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    ACOUSTIC TODAY – Jason Paul – 9 p.m.; Acme Bar and Grill, 1105 E. State Blvd.; no cover; 480-2264.
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    BOOKS SATURDAY Jeremiah Israel – Author of “March the Damned”; 5 to 7 p.m.; Hyde Brothers, Booksellers, 1428 Wells St.
    ARTWORK AVAILABLE: To buy artwork from Manchester Main Street’s “Discover North Manchester” storefront artwork exhibit, go to

Arts Update

ASHE PUBLISHED: Paula Ashe, an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, has published her short story, “The Mother of All Monsters.” It is available from as an e-book for Kindle tablets.


•“Craft Cafe” will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

•“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.

BACKSTAGE PASS: Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Mich., will offer a backstage pass for the Popcorn Theatre’s production of “Magic Rocks” from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 13. Tickets are $25 and can be bought by calling 517-278-6029 or by going to


•Grabill Gallery, Grabill, is accepting photo submissions for the exhibit “Streets & Tracks.” Deadline is July 15. For information, go to

•Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., will have an open call for visual art to be displayed during 2014. For information, go to

AUDIO CAMP: Community Arts Academy will sponsor “IPFW/Sweetwater Music Tech Audio Recording Camp” from Monday through July 12 and July 15-19 for students in grades 9 to 12. To register, call 481-6059.

AUTHOR AWARD: Dr. Max High, pastor and author of “Seven Attributes of Healthy Churches,” is the winner of a 2013 Christian Choice Book Award in the ministry category.

LOCAL GRANT RECIPIENTS: The Indiana Arts Commission announced that C. Alin Cass, Allison Camille Ballard and Curtis L. Crisler, all of Fort Wayne, have received career development aid through Individual Artist Program grants for fiscal year 2014.

CROCHETERS MEET: Georgetown Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Georgetown Branch, 6600 E. State Blvd. The public is welcome. For information, call 486-6870.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR AUDITIONS: The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will have open enrollment for ages 8 to 18 next week. Sessions will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 Indiana 205 E., Columbia City; 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at DeKalb Middle School, 3338 County Road 427, Waterloo. To schedule an appointment, call 481-0481.

DOWNTOWN’S FUTURE: A “Pop-Up” event to encourage the public’s participation in planning the future of downtown Fort Wayne will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Arts United Center Plaza, 300 E. Main St.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St., is seeking volunteers who can work from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays beginning in September. Interviews will start in August. For information, go to


•TekVenture Maker Station at the Library will offer a free session on radio-controlled helicopters from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. To register, call 421-1374 or go to

•Huntington University and Cinema Center will host the Summit City Film & Animation Academy for high school students from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through July 12 at Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St. Cost is $300. For information, go to

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