COMMUNITY CALENDAR 2/19/2003

WANTED TO BORROW – A POPCORN MACHINE
THE WAYNEDALE NEWS would like to borrow a popcorn machine Monday, May 26, 2003. We are planning to pop corn and GIVE IT AWAY at our 3rd Annual Waynedale Daze celebration in Waynedale Park right after the Memorial Day Parade in downtown Waynedale.
We have been offered the use of two machines – one from Dave Umber and one from Jenny at Riverbend. We accept; thank you. We’ll get in touch with you ASAP.

 

WANTED – FREE POPCORN
THE WAYNEDALE NEWS would like persons/companies to donate popcorn, oil, salt, and popcorn bags for our 3rd Annual Waynedale Daze celebration in Waynedale Park on Memorial Day right after the parade. We will be popping the corn and giving it away. Call 747-4535 and ask for Ray.

 

WANTED – POPCORN MACHINE OPERATORS
No pay, must work on a National Holiday (Memorial Day), must be neat, clean, have a happy smile, wear clean clothes that fit, and be friendly – especially to little old ladies & children. Must be a non-smoking individual (please no dipper or chewers either). This is and equal opportunity job; in fact we could use several persons of both genders to take turns. No money handling involved. All the popcorn you want to eat. Must be at least of Scouting age (11 to 18 yrs) or older. Call Ray at 747-4535 and put your name on our schedule.

 

TELL-A-FRIEND KICKOFF BREAKFAST SET FOR NORTHEAST INDIANA
Who: American Cancer Society
What: The American Cancer Society’s Tell-A-Friend program
When: February 20, 2003 from 7:30am to 8:30am
Where: Dupont Women’s Resource Center, 2512 E. Dupont Road, Suite 220 in Fort Wayne Details: The American Cancer Society’s Tell-A-Friend is a breast cancer awareness program that empowers individuals to possibly save the lives of women they know. A special kit helps participants educate women over the age of 40 about the importance of annual mammography. Information and registration forms are available by contacting the American Cancer Society at
260-471-3911.

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ORGANIZES A “PROM” TO RAISE MONEY FOR ROAD VOLUNTEERS
Flashback five, ten, twenty, forty years and recall the fun of the high school prom. Prom is always about so much more than just dressing up for dinner and dancing. The word itself invokes a feeling of youthful excitement on the brink of maturity. For most people, prom was one of the last opportunities to taste the freedoms of adulthood without the many responsibilities that it brings. In an effort to recreate that experience of years ago, the American Cancer Society Northeast Indiana Office is hosting its first PROM (People Responsible for the Offering of Medical transportation) on March 1, 2003 at 7:30pm.
The American Cancer Society’s PROM has everything the high school has to offer and more. In addition to finger foods and lively music from the fifties to today’s most popular hits, PROM will also have dance instructors on site to help wallflowers bloom. The proceeds of PROM will directly benefit the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery, a program offering free ground transportation for cancer patients to and from their scheduled treatments.
For only $35, anyone from the shrinking violet to the dancing machine, can have a fabulous time and regain a little piece of their youth at PROM. The PROM will take place at the Fort Wayne Womans Club, 402 W. Wayne Street. For more information about PROM, call Sara Goff at 260-471-3911 or e-mail sara.goff@cancer.org. For questions pertaining to cancer, call toll-free anytime 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.

 

GENTLY USED FORMAL DRESSES NEEDED-SEND SOMEONE TO THE PROM WHO OTHERWISE COULD NOT GO
Gently used formal dresses are needed. Please help send a young lady to the prom who otherwise couldn’t go. The Fort Wayne Medical Alliance, with the assistance of Peerless Cleaners, will be helping prom dreams come true for young ladies who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a prom dress. The 2nd annual Cinderella Dress Day will be held on March 15th at the Boys and Girls Club at 2609 S. Fairfield Avenue, from 11am to 3pm. To donate one of your gently used formal dresses, drop off to any Peerless Cleaner location during the month of February. Call 436-6804 or 672-8577 for more information.

 

ED FOX FISH FRY
All you can eat, Chicken, Fish, and Tenderloin Dinner sponsored by the Festival Choir of Associated Churches at Salem United Church of Christ, 2401 Lake Avenue. Adults $6.50, Child 6-8 $4, Child 5 and under FREE. Friday, February 28, 2003 at 7pm. Take out available.

 

PRAYER AND HEALING WORKSHOP
“Healing Through Prayer” is a workshop designed to help everyone learn more about the power of prayer in healing. Christine Driessen, a professional practitioner of spiritual healing, will lead this workshop at the Comfort Suites-South, on Monday March 10 at 7:30pm. Workshop participants will explore some of the “how to’s” for healing through prayer and some practical ways to use them for themselves and others.
To register for the workshop or for more information call 424-1477 or e-mail healingworkshop@earthlink.net. There is a $15 advance registration fee for workshop materials and text, SCIENCE AND HEALTH ($20 at the door). The Comfort Suites-South is located at the northwest corner of the I-69 / U.S. 24 intersection (I-69 exit 102).

 

DINNER
Who: Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church
What: Swiss Steak Dinner
When: Sunday, March 2nd
Where: 16933 Thiele Road
Why: Free-will offering – distribution of funds will be determined at a later date. Dinner organized by Fellowship Society.

 

FOOTBALL SMOKER
Who: St. Joseph Church Hessen Cassel – Knights of Columbus, Council 12379
What: 7th Annual Notre Dame Football Smoker
When: Sunday, February 23 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: St. Joe Hessen Cassel Activity Center located at 11337 US Hwy. 27 South
South of the 469 by-pass.
Info: Food, Drinks, Casino. Get pre-sale tickets for $7 and a chance to win two tickets to a 2003 Notre Dame Football Game. Admission at the door is $8. Stag only, must be 21 or over. Doors open at 12:30pm. For tickets/info call Chuck at 639-3352 or Ed at 447-6248. Senior Notre Dame Players will be attending!

 

BLOOD DRIVE
Who: St. Joseph Church Hessen Cassel
What: Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Sunday, March 9 from 10am to 3pm
Where: In the St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Recreation Hall, 11337 U.S. Hwy, South of the 469 bypass.
Info: To schedule an appointment call Janet at 639-3839
Walk-ins welcome.

 

ELMHURST LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UP
Elmhurst Little League celebrates its 50th season in 2003. Come join this tradition of great baseball. Registration for the Elmhurst Little League 2003 season will be Saturday, February 15 and February 22 from 9am to 2pm at the Southwest Fire District Fire Station #1, 7001 Old Trail Road. Players ages 5 through age 18 are eligible. Elmhurst offers t-ball, machine-pitch leagues, instructional minor league ball, competitive major league ball, and junior/senior leagues. Park in Scott’s parking lot and walk over to the fire station. Please bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate to registration. All fees are due and payable at registration. For further information, call Pat Lee, President at 747-6008.

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY-COMPUTER USERS GROUP MMETING
The Allen County Genealogical Society-Computer Users Group will meet on February 19, 2003 at the Aboite Library, 5630 Coventry Lane
421-1310. Time: 7pm
Visitors are welcome and are invited.

 

ERIN’S HOUSE – A CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
Erin’s House for Grieving Children offers free peer support groups for children ages 3 to 25, who are grieving the terminal illness or death of someone they love. Groups meet twice a month on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings. Families or friends may call Erin’s House for Grieving Children at 260-423-2466 for an application and to schedule an appointment. For information regarding volunteer opportunities, contact Terry Tescula at
423-2466.

 

AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM
The AARP Tax-Aide Program provides free tax assistance in the preparation of the federal and state income tax returns to middle and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. With the library construction projects in process we have been forced to move the Main Library site to Little Turtle and the Shawnee site to Waynedale Library. We urge those seeking tax assistance to bring their last years tax return, their county real estate tax paid receipts and all 2002 tax forms (W-2, 1099R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, W2G, SSA-1099, etc.). For further information, please contact Virgil Guebard at 747-3256 or Bill Knorr at 486-5654.
Waynedale Library
Tuesdays 12noon to 4pm from February 4 to April 15.

 

AARP TO PRESENT INFORMATION ON NURSING HOMES
Ms. Daisy Schmidt, Indiana Long Term Care Ombudsman, will be in Fort Wayne on February 21st and will be speaking to the local AARP Chapter at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Center, The Community Center at 233 W. Berry Street at 1:30pm. You do not need to be a member of AARP to attend this meeting. Ms. Daisy Schmidt will be answering questions concerning Nursing Homes. Many people do not realize that every nursing home must have an Ombudsman to hear complaints about neglect care as well as upkeep of the homes. Her responsibility is to keep recipients of nursing home care in this area to get better care. She will answer many of your questions about his matter. For more information, call Don Backofen at 744-5564.

 

FABULOUS TAILGATE PARTY
The Ladies Auxiliary Waynedale American Legion Unit #241 will be sponsoring a Fabulous Tailgate Party on February 16, 2003 at American Legion Post #241. There will be fun and games starting at 12noon. So for all you racing fans, we invite you to join us and watch on the big screen, while winning prizes. We are serving food during the race. Come join the fun.

 

LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UP
Who: Foster Park
What: Little League Sign-Up (Boys and Girls ages 5 -18)
When: February 15 from 9am to 2pm
Where: Bishop Luers High School
Information: 745-9886

 

2nd ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT
The Scottish Rite Center will be hosting its 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event on Friday, February 21, 2003 at 6:30pm. The event will be held in the Scottish Rite Center’s Valencia Ballroom. Tickets are $25 per couple and can be reserved by calling 260-423-2593-ext 1 by February 17. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, wine sampling, demonstrations by wine professionals and an opportunity to make wine purchases. The proceeds of the event will benefit the 431 Foundation, formed to raise the funds necessary for the renovation of the historic Scottish Rite Center. Last year’s premiere event welcomed over 100 guests and raised over $1,200.

 

GERANIUM & BASKETS SALE
Allen County 4-H Clubs are sponsoring a Geranium & Hanging Baskets Fund Raiser. Each 4-inch potted geranium will cost $1. Colors offered this year include, Red, Salmon, White, Pink, and Fushia. Hanging baskets available are: Boston Fern; Purple Wave Petunia, Lilac Wave Petunia, Pink Wave Petunia; Non-Vining Geranium Baskets in Pink, Salmon, Red, & Fushia; and Ivy Geraniums in Red or Pink. All hanging baskets are $10 for a 10″ basket. Orders must be placed and paid for by March 28 – order early. The geraniums and hanging baskets will be available for pickup at the Allen County Fairgrounds, Lions Barn on Saturday, May 3 from 9am to 5pm. For additional information or an order form please call the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office at 481-6826.

 

4-H DOG OBEDIENCE PROGRAM TO BEGIN IN MARCH
Allen County 4-H is offering a series of workshops this spring and summer on dog obedience training. The program is open to youth that are in grades 3-12. Young people can learn how to train their family dog to be more obedient. The dog should be at least six months of age. Youth will learn how to teach their dog to heel on a leash, stand for examination, sit, stay, and much more. They will also learn about the health, care and grooming of their dog. The cost of the program is $25. The meetings will be held on Mondays, at the Home Loan Building, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. All participants must pre-register, pay fees and complete their paperwork by February 20. Class size is limited. For more information and registration material, contact Barb Thuma, Extension Educator, 4-H/Youth at 481-6826.

 

FORT WAYNE ART SOURCE
(Non-Profit Gallery and Learning Center)
2812 Lower Huntington Road – Waynedale
260-447-8550
E-mail address: FWArtsource@aol.com

GALLERY HOURS: GALLERY OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Mondays: 12noon to 5pm Tuesdays: 12noon to 5pm Wednesdays: 12noon-8pm Thursdays: 12noon-8pm Fridays: 10am-5pm Saturdays: 10am-2pm Sundays: 1pm-4pm

 

TEAMSTER RETIREE’S MEETING
Teamster Retiree’s Local 414 will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 1pm at the Local 414 Union Hall. If school bus runs we will meet.

 

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AT FOX ISLAND
We need at least 4 inches of snow to operate our Cross Country Ski program and the Winter Family Fun begins. Rental hours are 9am to 4pm – skis must be returned by 5pm. Rental fees are $5 per hour for adults, $4 per hour for children 12 and under and Seniors 60 years and older. For the most current ski conditions, or more information on Fox Island’s Cross Country Skiing Program, please call us at 449-3180 or 449-3196.

 

WANTED: VOLUNTEERS TO HELP TAXPAYERS
AARP Tax-Aide Program, the country’s largest volunteer tax preparation service, needs your help. In 2002, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped 1.7 million middle and low income tax taxpayers with their federal and state tax returns. We expect an even busier tax season in 2003 so we need additional volunteers. After training, counselors are assigned to sites in Allen County such as, Waynedale Library. The volunteers are asked to work a minimum of 40 hours during the tax season February 3 to April 15, 2003. For volunteer information, please call Virgil Guegard at 260-747-3256 or Bill Knoor at 260-484-5654.

 

HOMEBOUND MEALS
Homebound Meals delivers noon meals Monday to Friday to people who are unable to prepare their own meals due to age, illness or disability. Special diets are available. Contact Judy Gregg at 422-3296.

 

HOMEBOUND MEAL VOLUNTEERS
Homebound Meals needs volunteer drivers to deliver noon meals once a week Monday through Friday to homebound people who, through age, illness or disability are unable to prepare their own meals. Contact Judy Gregg at 422-3296.

 

LIVING ON LESS INCOME
The United States continues to see a downturn in the economy and families are facing challenging financial situations. Continual company buyouts, downsizing, and closures place a real strain on family finances. Families can work together to make it through these times. Resources are available from the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to assist with this time of change. Visit the Allen County website www.ces.purdue.edu/allen and the Consumer and Family Science page to visit a website titled “Living on Less”. Publication topics include When Your Income Drops, Managing Your Credit, and Talking to Your Family. Visit the Purdue University website at extension.purdue.edu/Pages/default.aspx for additional information on stretching the budget.

 

ALLEN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAM OFFERINGS
The Allen County Extension Office will offer the following programs this winter and spring. The general public is invited to attend. No registration is required. All programs are held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne.

 

MAYOR TO SPEAK IN WAYNEDALE
Who: Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard
What: A Report to the People – Focus on “Senior Issues”
When: Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at 4pm
Where: Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road
NOTE: “We encourage all to attend and voice your opinion.”

 

CARD PARTY AND BAKE SALE
Who: Emmaus Ladies Aid
What: Queen of Hearts and Tarts card party and bake sale
When: Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 1pm.
Where: 2320 Broadway
Cost: Donation of $3 tickets available at the door (Men are welcome)
NOTE: If the Lutheran Elementary Schools are closed because of bad weather, the Card Party will be postponed.

 

MT. CALVARY LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL REGISTERS FOR CLASS
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool at 1819 Reservation Drive across from Miami Middle School in Waynedale is now registering for classes for the 2003-2004 school year. Classes for 2 & 3 year olds meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-11:30am. Classes for 4 year olds meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9-11:30am. Classes for 4-5 year olds meet Monday through Thursday afternoons from 12:30-3pm. Call the director at 747-4121-Ext.17 for enrollment information or to visit the classrooms. Register by March 31 and receive $5 off the registration fee!

 

MT. CALVARY TO HOST “VISITOR” WORKSHOP
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive will host the workshop “Making First Time Visitors, Second Time Visitors” at 2pm on Sunday, March 8, 2003. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. The workshop is an updated version of the one given at the Evangelism Conference in Indianapolis last September, and will be presented by Mr. David Reed, a member of Carmel Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana. He is also a part time Congregational Service Assistant, working with congregations in the Columbus and Seymour, Indiana area. The workshop is open to the public.

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