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The Journal Gazette

Monday, October 22, 2018 1:00 am

Community Update


“WRITE A WILL”: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; volunteer attorneys will help create a simple will free of charge when a charitable bequest is made to a nonprofit; more information and to schedule a visit email or call 424-2400, ext. 412.


“JUST DINNER”: 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17; Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive; food, silent auction, raffle; sponsored by Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network; tickets, $50 person; send check to Just Neighbors, 2925 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805; more information, email or call 458-9772.

“HOLIDAY BLOOMS”: Pick-up times 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6; Purdue Extension – Allen County Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; orders with payment must be made by noon Nov. 21; 6-inch pots with seven to 12 blooms are $15 each in red, pink and white; order forms are available at, call 481-6826 or email

KIDS KAMPUS TURKEY TROT 5K AND ONE-MILE FUN RUN: 8 a.m. Nov. 22; McDonald's, 60 Home St., Huntington; $20 tickets for registration by Nov. 20 at or $25 day of race; more information at Pathfinder Services, 260-356-0123.

“CHRISTMAS AT HOME” – SETTLERS INC.: 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8; Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; Victorian Christmas grandeur; savories, sweets and tea; music; gift shop will be open; $25 per person; money raised will help support maintenance and restoration of the Homestead; reservations at 747-1229 or 747-1501.


BLOOD DONATIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today; Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe St., Decatur; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Peabody Public Library, 1160 Indiana 205, Columbia City; 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hope United Methodist Church, 6608 Hoagland Road, Hoagland; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Re/Max, 100 Growth Parkway, Suite D, Angola; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. North St., Columbia City; and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 210 N. Orange St., Albion.

“THE OPIOID CRISIS AND WORK”: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday; Indiana Tech, Snyder Athletic Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; more information can be found at


“FRANKENSTEIN”: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; community book discussion with professors from Purdue University Fort Wayne.

“PRISONER OF HER PAST”: 7 p.m. Tuesday; Defiance College, Schomburg Auditorium; 701 N. Clinton St., Defiance, Ohio; speaker will be Howard Reich, author and reporter for the Chicago Tribune; panel discussion following the film.

“SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE AND UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM”: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5310 Old Mill Road; presented by FreeThought Fort Wayne Inc; speaker will be Dr. Jonathan D. Walker.

“FORGOTTEN CEMETERIES”: 6 p.m. Thursday; History Center, Harmon Room, 102 N. Main St., Bryan, Ohio; speaker is local historian and author Richard Cooley; more information at 419-636-6734, ext. 275.

2018-2019 DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES: Noon Friday; Purdue Fort Wayne, Walb Classic Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd.; art critic and historian Michael Fried will give a lecture entitled “Facingness Meets Mindedness: Dissecting Two Works by Edouard Manet, 'Luncheon in the Studio' and 'The Balcony.'”

“UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFICULTIES IN LIFE”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center, 3232 Crescent Ave.; presented by Yogacharyya Durga Chunduri; workshop on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Wayne Kriya Center for those interested in learning Kriya yoga; more information on the workshop at 483-1959.


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; and the Geneva Library; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, free 30-minute legal consultation and referral; appointments at 260-724-2605 or the Geneva Library at 260-368-7270.

LAGRANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange; 260-463-2841; 6 p.m. Tuesday, “Have We Lost Our Minds? What You Can Do to Increase Your Brain Power” presentation; 11 a.m. Thursday “Coffee Tasting,” register at adult services or 260-463-2841, ext. 1030.; 11 a.m. Saturday, “Garfield's Halloween Adventure” movie.

SHIPSHEWANA BRANCH LIBRARY: 250 Depot St., Shipshewana; 260-768-7444; 1 p.m. Saturday, “Scooby-Doo! and the Vampires” movie.

TOPEKA BRANCH LIBRARY: 133 N. Main St., Topeka; 260-593-3030; 11 a.m. Saturday, “Curious George, a Halloween Boo Fest” movie.


BAKER COLLEGE'S CULINARY INSTITUTE OF MICHIGAN: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday; Hampton Inn Southwest, 8219 W. Jefferson Blvd.; for those considering a career in the culinary arts; RSVP at 888-262-2442 or

YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; YWCA, 5920 Decatur Road; October Diversity Dialogue: “True Americans”; speaker will be Melissa Rinehart; feel free to bring your lunch; register at 424-4908.

DEMOCRATIC LUNCHEON CLUB: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; Friends Too Restaurant, 3720 W. Jefferson Blvd.; at 12:15 p.m., James M. Lutz, a political science professor at Purdue Fort Wayne, will speak on “Iran: Misconceptions, Lost Opportunities and Threats”; more information at 414-4575.

ALLEN COUNTY CHAPTER 187 OF AARP: 2 p.m. Thursday; Community Foundation, 555 E. Wayne St.; Sylvia Wade from Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana will address the topic of making wise health insurance decisions during open enrollment.

“RISE UP AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” – BALLOON RELEASE: 11:45 a.m. Friday; Allen County Courthouse, front lawn, 715 S. Calhoun St.; hosted by Victim's Assistance and Fort Wayne Police Department; more information at 427-1205.

FALL HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FAIR: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Fort Wayne Housing Authority, 7315 S. Hanna St.; learn about down payment assistance; free food, drinks, kid games, door prizes, raffles.