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The Journal Gazette

Monday, July 02, 2018 1:00 am

Community update


RIVERCAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 3; Shoaff Park Riverlodge, 6401 St. Joe Road; learn about rivers and history of Fort Wayne; boating, games and crafts; ages 8 to 12; $115; registration deadline is today at 427-6000 or

ALLEN COUNTY 4-H MINI DAY CAMP: 1 to 4 p.m. July 13; Purdue Extension, Allen County Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; grades 1 and 2; learn about science, leadership and healthy living; $5 and includes snack and activities; enroll by July 10 at 481-6826.


CORVETTE RAFFLE FUNDRAISER FOR TURNSTONE: A 1970 Chevy Corvette Stingray will be raffled off Oct. 4; $15 tickets on sale now; call 483-2100 or 866-483-1278; more information at

EPILEPSY STROLL THROUGH THE ZOO AND EPILEPSY EXPO: 9 to 10 a.m. registration Aug. 5; Franke No. 1 Pavilion; 10 a.m. stroll through the zoo; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Epilepsy Awareness Day; 1 p.m. Q&A panel; vendors and resources available; kid activities; zoo cost is $25 adults, $20 children; expo is free; register by July 22 at


BLOOD DONATIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe St., Decatur; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. 7th St., Auburn; 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Cole Center Family YMCA, 700 S. Garden St., Kendallville; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. North St., Columbia City; 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe St., Decatur; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Trinity Church, 229 S. State St., Kendallville; noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Road, Ligonier; 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Garrett High School, 801 E. Houston St., Garrett; 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Good Hope, 7215 St. Joe Road; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary Catholic Church, 414 Madison St., Decatur.


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, music in Storybook Park with Kent Young.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville; 260-343-2029; also, Limberlost Branch in Rome City; closed Wednesday.


“IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL” – FOLKS UNITED NOWADAYS: Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday; Parkview Hospital, Helmke Room, 2200 Randallia Ave.; topic is “Amplifying the Voices of the Youth”; RSVP at or Ruby Cain at 765-285-9126 or

ALLEN COUNTY FAIR EXHIBITS: July 24 to 29; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; fashion show judging July 12, public review July 24, registration deadline Friday; open class exhibits, entry July 23, $2 per entry; foods, food preservation, clothing construction, houseplants, flower arranging, wreaths, garden produce, arts and crafts, wall hangings, Christmas decorations, ceramics, fine arts, fiber arts, needlework, paper art/craft, photograph, quilts and sewing; register at 481-6826 or;10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25, Home and Family Arts Day with pie baking contest and auction at 3 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m. meal in the Home & Family Arts Building, $10 adults, $5 children; full schedule at


SALAMONIE SENIOR LUNCHEON: Noon today; Salamonie Interpretive Center, Salamonie Lake, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; Heather Webb will talk about how to make pysanky Ukrainian eggs; bring own table service, beverage, a side dish to share and a $1 donation; hot dogs will be provided; register at 260-468-2127.