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    COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for program information, 427-6460. •Senior Information Fair, 9 a.
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•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 “Beyond the Talking Head,” a program to make a video, will be offered at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Young Adults’ Services.

•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. Thursday. To register, call 421-1325.

•The Pontiac branch, 2215 Hanna St., offers “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.

•The Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will host the original “Star Wars” movie marathon from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: Artlink, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St., will offer a “Lego Club” for ages 5 to 12 beginning Nov. 7. Cost is $10. “Kids’ Art Exploration” will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. every other week beginning Wednesday through Nov. 14. For information, call 424-7195 or go to

CLASSES/WORKSHOP: Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, will offer “Sgraffito Pumpkins” and “Stage Make-Up” beginning Tuesday. For costs, call 419-238-6837 to go to ROSS NAMED: Audiences Unlimited Inc. has named Anna Ross as managing director.

TV SHOW TAPING: Season 3 of the Lifetime reality television show “Dance Moms” will include an episode taped at Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event will be a taping of the Xpression Dance Competition. For tickets, call 422-4226 or go to

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is looking for backstage tech volunteers for the upcoming production of “A Christmas Story.” For information, call 208-724-0008.

WINNERS: The following regional photographers were awarded for their work on exhibit at the Wassenberg Photography Exhibit through Nov. 2. They are Jon Ingleman, Jason Benning, Evan Haas, Jeff Doseck, Donelda Conrad, Sharon Gibbs, Beverly Rampe, Don Gagnon, Nataley Hattery, Stuart Jewett, Herb Kaiser, Randy Jackson, Jodi Knoch, Douglas Heckler, John Rausch, L.V. Hollis, D.J. Ruiz, Jodi Hattery, Forrest Van Gundy, Rondell Fisher, Camille Kruse, Randy V. Jackson, John Stachera, Barb Jewett, Nathan Robenalt and Christopher Hattery.

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