If you're in the mood for a road trip this weekend, the Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It's not a bad drive to Nappanee, and the festival features more than 300 artists and crafters from 35 states, not to mention live entertainment on four stages and food — everything from apple pie to zucchini bread.
The festival is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort is located at 1600 W. Market St. in Nappanee, about an hour drive northwest of Fort Wayne.
For information, call 1-800-800-4942 or go to www.amishacres.com.
End of an art era
Easter Seals Arc has announced that this will be the last year local artist Julia Meek will create a scene for the Portraits of Pride series.
The 27th and final scene will be fittingly titled “Farewell to All and to All a Good Night!” It will feature the Wolf & Dessauer department store Santa in his sleigh above the W & D building, waving farewell.
In the past, Meek has re-created nostalgic scenes of Fort Wayne during the holidays as a fundraiser for Easter Seals Arc. The scenes were printed and sold on cards, prints and sweatshirts.
Sales for the last Portrait of Pride will begin in October at all Anne's Hallmark stores, Reigel's Pipe and Tobacco at Georgetown Square, and Easter Seals Arc's Coldwater Road location.
Other Portrait of Pride products from prior years and Santa Sleigh Bulbs, ornaments made from the lighted Santa display, will be greatly discounted.
In addition, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art will display all 27 “Portraits of Pride” and six “City Of” scenes in November in a show called “Celebrating a Retrospective of Julia Meek's Artwork for Easter Seals Arc.”
There will be a silent auction of the displayed prints.
Tuesday Morning sale begins Tuesday morning
Quite appropriately, on Tuesday morning the Tuesday Morning store is having a sale, offering up to 80 percent off designer and upscale brands.
When doors open at 8 a.m., customers will be able to check out a new brand, Harmony for the Home by Reba, including a four-piece reversible comforter set priced from $149.99 to $159.99.
In addition, spinner luggage from Reba will be priced from $39.99 to $139.99.
Also on sale: school stuff including backpacks and dorm gear. In Fort Wayne, Tuesday Morning is at Parkwest Shopping Center, 3962 W. Jefferson Blvd., and Joann's Plaza, 4710 Coldwater Road.
Tangles Salon and Spa has expanded and moved to 6724 E. State Blvd. in the Georgetown Square shopping center. The salon owned by Carrie Harris and Marsha Hicks has more than doubled in size.
Services offered include haircuts, coloring, permanents, straighteners, hair weaves, extensions and dreadlocks. Other offerings include skin care services, pedicures, manicures, acrylic and shellac nails, body massages, waxing and hair removal, and body wraps.
A private room called “The Lounge” can be reserved for wedding parties, birthday parties, bachelorette parties and other special-occasion beauty needs. Future plans are to use The Lounge for yoga and Pilates classes.
New shop in Roanoke
Katharos Art & Gift opened Wednesday at 159 N. Main St., Roanoke, next to Joseph Decuis. Several local artists' glasswork, pottery, paintings and jewelry will be there, as well as a line of gifts for people going through difficult times including hope bracelets, blankets, blessing bowls and demon-chaser necklaces. The grand-opening party will be 7-11 p.m. Aug 17.