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•The Aboite branch, 5630 Coventry Lane, has “Art for Homeschoolers” at 2 p.m. Thursdays for ages 6 to 11.

•The Grabill branch, 13521 State St., has “Homeschoolers Stitch School,” taught by the local Embroidery Guild at 2 p.m. Thursday.

•The Pontiac branch, 2215 S. Hanna St., has “Sit and Stitch” knitting weekly at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

•The Woodburn branch, 4701 Indiana 101 North, has a “Yarn Lovers Gathering” weekly at 7 p.m. Thursday. The “Young Adult Scary Story Contest” runs through Oct. 12.

THE FORT WAYNE MUSEUM OF ART BOARD OF TRUSTEES were named: Leonard Helfrich, president; Ben Eisbart, vice president; Jan Paflas, treasurer; Judy Pursley, secretary; Glenn Borden, Rhett Butler, Thomas Cain, Eve-Lynn Clarke, Todd Cummings, Joe Dorko, Sherry Early-Aden, Madelane Elston, Thomas Elyea, Erin Erb, John Feighner, Betty Fishman, Betsy Galliher, Emily Guerrero, Colleen M. Huddleson, John Mann, Mike Mastrangelo, Nancy McCroskey Hrehov, Thomas Niezer, Eric Olson, Donna Packnett, Kathy Parrott, Sharon Peters, Carrie Marie Raver, Mark Renshaw, Laura Salzer, Sandra Shumaker, Nancy Stewart, Theresa Wagler, Larry A. Wardlaw and Mary Ann Ziembo.

ART GRANTS APPROVED: Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne has approved grants to 24 regional organizations totaling $136,000. The grants were made possible through the Regional Arts Partnership of the Indiana Arts Commission, the State of Indiana’s arts agency with assistance from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

SETTLERS INC. ART CLASSES: “Celebrating Mr. Lincoln and the Civil War Era: Demonstrations, Hand Arts and History” features “Indiana at War/Remembering, Mementos, Hair Work Jewelry” at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 8. at Settlers Inc., 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. The class is $15. Call 486-8903 for reservations by Thursday.

MUSIC LESSONS: Bravo! series of 10 weekly sessions of vocal music and choreography begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Creative Arts Center, 211 Water St., Bluffton. The cost of the class is $105. Call 260-824-5222 to register.

LOCAL PROFESSOR FEATURED: Steven Carr, associate professor of Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, is featured in the current issue of Moment magazine. He discusses what makes a movie Jewish and lists his top five favorite Jewish films.

Arts update is a weekly listing of arts-related news including events, auditions, contests and rehearsals. Send items at least two weeks before desired publication to Arts update, the Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088; fax, 461-8648; or e-mail at