COMMUNITY CALENDAR 2/5/2003

WANTED TO BORROW – A POPCORN MACHINE
The Waynedale News would like to borrow a popcorn machine for 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.

 

WANTED – FREE POPCORN
The Waynedale News would like someone to donate popcorn, oil, salt, and popcorn bags for our 3rd Annual Waynedale Daze celebration.

 

MODEL RAILROAD SHOW & SWAP
The Maumee Valley Railroad Club Inc, a local club comprised of North East Indiana area residents is sponsoring a Model Railroad Show & Swap on Saturday, February 8, 2003 from 10am to 3pm at Lincoln Elementary School, 1000 E. Cook Road. Admission is $3 for Adults, Children (12 and under) are free. We will have dozens of tables of model railroad bargains and our new & improved modular layout (and other model trains) operating and on display. Food & beverages will also be available. Parking is Free. Additional information: Chuck White 260-482-7930. The public is welcome and invited.
There will be 3 operating model railroads on display – one ‘G’ scale layout – one ‘N’ scale layout, and our own MVRRC HO layout. Additionally, we will have clinics presented throughout the day to help beginners who received trains for Christmas with tips and insights. These will include topics such as: “How to keep your trains running smoothly,” and “Installing magnetic couplers for better operation.” There will also be a continuous clinic/help session for anyone who wants a DCC (Digital Command Control) decoder (that they purchased at this swap) installed in their engine. The Maumee Valley Railroad Club is a not-for-profit organization.

 

SALE
Who: Christ United Methodist Church Women
What: Thrift Shop Sale
When: Saturday, February 8, 2003 from 8:30am to 1pm
Where: At the church 1101 McKinnie
Items: Gently used winter clothes, shoes (all sizes), linens and misc. household items

 

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.

 

SEND SOMEONE TO THE PROM WHO OTHERWISE COULD NOT GO
Formal dresses needed for the Fort Wayne Medical Alliance Second Annual Cinderella Dress Day. Send a young lady to the prom who otherwise could not go. Drop off your donated dresses to any Peerless Cleaners location during February. Call 436-6804 or 672-8577 for more information. 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.

 

CARDIOVASCULAR & DIABETES HEALTH FAIR
Who: Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc.
What: Blood Pressure Screenings, Dental Screenings by NHCI, HbA1C Blood Tests, Foot Checks, Stop Smoking Help, NHCI Nutritionist, Weight/Body Mass Index, Physicians to Provide Information, and Door Prizes.
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 from 2pm to 6pm
Where: Lower level of Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. 1717 S. Calhoun Street
Information: Call 260-458-2641 – Ext. 3613

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
The Allen County Genealogical Society will meet at the Dupont Library, 536 E. Dupont Road on February 12, 2003. Phone: 421-1315. Meeting at 6:30pm. Ms. Elaine Kuhn will speak on the CCC-Mr. Roosevelt’s Tree Army.

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCITEY-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, Phone 421-1310. Time 7pm -Visitors are welcome and are invited.

 

FORT WAYNE WRITERS’ FORUM
For prose, poetry, and drama writers. Talkabouts, share, network. Tuesday, February 4 at 7pm at the Towne House, 2209 St. Joe Center Road. 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 260-482-9362.

 

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Who: Grace St. John’s United Church of Christ
What: 2nd Annual Spaghetti Supper with salad, bread, and butter, dessert, and beverage
When: Thursday, February 6, 2003 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 4120 S. Webster Street – south of Rudisill between Branning and Lexington
Cost: $6 – Seniors/children $5, Children under 4 yrs old are free
Additional: To add to the fun of the evening, there will be musical entertainment provided by Julia Goodall and Don Seeger. They will perform music from the 30’s and 40’s, along with some Broadway selections. Don played for 20 years in Florida with the Monty Blue Quartet at the Boca Raton Hotel Dining Room. Julia is the pastor of Grace St. John’s and spent 10 years performing in dinner theater and summer stock.
On top of the musical entertainment, there will be a waiter contest and a silent auction, with items ranging from appliances to hair care supplies to gift certificates.

 

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.

 

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 8 and 15 from 9am to 2pm
Where: Bishop Luers High School
Information: 745-9886

 

EIGHTH GRADE ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road, will hold its annual Eighth Grade Orientation Program on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 for any current eighth grade student who may be interested in enrolling for the 2003-2004 school year. The program will begin at 6:30pm in the school auditorium. Anyone with questions may call the school at 425-7630 for more information.

 

DRIVE-THRU FISH FRY
Who: St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Church Youth Group
What: Drive-Thru fish fry by ‘COUNTRY CHEF’
When: Friday, February 7, 2003 from 4pm to 6pm
Why: Proceeds benefit the youth group mission trip.
Food: 4 pieces of broasted fish, potato wedges, coleslaw, applesauce & dinner roll
Cost: $6 per meal – Free delivery for large business orders.
Info: Pre-sale tickets guarantee you a meal – for info or pre-sale tickets, call 639-6665. Hessen Cassel is located on U.S. Hwy. 27, south of the 469 Bypass.

 

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.

 

ARENA THEATRE, INC. TO PRESENT “MOUSETRAP”, BY AGATHA CHRISTIE
When: January 31-February 1,7,8. For the evening performances, the Social Hour begins at 6:30pm with dinner at 7:15pm; show begins at 8pm. Admission is $25. The theatre is located at 719 Rockhill Street. To make reservations, call 260-493-1384.

 

HOW TO MAKE A MOVIE
Who: Windsong Pictures
What: A Community Service Workshop
When: Sunday, February 2, 2003 from 9am to 12noon
Where: Elmhurst High School Learning Center
Info: This special interactive workshop is designed for students along with their parents, teachers, and community residents to learn how to make a movie. The program will help participants create commercials, documentaries, comedy, and drama shorts. Their projects can then be entered in the Windsong Film Festival for 2003. For more information call 260-348-5510 or check Windsong71@comcast.net.

 

LOOK GOOD . . . FEEL BETTER PROGRAM
Who: Northeast Indiana Area American Cancer Society
What: A Look Good . . . Feel Better Program for women going through cancer treatment
When: Monday, February 3, 2003 from 10am to 2pm (lunch provided)
Where: Women’s Cancer Center at Lutheran Hospital, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd, Medical Office Bldg. 2, Suite 112, just off the main lobby.
Details: The society’s Look Good . . . Feel Better is a community-based, free service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Lunch is provided and there is no cost to attend this workshop. Reservations are required; call 471-3911 to reserve your spot.

 

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.

 

FOX ISLAND PROGRAM
Who: Allen County Parks Department
What: Winter Astronomy
When: January 31 and February 7 from 7:30pm to 9pm.
Where: Fox Island Park, 7324 Yohne Road
Information: Night 1-Observing and stars, Night 2-Constellations, Night 3-Solar Systems, Night 4-Galaxies, nebulae and other distant objects. This series is for adults. Class fee is $20 for the series, and includes all handout materials. Meet at the Fox Island Nature Center, 7324 Yohne Road. Bring binoculars or telescopes, and warm clothing.

 

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

ARTIST FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IS DOUG SUNDLING
Doug currently works with acrylic painting and photography, and he designs and selects the materials for quilts and stained glass, which are then constructed by others. Doug earned a Bachelors of Architecture before earning a Bachelors of English and then a Masters in English. He taught introductory English composition and literature courses at Ball State and coached high school cross-country and track at Bluffton High School. He is currently an independent contractor providing project consultant, drafting, and research services for mostly the city of Bluffton.
Doug’s first real experience of using a camera to record more than just snapshots was when he and his dad went backpacking in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho the summer after he graduated from high school. Since then, his travels have provided a steady pathway to adventure and photography – to Alaska, Canada, to the American West, to Mexico, and to Europe. Drafting has always come naturally to Doug, and that talent conveys itself readily in his abstract paintings and designs for quilt and stained glass works. Doug’s paintings render portraits begot by the marriage of his affinity with wilderness and his geometric aptitude, all infused with his love of conjuring with colors.

 

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.

 

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES FEST
St. Joseph Hessen Cassel School’s 11th Annual BTWB Fest on Saturday, February 8, 2003. Euchre tournament with cash prizes, karaoke entertainment, cash bar, and free nacho bar. Doors open at 6:30pm Euchre tournament starts promptly at 7pm . . . $5 admission fee. Pre-register for tournament by February 7. $3 entry fee. Proceeds benefit the school. For information or registration for Euchre tournament, call Leeann at 622-7044. Hessen Cassel is located at U.S. Hwy. 27, just south of 469 Bypass.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED TO HELP CANCER PATIENTS
The American Cancer Society is currently looking for ROAD TO RECOVERY volunteer drivers for Northeast Indiana. If you have a few hours a week to spare and a car, ROAD TO RECOVERY may be for you. As a ROAD TO RECOVERY driver, you will volunteer to take cancer patients, unable to drive, to and from cancer treatments at a local hospital or other health care provider. For more information, or to obtain an application, please call Gavin Schubert at your local American Cancer Society office at 260-471-3911 or email gschubert@cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

 

SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION (1853-2003)
The Nine Mile United Methodist Church located at 6303 Winters Road (east of the Indianapolis Road) will be celebrating their Sesquicentennial (150 years) during the year 2003. The congregation of the Nine Mile United Brethren Church was first organized in January 1853, in the home of John Miller by the Reverend Casey, with sixteen charter members. One acre of ground was sold to the church by Daniel and Lucy Ann Buskirk for $10. This land became the location of the church. The congregation is now made up of 130+ members. A table of memorabilia and pictures of past church events will be on display. If you have any such items you want displayed please contact the church office at 260-747-3459. All former pastors and those who attended the Nine Methodist Church in the past are invited to be part of this special program to start our celebration of our 150th year. Our present pastor, Reverend Joseph Haney, invites everyone to be part of the events that will occur throughout 2003. The Sesquicentennial Committee looks forward to celebrating the past, present, and the future of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church throughout the year of 2003.

 

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.

 

MEN ARE LIKE WAFFLES . . . WOMEN ARE LIKE SPAGHETTI – Thursday, February 6th at 7pm
Men and women know they are different, but what can you do to make differences work for you? Understand, and delighting in your differences, will help to relieve stress instead of creating it. By bridging the gender differences you will bring out the best each has to offer. This program is a treat for all who want to find “unity” in their diversity. Presenter: Judi Merkel, Wells Country CFS Educator.

 

SOUTHEAST FAMILY YMCA SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL SKILLS CLINICS
Enroll for pre-season softball and baseball Indoor Conditioning Clinics. Improve your skills in Defense, Offense, Fast Pitch Pitching and Catching at beginner and intermediate levels for youth ages 14 & under.
Dates: Clinic I Sat. Feb. 22
Clinic II Sat. March 8
Times: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: Mbrs. $5
Non-members $10
Call Anna Bowman for more information at 447-4567.

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