UPCOMING WINTER EVENTS

VINTAGE HAM RADIO AUCTION
When: Fri. Jan. 18, 6:30p
Where: Good Shepherd Church, 4700 Vance Ave, Fort Wayne
Add’l: Over 50 Vintage Ham Radios to be auctioned. More information www.fwrc.info or Facebook
Contact: bplummer867@gmail.com

MICHIANA REGIONAL SEED SWAP
When: Sat. Jan. 19, 9a-1p
Where: Goshen High School
Add’l: Join fellow gardeners, growers, and plant enthusiasts. Gather to exchange seeds, compare and discuss varieties, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are not required to bring seeds to the event, but if you save seed, please bring them along! www.goshen.edu/merrylea/category/event/

FISH FRY FRIDAYS
When: Jan. 25, Feb. 22,
March 22, April 19; 4:30p–7p
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Cost: $9 adults,
$5 children 6-12,
5 & under free
What: Includes generous portion of fish, potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll & handmade pies & cake
Contact: Phil at 515-1695

KICKBOXING IN THE FORT VI
When: Wed. Jan. 26, 7p
Where: 12124 Lima Road Fort Wayne In. 46818
Who: Sud N Impact Gym
Add’l: All ages show, with food and drinks available. Come support your favorite fighter, and also support a good cause. Part of the proceeds from this event will go to a well deserving organization, The Honor Flight Of Northeast Indiana.
Cost: $15 GA, $35.00 VIP
Contact: 260-602-7039

NOUVELLE ANNEE – HISTORIC REENACTMENT
When: Sat. Jan. 26, 10a-5p
Where: The Old Fort
Add’l: The new year, 1759, brings with it for the people of Post des Miami many of the same feelings we might experience following the New Year in the modern era. Join with French Soldiers, civilians and Native American Allies as they try to survive the turmoil of the French and Indian War raging at its peak in the eastern US. www.oldfortwayne.org
Cost: FREE

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST
When: Sun. Jan. 27, 9a-1p
Where: Hoagland Community Center
Menu: Pancakes, Sausage Patties, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit & Beverages. Carry-out available. Sausage patties are from Manley Meats. All profits to be used for hoagland area advancement association’s community programs and projects. www.hoaglandin.com

ARTLINK’S DRAWN TOGETHER
When: Sun. Feb. 6, 7-9p
Where: Hop River Brewing Company, 1515 N Harrison St
Add’l: Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We’ll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination!
Cost: Free

DECATUR ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET
When: Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13,
Where: Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe Street, Decatur
Why: Fundraiser for City of Decatur/ Hanna Nuttman Proj.
Add’l: An average of 40 vendors offering handmade jewelry, seasonal home décor, cleaning supplies, skin care, paintings and prints, baked goods, metal and wood décor and art, food items, soaps & bath balms, books, fabric arts, handmade cards, and so much more.
Cost: Free

FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
When: Mondays Feb. 11, & Thurs March 21, 6:30p
Add’l: With 26,000 children currently in need, the demand for families is greater than ever. The Villages of Indiana hosts free foster parent information sessions in Ft. Wayne. If you’ve ever thought of becoming a foster parent—join us to learn more.
Contact: 260-423-6676 for information/ registration.

ZERO-WASTE LIFESTYLE ART – OPENING RECEPTION
When: Fri. Feb. 22 to March 22, 5pm-9pm
Where: Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Add’l: Attend a special presentation, “Moving Toward a Zero-Waste Lifestyle,” by Allen County Department of Environmental Management from 8-8:30pm on February 22nd. Whether you’ve briefly heard about “zero waste” or are currently putting it into practice, ACDEM will offer practical and actionable advice on waste reduction and will answer questions from the audience.
Cost: Free

COLLABORATORIUM: POETRY & IMAGE
When: Every third Wednesday, 6-8p
Where: Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Add’l: Collaboratorium brings artists together to create together. We’ll be creating collaborative works on paper that include text and image, experimenting with writers responding to artists and vice versa. Finished works will then be printed as digital posters and posted in public spaces around Fort Wayne and the US.
Cost: Free

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

WINTER GARRISON 1812 – HISTORIC REENACTMENT
When: Sat. Feb. 23, 10a-5p
Where: The Old Fort
Add’l: A winter posting at a frontier Fort was never an easy task. Soldiers had to chop wood to stay warm and cook their own meals. Natives were always around in 1812 and many could not be trusted to be friendly. Visit with the soldiers and feel what it was like to live in a frontier Fort during the winter. www.oldfortwayne.org

CANCER SERVICES COMEDY NIGHT
When: Sat. Feb. 23, 7p
Where: Sweetwater, 5501 US-30, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Add’l: Join Cancer Services for a night of laughs and fundraising. Comedy Night features plenty of delicious food, cash bar, the “Jokester of the Year competition, a raffle for valuable prizes and a performance by comedian Ryan Conner.
Cost: General admission is $50; $75 for VIP.
Contact: Keiara Carr, kcarr@cancer-services.org

APPLESEED QUILT GUILD MEETINGS
When: First Tuesday each month, 6:30p
Where: Classic Café Event Center, 4832 Hillegas Rd.
Add’l: Our members include all levels of quilting experience — novice, intermediate and advanced. If you want to meet other quilters, do charity projects, learn to quilt or discover new quilting techniques. Come join us for quilting fun! Guests are welcome to attend three meetings without paying dues, which are $30.00 for the year.

CORNHOLE & EUCRE TOURNAMENTS
When: Sat. Feb. 9, 5p
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club
Add’l: Cornhole is double elimination with a blind draw for partners. $15 entry fee includes brats, hot dogs and snacks.
Contact: Phil 260-515-1695

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

SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
When: Tuesdays 7a
Where: Rich’s Cafe, 3411 Lwr. Huntington Rd. 46809
Contact: 260-466-2468

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. 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.

FISH & TENDERLOIN FRY
When: 5-7p, 1st & 3rd Fri each month.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club
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.

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: 260-206-3583

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

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