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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


•“Art for Home Schoolers, Teens” will be at 2 p.m. Mondays and “Art for Home Schoolers, Children” at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Aboite Branch Library, 5630 Coventry Lane.

•Attendees will be making handmade paper during “Home-school Crafts” at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grabill Branch Library, 13521 State St., Grabill.

• New Haven Branch, 648 Green St., New Haven, will have “Teen Thursdays: Milk Paper” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

•“Sit and Stitch” will be offered for those wanting to learn to knit at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St. “Teen Café” will be at 4 p.m. Fridays.

•“The Lab,” a program where teens create and share digital videos, music, photography, websites, graphic design, podcasts and presentations, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd.

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


Grabill Gallery, Grabill, is accepting photo submissions for the exhibit “Below the Knee.” Photos are due by Monday. For information, go to

CLASSES: Nancy Jackson, director of Music Therapy at IPFW, will present “Drum Circle” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive. For reservations, call 484-9560.

SEWING SEMINAR: The Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will sponsor an education seminar with Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva, Monday and Tuesday at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Classes are “Romancing the Bedroom,” “Custom Window Treatments” and “Passion for Pillows.” Cost is $20 a class or $40 for all three for ASG members or $25 and $50 for non-members. For information, call 637-0072.

Arts update is a listing of arts-related news. 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