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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 11, 2017 1:00 am

Community update


“THAT'S MY JAM” – CANNING AND FOOD PRESERVATION: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20; Ivy Tech, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $65; registration deadline Wednesday at

“GETTIN' REAL: BEING YOUR TRUE SELF”: 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30; Ivy Tech, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $85; registration deadline Saturday at

CLIMATE BOOT CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St.; an in-depth workshop sponsored by Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light to equip faith leaders and members to speak knowledgeably about environmental issues; $15 and includes lunch; register at; for more information email


31st ANNUAL AUCTION – THE CREATIVE ARTS COUNCIL OF WELLS COUNTY: 6 p.m. Oct. 14; Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre, 211 Water St., Bluffton; attendees can wear the apparel of their favorite sports team; hosted by Mayor Ted Ellis; snacks, drinks and desserts; seeking donations from area businesses and individuals; $40 admission; for reservations or to donate, call 260-824-5222 or email

ST. MARYS SOUP KITCHEN FUNDRAISER: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 28; St. Mary Mother of God Church, 1101 Lafayette St.; music, dancing, silent and live auction, cash bar, food and snacks available; costumes welcome; $10; tickets at 450-5170 or 424-8231.

“SUDS IN THE CITY”: The League for the Blind & Disabled Inc.; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; beer and wine tasting, live band “The Brat Pack”; hors d'oeuvres; cash bar; live and silent auction; $60 tickets; for sponsorship opportunities and tickets, call 441-0551.

“STEPS FOR LIFE” WALKATHON – CPC WOMEN'S HEALTH RESOURCE: 8 a.m. Saturday; MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on Townline Road, Bryan, Ohio; 5K color run and a 1-mile fun run; event will have games and other activities for kids, a bake sale and opportunities to win prizes; to register and more information at 419-636-5692 or

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S: Oct. 7; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; one or three-mile walk; complimentary food and family activities; go to


CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560; 9 to 11 a.m. today, “Hand in Hand/Fiber Friends”; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, “Art Side by Side”; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, “Vinegars, Oils and More”; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, discover your own creativity retreat, $40.

CROSSWINDS: 6 p.m. Tuesday, 4150 Illinois Road, “Life Coaching, How to Create Your Own Personal Vision Plan”; Sept. 19, “Supporting Your Loved One Who Has an Eating Disorder”; Sept. 27, “Suicide: Enhanced Understanding, Improved Approach, Increased Hope”; Oct. 4, “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren”; $10 and includes a meal; register at

“HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH”: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; Parkview Huntington, 2001 Stultz Road, Huntington; program also at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road; registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

SUICIDE LOSS SURVIVOR CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; east end of Venderly Bridge (across the St. Joseph River) on IPFW campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

STOP SUICIDE NORTHEAST INDIANA – WORKSHOPS: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, “Suicide Education and Death Notification for First Responders” and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., “What Helps and What Hurts – Supporting Those Left Behind After A Suicide”; FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave.; register at or more information at 422-6441.

BLOOD DONATIONS: 12:15 to 7 p.m. today, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 1 to 4:45 p.m. today, Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E. 200 North, Angola; 3 to 8 p.m. today, Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St., Grabill; 12:15 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 1 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107; 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hylant Group, 6714 Point Inverness Way Suite 1; 12:15 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Whitley United Methodist Church, 6685 W. Indiana 14, South Whitley; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, IPFW, Walb Student Union, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; 11:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, University of Saint Francis North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Knight-Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St., Warren; 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center, 1212 E. California Road; 7:30 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Lutheran Hospital Blood Donation Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 107.


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; noon Wednesday; midday music with Dave McIntire; bring your lunch.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-0824; 4:30 p.m. today, “Decorate cookies like a pro,” ages 8 to 12; 6 p.m. Wednesday and noon Sept. 23, upcycled picture frames workshops for teens, hands-on involving miter saw, hammer, nails, drill and screwdriver; 6 p.m. Thursday, “Home School Open House.”

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville; 260-343-2029; 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; “Art and Author Fair.”

MARKLE LIBRARY: 155 W. Sparks St., Markle; 260-758-3332; 5 p.m. Friday, revamp grilled cheese and PB&J, ages 7 to 12; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Windows 10, adults, registration required at; 10 a.m. Saturday, upcycled picture frames workshop for teens; hands-on involving miter saw, hammer, nails, drill and screwdriver.


ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, lower level, 900 Plaza Drive; “Introduction to DNA.”

VALPO CLUB OF FORT WAYNE AND THE OFFICE OF ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT: Meet and greet luncheon; 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 20; Goeglein Homestead, 7311 Maysville Road; $15; RSVP at or 219-464-5142 by Wednesday.


SALAMONIE SENIOR LUNCHEON: Noon today; Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West, Andrews; Dani Tippman, a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, will explain the uses of plants in traditional Myaamia lifeways, culture and history; bring own table service, beverage, a side dish to share and a $1 donation; main dish will be provided; park admission costs of $7 per in-state vehicle or $9 for out-of-state apply; register at 260-468-2127.

WHITLEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING & AGED INC.: 710 N. Opportunity Drive, Columbia City; 260-248-8944; Noon Wednesday, singer Judy Ruble; 1 p.m. Friday, computer class.

Targeted Travel

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Environment and Culture in Belize; March 10 to 17; cost, $3,149; more information at; also, Italy: The Grand Tour from May 16 to 25; cost is $3,583, contact Lori Roe at

EASTON TOWN MALL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 14; $55 and includes light meals; sponsored by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Fort Wayne; registration deadline Sept. 25; call 489-0009 for a registration form.