The Journal Gazette
Monday, November 18, 2019 1:00 am

Community update


“NATURE'S GIFT OF TURKEYS”: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews; $2 per child; advance registration at 260-468-2127.


CHRISTMAS TREES AND WREATHS: Noon to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays; Nov. 23 through Dec. 19; Concordia Lutheran Church/School, 4245 Lake Ave.

“YULETIDE TREASURES” ART & CRAFT SHOW: Hosted by Passages; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Indian Springs Middle School, 1692 S. Indiana 9, Columbia City.

TASTE OF SAINT NICHOLAS BAKE SALE: 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday; St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 3535 Crescent Ave.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29 to Dec. 1; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; includes early entry into Festival of Trees; $20; tickets at 424-5665 or at the box office.

CROSSWINDS' SIXTH ANNUAL “JAZZIN' UP JANUARY”: Jan. 30; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; keynote speaker will be P.J. Fleck, head football coach for the University of Minnesota; food stations, live music, silent auction; more information and tickets at

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE: 10 a.m. Feb. 8; Camp Red Cedar, 3900 Hursh Road; raise a minimum of $75 in pledges; following the plunge will be food, beverages, music, silent auction and door prizes; more information at 402-9633 or register at


“THE TEAL CHAIR” DOCUMENTARY: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center, 5920 Homestead Road; sponsored by Visiting Nurse; helps to answer the question: If you knew you had limited time, what would you do?; RSVP at 435-3212.

“HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BODY AND BRAIN”: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; 3715 Union Chapel Road; sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association; email questions to

COMMUNITY APPROACH TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN WHITLEY COUNTY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; watch live on the Whitley County Health Department's Facebook page.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: Ivy Tech, Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; Noon to 1 p.m. today, Coliseum Campus, Room 1312, “Jean-Paul Sartre's Existentialism is a Humanism”; noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Coliseum Campus, Room 1360-61, “The Music of the Moors in Spain: Development and Influence on Western Culture”; and noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Coliseum Campus, Room 1360-61, “The Politics of Terrorism: A Growing History of Discontent.”

“FILM & DISCUSSION: ALONE IN THE GAME”: Documentary; 7 to 9 p.m. today; Indiana Tech, Andorfer Commons Magee-O'Connor Theater, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.

“CONCRETE REFORMS TO RID THE CHURCH OF ABUSES OF SEX AND POWER”: 7 p.m. Wednesday; University of Saint Francis, Parkview Physicians Group Auditorium of Achatz Hall of Science and John and Toni Murray Research Center, 2701 Spring St.; speaker is professor Adam DeVille; more information at 399-8066 or


HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-0824; 6 p.m. today, a spokesperson from the Alzheimer's Association will host an “Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia” workshop.


COMMUNITY UNITY ENGAGEMENT NIGHT: 6 p.m. Tuesday; Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E. DeWald St. (presented by Cooper Community Center); enjoy a light meal along with games and prizes for the kids; topic of discussion is “Keeping Our Youth Safe: Vaping, Sexting, Police Interactions, Apps and More”; hosted by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation.

FORT WAYNE ARTISTS GUILD MONTHLY MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; featuring Justin Johnson, gallery director at University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, who will present a history of illuminated manuscripts and Russian icons;

NOTRE DAME CLUB: Noon Thursday; Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, 4010 W. Jefferson Blvd.; meeting and honoring person of the year; $15 per person; if possible, RSVP at

HOLIDAY LIGHT AND DINNER TOUR: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; dinner and entertainment by the American Legion Band; downtown tour and Franke Park via motor coach; $20; register by Dec. 2 at 427-6000 or; registration code 141600-MI.


WHITLEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING: 710 N. Opportunity Drive, Columbia City; 260-248-8944; 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Thanksgiving meal; and 1 p.m. Friday, painting class.

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