Upcoming February Events

SWEETHEART ORCHID DISPLAY
When: Feb. 5-24, Tues.-Sat. 10a-5p, Sun. 12-4, Thurs. until 8 pm
Where: Botanical Conservatory
Add’l: Make a date and bring a sweetie down in February to enjoy our Hundred Acre Wood exhibit. Take a moment with camera or cell phone to capture a photo under the orchid arbor planted with a cascade of striking Cattleyas, fragrant Dendrobiums, dainty Oncidiums, and mothlike Phalaenopsis against a backdrop of a lush Tropical Garden.

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

ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY & PORK TENDERLOIN
When: Fri. Feb. 8, 4:30-7p
Where: Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr.
Add’l: Celebrating our 150th year of song and fellowship. All you can eat fish and pork tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, dessert, coffee. Full service bar featuring German and domestic beer and wine, and soft drinks. Live German music by Ft. Wayne Maennerchor/ Damenchor.
Cost: $9.00 adults, $5.00 children
Contact: Patti Knox, 260-444-3634

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

CORNHOLE & EUCRE TOURNAMENTS
When: Sat. Feb. 9, 5p
Where: FW 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

POOH DAY
When: Sat. Feb. 9, 10a-3p
Where: Botanical Conservatory
Add’l: Visitors can take part in activities, win at games, and make crafts, all inspired by A. A. Milne’s residents of the Hundred Acre Wood. Kids can take a Tigger, Winnie-the-Pooh, or Eeyore to take home!
Cost: Regular Conservatory admission applies.
More: 260-427-6440

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 Admission
Contact: 260-223-7828

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.

VALENTINE SUPPER & STROLL
When: Thurs. Feb. 14, 6-8:30p
Where: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Add’l: Dinner will be followed by an optional walk along Merry Lea’s trails gazing at stars, spending quiet time alone or with a loved one, and listening for the subtle sounds of nature. Space is limited, so please register online at www.goshen.edu/merrylea by Friday, February 8th.
Cost: $20/person

HOW TO WORK WITH AN ART GALLERY
When: Thurs. Feb. 21, 7-8p
Where: Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Add’l: Artlink’s Gallery Coordinator, Maddie Miller, will talk about how to work with a gallery. The presentation will cover how to successfully apply for call for entries, prepare an exhibition proposal, and more. The talk will end with a Q&A for artists to ask questions and open up for discussion.
Cost: $5 Non-Members / Free to Members

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

BINGO
When: Every Thurs; 5p doors open, 6p first game.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club – 5703 Bluffton Rd.
THE GREAT TRAIN CONNECTION
When: Sat. Feb. 23, 10a-5p & Sun. Feb. 24, Noon-4p
Where: Botanical Conservatory
Add’l: Climb aboard this weekend to get a good look at local railroad history and enjoy the thrill of model trains. Model railroad clubs will run their G-scale, HO gauge, and N gauge trains in tabletop displays, while history buffs share their stories and explain the artifacts they have carefully accumulated and preserved.
Cost: Regular garden admission applies.

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

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR
When: Mon. March 4
Where: Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Rd.
Add’l: Over 80 four-year universities, two-year colleges, and vocational schools located throughout the United States to be in attendance. We have also invited representatives from various careers to participate, as well as the Armed Services and financial institutions.
The program is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
Cost: free
Contact: Rachel Bracey, Guidance Counselor, 260-431-2214

TURNSTONE’S 2019 CASINO NIGHT
When: Sat. March 9, 7-11p
Where: Turnstone’s Plassman Athletic Center
Add’l: Turnstone’s Casino Night is a community favorite that offers a night out unlike any other in support of empowering people with disabilities. Attendees have the opportunity to take their turn at games of skill and chance including blackjack, roulette, bingo, a silent auction, raffle baskets, crab races, food, beer, wine sampling, and more! Must be 21 or older. Indiana Gaming #148899.
Cost: $50, includes games, food, beer & wine tasting!
More: www.turnstone.org/casino

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

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.

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. 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: 260-206-3583

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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