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The Journal Gazette

Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00 am

Community update


COMMUNITY COLORING SESSIONS: 3 to 5p.m. today, July 16 and Aug 20; Caleo Caf, 113 W. Maumee St., Angola; free and all ages; bring your coloring materials or use those available.

NATURE PLAY DAY: Noon to 4p.m. Saturday; Salamonie Interpretive Center, 3691 New Holland Road, Andrews; free after paying $7 park admission fee or $9 for out-of-state vehicle; bring a sack lunch with drink.

CAREER CHOICES: 3 to 5p.m. June 18; Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. 30; check out the different departments and learn about employee perks and ask questions; for grades 3 to 12; register before Friday at the Purdue Extension – Allen County Office at 481-6826.

SEWING WORKSHOP: 5 to 8p.m. June 22 and 29; Purdue Extension – Allen County Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; grades 3 to 12; $25 annual 4-H fee, $20 supplies; register by Friday at 481-6826.


EASTERSEALS ARC OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6:30p.m. Thursday; 7 to 8:30p.m. game time; Arc Raiders Basketball Team; Indiana Tech, Schaefer Gymnasium, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; $5 at the door.

PLANT SALE AND OPEN HOUSE: Noon to 2:30p.m. Saturday; Purdue Extension Service, 4001 Crescent Ave.; meet master gardeners and ask questions.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: 11a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday; Riverside Gardens, 14701 Schwartz Road, Leo-Cedarville; pony rides, games and inflatables, rides, live family-friendly entertainment, Usborne Book Fair, food for purchase; more information at or 260-999-6173.

AGEN FAMILY TRIO BENEFIT CONCERT: 6p.m. June24; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; proceeds will support Audiences Unlimited Inc.; tickets at 422-4226 or

KIWANIS COOK OUT: 11a.m. to 2p.m. June 22; Herb Monroe Community Park, 201 E. Caroline St., Paulding, Ohio; free but will accept donations; money raised will be channeled back into the community by helping youth.

“PROTECTING OUR PATROLLING PAWS”: 1 to 4p.m. June 24; Havenhurst Park in New Haven; cookout, pictures taken with K-9s, dunk tank, K-9 demonstration, face painting, dog contest for longest tail, cutest outfit; 3:30 to 4p.m. technician Olympics; all dogs attending must preregister and have current rabies and DHLPP vaccines; monies raised will go to the New Haven Police Department's K-9 unit.

K-9 KLASSIC 5K FUN RUN/WALK: July 28; University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; dogs welcome; a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Allen County SPCA; $20 registration is now open at


ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER INDIANA: 8 to 10:30a.m. Tuesday; Ivy Tech Community College, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; town hall meeting to discuss public health issues plaguing the state; register at

CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560; 6 to 7:30p.m. Wednesday or 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. June18, “Eating for a Healthy Heart”; 9 to 11:30a.m. or 6:30 to 9p.m. Wednesday, “Forest Therapy Walk” at 7099 County Road 327, Garrett; registration is required for the walk at 484-9560.


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; 11a.m. and 6:30p.m. today; Stevens Puppets presenting Rumplestiltskin.


DISORDERLY BEAR DEN: 6:30p.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; noon Wednesday, games and prizes with Carol Flowers; 12:30p.m. Friday, euchre tournament and snacks.

Targeted travel

“HISTORY ADVENTURE DAY TRIP”: Settlers Inc.; 8:30a.m. to 5p.m. June 21; tour the home of Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, lunch at Shapiro's Deli (on your own) and visit Indianapolis City Market; depart from Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $60; reservations at 747-1229 by June 18;