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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


•Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is seeking T-shirt design submissions for its annual Lapper and Survivors Day fundraiser and celebration through March 8. For entry information, go to

•Student artwork is being accepted through March 22 for the 2014 Cooperative Calendar Art Contest sponsored by Northeastern REMC and the Electric Consumer magazine. For information and an entry form, go to

•Arts Live and Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, Mich., are asking artists to create original artwork related to the themes of the Tibbits Opera House and/or theater arts. Deadline for submissions is March 27. Artwork will be on display from April 3 to May 14. For information, call 517-278-6029 or go to


•Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane, will have “Art for Homeschool Teens” at 10:30 a.m. Fridays and “Art for Homeschoolers” at 2 p.m. Thursdays.

•Monroeville Branch, 115 Main St., Monroeville, will have “Budget Scrapbooking” at 4 p.m. Thursday. Attendees are required to bring adhesive and scissors.

•Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St., will have “Sit and Stitch,” for anyone wanting to learn to knit, at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

•Woodburn Branch, 4701 Indiana 101 N., Woodburn, will have a “Yarn Lover’s Gathering” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

LIVE STAGE SHOWS: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., will offer free live educational performances of American Family Theater’s “Black Journey” at 10 a.m. for grades 2 to 6 and for the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, Ossian, is looking for dance partners for the July Special Olympia dance. For information, call 622-6644.

WILLIAMS DEBUT: Tameka Williams, a Fort Wayne singer and recording artist, recently released her first single, “Somebody.”

WORKSHOP: Indianapolis artist Randall Scott Harden will conduct a “2D Mixed Media” workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Art Farm, 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville. Cost is $75. To register, call 260-238-4755.

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