You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Feature calendars

  • What's Going On
    Miscellaneous Pumpkin Fantasyland – Pumpkins, gourds and squash used to create well-known characters and historical events; hours vary; Fashion Farm, Ligonier;​farminc.
  • What'sGoing On
    MiscellaneousPumpkin Fantasyland – Pumpkins, gourds and squash used to create well-known characters and historical events; hours vary; Fashion Farm, Ligonier;​ Ends Oct. 31.
  • what's going on
    Miscellaneous Veterans Celebration – Veterans honored; 2 p.m.; Genesis Healthcare, New Haven; 748-5005.



FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration for Neighborhood Connection classes, call 467-1075 or visit Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St., or

PREPARING FOR GED TESTS: Today; various locations, 426-7323 or

WORKSHOP FOR LATINO FAMILIES: Help for families preparing for school years including college; 9 a.m. Saturday; Goshen College, Union 111, Goshen; 574-535-7569.


FORESTER SERIES: “Scripture in the Monastic Studium and the Rise of the Liberal Arts,” presented by Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington; free; 260-359-4305.

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS: “Debating the Second Amendment, The Framers’ Intentions”; featuring members of the USF Legal Society and Student Government Association; 3 p.m. Tuesday; University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St., free, 260-399-8066.

Dance lessons

RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Beginners waltz; 7 p.m. Thursday; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; 260-622-6644.

RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Quick step class; five-weeks beginning today; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $50; 260-622-6644.

AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM: Beginner group class, 7:45 p.m. Thursday; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $7; 480-7070.

AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM: Group class; 8 p.m. Friday, 6041 N. Clinton St., $5; 480-7070.


Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or, for information on activities or branches not listed.

ABOITE BRANCH: “Paws to Read,” children read stories to trained dogs, 6:30 p.m. today; “Smart Start Storytime,” ages 3 to 5 with adult, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

DUPONT BRANCH: “Ants in Your Pants,” preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; “Paws to Read,” read stories to trained dogs, 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “Family Fun Night: Painting Masterpieces,” 7 p.m. today; “Baby Steps: Toddler Time Storytime” plus puppets and games, ages 2 and 3 with parent/caregiver, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; “Lego Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Teen Thursday: 3-D Printing,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.

GRABILL BRANCH: “Born to Read,” infants with caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; “Smart Start Storytime,” preschoolers with adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.

HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime,” ages 3 to 5 with adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; “After School Adventures: Lego Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Family Movie Night,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday; “Field Trip Fridays: ‘Afternoon on the Amazon,’ ” 10:15 a.m. Friday; “Sometimes on Saturdays: Crafty as a Fox,” 11 a.m. Saturday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Things that Jump,” 7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.

MONROEVILLE BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime,” 3:30 p.m. today; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.

NEW HAVEN BRANCH: “Family Storytime: A is for Apple,” 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; “Those Witty Brits,” 7 p.m. Wednesday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.

PONTIAC BRANCH: “Paws to Read,” children read to trained dog, 5 p.m. Thursday; “Smart Start Storytime,” preschoolers and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Friday; “Family Game Day,” 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.

SHAWNEE BRANCH: “Born to Read Storytime,” infants and toddlers, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “Girls Read,” ages 6 to 12, 4 p.m. today; “Smart Start Storytime” with early literacy games and crafts, preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; “Lego Maniacs,” 4 p.m. Tuesday; “TEC Teens,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 1411 E. State Blvd.; 421-1360.

WAYNEDALE BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime,” 10:30 a.m. today and Tuesday; “Born to Read Storytime,” 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.

WOODBURN BRANCH: “Lego Club,” Grade 3 and up, 4 p.m. today; Smart Start Storytime” plus crafts, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: Discovery Crew, stories and crafts, free, registration required; grades 1 to 3, 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 6, Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, 260-356-2900; grades 1 to 4, 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 5, Markle Branch Library, Markle, 260-758-3332.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Lego Club,” 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 30; “Stick It to ’em,” working with duct tape, 4 p.m. Tuesday; “Movie Madness: Kids Choice,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; “Minecraft Mania,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 26; “Moments from Mindy’s Kitchen,” noon Friday, registration required; “Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament,” 10 a.m. Saturday and Sept. 28, $2 or $5 including deck of cards; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Music and Movement,” 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 30; “Limberlost Coupon Group,” 6 p.m. today; “Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament,” 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 24; “Stick It to ’em,” creating with duct tape, 4 p.m. Tuesday; “Facebook for Beginners,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Play Dough,” 4 p.m. Thursday; “Mad Science Saturdays,” 1 p.m. Saturday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 854-2775.

PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Sounds of the Caribbean,” with Kent Arnsbarger, 4 p.m. Thursday; “Cooking on a Budget,” with Pat Henson, 6 p.m. Thursday; “Digital Photography 101,” 2 p.m. Friday, $5, rain date is Sept. 27; “Summer Concert with Ladykillers, 6 p.m. Saturday; Columbia City; 260-244-5541.


CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1953: Regular meeting; 1 p.m. Wednesday; Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; 747-5646 for information.

FORT WAYNE WOMEN’S MID-DAY CONNECTION: “Fall Wardrobe Accessorizing” presented by Becky Glaser; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24, Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; $15.50; inclusive; all women welcome; no-cost child care provided; reservations by Tuesday; 672-3414.

GENEALOGY TECHNOLOGY GROUP: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Meeting Room B, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; visitors welcome.

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION: “Faces of Haiti” presented by Rebekah Hubley; 9 a.m. Saturday; Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University, Huntington; $7; reservations, 260-359-4061.

NAACP FORT WAYNE/ALLEN COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL BRANCH 3721: Meeting; 6 p.m. today; Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St.; 740-7810 or


“USF FEEDS THE FORT”: Accepting donations of rice, beans, canned foods, prepared boxed foods, canned meats, peanut butter, canned pasta sauce and powdered milk for city’s food banks and soup kitchens; no glass containers; Monday through Nov. 19; University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; 260-399-7700, ext. 6705.

FROGAPALOOZA: Silent and live auctions; 6 p.m. Friday; Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 W.; $100 a person; benefits Little River Wetlands Project; 478-2515 or

CRUISE-IN, DINNER AND CONCERT: 2 p.m. Saturday; Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.; chicken dinner, $8, paid in advance, concert by Junk Yard Band, $5; 747-5728.

WINDMILL AUCTION: 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday; SOZO Studio, 102 S. Main St., Kendallville; auction at 5 p.m., benefits A.R.T. Inc.; free tickets required for admission; rain date is Nov. 9 in Baker Hall, Mid-America Windmill Museum, Kendallville; 260-347-5000. Donations also will be accepted to save the Strand Theatre.

“FAMILY LIFECARE’S NIGHT OF IMAGINATION”: Live and silent auction, dinner; 5:30 p.m. Saturday; Wells County Community Center, 4-H Park, Bluffton; reservations, 1-800-355-2817 or