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Briefs: Concert postponed; IPFW open house; Veterans Day parade

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 12:01 am

Concert postponed

The Journey 2012 Tour concert with Journey, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and Loverboy, which was scheduled for Sunday at Memorial Coliseum, has been postponed and will be rescheduled, Memorial Coliseum announced Thursday.

The concert is one of five tour stops being rescheduled because Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda has been diagnosed with severe laryngeal and esophageal inflammation and is under doctor's orders not to perform for the next week, the coliseum's news release said.

Tickets for postponed concerts will be honored for the new concerts, which will be rescheduled for January and February, the news release said. Refunds can be obtained at point of ticket purchase.

Along with the Fort Wayne concert, the postponements affect shows in Evansville; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Moline, Ill.; and Sioux City, Iowa.

The tour is scheduled to resume Nov. 16 in Milwaukee.

College open house

IPFW's College of Health and Human Services will hold a College of Health and Human Services open house 2-5 p.m. today in the lobby of Neff Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

IPFW students, staff, faculty and the public are invited to learn more about the majors in CHHS, which include nursing, radiography, dental education, human services, hospitality and tourism management.

The afternoon's events will include tours of the department of nursing, located in the Liberal Arts Building, and the radiography and dental labs in Neff Hall; receiving information on each program; and opportunities to meet faculty, staff and students. Light refreshments will be available.

A canned food item donation to the Community Harvest Food Bank will be appreciated.

Resident places nationally with llama

Amanda Smith, a senior psychology major at Indiana University Kokomo, recently showed the champion yearling light-wool female llama, Marni, at the 2012 Alpaca Llama Show Association Grand National Show in Lincoln, Neb.

At nationals, Marni also won reserve champion novice professional relations and sixth-place novice pack. Quartz placed in the top 10 in master obstacle, master pack and master public relations.

Smith, 21, grew up in Fort Wayne and became interested in llamas because a friend showed them. Smith signed up for the 4-H llama program, and she has shown llamas since she was in middle school.

She leased one from Schlemmer Critter Haven Farm in Huntertown. She continued in 4-H until she graduated from high school, and then she continued into open-class shows.

Veterans Day parade and ceremony

The Allen County Council of Veterans will hold its annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, ending at Memorial Coliseum for a ceremony in Memorial Hall.

The parade will line up at 10 a.m. at the corner of East State Boulevard and Parnell Avenue. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and travel north on Parnell Avenue to the coliseum.

Guests attending the ceremony will be directed to enter the Parnell Avenue employee parking lot entrance and to Memorial Hall, on the north end of the building. The ceremony will be held immediately after the parade.

— News-Sentinel staff reports