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The Journal Gazette

Monday, January 01, 2018 1:00 am

Community update

Classes

FAMILY WINTER EXPLORATION PROGRAM: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday; Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, 2388 S. 500 West, Albion; discover how plants and animals are surviving the winter weather through both indoor and outdoor activities; dress for the weather; all ages; $5 adult; $2 child; register at www.goshen.edu/merrylea.

“HUE CAN PAINT!”: 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday; Bluffton Parks Department, City Hall, 128 E. Market St.,Bluffton; canvas painting class; create a snowman scene; $15; adults and youth 13 years and older; sign up at 260-824-6069.

Fundraisers

“ROTARY CLUB BIG EASY FEAST”: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch and 4 to 8 p.m. dinner Feb. 13; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St.; cash bar; $30 tickets, fortwaynerotarybigeasy.eventbrite.com.

Lectures

“ACRES LAND TRUST: PRESERVING PLACES AND THEIR HISTORY”: 2 p.m. Sunday; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; George R. Mather lecture series; presented by Jason Kissel; free; 426-2882.

Library

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-0824; 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, sensory play workshop for tweens, grades 4 to 6, play with water, beads, scented candles, shaving cream, bubbles and more.

MARKLE LIBRARY: 155 W. Sparks St., Markle; 260-758-3332; 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, sensory play workshop for tweens, grades 4 to 6, play with water, beads, scented candles, shaving cream, bubbles and more.

Organizations

“IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL” – FOLKS UNITED NOWADAYS: Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday; Links Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; Dialogue and Action Planning Part 10; lunch is available on your own from $6 to $10; RSVP at fundialogueandaction10.eventbrite.com or contact Ruby Cain at 765-285-9126 or rcain@bsu.edu.

FREETHOUGHT FORT WAYNE: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Room C, 900 Library Plaza; “Humanism - A Progressive Philosophy of Life” will be presented and discussed.

MARY PENROSE WAYNE DAR CHAPTER: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, 900 Library Plaza; library help day for prospective members.