September 14, 2018 – COMMUNITY EVENTS

BISHOP LUERS 60TH ANNIVERSARY HOMECOMING
When: Fri. Sept. 14
Where: Bishop Luers HS,
Add’l: Events open with the celebration of Mass at 4:30 p.m. After Mass, the Distinguished Knight Award recipients will be announced. A tailgate dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. The highlight game will place Bishop Luers against North Side in the stadium at 7 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB FUNDRAISER AT JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL
When: Sat. & Sun.
Sept. 15 & 16
Where: Johnny Appleseed/ Archer Parks
Add’l: This will be the Club’s 37th year to provide ham, beans and corn bread. The Southside Optimist Club “BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN KIDS,” by providing hope and positive vision for the past 62 years, because they value all children and want to help them develop to their full potentials.
Contact: Jim and Barbara Lambert, 260-747-7907

COMMUNITY DIVERSITY AWARDS CELEBRATION
When: Fri. Sept. 21, 8:30a in the
Where: Purdue University Fort Wayne
Add’l: The Diversity Awards Breakfast is designed to honor the contributions of local immigrants and refugees, as well as the organizations and individuals who support them. The event will honor individuals and organizations in six categories.
Cost: FREE and a light breakfast is provided. RSVP by visiting www.WelcomingFW.org

FALL BONSAI DISPLAY
When: Sat. Sept. 15, 10a-3p
Where: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S Calhoun St. 46802
What: Explore a forest of miniature trees carefully trained and pruned by members of our local bonsai club. Elms, maples, junipers and other familiar plants look just like their outdoor cousins – but a fraction of their size! The club also grows tropical bonsai that don’t need special winter treatment. Learn about the fascinating hobby or just enjoy “a stroll in the miniature forest.” Bonsai pots and young plants will be available to purchase. Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club.
Cost: Enjoy a special admission price that day: $3/adult, $2/child; children 2 and under, free. For more info, call 260-427-6440

VINTAGE TREASURE’S CAR BOOT SALE
When: Sat. Sept. 15, 10a-6p
Where: Vintage Treasures, 625 W Coliseum Blvd.
Add’l: Vintage, Antiques, Collectables, Upcycled, Recycled, Shabby Chic, Home Décor & More from over 100+ vendors!

FGC: FABULOUS FALL FLOWERS
When: Sat, Sept. 22, 11a–1p
Where: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S Calhoun St. 46802
What: Nothing says fall like beautiful autumn flowers! Join us this month as we learn about blossoms that open at the end of the growing season, such as chrysanthemums and asters. Are fall flowers annuals or perennials? Do they attract bees and butterflies? Which ones can you grow at home? While you visit, you can create a simple fall flower to take home for decorating.

FORKS OF THE WABASH PIONEER FESTIVAL
When: Sat. & Sun, Sept. 22 & 23
Where: Huntington County Fairgrounds
Add’l: The festival celebrates Indiana life in the early- to mid-1800s, when Native Americans, white settlers and French traders populated the area. More information at www.pioneerfestival.org
Cost: $3 for adults, $1 for students of any age, and free for children under 5.

SAFETY FAIR
When: Sat. Sept. 22
Where: Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center
Add’l: Family friendly activities, giveaways, safety demos, free sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A. Including Coffee with a Cop, DNR ATV Safety, FW Hazmat, Safety Village and Spotz the Dog, Lutheran Air Helicopter, New Haven Fire Department Survive Alive Trailer, Fort Wayne Bomb Unit and much, much more.

MIDWEST GUN TRADERS GUN SHOW
When: Sun. Sept. 23, 8a-4p
Where: Allen County Fairgrounds
Add’l: Guns, Knives, Military, Hunting & Reloading.

“THAT’S MY JAM” CANNING CLASS
When: Thurs. Sept. 27, 6-9p
Where: Ivy Tech Community College, 3701 Dean Dr. 46835
Add’l: “That’s My Jam: Canning and Food Preservation” will lead you through all of the steps you need to know to preserve seasonal foods for the whole year ’round. The class will focus on canning and freezing fresh produce, jams, and jellies. To register or learn more about IvyLiving classes, visit IvyTech.edu/fortwayne/living

VERIZON’S CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY
When: Sat. Sept. 29, 9a-9p
Where: Verizon, 6801 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: Free food, games & prizes! Great Deals!

COMMUNITY HEALTH & INFORMATION FAIR
When: Fri. Oct. 5, 8a-Noon
Where: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton St.
Add’l: Featuring 25 Community Vendors & Francine’s Friends Mobile Mamography. Blood Draw Lab Work. Sponsors of the event include Organized Labor & United Way.

LIONS, TIGERS & BEER, BLACK PINE!
When: Sat. Oct. 6
Where: Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W 300 N.
Add’l: Enjoy an adult evening of beer tasting, dinner, exploring and observing the animals, music, and silent auction. This popular, casual gathering of Black Pine “fans” includes the opportunity to explore the Sanctuary at your leisure to meet many of our senior animal keepers, members of our Board of Directors, paid staff, and others who support the mission and care about animals. All participants must be 21 or older to enter.
Cost: $50-$60
Contact: bpsanctuary.org

HANDS ONLY CPR CLASS
When: Tues. Oct. 9, 6p
Where: 3619 East Yoder Rd, Fort Wayne
Add’l: Hands Only CPR, No Mouth to Mouth involved! Class is Free to attend, but limited to the first 20 registrations. Additional Class dates Available Register on Facebook Poe Fire Department or call the Station
Cost: Free
Contact: 260-639-3992

EAA CHAPTER 2 CHILI LUNCH
When: Sat. Oct. 13, 11a-2p
Where: Smith Field Airport Hangar 2, 426 W. Ludwig Rd.
Add’l: This annual fly-in/drive-in chili lunch attracts a wide variety of aircraft as well as classic and collectible cars. Chili with all the fixings, dessert, and coffee.
Cost: $7.00 per person, kids under 12, $4.00. EAA Chapter 2 is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

ONE NIGHT WITHOUT A HOME
When: Fri. Oct. 19
Where: Charis House, 431 Fairmount Pl. 46808
Add’l: The event is intended to give participants a glimpse of being homeless while also raising awareness about homelessness and raising funds for The Rescue Mission. More info at www.therescuemission .net/onenight2018

LANTERN TOURS
When: Sat. Oct. 20, 6-10:30p
Where: The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.
Add’l: Explore the Fort by night and hear tales of actual encounters with the Fort’s ghosts as told by re-enactors, visitors and “ghost watchers”. Maybe the Old Fort’s resident ghost, Lt. Ostrander, will join us in welcoming you!
Cost: $5 age 10 & up; children 9 and under FREE.
Contact: www.oldfortwayne.org or (260) 437-2836

PURDUE VARSITY GLEE CLUB CONCERT
Where: John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center
When: Fri. Oct. 26, 7p
Add’l: The Glee Club’s versatile repertoire includes gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical selections, barbershop, folk, opera choruses, patriotic standards, country and novelty tunes.
Cost: Tickets are $25, adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the door or on line at pfw.edu/tickets

SPORT CLUB FISH FRY
When: Fri. Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Jan 25, Feb 22, March 22, April 19; 4:30-7:00pm
Where: Fort Wayne Sports Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. 46802
Cost: $9

SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
When: Tuesdays 7a
Where: Rich’s Cafe, 3411 Lwr. Huntington Rd. 46809
Contact: 260-747-7907

FT WAYNE CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD
When: 4th Tues of each month, 6:00p-7:30ish
Where: Waynedale Public Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Rd. 46819
Why: To share news, encouragement & knowledge about writing.
Add’l: No cost. All levels of writers encouraged to attend.
Contact: Kayleen Reusser 260-273-9264

FARMERS MARKET
When: Saturdays, 7a-1p
Where: Southside Farmers Market, 3300 Warsaw St. 46806
Add’l: Always the freshest seasonal produce available! Free Range Chicken & Meat & Fresh Eggs, Baked Goods, Honey, Jewelry, Crafts, Antiques, Fresh Herbs & Plants, Fresh Cut Flowers, Discounted Grocery Items. A Fort Wayne family tradition for 92 years.

BINGO
When: Every Thurs; 5p doors open, 6p first game.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club – 5703 Bluffton Rd.

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS
When: Every Thursday, 7p
Where: Waynedale Branch Library, 2200 Lwr Huntington Rd 46819
Add’l: Emotions Anonymous (EA) is a program for achieving and maintaining emotional health. EA is based on the 12 steps as borrowed from AA, the Serenity Prayer, and belief in a Higher Power.
There are no fees or dues. Meetings are led not by professionals, but by the EA members themselves. Website: emotionsanonymous.org
Contact: Steve at 705-8468

BINGO
When: Every Thurs. 4:30p & Sat 10:30a
Where: 1846 Bluffton Rd. – Behind Dollar General
Add’l: Stars Academy Bingo. Proceeds support children’s youth baseball & softball. Non-smoking, clean & friendly. Concession Food. ATM inside.

FISH & TENDERLOIN FRY
When: 5-7p, 1st & 3rd Fri each month.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club – 5703 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: All you can eat, includes an all-you-can-eat fried fish and tenderloin with sides of green beans, corn, cole slaw, french fries, roll and butter, pudding and jello.
Cost: $9 adults, children age 12 and under $5, Age 5 & under Free.

BINGO
When: Tuesdays 4:30p & Sundays 10a
Where: American Legion Post 241, 7605 Bluffton Rd.

TRAP & SKEET SHOOT
When: Noon, Every second & last Sunday of the month.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Rd. 46809
Add’l: The only trap & skeet event held inside Fort Wayne city limits. Full 8 station skeet field with low & high house. And 5 station trap field.
Cost: $5 Per Round Of 25 Birds

MONTHLY MEETING
Who: Disorderly Bear Den
When: 2nd Thurs of month 6:30p
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.
Contact: 260-409-9886

LITTLE RIVER RAMBLERS
Who: Little River
Wetlands Project
When: Tuesdays, 9a–11a
Where: Boy Scout Office
8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Cost: Free
Info: Explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife
Contact: 260-478-2515

ME-‘N-U
COMMUNITY MEALS
Who: Aldersgate
When: Thursdays, 6p-7p
Where: Aldersgate Community, 2417 Getz Road
Phone: 260-432-1524

FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed
Furniture Bank
When: Mon–Fri, 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, box springs, mattresses and knick-knacks.
Contact: (260) 471-5802 x 1

SWEET ADELINES TOWNS OF
HARMONY CHORUS
When: Mondays, 6:30p–9p
Where: 5120 Speedway Dr.
Info: Real Women
Real Harmony, Real Fun
Contact: 260-436-7104
townsofharmony.org

ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER
SUPPORT GROUP
When: First Thurs, 10a
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
Who: Alzheimers Association
Note: Meetings are confidential and free of charge
Contact: 260-415-7741

PREMIER WOMEN’S NETWORKING
When: First Tues of month. Call for details.
Who: Cheryl Friar
Add’l: Bring plenty of business cards
Contact: 260-747-5202

THE KOREAN WAR
VETERANS ASSN.
Who: Korean War
Veterans Assn
Indiana Chapter One
When: Monthly,
Second Sat. 10a
Where: Eagles #248
4940 Bluffton Rd.
Info: Food served before and after meeting
Bring friends and spouses!
Contact: Mary Anna Roemke
260-485-7627

MS SELF HELP GROUP
What: For individuals and family members dealing with MS
When: First Mon, 7p
Where:
Fort Wayne Rehabilitation Hospital
7970 West Jefferson Blvd.
Contact: 260-639-0549

FREE BINGO
When: Second Wednesday, 9a–10a
Where: Chick-fil-A
Jefferson Pointe
Info: 15% of all sales go to Alzheimer’s Association
Contact: 260-747-1523
Camille Garrison

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