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Arts Update

ACADEMY REGISTRATION: Homeschool Arts Academy is accepting registrations for an eight-week course beginning Sept. 3 for dance, drumming, theatre and visual arts for ages 6 to 13 at Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St. Cost is $110 to $130. To register, go to


•“How to Make a Video in Three Hours” will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

•“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 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.


•The Symphony of the Lakes will have auditions Saturday, Sunday and Aug. 24 at the Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw, for section violin, section viola, section cello, section bass, oboe, bassoon, tuba and percussion. For appointment, email

•The Goshen College Community School of the Arts, Goshen, will hold auditions from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for “Rejoice” for students in grades 3 to 5 and “Shout for Joy” for students in grades 6 to 8. To reserve an audition time, call 574-535-7361.

•ARTS Showcase will hold auditions for models, actors, singers and dancers at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn at IPFW, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive. For an appointment, call 1-800-782-7102.


•Anna Lee Huber will release her novel “Mortal Arts” on Sept. 3.

•Dr. Thomas Clothier, a Kendallville resident, has published his book “At Odds: God’s Development of Leaders through Conflict.” It is available at, and

BALLET OPEN HOUSE: The Fort Wayne Ballet will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St.

DRUM CIRCLE: Nancy Jackson, director of music therapy at IPFW, will facilitate a “Drum Circle” group for people with cancer and their families from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 26. For reservations, call 484-9560.

ITATANI PIECE: Japanese artist Michiko Itatani has donated one of her pieces to Goshen College to be on display in the lobby of the Music Center.

SEEKING ARTISTS, POETS: The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City, is seeking artists and poets for the annual Chautuaqua Days Festival. Entries will be accepted for plein-air paint-out, nature photography and a poetry contest. The festival is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 260-854-3790.

Arts update is a listing of arts-related news. Send items at least two weeks before desired publication to Arts update, the Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088; fax, 461-8648; or email at