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Feature calendars

  • 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
    AT THE LIBRARY: • “Art for Homeschoolers,” for ages 6 to 11, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane.
  • Out & About
    ​BOOKS THURSDAY Cousin Vinny – Author of “The Devil's Glove”; 6 to 9 p.m.
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Community update

Classes

FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration for Neighborhood Connection classes, call 467-1075 or visit Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.; fwcs.k12.in.us/ce/ce.php.

•“Jewelry Design,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, Portage Middle School, 3521 Taylor St.; $33.

•“Tai-Chi: A Continuation,” 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for eight Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, Forest Park Elementary School, 2004 Alabama Ave.; $59.

IPFW: Division of Continuing Studies; 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; to register for the following courses or others not listed, call 481-6619 or go to learn.ipfw.edu.

•“Strengthen and Stretch,” 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.beginning Tuesday for 14 Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 10; $70.

•“Introduction to Copper Enamel Jewelry,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; $57.

•“Aqua Medley,” 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday for six Wednesdays, Crossroads Children’s Home, 2525 Lake Ave.; $65.

•IPFW Dinner Series: “Fall into Autumn,” 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28, Courtyard by Marriott, 1150 S. Harrison St. ($40, reservations by Wednesday); also, All-American BBQ, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30, Parkview Field ($15, reservations by Friday).

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: By Barbara Knights-Hale of Jitterbug Photography, Angola, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nature Center Auditorium, Pokagon State Park, 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola; $89; register by Wednesday at 260-624-2999.

Lectures/Forums

IPFW OMNIBUS LECTURE SERIES: Jeannette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle: Demon Hunting and Other Life Lessons,” 7:30 p.m., Auer Performance Hall, John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free, tickets required; available at ipfw.edu/box-office ($1 fee), 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Larson Box Office in the Gates Athletics Center or at the door one hour before event if tickets remain.

“WHOSE BUSINESS IS PUBLIC EDUCATION?” FORUM: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m Sunday, Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road; $12 for adults and $5 for students; includes light lunch; register by Tuesday at 744-425 if lunch is desired or pay at door if not; sponsored by the temple and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne. Note: Monday's listing in the print edition of The Journal Gazette and an earlier online version of this listing had the wrong day for the forum.

YWCA DIVERSITY DIALOGUE: “Guns and Intimate Partner Violence: Is There a Connection?” by Rachel L. Rayburn, IPFW assistant professor of public policy; noon Wednesday; 1610 Spy Run Ave.; reservations by Tuesday at 424-4908 ext. 254.

Library

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Call 421-1200 or check www.acpl.lib.in.us, for activities or branches not listed.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pumpkin-decorating contest; enter decorated, but not carved, pumpkins at the Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, or the Markle branch, 197 E. Morse St., Markle, through Tuesday; call 260-356-2900 or 260-758-3332 for information about categories and prizes.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. today; Windows 8 Workshop,” with Mike Bodenhafer of PMC Computers and Surveillance, 6 p.m. today, $5; “Preschool Storytime: Bears,” 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Crayontastic Pumpkins,” Halloween craft for teens 4 p.m. Tuesday; “Ice, Ice, Baby,” ice craft for children from kindergarten to grade 5; 3:45 8p.m. Thursday; “Minecraft Mania,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday; “Novel Conversations,” 6:30 p.m. at Joanna’s Delicious Treats, 201 S. Main St. on “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson; “iPad App Pack,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Moments from Mindy’s Kitchen,” noon Friday; “Murder Mystery Theater: The Immortal Murders,” 7 p.m. Friday, costume ball and game with hors d’oeurves and dessert, $5; “Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament,” 10 a.m. Saturday, $2 or $5 with cards; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “LEGO Quest,” 4 p.m. today and Oct. 28; “Rainbow Crayon Pumpkins,” craft for teens, 4 p.m. today; “Family Game Night,” 6 p.m. today; “Coupon Group,” 6 p.m. today; “Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament,” 4 p.m. Tuesday, free (cards required); “ Facebook for Beginners,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Tappetizer, Anyone?” Spanish tapas-making and tasting with recipes, 4 p.m. Wednesday; “Preschool Storytime: Oceans,” 10 a.m. Thursday; Fall Festival: Candyland Live!” with life-size Candyland board; 4 p.m. Thursday; “Trunk or Treat,” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 854-2775.

PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Yoga with Jodi Coyle, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday; “Friends Movie Night: ‘Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian,’ ” 7 p.m. Saturday; 1160 E. Indiana 105, Columbia City; 260-244-5541.

Organizations

ALLEN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC LUNCHEON CLUB: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; Atz Ice Cream Shoppe South, 211 E. Tillman Road; visitors welcome; 422-8572.

ARCH: Open house at recently acquired Merchant-Huxford House, 520 Tennessee Ave., 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; public invited, 426-5117.

Fundraisers

CARRY-OUT DINNERS: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road; half-chicken, side dish and dessert; $6; benefits Alzheimer’s Association; info, 484-9557.

WINGS, ETC. COUPON DAYS: 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday and Oct. 31; restaurants at 10134 Maysville Road and 497 E. Dupont Road donate portion of purchases by those who clip coupon from www.centerfornv.org to Fort Wayne Center for Nonviolence.

TRADITIONAL GERMAN DINNER: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Lutheran Life Village, 6701 S. Anthony Blvd.; dine-in or carry-out dinners include bratwurst, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert; $7 in advance through the Village’s Emporium Gift Shop or $7.50 at the door; benefits auxiliary programs.

CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; more than 100 vendors; food available; benefits the fairgrounds association.

BBQ BENEFIT: New Haven Lions Club will have a barbecue benefit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ken’s Meat Market, 846 Linconln Highway E. in New Haven. Proceeds will help pay for the medical expenses of Leonard A. Rorick, who is awaiting a kidney transplant.

EDUCATION BENEFIT: The Center for Nonviolence will kick off its 45-day online crowd funding campaign on Monday to raise $9,000 for its FACES: Transforming the Image of Leadership program. Money will fund programs at Fairfield Elementary School and Levan Scott Academy. To make a donation, go to igg.me/at/cfnleader.

RADIO SHARATHON: Redeemer Radio will have its semi-annual Fall Sharathon Celebration from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday to raise money for the Catholic radio station.

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