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The Journal Gazette

Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00 am

Community update


“CAMP YES”: March 25 to 29 and April 1 to 5; improv camp for teens with autism; verbal teens ages 13 to 18; uses improv to teach social skills for youth and provide professional development for teachers; location, times and more information at


“OUR MUDDY RIVERS: WATER QUALITY, CLEANUPS AND MORE”: 6:30 p.m. today; Hop River Brewing Co., 1515 N. Harrison St.; beer, cider, wine, nonalcoholic drinks and light snacks available for purchase; free tours of the brewery are available before and after the event; more information at or call 427-6248.

“NURTURING A HEALTHY HEART”: 1 p.m. Tuesday; Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; no registration required; questions at 481-6826.

“WE LOVE NATURE!”: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday; Salamonie Lake's Interpretive Center, 3691 New Holland Road, Andrews; preschool age; $2 per child; advanced registration is required at 260-468-2127.

NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: Fort Wayne Community Schools; classes for basket weaving, beginning knitting, problem solving in the real world, introduction to country social dancing, energy medicine, yoga, memoir writing workshop, genealogy, watercolor plus, begin exploring watercolor, CPR and first aid, exploring pastels, Tai Chi, stretch and flex, meditation for relaxation, social dancing, herb gardening and a fused glass workshop are being offered March through April; for more information or to register, call 467-1075 or


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

CANCER SERVICES COMEDY NIGHT: 7 p.m. Feb. 23; Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. 30; headline performance by comedian Ryan Conner, a finalist on “Last Comic Standing”; $50 tickets; $75 VIP at or 484-9560.

ALLEN COUNTY 4-H ANNUAL PLANT SALE: Pick-up 5 to 8 p.m. May 9 or 9 a.m. to noon May 10; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road in the Lions Cattle Barn; place an order and make payment by March 31 at 481-6826.


“WHITE HOT TRUTH”: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Tuesday to April 30; workshop will focus on the ways we distract ourselves from what really matters; needed supplies and reservations are at 484-9560; Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive.

PARKVIEW HEALTH – AMERICAN HEART MONTH: 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Center for Healthy Living, Parkview Warsaw YMCA location, “Ask the Registered Dietitian,” appointments at 260-266-6500 or 844-835-0003; 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Center for Healthy Living, Parkview Warsaw YMCA location, “Happy Heart Through Healthy Choices,” register at 260-266-6500 or 844-835-0003; 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Parkview Health Institute, entrance 10, “Drum Circle,” a demonstration to show how our hearts beat; 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Parkview Regional Medical Center, entrance 1, monthly meeting of the “Her Heart Support Network of PHI.”


“SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: TRENDING TOPICS ON DIVERSITY”: 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday; Ivy Tech, auditorium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; speaker is Dr. Jodi Merriday, a multiculturalism speaker and facilitator.

“ON TARGET”: 5 p.m. Saturday; Central Ministries, 5801 Schwartz Road; an evening for outdoorsmen and nonoutdoorsmen alike with Dave and Karin Holder, hosts of Discovery Channel's “Raised Hunting”; includes dinner; $20 tickets at 627-5806 or 715-2697.

“FORT WAYNE THROUGH TIME”: 11 a.m. Saturday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; presented by authors Randy Harter and Daniel A. Baker.


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


CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6:30 p.m. today; Allen County Public Library, Room C, 900 Library Plaza; speaker is James Pickett, author of “The Bones of Kekionga.”

FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Villages of Indiana, 2250 Lake Ave., Suite 160; register at 800-831-4154 or 423-6676.

212 MEDIA STUDIOS TO HOST NON-PROFIT APPRECIATION LUNCHEON: Tuesday; speaker is Tom Leedy, Dekko Foundation president; for time, location and more information, email

ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; featuring a program by Cynthia Theusch on “Creating Life Stories About Ancestors You Never Met.”

THE HEARTH AT SYCAMORE VILLAGE: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday; 611 W. County Line Road South; Valentine's day celebration; RSVP by Tuesday at 625-4025.

FORT WAYNE INVENTORS CLUB: 7 p.m. Thursday; TekVenture, 1550 Griffin St.; no dues or registration fees required; more information at 466-7655 or

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

JOHN PAULDING HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Sunday; John Paulding Historical Society Museum, 600 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; annual membership meeting with election of officers and directors; Mark Holtsberry will give a presentation on Paulding County WWI Veterans; more information at 419-399-8218

NORTHEAST INDIANA JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Sunday; Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, 900 Library Plaza; presentations from Lara Diamond, genealogist, will be “DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research” and at 3:30 p.m., “Sorting Distant Cousins from Close Family.”


WHITLEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING: 710 N. Opportunity Drive, Columbia City; 260-248-8944; 11:30 a.m. today, National Friend Day!, bring a friend to eat for free if it is their first time; noon Wednesday, Russ Gilliom, program on the Tambora volcano; and noon Thursday, Valentine's party with Millers Merry Manor providing games and prizes.

Targeted Travel

NEW HAVEN PARKS AND RECREATION – MOTOR COACH TRIPS: “Oklahoma!,” Wagon Wheel, July 11, register by June 14; Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Riverboat Cruise, Sept. 5 and 6, register by Aug. 8; Brown County, Oct. 8, register by Sept. 4; Mackinac Island, Oct. 21 to 24, register by June 28; Beef & Boards, “The Christmas Story” musical, Dec. 12, register by Nov. 8; more information and to register at 749-2212.