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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:41 am


CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. Table reservations: Chad at 704-0765. $5 discount by March 31.

Camps, classes, seminars

•WINTER AND SPRING PROGRAMS: Offered by Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave. Free admission and no registration required. Diabetic Cooking, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Block Party: Building Children's Brains Through Play, 7 p.m. April 10. Cooking for 1 or 2, 7 p.m. May 5.

HOMEMAKERS SPECIAL INTEREST LESSONS: Offered by Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave. Preregistration required; forms at www.extension.purdue .edu/allen. Gourmet appetizers by Chef Eric, 7 p.m. March 24; $5. T-shirt Scarves, 7 p.m. April 22; $5; bring fabric scissors. Essential Oils, 1 p.m. May 22; $2.

GET CHECKING WORKSHOPS: 1-5 p.m. March 18, 5-9 p.m. April 15, 1-5 p.m. May 14 and 5-9 p.m. June 16, Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave. Free. Registration required: 481-6826,, visit the home and money page on the website at www.extension.purdue .edu/allen or visit the office.

MONEY FAIR: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 8, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; free admission and free parking with a library card. Workshops include the Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m., Credit Scores: What Goes into a Credit Score and Tips to Improve Your Score at 11 a.m., Take Control of Your Budget at 1 p.m., Identity Theft Protection at 2 p.m. and Medicare 101 at 3 p.m. Additional workshop (Financial Checkup 101) is offered at 5 p.m. April 9 at Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne and at 5 p.m. April 10 at Fellowship Missionary Church. Call Vickie J. Hadley at 481-6826 or email for more information.

SIBLING WORKSHOPS: For brothers and sisters of children with disabilities and special health concerns, March 15, May 17, July 19, Sept. 20 and Nov. 15, Mad Anthonys Children's Hope House, Lutheran Hospital campus. Workshops for ages 7-12 take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and workshops for ages 12-15 take place 2-4 p.m. $10 for lunch and materials and T-shirt and $5 for returning participants for lunch and materials but no T-shirt; free ages 12-15. Reservations required: or call Sue at 456-4534, Ext. 271.

4-H ARCHERY CLASS: For grades 5-12, April 8-June 7. First meeting 7-8 p.m. April 8 at Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave. Classes 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April 12-June 7, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. $40. Registration: 481-6826.

4-H MUZZLELOADING SHOOTING SPORTS PROGRAM: First meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave. Classes 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Spencerville area. $40. Registration: 481-6826.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS: Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 W. Registration: 1-800-222-4700. Altitudes and Attitude, 7 p.m. March 19; free. Bass Master Class, with David Ellefson and Frank Bello, 3 p.m. March 19; $75; Ext. 1961. Three-Day Recording Master Class, with Mark Hornsby, March 20-22; $1,495; Ext. 1801.

SPRING GARDENING SYMPOSIUM: “Herbs and aromatherapy,” 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. March 22, Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. VanBuren St., Shipshewana. $25. Registration: 1-260-499-6335 or email vwirick@embarqmail .com by March 15.

GRIEF SEMINAR: “Healing Your Grieving Heart: Exploring Practical Touchstones for Caring for Yourself,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 22, Ceruti's Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd. Alan D. Wolfelt will speak. Registration: or call 426-9494.

GRIEF SEMINAR: “Exploring the Value and Function of Grief Symptoms: The 'Companioning' Helping Role,” 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 23, Ceruti's Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd. Alan D. Wolfelt will speak. Registration: or call 426-9494.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: All programs held at Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road. Free admission, but reservations are required at 435-3222. What do I do now…, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Understanding Your Grief, 5-7:30 p.m. April 8. Why God? 5-7:30 p.m. May 13.

FARMIN' FUN DAY CAMP: For ages 4-18, June 16-Aug. 1, Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road. $59-$92. Registration: or call 427-6000.

FRANKE PARK DAY CAMP: For ages 4-18, June 9-Aug. 1, Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd. $70-$90. Registration: or call 427-6000.

CITY SAFARI SUMMER DAY CAMP: For kids entering grades 1-6, June 16-Aug. 1, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. $110, includes before- and after-camp care. Registration: or call 427-6000.

SUMMER CAMP: Science Central has opened registration for its summer camp. Visit for more information.

CAMP LITTLE RED DOOR: For ages 8-18 with cancer or in remission living in Indiana, July 27-Aug. 1, Bradford Woods, Martinsville. $25 each camper, $50 each sibling or friend, with financial assistance available. Registration: or 1-317-925-5595. Deadline is June 13.


ART & CRAFTS: Exploring Watercolor, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 12-April 23 (no April 2), Anthis Career Center; $89. Crocheted Rag Rug — Advanced Design, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 20-April 24, Lane Middle School; $59. Peony Lamp Shade, noon-2 p.m. March 30, GlassLink; $33, plus $45 and lamp base fee payable to instructor. Drop Vase, 1-3 p.m. April 6, GlassLink, $33, plus $40 materials fee payable to instructor. Dichroic Pendant, 6-7:30 p.m. April 23, GlassLink, $33, plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor. Watercolor Plus, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, May 6-June 10, Anthis Career Center; $89. Exploring Colored Pencils, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 6-June 10, Lane Middle School; $89.

DANCE: Introduction to Ballroom Dancing with Waltz, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, April 9-May 14, Price Elementary School; $45. Intro to Ballroom Dance with Beginner Tango, 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 9-May 14, Price Elementary School; $45.

HOME & GARDEN: Organize Your Home & Office, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 20 and March 27, Lane Middle School; $39, plus $20 supply fee payable to instructor. Herb Gardening & More, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 10-24, Lane Middle School; $43, plus $10 plant fee payable to instructor.

Clubs, organizations

GRIEVING GRACEFULLY: 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday each month, Visiting Nurse Grief Support, 6203 Constitution Drive.

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, INDIANA CHAPTER ONE: Meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Eagles 248, 4940 Bluffton Road. Food served afterward.

BOB LEIMAN TOASTMASTERS CLUB: 6 p.m. Monday, Pizza Hut, Northcrest Shopping Center, 701 Coliseum Blvd. E. 422-8572.

GRIEVING GRACEFULLY: 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday each month, Visiting Nurse Grief Support, 6203 Constitution Drive.

ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7 p.m. March 12, Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza. Program: “Genealogy by Understanding our Ancestors' Religious Heritage” by Curt Sylvester.

INDIANA STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION-RETIRED, ALLEN COUNTY: 10:30 a.m. March 13, Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 W. 422-8572.

APPLESEED QUILTERS GUILD: Gathering of Quilters event, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15, Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road. Beth Ferrier's trunk show and talk: “Will you make me a quilt?”

AARP CHAPTER 187: 2 p.m. March 20, Community Foundation Building, 555 E. Wayne St. Program: Curt Sylvester will speak about “Preserving Your Family's Heritage: A New Look at Genealogical Research.”

FORT WAYNE WOMEN'S MIDDAY CONNECTION: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 25, Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road. $15.50 inclusive. Featuring Vanessa Lauritsen of “Consider It Done.” Reservations: Meridith at 672-3414 by March 18.

COMMUNITY HARVEST FOOD BANK: Announced its 2014 elected officers: Matt Bell, Danette Fitzgerald, Deb Treesh, Casey Scheurich, Beth Bechdol and Ben Williams. Board of Directors are: Tammy Andrews, Jeff Beights, Jeremy Carnahan, Jason Fabini, Dave Fee, Chris Gomez, Jim Hauguel, Paul Jacobs, Kristin Jaynes, Gonzalee Martin, Larry Rottmeyer, John Wolf, Andy Yergler, Rob Young and Stan Ziherl.


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Knights of Columbus Council 451, 601 Reed Road. $8 adults; $4 ages 12 and under.

PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST AND BAKE SALE: 6:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Fraternal Order of Police Wayne Lodge 14, 2125 Olladale Drive. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-12.

BENEFIT: For Gary Ross, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 541 W. Main St., Butler. 797-2747 or 645-0077.

FISH AND TENDERLOIN SUPPER: 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Zanesville United Methodist Church, Tower Life Center, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville. $9 adults, 45 ages 6-10, free ages 5 and under.

CHOW DOWN AND EUCHRE EXTRAVAGANZA CHARITY EVENT: 5 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn. $10 a person. Benefits Relay for Life.

PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave. $6 adults and carry-outs, $3 ages 3-12, free under age 3.

FISH FRY: 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 14, Bishop Luers High School cafe, 333 E. Paulding Road. $8 adults, $5.50 ages 6-11, free ages 5 and under.

•FISH FRY: 4:30-7 p.m. March 14, April 14, May 9, Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14, Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive. $8 adults, $5 ages 12 and under.

PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: 8-11 a.m. March 15, Trier Ridge Community Church, 7501 Hessen Cassel Road. Donations accepted.

CHILDREN'S CLOTHING RESALE: 8 a.m.-noon March 15, Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 E. Tillman Road. Cash or checks only.

PRESS THE GLASS FUNDRAISER: 7:30 p.m. March 15, Cottage Event Center, 9528 U.S. 24 N., Roanoke. $10.

MDA MUSCLE WALK: 1 p.m. March 16, IPFW Athletic Fieldhouse, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Registration: nein2014 or call 486-6698.

SCAN BROWN BAG LUNCH: March 19. Call 421-5000, Ext. 2318, for ordering information.

MOM2MOM SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. Free admission.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: 11 a.m. March 23, Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road. $5 a person.

BOWLING FOR BRAIN INJURY EVENT: 1-3 p.m. March 23, Westwood Lanes, 2400 W. Jefferson Blvd. Registration:

FISH FRY: 4:30-7 p.m. March 28, Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. $8 adults, $4 ages 6-10, free under 6.

4-H PLANT SALE: Orders due March 31. Pick up plants 5-8 p.m. May 8 or 9 a.m.-noon May 9 at Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. 481-6826.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS GOURMET DINNER: 4-10 p.m. April 17, Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Guest speaker is Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. Reservations: 456-1600.

COMMON BOND BREAKFAST: April 22, Hotel Fort Wayne Marquis Ballroom, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Chris Spielman is guest speaker. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. $75 suggested donation collected at breakfast, but reservations required at

4-H HOG ROAST, CARNIVAL AND SILENT AUCTION: 4-7 p.m. April 26, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road.


NORTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964: Oct. 4, Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road. Email Kay Gillespie at or Sandy Sheehan Getts at donsandy if you did not receive a postcard or want to be on the planning committee.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969: Sept. 13, The Orchid, Indiana 14, New Haven. Call Martha Oetting Irwin at 615-9367 if you have not received an invitation by March 15.


CHICAGO: May 3, “Motown – The Musical.” $115. Civic Guild: Sharon at 437-7497.

GRAND TOUR OF ITALY: May 5-16. Venice, Florence, Assisi and Rome. Trip includes flights, transportation, hotels, most meals and museum admissions. The School of Creative Arts, University of Saint Francis. Tour can be taken for USF credit in Introduction to Visual Art. Molly McGowan at 399-7700, Ext. 8001, or email

NEW YORK CITY: June 19-25. Central Park, Liberty Island, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, 911 Memorial and Broadway show. $876 double occupancy, with $75 deposit. Volunteer Center at 424-3505 or

OTTAWA AND THOUSAND ISLANDS: Aug. 7-13. Parliament Hill, St. Lawrence River cruise. $715 double occupancy, with $75 deposit. Volunteer Center at 424-3505 or

NEW ENGLAND ADVENTURE: Oct. 8-14, Boston, Salem and North Shore. $635 double occupancy. Volunteer Center at 424-3505 or