The Journal Gazette
Monday, April 05, 2021 1:00 am

Community Update


UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM: Workshops and camps in July; High School Summer Visual Art Academy; High School Summer Music Technology Academy; Youth Summer Art Program; Community Summer Visual Art Workshops; and City Strings Summer Camp; more information and register at 260-399-8064 or email

SOUTHWEST HONEY CO.: Now accepting reservations for summer programs for grades K to 12 that include conservation, beekeeping, education and fundraising; on-site classes are held at the Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, or at the Izaak Walton League, 17100 Griffin Road in Huntertown; more information at or 609-2897.

CREATIVE ARTS CAMP: June 7 to 18 “Theater” ages 8 to 18; June 8 “Cecchetti” ages 15 and older; June 28 to July 2 “Dance” ages 4 to 18; provided by the Creative Arts Council of Wells County; more information at or 260-824-5222.


“FOOD AND MOOD”: Virtual event 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday; learn ways to make healthy diet choices and avoid emotional eating; register at; meeting ID 820 5308 7585; passcode 793211; questions at Purdue Extension Allen County at 481-6437 or email


TENDERLOIN FRY BY GAERTE'S: Drive through only; 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday; Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church; 204 N. Main St., Columbia City; meal or meat only, $10.

RUMMAGE SALE: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; St. Rose Church, 208 Mulberry St., Monroeville.

FISH FRY DINNER: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; sponsored by Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor; includes scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll and kuchen; drive through or limited indoor dining; $10 adults, $5 children; more information at; questions at 444-3634.

“WALK IN MY SHOES” – PULLED PORK DINNER: Drive through 11 a.m. until gone Sunday; Cornerstone Youth Center, 19819 Monroeville Road, Monroeville; benefits the Alzheimer's Association; $9; questions at 260-414-0210.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WINE & BEER FESTIVAL: July 30; Parkview Field; music, activities and silent auction items; admission starts at $40; more information at

7TH ANNUAL RACE FOR THE WARRIOR 5K/10K WALK/RUN: 9 a.m. July 24; Fort Wayne International Airport, 3801 W. Ferguson Road; more information and registration at

“TEE OFF WITH TAM” – GOLF OUTING: 8 a.m. June 25; Whispering Creek, 216 N. Rufus St., New Haven; one $320 foursome tickets includes 18 holes, entry to contests, golf cart, lunch, beverages and a swag bag for four golfers; sponsored by McMillen Health; register at


“PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEANING”: Photo voice research project for young adults living with cancer; virtual event 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Thursday to May 27; Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana; ages 18 to 39 currently receiving cancer treatment or up to one year after treatment; questions and register at or 260-484-9560, ext. 351.

CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 22, “Natural Ways to Fight Inflammation.” This program is on-site but will also be shown virtually at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 12 and 21 and 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 26; also 1:30 to 4 p.m. April 12, Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, “Spiritual Forest Therapy Walk,” meet at the Nature Center, registration required at 484-9560.

BLOOD DONATIONS: 2 to 8 p.m. today, Christian Community Center of Harlan, 12616 Spencerville Road, Harlan; 1 to 7 p.m. today, First Merchants Heritage Hall, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. 7th St., Auburn; 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Stroh Church of Christ, 4540 S. 1100 West, Hudson; 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant View Church of Christ, 200 Fox Lake Road, Angola; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, YMCA, 1160 W. 500 North, Huntington; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/School, 4500 Fairfield Ave.


“AGING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PAINFUL!”: Virtual event 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; University of Saint Francis professors share expertise in the Allen County Public Library's USF Lecture Series; presented by Dr. Matthew Hopf, associate professor of kinesiology; register at


HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-2900; today through April 24, donation bins for like-new books will be found and includes the Markle library and various businesses around Huntington and Markle; also, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, a special two-day donation event will include a thank you gift.


MAUMEE WATERSHED ALLIANCE: Virtual event 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday; free presentation on the science behind water quality challenges, weather patterns and their effects on waterways, economic impacts on cities and agriculture, and successes in addressing these challenges; register at and click on the link in the Rivers Summit III article; more information at 484-5848, ext. 3.

HUNTINGTON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Virtual and live meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Keefer Center of the Huntington City-Township Public Library; “Family History and Family Stories” presented by the society's own Carole Hacker; online access will be through Zoom; call 260-356-0824 or email to register to attend in person or for virtual meeting access instructions; closed captioning is available.

YOM HASHOAH: FORT WAYNE HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE: Commemoration for 6 million Jews who lost their lives; virtual and on cable TV 6 p.m. Thursday; access Fort Wayne community Channel 1 (Frontier cable Channel 25 and Comcast cable Channel 55); or 7 p.m. via Zoom at

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