“BEAUTY, THE FOUNDATION OF THE WEST”: 7 p.m. Wednesday; University of Saint Francis, Parkview Physicians Group Auditorium, Room 226, 2701 Spring St.; speaker is James Matthew Wilson, an associate professor of religion and literature at Villanova University.
“LAUGHS FOR LITERACY”: 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza; featuring comedian and hypnotist Rusty Z; includes dinner and adult beverages; money raised benefits The Literacy Alliance; $75 tickets, $400 for table of eight; more information at 426-7323.
2ND ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER: 5:30 p.m. seating and each half hour until 7 p.m. Saturday; The Historic Forks of the Wabash Museum and Educational Park, U.S. 24 West and Indiana 9 South, Huntington; four-course dinner served in four different buildings on the museum grounds; entertainment at each location; $25 per person; reservations at 260-356-1903 between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday.
ANGEL RUN 5K RUN/WALK: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start Sept. 28; Winona Lake Limitless Park, 1590 Park Ave., Winona Lake; $35 in advance, $40 day of; free block party at noon; benefits The Beaman Home; register at www.thebeamanhome.com/news-events/.
5K RUN/WALK: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:15 a.m. start Oct. 5; Trine University, Ryan Skywalk, 619 Maumee St., Angola; money raised supports the National Marrow Donor Program; $10; more information at 517-677-3964, 386-315-9905 or register at www.alumni.trine.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org.
31ST ANNUAL DINNER DANCE: 5 p.m. VIP, 6 p.m. doors open; Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; featuring celebrity guest, TV actor Dan Butler; cash bar, dinner, DJ, dancing, live auction; supporting the Positive Resource Connection; more information at 744-1144 or email@example.com; tickets at www.bidpal.net/thedinnerdance.
THINK PINK CANCER AWARENESS OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 16; Summit Plastic Surgery, 7920 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 200; prize raffles, refreshments, silent auction; hors d'oeuvres and craft beer will be served from 4 to 7 p.m.; money raised from the silent auction will go to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana; donations and more information at 497-5526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25, “Eat Out, Eat Well.”
HEALTHY ESSENCE STUDENT MASSAGE CLINIC: Today to Dec. 14; Ivy Tech Community College, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $30 or $25 for employees, students, military and ages 55 and older; 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays; 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1, 3 4:30 and 6 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays; appointments at 480-2094 or email@example.com.
“MD & ME: WALK-N-LEARN”: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; Salomon Farm Park Old Barn, 817 W. Dupont Road; Dr. Ryan Singerman, family medicine, weight management and bariatric surgery, will speak on “Over-the-counter supplements: The good, the bad and the fake science”; following the talk, participants can then walk and ask questions on the trail; register at www.Parkview.com/mdandme or 866-784-6706.
“DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS”: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; 3715 Union Chapel Road; sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association; questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL COMMUNITY RETREATS: Hosted by Run Hard Rest Well; “Workplace Wellness – A Rest That Works,” 1 p.m. registration, session runs 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Peggy Murphy Community Grief Center, 5920 Homestead Road; Oct. 22 at Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. 30 W.; and Nov. 15 at Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; and “Vantage Point – Discover God's Design for the Race You Run,” 1 p.m. registration, session runs 1:30 to 5 p.m., Sept. 29 at Camp Lutherhaven, 1596 S. 150 West, Albion; and 8:30 a.m. registration, session runs 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 2 at Peggy Murphy Community Grief Center; Oct. 22 at Sweetwater; and Nov. 15 at Allen County Public Library; $69 each, group rates and financial assistance available, register at www.runhardrestwell.com/retreat.
ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, “Switch Gaming Day.”
YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday; Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, 555 E. Wayne St.; Diversity Dialogue: “Successfully Navigating the Media When Voting”; participants invited to bring own lunch; register at 424-4908.
PASSAGES INC. – 65TH ANNIVERSARY: 6 p.m. Tuesday; Ceruti's, Eagle Glen Event Center, 129 S. Eagle Glen Trail, Columbia City; free but guests need to register at 260-244-9331.
FORT WAYNE ARTISTS GUILD MONTHLY MEETING: 6 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Auditorium Theater, 900 Library Plaza; artist Theoplis Smith III will be painting live as well as sharing his life and inspiration.
AUTUMN TEA: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; featuring a presentation on wildflowers; $20 members, $25 non-members; reservations required by Thursday at 260-854-3790.
4-H BAKING CLUB CALL-OUT: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Purdue Extension – Allen County, 4001 Crescent Ave.; learn about the plans for new monthly club; grades 3 to 12; more information at 481-6826.
FIRST DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: 2:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; honoring those who have passed away and supporting those who have been left behind; free; features speakers, vendors, activities; sponsored by Visiting Nurse, Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center; more information at 435-3261 or www.vnfw.org.