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Arts Update


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

•Dupont Branch, 536 E. Dupont Road, will offer “Miniature Masterpieces” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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

•“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.

•“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.

AUDITION: Shakespeare From The Heart is holding auctions for their production of “Whose Shakespeare Is It, Anyway?” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Allen County Public Library, Globe Room, 900 Library Plaza. To schedule an appointment, call 260-409-2068 or 260-502-9830.


•Arts United recognized the individuals with Artie Awards: John O’Connell, Margaret Ann Keegan Award; Catherine Nagy Mowry, outstanding artist of the year; Janice Furtner, outstanding artist of the year; Sergeant Mitchell McKinney, outstanding volunteer of the year; “Fort Wayne Ballet, Too” and Hope Arthur Orchestra, outstanding arts collaboration; Hope Huber, outstanding arts advocate; and Ian and Mimi Rolland, lifetime achievement award.

•Ben Ganger, a Goshen College voice student, won first place in his division at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing Indiana state competition.

•The following Huntington University students placed in their respective divisions at the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers Singing competition: Jacob Smith of Berne, first place in the senior men division; Brittany Blazier of Ossian, second place in the senior women division; and Preston Shafer of Huntington, third place in the sophomore men division.

BOOK CLUB MEETS: The Summit City Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dash In, 814 S. Calhoun St. The featured selection is “Panopticon” by Jenni Fagan.

CLASS: “The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss,” a three-week series for elementary through middle school age children, will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning this Saturday through Nov. 30 at Artworks The Galleria of Fine Art, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. Cost is $70. To register, call 260-387-6943 or go to

DONATION: LABOV Marketing Communications and Training will donate “12 Hours of LABOV” to a local nonprofit who answers the question, “Why should your organization receive the 12 Hours of LABOV?” Answers may be submitted to by Wednesday.

HOBSON PUBLISHED: Margaret Hobson has published her book “The Voice of Indiana’s 44th Regiment, Part 2: Formation and Photos.” The book is available by emailing or going to

SANCTUARY RECEIVES GIFT: Work on the W. Paul Wolf Family Resource Center at Black Pine Animals Sanctuary in Albion has begun. The gift was made possible through a restricted fund established by the W. Paul Wolf family at the Noble County Community Foundation.

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