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  • Health
    BLOOD DONATIONS: Scott’s Shopping Center, 310 W. North St., Kendallville, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Out and about
    COMEDY TODAY AND SATURDAY Eddie Clark and Carmen Morales – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.
  • Art
    All weekend – “WALK-N-WANDER WARSAW” – Sixteen lifelike statues created by American sculptor Seward Johnson displayed within walking distance of Courthouse Square, Warsaw; free; 800-800-6090 or www.

Arts Update

FUNDRAISER: Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art and Culture will have “Kassa: A Season of Harvest” from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 18 at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. The event, which is a fundraiser to buy the building at 501 E. Brackenridge St., includes music by Chicago’s reggae band the RootsRockSociety and Fort Wayne’s Altas Aura. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; call 260-267-0596 or

AUDITION: Off Stage Productions! will have open auditions for “Just in the Nick of Time” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Marsh Foundation Theater, 1229 Lincoln Highway, Van Wert, Ohio. Roles available for 25 children ages 6 to 18 and five adults. Performance dates are Dec. 6 to 8. Rehearsals begin 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. For audition packets, go to

AWARD: Laurel Campbell, director of art education and assistant professor at IPFW, will be awarded the Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator of the Year award at the Art Education Association of Indiana convention Oct. 18 to 20.

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