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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 04, 2017 1:00 am

Community update

Classes

HOLOCAUST INTERVIEW DISCUSSION: 7p.m. Thursday; Bill Benson will discuss his history of interviewing Holocaust survivors through his First Person program; Rifkin Campus, 5200 Old Mill Road; for more information, call 481-6545.

Fundraisers

ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY: 4:30 to 7p.m. Friday; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; $9 adults, $5 children; sponsored by Fort Wayne Mannerchor/Damenchor; 444-3634; also 5p.m. Sept. 30, “Oktoberfest,” $12 dinner, $6 children.

“A TOAST TO LIFE”: SPECIALTY BEER AND FOOD PAIRING DINNER: 3:30 to 7p.m. Sept. 17, IPFW Walb International Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; six-course meal crafted by Club Soda, live and silent auction; event in support of the work and program of Visiting Nurse; $125 tickets at 435-3207 or www.vnfw.org/donate by Friday.

CLASSICAL FRENCH CUISINES DINNERS: 5 and 7:30p.m. most Thursdays through Dec. 14; Ivy Tech's Hospitality Room, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; to view complete schedule and purchase $20 tickets, go toIvyTech.edu/northeast/dinners.

FISH AND TENDERLOIN FRY: 4 to 7p.m. Friday; Tri-Lakes Lions Hall on Colony Avenue in Tri-Lakes; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and younger.

8TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR RECOVERY: 10a.m. Saturday; The Serenity House, 2438 County Road 50, Auburn; $10 single motorcycle rider, $5 per passenger; family activities at 3p.m. at the Bowen Center, 2621 E. Jefferson St., Warsaw; more information at 800-342-5653.

“PAW FEST”: 3 to 6p.m. Sunday; Curly's on the River, 4205 Bluffton Road; $10 buffet; 4p.m. live auction, 5:30p.m. silent auction; visit with adoptable dogs; all proceeds benefit Allen County SPCA.

TRINE THUNDER 2017 HOMECOMING 5K: 9a.m. Sept. 16; Trine University, Ryan Skywalk, 1 University Ave., Angola; run or run/walk; $35 registration by Sept. 14 at bit.ly/trine_5K; race day registration will begin at 7:30a.m.

“A HEART FOR OUR COMMUNITY”: 6:30p.m. Sept. 25, Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive; hosted by Christian Community Health Care; special guests are Curtis Smith of Parkview Health and Dr. Walt Larimore from Colorado Springs; dinner, live music, silent and live auction; free tickets are available at www.ChristianCommunityHealthCare.org but seating is limited; donations and more information at 760-8627.

“2017 VITALITY AWARDS LUNCHEON”: 11:30a.m. to 1p.m. Oct. 11; Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive; Dr. Deborah McMahan is guest of honor; award recipients will be honored; more information at 456-4511 or jstorey@mcmillenhealth.org.

11th ANNUAL LIONS, TIGERS AND BEER: 6 to 9p.m. Oct. 7; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 North, Albion; live music, beer tasting, silent auction; $50 tickets; $60 at the door; tickets at www.blackpine.org or call 260-636-7383.

Health

PREGNANCY AFTER LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 to 8p.m. Tuesday and the first Tuesday of the month after; Parkview Regional Medical Center, second floor conference room, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, entrance 1; for more information, call 266-1470.

“KNOW THE 10 SIGNS”: 10a.m. Thursday; YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road; alsoat 5p.m. Sept. 27, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; registration requested at the Alzheimer's Association Helpline at 800-272-3900.

BLOOD DONATIONS: 12:15 to 7p.m. Tuesday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 1 to 4:45p.m. Tuesday, Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107; noon to 6p.m. Tuesday, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 East 7th St., Auburn; 1 to 5p.m. Tuesday, Peabody Public Library, 1160 Indiana 205, Columbia City; 9a.m. to 2:30p.m. Wednesday, Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; 12:15 to 7p.m. Wednesday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 7:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. Wednesday, Parkview Noble Hospital, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville; noon to 6p.m. Wednesday, Helmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S. Indiana 327, Helmer; 9a.m. to 2p.m. Wednesday, Southern Wells High School, 9120 S. 300 West, Poneto; 7:30 to 10:45a.m. Thursday, Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107; 11:45a.m. to 6:30p.m. Thursday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 12:30 to 4:30p.m. Thursday, YWCA, 533 North St., Auburn; 2:30 to 7p.m. Thursday, Avilla Elementary School, 200 W. Washington St., Avilla; 7:15 to 2p.m. Friday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 7:30 to 10:45a.m. Friday, Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107; noon to 6p.m. Friday, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 1098 County Road 39, Waterloo; 1:30 to 6p.m. Friday, New Hope Lutheran Church, 8824 N. Indiana1, Ossian; 7:15a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 7:30 to 10:45a.m. Saturday, Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107; 7:15a.m. to 1:45p.m. Sunday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 9a.m. to 2p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2213 Brooklyn Ave.

Library

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-0824; 10a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 6:30p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 16, story time, birth to 7 years old, register at 260-356-2900; 4:15p.m. Wednesdays to Nov. 15, “Discovery Crew,” grades 1 to 3, explore space with a variety of activities and games; 4:30p.m. Wednesday, kids cooking series; 6p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursdayto Oct. 26, ancient civilizations; 2p.m. Saturday, sewing machine basics for teens.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville; 260-343-2029; Tuesday to Sept. 30, adventure walks withfeatured book, “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” by Candace Fleming; 6p.m. Wednesday, patrons are invited to Whatchamacakes at 201 S. Main St. in Kendallville to learn about fondant and some of its uses, register at 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.

MARKLE LIBRARY: 155 W. Sparks St., Markle; 260-758-3332; 10a.m. Thursdays to Nov. 16, story time, birth to 7 years old; register at 260-356-2900.

Organizations

APPLESEED QUILTERS GUILD: 7p.m. Tuesday; Classic Caf, 4832 Hillegas Road; new members will share their journey of quilting along with several of the quilts they have made; also learn how to add a hanging sleeve to your quilt; more information at www.appleseedquiltersguild.com.

PIE EATING CONTEST: 6:30p.m. Thursday; Roanoke Fall Festival on Seminary Street; more information and registration form at www.roanokefallfestival.com or call 260-918-3376.

DISORDERLY BEAR DEN: 6:30p.m. Thursday; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; regular business/social meeting; more information at 409-9886 or tdbear7@comcast.net.

MARY PENROSE WAYNE DAR CHAPTER: 10a.m. to 4p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, 900 Library Plaza; library help day for prospective members.

ALLEN COUNTY AARP CHAPTER 187: 2p.m. Thursday; Community Foundation, 555 E. Wayne St.; Cathy Pollick with Neighborhood Health Clinics will report on open enrollment for 2018.