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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
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    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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