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Arts Update


•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

•The New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation Department is looking for photography by people 14 years or older for its community photography show. Entries can be dropped off at the parks department office, at 1125 Hartzell St., New Haven, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday or 8 a.m. to noon Thursday. For more information, call 749-2212.

•Art at the Riverside is currently accepting submissions for its juried art show, sponsored by the Leo-Cedarville Chamber of Commerce. Application deadline is May 15. Download an application at


•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.

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

ART CLASS: The Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, is having the class Littles Art Too from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays in March.

AUDITION: all for One productions is holding auditions for “The Beams are Creaking” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd.

•The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is having auditions for its May performance of “Cinderella.” To sign up, call 422-8641, ext. 226, or email Auditions are 7 to 10 p.m. March 11.

GALA: The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is having its ARTrageous Gala 2013 at 6 p.m. today.

BOOK NEWS: The life of Fort Wayne’s first female firefighter is detailed in the new picture book, “Genois Wilson, Firefighter: She Dared to be First,” by Carol Butler.

•Former Fort Wayne resident Lisa Bonnice, co-author of “Fear of Our Fathers – The True Story of Abuse, Murder and Family Ties,” will be featured on the TV show “Catch My Killer” on Investigation Discovery at 9 p.m. Sunday.

INSTRUMENT DRIVE: Barry Manilow has donated a Yamaha piano to launch Fort Wayne Community Schools’ instrument drive. To donate, drop off instruments from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. The drive is open through April 18.

LOCAL WINNERS: Roanoke photographer Richard Herman, owner of A Timeless Creation, won honorable mention in best self portrait at the 2013 Antique and Amusement Photographers International Photo Contest in Las Vegas in February.

•Huntington University students Shawn Franklin and Anthony Frederick were recognized at the 2013 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters’ College Broadcasting Competition Awards. Franklin won first place in the entertainment video category for “For Glory.” Frederick won first place in the videography category for “Freehauf.”

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