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The Journal Gazette

Monday, November 04, 2019 1:00 am

Community Update


NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: Fort Wayne Community Schools; classes are being offered Nov. 5 to 14; genealogy research, using your iPhone, fused glass workshop, CPR and First Aid for adult, child and infant, “Getting Paid to Talk”; registration required at 467-1075 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or

“L IS LOOKING FOR LEAVES”: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday; Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews; preschool-age children; $2 per child; advance registration at 260-468-2127.


SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER BENEFITING TOYS FOR TOTS: Crossroads Kombucha's batch of kombucha offered at several retailers that have promised to give 100% of the money from each sale to Toys for Tots; participating retailers are On-Tap – Chapman's Brewing Co. (five locations), 2Toms Brewing Co., Hop River Brewing, Mocha Lounge, Three Rivers Distillery, Prana Yoga and Brew'Ha.

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.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH AND TENDERLOIN FRY: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday; Tri-Lakes Lions Club on Colony Avenue in Tri-Lakes; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and younger.

THIRD-ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE, CRAFT & VENDOR SHOWCASE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Mizpah Shrine Center, 1015 Memorial Way.

MONROEVILLE AUXILIARY THANKSGIVING DINNER: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Monroeville Legion Post 420, 112 E. South St., Monroeville; $9 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12, free for 4 and younger; dine in and drive through available.

“LIGHTS OF LOVE MEMORIAL”: 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25 to Dec. 5; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $30 for one lighted candle; $100 for name, picture and message; proceeds to benefit Erin's House for Grieving Children; deadline is Nov. 26 at 5 p.m.; more information or to purchase memorials at


CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, “Is This Supplement Right For Me?”

SPECIAL AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville; blood drive in honor of 4-year-old Jax John Thacker who was diagnosed with a condition called hydrocephalus; donated blood help make his surgeries possible.

BLOOD DONATIONS: Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 E. Seventh St., Auburn; 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lakewood Park Christian School, 5555 County Road 29 South, Auburn; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Helmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S. Indiana 327, Helmer; 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Whitley United Methodist Church, 6685 W Indiana 14, South Whitley; 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Betz Nursing Home, 116 Betz Road, Auburn; noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Road, Ligonier; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville; and 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday, SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St., Huntington.


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM – GENEVA: 305 E. Line St., Geneva; 260-368-7270; 3 p.m. Friday, Porter Room, author Kayleen Reusser will present stories from her books which chronicle local veterans' experiences in World War II.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-0824; 6 p.m. Thursday, Indiana University professor Richard Gunderman will speak on the role of caregivers and caregiving for those with Alzheimer's.


CITILINK: 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday; fare is free to provide rides for people to go vote; more information and schedules at 432-4546.

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.

NORTHEAST INDIANA REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; “2019 Early Learning Summit”; $20 and includes lunch; register at

FORT WAYNE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMUNITY CENTER: 8:30 a.m. Friday; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; free breakfast for veterans; musical entertainment by the American Legion Band; register at 427-6460.

MERRY LEA ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER OF GOSHEN COLLEGE: 8:30 to 1 p.m. Nov. 16; 2152 S. 425 West, Albion; “Sandhill Crane Excursion”; $25; register by Friday at

“CULINARY DIPLOMACY: A MELODY OF JEWISH FOODS”: Part of Violins of Hope events and hosted by Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne; 6 p.m. Nov. 21; Joseph Decuis Farm, 6755 E. 900 South, Columbia City; $65 tickets at 260-672-1715; more information at