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CHRISTMAS MART 2015
When: Wed., Nov. 21
Where: PARK EDELWEISS
3355 Elmhurst Drive
Who: Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor
Add’l: Open to the public. This is a unique Christmas Market with emphasis on German gifts and food, plus vendors selling a variety of other articles, including papercuts, old world Santas, jewelry, candles, purses, wooden items and more. Glühwein (Hot, mulled wine), Bratwurst, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Cake, Soft Drinks, German Beer available from 10 to 2.
St. Nikolaus too!
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Carol Mauch
ANNUAL TURKEY TROT FUNDRAISER
When: Sun., Nov. 22
Where: Columbia Street West
135 W. Columbia Street
Why: Support Bishop Luers High School Athletics and Performing Arts
Add’l: Tickets are available to purchase online at www.bishopluers.org/athletics, can be purchased at Bishop Luers High School Front Office, 333 East Pauling Road or by calling
Mike Gigli (260) 672-2473
Lisa Palmer (260) 438-0482 or BLHS Athletic department at (260) 456-1261 ext. 3021.
Must be 21 to attend.
Cost: $30 per person
CHRISTMAS SHOW 2015
“ALLE JAHRE WIEDER”
When: Wed., Dec. 9
Doors open at 5p
Dinner at 5:30p
Show at 7p
Fort Wayne Sport Club
What: German dinner and show $40 per person
Contact: Limited seating.
For tickets call (260) 515-1695
HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERT
When: Tues., Dec. 15
Where: John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center on the IPFW Campus
Add’l: Fort Wayne Area Community Band will present its annual holiday concert. Downbeat is 7:30p. The 70-member concert band, under the direction of conductor Scott Humphries and assistant conductor Susan Jehl, will perform a variety of seasonal music includes Christmas from the ‘50s, The Christmas Song, Ding! Dong! Merrily on High, A fireside Christmas, A Most Wonderful Christmas, Whisper to their Souls and more.
Cost: Tickets can be purchased at the door
children six and over $3
IPFW students free with ID
“THE GIFT OF GIVING”
What: Joni Wolf telling us about the “Immanuel Quilt”, a quilt with an amazing story.
When: Dec., 15
Who: Fort Wayne Women’s Midday Connection
Where: Orchard Ridge CC
4531 Lwr Huntington Road
Cost: $15.50 inclusive
Reservations by Dec. 8
HARVEST DINNER & BAZAAR
When: Sat., Nov. 21
Where: Ossian United Methodist Church
201 W. Mill Street
Add’l: Baked steak or ham dinner.
Cost: Adults $9
Children 5-10 $5
4 & under free
Contact: Presale tickets are available by stopping by or calling the church office Mon- Thurs 8a- 3p
When: Now through Christmas
Who: Local Waynedale Kids/ Melinda’s Balloons & Gifts
Where: Drop-off at 6720 Old Trail Road
Add’l: We will be making food baskets for families in need throughout the holidays and need non-parishable food items donated.
DANIEL QUINN & MARK STACHOFSKY IN CONCERT
When: Nov. 22, 2p
Where: Wunderkammer Co. Art Gallery
3402 Fairfield Ave.
Add’l: Join us for a concert of classical voice and guitar music at Wunderkammer Art Gallery.
Program will feature music by DeFalla, Seiber, Schubert, Foster, Dowland and Purcell, as well as Solo Guitar works by Albeniz, Sor and Tarrega.
Website is: www.danquinnguitar.com
Contact: Dan Quinn
SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
Where: Waynewood Inn
When: First Thurs of month
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
Note: Meetings are confidential and free of charge
CHRISTMAS AT HOME WITH THE SWINNEY SISTERS
When: Opens on Dec. 4
Where: 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.
What: The Settlers will have Fort Wayne’s elegantly decorated Historic Swinney Homestead for “’Christmas at Home’ with the Swinney Sisters”.
Guests are invited to bring their friends to celebrate the Christmas spirit and take refreshment of syllabub, delicious sweets and savories, and a pot of tea.
Prepaid reservations (260)747-1229
Proceeds support maintenance and restoration of the Homestead.
Who: American Legion
Post 241 Auxiliary
When: Sat., Nov. 21
Where: 7605 Bluffton Rd.
Why: All proceeds to various charities
Add’l: Last year was a great success. Make your reservations today. Food will be available plus there will be a Bake Sale.
Cost: $15 per table
$5 for electricity
Who: Fort Wayne Sport Club
When: Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 25
4:30p – 7p
Where: 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Cost: $9 adults
$4 children 6-10
6 & under free
What: Includes fish, potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll & dessert
Contact: Phil at 515-1695
WAYNEDALE BUSINESS CHAMBER MEETING
When: Thursday, January 14
Where: Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Rd.
Why: For the improvement of the community, we give the business leaders (and the ‘Waynedale business district’) a voice to petition the city for improvements; a general members meeting time and date to discuss problems in our area, and a way to meet and greet your business neighbors. Organizing ourselves to work together is the first step to create great things! www.waynedale.com/business
Contact: Jordan Cornwell
Who: Disorderly Bear Den
First Thursday of month
Where: Community Center
233 W. Main Street
What: We are a non-profit, public charity that collects and gives away teddy bears and other stuffed animals to those in need.
We do this all year and always need new or gently used animals of all types.
All donations may be tax deductible on your personal income tax and are greatly appreciated.
Who: American Chronic Pain Association Meeting
When: 1st and 3rd Tues
Where: Waynewood Inn
Who: Heather’s Story
When: Throughout the year
Bishop Luers High School
333 E. Paulding Rd.
Cost: Tax receipt will be provided for each gown or dress
Info: Collecting formal wear that will resell for $25
With each gown sold, pointers and signs of what to look for in an abusive relationship will be attached.
All monies collected will be used to Domestic Violence organization, bring in speakers to share their stories and purchase educational materials to use in the classroom.
Contact: Joni Kuhn
WAYNEDALE HOLIDAY TROLLEY TOUR
When: Sat. Dec. 19, 3-6p
Where: Post 241 7605 Bluffton Road 46819
Add’l: Bring your camera for a Meet & Greet with Santa! Then Take a tour through the decorated corridors of the business district and neighborhoods of Waynedale on the Holiday Trolley. Organized by The Waynedale Community Improvement Team, sponsored by American Legion Post 241.
Cost: Free Admission, donations appreciated!
WANT TO HONOR
Korean War Veterans Association
Indiana Chapter One
Info: You can do so by placing a Memorial brick on the beautiful walkway Shrine on O’Day Road in Fort Wayne
When: Every Thursday
6p to 7p
Where: Aldersgate Community
2417 Getz Road
FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed
When: Monday – Friday
10a – 4p
Where: Drop off donations
3636 Illinois Rd.
Complimentary pick up service for large items
Info: Accepting bed linens, blankets and kitchen and bath towels and miscellaneous kitchen items
Also accepting household furnishing, pictures and knick-knacks
Contact: 260-471-5802 x 1
FISH AND TENDERLOIN SUPPER
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
When: First and Third
Friday of month
5p – 7p
Where: 5703 Bluffton Rd.