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The Journal Gazette

Monday, October 07, 2019 1:00 am

Community update


GAMES AND CRAFTS FOR ALL: 7 p.m. Tuesday; Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; no registration required; questions at 481-6826.

NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: Fort Wayne Community Schools; classes are being offered October through November; Chromebooks, watercolor landscapes, begin exploring watercolor, yoga (session 2), using your android, genealogy research, using your iPhone, fused glass workshop, CPR and first aid for adult, child and infant and getting paid to talk; registration required at 467-1075 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or


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

SOFTBALL: 1 p.m. Saturday; Indiana Tech's Warrior Park, 377 E. Tillman Road; CASS Housing and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne will compete in a collaborative softball fundraiser that will allow winner to take home 51% of the money raised; free to attend but register at

9TH ANNUAL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday; Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road; proceeds go to Miss Virginia's Food Pantry; $25 advance, $35 day of event; tickets at Deer Park or at

STEVE “TINY” MICHAELS BENEFIT: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; Mizpah Shrine Center, 1015 Memorial Way; hosted by Elvis & Hammer; entertainment, food and beverages, silent and live auction; donation at the door for entry; all proceeds to the family.

“SHIPWRECKED”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19; hosted and performance by Summit City Chorus; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; also featuring the 2018 International Champion Quartet “After Hours”; $15 advance, $20 at the door; proceeds to support Community Harvest Food Bank; tickets at 418-3239 or

“HOWL-O-WALKOWEEN”: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26; Franke Park, Pavilion 1; hosted by Animal Care & Control; one-mile walk and pet costume contest; $20 to $25 per person; more information and register at

“BUILDING THE ARTS”: 6 p.m. Nov. 2; Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre, 211 Water St., Bluffton; annual auction for Creative Arts Council of Wells County; $40 per person; tickets at the Creative Arts office; questions or donate at 260-824-5222 or

“HOLIDAY BLOOMS”: Purdue Extension – Allen County Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; orders with payment must be made by noon Nov. 20; 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; pickup times 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6.


“AN EVENING OF MENTAL HEATH & HOPE”: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; University of Saint Francis, north campus gymnasium, 2702 Spring St.; “Mental Health & Wellness Fair” at 6.p.m.; keynote address at 7 p.m. by Dr. Richard Ruhrhold, senior vice president and chief psychologist at the Otis R. Bowen Center; more information at 399-7700, ext. 8424 or

QPR SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING: Saturday; 11 different locations throughout the region; hosted by Parkview Behavioral Health and regional partners; no cost but must be 18 and older; morning sessions from 10 a.m. to noon and afternoon session 1 to 3 p.m.; register and choose location at; or call 888-780-3505.

AUTISM AND SUICIDE PREVENTION: 10 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22; Purdue University Fort Wayne, Walb Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $25 professionals, $15 parents; questions at 800-609-8449 or; register at or 422-6441 by Friday.

BLOOD DONATIONS: 2 to 8 p.m. today, Christian Community Center of Harlan, 12616 Spencerville Road, Harlan; 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cottage Event Center, 9524 U.S. 24, Roanoke; 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, South Side Elementary, 1350 Sherman St., Kendallville; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, DeKalb Molded Plastics, 550 W. Main St., Butler; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Parkview Hospital, 2200 Randallia Drive; 2:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Rome City Elementary School, 400 Jefferson St., Rome City; noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Bluffton Regional Medical Center, 303 S. Main St., Bluffton; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Moose Lodge 837, 390 Frontage Road, Huntington; and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1300 N. Main St., Bluffton.


SULLIVAN READING SERIES: 7 p.m. today; University of Saint Francis, Parkview Physicians Group Auditorium, Room 226, 2701 Spring St.; Caitlin Horrocks, author of the novel “The Vexations,” will speak; more information at 399-7700, ext. 8100 or

“REWRITING THE RURAL NARRATIVE”: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday; Manchester University, Jo Young Switzer Center, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester; $25; more information and register at


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; noon Wednesday, midday music with Dona Longbons; and Sunday to Oct. 20, “Fall Book Sale.”

NORTH MANCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY: 405 N. Market St., North Manchester; 260-982-4773; 9 to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, fall book sale.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 6 p.m. Wednesday (and Oct. 26, 23 and 30), training session for those interested in volunteering one hour per week as a tutor; sign up at or 260-356-0824.


ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, 900 Library Plaza; Kayleen Reusser with “Tips for Interviewing Military Veterans.”

FORT WAYNE INVENTORS CLUB: 7 p.m. Thursday; TekVenture, 1550 Griffin St.; 466-7655 or

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

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday; Bergstaff Place, 2020 E. Washington Blvd.; 50th anniversary gala; Sweetwater All Stars band.

“STIFTUNGSFEST (FOUNDER'S DAY) CELEBRATION: 4 p.m. doors open, 5 p.m. concert, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 to 10 p.m. dancing Nov. 2; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; sponsored by Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor and Indianapolis Liederkrantz Chorus; $15 tickets in advance by Oct. 19 at Park Edelweiss or mail check to Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46809; questions at 444-3634.


SALAMONIE SENIOR LUNCHEON: Noon today; Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; Simon Brainerd will present “The Incredible Edible Pawpaw”; bean soup will be provided; bring own table service, beverage, side dish to share and a $1 donation; register at 260-468-2127.