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  • 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


•Fort Wayne Youtheatre will present “Down the Rabbit Hole” at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

•“The Lab,” a program where teens create and share digital videos, music, photography, websites, graphic design, podcasts and presentations, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd.

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


•Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren, will have auditions for “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Performances will be Sept. 20 to Oct. 5.

•Fort Wayne Dance Collective will have auditions for “Into the Darkness” Halloween show from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 437 E. Berry St. Performance will be Oct. 19. For information, call 424-6574.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir has announced its 2013-14 board of directors. They are Jeff Gery, president; Debbie Powers, vice president; Ingrid Laidroo-Martin, secretary; and Jenny Lemon, treasurer. Also named to the board are John Foxworthy, Jeff Fritz, George Guido, Charley Hire, Michelle Merritt, Carrie Minnich, Barbara Resch, Justin Shurley and Tony Strickler.


Artlink, 300 E. Main St., will offer a free “Peer-to-Peer Drawing Critique” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 424-7195.

•Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St., will have a class on “Japanese Stab Binding” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 422-6467.

•TekVenture Maker Station at the Library will offer “Welding & Brazing,” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, “Welding for Women,” 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, “EggBots,” 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, “Anatomy of a Robot,” 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and “Open Fabrication,” noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Registration for the free workshops is required, call 421-1374 or go to

•Community Arts Academy, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., will offer “Intro Photography Skills” and “Advance Photography Skills,” for grades 7 to 12 beginning Monday through Aug. 2, and “Fabric Fun Dye” workshop for Kindergarten through grade 8, from Monday through Aug. 2. For information, call 481-6059 or contact Melinda Haines at

DOMINIQUE FEATURED: Fort Wayne native Damon Dominique was recently featured in the American Eagle “Back to School” campaign.

GREEN SCREEN DAY: The Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday for Green Screen Day in the Main Studio of Access Fort Wayne. Residents may bring their cameras or phones and record a video in front of the green screen.

JESTERS PROGRAM: The Jesters program at the University of Saint Francis will offer a free performing arts program for people with disabilities from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 3 at the school’s dance studio in the back of the North Campus building. For information, call 745-3107.

NAMED FINALISTS: ArtPrize, an international art competition, will be Sept. 18 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Four Fort Wayne artists have been named among the finalists. They are Kristin A., Susan Voigt, Randy Jackson and Sheila Fink. To vote for a favorite, go to

OPEN HOUSE: Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art and Culture, 501 E. Brackenridge St., will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include free drumming workshops, arts and crafts for kids and a fish fry.

STORY CHOSEN: Drema Sizemore Drudge’s story has been included in the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader’s Choice.”

YORIO PUBLISHED: Huntertown resident Karen Yorio has published her book, “The Shelf.” It is available at, or

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