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The Journal Gazette

Monday, May 06, 2019 1:00 am

Community update


JUNIOR NATURALIST DAY CAMP: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 10 to 14; Ouabache State Park, 4930 E. Indiana 201, Bluffton; $70, $60 for additional sibling; register by June 4 at or 260-437-8650.

HONEYWELL FOUNDATION SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAM: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 3 to 21; Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; grades 1 to 2, 3 to 6 and 7 to 12; $75; register at


“COOKING WITH HERBS”: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; no registration required; questions at 481-6826.

WORTHPOINT TREASURE HUNT: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday; Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana; learn tips for discovering hidden treasures at flea markets, antique stores or in your attic or basement; free; registration required at


PLOWSHARES GRAND LAUNCH CELEBRATION: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Joseph Decuis Farmstead, 6756 E. 900 South, Columbia City; farm-to-table dining; Heartland Sings Choir will perform; $60 tickets at; more information at 425-213-7516.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY AND PORK TENDERLOIN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; sponsored by Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor; $9 adults, $5 children.

THIRD ANNUAL PUFFERBELLY TRAIL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Ted's Beerhall, 12628 Coldwater Road; silent auction, hog roast lunch, local craft beer, donation tags, silent auction and live music; more information at

CORNERSTONE YOUTH CENTER – ANNUAL GIVE DAY: May 17; 19819 Monroeville Road, Monroeville; donate online or drop off money; matching funds are available; all money will support Cornerstone and its community; more information at 623-3972 or

K9 KLASSIC – 5K FUN RUN/WALK: July 27; University of Saint Francis campus; bring your family and your dog; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Allen County SPCA; $20 adult, $10 ages 11-17, free for youth 10 and younger; register at

27th ANNUAL BEAMAN HOME GOLF 18-HOLE SCRAMBLE: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start; South Shore Golf Club, 10601 Indiana 13, Syracuse; $400 per four-person team; for registration and sponsorship form, call 574-267-7701 or


“SAY OLE TO HEALTHY MEXICAN FOOD”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. today or 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 30; Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560.

BLOOD DONATIONS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E. 200 North, Angola; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. 7th St., Auburn; 3:45 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Cedarville Elementary School, 12225 Hardisty Road; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Lakewood Park Christian School, 5555 County Road South, Auburn; 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, YMCA, 1160 W. 500 North, Huntington; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Church of the Latter-day Saints, 5401 St. Joe Road.


“FINDING FAMILY AFTER THE HOLOCAUST”: 3 p.m. today; University of Saint Francis, downtown business center, 826 Ewing St.; speakers are Dr. Elizabeth Anthony and Irv Adler; more information at 399-8066 or

“HOW THE ALABAMA MIGRATION CHANGED FORT WAYNE”: 11 a.m. Saturday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; presented by Karen Richards; hosted by ARCH.


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; 6:30 p.m. today, Friends of the Library annual meeting.


ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; Curt Sylvester will present “Colonial Era Research.”

“THE STATE OF WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN IN NORTHEAST INDIANA” CONFERENCE: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 Berry St.; sponsored by the Janus Foundation for Applied Social Research and RAISE Consulting; $59, $25 for students at

FORT WAYNE INVENTORS CLUB: 7 p.m. Thursday; TekVenture, 1550 Griffin St.; 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

“TEACUPS AND TUTUS”: Saturday; tea party and ballet lesson for ages 4 and up; $5 per person tickets through the Creative Arts office at 211 Water St., Bluffton; time and more information at 260-824-5222.

“SHRED DAY”: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; parking lot of the Berne City Building, 158 W. Franklin St., Berne; three banker size boxes per citizen.

“STARS OF TOMORROW”: Sunday; Paulding High School Auditorium; a talent competition for different age groups with monetary prizes and scholarships; sponsored by the Paulding Kiwanis Club; proceeds go to children's clubs and organizations; for time, more information and registration, go to; deadline to register is Saturday and can be mailed to Paulding Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 94, Paulding, OH 45879.

WARREN ALUMNI AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL BANQUET: 4 p.m. social hour begins, 6 p.m. dinner Saturday; Knight-Bergman Civic Center, 132 N. Nancy St., Warren; $12 per person; reservations at or 260-375-2650.

STORYPOINT FORT WAYNE: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; Story-Point Fort Wayne, 3715 Union Chapel Road; free coffee to all on-duty responders at its cafe.

ADULT PINEWOOD DERBY: 1 to 4 p.m. May 18; Hop River Brewing, 1515 N. Harrison St.; contestants can build a new car or bring their own; $20 entry fee; no more than six members on a team; one person on each team must be over 21; more information and registration at

TRAIL BUDDIES: Jorgensen Family YMCA, 10313 Aboite Center Road; a bike program enabling individuals with special needs to experience the outdoors in a new way; learn more and sign up at 755-4961 or email

THRIVE NOBLE COUNTY – 101 BUS TOUR: June 28; a one-day guided tour featuring Ligonier on a Sylvan Cellars party bus, lunch, snacks and all tour stops; $30; reservations and more information at or 800-200-6499.


WHITLEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING: 710 N. Opportunity Drive, Columbia City; 260-248-8944; noon Wednesday, singer Captain Bob and haircuts; and 11:15 a.m. Friday, Mother's Day party.

Targeted Travel

NEW HAVEN PARKS AND RECREATION – BUS TRIPS: Sept. 5 to 6, Ark & Creation Museum, $308/$258; Oct. 8, Nashville, Brown County, $112; Oct. 21 to 24, Grand Hotel Experience, Mackinac Island, $1,072/$802/$712; and Dec. 12, “A Christmas Story,” Beef & Boards professional dinner theater in Indianapolis, $99; more information and register at 749-2212.