Upcoming April Events
FISH FRY – FUNDRAISER
When: Fri. March 29, 5-7p
Where: American Legion Post 160, 1122 N Main St, Roanoke
Add’l: All you can eat Fish served with Baked Potato or French Fries, Coleslaw or Applesauce. Donation money accepted for the bake sale desserts. Boy Scout Troop 302, Chartered by the GM UAW Local 2209, is working their Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser for Scout supplies.
Cost: $9 adult, $5 child ages 5-9
Contact: 260-760-2305 with questions
VIETNAM VETERAN’S DAY
When: Fri. March 29
Where: Veteran’s National Memorial Shrine and Museum, 2122 O’Day Rd 46808
Add’l: Join us in honoring those who fought, died and are still missing in Southeast Asia. On this day in 1973, the last combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam and the last prisoners of war held in North Vietnam arrived on American soil. Please join us in our quiet tribute to Welcome Home our service women and men.
EVERYBODY NEEDS A ROCK
When: Wed. April 3, 10a-noon
Where: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Add’l: Though we might not realize it, we all use rocks every day! We will explore why there are so many rocks (and sand and gravel) in northern Indiana, use models to find out how they got here, and discover some ways people use them. We’ll also walk to an old gravel pit to explore what kinds of rocks are there and use a number of senses to learn about them. Cost: $5 adult, $3.50 child. Registration by April 1st at www.goshen.edu/merrylea
When: Sat. April 6, 6a–10a
Where: Waynedale Masonic Lodge, 7039 Elzey St.
Cost: Free-Will donation
ARTLINK’S VOLUNTEER DAY
When: Sun. April 7, noon-2p
Where: Artlink, 300 E Main St, Fort Wayne IN 46802
Add’l: Have you been looking for a way to impact your community? Do you have an interest in the arts? We would love to have you on our volunteer team! You can be as involved as you’d like to be–from once a year to once a month. Projects will range from gallery cleaning, painting, filing, and easy administrative tasks. Together, we make art possible!
Contact: Madison Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
DECATUR ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET
When: Sat. 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
SAUSAGE & PANCAKE BRUNCH
When: Sun. April 14, 9a-1p
Where: Poe Fire Station
Add’l: Poe Volunteer Fire Department whole hog sausage & pancake brunch. Proceeds going towards new equipment and building maintenance. Carry-out available.
Cost: Adults $7.50, Kids 6-12 $4, Under 6 Free
FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
When: Mondays April 15, May 20, June 10; 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 info/ registration
FISH & CHICKEN FRY FUNDRAISER
When: Sat. April 20, 4:30p-7:30p
Where: Grabill Fire Station, 13413 State St.
Add’l: Dinner will consist of fish and/or chicken, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips, bread, coffee or lemonade with the dinner being an All You Can Eat meal. Carry out Dinners are available. Proceeds will be shared with the fire department to support the Northeast Allen County Fire & EMS and the local community needs.
Cost: Children age 3 and under are free. Adults: $10, Children (ages 4 to 9): $7
HISTORIC SWINNEY HOMESTEAD PLANT SALE
When: Fri. May 3, 10a-4p
Where: 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. 46802
Add’l: Morning early Americana music and spinning demonstrations; all day–refreshments, hand-arts display, bake sale and plant sale. Herbs will be in the basement–perennial diggings on the lawn. Proceeds from Settlers, Inc. events support the Swinney Homestead. www.settlersinc.org.
SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
When: Tuesdays 7a
Where: Rich’s Cafe, 3411 Lwr. Huntington Rd. 46809
CANCER SERVICES’ ANNUAL LAPPER AND SURVIVORS DAY
When: Sat. May 11
Where: 6316 Mutual Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Add’l: The money raised through this walk stays in Northeast Indiana to help our neighbors and friends who have cancer. This year, Cancer Services invites the community to help raise $80,000 in celebration of the organization’s 75th anniversary. The celebration includes food, music, and fun for the entire family. Register to participate or make a donation online at lapper.cancer-services.org
Contact: Keiara Carr, 260-484-9560
TRILLIUM GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE
When: Tues. May 21, 8a
Where: Aboite Ctr.& Homestead Rds, in St. E’s Parking Lot
Why: Share our expertise and the joys of gardening
Add’l: Perennials, shade plants, trees, ground cover, bulbs, vegetables & much more. We support 4-H programs, Little River Project, Master Gardeners, Lutheran Pediatric Clinic.
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
SWEET ADELINES TOWNS OF
When: Mondays, 6:30p–9p
Where: 5120 Speedway Dr.
Info: Real Women
Real Harmony, Real Fun
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. Open to the public.
Cost: $9 adults, children age 12 and under $5, Age 5 & under Free.
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. Open to the public.
Cost: $5 Per Round Of 25 Birds
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.
LITTLE RIVER RAMBLERS
Who: Little River
When: Tuesdays, 9a–11a
Where: Boy Scout Office
8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Info: Explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife
When: Thursdays, 6p-7p
Where: Aldersgate Community, 2417 Getz Road
FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed
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
When: First Thurs, 10a
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
Who: Alzheimers Association
Note: Meetings are confidential and free of charge
PREMIER WOMEN’S NETWORKING
When: First Tues of month. Call for details.
Who: Cheryl Friar
Add’l: Bring plenty of business cards
THE KOREAN WAR
Who: Korean War
Indiana Chapter One
Second Sat. 10a
Where: Eagles #248
4940 Bluffton Rd.
Info: Food served before and after meeting
Bring friends and spouses!
Contact: Mary Anna Roemke
MS SELF HELP GROUP
What: For individuals and family members dealing with MS
When: First Mon, 7p
Fort Wayne Rehabilitation Hospital
7970 West Jefferson Blvd.
Editor’s Note: We accept event submissions online at www.waynedalenews.com
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