The Journal Gazette
Monday, May 03, 2021 1:00 am

Community Update


HEALTH SCIENCES CAMP: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. June 8 and 9; University of Saint Francis, Doermer Family Center, 2701 Spring St.; grades 8 to 12; $50 includes lunch and camp supplies; register at; more information at 399-7700, ext. 8501, or email


RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday; Packard Park Pavilion, 427 Kinsmoor Ave.; face masks must be worn; pre-registration required by calling 311 or 427-8311.


“EMPTY BOWLS”: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday; Purdue University Fort Wayne Walb Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; donate $25 and receive a handcrafted bowl and a grab-and-go chicken tortilla or tomato soup lunch, including drink and dessert; money goes to the PFW Food Bank, Blessings in a Backpack and the PFW Student Ceramics Club; only cash and checks accepted; email for more information.

NOBLE COUNTY MASTER GARDENER'S FLOWER AND PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Noble County Fairgrounds, Floral Hall, 580 Fair St., Kendallville; hanging flower baskets, vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, herbs and native plants; cash or check only; masks are required.

SETTLERS INC. PLANT SALE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; herbs and perennials; parking by the tennis courts; proceeds support Homestead maintenance; more information at 637-8622 or

PEOPLE'S CHOICE BBQ CHEF COOK-OFF: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; Cottage Event Center, 9524 U.S. 24 N., Roanoke; pay one price and sample a variety of barbecue items from five different providers and vote for your favorite; music provided by Julie Hadaway; tickets at Oak Hill Farm, 260-672-8199, and at the door.

MOTHER'S DAY ONLINE PLANT SALE: Virtual sale through Tuesday; choose from more than 700 varieties of plants from the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory; plants available at; curbside pickup at Lawton Park Greenhouse Friday through Sunday and May 13 through 16.


CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive, 484-9560; 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 10 or 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 21; “Healthy Chinese Food Options”; this program will also be offered virtually 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 24 and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 26.


ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 6:30 p.m. today, library will host author Sharon Cowen at its annual meeting.


HUNTINGTON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Live and virtual meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Huntington City – Township Public Library, Keefer Center; 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; “Civil War Surgeon – Charles T. Alexander” presented by Julie Reese DuVall; Zoom is available; call 260-356-0824 or email for virtual meeting access and the handout; closed captioning is available.

BASKETS4BABIES: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday; Associated Churches, 602 E. Wayne St.; bring new gifts to donate, such as diapers, diaper rash cream, wipes, diaper bags, clothes (newborn to 3T), bottles, brushes, formula; more information at

UNITED WAY OF DEKALB COUNTY DAY OF CARING: June 25; project and volunteer applications are available and due by Friday; seeking volunteers and accepting project applications in Auburn, Ashley, St. Joe, Butler, Garrett, Hamilton, Spencerville and Waterloo; sponsorship opportunities are also now available and due Friday; questions at 260-927-0995 or email; applications at or at 950 W. 15th St. in Auburn.

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