Tickets for the rousing Rodger’s and Hammerstein musical OKLAHOMA went on sale January 14. General admission tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for senior and $7 for students. Reserved seating is available at Creative Arts Council for $16 each reserved seat or $25 patron level, which includes listing in the program. Show dates are February 1,2,8,9, at 8pm and February 3 and 10 at 4pm. General admission tickets are sold 24 hours at Bluffton Motor Inn, 608 N. Main Street, Bluffton, Indiana and during regular business hours at Bluffton NAPA, 643 N. Main Street. Creative Arts Council is located at 110 West Washington, where ticket sales are open 11am to 4pm weekdays. Orders may be placed by phone or mail with best available seating. Visa and MasterCard accepted. The Theater location is 428 S. Oak Street in Bluffton.
SNOW DAY/SCHOOL DELAY – WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
Do you have someone to watch your children for snow days and school delays? If not, come check out our facilities at Calvary United Methodist Ministry Daycare at 6301 Winchester Road. We have before and after school or full day care on day by day basis. For more information, please call Marvel or Cindy at 747-9218.
SKYLINE SENIORS MEET
Chaplain Joe Grim from “Transport For Christ” will speak at the Skyline Church, 5300 Winchester Road, Tuesday, February 12 at 10am. There will be a potluck luncheon at noon.
SETTLERS TO OFFER HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM
A history program for home schooled children will be offered by Settlers, Inc. at the Swinney Homestead, 1424 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN, on February 21, 2002, from 9 to 11 a.m. “Make and Play with Old Fashioned Toys at the Swinney Homestead ” will provide a memorable history lesson for students seven years or older. A guardian must accompany children. $7.50 fee will be charged for all attendees. For registration information, call 260-484-8087. Registration deadline is February 14th.
A general meeting of the Old Trail Neighborhood Association will be held at 7pm, January 22, 2002 at the South West Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road. This meeting is for the 2002 Election of board members. Hope to see you there – Jacque Keesler, OTNA President
Sandpoint’s winter 2002 design classes begin on January 29. Pre-registration is required with limited class sizes. All classes will be held from 6:30pm to 8pm. Fees include all materials. Contact Nancy Harz at 747-4131 for more information. Classes in the Waynedale area are:
“Flowers By Design” – Tuesday, January 29, 2002
4322 DeForest Avenue
Tuesday, March 5, 2002
4322 DeForest Avenue
“The Rose Topiary” – Thursday, February 7, 2002 4322 DeForest Avenue
Thursday, March 14, 2002 4322 DeForest Avenue
“Cake Decorating” – Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4322 DeForest Avenue
“Spring Wreaths” – Thursday, February 28, 2002 4322 DeForest Avenue
Thursday, March 21, 2002 4322 DeForest Avenue
SUPER BOWL GAME PARTY
Who: Marine Corp League
What: Open To The Public Super Bowl Game Party
When: Sunday, February 3, 2002 – 5pm through “Big Game” Time
Where: 930 East, New Haven, Indiana – Driveway next to McDonalds.
How Much: $7 per person and includes pre-view of game, the game on large screen along with hot dogs and chili. Card games available; beverage service available. Come enjoy an evening of fun and good fellowship and root for your favorite team.
Information: 493-8323 between 11am and 10pm.
Info: Join Naturalist Christian Schult for an interesting and informative nature hike covering the “Creatures of the Night”. Chrisfoxisland@yahoo.com.
NIGHT HIKE II
Who: Allen County Parks Department
What: Another night hike
When: Friday, January 25 – 7pm to 8:30pm
Where: Metea County Park, 12621 Union Chapel Road, Leo, Indiana
How Much: $2 per person – Call 449-3180 to reserve your space. Join Bob Dispenza as we explore the past, present, and future of Metea Park while learning more about winter survival and celestial objects overhead on a winter Night Hike. Dress for the weather – we won’t let a little snow stop us. Flashlights are optional but will not be used on the hike; also there is no bug repellent needed. We will meet at the parking lot inside the gate at 7pm.
Who: Christ U.M. Church
What: Rummage Sale
When: Saturday, February 8, 2002 – 8:30am to 1pm
Where: 1101 McKinnie Ave.
Items: Quality Winter Clothes all sizes, household items, and misc.
HAPPENINGS AT THE WAYNEDALE BRANCH OF THE ALLEN COUNTY LIBRARY
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME January
Mondays-21,28, and Tuesdays-22,29, at 10:30am – This is a specially designed storytime for children age 5 and younger.
The Avalon Neighborhood Association will hold their next meeting Monday, January 21, 2002 at 7pm in the Waynedale Library – Lower Huntington Road.
‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’ – 2002
The 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, A Night of FAME scheduled for March 9, 2002 is currently accepting audition tapes. Interested high school students may send video or audiotapes of their “garage bands” to Kay Nims, Daybreak Children Children’s Shelter, 909 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Tapes will be accepted until January 18, 2002. For further information, call Kay at 482-9125, ext. 2532. FAME co-sponsors for this event include Crossroad, CANA, Daybreak Children’s Shelter, Great Kids Make Great Communities, Park Center, and The Villages.
DAYCARE CAREGIVERS NEEDED
Calvary United Methodist Ministry Daycare is now hiring Daycare Caregivers for a couple of days each week. Must have tender loving care and be good with all ages of children. If you are this special person that loves kids, please give Marvel a call at 747-9218.
Calvary United Methodist Ministry Daycare has openings for infants and children of all ages. If you would like to see our daycare and meet the girls, call Marvel at 747-9218 for appointment. We have full-time, part-time, and drop-ins.
NEW WORSHIP SERVICE
Simpson United Methodist Church, 2501 S. Harrison Street, (Calhoun and Suttenfield), will begin a new informal worship service on Wednesday nights. Worship services will be from 7pm to 7:45pm, and will feature Holy Communion each week. The entire community is invited to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Scott Shoaff at 744-1169.
THREE RIVERS LITERACY ALLIANCE FALL 2001 LEARNING CENTER SCHEDULE
The Three Rivers Literacy Alliance Fall 2001 Learning Center Schedule for the Waynedale Area: Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 Tillman Road – Monday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Free Childcare)
*The TRLA learning centers serve adult students who are seeking to earn GED Diplomas or who simply wish to improve their basic reading, writing, and /or math skills. Please call
426-7323 for more information and for enrollment policies.
GIVE A GIFT
There’s one gift you can give that doesn’t require a manual, programming or even batteries. In fact it won’t cost you a dime. This coming new year you can give the gift of life by choosing to become an organ donor. The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana (KNFI) is encouraging all Americans to get into the true spirit of the holiday season by simply signing a donor card and discussing their wishes with their family.
There are more than 78,000 men, women, and children in need of a life-saving organ in the U.S. with nearly 800 awaiting a transplant in Indiana. If every American chose to become an organ donor, this waiting list could be wiped out forever. Sign a donor card; it may be the one gift that could change someone’s life. For more information or to receive your free organ donor card, call 1-800-382-9971.
NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF INDIANA NOW ACCEPTING CAR DONATIONS
Have a car, van, truck, boat, or other vehicle that’s cluttering up your driveway or just sitting around? Want to get rid of it and be able to take the value off your income tax? Donate it to the National Kidney Foundation. Call 1-800-382-9971 to donate your vehicle. It must be whole and have a clear title. Towing is free and vehicle need not be in running condition.
FORT WAYNE ART SOURCE
(Non-Profit Gallery and Learning Center)
2812 Lower Huntington Road – Waynedale 747-9834
GALLERY HOURS: GALLERY, OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Thursdays: 5pm-9pm Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 10am-2pm Sundays: 1pm-4pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
FEATURED ARTWORK FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IS ACRYLICS BY TERRY HAFFNER
A Portrait of Ability and Inspiration
Terry Haffner has been designing greeting cards, soloed in musicals, and addressing audiences at fundraising dinners before the age of 12. Terry has always been focused and determined. Born with partial legs and without arms, Terry faced many challenges at birth, which turned into opportunities in life as family, teachers, doctors, and community leaders helped Terry see what gifts he had.
With a degree from Purdue University and the special training to allow him to drive a van, Terry now is in high demand as a visiting artist in schools, and also a keynote and dinner speaker. Terry travels America with a message of rekindling the values of faith, education, family respect, and serving others. Terry sees himself as a role model for children and adults.
The acrylic landscapes/seascapes of churches, western valleys, winter scenes, and lighthouses are among Terry’s best sellers. Terry has said, “God’s presence and his blueprint for me became clear. I knew that my voice, sense of humor, and ability to paint would play roles in my life. I felt that God wanted me always to touch the lives of others.”
2002 Annual Passes are now on sale at the Fox Island Nature Center, 7324 Yohne Road. The passes are priced from $15-$35, and are valid from date of purchase through December 31, 2002. For more information contact the Allen County Parks Department at 449-3184 or email at email@example.com.
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
The official week for Random Acts of Kindness is February 10-16, 2002. The kick-off will be on February 10 at the Glenbrook Shopping Center.
But why wait for the “official” week to practice Random Acts of Kindness? This time of the year gives us all opportunities to be kind.
It really comes down to treating other people the way you would like to be treated. Random Acts of Kindness will come back to you and be shared by others around you.
Fort Wayne Area Committee, 616 S. Harrison Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
PORTAGE CREEK CAMP ASSOCIATION’S
“1ST ANNUAL MOST AWESOME HUMONGUS WAYNEDALE-WIDE GARAGE SALE”
(The time of the sale will be announced as soon as the garage at the Scout Cabin (corner of Lower Huntington Road and Ardmore Avenue) is full – probably in the early spring.)
Have a garage sale last fall and don’t know what to do with all the ‘leftovers’? Are you still sorting through all the stuff Aunt Judy left you in her will, attic, basement, and closets? Did someone give you a gift at the last ‘white elephant’ party you attended and you want to get rid of it? Got a garage/basement/attic you want emptied of its contents? Want to get rid of old toys, tools, cooking utensils, furniture, etc. after Christmas to make room for the new stuff? Move and haven’t unpacked all the boxes and don’t know what’s in them and haven’t missed the stuff? Don’t open them; call Portage Creek Camp Association.
The members said they are willing to come to your house to pick up your donations. You may drop off your donations at the Scout Cabin but you must call first and arrange for someone to meet you there. Please don’t drop anything off in front of the door; it will only get wet or be stolen. Call and have someone meet you there PLEASE. Take a FREE tour of the Boy Scout Cabin while you’re there.
Don’t throw it out; call Jack Shepard, a member of Portage Creek Camp Association at 436-2422, for a ‘free’ pickup. For more information about Boy Scouting in the Waynedale area, contact Ray McCune at Portage Creek Camp Association, 2700 Lower Huntington Road or call him at 747-4535 or call Committee Chairman Walt Pressler at 436-9462.
FOR SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER – ROBBIE IRONS’ KOMET JERSEY
This is mounted in a frame with a glass front. It is orange and sports the #30 on the jersey sleeves. There is an engraved plaque on the outside with Robbie Irons’ name on it. This professionally done, glass encased jersey was donated to Portage Creek Camp Association for their “1ST ANNUAL MOST AWESOME HUMONGUS WAYNEDALE-WIDE GARAGE SALE”, however the members think the jersey should be put up for silent auction. Call 747-4535 and make a bid on the jersey. The latest and highest bid will be available in case someone wants to top it. The bid has started at $50.00. The Jersey is on display at THE WAYNEDALE BAKERY, 2610 Lower Huntington Road in Waynedale (they are open from 4am to 4pm M-F and from 4am to noon on Saturday – Closed Sundays). Talk to owner Bonnie Harris. Drop off your written bid at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS or give it to Bonnie. Bidding will stop at 4pm January 31, 2002 and the highest bidder will be notified.
FLOWERS & BARBARA HAS MOVED
to a new home at 613 West Brackenridge Street – off Broadway. In celebration of our 25th year in business, we’d like to announce our move to 613 West Brackenridge Street and that we will be closed to walk-in business until January 7, 2002 but we will accept phone-in orders. Call 260-744-1303 or 1-800-421-5459.
ARENA DINNER THEATRE INC. PRESENTS PLAY
Who: Arena Dinner Theatre
What: “CALIFORNIA SUITE” by Neil Simon
When: January 18, 19, 25, 26 – February 1, 2,
(Social hour begins at 6:30pm, dinner at 7:15pm, show starts at 8pm)
Where: 719 Rockhill Street
How much: Admission is $25 – call the box office at 493-1384 for reservations
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN THEATER PRESENTS PLAY
Who: First Presbyterian Theater – 422-6329 for information and reservations
What: “Art” a play by Yamina Reza; translation by Christopher Hampton
Where: 300 W. Wayne Street – North of Allen County Library – park on North
side of building.
When: Thursday Preview Performance, February 7 at 8pm.
Fridays & Saturdays, February 8,9,15,16,22,23 at 8pm.
Sunday, February 17 at 2pm.
How much: Preview Performance – $5 (No reservations – 1st come 1st served)
Regular Performances – General Admission – $12, Seniors – $10,
Young (under 23yrs) $7 – Group rates available