The Journal Gazette
Monday, May 18, 2020 1:00 am

Community update


CITY LIFE LUNCHEON: Online event Tuesday through Thursday at; peer-to-peer campaign presented by Youth for Christ; more information at

“STEP TO ACCEPT CHALLENGE”: GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers launched GiGi's Step to Accept Challenge, a virtual run-walk-ride designed to raise money for the Fort Wayne organization; on June 6, teams from 60 GiGi's Playhouse locations will work to amass 7 million “steps to accept,” enough steps to span the United States; to register or donate, go to; registration is $21 per adult and $10 for children ages 12 and younger.


ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION GREATER INDIANA CHAPTER: Virtual support group noon Tuesday; “Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning”; and noon Thursday, “Effective Communication Strategies”; all programs and support groups are free and available online or by phone; registration is required at or by calling 800-272-3900.

“TOBACCO USE AND MENTAL HEALTH IN THE ERA OF COVID-19”: Lunch and learn Zoom virtual meeting; noon to 1 p.m. Thursday; register at

BLOOD DONATIONS: 2 to 8 p.m. today, Lehman Park Pavilion, 667 Lehman St., Berne; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton; 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cottage Event Center, 9524 U.S. 24, Roanoke; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sweetwater at American Red Cross, 1212 E. California Road; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Parkview Hospital, 2200 Randallia Drive; 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Harlan United Methodist Church, 16434 Indiana 37, Harlan; 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Ash Brokerage Corp., 888 S. Harrison St.; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, The Church of Jesus Christ, 5401 St. Joe Road; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Big Lake Church of God, 6955 Indiana 109 North, Columbia City.


CHAUTAUQUA-WAWASEE: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 31, two-hour Lake Wawasee Cruise; tickets $25 at www.ChautauquaWawasee.or or; also, throughout May, virtual Facebook flower show in which people can post pictures of their flowers; only one entry per person and one entry will be selected to receive a $30 gift card; winner will be announced June 1; more details at

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