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When: Sat., Dec. 5
Waynedale Masonic Lodge
7039 Elzey St.
Cost: Free-Will donation
CHRISTMAS SHOW 2015
“ALLE JAHRE WIEDER”
When: Wednesday, Dec. 9
Doors open at 5p
Dinner at 5:30
Show at 7p
Fort Wayne Sport Club
What: German dinner and show
$40 per person
Contact: Limited seating.
For tickets call
FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed Furniture Bank
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
HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERT
When: Tues., Dec. 15; 7:30p
Where: John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center on the IPFW Campus
Add’l: Fort Wayne Area Community Band will present its annual holiday concert.
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
$8 for adults
Children six and over $3 and IPFW students are 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, 11:30a-1p
Who: Fort Wayne Women’s Midday Connection
Where: Orchard Ridge CC
4531 Lwr Huntington Road
Cost: $15.50 inclusive
Reservations by Dec. 8
When: Now thru Christmas
Who: Local Waynedale Kids/Melinda’s Balloons & Gifts
Where: 6720 Old Trail Rd
Add’l: We will be making food baskets for families in need throughout the holidays and need non-parishable food items donated.
CHRISTMAS AT HOME WITH THE SWINNEY SISTERS
When: Open on Dec. 4
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.
Cost: $20; prepaid reservations (260)747-1229 and (260)747-1501
Proceeds support maintenance and restoration of the Homestead.
WAYNEDALE BUSINESS CHAMBER MEETING
When: Thurs., Jan. 14, 2p
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
SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
Where: Hall’s Restaurant
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!
WALK TO BETHLEHEM
When: Dec. 12 & 13
Where: First Christian Church 4800 S. Calhoun Across From Southgate Plaza
What: Live Scenes, Live Animals, Marketplace Prayer Stations.
Cost: This Is A Free Event.
Who: Disorderly Bear Den
When: First Thurs. 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.
PIZZA HUT FUNDRAISER
When: December 8th, 11a– 1p
Where: Pizza Hut Bluffton Road
Add’l: Pizza Hut will be hosting a fundraiser for the Waynedale Trails & Sidewalks Initiative. From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. They will donate 10% of all lunch sales.
WAYNEDALE BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST
When: Now Through Christmas
Add’l: Tour Waynedale, Vote For Your Favorite Decorations & Win!
A fun family activity this year! Take a tour of Waynedale and choose your favorite decorated businesses. Complete the form below and drop it off at any participating business to enter the raffle to win some great items provided by Waynedale businesses! See page 4 for more details.
Who: American Chronic Pain Association Meeting
When: 1st and 3rd Tues
Where: Waynewood Inn
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
Who: Avalon Food Pantry
Where: 1500 Lower Huntington Rd.
Info: Help the food pantry
We receive payment for paper
Accepted: Newspaper, mail, office paper, phone books, magazines, paper books, catalogues, computer paper, all kinds of paper!
NO grocery bags or cardboard
What: Learn speaking and leadership skills
Where: Penguin Point
7303 Winchester Rd.
When: Tuesdays at 6p
If you need help becoming a confident, effective speaker at your club meetings
This is the place to begin!
FISH AND TENDERLOIN SUPPER
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
When: First and Third
Friday of month
5p – 7p
Where: 5703 Bluffton Rd.
Who: Kingston Healthcare
When: Second Wednesday
Info: 15% of all sales go to Alzheimer’s Association
LITTLE RIVER RAMBLERS
Where: Eagle Marsh Barn
6801 Engle Road
Info: Explore the preserve’s interesting plants and animals