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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
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    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Arts update

NEW ALBUM: Spencer Kane, a 16-year-old from Kendallville, released his album today and will be touring starting Feb. 15. Tour information can be found at

MOSAIC WORKSHOP: The Art Farm, 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville, is having a two-day mosaic workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s workshop is how to adhere found materials to a wood base, and Sunday’s is how to grout the finished pieces. Cost is $110. To prepay, call 238-4755 or email

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Honeywell Center, 275 W Market St., Wabash, is accepting artwork for its “92 County Art Show” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the center’s Legacy Hall.


•The Community Arts Academy through IPFW’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is having the theatre class Dramagination for students in kindergarten through third grade from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday through March 23. Cost is $59. It will also have a Youth Drama class, for grades 4 to 7, at the same time. Cost is $96. The Theatre Masters class, for grades 8 through 12, will be from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. and is $134. Learn more at

•The Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, will hold a Drawing on the Right art class from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 11, 18 and 25. The class is $30 for center members and $35 for non-members. For more information, call 419-238-6837, email or go to

QUILTERS GUILD: The Appleseed Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road. Socializing will begin at 6:30 p.m.

LECTURE: Photographer Greg Gorman will present his work and career highlights as part of the University of Saint Francis’ Closer Look lecture series. The free event is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the North Campus auditorium, 2701 Spring St.

CALL FOR VENDORS: The Allen County 4-H Fairgrounds Craft Bazaar is looking for craft vendors. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. Cost for an 8-foot booth space is $30. Call 704-0765.

OLD SHOW AIRED: The Allen County Public Library’s public access channel will air “Beyond Our Control” at 10 p.m. Thursdays, starting Thursday, on Comcast 57 and Frontier 27. The show originally aired in the mid-1970s in South Bend and was a cross between “Saturday Night Live” and “Monty Python.”

CRAFT DEMONSTRATION: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio, is having Craft Saturdays from Saturday through March 23 where guests can view free craft demonstrations in the retail shops. Saturday’s demonstration, Velvet Art, will show how to make a bookmark.

AUDITIONS: Manchester University, North Manchester, is holding open auditions for “Nunsense” from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Monday auditions are in Wine Recital Hall, and Tuesday’s are in Cordier Auditorium. Call 260-982-5330 or email with questions.

DONATIONS: The Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, has received a pottery wheel and clay extruder donation for the Art-fitter Campaign from Ralph Stuckman of Celina, Ohio. Charles Koch of Van Wert, Ohio, donated $1,000, and Cherry Fetzer of Delphos, Ohio, donated $1,500 in the name of the group Up to the Challenge.

Arts update is a weekly listing of arts-related news including events, auditions, contests and rehearsals. Send items at least two weeks before desired publication to Arts update, the Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088; fax, 461-8648; or email at