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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 30, 2019 1:00 am

Community Update


NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: Fort Wayne Community Schools; classes are being offered October through November; social media for beginners, fused glass workshop: dichroic pendant, home Wi-Fi, mindful eating, problem solving in the real world, streaming TV, exploring colored pencils, Tai Chi and advanced watercolor; preregistration required at 467-1075 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or

TRAPPERS EDUCATION COURSE: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Salamonie Interpretive Center, Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area; speakers on conservation, trapping issues, ethics and regulations; free but must register by Tuesday at 260-468-2127 or

OLD FISHING TACKLE – CREEK CHUB DAY: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Garrett Historical on Indiana 327, Garrett; free clinic to help sort tackle box; tackle historians will be on hand; more information at 260-908-0754 or 260-357-3607.


“OKTOBERFEST”: 5:15 p.m. Tuesday; Upstate Alliance of Realtors, 3403 E. Dupont Road; games, stein holding, chicken dancing; proceeds to Whitington Homes & Services; $10 at the door.

“TOURS ON TAP” – BEER TASTING EVENT: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant, 415 Baltes Ave.; six breweries; proceeds to the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative; for ages 21 and older; $10 tickets at

8TH ANNUAL HCCOA CHILI COOK-OFF: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12; 1450 W. Park Drive, Huntington; hosted by the Huntington County Council on Aging; $10 entry fee; registration deadline is Oct. 7 at 260-359-4410.

“WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S”: 10 a.m. registration; Saturday; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; registration at or 800-272-3900.

“LIONS, TIGERS AND BEER”: 6 p.m. Saturday; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 North, Albion; tours, craft beers, dinner, silent auction and entertainment; for ages 21 and older; $50 tickets; $60 at the door; tickets at

MONROEVILLE LIONS CLUB PULLED PORK DINNER: 11 a.m. until gone Sunday; Monroeville Fire Station, 205 W. South St., Monroeville; $8; drive-thru only; proceeds go to community projects.

“DOGTOBERFEST”: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18; Downtown Eatery & Spirits, 205 W. Center St., Warsaw; auction and raffle; hosted by Rudy's Dog Park.

“STRIKES FOR CHARITY”: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 2; Georgetown Entertainment, 6670 E. State Blvd.; hosted by Fire Police City County FCU's charitable organization, Reflection of Caring, to raise funds for Blue Line Paws Inc., a nonprofit group formed by the Fort Wayne Police K9 unit; $100 per team of four; more information at


CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, Tuesdays, “The Four Agreements Book Series”; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 to Nov. 20, Wednesdays, “Mindfulness for Well-Being,” registration is required for both sessions at 484-9560; 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Norwell High School (study area), 5601 North 100 East, Ossian, “Forest Therapy Walk.”

TAI CHI CLASS: 1 p.m. Wednesday; StoryPoint Fort Wayne, 3715 Union Chapel Road; free and for all ages; RSVP at 483-5590.

“NEW DIRECTIONS IN BREAST CANCER” SEMINAR: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10; The Landmark Conference and Reception Centre, 6222 Ellison Road; hosted by the Lutheran Comprehensive Breast Center; register at

BLOOD DONATIONS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. 7th St., Auburn; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, South Adams Senior Center, 825 Hendrick St., Berne; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Southern Wells High School, 9120 S. 300 West, Poneto; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Bi-County Services, 425 E. Harrison Road, Bluffton; 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 7710 E. State Blvd.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Portland Fire Department, 1616 N. Franklin St., Portland.


HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-2900; today through Oct. 29, the library is hosting a traveling display of Hoosier cartoons and comics titled “From Pencils to Pixels: Hoosier Cartoons and Comics” on loan from the Indiana Historical Society; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, “2019 Fun Palace” with hands-on activities for all ages. Also, in Huntington this fall, the Bookworm bookmobile will be stocked with books and movies for all ages. Anyone with a library card from the Huntington City-Township Public Library can check out up to five items per visit from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. on Tuesday (and every first Tuesday of the month), Memorial Park, 1200 W. Park Drive; Thursday (and every first Thursday of the month), United Brethren Headquarters, 302 Lake St.; Oct. 8 (and every second Tuesday of the month), Youth Services Bureau, 1344 Maple Drive; and Oct. 15 (and every third Tuesday of the month), Hiers Park, 547 S. Briant St.


H.O.P.E. FOR ANIMALS – COMMUNITY CAT SURGERIES: Through October; H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Ave.; Allen County residents only; $5 cost; appointment only at 440-8893.

APPLESEED QUILTERS GUILD MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road; “Quilts of Valor” with Palma Camren;

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

“INSIDE MONTESSORI”: Film screening about Montessori classrooms designed for toddlers through high school seniors; 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Oak Farm Middle School, 413 Lemper Road, Avilla.

CANCER SERVICES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive; tours, demonstrations, cake and punch; Monterrico Taco Truck and Rusty's Ice Cream Truck will be on site with food for purchase; also, a display commemorating Cancer Services' 75-year history.

GENERAL TELEPHONE OPERATORS REUNION: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Parkwood Church of God Youth Center, 3320 Trier Road; $5 admission; bring your own table service, soft drink and a covered dish to share; coffee will be provided; any questions at 248-9773.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; downtown Wabash; Wabash Trucking will show its support with its pink semi dubbed “44 Double D”; open for viewing along with fun hoop shoot and prizes to be given away; donations will be accepted in support of the Wabash County Cancer Society; the semi can also be seen at its headquarters at 1090 Manchester Ave. in Wabash.

LINDENWOOD NATURE PRESERVE: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday; 600 Lindenwood Ave.; volunteers needed to help improve the habitat for native plants and animals; tools will be provided.

4-H EXPO: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday; Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; for parents and youth in kindergarten through grade 12; learn more about the Allen County 4-H programs.