Log cabin is focus of May Second Saturdays
Nappanee’s Second Saturdays May 14 feature is Dave and Bets Hahn’s public opening of their c.1860 log cabin tour.
The Hahns moved and restored the cabin onto their property just north of Nappanee.
Visit the farm between 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 each, available at the door or at L.J. Wagner, Antiques on the Square, Downtown Design and Consign, Veni’s Sweet Shop, Metzler’s Shoes and Everlastings or the Nappanee Chamber of Commerce office.
Children 12 and under are free.
Nappanee is rolling out the red carpet for visitors to the Second Saturday event. They can stop in to LJ Wagner Interiors (1200 E. Market St.) where there will be several fresh spring table settings. Graber Flooring will be offering spring specials and Everlastings will have 20-percent-off deals storewide.
Krista Alm of KristasKitchen.com will give a cooking demonstration at the newly opened Kountry Cabinets and Home Furnishings (350 W. Market St.) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Nappanee Public Library (157 N. Main St.) will have a “make-it-and-take-it” craft. Cheryl Myers invites kids to visit the Children’s Craft Room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to paint an indoor, decorative bird house. Washable paint will be provided for children to use during the craft activity. Supplies are limited. Bird houses may be left to dry while families continue to enjoy other Second Saturday events around town.
KeyBank wants help with filling the shelves at The Open Door (Nappanee’s community) Food Pantry. Drop off non-perishable items at Dutch Country Bulk Foods, KeyBank, Martin Hardware, Nappanee Bakery, Tri-County Foods and Veni’s Sweet Shoppe. Enter to win gift certificates and Key Possibilities cards.
Many of the drop off locations will also be offering samples and specials to those making a donation.
“Dogs for Dollars” will make hot dogs many different ways, and the “New Beginnings” Sunday School class from the United Methodist Church will sell pork burgers. There will be Ribeyes for Riley (Hospital for Children) at Coppes Commons and the warm weather provides the return of Rocket Science Ice Cream to the area.
The Nappanee Bakery & Treat Shoppe at Coppes Commons, 401 E. Market St., is providing kids with a variety of fillings for their own free mini-whoopi pies.
The Light of Grace bookstore and gift shop will welcome local author Katrina Hoover for a book signing of “Blue Christmas; A Memoir of the 2010 Cholera Epidemic in La Source, Haiti” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dave Haycraft will perform on guitar and vocals from 11 a. m. to 2 p.m. Haycraft plays music from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, including rock, country, blues, pop, and jazz.
Visitors can make cinnamon rolls from scratch and bring them to Downtown Design and Consign (101 S. Main) between 9 to 11:30 a.m. for the Cinnamon Roll Contest.
Three local pastors will be the judges as we are looking for the best consistency, texture and appearance. Grand Prize will be $75 cash; second prize is a $25 gift certificate; judging begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.
There will be a spring shopping spectacular at the Nappanee United Methodist Church (301 E. Market) offering a variety of more than 20 vendors with handmade crafts, children’s items, home décor and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.