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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


•“Craft Café” will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. All crafters and projects are welcome.

•“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 Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane.

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

•“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. Thursdays 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.


•“LEGO Exploration Junior” for ages 5 to 8 will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Artlink, Auer Center for Art and Culture, 300 E. Main St. Cost of the four-week class is $50. For information, call 424-7195 or go to

•“Saturday Art Session: Gesture Drawing,” will be offered for ages 18 and older from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 12 at Artlink, Auer Center for Art and Culture, 300 E. Main St. Cost is $35 for members or $40 for non-members. To register, call 424-7195 or go to

DISCUSSION: Moderators will discuss Shakespeare, gender and language during “Juliet and Romeo” at 7 p.m. Thursday at IPFW, Neff Hall, Room 101, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will present the educational symposium, “Grace & Glorie” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at The Auer Center ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St. Tickets are $30 and available at

FUNDRAISER RESULTS: WBCL 90.3 radio, a not-for-profit Christian media network owned by Taylor University, has met the goal of $1,647,449 during a recent fundraiser.

GUTWEIN CHOSEN: Fort Wayne resident Gwen Gutwein is among 43 artists selected to display artwork at the Indiana Artists Club 82nd annual Exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The exhibit runs through June 8.

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. RECEIVES GRANT: The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir has received a $13,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation to further support music education programming for the Northeast Indiana community.

SEEKING PARTNER: The Wassenberg Art Center of Van Wert, Ohio, is seeking a partner to buy an additional collection of paintings and artifacts by David Humphreys Miller for $3.8 million at the Wrangler Gallery in Great Falls, Mont.

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