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Feature calendars

  • Art
    All weekend – “SOCA STUDENT EXHIBITION” – Ends April 27; Weatherhead Gallery, Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; free; 260-399-8064.
  • Arts Update
    AT THE LIBRARY: •“You’re a Writer, So Write” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. •“Art for Home Schoolers, Teens” will be at 10:30 a.m.
  • Out & About
    BOOKSMONDAY Children’s Book Character Fair – 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 26; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; free if registered by Monday, $5 per family at the door; 399-7700, ext. 8405.

Arts update


•Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, will have “Craft Cafe” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

•Georgetown Branch, 6600 E. State Blvd., will offer “8:16 Crafts: Gingerbread Houses” Wednesday. For time, call 421-1320.

•Grabill Branch, 13521 State St., Grabill, will have “Homeschool Art: Drawing” at 10:30 a.m. Monday. To register, call 421-1325.

•Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St., will have “Sit and Stitch,” for anyone wanting to learn to knit, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

•Woodburn Branch, 4701 Indiana 101 N., Woodburn, will have a “Yarn Lover’s Gathering” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

AUDITION: Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will have auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Performances will be from March 2 to 17. To sign up for an audition, call 422-8641, ext. 226, or

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, will offer the following free TekVenture workshops, “Electricity Made Easy” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, “Learn to Solder” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and “Getting Started in Hobby Electronics” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. To register, call 421-1374.

FILMMAKER DISCUSSIONS: “Meet the Filmmaker Series” will be held at Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., at 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 27. A discussion with screenwriter Ellen Stoneking of “Scrooge and Marley” is planned for Sunday. For information, call 426-3456 or go to

ON TV TODAY: Fort Wayne resident Debra Knukle will be on “Let’s Make a Deal” at 10 a.m. today on WANE-TV, Channel 15.


•Author David Sowards had his poem book “The First Christmas” recently published at

•Bryan Ballinger, assistant professor of digital arts at Huntington University, has contributed stories to the graphic novel, “Dead Anyway: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse,” available at and

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