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Arts update


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


•IPFW will be having auditions for “The Miser” at 5 p.m. Sunday at Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Men between the ages of 18 and 65 are needed as well as women from 18 to 45. Performance dates are Sept. 28 to Oct. 7. For information, call 481-6551.

•Grand Effect Productions will have auditions Tuesday and Wednesday for “Romeo & Juliet … Almost” at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. The show will need four women and two men, ages 18 and older. Performance dates will be from July 9 to 11. For audition appointment, call 260-579-6277.

•Indiana dancers may audition for the “Indy 500” at Dance NY Style, 14435 Leo Road. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday; call 627-3684 or email dance

CLASSES: Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, will offer classes on “LineArt 2D,” “LineArt 3D,” “Dynamic Acrylic,” “Shoot Out: Nature,” “Ceramics” and “Silk Painting” beginning Saturday. For class times and cost, call 419-238-6837 or go to

DANCERS ACCEPTED: Dancers from Starz Dance Academy, 5728 Maplecrest Road, have been accepted into the Disney Performing Arts Workshop in Orlando, Fla. The dancers will attend a workshop with Disney choreographers at Epcot and perform on the “Waterside Stage” in Downtown Disney on July 17.

FUNDRAISER: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., will present “The Embatini,” a fundraiser for the historic stage, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $85 a person, including dinner. For reservations, call 424-6287.

GUILD MEETING: The Appleseed Quilters Guild will discuss “The Lighter Side of Owning a Quilt Shop” on Tuesday at The Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.POETRY CONTEST: Submissions are being accepted for the “Words for Riley” poetry contest through Monday. Entry fee is $1 per poem. Poems should be limited to 40 lines. Email inquires to Stacy Savage at


•The Talent Initiative’s “Curtis Visits IPFW” video, a part of the “Talent Made Here” campaign directed by One Lucky Guitar and produced by Explore Media, has won the 2012 Bronze Telly Award in the education category for internet and online video.

•Winners were announced in the Kendallville Public Library’s annual Kleiman Creative Writing Contest. Students who won are Lucas Deck, Ian Schowe, Haley Groff, Caroline Daughtry, Andrew Schroeder, Taya Dazey, Jenna Zuber, Madison Bremer, Leyth Al-Mohamedam, Sara Weber, Kendyll Meyer, Emma McNamara, Cole Knox, Alyvea Bender, Connor Baker, Zach Landez, Jack Jansen, Jordan Van Wagner, Emily Rorick, Jared Garringer, Madelyn Fortman, Danielle Replogle, Rachel Hayes, Tori Smith, Makenzie Combs, Savanna Brown, Jared Gross, Courtney Lepper, Jared DiGirolamo, Nico Urso, Shamira Robertson, Carter Taube, Angel Moore, Kenny Cook, Makinnah Grigsby, Nate Romero, Monse Gloria and Matthew Argetsinger.

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