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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 10, 2018 1:00 am

Community Update


“PERSONAL DEFENSE”: 7p.m. Tuesday; Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.;a member of the Indiana State Police will teach techniques to protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim; no registration required; questions at 481-6826.


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY AND PORK TENDERLOIN: 4:30 to 7p.m. Friday; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; $9 adults, $5 children; sponsored by Fort Wayne Mannerchor/Damenchor; 444-3634.

30TH ANNUAL DINNER DANCE: 5p.m. VIP reception, 6p.m. doors open; Oct.6; Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; dinner, cash bar, dancing, live auction; actor and comedian Leslie Jordan will headline and co-emcee; proceeds to support the Positive Resource Connection, serving the HIV/AIDS community; tickets at;for information, call 744-1144.


“WHEN MOURNING DAWNS”: 11:30a.m. to 1p.m. Tuesday; Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center, 5920 Homestead Road; a meal will be served; a grief education program presented by James E. Miller; RSVP at 435-3261; more information at

CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560; 10 to 11:15a.m. Wednesdays, Wednesday to Oct. 21, “Mindfulness for Well-Being,” RSVP required; 6 to 7:30 Thursday or 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. Sept. 17, “What the World Eats”; 6 to 8:30p.m. Friday, 7099 County Road 327, Garrett, “Forest Therapy Walk,” RSVP required.

“SUICIDE LOSS SURVIVOR CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY”: Stop Suicide Northeast Indiana; 6:30 to 8p.m. Wednesday; Venderly Bridge at Purdue Fort Wayne University campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; looking for counselors or individuals trained in suicide prevention and loss to volunteer to assistthose who appear to be struggling and need someone to talk to; email to volunteer.

“ADVANCES IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE TO PREVENT CANCER AND LIVE HEALTHY TO 100”: Noon to 5:30p.m. Saturday; First Assembly Church (in the sanctuary), 1400 W. Washington Center Road; presented by author Dr. Joel Fuhrman; $45 if you register online at; $50 at the door.


“A NEW VISION FOR AMERICA: RETHINKING ULYSSES S. GRANT”: 7p.m. Tuesday; Allen County Public Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza; presented by author Ronald C. White.

“HOW TO READ PLATO”: 12:30p.m. Thursday; University of Saint Francis, Brookside Ballroom, 2701 Spring St.; presented by Lewis Pearson, associate professor of philosophy; additional information at 399-7700, ext. 8100 or


KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville; 260-343-2029; today through Saturday, create a beaded bracelet; all ages; supplies are provided.

LIMBERLOST BRANCH LIBRARY: 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775; today through Saturday, create a beaded bracelet, all ages, supplies are provided; 9a.m. to 5p.m. Friday and noon to 2p.m. Saturday, “Book Sale.”


CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6:30p.m. today; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; speaker will be Dave Sutherland who will speak on “The Battle of New Market.”

SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB: 7a.m. Tuesday; Rich's Caf, 3411 Lower Huntington Road.

ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; Curt Witcher will speak on “The Genealogy Center: Update of Collections and Access.”

FORT WAYNE ARTISTS GUILD MONTHLY MEETING: 6:30p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Room C, 900 Library Plaza; Brian Byrn will present “A Curator's Perspective.”

DISORDERLY BEAR DEN: 6:30p.m. Thursday; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; regular business/social meeting; more information at 409-9886 or


SALAMONIE SENIOR LUNCHEON: Noon today; Salamonie Interpretive Center, Salamonie Lake, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; Richard Gerber will highlight Chain O'Lakes' historical and geological past; bring own table service, beverage, a side dish to share and a $1 donation; baked spaghetti will be provided; register at 260-468-2127.