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Feature calendars

  • Out and about
    COMEDY TODAY AND SATURDAY Eddie Clark and Carmen Morales – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.
  • Art
    All weekend – “WALK-N-WANDER WARSAW” – Sixteen lifelike statues created by American sculptor Seward Johnson displayed within walking distance of Courthouse Square, Warsaw; free; 800-800-6090 or www.
  • Music
    ACOUSTIC TODAY – The Eddie Haskill Project with 1/4 Kit Kurt – 9 p.m.

Arts Update

ART CLASSES: The Purple Dandelion Art Studio, 304 Webster St., Monroeville, is offering art classes for the summer beginning June 5. To register, call 623-3688.


•“Sit and Stitch” will be offered for people wanting to learn to knit at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St.

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

AUDITION: The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will hold musical auditions for “Les Misérables” from 6 to 10 p.m. May 12 for adults and for children from 6 to 9 p.m. May 13 at Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. For information, call 422-8641 ext. 226.


•Tim Hoehn of Decatur had his first book, “The Law of Attraction: How it Really Works…Honest,” published. It is available at

•David Sowards recently published his book, “Horrorscope,” at

BOARD POSITION AVAILABLE: One seat on the Kendallville Public Library Board of Trustees will be open with the retirement of Dr. June Vandiver. Applications are due by Monday and are available at

DANCE COMPETITION: The Carey Rose Winski Dance Scholarship Competition will be held Oct. 6 at the Lou Conte Dance Studio, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. For an application, write to Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Inc., c/o Evelyn Alter, 260 Whistler Road, Unit 1A, Highland Park, Ill. 60035.

DOLORESCO AWARDED: Fred Doloresco of Fremont was recently awarded first prize, Cecil F. Head Fund Awards, from the Indiana Artists Club as part of its 81st annual exhibition.

FITCH RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP: University of Saint Francis music technology student Emily Fitch was one of seven students awarded a $1,400 scholarship from Women in Toys, Entertaining and Licensing, a trade organization.

FORESTRY VIDEO: “Forests at Work,” a video collaboration of the DNR Division of Forestry and WFYI Public Television, has received a first-place Best in Indiana Award for environmental reporting for 2012.

FUNDRAISER: A weekend scrapbooking crop will be from 6 p.m. to midnight May 10, 9 a.m. to midnight May 11 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 at the Wassenberg Art Center in Van Wert, Ohio. Cost is $50 for the entire weekend. For information or to register, call 419-238-1062.

GUILD MEETING: “A Trunk Show by Donna Sievers” will be presented Tuesday at the Appleseed Quilters Guild meeting. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at The Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road.

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