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Arts Update


•“Beyond the Talking Head” will show teens how to make a video from concept to editing at 5 p.m. today at the Allen County Public Library, Young Adults’ Services, 900 Library Plaza

•Art for Home Schoolers, Teens” will be at 10:30 a.m. Fridays and “Art for Home Schoolers, Children” at 2 p.m. Thursdays at the Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane.

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

•“That’s So Random” will be presented at 4 p.m. Monday at the Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd. “The Lab,” a program for ages 12 to 18 to create and share digital videos, music, photography, websites, graphic design, podcasts and presentations, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

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


•Arena Dinner Theatre will have auditions for “The Dixie Swim Club” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the Arena Rehearsal Studio, 719 Rockhill St. The cast calls for five women. For more information, go to

•Off Stage Productions will have open auditions for “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday at the Van Wert Senior Center, 220 Fox Road, Van Wert, Ohio. The cast calls for three to five men and five to six women, ages 20 to 80. No acting experience is necessary. Call 419-605-6708 for more information.

•IPFW Department of Theatre will have open auditions for “Into the Woods” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Williams Theatre, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. The cast calls for six to eight men and nine to 11 women, ages 18 to 60; call 481-6551 for more information.

ARTS INCUBATOR: Artlink will present a roll-out party for the new Fort Wayne Arts Incubator course 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Artlink Gallery, 300 E. Main St. RSVP via Artlink’s Facebook page or call 424-7195 for more information.

MAGICIAN AWARDED: The International Brotherhood of the Magicians, Ring 221, has voted local magician Terry Michael Owens as 2013’s Magician of the Year.

SHOW CHOIR AWARDED: Bishop Luers High School Show Choir the Minstrels earned the grand champion award at the Twin Lakes Show Choir Invitational in Monticello. The Minstrels also received the best vocals honor, and senior Samantha Justice was recognized as dynamic performer.

COUPLE ON TV: Jon and Amy Bruney of Fremont will attempt to set a Guinness World Record on truTV at 8 p.m. Thursday .

BOOK CLUB MEETING: Summit City Book Club will be discussing “Crapalachia” by Scott McClanahan at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Friendly Fox, 4001 S. Wayne Ave.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Indiana artists are invited to submit their artwork by Feb. 10 for the “92 County Art Show,” which will be from Feb. 12 to March 12 at the Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash. For information, call 260-563-1102, ext. 501, or go to

CLASSES: The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis is accepting registrations for Saturday morning art classes from Feb. 1 through April 19 for students grades 1 to 8; registration is $75 a student; call 399-7700, ext. 8001, by Monday to register.

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