Creek Gardens Winter Walk: Let’s Move!

Charley Creek Gardens Lets Move! Winter Garden Walk

Saturday, January 7th at 10am – Join Kelly Smith, Director of the Charley Creek Gardens, for a Let’s Move Gardens! Winter garden walk. Winter is a great time of year to enjoy plant characteristics that are hidden by summer’s foliage. The walk starts at the Education and Resource Center walk at 551 N. Wabash Street, Wabash, IN. The walk will last about one hour followed by light refreshments.  Perfect weather is expected (40 degrees), so please dress accordingly.

Kelly has a Horticulture Degree from Purdue University.  She will act as your guide explaining the bark characteristics of trees that are not normally seen, the different types of birds that are active this time of year, and the winter characteristics of the trees and shrubs that stand out without the foliage.  There is no charge for this event. Please enjoy a great start to your Saturday morning.

There will be additional Winter Garden Walks, the next walk is scheduled for Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st.  The walks begin at 10am each day.

Please call the Education and Resource Center at 260-563-1020 for further information.

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Twelfth Night of Christmas at the Dr. James Ford Historic Home: Wabash, IN

Dr. James Ford Historic Home invites you to an Open House for the Twelfth Night of Christmas.

Join the celebration with seasonal merriment, friends, and refreshments on Friday, January 6th from 6-8pm.  The event is free to Friends of the James Ford Home or included with the price of daily admission ($3).  Please call 260-563-8686 for further information.  The Dr. James Ford Historic Home is located at 177 West Hill Street and is a property of the Charley Creek Foundation.

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Charley Creek Foundation’s New Blog

The Charley Creek Foundation focuses on creating public spaces (Charley Creek Gardens), preserving historic places (Dr. James Ford Historic Home), and enriching communities through the arts (Charley Creek Arts Fest).  Please join us as we share our expertise in these areas and also to let you know when great events are happening in Wabash, Indiana.

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