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Arts Update


•“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.

AUDITIONS: Civic Theatre will have an audition for “9 to 5: The Musical” from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Performances are Nov. 9 to 24.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Artworks Galleria of Fine Art, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd., is accepting works for the upcoming show “Art 2 (Art Squared) through Wednesday. The show will run from Nov. 9 to Jan. 4. For information, go to

CLASSES: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St., will have a class, “Postcard Box,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Attendees will create a keepsake box. Cost is $35 a person. For information, call 422-6467.

GREEN SCREEN DAY: The Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday 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.

READERS NEEDED: The book club, “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” is looking for 25 to 30 readers. Copies of the books will be loaned at no charge. The free club meets at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. For information, call 481-5404 or email Susan Anderson at

THEATRE RECEIVES GRANT: The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has received a $30,000 grant from the John S. and James Knight Foundation Fund for the 2014 Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival.

TRAIL DIGITIZE: ARCH Inc. has digitalized the Central Downtown Heritage Trail. The Bicentennial Heritage Trail consists of four walking trails that contain 59 historical sites around the city and 14 sites in Headwaters Park. For information, go to

VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED: Niswonger Volunteers recently hosted an appreciation dinner for more than 150 volunteers of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Van Wert, Ohio.

WINNER NAMED: Barb Sieminski of Fort Wayne placed third in the agritourism category of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo Contest at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.

WRITING CLUB: Author Kayleen Reusser of Bluffton has started the Fort Wayne Christian Writing Club at Waynedale Branch, 2200 Lower Huntington Road. The club will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. beginning this Tuesday. For information, go to

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