Upcoming Late February Events

DIFFUSER PENDANT NECKLACE WORKSHOP
When: Tues. Feb. 19, 5:30–7p
Where: Salamonie Nature Center
Add’l: Each participant will create a Diffuser Pendant Necklace during this workshop using a variety of arts and crafts including needle felting, die cutting felt shapes, and implementing basic jewelry-making connections and techniques.
Cost: $25 per person. Advance registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. Call (260) 468-2127.

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

FISH FRY FRIDAYS
When: 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
Add’l: Includes generous portion of fish, potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll & handmade pies & cake.
Contact: Phil at 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.

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

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

MID-WINTER BARN SALE
When: Fri, Feb. 22, 9a- 5p & Sat, Feb. 23, 9a-3p
Where: Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr.
Add’l: Two stories to shop-featuring garage sale & craft sale VENDORS. Open to the public. Food & drink available. Fundraiser for Fort Wayne Maennerchor, 501(c)3 organization.
Cost: Free parking & entry
Contact: 260-744-0443

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.

MEOW-A-THON – ADOPTION
When: Fri. & Sat. Feb. 23 & 24, 10a-6p
Where: Harrah’s Hoosier Park
Add’l: Guest speakers, Shopping, Music, Family Entertainment for all ages. Live Animal Show, Character Meet & Greets, Raffle Prizes for both Young and Young at Heart. Adoption applications can be completed in advance online at www.inapl.org
Cost: Freewill Donation

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

FORT WAYNE SOUP
When: Thurs. Feb. 28, 6p
Where: The Summit, 1025 W Rudisill Blvd.
Add’l: The Fort Wayne SOUP team will choose four presenters from the proposals submitted, and those chosen will have four minutes at the event to pitch their idea on how to improve our community. Event includes a light dinner.
Cost: $5 at fortwaynesoup.org/event or the door

46TH FORT WAYNE HOME & GARDEN SHOW
When: Thurs. Feb. 28 through Sun. March 3
Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Add’l: With more than 650 exhibitors each year, the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show is the place to see the latest in contemporary home and garden products and services. From seminars by knowledgeable home and garden experts, to beautiful constructed and unique landscapers by our exhibitors, you’ll find all the inspiration and help you need to start your next home project.
Cost: Adults $10, Seniors 62+ $6, Children 15 and under FREE

BRITISH GARRISON – HISTORIC REENACTMENT
When: Sat. March 2, 10a-5p
Where: The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave
Add’l: Wintertime was hard on man and beast. Sometimes surviving it was a victory against mother nature. Now the Colonial soldiers must get ready for the struggle against England as they repair their equipment and practice their skills. British soldiers from the late 1700’s will be training at the Old Fort this weekend. www.oldfortwayne.org or call (260) 437-2836.
Cost: FREE

MENSA ADMISSION TEST
When: Sat. March 2, 9:30a
Where: First Presbyerian Church, 300 W Wayne St.
Cost: $60 & photo ID required
Contact: Must be age 14 or older*. Dan Klopfenstein, 260-710-0030

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

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

DRAWN TOGETHER
When: Wed. March 6, 7-9p
Where: Hop River Brewing Co, 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! FREE, all ages event.

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

DECATUR ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET
When: 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

FORT WAYNE SPORT CLUB GARAGE SALE
When: Fri. March 8, 9-4 & Sat. March 9, 9-?
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Why: Fundraiser
Add’l: HUGE SALE, everything priced to sale, bargains galore!
Contact: Phil Wisniewski, 260-515-1695

COLLABORATORIUM – PUPPETS
When: Wed. March 20, 6-8p
Where: Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Who: Italian Friend ArtRuckus
Add’l: Join us this month to make puppets. Collaboratorium is held at Artlink on the third Wednesday of each month and is an 18+ event.

FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
When: 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.

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

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.

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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