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  • Out and about
    COMEDYTODAY AND SATURDAYBilly Ray Bauer and Quinn Patterson – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
    ART HUNT: Bottle & Bottega, 2870 E. Dupont Road, is sponsoring a free art scavenger hunt from Monday through Dec. 5. Clues about where three pieces of art are hidden will be posted on its Facebook page at www.
  • ART
    All weekend – “CORRUGATED” – Works of University of Saint Francis students and community artists; “Mark It Up,” artwork created with markers; glass and wire artwork by Charlotte Wehr; exhibits end Wednesday;

Arts Update


•“Open Art” will take place for home-school families from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

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


First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., will have auditions Saturday for “Othello.” Rehearsals begin Jan. 13. Performance dates are March 6 to 22. For an appointment, call 426-7421, ext. 103, or email

Manchester University, North Manchester, will have auditions for Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Cordier Auditorium. Participants will sing at least 32 measures from any memorized song in English. For information, call 260-982-5296.

DUNCAN SEXTON PUBLISHED: Columbia City author Susie Duncan Sexton has released her book “Misunderstood Gargoyles & Overrated Angels.” For information, go to

FUNDRAISER RESULTS: “An Evening in Paris,” the Tibbits Opera House auction, recently raised more than $60,000 for the general operations of the theater.

MEETING: Georgetown Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd. The public is welcome. For information, call 486-6870.

MOORE ATTENDS CONVENTION: Ron Moore of Fort Wayne recently attended the Piano Technicians Guild Annual Convention and Technical Institute in Chicago.

PAINTING LECTURE: “En Plein Air” or painting in the outdoors, will be discussed with artist Tom Keesee and art history professor Esperanca Camara at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Saint Francis North Campus auditorium, 2702 Spring St.

PIRATE PROGRAM: “Tibbits Ahoy! A Pirate Adventure” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, Mich. The event is open to students in grades 1 to 5 and includes games, songs, sword play, food and treasure. Cost is $10 for students and $5 for adults who wish to stay. Registration is required by Monday; call 517-278-6029.

PRINCESS TEA: Fort Wayne Ballet will present “Princess Tea” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Road. Cost is $35 for two tickets, $25 for each additional ticket and includes treats, dance performances, prizes and activities. Reservations are required, call 484-9646.

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