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COCOA & COOKIES WITH SANTA
When: Sunday, December 4
10a – 4p
Waynedale Masonic Lodge
7039 Elzey Street
Fort Wayne IN 46809
Cost: $5/per child
100% of proceeds go to HIKE
Add’l: Cost includes a photo with Santa that will be mailed direct to you along with decorating and taking with you 2-3 cutout holiday cookies.
There will also be a bake sale of great holiday treats along with the opportunity to purchase handmade holiday gift tags.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR & COOKIE WALK
When: Saturday, Dec. 10
9a – 2p
Where: Mizpah Shrine Center 1015 Memorial Way
Add’l: Crafters welcome
Rent tables $20
Contact: Karen Rothgeb for information and table rental 260-229-0600
WALK TO BETHLEHEM FREE EVENT
When: December 10 & 11
5:30p – 730p
First Christian Church
4800 S. Calhoun St.
Add’l: The public is invited to a tour of the story of Jesus’ birth. Walk includes live scenes and live animals. Visit the marketplace of Bethlehem after the tour, which includes vendors and other characters of that time.
Cost: This event is open to the public and free to attend.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 13
Where: John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center on the IPFW campus
Add’l: Theme of the concert is Christmas in the City featuring a backdrop of the city’s three tallest buildings with special lighting.
There will also be a barbershop quartet, flute ensemble, Salvation Army bell ringer and Santa is expected to make an appearance.
Parking is free in the garage across from the Music Center.
Cost: Tickets $8 for adults
$7 for seniors
$3 for children under 12
IPFW students admitted free with student ID
“CHRISTMAS AT HOME” WITH THE SWINNEY SISTERS
When: Dec. 4
11a-1p & 2:30-4:30p
Where: Historic Swinney Homestead
1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Add’l: 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. A (optional) program on Christmas Traditions will follow in the parlor.
Enjoy Hearthstone Ensemble music and unique items in the upstairs Gift Shop.
Cost: $20; prepaid reservations
Proceeds support maintenance and restoration of the Homestead
GERMAN CHRISTMAS SHOW
When: Wednesday, Dec. 7
Doors open at 5p
Dinner at 5:30p
Show at 7p
Fort Wayne Sport Club
German dinner and show
$35 per person
Contact: Limited seating
For tickets call
ADAMS COUNTY WINTER ARTISAN MARKET
When: 9a to 1p
Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15
Where: Riverside Center
231 E. Monroe St.
Add’l: Fundraiser for Decatur Capital Campaign.
Vendors from Adams, Allen, Jay, and Wells counties selling baked goods, home decor, jewelry, children’s books, leggings, purses, Christmas, handsewn crafts, honey, jellies, cosmetics, handmade soaps, essential oils, wood crafts, and more.
Cost: Free Admission
When: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12
Where: Park Edelweiss
3355 Elmhurst Drive
Cost: $9 adults
All you can eat
Contact: Chad (260) 747-0713
When: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 14
4:30p – 7p
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club
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
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: 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 brought in
Info: We are collecting formal wear that we 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
FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed Furniture Bank
When: Monday – Friday
10a – 4p
Where: Drop off donations
3636 Illinois Road
ens, blankets and kitchen and bath towels and miscellaneous kitchen items
Also accepting household furnishing, pictures and knick-knacks
Contact: 260-471-5802 x 1
Who: Kingston Healthcare
When: Second Wednesday
Info: 15% of all sales go to Alzheimer’s Association
When: First Thurs of month
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
Note: Meetings are confidential and free of charge
THE KOREAN WAR
Who: Korean War
Indiana Chapter One
Where: Eagles #248
4940 Bluffton Rd.
Info: Food served before and after meeting
Bring friends and spouses!
Contact: Mary Anna Roemke
SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
Where: Hall’s Restaurant
When: Tues. 7a
MS SELF HELP GROUP
What: For individuals and family members dealing with MS
When: First Mon of month
Fort Wayne Rehab Hospital
7970 West Jefferson Blvd.