The Journal Gazette
Monday, February 17, 2020 1:00 am

Community Update


“UNDERSTANDING WILLS & TRUSTS”: 1 p.m. today; Purdue Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; free and no registration required; questions at 481-6826.

ALLEN COUNTY 4-H ROBOTICS AND STEM CLUB: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16; Tek Venture, 1550 Griffin St.; $10 dues and 4-H enrollment required; registration and more information at 481-6826.

WOOD STENCILING: 1 p.m. March 2; Purdue Extension, Allen County, 4001 Crescent Ave.; make and take your own farmhouse-style project; learn the art of staining, distress painting and stenciling to create a sign; $25 per person; registration at 481-6826.

4-H DOG OBEDIENCE PROGRAM: Beginning in March; Home Loan Bank Building, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; 16-week program; grades 3 to 12; dog should be at least four months of age; $65; register and pay fees by Friday at 481-6826.


ANNUAL CORVETTE RAFFLE: Tickets on sale for $15 each with discounts for larger ticket amounts; get tickets at Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton St., or by calling 483-2100; more information at; winner will be drawn June 24.

GUIDED HISTORY TOUR AND LUNCH: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday; Swinney House, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tour continues at the Allen County Courthouse after lunch; $25; reservations and payment by March 14; ages 14 and older; proceeds support the maintenance of the Swinney Homestead; more information at or 747-1501 or 747-1229.

“FASHION EN POINTE”: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sycamore Hills Golf Club, 11836 Covington Road; valet parking, champagne, live harp music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, raffle tickets; fashion show at 7 p.m. followed by gourmet desserts at intermission; attire is black tie optional; $150 per person; presented by Fort Wayne Ballet; tickets at 484-9646 or

“TASTE OF SISTER CITIES GALA”: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28; Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive; sponsored by Fort Wayne Sister Cities International; hors d'oeuvres, buffet and desserts, beer tasting, cash bar, photo booth and silent auction; $100 tickets or $700 for table of eight; more information at; tickets at

LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION AND CHICKEN DINNER: 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 29; 4-H Exhibit Building, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; $10 at the door; pre-sale $7 tickets at Purdue Extension – Allen County, 4001 Crescent Ave. until Feb. 28; more information at 481-6826.

CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 29; New Haven High School, Door 18, 1300 Green Road; for the support of New Haven High School students who are traveling to Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic for a Holocaust tour in September 2021.


EVENING AND AFTERNOON GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: Today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (and every third Monday of each month); and continuing from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (every second and fourth Wednesday of each month); Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center, 5920 Homestead Road; also at 6 p.m. today, “Finding Hope” for those who have lost a loved one to suicide; more information at 435-3261 or for a full list of support groups available.

VISITING NURSE: Today, a palliative care clinic will open at Dupont Hospital, 2514 E. Dupont Road, Suite 120; and 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, open house.

CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, yoga therapy for cancer survivors.

“PLANNING YOUR FUTURE”: 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday; Smith Farms Manor, 406 Smith Drive, Auburn; a senior wellness presentation by Visiting Nurse; free but must register by Tuesday at 260-925-4800 or

BLOOD DONATIONS: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton; 2 to 6:30 p.m. today, Community Center, 204 Rufus St., New Haven; 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mad Anthony Taproom, 114 N. Main St., Auburn; 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Redkey Elementary, 500 W. Main St., Redkey; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington; 8 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Hylant, 6714 Point Inverness Way, Suite 1; noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, University of Saint Francis, Hutzell Athletic Center, 2701 Spring St.; noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Bluffton Regional Medical Center, 303 S. Main St., Bluffton; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Saint Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road.


“COMING OF AGE IN 'BOMBINGHAM'” – BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION: 7 p.m. today; Grace College, Westminster Hall, 105 9th St., Winona Lake; open to the public, presented by Carolyn Maull McKinstry, a survivor of the Civil Rights struggle and the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.

“FORT WAYNE RAILROAD HISTORY”: 11 a.m. Saturday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; presented by railroad historian Craig Berndt; hosted by ARCH.


BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS: Hosted by the Allen County Public Library; “Harlem Renaissance or Hip-Hop and R&B,” 2 p.m. today, Hessen Cassel branch and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Woodburn branch; “Memories, Masters & Music – of the Harlem Renaissance,” 1 p.m. today, New Haven branch, 7 p.m. today, Tecumseh branch, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, main branch downtown; “Creative Canvas,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hessen Cassel branch and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, New Haven branch; “Cuttin' the Rug” – learn the Charleston, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Pontiac branch and 3:30 p.m. Thursday, New Haven branch; more information and register online at

ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 260-724-2605; 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, “Light Bulb Sharpie Craft”; ages 13 and older.


FORT WAYNE ARTISTS GUILD MONTHLY MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Room A, 900 Library Plaza; Dianna Porter will present a free watercolor portrait demonstration;

INDIANA HUMANITIES: 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Brokaw Movie House, 200 N. Public Square, Angola; new mini-documentaries exploring racial integration, rural life, city pride and more will be shown; free but advance registration is required at

“PHASES II AND III OF RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT”: 6 p.m. today; Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.; a free and family-friendly riverfront educational series; more information at

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