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Arts Update


•Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, will have “Writing and Reading our Poetry” with poet Michael Derrick Hudson at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Reader’s Services. Also “Craft Café” will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

•The Aboite branch, 5630 Coventry Lane, will present “Art for Homeschool Teens” at 2 p.m. Mondays and “Art for Homeschoolers” at 2 p.m. Thursdays.

•The Grabill branch, 13521 State St., Grabill, will have “Homeschool Embroidery Class” at 1 p.m. Tuesday. To register, call 421-1325.

•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.


•Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, will offer “Drawing for the Fraidy Cat,” “Experimental Drawing” and “More Classic Watercolor,” each four-week classes beginning Tuesday. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

•Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Goshen, will host a “Nature Photography Workshop” from Thursday through Oct.13. Cost is $250 includes instruction and meals. To register, call 260-799-5869.

FUNDRAISER: Settlers will host a candlelight supper on Oct. 12 and 13 in the 1849 log house at Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. Cost is $25 a person. For reservations, call 749-8881.

MEETING: Georgetown Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church, 2900 N. Anthony Blvd. The public is welcome; 486-6870.

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