COMMUNITY CALENDAR 1/7/2004

THREE RIVERS CROCHET GUILD
We meet at Michael’s Craft Store, at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center in the Crafting Class Room right by the entrance of the store. We welcome crocheters at all points of skill or beginners who want to learn. There is no fee to join us. We meet from 7p.m. – 9p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Our next meeting will be January 12, 2004. For more information, call: (260) 747 – 0601

 

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL SERVICE
The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (formerly known as the V. A. Hospital, 2121 Lake Ave., will have a Memorial Service in honor of the Veterans who have passed away from October through the end of December, 2003. If you know of a Veteran’s name who has passed away in this time period, call: (260) 426-5432, Ext. 1413, and it will be read in the Bell Service portion of the Memorial Service. All are welcome to attend. The service is January 17, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the V. A. Hospital Chapel.

AGING AND IN-HOME SERVICES WORKSHOPS
What: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Nursing Homes, But Were Afraid to Ask
When: 4-part series to begin January 2004 (every Saturday) from 9-11am
Where: Lutheran Social Services, 3326 S. Calhoun
Cost: Free
Similar workshops will be repeated in April, June and October.
Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 260-426-3347 or 1-888-722-3678

EDWARDS
PRODUCTION
AUDITION PLANNED
Edwards Productions is having a mass audition. It is scheduled on January 4, 2003 at 7pm, at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. This will be the only audition date for all of their winter/spring shows. They are looking for over 75 actors for the first three shows for their 2004 season. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! They are also looking for anyone interested in Two by Two, Spoon River Anthology, or Wally’s Cafe. Edwards Productions is very excited by the offerings and opportunities for their actors and actresses and also for anyone interested in behind the scenes! Auditions will consist of getting to know Edwards Productions and their processes, meeting the auditioners, reading a small section of a play, and for those interested in the musical, and singing 16 measures of a song. Call 260-496-9291 for more information.

ABOITE LUTHERAN CHURCH ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE TIMES
Aboite Lutheran Church, 10312 Aboite Center Road has changed service times. Services now begin Sunday at 8:30am, 10:15am, and Monday at 7pm. Kids Konnection (Sunday School) begins at 10:15am Sunday mornings. Nursery care is offered for infants through 4-year olds for all services.

WANTED! VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST SENIOR CITIZENS
The AARP Tax-Aide program needs your help in assisting Senior Citizens to prepare their Federal and/or State of Indiana Tax Returns. After training by an IRS Instructor, the counselors are assigned to a site in Allen County. We ask the volunteer to work forty (40) hours during the tax season (2 February to 15 April 2004). To sign up or seek additional information, please call Bill Knorr at 260-486-5654 or Virgil Guebard at 260-747-3256.

BEN EZRA GROUP CARD PARTY
FUN-FOOD-FELLOWSHIP
First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, offers a program of fellowship and cards each Wednesday from 9:30am to 3pm – September through May. A hot lunch is served at noon for $3.50. Reservations are necessary. Call the church office at 426-7421 a week in advance to make your reservation. Card tables and cards provided; round up a foursome and come for fun, food, and fellowship! Retired people who like to play cards – inquire within.

PAGEANTS TO BE HELD AT SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
The Miss Fort Wayne Scholarships for Women program will sponsor these pageants March 5, 2004 in the South Side High School Performing Arts Center: Little Miss Fort Wayne (ages 6 to 9), Miss Pre-Teen Fort Wayne (ages 10 to 13) and Miss Teen Fort Wayne (ages 14 to 16), all open to Allen County residents or students of dance or gym schools in Allen County who reside elsewhere. Interested candidates for all pageants can call 625-3208, 260-925-5692 or 1-877-368-6443 or visit www.missfortwayne.com.

EAGLE AERIE #248 NEWS
Join us every Friday for “All You Can Eat Fish” for only $6. Every Saturday come and enjoy steaks and ribs. Featuring 1/2 slab pork back rib dinner for $8.25, 8oz. NY Strip dinner for $6.50 or an 8oz. Top sirloin dinner for $7.50. All dinners include choice of baked potato or fries, vegetable, salad, and roll.

“Attorneys continually seek ways to make the judicial system and the law less intimidating for Indiana’s citizens. This program is an excellent opportunity for ISBA members to educate the community on the law and for the public to get answers to their legal questions,” Sherrill Wm. Colvin, ISBA president and an attorney from Fort Wayne, Indiana said. For more information, please visit www.inbar.org or call the ISBA at 1-800-266-2581.

BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE
Autographed copies of my new book, HOW TO EAT A WILD GREEN PANCAKE and other humorous tales, will be available for purchase at The Waynedale News office, 2700 Lower Huntington Road. The price is $19.50. Ray McCune, The Waynedale News

WISH LIST: Water cooler (hot and cold) with paper cups, Office supplies, Crock pot, Television for Playroom (25″ – 27″) with rolling TV cart, DVD and VHS player with movies (rated G), Board games, Crayons, Books and Magazines, Portable crib with mattress, mattress cover and sheets, Plastic or wood coat/clothes hangers, Individual serving-size packs of food items to stock pantry, Cleaning supplies, Polaroid camera and film, Digital camera. Specific bedding and kitchenware list is available by calling Children’s Hope Hospitality House at (260) 459-8550. Children’s Hope Hospitality House, 7922 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804 – www.childrenhopfw.orgchildrenshopefw@comcast.net.

FOX ISLAND SEEKING HISTORICAL ROOTS
This is an on-going event. Fox Island County Park is seeking people who can help us learn more about the history of the land. We would like to know who was here, what people did, what they saw and heard, and more. If you remember what was here before Fox Island became a county park, or know someone who does, please contact us at 449-3180. Bob Dispenza and Sarah Hendricks eagerly await your stories. You can also write to us here at the park: 7324 Yohne Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. Help us preserve our historical heritage. We hope to hear from you soon.

ANNUAL DAY OF GROWTH
Who: Waynedale United Methodist Women
What: Annual Day of Growth Event
When: Saturday, January 17th, 2003
Where: Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church Street, Waynedale
Theme: “Leaving A Lasting Legacy”
Speaker: Becca Widmer
Reservations send to: Bronna Beth Boling, 7726 Lafayette Ctr. Rd., Yoder, IN 46798 or phone her at 747-3541. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, January 13th.

RECEPTION FOR THE FACULTIES OF THE ART DEPARTMENTS
Who: The University of St. Francis, and Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne
When: Friday, January 16, 2004 from 7-9pm
Where: 437 East Berry Street
Contact: Betty Fishman, Executive Director 424-7195
What: Opening Reception presenting the artwork of the members of the faculties of the 2 major art departments in Fort Wayne. An opportunity to view the artwork (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, visual communication, metalcraft and printmaking) of teachers as an artist.
Sponsored by: Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Regional Partnership grant from IAC and Members of Artlink, The Morrill Charitable Foundation.

BIRD OBSERVATION
Where: Fox Island, Yohne Road
When: Saturdays & Sundays from 9am-noon
More infor: Call Jodi Leamon, 449-3180

CHURCH SERVICES
Where: Church of Christ, 3421 Thurber Ave, Waynedale
When: Sundays 9am Bible Study, 10am & 6:30pm Services
Radio program on WGL, 1250AM, each Sunday from 7-7:30am
Call 747-2637 for information.

GOLDEN KIWANIS
Meets every Thursday at 11:30am at Atz IceCream Shoppe on Tillman Road

AMERICAN RED CROSS
What: Blood Donation
Where: 1212 East California Road
When: Mon 11:30am-7pm, Tues-Thurs 11:30am-6pm, Fri & Sat 8am-noon
For more information or appointments, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Walk-ins Welcome!

HOMEWORK QUESTIONS!
Who: Middle & High School students
What: Math and science homework
Where: Allen County Public Library Young Adult Services, 900 Webster St
When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 6-8pm
For More Info: 421-1255

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH CHAPEL
When: 6:30am-4:30pm
What: 5 days a week private prayer & meditation
Where: 442 E. Jefferson Blvd
Mass at 8:30am, Monday – Saturday

ST. THERESE BINGO
When: Tuesdays
Where: 2304 Lower Huntington Road
Early Birds: 6:30pm
Regular Bingo: 7pm

SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB “Friend of Youth”
When: every Tuesday from 7-8am
Where: Atz Restaurant, 211 E. Tillman Road
Contact: Devon Mathias 747-5468

OVERCOMERS
OUTREACH
Who: people suffering from addictions & affected family members thru Christ-centered 12-step support groups
Where: South Wayne United Methodist Church, 3500 South Wayne Ave.
When: Thursdays 7-8pm
More Info: 745-2933

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Who: Chapter Members Meet Monday Evenings at 7pm
Where: Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St.
Contact: Genetta 747-5742

HAPPY TIME JANUARY 11
Where: Quixote Hills, two miles west of Hoagland
When: 4-8pm
What: Polka, Waltzes, Round and Square Dancing
More Info: 260-639-3295

DEPRESSION SUPPORT MEETS
When: 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 6pm
Where: Hope Missionary Church, 429 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton
What: Open to anyone suffering with depression, bi-polar, anxiety, or has a friend or loved one who does.
Cost: Free but donations are accepted
824-1844 or 694-6371 for more information

SENIOR CLUB MEETS
Where: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 16931 Thiele Road
When: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:15am
What: Devotions, lunch and fellowship shared
Group also sews lap robes for church and community. All seniors welcome.
Call: 622-4886 or 622-6837
TEAMSTER RETIREES LOCAL 414 MEETING
When: January 20, 2004 at 1pm
Where: Local 414 Union Hall, Bingo
If school bus runs, we will meet.

WALKERS WELCOME!
Where: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive in the new Family Life Center
When: every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning at 8am
Mrs. Betty Rekeweg checks your blood pressure before & after walking, if desired. A five-minute devotion is provided prior to the start of the program after which a person can walk as long as they desire.

HORSE WORKSHOPS 2004 HORSEMAN’S CONFERENCE
Where: Allen County Purdue Extension, 4001 Crescent Ave
Hosted by: Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
When: Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17, 2004
What: Friday Special seminar focusing on the soundness and structure of horse’s legs and hoofs. Proper care for horses, along with management information, land-use, disease, and much more.
Cost: $150, if registered prior to January 5th for the Friday Seminar and $65 for the Saturday General Sessions.
More Information: Contact Purdue Extension Office at 481-6826.

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