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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.

•Attendees will be making handmade paper during “Home-school Crafts” at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grabill Branch Library, 13521 State St., Grabill.

• New Haven Branch, 648 Green St., New Haven, will have “Teen Thursdays: Milk Paper” 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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Grabill Gallery, Grabill, is accepting photo submissions for the exhibit “Below the Knee.” Photos are due by Monday. For information, go to

CLASSES: Nancy Jackson, director of Music Therapy at IPFW, will present “Drum Circle” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive. For reservations, call 484-9560.

SEWING SEMINAR: The Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will sponsor an education seminar with Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva, Monday and Tuesday at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Classes are “Romancing the Bedroom,” “Custom Window Treatments” and “Passion for Pillows.” Cost is $20 a class or $40 for all three for ASG members or $25 and $50 for non-members. For information, call 637-0072.

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