IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME – AN AMERICAN TRADITION
As American as apple pie and baseball, it’s time for the annual Girl Scout cookie activities in Waynedale and Northeast, Indiana. Sherri Weldman, Executive Director – Limberlost Council says, “This year, more than ever, girls are relying on the accepting and nurturing environment that Girl Scouts provides.” All proceeds from this activity stays here in the Fort Wayne and surrounding area including the troop you buy cookies from. Girl Scout cookie orders will be taken from February 1 to March 24, 2002. For more information call 260-422-3417, ext. 3330.
ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
WAYNEDALE BRANCH LIBRARY
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME – Mondays, February 4,11,18,25, and Tuesdays, February 5,12,19,26, at 10:30am. This is a specially designed storytime for children age 5 and younger.
NATIONAL DENTAL HEALTH MONTH CELEBRATION – Monday, February 18, 10:30am. Learn more about teeth with stories and activities.
ABOITE BRANCH LIBRARY
GREAT GROUNDHOG CELEBRATION – Saturday, February 2, 2002 – 10:30am – Will spring be early or late? Lots of fun with a puppet show, piñatas, and “groundhoggy” activities and treats.
Fridays, February 8 and 15 – 7pm at Fox Island Nature Center, 7324 Yohne Road, Waynedale, IN
People have been marveling at the night sky for ages. Objects of wonder surround us at night, but how much do we know about them? Bob Dispenza of Allen County Parks will be your tour guide. We will cover observation techniques and equipment, constellations, and stars, and look into our solar system and outer space. Class fee is $10 per person and covers both classes, and includes materials and a star wheel. Call 449-3180 for reservations.
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST
Who: Monson Chapel United Methodist Church
What: Breakfast of Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, French Toast, Hash Browns, Sausage
Gravy, Juice, Coffee, and Milk.
When: Saturday, February 2, 7am to 10am
Where: 11431 Lower Huntington Road – behind GM plant
Why: Proceeds to the Building Fund
Cost: All You Can Eat-$4, Children(6 to 12)-$2, Under 6-FREE
FREE HEALTH EXAMS
Healthy Neighbors, a Medical Outreach Program, is offering free health exams for uninsured adults (no income screening is involved). Exams will be given at “Come As You Are” Community Church, 6005 S. Anthony Blvd., on March 19, 2002, between 8am and 4pm. To make an appointment, please contact Sandy Payton – 447-6036. This service is offered through Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. and made possible by a grant from St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.
SOUTH WEST CONSERVATION CLUB, INC PUBLIC SCHEDULE
(SWCC IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION)
FISH AND TENDERLOIN SUPPER – Fridays February 1 & 15 – 5pm to 7:30pm
TRAP AND SKEET SHOOT – Sunday, February 10 and 24 – 12:30pm until close
ESKIMO 3-D ARCHERY SHOOT – Sunday, February 17 – 12noon until 3pm
TRAIL GUIDE TRAINING WORKSHOPS
The Allen County Parks Department and the Fox Island Alliance are cosponsoring a series of workshops to prepare volunteer trail guides for the spring hiking season. Volunteers assist the park staff in leading school groups on nature hikes through Fox Island County Park.
March 16 – 9am – 4pm Tree Identification (tips on leading younger children on
April 7 – 1pm – 3:30pm Wildflower identification.
April 13 – 9am – 12noon “Mother Nature Recycles” (topic tentative)
ALL YOU CAN EAT MEXICAN DINNER
(SEE BLHS IN LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS)
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Pastor/Teacher Anthony Payton & “COME AS YOU ARE” Community Church would be honored with your attendance at ORDINATION SERVICES for Rev. Virgil, Jr. & Rev. Glenda Griffin, Rev. Larry & Mrs. Cheryl Harrison and Elder Sherlock & Mrs. Pauline Harrison on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 4pm at 6005 South Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46816.
The Prayer of Jabez is the new Sunday School study at “COME AS YOU ARE” Community Church, 6005 South Anthony Boulevard at 9:30am each Sunday. Come join us. For more information call 447-6036.
Neighborhood Health Clinic will offer a FREE HEALTHY NEIGHBORS outreach program for adults at “COME AS YOU ARE” including free physical health exams on Tuesday, March 19th. Appointments must be made by phoning Sandy at 447-6036.
A NEW KID’S GROUP STARTS IN FEBRUARY 2002!
Cancer Services of Allen County is proud to offer a new, six-week support group for children who have an adult in their lives with cancer. The child could have a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor, or friend who has had a cancer diagnosis. The group will focus on: Education about Cancer, Feelings, Wellness and Illness, How cancer affects a family, Living with change, Self esteem and self care.
The group will be facilitated by Debra Noell, a licensed clinical social worker who has therapeutic experience with children and cancer. The group is free and open to children ages 6-12 who have a special adult in their lives with cancer. The committed group is limited to 10 and offers the best outcome when all children attend each session. The group meets at 6:30pm to 8pm for six Tuesdays – February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19 at the Healing Arts Center of Cancer Services, 2925 E. State Blvd.
Parent(s)/Caregivers are invited to the first session – Snacks provided – Registration required by February 11, 2002 – For more information, or to register, contact Debra Noell, ACSW, LCSW at Cancer Services, (260) 484-9560. Registration is required!
Who: St. Joseph Church-Hessen Cassel
What: 10th ANNUAL BEAT THE WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL
FREE Nacho Bar, Cash Bar, Money Wheels, Karaoke Entertainment from
8-12pm, Euchre Tournament with cash prizes
When: February 9, 2002 – doors open at 6:30pm
Where: St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Recreation Hall-U.S. 27, just south of 469.
Why: Proceeds benefit the school
Info: Call Laura Jackley at 639-6855
Who: St. Joseph Church-Hessen Cassel
What: ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-FISH FRY – Broasted fish & potatoes, slaw, applesauce,
Dessert, and drink.
When: Friday, February 15, 2002, 4pm to 7:30pm
Where: : St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Recreation Hall-U.S. 27, just south of 469.
Why: Sponsored by the school board.
Cost: $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids 5-12, Under 5 are FREE, $6 for seniors
Who: St. Joseph Church-Hessen Cassel
What: NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SMOKER – food, drinks, casino, stag/over 21 only.
When: Sunday, February 24, 2002 – 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Recreation Hall-U.S. 27, just south of 469.
Why: Sponsored by the Booster Club
Cost: Pre-sale tickets $7-$8 at the door
Info: Call Chuck at 639-3352 or Ed at 447-6248
FORT WAYNE WRITERS FORUM
for prose, poetry, and drama writers. Talkabouts, share, network, Tuesday, February 5, at 7pm, at the Towne House, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Since new construction is taking place at the Towne House, and the front entrance is temporarily gone, if new please check for information: Call Trudy at 219-482-9362.
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.
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” –
Fee-$50.00 Tuesday, March 5, 2002 – 4322 DeForest Avenue
“The Rose Topiary” – Thursday, February 7, 2002 – 4322 DeForest Avenue
Fee-$50.00 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
Fee-$75.00 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 MacDonalds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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. 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, IN 46809 – 747-9834 GALLERY HOURS: GALLERY, OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC Wednesdays: 4pm-8pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 very 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 Maggie 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 at 747-4535.
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 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
The shirt 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 AWSOME 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 amount of the highest bid is available by calling 747-4535 in case someone wants to top it. The bid was started at $50.00. The Jersey is on display at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS, 2700 Lower Huntington Road in Waynedale. Drop off your written bid at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS. Bidding will stop Saturday, February 9, at 4:00PM, 2002 and the highest bidder will be notified. Original stop time of January 31 changed due to publication of latest issue of THE WAYNEDALE NEWS.
PLEASE DONATE YOUR OLD BOY SCOUT UNIFORMS
PORTAGE CREEK CAMP ASSOCIATION, sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 44, is asking for used Boy Scout Uniforms. Please search your attics and closets for your son’s old uniforms and donate them to the troop.
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. Call 260-744-1303 or 1-800-421-5459.
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