The Journal Gazette
Monday, May 11, 2020 1:00 am

Community update


DRIVE-IN AND DINE BENEFIT CONCERT: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; Lima Plank Shoppes, 14517 Lima Road; featuring “Cadence”; sponsored by New Old Again, Peppi's bar and Well Grounded Café; enjoy drive-in style entertainment from a socially safe distance inside your vehicle; car hop food service; all proceeds go to Pinspired Marketplace to help with its mission of making and providing face masks for anyone in need.

HELPING TO RESCUE KIDS: Little Luciana's Boutique in Fort Wayne has partnered with Destiny Rescue, an international, Christian nonprofit based in Fort Wayne, to help rescue children from human trafficking; the boutique will donate 10% of its sales of unique children clothing to the organization. 


NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH: Video visits are now being offered with a medical provider; in-office visits are still available; no visitors are permitted unless a caregiver or guardian for minors and adults; downtown office is at 1717 S. Calhoun St.; southeast office is at 3350 E. Paulding Road; more information or appointments at 458-2641.

FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BLOOD DRIVE: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 3801 Ferguson Road; healthy individuals feeling well are asked to make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, by going to or calling 800-733-2767; donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving and are required to wear a face covering or mask.

“GRIEF AND FATIGUE AMONG OUR FRONT-LINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS” – LIVE WEBINAR: Noon Thursday; sponsored by Visiting Nurse's Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center; free and open to the public but registration is required at; more information at 435-3261 or

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION GREATER INDIANA CHAPTER ADDS NEW VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS: 5 p.m. Tuesday; “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's”; learn about common symptoms to look for, tips to approach someone who is experiencing changes in their memory and the benefit of early detection and diagnosis; all programs and support groups are free and available online or by phone; registration is required at or 800-272-3900.


FORT WAYNE SOUP: May 14 virtual event via Facebook; presenters Paula Kaufman, Out of a Jam; Adrian Burney, Mended Arrows; Brandon, More Human TV; and Greg Hering, The Pack Gives Back will pitch their ideas; community members must purchase a $5 ticket online for access to the voting form at; the most votes will receive all the proceeds raised through ticket sales for the winning pitch; for more information or to submit a proposal for a future event, email

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