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Briefs: Re-pin to enter News-Sentinel's Pinterest raffle

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:36 am

Re-pin for chance at prize

Pinterest users this week have a chance to win a Chipotle gift card for simply re-pinning.

The News-Sentinel Re-pin and Win contest will award a $20 Chipotle gift card to an individual who re-pins any post from the newspaper's Pinterest account. The News-Sentinel's Pinterest feed that launched a few weeks ago can be viewed at pinterest.com/newssentinel.

Individuals who re-pin from The News-Sentinel pin board from now through Sunday night will be automatically placed into a raffle for the gift card. In addition, the more items an individual re-pins, the more times her or his name will be entered in the raffle.

Among the pins and storyboards on The News-Sentinel's Pinterest page are food recipes, fashion, home decor and video sports highlights.

The winner of the Chipotle gift card will be announced be announced Jan. 29 in The News-Sentinel in print and via www.news-sentinel.com, Twitter account at @newssentinel and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thenewssentinel.

Conservation day

People interested in clean water, natural areas, wildlife and public transportation can make their voices heard Wednesday at the annual Conservation Day at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

The Indiana Conservation Alliance invites Hoosiers to discuss conservation issues with legislators during a reception 2:30-5 p.m. in the north atrium of the Statehouse, a news release from The Nature Conservancy said.

The event is free and anyone can register at www.nature.org/conservationday.

MLK event at Ivy Tech

Fort Wayne native and Fox News-Atlanta reporter Tacoma Perry will be featured speaker as Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast remembers Martin Luther King Jr. with a unity event at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Student Life Center gymnasium on the north campus, 4900 St. Joe Road.

The event is held in conjunction with today's national observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Perry started her TV news career at WPTA, Channel 21, in Fort Wayne, an Ivy Tech news release said. She also worked as a TV reporter in Columbus, Ohio, before joining TV station Fox 5 in Atlanta in 2009.

The Fort Wayne MLK Club and other local groups will perform music and poetry. A reception will follow.

Hold it right there

Learn to be a living statue during a workshop 2-4 p.m. Jan. 30 as part of the Downtown Improvement District's celebration of downtown.

Living statue performance artist Mark Abbati will present the workshop.

Abbati also will perform during the celebration event 5-7 p.m. at Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St. The event also will include a performance by Solar Busker Fernando Tarango, downtown photography, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar provided by Hall's, and premiere of the DID's new video “Celebrate Downtown!”

Both the workshop and celebration are free to the public, but space is limited. Make reservations in advance by emailing Tara@downtownfortwayne.com or calling 420-3266, Ext 3040.