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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

AUDITION: The Bach Collegium, a Baroque music ensemble, is auditioning singers for 2013-2014. For information, call 485-2143 or or go to

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Submissions for the Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival are being accepted through Sunday. Festival performances and readings will be May 30 to June 1. For applications, go to

CLASSES: Artlink, Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St., is offering the following classes. To register, call 424-7195.

•“Saturday Art Session: Watercolor Portrait Painting,” 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sept. 7, $70 members, $80 non-members.

•“Homeschool Arts Academy” for ages 6 to 13, 8:50 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. Tuesdays beginning this Tuesday through Oct. 22. Call for price information.

MAAG ACCEPTS POSITION: Jonathan Maag, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre lighting and sound supervisor, has accepted a position as the assistant technical director for Oberlin College and Conservatory. The theater is looking to fill his position.

REUNION: Tippy Dance Hall and Ballroom, 289 E. EMS T25, Leesburg, will host a family night and reunion Sunday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music will be provided by the Sixth Generation Band. For information, call 765-744-6214 or 1-800-843-3635.

VOLUNTEERS: Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is looking for volunteers to work backstage running crew, fly rail and spotlight operators for the upcoming production of “The 39 Steps.” To apply, email

WORKS ON DISPLAY: Diana Fair of Fort Wayne won the best first-time exhibitor award in the statewide Hoosier Salon 89th annual exhibition. Other area artists in the exhibit include Gwen Gutwein and Patricia Weiss, both of Fort Wayne, Sarah J. Creason of Columbia City, Joel Fremion of Ossian and Scott Kilmer of Churubusco. The exhibit is at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, and will run through Sept. 28.

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