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Arts Update

AT THE LIBRARY:

•Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, will have “Spring Break Tabletop Crafts” Monday through Saturday in Children’s Services. For times, call 421-1220. “It’s a Poetry Party” will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Children’s Services.

•Allen County Public Library, will have author Mike Mullin (“Ashfall”) present “How is Taekwondo Like Writing,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by a “Writer’s Workshop” at 7:30 p.m. To register, call 421-1255.

•Allen County Public Library, will have “Craft Cafe” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

•The Aboite branch, 5630 Coventry Lane, will have “Art for Homeschool Teens” at 10:30 a.m. Fridays. “Art for Homeschoolers” will be offered at 2 p.m. Thursdays.

•The Pontiac branch, 2215 Hanna St., offer “Sit and Stitch” knitting at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

•The Woodburn branch, 4701 Indiana 101 N., will have “Yarn Lover’s Gathering” at 7 p.m. Thursdays.

ACCEPTING DONATIONS: The sum of $35,000 will be needed to create a documentary for the World Champion Gold Medalist Voices of Unity Youth Choir. For information, contact Doug Ferguson at 260-348-3103 or go to www.neverends.com.

BOOK NOMINATED: “The Bitch,” written by Fort Wayne resident Les Edgerton, is one of six nominees for the Spinetingler Magazine best novel award.

CALL FOR CRAFTERS/ARTISTS: The Paulding Chamber of Commerce is looking for unique crafters and artists to rent booth space in two downtown vacant buildings. The Chamber will provide a worker for the store so vendors won’t have to tend to their products. For information, call 419-399-5215 or by email at pauldingchamber@gmail.com.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS:

•Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, will offer classes in “Premier Coup” and “Ceramics” beginning Thursday. For information and costs, call 419-238-6837 or go to www.wassenbergartcenter.org.

•Artlink, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St., will have the following workshops: “Kids’ Art Exploration,” “Origami Paper Wrapped Eggs” and “Adult Date Night Painting Class,” some beginning Saturday. “Home Schoolers’ Arts” program will be held from Wednesday through May 30. For information and costs, call 424-7195 or go to www.artlinkfw.com.

•“Visit to 1893 One Room School House in Aboite Township and Attend Class” will be offered by the Settlers at 9 a.m. Thursday at Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. Cost is $20 and includes materials and refreshments. Registration is required, call 486-8903.

COMPETITION/CONTESTS:

•Indiana’s Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology is sponsoring its annual photo contest to recognize Historic Preservation Month. The contest is free and photographers may submit up to three entries per person. The deadline to register is today. For information, go to dnr.IN.gov/historic/3994.htm.

•Students who decide to pursue health careers studies at the University of Saint Francis may win one of three top awards in the university’s fifth annual Scholastic Competition. The deadline for electronically submitted entries is Monday. For information, contact Kim Penland at kpenland@sf.edu.

•Fort Wayne residents may enter a free poetry contest sponsored by Central Point Fine Arts. Entries must be received by Tuesday. For information, go to www.freecontest.com.

FUNDRAISER: The Fort Wayne Ballet fundraiser, “A Toast to Downtown,” will be held April 15 at Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St. Cost is $75 a person and reservations are due Thursday; call 484-9646.

MEETINGS:

•Georgetown Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave. The public is welcome; 486-6870.

•The Spinning Spools Quilt Guild will hear Susan Lesh speak at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. Seventh St., Auburn.

•The Wassenberg Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio. “Macro” will be the theme of the meeting. For information, call 419-238-6837.

NBC RADIO NEWS ADDED: WLDE-FM Fun 101.7 will have NBC Radio News with one-minute news updates at noon and 5 p.m. weekdays.

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 email at dparker@jg.net.

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