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The Journal Gazette

Monday, March 11, 2019 1:00 am

Community Update


SCORE! SUMMER THEATER: July 8 to 28; for students who have completed grades 6, 7 or 8; $450 for early registration until May 1 or $550 after; deadline June 7 at


OHIO STATE MASTER GARDENER: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, orientation class; then, training sessions will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 27 through May 8; Paulding County OSU Extension Building, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; $150; $200 for couples sharing materials; applications at 419-399-8225; more information at

NATURE LOVERS LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon Thursday; Ouabache State Park, 4930 E. Indiana 201, Bluffton; “A Healthy Approach to Hiking/Walking” presented by Shirley Drier; main dish, drinks and table service provided; bring a side dish to share; donations will be collected; register at 260-824-0926.

4-H HORSE WORKSHOP: 1 to 4 p.m. March 23 or 1 to 4 p.m. March 24; Blue Willow Farm, 4936 Cedar Lake Road; grades 3 to 12; $15 annual program fee plus $15 supplies; register by Friday at the Purdue Extension – Allen County office, 481-6826.


MAUMEE VALLEY TRI-ADVENTURE RACE: 7:30 a.m. May 18; Independence Dam State Park, 27722 Ohio 424, Defiance, Ohio; 36-mile biking course, canoe or kayak 6 miles and backpacking 8  miles; $40 ages 25 and older, $20 ages 21 to 24, $10 ages 19 and younger; proceeds go to support the Naturalist Scouts; registration due by May 11; more information at 419-826-5182 or

4TH ANNUAL SECOND CHANCES ART EXHIBIT: 6 to 9 p.m. May 18; John P. Weatherhead Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art & Visual Communication Center, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; live music and hors d'oeuvres; $10 person; for more information, call Brad Saleik at Blue Jacket Inc. at 744-1900.

“19th ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS” – DEFIANCE COLLEGE: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday; Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Elliott Road; Defiance, Ohio; proceeds benefit PATH Center; tickets are $12 and includes a handmade bowl; $10 for children 10 and under; meal will be a freewill donation.

“MARQUEE”: 5 p.m. cocktails (Indiana Hotel Lobby and Embassy Ballroom), 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. concert, May 3; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; presented by Mark Ulmschneider and Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider and starring Lea Salonga; $250 tickets at the STAR Bank box office or 424-5665.

BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER: 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 21; Indiana Tech Schaefer Center Gymnasium, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; hosted by Special Friends of Fort Wayne Inc.; players from WOWO Radio and Federated Media; donations accepted.

CHARIS HOUSE GALA: 5:30 p.m. May 3; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; hosted by the Rescue Mission; food and live and silent auction; $50 tickets before Saturday; $75 after at

ANNUAL ANGELS OF HOPE LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10; Christ's Covenant Church, 2090 E. Pierceton Road, Winona Lake; hosted by the Beaman Home; speaker is local resident Amy Batten; bring a four-pack of toilet paper; donations will be accepted; RSVP by April 10 at 574-267-7701 or

CARROLL BAND'S “MOVE IT FOR MUSIC” – 5K RUN/WALK: 8 a.m. April 27; Parkview YMCA; $25 now through April 1 at


BLOOD DONATIONS: 2 to 8 p.m. today, Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St., Grabill; 7:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont Road; and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road.

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


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; noon Wednesday, midday music with Mary Witte.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; Saturday mornings from Saturday to April 13 “Paws to Read,” read to a registered therapy dog; and March 23 and April 13 in Markle; registration is required at 260-356-2900 or in Markle at 260-758-3332.


CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6:30 p.m. today; Allen County Public Library, Room C, 900 Library Plaza; program will be a round table discussion and a history question and answer period.

ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; a program by Delia Cothran Bourne on “Researching Adopted Children.”

LEAGUE FOR THE BLIND & DISABLED INC.: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday; The League, 5821 S. Anthony Blvd.; the goal of this meeting is to use the Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council's platform to advocate for meaningful change within the disability community.

SETTLERS' INC. NINTH ANNUAL GUIDED HISTORY TOUR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21; Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; following lunch, the tour continues at the Allen County Courthouse; transportation not included; proceeds support the maintenance of the Swinney Homestead; ages 14 and older; $25; registration and payment due by Thursday; call 747-1501 or 747-1229.

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


WHITLEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING: 710 N. Opportunity Drive, Columbia City; 260-248-8944; 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Johnny Marzetti; noon Wednesday, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel; noon Friday, St. Patty's party.