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    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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Arts Update


• “Galimoto,” a child’s program on creating wheeled toys out of wire and other recycled materials, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. “Craft Café” will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The deadline to submit work for the sixth annual Teen Photography Contest is Aug. 9. For rules, go to

•“Sit and Stitch” will be offered for those 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 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.


•Off Stage Productions will have auditions for “Honeymoon at Gravesite Manor” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday at Van Wert Senior Center, 220 Fox Road, Van Wert, Ohio. Performances will be Oct. 4 to 12. For information, call 419-605-6708 or go to

First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., will have auditions for “FPT Christmas Revue” at 7 p.m. Monday. Performance dates are Dec. 5 to 22. An audition for “Mrs. Packard” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Performance dates are Oct. 24 to Nov. 9. “Driving Miss Daisy” auditions will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Performance dates are Jan. 9 to 25. For information, call 422-6329.

CLASSES: TekVenture Maker Station at the Library will offer “Robot Round Up,” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Registration for the free workshop is required; call 421-1374 or go to

FORST EXHIBIT: “The Color of Water: Works by Beth Forst” will open Aug. 25 and run through Sept. 29 at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond.

JACOBS PUBLISHED: Fort Wayne native Karen Morris has released her work, “Armed with Steele,” under the pen name Kyra Jacobs.

MEETING: Sisters Linda Johnson and Jane Wells will have a trunk show 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. For details, go to

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