June 6th – 9th – Cole Porter Festival throughout Peru . Music, theatre, tours, fabulous food events, film, multimedia presentation, brunch and ice cream social and kid’s activities. Reservations for other events may be made by calling Vicki Draper, 765-472-7655.
· Thursday – Wine Tasting at Gallery 15, 15 E Main St ; price $25 per person and the time is 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Entertainment: Cindy Watson, Pianist, Commemorative glassware, Taste wine and hard cider by McClure’s. Progressive Porter, location Various Local Restaurants; 6 pm to 9 pm, $5 RSVP charge; Sponsored by Miami County Tourism.
· Friday – Kiss Me Kate Movie at Roxy 5 Theater, will be showing at 10 am FREE admission. Sponsored by Roxy 5 Theater. Thompson Art Gallery at Peru Community Schools, Gallery opens 10 am to 4 pm Free Admission. Sponsored by Arts Alive. NEW – Lunch with Mr. Porter at Miami County Artisan Gallery, 20 N Broadway, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Entertainment by Dr. Jason as Cole Porter there will be a cost. Sponsored by Saine Summers. Cole Porter’s Top Ten Lust Songs; Charles Troy multi-media presentation Museum Annex across from the Miami County Museum , from 2 pm to 2:45 pm Free admission. Sponsored by Anne Kennedy. Anything Goes: A Kid’s Cole Talent Show event 5:30 pm to 7 pm at Ivy Tech – the cost is $5 for this event. Cocktails & Cole, located at Historic Roberts Home, 108 West Third from 7 pm to 9 pm, cost is $39. Dave Lowe & Friends jazz combo perform. Sponsored by Maricel and Charlie Heeter
· Saturday – New! Breakfast with Cole, Peru Civic Center from 8 am to 9:30 am cost is $15 for this event. Sponsored by Cindy Watson. Bus Tours, leave from Miami County Museum at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm cost is $10. 10 am tour always sells out; please reserve early. Sponsored by Crossroads Bank. Music at the Museum, Miami County Museum from 11 am to 2 pm Free admission. 11 am Nostagia Entertainment; noon; 1 pm Zak Tschiniak. Sponsored by Cole Porter Inn . Second Saturday Downtown Peru from 5 pm to 8 pm. Celebration Cole! Will be at IVY Tech from 7 pm to 9 pm. Admission in advance $15, day of show $20. Headliner is Charles Troy and Nostalgia Entertainment, 2018 Cole Porter Scholarship Winner Josh Catanzaro will play piano at the beginning of the second act. Intermission will be extended at 25 minutes; coffee by Sixth Street Coffee Company, cake by Dreams to Reality, wine and champagne by Broadway Liquors. Late Night with Ole Olsen Theater at Museum Annex form 9:30 pm to ?? There will be refreshments and wine.
· Sunday – Lunch at the Garden, The Old Fashioned Garden from 11 am to 1 pm. Cost is $35. Ice Cream Social, Under the Tent on E. 5th St. Peru from 1 pm to 3 pm. Swampwater Stompers and Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Quartet. Ice cream compliments of Blair Ridge Health Campus.