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Short Takes: Jester summer sessions; Maker Faire dates set

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:01 am

Jesters summer sessions at Saint Francis

The Jesters, a University of Saint Francis performing arts program for people with disabilities, is offering summer sessions 6-7:30 p.m. July 29; Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26; and Sept 2 in the dance studio at the back of the university's North Campus, 2702 Spring St.

The Aug. 19 session will be in the Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communications on Leesburg Road.

The six-week summer program will include dance/movement, stories, theater, percussion and music (instrumental and voice). The summer program is open to anyone with a disability, regardless of his or her involvement with the traditional Jesters program held annually September through March.

Cost is $30 and scholarships are available.

Registration deadline is July 25 and the program is limited to the first 30 registered participants.

Make checks payable to the University of Saint Francis.

For registration forms or more information, contact Allison Ballard at 745-3107, email allis2b@yahoo.com' or call Molly McGowan at 399-7700, Ext. 8001.

Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire dates announced

The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire will take place Sept. 13 and 14 at Headwaters Park East – Lincoln Pavilion.

At the Maker Faire guests participate in experiential learning such as how to weld or solder while learning how makers around the region and beyond go about turning their ideas into reality.

Cirque AmongUs will be back so guests can learn circus performance art and ride alternative vehicles.

Music, food, and workshops will be available. Organizers are looking for attraction ideas such as fun art cars, speakers or quirky things in which the public might be interested.

There also will be projects to build.

To register as a maker, commercial maker or vendor, go to http://makerfairefortwayne.com/call-for-makers/.

— News-Sentinel staff reports