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    COMEDYTODAY AND SATURDAYBilly Ray Bauer and Quinn Patterson – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
    ART HUNT: Bottle & Bottega, 2870 E. Dupont Road, is sponsoring a free art scavenger hunt from Monday through Dec. 5. Clues about where three pieces of art are hidden will be posted on its Facebook page at www.
  • ART
    All weekend – “CORRUGATED” – Works of University of Saint Francis students and community artists; “Mark It Up,” artwork created with markers; glass and wire artwork by Charlotte Wehr; exhibits end Wednesday;

Arts Update


•“Art for Home-Schoolers, Teens” will be at 2 p.m. Mondays and “Art for Home-Schoolers, Children” at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Aboite Branch Library, 5630 Coventry Lane.

•Teens may make and decorate a wizard wand at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Little Turtle Branch, 2201 Sherman Blvd. For information, call 421-1335.

•“Budget Scrapbooking” will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Monroeville Branch, 115 Main St., Monroeville. Attendees should bring their adhesive and scissors.

•New Haven Branch, 648 Green St., New Haven, will have “Teen Thursdays: Game On” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

•“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. “Teen Café” will be at 4 p.m. Fridays.

•“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.


Grand Effect Productions will have open auditions for “Spoon River Anthology” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. Performance dates are Oct. 21 to 23. For information, call 260-579-6277.

•Auditions for “The Princess and The Goblin” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd. For information, go to


•Artlink, Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St., is offering “Saturday Art Session, Watercolor Still Life Painting,” “Lego Exploration Junior,” “Teen Art Club” and “Business of Art.” For schedule, costs and to register, call 424-7195.

•Artworks Galleria of Fine Art, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd., will have classes Monday and Wednesday on “Painting from the Authentic Self” and “Monotype, the Painterly Print.” Classes are $95 a person. To register, go to

•The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., will have Saturday morning art classes for grades 1 to 8 beginning this Saturday. Cost is $75 a child. For information, call 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.

FUNDRAISER: “An Evening with Larry Wardlaw” will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St. Cost is $75 a person. Proceeds will benefit Fort Wayne Youtheatre. For tickets, call 422-6900.

HUNTER NAMED FINALIST: Fort Wayne writer Denise Hunter (“The Accidental Bride”) has been named a finalist in the Carol Awards from American Christian Fiction Writers.

NANOCHATS: Jessica Crew will host “nanoChats,” a monthly inspirational and artistic event, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Neon Armadillo, 6040 Lima Road. The topic is “Know Your Value.” Tickets are $5. For information, go to

POETRY READING: Author Traci Brimhall, “Our Lady of the Ruins” and “Rookery,” will read some of her poetry works at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Saint Francis, Student Center, 2701 Spring St.

STAFF CERTIFIED: Steve Snyder and Kristen Snyder, both members of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir staff, have received the Kodaly Music Certification and have completed their master’s in music education from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.

VIDEO COMPANY FEATURED: RezFX Productions, a locally owned video production company, has released their latest commercial campaign along with Proctor & Gamble. The campaign, “P&G – Try It & Love It” will highlight some recognizable Fort Wayne faces and landmarks. For information, go to

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