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Pulse of Wabash

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com

Evening with the mayor

The City of Wabash will host its second Evening with the Mayor event at 6 p.m. at the Wabash Historical Museum on Thursday, May 16. The event will feature a presentation Mayor Scott Long and Visit Wabash County Executive Director Christine Flohr followed by a Q&A session. Topics covered in this events will include taxes, construction updates, the national retail convention, tourism and how it affects the community and state legislation that will affect us locally. Residents can submit questions on the City of Wabash Facebook page via private message.

Book Sale

Thursday, May 16 to Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Friends of the Library book sale is back at NMPL. Purchasing books from the semi-annual book sale is an excellent way of supporting our library, so stop by for a great deal on books, DVDs, audios, children’s material and more.

Wabash Farmers Market

The Wabash Farmers Market is just around the corner! Residents can visit the farmers market every Saturday, starting May 18 and running until Oct 19. The market will be open 8 a.m. to noon in downtown Wabash.

Gallery showing

The Honeywell Center is showing art from all Wabash County students involved in the Best of the Best art program. The program was established to develop entrepreneurial skills in all art students throughout the county. The gallery will be open Sunday, May 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Honeywell Center.

Geneological Society

The Wabash County Genealogical Society will meet Monday, May 20 at Wellbrooke of Wabash beginning at 6 p.m. The speaker this month is Sarah Kirby, a professional genealogist, librarian, educator, and aerospace engineer, and her topic is “Beyond the Begats: Adding Biographical Detail to your Genealogies.” Meetings are always open to the public.

Taco and Nacho Night

Friday, May 24 at VFW Wabash Post #286. Dinner served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner includes dessert. $8.00 per plate. Carry out available. Karaoke from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Come eat and sing with us to support our county veterans. Public over age 18 invited.

Free Spanish classes

Take beginner Spanish classes taught by David Fisher, a teacher at the Learn More Center, for free at the North Manchester Public Library! David is fluent in Spanish from his three years of living in Mexico. All text books and learning materials will be provided for free by NMPL and the instructor. Classes will be held every Thursday at 5 p.m. and every Saturday at 2 p.m. through the end of 2019.

Free low impact fitness

Taught by MJ McClelland three days a week, Mondays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m., Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at Living Well Winchester Center, 239 Bond Street; no registration required.

Cancer care advocate

Cancer Care Advocate Every Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. No appointment needed. Living Well Winchester Center, 239 Bond St. in Wabash. Supported by Hope Foundation.


DivorceCare, a 13-week DVD series sponsored by Wabash Friends Counseling Center, features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on topics concerning divorce and recovery. The support group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Room 112 in the Wabash Friends Church, 3563 South State Road 13, Wabash. Group leader and members of the group meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Subway, 1812 S. Wabash Street on State Road 15, Wabash. For more information, call 260-563-8453, 877-350-1658, or e-mail office@wabashfriends.org; or call group leader Janet, at 260-571-5235. The website for DivorceCare is www.divorcecare.org.

Community Corrections board meetings

The Wabash County Community Corrections Advisory Board will meet at noon in the basement of the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 12.