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The Journal Gazette

Monday, May 21, 2018 1:00 am

Community Update


FUN NIGHT AT CAMP WHITLEY: 6 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday; Camp Whitley, 4305 W. Camp Whitley Road, Columbia City; ages 6 to 8; $20; register at or

FREE SUMMER DAY CAMP: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 6 to July 19; Wellspring Interfaith Social Services; ages 4 to 17; call 422-6618 or by June 1.

JUNIOR NATURALIST DAY CAMP: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; June 11 to 15; Ouabache State Park, 4930 Indiana 201, Bluffton; ages 8 to 12; $70; park entrance fee will be waived for students during class time; register by June 4 at or 260-437-8650.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR SUMMER CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18 to 22; Junior Achievement, 601 Noble Drive; grades 6 to 8; $150; register at 484-2543 or

KID'S ACADEMY: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 to 20; Huntington University campus, Huntington; “Commotion in the Ocean,” ages 6 to 8; “Engineering is Elementary,” ages 9 to 11; $249; more information at or


“PRESERVING NATURE'S BOUNTY” WORKSHOP: 1 p.m. today or 7 p.m. June 21, 7 p.m. July 19, 7 p.m. Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Sept. 13; Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; learn to preserve foods safely; $5 at the door; register at 481-6826 or

LEATHER CRAFTS WORKSHOP: 6 to 9 p.m. May 29 and 30; Purdue Extension – Allen County Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; grades 3 to 12; $25 annual 4-H fee; $15 supplies fee; register by Friday at 481-6826.

“INTRO TO DRAGON BOAT RACING”: Riverfront Fort Wayne; 6 p.m. June 5 to 14, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Guldlin Park at Van Buren St. and Michaels Ave., ages 14 and older; register at

“INTRO TO CANOE AND KAYAKING”: Riverfront Fort Wayne; 2 p.m. June 10 or 6:30 p.m. July 26, ages 18 and older, $25 or with kayak rental $40, Fort Wayne Outfitters, 1004 Cass St.; register at


ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH AND TENDERLOIN DINNER AND BAKE SALE: 4:30 to 7 p.m. today; Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road; $10 adults, $6 ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and younger; proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

4TH ANNUAL CROSSWINDS PLANKING CHALLENGE: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 6; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; minimum to participate $75 through June 1; $100 week of event; prizes will be awarded to adults, children and teams; register at; questions at 702-3795.

RELIEF BENEFIT FOR PUERTO RICO: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 13; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; live music, appetizers; hear from Jorge Ralat, a native Puerto Rican dedicating his time to rebuilding the island; hosted by the Rotaract Club of Fort Wayne; $25 tickets at; questions at or 273-9846.

ANNUAL 5K: 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. one-mile fun run for children 12 and under, 8:15 a.m. 5K run/walk, June 16; Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 Wayne St.; $1 fun run, $10 pre-race 5K, $15 race day; send entries by June 1 to Zanesville Lion's Club, P.O. Box 361, 3088 W. Vanhorn, Zanesville, IN 46799; one person per entry is requested; questions and registration at 260-638-4327 or 479-8235; also Apple Dumpling Sale begins June 13 until sold out, $2 each, order ahead at 260-638-4327, 260-758-2263 or 260-638-4147, pick up is at County Line Pizza, 10914 W. South County Line Road, Zanesville.

TITANS HOME RUNS & HOT WINGS: 6 to 9 p.m. June 14; Ivy Tech Community College, Keith E. Busse Technology Center, 3701 Dean Drive; includes wing samples from competitors around the city, beer and a tater tot bar; $35 or $55; proceeds benefit Ivy Tech Titans baseball team;

“BEES & BREW”: 6:30 p.m. June 22; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 110 S. Calhoun St.; drinks, hors d'oeuvres, meet with beekeepers and local artists; $75 tickets; pre-register at


TRAIL BUDDIES: Starts today; Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road; an assisted bike program that offers people who have a disability or who are unable to pedal a bike an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors; to sign up for a ride, call 755-4961 or

MANDALA CLASS: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; $5 covers materials and snacks; Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560.

“FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT”: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur; an evening for parents and families of children with autism; tickets and free child care are available by advance reservation at or 260-615-3598.


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; 4 p.m. Friday, “Teens: Literary Scavenger Hunt” based on a currently popular young adult novel/series.


YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA ANNUAL MEETING: 4:30 p.m. today; Indiana Tech in the Academic Center's multi-flex theater, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; year in review and the 2018 Peggy Hobbs Service award will be presented; RSVP at or 424-4908, ext. 225.

DEMOCRATIC LUNCHEON CLUB: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:15 p.m. speaker; Friends Too Restaurant, 3720 W. Jefferson Blvd.; Dr. James Toole will speak on the topic of “International Human Rights – How Compassionate Can Democrats Be in a World as Dangerous as Ours?”; more information at 414-4575.

YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; YWCA, 5920 Decatur Road; May Diversity Dialogue: “The Economic Impact of Immigration”; register at 424-4908, ext. 225; feel free to bring lunch.


14TH ANNUAL SENIOR EXPO: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday; Huntington University Merillat Complex, 2303 College Ave.; free; questions at Huntington County Council on Aging, 260-359-4410 or