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    ACOUSTIC TODAY – Jason Paul – 9 p.m.; Acme Bar and Grill, 1105 E. State Blvd.; no cover; 480-2264.
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    BOOKS SATURDAY Jeremiah Israel – Author of “March the Damned”; 5 to 7 p.m.; Hyde Brothers, Booksellers, 1428 Wells St.
    ARTWORK AVAILABLE: To buy artwork from Manchester Main Street’s “Discover North Manchester” storefront artwork exhibit, go to

Arts Update


•“Art Here: Fooled Ya” will be presented at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Children’s Services at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. “Home School Happenings” will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday in Young Adults’ Services. “Otaku Anon” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday.

•“Art for Home Schoolers, Teens” will be at 10:30 a.m. Fridays and “Art for Home Schoolers, Children” will be at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane.

•“Ductigami” will be presented at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dupont Branch, 536 E. Dupont Road.

•”Turtle Tech Club” will meet at 3 p.m. Monday at Little Turtle Branch, 2201 Sherman Blvd. For information, call 421-1335.

•“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 for ages 12 to 18 on creating and sharing digital videos, music, photography, websites, graphic design, podcasts and presentations, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays 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.


•The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Scholastic Art and Writing Program was awarded 51 national medals a year after the museum was recognized on stage at Carnegie Hall with the Gold Key for Excellence in the Field in 2013.

•Huntington University was recently recognized for its digital media arts program at the 2014 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters awards.

•Valerie McBride of Grabill was one of 11 selected to receive the 2014 Hoosier Women Artist award from Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.

BURNETT TO SPEAK: Bill Burnett, Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and composer, will speak about the animation industry at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington.

CLASS: “Contour Drawing” will be taught from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Artlink, Auer Center for Art and Culture, 300 E. Main St. Cost is $35 for members or $40 for nonmembers. For information, call 424-7195 or go to


•The Fort Wayne Astronomical Society is offering a telescope, star locater and one-year family membership in the society to the winner of the Space Art Contest. The deadline is April 14. For information, go to

•The Carey Rose Winski Dance Scholarship Competition will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Lou Conte Dance Studio, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. For information, write to Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Inc., c/o Evelyn Alter, 260 Whistler Road, Unit 1A., Highland Park, IL 60035.

MEETING: Mickey Depre, quilt artist, teacher and author, will speak Tuesday at the Appleseed Quilters Guild meeting. Social time is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road. Cost is $5 for nonmembers. For details, go to

RADIO CHANGE: WAJI-FM 95.1 has changed the on-air name of the radio station from Majic 95.1 to The New 95.1, Best-FM.

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: The Blaine Jarrett Memorial Scholarship is available to any graduating high school senior or college freshman who is currently enrolled or accepted into a performing arts-related major/minor at a college or university. Deadline to apply is Monday. For application, go to

PUBLISHED: Columbia City author Susie Duncan Sexton has published her latest book, “One from the Heart – To ‘Carol & Corkie’ Wherever They May Be …”

Arts update is a listing of arts-related news. Send items at least two weeks before desired publication to Arts update, the Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088; fax, 461-8648; or email at